Ira Schwartz

2014

April 17, 2014
2014

Well the year 2014 is now almost 4 months old and in those short four months there have been numerous significant news stories.  The Affordable Care Act, which is neither affordable or provides Care, rolled out to a dubious start in October, became officially active January 1st and has had nothing but problems ever since.  […]

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Life’s Too Short

April 7, 2014
Mickey Rooney

When one talks about Hollywood legends the names Gable, Lancaster, Hepburn, Streep among others come to mind. But yesterday Hollywood and the world lost a giant of a man despite his height being only 5 foot 3; Mickey Rooney.

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

February 27, 2014
31st Deauville Film Festival - Premiere of "The Ice Harvest"

I Ain’t Afraid of no Ghost Ghostbusters, Stripes, Animal House, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack are just a few of the blockbuster comedies either starring in, written by, directed by or produced by the comic genius of Harold Ramis. Ramis was born in Chicago on November 21st, 1944. He was the son of Ruth and Nathan Ramis, […]

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Your Show of Shows

February 13, 2014
Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar is the second Hollywood Icon to depart us this week. The laughter brought by Sid Caesar will be remembered always.

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A Star is Gone

February 11, 2014
shirley temple end photo

Child Star and diplomat Shirley Temple Black has died. The whole world sheds a tear.

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Bye Bye Love

January 6, 2014
Bye Bye Love

Phil Everly, half of the singing duo “The Everly Brothers” passed away Friday in Burbank, California.  Reports say he died from complications caused by COPD and a life time of smoking. The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, were at their best in the 60’s and 70’s with such hits as “Bye Bye Love” 1957 which […]

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Send in the Clowns

October 1, 2013
Send in the Clowns

Well at 12:01 Eastern Day Light time this morning the government of the United States was officially closed for business for the second time in 17 years.  Thousands of people were laid off, thousands of National Parks and monuments were closed to the public; the men and woman in our armed forces, who place their […]

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Those Were the Days

September 19, 2013
Those Were the Days

“Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the Hit Parade. Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days!” That was the Song that opened every episode of “All in the Family” from 1971 to 1979.  The series produced by the great Norman Lear starred Carroll O’Connor as the grumpy and […]

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The Sounds of Silence

September 6, 2013
The Sounds of Silence

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know Silence like a cancer grows Hear my words that I might teach you take my arms that I might reach you” But my words, like silent raindrops fell and echoed in the wells of silence” As I began to write this article the lyrics from the great Simon […]

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Going the Extra Yard

August 28, 2013
Going the Extra Yard

Using chemical weapons is probably the worst war crime a government can commit against its peoples.  Those governments that commit this heinous crime need to be removed from power as quickly as possible and punished as an example to others.  The pictures and reports out of Syria seem to indicate chemical weapons were used against […]

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