Ira Schwartz

A Time to be Thankful

November 21, 2014
A Time to be Thankful

  “America’s oldest tradition, Thanksgiving is also a reaffirmation of our most deeply held values; a public recognition that, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, ‘God who gave us life gave us liberty.’ In gratitude for God’s gift of freedom and ‘for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.”  George […]

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Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2014
Veteran’s Day

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We […]

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Trick or Treat

October 31, 2014
Trick or treat

Actually Halloween is one of the oldest holidays still celebrated. As I said its origins can be traced back to the Celtics almost 2000 years ago. The Druids regarded November 1 as New Year’s Day. It was known as Samhain, (pronounced sow’-en), which literally meant the end of summer. It was a time for celebrating the year’s harvest and for honoring the dead. The Celts believed that all laws of time and space were suspended during this time, allowing spirits to roam the earth and intermingle with the living, so they built raging fires and made offerings to appease these restless spirits.

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Boots on the Ground

October 15, 2014
Boots on the Ground

So as Isis/Isil approaches Bagdad the United States and the Iraqi government still stand firm behind not using US ground troops to combat this latest threat.  Every military expert asked says and has said that this threat cannot be eliminated without US and allied boots on the ground.  While strategic airstrikes do damage they cannot […]

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Freedom

October 6, 2014
Freedom

Freedom is a tough thing to explain to those that are currently not living under its protection.  It is a complicated form of existence with numerous variables.  It is generally defined as, “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.”  Most simply put it is the power […]

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The Dogs of War

September 15, 2014
The Dogs of War

No matter how you flip what is presently going on in the Middle East it is abundantly clear the United States is at war with the fanatical Islamic group ISIS/ISIL.  Having said that I think it’s time we realized that to eradicate this latest infestation air strikes will not be enough.  It will take “boots […]

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Icons

September 5, 2014
Icons

In the last few weeks the world has lost 3 irreplaceable stars in the world of entertainment.  Robin Williams, who passed away on August 11th, Lauren Bacall who died on August 12th and Joan Rivers who passed yesterday September 4th.  All three have left their mark on the world and all three will be greatly […]

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Bacon

August 25, 2014
Bacon

A town in Vermont is in the middle of a free speech controversy all over the use of the word “bacon” by a restaurant and a muslim women that didn’t like it.

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Maverick Was His Name

July 23, 2014
Maverick Was His Name

Long time TV and Movie star James Garner passed away at his home in Los Angeles Saturday from natural causes.  Best remembered for his TV series “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files” James Garner’s acting career spanned both Television and Motion pictures.  Garner had more than 80 movie and TV credits in his 50 year career. […]

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Hamas – Same Old Story

July 18, 2014
Israel-Hamas

Hamas is up to their old tricks with Israel. What we cannot understand is how Israel continues to get the blame for Hamas’ acts.

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