“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is the second film based on Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy, set in the dystopian future state of Panem.
“Catching Fire” was preceded by [...]]]>
Was introduced to a new game today at the Indian restaurant where I eat the noon buffet on a regular basis: Kabaddi. The host at the restaurant did his best to explain the sport, which was on television. I told him he should write up a brochure, as he had to explain to several patrons what was going on.
I didn't get it all, but it seems like a combination of football, wrestling and tag.
In 1983, a college history teacher told me that in his view, the next major conflagration would happen in South Africa, where the black majority was agitating to throw off the oppressive rule of the white South African minority.
Due to Nelson Mandela, the conflagration never happened.
"Blessed are the peacemakers." Mandela was a peacemaker. He presided over the transition in power in South Africa without exacting revenge for the [...]]]>
HERE‘s a handy timeline that should prompt embarrassment and shame in certain American political [...]]]>
The death of Nelson Mandela has touched off an avalanche of media retrospectives on his life and career, including lots of angles with which most non-South Africans have not been familiar. [...]]]>
It was inevitable, I suppose, that some right-wing wacko would find a way of using the death of Nobel laureate Nelson [...]]]>
The Red Army, which possessed three times as many soldiers as Finland, 30 times as many aircraft, and a hundred times as many tanks, poured across the border in 1939, three months after the beginning of World War II.
The ostensible goal was to take a strip of border territory the Soviets [...]]]>
Well, Barry has another uncle problem, and not just the fact that Barry comes from a family of illegal immigrants. Now, the White House has [...]]]>
“Now, the premise that we’re all created equal is the opening line in the American story. And while we don’t promise equal outcomes, we have strived to deliver equal opportunity — the idea that success doesn’t depend on being born into wealth or privilege, it depends on effort and merit. And with every chapter we’ve added to that story, we’ve worked hard to put those words [...]]]>
It’s that time again: holidays are filling the air with seasonal fragrances and cheer. Now through the end of the year is a shopping frenzy, but it doesn’t have to be a spending spree because [...]]]>
I don’t blame people who do it – some of these rare beers are fabulous and worthy of being sought out. If you have the energy and time to do it, go for it. Have fun and enjoy the beer.
But for me, I just don’t have it in me anymore I used to rush to the beer store whenever a new beer was out that I really wanted was coming just so I could be one of the first in line to get it.
The story is HERE:
Former South African [...]]]>
A campaign ad for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat, seems at first blush to be better-suited for a candidate of the Religious Right.
Blogger Andrew Sullivan has http://www.montenews.com/article/20131205/NEWS/312059916/-1/blogs01
By now, it should come as no great surprise that American political conservatives are concerned about some of the statements made by Pope Francis since his elevation to the papacy.
The fine folks who labor for Fox News are pretty good at coming up with news scoops — even if they have to manufacture them from sheer nothingness.
Take, for example, http://www.montenews.com/article/20131205/NEWS/312059924/-1/blogs01