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Brooklyn Courier

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008


Unions needs their due

I am a New York City teacher and union member. My union membership provides me with a living wage, health benefits and a pension plan. In short, the basic requirements for economic security. Comment

Sick & tired

After the many months of electioneering, demeaning of candidates and the promises made, I’m tired and bored of listening, watching and reading about it all. Comment

Pardon the turkey

Barack Obama has risen from humble beginnings to the power of the presidency. But, every one of us has the presidential power to pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving. Comment

Not done yet

Shavana Abruzzo means well (“A Britisher’s View,” 11-14, but (s)he should know better than to equate Obama’s election with the end of institutionalized racism in America. Minorities as a group continue to trail whites in areas like health, wealth, housing, education, employment — in short, just about everywhere — and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. While Americans may justly congratulate themselves on the results of this year’s election, the last thing we need to do right now is to pretend that racial inequal Comment

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ The lure of the supermarket sale

All I wanted was six rolls of toilet paper. Seems simple enough -- go to the store, buy six rolls, put them in a bag and come home. But not for my husband. No, the six rolls turned into six pounds of ricotta cheese, six packages of instant cookie mix and two cans of baked beans. Comment

One digusted movie goer to another

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Let me see, by a show of hands, how many of you took the bird out of the freezer a few days ago because you remembered that a frozen turkey needs a couple of days to defrost? Hmmm. Most of you. That’s good. A message to the rest of you — a frozen 18-pound turkey cannot be defrosted in two hours. Turkey chow mein eaten from those little white boxes is not so terrible. Save the bird for Christmas — Only please remember to remove it from the freezer about December 21. Comment

Limousine liberals sing NIMBY blues

A jail is a repellent sight. It penetrates our belief system, and puts a brick face on human delinquency — something few law-abiding citizens want to, or should have to, confront in their daily lives. Comment

Teen vampires suck

After watching “Twilight” the always brooding, oftentimes boring (that is, unless you’re a teenage girl with raging hormones) vampire love story, only one thought came to mind: When did these creatures of the night turn from horrific monsters into moody teenagers? Comment

Very Hungry Caterpillar sighted in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2008-09 Target FamilyFun Series with the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites on November 30 at 2 p.m. Comment

Funk Buddha wishes you a Hip-Hop Holiday this year

For nearly two decades, Akim Funk Buddha has been pushing the boundaries of hip-hop, while also preserving the fundamentals of the old school. Comment

Warm to the Land of Ice

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Piper McKenzie present “The Granduncle Quadrilogy: Tales from the Land of Ice,” the first of three exclusive podcasts available for download at Comment

Watercolors to whet your artistic whistle

Members of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society will be showing recent paintings at the WAHcenter, on Williamsburg, during four weekends in December starting December 6, 12-6 p.m. Some 30 members will contribute more than 80 works of art to the show. Comment

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