Muhammad Ali died the other day. Today Gleason’s Boxing Gym is filled with journalists and television reporters. Usually, I volunteer for interviews with television but this time I speak to no one. I am a clam. I’m not a big fan of Muhammad Ali.
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David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 300 blog posts in American Thinker, Intellectual Conservative, Tea Party Nation and World Net Daily. His letters appear in the New York Post, the Daily News, Newsmax and USA Today. He has published over 600 poems in the major periodicals. His memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing” can be found on Amazon.com along with his book of poems, “Lane Changes.” He was a professional boxer and a CEO of several insurance agencies. He was featured in articles in People Mag, Men’s Journal, New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York. He starred in, wrote and produced “Boxer Rebellion” which played at Sundance Film Festival. He rapped in three albums which were distributed in the U.S. and overseas. He wrote the lyrics for Sam Wayman’s (Nina Simone’s brother) “Magic Man.” He modelled for the cover of “American Health.”
When I was eighteen in 1964 my girlfriend told me that she thought that she was pregnant. We were rich Jews living in Great Neck. We spoke to her liberal parents and they told us that they could find a doctor who would perform an illegal abortion.
Broken windows, pissing in streets, smoking pot all lead to the downfall of society, a chaotic distortion of values and an escalation into worse crimes.
Federal Prison Camp is color blind. I remember hearing a black inmate complain that he thought the guards were racist. But being treated like we didn’t exist, like we were invisible, is how you're treated in prison. I respected the police ignoring me and my drug dealer friends. Calling prison cops prejudiced is like saying a blind man is staring at you.
With the release of the Senate report on torture, President Obama said that it reinforced his view that enhanced interrogation was “not only inconsistent with our values as a nation, they did not serve our broader counterterrorism efforts or our national security interests."
The problem with modern day social liberals is that they are looking for immediate gratification. They pretend that they are helpful to the less fortunate and then they feel proud of themselves for any effort that they make for the poor’s redemption or betterment, regardless of whether or not their supposed generosity works.
Mayor De Blasio ruined the subways for me and the streets for my wife. There is a “Bad Moon Rising,” as Creedence Clearwater Revival sang. There’s an atmosphere of crime and danger, a city in decay and a leadership style of moral cowardice.
President Obama says about the school shooting at Troutdale, Oregon, “This is not acceptable, this is not normal … We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens and it happens now once a week and it’s a one-day story.”
Obama promised to bring all the races and states together. So what is he doing telling a French reporter that American jurors and judges might be prejudiced against African-Americans, in the context of a cruel but unrelated botched execution? Seems like divisiveness rather than cohesiveness. Seems like he is feigning concern for racial tensions while he is neurotically exacerbating them.
America is no longer protected. Its shield is made of shiny tin foil -- and boy are we going to get baked.
Citi Bike is going broke. In the New York Post last year I wrote a letter to the editor about how bikes were a waste of time; costly, dangerous, and corny. That was at the beginning, before bikes proved themselves to be what I suspected — a waste of time.
Hey, why am I reading in the New York Post about a group called American Atheists? I mean, I was born in 1947 and was an atheist by the time I was seven. I was a long-term predecessor to these ingrates.
At New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Speech at La Guardia College, he recited his usual mantra that he would correct income inequality to give all of us New York dummies a “fair shot at a better life.”
Yeah, that’s right; I’m a fairly hip guy who is against legalizing pot. Before most people had even heard of pot I was experimenting with it in 1963. I had just moved to Great Neck from East Meadow, Long Island. I was 16. I met a couple of seventeen year old losers who were in private school and they turned me on to grass.
Dennis McGuire was executed in Ohio on January 17th for raping and murdering a 22-year-old-victim in 1989. He was executed by lethal injection. He choked and suffered for twenty minutes before he passed. Big deal. My mother choked and suffered for days as she passed from ovarian cancer and she didn’t kill anybody.
Bill de Blasio wants Melissa Mark-Viverto to become his speaker. Her affiliations with far left causes have been exposed. She lobbied for five Cuban intelligence agents who were convicted of spying against the United States. She also petitioned for the release from jail of a leader of the Puerto Rican FALN.
Hey, if we can’t discount her for support of traitorous causes then we might as well let a pedophile run the school system or a Nazi supervise the temples. She is everything our institutions have fought against and yet now Bill de Blasio invites her to head up the city council. It would be like sending Alger Hiss to Yalta. Oh, that’s right, FDR did that.
De Blasio promised at his inauguration that under his reign New York will become “a fairer, more just, more progressive place.” What does he mean? How does he plan to make it fairer and more just?
Is that a broomstick that you are riding on over America? Which Obama is this? The witch or whichever is not productive?