"If this be treason, make the most of it!" May 29, 1765 - Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry gives a rousing speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses. 
You may know Henry for his “give me liberty or give me death” speech in 1775, 
but this one came earlier—and it shook Virginians in pre-Revolutionary War 
America to their core 

TODAY:  "If this be Treason, then make the most of it!"
BAM filling in for Chris Sorochin.
Next week, Friday 12/17:  Chris will be back at this time (1:30pm),
and I'll be back at 3pm with Overture and "L. I. Liberty, with BAM
	(~20yago:  1st show Jaan. 2002).

The Writers' Corner

The goal of a writer is to create thoughts within the reader's mind.
(Writing is pointless unless there is to be a reader.)
The job of the writer is to minimize the work that the reader must do
in order to understand what the writer is trying to say.

Writing presumes a common language.	Language requires WORDS.
Since words are fundamenta to writing, we'll discuss WORDS during today's show, 
and explore how the meaning of words (semantics) has changed over time 
-- sometimes deliberately, by the weaponization of words
often for political purposes, as described in George Orwell's dystopian novel,
"1984" and its marvelous Appendix about "Newspeak" -- which was designed
to make it impossible to have any THOUGHTS that were critical to "Big Brother"
and the regime.

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Donald E. Allen is a native Long Islander. 
His first foray into the world of poetry 
won the 2011 Newsday Garden Poetry contest. 
Since then his poetry has frequently appeared 
in numerous literary publications. 

Mr. Allen’s adult novelette, "When The Ripper Calls", is
currently available on Amazon.com/ as are his poetry chapbooks titled
April 1861, April 1862, and April 1865, and "Darkening Skies".

April 1861... Lincoln in his study, and Lincoln discussing what to do with the freed slaves. BREAK: The Origins of Enslavement April 1865... Freed slaves viewing Lincoln as he laid in state ...Freed slaves Shuffling past Lincoln
I want to read a few old Hard Drive Zombies. 1. Harmony 2 pages; ends with the words, " A memory I have now shared with you." 2. Reincarnation 1.5 pages; ends with the words, "Grandma and I will do all we can to comfort her along the way." 3. Watch, Listen, Learn 1.5 pages; ends with the words, "Home to the Biergarten, and to that waitress with her bulging breasts, who visits me every night in my dreams, and kisses away my stress." See you on the radio, Don

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