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Sunday, November 2, 2014

The NFL Under Siege -- September 13, 2014

Prisoners were happy for the professional football season to begin. At the maximum security penitentiaries of Illinois there are few activities to keep men preoccupied and lock downs are common. For many inmates, football is an escape from the doldrums of prison. Weekly, there are exciting games to be watched on television and the accompanied programming. There are also fantasy leagues, parlays, and other types of wagers. The sport, however, much to men's dismay, has come under siege by liberals intent on transforming society. Manipulating the public through mass media is central to their nefarious plot to tear down traditional values and institutions. Instead of communist revolutions where governments are overthrown, the radical left in Western democracies engages in a culture war where nothing is off limits. Led by militant feminism, the NFL is currently in the cross-hairs.

Since mid-summer prisoners have been eagerly anticipating the first week of pro-football games. For me personally, however, it was not in my thoughts. There are many other preoccupations and interests which consume my time. I exercise nearly every day whether in the cell or on one of the prison yards. I am regularly reading newspapers, magazines, and corporate reports. Following the stock market and economy along with crunching data into various charts is an enormous effort without access to the Internet or a computer. This blog also takes up a lot of my time writing not only posts but replying to comments and emails. Lastly, there is the continuous struggle to be exonerated from a murder I was not the least bit peripherally involved in or even aware of. Adding football into my busy schedule was not a priority and I did not begin to pay any attention to it until the news media began to barrage the NFL for being indifferent to domestic violence.

In February, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiance (now wife) Janay Palmer got into a fight at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Despite making up soon thereafter, both were charged with non-felony assault for the incident. Rice plead guilty and was sentenced to court supervision where he participated in a behavior therapy program. Nothing was heard of the matter until the sleazy television show TMZ released a video of the NFL superstar pulling out his unconscious girlfriend from an elevator. The video went viral with the help of the liberal media, and before the football season began. Ray Rice was suspended for two games. Feminists demanded more and last week the NFL created a new policy of automatically suspending any player accused of domestic violence to a minimum of six games. How little NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell understood that the culture communists can never be appeased and they would soon be calling for his head.

A day before the first regular season opening game on Thursday, a cell house worker came to my cell bars ostensibly to talk about football. He was annoyed about the media distraction. Instead of talking about the sport, he rambled on and on incessantly about the issue of domestic violence. I could not agree more and was looking forward to the Green Bay Packers - Seattle Seahawks game which seemed to get lost in all the self created media controversy. Mentioning the game, I gave the gambling addict a segue to ask me who I liked. When I told him I would be rooting for the Packers, he told me he would give me 9 points in a wager. I accepted the bet but later he reneged. This was fortunate because the former Superbowl Champions won 36 to 16.

Sunday morning I delayed my cell workout to watch "Colin's Football Show" on ESPN. Colin Cowherd has an amusing half hour program and I knew he would not mention Ray Rice or the plight of all the women who live in abusive relationships unless to joke about it. What I like about Colin's Football Show was not only the off-kilter humor, but that he always had a Las Vegas insider as a guest. This guest discusses what teams the public and professional gamblers were putting their money on. The professionals are called "sharps" insinuating they are sharper in picking winners. The sharps liked a number of teams including the Saints who they thought were a "lock". From my experience, there was no such thing as a lock unless a better was privy to a game being fixed and sure enough the Saints lost.

Continuing our tradition from last year, my cellmate and I pick all the games with the spread. We do not wager any commissary and just do it for bragging rights. Out of a total of 16 games, I won 11 including the Sunday night match up between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts which I thought I lost when going to sleep at half time. The score was 20 to 7 and I was too tired to see if the Colts made a comeback. When I awakened in the morning, I saw a little folded piece of paper on my breakfast tray. It said, "24-31 Broncos". The Broncos had won but because I had a 7-1/2 point handicap, the game went to me.

Monday morning, prisoners were brought back from assignments and a pre-GED class. The penitentiary was again on lock down for reasons which were unclear. I heard rumors of an inmate dying from a drug overdose to weapons being discovered by security personnel. Maximum and high medium security prisons in Illinois go on lock downs regularly and sometimes for the most absurd reasons. While I was shaving at the front bars of my cell, I heard convicts shout "Warden in the cell house!" In fact, the warden along with a couple of his assistants was making rounds. One of them I knew as a former member of Internal Affairs and also as a guard at Joliet Correctional Center. If he walked by, I thought I may ask him although administrators will rarely say. Anything remotely considered a security matter is treated as top secret information.

It was my neighbor's birthday and I debated making him a Leprechaun or Mini-Me card. Celebrating another orbit of the earth around the sun seemed strange to me particularly when you were 54 and would die in prison, but I knew other prisoners appreciated the special attention. My neighbor never receives any mail and no one cares that he exists outside these walls. At least I could do is draw him a few silly pictures and give him a cinnamon roll. Thus, I took out a sheet of white paper and folded it in half. On the front I wrote "Happy Birthday Leprechaun" in Celtic script. Beneath it I drew a leprechaun using the advertising on an O'Brien's sausage package. On the inside, I drew a rainbow with a pot of gold using various colors in my colored pencil set. Above the picture I wrote, "I hope you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but if you don't...." and pondered a clever ending. I was simply going to say "here is a cinnamon roll," however, my cellmate said he ate the treat I had been saving. I told him he was a fat bastard and now I had to come up with a new present and ending to my card. My cellmate associates rainbows with queers and suggested I write "Here is a big fat juicy pickle". Since the last time we went to the prison store, I have been making fun of Anthony for buying several pickles that had advertising on the packaging in bold letters as being "big fat and juicy". I laughed at his joke, but then erased the "but if you don't..." and put at the bottom of his card, "From your friends next door". Leprechaun seemed overly happy when I gave him the card and I was uncertain if he was being sincere.

My sister's birthday is next week and I thought she may possibly appreciate a nicely written letter as much as my neighbor liked the card I made him. I have not seen my sister in over a year nor have I spoken to her on the phone since Securus changed its collect call policy. Occasionally, I wonder if she even wants to be reminded she has a brother in prison. It has been over 21 years since my arrest and since that time family has slowly faded out of my life. Thinking about me may be similar to thinking about those who have died long ago. Thus, I do not encourage family members to stay in touch or visit my tombstone.

I took a nap but made sure to awaken in time to watch the football show "NFL Live". I was looking forward to seeing all the highlights from Sunday's games and the commentary, however, the program was cancelled. In its place ESPN had continuous reporting of Ray Rice being indefinitely suspended from the NFL. What could have possibly occurred for the NFL to take such an absurd measure? It was not long before I was to see a newly released video of the football player punching his fiance in the elevator. Apparently, TMZ had it on their show and once again the liberal media was in a frenzy. The power the radical left had was repugnant to me and I quickly turned off the television.

Former football player Delon Sanders was a guest on the TV show "Running Wild" with Bear Grylls, but I did not want to think about football. The sport has declined so much since I was a child and watched Mike Ditka's Chicago Bears win the Superbowl in 1986. There were numerous new rules to make the game safer and less violent. Penalties for unnecessary roughness had come to the point of absurdity. They may as well just be playing flag football. For the entire month of October, they have players dressed in pink and this year for the first time in history an open homosexual was drafted. The media was jubilant when Michael Sam was picked up by the St. Louis Rams, although mum when later released. The sport of football has been pansied greatly already and yet man hating feminists are still pressing for their castration.

In lieu of football, I read a couple of financial newspapers until I went to bed. In a Barron's I was stunned to read that a court had ruled British Petroleum was guilty of gross negligence in connection with the 2010 Gulf spill. The events which led to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig seemed to be a series of accidents where no party could be held to such a high standard of liability. I assume the vast negative media coverage had swayed the lower court and the ruling will be appealed. However, in the meantime, BP is potentially liable for billions more in damages and the share price dropped nearly 10% below $44. I suppose it was good I recommended a family member to sell it at $50 albeit on fears of losing its 20% stake in the Russian oil giant Rosneft.

For breakfast Tuesday, prisoners were given a couple of rolls, canned pears, and an uncooked soy patty. As customary, I watched the news while I ate. The top story on all the news stations was, of course, Ray Rice and the video of him south pawing his fiance causing her to fall over hitting an elevator handrail. The mass media liked showing that left hook, but generally absent was what happened just before. In the casino, a drunk Janay Palmer was acting uncouth and belligerent. Once in the elevator, she struck and spit on Ray, and when she went to hit him again is when he blasted her. Feminists like to have their cake and eat it too. On one hand, they propagate that the sexes are equal. However, then it is always wrong to hit a woman. The day before, my cellmate watched the beloved black female tennis star Serena Williams defeat Caroline Wozniaki in the U.S. Open Championship game. I asked Anthony what he thought the liberal media's reaction would be if her boyfriend slapped and spit on her and she responded with an upper cut. "Nothing," he said. "There would be neither condemnation nor demand on the Women's Tennis Association to ban her from playing."

Because all the television news stations available to watch at Stateville have a liberal slant, I often listen to conservative radio. My favorite radio talk show host is Rush Limbaugh and at 11 a.m. I tuned into his program. He also discussed the irony of feminists claiming equality of the sexes but demanding special treatment, rights, and victim status. On television he went on to say how men were depicted as buffoons and women were smart, strong, and responsible. If this was indeed the case, why do they need preferential treatment in relationships, the workforce, sports, and etc.? What struck me as most observant was the public reaction to imagery. In the case of Michael Vick there was no video of him mistreating dogs or at a dog fight. Had there been one, he may never have been allowed to return to the NFL. Then Limbaugh turned to global events and politics. It was not until pictures of starving Somalian children were publicized that the Clinton administration sent troops in which eventually went sour as depicted in the movie Blackhawk Down. There was also the Obama administration which only reluctantly is becoming involved in Iraq after videos of beheadings by ISIS were shown on the Internet and widely reported about on television. Pictures stir emotions in people. The facts in the domestic fight between Ray Rice and Janay Palmer were well known yet feminists were not able to use it as a war cry until the videos were released. I doubt the feminists were happy to learn that Janay and Ray got married shortly after that incident.

After only a couple of days, prisoners were annoying guards with inquiries of how long they thought the lockdown would continue. I overheard one guard tersely respond that he did not know, and he probably was telling the truth. The administration makes the decision and the reasons for the lockdown were obscure. I knew guards enjoyed relaxing most of the day with no movement but that they disliked doing all the work inmates normally would be doing such as passing out trays, picking up garbage, and distributing supplies. Thus, I will occasionally razz them when they must do the menial labor. On Wednesday morning while I was working out, a guard dropped a breakfast tray on the gallery spilling the soy gravy which was inside. I told him, "Now go clean that up you clumsy turnkey". He returned with a rag to wipe up the mess whereupon I told him he was doing a good job.

The cell house was uncannily quiet on Wednesday and I assume prisoners stayed up late watching TV or were beginning to adjust to the lockdown status. Even my cellmate did not awaken until noon. I do not change my routine, however, and had gone through my normal morning ritual. I also again tuned in to Rush Limbaugh to hear more of the bombastic, although very entertaining and frank, radio talk show host's opinions on the Ray Rice scandal. Liberal television news was now demanding that Roger Goodell be fired for not suspending Rice indefinitely long before the video was publicized. He already knew what had occurred and why did he not get the tape? Why were all these other men who allegedly struck their wives or girlfriends not punished? Goodell had increased the punishment to 6 games and appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead an independent investigation. However, the more he pandered to the left wing radicals, the more they smelled blood. Militant feminism was at war with the very sport of football because of its glorification of violence, brute force, and athletic excellence. It was a masculine sport which had to be done away with. America had to be changed until men were castrated, wore pink, and sat down to take a piss.

The USA Today is a liberal rag of a newspaper, however, for the NFL season I had subscribed. In the evening, I was handed 3 issues all of which attacked the professional football league and promoted feminist issues. The Tuesday paper even had a bold front page headline of "SACKED" and a photo of Ray Rice underneath. I had purchased this newspaper solely for its coverage of sports, but throughout it were editorials from groups like INCITE, a coalition to end violence against women and transgender people of color. As I read the vile propaganda, I could not help but write my opinions and humor in the margins for all the men who thereafter would read it. Underneath the photo of Ray Rice I wrote "MY HERO!"

A terrible meal was served for dinner and I set about making burritos with food purchased from the commissary. It was not an easy task given the limitations in a maximum security prison and I had to improvise as well as be creative. This time I made extra food for my neighbor in lieu of a birthday gift. When I handed him the burritos between the cell wall which divided us, he had the nerve to ask me if I put any fish or mustard in them. Leprechaun was purportedly allergic to fish and hated the taste of mustard. I told him of course not, however, later after he ate them I asked if he needed a med tech. "Why?" Leprechaun asked. I told him that I had mixed a little tuna in the burritos and thought he might be breaking out in hives or gasping for breath.

Thursday morning I prepared for a raid by the Orange Crush. There were rumors of the SORT conducting searches and I did not want to be caught off guard. Sure enough, after lunch trays were passed out approximately 100 men dressed in full tactical gear and their infamous bright orange jumpsuits rushed into the building. The only heads up prisoners got was when the cold water was turned off. Everyone who has been in a maximum security penitentiary for any length of time knew what that meant. The Orange Crush did not take everyone out of their cells, but only about a quarter of the unit. Fortunately, my cellmate and I were not targeted, but for the 3 hours they ransacked cells, I was too distracted to do anything except observe the goings-on and bitterly talk to my cellmate about my case.

The Orange Crush was not as loud, intimidating, or destructive as they typically are. They did remove about 50 trash bags of miscellaneous property and garbage as well as one TV and radio. Later I heard prisoners complain of things they took. It was mostly trivial stuff such as pens, bowls, some food, pop bottles, and extra state property. Few disciplinary tickets were written and only one prisoner was sent directly to Segregation for having contraband. From what I could discern, the guards were not only doing a sweep but searching for weapons. With much bravado, I told my cellmate I had no need for them because I had these and held up my fists. After a couple of combinations ending in a left hook, I asked him rhetorically if he saw the Ray Rice video and then said, "That can K.O. the most militant feminazi."

I was hyping my cellmate up for the Thursday night NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. I never really liked the Ravens, however, because of the attacks by the liberal media on the team I was now a big fan. I was also symbolically wearing a Ray Rice jersey simply because thousands of people were brainwashed to turn theirs in. What happened in his relationship was none of my business. What mattered was how he played on the field and the integrity of the sport. The Baltimore Ravens crushed the Steelers 26 to 6 and I cheered mightily. I wish that the cultural communists could also be defeated so decisively. There is a civil war going on in the hearts and minds of Americans. The NFL is not only under siege. We all are.

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  1. What kind of punishment do you think Ray Rice shoulda been given? Knocking someone out is serious business.

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    1. Since it was caught on tape, why didn't the police do something about it? Perhaps his wife refused to sign a complaint (many do).

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    2. The video shows Ray Rice standing in an elevator minding his own business, when his girlfriend suddenly and violently attacks him. He then throws one punch in self defense and the fight that she started is over.
      I don't know why she wasn't arrested but I doubt Ray would have pressed charges. Apparently they made up and were married a short time later.

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    3. The fight between Ray and Janay Rice should have been, and was, resolved amongst themselves. There was no need for the police or especially the NFL to become involved.

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  2. What's the problem with a homosexual player? If he can do a good job playing football....should his sexual preference MATTER in this case?

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    1. For starters, they'd have to give him a private bathroom to use! :-)

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    2. Michael Sam was not a good football player and his open homosexuality would have been a distraction for any team. Notice he was dropped by two teams and I doubt he will ever play in the NFL.

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  3. Football ceased being a sport some years ago. It is now a competition based TV show.

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    1. All sports are competition based!

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  4. So what Ray Rice does off the field even if that includes beating on a woman is okay as long as he performs well on the field? This is your approach to the increasing domestic violence in this country? Paul up until this post i was an avid reader of your blog but you have some really twisted values when it comes to domestic violence. I have read my last post bit of " On the inside"

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    1. I'm totally with you.

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    2. I'm with you except for the part where you say you won't read here again. I remain a fan of the blog.

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    3. Many men I know were angry at the suspension of that football player because it was like your workplace punishing you for something you did in your personal life, which none do. Paul is not alone in his opinion on this. Think about this: your husband's employer finds out that he abuses you and he gets fired. Would you be happy about the loss of his income? or would you be saying "its none of their business what he does on his own time"? I think that's the point Paul made, not that he agrees with domestic violence!

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    4. I have never written anything on this blog to gain support or sympathy. I tell it as it is, whether or not it is popular. Have you ever seen the movie "A Few Good Men"? Well, "You can't handle the truth!"

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    5. Nov. 3 comment: Domestic violence is not increasing in this country. It is an issue which is distorted and blown out of proportion by culture communists. I will not kowtow to radical leftists and if they do not want to read my blog, they are free not to do so. Ironic, though, how much they propagate tolerance and diversity except when they disagree.

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  5. Packers fan?!?!?!?

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    1. I am looking forward to a Patriots - Packers Superbowl.

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  6. Well Mr. Modrowski I like to read your blog but I must say that I was disappointed today as a woman. Do you not know that even if a woman hits a man he can simply hold her hands to prevent the attack?And after a while he can just leave. He doesn't have to punch her. I was hit before by a man and reading your post made me upset.

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    1. I think he was trying to make fun of how the NFL handled it, but I too came away a liitle shocked by this post. I am also a woman and yet not a feminazi, actually rather politically conservative as a matter of fact. Ray Rice shouldn't be a hero. PAUL! it is possible to disagree with how the NFL handled this situation and still be disgusted by Rice's behavior.

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    2. I'm a woman too, and NOT a feminazi by any stretch, but I would never spit in a man's face and punch him! Clearly, Paul said he was writing in the margins of the newspaper for others to read and was being humorous! Gee, I'm surprised anyone reading this blog post would actually think Paul meant that guy was his "hero"!!

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    3. There are many ways Ray Rice could have acted differently as well as Janay. By the way, they kissed and made up immediately after the incident which seems to demonstrate they both regretted their behavior. Love can be contentious and I will not make judgments nor do I think the law or the NFL should.

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    4. "Love can be contentious". What do you mean by that, Paul?

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    5. I am not "disgusted" by Ray Rice's behavior, but I was joking that he was my hero.

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    6. Why aren't you disgusted?

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    7. Why would it be a distraction?

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    8. Why am I not disgusted? There is no reason to be.

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    9. Anon. 1/8/15: You know exactly what I mean.

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    10. Lovers do have quarrels. But when violence happens, that's ABUSE. A twisted relationship NOT based on love.

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  7. NFL players as with players in all major sports leagues all sign a code of personal conduct clause which is included in their contract,Ray Rice or any other player who commits domestic battery or any other criminal offense know the consequences before they act. It should come as no surprise to him or any other player considering they signed these clauses and were warned repeatedly when Roger Goodell took over that the lawlessness that took place under Paul Tagliabue would no longer be tolerated. The act that Ray Rice committed and the act we ALL saw on video would be a class 2 felony here in Illinois and as such he is certainly LUCKY a suspension from play is all he recieved

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    1. When the victim refuses to call police and file a complaint, the police can't make an arrest. Many women refuse to do so and that's partly why domestic violence is on the rise.

      Then Janay marries him AFTER that incident in the elevator! hmmm She admitted that she spit in his face and punched him which caused him to respond by punching her back. What a nice couple they'll make!

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    2. The police can make arrests without the victim filing a complaint. Neither Ray or Janay wanted to press charges against each other. Contrary to your opinion, domestic violence is not on the rise. It only appears to be because more people are reporting it, the police are making mandatory arrests, and the liberal news media gives it much more attention. Government intrusion into families and individuals lives is what is on the rise, not violence.

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    3. The personal conduct clause NFL players agree to is vague and ambiguous. Furthermore, it was wrong for the commissioner to penalize Rice time and again.

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  8. Ray Rice should not have hit the woman. He should have let the video be the witness to the abuse that he received.

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  9. one who reads your blogNovember 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    "This blog also takes up a lot of my time writing not only posts but replying to comments and emails."

    And we thank you for that.

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    1. Paul, I hope that wasn't a complaint. I hope your blogsite is a labor of love and not a burden. When you are released, we can't wait to hear about your opinions "on the outside"!

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    2. Yes, we enjoy reading your blog! I think you enjoy writing it too!

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    3. Do you enjoy responding to emails and comments?

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    4. I like when Paul engages his readers and make comments.

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    5. I enjoy thoughtful, witty, or informative comments. I also do not mind responding to questions as long as they are not asinine. What I do not like is the forum and anonymity. There is a lack of depth, credibility, and personalism. With every post and comment I make there is no question as to who I am. However, the vast majority of people like to spout comments from the peanut gallery in anonymity.

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    6. To add to my earlier comment, because I do not have a computer it is difficult to respond to some comments. I do not see the entire discussion or progression of comments. Each one is "copied and pasted" onto plain paper with only the date and post title. Furthermore, because of the slowness of my mail I am usually replying to comments and emails that are a month or two old. All of this is frustrating particularly when there are so many on so many different posts.

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    7. I enjoy the dialogue with you, Paul. Even if it takes a few weeks. :)

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  10. Men shouldn't hit their women. Remember: protection, chivalry, and all that ..........

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    1. Neither should women hit their men....sweetness, softness, and all that.....

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    2. Chivalry and all the other courtesies men extend to women apply only to the deserving. Janay Palmer was not acting like a lady in the king's court but an intoxicated "bitch be crazy".

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  11. Radical feminists have issues with major sports because they don't allow women to play.

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    1. Do they have issues with women's sports because they don't have any men on the teams?

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    2. Well should men be cheerleaders then? LOL Hairy legs in a skirt?!

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  12. Well that's a good point that a female athlete probably would not face the same consequences. But Paul--as much as I know you are honest and do not write to be pophlar--when you wrote that Ray Rice was your hero, it stung a bit.

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    1. Read that again. Paul was writing comments in the margins to be humorous! He passes the newspapers on to other inmates after reading them. I think it was Paul's idea of a joke!

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  13. I have read your blog for quite some time. I was interested in the insights you give about your life in prison. And, while I feel “to each his own” when it comes to politics, I find your disdain for liberals quite amusing, since they are the folks most likely to advocate for your release. Other times, I consider much of what you say is rather close-minded, but I really try to understand your prospective – where you’re coming from and why you’re saying what you’re saying. But dude, your support and promotion of a man who beats a woman is absolutely disgusting and sickening. I would like to see much change in our prison system, but I’m done with your blog.

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    1. Don't give up on Paul!

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  14. BRUCE RAUNER WON!! Hopefully the lameduck governor Pat Quinn will do the right thing and grant clemency to Paul.

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    1. Yes, it would be nice if Governor Quinn granted my request for executive clemency. I could then move on with my life rather than blogging about the life I do not have.

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  15. Are you against all feminism issues or just radicals?

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    1. Feminists are left wing radicals.

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    2. All feminists? Is every feminist issue a radical issue?

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    3. All feminism is radical because it seeks to undermine, if not reverse, the natural order and the traditional values based on it. America as well as countless other societies are successful because they embrace strength, excellence, and virtue. Feminism contrarily cares nothing about this and in fact wants to erase these values to create their utopia of equality or better yet females dominance over men. For these reasons, it is inherently debasing and destructive.

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  16. I would only hit a woman in self-defense. If she was swinging at me like crazy like a man, then she can be responded to the way a man would be. That's equality, after all. If I thought of her as lesser, and a dainty little flower that must only be protected, then even as she threw punches at me I would only try to restrain or "hug" her somehow. So I suppose I'm essentially in agreement with much of Paul's sentiments on feminism.

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  17. Everybody who reads please listen! Mr Quinn will be leaving office soon because Illinois has elected a new governor. We all need to contact the governor's office and ask him to grant clemency to Paul. It doesn't matter whether you live in Illinois or not-- we need to keep this issue in front of the governor's mind. I am also suggesting that you contact the Lieutenant Governor. No, she has no power to grant clemency but perhaps she could suggest to be current governor that he should do the right thing in regards to this clemency petition. Finally, if you can, contact local and national news outlets.

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  18. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

    www.boycottamericanwomen.com

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    1. Well I'm glad my own husband didn't feel that way. I'm not the greatest cook but I do keep him well fed, clean clothes, clean house...as clean as it can be with our "Brady bunch" (yes, six kids!). As far as chastity, I saved it for my wedding night. So tnere , not all american women are terrible. :(

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    2. Dude I'm glad you have boycotted american women because we deserve much better then ASSHOLES like you!!!!

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    3. LOL exactly...(regarding Nov 7 anonymous)

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    4. Hilarious. I would join in your boycott particularly after reading all these feminists complain, but where else can we find better Caucasian women? Europe is even worse.

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    5. How about judging each woman individually rather than eliminate an entire group of women due to their nationality or their race?

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    6. R U A WHITE SUPREMACIST?

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    7. Anon. 1/8/15: I am not sexually attracted to women outside of my race and I definitely would not want children who were of mixed race. I want to strengthen my genetic strain not dilute it. Obviously, individual characteristics matter greatly to me when looking for a wife, however, race, ethnicity, and values cannot be overlooked.

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    8. One race: the human race!

      "People are people
      So why should it be
      You and I should get along
      So awfully?"

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    9. You sound like an Ahchie Bunker.

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    10. I didn't realise white supremacist's took a keen interest in women's rights.

      May I suggest Anon Jan 10th you look up the big words in the future before you use them!

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    11. Reply to Jan. 10: Must I be a white supremacist to desire a white wife?

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    12. Reply to Feb. 7: There is no such thing as a human race. Humans are a species: homo sapiens. As for why you and I should get along so awfully, I cannot answer.

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  19. I'm confused about something. You say that family members have forgotten you and don't visit but then you also write about how much you hate the facility's visiting room....

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    1. You seem to hate going on visits, though, no matter who comes to see you.

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    2. The only people in my family to visit me in the last couple of years have been my parents.

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    3. Family members could write me or set up collect call accounts to keep in touch.

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  20. Paul, would your be more comfortable with sodomite athletes if they had separate locker rooms?

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  21. Would say some people need to remember these are the views of a chap who has been in prison for 20 years so hasn't seen or gone through a lot of the changes (mostly positive) that the world has gone through.

    20+ years ago bring gay was virtually taboo along with a number of other things;views on sexism, racism, homophobia has all changed and continue to do so.

    So to the people (notice how they are always anonymous?) who say "I'm never coming back to this blog", cut Paul some slack and remember his view will be different to yours. Ask yourself how many of your views would be different to now if you had experienced 20 years of prison.

    You may not agree with the views, I don't agree with some of Paul's as well, but you must remember the situation and circumstances that lead to those views and take that into account and not be so blinkered.

    I also think Paul expresses some of his views to be controversial on purpose to get a rise out of people! I can see Paul reading through these comments with a wry smile knowing he has successfully wound a few people up!

    Keep up the fantastic work Paul your blog is fantastic writing and I really hope it/the readers can help in whatever way towards your release.

    Paul UK

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    1. To Paul UK:
      Well I have NOT been in prison at all. I'm about the same age as Paul. And I agree with many of his views. Homosex is simply unnatural and even harmful. Paul (and I and many others) are not hateful towards homosexuals nor do we fear them. We simply think that what they do is WRONG. I doubt Paul's opinion would be different if he had NOT been encarcerated for 20+ years.

      a female reader

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    2. Sometimes I will tell people that I am similar to Buck Rodgers. He was cryogenically frozen in space in the year 1984 only to be revived decades later by some radically altered modern society. However, as the person who commented above, I tend to believe my values would still be the same even had I not been incarcerated all these years.

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    3. I agree with "a female reader" and with you Paul. I chuckled at your reference; I remember my parents and I used to watch Buck Rogers. That sure makes me feel old.

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    4. Anon. 1/8/15: I certainly feel old as well. Unfortunate that I could not have been frozen in time these past 22 years.

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  22. To fellow fans of this blog: because the 'ville has a reputation for processing mail s l o w l y, now is the time to send Christmas cards to Paul , if you were planning on doing so.

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  23. NFL has become a reality show. LOL.

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  24. I grew up in a household with domestic violenceDecember 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Dont you think domestic violence is terrible? Why is it a liberal or a feminist issue? Why shouldn't it also be a conservative issue?

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    1. It should be an issue for all.

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