Tag Archives: Civil Rights

The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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An Expanded View Of Civil Rights

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Pulitzer Prize winning author Taylor Branch speak.  Few of us are considered an expert in one thing, let alone two.  Mr. Branch is considered an expert on the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Why Bother?

I don’t bother voting in primaries, I wait for the real election.  Why should I bother to vote?  I’m a Democrat and it’s just Democrats running against Democrats.  I’ll vote for the Democrat in November and then I will have … Continue reading

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How Christian Is Arizona?

Constitutionally America is a secular nation.  Despite frequent and incorrect interpretations of our Constitution to the contrary by our right wing, that is spelled out in the First Amendment.  Most Americans are at least somewhat religious and the vast majority … Continue reading

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Almost A Century Later

On August 18, 1920 a 24 year old member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Harry Burn, surprisingly voted to ratify the 19th Amendment which made The Volunteer State the thirty-sixth state to do so and American women received the … Continue reading

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Really, Rand?

Occasionally something you see just jumps out and grabs you.  My first reaction is often; this must be a spoof.  Like when I saw the picture of North Carolina Republican George Holding sleeping in the Speaker’s chair while presiding over … Continue reading

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The Only Thing To Fear Is Success

I can only imagine how silly and dysfunctional America’s federal government must look to the rest of the world.  We have one political party that actually appears willing to tank the American and world economies to prevent tens of millions … Continue reading

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Racism’s Last Gasp In America

America is currently commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wednesday August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, well most of our anyway.   Tens of thousands did it visibly by converging on Washington yesterday.  America is much less … Continue reading

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Away From Russia For Love

I am a heterosexual yet I could not travel to Russia without risking arrest and fine.  My crime would be, “The propagandizing of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.”  In short, I am a supporter of gay rights and same-sex civil … Continue reading

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A Conservative Super Hero?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last few days or have been listening exclusively to Fox News – come to think of it, is there any real difference? – you have heard about Kentucky Tea Party/Republican … Continue reading

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