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“Hate-Riots vs The Promise-Land”

“Hate-Riots vs The Promise-Land”

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” — Alexis de Tocqueville   https://www.facebook.com/dallasmorningnews   “Give us your tired and weak And we will make them strong Bring us your foreign songs And we will sing along” Precisely the opposite sentiment is demonstrated by […]

The Horrid Haters on Facebook

The Horrid Haters on Facebook

  www.facebook.com A very benevolent friend of mine is greatly troubled by what she characterizes as “the horrid haters on Facebook.”  These purveyors of ill will, hostility, and bigotry have taken much of the joy from her social media experience.  As she is a radiant being, her departure from this venue would be a loss […]

IF – Inclusive

IF – Inclusive

  www.brainyquote.com ================================================================================ This is among my favorite poems, but it was written in the nineteenth century and the language was not inclusive. Therefore, this magnificent message was treated as pertaining to males. A trifling few adjustments, however, make it obvious, IF is not applicable only to males. The message it conveys is pertinent to […]

Injudicious

Injudicious

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” Benjamin Franklin                                                         cartoonblog.nbcnews.com “Two Republican judges on the D.C. Circuit Court have […]

Arise My Sisters!

Arise My Sisters!

    I make no presumption, but I cannot be silent in the face of evident foolishness, duplicity, and apparent betrayal.   “Buzzfeed recently featured women holding signs that explain why they don’t need feminism.   Some of the reasons these women stated they don’t need feminism: – They are not victims. – They don’t […]

O’er Maracanã Field

O’er Maracanã Field

https://www.facebook.com/ArgentinaMuntasir O’re Maracanã Field the breezes blow Through the seats all empty row by row, They stir the pitch where in their prime The lads, bravely sought with speed and skill To achieve their nation’s dream this time We are the young. One day ago We ran, we passed, and we strove to flow, Crowds […]

We Are American Girls! An Ode to Independence

We Are American Girls! An Ode to Independence

  www.tropicalbeachfashions.com We fell in together at a parking lot Sat on a car and talked and thought We spoke of our dreams and how we would make them all Come true one day, even if on the way, we had to rise after a fall We don’t need men or mommies getting in our […]

Opposite of Progress

Opposite of Progress

  A joking, anonymous quote, asks “If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of Progress?” As often happens, things said in jest convey a good deal of truth. The only problem is flippancy is not a guarantor of accuracy. Congress has institutional and procedural characteristics that make it susceptible to paralysis, […]

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