The Killing of an Innocent Child

The Killing of an Innocent Child

Another child has been killed. Andy Lopez was playing with a toy on Oct. 22 near his home in a Latino community in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Northern California. A sheriff’s deputy pulled the trigger and hit the 13-year-old seven times, fearing that his toy assault rifle might be real. His partner, sitting next to […]

Don’t Blame the Cops

Don’t Blame the Cops

  I’m going to be the least popular person in this debate. I’ve already being criticized by my Facebook friends on both the political left and right. Of course both the far right and the far left have a deeply rooted distrust in the government. That is especially true of law enforcement. This past week […]

By October 26, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Disagreement and Progress in Politics

Disagreement and Progress in Politics “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government” Thomas Jefferson As the United States lurches forward in the second decade of the 21st century, many problems confront the nation and its citizenry. Various informed and uninformed people emphasize one or another of these problems as the first priority or […]

By October 26, 2013 10 Comments Read More →
H-A-T-E:  21st Century Republican Values

H-A-T-E: 21st Century Republican Values Some, though clearly not all, fly the Confederate Flag. Far more have adopted an aggressive approach driven by four attributes which most Americans find offensive when they are flaunted. These attributes are Hypocrisy, Acrimony, Treason, and Extortion. The 21st century Republican Party has become a political enterprise driven by HATE directed at the government […]

By October 21, 2013 12 Comments Read More →
The Treachery of John Boehner

The Treachery of John Boehner “First of all, let’s put to rest the lie that this somehow is a bipartisan crisis, or that President Obama somehow is being obstructionist, or is flouting popular will. The reality is that the president is eager to sign a clean continuing resolution, while the Senate has already voted for one. The only problem […]

Oath Breakers and Traitors

Oath Breakers and Traitors

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the […]

By September 28, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Historical Stupidity by NRA Supporters

Historical Stupidity by NRA Supporters

  It should surprise no one that reads my articles when I say I get hateful attack messages, emails, and comments from rightwing nutcases on a regular basses. After all, I often write despairingly about political extremists, especially Teabaggers. However, the Teabaggers and radical rightwing deserve national scorn. They have been shown at times to […]

By September 21, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools At the start of each new session of congress, all members take the following oath which was enacted in 1884: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the […]

By September 15, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
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