What would America be like if it were run by a plain, old, middle or lower middle class president, and if the Congress wasn’t filled with millionaires? There is so much conversation about how we are a plutocracy and not a democracy at all – meaning that the wealthy are doing the controlling and the… Read More What If?
For the past few days, there has been much attention placed on comments made by Republican presidential hopefuls as concerns their thoughts and opinions about black people. Needless to say, there has been little to nothing complimentary. New Gringrich says black kids have no work ethic; he thinks black kids ought to get part time jobs… Read More The Racial Double Standard of American Politics
I keep thinking that somebody ought to tell Mr. Paul and Mr. Santorum that racism is…not presidential. Both gentlemen fared well in the Iowa caucuses, and both seem to have a hunger for the nation’s highest office. But Mr. Paul and Mr. Santorum, can we talk? Just a couple of days ago, Rick Santorum said… Read More Paul, Santorum Need Come to Jesus Meeting
Though I’ve heard a lot of people voice anger and angst over not feeling comfortable saying “Merry Christmas,” being urged to say “Happy Holidays” instead, I find myself thinking that it’s good that America is really living up to its legacy as a pluralistic nation. When I was a kid, nobody said anything else about… Read More America, Christmas, and the Great Commandment
I have held off saying anything for as long as I could. I have been …meditating …on how to talk about …Newt. You know, as in Gingrich. The now-leading GOP presidential candidate hopeful. I nearly ran off the road when I heard his comments on the radio – something to the effect that poor kids… Read More Gingrich a Grinch