the culture war isn’t new

The “culture wars” have been going on since before the founding of America – the Civil War, women’s suffrage, prohibition, desegregation/civil rights, religion in school, voting rights, abortion/reproductive rights, science versus faith, gay rights and more. In each of these there is/was a battle between tradition/faith (always in part justified by the Bible and conservativeContinue reading “the culture war isn’t new”

today is the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech…

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, and hundreds of thousands of Americans assembled again today at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the occasion. President Obama, among many notable speakers, reflected on “out great unfinished business.” For those who can’t watch clipsContinue reading “today is the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech…”

our return to state-sanctioned racism

Hey!  To all nine of my readers – just in case you missed it or aren’t aware of the significance of this particular ruling by the Supremes this past week, I want to lay it out in very simple terms. Background:  In elections Republicans do terrible with minorities.  Blacks and Latinos, in particular, vote againstContinue reading “our return to state-sanctioned racism”

is cheating the only way for Republicans to win?

I don’t want everybody to vote. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down. -Paul Weyrich, conservative activist, to a gathering of evangelical leaders Ok, here’s the bottom line. Republicans know they’re seriously in trouble. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) put it really wellContinue reading “is cheating the only way for Republicans to win?”

“we oppose the mixing of the races….”

Take a look at this organization’s Statement of Principles. (Emphasis added below is mine.) (I’ve left out several paragraphs…you can find the whole thing HERE.) The American men and women who make up the Council of Conservative Citizens believe in, commit themselves to, and pledge to work for and support these fundamental principles of AmericanContinue reading ““we oppose the mixing of the races….””

Republican leader posts hilarious “kidnap Obama” picture using watermelon as bait

Posted by Justin Rosario on Addicting Info Because the Tea Party is filled with such upstanding (white) citizens, it can be hard for them to express how much they dislike President Obama without “accidentally” stepping over the line into racism. For instance, here’s a picture shared on Facebook by Jennifer Olsen, a GOP Chairwoman fromContinue reading “Republican leader posts hilarious “kidnap Obama” picture using watermelon as bait”

back to Africa

A personal post today – just to let you all know that I won’t be active on here during the next 1o days (although I will be hosting a couple guest bloggers next week). I’ll be leaving for Africa Saturday morning. Here’s why: This is our son, Elijah, when we first adopted him. Is heContinue reading “back to Africa”