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…”

which political party is better for America?

From Addicting Info (author unknown) Take just 5 minutes. Imagine an America where only one religion dictates the law of the land like Rick Santorum suggests. Where things like the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay-style camps that enable no right to fair trial are created. LGBT Americans cannot only not serve in the military but have their children confiscated.Continue reading “which political party is better for America?”

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”

after a week of “scandals,” Obama approval rating is up

The Republicans are “outraged.”  Again.  And guess what?  Most people don’t care. A low-level IRS employee in Cincinnati uses the key word “Tea Party” to find applicants for tax exempt status who might be engaging in too much political activity (gasp!)…and suddenly President Obama is “engaged in the worse scandal in American history.” The intelligence agenciesContinue reading “after a week of “scandals,” Obama approval rating is up”

Obama administration “scandals” for dummies*

Turn on any news station this past week, and you’ll see the Republicans practically wetting themselves with glee over the triple “scandal” smorgasbord that’s been laid out before them (the Justice Department’s subpoenaing of AP phone records; the attack in Benghazi; and the IRS’s scrutiny of right-leaning “social welfare” groups). First, some context We allContinue reading “Obama administration “scandals” for dummies*”

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….””