On Blackface Politicians

My mother's family is from the Shenandoah Valley. My grandfather was a Judge and my uncle a prominent attorney. Many live there to this day. I understand they or their ancestors owned slaves in the early years, but others participated in the underground railroad. That was the past. We also have to consider that the … Continue reading On Blackface Politicians

The Republican’s Federalist Agenda

Consider that the Republican agenda from before the Regan years has been to stack the court with arch-conservatives. They realized that even a balanced or right-leaning Supreme Court overturned law after law passed to promote their corporatist, Federalist, misogynist, homophobic, and racist views. Their sponsors, the giant fossil fuel companies, the pharma lobby, the mining … Continue reading The Republican’s Federalist Agenda

On Direction

Since I (really) hate pollsters who call just as I put the first fork of Marilyn's hot dinner in my mouth, I rarely answer, so when I was sent an online poll just recently by one of our Congresswomen, I responded. Many of you know I spent over forty years in information technology handling data, creating … Continue reading On Direction

The End of Tolerance

I was following a thread on Facebook where people were offended by the word "fuck" on a t-shirt. It basically said, "Fuck Trump and the people who voted for him" and went on to condemn those who still support him, after everything we've seen him do and say.  My feeling on the word is that … Continue reading The End of Tolerance

The Fallacy of Background Checks

It's happened again and again since I last wrote about gun control--more senseless shootings, murders, suicides, and accidents. And everyone is searching for answers: better doors, fewer doors, arming teachers and projectionists. None of these "solutions" really limit the number of guns flooding into our streets, schools and certainly not into our homes. So many … Continue reading The Fallacy of Background Checks