For the first time ever, the moderator of a Presidential Debate will have the privilege, or the burden, of being able to turn off microphones if appropriate and needed during the debate. Yes, two people running for the highest office in the land, and was once called the most powerful office in the world, needs… Continue reading Civilized or Uncivilized Debate?
The man in the Oval Office wants us to believe he is the law and order president. Take a moment. Let that sink it. The law and order president! Are you laughing, crying, raging, sighing, sulking, or shaking your head in disbelief? (By the way, if you are saying he is a law and order… Continue reading Law(less) and (Dis)order(ly) President
Masha Gessen just released her new book, Surviving Autocracy. I just started it and it has already pulled me in. As I read last night, the last two sentences of Chapter 2 made me put the book down in a bit of shock. Those two sentences are: “No powerful political actor had set out to… Continue reading “Surviving Autocracy”
The Democrats haven’t learned. Again! Words matter! We live in a society bombarded with slogans, acronyms, and emojis. Any of these can be turned into a political ad within hours, if not minutes. Words resonate and have meanings, and there aren’t as many people anymore who take the time to stop and reflect on what… Continue reading When Will the Democrats Ever Learn?!
“Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded, and I will refresh you.” (Matthew 11:28) Jesus was a protester (Luke 4:16-31, Matthew 4:23-25, Luke 5:15, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 11, John 5:16, Mark 3:1-6, Matthew 5-7, Matthew 11:20-30, Luke 7, Luke 11, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 13:56-58, Matthew 10, John 4; Matthew 9:2-8). The Jesus… Continue reading Leaders of Conscience, Why Have You Forsaken Us?
Too often I ask myself, where are our elected Democrats? We have a pandemic, massive protests, and rioting occurring right now in our nation! Now is the time to be with the people—not speaking to us on TV, not tweeting, not Zooming, not doing robocalls or e-mails. We need you with we the people. We… Continue reading Democrats: Where are you?!
Photosource: https://thevillagereporter.com/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/ Reading through all of the protest and riot news today, two things are stuck in my mind. One is how it appears those who want to start race wars and create anarchy are highjacking peaceful protests. The other is what one person said, “The fires are necessary.” This has left me confused and… Continue reading “The Fires are Necessary”
As a white person, I am well aware of the privilege afforded to me due to the color of my skin. As white man, I am well aware of the deference given to me even when I haven’t asked for it. As a gay white man, I am well aware of the danger I might… Continue reading Hoodie Guilt
Dear Mr. President, I think you need a quick refresher on the meaning of words as you don’t seem to know the definitions or how to use words in context during your political speeches couched as COVID-19 briefings. Please take note and I’ll try to be as simple as possible. Nasty Definition: Behaving in an… Continue reading Mr. President, A Vocabulary Lesson
If you have not read this article (https://thebulwark.com/dear-reader/) by Lois Lowry about a prequel to her book The Giver, you need to stop whatever you are doing, yes right now, and read it. Her words best express what is going on right now with the Trumpists that I’ve read so far. After reading this article… Continue reading Don’t Fall for It