Red-Secession?

If the expected Bluewave rushes over the levee of American politics and washes away the dirt of tyranny; are we looking at a red-secession? If you listen to the massing voices of Republican discontent, war is coming. Story after story is highlighted daily of some Army-surplus-store-toy-soldiers threatening to take to the streets if Mr. Trump is…

Accountability is not Cancellation

The newest shield for racism, sexism, and just poor behavior is a new set of buzz words. Instead of facing the truth about systemic racism, the words ‘Race Card’ become a shield. Instead of answering for blatant sexism, we say ‘PC culture’ is overtaking us. And for pure bad behavior, we do not apologize, we…

60 Minutes of Hell

When Kayleigh McEnany handed Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes a six-inch thick encyclopedic styled book allegedly containing the President's healthcare plan, I was skeptical. When Ms. Stahl said the book was filled with superfluous Executive Orders, ancillary paperwork, but no healthcare plan, I believed her. There lies the problem with the current American President.  As accomplished as Ms. Stahl…

Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

The term “vast right-wing conspiracy” is not an original quote from the then First Lady Hillary Clinton, but in 1998 her use of the phrase baked it into the political lexicon. As with most conspiracies, they are usually borne of self-inflicted grievance or a piteousness dragged out as the last defense strategy when the truth…

I thought you were Proud…Boys?

Sure, there is something to be afraid of when a group of gun-toting terrorists brandishes weaponry to cover their intellectual deficiencies. Whether they or their ilk, make plans to kidnap governors, or declare the “Proud Boys are here” in a profanity-laced group tirade directed at the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, alarm bells generally…

15 Days and Counting

We are fifteen days from electing the next President of the United States. Honestly, if you are still one of the undecideds, I would love to hear your reasons. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was widely criticized for saying if you do not vote for him “you ain’t black.” Other than the obvious colloquial choice…

If it Wasn’t for Trump Luck…

I look forward to this MAGA experiment ending in November and being stuffed away in a coffee can, wrapped in a sock, and buried in the backyard at noon on January 20th, 2021. This embarrassing blight on modern American politics and democracy thankfully has an early expiration date, or so we hope… The big mistake…

'Awaiting to Exhale'

Some of you may disagree, but the idea that the United States Constitution is not a living, breathing document is absurd. Were it not imbued with the capacity for expanding its judicial lungs, America would have suffocated on the choking fluids of its’ past injustices. If the Constitution were not breathing, I would still be gasping…

Packing the Court?

The Republican Party is in a tizzy over the prospect of Joe Biden being in favor of expanding the Supreme Court while they have packed courts across America. Of course, the GOP, masters that they are of incendiary language, scream court-packing at Biden and Harris at every opportunity. This is not the first time this…

Why are we Letting this Guy off the Scalpel?

Unlike the apparent belief of the President’s personal physician Dr. Sean Conley, looking backward is sometimes instructive. The medical profession literally relies on the scientific actions of its pass. Before even having a tooth pulled, the doctor looks back at your medical history. Dr. Conley's statements were worse than ignorant they are a part of…

Mask-holes

Having a hole in a barrier renders it either compromised or ineffective. The last time you went to the dentist and he or she said, ‘open wide’ you would have been aghast if the dentist were not wearing a mask. When your surgeon enters the operating room and the anesthesiologist instructs you to count backward…

When They Go Subterranean; We Go…

In May of 1996, my middle son graduated high school. I had been hospitalized the Tuesday before his ceremony, because of a hereditary bleeding disorder, I have suffered from since age 34. I was due to be released from the hospital on Thursday the day before his graduation but I developed a low-grade fever. My…

Stand By Your Country

The strident Trump defense is coding and awaiting burial beneath the freshly shoveled dirt of racism. Even the once exuberant Trump defenders such as Boris Epstein and Rick Santorum are offering meek defenses in attempts to avoid the flinging poo hurled by a flailing and scared president.  The desperation is palpable, just this week, according…

“Stand Back and Stand By”

Former Vice-President Joseph R. Biden fought the instinct to punch President Donald J. Trump in the nose last evening. The scowling pruned face expression of disdain displayed by the president last night was just short of him sticking his fingers in his ears and poking out his tongue. Give ole’ Uncle Joe credit, he wanted…

Death, Distraction, and Resistance

Over the weekend, Americans were bombarded by press accounts with what we already know, Donald Trump is a liar, a tax cheat, and a possible felon. In case you think that is hyperbole—Mr. Trump, ask Al Capone. My theory is that Donald Trump released his tax information so debate moderator Chris Wallace will not ask…

The Panic does not Fall far from the Trump

George Washington shepherded the United States through the War for Independence and presided, literally, over the birth of the nation, without panic. Abraham Lincoln guided the United States through the literal secession and reuniting of the Union, without panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt told the nation we had nothing to fear, hours after the Empire of…

Never Ceases to Amaze Me…

It took credible evidence and the words of the self-identified victims of underage sexual advances, to allow Doug Jones to defeat Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in 2017. Mr. Jones deserved to win the race on integrity alone. Confirmed in 1997 as the United States Attorney for the Northern…

Why Do Black People Think So Much of Race…?

Black people get that question put to us a lot more often than you would think. It is generally followed by the statement, ‘well…I don’t see color’ or ‘things have changed’ accompanied by a raised eyebrow of incredulity. Unlike the police or people who believe in witchcraft, people of color cannot take off their skin…

Tales from the Trump

Trump's followers are operating under a different set of determinants. While most of America and the free world views truth as a factor in defining honesty, Trump sycophancy dictates that you dispose of that value. When credibly accused of rape by writer E. Jean Carroll, President Trump unbelievably used as a part of his defense…

Identity Politics?

Having a seat at the table and being offered a meal is different. It is becoming harder and harder for me to watch the dream of the American melting pot being turned into a bad stew. While President Trump spreads his veiled racist message of fear and loathing to every cul-de-sac and suburb in America,…