Don’t Confuse De-Fund with Reform

I have taken a position that is not the most popular amongst my friends, but I believe it is a better alternative. We need a viable, honest, and most importantly a justice-based police department. Calls for defunding police departments have been reprised all over America since the murder of George Floyd. There seems to be…

Texas lieutenant governor: Liberal godlessness to blame for racism

Sure, why not? Let’s just throw this at the wall, too, shall we? Gotta admit, it makes slightly more sense than saying atheism and gay pride parades cause earthquakes. Huffington Post: Speaking after more than a week of demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, [Texas Lt. Gov. Dan] Patrick…

How Is That American “Carnage” Now Trump?

Trump’s Inaugural Speech: REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined…

Klobuchar Explains Her Actions

Political Wire has a new story just posted on how Amy Klobuchar this morning explained her actions while she was the county DA (I’m quoting Political Wire because the link is to a tweet that doesn’t give as much information): Said Klobuchar: “When I was county attorney, cases we had involving officer-involved shootings went to…

I Still Live in Two Americas

I have a great deal of anger this morning. I have a great deal of fear for my sons, and I have been here before. What seems like ages ago but in reality was just a few short years, former NFL player Colin Kaepernick ironically knelt to save lives. I am sure I am not…

A Personal Reflection – And Another Reason to Elect Biden

Allow me a moment of personal reflection as we watch the country once again get torn apart over race. I’m not Black; I’m Jewish. (There are very very few Black Jews.) I grew up on the history of 2000 years of persecution. I study the history of religion and I’ve written on the causes of…

Sons and Brotherly Love

I have written a little sporadically over the past few weeks, which is not my norm. I love to read but writing gives me pleasure.  It has been my dream to build a following of readers and thinkers who would look forward to my printed thoughts and perspectives, not only on current events but how…

Racist website lays off staff because no one wants to give it money

First of all, can any IT folks out there tell me how to give my computer a cleansing enema? Just stick the hose in the USB port, or …? I had to visit the Daily Stormer website just now to make sure this story was legit, and needless to say, I feel gross. Like getting-teabagged-by-Roger-Stone gross. Just really,…

Liz Cheney tries to prove she can be just as racist and petty as Trump

If I were Dick Cheney’s spawn I’d spend the rest of my life apologizing to people — both for the war crimes and for curdling a perfectly good heart. But not Liz Cheney. She’s out to prove she’s hip to the GOP’s modern zeitgeist. Indeed, a racial slur that was unthinkable before it disgorged from Donald Trump’s…