A Poem for the 4th of July Published July 01, 2022 O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
The Ruling in Dobbs and the 13th Amendment Published July 01, 2022 An astute constitutional originalist or textualist might easily conclude that forced pregnancy is subsumed into the phrase; "involuntary servitude".
Thomas is Clueless re Appointment to Supreme Court Published June 28, 2022 Clarence Thomas is on the Court because he's a special kind of house Negro and a garden variety hypocrite who got lucky...
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Published June 25, 2022 ...the party of small government and conservative judicial restraint has brought the country beyond autocratic rule...
The Origin and History of The Big Lie Published June 23, 2022 “A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots.”—Mark Twain
White Supremacy, The Grift that Keeps On Giving Published June 21, 2022 Trump has succeeded in instinctively tapping into this American reflex and created a persona made out of political whole cloth.
A Takeaway from the 1st Jan 6 public hearing Published June 10, 2022 If Trump was a black man...
The founding fathers’ implied promise of whi… Published June 08, 2022 Trump's MAGA movement and cult resonates, either intuitively or instinctively, with nearly half of the predominately white American population because of the compelling belief on their part that America 'belongs' to white folks....
Bang Bang Published June 03, 2022 This poem was originally written more than ten years ago. I didn't even remember writing it until Satya brought it back to my attention, which is just one of the many examples of how the right partner partners with the right partner.
Racism and Guns in America Published May 31, 2022 You want effective gun control?
I've said this repeatedly:
Advise and urge black people to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms...
Coach Kerr Speaks Out Against Republican Inaction … Published May 25, 2022 In case you missed it.
During the pregame press conference ahead of game 4 between the Warriors and Mavericks in Dallas, Texas:
A Question About Evidence, Proof and God Published May 24, 2022 In his book 'Faith v Fact', Jerry A Coyne raises a key question: whether the drama of 'creation' inevitably culminates in humans (or something like humans) who are capable of acknowledging the playwright.
Carlin destroys pro life conservatives in one minu… Published May 19, 2022 The hyperbolic punchline is as apt and accurate today as it was more than 20 years ago.
An oversimplified juxtaposition? Published May 16, 2022 The juxtaposition of the terms can explain, to a degree, the Trump phenomenon with a through line...
Lunar eclipse right now Published May 15, 2022 Go outside and look up
My latest thinking on Palestine Published May 10, 2022 This particular path comes from wondering about Palestinian self-determination. I’ve noticed that the Palestinians seem far more concerned with getting the Jews out of Israel than of getting their own country. The Palestinians have never had self-determination, not that they’re that old as a distinct people, but still they’ve never had it.
Ipswich Published May 09, 2022 Sometimes age startles me. I’m looking at buildings in the US that were around for at least a quarter of a century before Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi were born.
A Brief Subject Matter Inventory Published May 03, 2022 I didn't mention racism in America because there's a racial aspect or component to virtually everything that can be identified for inclusion in this inventory...
Musicians I found on YouTube during COVID Published May 03, 2022 Like everyone else, presumably, I spent a lot of time on YouTube during COVID. I ran across a few musicians whom I thought were worth learning about.
Prohibition, Abortion and The Bad Court Published May 03, 2022 A leaked memo indicates that five members of the sitting Supreme Court of the United States are on record favoring the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the United States, and raises serious questions about how the Court works.
Ban The Bullets, Not The Guns Published April 20, 2022 THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEE THAT PROTECTS THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE, OWN OR MANUFACTURE AMMUNITION.
Fictional Car Facts About Tesla Published April 18, 2022 A brief note about how the New York Times talks down to its readers with simplistic summaries of complicated stories.
Selling Wind Power With Misleading News Leads Published April 07, 2022 Another example of media manipulation, this time from alternative energy advocates.
How Qualified Do You Have to Be? Published April 05, 2022 Black people have been saddled at birth with the burden of overcoming this social, political, legal, and cultural barrier through the entirety of the history of this country.
Ginni and Clarence Thomas v 28 U.S. Code § 455 Published April 03, 2022 If you really want to know where the bar is re spouses of federal judges, read the entire statute.
A story about Madeleine Albright Published March 23, 2022 "Did you notice who we just passed?" I asked my wife. She hadn't. "Madeline Albright." "You're right."
Va Fa Napoli Published March 14, 2022 The Ukrainians did not want the Russian warship there. Telling them to go to Naples seems like a reasonable thing to say in that circumstance.
Refugees and Racism Published March 03, 2022 As if being forced to become a refugee fleeing from war isn't psychologically and emotionally traumatic enough...
From Putin’s Bluff to Putin’s Invasion Published March 02, 2022 There is no straight line from Putin's bluff to Putin's invasion or to any one particular course of action.
“All We Know Is That We Don’t Know…” Published February 28, 2022 I like listening to him, and he’s even more interesting to watch while singing, and at the same time, he makes me want to punch his face flat.
Nukes Published February 27, 2022 Vladimir Putin recently brought up the idea of using nuclear weapons. When he talked about invading Ukraine he wasn’t bluffing. About using nuclear weapons, unless a Western invader enters Russia,
“Is the Nightmare Black or Are the Windows Painted… Published February 25, 2022 I saw bizarre images of people furtively seeking shelter from Russian rockets in Lviv, Ukraine.
Russians Published February 24, 2022 “….it’s such an ignorant thing to do if the Russians love their children too…”
Putin’s Bluff Failed: So He Will ‘Den… Published February 24, 2022 Putin's Bluff' has morphed into 'Putin's Crusade' to bring about the "denazification" of Ukraine the country he says shouldn't even exist.
IF GOD WERE Published February 22, 2022 A jocular poem about an unjocular subject.
Bluffing Comment Published February 22, 2022 The concept of bluffing is not limited to how a bluff works in a game.
THE FINAL OUT Published February 17, 2022 As you get older
life is like
always being up at bat
when it's two out
in the bottom of the ninth,
the score is two-to-one against you
Russia Says It’s Begun Pulling Back Some Tro… Published February 15, 2022 Russia says some troops are returning to their bases, but other large-scale military drills continue.
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