Tag Archives: America

A Hundred Years

“… as recently as 1900. At the turn of the last century, women couldn’t vote. African Americans and other people of color had no rights at all. Workers had no rights or security; there were no weekends; there was not … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Today I received an email from the mother of our children with the message Happy 4th of July.   This was my response… Hi Deb, I’m going to piss a lot of people off with this email but as an ex-marine … Continue reading

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Stay or Move Forward?

I’ve used the past 18 months doing research of how this great country of ours became a country of the 1%.  Actually a country of the top 20%. It started with Reagan’s fear mongering and we, the people bought into … Continue reading

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Hope for Change

We had hope in 2008 that the man we eventually elected President would give us change. We were wrong. No one man can give us the change we need and want, Think about it. Jesus didn’t. Gandhi didn’t. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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United(?) States

Dear Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus: I am writing to demand that you withhold support from any Republican presidential candidate who uses the murder of Trayvon Martin to distort and silence critical conversations about race. Last week, President Obama … Continue reading

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Jack

I finished reading Jack Abramoff’s autobiography this past week.  And today I sit staring at my computer monitor, not quite knowing what to write.  Jack’s story has profoundly affected my idea that our country is the greatest in the world.  … Continue reading

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Restore the Way to the American Dream

Today is my younger brother, Tom’s birthday and also the 17th anniversary of my older brother, Bob’s passing.  Every year on this date I think back how things were.  I remember as if it was yesterday when Tom was six … Continue reading

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Any Ideas?

Please read “Contract for the American Dream”. Finished? Any part you didn’t agree with? Please comment and tell me. Now if this sounds good to you, that’s great but with our debt at $14 trillion how can we afford this? … Continue reading

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Can we work together?

A Libertarian friend of mine sent me an email with an article titled: “Ten Ways Progressive Policies Harm Society’s Moral Character”.  He asked me to comment on them. To set the record straight, I like many Americans, am registered as … Continue reading

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OOPS

Did you watch President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner speak last night?  What did you think?  Here’s what I saw and what I “read between the lines”…  They both wanted to have the American public believe that … Continue reading

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Perfect – you, me, time and place

Have you ever made a mistake and thought or maybe said, “Well, I’m not perfect.”  I have.  But now that I’m a senior citizen I realize I am perfect… was perfect my entire life.  Think that’s funny huh?  This next … Continue reading

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Immigrant Rights

A poll in Arizona has over 60% of respondents approve of a new law that nullifies punitive damages to illegal immigrants.  Punitive damages is defined as: Monetary compensation awarded to an injured party that goes beyond that which is necessary … Continue reading

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