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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"BTW, do you see me running around trying to pretend I know the minute details of a relatively unknown Rep from say, North Dakota? Why the hell would I think I knew much about that person. EVERYONE from the Islands knows the whole Gabbard Klan, not…"
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"Thanks for at the least acknowledging ANYONE can accept an apology to a specific group with a long herstory of prejudice against it. However, SINCE NONE OF YOU WATCHED A WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW FOR YEARS THAT THE GABBARD'S PRODUCED SPECIFICALLY…"
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Tom Cordle liked Ron Powell's blog post History in the Making, In The Democratic Field....Thus Far
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Tom Cordle commented on Ron Powell's blog post History in the Making, In The Democratic Field....Thus Far
"I'm not sure which one, but one of these women will likely end up on the ticket. The question is, will she be on the top of it, or on the bottom of it? Either way, she will make history, because odds are prohibitive that the Democrats win the…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"The idea that none of us is qualified to demand or accept an apology unless we're a member the offended group is absurd on its face. By that reasoning, I should not be able to demand an apology from Trump for offending Mexicans, Muslims, Native…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"If this explanation and apology is acceptable and satisfactory to and within the LGBTQ community, then it must be acceptable and satisfactory to those not targeted by the offending remarks and comments. If it is not, then those not targeted cannot…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"@Amy; I REPEAT: "However, acceptance and forgiveness is essentially and specifically the province of the offended individual, group, or community.... Amy, the question is: Do you, as a member of the LGBTQ community, view this as acceptable or…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"@Amy; I REPEAT: " However, acceptance and forgiveness is essentially and specifically the province of the offended individual, group, or community.... Amy, the question is: Do you, as a member of the LGBTQ community, view this as acceptable or…"
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"...and the reek gets stronger..."
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alsoknownas commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"I think any one of us is fully capable of deciding on their own what is acceptable or credible. In fact , that isn't complete either. Any one of us is fully within their rights to express that they do not accept what has been presented and…"
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"This is fucking bullshit. NONE of you saw the depth of HATE that went into the Gabbard's and their cult as it related to any and all things LGBTQ up close. I reject SBA's, "it's only for my group" fucking bullshit. Amy- just…"
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Robert B. James liked Ron Powell's blog post History in the Making, In The Democratic Field....Thus Far
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"If a national figure makes a remark or remarks that become a national embarrassment as well as insulting,, disrespectful, or hurtful to a specific or target group, that person's explanation and apology should be made and heard on the national…"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
"...WELL... at least Ms Gabbard has a better shot than had Ms Stein...tho if she raises the money (however she raises it) to last beyond (or maybe even into) Iowa, then little boys and girls who ask Santa for  Real Live Unicorns! for Christmas…"
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Tulsi Gabbard
""Is this explanation and apology too little, too late?" Frankly, it doesn't matter what y'all think; the apology and explanation wasn't to straight people so you don't get to accept or not accept shit.  I…"
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Bio: Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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History in the Making, In The Democratic Field....Thus Far

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 8:00pm 4 Comments

Gabbard

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A Question About Tulsi Gabbard

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 7:16pm 15 Comments

Is this explanation and apology too little, too late?

If King Were Alive Today...

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 6:30am 13 Comments

If King were alive today, he'd be going  on 90 years of age;

If King were alive today, neither Obama nor Trump would have become President;

If King were alive today, civil rights, voting rights and human rights would be much more respected in this country;

If King were alive today, I wouldn't  have to write in search of words and phrases I…

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A Single Sentence On the Trump/Republican Strategy for Bipartisan Compromise

Posted on January 20, 2019 at 8:00am 6 Comments

The Trump/Republican strategy for bipartisan compromise is to hurt people until the Democrats say, "OUCH!"....

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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