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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"@JMac; The Republicans won't nominate a woman to head the ticket at all... They might have nominated Colin Powell if they could have talked him out of his skin. The Democrats are one maybe two cycles away from nominating a woman. The next black…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"In 2016 for the first time in 44 years, I didn't vote for any candidate of any party,all of them even Green Party candidate Jill Stein exhibited corrupt behaviors that went beyond the pale.  The only winning candidates I every voted for…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"@JMac; I believe MS is being sarcastic. You're talking like you either voted for Trump or not at all."
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JMac1949 Today commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Maui, I believe you nailed it with that comment.  Slam dunk and end of story. With any luck they'll be dead in another twenty years."
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Yeah, those white women, so full of hate and centuries of garbage, would never have voted for two white women when they could have a Molestor prez and a sex-o-phobic closeted freak VP who looked like they might be distant relatives."
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JMac1949 Today commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"I doubt that Elizabeth Warren could have helped much.  Frustrated after two terms of an African American as POTUS, it's unlikely that any of those who voted Republican or sat on their hands would have been motivated to vote for a Democrat…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"@JMac; As bad as Clinton was as a candidate Trump was worse and most semi-intelligent people knew that,. The independent fence sitters were looking for a reason or an excuse to vote for Trump or a reason or excuse to vote for Clinton. I honestly…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Obviously, Comey should have released the Trump information, as he should have made clear that the investigatiin in the last week of the campaign was not of Clinton herself but of her staff.  JMac, The election was close and we don't…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Shoulda, coulda... I doubt that anything Comey did or did not do would have made very much difference in the outcome of the 2016 election.  HRC was the wrong candidate at the wrong time and pretty much doomed no matter which candidate the…"
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Ron Powell commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post LGBT Concentration Camps in the New Europe, Global Pushback
"A huge amount of information to be digested  that must become part of the discourse.... Thanks..."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"When making high level, high profile, appointments to extremely sensitive administrative positions, competence, qualifications, and experience are not the sole criteria for the choices and decisions made.  Trust is a key part of the decision…"
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
"The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom ofspeech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to…"
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alsoknownas commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"That would mean that ex-President Obama was foolish enough to trust that a guard dog he didn't know entirely would not bite his hand. I don't think trust was a factor of any sort in retaining his appointment."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Apparently Obama trusted him enough to keep him as Director of the FBI. "
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alsoknownas commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"I wouldn't think there is any way any of us could know what Comey is like at his core. Trusting him would take a leap of faith. Why would one say that they did?"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Tuesday
"Obama's mistake in retaining the lifelong Republican as Director of the FBI will have repercussions that may well overshadow his legacy as the nation's first African-American President. I wouldn't have trusted Comey as far as I could…"
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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...

Currently, he teaches Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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Question for a Tuesday

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 10:30pm 14 Comments

In October of 2016, FBI Director, James Comey, sent a letter to Republican congressional leaders advising them of the reopening of the investigation of the Clinton emails as the result of a wikileaks dump of emails hacked by Russian agents.

The subsequent release of the information regarding the reopening of the Clinton matter, which resulted in nothing of a prosecutorial nature.

The matter was closed and dropped by the FBI days before the voting began.

Comey's actions…

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In Case You Hadn't Noticed: One Sentence Question for a Sunday

Posted on April 23, 2017 at 7:30am 57 Comments

As many here know, I often draw inspiration or motivation for posts from posts and comments written by others here.

So it is with a post that I am preparing to publish here shortly.

I remembered a comment on a recent post that I wanted to quote as a central element of this new post.

But alas, the post I wanted to draw from is gone.

So here's my question:

What happened to Terry McKenna's blog post, "White Genocide"?

One Sentence Question for a Friday

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 6:00am 7 Comments

Can you cite and provide a link to the post that caused you to join OUR SALON?

If you transferred from Open Salon you needn't respond unless you can relate to the question in a meaningful way.

This quetion is inspired by Koshersalaami's most recent post:
http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-reality-of-our-salon-politics

In Case You Missed It: Rachel Maddow Interview with Elizabeth Warren

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

Despite rumors to the contrary or what you may think about her positions on certain matters, I did not coach or provide talking points to Senator Warren for this interview:

Call it karma, kismet,…

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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 2:44pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

Since I have a lot of Jewish studies under my belt which also included the 60's which brought the Jews and the Blacks together many times.  I was wondering if you have read this book?  

http://www.amazon.com/Blacks-Jews-Couch-Psychoanalytic-Black-Jewish/dp/0275956660/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354397951&sr=8-1&keywords=Jews+and+blacks+on+the+couch

I found it interesting.  I would love your opinion, if you have stumbled across it before?

At 1:57pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

LOL There were three centuries of German Composers..  Are you serious?  He is one of there most sung heroes, in a way.  So you know about Germany, right?  I took German language, German culture, and also have studied the Jews of Germany with an emphasis on WWII.  If in fact, he was black which I am not convinced one way or another because I have not read on it, but if they did change his etchings to look more Aryan, you have to already know the answer to the question.  

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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