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"Next thing you know - he'll be complaining about carpel tunnel syndrome for signing so many bogus Executive Orders.  BTW - I like your odds."
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"@AH; I doubt he made the statement out of humility. More likely he made it as though it were a revelation to his supporters. As in, " Did you know that Lincoln was a Republican?""
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"If the Democrats retake the Senate, he quits. If they get both the Senate and the House, he's impeached."
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"I doubt that he'll resign unless he's facing impeachment in the Senate.  More likely he may chose not to run for a second term."
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"It's the one thing Trump has done or said I appreciate. He admitted the job of president is really tough, much harder than he ever thought it would be. I'd bet money they *all* thought it at some point, we've all had our own thoughts…"
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"He is the molestor hockey coach version of a Palin hockey mom so could so see him bailing half-way, to the sound of applause, his work done. A half-Governor and a half-way to a decade of prosecution half-Prez."
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"I was raised Catholic but that doesn't make me Christian. Christianity is not homophobic signs on churches, media ministries, celebrity preachers, or Cadillac congregations  People who are religious bigots are incapable of being respectful…"
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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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Reuters Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life.

Posted on April 27, 2017 at 9:30pm 7 Comments

Trump won the Republican nomination and the Presidency thinking that being President of the United States would be a piece of cake.

His thinking and the thinking of a number of the Trump faithful was: After all, if a black guy can do the job for eight years, how hard could it be?…

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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"?

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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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