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Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News...And Then There's This...

This morning's headlines in the New York Times:

Obama Dismisses Benghazi Furor but Assails I.R.S.

Phone Records of Journalists Seized by U.S.

I.R.S. Targeting of Conservative Groups Could Resonate in 2014

What is Obama's administration doing? Why are they doing it?

The Constitutional Law professor, now…


Added by Ron Powell on May 14, 2013 at 4:00am — 18 Comments

The Cleveland Matter: Missing White Woman Syndrome Revisited

There is a relationship between media involvement/coverage and due diligence on the part of law enforcement authorities regarding certain types of cases or events.

The horrific matter in Cleveland is additional evidence of this fact and further proof of the assertions regarding the disparities and inequities that persist re race and/or ethnicity of victims and perpetrators  on the one hand, and media coverage and police action on the other.

Question:  If the victims were…


Added by Ron Powell on May 10, 2013 at 5:41am — 11 Comments

I am a lifelong southerner

 I am married to a Hoosier.  He gets a little entertainment giving me grief about stupid southerners.  He got to have a little fun this week with the new president of the NRA.  He was amused by the War of Northern Aggression comment.  My response was "please dear God, do not let him be from Georgia" which is my home state.  I have been horrified over the years by awful Georgians who are in the public eye.  You know…


Added by Liberal Southern Democrat on May 8, 2013 at 5:16am — 4 Comments


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Yes, yes, go read it first!! 

Then come back here, read here!! 

Wonder if the medication is really helping me or not!



Added by Tinkerertink69 on May 8, 2013 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

10th Anniversary: Mission Accomplished? With Some Facts & Figures

My mother used to say that; "When you argue with a fool, there are two fools arguing." Maybe that's why Bush didn't get much in the way of opposition to his declaration of "mission accomplished" 10 years ago today:…


Added by Ron Powell on May 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

MY LETTERS TO POLITICIANS ---- Updates from me

Today, I sat here, in my room, pondering the meaning of life, wondering what I could do to make the world a better place to live, to change it on some small level, I decided to start a new project, a letter-a-day campaign, updates from me, to politicians.

I started today, this Monday, April 29th, by writing to the President of the United States.

I've written to him before and actually have gotten replies from him in letters sent to my home, mostly cease and…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on April 29, 2013 at 12:45pm — 3 Comments

Obama at The White House Correspondence Dinner

In case you missed any of this:…


Added by Ron Powell on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Day of Silence, Silenced

Yesterday, students all across the country remained silent to raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying. At a local middle school, however, they handed out stickers that said:

"Hello, I am not speaking today because I am participating in the Day of Silence, a vow taken to raise awareness for bullying and discrimination. My silence represents the voices of the bullied who are unable to speak up for themselves. Think about all the voices you're NOT hearing today."

There's one…


Added by Camille V. Watson on April 20, 2013 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

The Wall of Confusion

I wanted to bring the funny this week, but I’m having a hard time with that.

I felt like I wanted to say something about the horrific violence this week but also felt like one more missive about it wasn’t going to necessarily help anyone.

But, it’s kind of like listening to really sad…


Added by Left of Plumb on April 17, 2013 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

I almost broke a vow to myself today

I made a vow to myself that I would never be controversial or political on Facebook.  Why?  Well, I have family members who have VERY different opinions.  Very different from mine.  I want to see the photos and jokes and updates.  We are never going to agree on some things and life is short and harsh enough without fights at family gatherings.…


Added by Liberal Southern Democrat on April 17, 2013 at 6:40am — 3 Comments

Roger and Me

I just learned that Roger Ebert has passed on. Ironic since only yesterday he had publicly posted how he was taking a "leave of presence" to enter a new stage in his life that would no longer require him to crank out movie reviews or keep strict publishing deadlines. He was looking forward to this.... but perhaps he was…


Added by John Nesbit on April 4, 2013 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Quote me!

 Thanks to an anonymous contributor to cheezburgerz,com

"Judgement is the only muscle that grows stronger with…


Added by fred hallman on March 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment


  • FOOC 21 Mar 2013: The Black Cowboy…


Added by mary gravitt on March 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Fixing Our Broken Cliché System

By Daniel Rigney

We human beings think almost entirely in clichés. We can’t help ourselves. Like scratched grooves on a vinyl record (remember those?), we repeat the same familiar expressions over and over and over and over and over. When others speak them back to us, we call them conventional wisdom.

How much longer can we tread the tired neural pathways of the past? How much longer can deny that our antiquated cliché systems are…


Added by Forest Green Magazine on March 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The American Drama-Comedy: The Political Crisis (Hope Believe, Change, Forward)

Every time congress and the President has to make a “decision” (also known as: do their job) it is a media circus and the political script is already set, “the US is coming to an end”; jobs will be lost, seniors will lose healthcare, our military will not be paid, social security checks will not be sent on time, our airports will be crippled, the military and law will stop protecting us etc, etc, etc. Maybe this time, imagined crisis has had its moments of instilling fear into…


Added by John Fleshman on March 5, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


Pay no attention to the date, it's all about what you see and feel when you step outside.  Today in NJ it is 50 degrees.  I stepped outside and the sun was shining.  I set out to see if anything was shooting up from the ground.  I saw the tiny green shoots of the crocuses, and even some green tulip shoots.  But the…


Added by Pam Malone on February 28, 2013 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

"Stand your ground, Don't back down!"

Controversy with Fred time!

(And, yes those are cameos by George Harrison and Ringo Starr!  But I digress.)

The following is the actual statute in Florida.

Let's dissect it like a frog in 10th grade biology and append the idiocies with commentary recognizable as such {CAPS IN THESE BRACKETS} while not throwing out the tadpole with the pondwater. 

But let me preface this by saying from the outset that "OF COURSE TRAYVON WAS MURDERED IN…


Added by fred hallman on February 26, 2013 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

WHY JOIN OUR SALON! (or ?) (But heck, why not both!?)


Meet Larry.  He's on one of them big blogging sites and he has stuff to say!


Larry blogs every day, twice on Saturday.


Larry think people at Big Site read him.

They don't!

Larry says, "Screw you monkey balls!! I'm going to go someplace where I'm appreciated!"

So he…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on February 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

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