My mother-in-law called yesterday to chat. Sue will be 90 in about a month, and is blind, deaf and bedridden in a nursing home. I…Continue
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My impressions of the third night of the DNC are simple. Uncle Joe Biden did his standard stump speech and devolved into "Animal House".
Bloomfield, playing it straight, said Donald Trump would run the country like his business "God help us! This is not reality TV. This is…
hi all. this (911) is an exhausting topic, but politics is not for the faint of heart. (or maybe it is mainly for "feints of heart").
its a freakin miracle. hallelujah, so to speak. the 28 pages have been released.
but the public seems to be mostly comatose on it.
look, despite what they teach in civics class, our government requires constant pushing and prodding to do the right thing. to say the least. and even then it may avoid it.
where is the mass…Continue
...I listened to all of Trump's acceptance speech last night. It was a painful ordeal, but I gritted my teeth and endured the hashup in it's entirety.
He started lying less than four minutes and forty seconds into into his…Continue
In an excellent four part series writers at Boston University document a disturbing trend in research in the United States.
For decades privately funded research of a more goal oriented design has outstripped publicly funded basic research in dollars spent. In recent years there has been a decline in private funding, as well. The result is that the landmark…Continue
Really great first night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland - but four score & seven years…Continue
William A. Wheeler was born in Malone New York on June 30th 1819. His father Almon Wheeler was a successful lawyer but died when William was only eight. His mother took in boards from the Franklin Academy which helped to pay William’s tuition. He studied law at the University of Vermont however financial and health problems forced him to drop out so he never earned a formal degree although he received a number of honorary ones later in life. After he left school he went to work…Continue
A Delusional White House That Inspires Terrorism
In lieu of the latest Islamic terrorist attack in France we are once again saddled with the rhetoric of the White House over gun control. From Dallas,…Continue
I can’t stop thinking about Dae’Anna – Diamond Reynold‘s four year-old daughter who was in the car when police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile, Reynold’s boyfriend. Specifically, I can’t stop thinking about Dae’Anna’s words to her mom as her mom broke down crying while sitting handcuffed in the back of a police car: “It’s okay mommy. It’s okay. I’m right here with you.”
I have a three-year old who crawls in bed with me whenever I am incapacitated with the pain…Continue
What with all the violence and racial conflict dominating the headlines over the past week, I feel that I've been reduced to a bystander just shaking my head in numb disbelief of how fundamentally lame human beings can be. Paul Simon wrote a song that touches on how I'm feeling and the late Allen Toussaint covered it on his last album American Tunes. I hope you can take the time to listen carefully to Simon's lyric:…Continue
BRUSSELS – The EU governing council, meeting in closed session, today decided to one-up Great Britain by expelling it from the Union before it has a chance to resign.
Citing recent incidences of the UK “acting out” and having a “bad attitude” not conducive to the principals of the European Charter, the Council dismissed the issue “with prejudice”, legalistic jargon meaning it can’t be brought up again, as in: So long. Farewell. Auf weidersehen. Adieu.
Added by Art Kane on July 5, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they…Continue
When Georgia Representative and civil rights movement veteran John Lewis likened the extraordinary sit-in staged last week by House Democrats (a sit-in he lead) to the historic 1965 civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama – “We crossed one bridge,” Lewis stated, “but we have other bridges to cross” — he invited us all to see the Democrats’ sit-in as nonviolent direct action in the tradition of the civil rights movement and as an expression of the movement’s highest ideals.