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The LGBT Community and Civil Rights Law: A Very Brief Look and Status Report

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88–352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States[5] that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.[6] It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.

-----Wikipedia

Just one year earlier, the same Congress had passed the Equal…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 9, 2018 at 6:00am — 18 Comments

What does it take to throw your son under the bus?

Donald J. Trump…
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Added by Ron Powell on August 8, 2018 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Question for a Monday: Jesus V John the Baptist

John the Baptist was more widely known, more popular, and had a larger following than Jesus.

He was considered and perceived to be a greater threat to Pax Romana than Jesus.  He was disruptive to the power structures and political equanimity of…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 6, 2018 at 7:30am — 63 Comments

Nostalgic Thought for a Summertime Saturday Morning

My birthday is on the 18th of this month. I'll be 72....…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 4, 2018 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Be Careful of What You Ask For....



Apparently, in the face of Trump's protestations to the contrary, top intelligence and security officials have issued a dire warning of continued Russian interference in American elections and political process.

Since the intelligence community's affirmation of Russian meddling and interference in…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 3, 2018 at 5:00am — 22 Comments

Question for a Thursday

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."



Why do we require most of our public officials to take an oath of…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 2, 2018 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

The Tampa Rally: A When, Oh When Question for a Wednesday

Trump's gatherings are becoming more homogeneous demographically, more vile rhetorically, and more prone to violence emotionally.

So here's the question:

When, oh when, will you so-called, self identified, white liberal progressives…

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Added by Ron Powell on August 1, 2018 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Question for a Tuesday

There are three candidates running for office only one of which is particularly attractive on any given issue...

However, one candidate threatens  to kill you and eradicate everything you fought and stood for your entire life if elected.

The other candidate has no such agenda and no history that would suggest that you would be in personal mortal danger should this candidate win.

The third party candidate in the race affirmatively promises to prevent any government entity…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 31, 2018 at 1:30am — 48 Comments

The Competent Citizen v The Philosopher King



Egalitarian Democracy should include equality of income opportunities, access to outcomes, and the equitable distribution of wealth along with the overriding notions of "one man one vote", and "equal justice under law".

Trump's presidency and Administration is the last wake up call.

We must repair our broken society and the political system that holds it together, or lose it to a malevolent tyrant. There are no benevolent despots.

The philosopher…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 30, 2018 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

This is what happens when....

When you flush the toilet, there's a moment when the water and the waste swirl in the vortex of the mini whirlpool created in the bowl just prior to going down the drain.

In my view what we are witnessing, and what is being played out in Washington, DC is the dizzying swirl of people and events caught up in the 'flush' of the Trump Presidency and Administration.

One thing I know with an absolute certainty that arises with the specific knowledge of an immutable,…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 28, 2018 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

The Best Lesson Ever on the Three Fifths Compromise

"The Three-Fifths Compromise is found in Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution, which reads:



"Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 26, 2018 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Questions for a Thursday re Sarah Huckabee-Sanders

Is this a correct take on her posture?

Will she be gone by, or before, the end of the year?

Added by Ron Powell on July 26, 2018 at 6:26am — 20 Comments

Question for a Thursday Following Trump's Treasonous Remarks in Defense of Putin

If Trump is Putin's puppet, what does that make the people who voted for and continue to support him?

Added by Ron Powell on July 19, 2018 at 2:10pm — 62 Comments

Birth of a New Day

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Added by Ron Powell on July 19, 2018 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

Question for the Day After the "Summit"

Trump's praise of Putin borders on treason. Speculation, surmise. and conjecture continue to mount and swirl around the dynamics of their relationship...

The question that's asked that continues to vex and puzzle analysts and pundits: "Just what exactly does Putin have on Trump? Is it video tape of Trump being compromised by Russian Prostitutes?"

I don't think so....

Here's the question that no…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 17, 2018 at 2:30am — 53 Comments

Can You See What I See?

Back in April of 2017, Politico Magazine published all of Trump's Russia connections in 7 charts:…

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Added by Ron Powell on July 16, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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