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Ron Powell commented on Johnny Robish's blog post GOP Lawmaker Says Trump’s Conduct Crosses Impeachment Threshold
"A small crack in the dam...But a crack nevertheless...."
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question re Brown v Board of Education, 65 Years Later
"I am a constituent. I just emailed his office, copied the link to the above video, said that the Senator had fast-tracked some Republican judicial nominees and said I’d like someone from his office to explain why. "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question re Brown v Board of Education, 65 Years Later
"1. I'm not a constituent.... 2. Something is afoot here. Schumer has got to step up and explain himself. 3. These nominees are dodging the truth as though they were part of the administration. 4. I have repeatedly stated that these folks are…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question re Brown v Board of Education, 65 Years Later
"1. I'm not a constituent.... 2. Something is afoot here. Schumer has got to step up and explain himself. 3. These nominees are dodging the truth as though they were part of the administration. 3. I have repeatedly states that folks are pushing…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question re Brown v Board of Education, 65 Years Later
"I’d suggest writing his office and asking. You probably won’t get a truthful answer but you probably will get an answer and his office’s path to obfuscation may be revealing. My advice here is to unload the question because I think…"
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Ron Powell liked koshersalaami's blog post The three men who have destroyed American politics
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post The three men who have destroyed American politics
"Mitch McConnell wasn't about opposition during Obama's presidency, he was about obstruction. For a variety of reasons, I would consider adding Pat Buchanan to your list. The failure of the media to function responsibly is a problem that is…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"Kosh, re Congressional legitimization of Trump rather than going after him hammer and tongs: There's a point at which; caution becomes cowardice, and beyond which; cowardice becomes complicity...."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"Kosh, re Congressional legitimization of Trump rather than going after him hammer and thong: There's a point at which; caution becomes cowardice beyond which; cowardice becomes complicity...."
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"When you have a President who legitimizes bigotry and a Congress who legitimizes that President, you get this. "
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Anna Herrington commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"Oh, that's kind of funny. I 'said' it a bit lightheartedly, anyway, not that that is always visible in type. The Brown v Board of Ed issue is definitely happening. Chilling cliip, Amy."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"Anna,  my original comment contained the 'b' word....I changed it so as not to alienate or distract anyone here.... "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"Anna,  my original comment contained the 'b' word....I changed it so as no to alienate or distract anyone here.... "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"@Amy; Schumer must explain why he agreed to fast track nominees like Vitter... Thanks....."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"@JW; Right you are...."
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence on the 69th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education
"yes  tho their initial target is Griswold v Connecticut (contraception rights)"
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Bio: 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...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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Playing with Constitutional Fire

Posted on May 18, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

TheTax Code Says the Following:

26 US Code Sec 6103

"(11)(f)Disclosure to Committees of Congress

(1)Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Finance, and Joint Committee on Taxation

Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return…

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A Question re Brown v Board of Education, 65 Years Later

Posted on May 18, 2019 at 4:30am 3 Comments

Would someone please tell me what Schumer is getting for fast tracking these people?!

A Single Sentence on the 65th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 9:30pm 10 Comments

If this witch and the racist cabal of bigoted bastards are successful in their attack on Roe v Wade, don't think for a single second that Brown v Board of Ed isn't at or near the top of the list of Supreme Court decisions to be assaulted by the avowed enemies of equal rights and social…

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Above the Law

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 5:00am 6 Comments

"All animals are equal, but some but some are more equal than others."

----A proclamation by the pigs who control the government in the novel Animal Farm , by George Orwell.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the…

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

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 2:31pm 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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