Should He Apologize?

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference this week, Georgia Senator David Perdue, (R), said we need to pray for our President. He then stated that we need to specifically pray a certain way. Well, in his own words: I think we’re called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president. In… Continue reading

The Sacred Versus the Profane–Not Always What You Think

A few weeks ago I saw a StoryCorps vehicle and wondered what it was. I just listened to Dave Isay’s TED talk below. Now I know. Two people come together for an interview, an authentic, simple, pure conversation for about an hour that is recorded by a facilitator. Each participant is given a copy, and a copy is permanently archived… Continue reading

Dick Cheney, War Crimes Against Humanity

Enough Is Enough lenn Beck makes a lot of money hanging just a little too close to crazy. I never thought the day would come when we shared any common ground, but on his show this week he delivered a rant, “Enough Is Enough.” I totally agree with the following: From the beginning, most people on the left were against… Continue reading

Bravo Senator Ron Wyden! (D – Oregon)

Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them.” — Senator Wyden in the confirmation hearings for potential CIA director, John Brennan I know I frequently take the cautious stance, but we need a serious public discussion about the use of drones and oversight of the use of drones, both domestic… Continue reading

Some New Concepts

Do you know that feeling when you hear or read something that just offends something about your sense of fair play, but you don’t take the time to tease out the details? You just know in your gut something is wrong. Fred Clark‘s recent post*, well, yesterday’s, put a tidy label on some concepts that I’ve had a difficult time… Continue reading

Confessions from a Diabetic Under Stress

I admit it! I stress eat! The more stress and anxiety I feel, the more I eat. And, I’m talking about the bad stuff—sweets: cookies, cookies and milk! Lots of them! Non-stop! Last night, watching the election returns, I needed an insulin IV! Every time a state was called for Romney, I had to eat at least 3 Oreos! If… Continue reading

Big Bird, and Binders, and Bayonets, Oh My!

Frankly, I hope this will be the last post I write (or read) about the election. I have good friends who I know will vote for Mitt Romney. Some have chosen to do so because they and their families are deeply hurting from the financial wreckage of the George W. Bush years and believe Obama failed to fix that mess.… Continue reading

Truth Through Repetition

I’ll give the Republican party one thing for sure: they know how to manufacture truth out of lies through repetition. They have been doing this effectively for decades. Say whatever you want from multiple sources over and over again, get “on message,” and over time the message is believed by more and more people, especially in a busier and busier… Continue reading

Oh, Mitt… No! Really?!

This tweet from Neil deGrasse Tyson summarizes how meaningless and out of touch Romney‘s ideas are: “Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive” I personally think it’s more like making room on a 2 terabyte drive, but that’s just me. Neil probably… Continue reading

Going to Bed with the Devil…

and Waking Up in Hell! That’s how I see this unholy alliance between the extremist fundamentalist religious movement and the Republican party. When I was a child the Republican party stood for fiscal conservancy/responsibility and personal freedom/libertarianism. Today, thanks to the work of Karl Rove and extremist religious leaders, the Republican party can’t be conservative enough to win the extremists’… Continue reading