Al Jazeera America?

Have I been living under a rock? How did I miss this? Al Jazeera is starting a news channel in the US? I’m sure Fox trotted out the usual parade of ignorance. CNN no doubt has a vested interest in reporting this negatively. But, let’s be honest. American cable news is so lacking, Al Jazeera America saw a market! In… Continue reading

Wake Up, and Smell The Coffee

Gay people and abortion, that’s virtually all the religious right talks about. They have raised a now-dwindling fortune on these two issues. According to Fred Clark*, the religious right has always proclaimed they had the moral high ground on these issues. If they said, “The president is the most pro-choice president in history.” citizens were supposed to inflame with moral… 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

Open Letter to the Red States…

Dear Red States: We’re ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we’ve decided we’re leaving. Just had to share this… We in New York intend to form our own country and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of… 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

Telling It Like It Really Is…

Is an essential part of reclaiming the conversation. A sign from the OccupyWallStreet movement sweeping the nation makes a meaningful effort to reclaim the spiritual values of the nation:… Continue reading

Snapshot of the SOTU

I love Wordle, the site at which you can input text and get a visual image of the most frequently used words.  Frequency is measured by size. So, I took the text from the State of the Union address (thanks NPR for providing it) and below is the graphic Worlde produced.  I did this once to a SOTU address from… Continue reading

Banned Words for the New Decade

Several of these I hadn’t heard of before reading this post: shovel-ready? bromance? chillaxin? (I watch too little TV to be literate I guess.) But I must confess, I too frequently grow weary of buzz. Who, after all, are the buzz makers? At first, the word or phrase is an interesting twist of language that expresses a sentiment meaningful in… Continue reading

A Man of Peace & Sense

President Obama‘s Nobel Peace Prize Speech in Wordle shows the words he used more as larger words. Now, if I recall, the buffoon that previously occupied the same office filled his speeches with “Terrorists,” “Security,” “Freedom,” “Amer’ca,” and “Fear.” He was such an ass.… Continue reading