What’s the First Thing You Think of…

when I say: Lyndon B. Johnson? [polldaddy poll=7979908][hr] [hr] [twocol_one]For me, having grown up during his presidency, I think of Vietnam. Footage from the war was on TV every night. It was horrible, ghastly, never ending. But this is not what most concerned LBJ and the  Democratic Party at the time. Apparently they had extended conversations about what passing the… Continue reading

It Just Doesn’t Add Up…

My grandfather and father both used the expression “horse sense*” as in, “It doesn’t make horse sense.” In other words, even the brain of a horse could figure this out. The following things don’t make horse sense to me. 1. That in the United States of American an adult can be clearly and emphatically told by the police not to… Continue reading

The Christian Taliban

Yes, I believe these homegrown religious extremists are every bit as dangerous as their Muslim fundamentalist counterparts. They want to combine church and state and force all of us to live by their ancient and culturally irrelevant beliefs—their narrow lifestyle of choice. Since the SCOTUS rulings, the Christian Taliban has been doing its best to stir the pot of anger,… Continue reading

I Would Be Remiss…

if I didn’t note the significance of this day (along with tomorrow) in our nation’s ongoing struggle with civil rights for all Americans. As the SCOTUS hears arguments (today) in the case centered around marriage equality for all American adults and the Defense of Marriage Act (tomorrow) I pause to reflect, uncertain that the court will decide to do the… Continue reading