“Sick of the slant?” Inadequate description…

Truth hurts. Why am I living in an apartment I can’t really afford, trying desperately to make ends meet and stay afloat in an increasingly hostile world? Because we reacted like the trained monkeys we are when the government told us this was what we had to do in order to protect ourselves. I said Read More …

They never had it so good. Wait. What?

CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks Say what? Really? Okay, all you Tea Party members. Listen up, because this is important. This guy, 30-year-old Scott Terry, is a prime representative example of the sort of people who vote with you. I’m sure he’d love me to death: Read More …

Today’s the day.

There is no irony for me today, no sense of amusement that our recognized Inauguration Day falls today on the same Monday when we honor the life and recognize the too-early death of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Yesterday, in our congregation, we sang this anthem and spent a time considering not just its historical Read More …

One month to go…

The end of November is often too busy to step back and look at where we are. Between prep for Thanksgiving (which came disturbingly early this year) and all the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday-Tuesday… and so forth, it’s hard to imagine anyone actually accomplishing anything before the Advent calendars start opening on the 1st. Read More …

A perfect illustration of an imperfect society…

From Rachel Maddow: Arizona’s “broken-on-purpose election” video [replacement; original’s gone] These are crazy times. Insane. Makes you wonder how we got where we are today, except that the evidence is everywhere. You just have to know where to look. At the same time hundreds of thousands of voters are at risk for disenfranchisement thanks to Arizona’s Read More …

Returning to reality…

When Jon Stewart called Rove out in this episode of the Daily Show (here: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) he was pointing out a problem with Rove’s math. All day, when I haven’t been plowing through deadline-driven work or cleaning up a huge backlog of filing, I’ve listened to news stories on NPR and Read More …

In the final analysis…

Today is a day for quiet celebration and for concern. Yesterday was my 49th birthday. Today is the 40th anniversary of Richard M. Nixon’s landslide victory against George McGovern; 40 years of watching and waiting through the rhetoric, the endless punditry, the concession speeches and victory cheers. It’s been 30 years since my first voting year. Read More …

There’s just a few more hours…

Here in Maryland early voting has ended. My birthday is just a few hours away. Election day begins on Tuesday, November 6, with the opening of polls as early as 7am, but hundreds of thousands of people have already made their choices in states allowing early voting, or by mail through absentee ballot. This election Read More …

Time to pay the piper?

In my post Connecting the dots…, I drew a parallel between Bain Capital’s transfer of Sensata’s factory and jobs to China, and asked some serious questions about how Delphi relates to the Romneys’ taxes. It appears this whole thing is about to blow up in Mitt Romney’s face, as the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Read More …