To Hell in a Left Hand Basket

Last night I was talking with someone who has an active mind that I very much respect. I always enjoy our discussions whether about politics, sports or women. Politically we are polar opposites, but we share passions and, at the end of the day, we share many concerns. This was not an angry or contentious discussion by any means but, toward the end, I realized, perhaps for the first time, that our views of the state of America are as opposed as our solutions.… [Read more]

Things that made 2012 interesting: A look back.

Many of us are thrilled to see 2012 leave but, that doesn’t mean that 2012 didn’t provide us with some interesting moments. As is typical of this time of year, where being reflective. From the funny to the absurd, the happy moments to the sad, and the moments in between that made us scratch our heads or shake our heads in shame, 2012 will be one for the history books.… [Read more]

Broadening the Dem’s Big Tent – Attention Liberals: You Blew It.

“In every political community there are varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals. An outspoken group on many subjects. Ten degrees to the left of center in good times. Ten degrees to the right of center if it affects them personally.”

-Phil Ochs

 

As you might recall if you’re not new to my column, I feel so alienated from mainstream liberalism that I was reluctant to even drag my ass to the voting booth.… [Read more]

Obama: On Education, Is The President Liberals’ Piñata?

While the rest of us offered thanks for family and friends on Thanksgiving, one D.C. teacher told a colleague, “I am thankful Obama won, now I can go back to hating him for what he’s doing to public education.” You mean like pumping almost $100 billion in new funds into federal education programs and another $60 billion into saving teacher jobs?… [Read more]

Shadows of Intolerance

“You have no idea how loud that is,” a man abruptly stated to a a younger man man listening to music on the train yesterday.

The older speaker continued, standing tall in his neatly pressed suit and well-worn baseball cap, angrily sighing between statements. “You don’t know, do you?  You have no idea how loud and annoying that is.”  He didn’t stop his verbal attack, despite confused looks from innocent bystanders, “It’s really like bees..just buzzing in my ear.”  His tone was condescending and disgusted at best.… [Read more]

A Message to Lefty Elites: You’re Not Special

Reading about lefty elites being angered over failing to receive pampering from President Obama makes my inner Leon Trotsky come out.

Compared to most of my compatriots on the left I often find myself standing as the moderate, generally favoring pragmatism to radicalism, gradual change and reform to swift revolution. But every now and again something pops up in the news that jars my inner Jacobin, gripping my mind with Marxian anger and desires for radical revolt.… [Read more]

In Defense of Reason Part 4: Sticks and Stones and Concentration Camps

On May 13, 2012 in North Carolina‘s Providence Road Baptist Church, Pastor Charles L. Worley publicly advocated the forced relocation, imprisonment, and subsequent death of gays and lesbians. Apparently not only does pastor Worley believe that a 100-mile-long electrified fence would be adequate to hold the entire gay population, but also that such an act of Christian charity would cause the species known as homo queer-ius to become extinct, due to the hereditary nature of sexual preferences.… [Read more]

Week in Review – May 6, 2012

Social change is in the news, and that’s a good thing. The plight of workers became the focus, for at least one day, this past week. Folks, we are witnessing what dissent and direct action produces: protests and causes.… [Read more]

Civil Political Discussions…with Grandma?

She may look sweet but she packs a punch!

It started with my husband’s grandmother. The dear, sweet, old lady we had the pleasure of visiting a few short years ago found Facebook and,  at least from my perspective, lunged out of her political closet, flaming our liberal friends, arrogantly peddling her Fox News views and generally making a hot, conservative mess of herself all over our virtual social scene.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review February 19, 2012

The Twitter feeds have been very active; so much has happened. Two things have dominated the news this week: the religious wrongs right’s imposition of their values on the rest of us (so much for religious freedom, huh?), and extensive coverage of Whitney Houston‘s life and legacy. For the latter, a wonderful tribute celebrating her life and impact she on the world of music made so many of us reflect on her talent.… [Read more]

5 Annoying Things That Liberals Do

Everyone has a list about something or other. I’m joining the list of people who make lists; my list contains the top 5 annoying things that liberals do.

  1. Bitch and  Complain about President Obama even more than those on the right do.  Hold your horses — am I saying he’s perfect? No. Not at all. He is, after all, a man.  
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