Falwell Has No Business Anywhere Near Public Education

From Reuters: Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. will head an education reform task force under U.S. President Donald Trump and is keen to cut university regulations, including rules on dealing with campus sexual assault, the school he heads said. Falwell, the son of the late televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., was described by Trump as…

Frog Nation: Boiling to Death

From Wikipedia: The boiling frog is an anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in cold water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger…

Trumpocalypse is Here

Today marks the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. To say that this will be disastrous for our nation and for most of the rest of the civilized world is an understatement, in spite of what you may be reading from the Tumpocolytes that inhabit your social media. Our…

Reverse Racism Does Not Exist

Reverse racism is often used by white people when minorities call out racism and discrimination. Basically it is used in an attempt to prove that minorities aren’t the only ones that are disadvantaged or targeted because of race. But this is a bogus claim. There are aspects of racism, such as ignorance, bigotry, prejudice, etc.,…

More Difficult Than I Perceived

Three things that those who have been reading this website know about me is that my world view and politics leans left, that I am a news hound, and that I am very outspoken and opinionated. These are characteristics that have been part of my life for a very long time, and it is because…

Do Not Call For My Tolerance

There was one of many responses to the Twitter war going on with Meryl Streep and Ron Howard fighting against Trump that stood out, and I have posted it below. While the speech given by Streep would have undoubtedly still made the news cycle, it would have disappeared much faster and been less impacting if…

Truth, Lies, the Objective and Subjective

“A man believes what he wants to hear and disregards the rest…” –  Paul Simon I had a typical exchange with my four-year-old granddaughter the other day. I saw her do something. It doesn’t matter what it was, as this isn’t the point. The point is I witnessed her doing a thing. I confronted her…

On Trying New Things

There comes time in the life of every writer when there is a need to shift focus. I have done this before over the past ten years I have been keeping this blog. Not that I consider myself in their league, but even the great writers like Stephen King, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, etc., change…

Priorities: Politics and Homosexuality

For what seems like forever, the gaggle of conservative lawmakers have been trying their hardest to accomplish two things. One, to make sure the LGBT community gets as little protection from bigotry as possible. Two, to make sure they are doing everything in their power to keep the LGBT community from gaining any ground in…

Exchanging the Truth for a Lie

2016 has been a head of head-shaking and face-palming for millions of American Citizens as we watched with disgust, disillusionment, and dismay as millions of other American Citizens grasped onto a seemingly unending stream of fake news stories. They then proceeded to repost, retweet, and retell them as if they were factual stories, grounded in…

A Word to Pro-Lifers

From the start of this election season that ended up with Donald Trump as the President-Elect, there have been many stories, posts, videos, and other forms of communication regarding the most prominent single-issue that conservatives have been focusing on. Abortion. This, of course, is not new for conservatives. It is a mantra, of sorts. Kind…

Why Many Christian Women Voted for Trump

More than fifty-three percent of women voted Trump over Clinton, in spite of Trump’s rampant and unapologetic misogyny, his brazen degradation of women by classifying them according to a superficial numerical scale, his wanton belief that they can be sexually assaulted at will, and his record with his current and former wives. A lot of…

The Importance of Progressive Activism

There is line between being outspoken and being a complete jerk. Yes, it is a line that I have crossed now and again. I suspect I will cross it again, in the future. I take issue when there are attacks against those who are unable to – for whatever reason – defend themselves. I take…

Faith in Humanity: Lost

[UPDATE] Yesterday, when I wrote this, I began it with: “Before I start, if you are reading this through Facebook, it will be the last thing you see me post. I’m done. If I didn’t have so many things tied to Facebook, I’d honestly just shitcan it. If you are family or close friends, you…