Morality

Trumpocalypse is Here

Brace for the epic disaster coming. 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…

More Difficult Than I Perceived

Change is not easy. 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,…

Do Not Call For My Tolerance

I’ve tolerated all I can. 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…

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…

Priorities: Politics and Homosexuality

Anti-gay/women legislation isn’t what we need. 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…

A Word to Pro-Lifers

Your point is understood, but abortion isn’t murder. 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…

Why Many Christian Women Voted for Trump

Hint: Fundamental Evangelical Christianity 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…

The Importance of Progressive Activism

Why I do the things I do. 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…

Remembering The Fallen – Fifteen Years Later

Beyond The Politics And Ideologies – Remembering People It has been fifteen years since terrorists attacked the United States in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Fifteen years. That fateful day brought about changes to the way we do things that have generated conversations from front porches to political campaigns. It changed how we travel, how…

Fifty Shot Dead in FL Gay Night Club

An act of both terrorism and a hate crime “Homophobia? It’s not a phobia. They’re not afraid of homosexuals. They hate them.” Orlando, Florida (CNN) Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest…