Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

“A Delusional Freshman Senator”

This is the 99th article published on The Huffington Post. Coming Soon, “One-Hundred and Counting”

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A Southern Senator redefines insanity!

There has been an insidious craziness in the House of Representatives for an insufferable while and, until a few years ago, it was comical.

During that time the Senate, though outwardly intransigent and equally ineffective, had remained relatively sane — at least compared to the House.

But, that has changed dramatically. The lunacy, once confined to the House, has now crept into the August body!

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“The South Will Fall Again”

There is something inherently wrong in the South.

And it’s not the slow southern living, or the laziness in their southern drawl, or the languid summer days. And it isn’t the sweet, enticing taste of Southern Comfort, or Sloe Gin Fizzes!

Many in the southern states still have a sordid belief that the South will rise again — believe there’s something noble in that. But there would be nothing grand about returning to the ideals or bigotry that permeates southern thinking, dulls the senses and numbs the brain.

So, what’s wrong with the South?

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“Right-Wing Wars”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post July 24th. Click on link to view on Huff Post.

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Republicans are engaged in a domestic war.

On the national level and in state legislature after state legislature rights and freedoms are being usurped by right-wing zealots who falsely invoke the Constitution and Christianity.

For a party that claims a strong desire for limited government and personal freedom, Republicans’ inject themselves into the lives of others with complete disregard for their well-being or right to personal freedoms.

Are Republicans’ inherently hypocrites?

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“The Company You Keep”

In a democracy power must be restrained from time to time.

When the government begins to act in ways contrary to the will of ‘the people,’ in opposition to the health and well-being of the governed, ‘the people’ shall — must — rise up in opposition to the tyrannical elements in power.

The movie, “The Company You Keep,” is about a previous time of unrest, a time when our government overstepped its bounds and recklessly used its citizens for feckless purposes. A time when the youth rose up and challenged our government’s authority; especially the authority to wage war.

But the film not only showed the necessity of revolt then, but the similarities of our circumstances now.

Have we reached the point of revolt again?

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“SNAP Judgement”

Republicans’ are dying to kill the Food Stamp Program!

As a part of the farm bill Republicans push to strip $20 billion from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) leaving as many as two million people hungry in the richest nation in the world.

The cuts, two billion dollars a year, will also knock 200,000 children off the school lunch program. At a time when education is eroding throughout the country the right-wing believes leaving thousands of students hungry is the answer.

So what happened to humanity?

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“Terror In Two States”

Everyone’s aware of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Two blasts in Boston, acts of terrorism perpetrated by two brothers — Chechen immigrants who had become radicalized — killed three people and injured over 250 more.

A manhunt ensued. Law enforcement came out in force to find whoever intended to harm those watching this historic event. Unlimited resources were mobilized and they quickly identified the two brothers as the suspects.

A few days later the shit hit the fan in Texas!

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“The Ugly States of the Union”

Each year we get an assessment of the nation’s health.

That comes from the President in the State of the Union address delivered to the whole nation in front of both houses of Congress. And, whether you like it or not, it’s the President’s view of how we’re doing as a nation.

And, though our nation is slowly recovering from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, there are some big problems in this country that we, as a nation, need to address.

These huge problems are originating at the state level.

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“Sequestration or Secession?”

Is sequestration a fête accompli?

It’s looking more like it everyday.

We’re facing yet another incomprehensible battle in Congress, another unnecessary deadline which could have grave consequences for the nation and the global economy.

Despite being firmly established in a previous economic battle, sequestration — automatic cuts to the budget, half military and half discretionary — has become a political hot potato with both sides pointing fingers fearful of holding the proverbial spud when the music ends on March One!

So, what’s to fear from sequestration?

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