The Common Thread

Watching the news feed nowadays, it seems like the stream of legislated hate, sermonized intolerance, surveillance and just downright abuse from those in power never ends.  And it becomes overwhelmingly accepted due to a highly organized onslaught of carefully wrought ad campaigns to make the infringements seem “reasonable”.  Or by identifying one group or another […]

Paving the Road Towards Theocracy

“The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian Religion.” 1797, The Treaty of Tripoli, initiated by President Washington, signed by President John Adams, and approved by the Senate of the United States From the beginning, our Founding Fathers were adamant about the separation of church and state.  Not […]

The Silencing of Justice

It was another day, another failure to indict a cop for the killing of a citizen.  There are protests taking place all over the country.  Thankfully, most of them seem to be more peaceful this time than the ones in Fergusen.  I have been feeling the need to express how I feel about all of […]

Our Bodies Are No Longer Our’s To Own

I actually had quite a few other things that I had planned on working on today.   And then I saw the news of the latest Supreme Court decision.  To be honest, I can’t say that I am surprised at the decision.  I rather expected it.  The many decisions leading up to this one, each […]

Don’t Take Your Guns To Town!

Enough! I mean it, enough already! Enough shootings, enough deaths, enough with the gun slinging propaganda police waltzing into diners with rifles slung across their backs and sides, through parks while children are playing, through the toy aisles in stores, leaving stray guns in their passing. Enough of your bellyaching and yelling about “your” rights! […]

In God We Hate

I shouldn’t be surprised with the news these last months, weeks.  I was a child of the 60’s.  I lived through the time of desegregation.  I spent two of my father’s stations in rural Georgia.  And I was raised by a woman who followed the crazy fundamentalist hate mongers of which many are still spewing […]

One Year Forward, Fifty Years Back

Alas, it appears that we are to ring in the New Year with a step to the past. For just before the clocks moved into the midnight hour, the Supreme Court halted a mandate granting a woman the right to contraception coverage under her insurance. In essence, the Supreme Court has deemed the claimed “moral” […]