Category Archives: Rant

Racism…and “Sticks and Stones”

Just recently, a white person said something inappropriate and ignorant to an African-American friend of mine. The incident was passed on by my friend’s spouse so I’m not sure of the exact words, but, the negative impact on my friend’s feelings and my friend’s interpretation of the words, were what was important. I shuddered, both…

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No Public Hearings

We have a new tax law…or will have one soon assuming that trump signs the bill. No public hearings were held. That means no industry or personal testimony was given in favor of or opposed to the bill. Lots of different viewpoints and I can’t decide which of them is correct or close to correct….

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Seven Dirty Words

Forty-five years ago George Carlin did a bit he called “Seven Dirty Words.” Eventually, the Supreme Court heard a case that defined “indecent speech” on broadcast TV and sort of formalized those unapproved parts of our broadcast suitable language. (That opinion also defined the time children…those younger than 18…should be asleep, from 10 p.m. to…

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Respect for People

Respect…people deserve respect no matter their gender, race, religion, hair color, language…whatever. I’m happy that #METOO movement is taking off and I’m hoping that real changes will be made. With some sadness (but no surprise), I note that the senator from South Dakota, Mr. Rounds, says that President trump is different because the voters knew…

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Spiraling

Yesterday I wrote about the nominee for a federal court from Alabama;  today, I wonder about the GOP candidate in Alabama for senator. As more women come forward to accuse candidate moore of assaulting them when they were young, the stronger his counter-attack against them and, of course, the press becomes. I think that even…

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