Chicken Little, or lessons we didn’t learn from history

Jorge Agustin Nicolas Ruiz de Santyana y Borras was a Spanish philosopher, although he was raised as an American, and considered by many to be American, but is perhaps most well known by non-academics for his saying “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As I recall what I was taught […]

What have you done for me lately?

Lots of democrats, and more than a few republicans are having a great deal of fun thrashing this years slate of republican nominees for the 2012 presidential election. I’ve done my part as well, posting about the two republican front-runners, listing their stances on the issues. Interestingly enough, I hear a lot of negative talk […]

Jim Crow ain’t really dead

I grew up in South Florida, in the late 1950’s, through the early 1970’s when I finally left the South for service in the U.S. Navy. As a small child, I clearly remember seeing water fountains and restrooms segregated, with signs marked “colored only”. I was a freshman in high school in 1969 before I […]

Wait a minute, and Mitt will change his mind ….

The other day, I posted my opinion about Rick Santorum. I promised I’d post a similar piece about Mitt Romney, so I suppose I have to put out some effort and go figure out what I really think about the man. Although I’m a registered Democrat, I’m actually more of an Independent and often will […]

If Santorum were President …

…would it really be all that bad for Gays, Lesbians, Women and the liberal young America as people are thinking? Rick Santorum thinks that: Abortion should be outlawed even in cases of rape and incest Capital Gains taxes should be locked in, and in some cases corporate income tax eliminated A lot of regulations enacted […]

Half the world has a penis ….

One of my favorite Showtime series is the american adaptation of the original British series “Shameless”.  As with Showtimes treatment of Queer as Folk, the american version is a bit more lurid, a bit grittier, and a whole lot of fun to watch. One of the characters, Carl, possibly 11, or 12 made a statement […]