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Posts Tagged ‘Democrats

When You Act Like A Brat

June 19, 2014

I see little kids go off on their parents in retail establishments all the time. I can’t imagine talking back, throwing tantrums or even less, pouting, when my mother would tell me anything when I was a kid. I think that far too seldom, American kids don’t receive adequate and appropriate discipline from their caretakers […]

Minimalizing Insanity

June 11, 2014

The need for mental health facilities is growing to levels of the greatest necessity in the past 50 years but not because of mass shootings of late. No. The baseless defense of “mental health” increases conservative Libertarians’ propaganda as the answer to making a healthier America, but the premise doesn’t apply exclusively to guns…add the […]

Suspecting the Usual Savior

June 4, 2014

Once again, the voices are sad and pitiful; and once again the voices of hope are inarticulate and unlearned. Yet another hardluck story for public consumption placed before us by the spawns of NPR. More relevant is the fact that the story of poverty is being told by the very perpetuators of the sad condition. […]

Soviet-Style Republic of Democrats

March 25, 2014

Sure, I may sound extreme, but I’ll demonstrate extreme to you. I live, work and pay taxes in Washington, DC—not the DC you see on TV, but the place where people eat, sleep and pay rent. The place where war wages in the most translucent ways. The aboriginals are under siege, the resources are being […]

Our Own Worst Enemy

October 16, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks A Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd I’m trying not to get consumed by the day-to-day antics of the 2013 government shutdown, but I’m a “politics junkie.”  I want to stay apprised of the next dumbfounding Republican offer to end the shutdown.  In all of the antics, I continue […]

Asleep At the Wheel

March 1, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary March 1, 2010 By Perry Redd In light of the recent protests in Wisconsin over their Republican governor, Scott Walker, trying to strip the teachers of their hard-earned, longtime right to negotiate the terms of their contract, we must be real and look at the […]

No Room for Mistakes

September 29, 2010

What the hell was he thinking? It doesn’t matter because the premise of double-standard is a mainstay in the American socio-political psyche. U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” regarding his relationship with a female “social acquaintance.” Sorry amounts to nothing when the political stakes are at their highest. This political season is proving to be the most volatile and vicious in decades—and the Republicans smell fresh meat!

Shadows On One Side of the Tree

September 7, 2010

I truly believe that lawmakers and law enforcers should be held to the highest degree of scrutiny and accountability. Ethics panels and oversight investigations are fully necessary to ensure that our interests, as taxpayers and citizens, are protected and that those we select and elect aren’t abusing the power we hand to them. The current investigations into wrongdoing and allegations are commendable, on it’s face. But what I’ve noticed is that white people do now wrong. Is that right? White people “do no wrong?” From the apparent congressional ethics investigations happening right now, I’m right.

Now, You Decide

April 19, 2010

What I want to know is why are you still supporting politicians who want to hurt you? What’s your excuse? With a weekend push from President Obama and the SEC charges against Goldman Sachs in the background, Democrats plan to start debating the Wall Street reform bill in the Senate this week, even as Republicans continue to say they oppose the bill.