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Taking the Wrong Class

September 20, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 20, 2011 By Perry Redd   You should be as sick of it as I am…Republicans twisting an issue of national importance into an impossible proposition.  This time, it’s taxes.  After the debt ceiling was raised last month, the issue was certain to re-surface […]

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!

When Christianity Is a Bad Word

August 25, 2010

Can you believe the depths to which the neo-conservative right will sink to? Just when you thought they could go no lower, like a Limbo pole, they lower the bar. Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, chose to jump directly into the conversation about President Obama’s religion. And let’s take a look at the faith: if Obama was to accept Jesus Christ as his “personal savior,” the way Christians believe one must in order to claim the faith, then why is it that he is still a Muslim to them? Simply because, that’s what they want. Nevermind what he said, never mind the facts.

The Hypocritical Factor

May 18, 2010

Have we all been taught to “stand on your principles”, “be consistent”, “be a man of your word”? Recalling those wisdom of your father, why should we listen to elected leaders who ignore it?

My chief target of hypocrisy and blatant, “in-your-face” double-facedness, Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader has warned America about President Obama’s choice of Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court and her qualifications. “She’s the least qualified in terms of judicial experience in 38 years,” McConnell said. While he admits that some see that as an asset, McConnell nevertheless insisted that “about 70 percent of the American people think judicial experience is a good idea for somebody who is going to be on the Supreme Court.” My question is “what 70%?” And then again, who to say that other 30% is wrong?

The thing about Senator McConnell, is he forgot that he was in that 30% within recent memory…