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Castor Oil for Cons

May 21, 2014

Never thought you’d see the day, did you? It’s about time. The conservatives, with their Tea Party activists in tow are getting their behinds kicked. A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage today, making it the latest of about a dozen states in which such bans have been declared unconstitutional in the […]

The Take Our Country Back Court

May 7, 2014

I want to say I told you so, but I won’t do that… But I will say I told you so. Back in 2010 when the Tea Party was on its tirade of ultra-limited government and taking “their” country back, we knew something was going to have to break. It appears that it’s our backs. […]

Race Made It’s Own Place

May 1, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary By Perry Redd So, the drama has ended. They got their man…they always do. It’s the “American Way.” The question is, how do they get him? No, I didn’t bring race up again, it just happened. You hear events and then think. You just do. […]

Election of Illusion

November 14, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 13, 2012 by Perry Redd You saw what I saw…or didn’t see. I’ve lived through twelve presidential elections, and I’ve never seen a show of deception so transparent and overt as this one. It was pure illusion and a frontal insult upon Americans—and to […]

Trusting A Chameleon?

October 9, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 9, 2012 By Perry Redd I’m not sure when the right time is to scrutinize the person will be my face to the rest of the world, but now might be it.  With less than four weeks to go until we elect our next […]

Making Policy On the Fly

December 7, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 6, 2011 By Perry Redd   You wanna talk about improbable?  I was going back over my commentary from May of this year.  I am not going to eat my words, but they are a bit haunting right about now.  Do you remember what […]

Dealing From the Bottom of the Deck

November 8, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 8, 2011 By Perry Redd   Wouldn’t you know it? They’ve moved the goalposts—changed the rules in the middle of the game.  Leading conservatives are now doing the thing they’ve accused and castigated the Left of doing for years: playing the race card.  Now […]

De-Mythicizing Occupation

October 12, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 11, 2011 By Perry Redd Enough of the lies—by both the American mainstream media and the conservative Republican Right!  There is nothing right in their attempts to equate the current groundswell of the Occupy Wall Street movement with the Tea Party movement of the […]

Depiction of Contradiction

October 4, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 4, 2011 By Perry Redd This past week, the news cycle has been fast and furious.  If you’ve blinked, then you’ve missed something.  Not necessarily the stories, but the truth.  The actors have said one thing, then have done another.  They’ve stood on principle—or […]

Immigration In Your Back Yard

July 6, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary July 5, 2011 By Perry Redd What are you all going to do when you find that the thing you hate is in your back yard? What I’ve come to learn is that with conservative ideology, many of the social and economic positions taken, like […]