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Racing On the Gridiron

February 2, 2016

As American history goes, the ugly head of racism showing up never surprises me. At this stage of.my life, I wait for it to enter. The 50th Super Bowl is as good a place as any. The old character of these United States are as in play today as it was when I was born […]

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 […]

Dishonest Dicks

October 3, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks a Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd It appears that Americans are surprised that the United States government has shut down.  I’m repeatedly angered at media soundbites that play voices of people who blame congress for “acting like children” or “not getting along” or “not thinking about the people.”  […]

Change of Heart Reveals Hate

April 1, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd So I know you heard the latest tear in the fabric of the Republican party, and even moreso in the conservative movement…Senator Rob Portman became the most prominent Republican lawmaker to back gay rights when he reversed his opposition to same-sex marriage […]

Audacious Arrogance

December 5, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 4, 2012 By Perry Redd You’re watching what I’m watching:  an injured team playing with a losing hand, trying to bluff their way to a victory.  “Never let ‘em see you sweat” is inapplicable when you’re in the furnace.  The Republican Party is working […]

Clown Unmasked

November 21, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 20, 2012 By Perry Redd For every circus that traverses the land, the big tent must come down. Even if the tent isn’t big, it must come down. At some point, the show must end and the clown must be unmasked. In our world, […]

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 […]