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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. […]

You’ve Just BeenTruth-Smacked

April 30, 2014

I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night. On the facts of race in America, I’ve heard the truth twisted and contorted. This is not a new phenomenon, but lately, this phenomenon is in an enhanced state. The only straightening salve has been the horse’s mouth. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen […]

Punched Right In the Mouth

January 29, 2014

It’s so very hard to stay positive…about the future of life in the United States.  Sure, I think about the reality of moving to another country, but then political instability or social unrest or material shortcomings overtake my dreams.  Incidences of NSA spying, police brutality or theft by elected leaders revive my vision.  Yet, in […]

The Court Has Lost Your Mind

June 28, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary June 28, 2011 By Perry Redd     The Supreme Court has lost your mind…once again.  For all of those “family values” conservatives, you’ve been shucked!  On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law banning sales or rentals of violent video games […]

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…

Battle Lines Drawn Helps None of Us

April 13, 2010

I don’t know much, but I do know this: what’s about to happen in American politics is a big deal; a damned big deal. The Supreme Court is about to be re-drawn. So are the politcal guns that will decide who will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.