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Posts Tagged ‘Tea Party

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

As A Condition of Your Freedom

September 6, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 6, 2011 By Perry Redd As the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 approaches, we are constantly reminded of two things: safety and freedom.  The narrative is that if we are kept safe, then we can enjoy freedom.  I venture […]

The Faces of Obama

February 1, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 1, 2010 By Perry Redd Another appointment, another disappointment is how I describe the progression of the Obama administration.  There were grand hopes, as well as fears, when it came to speculation on how President Barack Obama would conduct his presidency.  Despite his above-average […]

The Tea Party Is On the Rampage

January 8, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary January 8, 2011 By Perry Redd I am of the mind that our country is in the midst of a dramatic change—a change for the worst.  Race is at the center of this change.  Now that the Republicans have won back the House of Representatives—with […]

Weekly Outrageousness

October 19, 2010

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 19, 2010 By Perry Redd If it were a comedy, it would be funny; but since it’s real life, it isn’t.  The Democrats are the party of boring…it has been proven that the Republican right is the party of outrageousness! Party animals!  They present […]