I have to admit that as a fan of The Apprentice, I once marveled in this very pages at Donald Trump's ability to raise three smart, well-educated young people. While it's true that the Trump kids were born with a silver--maybe more accurately, a golden-- spoon planted firmly between their lips and . . .
I've seen this quote attributed to Mark Twain, Abe Lincoln and "unknown." It doesn't really matter who said it--it's come to mind about a thousand times during this election season. First, it completely describes Donald Trump and a bunch of other right-wing politicians who say some of the darnedest . . .
These are the people who can put Trump in the White House. Even though America was founded by people seeking tolerance and acceptance for differences, those are traits many Americans do not think are important (if they think at all) and do not represent. The irony is inescapable. The fact is, . . .
"Balls," said the Queen. "If I had two, I'd be king." The King laughed, not because he wanted to (two) but because he had to (two). At dawn the air is cool and if I open all the windows and French doors for a few hours, the house stays fresh and cool most of the day. When the sun starts inching . . .
One of the most disturbing things about what's going on now is how so many people are more focused on our differences than our similarities. For those of us who were part of the peace and love generation, the generation for whom equality and civil rights were not only top of mind but the way we . . .
It's been 110 years since abolitionist and women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony died in my hometown of Rochester, NY and 168 years since the suffrage movement began. I reflect on what's happened in those years more than you might think --and certainly more than I mention here. A couple of big . . .
Fair warning: this is a rant. I let it sit a few weeks, so it's not about current events. It's always wise to let rants sit, but even after that, I decided to post it. We liberals like to think that we are above intolerance. Righteousness, we think, is for the right. Wing, that is. Excuse me while . . .
We're in the long lead-up to our next presidential election and the bullsh-t has begun to fly. Presidents are skillful slingers of the cow patty; consider how Bush #2 threw the bullsh-t devised by Dick Cheney and his ilk. Ilk. Not elk. We already know Cheney isn't so good with a shotgun. Well, . . .
I can't hold back any longer. There is nothing more specious as this rah-rah belief that Donald Trump and his business (ahem) skills will bring jobs back to America. You know, those plants and jobs that manufacturers have moved to Mexico, the Philippines, China --you name it. People who believe . . .
As much as I can't stand all the crazies of electioneering, it's been hard to miss the good, the bad and the ugly of candidates making their push to be our next president. Donald Trump's star is fading as I write this, something that's long overdue. His smirks and unprofessional facial expressions . . .