What is this Republican fascination with imposing restrictions on what a woman can do with her vagina? It reminds me, off-the-cuff, of the Islamic world’s covering up of women, not letting them show their faces, get educated or much less show any skin in public, except it’s much worse. Republican legislatures around the Country want a woman to be penetrated by an ultra-sound wand, which looks much like a dildo, before they can make a decision to have an abortion. It’s the Salem witch hunts all over again and it’s sick.
Bexar County Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz protects the County’s residents quietly, but effectively it seems. A recent poll taken of Bexar County residents indicates that a solid majority feel safer in Bexar County since Ortiz took office. Many commented that they liked the Sheriff’s low key style and one commented that it was like the Truman analogy, “speak softly but carry a big stick”. Under Ortiz, high profile, very serious and complicated cases have been solved.
Logically, the more people of a Nation that vote, the closer that Nation gets to being a true democracy. The result of that vote would represent the voice of the majority of the people of that Nation. If the majority of people do not vote, perhaps because most people have to work harder and more hours just to make the same amount of money, which causes time to be a factor along with the lack of enthusiasm, then the Nation is being run by the few who do vote. Those few people who vote regularly are usually in the upper echelons of the economic ladder, and not only do they vote, but they u
A legal case entitled Citizens United made its way to the top of the legal “food” chain, nine "gods" in black robes sat in judgment, listened or at least heard arguments and then made their decision. Actually they had met with persons before the case ever got to them, persons whose only interest is in power, pure power and the riches that come with it. These persons told the "gods", that a case was coming their way that would have enormous effect upon their ability to rule the world. They described this case as one that would allow them to use their already vast wealth, to turn
Hoover presided over the Nation’s Great Depression, Nixon was a criminal who burglarized the Watergate building and who also expanded the Vietnam War, Ford pardoned him and bit into a tamale, shuck and all, W stole an election, lied to the American people about Saddam’s involvement in 9/11 to start a war and presided over the Nation’s second Depression. Their idol, Ronald Reagan, granted amnesty to immigrants, something none of the others would ever do again, including Mitt Romney, whose business experience is in “Vulture Capitalism”, perfecting the art of gutting and bankrupting companies
When pondering your position on current issues, don’t just think in the moment, fast forward your thinking to take into account things that are happening that might influence how you feel about certain issues, so you don’t pick fights that aren’t worth fighting. A good example of that is on the issue of “Spanish Only” proposals by State Governments or private companies, and also on the related issue of immigration. Days before the issuance of this blog, the worst nightmare of White Supremacists came true, there were more colored, including Latino, babies born in the United States than Ang
In the halls of New Braunfels High School, in the parking lots of the same, the cafeteria or actually anywhere on school grounds when I was attending in the late 70’s, Spanish was prohibited. I think the first time I was dragged into the Principal’s office for the violation of “Speaking Spanish”, it was because I had called my food by its name, out loud and to a friend who from across the table was asking me what I had brought for lunch. The cafeteria was a rather loud place, so when I responded to him that my mother had packed “tacos” for me, it was with enough force to ensure that he co
It’s come a long way, gay marriage, with even the Vice-President of the United States saying on “Meet the Press” this past Sunday, that he “is absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage and believes they should have the same rights as all married couples. The Secretary of Education for Obama also said he supports gay marriage, on the “Morning Joe” show this morning. This graduates the official U.S. stance to that of most advanced, western nations and to a point that simply faces reality and attempts to end another form of discrimination.
This past weekend the nations of France and Greece tossed out Presidents who were supporting so-called “austerity” measures, belt-tightening budget cuts that were primarily going to hurt students, the elderly and blue-collar workers. Sound familiar? That is the gist of the Paul Ryan plan that Willard “Mitt” Romney endorses. These countries are democracies and the budget cuts proposed went after the 99% of the population, but were perceived as leaving the rich alone, without asking them to also feel the pain of cutbacks.