Self-Awareness &raquo

[2 Nov 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Lost Friends

*This is a guest post by the wonderful TJ Lubrano*
Some days are days where I just sit and think about the past, not the entire work I have to do. On these days, however, memories from the past float, like where I used to live, things that have happened and people I have met. This brought me to the following tale:
There was a house next to ours, a house where its inhabitants only lived for a short time before they moved again. I don’t know why people people only lived …

Politics &raquo

[31 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Romney Stabbed in the Back by George Will

There is little doubt that Friday’s article by Washington Post columnist George F. Will  has caused quite a stir among Republicans across the country.  In his article  Mr. Will made a clear and compelling case that presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the clear front-runner among the Republican presidential contenders, is the wrong man for the job.  According to Mr. Will, Mitt Romney is a chronic “flip-flopper” on just about all the issues that the Republicans hold near and dear, and that Romney has no clearly defined political philosophy that Republicans can …

Politics &raquo

[29 Oct 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
OWS: Neither Rain, nor Sleet, nor Snow, will Daunt

Amendment 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America:
Freedom of religion, speech, and the press; rights of assembly and petition
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
With this in mind, let us have no doubt that the Occupy Wall Street movement is sweeping this nation and it has the Constitutional right to …

Politics &raquo

[26 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Super Committee Reflects America’s Deep Divisions

As we all can so clearly recall, a disgraceful show of Republican partisanship and recalcitrance last August  nearly brought the country to the point of  financial default.  A last minute deal was reached between moderate Republicans  and Democrats that forced the Obama Administration to agree to deep cuts in domestic spending with no increases in revenues.  At that time  a large contingent of Congressional Tea Party adherents voted against any increase at all in the debt limit ceiling, preferring the near-total collapse of America’s social safety net to a higher …

Self-Awareness &raquo

[24 Oct 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Autumn Triumphs

Is this the autumn of my life? Well, certainly it is not the Spring of my life, yet an abundance of joy exists for me. Responsibilities are fewer than when I was raising my children. My careers took paths I never could have imagined and brought me to this beautiful place, this time of savoring the moments and not giving into fears or the folly of being the truly young. I appreciate every nuance of conversation with friends, the aroma of coffee each morning, tastes of sumptuous meals, cool evenings …

Politics, War &raquo

[20 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Obama Administration Scores A Victory in Libya

Today, October 20, 2011,  the world can join together with all Libyans in celebrating the demise of Moammar Gadhafi.  After a long and bloody struggle, the liberation forces announced that Gadhafi was killed while attempting to escape from the town of Sirte, located in his tribal homeland.  Libya‘s Interim Prime Minister, Mahmoud Jibril,  also announced that Gadhafi’s sons, Mutassim and Saif al-Islam were  killed along with their father,  although reports of the deaths of Gadhafi’s sons have not yet been verified.   There is little doubt that the people of Libya …

Politics &raquo

[17 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Obama’s Sending Troops to Central Africa

Many football fans  (especially those who live in the Cleveland area)  may recall that  fateful evening, not so long ago, when Art Modell, the owner of the Cleveland Browns, packed up his equipment in the middle of the night and moved the team to Baltimore.   Although Modell had the legal right to move the team to another city, he also had the moral obligation to tell the millions of Browns’ fans why he was abandoning them for greener pastures, and when he was planning to leave.  In an analogous  situation, …

Our Home Town, Politics &raquo

[16 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
OWS in Pittsburgh: Diverse and Peaceful

Cliche’s become cliche’s because they are true, so if a picture paints a thousand words, the photo here tells you that Occupy Wall Street in Pittsburgh was comprised of people who felt the need to be heard. From diverse ages and backgrounds they came, and they all had something to say. This crossed Party lines and went straight to the hearts and minds of those who are feeling disheartened and disenfranchised.
There were men dressed in business suits, possibly now worn only to a rally because their jobs have been lost. …

Blogging, Politics &raquo

[14 Oct 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Tweet Today and Make Your Voices Heard!

Staying connected through Social Media almost an imperative these days. The real-time gathering of information is astounding, and Twitter is an amazing venue that has changed our global inter-action. There are times when I Tweet snarky replies, and other times when the issue being addressed is important and needs due consideration. Either way it is an exceptional tool for communicating through social media. The following is a true accounting of some of my recent Tweets:
JandTonic said: Most of the programming on Lifetime, TLC and Oxygen makes me sad. There can’t …

Politics &raquo

[12 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tehran’s Goal is Regional Domination At Any Cost

The recently uncovered plot by Iranian government operatives to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States should not come as a surprise to anyone in Washington.  It should also come as no surprise that the Iranian government is vehemently denying  their involvement,  accusing the United States of making the whole thing up.Although caught “red-handed” by American intelligence agents,  and although the Iranian perpetrator has freely admitted his culpability,  the government in Tehran insists that their country is  innocent of any misdeeds.   The Iranian government, which is significantly “truth …

Politics &raquo

[10 Oct 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Bachmann & Cain Allign With Bigoted Pastor Jeffress

Over the last ten years, or more, the United States has been fighting against radical, Islamic fundamentalist groups throughout the world.  In several places, such as Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia the U.S. has actually sent American soldiers to fight and die on foreign soil in  vain attempts to somehow make America safe from terrorist attacks advocated by the religious fundamentalists;  or at least the brand of religious fundamentalism practiced in the Muslim world.   America, with its roots clearly imbedded in Protestant, Christian theology since its founding, has never felt …

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