Tag Archives: Amerika

When Are We Going to Get Angry?

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image: wn.com

I’ve got to vent about this police state we live in again. NaPoWriMo kept me happy-happy for a while, but I have no goodbye poem (today’s prompt), so that’s over.

Have you seen this video of a Georgetown cop at a high school football game? Continue reading

American Slavery: A Quick When and Why

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image: cms.ironk12.org

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The Real America or the Real Issues

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image from emusic.com

I had a response to my open letter to police chief Mark Kessler than includes one line that I’d been meaning to elaborate on. Steve Harmon writes, “The Chief, God bless him, is simply trying to unpussify my America.”

My America.

Really?

The Grand American Canyon

(Image from sodahead.com)

(Image from sodahead.com)

It never ceases to amaze me how so many people in America can live in what has been called a “parallel universe”. A universe Fox News not only helps to create, but apparently believes in itself, as witnessed on election night, when its pundits were taken completely off guard by Obama’s victory.

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Martin Chuzzlewit in the U-nited States

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(Image: charlesdickenspage.com}

Since I’ve been blogging about Victor Hugo’s stories, let me jump over to England and Charles Dickens.

This winter break I had the bad luck to get the flu. For days I could barely get out of bed. But every cloud has a silver lining, and this cloud’s lining was that I got to read Martin Chuzzlewit in a few days. Continue reading

Anything Helps 3: There But for Luck Goes Your Child

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Disclaimer: I know most of my readers are compassionate people. So this is directed toward–well, you’ll know who you are.

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Homeless Santa: Top Ten Gifts this Holiday Season

The homeless can always use help, but winters are especially hard. So here’s a list of things that are easy and inexpensive and can make a big difference for someone trying to stay warm and dry out there. Continue reading