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
Posted in Austin, Emigration / Immigration, Police, Society
Tagged America, Amerika, Amerikaans, Austin, bevoegdheden, emigration, Georgetown, jaywalker, kicking policeman, opinion, police, police brutality, police state, politie, politiestaat, society
Posted in Slavery
Tagged 12 Years a Slave, Abolitionists, Amerika, Amerikaanse burgeroorlog, Black History, Civil War, geschiedenis, history, North vs South, Roots, slavernij, slavery
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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.”
Posted in Society
Tagged America, American, Amerika, Amerikaans, Fox News, gun rights, independent thinking, manipulation, Middle America, opinion, real America, right-wing propaganda, Rush Limbaugh, small town America, universal healthcare
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
Posted in Books, Education, History, Politics, Society, Travel
Tagged 19e eeuw, 19th century, America, American, Amerika, Amerikaans, books, Charles Dickens, Engelse literatuur, English literature, maatschappij, Martin Chuzzlewit, opinion, society
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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.
Posted in Austin, Food, Homelessness
Tagged America, Amerika, Austin, daklozen, DPchallenge, giving money to the homeless, handouts, homeless, opinion, society, there but for, thuislozen
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
Posted in Homelessness, Lists
Tagged Amerika, Christmas, daklozen, feestdagen, helping the homeless, holidays, homeless, Lists, society, Thanksgiving, thuislozen