Nathan Hale said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Thurgood Marshall said, “History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.” John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can … Continue reading We are Diminished and in Danger
Imagine, if you will, a crowd of tens of thousands of Mexican and Central-Americans, many belonging to known criminal and terrorist organizations, at our southern border north of Tijuana. Imagine also that they were launching stones, throwing Molotov cocktails, and launching kites across the border filled with explosives. Moreover, imagine that the group’s founding charter … Continue reading Those Pesky and Irritating Jews
I am reminded today of all the trite aphorisms that my father provided me during my life, for example: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones If you are going to dish it out, you had better be able to take it … Continue reading Where You Stand…depends on Where You Sit
It took hours of patient, but quite vocal and sometimes heated discussion with my adored daughters to get the point of privilege across to me. On the topic of “white privilege”, I misinterpreted the words to mean I needed to be apologetic for what white people had done to people of color in the past. … Continue reading Privilege, Intersectionality, and Anti-Semitism
Such is life. The wonderful paired with the horrible. Today is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day. The day that the dad and husband sends flowers and candy to his wonderful spouse and terrific daughters with messages of love and delight that they are such a big part of my existence. I order the flowers and such … Continue reading Tribute to Rif
I am not sorry to see the end of 2017. To be honest, it was a lot more than that. I am pleased to see the back of 2017. It was a truly shitty year. Abominable. Wretched. Putrid. Feculent. Let me count eight ways: 1. Donald Trump became President and has encouraged the worst elements … Continue reading Goodbye 2017.
Winners and Losers Well, it looks like the Democrat won in Alabama. Doug Jones received 671,151 votes to Roy Moore’s 650,436 votes. Jones won 50.0% to 48.4%. Historic. Huge. Alabama last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1992 (that’s 25 years ago). Some people are saying that reason prevailed. The anti-Constitution, pedophilic, homophobic, anti-Semitic … Continue reading Alabama
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not; If I set not Jerusalem Above my chiefest joy. -- Psalm 137: 5-6 Yeah, I know. Everybody’s pissed off at Trump. I’m pissed off at … Continue reading Jerusalem
At some point, yes, it is time to say enough. I reached that point many months ago. The critical question is when will the American people – and our Congress – arrive at the same position? Clearly, it was not when Trump was a candidate and attacked John McCain, saying, “He’s not a war hero. … Continue reading When is Enough, Enough?
The 28th Amendment The evidence is entirely apparent. At this point, there can be no doubt that “many people” believe that there is a constitutional right to stupidity. The bad news for these folks is that there is not. It is Fake News. You have the right to the government not to impinge on your … Continue reading The 28th Amendment