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Is a knee on the neck for nine minutes and twenty-three seconds enough to convict Derek Chauvin?

The testimony is over. The prosecution has rested. So has the defense. The final arguments will come today. The judge will give his instructions. Finally, the jury will get the case and begin their deliberations. How it goes is anyone’s guess. The evidence that the prosecution showed was overwhelming. The defense broke out all their... Read more »

If you can't tell the difference between a gun and a taser, you shouldn't be a police officer

The above photo is guns that are used as sidearms by police officers. This is a photo of a taser, also used by police officers. I’ve never seen either weapon up close, but I can tell the difference. A police officer has advanced training in the use of both weapons. They should know which one... Read more »

The Masters golf tournament honoring Lee Elder doesn't ring true

“As long as I’m alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black.” Those words were spoken by Clifford Roberts. He was the chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club for forty-five years. He almost pulled it off. It was in Roberts last year as chairman when Lee Elder became the first Black golfer... Read more »

What is the fascination with guns?

I hate guns. In the spring of 1992 a close friend called me to let me know he bought a gun. I had never heard him mention anything about firearms so the purchase struck me as strange. When I asked him about it, he said he was taking up target shooting and he asked if... Read more »

When a racist says racist words out loud, believe them

There’s nothing new about racism. It’s been going on since the beginning of time. What is relatively new is saying these things out loud and not caring about any repercussions. It didn’t start with the former guy who resided in the White House, he just made it more acceptable, at least to his supporters. If... Read more »

I'd like to give Meyers Leonard the benefit of the doubt for using the slur 'kike', but I can't get there

“Hey Kikes! Keep your fucking kike ball off my lawn and keep your fucking kike asses off my lawn, too. Now get the fuck out of here.” Those were the words I heard from a neighbor when a friend and I went to get a ball off a neighbor’s lawn. I was twelve years old.... Read more »

What am I missing about the royal family?

Elizabeth Phillip Charles William Kate Harry Meghan What is the big deal with these people? Why the fascination? What do they actually do? Yes, I watched the big interview with Oprah last night. Yes, I felt sorry for Harry and Megs….sort of. But, I’m still trying to figure out what makes them such a big... Read more »

The clusterfuck of working the Covid-19 vaccination system

The clusterfuck of working the Covid-19 vaccination system
28 million cases of Covid-19 in the United States! 500,000 of us have died! The numbers are daunting. That’s how many Americans have been lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. While all the disease and death has been tragic, it appears we are seeing the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Vaccinations! In the... Read more »

The week in review: Texas style

The week in review: Texas style
They say everything is bigger in Texas. As we’ve seen in the last few days, even their problems are bigger. You might even say they’re sized Texas-style. The entire country has been racked with weather-related issues since last Sunday. We’ve seen record amounts of cold, snow, and ice. It’s February…the heart of the winter. Most... Read more »

Michael J. Fox outlived Rush Limbaugh. Is it karma?

Michael J. Fox outlived Rush Limbaugh. Is it karma?
Karma: the result of a person’s actions as well as the actions themselves. It is a term about the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions. I know quite a few people who believe in Karma. I remember almost five years ago... Read more »
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