Tag: Hate

The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy

The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy
I am a U.S. Air Force Veteran and I am ashamed of the behavior of some of the cadets at the Preparatory Academy. I am proud of Lt. General Jay Silveria, the Commandant of the Academy, for his lecture to the cadets in the wake of a racist event at the Academy. The issue came... Read more »

I dread the anniversary of 9/11

I dread the anniversary of 9/11
I dread it because people use the anniversary to rekindle hate. Today is the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and a United Airlines plane crash in rural Pennsylvania. The greatest loss of life was in New York as two fuel laden planes slammed into the twin towers of the... Read more »

I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP

I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP
A little over a week ago I joined the Democratic Party. I had been an independent for a year and realized not being part of a party meant I was a voice in the wilderness. I’m not content to just be an observer on the sidelines. I want to be an agent for change. From... Read more »
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I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good

I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good
I was not ready for the welcome I received from rank and file Democrats.  It’s been a little overwhelming.  I expected suspicion, mistrust, and the cold-shoulder.  I was judging their reaction to my joining the party through my Republican eyes of 44 years.  Suspicion, mistrust, and the cold shoulder is a sort of GOP value,... Read more »

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party
This was not an easy decision to make.  Politics is like one’s religion, you just don’t change it unless you have a moment of clarity and realize you are on the wrong path.  My family’s involvement in the GOP goes all the way back to the mid-1850s and the start of the GOP in Illinois.... Read more »

Illinois GOP unleashes hate and racism in the budget fight

Illinois GOP unleashes hate and racism in the budget fight
Senator Toi Hutchinson, (D-Chicago Heights) has long been a target of Governor Rauner and the Illinois Policy Institute.  Illinois Policy is a lobbying arm of Governor Rauner.  Today Senator posted a sample of the hateful, and racist messages she is receiving by email and on social media.  The Senator told me all members who oppose... Read more »
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It’s a good day to be a former Republican

It’s a good day to be a former Republican
I sit in disbelief watching the Congressional Hearings looking into Russian involvement in our elections.  The GOP I was a member of for 44 years is no more.  It’s been replaced, and conservatism has been killed. The Alt-Right and voices of intolerance and hate run things in the GOP.  That is not the GOP I... Read more »

Remember “Lock her up?”

Remember “Lock her up?”
It was just a few weeks ago we heard the chant once again from Trump supporters.  Their icon led them in the chant at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky.  Never mind that the FBI said no laws were broken.  Legal standing means nothing to Trump and his supporters, never mind there wasn’t any intent of... Read more »

Are the Democrats getting smart?

Are the Democrats getting smart?
Many moons ago as a younger man in a rush, I helped a lobbying effort for two Supreme Court Justices.  In 1987, I was a new hire at a Washington Lobbying firm, when President Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to replace the retiring Justice, Lewis Powell.  Justice Powell was a moderate and a swing vote.... Read more »
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Donald Trump’s disturbing behavior

Donald Trump’s disturbing behavior
I’m seeing a trend in President Trump’s behavior.  I’m not the only one seeing it.  Many are writing that they think he is unbalanced.  I see something else going on that is far more worrisome than concerns over the President’s state of mind. I see the manipulation of the masses to try and mask failure. ... Read more »