Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

"When The Fox Is In Charge Of The Chicken Coop!"

By       Message Charles L. Riccillo       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

Author 23202
- Advertisement -

"When The Fox Is In Charge Of The Chicken Coop!"

"Too Many Years - Too Many Dangerous Mistakes"

by Charles L. Riccillo


- Advertisement -


"Well," I was once told - as I watched my university teaching career dissolve into thin air - "That's what happens when the fox is left in charge of the chicken coop!"

That, dear readers, is pretty much just what we've witnessed over the last eight years and in some other Republican times before it!

- Advertisement -

In my case, as a young theater professor, my contract was being non-renewed, all of it without due process, over the unanimous objections of the Arts and Communications faculty, the Committee for Renewal and Tenure, the students, and my own Dean of Arts and Sciences.

But this fox is not my personal bane, but rather our curse witnessed in particular over the last eight years!

Just who was in charge when:

1. This nation went to war, embarrassingly, plunging into Iraq without sufficient proof of just cause?

2. These United States contracted, sans any bidding or due consideration, with the Halliburton Corporation, for multiple contracts which will now soon enrich outgoing Vice President Dick Cheney's purse?

3. Freedoms and rights, including even habeas corpus and right to counsel, were suspended under the Patriot Act?

- Advertisement -

4. Prisoners as "suspected enemy combatants" were summarily tortured in Abu Graeb and Guantanamo, and jailed for indeterminate periods of time - or flown surreptitiously to allied Arab nations for questioning with "no holds barred" for weeks upon end?

5. Colin Powell, at the United Nations, was made to - much to his later chagrin - present a "slam-dunk" case of evident "weapons of mass destruction" - later found nowhere in evidence within the state of Iraq.

6. Our out-going President Bush prematurely announced with great fanfare, "mission accomplished" in Iraq.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

EARLY 50's BOOMER:Leo.Decidedly heterosexual & available EDUCATION;Roman Catholic grade & college-prep, Roncalli High '69, Honors grad, Triple Distinction,National Forensic League.BA: Theatre Univ.WY ''75 Outstanding Theatre Senior & "Who's Who (more...)

Charles L. Riccillo Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

"There Comes A Time - Paine Still True Now "

Colorado Voter Suppression - Election 2012

Speak the Speech, I Pray Thee!"

"There May Be Troubles Ahead"

"He Who Laughs Last"

"The Torch is Being Passed"