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(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 11, 2008 Is John McCain's quest for the presidency effectively over?
One can almost see that he has abdicated this race when he answered a supporter who clearly stated that he was scared of Senator Obama and McCain stated, "He is a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States." One must wonder if in that moment in time he somehow realized that his campaign was effectively over.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 1, 2009 Our safety demands that volcanoes and fault lines be monitored
It is cost affective for we as Americans to have both volcanoes and fault lines monitored on a 24/7 basis. That is what Governor Bobby Jindal just did not understand and this surprises me since one of the largest hurricanes, Katrina hit the shores of Louisiana.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 18, 2011 Newsday chooses Palin over Protesters in Print Edition
Let me get this straight: A presidential wannabe who quit being governor is given prime print real estate and a hot news story is placed deep within the print edition? It is time for the media to get over Sarah Palin
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 19, 2009 Due to failing economy: Child abuse cases on the rise and murder
How many more children will die due to this ailing economy? Those who refuse in Washington, must answer to these children, but those who have died can no longer hear them. Those who promoted deregulation and this unbridled free-market system are partly responsible for their deaths. There in lies the real criminality.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Help Haiti's earthquake survivors by donating to the Red Cross
As the day light breaks in the morning, we do not know how many died in this quake or how many more will be recorded in the days and weeks after. This is where we as Americans can come to their aid by digging into our pockets, coin-jars, wallets, or what have you and help the people of Haiti by donating to the Red Cross.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 28, 2011 Union Shops and Non Union Shops
In solidarity with the thousands of protesters in Wisconsin and those taking to the picket lines across this country, let us honor their heroism by shopping ONLY in union shops.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 6, 2008 Protester who interrupted McCain's speech is an Iraq War Veteran
Little did they know or John McCain know that this protester actually served over in Iraq and according to Iraq Veterans Against the War, his name is, Adam Kokesh who is an IVAW board member. He held up a sign stating, "McCain Votes Against Vets." Surge nothing, this patriotic American actually put on the uniform, served his country deserved some respect coming from McCain and those Republicans gathered at the convention.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 23, 2007 In attacking Shawn Hornbeck, Bill O'Reilly gave power to the pedophiles
In ten years time, I have cited chapter and verse how little Megan's Law does in protecting our children and never once did I use Bill O'Reilly as a credible source of information and in the advent of the Shawn Hornbeck case, neither should you. Bill O'Reilly left our children behind by leaving Shawn Hornbeck behind.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, November 19, 2007 Nelson Mandela chose to forgive: Why can't we forgive Don Imus?
I will leave you with this quote coming from Nelson Mandela who stated upon leaving office, "South Africans must recall the terrible past so that we can deal with it, forgiving where forgiveness is necessary but never forgetting" Let us remember how many years he was locked away in a South African prison during its most heinous time called Apartheid.
(17 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 10, 2008 If Gov. Rod Blagojevich deserves impeachment, so did Pres. Bush
If some are calling for Blagojevich's impeachment, it was both Bush and Cheney who truly deserved it. If some feel that Blagojevich should go to prison if convicted, it is none-other than Bush and Cheney who deserve to be tried at The Hague and convicted for war crimes against humanity.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 5, 2008 Can the 'hockey mommn", Sarah Palin find Osama bin Laden?
Cindy McCain, called Sarah Palin a "hockey-mommin' ... basketball shootin' ... moose huntin' ... fly-fishin' ... pistol-packing ... mother of five for vice president." Bin Laden where ever he is must be shaking in his shoes by now.
(22 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 14, 2008 The United States has lost its moral authority
When I hear President Bush tell Russia "Enough is enough" when it comes to their illegal invasion of Georgia, I am left asking; What moral authority gives this man whose own illegal invasion of Iraq the audacity to call upon Russia to stand down? Do I wish that Russia would stand down? Absolutely. The taking of innocent lives is never okay.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 2, 2009 Public school teachers are the unsung heroes in this society
Public school teachers are the unsung heroes in this society and as one looks upon the captains of industry, namely Wall Street executives, teachers beat them hands down. As teachers teach, they look to be the solution makers and that to me is meritorious.
(25 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Our economy cannot sustain AIPAC's and Israel's influence over us
I think as Americans begin to see these expenditures on Recovery.gov, included in it must be our aid to Israel. While only a fraction of what is about to flow into our economy, still it is OUR hard earned money coming from we the tax payers. Our fiscal aid to Israel lies at the heart of the unstable nature within the Middle East.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 6, 2010 I Demand That MSNBC Reinstate Keith Olbermann NOW!
To MSNBC, so, you have a clause that inhibits anyone working for your station to donate funds to political campaigns. So what? Isn't that free speech? Just look at the Citizens United case filed before our U.S. Supreme Court which allowed for billions of dollars to be poured into various campaigns.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Pres. Bush must pardon border patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean
Ramos said of her husband that he "is being held in solitary confinement in a 6-by-12 foot cell, without windows. Ignacio Ramos is not being allowed any exercise time, and he is shackled every time he leaves his cell." And is also being segregated from the rest of the prison population which is understandable given the fact he would be killed within those prison walls.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 14, 2009 Our clear and present danger is Sarah Palin, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh
The clear and present danger to all of us is to listen to hate-filled speech coming from anyone at Fox News, Sarah Palin's past comments, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of their ilk. We have much to solve as a nation and we surely do not need their voices stirring Satan's cauldron of hate.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Northern Trust of Chicago parties with the tax payer's money
It is highly imperative that as each check goes out that is contained within any bailout, those who receive them are named. How they use these funds backed by our hard earned tax money should also be required to show exactly how these funds are being used. If this criteria cannot be met, then no bailout money should be given.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 4, 2008 Note to Sarah Palin: This track mom is going with Obama/Biden
In last night's convention coverage, what I saw is what I have witnessed during these past eight years and that is the use of fear, dividing Americans and not reaching across party lines or those who do not belong to any party. I have been a Republican and this is not the Republican Party I once knew. It is a party of drumbeats and not the party of Lincoln.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, November 28, 2008 Long Island Power Deals Another Fiscal Blow to Customers
If you are even thinking of moving to Long Island; think again. While you may opine that I have just hurt the realty market, no, LIPA did that. Perhaps it is they who should get in the face of LIPA since we the people have not been heard up until this point.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Can you spell Sunburn missiles, Senator Joe Lieberman?
Is Senator Lieberman actually thinking it through of the negative ramifications such a military strike by our nation against Iran will bring about? Right now due to our involvement and occupation in Iraq, we do not have the military ground forces available should this bring about a regional war.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Natasha Richardson: The loss of a good person
Some may ask, why I care so much for an actress who died on the ski slopes and the answer is because she was a good person. She had many surrounding her like her husband Liam Neeson, her mother Vanessa Redgrave along with her sole sister, Joely Richardson who loved her dearly. That should count for something in the grand scheme of life.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 8, 2008 Sarah Palin in engaging in tinderbox-politics is a danger to our national security
I do believe this is where we Americans must have conversations with others pointing out just how dangerous Sarah Palin is to our national security. We are living in dangerous times and with the economy in shambles: Who knows what her prose can do? I do believe we are seeing for the first time the real Sarah Palin. When Americans are thirsting for leaders who can unite us, she is doing everything to divide us.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 21, 2009 'Fix News', Chris Wallace questions if President Obama is our president
To 'Fix News' my advice to you is this, deal with it, get over it, this is your new reality, time to move on and any other statement you have issued to we the people during these eight long years. We have a new president and his name is President Barack Hussein Obama. Oh how sweet the revenge here especially when served cold.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Democrat, Mark Lesko wins the Brookhaven Town Supervisor's seat
Lastly, to Supervisor-elect, Mark Lesko, listen to the advice of those presently elected to their various seats within the town as well as your new constituents. The future of this town, which is a town greatly loved by so many, only wish you and it the utmost success.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 8, 2008 Congrats to Sarah Palin for labeling anonymous leakers, "Jerks"
It is my hope that Gov. Sarah Palin learns from all of this, moves on, and governs her state. To those anonymous sources who look to tear her down again and again, at least Palin still holds an elected position as governor of Alaska. What position of any relevance do you hold? Nada!
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 12, 2008 Foreclosure: The Bush legacy caught on tape and became the destroyer of the American dream
While some may say of Bush's presidency that he kept us safe since 9/11, try telling that to the thousands upon thousands being foreclosed upon as they have lost their jobs during this administration. What they have felt and will continue to feel is abject terror and not at the hands of foreign terrorists, but at the hands of President George W. Bush: The destroyer of the American dream. God help us all.
SHARE Friday, October 17, 2008 John McCain air quotes showed contempt for women's health issues
If you are a pro-choice woman there is no denying who is on your side. Barack Obama is and not John McCain. Just remember those air quotes and his rolling of his eyes he gave at the third and final presidential debate dismissing the health of a woman. Do I need to say more?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Norm Coleman should get out of incoming Senator, Al Franken's senate seat
As I just counted the days since our last general election it has been 105 days and the Minnesota senate seat formerly held by Norm Coleman has YET to be decided? What 'irreparable harm' is or has been done to former Senator Norm Coleman? That term 'irreparable harm' was used within the Bush V. Gore case.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Economic Stimulus Package: Jindal, Sanford and Barber to constituents, drop dead!
To these Republican governors like Bobby Jindal, Mark Sanford and Haley Barber, keep blowing smoke as you see your state's fiscal resources go up in flames. Hopefully those who elected you, will certainly remember you were playing politics instead of acting like your state's CEOs. Then again as CEOs, you must be taking your lessons from those on Wall Street. Shaking head here.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Yes, Christine O'Donnell, I am calling you stupid
Cute sound-bites and activism within the sexual realm does not a senator make. One must have the fortitude of knowledge in order to be elected senator. Yes, Christine O'Donnell, I am calling you stupid.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, January 23, 2009 John McCain is a true patriot unlike Rush Limbaugh
During this past presidential campaign, I was a critic of Senator John McCain, but have come to realize that it is he who is a true patriot as he has chosen to back President Barack Obama in words and in deeds. Something that Rush Limbaugh will never understand.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 6, 2010 The Gulf Oil Volcano: Oh the Humanity and Environment
A few weeks back a volcano in Iceland blew its top halting air travel within Europe and it only amazed me. It was Mother Nature doing what comes naturally, but this oil volcano is something so artificial and that is why it angers me.
(13 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 21, 2009 President Barack Obama indicted Bush swiftly in his inaugural address
Even our new president, Barack Obama indicted Bush swiftly in his inaugural address, so that history will have that on record. While I do opine that Bush did not care one bit of what our new president was saying, he had to just sit there and take it on the chin in front of the 1.8 million gathered and the billions who viewed it from close and afar.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 8, 2007 Robert Gates said, "No, I do not." When asked if Israel posed a threat
Note to both Republicans and Democrats alike: I challenge you to vote Paul and Gravel in your primaries instead of the top-tier candidates who are blowing smoke when it comes to any threat posed by Iran and no threat coming from Israel. Americans for the most part are tired of being played for suckers.
(22 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 30, 2008 NBC in inviting Ann Coulter on their network is a lump of coal in our stockings
I am left to ask NBC, "Exactly what are you thinking by inviting her to present what misguided ideas she has?" Invite people that are of high-minded thinking who can add something to our nation's dialogue to help solve the immense problems we are all facing. Voices like Coulter only seek to destroy this nation.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 9, 2008 When it comes to the McCain/Palin ticket, the new 'L' word is lying
Yes, Palin is flat out lying to the American people and we should equally tarnish her for telling such lies instead of allowing politicians to tarnish those who are of one political persuasion namely liberals. In my opinion lying, liar and lied has become the new 'L' word.
(17 comments) SHARE Monday, March 2, 2009 AIG: I despise corporate executives more than Osama bin Laden
I just wish we had a Homeland Security Department to raise our alert status to red in confronting their sanctioned terrorism. I am now seeing corporate executives as being far more dangerous to us all than Osama bin Laden. I even despise them more.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Kill bill: In the healthcare reform bill we are all being sold a clunker
To President Barack Obama, I ripped into your plans to send more soldiers into Afghanistan and rightfully so. Should you sign this healthcare bill in its present form into law, I will back a true progressive candidate that chooses to primary you for the 2012 presidential election.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 21, 2009 Miscreants like Rick Santelli are the true 'losers'
Then again, Santelli voted for McCain whose obstructionist friends in both houses of congress have done everything they can to sabotage any plan put forth by President Barack Obama. At least they are trying unlike miscreants like them.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 14, 2008 As a mom who has lost children, Joe Biden shares my values
As Joe described how Jill gave him permission to love again, the same came from my subsequent children who are now in their teen years. My daughter arrived roughly a year after my twin sons died and yes, she gave me permission to love again. Then came my son eighteen months later and he too opened up my heart in accepting more love in my life.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 20, 2008 Have the media already found Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty?
Do I personally think he is guilty? I honestly cannot say since I have not been presented with the facts in evidence, hearing the prosecutors, the defense and the witnesses called. The only ones who should rightfully decide are a jury of his peers and not the media, its pundits, and we the people.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Mayor Michael Bloomberg wins my 'Founding Fathers Award'
I wish to congratulate Mayor Michael Bloomberg for having the courage of his convictions by not wishing to align himself with anyone party. I hope that this starts a trend in which people will awaken that they too should claim their independence from party politics. I hope it serves as a wakeup call to our esteemed politicos.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 29, 2009 The Republicans failed at listening to the personal and shame on them!
As the Republican members gathered in a mob-mentality to show themselves flexing their political muscle, what they failed to do was to listen to the individual voices of those who have lost their jobs. They failed at listening to the personal and for that, I say, shame on them!
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, June 19, 2009 Help find missing children: A lesson from a lost-boy abducted in 1955
In reading this column, what I ask of all of you is to click on the Centers for Missing and Exploited Children and see if you do recognize a child that is missing. If you do, then please contact your local law enforcement agency as well the Centers for Missing and Exploited Children.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, February 27, 2009 Citigroup must die in order to make way for stronger banks to thrive
This notion that we cannot allow some banks to die repulses me as five million people are out of work. Are we treating these banks as a human being whose rights trump ordinary citizens in this country? Patients in various hospitals are taken off life support systems every single day when there is no sign of life.
SHARE Friday, August 29, 2008 Barack Obama: "We cannot turn back"...McCain chooses Palin?
I do not think we can credit Senator Barack Obama solely for restoring any sense of hope some are feeling now; I feel that it is something that has been locked up in all of us for a long time. I do think the fear we have been force-fed during these past eight years is the reason for hope's imprisonment.
SHARE Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Gonzales justice department will allow a terrorist to be set free on bail
Forget the firing of eight U.S. attorneys at the hands of Alberto Gonzales since the actions of one of his judges is more of a threat to all of us. In this war on terror every single senator should grill him on this one specific issue especially when Carriles was convicted of killing 73 innocent people.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 10, 2008 As a state senator, Barack Obama tried to protect our children from pedophiles
So as Sarah Palin retells her lies while out campaigning: Here is concrete proof of how Senator Barack Obama indeed tried to help the youngest amongst us, namely our children. Children do need to know what is good touch vs. bad touch through our schools if it is not being taught by their parents.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 20, 2009 Suffolk County, N.Y. Junior Police Academy Graduation: Media Absent
It makes one want to say: What of the good kids who decide to make this world better for all of us? You know the kids who step up to the plate who only wish to make a difference for the betterment of society itself. How I wish the mainstream media would concentrate on these fine young men and women.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 6, 2009 Surgeon General pick: President Obama's sneeze at summit was foreboding
While President Barack Obama is calling upon our legislators to move on this where the influx of federal tax dollars presently stands at a little over $600 billion dollars: Imagine the devastation any outbreak can cause monetarily on our country should health care reform not pass.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Social Security and Medicare: Our golden years have turned to lead
Why do I have this lingering feeling in reading this depressing news article, it was the grand design all along by the rich and the powerful? My gut tells me the grand design was to put millions of Americans out of work and offer no assistance for those hard working Americans as they face their golden years.
(8 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 13, 2008 Bush wants out of this job...Faster than a car at Nascar
President Bush's mindset is already back in Crawford, Texas. He wants out of this job faster than a car at Nascar. To paraphrase Howard Fineman yesterday as he was being interviewed on Hardball, he has the towel around his neck and is in the locker-room. I just wish there were a way of getting him out those locker-room doors and sent on his way back to Texas.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 18, 2008 We the people on Election Day must punish John McCain
When John McCain had this to add of the AIG bailout, "We must not bail out the management and speculators who created this mess." Excuse me, senator, you were part of this problem all along and did nothing. Oh please go back to the senate and help a President Obama solve the mess you helped create.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 19, 2008 Colin Powell put country first in his endorsement of Barack Obama
I think through his appearance on Meet the Press, he rose again to the defense of this country of ours by telling voters they will have a steady hand at the helm in a President Obama. I do think Americans deserve that as well as the rest of the world who still look to us. But, it is up to all of us to get out on Election Day to come to the aid of our country and elect Barack Obama President of the United States of America.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 4, 2010 To Christine O'Donnell, you are not like me and millions of Americans
Many Tea Party candidates such as you wish to turn back the clock when it comes to a woman's right to choose even in the case of rape and incest. Try walking in their shoes or being told, "You cannot have an abortion" You are not any of these women, Christine and for that I say, shame on you and damn you!
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Iraqi people are praying John McCain is not elected...Let us answer their prayers
As some of us think: We cannot take another four years of a Republican administration, the Iraqi people are praying for their very lives right now. They must be at least praying that we the American people have had ENOUGH and have come to our senses. Do we as Americans sentence the Iraqi people to four more years of death and destruction? If we are truly a compassionate people, then the answer must be NO!
SHARE Friday, October 3, 2008 One sided Joe Biden Vs. a two-sided Sarah Palin
To touch upon briefly of the two-sides that have been presented to the American people: I wonder what foreign leaders are thinking. Are they thinking will we get a Vice President Palin who can't answer what reading material she reads or the different woman who showed up last night. At least they DO KNOW, Senator Joe Biden! That is important as we try and mend the fences that have been broken during these past eight years.
(117 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 6, 2007 9/11: Challenging 'Loose Change'
It is my hope that in watching that three hour video, by researching the site Debunking911.com as well as these various feeds I presented to you, you may come away with a differing opinion if you have believed all along this was a conspiracy. It is my hope that this editorial is read by the producers of 'Loose Change', Rosie O'Donnell as well as Charlie Sheen.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 10, 2010 Earthquakes are a scientific event and nothing more
This is why I adore letters to the editors of different newspapers so we do not have to hear of who is to blame or what prophesy to adhere to. This earthquake was a scientific event as all earthquakes are.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Vice President-elect Joe Biden: "I may have a bit of a pro-rail bias"
I do think that Vice President-elect, Joe Biden brought something to the table with his "pro-rail bias" that can be a solution to help sever our ties to big-oil. When it comes to the mind-set of traveling by train or bus, our new way forward should be, "I think I can, I think I can" to borrow a sentiment expressed in 'The Little Red Train'.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 11, 2010 Costa Rica Here I Come? And Why Live Here?
I want to live out the rest of my life however long or short it may be without any Tea Party movement and be blessed with health care for all citizens. Costa Rica does have health care for all of its citizens and isn't that grand?
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 23, 2010 County Exec., Steve Levy the new darling of the "Tea Party Movement'
Interestingly enough is that his new party affiliation will not take hold until after the general election of November 2010. So, here we have a Republican candidate who by law is still a Democrat. He cannot even vote for himself in this Republican primary. I am still laughing at that one.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 24, 2008 It is time for Clinton supporters to back the Obama/Biden ticket
During the 2004 presidential campaign as a supporter of former Governor Howard Dean who is now the DNC chair, and as it became apparent that he would not be the nominee of the Democratic Party, for the good of this country, many Dean supporters like me threw our support behind Senator John Kerry.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 15, 2009 Greed is the true demon and cancer
As the government has cracked down on agents that have caused actual cancers which lead to so many deaths; they have failed at cracking down on the cause of this 'Gordon Gekko' cancer. They allowed this one cancer to strike whomever is in its path.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, September 26, 2008 In D.C., McCain became the economic traitor to this country
McCain should head to Mississippi to debate Barack Obama since he has no added value in any proceedings that take place today. In fact the market is headed south. When some on the news yesterday saw McCain coming in to save the day, his actions further endangered all of us. You may as well go and debate Barack Obama, McCain.
(23 comments) SHARE Monday, April 30, 2007 9/11: Debunking conspiracy theories
In America we do have the right to our own beliefs based upon what we have read, viewed and what has been relayed to us. I do believe that this will be my last column in addressing this issue since I do feel there are more pressing needs to help our fellow Americans such as jobs, health care and many more vital issues.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 12, 2008 Sarah Palin is not opposed to going to war with Russia
Like Ed Koch who endorsed Barack Obama citing of Sarah Palin, "She scares me", I would have to side with the former mayor. In reading where Palin stated in her interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson she is open to the idea of a war with Russia, it does create a sense of terror within me.
SHARE Wednesday, January 7, 2009 To Joe the Plumber: What is the Balfour Declaration of 1917?
I just could not let this one go: If you, Joe the Plumber are reading this, what is the Balfour Declaration of 1917? I know and many others do, but do you? If not, you have your homework cut out for you since you are going to be covering that part of the world.
SHARE Friday, May 22, 2009 Supermax prisons: Budget cuts were made during the Bush years
If I were a detainee, I would fear being sent to a supermax over GITMO. No open-air cells or dormitory settings, but cement cells where one's food is pushed in by a guard. That is what due process will bring all of us instead of letting them linger in a legal limbo.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 21, 2009 Can congress use the USA Patriot Act to address CEO bonuses?
Who would have thought that one of the vilest pieces of legislation signed into law by former President Bush just may be the very tool we can use to help restore some form of fiscal sanity. But, does any congressional leader have the temerity to use this law to address our redress of grievances?
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, September 8, 2008 Chuck Hagel has proven to be the maverick and not John McCain
Joe Biden was correct when he made this observation, "This is not your father's Republican party, it's a different Republican party!" I can highly relate to that comment coming from Biden. I truly remember when the Republican Party was the party of Lincoln instead of the party of Karl Rove.
SHARE Thursday, February 26, 2009 As a citizen for the Town of Brookhaven, I wish to thank Lori Baldessare
I do not know what the future holds for Lori, but I do wish to thank her for a job well done in keeping the trains running here in my town, The Town of Brookhaven. Her governance came with a personal touch as she kept me apprised of a bluff repair near me. How many citizens in this country can say that?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 20, 2007 The $592 million dollar Baghdad embassy built with Washington's approval
This past week, looking at the corruption taking place in Washington, D.C. with Alberto Gonzales, again the illegal wire tapping issue, the illegal immigration bill, this war supplemental bill and again this monstrosity that will house State Department officials in Baghdad, at one point I threw up my hands saying; why vote?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 13, 2008 Every American must demand that Charlie Gibson interview Joe Biden
Much has been made of Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge when it comes to foreign policy and even I have brought it up. This is where Joe Biden has the upper hand. He is after all the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Many have come before him, been placed on the hot seat to answer tough questions.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, October 31, 2008 Sarah Palin tries to sell a scary message of Barack Obama on this Halloween Day
In keeping with a scary theme on this Halloween Day, I will end this piece by citing, Senator Thad Cochran who is a Republican senator had to say of John McCain, "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," Cochran told the Globe. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."
SHARE Wednesday, December 10, 2008 In airing Jay Leno in prime-time, NBC will either strike gold or sink like lead
So what is a television viewer to do who has watched NBC at 10 PM most nights and are not fans of Jay Leno, well, there is a whole-host of other channels to switch to. With the advance of cable channeling, there is a bevy of programs out there to choose from. All you have to do is pick up your remote and surf the channels. If nothing floats your boat, there is always reading a good book.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 22, 2007 Through the Adopt-a-Soldier Now program, you are supporting our troops
Many of us feel powerless when it comes to our concern for our soldiers, yet here is a program in which you can feel powerful. As our troops are deployed for longer tours of duty in which we feel our government is not doing right by them, this is where you can do right by them.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Rod Blagojevich faces impeachment...Bush on the other hand signed off on torture
I just do not know how the legislature in the state of Illinois can look themselves in the mirror wishing to impeach a governor who never signed off on torture as President Bush did. Blagojevich has done far less than the man who currently leads this country until next Tuesday when Pres.-elect Barack Obama will become president.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Rod Blagojevich helped save the jobs at Republic Windows and Doors
Governor Rod Blagojevich deserves a medal in his plight to help save these jobs and now these workers will most likely get if this deal goes through will obtain new jobs, will get to keep a roof over their heads, a salary to feed their families, and medical benefits. Consider that where millions of Americans are losing their jobs coast-to-coast.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 12, 2008 Letter to Senator Richard Shelby stating I am boycotting Alabama
I support the Boycott Alabama move in totality. Yes, this is protectionism since we have seen job after job, company after company leave this country and the time for that to end is now. We have our own people to worry about and we have our own companies to care about so that those profits stay here in the United States instead of going to foreign companies and governments.
SHARE Thursday, October 2, 2008 Note to 'Joe Six-Pack' do not let McCain pull an October surprise
National security doesn't always mean seeing it through the eyes of McCain as he concentrates on Iraq, it means bringing that security back home here. After eight long and arduous years of being feared by the Republicans, now is our time to stand up and say, we have had ENOUGH!
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 17, 2009 Torture: Bush, Cheney, et al should be the target and not Speaker Nancy Pelosi
After the attacks that befell this nation on 9/11, former Pres. Bush became a go-it-alone figure doing what he pleased as it pertained to the direction of this country. When it came to the law and adhering to the U.S. Constitution, Bush cited of it: "It is just a god-damn piece of paper", yet Pelosi is the target?
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, November 5, 2007 The survivors of abortion
At the time, Betty did not know she was pregnant with twins. One baby was aborted, but miraculously, Sarah survived. Sarah has forgiven her mother -- and for five years they traveled the world speaking together about the pain and suffering caused by abortion.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 4, 2008 In confronting racism, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO is awarded my 'Founding Fathers Award'
In my opinion our 'Founding Fathers' are indeed pleased by his actions especially when they penned the Declaration of Independence which proclaimed, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Open letter to Governor Bobby Jindal
Lastly, before President Barack Obama's speech, I was filled with a certain sense of anxiety given our economic crisis, but during it and at the end of it, my fears were eased and I was able to smile. President Barack Obama gave me hope that there will be better days ahead of us. You gave me nothing. Chris Matthews of MSNBC put it correctly in stating that some may see you as Governor Buzz kill.
SHARE Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Are we prepared when it comes to earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tornadoes?
we must ask ourselves is our tax money better spent waging wars, bailing out Wall Street and other boondoggles or do we start paying attention to what Mother Earth is trying to tell us? After all, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tornadoes have taken more lives than Al Qaeda has up until the present. Which is our greater threat and concern?
SHARE Thursday, August 30, 2007 Shirley Meyer said of Maria Amin, "She won't be going anywhere"
I truly believe that there are angels walking amongst us here on Earth and in my opinion, Shirley Meyer is one. It takes incredible strength and yes faith in one's ability to confront powerful forces especially where a child's life is at stake. In this country, doctors take an oath which states, "First do no harm" and that is precisely what she is doing.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 15, 2009 Goodbye and good riddance to President George W. Bush and the true Bush legacy
To President George W. Bush, while you have done immense damage to this nation, there is one thing you have not damaged and that is the spirit of a people. Our spirits are still intact as we await the swearing in ceremony of our new president who will then be, President Barack Obama and his second in command, Vice President Joe Biden.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 13, 2008 Is John McCain a sexist by choosing Sarah Palin?
We have seen how Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been ineffective in closing any real deals over in the Middle East: Just how effective will a Vice President Sarah Palin be should she visit that region without a working knowledge of that region's history?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 15, 2010 To Christine O'Donnell, you are no Joe Biden
To Christine O'Donnell, you are no Joe Biden. At least we have an expert in foreign affairs with this current Vice President. You are not even in the minor leagues.
SHARE Saturday, February 14, 2009 Is consumerism and suburbia sustainable?...Lessons from the Amish
I have to wonder after any blackout occurs such as in Kentucky, if folks learn anything from it. Or do they go about life as usual, jumping in their SUVs to head to their local or not so local Wal-Marts to purchase vast amounts of goods they want, but not necessarily they need.
(13 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 2, 2009 From the perspective of a pro-life American: George Tiller's murderer was not pro-life
The man who took the life of George Tiller; Scott Roeder as frustrated as he was with Tiller in performing late-term abortions, he crossed the line. He took a human life and that is not being a pro-life advocate. As much as he and others thought of Tiller as a murderer, once any pro-life activist takes the life of another, they too become a murderer. There is no un-ringing that bell.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 5, 2009 If Roland Burris were appointed by Bill Richardson...Would he be accepted?
Will a clarion-call come from a mob demanding that Richardson resign as is being done to Blagojevich or will they treat him differently? Only time will tell. I will be the first to blast Blagojevich if it is proven he broke the law and the same standards should be applied to Richardson.
SHARE Monday, May 24, 2010 The Pelican Brief in the Gulf of Mexico
This oil volcano will certainly have a devastating affect on the region for years and years to come. Thanks to big oil, it will certainly be that regions Waterloo.
(18 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 17, 2007 Ron Paul correctly labels 9/11 a blow-back
If there were any Republican candidate that should go onto win the Republican nomination, it is Ron Paul. At least he is the only one that has learned from history.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 26, 2009 To Senators McCain and Cornyn: President Barack Obama was correct in saying, "I won!"
It is time for these Republicans to get on board, lose whatever selfish pride they may have and get to work on behalf of we the people who handed your party a resounding defeat. After all, our memories are as long as an elephant and we do remember how devastating the Bush administration was along with the Republican Party who led this country with such brute force during the first six years of it.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, September 29, 2008 Senator McCain, you have become a liability, a risk and we cannot trust you
I never foresaw how the CEO's on Wall Street could become as dangerous as Al Qaeda was and still is. While these CEOs did not fly a plane into any building, what they did was to metaphorically fly a similar plane into people's hopes and dreams. You gave them those planes, Senator McCain.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 17, 2009 There are far more powerful women in our lives instead of Sarah Palin
There are women, who wear our military uniforms to insure this country's safety day-in-and-day-out, but their faces are not seen or heard from as the media concentrates on her. Many of them have died in service to God and country. Who exactly does she think she is in denigrating those around her as women have come home in caskets in service to you and me?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Many have feared Bush...To them I say, meet Sarah Palin
It is not so much her unpreparedness to become the next vice president and perhaps president of the United States should McCain die in office that scares me, but what she may be prepared to do and that is launch World War Three. I truly believe that a third world war is one where we will not survive once the genie is let out of the bottle.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 15, 2007 Message to Ann Coulter: When will you apologize?
Ann, it is about time that you apologize to the 9/11 widows, the victims of Darfur, the people of Baghdad, Anna Nicole Smith's daughter and yes the Rutgers women's basket ball team since you used this tragic case by interjecting what other names could have been used against them.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, January 30, 2009 Rod Blagojevich: Who will be the next to be tried by the media?
In the end, I wish former Gov. Blagojevich my best wishes since I am not cheering his removal from office today. I am also waiting for who the next person to be tried by the media instead of in a court of law. Good luck, Mr. Blagojevich in finding impartial jurors since the media already tried you.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 15, 2008 Perhaps Gitmo should remain open
This is where I can only dream and fantasize about Gitmo being kept open to receive these detainees who terrorized and will continue to terrorize millions of Americans and bankrupted our country. One has to wonder if anyone will bother coming to their aid.
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 28, 2007 The Eve of Destruction and I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die
If you think for one second that the top-tier presidential candidates on both sides of the political aisle can deliver us from this madness, think again. This message goes to both Republicans and Democrats alike do not vote for any of these top-tier candidates in the upcoming primaries. Our very survival depends upon it.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, September 11, 2009 September 11th anniversary: We must realize wars without end is not the answer
Looking back and remembering that bright-sunny day where over 3,000 lives were lost: one of the most memorable visual imageries I will take away from that day is of how many leapt to their deaths from the Twin Towers or the first-responders who climbed their own stair ways to Heaven in order to save lives. We must not forget their selfless sacrifice to our country and their fellow human beings.
SHARE Saturday, June 23, 2007 The history of coffee as it relates to political debate
The history of our political debate and the information age can be traced directly back to coffee houses which were referred to as "penny universities" where people would gather to discuss not only politics, but religion, poetry and yes, gossip.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Andrew Cuomo: Should be the next junior senator from New York State
While I originally backed the Nassau County Executive, Thomas Suozzi, the man I can see filling that seat also has name recognition and it is none-other than the New York State Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo. His father, Mario Cuomo served proudly as our state's governor.
SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Gingrich take on Bush and the GOP instead of those receiving food stamps
To Newt Gingrich and others who believe in this philosophy, you try looking into the faces of those going hungry as we speak. I have, but have you? Imagine if you will the head of a household forced to put back cereals, rice and other food stuffs because there is not enough money in their account. I have seen their faces, yet these politicos have NOT!!!
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 25, 2008 Message to Senator McCain concerning debates: Bring em on!
Those that are still on the fence need to hear from these two candidates come Friday night. In fact, we as Americans need to hear from Senators Obama and McCain as to who can lead us rationally into the future. Let the debates go on.
SHARE Saturday, November 7, 2009 The Stony Brook University Hotel is: Jobs, Baby, Jobs
In my opinion THE MOST POWERFUL words in today's economy are: “I have a job”, but for millions they do not feel such power. For many past bread-winners, they are finding it tougher and tougher to put mac-and-cheese on the dinner table.
SHARE Friday, August 29, 2008 Pro-choice voters must not vote for the McCain/Palin ticket
any woman who is undecided and men for that matter who do believe in a woman's right to choose should not vote for the McCain/Palin ticket. Those who believe in a woman's right to choose and are angry that Senator Obama did not choose Senator Clinton as his running mate must remember that Clinton is pro-choice. Therefore, they should not pull the lever for the McCain/Palin ticket.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, December 17, 2007 Ron Paul: The bionic candidate
You would have thought with the Christmas season upon us, this campaign would not have seen this bionic-number, but it did. Maybe the people want an early 2008 Christmas present. Who can blame them when year after year especially during the Bush years, all the American people have received is coal in their stockings.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 1, 2010 I am in a world of pain and I will vote Democrat!
To the young progressive aka Democratic voters, exactly why do you wish to sit on the couch instead of getting out the vote for Democrats who have delivered so much? There are millions of people in this country in a world of hurt, yet you wish to sit this election out? I cannot for the life of me understand that thinking. Get off the f*cking couch and elect and re-elect Democrats!
SHARE Monday, October 6, 2008 Red States and blue states must band together by turning away from McCain and Palin
A few weeks ago, John McCain said of the economy that it was "fundamentally strong" and reading this report, I am left to ask: Is this the man we need leading the country come November 4th? This personal terrorism we are all feeling is one of his own making since he and Gramm set the stage for it and I cannot stress that enough. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, McCain!
SHARE Sunday, November 14, 2010 Is Fallujah, Iraq our economic penance? Oh you betcha!
So, I ask now, where are the war crimes charges now when it comes to the prosecution of the Iraq War and its chief enforcer, former Pres. George W. Bush? In my opinion through a bill of lies, he created a holocaust in Fallujah, Iraq. Yet, no one within the mainstream American media is focused on that fact.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 16, 2009 I cannot forgive, Michael Vick who profited off of death
I cannot forgive anyone who profits off of the deaths of both man and animal alike and that has been my stance throughout these years as I have written of war. If I can call Bush a butcher for the senseless killings of innocent human beings, namely Iraqis, I can surely call Vick one for the senseless killings of dogs.
SHARE Thursday, January 3, 2008 Martin Tankleff: Thanked supporters for "Making his fight, their fight"
In my opinion true justice for those guilty while protecting those who may be innocent is life in prison without the possibility of parole. This way the defense team working on behalf of those innocent have time to save that defendant's life and those guilty will spend the rest of their lives in prison which I feel is a fate worse than death itself.
(20 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 1, 2007 Abortion: Who will speak out for the little ones?
It is my hope that this one column will not be met with utter contempt, but one of thoughtful reflection. If you are still pro-choice after reading this, it is your right as a free and individual thinker to remain so. I just felt the need to reach out and speak out for those whose voices I never heard. They are the voices of unborn babies.
SHARE Monday, February 16, 2009 Expanding Route 347 on Long Island, NY does not make for a green project
They think by adding paths for bikes and walkers as well as medians to grow trees is truly what is needed in order to call it a green project? Long Island is still the land of the automobile and we are rewarding this bad habit given the fact our bus system here in Suffolk County has not been funded adequately.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 25, 2009 Baghdad bombings: We are a warrior nation instead of a healing nation
As I have said from day one when we launched “Shock and Awe”, the Iraqi people have undergone a 9/11 event on a daily basis for six years without any end in sight. Through our own actions at the hands the previous Bush administration, we became the terrorists of an innocent people.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Final presidential debate: The historical significance in choosing Hempstead, NY
To the American people, this 'Hempstead girl' says I have lived through two historic moments my time and wish that for our nation. I would love nothing more for a hat-trick to borrow a hockey term and that is for America to score three goals in the electoral process from my point of view and where I lived.
SHARE Thursday, December 18, 2008 Now is not the time for Gov. David Paterson to appoint Caroline Kennedy
It is my sincere hope that Governor David Paterson seek out qualified candidates such as Tom Suozzi or others like him within our state and not give into party politics in naming Caroline Kennedy to this senate seat. We must remember quote heard round the world when former President Bill Clinton first ran for president when he said, "It's the economy, stupid!"
(26 comments) SHARE Monday, January 12, 2009 Gaza: Do some see Palestinians as non-humans?
What I cannot for the life of me understand is how a people namely the Israeli government could treat human beings as their ancestors were in the ghettos of Poland during World War Two. That comparison is something very rarely discussed. In this country we tend to see Muslims as being only the aggressors in this post 9/11 world.
SHARE Thursday, October 9, 2008 Economically, Barack Obama is correct in using diplomacy when it comes to Iran
I do think this report on how cuts will have to be made in military spending does bode well for Barack Obama who seeks the use of diplomacy when it comes to countries such as Iran. Given our current economic climate, we cannot continue to fund these endless wars that has been McCain's clarion-call throughout this campaign. Next time you hear McCain state we must fight this war in Iraq to its victory ask him: With what money?
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, January 19, 2009 Barack Obama and Joe Biden: As we the people await the orderly transfer of power
In reciting that oath, it is not only a constitutional transfer of power from one president to another, but a mystical one as well. You cannot actually see the power of the presidency transferring from President George W. Bush to President-elect Barack Obama, but the power transfers right before our eyes.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2009 The war on terror is NWS since our new terror is the economy
After all, the true terror we found ourselves in yesterday is that we may not have found bottom. The Dow closed at 6,763.29 and that scares me more than Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden because both are not within my home and our homes but this financial beast is. There is your real terrorist, folks.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, May 11, 2009 As an Internet writer: I am thankful I grew up in the age of newspapers
As the Internet has increased in strength over the years and in some instances has now replaced newspapers as the dominant force in information gathering, I have been monitoring the comments section to numerous articles over these past nine years. The examples pointed out above are not isolated cases, but increasing in intensity.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Imagine 47 million of signs stating: "Where's my health care?"
Forget Al Qaeda when the terror that faces millions of Americans is no health insurance. Osama bin Laden is so far out of people's minds as the medical bills come to their homes. Their enemy is not sleeper cells, terrorist cells in a far off land, but their own government as well as insurance companies as well as drug companies.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Virginia Tech was of human loss and not a conspiracy theory
All that lost their lives, were wounded and responded to this on behalf of all of us suffered a terror that none of us can even imagine. All are deserving of our prayers. There is real human suffering going on in Virginia and we must all think of them.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 4, 2007 AIPAC, Israel, and the United States, oh my
Our national security demands that we hold Israel equally culpable as we do Iran, Iraq and any other nation. But, with powerful lobbying groups such as AIPAC, our national security is in danger. This is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
SHARE Sunday, September 28, 2008 In not voting for the spending bill, McCain abandoned Ohio and Michigan
While McCain said he will support the $700 billion bailout to Wall Street according to Fox, he did not exactly support those living in Michigan and Ohio. McCain had this to say of the bailout bill, "This is something that all of us will swallow hard and go forward with," I wonder how those living on Main Street in both of those states feel right now. Do the voters in Ohio and Michigan feel abandoned by McCain?
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Health insurance brings peace of mind: Those without live in terror
Every citizen of this country deserves quality health insurance. But, the sad and angering fact is that these politicians do not see it as we do. With the snap of a finger, you may be the next to go without health insurance. Do you feel the terror yet?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 31, 2007 Sgt. Dave Karsnia: "No wonder why we're going down the tubes,"
Instead of being in some lavatory stall allegedly trying to engage in sexual activity, he should have been in Washington, D.C. engaging in ending this madness known as the Iraq War. To Senator Craig, Iraqi children are dying at the behest of this government and how dare you allegedly engage in this lewd behavior.
SHARE Wednesday, March 24, 2010 An open-letter to Cong. Tim Bishop of New York who voted yes to h/c reform
I know we differ when it comes to abortion, but frankly as a person who hates abortion, I am so sick of abortion being used as a primary issue to divide this nation. Where are my pro-life brethren when it comes to killing innocent people through war in both Iraq and Afghanistan? They are silent!
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 13, 2009 A message to Republicans and others: This economic crisis is our new security threat
those like McConnell, Boehner, Limbaugh, Coulter and any within the mainstream media who are talking down this stimulus package and President Barack Obama's presidency itself, you are all a threat to our national security. Even those who smite President Obama such as Senator Gregg did the day before the Stimulus Bill is to be voted on are as well.
SHARE Tuesday, November 25, 2008 In this fiscal crisis, the brown-bag lunch is in vogue and Happy Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving Day just two days away and with some food pantries finding themselves bare, see what you have within your home and take time to donate it to them. Many supermarkets such as my local Waldbaums have put together brown-bags and contained within them are all the ingredients a needy family will need to cook up their own feast of Thanksgiving.
SHARE Monday, May 28, 2007 Raymond J. Keating, wrongly targets Democrats in not supporting the troops
While many are angry with the Democratic leadership as I am in handing President Bush a blank-check, the one thing that I do take away from their actions is at least they tried to get our troops out of harms way. At times, I do believe it is the duty of our elected officials to take care of our troops instead of keeping them in the meat grinder known as the Iraq War.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Babies need stuff
If you are a parent who has not had 'the talk' with your child as far as sex education, just look above at the cost of raising your new grandchild. If you are a man or woman who does not use any form of protection when having sex: Are you astounded by the prices above when that baby is born?
(15 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Roland W. Burris should be appointed to the Illinois senate seat
I will go on record citing that those who refuse to seat Governor Blagojevich's pick should re-think their decision and approve of Roland W. Burris to fill that senate seat. We as a country can separate the appointer from the appointee. We must change direction in this country for the people who voted for it and let the judicial process deal with Governor Blagojevich. It is after all the American way.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 5, 2010 As a pro-life advocate, I demand that Rep. Stupak stand down
To Rep. Stupak, you say you are pro-life and to that I add: HAH! When over 45 thousand people die each year due to a lack of health insurance, their lives are over with because of our government's lack of will and courage to save them. They are forever dead!
SHARE Monday, April 9, 2007 Blow-back: Comparing Saddam Hussein to Che Guevara
In closing, it is up to you to inform yourself how these devastating blow-backs have affected the United States and you as an American citizen. We have used the CIA in Iran, the Congo which led to the deaths of 3.7 million people and in other countries. All of this was done in your name. Now what are you going to do with this information? I hope that you use it somehow.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2007 Cartoonist, Steve Breen wins my 'Depravity Award'
No, Steve Breen it is not me who should be shamed, it is you. You are what is wrong with this country. Tonight, most likely an innocent Iraqi child is dying a horrible death and you think that is funny? Most likely today a soldier died a horrible death and you think that is funny?
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 17, 2009 Ground Zero site to be completed in decades? Such stupidity.
We are a country that has sent several manned missions to the moon and it is taking this long to build on that site? We have sent several unmanned missions to Mars and here we still are with nothing at Ground Zero to commemorate those who died as planes crashed into those buildings.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Dare I say that the Patriot Act should be used on President Bush?
In allowing al Qaeda and the Taliban to flourish as well as funding these groups all of which places our national security at risk, dare I say that President Bush, Vice President Cheney and the rest of them have committed treason? Where are the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act when they are needed most?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 20, 2007 The Declaration of Independence
In hearing this declaration read and reading its transcript, several passages do stick out. I believe many others will stick out as you familiarize yourself with the words coming from this country's founders.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 8, 2008 As NY elected officials propose to help aid those with low-cost oil, CITGO has already done it
Yes, I called the office of Senator Kevin Parker along with my own State Senator Ken LaValle as well as my State Assembly Member, Marc Alessi. I actually think I took those that I spoke to at their offices by surprise with my solution. It was like they had never heard of such a solution. Or scratched their heads that a fellow New Yorker actually had a solution.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Swine Flu: The words of Gavin DeBecker ring true
In watching the media's coverage of the 'Swine Flu' story, already they are doing one heck of a job scaring the bejesus of we the people. We are seeing masks being worn and while it may be warranted health wise, the images translate to us we are in a dire emergency. Are we?
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Death is death, no matter the victim: War versus abortion clinics
We have always been a nation of killing fields. Just look at the evidence since it is right before you. Through the CIA, we have toppled governments where death has occurred and what makes any pro-life movement think they can save American babies while babies in far off lands have also suffered greatly?
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Michelle Obama reminded all of that empty seat at the table
She did remind all that an unforgivable war was still being fought when she said, "The military families who say grace each night with an empty seat at the table. The servicemen and women who love this country so much, they leave those they love most to defend it."
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 26, 2007 Mike Gravel unlike Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama bravely speaks truth to power
some will take this column as an endorsement of Gravel, it is not, it is speaking up for the truth when the truth should and must matter in this country as we go forward. It is also speaking up for those soldiers who have died and have come home maimed for life. It is for the one million innocent Iraqis who have died.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 26, 2007 Paralyzed Gaza girl, Maria Amin is in need of humanitarian help
As reported by the BBC, "Maria was paralysed from the neck down by an Israeli rocket attack in May 2006." The rocket that maimed Maria was aimed and armed and took the life outright of an Islamic Jihad movement. As a result, Maria is now a quadriplegic who is permanently attached to a ventilator.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 3, 2008 Stand your ground on Election Day...It's the line, stupid!
As so many have felt powerless over these many years, now is our time to vote and say to both Bush and McCain we the people reject your polices. The motto of the Obama/Biden campaign has been, "Yes we can" Now let us go out and claim it for ourselves and our country. In essence, it is the line, stupid!
SHARE Friday, November 7, 2008 After voting in the presidential race: Keep on voting...You may just like it
With this past presidential race now behind us, one has to wonder if young voters, first time voters and minorities will show up to vote in 2009. Is their such an urgency to GOTV in these local races in off-year elections? Not really. I guess voting for one's local candidate is not as important and nothing can be farther from the truth.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 19, 2007 President Bush, the Iraqi people are not collateral damage they are victims
I am sick of the term collateral damage when it comes to their lives being taken and when it pertains to Americans who are killed through acts of terror and hate, we label them victims. That should enrage everyone. The Iraqi people are not collateral damage but victims of these neo-cons who launched their own brand of 9/11 on these innocent people.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 5, 2007 In sparing Libby, Pres. Bush built an IED that blew up the judicial system
Through this commutation which a full pardon has not been ruled out by President Bush, what he did was spit in the face of that jury and juries across this nation hearing other cases. He (Bush) once again, subverted the rule of law. He might as well have built an IED and blew up the judicial system.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 18, 2007 "Help what have I done?" The abridgement of free speech
I have often said of our founders, they were geniuses when it came to drafting the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They must be saying how dumb some are for not upholding these rights guaranteed to 'we the people'.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 4, 2009 We need to save newspapers...So, go out and buy one today!
I would say that purchasing and reading newspapers is more democratic since the price is more reasonable than buying a computer and then the ISP service. Oh and then one has to purchase the software to upload onto their computer and that too costs money.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Will the children of today become the next 'Greatest Generation'?
How we will all come out of this is still the great unknown, but what we as boomers who are now parents must do, must teach our children is this lesson: Nothing is owed to you and if you truly wish something, it is up to you to figure out how to get it as you do grow up.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Pres. Obama: As we have spent $1 trillion on war, did Al Qaeda win?
Millions who are unemployed or underemployed do not fear Al Qaeda. What they fear is the next bill coming to their homes which they cannot afford to pay. They most of all fear an eviction notice where many have worked tireless hours in search of their American dream.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Osama bin Laden says he is a martyr? No, he is a coward
I do think that the only significant moment would be his capture. I want for his victims to find a sense of closure as he is tried in our courts, convicted and ultimately faces his just punishment. Maybe then he can fulfill the very definition of a martyr, but for now, he is a coward.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 28, 2009 Hear the Liberal lion's roar and get healthcare passed
To conservatives who believe that a government run healthcare system would include a ‘death panel', again, I say nonsense. Just look at how private insurance agencies who profit will at times deny claim benefits to realize that they are truly the active ‘death panel'.
SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2009 Hospice professionals are the heroes in our midst
Many hospice programs rely heavily upon donations because some of who they treat do not have health insurance and while one may feel cash-strapped right now due to this cruel economy where billions of our tax dollars are being used to keep financial institutions alive, any donation you can make is vital. At least, you will feel your money is being spent more wisely.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 20, 2007 Seven more U.S. Soldiers Died Today
In closing, my prayers go out to the family members who lost their loved ones today over in Iraq. One doesn't even know how to express our collective sympathies anymore when this government refuses to listen.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 4, 2009 Swine flu: Keeping it in perspective in relation to other diseases
Is this a case of making much a do about nothing? No, since people were infected and in the case of that toddler in Texas; death occurred. I just think we need to keep this flu in perspective with other diseases which have taken the lives of so many people and will continue to do so.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 18, 2007 Those who oppose AIPAC and CUFI are caught in the realm of nightmares
Those of us who do go up against these organizations are the ones truly looking out for the safety and security of this nation as we will equally go up against any terrorist organization like al Qaeda. I do not see a difference in any of these organizations and given our recent history; do you?
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 21, 2007 Cable News: I long for the days of "We now resume normal broadcasting"
It used to be if there was a major news story, the networks would break into regular programs with breaking news. They did straight reporting of the facts and did not look to dissect the story similar to a science student dissecting a frog in class. When they had nothing else to offer us, they would say, "We now resume normal broadcasting" and only break in if new events occurred.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 7, 2007 President Bush, our military deserve a vacation away from Iraq
I do suppose that many across America especially those families whose loved one continue to serve this country with pride do wish they can have a vacation from President Bush. I do believe they want a president who will bring their loved ones back home to them. Our military deserve a vacation away from Iraq. We owe them that much.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 26, 2007 Give the gavel to Gravel
I would have loved to have heard more from him. Gravel even chided MSNBC's, Brian Williams stating, "I feel like a potted plant up here," To be honest, not enough questions were posed to this candidate, but to the other well known candidates. Again, it is a case of the media selecting who our candidate will be. It should be the people who decide.
SHARE Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Based on a Politico.com article: I am sick of game-playing politicians
So, game-playing politicians, tell us how you will help us with detailed plans instead of floating a picture of a hug between two politicians. If you are successful in your campaign, the hardest part is now upon you to actually get the people's business done. My question is by using tactics like these: Are you even up for the job?
SHARE Friday, May 4, 2007 To the GOP: I still like Ike
If the Republican Party kept to his principles and not veered right, I would still be a Republican today. I highly doubt that President Eisenhower would have approved of the militarization of space, but to feed the needs of America's people.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 27, 2009 The Ineptitude of the US Gov't in Continuing the War in Afghanistan
To the war-hawks of this nation: Exactly how many years do you want to spend fighting this war? One year, two years, five years or a war without end? If you are in support of fighting a perpetual battle, then, hawks, you are fools! And some of you call yourselves fiscal conservatives. To that I add: Hah!
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, August 27, 2007 Terrorists are cowards and get no sympathy from me
Any terrorist that decides to blow him/herself up in a crowded restaurant as was the case in Bali, Indonesia, a subway in London, a busy market place in Israel or fly jets into buildings, in all cases those that took the lives of these innocents are cowards. A brave madman with a bone to pick with those that they are angry with, would decide to take their argument right to the person they have a grievance with.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 5, 2009 To the Republican members of the senate....Pass the stimulus package NOW!
All of you who grab the cameras act as if your party won on November 4th, 2008 when the complete opposite happened. We as a people exiled you. No, you did not get your trip to Disney World, but were exiled to the farthest reaches of this planet given your past and dismal record these past eight years.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 28, 2008 In voting for McCain, some Clinton supporters are dishonoring her
Senator Hillary Clinton, to her credit, has been outspoken on the health care crisis facing this nation for decades. Presently there are 47 million people who do not have it, and those numbers should count more than the 18 million who voted for her in the primaries.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 30, 2009 Good bye, Senator Edward M. Kennedy: Be at peace and rest
In between meeting up again with past members of his family who went before him, I am most assured he was smiling down from the heavens above. One can almost hear his befallen brothers, Joe, Jack and Bobby saying: “You fulfilled your destiny in the service of mankind. Now rest my brother.”
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 12, 2007 America's day of infamy was when the Bush V. Gore case was decided
The people were denied their voice on that day and we must always be mindful that it should never happen again. Bush always states that our soldiers are dying for our freedoms and one of those freedoms is to have every vote counted. His very presence in office and by the means he obtained it besmirches the honor and duty to all that serve this country.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Elliot Spitzer forced Alan Hevesi to resign and he must do the same
I am calling upon every single Democratic leader demanding that Spitzer resign so that we as a state can heal. I am calling upon them to do so since we have bigger problems to solve such as our $5 billion dollar budget deficit that affects each and every New Yorker. While many New Yorkers suffer, Eliot Spitzer's libido did not suffer.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Uphold the rule of law and do away with 'Sanctuary Cities'
According to 'Lou Dobbs Tonight', "Newark's sanctuary policies protect illegal aliens, even those charged with commission of crimes. Now, one City Councilman is pushing to change the sanctuary policy." Newark, NJ can certainly use a mayor like the Hazleton mayor, Lou Barletta.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, October 5, 2007 Mike Gravel: I love my country, and I love the human race
After viewing the interview spotlighting Mike Gravel, Bobby Kennedy's voice spoke to me when he once said, "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were and ask why not."After these seven long and arduous years, I long to dream of things that never were and I do ask; why not?
(14 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 20, 2007 Pres. Bush should apologize and not Rep. Pete Stark
I have seen far more graphic photos coming out of this heinous war and you tell me if Rep. Pete Stark should apologize. I think that it is President Bush who owes an apology to our military, those who have died while serving and especially to the Iraqi people.
(12 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 12, 2007 The Punishment of Imus: What about Coulter and Limbaugh?
Any apology if given frequently holds little meaning and sincerity. After a while it becomes just words without feeling behind it. He is not the first and only one, and will not be the last. But, what he said on his radio simulcast pails in comparison to the many demonic rants of Ann Coulter.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Act to keep the 'Islanders' team from leaving
So, my challenge to the elected officials in both Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead, the time has come for you to shoot the puck through the goal so the Islanders can stay and thousands put back to work. It is truly stimulative and that is exactly the medicine the doctor ordered for an ailing economy.
SHARE Thursday, April 29, 2010 The spirits of the Gulf and the mines
I do not like to trample upon one's spiritual beliefs, but couldn't those who died within these two accidents be telling us all something? We hear from the politicians and pundits as well as the energy executives, but what of the spirits who may still be with us?
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 8, 2007 The turnip-truck government
In the movie 'Forrest Gump', Forrest Gump states, "Stupid is as stupid does" and in the past six going on seven years, I have also come to a conclusion we have a stupid is as stupid does government. Yet, I am supposed to believe that these bozos were capable of pulling off 9/11?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 27, 2007 To Pres. Bush and Congress, 3,451 soldiers will never enjoy another vacation
In reading that 3,451 soldiers are now dead, they will never see another vacation as President Bush heads off to Crawford, Texas this summer for his normal one-month retreat from the people's White House. In reading of this staggering number our congressional members will also enjoy their vacations when they are not in session.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Why so many Democratic losses?
Citizens are not really paying attention to far-away wars or who this country helps, they are paying attention to their personal bills such as, mortgages, property taxes and utility bills.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, September 24, 2007 Note to Condoleezza Rice: Americans and not Israelis should be our top priority
It is time for our government to represent our needs as a people. If this editorial should inspire you to take action in some way, please let it be for you to call your elected officials to cut off the aid to Israel. We simply cannot afford it. Tell them of your needs and of how you have suffered throughout the years.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 21, 2009 Still a turnip-truck government when it comes to Guantanamo Bay
As we laboriously sit on our thumbs thinking of ways of how to handle the closing of Guantanamo Bay and what to do with those held there, I am still of the firm opinion we still have a turnip-truck government. Note to senators and to the White House: Call up Indonesia.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 15, 2007 The debasement of food: Do you still feel like saying, 'Super-size' me?
As the congress just approved another $50 billion dollars to fund this obscene war over in Iraq in which many Iraqis are now starving, there has been an increase of people going hungry in this country. Bush is not the sole person to blame. The blame falls equally upon our congress.
SHARE Saturday, July 14, 2007 Steve Levy leads all by upholding the rule of law
With President Bush's approval ratings basically in the dumpster along with congress whose approval ratings are lower that is not the case with County Executive, Steve Levy who enjoys the overwhelming support of Suffolk County residents.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 20, 2009 To Feminists for Life: Let speakers fund their own trips
Instead of sending speakers to a myriad of conferences, send your hard-earned dollars to numerous children's agencies whose budgets have been drastically cut because of this economic downturn. They can really use your help.
SHARE Sunday, April 8, 2007 Do news studios turn broadcasters into Stepford wives?
I think Geraldo would be wise to get out of the studio more and be out amongst the people. Perhaps he will regain his soul and compassion. At times we are all better when we turn off the idiot box and connect with one another.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 31, 2009 When disaster strikes, we are all Americans
Whether you are a journalist paid or unpaid, a pundit, an elected leader sent to Washington, D.C. to serve at the will of the people or the American people: All need to understand that we are all Americans, and no one should be treated differently when disaster strikes.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 15, 2007 We must decide who stays on air through the power of the purse
I still feel that Don Imus was singled out in which there are literally many who have had a long laundry list of bad behavior on television and radio similar to Don Imus. Yet people like Limbaugh, O'Reilly and Nancy Grace remain on the air.
SHARE Saturday, December 22, 2007 Heaven came to us all through Yousiff: A Christmas message
As I was trying to think of a Christmas theme to write about this year, my involvement in this story to help a child named Yousiff was my miracle. Yousiff touched me in so many ways and if I could visit him, it would be to say, "Thank you, Yousiff"
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 8, 2007 Congress should have debated the Iraq War like they did the illegal immigration bill
I was only happy to see those who backed this horrific bill publicly humiliated. To the presidential candidates of both parties, it is your primary duty to stand on the side of legal citizens of this country. After all, it will be legal citizens of this country who will be going to the polls. My message to congress is get back to work on behalf of legal American citizens.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 30, 2008 We must ask of McCain and Palin: How long these wars?
Now is the time that we seize the day along with Barack Obama and Joe Biden to bring a responsible end to this war in Iraq, because if we do not we must all ask should McCain and Palin prevail: How long these wars and this war to be specific?
SHARE Thursday, September 20, 2007 Cong. Walter Jones receives my 'Founding Fathers Award'
In going about your normal Saturday routines, please think of Congressman Walter Jones sitting in his office writing those "mea-culpa" letters to those family members left behind. This is truly the act of a courageous and just man. God bless him.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2007 Do Iraqis equate President Bush to Cho Seung-Hui?
Their terror has gone on long enough. It is not just one day of suffering, hiding behind anything they can to distance themselves from bullets or any number of armaments used in this war; this has been their daily life for over four years now.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 10, 2007 To the GOP: President Bush's legacy and war are not worth saving
The list is endless of how America's needs are not being attended to and have not been for years. If one is to believe that this new Republican Party is controlled by evangelical Christians then all of you do need a come to Jesus realization that this war must be ended and protecting President Bush's legacy goes against every Christian belief that I know.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 13, 2007 What to do about Iraq?: The hubris of the United States Congress
As Congress continues to exhibit their verbal diarrhea deciding what to do about Iraq, each and every American should tell them, the time to leave Iraq is now. This was and still is an illegal occupation of a sovereign country and the sooner each and every one of us wraps our brain around that one, the longer this will drag out. What to do with Iraq? That question only shows our hubris.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 10, 2007 Scooter Libby deserves no pardon and Bush should be held accountable
How dare any politician and pundit out there state that Scooter Libby is deserving of any pardon. Any citizen that knowingly breaks the law must face punishment if the American legal system is to remain a constant. If one person is given a pardon after breaking the law then the system itself is broken. A jury's verdict must be upheld and respected and yes even if a juror feels some sympathy towards the defendant.
SHARE Friday, August 24, 2007 Lessons drawn from an Iraqi boy named, Youssif
There must be a lesson here when complete strangers will come to the aid of these children of war. They are first brought to our attention by the media and that is when we do react and take a stand against powerful forces that look to rip the humanity from all of us. War after all is as inhumane as it gets.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 22, 2007 Is Pres. Bush endorsing Senator Clinton?
I will let you decide whether or not there is a cozy relationship between both and perhaps the next time she attacks President Bush, one must wonder why. Or is this simply a case where, politics makes strange bedfellows?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 20, 2009 Become a citizen realtor to help our country
Unlike licensed realtors, you who live in these communities know the 411 concerning them. You know the neighbors, the schools and area places to visit such as a beach or a park. More importantly, you can fill in what you find attractive in living there. Be proud of where you live and talk it up!
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Let us bank on hope instead of fear and elect Barack Obama our next president
Senator Obama has given us a closing summation and now it is time to help not only him, but ourselves and make sure that we get out the vote for Barack Obama and make him our next president. Let us bank on hope instead of fear. We must keep the Obama/Biden campaign motto in our minds and hearts and that is, "Yes, we can!"
SHARE Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Due to the economy: Mass transportation on LI first: 'Walkable places' second
At this point due to the recession and yes foreclosures: Who is fiscally safe to purchase a newly built home, even with the amenities of mass transportation? Given our high tax bracket, high utility rates, high property taxes and such: Who can afford to purchase one of these newly proposed homes? The answer is NO ONE!
SHARE Sunday, June 3, 2007 Suffer the children of Iraq, a photo essay
They like American children deserved and still deserve to play instead of running for their lives. Yet Washington, D.C. refuses to hear that. May God have mercy on their souls.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 25, 2007 President Bush, does the name Luis Posada Carriles ring a bell as you lecture Cuba?
If Bush wishes to extend any olive-branch to the people of Cuba, it is up to him to send Luis Posada Carriles packing. It is up to him to extradite Carriles to Venezuela who has consistently called for this action. He does not get to lecture Cubans when we have in our midst a monster that killed many of their countrymen back in October of 1976.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 21, 2007 An expression of thanks on this Thanksgiving Day
Lastly and again to those who have read my columns and have disagreed with my prose, I also wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. The lesson I have learned during these past seven years as a freelance writer is that we truly have the freedom to disagree with each other. We should all be thankful for that. I am thankful that you at least take time to care when some seem so distant or oblivious to what is going on.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 16, 2007 To Nancy Pelosi with 1 million Iraqis dead; when will impeachment be on the table?
To the American people, one million innocent Iraqis blood is now on your hands. It is time to hold both Bush and Cheney responsible. The time has come to call for both of their impeachments and ultimately for the both of them to stand trial for crimes against humanity. When exactly will your outrage come? Your silence is deafening.
SHARE Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Cynthia G. Scott is the winner of my Founding Fathers award
I want to congratulate Ms. Scott in her stance that registries do very little to protect our children. Her statement in part stated that the use of these registries would be "creating a false sense of security for the public" says it all.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 20, 2007 How can we restore civility and the art of listening?
Maybe we need a new breed of leadership in Washington, D.C. that can bring both sides to the table in order to make things better for all of us, or maybe we should show our elected leaders by our own willingness to listen. Wouldn't it be funny if we came together leaving the politicians in the dust? Now that idea I find amusing.
SHARE Wednesday, August 27, 2008 McCain's Karl Rove tactics can be answered back by his temper
In one commercial that McCain is using pitting Clinton against Obama which calls into question Obama's readiness to be commander in chief if that three o'clock in the morning call should come; if I were a Karl Rove type I could use McCain's infamous temper to counter that.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 26, 2007 Message to Rudy Giuliani: Are you certifiably insane?
I do believe if Al Gore went onto become our president, he would have paid attention to the Hart/Rudman report on terrorism. He would have paid attention to a counter-terrorism expert in Richard Clarke who warned President Bush of the impending threat of al Qaeda. You would not have seen a President Gore fix the intelligence to meet any plans on attacking Iraq.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 16, 2007 Party elites are wrong to bar candidates such as Mike Gravel from debates
One has to believe that supporters of these 'lower-tier' candidates on both sides of the political aisle are feeling great umbrage at these front runners looking to take their candidates out of any debate. In fact, I would suspect that supporters are looking at these front runners seeing the sheer hubris on their part.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 4, 2007 The Life and Death of a Soldier
When his body came home to her, she claimed it and wanted to kiss his gentle lips once more. She was told his body was not in the condition for her to do just that and the anger and sadness took hold of her. She could not even kiss her beloved husband one last time.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 7, 2007 The blonde bimbette known as Ann Coulter
Some would say, just ignore her, but how can one ignore the hate that comes from her mouth? That only allows the hate to fester and grow. At every point, it is up to intelligent people to speak up against such stupidity. And yes, Ann, that is precisely what you are. Stupid!
SHARE Saturday, March 31, 2007 The 'Choking Game' update: Lives and promises taken by this game
As we all look for high-risk children who are in danger of getting high such as those who may come from broken families, read this, "These children don't do drugs or skip school. They have loving, involved parents who praise their accomplishments and support them when they are struggling."
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 1, 2007 America needs a president who does not apply fear wastefully
We are deserving of a president who does not apply fear wastefully in which 'we the people' can honor this president's intuitive signals without the denial of them. That is the leadership we need going forward. Is there that dynamic leader out there willing to rise to this immense challenge, 'we the people' only pray so.
SHARE Wednesday, August 22, 2007 The Iraq War: An American made holocaust
While many of these deaths may have occurred due to the insurgents we are now fighting, we lit the fuse that created this holocaust. Some will write me angry emails telling me not to even label this loss of life as such, but when you have an astounding number of lives lost; what would you call it?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2009 An idea how to help the Clinton Global Initiative
Many within our United States congress have been obstructionists towards healthcare for all and simply by purchasing food items that are healthier for the poor to eat, we can change the healthcare system. Instead of the poor in our society having to eat a burger from one of these burger chains, they can gain sustenance from a box of pasta with the sauce that goes with it.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 23, 2007 The war in Iraq is but a Ponzi scheme
More than likely should a blow-back occur and I do feel it is only a matter of time we shall see one, the political elites will be sheltered. It will be you and me who will become its next victims. Both innocent Iraqis and innocent Americans have had and will continue to have blood spilled as a result of this Ponzi scheme.
SHARE Tuesday, August 21, 2007 The June Cleavers of this country should have backed Al Gore in 2000
If hindsight is truly twenty-twenty it is my opinion that these Evangelicals namely Baptists bet on the wrong horse if they wanted women home bare feet and pregnant by supporting George W. Bush. They should have backed a man who would have given many women the self-permission and breathing room to stay at home if she believed that running the home was her top priority. That man is former Vice President Al Gore.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 2, 2007 A tribute to our nation's laborers
There are just so many more jobs to list and if I have not listed your profession, my thanks goes out to you as well. This is your day and we as a nation must all pay tribute to our nation's workers. Thank you, laborers!
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Israel, stand on your own two feet and stop relying on the United States
In closing to those polled, what I do suggest is that you demand of your government some heavy diplomatic lifting to iron out your differences with Iran. Tell them they are to send a diplomatic force to Tehran and they do not come home until there is a verifiable peace between both of your nations. As an American citizen, I do not want anymore blood on my hands.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 8, 2007 Message to Jenna Bush: The Congolese children have no hope as they are raped
As we all know the use of condoms is the best way to stop the transmission of HIV and AIDS. One wonders if Jenna Bush through her internship has promoted the use of this birth control measure. If so, the religious evangelicals will not like it since their message is one of abstinence. In some parts of the world when it comes to sex children are raped.
SHARE Friday, July 17, 2009 Walter Cronkite Taught Me What Was News Instead Of Noise
Thank you, Mr. Cronkite for helping me understand my world while growing up. As you were invited into my living room each night, you never disappointed me. In fact, I learned from you. You taught me what was news and what was noise.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 2, 2007 Ramos and Compean and not Libby deserves a presidential pardon
Libby's impending prison sentence would have been served at a Club Med style federal prison which houses minimum security prisoners. Meanwhile Ramos and Compean are serving hard time in which Ramos is housed in solitary confinement so that other inmates do not kill him.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 19, 2007 The Voices of Katrina
Without further adieu, I now give you the voices of Katrina as they continue to suffer. They are after all, your fellow Americans.
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 3, 2007 The inefficacy of government and why I am a Lou Dobbs voter
I have to agree with Lou Dobbs when he says that Americans are getting a "belly full" meaning they are fed up. By the way on last night's show he (Dobb's) stated that an increasing amount of presidential candidates are paying attention to what they term Lou Dobbs voters and count me in as one of them. I for one have had my belly full of these politicians.
SHARE Monday, September 8, 2008 McCain should have put 'Country First' by showing up for key votes
McCain missed his 43rd straight vote, this on the $2.9 trillion budget outline." Yet we as Americans are supposed to believe him when it comes to our tax dollars and how they are being spent? How can he miss such an important vote? The reformer, McCain cut and run on this one.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 16, 2008 A letter sent to DNC Chair, Howard Dean on behalf of Gravel and Kucinich
We the people deserve to hear from candidates like former Senator Mike Gravel and Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Our founders would be ashamed not only at you, your party, the Republican Party, but they would be spinning in their graves seeing a media abridge free speech.
SHARE Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Understanding Epilepsy and compassion towards Chief Justice Roberts
End point to this editorial, instead of mocking a man who just suffered a seizure; how about you take the time to read up on this disease? Epilepsy can strike anyone regardless of who they are and at any time. I am sure that those of us who do live with it would love nothing more than an understanding public.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 13, 2007 Just go away, President Bush...A letter to the Washington Post
Anytime that you see an article with Bush giving 'we the people' a directive, what plans he has in the works or his conduct of this war, just get to your keys and fire off a letter. Let us do so in defense of all those who have died during his administration.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 23, 2007 Bush, DeLay, Perle and others are collaborators against American People
Instead of listening to the American people they are listening to Halliburton, Raytheon, AIPAC, and other special interest groups who are acting as collaborators against the American people. At times, I think our own terrorists are those who have been given the power over all of us and they do not reside overseas, but legislate in Washington, D.C.
SHARE Thursday, October 25, 2007 We need to ask 'are' our children learning
Maybe if they see us reading more books or even your daily newspaper, something may click. Instead of saying, "Hey, kids do you want to go to the mall?" instead we say, "Hey, kids let's take a trip to the library." It couldn't hurt; could it?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 28, 2007 John Pilger: A profile in courage for daring to tell the truth
As I condemned the actions of Tucker Carlson in my last piece, I herald the works of John Pilger who many may not know of but should. I do think if we had courageous journalists such as Pilger broadcasting every single day, this country would be the better for it.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2007 Gravel: "I am ashamed of you, Hillary"
While some may say that I am unfairly targeting Democrats such as Clinton and Obama, we have to remember that last November; we were told things would change in relation to Iraq. So far from where I sit, nothing has changed. In fact, I feel that it's getting worse.
SHARE Monday, March 26, 2007 Bush's ominous statement in 2000: "They have not led. We will,"
Bush stated of the Clinton/Gore administration, "They have not led. We will," Yes, this Bush administration has led all of us into a darkened abyss, a hell hear on Earth and if they continue to get their way, a possible Armageddon. I do not find any pleasure and there is certainly no joke in that.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Former Halliburton CEO Cheney laid the wreath as Bush hid on his ranch
Bush chose to snub our veterans and send Vice President Cheney in his place to Arlington National Cemetery. Here we have the former CEO of Halliburton who has made money hand over fist through a company that has profited dearly from this war while our veterans are not treated with the respect they deserve.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, March 2, 2007 If we dare to imagine, boomers can become our own greatest generation
While we all were paying attention to the musical prophets like John Lennon who sang "Give peace a chance", there were some boomers who were not on the same page as many of us were. They were the Bill Kristols' whose prophet was Leo Strauss the father of the Neo-conservative movement. None of us foresaw men like this someday controlling our government and they did so to our very detriment.
SHARE Thursday, August 23, 2007 Paying it forward: Help is on its way for burnt Iraqi boy named, Youssif
As reported by CNN, "users responded by the thousands to the story asking how they could help." That is what makes me believe that there is still some good in this world where folks are willing to pay it forward so to speak. It is where they think outside of self. But, more importantly feel outside of self.
SHARE Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Nine soldiers dead: Will Pres. Bush and the media care of their deaths?
As many watched the Virginia Tech convocation, we saw President Bush along with the First Lady, Laura Bush in attendance. We heard him speak out of these victims deaths, yet this president has never seen fit to attend one memorial service of any of our fallen soldiers. I guess their deaths mean nothing to him.
SHARE Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Both Pres. Bush and Congress will keep our troops in Iraq
If I were the Amazing Karnac played by the late Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show, I would hold an envelope up to my head which asks, "Will our troops be coming home anytime soon?" I would then open it up only to find the answer to be "No"
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Is there a doctor in the house to help a burnt Iraqi boy?
I would also love to know is there a doctor in the house that can help this little boy since CNN reported, "Doctors told the family there is little more they can do to help Youssif. The family can't afford care outside Iraq." I do think that this is the least we can do to help this little boy considering what we have done to his country.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 4, 2007 Can the U.S. support of Israel empower the KKK?
I am extremely concerned when it comes to our support of Israel since I do receive many emails concerning this matter and some of them do border on anti-Semitism or read to me as being blatantly anti-Semitic. Quite frankly that does scare me. Will our continued support of Israel above other nations in the Middle East see a rise in anti-Semitism within this nation that the KKK can exploit?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 10, 2007 To Peggy Noonan: What "minority viewpoint"?
At this point, many writers have expressed their outrage at these unending wars and the war in Iraq and we do so in such futility. We keep trying to reach into the hearts and minds of these saber rattlers without any success. We are tired of the rivers of blood and the oceans of tears that has become our modern day world.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 2, 2009 The true face of politics as 467,000 jobs were shed
According to the Post: "The nation now has 14.7 million people who are looking for a job but can't find one," Yet, it is business as usual when it comes to political organizations as they prostrate themselves asking for donations.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 9, 2007 Bill O'Reilly's head must be doing a 360 and spitting pea soup
In closing to attack pedophile victims such as Shawn Hornbeck or to state that writers for "left web sites" such as me are glad that men like Tony Snow has been battling cancer, it is none-other than Bill O'Reilly who is in need of an exorcism. The reason I say that is that exorcists who battle the devil in the Rituale Romanum will often state that the devil will lie and the same is directed at Bill O'Reilly.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Dare I say that many see Bush as the "petty and cruel dictator"?
At the very opening of his question and answer period, Columbia's president, Lee Bolligner said to the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator." Dare I say that is exactly how President George W. Bush...
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 30, 2007 Each nation in the Middle East has the right to exist
I find that the only way to address the instability in the Middle East is for us to leave Iraq and act as honest brokers treating all countries equally. No country in that region should be told their right to exist trumps all others. If we continue down that road, it will be at our very peril. Unending wars are simply not an option, only our demise as citizens of this planet.
SHARE Monday, June 18, 2007 Life is anything but easy for the 'Big Easy'
It was not only the Bush administration but our government that denied our citizens help in the immediate aftermath of this storm. I should know since I was calling as many of our elected official's offices. Even a receptionist of Nancy Pelosi hung up on me twice when I demanded they accept both aid packages with thanks and grace.
SHARE Friday, July 4, 2008 The Declaration of Independence
We came to be because brave patriots sacrificed their lives, spilt their blood to form a more perfect union. Their quest was freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for 'we the people'. We owe it to their memories to live up to the spirit of their words that have carried us through the darkest of times.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 22, 2007 More Voices of Katrina
I know that some of these letters are quite lengthy and these are only a portion of the ones that I received subsequent to that original article, but here is my challenge to all of my readers. I want all of you to shut that immigration bill down by calling your senators and telling them that their first duty is to our American citizens first.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 14, 2007 A secure nation depends upon the pardons of Ramos and Compean
Ramos and Jose Compean are still sitting in prison for doing their jobs fighting this illegal drug trade and we need agents like them looking out for our security as a nation from terrorists groups such as al Qaeda and drug terrorists.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 14, 2007 Minority Leader Boehner, the loss of life is not a "small price"
Lastly, Mr. Boehner, by saying the loss of life is a small price in relation to this war, you owe an apology to our military and the family members left behind to grieve a lifetime. You owe the same apology to the innocent Iraqis devastated by this war. And incidentally by using uncertain words like "if" you have undercut the military. Good job, Mr. Boehner.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 11, 2007 Note to the Iowa GOP: Each Republican has the right to hear from Ron Paul
In closing, until we hear from any candidate no matter what party, they are dropping out of the race; each should be included within every debate that takes place. We must be the ones to tell the party leaders, we the people have the right to hear from each and every candidate. This country does not belong to party leaders; it belongs to we the people.
SHARE Thursday, April 5, 2007 A repost of "Our Memorial Day Shoah to Support our Troops"
"Perhaps if we were to keep calling, emailing, faxing the names of real soldiers and what their family life is like, it may be our answer. That is because these politicians will no longer look at them in an abstract way, but as real flesh and blood people with those who do love them."
SHARE Sunday, September 9, 2007 Note to Gov. Schwarzenegger: Freedom and liberty means not filling seats
This country has a myriad of issues to address and more importantly solve. It sure seems that the people are being left behind and all I have to say is leave political parties behind. Perhaps, these bozos in Washington, D.C. will sit up and take notice and for once work on behalf of 'we the people'. If they don't they should go find other work.
SHARE Saturday, September 15, 2007 To rejoin or not...That is the question
Whatever decision I make will be personal. However, I will continue to be independent in my prose and will never adhere strictly to one political doctrine. The only thing I will state publicly is that I am an American first and foremost. How I wish most of our elected officials at the federal level felt that same way and in the same light. We would all be the better for it.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 11, 2007 9/11: We all deserve a morning after and must condemn zealotry
To the 2,986 who lost their lives on 9/11, we a peaceful people do mourn you. We must also mourn 3,773 of our troops have been killed since the war began. We must mourn the 676 soldiers that have lost their lives in Afghanistan whose deaths are barely mentioned. We must equally mourn the one million innocent Iraqis who have lost their lives as has been reported.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, September 14, 2007 In the spirit of Ramadan, I apologize to the Iraqi people
I will continue to speak out against this heinous war, and I will continue to pray that a leader emerges that will end this carnage. A true leader, who has morals, truly knows and understands the teachings of God, and one who has true compassion and has done so in both words and deeds. I also pray that a leader comes forth who truly knows the harm we have caused you and has the courage of conviction to end it.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 1, 2007 Message to Congress: Strip the pork but not the timeline
Excuse me as I blow my stack once more as one reads that contained within this bill as reported by the Examiner, "The $100 million for the political party conventions - $50 million for the Democratic convention in Denver and $50 million for the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn. - is included in a section described as "Katrina recovery, veterans' care and for other purposes."
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Rehashing the 2004 campaign as it relates to the taser incident
As many more of our soldiers die in this war, it is heightening people's emotions. Many feel this war could have been handled differently had Kerry stuck to his guns and challenged that outcome. Maybe, just maybe Senator Kerry as president would have ended it. But, we will never know.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 7, 2007 The hypocrisy of both Mitt Romney and Pat Robertson
In closing in calling for the assassination of Pres. Hugo Chavez and later apologizing Robertson was clearly not showing signs of being pro-life. At least when it comes to the pro-life movement, Pres. Chavez puts his money where his mouth is.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 1, 2007 Some politicians need to zip it up and get back to the people's business
To the offending politicians no matter what party who choose to behave badly, all I will say is zip it up and get on with the people's business. That is what you were elected to do in the first place. Do 'we the people' expect perfect politicians? Of course not, but what we crave are ones that are at least trying.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, December 14, 2007 Politics: Is America receiving only the chaff instead of the wheat?
when the media focuses primarily on these top-tier candidates another quote from Adlai E. Stevenson comes to mind as it pertains to the media, "An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff." So are Americans only receiving the chaff and not the wheat? You tell me.
SHARE Monday, February 19, 2007 Running on empty
I would challenge the leaders of both parties that each and every member of congress are to be present as life and death issues are debated within the senate and the house. I would submit that the debate is as empty as the seats of our elected officials.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Selfishly, Joe Lieberman Holds a Gun to Our Heads
In the Star Trek movie "The Wrath of Khan," Spock sacrifices his life for those on the Starship Enterprise. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few and the one," he told Captain Kirk. At the other end of the spectrum stands Joe Lieberman: "The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many."
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 6, 2007 Bush's War: The illegality and the certainty of death that surrounds it
I want to add by stating to all of these Republican candidates that are comfortable with our presence in Iraq and back this president; how can anyone even think of voting for you if you are backing an illegal action? By all intents and purposes to further this policy you too will be breaking the law.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 19, 2007 If Republicans choose Giuliani; are they stuck on stupid?
In winding down the Bush administrations stranglehold of this country, I really feel that a vast majority of Americans are thirsting and craving for a real change. If the Republicans wind up choosing Giuliani as their candidate, we will all be in for more of the same, if not worse. To the Republican Party, please tell me that you have learned from your past mistakes.
SHARE Tuesday, April 3, 2007 In funding of the Iraq War, supporters have thrown our soldiers under the bus
This is no longer about red versus blue, but about red white and blue. We as Americans have had a long history of facing our greatest fears and confronting them head on. During the Cold War, we stared down the Soviet Union and we are going to let a bully president instill fear in all of us? No, that is NOT the American way.
SHARE Friday, September 21, 2007 Why Me? Voices from America
I just wish I had more answers to give my readers, but when I do not see real action coming from Washington, D.C., I too am at a loss. So, to the politicos in Washington, D.C.; do you think you can get on the ball and get the people's business done?