"There are now more than twice as many suicides in this country than homicides". That is from this morning's "Weekend Edition" on NPR. Yesterday's Boston Globe included an article on the increasing rates of teen suicide, especially among girls. Suicide is the second leading cause of teen deaths, behind accidents. I've seen stories that I … Continue reading Suicide and Homicide
“What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Resist
I just watched the movie. If we ask Annie Lennox, well, we'd say that behind every man there is a great woman. If we asked RGB? She'd say a great man stood behind her. But I ask, isn't time we stand next to each other, together? Separately, I have my new test for my vote … Continue reading On the Basis of Sex
I'm tired of it. Tired. If you haven't seen tonight's "Gray's Anatomy", watch it. I'm tired. Long ago, someone I cared a lot about, told me her story. Listening to it sucked. She was afraid to talk about what had happened, thought I'd reject her. She was raped. Sexually assaulted. I'm tired. It didn't happen … Continue reading I’m tired
I can't tell you what it says, but I can absolutely tell you what it does not say. @NPR just had a commentator say that the report says "there was no collusion with Russia". I can guarantee that it does not say that. No good attorney, and Bob Mueller is better than good, would say … Continue reading The Mueller Report
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
It's taken seventeen years for the Catholic Church to finally say that it is wrong to sexually abuse children and to say they will no longer tolerate abuse.
I'm struggling with this word. Men who hate women. OK, there can be reasons why. We all have pain, abuse, whatever, a reason to hate. That's not the point. Go look it up. There is no word that is the contrary, women who hate men. And the bizarre thing, based on long term behavior and … Continue reading Misogyny
And for the fools in Washington as well..... “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman Resist
There is a path from the wilderness... We keep hearing it's the Democrat's fault, that the filibuster prevents the Senate from getting to 60 votes. Oh, my. The analysis is wrong, just wrong. Here is the simple path to end the shutdown: a veto override. It's not that hard. In fact it becomes a distinct … Continue reading 60 Votes? Or is it 67 and 290?