Tag Archives: politics

Sour Milk

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Cream rises to the top.  Many are aware of the saying, often delivered in a smug tone, to explain the inevitable emergence of a person into a position of leadership and power.   The words are delivered with an inflection that implies the certainty of the occurrence as well as our daftness for not seeing it […]

Buckeye Bull’s Eye: Unions Score a (Defensive) Win

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It is a measure of our times when the hoopla over a very important union victory is really grounded in the fact that we managed to simply reclaim ground lost in a recent brazen attack on collective bargaining rights in a key state. This week’s 61-39 vote to overturn the draconian Ohio anti-union bill championed by […]

Politics Afield: Brits Eat Young, Too.

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Immigration is the current “hot tamale” in US politics with states passing restrictive legislation faster than Herman Cain can say “I reject all those charges.” We hear so much about our “open” border that we think we own the issue and it’s nice to learn we don’t.  It’s also nice to realize that amidst all […]

Candidate Cain: Coulter’s Quisling

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Ann Coulter, uber-conservative doyen and right wing grenade thrower is doing her best to infuse the current discussion about the suitability of Herman Cain to be president with calculated race-baiting commentary, which is most odd. Since we already have an African-American president the idea of raising the issue of race is bizarre outside the context […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Darrell
On Memorials, Water and Respect
In this day and age some think it is ok to think these signs are only a suggestion. Now I must admit that I have disregarded signs like this in my past. But as I grew into adulthood, I learned the value of respect and honor. If you want to show and teach respect, then…
2015-07-22 04:10:47
Eric Lamar
The Trumpster, Unleashed
I agree. the hypocrisy is stunning.
2015-07-22 01:30:03
Brien McNamara
On Memorials, Water and Respect
My thoughts and feeling about the memorials and behaviour have also evolved. I pretty much gauge my outlook on how visitors from that time (Korea and Viet Nam vets, members of the Greatest Generation, etc.) would expect and regard the behaviour. Sitting on the ledge unobtrusively dipping one's toes is not especially disrespectful. Kicking water…
2015-07-21 21:31:36
Mike Schwartz
The Trumpster, Unleashed
As a democrat, I whole-heartedly support Trump exercising his first amendment rights. Frankly, his free speech is he best thing the Democrats have going for them coupled with the hypocracy of the Republicans and their tea party/evangelical base. I love that Republicans who criticized Clinton for dodging the draft have no problem when it is…
2015-07-21 21:16:45
Lori Cohen
On Memorials, Water and Respect
I asked a park ranger if it's OK for kids to sit with their feet in the water (not wade). He said yes. I agree with this wholeheartedly. By this point in a tour, I have already told stories and explained symbolism of the memorial. Sitting allows the kids to stay and enjoy on a…
2015-07-21 14:30:44
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