Thursday, December 25, 2014

My Christmas present to young conservatives

This article is my 2014 Christmas present to young conservative voters.

A conservative youngster recently commented to me that "maybe more women should get involved in politics," and I agree.

However, the context implied that women were to blame for their unequal treatment before law: In this view, it was women's own fault for not participating in government, for not working on equal jobs, for not being elected to political offices, for not standing up for women's rights. They were to blame, in effect, for not having equal pay, equal respect, and equal political representation and so on.

That is where we disagreed.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Politics: Diehl and House Armed Services Committee off base

 In a press release more fitting to a Republican sweat-house than an investigative committee of the USA government, The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has faulted President Obama's foreign  policies, citing an article by Jackson Diehl in The Washington Post, December 7, 2014, as evidence, but the article was way off. Excerpts with my reactions follow:

Friday, December 5, 2014

Michael Brown: The asinine things people send me concerning Ferguson

What seems to me to be an off-the-mark photo comment concerning the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown?
Propaganda about Michael Brown shooting

Someone sent me this controversial photo with the comment, "This about says it all." 

I get lots of email forwards similar to this. What the photo "says" depends on what you read into it.  Here is my take. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Vietnam "talking warheads" are back

On my mind today: The talking warheads. 

Since the Republicans have gained control of Congress, we are shamefully forced into re-fighting the War-of-Words over Vietnam. When Republicans begin sniffing the scent of blood on trails as old as 1974, something must be up.

Israel: I bet you did not know this: A biblical view versus the modern myth

American Christians hold many strange views concerning the modern state of Israel and her place in the supposed "plan of God."  Some of these views are no doubt driven by political dogma, others may be the result of ignorance, shallow thinking, or biblical nonsense. Here I present just a few examples of  perverted ideas that at one time may have been useful for one reason or another, but that have outlived their helpfulness: I would suggest that this adds to the devolution of common sense, in the ever evolving games of the god-fearing.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Divided they stand: How many petals make a California Golden Poppy?

A possible hidden agenda may lurk behind dividing Californian into multiple states: accumulating political muscle in Washington DC. Proponents also may want to give to various regions, political power equal to southern California's big cities.
Before jumping in feet first, one should ask about other, inevitable consequences.