Sadly, once again, the hearts of the nation and many around the world are broken for loss of life and injury and fear wrought upon everyday citizens of the United States like you and I.
I’m speaking, of course, of the senseless acts of violence committed against folks just out to have a good time in Orlando early this past Sunday morning. I know of no other legitimate way to describe this act. I know many are saying “Hate Crime,” and yes it certainly appears that the individual responsible was filled with that. Many are saying “home grown terrorist” and blaming a faith for the acts of one of their members. Many are crying foul as the shooter apparently was in the throes of a mental crisis, and I’m sure we’ll hear more on that as well as all the other possible reasons he did what he did. I frankly don’t care. I don’t care what label we put on this, or what name or association the press shares with us. I simply call him what he is: a murderer. He will go down in the current history books as the perpetrator of the largest act of gun violence in U.S. history for his actions.
Continue reading Enough Already; NOW is THE Time
Let me cut right to the chase. I’m sure you have heard that Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith proclaimed May 23, 2016 to be “Beyoncé Day” in Minnesota.
Proclaiming “days” isn’t anything new for Governor Dayton. He actually proclaimed 20+ different ones in May. Heck the Queen Bey shares her day with the Terrace Theatre in Robbinsdale, MN. So really May 23, 2016 isn’t “Beyoncé Day”, it’s “Beyoncé and Historic Terrace Theatre Day”.
Let’s push “Historic Terrace Theatre Day” aside (sorry Robbinsdale!) and talk about “Beyoncé Day”.
Continue reading Drinking from the Wrong Lemonade Stand
The debate over US Attorney General Eric Holder’s conduct with regard to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal has gotten much attention over the last few weeks, and a few days ago, the House Committee voted (along party lines) to hold him in contempt of Congress. This means that the House now gets to weigh his fate. The problem in all of this is that it’s very obviously a partisan issue, in a very heated election year. On one side, the Democrats believe that the actions on the part of the GOP-controlled committee are just part of a political “witch hunt” – a smear campaign on Obama and his party. On the other side, the Republicans feel that Eric Holder is very obviously hiding something, and the public has a right to know the truth.
My personal feeling is that there is obviously something going on here. While this isn’t necessarily “news” to anyone, the point is that someone, on one side or the other, has an agenda that does not have the people’s best interests in mind. Be it safety or national security, someone’s lying – someone’s hiding something. Why aren’t we allowed to know the truth? Who’s hiding what from us?