A FATHER'S ADVICE TO HIS GAY SON IN THE 1950'S Storycorps.org has some interesting and enlightening animated shorts covering the real issues of real people. When I saw this video I was blown away by the historical context. I had to post it as a featured voice.
THE BASIC PREMISE FOR OUR NEED TO BEAR ARMS OR REGULATE ARMS ISN'T TRUE Every time there's a mass shooting, or a noteworthy event that makes it into the mainstream media involving gun violence the response is almost visceral, but certain. First, the "gun rights" advocates and their NRA pushers take to the editorial pages... Continue Reading →
ONE OF THE GREAT BIG SCREEN WRITERS IS NOW ON THE BIG SCREEN IN HIS OWN RIGHT Dalton Trumbo wrote, what I believe to be, the greatest anti-war novel of all time, Johnny Got His Gun. When I was teaching high school literature, this was on my required reading list for both stylistic and intellectual reasons.... Continue Reading →
THOSE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ARE MOSTLY JUST BIGOTED A##HOLES! That's right. I said it. I used a swearword in my blog...um...almost! Take that PC Police! Okay. So I'm being a bit tongue in cheek here--but only a bit. In the last few months political observers have commented on the amazing rise of the Washington... Continue Reading →