Quarter Beer Night

Quarter Beer Night Most of us have heard at one time or another a hair-raising tale about an event which was so harrowing that it caused the storyteller’s “whole life to flash before” him. I’m not sure I’ve ever had such a “flash before me” experience; at least not...

Our Move to Houston

Our Move to Houston Back in 1998, we were invited by Houston Baptist University to come to Houston.1998She received her call on Monday, June 29, and they flew the two of us down on Wednesday, July 1, 1998. They made their offer to hire on Thursday, July 2nd; then on...

Trump vs Puerto Rico

According to “The Lancet,” Trump and his administration exhibited open and relentless “hostility toward Puerto Ricans.””The Trump administration’s unremitting hostility toward Puerto Ricans was also reflected in its 2019 proposal to cut...

Border Crisis

Did the increase of children arriving at the border start under Trump or Biden? Answer:  Under Trump. Biden had nothing to do with it. The fact-checkers had a look. https://tinyurl.com/34em9ytv  ...

Rioters and Money Problems

Washington Post investigators found that nearly 60 percent of Trump’s insurrectionists “had prior money troubles, including bankruptcies, bad debts and tax liens.” https://tinyurl.com/38bfj2sv  ...

Kavanaugh Was Not Exonerated

AP says it’s a LIE that her witnesses refuted her allegation.  “WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Senate supporters misrepresented the record when they stated that three witnesses refuted Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation...

Trump Depleted Vaccine Reserve for Biden

Trump Depleted Vaccine Reserve for Biden According to Kate Riga and Josh Kovensky of Talking Points Memo, Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Azar gave “health officials the impression that their stockpiles would grow and allow them to dramatically expand the...

Lancet Commission on Public Health

Lancet Commission on Public Health From “The Lancet” – The premier British medical journal examined Trump’s conduct. The  Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health examined Trump’s actions and assessed their impact on public health....

LBJ’s Voting Rights Speech

Lydon Johnson’s address to Congress in support of voting rights should be required reading for all Americans today. ________________ “And We Shall Overcome”: President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Special Message to Congress Forward by someone at GMU: “Although the 15th...

Statue Weary

Here’s a thought experiment for you. Do you have any idea what was going on in the south in 1964? Remember the 60s civil rights struggle? Remember the church bombings? Remember the police turning fire hoses on civil rights demonstrators? Then think of this. Why...

Record Jobs Growth; Thank You, President Obama!

Yes there are records for jobs growth. From “The Atlantic” — November, 2016 “When Barack Obama took office, the unemployment rate was passing 8 percent on its way to 10 percent. But US unemployment has now been at 5 percent or below every month...

Reagan Corruption

Whenever someone brings up Reagan and paints him as a hero,  I like to cite this little fact from Sleepwalking Through History, by Haynes Johnson: The numbers of Reagan administration officials either indicted or the subject of criminal and ethical investigations...

Mercurochrome

Dole recounts his first war injury.   “I took a grenade in hand, pulled the pin, and tossed it in the direction of the farmhouse. It wasn’t a very good pitch (remember, I was used to catching passes, not throwing them). In the darkness, the grenade...

On the Minimum Wage

Research suggests that a ten percent hike in the minimum wage could be expected to bring about a 1/10th of 1% hike in prices. In other words, that $100.00 cart of groceries might cost you $100.10 after giving the stock clerks a 10% raise. Those stock clerks would them...

On the Minimum Wage

Research suggests that a ten percent hike in the minimum wage could be expected to bring about a 1/10th of 1% hike in prices. In other words, that $100.00 cart of groceries might cost you $100.10 after giving the stock clerks a 10% raise. Those stock clerks would them...

Networks, Blacks, and the GOP

“During Robert Dole’s 1996 convention speech, network camera operators could not find any actual black people to portray as delegates who were really delegates. So as a favor to Dole and the Republicans, they focused on their own employees.” Eric...

Vote Suppression

“Over the past several years Republican lawmakers, citing concerns of voter fraud and of electoral calculations, have introduced voting restrictions in dozens of states, limiting polling hours, requiring difficult-to-acquire forms of identification, closing...