The Deadly Consequences of One Lie — WriteSomeShit

White folks like me will never, ever fully understand what it means to be Black in these United States. It takes outstanding writers like Hannah Drake to bring me over to the window of my insular life to get a good look at the truth, and it’s as necessary as it is horrifying for us all to get a good look at it, make up our minds to do something about it, and go do it. Thank you very much, Hannah. Larry

Yesterday I learned about the suicide of Chris Wells, a leader in the Breonna Taylor Protests. I would rarely be at Injustice Square Park and not see Chris. He could not be missed -tall, slender, well dressed, often dawning sunglasses. He towered above others in the crowd, often with a megaphone in his hand. Some…

The Deadly Consequences of One Lie — WriteSomeShit

The Party of “No More”

Our friend Jill at Filosofa’s Word is, like most of us, quite fed up with the continued indifference of the United States Congress toward the issues that matter to us ordinary citizens.

Many in Congress are now concerned with only one thing: Power. How to get it, how to keep it, and how to wield it as forcefully as possible.

Meanwhile, Jill suggests a few things that concern us their time would be better spent addressing, such as:

“Addressing climate change in the most aggressive way possible, which would include phasing out all fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable energy sources ASAP…

“Passing voting rights legislation prior to the November mid-term elections to ensure that every person age 18 and over has not only the right, but the wherewithal to cast his/her vote…

“Passing legislation to protect women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and other civil rights in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ultra-dereliction of duty in their latest session and their threats of more to come going forward…

“Raising the minimum wage to a livable wage…

“Passing gun regulations that actually do something, that ban military-style weapons, that enforce strict background checks, and that incarcerate those who violate these regulations…

“Passing legislation to ensure that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes…

“Addressing education in such a way that ensures our children are learning the facts about such things as the history of this nation, about other cultures, about life.”

All good suggestions, Jill, thank you. I think most of us who call ourselves Americans can get solidly behind every one of them.

And it’s high time we all made ourselves heard. I’m sick of these noisy fools who get all the attention; let’s show what power really looks like.

Let’s show the Party of No, as Republicans have come to be known, that we are the Party of No More.

You in?

Black and White — Andrew Pratt Online Ministries

This is for all the “Christians” who are trying to shove their doctrine – which they mostly don’t even practice – down America’s throat. Your behavior is antithetical to the very nature of the god you claim to justify it. As minister Andrew Pratt pointedly asks, “God doesn’t force his moral law on humanity, therefore why should Christianity force its interpretation of God’s moral law upon people?” Makes sense to me. Larry

Black and White — Andrew Pratt Online Ministries