Gingrich the Ginnal? Or Mitt the Twit?

It looks as if President Obama will face either Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich in 2012. If I were Barack Obama I would be mortally insulted. It is humiliating to have such unworthy opponents. But – here’s the rub – he could lose! In Jamaica we would call Mitt and Newt ginnals. Americans know their […]
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. Or Was it Sabotage?

It could have been one of the dirty tricks those Republicans resort to in their struggle for political power. They will stoop to anything. The latest ploy is erasing signatures from the petition to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. I’m not sure how they do it but they’ve been going online and sabotaging sites that […]
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When Christ is Missing from “Christianity”

The signs will soon start popping up, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season,” and there will be ads urging us to “put Christ back in Christmas.” Who puts up these signs? Who pays for these ads?  I suspect they are the same people who contribute to the “Christian” organizations that shell out millions to […]
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Oops! The President Forgot to Disobey Jesus

Once again, conservatives are “outraged” by something President Obama has done – or rather- has not done. He did not mention God by name in his internet address this Thanksgiving. A comment by columnist Sherman Frederick of the Las Vegas Review-Journal sums up the hue and cry that ensued: Holy cow! Is that one screwed […]
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Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie. The Day the Music Died

It may be the fact that I am in my own twilight that makes me see America’s decline so clearly. The robust land that I read about while growing up in Jamaica is no longer. I came to America in 1979 expecting to find an exciting society, bravely going where no man has gone before. […]
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The Society that Conservatives Would Impose

A California campus cop has become the face of the America that so many conservatives are striving for.  He is all over the Internet, featured in parody after parody. He is Lieutenant John Pike, the now-iconic figure pictured pepper-spraying a group of protesting students at the University of California’s Davis campus (above). The scene can […]
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If Elected, Romney Promises Another War

Mitt Romney says this and Mitt Romney says that and never the twain shall meet. But every once in a while the Republican presidential candidate says something we should pay attention to. At one of those multitudinous debates, he said: If Barack Obama is reelected, Iran will have a nuclear weapon; if Mitt Romney…- if […]
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NASCAR Fans Show Their Racist Roots

I should not have been surprised to read that First Lady Michelle Obama was booed at Homestead-Miami Speedway yesterday. Disgusted yes. But surprised, no. The First Lady and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden (photo above), were there to promote their charity supporting military veterans and their families. But that didn’t stop them from getting […]
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“Masters of the Universe” are on the Attack

Call me a conspiracy nut but I see a vast global conflict raging. Granted, I have read or heard nothing in the media describing current events in those words. But I smell a rat. And here’s why. Suddenly, one developed country after another is in “crisis” – not just the United States and Britain but […]
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A Voice Crying in the Wilderness? Not Today!

Sometimes I feel like a voice crying in the wilderness. Or like that tree falling in the forest – soundlessly. But today I feel that I am being heard. I received an invitation from a group called Democracy for America to participate in a survey on how best they could support the Occupy Wall Street […]
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