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If I Had A Hammer

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Have you ever heard the saying, “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”?  I’ve heard it all my life.  It served me as one of those wise sayings: use the right tool for a job. My dad would certainly agree.  He would get so angry when we used a pair […]

Conservatism Is Expensive

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

Fox News just agreed to pay $787.5 million for lying about Dominion voting machines.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton offered to use $3.3 million of tax dollars to settle a whistleblower case.  Donald Trump paid nearly $300,000 to cover up his extramarital affairs. It must be nice to have millions of dollars to pay for […]

Liberty and Justice for All

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

The Pledge of Allegiance ends with six memorable words: “With Liberty and Justice for All.”  As we say these words, we are setting a standard for our own behavior.  We will fight for liberty and justice for all. These are very powerful words also embody my Christian faith.  On numerous occasions, priests and Pharisees tried […]

Getting Away With Murder

Thursday, April 13th, 2023

On July 25 2022, Daniel Perry shot and killed Garret Foster.  Perry went to trial, and a jury of his peers found him guilty of murder.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants this murderer to walk free. Foster had been part of a lawful assembly in Austin.  He was speaking out against government brutality.  He legally […]

Honesty Is The Best Policy

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

While honesty is the best policy, it doesn’t always make the best politics.  Twenty years ago, President George W. Bush lied about Iraq.  The invasion made conservatives happy but was a disaster for America, Iraq and the entire Middle East. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice told America and the […]

A Free and Independent Press

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

On February 27, 1968, Walter Cronkite changed history. Cronkite was a household name by that time. During the 40s, 50s and 60s, he covered everything from Second World War to the Olympics.  Cronkite gained the trust of the American people by telling the truth. As the host of the CBS Evening News, Cronkite told the […]

Keep the Vultures off Social Security and Medicare

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Liberals showed you who they are by creating and defending Social Security and Medicare.  Conservatives showed you who they were by opposing and undermining Social Security and Medicare.  In 1935 Franklin Delano Roosevelt championed Social Security during the Great Depression.  […]

How Much is $3 Million Worth?

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

What could you do with $3.3 million? In Texas the median house selling price is $350,000.  The state funding for each student in public schools is $5,100.  I think $3.3 million is a lot of money.  Ken Paxton apparently doesn’t since it isn’t his money – it’s ours. Ken Paxton is the Texas Attorney General.  […]

A More Perfect Union

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

It shouldn’t surprise you that some reporters, talk show hosts and columnists are lazy.  They find a meme and then plug in a detail.   The meme today is the phrase “Washington is broken.” This phrase allows the speaker to avoid taking responsibility for a judgment or prediction.  It opens the door to the related meme, […]

Punish Illegal Employers

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Now that the election is over, conservative smoke and mirror politics is evaporating right before our eyes.  Gas prices have dropped to $2.60 in North Texas.  Fox News has stopped spamming crime stories.  Retailers are slashing holiday prices and seeing record sales. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, however, has returned to inflammatory talk about the border.  […]

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