Category Archives: politics

I just love the gays!


SOUTH CAROLINA PRIDE PARADE: LIGHT IT UP! Friday Night, October 20th. 7 – 11 p.m. on Main Street Pretty will be marching with the Rainbow Light Saber Brigade led by annual head cheerleader for the gay Pride celebrations Light Brigade … Continue reading

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the inconvenience of truth


Wildfires are raging out of control along the west coast bordering the Pacific Ocean in California as hurricanes formed in the Atlantic dumped unwanted, unprecedented amounts of rain on the Gulf Coast and east coast over the past few months. … Continue reading

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pledging allegiance – then and now


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. I was six years old standing beside my worn … Continue reading

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to pill or not to pill – that is the question


Today I count pills to fill two small brightly colored plastic containers that are compartmentalized by the days of the week with the hope they will continue to help me manage the health of my life and not stealthily contribute … Continue reading

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Edie Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017)


One of my favorite heroes was a woman named Edie Windsor who died yesterday at the age of 88. I never had an opportunity to meet her personally, but I know what my family and my community owe her. She … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Interview with a Mushy Middler


The mushy middle – and I’m not talking Hostess Twinkies here. No, the “mushy middle” and the “soft center” are names given by politicians and pollsters to the highly sought after silent majority of the electorate who have never attended … Continue reading

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when I think of America, I think of…


Abraham Lincoln .. Louis Armstrong .. Hank Williams .. Emily Dickinson … Jackie Robinson .. Bob Dylan .. Eleanor Roosevelt .. Clarence Darrow .. Herman Melville … Howard Hawks Regards, Thom (Great Britain) All the Americans I know are wonderful … Continue reading

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repeat after me, repeat after me


I have a confession to make: I hate the white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazis, fascists – whatever name the far right demonstrators are calling themselves today – as much as they hate me. So there. I need to go back to … Continue reading

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locked and loaded


Our guns are locked and loaded, Full of fury and fire. Our hopes of peace outmoded By men with war desire. Who speaks for those enraged By words so full of hate? We must – we must become engaged Before … Continue reading

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Father Goose Nursery Rhymes


(funny-pictures.picphotos.net) Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme (circa 1725) Pretty good one, Mother Goose – your rhymes reflected your times. As for Father Goose, that rascal, what might he write in 2017? Little Jack Kelly Sat watching telly Eating his fish and … Continue reading

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