Category Archives: National news

“How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty”

“[T]he uprising in Ferguson was an inevitable reaction to the institutional racism coursing through the area for decades.” — Jack Kirkland

I’m homeless.  At this writing, I’ve been homeless for exactly 3½ years.

When you meet a homeless man for the first time, you won’t notice his skin color.  Not first.  You’ll notice the condition he’s in.  You’ll notice his clothes, his grooming, his conduct.  Skin color is so far down the list, it might as well be left off completely.

Some disagree. They seem to think race is the only factor in poverty.

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Manners a cure for racism, sexism?

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What conservatives get right about stopping racism and sexism7 Habits of Chronically Unhappy PeopleAbout the Keystone XL pipeline

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“School’s Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists”

I have no background with Todd Starnes. I am aware of his October 27 column, “School’s Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists,” only because Yahoo! News captured it. He plays fast and loose with the facts, which does not reflect well on him or Fox News & Commentary.

(Disclaimer: In a follow-up column October 28, Starnes reports information from a second parent that confirms some of his suspicions and contradicts statements of the superintendent and the teacher.  For other reasons, I have chosen to write this based on the facts as they were known on October 27.)

Sommer Bauer’s third grade son came home from school with a paper that bore an impressive image of Mount Rushmore. The captions made unflattering remarks about the Presidents shown.  The source was a Nation of Islam web page.

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35,000 Walruses Are All Crowded Together In One Spot — And It Signals Something Ominous

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The walruses’ plightPanhandler drives a FiatForged DEA Facebook pageExceptional horoscopes update 2014-10-20Battered women, murdered childen

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“Normal” life goals out of reach – for millions

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“Normal” life goals out of reach – for millionsI want this job.Marketing strategies, part 5Farmers unite to combat hungerMarlene Pinnock follow-upAlex Hribal updateStranger murders father breaking up a fight

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Man’s name change dramatically improves job hunt

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Man’s name change dramatically improves job huntJamarion Lawhorn updateAn astonishing crimeExceptional horoscopes update 2014-09-29She’s cute.Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

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Firing-range instructor hands 9-year-old an Uzi. Now he’s dead.

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9-year-old kills gun instructorRussian aggression in UkraineThird world elections: the loser cries foulA bullied child hails his rescuerIraq War Vet Was Warned Waffle House Wasn’t ‘Safe For Whites,’ Gets Beaten, Needs Brain Surgery
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Donald Sterling sex tape

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Donald Sterling sex tapePolice chokehold deathChild border crisis follow-upFacebook is cracking down on click-baitChronic lateness

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HRC the conspiracy theorist

Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’ groomed to ensure Trump reelection

Why would she even say that?

This can only hurt the Democratic party.  It will raise suspicions that the contest’s rigged.  It will embolden Trump supporters.

In the last weeks before the 2008 Democratic national convention, HRC came out with some gaffes that may have cost her the nomination.  In 2016, her “deplorables” speech may have cost her the election.

Now this.

Even Eleanor Roosevelt said some things she deserved to regret.