After observing the events and ultimate result of both impeachment trials of the 45th U.S. President, it is clear that U.S. Constitutional Law, much-like like Catholicism, is no more than a field-guide of excuses and justifications for bad behavior, equally effective for exoneration to the moral and amoral judge alike. – Bobby Duthu– Feb 14, … Continue reading The United States of Impunity
No doubt my wife and kids would accuse me of the same, but whenever, and wherever my Dad and I were together, there was always that inevitable moment where whatever was being said, done, or attended to was startlingly interrupted by him shouting: LOOK-AT-THE-COUPE! LOOK-AT-THE-MUSTANG! or LOOK-AT-THE-COBRA!And you would look up or over to where … Continue reading Like Rodder, Like Son
I’ve learned more about myself in the past 6 years than in the previous 48 by a long shot.But it’ll likely surprise no one who has ever made my acquaintance to learn that according to two separate behavior assessment systems/personality indicators, my personality can be found in less than 1% of the global population.Add to … Continue reading Me the E.T.
Honey Bees are not the ideal co-workers you might think.They don’t have any job skills not related to hive building or honey making, buzz too loudly while you’re trying to talk on the phone, and leave pee-stains on everything in sight!But seriously, today the situation has returned to a manageable state, but as the forthcoming … Continue reading Bee Not Afraid
June 14, 2020 The magnitude of law enforcement personnel emotionally unqualified to wear the uniform of an American law enforcement officer, is not limited to just, “a few bad apples”.I estimate encountering law enforcement on approximately 10 occasions in my lifetime, give or take a few.These encounters range from minor traffic violations to asking for … Continue reading Police Brutality in America: A Few Bad Apples?
No image better exemplifies, “white nationalism” or, “white supremacy”, than this of 4 year old Tobala Ellenbogan. Tobala was targeted, apprehended, sentenced, and murdered by the Nazi Government at Auschwitz in 1944 as a result of, “merit based” immigration reform.And the government administration ultimately responsible for the policies that resulted in her murder, began with … Continue reading On the Basis of Merit
In the early 1960’s, employed by the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center, and before computers were universally trusted, Ms. Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the early success of NASA in the realm of space travel by hand calculating the orbital trajectories on which the lives of its astronauts depended.Famously … Continue reading Ms. Johnson
Thursday, January 03, 2019, Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids became the first two Native American women ever elected to the United States Congress.A landmark moment for these two amazing women, and America to be sure, but for me personally, this moment is likewise among the most significant of my lifetime, and the most hopeful opportunity … Continue reading 7th Generation
Paying college athletes is a short-sighted idea, selfishly and foolishly focused on revenue instead of academics.I mean, where are we going with this?Where students attend the collegiate football camp of their choice, then choose from a voluntary list of extracurricular academic activities for fun?College football should be re-assigned to a rational place on America’s priority … Continue reading Paying College Athletes:
To say that I am in awe of Professor Einsteins’ intellect, would be an extreme understatement. But it’s not just intellect that makes him my most admired person, and personal inspiration ; it’s confidence. Einstein published his groundbreaking paper on special relativity in 1905 while working as a patent clerk and unable to secure a … Continue reading A Relative Inspiration