politics

Racism Is A Sin

“Patriotism, along with obedience, veracity, liberality, patience, humility, and chastity (I still dress like a Catholic girl) are also moral virtues.”

Empathy. Now It’s a Bad Thing. Sorry, Judge Sotomayor

Guest author, Jim Terr (www.JimTerr.com),  presented the following on June 2, 2009 on KUNM in Albuquerque.  He said what I’ve been thinking throughout this nomination of Sonia Sotomayor and the negative turn of the word empathy.    Empathy By Jim Terr   Click for mp-3 audio You can also hear the live version at http://kunm.org/audiohurl.php?s0=060209TERREMPATHY.mp3&t=Y      I’ll bet you didn’t know “empathy” was a bad word. In fact, in my book, it’s one of the best words, one of the best qualities, a person []

Lt. Choi, Call Ted Haggard

U.S. Army Lt. Dan Choi, a West Point grad and Iraq linguist, told, and then received a letter from the Army: You’re fired, gay guy! So, Lt. Choi serves his country fighting for alleged democracy in Iraq, comes home to America, breaks the law by telling, and gets fired.  Maybe it was discrimination???????? May I suggest that Lt. Choi call formerly gay preacher Ted Haggard and see if he can get into that intensive counseling that undoes the gay.  I did the []

To Dick Cheney From Jane the Little Guy

Dick Cheney recently told the media that his post-vice presidential vociferousness is because he is committed to helping the little guy. Dude, where have you been for the last eight years—or longer for that matter?  I am the little guy.  (Okay, I could stand to drop some pounds, but so can Dick.) Nonetheless, I am Jane the little guy. I’m Jane the little guy who was declined medical coverage because of a pre-existing condition that I never asked to bear.  I am []