Today’s Thought of the Day from the Letters to the Editor in Austin, TX

From Renee Potenza (of Austin, TX) “Get Off the Trump Train and Admit Your Mistake” To those friends and family members who voted for Donald J. Trump: Perhaps you are a life-long Republican.  Maybe you have deeply held beliefs about those values for which the Republican Party used to stand. Maybe you got on the […]
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Liz Cheney Speaks Out & Further Editorial Remarks on 1/16

From Bret Stephens of the New York Times on 1/16/2021: “If Conservatives want to have a moral leg to stand on as they condemn  a siege of a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, or a police station in Minneapolis, they have an obligation to impeach Trump now. The institutional case is clear: The president attacked […]
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January 13th is Historic Second Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

“Never trust politicians. They are craven. It’s an occupational attribute.” So began Charles M Blow of the New York Times in his essay today. I could relate to Mr. Blow, an African American essayist. I wrote this poem, entitled “Words” when I was 16 years old, in Independence, Iowa: If fewer words were spoken, If […]
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January 6th: How Lying to the U.S. for 4 Years Can Create Chaos

The Austin American-Statesman Editorial Board (Austin, TX) posted this on Sunday, January 10, 2021: Politicians stretch the truth all the time. Some lies, though, are so big that they can pull at the seams of a nation, pit its people against one another, leave a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood in the halls […]
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AntiFa Activists Not Responsible for the Insurrection at the Capitol

Immediately after the breaching of the Capitol by Trump supporters, I experimented and checked to see if Fox was covering it (A: No, at that time). I went out on Twitter and Facebook to see what was being said. (A: “It was AntiFa!“) Let the truth go forth. To steal a line from the Austin […]
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Kamala Harris Profiled by “Los Angeles Times”

Kamala Harris official portrait (2017, Wikipedia.org) I picked up a copy of the Los Angeles Times’ publication that profiled Kamala Harris. I plan to gift it to my granddaughters on their twelfth birthday this Monday, to show them that women can succeed at the highest levels of our society and that they must work hard […]
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How Did We Get Here? What’s Happened to the GOP?

I don’t know how many of you reading this digital page still get a REAL newspaper (i.e., paper) and, if you do get one, is it the Quad City Times? Since I am (currently) reading the Austin American-Statesman, a 150-year-old newspaper that was named Texas Newspaper of the Year 3 times and won national reocognition […]
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Our Wounds Are Deep: Let’s Bind Them Up!

On the heels of the data from the state of Texas that the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine is not set up in an equitable fashion (so far, nobody knows how, when, or where to get a shot), I read Eugene Robinson’s essay about Donald J. Trump’s attempt to overthrow our democracy. It originally appeared […]
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Trump’s Lawless Masses Breach Capitol, Endanger Lawmakers

I’m watching CNN “live” and listening to the voice of Manu Raju, Senior Congressional Corespondent, as Vice President Pence is being escorted from the building. The Trump protesters have breached the building and the Vice President of the United States has been evacuated. Both chambers are now in recess and one U.S. female representative said […]
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January 6th: History Is Made on Capitol Hill During Ceremonial Meeting to Certify Election

Texas politicians have been involved in the contesting of the presidential election results far more than those of other states including: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (recently reported by his staff for taking bribes in the service of a wealthy realtor), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert. The […]
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Racism in Trumpland

Today is January 5th. Congress is meeting in Washington, D.C., preparing to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win. Voting for 2 Georgia Senators is imminent. While browsing news channels at 3 a.m., I stumbled upon Don Lemon, interviewing Mitt Romney’s old campaign manager and paired with a former campaign manager for Barack Obama. Both were talking […]
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You !

Today was two days after Christmas in Austin (Tx). It was 78 degrees at the airport. The holiday has also provided other 70+ days—all sunny—and, since arriving in early December, there have been at least 2 83 degree days. We celebrated Christmas Eve at my son’s house opening presents and, on Christmas Day, between the […]
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Republicans and Their Dubious Relationship with Facts

Paul Krugman is a columnist for the New York Times, but he was reprinted in the Austin “American Statesman” today talking about why Republicans seem to have such a tenuous grip on facts. He has a point. I think some of the explanation behind Krugman’s thesis can be laid at the feet of the fractured […]
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Podcast of December 17th: Christmas Book(s) for Sale!

I posted the scheduled appearances for the rest of 2020 previously. This Thursday (Dec. 17) will, in fact, involve telling the audience about  books for sale, but whether it will be Sean Leary’s book or not remains to be seen. The evening will focus on the six-book series “The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats” if […]
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Podcast Guests in December Limned

Tonight’s guest on the 7 p.m. (CDT) Weekly Wilson podcast is Dylan Kai Dempsey, a New York-based writer/filmmaker and film critic.  He covers all the major festivals and his reviews have been published in “Vanity Fair,” “Variety,” “NoFilmSchool,” “Nonfiction.fr” and “IonCinema.com. In addition, Dylan is developing a graphic novel, #LikesforLukas” plus a TV series based […]
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