Category: "Politics"

Republican Party Census Document

May 22nd, 2008
I've received this document on several occasions and each time I have the same emotional impulse to tear the thing up and an opposing emotional impulse to make some notes on it and send it back to them. They pay the postage. This has more »

Riding the Bus (Tyler Transit)

March 18th, 2008
Last week I started riding the city bus again. I used to depend on the bus several decades ago when I lived in Iowa Illinois and California. In those places I could walk out the front door up to the next corner and wait a few minutes for a ride. At tha more »

George Washington Carver Day

January 21st, 2008
Today we celebrate the life of a man that epitomizes a movement that improved the civil rights of millions of Americans not just the black people but all minorities. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up to the authorities in Alabama and accelerated more »

Black Friday Perspectives

December 8th, 2007
A week ago I was referred to an article on (The San Francisco Chronicle). Since then I've enjoyed reading many of the columns in that paper. It's been almost two and a half decades but when I lived in San Francisco I enjoyed reading the Chro more »

Library's Lacking?

March 31st, 2007
I actually love the library and frequented libraries in many cities I've lived in. I enjoy studying as much as others might enjoy reading history novels or poetry. That changed several years ago when I was "blacklisted" by the Tyler Public Library. I was more »

Texas Dictatorship

February 2nd, 2007
While the Texas legislature was considering a bill to vaccinate school girls for certain viruses our governor stepped in and issued an executive order making it law without lawmaker consideration. Our state our nation our localites and our world is inc more »

Presidential Replacement

January 13th, 2007
I wasn't too impressed by Bush in the first election and by the second I was even less moved. He had performed well as commander in chief but he let down a lot of people in the areas of marriage protection immigration and other issues. And in the las more »