This is NOT About Gun Control People

I woke up at 4:30 this morning. Unable to go back to sleep, I pulled out my phone and opened up Facebook and this post was the second in my timeline. I have read and seen countless responses to yesterday’s tragedy on TV, in blog posts, news outlets, on Twitter and more. But this one is the best I’ve seen yet and I wanted to share it with this community. It’s from my friend Missy.

Don’t Use Your Vote as a Weapon – You Could Shoot Yourself in the Foot

A man who voted for a Bush in 2004 because he supported the Patriot Act sued the government when his new Arab son in law was detained for 3 months without due process, because his name was mistakenly on the terrorist list, leaving his pregnant daughter alone to have their first baby. A family votes for the candidate who proposes higher taxes for millionaires, then spends 1000’s of dollars, after their business takes off, on aggressive

The Squandered 9/11 Opportunity

Today will be filled with tributes to the fallen of 9/11. We will celebrate the people and their stories of heroism. Today will be a packed morning celebrating, reflecting and embracing that tragic day. I remember where I was and will never forget that morning.  I can’t imagine anyone not remembering where they were. It was a tragic day for me, my friends, my family and the entire country. We were all devastated and hurt

How Much is a Tax Cut Worth?

Obama announced his budget and spending deficit plan early this week.  Obviously it’s generated a lot of conversation and debate  Most of it partisan.   I’m going to stay out of the fray on this, but I do have two questions and if anyone in this community can answer them, I would appreciate it. How much is a tax cut worth? I don’t like taxes.  I don’t want to pay anymore than I have to.  That being

911 Rescue Workers, The Trendy Heroes

It appears the 911 Hero was, like too many other things in this country, a trend.   The NYPD and the NYFD T-Shirts that everyone was wearing in honor of the 911 heros were all part of a big trend, like bell bottoms, the pet rock, and Myspace.  The rescuers weren’t really heroes, they were just something cool to be associated with, a dinner conversation where you could say you knew someone who knew someone

Ever Wonder What People Think of America?

We seem to be pretty confident in our view of ourselves.   America lacks little humility when it comes to our sense of self.  But, have you ever wondered what others think of America? Tom Friedman has an idea what China thinks of us and wrote a KILLER Op-Ed piece in the NY Times last week.  It deserves to be reprinted here. ——WikiChina by Tom Friedman—— While secrets from WikiLeaks were splashed all over the American

A New Definition of Country First

The idea that it takes sacrifice to make this country great is extending beyond the battle field and the life and limbs of our youngest and most able bodied men and women.   Their sacrifices are, without a doubt, the greatest and most valiant.  However, a new breed of sacrifice for country is brewing — a financial one. For most of our history we’ve defined country first as the great sacrifice on the battlefield.  We’ve embraced

Pedophilia and Free Speech

The other day there was an uproar over Amazon’s selling of a “how to book” for pedophilia.  The book discusses, in graphic detail, how to practice pedophilia without getting caught.  It’s a disturbing book. I read about it here, on TechCrunch (beware, it’s graphic.)  When asked, Amazon originally defended its position, saying they don’t censor.   Amazon’s response and Michael Arrington’s post on the response created a heated debate.  The debate was around freedom of speech.  Many folks felt

I Voted!

I voted yesterday.  I almost didn’t.  I forgot to send in my mail in ballot and therefore had to go to my local polling place.  I started seeing it as a hassle and felt it wouldn’t make a difference.  I almost succumbed to apathy — almost. I then reminded myself that when I was born (1968) many people who looked like me couldn’t vote in U.S.   I reminded myself that people kill and were