The Poor Will Always Be With Us

The meme to your left has been making the rounds on the internet, lately. Quite a few progressive people, myself included, were quick to share it. As memes go, it’s not bad. Well, except for one thing: Franks never actually said that. It  comes from the Facebook group Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want Off, whose stock in trade […]

Defending the Indefensible

Because of the Ray Rice story, domestic violence is the hot topic lately and I’m a little pissed about that. I’m pissed because Janay Rice had to get punched and drug out of an elevator like a sack of laundry for this to become a topic of national conversation. I’m pissed because Americans only seem […]

Those Damn Poor People

This morning, as I always do, I made a cup of coffee and sat down to see what blog fodder I could pull from the ephemera that is the internet. Many days it can be a bit of a chore; not today, though. One of the very first things I saw was a story shared […]

If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat?

For those of you who don’t know, I was a career firefighter until I was diagnosed with colon cancer and had to retire. I also live in North Carolina. As a result, the majority of people I know are pretty conservative, which exposes me to a lot of conservative talk and ideas. One is the […]