On Holden, You Lack Empathy, Isle

You say that you don’t hate Holden. Then, you call him a “troubled outsider who sucks”. That’s kind of hating Holden, Isle. You want people to stop talking about Holden as if he’s a real person. But the voice in the text is the expression of Salinger’s experiences. In that sense, Holden is the reflectionContinue reading “On Holden, You Lack Empathy, Isle”

You Can Stop the Gunmen

The photos and headlines about a mass shooting attract attention.  Some people feel drawn to the excitement. Others read and feel better knowing that law enforcement’s at the scene. Some are just curious; others read to gather information in an effort to protect themselves from a possible future attack.   Consumers of this kind of newsContinue reading “You Can Stop the Gunmen”

Trump’s Capitol Riot Blasts Nation

The colors in the American Flag represent American values: the red symbolizes bravery, the white, purity, and the blue, vigilance. The colonists during The Revolutionary War were brave (red) while fighting against the English. The founders were honest (white) when declaring America’s Independence. The country was vigilant (blue) when defending its citizens’ Freedoms and Rights.Continue reading “Trump’s Capitol Riot Blasts Nation”

Support Gun Laws to Protect Rights

Americans have rights. No one has the right to take away another person’s rights. In some situations, a citizen’s rights may compete with another’s. Two people can fight over the Right of Free Speech for example. During this shouting match, the two citizens have competing rights.  A functional government tries to resolve the problem byContinue reading “Support Gun Laws to Protect Rights”

Tucker Carlson Slipped Up on Hate Speech

An action can be wrong and still not a crime. Cheating on a spouse is wrong, but it’s still legal. There are no laws against infidelity – here in New Jersey at least. With hate speech too. Even though it’s wrong, hate speech is legal and protected under the First Amendment Freedom of Speech andContinue reading “Tucker Carlson Slipped Up on Hate Speech”

DeSantis’ Stop Woke Won’t Stop Woke

Conversations between the Left and Right are a little strained. The Left is still seething at Trump’s ridicule. The Right continues to roll its eyes. The Right says the Left started it with CRT. The Left says the Right neglected to notice the police shooting of Michael Brown. Disney expressed support for the left whenContinue reading “DeSantis’ Stop Woke Won’t Stop Woke”

Biden Shows Strength as World Leader

I’m feeling the price of everything. The cost of my fast food yesterday was ridiculous. Who knows how much I’ll spend filling up my tank tomorrow. Thankfully, I still have the democratic right to complain about it, to make choices, and to vote. At least for now. The Russian invasion is challenging our liberties andContinue reading “Biden Shows Strength as World Leader”

Tucker Carlson Condemns Self

There’s something missing. The guy ahead of me in traffic had a broken taillight and a tied-up bumper. Out his window, he was yelling at an old woman, crossing the road. By the look of the car, the guy didn’t “have it together”; yet, there he was, hollering: “C’mon, lady. Get it together! A friendContinue reading “Tucker Carlson Condemns Self”

Fake News Claims Raise False Flags

People say things People often post “fake news” under articles and blogs. Usually, it’s a false flag.  For an article to be “fake news”, it has to have bad facts. “Fake news” is a false flag when it responds to articles that contain true facts. Rather than warning of fake facts, these online notifications ofContinue reading “Fake News Claims Raise False Flags”

Biden Bounces Back as Ratings Rise

Biden fell down. Biden tripped midway while climbing the stairs to AirForce One last year. It’s not surprising. He’s our oldest President. When inaugurated, he was 78. Trump was 74 when taking office. Obama was 47. In the video, he reaches to pull himself up and falls again. As if that wasn’t enough, he goesContinue reading “Biden Bounces Back as Ratings Rise”