Let’s retreat to familiar positions Let’s point fingers We cross our arms in righteous superiority We dare not talk We make demands of the other side We call this leadership As millions cower in fear and starve
All of our weight Pressed down on the “enemy” In fear, they lash out . We point a finger “See, they are belligerent!” And we plan more war
“We’re number 18” isn’t much of a rallying cry. Caring more about people than profit would help. Committing to universal health care would, too. Ditto, affirming the right of all people, including the unborn, to life. Accepting that cops should never be outgunned by “patriots” would be good. Idiots storming the Capitol; that’s certainly a … Continue reading Such exceptionalism
Longtime baseball fans will tell you Curt Schilling was one of the sports so-called big-game pitchers. Take a look at his career stats, and you find that he won 216 regular season games over a two-decade career; however, when the post-season rolled around, Schilling was almost perfect. He posted an 11-2 record with a stunning … Continue reading Curt Schilling is denied the HOF again. A wise choice?
I get it. I really do: Democrats (and maybe a couple Republicans) want another opportunity to demonstrate Donald Trump’s lousy character while also fishing for information about whether he incited a group of people to attempt an overthrow of the government. (And what a ragtag group of followers they were, but that’s another story.) As … Continue reading The impeachment trial will be good theater (and accomplish nothing)
A voice screams in protest A fist rises into the air Calls for change, a new era Or a return to the past?
We’ve all done it — that moment we say something we wish we hadn’t. (“You’re an a******” might be one example.) Often, in such circumstances, an apology is enough for all sides to move on. At other times, apologies aren’t enough. Calling for someone’s assassination is most definitely an example. A Texas man is facing … Continue reading We agree calling for someone’s assassination is wrong, right?
A black and white world One set of rules applies to all Regardless of circumstance, regardless of country This is the standard for what?
The man who topped the Babe And did it with reviews so rave Hammerin’ Hank Aaron There is no better Brave His time on Earth is over But the memories will live on A black man, a legend 755 times, the ball was gone Ask yourself this question Consider it long and deep Would it … Continue reading The man who topped the Babe