A Matter of Temperment

By on Sep 28, 2016 in Politicians, Politics | 0 comments

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is now behind us. It occurs to me that the millions of Americans who watched the debate did so with the thought in mind that one of these two persons will no doubt become the new leader of our country. We watched and tried to predict who might better represent us and improve our personal circumstance. We saw Hillary prepared, composed and unflappable, answering questions appropriately and respectfully observing the rules of the debate. Conversely, Donald was unprepared, bombastic and extremely rude. He shouted over Hillary during her time to speak and once again took a cheap shot at a woman. Then I think of the world beyond our borders. I try to imagine how people in other countries feel watching the debate. To them, the next American president is not just the leader of the United States. He or she is the leader of...

Shame On You, Dan Patrick – A Rant

By on Jul 9, 2016 in Musings, Politicians, Politics | 0 comments

Once again I am compelled to wax political. In the wake of the recent police shootings in Dallas, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick thought the appropriate response was to blame the peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters for the violence. He went on to call them ‘hypocrites’ for running when the shots rang out. I did not like Dan Patrick’s platform when he ran for office, and I did not vote for him. I really did not like him calling for the resignation of the FWISD superintendent, Kent Scribner, over the district’s policy regarding transgender bathroom accommodations. But I loathe this insensitive, bigoted man after what he said about the Dallas shootings. He does not represent me, and I am certain he does not represent the views and attitudes of most Texans. I, for one, think the people of Texas should call for his resignation. He clearly lacks good judgement, he...

Please, not The Donald

By on Jun 10, 2016 in Musings, Politicians, Politics | 0 comments

Ordinarily, I am not a very political person. That is not to say that I do not vote or have viewpoints regarding politics and politicians, but I make it a practice to keep my opinions more or less to myself because I have so many friends and family members who do not always align with me politically. But, I simply cannot keep quiet when it comes to Donald Trump. He scares the pants off of me. The very fact that he has gotten as far as he has illustrates just how many people in this country are in line with his rhetoric. America was founded on the idea of liberty and justice for all. We have always reached out to the downtrodden. I know the world has changed since the eighteenth century, but surely, America has not changed so radically that we would elect a man who openly denigrates women, Muslims and Hispanics – a man who believes being rich is more important than being good. Donald...