Category Archives: Equal Rights

What Do People Mean When They Say I Want My Country Back?

Author’s Note: In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, I’ve chosen to republish my essay dated March 29, 2015, originally entitled “What Do Conservatives Mean When They Say “I Want My Country Back?” Minor revisions have been made … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Civil Rights, Democracy, Equal Rights, History, inequality, North Carolina, Racism | 7 Comments

Expert Discourse and using IEDs to “neutralize threats”

By ann summers   So Trumpians, RWNJs, and lesser neoconservatives might be described as the following: “They talk a lot about justice. They talk a lot about freedom. They want to change the society into a positive direction. They believe that they’re doing … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Equal Rights, Free Speech, Government, Jurisprudence, Law Enforcement, Media, Murder, Police, Terrorism, Terrorists, Texas, Uncategorized, War on "Terror" | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Hate gets a pass…racial profiling as political correctness

  By ann summers Because of a “mouth-feel” like styrofoam peanuts, I hate baked Cheetos or their generic imitators even as I definitely like fried Cheetos. So much for common sense about what is healthy snack food—  fortunately it probably isn’t … Continue reading

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Censusless: This book needs to be read not just before 2020 or even November 2016

By ann summers Is Howard Dean, Tim Kaine, or DWS responsible for the poor leadership on what remains the real negative consequences of what should have been a better outcome for PBO’s 2008 election in the midst of an economic … Continue reading

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Public Safety in the post-Pulse era

By ann summers    Orlando’s horrific domestic extremist attack demonstrates that with the constant, cyclical negation of private and public rights there cannot be win-win solutions in a modern democracy that has foundationally resisted the notion of a theocratic state. An … Continue reading

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Orlando Massacre: Pulse One = Stonewall too

By ann summers The framing of that meme of “the worst act of mass shooting in US history” comes not only as an “act of terror and an act of hate” but also raises some other peripheral issues in the early … Continue reading

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Under tRump, cockroaches will have unenumerated, unimpeachable rights and envy the dead

By ann summers If we thought the End of the Republic happened when Monica Lewinsky got a TED talk, surprise -— Donald Trump could become POTUS, just as he states that Latino or Muslim judges could be unfair to him. Sonia Sotomayor will … Continue reading

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Goodbye Person of Interest, gone but forever prescient

Despite appearances, I am not that avid a Person of Interest fan, I just like the strength/flaws of Shaw/Root…a symphony.  The program was basically the problem of machine intelligence and the role of human ethics in its construction with a … Continue reading

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Morning Open Thread – Drones, the new UFOs

Morning Open Thread is an open discussion forum for human interest news of the day. It would be hard to guess if one tries to follow TV news, but other things actually occur in the world besides election primaries. British … Continue reading

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Lookout Wimmins iz in your can

    By ann summers Family Restrooms have been commonplace for many public institutions and darned if defending family values and traditional marriage has come under attack by well, non-traditional families, darn those sister-wives, extended families, single parents, and orphans.   There … Continue reading

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