About my Bigot Alerts

If you missed the beginning of my bigot alerts you may not understand that the Bigot is ME not the Republican Party! How can this be, you might wonder. Well, I’m simply trying to be honest because my Buddy constantly asserts I am bigoted in my commentary about all things Republican. He’s right that I […]

South Carolina – another sterling GOP state [BIGOT ALERT]

Not to be outdone by the Republicans of Mississippi the Republicans of the Secession state (sorry Rick Perry) have their own peculiar notions. Among Republicans/Republican leaners, 74.7% feel the term “socialist” describes President Obama very well or well. Among Republicans/Republican leaners, almost 30% believe President Obama is a Muslim. Among Republicans/Republican leaners, 36% continue to […]

GOP – winning at any cost [BIGOT ALERT]

By the way. What the Pennsylvania Republicans are thinking about doing is legal. It might very well insure that Obama loses in 2112. It rather reminds me of the mid decade reaportionment of Texas brought about by the now incarcerated “Velvet Hammer” Congressman Tom Delay. Its not all together unlike the legalized denial of granting […]

[BIGOT ALERT] The GOP way of keeping Government small…

…by hiring contractors rather than government employees costs twice as much by this estimate. POGO’s study analyzed the total compensation paid to federal and private sector employees, and annual billing rates for contractor employees across 35 occupational classifications covering over 550 service activities. Our findings were shocking—POGO estimates the government pays billions more annually in […]

A partisan bigot?

An email critic thinks I’m a fool for believing John McCain: Harry: From http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/05/the-big-lie-torture-got-bin-laden-ctd-1.html: It’s all wildarsed speculation at this point . . . And since when is “wildarsed speculation”, per se, a lie? If positing that torture didn’t get bin Laden, is as speculative as positing that torture got bin Laden; who is lying? […]

Two Books and flyover Country

I read three books for two second grade classrooms at Lowell this morning. One of the students asked me if I’d ever written a book. I told her I had although the book I wrote was nothing like Diary of a Wombat or Bootsy Barker Bites. In the meantime I’m reading a couple “grown up’s […]

DFL Monsters?

Loren has a beef with “the DFL-endorsed Board majority.” Whew! Where to begin? I have had some beefs with the majority of the Board, some of them quite vehement. I don’t however, look at them as the DFL Board. Yeah, they got DFL endorsements. No, I don’t approve and never have of party endorsements for […]


I thought I was much younger when I read this story in our family’s copy of Life Magazine but it came out when I was 15 years old. Its about the mixed race couple, the Lovings, who successfully challenged the anti-miscegenation laws in the Supreme Court. One of the bigoted things (my Buddy’s characterization) I […]

Bleeding Kansas

This is one of my Mother’s paintings. Its called “Lilly White Town.” She painted it to symbolize the new world we had moved to when we left Kansas and my Dad began teaching business law at Mankato State. It was a different world where some of my new school mates took to calling me “reb” […]

About that Lawsuit

At about 11pm last night I caught hell for my post about the lawsuit which ISD 709 was added to. It was a text conversation that took me past midnight or way past my bedtime. (Remember Claudia’s away and Harry will play……on his cell phone texting about the Duluth Schools) My interlocutor began charmingly by […]