Author Archives: JD

Writer’s Indifference

My lack of output could be construed as the proverbial block often attributed to those who put words on paper. It’s actually a combination of not wanting to merely create content, but to write something meaningful, and ambivalence over the current state of affairs. I read a decent piece on Slate which criticized the online […]

Ain’t Nobody Got to Get Saved

At a NC rally for Donald Trump, Pastor Mark Burns was asked to warm up the crowd for the headliner. The good Pastor did his best to pump up for the Trump, but he also took advantage of the opportunity to have a microphone and a captive audience to comment on one of the Democratic […]

Bernie’s Already Won

In what is being called one of the biggest upsets in modern political history, Bernie Sanders took the state of Michigan from the presumptive victor, and kept his upstart campaign for President very much alive. With all the Southern States behind them, the Democratic Primary moves into what is arguably more fertile ground for the […]

Cockstrong

I will first admit that I was wrong. In my previous scribblings about the GOP nomination for President, I incorrectly conjectured that Donald Trump would be gone after Super Tuesday. Like most predictions and prophecies, mine fell flat. While Nate Silver and the fine folks at Five Thirty Eight have dug deep and analyzed that […]

The South Rises Again; For Trump

Donald Trump rode his self-created wave of misogyny, jingoism, bigotry and insults to a victory in the Dirty South. In a week where he was vigorously booed by a South Carolina audience during a debate for daring to state the obvious about 9/11/2001 and the subsequent war in Iraq, where he verbally sparred with Pope […]

Make America Great Again

Donald Trump’s campaign mantra is exactly one word too long. While four words is a seemingly short declaration, this one makes a bold statement and raises serious questions. The Trump campaign’s mantra tell us that America was once great, however it isn’t currently, and that a Trump Administration would restore this greatness. The serious questions […]

New Hampshire GOP voters shock thinking world

Republican voters in New Hampshire went to the polls and cast votes in their state’s primary election, and stunned anyone who thinks by advocating for a fraudulent, petulant blowhard to lead the nation. I understand anger and voter frustration. I understand the evolutionary underpinnings of tribalism and Trump appeals to that deep-seated emotional and irrational […]

There is no Heaven

I can make such a statement and claim it to be a valid, scientific assertion.  To avoid any word play or semantics, I can clarify my statement by defining the Heaven I’m referring to. For example, there is no Heaven as described by the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In other words, a […]

Thank a Veteran?

When I joined the Army in 1987, I didn’t do so out of some overwhelming patriotic duty, or a desire to uphold the Constitution or to preserve American freedom. I did it because I was looking for a better job than I had, and the Army had some cool jobs, decent pay (if you consider […]

The President Cried

The President of the United States, while talking to people about gun violence and what he will try to do on his own to help slow the rate at which Americans slaughter each other, was moved to tears. As he spoke about little tiny people getting ripped apart by bullets while in their elementary school, […]