Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Why I'm supporting Hillary (for right now)

I was at a counseling conference for the last two days (which I really thought was worthwhile, but I'll get to that in another post) and had a chance to interact with some colleagues that I rarely see because they work at another school. One of them used to work with me at my present school a few years ago, back when I was a Republican (or RINO - Republican in Name Only - as I was later informed by another blogger, but I digress). At any rate my friend was surprised that I had changed political allegiances, but she didn't seem upset until the subject came around to Hillary Clinton. "There's no way I could vote for her!" When told that I'm supporting Ms. Clinton for the moment, my friend burst out "What does your wife say?!"
For the record, my sainted spouse is not a Hillary fan either, nor is my teenage philosopher son. My daughter voices the possibility that she might could possibly support Hillary under certain circumstances, but as she finds politcs boring (and can't vote for Pres until the 2016 election) I find myself pretty much alone in my own household.
My support for Hilary up to this point, basically rests on her Senate career. It seems that she is a good Senator, willing to do the work needed to get legislative results and find common ground with those across the aisle. To me this indicated a pragmatism that I think our next President will need. Of course, it could also be a good argument for keeping her in the Senate and electing someone else, such as Obama...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Gimme 5: Things to know about Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff

AJC article on New England Patriot vice President Scott Pioli interview in which he tells 5 important things to know about Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Another 'Morehouse Man' reaching for the stars

Good article by AJC columnist on Genarlow Wilson starting his college education at Morehouse.

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Cynthia Tucker | The myth of color blindness

The myth of color blindness: Cultural biases are embedded in us unawares - op ed article by AJC columnist Cynthia Tucker.

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Of Rants Never Written

For the longest time (or so it seems) I've been remiss in actually posting any personal thoughts to the blog. Plenty of DIGG story links, but nary a opinionated peep. Lots of reasons (excuses really) - the blues, work and home responsibilities, the trouble of having one computer in a four person household, - the list could go on.
It's not like there hasn't been a lot out there to raise my ire and blood pressure. Here are just a few that I should have spoken out on:
(1) The failure of the NCAA and division 1 colleges to consider hardly any minority candidates for head coaching positions in college football, a travesty that continues seemingly unabated.
(2) The fervent desire among a certain segment of Republicans who want to self destruct over the immigration issue, even to the point of refusing to nominate anyone remotely electable. Of course, as my son the teen age philosopher pointed out, this will probably be good for us Democrats in the next year.
(3) The chaos of the Atlanta Falcons and their search for a new head coach.
(4) Facebook vs. Myspace - what does your preference say about you?
(5) Life with cats and teenagers, also crazy dogs...
Stay tuned, perhaps the muse will return...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Commentary: Fantasy Christmas gift: Self-deporting immigran

SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) -- For Christmas, nearly a dozen readers sent me the same gift, an article about goings on in the Southwest: "Illegal immigrants packing up and leaving Arizona."

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