America Has Turned Ugly

An Answer to Addiction

Oil Company Rip-Off

Trump: One Weekend, Two Lies

America Has Turned Ugly

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.…

An Answer to Addiction

Show me the money! On September 13, 2015, the nation’s top drug official Michael Botticelli appeared on 60 MINUTES. His…

Oil Company Rip-Off

If you want to see something funny and your favorite episode of the Big Bang Theory has bee pre-empted by…

America Has Turned Ugly

StatueOfLiberty

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” You can do all of that unless you’re alive today and part of the Republican greed machine. There was a…

An Answer to Addiction

Recovery

Show me the money! On September 13, 2015, the nation’s top drug official Michael Botticelli appeared on 60 MINUTES. His segment was listed as a new change in the drug war. However, as I watched I soon realized it was based on lessons we have known for a log time. Yes addiction is a disease,…

Oil Company Rip-Off

Koch

If you want to see something funny and your favorite episode of the Big Bang Theory has bee pre-empted by an NFL game, I suggest you watch one of the commercials for an oil company. They are hilarious. They’re full of half-truths, misrepresentations, and out and out lies. The general tenor of the ads is…

Trump: One Weekend, Two Lies

StupidShit

The fact that Donald Trump may be the biggest liar in the world usually would not bother me. But he is currently running for President of the United States and leads the Republican field by a large margin. He is not the only crazy Republican running for the office, but he appears to be the…

Robocalls Legal Again

Robocalls

Up until the new budget, it was illegal to make robocalls to a cell phone. That changed with the new budget. Congress snuck in a provision to allow debt collectors to use cell phones to collect debts on anyone with educational loans or other federal debts including back taxes. Congress did not allow amendments to…

Support Mental Health Legislation

MentalHealthGirl

As we all know mental health services have been in the news lately due to the recent shootings. While the reasons are inaccurate as to the shootings (mental health is not the main factor) there is still a need for mental health services. Social Workers have the skills, knowledge, and experience to deal with these…

Trump Leaves Race by Iowa

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Donald Trump will not make it out of the primaries. Recently, I wrote that he looks like a narcissist to me. One thing narcissists hate is to lose and Trump is already preparing that scenario. He’s already lining up his excuse list. Meghan Kelly’s interviewing skills, Jorge Ramos’s ties to Univision, Jeb Bush who is weak…

Trump Tanks in Debate

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Yesterday’s Republican debate in Cleveland was highly anticipated due to the meteoric rise of Donald Trump. It turned out the television ratings were catastrophic with 24 million people watching the Fox News hosted event. Agree with them or not, it was clear that 9 of the 10 on the stage appeared to be knowledgeable regarding the…

Donald Trump May Be a Narcissist

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Remember when Bill Frist a renowned heart surgeon and Senate majority leader diagnosed Terri Schiavo as not being in a “persistent vegetative state” despite the opinions of her own doctors. Frist had seen a video of her and diagnosed Schiavo from many miles away. He said, “She certainly seems to respond to visual stimuli.” When she…

NASW Applauds SCOTUS Decision on Gay Marriage

MarriageEquality

The following is the National Association of Social Workers statement on the Supreme Courts ruling on gay-marriage. WASHINGTON, D.C.— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling today that clears the way for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. In a 5-4 majority opinion written by…