Bernie Should Shut-Up

Columbus is an Equal City

Ask your Senators to Sponsor the Mental Health Reform Act

America Has Turned Ugly

Bernie Should Shut-Up

It’s tough for me to say this because I like Bernie Sanders. He is a liberal, a socialist, and is…

Columbus is an Equal City

For people who live in Columbus Ohio like myself, this probably won’t surprise you. Columbus is a highly ranked city…

America Has Turned Ugly

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

Bernie Should Shut-Up

Bernie Sanders

It’s tough for me to say this because I like Bernie Sanders. He is a liberal, a socialist, and is against the current corporate structure. All are ideologies that I can get onboard with. However, currently he is an impediment to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. His supporters seem maniacal in their fervor for his…

Columbus is an Equal City

CBus Skyline

For people who live in Columbus Ohio like myself, this probably won’t surprise you. Columbus is a highly ranked city for equality based on findings from the Human Rights Campaign. In fact, of all of the cities I looked at, Columbus was tied with Atlanta and had the second highest score. They had a 100%…

Ask your Senators to Sponsor the Mental Health Reform Act

Mental Health

    As a Social Worker with a degree in mental health counseling, I have seen the difficulties the mentally ill and their families have in finding resources. It is a national disgrace. Here is what the National Association of Social Workers is asking for. With more than 44 million Americans dealing with mental health…

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

IowaFarmhouse

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…