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Trump Continues GOP Voter Suppression Efforts

Voter Suppression

In the last days of the election for President of the United States, Republican nominee Donald Trump has approved a voter suppression plan. Apparently, his campaign staff feels this is the only way he can win since it appears that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is kicking his rear end in the polls. The effort will…

Robocalls: Stop Calling Me!

robocalls

I realize what I am about to rant about may not be the most important subject on the planet. Still, I find it to be a pain in the ass. Plus, I believe it’s something that could be easily stopped. The subject of my ire is what is called Robocalls. I currently am getting 4…

Geico Insurance Sucks

Geico

Geico stands for Government Employees Insurance Company. Originally, it was insurance for government workers but has since branched out over the years to become the second-largest insurer behind State Farm.Their parent company is Berkshire Hathaway which is the company controlled by Warren Buffett. I like Mr. Buffett and it surprises me he would own a company which has a…

Supporters: Trump versus Hillary

Celebrity

I thought about writing this post when a saw an article on BuzzFeed listing the supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I added a few more from other sources. Once I saw the list it made perfect sense to me. As I’ve written before, I believe most of the Trump supporters are angry white undereducated…

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…