I have been remiss in keeping up with this blog. I have a handwritten notebook, and have just been too lazy to transfer the words from there to here. I also have had a few concerns about being too controversial, or being rejected for my views, but in deference to one of my heroes, Christopher Hitchens, who passed away on December 15, 2011, of cancer, and never seemed to worry about what other people thought about his thoughts, I shall fill this blog without worry!
August 9, 2011
CNN question (5pm): "Are England's riots a sign of things to come here?"
(me): We have already had episodes like this in the recent past - Rodney King in California...and in 1990, there were riots in suburban Teaneck, New Jersey (Bergen County) after the shooting of a black young man by a white police officer...(encouraged by Al Sharpton!)...we need to watch out for "loose cannon" community leaders calling people to "inappropriate and violent action." Or else, we will be in big trouble...
CNN question (6pm): "Is another religious, conservative Republican governor from Texas the answer to our prayers?
(me): Definitely not! We don't need prayers, we need action and informed voting! Elected officials should not let their religious beliefs influence and interfere with decisions made for the country...we are all of different religions and beliefs...religion should be a private matter...How about a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding religion and politicians???