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Just Got a Lot More Dangerous
Author: Raine    Date: 09/24/2020 13:11:07

We always said it was gonna get worse before it got better. I hope you have a plan to vote like your life depends on it.
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 09/24/2020 16:14:28 by livingonli)

That Plantation Mentality
Author: BobR    Date: 09/23/2020 12:46:51

Our country was founded and built on the back of slavery. Our founders were colonizers, assuming and asserting that the white men should naturally be in charge. Only white men could vote, hold government office, own property, and all non-white men (and all women) were assumed to be subservient - in the minds of the white men as well as those being repressed.

The 3/5 compromise and the electoral college was enshrined in our country's Constitution with that in mind - the white men would represent the "others" in their states and districts, and enslaved blacks would count as 3/5 of a person when it came to allocating the number of representatives the states would send to the House (and thus the number of electors). This is because in some areas the slaves outnumbered the white owners.
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9 comments (Latest Comment: 09/23/2020 18:39:06 by BobR)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/22/2020 09:33:13

Good Morning.

Accolades continue to pour in for the late Justice Ginsburg. Perhaps surprisingly, some have come from the military.
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 09/22/2020 15:56:24 by wickedpam)

Don't Assume.
Author: Raine    Date: 09/21/2020 13:16:50

Take nothing for granted. The things so many people fought to gain, the things that seem like simple human rights can be snatched away in a moment.

I grew up in the '80s. I was young and unaware (until my eyes were opened when I started reading Ms. Magazine) that my desire to attend college was not yet truly mainstream. I was told not to have such high expectations. Financial issues were certainly part of the problem, but I soon found out another reason: I was female.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 09/21/2020 18:26:27 by Scoopster)

What's in it for me?
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/19/2020 12:21:21

Good morning.

For right now, we'll ignore the elephant in the room. There will be plenty to say about the passing of Justice Ginsburg, as well as the impending death of the United States in the days to come.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 09/19/2020 18:52:38 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: Raine    Date: 09/18/2020 12:04:27

After this week, this is a reminder that there is good, kindness, and pureness in this world.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 09/18/2020 17:01:56 by livingonli)

Without Life
Author: Raine    Date: 09/17/2020 13:09:00

I am just sitting here, trying to come up with something thoughtful today.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 09/17/2020 17:26:54 by Raine)

Wednesday Stub
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/16/2020 13:48:49

Subberino
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8 comments (Latest Comment: 09/16/2020 22:32:17 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/15/2020 10:14:58

Good morning. In a first for Ask a Vet, here is a Trump ad in support of our troops. We should all Support the Troops.TM

https://i.imgur.com/Miq2IRz_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

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8 comments (Latest Comment: 09/15/2020 15:33:22 by Scoopster)

Monday Stub
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/14/2020 13:40:29

Monday's are hard.

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3 comments (Latest Comment: 09/14/2020 13:54:04 by wickedpam)

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