Box of Wires and Lights

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:19

Edward R. Murrow was a CBS broadcast journalist and war correspondent who gained prominence during WWII with a series of live radio broadcasts from the field. He recruited a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

It was 60 years ago today, that #Murrow delivered his famous "wires and lights in a box" warning. The news is meant to inform as a public service, not a platform for empty programming filling individual valuable time.

Hate's Not Great

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:06

As a Cuban born American citizen, the father as well as grandfather of proud Americans and the son of Cuban-American immigrants, I have always taken US novelist and longtime social critic James Baldwin's words to heart: "I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her ceaselessly."

I’m President You’re Not?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:38

Remember first and foremost POTUS works for you and me it is up to every one of us to hold him accountable. And when he claims fake news he must prove it. Innocent until proven guilty, remember?

Don't stop with him, ask your representatives every day what they've done for you today. Every one of your local elected representatives are accountable to We The People.

On 60 Minutes, Trump was arrogant, dishonest, ignorant, and bizarrely credulous. In other words, same old same old.

Forgotten Floridians?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:49

The President once called Mar-a-Lago his Florida White House, but since a devastating hurricane slammed into the panhandle region, POTUS has been too busy to visit it or comfort any of the hundred thousands forgotten Floridians.

With nearly one million Americans without power through the region, #Trump keeps holding ridiculous rallies after the storm slammed the #USA coast even though he had previously criticized #POTUS44 for campaigning weeks after Hurricane Sandy. He has a very short memory, or does he not care for these Americans?

Hurricane Destruction

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:13

Public safety and emergency officials continue their rescue efforts after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida coast and wreaked devastating havoc in the state.

The hurricane morphed into a Category 4 with wind speeds up to 155 miles per hour, making it the third-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. Michael killed at least 11 people and has left 1.5 million people across five states without power.

When I No Longer Can

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:24

On this special day, my birthday, since I am now one-year older and deeper in age, I wish to say... My dear, on the day when you see I'm getting so old that I do not respond to all the things I am told, I ask you to please hold on be patient and understand. If I repeat the same thing many times, don't interrupt to say: "You said the same thing a minute ago"... Just wait and listen, please?

When I don't want to freshen-up, don't be angry and don't embarrass me. Remember when I waited for you to get out of the loo, or ask you to take a bath and put it back.

Tragic Comedy

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:42

A tragicomedy is a literary genre blending aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most often seen in dramatic literature, and not politics. The term can be described by either a tragic play or one which contains enough comic elements, or both.

For instance, take yesterday’s POTUS show at our White House Oval Office, where historic discussions and world-shaping events have taken place.

Vote For A Cause

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:10

Today is the deadline in New York if you stil;l need to register to vote during the Novermber 6 Midterm Elections. Data indicates that 62 percent of people aged 22 to 38 say they are looking forward to the vote, This figure represents a big leap from 2014 when it was 46 percent and in 2010 it was only 39 percent, according to Pew Research.

However, political realities appear to be bringing about the turnout in special and primary elections this year, which has been bumped, thanks partly to more young people becoming actively involved in our democratic system.

Pitty and Denial

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:53

The whole world is watching as one claims to be the most bullied people on earth while the other jurist denies everything and thinks he can do no wrong. Americans should stop believing The White House, @GOP and their right-wing spin machine.

What if there was a political rally held, but nobody covered it? Who keeps refusing to do their jobs? While a historically powerful hurricane ravages the gulf coast, instead of attending to the millions of Americans who are suffering, @POTUS attended a $250,000 fundraiser before holding a camp pain rally in Erie, Pennsylvania.