Category «America»

no need to lessen men to prove the importance of women

With a group of Young African Leaders today in Washington, President Obama was asked about America’s commitment to resolving gender inequalities in African countries. He spoke about why it makes sense to respect women. In his statements, he said, “If you educate and empower and respect a mother, then you are educating the children. So, …

you don’t need a patch to have honor

So it seems settled now. The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its ban on gay leaders and members. When talking about my childhood, I occasionally mention that I was a cub scout for a few years. I’ll no longer do that, at least not without a disclaimer. I’m somewhat on the fence about whether an …

I remember 9/11

In September 2001, though I didn’t know it at the time, I was in my final months of my 9-year employment at Information Management Associates of Irvine, CA. I had been working from home here in De Pere, WI for 3 years. Our company was just purchased by a British company, and as part of …

inheritance is not an excuse for failure

I thought I was done hearing this crap. Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer, was on Piers Morgan tonight, talking about many issues, one of which was the economy and President Obama’s lack of solutions. In his opinion, he said, “he inherited this”. What kind of crap excuse is that? He “inherited” this? Seriously? Listen, …

raw notes on the GOP presidential debate

Eight GOP presidential candidates debated Thursday night in Iowa. I couldn’t catch the debate live, so I recorded it and watched it last night. As I usually do, I take notes throughout a debate to help me compare candidates. The notes I take usually result in blog posts after a bit of research and consideration. …