A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

by baldilocks This morning on Facebook, one of my friends shared a status about Wangari Maathai (1940-2011), who was the first African woman to receive a Nobel (Peace) Prize. I know of her primarily because, along with my father and hundreds of other Kenyans, Tanzanians and Ugandans, she came to American via the Mboya Airlift … Continue reading A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

Special Needs Placard Not Needed

by baldilocks This is a cropped version of a July 14, 2004 post from my old blog. I general feel like I'm repeating myself all the time so I figured that one more time won't hurt. Edited. And, apparently, a lot of people didn't get this memo. What have Republicans/conservatives done for black Americans? I … Continue reading Special Needs Placard Not Needed

On the “Special Needs” of Black People

by baldilocks What have Republicans/conservatives done for black Americans? I hear that question constantly when I disclose that I am a conservative. Implied in the question is that a political party must “do something” for blacks. Not merely the usual “something” that a government entity does for all of its constituents, e.g. provide utilities, regulate … Continue reading On the “Special Needs” of Black People

3 issues conservatives can (and should) commandeer from liberals

I know someone who is environmentally conscious, minority-empowering, and socially aware who also happens to be extremely conservative. Her "bleeding heart" has been tempered by reality. She knows there are problems that need to be addressed but she's not so naive to believe the gut response for action is the right way to address most situations. … Continue reading 3 issues conservatives can (and should) commandeer from liberals

The twitter question that got me blocked by Right Wing Watch MA

I was taking a quick peek at Glenn Reynolds site when I saw a hilarious image from Iowntheworld: I immediately tweeted it out which drew this response from RightWingWatchMA (The national Right Wing Watch is Norman Lear's Group: You'll note I grabbed this from tweetdeck vs a basic tweet, it will become apparent later why. … Continue reading The twitter question that got me blocked by Right Wing Watch MA

Elizabeth Warren plays Colonization

It looks like the Senate Campaign in Massachusetts has a parallel with one of my favorite computer games is Sid Meier's Colonization. In Colonization there is a unit called the "converted native" This unit is generated by putting a Missionary into an Indian village and over time said missionary produces a converted native. (You can … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren plays Colonization