Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day

As all patriots know, today is our national birthday. To some of us, this means much more than cook outs and fireworks. As you enjoy the food and frolicks I would encourage us all to take a little time to be thankful for the liberty we have in this country. It was very hard won and could slip away so easily. We must guard it well. We must guard it first from external threats. Those who would attack us by violence and terror must be stopped. Osama, that means you. We must guard it second from internal domestic terrorists who gun down people they disagree with even in sacred places of worship. In this country there are better ways to settle our differences. Finally we must guard it from those who would take it from us by exploiting our fears. Those who tell us that tapping our phones without cause and torturing people held without any trial of any kind keep us safe are wrong. That does not mean we do not fight the bad guys. It just means we do so in ways that do not betray our values. After all, it is our values of freedom and justice for all that make us who we are. So wave that flag, and be proud to be an American. If you find yourself singing "God Bless the USA" belt it out and don't feel corny. We live in a great nation. Let us work together to make it even better. Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, June 28, 2009


You can call me the Red State Blogger. I am hear to help all those suffering from Red State Blues. Who am I speaking for? Well, if you are in a state that went for Bush twice, and you think the people around you are off their collective rockers, you might have Red State Blues. If you feel like the only person in your town who had an Obama yard sign, you might have Red State Blues. If your friends got excited when McCain picked Palin as his running mate, and you were scratching your head in confusion, you might have Red State Blues. Hear me now. You are not alone. There is help. Together we can offer support. Together we can heal! We are not here to fight with right-wingers. We've learned to be polite. After all, we are surrounded by them every day of our lives. We are just here to find one place in our lives where no one watches Fox news. We are here to create a haven where no one pushes on us a book by Ann Coulter. We are here to converse with people who see Glenn Beck's mental breakdown for what it is. So if you're a fan of the Daily Show and no one around you gets it, relax. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and tell a like-minded friend (that is if you can find one). If you have Red State Blues, the cure is finally here.