Category Archives: Progressive

This Memorial Day, The Story About My Dad’s Death In Vietnam Gained A New Chapter

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PFC Michael John Kelly (1948-1968)

Memorial Day is for remembering those who served who didn’t make it back home alive. We honor their sacrifice.

Millions of people have just as many stories about their lost loved ones. For years I believed one story about what happened when my father was killed. Only recently I found out what I knew wasn’t the whole story.
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Stephen Fry Is Wrong On Political Correctness

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Stephen Fry

Actor Stephen Fry is an atheist and he’s done a lot, publicly, to advance freethought. His recent interview with the CBC in Canada was a bit of disappointment when he seems to side with people like Jordan Peterson concerning politically correct speech.
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US Representative Jim Jordan Is Just An Idiot

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portrait of Rep. Jim JordanIt’s times like these when I’m glad I was gerrymandered out of Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. Republican Jim Jordan is a cheap labor conservative who wants to punish poor people for being poor. He claims he wants to ‘cut the deficit’ but he recently showed he still doesn’t know how food stamps work.
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Sorry Not Sorry Famous Men Got Fired For Being A-holes Toward Women

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Collage of men accused of harassment with words Sorry Not Sorry on itThe most recent famous men caught up in the acrimony over the long history of sexual assaults and harassment against women include Garrison Keillor and Matt Lauer. Like previous men called out, they lost their jobs. That’s how it should be. For those complaining about due process and false accusations, there has been many YEARS of talking about this and telling men to stop being assholes, so I have NO sympathy for men called out today. Why can’t they keep their hands to themselves?
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The Bill Of Rights Says No One Has To Stand For The Anthem

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Forced Patriotism circa 1941

I never liked being forced to do something especially if I had major moral issues about it. I had a telemarketing job where I had to sell stuff I knew people didn’t need to buy. As a kid, I hated having to recite the pledge of allegiance and as an adult I refuse to recite it and I don’t stand the for the national anthem. It isn’t because I hate my country, it’s because I love my country and want it to do better. If the pledge and anthem mean anything it’s my right to address my grievances with my government like not standing for the national anthem.
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