Boycotting 9/11

The ten year anniversary of 9/11 will be here in days. And already the environment is one of overbearing coverage. While the mainstream media makes a game of it as to who can provide the most grisly details, this time of year is about making us relive the horror of a decade ago. Don’t get me wrong. 9/11 changed much about our country, and makes us all take pause about how things have developed. But this almost “celebration” of the ten year anniversary of 9/11 is a bit much for me. The families of the victims have every right to...

Job Creation Also Involves Job Preservation

After endless talk of deficit reduction as the solution for an ailing economy, the public political attention has finally turned towards the issue of job creation. As many know, President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on Thursday  about the crisis of mass unemployment. What sort of federal response and initiatives will come out of this ultimately remains to be seen. However, there is another equally important story that emerged this week. Apparently, the post office is broke Yes, you read that right. There is a possibility that without assistance, the post office may have to reduce pensions for its...

Parable of The Sower: Post Discussion

Good evening folks! I just came in from an interesting discussion of this month’s book. As you can see from the picture on the left, we were talking about Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. The late author crafted a novel depicting a family of color attempting to survive a dark future plagued with social disorder and violence. Set in the mid 2020’s, Parable illustrates what can only be described as a state of  anarchy. In this unrecognizable America, we see things from the vantage point of Lauren Olamina, a teenage girl. Much science fiction, literary or large...

The Worst Has Passed: Post Hurricane Irene Commentary

Good afternoon everyone! The New York area has just endured Hurricane Irene with things not being nearly as bad as we all imagined it could have been. A Category 1 Hurricane came through the East Coast, doing damage in the Virginia/North Carolina area especially. New York was prepared, and as of yet there are no reported casualties because of the storm. Some may say that it was much hoopla about nothing, and that the city and news media may have over-reacted. Let’s just all be glad that things didn’t play out bad, as it could have been much worst. Personally,...

Polite On Society Week in Review- 8/21-8/27: Pre-Hurricane Irene Edition

Good morning everyone! This has been a tumultuous and eventful week, hasn’t it? The weather is scaring us up, racist slaps in the face continue, and politics as usual is the order of the day. Let’s dive right in, as I and others have some preparations to make. East Coast Earthquake Monday, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked the East Coast. Starting in Virginia, its presence would be felt in various other places. NY and DC, urban areas that really aren’t built for earthquakes like the West Coast were affected. Personally, I didn’t feel anything, and fortunately,...