Wednesday, October 30, 2013
My new novel is now available on Amazon. I hope to have an E book version out soon. The book contains original illustrations. Caution; there is language and scenes which may be only suitable for adults. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dicky+neely
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
The Washington Redskins NFL team is being challenged to change the team name. Not long ago the Washington NBA team changed its name from the Bullets to the Wizards. That seemed a reasonable thing to do, especially in light of the incredible acts of gun violence occurring in the capitol city itself and the nation in general.
The term “redskins” is a pejorative term used for centuries by whites to describe Native Americans. It should be easily understood why many people, Native American and otherwise, might find that name offensive.
Of course there is also the logo of the Cleveland Indians which could be construed as offensive. Supporters of these characterizations seem to be saying “I don’t find it offensive!” Perhaps those who are offended should be considered instead. It seems what may appear to be innocuous by some may be highly insulting to others.
Here are a number of possible team names and logos that illustrate similar ethnic and cultural lack of sensitivity. These are offered as an illustration and are not intended to offend.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
A polite young man answered and I told him "I would like to leave a message for Congressman Farenthold. I want to see him and the House Republicans act responsibly and end the government shutdown. I blame him and the House Republicans for creating this crisis. I want to see this brought to an end immediately."
Well! I feel better for having made my opinion known, not that I think the Congressman or the Republicans will give a whit!
Farenthold has been all over the media these days. Apparently the House Republicans want him to get a little air time. He has a history of making idiotic statements, including his recent declaration that the government shutdown was a "paid vacation" for the furloughed federal employees. This statement is, of course, untrue.