The “Let’s Race Together” Conversations about conversing about race

I haven’t blogged about ‘issues’ for a long time but I follow this blog. Due to Starbucks recent brief policy to discuss race they went there and openly recorded conversations about it. The results were excellent. I invite you to listen to some or all of their conversation. I found it very refreshing.

The Last Civil Right

race togetherI went to my local Starbucks yesterday, to test out this race relations campaign that Starbucks has ended as fast as a Barista can make a double shot mocha frappuccino w/soy and no whip please.  I wanted to see how willing and frankly comfortable others would be speaking about race and race related issues.  I didn’t go to enrage but to engage, my intent was to start a dialogue and keeping in mind that a dialogue or two does not solve the social concerns in a nation, dialogues can enlightened and possibly even surprise you.  Dialogues is how relationships in communities are established, especially when does outreach such as myself on a daily basis and not always for political concerns but including community involvement.

Audio is as clear as possible and unedited, so pardon the background noise of the daily operations happening at this Starbucks as well as the piped…

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Affirmative Action: Is it a Necessity Today?

No comments to add. This speaks for itself. [Categories: POLITICS, CONSERVATISM.]

Black Conservative Independent: The White Sheep of the Black Community


Many people believe that Affirmative Action is needed in today’s society, I myself think it is no longer relevant or needed. At one point in time is was a great idea and a much-needed concept, but now it has become more dangerous than helpful.

What is Affirmative Action:

Affirmative Action was a measure that the United States took to ensure equality for Black Americans back in the 60’s. It was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy as Executive Order 10925,and later revisited by President Lyndon B. Johnson, as Executive Order 11246. Affirmative Action has been expanded upon many times in order to cover other categories of people as well.

President Johnson stated:

Men and women of all races are born with the same range of abilities. But ability is not just the product of birth. Ability is stretched or stunted by the…

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Careful Reading for Thinkers

[Categories: GUN CONTROL, GAY MARRIAGE, PHILOSOPHY, DEBT] By thinkers I mean YOU. I came across several thoughtful articles on current issues recently that I want to share.  I suggest they be read slowly and carefully, perhaps at bed time where their thoughtfulness may linger with your dreams. The first was in Imprimus from Hillsdale College. It … Continue reading Careful Reading for Thinkers

We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

Here is a new op-ed by two people whose intellect and opinions I very highly respect.  I have read their book Free Market Revolution twice and I strongly recommend you read this 221-page book... carefully. OP-ED We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate If you're concerned about economic growth the cuts are far too … Continue reading We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

One More Event to Add to the “Been There, Survived That” List


At the risk of my meandering blog offending snow people, photogs, and fashionable women, I too “am a conservative foremost, not a Republican.” I like this man’s writing.


The Conservative Citizen

After months of threats, and dire predictions of doom and widespread chaos should these spending cuts take effect, President Obama still had to stand before the nation yesterday and formally announce that the sequestration cuts had begun.

A noteworthy fact is that Obama has laid the blame for this deal squarely on the doorstep of the Republicans in Congress, quite possibly the most beleaguered group in the nation’s capital city. What is even more interesting, and revolting, is that the media has given the President a free pass once again. True, a few outlets and “news-spinners” are beginning to question the President’s approach, but a vast majority are still squarely aligned with the progressive agenda, and join the President in proclaiming that the Republicans just need to be a little more tractable and willing to compromise.

The President’s continual portrayal of the Republicans as “intractable” is merely a shell game…

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T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

Obama's State of the Union Address, Minimum Wage, Marco Rubio, Immigration, Gun Control, oh my!  REALLY?! I could opine on conservative thought 3 times a day.  I definitely should opine more than 3 times a year.  If I have anything in life it is a surfeit (noun, an excessive amount of something) of opinions. I often … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

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A Message to Republicans

The following was shared with me recently.  I suggest Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans DO NOT READ THIS. My apology to viewers looking for travel and photography.  I have a great skiing post planned for publication soon, looking at ski run tracking apps I've been using.  However I do like to mix it up. I … Continue reading A Message to Republicans

Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Purely for my own education I've been collecting references for, about, and against gun control as I come across them.  I'm looking for facts, ma'am, just the facts.  This article grabbed my attention in my Sunday 01/06/2013 email edition from the New York Times: . . . . After reading it I thought the article … Continue reading Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?

Feel like a little reading?  Proceed. Have you had enough post-election analysis?  Here is a noteworthy one referred to me by a friend: Post-Mortem by Laura Hollis Points I thought were especially pertinent: ..."we are now at a place where there are legitimately fewer Americans who desire a free republic with a free people than there are … Continue reading Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?

CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

This is a dynamic, powerful book.  It is filled with in-your-face pull-no-punches logic and reason.  Oh these Ayn Randians (Bernstein has written and lectured with the Ayn Rand Institute for some time).  Do they never stop spouting about individual rights, freedom of choice and rational self-interest? It is a short book, 175 pages in hard cover … Continue reading CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

Legalizing drugs and prostitution??

Uhh, I don't think so. I'm prompted to mention the topic because a woman 'liked' one of my previous posts. When I looked at her own WordPress site I found she is an ex-prostitute and an advocate/supporter for other such women.  As most of us who philosophize on such weighty issues as drugs and prostitution … Continue reading Legalizing drugs and prostitution??

T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…

Thoughts On The News. From God's Country: KORAN BURNING: From today's New York Times: QUOTATION OF THE DAY "How can you compare the dishonoring of the Holy Koran with the martyrdom of innocent civilians? The whole goal of our life is religion." MULLAH KHALIQ DAD, a religious leader in Afghanistan, on the relatively muted reaction … Continue reading T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…