An ugly dispute taints ‘America the Beautiful’

An ugly dispute taints ‘America the Beautiful’

A sadness emerges when one reads the absurd and downright nasty comments aimed at Coca Cola for creating a Super Bowl commercial featuring people singing “America the Beautiful” in different languages. Some rabid right-wing groups urge a boycott of the company for creating the commercial.  Usual conservative blowhards like Rush Limbaugh are weighing in and […]

Dr. King and the irony of racism on a life

Dr. King and the irony of racism on a life

For some Virginians — those who work in state and county jobs — today is the end of a four day weekend because Friday was the “official” observance of Lee-Jackson Day, a state holiday that honors Virginia civil-war generals Robert E. Lee and  Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Monday is the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin […]

Sarah Palin: A female Bill Clinton when it comes to sex?

Sarah Palin: A female Bill Clinton when it comes to sex?

Interesting that one of the most vocal and often-quoted supporters of controversial “Duck Dynasty” reality show star Phil Robertson is another figment of celebrity-fantasy — failed Alaska governor Sarah Palin, the one-time sex symbol of the rabid right. In politics, where hypocrisy abounds, Palin is a standout when it comes to being everything she rants […]

Phil Robertson: A scripted phony or a real Christian?

Phil Robertson: A scripted phony or a real Christian?

Instead of focusing on the true meaning of Christmas, the public in this final week before the holiday appears focused on the rantings and ravings of Phil Robertson, the “patriarch” of the family portrayed on the highly-scripted  “Duck Dynasty” “reality” show on Arts and Entertainment Network. Robertson, in a magazine interview, equated homosexuality with bestiality, […]

Black Friday may fall short of expectations

Black Friday may fall short of expectations

Reports coming into Capitol Hill Blue from reporters and readers around the country suggest “Black Friday” for 2013 isn’t what retailers expected or say they need for a successful holiday shopping season. “Some shoppes were surprised thin early morning crowds at Willow Grove Park in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suberb,” says Reuters reporter Suzanne […]