Soap Box

Hijinks and Hypocrisy

Mar 30 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Clinton, Politics | 1 Comment

Hijinks and Hypocrisy - Soapbox 3/30/15

Recently, on a television news show I was watching, it was revealed that a group of Hillary for President supporters had written a letter to a New York Times reporter ...

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Technological Topsy Turvy

Technological Topsy Turvy

Mar 27 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Children, Life, Technology | 2 Comments

 Whether you're at a fast food outlet, an airline gate, at a ballgame or just walking down the street, if you were to count the number of people either talking or texting on cell phones you'd probably be utterly amazed.

When an ...

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Mutual Respect

Mutual Respect

 America has had several tragic events recently involving police officers and black males that have resulted in death and injury and has further heated up an already inflammatory racial environment to the boiling point and beyond, a sad ...

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Dateline Paris: Impressions

Dateline Paris: Impressions

Mar 20 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Paris | 5 Comments

 *NOTE* Charlie & Hazel are returning from Europe, Charlie's soapbox today is about his thoughts on their recent time in Paris earlier in the week. -TeamCDB

I had wondered what affect the recent Charlie Hebdo & subsequent ...

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The Times and the People

The Times and the People

Mar 16 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Life | 6 Comments

I don't know if somebody wrote it, if it was a line out of a play, an offhand remark or the words of some Cracker Barrel philosopher, but I've heard it said so many times that you can never go home any more.

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Dateline Rome: Impressions

Dateline Rome: Impressions

Mar 13 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Rome | 2 Comments

* Note * Charlie & Hazel are in Europe, and Charlie share his thoughts on their first destination, Rome, in this soapbox. - TeamCDB

Trying to describe Rome is a formidable task.

Rome is a city where ...

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What's In a Name?

Mar 9 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS, Middle East, Obama | 1 Comment

 President Obama's unwillingness to use the phrase "radical Islamist terrorists" may seem like superficial semantics to those who defend his every move but, to a lot of us, it has much deeper implications.

In the first place, ...

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Diplomacy, Statecraft and the Lack Thereof

Mar 6 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | 1 Comment

I guess it's my earliest remembrances of Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, MacArthur and their ilk that formed my image of leaders.

Men with a solid dignity, a sense of intense national pride and a persona of ...

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Bearing Arms and the Security of the American Citizen

Mar 2 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Gun Control | 1 Comment

 "No free man shall ever be debarred from the use of arms."

Who said that?

Some right wing zealot, clinging to his “guns or religion,” a lifetime member of the NRA who takes the Second ...

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America the Apostate

Feb 27 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | America, Religion | 7 Comments

The pressing problems of the United States of America parallel it's national debt, huge, growing and accumulating the kind of interest this nation can ill afford to pay.

We would like to blame our pandemic ...

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