About Time…

By Alberto Pupo

Cuba is coming off the terrorism list. An island Nation 90 miles away which has been at war with America long past the fall of the Soviet Union. The embargo on this island is a failed, vindictive, col war relic that is thankfully and mercifully being put to an end. Yes while an individual with the last name Castro rules the roost it is about time that this cuban_american_flag_v2-2-325x200situation comes to an end. Despite the fact that the Government has not suddenly adopted “market capitalism” this is a necessary step forward. There is absolutely no reason for normal relations should not exist between both Nations considering the Cold War has been long gone for a long time and only the people of the Cuban Nation are hurt by the Continue reading

Endless War?

By Alberto Pupo

War…. This seems to be an ongoing part of the fabric of our Nation. America prides itself on a fierce and powerful war machine, and when there is no enemy in sight or one is nearly defeated (Al Queda for example), there is always a necessity to create a new enemy. That new enemy is what we so lovingly call ISIS. A group of young jihadists, with endless-wara blood thirsty penchant for dramatic beheadings broadcasted around the Globe via the internet. While they are but a small ragtag group their visceral violence has been enough to elicit responses from National governments (for example the Jordanian king). However in a show of restraint and surprising maturity America has not been falling for the bait that is until recently. Now after avoiding the conflict the Obama Administration in order to placate the War Machine has been proposing a war on ISIS, so now we have entered a debate on whether or not we should Continue reading

Time to let go?

 

By Alberto Pupo

So here we are again singing a familiar refrain! America is back in action in Iraq. This week airs trikes have been authorized over Iraq. The target? Cobra… er ISIS (the latest terrorist organization of the month). This time the agenda is different and has a new twist. Wheres as the original assault in Iraq was to “ spread democracy”. The latest venture offers a more human twist in “stopping genocide”. This time the motive seems to have a less selfish and imperialistic tune, yet underneath the new shiny coat the motive still 1407532785000-iraq-airstrikes-explainedunveils one basic fundamental truth, We as a Nation simply cannot stop the urge to Bomb Iraq. It seems that for all the spin the “lessons of Iraq have not been truly learned and once again we are stumbling into an abyss.

 

Iraq has been an American stomping ground since the early Nineties. For almost thirty years our nation has been embroiled in some form of active conflict against this nation. Sadly the truth is that Iraq is a helpless situation. It was a Nation invented by the British empire as they combined and mashed up individuals of different cultures, religions and ethnicities and randomly mixed into a Continue reading

A Deal With the Devil?

By Alberto Pupo

The Deal with the devil? “ Five high end “ Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for one miserable POW!

 

Oh the humanity! Stop the presses, call for impeachment! Start the hypocritical rantings from an old dinosaur who was a POW himself! The Bergdahl situation is the latest craze. After Benghazi, and the IRS “scandal” turned out to be a bummer. After their inability to milk the VA “scandal” the Conservative movement has found its new scapegoat Idaho Hometown Of Released Army Solider Bowe Bergdahl Celebrates His ReleaseBergdahl. But what does this exchange really mean? Is it an indictment at the recklessness of the Obama Administration? Or is it an indictment an the Bush Administration, and further proof that the “War on Error” was nothing more than an expensive bloodletting at the expense of the American people.

 

The only POW captured in Continue reading

Affirming Racism



By Alberto Pupo

The Supreme Court has affirmed Racism. 2014 this is our Post Racial America, The Nation’s High Court decides to take a look into a case involving Affirmative Action. For the last two decades there has been an assault of Affirmative Action which has pretty much weakened the entire notion. At first blush many will agree to end Affirmative Action. The 0917-affirmative-action-protest_full_600Supreme Court tries to justify their decision in that by going against “Affirmative Action it will help avoid race resentment. This line of thinking and rationale is quite interesting. The Supreme Court especially in its current incarnation has been working hard to erode laws and measures that were used to protect minorities. Prior to this Affirmative Action case the Supreme Court allowed it so that Continue reading

War on Russia?

 

By Alberto Pupo

War is brewing in Russia. Is it time to call the world police? Has the time come for the United States to once again become embroiled in another conflict, one that is a relic from the Cold War era. With Sochi now ended it looks like Putin is gunning after the Ukraine. Meanwhile the hawks in Congress are remembering the glory days of fightingf Mother 1393712507000-AFP-527606986Russia, only this time we are fighting two halves of what was once an Evil Empire (brought to you by Ronald Reagan). The question is now beginning to pop up. Where is America? Where is the shock and awe that we are used to? Is Obama afraid of the great bear wrestler Putin? Should he make a move and sink us all into a nuclear wasteland? The pundits question and the people silently recoil in nausea at the thought Continue reading

Carolina Love

By Alan Parsons

  • Carolina knows how to party if your straight that is…..

 

Carolina knows how to party if your straight that is…..This assignment would be certainly be interesting. Going down to the heart of the beast a place that has just passed a ban on Gay Marriage in 2012. I am doing this report to see the view from the horse’s mouth. What makes your average North Carolina citizen tick? What is the reason for accepting so archaic and backward a law by popular vote. Hopped on caffeine and with fingers crossed I drive into Carolina hoping to get an answer to the burning questions and not get burned in the process…

The drive was hellish, I am terribly nervous pulling up to a white home behind a picket fence. It has a Leave it to Beaver facade part of Norman Rockwell’s America. There is a crucifix on the door Continue reading