When my daughter turned two everybody warned me about the terrible twos. As she progressed through her twos, we dealt with general bratty behavior and temper tantrums but she was mostly well behaved. When she was about to turn three I declared my wife and I the best parents in the history of the world and prepared for parenting easy street at least until her teen years. Then we were hit with the truth. Three is a far more difficult age than two.
I have to admit that I never expected a black person would become president of the United States in my lifetime. When Barack Obama announced he was running for president I figured he’d make a little noise early on and then Hilary Clinton would overwhelm him. Imagine my shock when he started to pull away for Hilary while all the other Spineless Democrats© fell by the wayside. Flash forward a few years and now another black man appears to be a serious candidate for president. And this time he’s a Republican. Color me even more shocked then the last time.
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Aside from Rep. Ron Paul’s blasé attitude about a person dying from the lack of health care and people cheering the most galling thing on display in the recent Republican debates is Gov. Rick Perry’s pride in his state’s death penalty record. When the moderator mentioned Texas had put more people to death than any other state, Perry puffed his chest out and offered that Texas smirk George W. Bush made so popular. And the audience… cheered?
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We’re back with another exciting issue of Uptown Mosaic Magazine.
Putting together each issue is a labor of love. Issue number three was the most fun issue to put together because we had so many great submissions to choose from. Choosing stories for this edition kept us up late at night, but those sleepless nights produced what I think is a great issue. Hopefully you think so too.
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If anybody tells you that baseball is still the national pastime they’re either delusional or lying to you and themselves. It’s been obvious for years that football is king. No not, much to my dismay, the football that is played in the rest of the world. (I doubt any of you were actually thinking that but thought I’d add that for clarification purposes. Okay, I’m a huge soccer fan. What the hell? Back to the topic, man!) Football is the dominant sport in America today and really the foreseeable future.
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