Vern Turner

Betrayal! The Ugliness Of Trump
February 20, 2017

Betrayal! The Ugliness Of Trump

BY VERN TURNER Upon reviewing my previous essays on betrayals within our nation’s politics and government, I saw that certain prophecies have unfortunately come true, and some things not imagined have come to pass that are even worse. There is a sense of ugliness coming from this newly ordained administration and Congress that smacks of…

Plain Talk
February 16, 2017

Plain Talk

BY VERN TURNER Remember when Jimmy Carter was just starting out running for president? This was his opening line of introduction that ended with “president.” Well, it occurred to me that his grassroots approach to meeting his future constituents would work for anyone trying to get elected to public office, even a Democrat. Now, we…

It’s Not What They Say …
February 13, 2017

It’s Not What They Say …

BY VERN TURNER The smartest woman on television, Rachel Maddow, keeps telling us to watch what they are doing, not listen so much to what they’re saying. Examples from the last three months are plentiful to underscore the duplicity coming from our body politic controlled by arrogant, spiteful, backward-thinking and corrupt politicians, aka Republicans. The…

Re-framing With The Gospels
February 10, 2017

Re-framing With The Gospels

BY VERN TURNER Yes, those Gospels, or at least the books in the Bible named after the disciples of Jesus Christ. I am not a religious person, but sometimes it becomes necessary to venture into the land of religious teachings to make a point in the modern world. The point today is from George Lakoff’s…

The Descent Into Tyranny
January 27, 2017

The Descent Into Tyranny

BY VERN TURNER It cannot be ignored any longer. With barely one week in office, the Reich of Trump is on the march to destroy our government one agency at a time, our nation one freedom at a time and our Constitution one amendment at a time. With each passing day something more horrific, illegal,…

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