En Avant: A Significant Film Work in Progress on the French presence in Minnesota

UPDATE: May 29, 2013: Here’s a 5-minute preview of the film. Note that it may take a bit of time to download, and that a password is required to access: the password is: enavant2013 French film producer and director Christine Loys has released this up-to-date precis about her project: Précis 130513 * An important film […]

#649 Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #66. Your Thoughts about What November 6 means; and a memory of a long-ago and very significant political event in Minnesota.

Here is data about the November 6 elections, MN local and state and National. (click on photos to enlarge) If you wish, send me your brief comment about the meaning of yesterdays vote and I’ll post it here. Keep it very brief, perhaps a paragraph. Send to dick_bernardATmeDOTcom. Unless you specifically say otherwise, I’ll assume […]

#648 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #65. Where we citizens fit in this political mess.

This is written to you, and to everyone, including myself, who considers themselves an eligible voter in the United States of America. Thank you for opening this post. Perhaps most of us who can have already voted, or will vote today. Perhaps most who vote will have taken at least a little bit of time […]

#647 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #64. Why I worry about a "President Mitt Romney"

I’ve tried to be clear in my support for President Obama for reelection. Here and here are two independent and supportive views about President Obama. October 15, 2012, my post about Mitt Romney included the following: “In the early months of this 2012 campaign season, I was really very neutral about Willard “Mitt” Romney…he seemed […]

#646 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #63. Your future is completely in your hands, now.

The American people – of which you are one – decide their future on Tuesday, November 6. The choice has never been more stark, at all levels, in all states. If you are an ordinary person, as I am, and 98% or more of the American people are ordinary like me, you are well advised […]

#645 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #62. Vote No on the so-called Marriage Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution.

(click to enlarge) Recently, after Sunday Mass at my Catholic Church in Minneapolis, I was visiting with a fellow usher, and the visiting Priest came by for a donut and coffee. My friend, like me a retired long-married man with children, asked the visiting Priest about the biblical history of the apparent injunction against homosexual […]

#644 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #61. The Personal Suicidal Decision of "Me" "Now" on the Voter Suppression Amendment.

(click to enlarge) Playing frequently the last few days has been a 30 second commercial featuring seven supposed Minnesotans*, a grizzled military veteran, a farmer, a young mother, a young African American, a construction worker, an apparent homemaker, an apparent young voter…all urging an affirmative vote on the Voter Suppression amendment Nov. 6. How short-sighted […]

#643 – Jack Burgess: Election 2012 #61. About The Office of President of the United States "I feel it's my duty to share what I've learned in 75 years."

Jack Burgess is a friend, and in retirement a regular columnist. His self-description: “Jack Burgess is a retired Chillicothe [Ohio] teacher and former Executive Director of the Columbus [Ohio] Education Assn., as well as Chief of Arbitration Services in Ohio’s Office of Collective Bargaining.” The following commentary is long, but worth the time to read. […]