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"Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive... cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation."
~Jane Adams

The Big Conservative Lie

August 21, 2013

    I thought that after such a long absence, I should re-post some of my earlier essays as a way of re-introducing myself, this blog, my ideology and positions. I have updated some of the content, but it is essentially the same. The original posts are still available in the archive. This one, for instance, was the very first post on this blog and originally appeared on January 3, 2010.

After George W. Bush won in 2004, I was dumbfounded. Literally, I was unable to express my disbelief, frustration and irritation with the voting public. I wasn’t sure if I was more concerned about living through another four years of his disastrous administration, or having to live among a population that was short-sighted enough to elect this man again. I believe I would have voted for just about anyone other than Bush and Cheney. Actually, I might have voted for a chimp. (By the law of averages, the chimp should have made the right decision about 40% of the time.) Furthermore, everyone I knew, literally everyone, felt just about the same way – even my old Army buddies. Read more…


Possible Return

August 8, 2013

     It might be that I’ll be coming back online.  Work and family have kept me absent.  With all the kids now in school, and with the urgency and importance of the 2014 elections, I’m considering making a return to this blog.

     Not sure if anyone cares, but thought I’d post this update at the top on the off chance that anyone accidentally stumbles across the newly re-posted blog. 

     Keep up the good fight my liberal friends, and bugger off conservatives. LOL

Sorry, I was Wrong About #OccupyWallStreet

October 5, 2011

I dismissed this in the same way I dismissed the riots in the United Kingdom. I thought, yeah ok, there will be some protests and at best maybe there may be some in-depth papers covering this simple stat which is part of what is getting people to the streets.

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Hey Texas…

October 1, 2011

Let me see… how did Sarah phrase it?  Oh yeah.

Hey Texas.  How’s that Climate Change Denial stuff workin’ out for ya?”

Maybe God wasn't listening when Gov. Rick Perry called for the public to pray for rain in Texas. Or, if you prefer, the most evangelical state in the union is being punished, while dens of iniquity like Massachusetts enjoy cool, refreshing rain from Heaven.

With apologies to the dozens of level-headed Texans out there.

Republicans Boo Soldier Serving in Iraq and Santorum Calls for Reinstatement of DADT

September 23, 2011

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The Right to Life

September 13, 2011

Republicants screamed YES when asked should an uninsured man die.

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The Hypocrisy of the Right

September 7, 2011

“My Fellow Americans”

August 31, 2011

What have Muslims ever done for America?

If you followed that link to an old diary of mine, you will know Muslim Americans have contributed massively to the culture of the USA. If you listen to hate radio, you will fear Muslim Americans. Read more…

Three Charts to Confuse Right Wingers

August 28, 2011

Here are three “reality-based” charts to show to the right-wingers who spout nothing but FOX-Limbaugh lie machine talking points.  These charts show what actually happened. Read more…

August 14, 1935

August 15, 2011

Yesterday, the Social Security system in America turned a sprightly 76 years of age.

Now politicians are calling for this septagenerian to be sent off to Dignitas, in the same way the greedy looking for their inheritance put pressure on their elderly relatives. Read more…