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Religion nerd’s thought for the day…

“As to the Apocryphal books, I omit them because I am no papist.” (King James… allegedly) Midday reading got me pondering the notion of the Bible as a form of “graven image,” ultimately, with temporal bounds and such (leaving aside … Continue reading

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MY State of the Union address…

It’s entirely safe to say in March of 2017 that our country, the United States of America, has gone completely off the deep end. Our institutions, public and private, from Washington, DC, to Wall Street, are deeply corrupt and mostly … Continue reading

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One Sick Puppy vs. “The Next Hitler”

Do you want to resist the worst excesses and legitimate dangers posed by a Trump presidency? Well, SO DO I – but if our “dog in this fight” is the Democratic Party, maybe we should take at least some interest … Continue reading

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Another Win for the Deep State

Before reading today’s entry, please give a listen to Glenn Greenwald on last Thursday’s “Democracy Now!” (but bear in mind that this is the miserable SOB* who makes a living saying what I’ve been thinking — only more articulately and … Continue reading

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“On Russia, Trump is a CODE PINK Republican” (Bloomberg)

Jaw dropping: This jingoistic Bloomberg article (linked to photo above) tries to smear Donald Trump by comparing him to CODE PINK — an outstanding peace organization which the “rah-rah” author, Mr. Lake, denigrates and mocks. Even worse, the article recklessly … Continue reading

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Are we still allowed to discuss what Orwell tried to teach us?

The above video, courtesy of TED-Ed’s Noah Tavlin, provides an excellent primer on the difference between simply “authoritarian” and actually “Orwellian.” If we can apply this lesson to our present political situation (even in the current environment, which strongly discourages critical … Continue reading

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Still tilting at windmills, hoping to bring the left back to its senses…

HERE, MY GOOD FRIENDS, IS HOW WE UNITE THE LEFT AND WEATHER THE TRUMP YEARS (which we can limit to four, if we’re smart): A. Put massive pressure on the Democratic establishment, now, to support the progressive policies backed by … Continue reading

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Last call, friends…

If we don’t come at the Democratic establishment right now like a horde of rabid Tea Party piranhas, demanding an independent audit of the 2016 “Democratic” primary (performed 100% transparently by a blue-ribbon, internationally-composed panel — with proportionate representation determined … Continue reading

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CONSTRUCTIVE, INTELLIGENT MESSAGING may yet save the day, so protest wisely, my friends…

The response to Trump’s election — with anti-inaugural gatherings of smug hypocrisy and angry denials of reality — is playing exactly into the oligarchs’ hands. The neo-fascist .1% want us unhinged, Divided and Conquered! And that’s where we’re being incomprehensibly … Continue reading

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David Swanson hits a grand slam home run, urging the left to remember our principles!

David Swanson is an outstanding anti-war progressive who I met in 2008 at the CODE PINK House in Washington, DC. He has been an essential voice of morality and clear-thinking in the post-9/11 era, and I highly recommend his blog: http://davidswanson.org/ … Continue reading

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