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November 21st, 2020

The Recipe

We don't live in a Democracy. We live in a Democratic Republic. What's the difference? I love to eat. But I don't cook well. I don't know the ingredients, the timing, the temperature..Everything I make tastes the same; like cardboard soup. So I made a decision. Let someone else cook. ... Read More

November 14th, 2020

Coup de Don?

As we count down Trump's final days, it's easy to focus on his loss and the legal consequences he might face. But wait. Republican-run state legislatures are sounding off; they won't allow the White House to pressure them into appointing new electors loyal to Trump and send them to their ... Read More

October 20th, 2020

The Trump Voter 2020

In 2016, if you voted for Trump, you might have simply been ignorant. Maybe you thought he would change, that he's good for the economy. And he did change. •Trump never admitted that Russia interfered with our election, despite our own intelligence agencies, and even Trump's own Sec of Defense ... Read More

October 19th, 2020

Taking It To The Streets

When the government fails you, and the courts fail you and Republicans mock you, what else is left? You take it to the streets. African-Americans are three times more likely to be shot by a cop than whites. That's the genesis of Black Lives Matters. But Republicans, bathing in their ... Read More

July 1st, 2020

The Next Chapter

Trump will lose, resign in December and possibly be pardoned by Pence. I could see that. But that won't protect him from New York State indictments for money laundering and racketeering. Federal charges could await him if Pence refuses to such a deal, but that's unlikely as Pence is equally ... Read More

June 4th, 2020

Yes I Can

These are, without a doubt, strange and troubled times. A pandemic, recession, racial tension, political unrest; and seven billion people looking for solutions. But as bad as it seems, it's been worse.  It was just recently that the last Civil War pension was given to the surviving sibling of a Union soldier.That's right. The Civil ... Read More

May 25th, 2020

Old News

Long before the 100,000 dead, the Hydroxy, the impeachment, the Russian debacle, the 30 indictments, the merry-go-round of cabinet and White House departures, the 15K lies, the racist, sexist taunts, the Billy Bush tape, the fraudulent election, there was a very compromised man named Donald Trump. He was hiding in ... Read More

May 4th, 2020

The Cover Up Open Up

The good news is, we know more about COVID-19 in the first six months than we did in the 3rd year of AIDS. The bad news is, we don't like what we're learning. This novel coronavirus has infected at least one million Americans, but epidemiologists predict that because much of ... Read More

May 3rd, 2020

This Summer I Hear The Drumming

5/4/70, Mary Ann Vecchio knelt over the body of Jefferey Miller, after 77 National Guard troops fired on unarmed students. 14 yr old Mary Ann, a runaway from Florida, was returned home, where FL Gov. Claude Kirk labelled her a dissident communist. Any of this sound familiar? Addendum. Facebook covered ... Read More

April 26th, 2020

Good News? Depends…

You know the bad news. We need to understand this; there is no cure, only control. Sheltering, physical distancing, 18 months from now a vaccine (hopefully) & eventually herd immunity. That's not easy to hear. Opening back up America? We're not ready. The next two years, at least, will be ... Read More

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