06 Jun 2013

Chasing Jill Stein

  Sometimes fate can fall into your lap when you least expect it. During the presidential campaign season I not only advocate for various causes, but I tutor and manage progressive candidates for low level elective office from Circuit Judge to Soil and Water and City or County Commission seats.

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05 Jun 2013

Senior Power

If you’re watching certain TV programs that treat grandma and gramps as doddering old folks then you need to read this. If the TV commercials that tout the new painless lubricated catheters via Chuck Woolery, or Joe Theismann hawking his new prostate pills, or Wilford Brimley with his sundry products,

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22 May 2013

“You Have Been Granted A Rare Privilege”

“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape You don’t spit into the wind You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger And you don’t mess around with HIM”   Secretary:  “The directors of the Thatcher Memorial Library have asked me again to remind you Mr. Thompson,” Reporter:  “Yes, but……”

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20 May 2013

Dewey Defeats Truman

( Pigging Out With Koch) By Jerry Waxman In case you haven’t heard the news, the Chicago Tribune reported that headline the day that Truman won the election in 1948. Their track record has been about as accurate ever since that date. The great and iconic columnist Mike Royko went

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19 Apr 2013

The Sequester Could End Today

  “You never let a good crisis go to waste.”……..Rahm Emmanuel   I have to admit a grudging respect for Rahm Emmanuel’s thought processes, even though I think he’s wrong most of the time. When he’s right he’s dead on and that quote from him says it all when it

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18 Apr 2013

The Enemy Beneath

Ship’s Captain: “Bring her around hard aport 220 with a hard rudder amidships” Bosun:              “What’s that, Captain?” Ship’s Captain: “MAKE A LEFT! MAKE A LEFT!   U-Boat Captain “Hmmm…He brought her around hard aport 220 with a hard rudder amidships.” 1st mate:            “ Vas, Herr Hauptmann?” U-Boat Captain: “HE MADE

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06 Feb 2013

There’s a Lot to Celebrate

Random thoughts while driving to the Celebration of 2012 at the GLBT Center…… It has been a long struggle. The world has not treated the gay community kindly for practically forever. Up until the Stonewall riots in 1969 the gay community sort of lived with it in quiet desperation. After

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19 Jan 2013

When Did Our Souls Become a Commodity?

Throughout recorded history and throughout all of literature human beings have been subjected to temptation in myriad forms. Starting in Genesis temptation takes the form of a serpent who seduces eve to taste the forbidden fruit. Throughout the Old Testament temptation then takes the form of a woman; witness Delilah,

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23 Nov 2012

Smart Shopping

What compels people to stand in line for hours on end to be able to buy something strictly because they can save a little money? What compels them to endure the abuse of not only the store managers but the insensitive and aggressive crowds that push and shove and occasionally

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02 Sep 2012

Clint, I Can’t Believe That Was You!

  Clint Eastwood defies description. Most people remember him as either the two fisted action hero of the 1960’s spaghetti westerns or as “Dirty Harry” Callahan. It’s easy to understand why; his characters embodied what frustrated people wanted to do when they sensed injustice. He was the next generation of

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