Reflections on the Assassination

I have deliberately waited to post about the assassination of Osama bin Laden. As with everyone, I have many thoughts on this matter — some of them conflicting. First, I have no grief for the man. He was maniacal. His life energy focused on the destruction of a people, a way of life. He is an example of the ultimate… Continue reading

Extremism Begets More Extremism

This, pardon my bluntness, imbecile, Pastor Terry Jones, is nothing more than a religious extremist and an opportunist.  That the media gave him any national attention speaks to their lack of professionalism and their contribution to validating his absurd attention-seeking, sensationalist behavior.  Extreme voices that lack credibility should be marginalized not sensationalized. The for-profit based media in the country is… Continue reading

Fourth Branch of American Government

I have had growing concerns about the growing surveillance state in the USSA:  The United Surveillance State of America.  Apparently the Washington Post has them too. The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs,… Continue reading

It All Comes Around

MoveOn.org has created this factual ad about the current wiretapping debacle. It’s excellent. Additionally, they provide a line-by-line support of the ad with historical background. Finally, they have substantial fact support. No matter what you think about the wiretapping, the ad is extremely clever and very well done. Watch the ad by clicking the picture to the left. Read the… Continue reading

President Jimmy Carter Speaks

A man for whom I have great respect, speaks with humor and seriousness of world peace, some of the conflicts and issues in the world, some of the work of The Carter Center. This audio is well worth hearing. I wish the power of his ideas would deeply permeate the American conscience. President Carter does not solely blame politics, the… Continue reading

Deeply Depressing and Disturbing

initCostOfTotal(); updateCostOfTotal(100); Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953 Before I am branded unpatriotic let me point out that I trusted our president. I believed him… Continue reading