Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hey there, Old Dude,

Everything's OK here, just aches and pains of age. 

I haven't been inspired to blog lately, just the same old, same old stuff in the news. My cynicism grows.

My good email address is

Hope you are well.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Will It Take to Wake Up American Voters

Here's an essay by Juan Cole of Informed Comment.Com.

He does a fine job  of summarizing how billionaires are calling all the shots. Somehow Americans have to wake up and smell the stink and vote the billionaires' puppet  politicians out of office.

The alternative over time would be "Aux Barricades".


Saturday, September 28, 2013

The War Queue

Here is an eye opening essay by Juan Cole,  publisher of Informed Comment.
It addresses the likelihood that our military/industrial complex has been, for years, demonizing  the leaders of countries which have oil reserves, and in so doing have created what amounts to a War Queue,  according to Cole.

The hawks in Congress, controlled by their military/industrial patrons, have wanted to keep war going, somewhere, all the time.

Call me a conspiracy nut if you like.  I think of myself as someone who is always leery of hidden agendas.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gone But Not Forgotten, I Hope

It's been months since I last posted; just couldn't get up for it for a while.  But here's an essay which I hope many will read.  If I sent a link to it via email it might be seen as spam by some.

One of the best reasons for a blog is that it provides a way to offer thoughts to others which they can access by choice as opposed to entering their world without their permission or invitation, which is what email does.

Lewis Lapham writes about death with humor, but still with a seriousness of purpose. A rare treat.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Deaths from War and Deaths from non-war firearms

Here's a great column by Mark Shields which should, but won't, wake up the NRA terrorists to reality.

It needs no further comment by me.



I forgot to provided the link when I clicked Publish the first time.  Sorry.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Second Amendment and Slave Patrols(Militias)

Here's a piece which should be broadcast all over the country because it brings up a  part  of our history which NRA types don't want  you to know.

Having lived and worked in  Atlanta, GA for many years, as a displaced New Englander, I observed first hand how bigoted many in the South still are.

Had Lyndon  Johnson not stuck his neck out for civil rights I suspect the South  would still be pretty much a segregated area of our country, in actuality, though it's still pretty much a segregated society.

Atlanta is a kind of oasis in the  South.  Go just a couple of miles outside of the metro area and  you will think you're back in  the early 1800's, culturally at least.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Chuck Hagel For SecDef

Here's a great piece supporting Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense.

My last post was triggered by the hypocrisy of David Brooks who thinks he should be canonized for his gall at teaching journalism ethics at Harvard.

Well this piece doesn't canonize Mark Shields(no human should ever be considered a saint, in fact no clear thinking human should ever want to be considered a saint),
but I do recommend his clear reasoning for why Chuck Hagel should be confirmed as Secretary of Defense.

Ironically, Mark Shields quotes none other than John McCain on the horror and brutality of war.
Only a fraud or a fool would glorify war.

If and when you read this post, and others, and like them I would be most grateful if you would recommend this blog to your friends.  I'm not into converting right wing people, a fool's errand at best. I am into helping folks of a similar persuasion, progressives/liberals, know that they are not alone. 

Thanks for your support,