Saturday, August 19, 2017

Remember



Once upon a time there was a little boy named Neville.  He wanted to grow up to be a Capitalist. So, he worked and he studied and one day he was allowed to join the mighty Free Market of a great Metropolis.
Soon Neville began to see the relationship between the wealth he was accruing and power. Liking power he joined the government of the Metropolis. As time went on Neville became increasingly good at the science of money and power; and one day an ill wind blew a crisis to his Metropolis. Given his acumen and skill in the ways of Capitalism the people called Neville to help Head the Ship of State. He steered it beautifully out of the storm of catastrophe and back into the sunlight of budding prosperity.
Sadly when he became the Captain of that Ship, history turned against Neville. His life changed as the sun went out and the moon shed a cold light on his Metropolis. He met a Devil named Adolf and soon was all at sea. Bringing the skills of a great Capitalist to the table, Neville tried to make a deal with the Devil; but the Devil don't deal. Devil wants it all.
Remember little Neville the next time someone tells you that only a business guy can run a country. More importantly remember a bulldog-looking man, chewing on a cigar, drinking brandy and selecting his words like beautiful blooms for a magnificent bouquet. That would be Neville’s successor, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill a historian, biographer, professional solider and statesman who led England out of WWII and may not have been able to balance his damn checkbook.






Sunday, August 13, 2017

Violence Gets Us Nothing

Counter protesters turning violent against the police in Seattle. Violence gets us nothing. A man taught us peace once ---- REMEMBER.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.







Saturday, July 8, 2017

Colorado Secretary of State, Republican Wayne Williams, to Cooperate with Trump. Surprised?





Call or write the Colorado Secretary of State who has just decided to hand over our voter information to Trump's Commission on "Voter Fraud." Wayne Williams is and always has been a Republican sycophant. Call or write this monster and tell him he needs to be removed from office. He will submit the information on July 14, 2017. We in Colorado have the option of withdrawing our registration or making it confidential. Brad and I will be going on Monday to sign the affidavit in Adams County and make our registration material confidential. What follows are two pertinent articles and relevant contact information. 
administration@sos.state.co.us
elections@sos.state.co.us
303-894-2200


Monday, June 12, 2017

The Liberal



What does it mean to be a committed Liberal, to stand unflinchingly on the Left? It has been a very long time since the mantel of the great Liberal Cause has been anything other than an election year soundbite/slogan or a party/policy embarrassment. As Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn lead the Left out of the wilderness, it is worth considering the nature and mission of Liberalism in a world that would just as soon accept a strong man in exchange for a meager tax cut and the promise of obsolete jobs returning to comfort those who can't or won't join the 21st Century.

In this world lies are truth, and truth has been banished to the edge of consciousness and covered over with self-interest and hubris. The world of ideas is rotting, buried below a compost of hate, cruelty and scapegoating that will nourish an American crop of malignant nationalism, international isolationism and the pernicious further deterioration of our institutions.

Today the perspicacity, principles and plans of FDR, JFK, RFK and Teddy Kennedy have never seemed more remote and lost to us in time. Still in all, there lives among us the last great liberal president. The guy who was too good a man to be president - that says a hell of a lot more about the office than it does about the man - one James Earl Carter, age 92, still runs around building houses for the homeless. He lives Liberalism and will until the day he dies. That will be a very sad day indeed for those of us who are committed Liberals and stand unflinchingly on the Left.

Friday, June 9, 2017

For the love of ......................

The media is running around pulling its hair out because Trump has said he will testify under oath. For the love of the Holy Goddess, the bastard is a serial liar. He said his wife would give a press conference; he said he would produce proof that Obama spied on him; he said he would give money to the vets; he said he would build a wall and he said he would drain the swamp instead of stocking it with alligators. I tell ya, America is no longer a nation it is a fucking circus.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Honorable Men


That the Russians interfered in our elections goes without saying; that an American or Americans aided and abetted this interference is a damn good bet. Fundamentally, the primary injury in this situation is to the American people. In a secondary and tertiary way respectively, harm was done to the institution of Democracy – empty save for the people it serves – and to the army of self satisfied, bloated officials who live off the largess of those same American people. 

Four of these creatures sat today before a morally sick and ethically anemic Republican chaired Intelligence Committee refusing to tell the people who cloth, feed and make them necessary the extent of one aspect of that injury. To wit: did the president who benefited from the aforementioned interference, and may well have headed an organization responsible for aiding and abetting accordingly, obstruct justice by trying to defend one of his scabs widely regarded as being much too close to the originally mentioned Russians?

Who are these “honorable” men who would deepen the wounding of America with words like “classified” as they refuse in an arbitrary and capricious way to speak to their employers while admitting they may well lack legal justification for their refusal? Who are these oh-so-honorable men who have forgotten who provides their livelihood and gives them their power and privilege? Like Mark Antony I question whether these men can spell the word honorable, much less understand how their honor should serve their country.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

To the Middle East with No Cloths On






To paraphrase an old canard: we the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are accepting the impossible from the despicable.  We have been tolerating so much for so long and so blindly, that we are now absolutely acquiescing to almost anything. Donald Trump is a hulking, angry, scowling old man who firmly believes that everyone is for sale because he always has been; and who stomps around the Middle East like some belligerent potentate sucking up royal treatment as if it is his due.

In the process of isolating a new enemy, for he must always have one, he is playing the Sunnis off of the Shiites, Iran off of Saudi Arabia and Israel.  He dances with men and swords while his wife rides backward, behind him, on a golf cart.  All the while, he stumbles through a speech to the Muslim world weakly claiming to object to the oppression of women in a country that practices gender apartheid with at least two leaders of nations that carry out genocide in his audience. 

Donald Trump is a braggart, an unsophisticated pretender to the knowledge and savvy of a world leader.  He is a perpetual infant swaddled in money and raise on conceit and self interest. He won the election because the Democrats ran a candidate with more baggage then Amtrak and more enemies then Congress. He won because a goodly number of the American electorate sat on their asses and whined while a fair percentage more voted for people who couldn’t possibly win – in some cases weren’t running or living.

However, the joke is on us. The naked emperor is enthroned in the Oval Office with his court/cabinet of water moccasin to replace the alligators in the swamp he “drained”. In his idiocy he demonizes the press, leaks sensitive information to the Russians and runs around the world glaring at people to cover his clear and present ignorance on every subject save Donald Trump. Yes, the joke is on us; but I don’t hear anyone laughing.