“If a bird is birthed in a barn it is still a bird; not a horse!” — The Saker’s Mother
Born in the Halloween season of 1949 and eventually becoming old enough to conclude things, I reasoned: “A handful of right is more powerful than a handful of might.” I’ve lived accordingly and have employed some artful tricks to beat aging along the way.
Among them, I never got in a ‘duke-it-out’ fight with anyone — but I certainly helped break up a whole lot of ’em. Why do people behave like this?
Before I crossed the 50-Year-Old Bridge, I…
[Originally written as a Facebook Note on March 26, 2017, edited for style]
How many of you have applied logical thinking to Wikileaks? Since its inception, Wikileaks has persistently published information governments do not want citizens to know about? One could argue Wikileaks is the greatest open book on the planet. Not only does it open minds of its readership but also applies forced transparency upon political leaders of governments.
Wikileaks became a near-daily threat against the Bush-Cheney Administration by exposing its lies and deceitful behavior throughout its War on Iraq, its use of torture as policy and how it…
Failure is defined as the lack of success or the omission of expected or required action.
Former US president Donald Trump claimed the 2020 election was stolen from him. The hardnosed GOPwinger fictitiously claims he won the election. However, barebone facts of reality show Trump lost his presidency due to proven incompetence, especially in the area of public health. This was coupled to his personified bullyism.
Although America indeed wanted an “outsider” as US president, the last thing America needed when Trump got elected was the feel of another Richard Nixon — but that’s precisely what we got and it’s…
Jamarl Thomas, political analyst and host of The Progressive Soapbox, asked: “Why did the US Health Department adopt a policy to push countries that were in dire need of medical help and vaccines to avoid procuring that medical help and vaccines?” America’s media is mum on the subject! Thomas, rightfully, concluded: “Your Brazilian life matters less than our [the US] foreign policy objectives.”
Were this a Sci-Fi movie and a group of people in the film were in danger of being eaten by the monster, often such movies depict a scene whereby there’s always an asshole who acts in such…
“Why go out there in order to make tomorrow become so? Because we must, it is the duty of being human and living in the spirit of living for others! Long Live Life and Rock n’ Roll”— Michael Weddle
[Originally written as a Facebook Note on April 5, 2017 — new graphics and slightly edited]
Point-blank, I’m more afraid of Donald Trump the Clintons, Obama and the Bushes than I am afraid of the Russians. I’m surprised if you don’t feel similarly.
America has two expansive oceans east and the west. America has friendly neighbors to north and south.
Usually I write about politics, sometimes music and occasionally I’ll come up with a human interest story. This article is about a little ball that often travels over 100 miles per hour.
There’s a whole lotta hero-worshiping goin’ on in America, especially when it comes to sports. But since baseball is ‘America’s Pastime’ … let’s dig in and praise four ball players who clearly are not getting the respect they deserve. All four are extremely worthy, but only one is super famous.
Baseball’s Holy Grail is generally regarded as becoming the top homerun hitter. Fans absolutely love seeing the ball…
I knew the Russiagate narrative was falsely-born and carried, that Putin and Trump were not in bed together or riding the same horse and that domestic and foreign policy positions of Russia were nowhere near as described in Western media. In fact, what Western media has presented in recent years could well be considered textbook propaganda.
For confirmation, read the writing, research and advocacy of long-time Russian historian and former editor of The Nation magazine, Stephen F. Cohen who recently passed away (RIP). Cohen understood Russia better than anyone in America.
Often I’ve written — based on my own analysis…
An increasingly collapsed middle class together with an ever-widening range of poor folk barely surviving in underground economies — lousy dead-end jobs, petty thievery, drug dealing, gang recruitment, gambling, scratch tickets, food stamp trade-offs, toothless, homeless or living doubled or tripled up in sub-standard housing units — make for tough times for most Americans!
The postcard for America, since JFK was shot, has always been: The rich get richer while the poor get poorer!
LBJ’s follow-up attempt for a War on Poverty never took hold as the stain of GOPwingerism permeated and eventually came to dominate America’s political landscape. Richard…
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