And I do so proudly. Yet while saying this I have trouble even trying to comprehend a world where I'd write these words. On June 12, 1985 I was arrested while protesting aid to the Contras and the Oliver North / CIA dirty war against Nicaragua. Well before the Snowden revelations I knew what the … Continue reading I Stand with the FBI, the NSA, the DIA, and the CIA
"Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake. President Trump proved not only unable, … Continue reading Today I Proudly Stand with Sen. John McCain
@realDonaldTrump says the US is to blame for poor relations with Russia. So yeah, I guess #moroninchief understands some things that I don't. Wasn't it the US that invaded and annexed Crimea over the protests of Russia? And didn't we, the US, poison multiple people in England using a nerve agent only available to governments? … Continue reading Blame?
So, let's accept this as a premise, 40% or so of the people believe that the news is fake and that Trump is the only one who tells the truth. Yeah, dumb. Let's expand on dumb. We all know Trump is lying. 90% of the cost of NATO is not paid by the US, it … Continue reading What is the Truth?
...a guy who never stops lying? "It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it" - Ben Franklin Resist
Last night Jeff Sessions accused those of us who oppose Trump's immigration policies, in particular the border wall, of living in "gated communities". I'm guessing this is a new code word for "coastal liberals". Well Jeff? Yeah. I do. Here is my gate: It's designed specifically to keep people like you out. Resist
"What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?" - Winston Churchill Resist
I remember when Ronald Reagan touted the Republican Party as the party of family values. While he and I differed significantly on what we believed those values to be, I can say for sure that he would be horrified that one of those values now seems to be tearing families apart. Reagan's family values were … Continue reading Family Values
“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt Resist
"I have never worked to be well liked or well loved, but only to be respected. I have fought a problem the only way I know how. Maybe it was right or wrong in the approach, but a man can only ultimately be counted if he thinks he is doing right. Then, at least, he … Continue reading I like this guy…