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Working as an urban educator for over 25 years--I 'moonlight' as a writer. I write part-time for The Huffington Post and enjoy the task of curmudgeon,(at least where career politicians are concerned). I consider myself a political independent who is absolutely convinced that the '2-party' system has got to go. As my hero, I.F. Stone once said; "all governments lie." I merely wish to point out the lies, especially the incredibly stupid ones.
SHARE Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Drone Wars, DOJ Death Squads and the White Paper
Secret laws and secret courts have replaced the Bill of Rights, with the president now claiming the right to serve as judge, jury and executioner to alleged terrorists or those who would grant material support. The white paper leaked and proves that US citizens are included in this miscarriage of justice.
SHARE Sunday, December 30, 2012 Dick Armey...Armed Assailant?
While Occupy activists face the potential of indefinite detention for constitutionally protected dissent; Dick Armey gets away with possible assault.
(15 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 7, 2012 H.R. 347 The 'Trespass Bill' of 2011 Criminalizes Protest
H.R. 347 aka The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 effectively criminalizes protest with federal felony penalties. It has now passed both Houses of Congress with no publicity at all. It will now go to Obama. This is time sensitive. Lobby Obama to VETO this Trespass Bill which 'trespasses' on our rights.
SHARE Thursday, October 13, 2011 Free Speech & Civil Rights in the PR Age of Obama
This piece explains the danger of Patriot. The 'lending material support' portion of Patriot nullifies both the 1st and the 5th amendments. Ironically, the President of 'change,' President Obama is its biggest cheerleader.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 30, 2011 Rep. Conyers: Obama Demanded Social Security Cuts--Not GOP
Rep. John Conyers, founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, held a press conference 07/27/11 where he 'outed' Obama as the source of the demanded Social Security cuts--not Boehner, not the GOP. This press conference was not covered.
SHARE Thursday, April 14, 2011 GOP's Boehner, Cantor, Ryan--Sheriffs of Nottingham 2.0
The GOP has plans to destroy Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security by a combinatio of privatization and outright thievery. Note that the same GOP leaders who pushed the Wall Street Bailout are the same ones who are working feverishly to dismantle Social Security and Medicare.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 11, 2011 A 'Net Neutrality Primer'
Net neutrality simply means no corporate or government censorship of online content. The net is 'neutral,' to any type of content. The House Committee on Energy & Commerce wants to throw out FCC regs meant to protect a free and open internet. Rep. Fred Upton is the Chair of the committee and a handmaiden of Koch Industries.