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Rafe Pilgrim, after "a life largely wasted on hard honest work," found himself a jungle of turkey oak, scrub pine and giant palmettos up a dirt road running east of Crystal River, Florida, which neither school busses nor the U.S. Postal Service dare to assay. Sharing a house of his own design with Spanky the cat, Darla a pit bull, and a foundling of mysterious breed named Alfalfa -- all collectively known as Our Gang -- he spends his time "productively: writing poetry, working for peace, and gazing at the sky."
Central High School of Philadelphia, University of Maryland, Syracuse University, University of Maine, Ursinus College, Air Force Intelligence (Washington D.C., Germany), Ford Motor Company, Philco-Ford Corporation, Eighth Day Gallery, Phi Kappa Phi, Romey Everdell Award for Journalism,(1988), Hole in one (1998), and struggling to find America ever since 2000.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Bring Bernie Back!
With Hillary Clinton now "sick" and other emerging negatives threatening her election, it is time to bring Bernie back rather than to allow the Democrat leadership to select one of their good old boys -- as has already been leaked.
SHARE Saturday, July 27, 2013 A Veteran Confesses
Although many yet blindly deny the past dozen years of treachery, many others now see it more clearly, but there has been no effort of sufficient magnitude -- including mine -- to take a credible stand against it.
SHARE Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Political Decency, America's Masters, and the "Traitor" Edward Snowden
Americans choose -- one way or another -- the kind of government we get, whether by refusing our attention, defaulting to ignorance, or in embracing charlatans indentured to the cabal of greed and lust for power now in charge -- or by opening our eyes, grasping the reality, and braving the risks, difficulties and hard work required to actually gain and maintain the ideals of our earliest schooling.
SHARE Sunday, July 31, 2011 Debt Crisis Propaganda and the Obvious Economic and Moral Solutions
Debt Crisis Propaganda and the Obvious Economic and Moral Solutions
We are told that exceeding the Debt Ceiling is the problem, and that all federal programs must be prudently reduced, especially Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental, etc, but no mention of the costs of America's military atrocities in the Middle East nor the support of the Weapons Industry and the monster Security apparatus.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 24, 2011 Norway's 911. And the Reaction?
The latest casualty report of the massacre in Norway stands at 92. Our hearts go out to this beautiful frigid country. One can only hope that Norwegians will react to their catastrophe more sensibly, humanely, honestly and morally than has been the American experience.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 23, 2011 Wanted: Decent Straight-Talking President
There's a petition kicking around the WEB to support Senator Bernie
Sanders for president in 2012. What a rocket shot! We'd no longer be faced with the two-headed snake of the Hopey-Changey rhetorician versus the Party of Privilege.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 21, 2011 Demopublicans or Republicrats?
Americans have been betrayed by the charade of a two-party system ascending for the past thirty years, with our government (un)progressively and treacherously managing America for the benefit of the privileged. It's past time for a change, change not possible under the conjoined forces of the Democrats and Republicans.
SHARE Thursday, July 14, 2011 Crime and (No) Punishment? Prevention is the Issue.
Civilized people, a decent people, examine and punish as warranted, NOT because crime has been committed, but to prevent more crime to be committed. We are now at perhaps our history's most critical juncture of this perspective.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 5, 2011 The Excrement Pipeline
There appears to be no end in sight for the propaganda supporting the War of Lies.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 28, 2011 Democrats: Beware the Loss of the "Lesser-Evil" Choice
It seems that the labor movement is catching on to the "lesser-evil" copout. The Dems may need to exercise some integrity (Wow!) now to convince voters that they'llactually stand by them once they pull the Dem lever.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 16, 2011 "Lesser-Evil" is Too Evil -- An Entrapment We Must Trash
Americans desperately need to grasp the notion that it is possible, if enough of us can muster the insight and integrity, to get beyond the bipartisan proposition that our choice is limited to one of only two parties, that "third parties always fail," and that we'll be the more damned if we do not support the "lesser-evil" choice.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 29, 2011 Civilization in Reverse, History Going Backwards
It is beyond understanding, past comprehension how Americans can tolerate our wretched warring, greed-driven, treacherous government. Will we awaken soon enough to employ a political solution, or await the necessity employed by our founders, that of revolution?
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, April 22, 2011 Two-Party Con Job
Too many good Americans have been conned by the propaganda that it is futile to raise a political voice outside the two-party "system."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 16, 2011 Real Democrat Needed, or Something Else
Democrats, even some incumbents, are starting to whisper that different leadership will be needed to win in 2012. Ignoring this message could invite their defeat.