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My name is William Perkins Homans the third, but probably more people know me as the bluesman (and artist) Watermelon Slim.

I've been in the fight against war, fascism, injustice and inhumanity for 47 years. I was at MayDay, 1971, and at the moratorium March the week before. I was one of the leaders of the Great New Jersey Turnpike Stall on my birthday, April 25, 1971.

I bear the scar on my left shin from a neoNazi jackboot, when I was one of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War who bounced the NSWPP from Flamingo Park at the Republican National Convention of 1972. My father fought the Nazis in the North Atlantic and Anzio, and I met their spawn in Miami.

My formal education has been first-rate. I wouldn't trade my degrees for Harvard ones. I was raised in the finest private Catholic and Episcopal high schools.

Elementary School: Gibbons Hall, Asheville, North Carolina

High Schools: Asheville School for Boys, Asheville Country Day, Lenox School for Boys. Graduated with honors, Lenox 1968.

College: Middlebury College, 1968-DNG

1984-86: University of Oregon, B.A., Journalism and History, Departmental Honors in History, 1986.

I was also captain of the U of O bowling team, 1984-1986. High game 299.

1997-2000: Oklahoma State University. M.A., History, 2000, plus the school-teaching curriculum. Mentor: Dr. Ronald Petrin.

This was my second great self-reinvention attempt. In both, I got the degrees, but neither worked. After both, I went back to truck-driving and the blues. and now the latter makes my living. I just am not a button-down enough fellow ever to be a schoolteacher or general-purpose news reporter. But I think and analyze, and so I write...


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Tattered Hope, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 21, 2020
Is Trump's Threatened Fascism the Fault of the Democrats? What do we the American People do if this author is anything like correct?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2020
Did They Really Write That!? An Allstar Among Typos Anyone who truly loves the English language also likely enjoys bloopers. Also, I hereby have decided that I really feel better about using the traditional possessive pronouns, rather than the various ways one must now write when referring to LGBTQIPN+etc. persons. Call me old-fashioned, though not reactionary!
GSA Administrator Emily W. Murphy reflects on President Truman's legacy With the General Services Administration turning 70, the agency's Administrator , Emily W. Murphy went to Independence, Missouri- hometown of former U.S. ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Presidential Election Stalls for the Opinion of One Official I am trying to recall a similar case of a second-level bureaucrat so completely controlling the political process.
Washington DC, 2011, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 11, 2020
A Veteran Reflects on Armistice Day A reminiscence, and perhaps for some who have heard the term "Armistice Day" but never thought about it, since Americans primarily celebreate Veterans Day, this will be new information.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 8, 2020
What Will It Cost to Protect Them? Protecting People, now including the Trumps, Costs Money. Is It Worth It?
Trump v. Biden 2020, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 26, 2020
What If Everything Broke for Biden? Prognostication about the potential apogee of electoral success in the 2020 election
Trump makes my neck red, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2020
Trump's Last Debate Did Not Win Him Re-Election I watched the debate; I hope most of you did. My impressions and conclusions...
Abajo el Trump!, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2020
End Game for the Presidential Super-Spreader Comments and opinions (everybody's got one) about the path Trump is taking, and why, 3 weeks before an election he's losing big-time
Dr. Anthony Fauci, hero of science, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2020
Is the World Defeating the Coronavirus? A Look at the Graphic Evidence Up-to-date graphic evidence of our control, or lack thereof, of the coronavirus worldwide
Support USPS. Don't let Trump destroy American democracy, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Trump Can't Quite Say He Favors Herd Immunity Trump, faced and questioned directly by The People, acknowledges his belief in a herd-immunity solution, besides telling a bunch of familiar lies
The Journalist Puts on His Poet's Hat, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 13, 2020
Two Poems at Two Memorials Two poems, delivered at Vietnam War Memorials in Washington D.C. and Chicago, mourning the deaths of our brothers in arms. Both are written in Shakespearean blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter).
Rittenhouse, armed, in Kenosha WI, From InText
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 9, 2020
New Information On Kenosha Shootings Gets Dirtier Updates in the story of self-annointed militiaman Kyle Rittenhouse And his shootings in Kenosha
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 29, 2020
The Kenosha Shooter: Not in Self-Defense The Right kills again: A pitiful kid gives a huge black eye to the AltRight in Kenosha
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2020
What is Antifa for? To Make People's Knees Jerk Someone finally gets it: how the US government uses antifa
At Clarksdale, MS Post Office, From Uploaded
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2020
Hands Off My Post Office! What I Did This Afternoon The President says he intends to suppress the vote. This is my effort to stand in his way.
Joe Biden, Our Next President, From InText
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2020
This Is How Joe Biden Should Begin the First 2020 Presidential Debate What Joe Biden should say to Donald Trump to Preface the first Presidential Debate of 2020
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 15, 2020
Why Good Will Must Be Added to Policy and Law Enforcement Action Reflections on post-modernism, post-post-modernism, and black (and all of our) lives mattering
The author chatting with Don Quixote in Madrid, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2020
Outrage At Police Murders of Black People Reaches the Delta Describing the first of what may end up being regular demonstrations against systemic racism in my black-majority town
Bill Homans, musical voice of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, in Washington DC, 2011, From InText
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 23, 2020
Voting Your Conscience Versus Making Sure Trump Is Out: The LEV Argument Deconstructing Jonathan Cook's article about voting for the lesser of two evils versus leaving the Democratic Party entirely
Presidential Battle, the Elephant Needs to Go Down, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2020
Progressives Will Not Be Abandoning Their Integrity By Voting for Joe Biden Now that the Democratic Primary process is de facto over, Progressives need to understand what is most important-- to get rid of Trump and turn around his mishandled presidency. No evil has ever been more the greatrer of two evils than Donald Trump.

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