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Jon Faulkner is a licensed Master Mariner. He has long considered the conservative republican mindset a form of mental illness. He lives in northern Maine.

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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2009
Obama's One Term Presidency Obama has seriously disappointed his supporters and his campaign contributers are calling in their marks as Obama sends trillions ot the bankers, insurers and investment firms.
(51 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2009
Stick A Fork In It: It's Done The Fascists Won Anyone with two eyes knows the U.S. is a cooked goose. There aren't going to be any marches on Washington, or any grand, eloquent words that will wake the nation up. Creeping fascism has finished creeping, and is now here.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 18, 2008
Why Hasn't Rupert Murdoch Been Deported? Media deceit's role in the police state.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 16, 2009
Paying To Subjugate Yourself Republicans have realized their goal of breaking the government. The nation's wealth has been transferred successfully to the corporations and the wealthy, and Americans are not far away from suffering the ultimate indignity. Paying to have their freedom and independence taken from them.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 20, 2009
The Founders Tried To Warn Us Americans stood by while their freedoms were compromised, and never suspected a thing.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 26, 2009
1886 - When The American Experiment Died The American experiment began its fall into corporate dominance when Chief Justice Waite's Supreme Court ruled, in 1886, that corporations would enjoy the same Constitutional protections as all Americans. That court's decision signaled the beginning of the end of representative democracy.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2009
Revolution? Or The Realization Of Orwell's Vision? At this point, only revolution will re-establish the democratic state. But revolution is extremely unlikely. Many Americans are so ignorant, uninformed and timid, they can't bring themselves to vote their criminal representatives out of office.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2010
Time To Abandon The Sinking Ship Democracy is now afictional system that give Americans an imagined sense of freedom. Critizing the government is exactly what Americans are supposed to be doing. It takes the heat off the corporate plutocracy that the U.S. has become.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Why Do Americans Pretend They Have Government? The Office of the Presidency, the Congress and the Supreme Court are practically useless. If government were functionally effective the U.S. wouldn't be decaying like an overripe grape in November.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Stupidity R.A.T.S. and Sociopaths The nation has reached the tipping point and, after Obama's term, can't afford 8 years of rule by sociopath.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2009
A Conversation With A Rabid Right Winger Trying to carry on a conversation with a right winger is like ... A true American patriot said it best. “To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” -- Thomas Paine, US patriot & political philosopher (1737 - 1809)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 2, 2009
The Liars Reign Supreme As The Nation Withers Without an inspired motive that attempts a renewal of purpose, the incomprehensible static of lies and distortions are killing the soul of a nation that can't seem to rise above its self prescribed hubris. Entropy becomes the norm, and the end is met.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 26, 2010
Riding The Disintegrating Empire To Oblivion The Bush Administration was the first Right Wing Junta ever installed by a renegade Supreme Court. Democratic leaders bent like straw in a high wind, and have never recovered
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 21, 2009
Misguided Revolution: Anti-Government Extremists Mistake Their Enemy Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch, gleefully celebrated his victory when a Florida Court ruled, “there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.”  
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Americans Richly Deserve Their Fate A large number of Americans have fully supported the decline of what was once a socially just, and economically powerful nation. They have responded to every political promise of tax cuts as if the many government services, and infrastructural systems, were free.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 29, 2006
taxing the red, welfare client states Blue states support red states through tax distribution. Red states are essentially welfare, client states of blue states.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 16, 2006
Conservatism v. Democracy Republicans intend to destroy democracy
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2010
Enough Cowardice. The Supreme Traitors Must Go The Supreme Court's five little asses gotta go. The so called "Supreme Court" has revealed itself as a Right Wing alternative to Constitutional law.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Frightened For 8 Years Dems Get Tough? Frightened Democrats are going to want to look tough after eight years of kowtowing to Bush.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
Americans Must Share The Blame For Enabling B.P. Until Americans are willing to take a hard look at themselves, and take seriously their responsibilities to send honest men and women to Congress Corporate vultures will continue destroying what still remains of Democracy
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2010
Brain Dead Taxpayers Subsidize B.P's Recklessness Right Wing Troglodytes are not smart enough to be in positions of power. Their corporate masters will remain perfectly willing to sacrifice enormous quantities of marine life, and the livelihoods of tens of thousands who depend on that life, in the interests of profit.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sherlock Holmes and Obama's Uselessness The first presidency ever engineered for failure.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 1, 2010
Sophistry and the Right As deceitful as any Sophist the right never hesitates to employ any subterfuge, exaggeration, anecdotal license or bold faced lie to achieve its ends
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Reinforcing The Two Party Myth The corporate king makers choose the next president. A well defined science is employed to carry on the myth that Americans have a choice in their futures.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Republican Moochers And The Coming Obama Landslide Republican malfeasance and Obama's coming landslide victory
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Blind American And The Exploitation Of Entrenched Ignorance Right Wing Media's contribution to the firm entrenchment of ignorance, and this point stupidity is not too strong a word, among Americans has paid of handsomely. It has also turned Obama, and presumable any future Democratic President, into a kind of token, republican fetch and carry.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 12, 2009
Obama's Short And Unremarkable Presidency Obama, if he doesn't start satisfying his base, will not be re-elected. He is steadily squandering whatever goodwill he had earned by his promises on the campaign trail. Many of his supporters feel justifiably betrayed, as he devotes himself to repaying his corporate campaign contributors.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2009
Financial Wizards? No. Only Thieves Bush and Co. have destroyed the U.S. economy. What will be done to insure that people like George and Dick never get another chance at destroying the U.S. ecocnomy and its reputation abroad
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 30, 2009
The Republicans Win Conservatism's goal of privatizing the nation's services, industries, utilities, health care and education is almost complete.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Conservatism's Time Is Up ... Good Ridance To Bad Trash Republicans need tar and feathers ... not votes
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Snake Bit - Bring Down a Nation The right's long term goal of replaceing government with the corporate entity.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 11, 2009
Obama's Squandered Presidency As cautious and hesitant as a tortoise, Obama has squandered the opportunity that fortune so generously gave him. Such opportunity is rare, and will not present again in the foreseeable future
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 8, 2010
American's Reflection Is BP's Disaster Americans must inform themselves. They can't depend on Fox News and Beck for their information. They have to grow up, and understand their government is lost to them.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 31, 2008
Deregulate The Republican Party Bush pushes the corporate, deregulation wish list.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 28, 2007
Bush: Master of Disaster U.S. economic decline
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2009
It's The Ruination Of America! Says Mitch. Senator Specter's defection sends shock waves through republican notions of superiority.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 30, 2009
A Free Republic Morphs Into Feudalism The happy marriage of politics with corporate interests are clanging the wake up bell if only someone was there to hear. If a man in the forest speaks and a politician isn't there to hear him - is he still wrong?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
You've Got To Hate ... Forget The Issues! Republican voters don't vote issues, they vote hate.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The Right Wing Dives Under Its Rock Doing away with the Fairness Doctrine has allowed Rush, O'Reilly, Coulter et al to slander the left.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2009
Melted Wings - Icarus And The Democrats Obama has been permitted his brief moment at the pinnacle of power which, unbelievably, he has chosen to squander. He has, after an amazingly short time, digressed to comic relief. Why would a man devote his entire adult life to politics, then rise to the highest level of his profession, only to cower before the advance of a weakened and outnumbered enemy?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Democracy An Idealistic Fairy Tale Democracy isn't working out well. It only takes a look at the current membership of Congress, and the executive to know this.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 13, 2009
Deportation Hearings For U.S. Enemies Highly placed traitors are still living in the U.S. and must be deported
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2010
Give it a break No one's listening. And all sincere intentions won't change a damn thing.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Banks, Lawn Darts, And Human Folly The U.S. has the most expensive and one of the least effective systems of health care in the world, and the insurers would not have it any other way. If they can stop meaningful health care legislation from becoming law, and reform tort law at the same time, their fondest dreams will be realized.    
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2009
And It's 1,2,3 ... What Did We Get Elected For? It's popularly believed there is no difference between the republicans and democrats. This is not true. The republicans, right, wrong or indifferent at least believe in themselves, and have the will and determination to fight for their beliefs, while the democrats are lumps, and not aware of what or who they're supposed to represent. No one respects people who won't stand up for themselves
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Parasites, King George, Camels And Rodeo Clowns Tired accountability of the same horror that has plagued humanity since cavemen stopped drawing on walls.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 3, 2009
Regarding Humanity The inevitable eradication of life on earth is a foregone conclusion if humanity continues in its failure to recognize the diminishment of one life diminishes all.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 25, 2007
"Unfit for Office Bush threats against Iran and the repercussions Americans can expect if he attacks.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 14, 2007
Science & Ponce DeLeon Will science give humanity the key to immortality .........
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 8, 2010
What's Next? More Political Solutions? Take 'em all out and shoot 'em.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 9, 2009
The Republic Stops Here After the republican onslaught against the Republic, there's little left to hope for.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Moral Turpitude and the Pursuit of More Stuff Balancing virtue and devotion to material gain is impossible. Materialism always wins as virtue defined becomes hopelessly blurred.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 25, 2009
Diabolical Liberals Meet Loony Conservatives The Conservative Right has managed to convince taxpayers that investing in services and infrastructure is prohibitively expensive, and that only by delivering tax dollars to private sector enterprise can the nation be saved.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 21, 2006
Human or Machine. Heads or Tails What will tomorrow's technologies bring us?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 3, 2006
The Resignations of Alito and Roberts The right wing must learn that stealing elections comes with a cost. Nullifying their appointments is one such cost.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 24, 2008
Leaving Iran the Gift of Iraq Iran, after the U.S. leaves, will restore Iraq and welcome it Shia majority as long lost brothers.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 6, 2006
Corporate Government Has Got To Go Suggestions regarding the reformation of election law
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 17, 2006
Democrats Must Impeach Or Risk War Democrats were elected as a referendum to war. The new majority has an obligation to keep Bush from any more adventures, particularly in Iran.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Bush is the banana peel America slipped on Bushes irresponsability and his excuses for ineptitude
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 30, 2006
"The Founders Never Heard of Dumbing Down" Americans must devote themselves to learning more about their government. It's the only weapon they have in controlling it.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2007
Pelosi & The Jellyfish Pelosi has abandoned her responsibility if she ever knew she had one.

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