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Jill Jackson is a practitioner of kindness and common sense. Unlike her cat, she prefers to think out of the box.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2009
It's time to say ‘bye-bye, Barry' and ‘hello, Hussein'! Barack Obama's current challenges may be due in part to Barry's influence on his administration.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2010
10 Reasons Women Aren't Funny Buzz about the Daily Show freezing out women writers created a ruckus about TV comedy's glass ceilings. But--is there method to the discriminatory madness?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 6, 2008
A recipe for the future from the past: Pan Metron Ariston Ancient wisdom holds the keys to modern recovery--a moderate American socialism by the people and for the people can lead us back from the abyss.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 7, 2009
Eight Little Dolls "The sins of the parents..." and narcissistic personality disorder.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 23, 2011
UARS Terror Life is filled with dangers and terrors. When will man stop adding to the risks?
Mad as Heck, and having to take it., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 21, 2017
1984 Has Landed It takes a village, a national digital village, to keep Animal Farm sheep in line.
Advocating for the Greek people., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Canary in the Coal Mine or The Shot Heard Round the World? Greece's struggles may provide a glimpse of American's future. This is a different war, and we're on the losing side this time. This is a war between entitled, rapacious narcissists and sociopaths, and the other 90% of the world they are seeking to indenture and enslave.
Michael Moore 2011 Shankbone 6 | Michael Moore promoting his. | Flickr680 -- 1024 - 301k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 7, 2017
Mr. Hanks Goes to Washington A celebrity for President? The response: "You're fired!"
New crib. Blank canvas. Now where's my records... this place is looking way too empty., From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 9, 2019
Missy, You Failed the Test Pro-choice doesn't always mean women will make the right choice.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 28, 2009
A classless society? Are we no longer a classless society? Not exactly.
President Bush Nominates Robert S. Mueller as Director of the FBI600 -- 447 - 52k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 17, 2018
Free Speech--IF We Approve Net neutrality may not be enough to ensure that the public only hears the party line.
BART, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 13, 2011
How Dare They! Chipping away at our constitutional rights and our presumed freedom.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
Palin in the White House? Not a bad idea! Why Palin in the White House might be good for America.
Vote Here, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 15, 2016
Where Is My Party? One on the left and three on the right. Where is the center?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 8, 2011
Arizona's Onion What is the truth behind Saturday's tragedy in Arizona? Some theories to consider.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 23, 2009
Goebbels redux: The fascist media must be stopped To save ourselves, we must save progressive radio and stop the right-wing assault of propaganda and lies.
Therapy Dog, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 10, 2017
It's a Dog Eat Dog World Your rights end where mine begin? A curmudgeon vents about a new trend.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2011
Not Just Disappointed. Infuriated! Osama is long dead. So is democracy and truth.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 24, 2008
The Death of Mid-life A mid-life crisis is poorly named. It's really an end-of-life crisis and a Call to Judgment.
Free illustration: Fake, Fake News, Media, Laptop - Free Image on ...960 -- 655 - 196k - png, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Adventure in Blunderland Anonymity is not the enemy, but the friend of truth.
Global Cafe, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2016
Eavesdropping on a Summer's Day The upsetting Georgia video that should motivate our society to make major changes in how we raise our children--and ourselves.
Dick Cheney - Has a Heart | Richard Bruce Cheney, aka Dick C. | Flickr840 -- 600 - 256k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 6, 2017
The Un-American No-HealthCare Act Blaming victims of illness and making healthcare pragmatically unaffordable and unavailable applies only to the 99%.
John Bolton, Iraq War Architect, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2018
The Game is Afoot America is unlikely to win, and the 99% around the world is likely to lose.
Boris and Natasha, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Americans Coming of age in a world of secrets.
marihuana, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 4, 2018
Round Up the Weed Killers Protecting us from the Killer Weed? Or protecting their investments in the War on Drugs?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 2, 2011
Ding, Dong, Osama is Dead! Osama is dead. Why is that news now? Who benefits?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I Want My Country Back! It's clear now that we have one party government, and "the people" it's for ain't us.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2012
Pension Envy Promotes Serfdom Machiavellian manipulation by the 1% leads the 99% to fight itself, and lower standards of living for all.
Free photo School Study Knowledge Books Shelf Library - Max Pixel762 -- 720 - 214k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2018
Sorry, Kate McKean, But It's Not Always about Best Sellers Don't discourage writers from writing. There is value in writing as well as reading, for individuals as well as cultures.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2009
Star Trek--Religion and Politics as Sci-fi Will the new Star Trek universe reflect the Roddenberry vision or the Bush years?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Illegal, but not Alien It is our duty to help children of undocumented immigrants find a productive role in our--and their--American society.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 15, 2018
Awning Dawning Us and them. We and the others. Our divided communities lead to greater divisions and disdain.
Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2016
The Nightmare The Sandman plays a dirty trick on Donald John Trump.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
It'd be smashing to have Palin in the White House! Why Palin in the White House might be a good thing for America.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2009
Death Sentence Who is really "pro-life"?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 2, 2018
Colleges are for Education, not Abortions California Bill SB 320, forcing public colleges and universities to provide medical abortions, has been passed by the State Senate. Should doctors be forced to "do harm", and by whom?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 25, 2009
The Crooked Man Why was Dick Cheney in a wheelchair after all?
DenverZoomAdvertizement., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2020
Zoom Trumps the Corner Office Online meeting video software has changed the way America--and the world--works. In some unexpected ways.
Old Guard, New Arrivals, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 27, 2016
Diverse Opinions Is Diversity Synergy or Reversal? A progressive's dilemma.
Free illustration: Hillary Clinton, Hillary, Clinton - Free Image ...932 -- 720 - 390k - jpg, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Greenbacks and Scams Time for a true progressive movement in the Democratic party to bring back liberal values to our struggling plutocracy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 15, 2009
Binge Breeding Deprivation breeds binging. Will we ever escape the roller-coaster.
Gates to Heaven by xlilDark on DeviantArt600 -- 450 - 42k - jpg, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Thin Red Line Is there only one path to successful leadership, and is it paved with good intentions?
Gov. Ralph Northam delivers State of the Commonwealth speech, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Slippery Slap It's not just about abortion. What about the rights of people of all ages with disabilities to experience life?
Winwick Hospital, Electroconvulsive therapy, 1957, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 24, 2016
Ears Wide Shut Can being mad be a choice? Insanity is sometimes sanity.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 6, 2008
Oh, God "Is there a God?" is the wrong question. We should be asking, "Are there human Satans?"
Chicago Anti-War Protest | March 18, 2012. Photo by FJJ. | Flickr500 -- 282 - 114k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Don't be Recruited by Propaganda Don't provide the military industrial empire with more soldiers. Work at the grass roots level for peace and equality.
Burqa, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 17, 2016
Female Apartheid Lives Where does cultural sensitivity stop and oppression begin?
Mike Pence, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 16, 2016
Veep, Veep The race is on. We'd better get out of the way or we could be road kill.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 11, 2009
The Empire Has No Clothes The Next Generation and the next and the next...
RIP Manufacturing, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 28, 2014
Won't Get Fooled Again? It's not too late to keep the 80s, 90s, and 00s from wiping out the last embers of social democracy.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 15, 2018
Post-Racial? Two steps forward and how many steps back? Overcoming racism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 7, 2017
Peace on Earth or Earth in Pieces? War is Hell. Can it go to Hell and leave us in peace?
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2009
Please Comment on this Article! I'll bite, Doug Bailey. Comments are to be welcomed, not decried.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2009
The Perks of a LetterMan No joke--a lesson for us all.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 19, 2018
AP or not AP, Is that the Question? AP classes and exams offer an opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their academic skills and abilities and compete with applicants from around the world at top universities--without the need for a fat wallet.
Daylight savings year-round--it's about time!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 17, 2022
Daylight Savings Time, Saving our Sanity Daylight Savings Year-Round? Bravo! It's About Time!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Very:Light Verse With a tip of my hat to the great Ogden Nash.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2009
Take Back the Power! A call to arms--no more collective punishment for the innocent.
Wet sweat, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 15, 2022
A Fair Solution Sports doesn't have to be about gender. Rethinking fair competition in our new age.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 19, 2010
Tiger and Dick Is the real problem Tiger...or Dick?
Oakland Women's March (22 of 37), From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 23, 2017
Look Over Here What are we marching for? A better question is 'Who are we marching for'?
Bwaahaaa!, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 4, 2014
A Tea Party Hosted by Big Oil Low gas prices allow gas guzzlers to make a comeback.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 23, 2011
Hey, You, Get Offa My Cloud! If the Cloud becomes our repository of culture, our culture may be repositioned.
An example of black box voting machines that were each and every one successfully hacked at the DefCon convention in Las Vegas., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 10, 2016
Rigged? Trump was shock and awe. But maybe more awe than shock for some financial interests.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Core of the Apple Case What's really at the core of the Apple privacy advocacy effort.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 25, 2017
Republicare Crocodile tears for the defeat of the Affordable Care Act replacement?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 23, 2010
Machiavelli invades Sacramento California Politicians are dipping into the Machiavellian tool kit to stir up divisiveness among workers.
turkish women | Jon Rawlinson | Flickr1024 -- 738 - 159k - jpg, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Joe McCarthy Redux? Shifting values, mores, and cultures from Ancient Rome to the 60s keep us struggling to catch up with the latest do's and don'ts. Women in Turkey are giving up their miniskirts. But, will they be shamed for wearing them before Erdogan?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A Greek Tragedy Curiouser and curiouser--what's behind the Greek turmoil? Follow Alice down the rabbit hole for an intriguing story. Fiction, of course.
none, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2015
Don't Think, Drink Second thoughts after fear and sadness. Dangerous?
Elections in the kingdom., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The Play's the Thing Elections are afoot in the kingdom of Mordovia, and an imaginative playwright knows not how the dice must roll.
Memoir, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Re-covered Memories Officially remembering 9/11--A booster dose of boosterism.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2016
Don't Scapegoat Greece! Greece is a victim, too! Stop kicking her while she's down.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 10, 2011
Alien Territory Hatred in Arizona isn't new.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader?, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2014
Don't Sit This One Out! Don't sit out this election--you have more at stake than you may believe.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 6, 2009
The Appeal of Selfishness, the Naivet of Hubris Capitalism flounders when we wake up from the delusion of control.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Be On Alert "Minor" head trauma is not always minor.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Meg Whitman--A Wolf In Wolf's Clothing Don't let Corporate Meg enslave California.
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The Media Send Us Messages Zootopia for a 2016 Utopia.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Over My Dead Body! Reinstating the draft would provide the cannon fodder for the fascist oligarchy to wage endless wars abroad--and at home.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2009
TARP Wife Whines, Part Deux From bad to worse...
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 8, 2008
Curiouser and curiouser A brief journey down the rabbit hole.
War is Peace., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2015
Black Mass and Blind Eye Is Black Mass only a story about Whitey Bulger?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Baby Blues Six kids at home, and now octuplets. Did Mom make the right decision...and do we have the right to decide?
Stormy Weather Ahead, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 23, 2016
An East Wind Chaos in the path of the approaching storm.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2009
You're out! Human nature is driving us down a dangerous road.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Don't "Negotiate" On Our Backs! Hit the intransigent Republicans with a real threat--to cut the defense budget. Don't negotiate on the backs of the people--we can't take any more pain!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2009
A Mad Tea Party An idea whose time will sadly never come.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
Celebrity Politics-The Politics of Celebrity Politicians usually remember their lines but forget their role.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 20, 2016
Too Many Answers Yet another tragedy. We can't stop them until we discover why.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Hour of No Power Lessons from the Lack of Light
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 1, 2008
Baby, I love you! Grandparents raising special needs children? Maybe.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 1, 2009
Baby Blues Six kids at home, and now octuplets. Did Mom make the right decision...and do we have the right to decide?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Enemy Within Obama may be more at risk from inside advice than from outside criticism.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Stand Up for America the Beautiful! Time for the Democrats to use the weapons of mass media!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 23, 2009
What if? "If only" gives us an illusion of control, in a world without a purpose.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Leftists who don't vote are gifting the Right Obama's first two years may have been a disappointment, but allowing his obstinate and dangerous right wing opponents to capitalize on their obstructionist strategies and return us to the trauma of the Bush/Cheney occupation is the wrong solution.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 8, 2008
Feminist Consciousness Is Hillary a feminist--or a prisoner of feminism?
Post Apocalypse, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 22, 2011
Whither Goest Thou, Leaders "Danger, Will Robinson!"
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 5, 2009
Mileage Taxes are Regressive! Proposed taxes on mileage driven will hit the working and middle class harder than the rich--we don't need another regressive tax.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 5, 2009
Reflections From 5,000 Feet A Helicopter Mom at heart struggles with letting her children 'fly'.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 16, 2009
Drafting Doctors Drafting doctors for community service? Oh, David, you've broken my heart.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2009
Rituals The passage of the years brings a new perspective to the value of rituals.
Iowa Caucus - Next stop Broadway, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 29, 2016
The Best Laid Plans... Tough crowds at those pre-convention try-outs on the road to the Great White House Way.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2009
Life is Digital Our analog world is digital in its soul.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Give credit where credit is due Who's really to blame for credit card debt?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Anti Choice? Devil's Advocate for the Supreme Court
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2009
California Blues Is California's crisis a field test for our future?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 6, 2008
Banging the War Drums Slowly Stirring the Pot by Slathering the Spin
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The A.P.T. Test A screening exam for presidential candidates.
Festival Of Fantasy - White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Alice, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 3, 2014
He's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Hatter The Mad Hatter is swimming in the conspiracy well again.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 23, 2009
Are you kidding me? Hee's baack. Yes, Arnold the Actor is back with a slasher spot, but you can't see the blood...
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2009
Youth Dishing on a Hollywood secret.
From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Separated at Birth The real reason so many voted for Dubya.
Alex Tsipras, the Syriza leader and new Prime Minister of Greece., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 30, 2015
A Choice Election Mitt Romney clears the path for a Bush candidacy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
Perks The only Perks leaders should have are in a cup of java to stay awake and focused on the job.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Currency The coin of our realm is the coin of beauty and youth.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 13, 2008
PPoh-oh Our insurance is a fraud!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Sunshine Having once dated a CIA agent, long ago I faced the choice between being safe and being free. At a red light, Basyli turned to me and said brightly, "I want to know where you are at all times." I gagged on my coffee and could barely eke out a "Why?" His matter of fact response was, "Because when the Russians attack, I want to be able to come get you and take you to one of our safe areas." That choice is again upon us.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 7, 2008
Feminist Consciousness Is Hillary a post-feminist, or a prisoner of feminism?

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