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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. I earned my BA in History and Journalism from the University of Oregon/Eugene. I was also captain of the U of O bowling team, 1984-1986. High game 299. Mentors: Dr. W. Gordon Rockett, Dr. Daniell Pope 1997-2000: Oklahoma State University. M.A., History, 2000, plus the school-teaching curriculum. Mentor: Dr. Ronald Petrin I am a world survivalist. My politics transcends right and left, perforce. I watch for signs we may transcend in some yet-unknown fashion the vectors and indicators in my environmental and geopolitical analysis. As Tiny Tim said, "God bless us, every one!"

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self, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2016
The Oregon Standoff: Mr. Bundy Shows His True Colors (All Shades of White) An analysis of the white supremacism of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupiers, and the government's response to them
Watermelon Slim with a friend, former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2011
Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) Technology-- A Threat To The US Or Not? Nukes? Here's a twist. I find the possibility vanishing that such tech will ever be used against us, but nonetheless it might get used anyway.
Picture on Wall of Fame, Bradfordville Blues Club, Florida, From ImagesAttr
(54 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 18, 2017
Ship's Sinking, Rats Are Looking For Escape Ropes Why has Trump backed himself in such a corner? Answer: A. he has a huge amount to hide; B. he is dumb as a brick; C. he does not have the psychological capacity to care.
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
The author and his darling pet, Pinot, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 18, 2018
Tragedy Awaited Me After My International Tour The description of a slaying committed on my property during my absence, and how I am attempting to cope and move forward from tragedy
In New Zealand, From ImagesAttr
Watermelon Slim, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Whither Revolution in America? I have no idea how America can get to Tahrir Square. I wish it wasn't going to get bad enough to have to get to that point.
Da blue ape, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 18, 2011
How Can Republicans Win the 2012 Elections? Why Might They? The Intrinsic Republican Advantage In Politics
William P. Homans, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 25, 2017
Trump Should Hold His Tongue-- When Will Someone Confiscate That Android? Primarily, a discussion among friends of the political ramifications of Donald Trump calling athletes sons of bitches for dissent
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 5, 2011
A Democratic Primary Challenge to President Obama? Why it would be counterproductive strategy. Such a challenge in 2012 would enhance the intrinsic political advantage possessed by Republicans, regardless of which Party occupies the White House
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 31, 2019
Setting the Record, Uh, Straighter, About Watermelon Slim Responding to a newly published interview of my musical persona. My latest CD has been on the charts since January!
Willam P. Homans Playing Taps at Quantico, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 16, 2011
Gay Military Pride Parades? Clueless! I deplore gays endorsing, by appearance, the US military mission. News that they are doing it on bigger and bigger scale gets my goat. I'm a once-upon a time gay dischargee, and an antiwar veteran, and I have a dog in this fight.
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
William P. Homans, B.A. M.A., From ImagesAttr
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 4, 2017
No Bugs in Trump Tower, Mr. President Ruminations upon Trump-era dissent and the machinations against it
Italians Social Distancing, From InText
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 20, 2020
Accident or Engineering? Who or What Is Responsible for the Coronavirus Pandemic? Analyzing a disturbing article about the coronavirus crisis. Who is to blame? Anybody?
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 21, 2015
An Open Letter to John Forbes Kerry Chastizing John Kerry, one who has long stopped being part of the solution
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 11, 2020
An International Artist Watches the Coronavirus Threaten His Livelihood in Europe How the coronavirus is affecting cultural workers in the same way that disruptions of producer-to-consumer processes in other industries are causing economic fear and uncertainty
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.
Slim Pickens, from Dr. Strangelove, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Until the Midterm Elections, An Uncritical Public, Plus An Ignorant Racist President, Equal Danger The musings of a political analyst while waiting for a bomb much bigger than any of those in Austin to explode
Cover: Escape from the Chicken Coop (my 7th CD of the century), From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 17, 2017
How Low Might the Order of Presidential Succession Go? A brief rumination on what happens if Robert Mueller cleans Presidential house
Willam P. Homans Playing Taps at Quantico, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2011
Dave Dudley, American Trucker, and the Disastrous US Military Mission Remembering a country music star of my boyhood, and how he related to 9/11/01. Also a call to America to have some b&ll$.
2019-nCoV-CDC-23312 without background., From WikimediaPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 15, 2020
Conspiracy Theories Spread from Washington D.C. to the Streets of Mississippi A scientist on the street broaches a disturbing theory about the origins and motivations behind the novel coronavirus
Watermelon with watermelon, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 9, 2011
Energy Reconfiguration for World Survival Suggestions for a reworking of the energy procurement and distribution systems for the United States
Jared Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Jared Lawyers Up: He Will Need It Jared Kushner, a neophyte like his boss, chooses the best lawyer for him. Hopefully, for us all.
Max, Pinot and Me, from a happy time, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The Cold War Intensifies Against Cuba The naked power of John Bolton in this administration blasts through in this unilateral act of meanness
Watermelon Slim, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 5, 2015
Vladimir Putin,The Adult in the Room Vladimir Putin delineates why American foreign policy in the middle east is not working, and calls for a recognition of common interests
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 19, 2017
Again: If Anyone Wants to Defeat ISIS, Here's How The simple military solution to defeating ISIS, if any diplomats or Presidents have the brain cells to understand it
Max Patkin 1967, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 31, 2018
The Greatest Baseball Feat Ever Performed Baseball is a game of phenomena. This is a description of the most unique and unexplainable phenomenon ever performed on an athletic field.
From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Donald Trump Does Not Want to Be President A descent into the venality fueling the embarrassing campaign of Donald Trump
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 29, 2020
With Know-Nothings in Charge in Washington DC, CoVid-19 Breaks Out in Washington State First, a very brief consideration of the elderly and Social Security, then I point out how an author I was reading is correct, and as I am writing, the news breaks of the first outbreak and first death in the US. How completely without clothes is our wannabe emperor...
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
William P. Homans, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Real Significance of the Repeal of DADT: Not A Victory! Politically incorrect commentary on the real story behind Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 21, 2011
Call It Love, But Please Don't Insist on Calling It Marriage A call for GLBT people to be more aware of what their interests are, and who represents them, from a bi man who has always had more important fish to fry as a political activist, but now sees that, darn it, he has to speak out-- and be out-- about the American political process where it concerns gay/lesbian people.
Oh no, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2017
Trump Buyers' remorse Is Already Setting In-- Soon to Be Epidemic. Buyers' remorse is already setting in. Pretty soon it's going to be an epidemic.
Bride, Groom and their parents, Nov. 4, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 4, 2018
Israel Moves Closer to the One-State Solution Israeli Empire needs lebensraum: I unfriend a longtime supporter of the One-State Solution
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 15, 2020
How Electronic Cheating is Baseball's Novel Coronavirus Showing how the cheating crisis plaguing baseball is mirrored by the far more serious crisis of the novel coronavirus
President Trump Arrives in Davos, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 29, 2018
At Davos, Another Campaign Speech. The Man Can't Help It President Trump gives yet another campaign address at an international economic forum
William P. Homans, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 7, 2011
How Does America Retain Freedom of Speech and Restrain Future Reverend Joneses? Commentary on Koran-burning's conseq uences
Watermelon Slim: front cover for his CD Ringers, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2016
An Interview With the Artist Inside the Columnist Further biographical material has been requested about my life.
(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
Lookin At You, America!, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 29, 2017
We All Heard Him Rap as Poetic and Political Criticism. I'm a recording artist (blues and country). I have refused to do rap for my entire career, not least because rappers do not in general sing, or play real instruments. However, I had to put that decades-long conviction aside when I saw this story.
Priebus, Cabinet members praise Trump in first White House meeting Members of President Trump's Cabinet met on June 12 at the White House., From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The New Cabinet, Or, The King's Court The historic Cabinet meeting shows its members to almost all be toadies. My suggestions for moving ahead politically from the inevitable implosion of the Trump Administration
(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
Watermelon Slim, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2015
How A Truly Fear-ridden Average American Reacted to the Democratic Debate A couple of examples demonstrating that the angry American Trump supporters are actually scared silly of the world they live in. My response from a planetary-survivalist perspective.
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.
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
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2020
Now He's Done It! Trump's Mideast War-- The Beginning An occasional attempt to keep up with the logarithmically increasing rate and seriousness of events with Donald Trump giving orders.
Third Generation Red Sox Nation Citizen, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 31, 2017
The Continuity of A Baseball Historian's Interest A Historian Considers the Baseball Hall of Fame Again, And Checks In On How the BBWAA Writers Are Doing
In 2019, in Madrid, with the Don, continuing my quixotic mission to make people happy and save the world, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 3, 2020
The New Revolution Against Public Health and Common Sense Noting the persistence of rank and dangerous stupidity, raging like a virus across our nation
Once inconceivable: rioters in the halls of Congress, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 9, 2021
Riot Repeat in Washington, DC? Not Likely, But Possible Assessing the possibility of an Inauguration Day repeat of the mob violence of January 6
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
Oklahoma Fishing (12
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 25, 2018
What Do Immigrants Want to Come Here For? Considering the full court press of the current presidential administration in the historical context of American immigration
Love and Happiness, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ill Feelings for This Administration Arise Over Lunch "We reserve the right not to serve anyone." An old proverb that crosses political boundaries. How in this case it is legal.
I, yet unfallen, play Taps for my brothers and sisters, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 18, 2019
Trump Sows Confusion, and Tensions Ease Debunking the continued war threats of the neocon cabal against Iran
The author at 37, Eugene, OR. Perhaps the only picture from the 80s extant, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Raising Our Voices All Together: What Else Can We Do? Adding my keyboard voice to those who understand the urgency of redress and change
William P. Homans walks Jessie M.D. Homans down the aisle, November 4, 2017., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Clock Is Ticking, GOP! What will happen once Donald Trump is deposed, and why we need it
Trump's world, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Donald Trump Is Disqualified By His Lack of Reflectivity Trump's incapacity to reflect will not only damage him in the campaign, but disqualifies him for the presidency
Tattered Hope, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 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?
Watermelon with watermelon, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Fred Karger-- A Gay-Republican Bait-And-Switch Scheme? Who is this man? I believe it possible that Fred Karger is a catspaw of cynical, brilliant Republican electoral strategy for 2012, and here is why.
In Clarksdale, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 12, 2016
How to Defeat ISIS: Don't Let Them Truckers Roll, 10-4! A simple way to defeat ISIS in the Middle East: Destroy their logistical resources.
Watermelon Slim in Clarksdale MS, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton Pivots: Beware, Donald Trump This is what Donald Trump will have to oppose, if the GOP lets him get that far. Hillary looks very presidential
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2015
The Republican Party's Real Strategy The answer to anyone who labors under the illusion that who wins the Presidency in 2016 matters
The Road to Bordeaux (oil on canvas, 30
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2018
Trumpism As Post-Post-Modernism Pointing out very clear indications that this new "memo" is no more than Republican propaganda in a post-post-modern world.
(11 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
Trump rides into obscurity, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 30, 2020
What Is A Lie, By Whom, And Why? Decrying the Trumpian making of lying as an institution into an acceptable way for people to believe that all their fellows are lying, hence intentionally damaging democracy
In the Rock and Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 12, 2017
Racism as Obscenity Responsibility for Taste in a Post-Modern Age in Artists and Those Who Produce and Distribute their Works
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Republicans' Debate Shows Why the Democrats Will Win Big: Why Am I Not Cheering? How I, a rank-and-file American citizen, will deal with the issue of voting out of conscience or for one of the lesser evils I am faced with in the two-Party system
Bridging the Nations, With TAS Cru's Band, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Boy On A Man's Job? Worse Than That... Looking At One of Donald Trump's Weakest Links. Illustrating Why Kushner Is A Touchstone to the General Incompetence of the new Administration
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 7, 2014
Kim Jong-Un Is Bad, But... Journalistic criticism of a nationalistic rant masquerading as journalism
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 13, 2015
Planetary Survivalism, The Ideology to Which Any Revolutionary Thought Must Evolve How people aren't learning from the mistakes of Vietnam, and the consequences of The Race for What's Left
The 96-year-old mother of Jeanne Labrier Clarkson undergoing airport security procedures, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 21, 2018
When Granny Goes to the Airport None of us should be surprised, really. But what are the possible motivations for this kind of needless intrusiveness, when people (especially young white males) are waved through processes that put the ability to harm the public in their hands?
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Great New Jersey Turnpike Stall, 1971 Suggested Tactics for Non-Violent Revolution, Part One
William P. Homans, in His Journalist's Hat, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I Want the Right to Stop Living, Even If I Decline to Use It Reflections on how my mother chose not to go on living but did not commit suicide, and what it might mean to a new Supreme Court nominee
Merry Christmas! From the Nutcracker Suite. I am the Rat King, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The Great and Terrible Oz Takes Sides in the Middle East There can hardly be enough reactions from normal American People of good will, particularly in this season, about this unilateral move that in sane times would never have been made by a President of the United States-- here's one
Meet Da Boys, Don Trump..., From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 10, 2016
Agenda Against Trump? We Can Only Hope So One more incident that demonstrates why American voters must wake up, and Donald Trump MUST not be President.
Watermelon Slim (playing slide in Oklahoma), From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 14, 2011
Merry-go-rounds for Our Future An easily manufacturable, easily installable resource for America and the world, and why we need to begin building and installing them
Watermelon Slim, in England, 2003, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2015
Fascists are NOT Insignificant, Wherever You Find Them A slight denigration of the Facebook process in the course of remembering the fascists of old, and our necessary resistance to their virulence today
Best of Idiocracy- Dr Lexus! One of the best Scenes. Dr. Lexus! Idiocracy 2006 comedy film, directed by Mike Judge. Starring Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph., From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 15, 2021
My Golly, Dude, Think First, Play Later I educate an imbecile Trump supporter who thinks he plays the blues
Wearing My Old Reporter's Hat, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Freedom of the Press, Trump Some More, and Why I'm Proud to Be in the "Alternative Media" Commenting on a disturbing roughing-up of a pressman, with reflections on what the role of a free press has become
Arrrrhhh, avast there, we're coming aboard!, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2015
How Secure Do You Feel, John Q. Public? A couple of examples of everyday people up close and personal with US "security" agencies. Security is like a Hollywood set: made to look convincing to the public, but behind the wall, nothing...
William P. Homans, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 30, 2014
America Is Working With Israel, So Why Not Be Militarily Effective? Here's How How Israel can stop killing Gazan civilians and repair its tourist industry all at the same time
From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Aw, A New York Times Survey Rejected Me for My Obsolescence! After an unprecedented phenomenon-- summary rejection in the middle of taking a survey!-- I reflect on the digitalization of popular information
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 2, 2021
A letter to A Democratic Senator My letter to a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island who will be among those judging Trump in the coming incitement trial
At Sunset in Mississippi, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Sports Gods Have Awakened How Donald Trump has energized forces against which he cannot win.
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 4, 2011
What Do We Get Out of It? What benefits do we reap whenever we remove from Afghanistan? Why our our supposed leaders so demostrably clueless?
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
At the NW Veterans' Wall, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Sorry, Cenk, I Know It Hurts A rant in sympathy for Cenk Uygur
Willam P. Homans Playing Taps at Quantico, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2015
Are LGBT People Really Driving the Policies of the United States? Debunking disingenuous "conservative" editorializing and exaggeration of the actual political influence of LGBTs in America
Bill Homans at the NY Vietnam Wall, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 9, 2014
What Shall American Antiwar Activists Do About Israel's Destruction of Gaza? Gazing at the asymmetrical warfare in the Gaza Strip. Wondering what human beings of good will can do to stop it.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 25, 2020
Within the First Few Hours, No Motive for A Christmas Bombing, But... An attempt to get a grip[ on why anyone would commit this bombing in Christmas.
Watermelon Slim In Clarksdale, MS-- the Rock and Blues Museum, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Well, Hillary Has Won, But The Struggle Does Continue The evolution of one's thoughts as the California primary, and the effective end to the primary season, came and passed, along with an explanation of progressivism a conservative can probably understand
VVAW/VFP Opposing The American Wars, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2014
US Imperial Hegemony Deconstructed An authoritative account of the current ramifications of US imperial hegemony, plus my response to a paleo-right-winger's red-baiting
Jessie M. D, Homans, A 4th-Generation Citizen of Red Sox Nation, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 1, 2011
The Anti-war Activist Puts On His Baseball Historian's Hat Things are so screwed up in Washington, I figured I'd take a sports time-out. Dwight Evans was a class athlete, quiet, real, and had Hall-of-Fame-worthy parts. But applying any rigor at all to eligibility, he doesn't make it. BTW, for those who care: if Bert Blyleven's in the Hall, why not Jim Kaat!?
William P. Homans III, waiting for a vaccine, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Will the GOP Shoot Itself in the Foot for Trump? Dissecting the most unlikely but possible scenarios of the betrayal of democracy (though democracy will prevail)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2016
Bernie Sanders and My Little Contribution Distinguishing between Lesser Evils and goods that are not perhaps as good as we would prefer.
Roberto Mano de Piedra Duran Marvin Hagler, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 15, 2021
One of the Greatest: Marvin Hagler Dies Marvin Hagler has died. I remember him. He stood for himself. He never backed up. R.I.P.
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 10, 2011
What Will The Left Do About The Continuation Of The Iraq War? Actions Are Going to Become Less Symbolic and More Effective
Me and BD read Shakespeare 2011, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 15, 2018
How Is Trump Still Like A Nazi, Embassy Move to Jerusalem Or No? A Brief Rebuttal of a teasing question to progressives, or leftists, from Trump apologists struggling to establish a talking point
VVAW Slide Guitarist Playing for Occupy DC, Washington DC, 2011, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 15, 2016
What Capitalism Is, And How It Betrays Us A Primer on the dominant economic paradigm of the USA
Watermelon Slim, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 10, 2014
Think-Tank Fellow: President, NY Times Are Leftists Biased Against Israel Debunking the idea that leftism has any influence on American foreign policy under Obama or any other president
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...
William Friedkin and the titular subject of his new documentary, The Devil and Father Amorth. (Photo: The Orchard), From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2018
And Now, Says William Friedkin, A Real Exorcism Discussing the nature of faith, evil, how inscrutable they are, and how different from Hollywood's presentations of them
William P. Homans, in His Journalist's Hat, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 13, 2017
Israelis of Good Will Must Successfully Resist Their Own Government-- And Ours A lifelong antifascist's answer to those who think donations will stop Israel from its plans for Eretz Israel, now potentially facilitated by Donld Trump's ambassadorial nomination
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
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Win At All Costs: the Republican Way A reflection on the different moyens a faire of Republicans from Democrats
Do I look a little like Eckersley?, From ImagesAttr
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Ah, Where Have the Heroes of A More Innocent Time Gone? A rambling reminiscence of an aging sportsman, mourning the passing of the golden boys of a youth lost forever
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Out In The Garden It's Another World A metaphor, a lesson, packaged as a backyard phenomenological observation. We can (and should!) learn a lot from ants.
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What Will It Cost to Protect Them? Protecting People, now including the Trumps, Costs Money. Is It Worth It?
Watermelon Slim, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Rolling Stone and Justin Bieber Deserve Each Other The devolution of Rolling Stone Magazine, and how Justin Bieber fits the RS attitude
Support USPS. Don't let Trump destroy American democracy, From Uploaded
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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
Watermelon Slim with a friend, former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh, From ImagesAttr
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Romney The Nominee? Klown Kar Redux, 2016 Why Mitt Romney can not defeat Hillary Clinton
New Year Celebrations Masked Now, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 2, 2021
The Coronavirus in Mississippi: How It's Affecting Us, and What We Must Do For all the talk about fighting the virus nationally, the fight imust be at the county and state levels
William P. Homans, From ImagesAttr
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A Country Lament: Don't Do No Good To Say I Told You So The man who wrote the very first music after 9/11/01 shares his reminiscences and reflections on macro-behavioral science.
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An Inauguration Day Reminiscence and Experiment What I did on Inauguration Day: I wrote a poem, and stood by the way With my sign saying, "Not My President." Nosiree, not that man of ill intent!
Watermelon Slim Addressing President Obama from Lafayette Park 3/19/2011, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 28, 2014
Fred Karger Is STILL a Republican. Why? What 2012 Republican Candidate Fred Karger is up to these days. Why in the heck he is still in the GOP.
Looking Through A Keyhole Into the Future, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Pundits (Did You Ever Wonder How We Got This Way?) All gods stand up for pundits, we're doing our best to see into the political future
Joe diGenova (R.), From Uploaded
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Old Memories-- Howie Carr; New Memories-- the Beauty of Nature Trumpists threatening good citizens, as the winter closes in on my beautiful flora friends
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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!
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
The Journalist Puts on His Poet's Hat, From InText
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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).
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Post-Modern Patriarchy Deconstructed Reflections on a Patriarchal Internet Meme
Police, guns drawn, bar the door against the insurrection, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hold Onto That Fear, by Michael Ferner An open letter from a former hospital corpsman in Vietnam to our elected representatives
Spy vs. Spy, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 18, 2021
A Meditation On Investigation A commentary on the process of investigation, and on the inevitability of conspiracy theories (just like a virus!)
Former Marine Michael Joseph Foy at the Capitol Insurrection, From Uploaded
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The Trial of Thousands Who Participated in the Vote-Counting Day Riot Is Not Practical Musing about whether the US should prosecute everyone who took part in the Capitol insurrection, and what they are likely to do next
Riot shields lying on a lawn on Capitol Hill, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2021
The Security Planning Is Going in the Right Direction Alluding to the obstacles faced by any insurrectionists in any plan to assault Washington (or other places) again
Eggplant flowers. They are delicious sauteed!, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 29, 2020
It's NOT Entertainment! Trump appears on TV, and knows nothing better than to continue with baseless claims to a Fox propagandist who encourages him
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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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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2021
The Margin Got Larger, But Trump Was Acquitted on the Wrong Impeachment Count How the Democratic-led House missed its chance to convict and disqualify Trump
Beautiful Little Girls Singing Row Row Row Your Boat, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 14, 2016
I Declare: It HAS Gotten Better! My response-- an affirmative rsponse-- to anyone that thinks that racial relations in the US are better now than at any time in the history of the nation
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.
Officer Michael Fanone describes almost being killed by rioters, From Uploaded
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Thoughts In Anticipation of the Next Event of Trumpian Insurrection The Vote-Counting Day Riot, as evaluated by police on the scene

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