In a miraculous development, congressional heretics and infidels, those godless heathens bound for the Great Sinners’ Dungeon, managed to prevent the United States GODvernment from shutting down, leaving the Satanic Planned Parenthood in tact for the present time. 

Further disappoRead full post »

There is an interesting contradiction in the way many people construe “confessions” or expressions of emotion made under the influence of alcohol.  Negative statements are generally given far more credibility than positive statements.  The same is true of actions, but I think itRead full post »

The ACLU won a victory in appeals court challenging the constitutionality of the FISA Amendments Act.  This is the act that Obama supported while still a senator.  The e-mail notice follows:

VICTORY! Court Says Plaintiffs Can Challenge Bush Wiretapping Law 

In a huge victory for priv… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2011 10:51PM



Obama Ignores Truman: Rationalizing Tax Cuts & Cowardice


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

Actions of the Democratic leadership over the past few years demonstrate a grimRead full post »

Many Americans are concerned about the threat of a theocracy arising in Egypt and the Middle East as a result of the uprisings occurring there.  Threat of theocratic government, or theocracy, is certainly a matter worthy of constant vigilance and I am among those who profess uncertaintyRead full post »


"Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels." – Francisco Goya 

America has entered a new era of fantasy and unreason.  In light of the controversy surrounding Jared Loughner&/Read full post »


Societal violence is not caused by speech; violently tinged speech is a reflection of societal conditions that create unrest and violent urges among the citizenry.  That is not to say that there are no individuals who are inherently more inclined toward violence; such individuals defin/Read full post »


The political landscape in the U.S.A. has officially become the land of absurditics; The Politics of the Absurd.




The AP reports in its article, O'Donnell denies misuse of campaign money, that two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents in Delaware are investigating ChristRead full post »

Listening to a Right-wing, call-in talk radio show this evening, I heard a caller claim to be a Vietnam War verteran who had never been asked if he was gay and had not known any soldiers who had been asked.  The DJ responded, "Because you don't care, right?"  And the caller agreed… Read full post »
DECEMBER 18, 2010 7:17AM

Atheism’s Crescendo: Why Now? (pt.1)

“…the children are our future …” 

Into which beliefs is our future being indoctrinated? 

Let’s face the fact that not all beliefs are equal in how they affect human interactions, which affect the future of humanity.


There has been a rRead full post »

DECEMBER 17, 2010 9:55AM

Clarifying Michael Vick’s Issue

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mahatma Gandhi 


collie pup and baby 

In a recent on-camera interview, Michael Vick declared his desire to own a dog again.  Many people rightly question whether that sRead full post »

I have recently become a security guard at a small community college.  While there have been times in my life when I was a manager of people or have been charged with protecting property, including a stint decades ago as a night watchman on a stud ranch in New Mexico,/Read full post »

Pelosi and a group of Democrats in the House of Representatives have refused Obama’s GOP tax giveaway for the rich, at least in its present written form.  They have refused to bring the tax plan to the floor for a vote.


This is a positive development, but I’m remaining skepticRead full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2010 11:24AM


I received this in an email from a friend; I do not know its origin:

Here's a solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the airports:
All we need to do is develop a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but
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The results of the recent mid-term elections reminded me of something that happened one day at work, back in early June 2010; I was unexpectedly exposed to the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).  The individual introducing me was a friendly coworker who was incensed about thRead full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 9:04PM

I'm Suspicious of Happiness

“…when life looks like easy Street, there is danger at your door” -- from Uncle John’s Band by Grateful Dead


I’m suspicious of fun. I never quite know what that is or how to deal with it or how to generate it.” – Hugh Laurie 

WhRead full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2010 6:01PM

DEMOCRATS, decide who you are.



Since the Republican blowout in the midterm elections, we’ve repeatedly heard the question, “What should Democrats do now?”  I think there is one very important lesson from the past two election cycles that is being missed and will continue to be missed.  De/Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2010 7:32PM

Death With Dignity; What is Dignity?


This is a repost that I thought might be of special interest since so many are commenting about HBO's "You Don't Know Jack" presentation. The original post, “What is dignity? Is it a useful concept?” can be found here, along with the original comments. 

 “DiRead full post »


 There is an old adage about hypocrisy; “Do as I say, not as I do.”   That adage appears, in virtually every aspect of American interactions, whether on an individual plane, a societal plane, or perhaps most especially on an international plane. 

TheRead full post »


Once again, Catholics find themselves faced with the hypocrisy of their religious leaders as more evidence of pedophilia among the Catholic clergy runs rampant.  Of course, hypocrisy in religion has never been in short supply: history is replete with patent examples.  An overwRead full post »



U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet ruled that patents on DNA currently owned by Myriad Genetics are invalid.   Judge Sweet’s decision (PDF) could have far-reaching implications for corporations heavily invested in owning our biological codes.  The issueRead full post »



This is an historic first; a legal case against a high-ranking U.S. government official for torture.  The mainstream media presents a deafening silence on the matter.  Certainly one can know that if this were a sex scandal, if this high-ranking official had beenRead full post »


Not HealthCARE Reform

The so-called “healthcare debate” needs to be reframed as Health Insurance Reform rather than Healthcare Reform.  The problem with healthcare in America is not the care, but the insurance companies that obstruct access; profits in lieu of car… Read full post »



For understanding of this post, please read my post, Pay Premium Price; Control Life, which referenced an event in my trivial personal life.  This is an update of that event.

My mind has a way of relating seemingly trivial daily events to largerRead full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 12:52AM

Pay Premium Price; Control Life




I’m thoroughly pissed off.  I live in a neighborhood that is considered relatively upscale in our town, although the area is sort of inadvertently divided into two levels; there are the really upscale homes that are valued in the millions of dollars, and then there aRead full post »