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Donegal Descendant commented on Terry McKenna's blog post Words, Meanings and Definitions - much ado about nothing
"Because of southern white racists and Neo-Confederates an racists, I’ve always had jaundiced view of the use of the word “honor” since it seemed a slippery term anyone could invoke to hide his real motives behind. Accounts I have…"
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"Thanks to all who read or posted. Ron, thank you for your insightful and encouraging response. You put disability into larger context of life and of our actions. I cannot let a disability or handicap define me. It is just one factor among many. I…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on Donegal Descendant's blog post ON BECOMING ILLITERATE
"You have my empathy and sympathy.  Due to glaucoma, I had new lens implanted last year.  I'm set up for focus at sixteen inches since I spend the vast majority of my time in front of my laptop, but I still need magnification to read…"
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Ron Powell commented on Donegal Descendant's blog post ON BECOMING ILLITERATE
"There's far too much technology available today to keep you in the 'game'. Audible books and apps that convert speech to print that are available for use with everything from tablets, to cell phones , and laptop and desktop…"
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"Sorry to hear about your vision."
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Donegal Descendant commented on Donegal Descendant's blog post The Transpaent Pathology of Donald Trump
"Don't think we need alien intervention to explain it. We earthlings have messed this planet up all by ourselves, JMac, but based on today's morning headlines I should have  noted the immense amount of "Narcissistic Rage" (a…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on Donegal Descendant's blog post The Transpaent Pathology of Donald Trump
"Hide yer live stock! The Beast "45" was elected by illegal alien Sasquatch anal probers!!"
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Donegal Descendant commented on Alan Milner's blog post Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman
"A comprehensive review I agree with. Trump was never a good businessman, he only played one on TV. Frustrating how easily people are taken in by image and superficial appearance. It's all abut the facade. Wall Street and many big corporations…"
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Donegal Descendant liked Alan Milner's blog post Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman
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Donegal Descendant commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Connecting the Dots - The Beast and His Minions
"Hi Jmac. Hace tiempo.  It is so transparent that those conservatives advocating “limited government” want to impose so many new controls, exclusions, prohibitions and  restrictions on others. So much for “individual…"
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Terry McKenna commented on Donegal Descendant's blog post MLK's Continuing Challenge to America: the Need for a Revolution in Values
"Every drone strike makes more enemies than it kills. Of course it would be better if we simply shunned violence, but we can't even admit that it does not work."
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Bay Area native but now in Western Colorado. Have traveled some. Worked 30 or so jobs. At age 40 I got tired of people callng me crazy and got a second M.A. degree so I could sit on the other side of the desk and decide if they were crazy. I hope to learn to write better than I do.

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ON BECOMING ILLITERATE

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 8:19pm 6 Comments

                                                            ON BECOMING ILLITERATE

If the definition of being illiteracy is “unable to read or write in any language” I am inexorably moving in that direction. In fact I can barely read or write now. I’m typing this as a Word document using 22-point type and a seven-power magnifier close at hand. I make lots of typos and despite using spell check some of them escape my being reminded what books matter to me rarely matter to…

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The Transpaent Pathology of Donald Trump

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 11:50pm 2 Comments

Those of us who pointed out what a malignant narcissist Donald Trump is were not wrong. So much of his seeming puzzling behavior is readily explained once we understand this is a very rigid, limiting behavior pattern his disorder has him trapped in.

Authoritarian leaders seek total control. He believes he has the power to define truth and reality. “Truth is whatever I say it is! My assertion makes it so!” followed by “If I don’t admit it’s real, it’s not!” Magic belief in the power of…

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MLK's Continuing Challenge to America: the Need for a Revolution in Values

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 11:56am 2 Comments

MLK’s Continuing Challenge to America: the Need for a Revolution in Values

January 22, 2013

 

[I have been reposting this for several years on MLK Day because it remains timely and gets to the heart of America's dilemma. In 2015 American military forces dropped over 26, 00 bombs on Muslim-majority countries. Imagine our reaction if they had one that to us! Ye Americans persist in this fantasy of fake innocence:…

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The First Step Toward "Maing America Great Again"

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 10:51pm 1 Comment

The Republicans’ first step towards Making America Great Again:

 

Bye-Bye Obama care!

(Means: Bye-bye health insurance for 20  million Americans)

Bye-be Medicare!

(Means: Bye-bye health insurance for 45 million aged and 9 million disabled Americans))

Bye-bye Medicaid!

(Means: Bye-bye health insurance for 33 million children, 19 million adults and 17 million aged and disabled)

Bye-bye Social Security!

(Which 65 million…

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