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Trayvon Martin, George Zimmermean, Guilt, Innocence & Responsibility

The whole Trayvon Martin thing is making me heart-sore.

Admittedly, I haven’t much followed it, mostly a few sound bites here and there and the updates on the hourly news, so I’m at best moderately informed and as I realist, I know that whatever I’ve seen and heard was filtered through whatever media source was reporting at the…


Added by Carole Reardon on July 16, 2013 at 8:57am — 3 Comments

One Question about Florida's Shooting Kids in Hoodies Law

So, if you're where you're supposed to be and some guy follows you in an unmarked car, is instructed by police specifically to leave you alone but gets out of his car and accosts you in some fashion anyway with the end result being that he shoots you to death,

this is legal in Florida?

Added by koshersalaami on July 13, 2013 at 10:16pm — 6 Comments

One Question Saturday: About the Edward Snowden story

Also posting on Open Salon

When are we going to figure out that what Edward Snowden revealed is more important than Edward Snowden is?

Added by koshersalaami on July 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

The prosecution rebutted, the jury has been instructed, now the fate of 17 yr. old Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s admitted killer rests in the hands not of some blind Roman goddess but a living, breathing…

The prosecution rebutted, the jury has been instructed, now the fate of 17 yr. old Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s admitted killer rests in the hands not of some blind Roman goddess but a living, breathing,…


Added by fred hallman on July 12, 2013 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

A Very real Matrix in America Part II

By Doc Vega

The Matrix movie that…


Added by Doc Vega on July 10, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Another Question About Edward Snowden, the NSA and Booz Allen

When the story first broke in the UK newspaper, The Guardian, that the U.S. was spying on its own people through the NSA there was outrage.  For some it was outrage that the privacy of citizens was being compromised.  For others it was outrage that U.S. security had been compromised. 

When Edward Snowden, a…


Added by Rodney Roe on July 6, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

I am Enkidu, not Gilgamesh!

 One of the world's oldest bas-reliefs!


 poem © Fred Hallman 2010 

                                  (to be read while audio reads aloud)


I am Enkidu not Gilgamesh -  a native libertarian I am!

While sampling Shamat's pulchritude,

I nibbled round her baited…


Added by fred hallman on July 5, 2013 at 3:15pm — 7 Comments

Repost: "You People Have Done All the Voting You Need to Do!"

(in the wake of the recent Supreme Court attack on the Voting Rights Act, so enthusiastically received by  Neo-Confederate state officials, this seems an appropriate time to repost this entry first posted on Open Salon, August 28,2012)

How Can You Not Connect the Dots?…


Added by Donegal Descendant on July 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Sun on the Rocks - Backstories and Characters




people from brazil, usa, india, croatia, finland, mexico,

canada, albania, nigeria, barbados and australia

have downloaded their copy of sun on the rocks, get…


Added by Workstudio on June 27, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments


Since George Zimmerman's lawyer thinks it's funny to start a murder trial with a knock-knock joke, it seemingly behooves me to join in the ...errh, fun?

acknowledgement to website 185 lawyer jokes for the following....


 An engineer, a physicist, and a lawyer were being interviewed for a position as chief executive officer of a large corporation. The engineer was interviewed first, and…


Added by fred hallman on June 26, 2013 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

Clarence Thomas: Not Big Enough for the Job

In joining with the majority in the striking down of the Voting Rights Act, Clarence Thomas has shown, once again, that he simply is not big enough for the job.....

Rather than exercise a modicum of independent thought and expression, Thomas chooses to be the shadow and apparent puppet of his idol Antonin Scalia, with whom he has never disagreed, during his tenure on the Court....

Thomas is markedly unlike an earlier Republican appointee, Chief Justice Earl…


Added by Ron Powell on June 26, 2013 at 5:00am — 18 Comments

Sometimes Abortion Saves

A few years ago, I was driving back from a workshop I taught on how to do art with kids with disabilities in Temple, Texas. It was a beautiful, big-skied, sunny afternoon, and I was looking forward to the drive.

I was stopped at an intersection about to get on I-35 back to Austin, and there was, in the median, a man, under a six foot red and black swastika poster, and a woman holding a huge color photograph of a horribly aborted fetus. A small sign stuck in the ground near them read,…


Added by Helvetica Stone on June 24, 2013 at 5:34am — 7 Comments

Open Call : Where the @*!# is Jacob Sugarman?

A strange thing happened today over on Open Salon.  Our favorite Japanese-American Cowgirl, Kieko Alvarez posted the 23rd page of her latest erotic sci-fi fantasy Mermaid Mayhem and when I clicked onto the post link it was deleted... I sent her a PM over here and she went back over there to find out that she's apparently been kicked off the site by some secret Open Salon Taliban who has admin access authority. 

I thought I'd send a PM to Jacob Sugarman on her behalf inquiring as to…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — 16 Comments

Beyond Benghazi‏

As we navigate our way through this season of political scandal there are questions which have begun to arise, surrounding events in Benghazi, as to motives, both on the part of the supposed architects of failure and those likewise ascribed to their accusers. The Benghazi affair is both fraught with conflicting stories and muddled facts as to what happened and why and what role, if any, was played directly by President Obama and his immediate lieutenants. Beyond…


Added by Steven J. Gulitti on June 7, 2013 at 6:37pm — 2 Comments

The IRS Scandal and the False Hope of Tea Party Revival

Amid all of the sound and fury bubbling up from the IRS examination of the various conservative organizations there’s hope among the Tea Party faithful that this controversy will somehow breathe new life into their movement. But will it be enough to reinvigorate a movement considered to be in disarray, if not politically stalled? Yes the vast majority of Americans holds the IRS in low esteem and is troubled by the revelations that the agency has, if nothing else, tangled…


Added by Steven J. Gulitti on June 1, 2013 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

Clueless Ann Romney‏

I could only laugh when I heard the would be first lady publicly declare that there was a serious breach of trust between the White House and the American people. Did Ms. Romney ever stop to think about the fact there was never a bond of trust to begin with between those same Americans and her husband when he unsuccessfully ran for president?

How could anyone who has just endured the wear and tear of a presidential contest make such a naive…


Added by Steven J. Gulitti on June 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

"She's built for speed!" ( New song)

                                                                   Photo by anonymous but happy to give God the real credit anyway!

                                                                     Her bikini says it all!  (No, really it does!)



Added by fred hallman on May 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

R.I.P. Little Drummer Boy!

 Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
 Yesterday animalistic…

Added by fred hallman on May 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Only the G.O.P. threatened by Tea-Party

It is only the G.O.P. that was ever threatened by the Tea-Party, never the Democrats.

(P.S. I’m an Indy)

This was further underscored in today’s congressional hearings where it was disclosed…


Added by fred hallman on May 17, 2013 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

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