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…Continue
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,…Continue
By Doc Vega
The Matrix movie that…Continue
Added by Doc Vega on July 10, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
(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?…Continue
SUN ON THE ROCKS BANANA HUMOR AMUSEMENTS.
people from brazil, usa, india, croatia, finland, mexico,
canada, albania, nigeria, barbados and australia
have downloaded their copy of sun on the rocks, get…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Photo by anonymous but happy to give God the real credit anyway!
Her bikini says it all! (No, really it does!)
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…Continue