Election 2018: Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District

According to the NY Times, votes should start to roll in at around 8:20. When they’re done, the dust is going to settle and yet another “bellwether” election will be over, but as I’ve said repeatedly, special elections don’t count. They especially don’t count when the weather is horrendous thanks to a nor’easter that’s sweeping Read More …

Asking for a friend…

I keep seeing variations on a theme on my FB wall and elsewhere regarding protesters being late to the party and that we should stop blaming the people who voted third party and heal ourselves through compassion. This is the response I wrote to the direct question on my wall, to answer a question from a Read More …

I think for myself…

There is an oft-paraphrased poem that circulates around the Internet. It goes something like this: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they Read More …

Republicans in Libertarian clothing…

Back on September 26, I posted this on my FB feed, but clearly I didn’t address the issue here because I’ve been looking for supporting material and can’t find it. So, now, we’re just shy of a month away from the actual election and it’s time to deal with the issue. Civil Liberties garyjohnson2012.com I Read More …

It’s all right there, if you want to see…

oligarchy ol·i·gar·chy (noun ˈä-lə-ˌgär-kē, ˈō-; plural: ol·i·gar·chies) Full Definition of OLIGARCHY: 1 :  government by the few 2 :  a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also:  a group exercising such control [emphasis mine] On April 9, 2014, this report was released on Princeton University’s website, and it’s shaken up news reports all over the world. Read More …

Connecting the Dots, Part 2

United States of ALEC from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. On October 11, 2012, I wrote the following post: Do you know ALEC? If not, you should. And you should be afraid. The video above was part of the above post. I just watched it again. Somehow, there has to be a way to get the word out Read More …

Conversations with a Libertarian…

Preface, 3/19/2018: The following conversation originally appeared on Facebook five years ago and is reproduced here virtually verbatim (punctuation and spelling tweaked slightly). It all started with the article at the top of the thread, discussing the aftermath of the 2012 Presidential election. The net result led to a blocking over increasingly virulent discussion concerning Read More …

The next Inquisition?

I haven’t posted anything like this in forever because I haven’t figured out the right words to illustrate the concerns I have. But the more I think, the more I want to change my name and go further underground. Working on finding a right way to do this. When I figure it out, I’ll let Read More …