Category Archives: Soul-searching

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Kent State University, May 4, 1970

To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH.  One of my … Continue reading

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Priestly Pedophiles: The Devil didn’t make them do it, it was the ‘homos’

Catholic Priests accused of pedophilia were lured into their immoral acts by gays who now accuse them of deviant behavior. The victims weren’t victimized at all. In fact, they were the aggressors. _______________ Oh, and the reason the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism: Manifest Destiny for Shitbirds

National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading

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Facebook Lesson: Post at Your Own Risk

And therein lies the cruel reality of web content. Unlike spoken (unrecorded) words, a record remains. Once one posts, one must assume it can or may be seen by anyone, regardless of intent. Continue reading

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Over Half of Japanese Village Unaccounted for in Wake of Monster Tsunami

Saw this on CNN today. Japanese City Minami Sanriku, approx. 17,000, buried under tons of mud.  Reportedly over half of its residents are unaccounted for.

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The Final Lap? Health Care Bill Looks Certain to Pass

AP:  Although I don’t mean to jinx it, despite rigorous, mean-spirited, bellicose battling between every sector of the right-wing and the  the Obama administration, indications are that the current health care bill seems to be in the bag.  This week, … Continue reading

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Fox Love Network

We get nothing but love from Fox News. Continue reading

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Has HOPE “Jumped the Shark?”

“Hope” felt good. Unfortunately, as it became a rallying cry and slogan, it also became a marketing tool. Advertisers, marketers were quick to notice that the concept of hope could be reduced to a branding tool…something useful to sell product…a stamp that helps turn ordinary items into something special. Continue reading

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Two Little Pigs:Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh-Hatred and Haiti

I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone.  Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading

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Corporal “Bert” “Ships Out” Again

You’ve become acquainted with Corporal Brett Sanders, a longtime family friend and former neighbor, through a post about his coming of age, in which I share how the first hints of his maturation became evident. I’m still in touch with … Continue reading

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