I am thinking about a aong….

  • It was popular during the ’60s or the '70s , — “It’s the end other world as we know it”, etc — must of…


The Passing of the Elves and the Harrowing of the Little People — by J.R.R. Tolkien

Here of late, I have been spending time at home (where I live alone in the growing shade of my late years) visiting the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien’s epic fantasy in three parts — The Lord of the Rings volumes, were published just after the end of the Second World War. …


How a humble country Catholic boy faced off with a Shouting Ogre in the Fields of a Strange Land …. and Won

Once there was a Christian Countryman who took his father’s horse set out to find the King’s Castle, or at least the King’s knights, along the road to the Land of Peace and Plenty…. …


The plight of our Poor and Homeless — Why are so many of us living in tents along the highways? Why are so many of us being tossed out of our jobs and left to find a tent in homeless “tent villages” along our highways?

Recently, I have begun reading Elizabeth Warren’s new book, “This Fight Is Our Fight” …. “The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class”, (first published in 2017), with a new “Afterward” this year.

I’ve never had a deep conviction that conservative economics is the prudent means to keep America safe and happy. I was raised by…


Thank you, Dr. Kazmir, for your excellent review of the status and the political machinations of the Republican Party. It's a good demonstration of the old but incredibly cogent philosophical observation that "Power Corrupts - Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely". [Lord Byron]

Furthermore, and more significantly, we all need to recognize the underlying truth in that statement. The term "corrupt" -- Corruption -- is more than a slap in the face for a political party that has engaged in unsavory, and manipulative, behaviors over the course of it's tenure in Congress -- particularly in this administration.

Corruption has a useful corollary…


The Republican Party has become so corrupt, it’s laughable that they are running a totally asinine smear campaign against the Democratic Party.

Frankly, they need to get with the program, and the Program is that the United States political system is set up with TWO Parties for a very good reason. A One Party Political System easily becomes an Authoritarian Regime — which is led by an Authoritarian Despot — or in common parlance a DICTATOR. Two Parties (or more) are needed to Speak Truth to Power.

If we do not defend our Constitutional Rights and resist Authoritarian dictates, policies…


Racism is becoming an “old hat” issue…we all know that human beings are tribal beings — we like our tribe, and we don’t like “your tribe” — regardless of what tribe that is. Color and gender are simply artifacts in our species. They are not the real motivational influencers.

What motivates all of us is something more basic, and universal. As I have suggested before in these forums, “It’s all about the money, honey…” Our nation is struggling with a great many people who are now unemployed, and they may possibly be unemployable. Why? Certainly not because of the color…


A curious little strategy to increase the campaign funds of the two major political parties….

I recently received two letters, one from the Democratic National Campaign Committee and the other from the Republican National Campaign Committee. Both letters were seeking a contribution from me toward their Campaign War Chests. The Democratic Campaign Committee letter was designed as a negotiable check for a small amount (not insultingly small — just less than $50.00). It was indeed negotiable, and I cashed it, although they were seeking a donation of equal or greater amount and the return of the check, instead. (I will…


Nothin’? Got no plans? What are you waiting for, the Second Coming?

Err… no? How about …. “Election Day”!

Are you a Republican? If so, is this your season to bash the Democrats? Maybe toss out a Zinger” against those crazy-stupid libtards that you can put up on your personal billboard to impress your friends? Yeah… that’s the ticket.

It sure stinks to be stuck in this waiting game, don’t it? Waiting for the summer to end and Football season to start… Waiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so we got an excuse to celebrate “SOMETHING” — cuz this year sure…


and a time for every purpose under Heaven…” [Ecclesiastes 3:1]

…And unfortunately, “popularity contests” are the New Thing of the Moment, so it’s impossible not to choose sides. Popularity polls and Political Stances have two sides — “ain’t no such thing” as a One-Sided Coin, or as Donald Trump has recently said, “It is What It Is”.

I’ve been a Democrat since I graduated from the University of Connecticut at Storrs back in the 1970s. My M.A. is in Education — Adult Development, and my B.S. is in Psychology, and an A.A. in Public Relations Journalism. My “born Republican” grandmother…

Bonnie J. — Longview, WA

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