Category Archives: Personal

Things most people won’t find interesting, but which I needed to write about.

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Fascism in America

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Protection, Empowerment, Freedom from Injustice, and Participation – Rebuilding the Middle Class

As an American Baby Boomer, I’ve lived under two different systems of government: Post depression/post WWII and pre 1980s government: Government of, by, and for the People requires: Government with the moral purpose to equally protect and empower ALL the … Continue reading

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Lois B. Hailey, WWII Pilot and Teacher – She Will Be Missed by So Many

  Lois “Brooksie” Hailey 1/18/1915 to 4/24/2010 Lois Brooks Hailey, 95, passed away April 24, 2010 at her son’s home in Friendswood, Texas. She was born on January 18, 1915, in the house where she would grow up in Reno, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Progressive Bumper Stikers

Here are some phrases worth keeping in mind, and which can minimize the effects of conservative strict-father worldview talking points. You should also try these Thinking Points.   Fearful People Do Stupid Things   Think for Yourself – Question Authority … Continue reading

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Employee Free Choice Act – Shifting the Balance of Power, Just a Little

In 1983, two groups of aerospace employees had just had their benefits reduced and were told about it after the fact and in a very cavalier manner by senior management. Soon after, salt was rubbed into the wound when the … Continue reading

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Help Start the Next Progressive Era – Support Senator Obama by October 24, 2008

This is a critical time for America’s future and we must all do what we can. I hope you can help me help Senator Obama become our next president. We must end control of our governments by “Conservatives Without Conscience.” … Continue reading

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Telecom Immunity – Only If They Testify to Other Crimes

With the help of Congress.org, I sent the following to GWB and others: I oppose: The unitary presidency and its absurd abuse of power through signing statements and fear mongering, A Congress that is scared into ignoring this abuse of … Continue reading

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The Neocon’s Solution to Our Dependency on Foreign Oil – The 51st State

Imagine a group of neocons gathered together brainstorming about our dependency on foreign oil. During this meeting, they write down a set of questions for which they discuss the possible answers. Here is one possible list they might develop and … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes Collected While Trying to Figure Out Where We Are Going

That [NSA survellance] capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such [is] the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no … Continue reading

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Who Should Pay for the Mistakes of Our Leaders and Their Rich Friends?

If I made a major decision that I later came to regret because it is costing me much more than I can manage while still living my life of ‘luxury,’ what options do I have. Should I ask strangers to … Continue reading

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Remember the Troops? Is That All We Should Be Doing?

I recently received one of those emails encouraging me to view a YouTube video with lots of photos of our courageous men and women in uniform.   We need to do more than remember the troops and their significant sacrifices. … Continue reading

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AS A NATION – WE HAVE SUNK SO LOW

Below is a message I sent to Congressman Nick Lampson and it includes a message I sent to Congressman Ron Paul: I’m surrounded by your district, but I contributed to your run against the worst Congressman ever and have attended … Continue reading

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Has Our Congress Done Its Job – A Letter to My Senator

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Thank you for your reply email dated 8/16/07. Below I quote some of your reply followed by my concerns. “I support the President in his efforts to strengthen domestic and international security, …” I, like the … Continue reading

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Beyond Nine-Eleven – Enabling My Evolving Hopes

I started writing this in late 2001 and have not revisited if for quite some time. I’m posting it with some 2007 updates and have added guidelines on how to enable these hopes. May our leaders use all sources of … Continue reading

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A Cold Wind Blows – And a Personal Loss

It was late Friday afternoon and I arrived home from work to greet Mary. She had good news. Earlier that day she found an ad for a couple of Shih Tzu puppies. She called the number in the ad at … Continue reading

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