LARRY BECK

This is not really my photo, but that of Geronimo, a Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people's defense of their homeland against the military might of the United States.  He died in US military custody in 1879, far from his Southwest American homeland.  On his deathbed he is reported to have said: "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive."

 

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    1/13/2020

    New Military Draft

    US President Trump announced today that his bone spurs have healed so he is now healthy enough to be drafted into the military.  To celebrate his good fortune, Trump signed an Executive Order reinstating the military draft.  He instructed his Attorney General Bill Barr to develop a legal framework for the reinstated draft that would ensure "the fairest draft in history."  He concluded his remarks by noting that Obama and Hillary should be priority draftees under any "fair" plan.

     

    CONTRIBUTORS:

     

    • LEO COHEN    

         "Number Games"

    • JUDY CATTERTON   

         "Belgium Poppies"

    • JUDY CATTERTON  "Irony"

    • LUCAS BECK

         "Lamenting Cecil"

    • LUCAS BECK

           "This I Believe"

    • JUDY CATTERTON

          "Separate and Unequal"

     

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    September 6, 2019

    AWASH IN A SEA OF HYPOCRISY

    Cradled in the midst of all that is wrong with Trump and his silent and venal Republican accomplices is more hypocrisy than one essay could ever capture.  But I am going try.  To hit the ground running, racism is a good place to start....

    December 3, 2017

    GIVING OF ONESELF IS THE BEST RESISTANCE

    The Holiday Season is upon us again.  Time for another holly, jolly Christmas, or whatever other celebratory shrine to consumption rings your bell.  As a pagan who annually shares space with a Christmas tree, I can assure you tha...

    November 21, 2017

    VENAL HYPOCRISY TAKES CENTER STAGE 

    Videos, tweets, photos and the like going viral are all the rage.  However, there seems to be a mindless quality to the whole “going viral” concept, often featuring distinct human and/or animal behavior that cannot be replicated anywh...

    March 19, 2017

    DYING POOR AND EARLY IN AMERICA

    Hello Canada and Mexico.  You seem to be forever hanging out in the shadow of whatever self-proclaimed “greatness” the colossus that separates your borders can conjure up.  But here is your chance and now is the time, together or separate...

    September 19, 2016

    NO TIME FOR MODERATED DRIVEL

    The first presidential “debate” is just around the corner.  With both major candidates racing to the bottom, this debate takes on added significance in determining which of two candidates that nobody likes will outlast the other.  America is...

    June 21, 2016

    AMERICA CONFRONTS GUNS, GODS, AND BORDERS

    America gets better every day.  Just when you thought the record for the number of folks slaughtered by gun violence in a single incident might stick forever at 32 (Virginia Tech, April 2007), up steps a true born-in-America Ame...

    April 9, 2016

     

    WHERE KNOWING NOTHING HELPS A LOT

     

    It is time for a little walk on the light side.  I try not to enjoy myself too much at the expense of others, but I am having a great time with the Republican Party at the moment.  There used to be a political party in America in the...

    March 29, 2016

     

    SEEKING A PATH TO A BETTER AND SAFER WORLD

     

    As “terrorism” creeps closer to America's shores once again, those ever-popular thoughts and prayers now go out to the dead and dying in some other place that looks a lot like us.  We have done a lot of thoughts and prayers r...

    March 17, 2016

     

    GOD'S LATEST SAVED SOUL PREACHES TO A DEAF AND DUMB CHOIR

     

    As the battle to recapture America’s “greatness” continues, it seems that a new cadre of committed crusaders has joined the fray.  This cadre appears to be a loosely organized band of thugs marching under the T...

    December 10, 2015

    ATTACKING AMERICA’S GUN CULTURE

     

    Terrorism driven by religious extremism in America is alive and well, and it’s not coming from atheists.  It is coming from armed hardcore Christian jihadists seeking to end abortions and undermine a woman’s right to choose.  It is comin...

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