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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    WISHFUL NEWS:

    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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    December 29, 2019

    COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE FEEDS THE SOUL

    The year 2019 is ending.  Traditions abound to celebrate the coming of a new year, and this time around a new decade.  There seems to be some notion that celebrating the coming year will wash away all of the detritus of the year just...

    October 18, 2019

    FACTS FINALLY SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    The impeachment narrative is going well at the moment.  The Democrats in the House of Representatives are making daily headlines about both substance and process.  They throw in a few Ukraine facts and witnesses that support the nar...

    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....

    October 3, 2018

    DR. FORD MADE ME CRY TOO

    Sorting out the ramifications of what has become known as the Me Too movement has become daily fare for those who make a living dissecting America’s political, social, and cultural developments.  Unlike some movements that never catch on – remem...

    September 19, 2018

    COLLECTIVE COMA OVERWHELMS COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE

    I happen to like to listen to country music, Christian preaching, evangelical problem-solving, and right-wing radio.  So, I had a lot to listen to on my recent solo car and camping journey through West Virginia, Kentucky,...

    May 15, 2018

    A NATION AWASH IN A SEA OF IGNORANCE

    The word “deplorable” got its own place in political lore when Hillary Clinton decided to create a “basket of deplorables” chock full of people who were buying so much of what Trump was selling in the 2016 presidential election.*  No...

    December 21, 2017

    HUMANE OUTCOMES DEFINE A NATION’S WORTH

    Changing times can be hard times, particularly for those without much of a moral compass to guide them.  It seems that after millennia of harassment and abuse, women have chosen 2017 to find their voice.  Likewise, after decades o...

    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...

    July 27, 2017

    “FIRE ANTS” URGENTLY REVISITED*

    As a general proposition, I refrain from giving Republicans the benefit of my advice, but Trump is so pathetically ignorant that I feel like I need to step in to help.  My country needs me, particularly with John McCain largely on the dis...

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