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    "Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one". --A. J. Liebling (I own this Blog, GET-IT?) --DA

    "Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." --Cyril Connolly

    "The most important political office is that of the private citizen."--Louis D. Brandeis

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”--Martin Luther King Jr.


  • "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Innocents Abroad -- Mark Twain

    "It liberates the vandal to travel--you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction." - The American Abroad speech, 1868 - Mark Twain

    Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. - Letter to W. D. Howells, 5/20/1891 - Mark Twain

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Revoke the tax exempt status of every church and organized religion in America


Ok, step one, done & done.

Just got off the phone with the offices of Senators Wyden and Merkley, and Representative Blumenauer expressing my support of ANY politician who would have the 'nads to introduce legislation to remove the tax-exempt status of every church in America.

I don't care to have my tax dollars continuing to subsidize the cult-like nonsense of any church / organized religion.

Besides their meddling into secular politics, churches and organized religion are directly responsible for more war, killing and bloodshed than all other causes combined and that is an indisputable F-A-C-T.

Here is the direct-dial number for the Congressional Switchboard: 202-225-4811. I urge you to call it, and ask for your representatives and tell them to yank the tax exempt status of churches. If you do not already know who all your representatives are, here is a link to find out:

Friday, April 04, 2014

Supreme Right Wing Court

Jon Stewart is my Hero!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

America Has A Koch Problem

Watch for the Koch Brother assholes to be pouring millions into local elections and read how you might help prevent more anti-American results from those dollars.

 How to Vote Against the Koch Brothers:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dex doesn't know shit.


DEX doesn't know shit.

Lemme tell ya something, every time the van load of illegals that Dex hires to deliver their phone books rolls through the neighborhood I can guarantee you that they never have any OPT-OUT list to check before they toss their phone books, EVERYONE gets them.

I don't even have a phone line because I use my cell phone exclusively.

And, each time I find one of their damn phone directories on my porch I log on to their opt-out page and opt-out yet again.

Who the hell uses a phone directory anymore anyway???

Fuck Dex and the horse they rode in on. I gotta get the city to ban the delivery of these phone books entirely. Gonna start hounding the city about this first thing in the morning; sonsabitches @ Dex anyway.

Perhaps I will keep the directory that landed on my porch yesterday, and instead of spending time on trying to get the delivery of the directories banned in the city, I will instead dial up the advertisers who appear in the directory and explain to them that the directory serves as my way to eliminate vendors from any that I might be considering doing business with when I have a need. I also might mention to them that this is 2014 and no one is seeing their Ads in the directories so they may just as well mail me their monies than to pay for Ad space in a media that no ones uses anymore.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

WOW ... well said. A 12 year-old GETS what NRA supporters do not.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

XRAY.FM Portland, Oregon


I am a backer. I support this effort. Maybe you should too.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

The GOP's little rule change they hoped you wouldn't notice!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Koch Bros - It's the Evil Thing

Rain probably more successful in slowing D.C. traffic than right-wing trucker protest


Better luck next time Teabillies! 10-4 Good Buddy? ;-)

These ass-clowns are such lying sacks of crap that they had to circulate a picture taken back in May that was unrelated to this protect. Click the link below to read the truth:


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ride For The Constitution ... Ride this!

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Sean Noble, 'Wizard' Behind Koch Brothers' Donor Network, Now On The Outs


Click the link to learn what this is all about:

America Has a Koch problem!

That article is a long text piece that SHOULD be read by every American. If you have EVER thought that your lone vote does not matter consider that every individual vote is all that stands between our continued Democracy and the full-on tyranny of a shadow government.

Monday, September 30, 2013 is a site for the American Taliban & other mental defectives


I don't worry about giving that site added exposure; its worth a chuckle just to visit and see some of the commenters to their posts. Wowzers, truly the under-belly ... lower life forms. All dumber than a bag of rocks. Dumber than stumps. Shit-for-brains. Seriously, visit and poke sticks at those animals. Troll 'em just for sport when you're bored. That site singlehandledly makes the case for a woman's right to choose. ;-)







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Monday, September 23, 2013



Hey ... all you folks bitching and complaining about folks that use Food Stamps ... you know who you are ... the ones driving the big-ass SUV in the grocery store parking lot that has that hypocritical "Support Our Troops" decal on the rear bumper. Follow this link and read it. Then SUCK IT.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Real American Patriots in this Video

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Cook & Eat at Home; it's both Cheaper & Healthier than Eating Fast Food Poison

National Restaurant Association Lobbyists are nothing more than sock-puppets for the ginourmous Corporate interests. The Corporatocracy. They talk a lot about being for small business, but that's crap. They are all about the mega-huge who are all about slave-labor.

Once again, labor is taking it in the shorts. Only way to turn this tide is to do something which is otherwise good for us anyway ... stop buying fast food. Cook and eat your own food. Vote with your dollars. It works and you'll get healthier doing it too.

A little Sumptin' to start your day ;-)

Right-Wing-Nut Lunacy Driving GOP Toward Extinction

Take a look at these 7 instances (click the link below) in just a single week and then try telling me that right-wing-nut conservatives aren't driving the GOP toward extinction (we can hope).

7 Instances of All-Out, Mean-Spirited, Right-Wing Lunacy From This Week Alone

Please take early steps to make sure that your voter registration is up-to-date and that you are prepared to to meet any and all requirements of your local voter precinct so that your ballot cannot be denied. Then vote the GOP out in 2014.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! CYA-Bye!

In yet another example of how much more powerful of a VOTE that consumers' dollars can be than their ballot box vote, a small Oregon business discovers that it pays to keep their hate & their bible thumping out of their business plan. I am glad to see that consumers voted with their dollars and that the majority did the right thing by shopping elsewhere. Let's see if the support of their fellow haters can revive and sustain them over time:

Gresham bakery that denied same-sex wedding cake closes


A Good, Short Flick To View On Labor Day

Love for Labor Lost - Krugman Gets It - NYT - Happy Labor Day

Krugman Gets It, and you should too; before it's too late. Follow the link and read:



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Patriotism & Dissent

  • "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
    -- Republican President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." --Sinclair Lewis

    "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

    "When the government fears the people it is a democracy....when the people fear their government it is tyranny..." -- Thomas Jefferson

    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." – Herman Goering - Nazi

    "patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." - Samuel Johnson

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  • "I like guys who've never been there that criticize us who've been there. I like that. I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and send people to war, and then don't like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done."--John Murtha Congressman (D-PA) -------
    "War is a rackett"--Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps, 1881 - 1940, Double recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
    I'm inclined to agree.--DA
    "Many of those who want to rush this country into war and think it would be so quick and easy don't know anything about war. They come at it from an intellectual perspective, versus having sat in jungles or foxholes and watched their friends get their heads blown off."--Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska
    "We're in Bush country," Bradach said. "There will be a lot of detractors, people saying we aren't patriots. I'd like to know what they've given up.

    There is no way our children died in vain, not if we pay attention, not if we learn. I'm proud of my son. I love the Marines. And I'm very much against this war and always have been.

    I guess our children went and were sacrificed for us to take a look at what we let happen. We let this war happen. If nothing else, this is a huge lesson. Watch who you vote for. Watch what they're telling you. Don't be so afraid."
    --Lynn Bradach, mother of a fallen American Hero, from Oregon, in support of Cindy Sheehan

More "Quotes"

  • Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.--Aristotle

  • A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.--Leonard Bernstein

  • The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.--John Kenneth Galbraith

  • The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.--Albert Einstein

  • The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.--Dante Alighieri

  • Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all people are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all people and all countries - not until then shall we, with a certain degree of justification, be able to speak of humankind as civilized.--Albert Einstein

  • Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.--Plato

  • Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.--William E. Simon

  • Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.--Alexander Hamilton

  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. --Ben Franklin

  • "Fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." --The Biggest Fool of 'em All

  • Regarding "Trickle-Down Economics: "If you feed enough oats to the horse, some will pass through to feed the sparrows."--John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "This is not about who they are. This is about who we are. We are Americans and we hold ourselves to a higher standard of conduct. And, no, the end does not justify the means. Not now. Not ever, when the means include torturing prisoners." --Republican Senator John McCain

  • "Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth"--Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. --Edmund Burke

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