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Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of religion and particularly, freedom of NO religion. Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn't look good. Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.

Paul Krugman Is Right The Iraq War Was A Bush Crime

Paul Krugman Is Right The Iraq War Was A Bush Crime

Having a discussion will not change the disastrous consequences of Bush and company's crimes, bring back the three-quarters of a million dead Iraqi civilians or thousands of American soldiers,…

Obama Hammers Republicans For Betraying Their Country On Climate Change

Obama Hammers Republicans For Betraying Their Country On Climate Change

It was prescient, then, that when President Obama addressed graduates of the Coast Guard Academy and told them that "denying it (climate change), or refusing to deal with it endangers…

While Shell Plans For Climate Catastrophe The Kochs Kill Renewable Energy

While Shell Plans For Climate Catastrophe The Kochs Kill Renewable Energy

ere are two fronts in the dirty energy industry's war on the climate with funding and legislative support from the Koch brothers on renewable energy and regulations to reduce carbon…

Police Would Have Massacred Texas Bikers If They Were Black

Police Would Have Massacred Texas Bikers If They Were Black

For the second time in a year, law enforcement officials held their violent aggression and hostility normally reserved for peaceful African Americans in check when a mass of armed white…

Republicans Use TPP Trade Deal To Slash Medicare

Republicans Use TPP Trade Deal To Slash Medicare

Republicans in the Senate have discovered yet another means of cutting Medicare to add insult to injury from the already damage-ridden Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that benefits no-one…

Paul Ryan Lies About Amtrak While Pledging No Republican Infrastructure Funding

Paul Ryan Lies About Amtrak While Pledging No Republican Infrastructure Funding

Instead of acknowledging that as an austerity-minded Republican his only priority and primary goal for serving in the House cutting infrastructure spending, Ryan warned that Congress is in no…

Now Israelis And Republicans Are Very Angry At The Pope

Now Israelis And Republicans Are Very Angry At The Pope

Recently, although Republicans love the Vatican's support for opposition to equal rights for women and the LGBT community, there has been growing enmity over the Pope's opposition to income inequality…

Ohio Republicans Propose Poll Tax For 2016 Election

Ohio Republicans Propose Poll Tax For 2016 Election

Now it appears that Ohio Republicans are on the verge of enacting an voter ID law that requires Ohio residents to pay a fee in order to cast a…

GOP-Koch Drive To Privatize Rail Service Caused Deadly Amtrak Derailment

GOP-Koch Drive To Privatize Rail Service Caused Deadly Amtrak Derailment

The tragic accident was, by all accounts, entirely due to perpetually inadequate funding for the nation's transportation infrastructure; just one of the hallmarks of Republican governance when they control the…

U.N. Human Rights Review Of America Will Be Damning

U.N. Human Rights Review Of America Will Be Damning

The so-called Universal Periodic Review (UPR) regularly looks at all of the 193 U.N. member nations, and if a special report last year is any indication, the United States is…

Scott Walker’s Koch Economics Is Decimating Wisconsin

Scott Walker’s Koch Economics Is Decimating Wisconsin

Kansas has received its share of attention for its epic trickle down failure typical of conservative economics, and it is duly warranted. However, the governor of Kansas has not been…

President Obama Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results?

President Obama Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results?

If there is one thing Republicans and the Obama Administration love more than pandering to Wall Street, it is the abject 20-year failure of the charter school industry…

Survey: Americans Prefer A Gay President Over An Evangelical

Survey: Americans Prefer A Gay President Over An Evangelical

It turns out that not only are Americans not the least bit enamored at the prospect of an evangelical fanatic as president, they are, by a large majority (61%),…

Bernie Sanders Explained Why Voters Aren’t Voting Ten Years Ago

Bernie Sanders Explained Why Voters Aren’t Voting Ten Years Ago

Before perusing the one-time "world's leading democracy" and its truly pathetic voter turnout record, it is worth looking back at comments from Senator Bernie Sanders that he recorded for posterity…

Netanyahu Confidante Threatens to Nuke Iran and Slaughter Arab Civilians

Netanyahu Confidante Threatens to Nuke Iran and Slaughter Arab Civilians

If anything, based on Netanyahu's government and Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon's boasts this week, it appears Israel has no intention of scaling back war plans. …

With Koch Funding, Kansas Republicans Pass Nation’s First Abortion Procedure Ban

With Koch Funding, Kansas Republicans Pass Nation’s First Abortion Procedure Ban

Kansas' religious Republicans are so intent on proving they will go to any length to protect a fetus that they passed legislation for the National Right To Life movement outlawing…

Drought-Stricken California Farmers Buy Recycled Oil Wastewater For Irrigation

Drought-Stricken California Farmers Buy Recycled Oil Wastewater For Irrigation

Before anyone praises the oil industry for making a profit from stealing irrigation water to process oil and then selling it back to drought-stricken farmers, they may be interested in…

Baltimore Police Forced Students Off Buses and Likely Violated Their 4Th Amendment Rights

Baltimore Police Forced Students Off Buses and Likely Violated Their 4Th Amendment Rights

If mainstream media had reported what several school teachers and students' parents saw with their own eyes, the public would be aware that police inflamed the situation and in fact,…

Study: Thirty-five Years of Conservative Policies Contributed to Violence In Baltimore

Study: Thirty-five Years of Conservative Policies Contributed to Violence In Baltimore

The problem with the Republicans' argument and lies, and there are many, is that statistics continue to prove that conservative anti-government policies over the past thirty-five years have driven…

Republicans Admit Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Religious Tyranny Meant to Control Women

Republicans Admit Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Religious Tyranny Meant to Control Women

Republicans claim their abominable legislation overturning a Washington D.C. anti-discrimination statute that prohibited religious employers from punishing women who use birth control, family planning services, or abortion services was to…

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