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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.

On Independence Day Republicans Crusade To Eliminate the Rights of Half The Population

On Independence Day Republicans Crusade To Eliminate the Rights of Half The Population

Republicans at all levels of government, at the behest of the religious right, have launched a vicious crusade to eliminate well over half the population's liberty to control their own…

Christian Conservatives Are Trying To Use Hobby Lobby To Discriminate Against Gays

Christian Conservatives Are Trying To Use Hobby Lobby To Discriminate Against Gays

Maybe the President regrets intertwining government and religion when he continued George W. Bush's Faith-Based initiatives. Now they are using their connection to the White House to exact recompense in…

Hobby Lobby Wasn’t Enough For Conservatives Who Want To Rewrite The Constitution

Hobby Lobby Wasn’t Enough For Conservatives Who Want To Rewrite The Constitution

In fact, there is a desire among many extreme conservatives to hold a new Constitutional Convention to craft a new document that adheres strictly to their vision of a…

The Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Trojan Horse For All Businesses and Corporations

The Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Trojan Horse For All Businesses and Corporations

The Trojan Horse in the Hobby Lobby ruling is a term, closely held corporation, that created an opening for nearly all businesses to use the new corporate religious freedom exemption…

Conservatives On The Supreme Court Have Turned The Constitution Into A Weapon of Mass Destruction

Conservatives On The Supreme Court Have Turned The Constitution Into A Weapon of Mass Destruction

Whether most Americans realize it or not, they have been spectators, victims, and often combatants in a sectarian religious war that one side appealed to, and won, the support…

Boehner Is Suing Obama Because Republicans Refuse To Work for The People

Boehner Is Suing Obama Because Republicans Refuse To Work for The People

The Republican answer to the President's executive actions to help all Americans is suing him for doing what they refuse to do; work for the general welfare of the people.…

The Only Thing More Idiotic Than Personhood Is Giving a Corporation Religious Freedom

The Only Thing More Idiotic Than Personhood Is Giving a Corporation Religious Freedom

The only thing more idiotic than ascribing personhood to a legal instrument is asserting it prays, worships, and warrants religious freedom protections; particularly when the corporation (legal instrument) will exercise…

2nd Amendment Extremists Lose as Judge Upholds Two Colorado Gun Laws

2nd Amendment Extremists Lose as Judge Upholds Two Colorado Gun Laws

After a two-week civil trial a U.S. District Chief Judge, Marcia Krieger, ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and dismissed it, and said the plaintiffs presented absolutely no evidence that limiting…

It’s Time to Give Anti-Choice Zealots A Taste of Their Own Medicine

It’s Time to Give Anti-Choice Zealots A Taste of Their Own Medicine

Freedom of speech goes both ways and it is high time to give back to religious extremists what they dole out against women with impunity; and Supreme Court approval.…

The Reality Is That There Is No Difference Between Republican and Tea Party Candidates

The Reality Is That There Is No Difference Between  Republican and Tea Party Candidates

One would be hard-pressed to find any difference whatsoever between Republicans and their teabagger cohort except their willingness to openly state their goals.…

Sen. Chuck Grassley Blames Obama For a Scandal Caused By His Own Former Staffer

Sen. Chuck Grassley Blames Obama For a Scandal Caused By His Own Former Staffer

It is a travesty, and a mystery, why any American would vote for Republicans who not only do nothing for the American people, but spend the majority of their waking…

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Emergency Manager Is Denying Poor People Running Water In Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Emergency Manager Is Denying Poor People Running Water In Detroit

A coalition working with organizations and activists the world over to promote water as a basic human right filed a report with the U.N. Commission on Human Rights on…

Republicans Threaten to Withhold Government Funding Over Obama’s New EPA Rules

Republicans Threaten to Withhold Government Funding Over Obama’s New EPA Rules

Republicans in the House and Senate are so angry at the President over new Environmental Protection Agency regulations on coal-powered power plants that they are threatening to withhold previously agreed-on…

No One In Washington Is Fighting As Hard To Strengthen Families as President Obama

No One In Washington Is Fighting As Hard To Strengthen Families as President Obama

An integral part of strong families is the ability to take time out of a busy life of work to care for loved ones, regardless of age, when the need…

Kevin McCarthy’s Rise to Majority Leader Is Great News For The Polluting Koch Brothers

Kevin McCarthy’s Rise to Majority Leader Is Great News For The Polluting Koch Brothers

It was little surprise then, that Republicans elected Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as the new House Majority Leader to use his position of power to thwart California's environmental leadership and…

For Reasons They Will Never Admit Republicans Are Responsible For The Attack on Benghazi

For Reasons They Will Never Admit Republicans Are Responsible For The Attack on Benghazi

Republicans are ultimately responsible for the attack on the Benghazi outpost for several reasons they will never admit, but that does not absolve them for their very substantial role in…

Conservatives March On Washington to Demand Legalized Discrimination Against Same Sex Couples

Conservatives March On Washington to Demand Legalized Discrimination Against Same Sex Couples

Hatred is as dangerous a contagion as extremist Christianity, and despite same-sex marriage bans being ruled unconstitutional across the nation, the National Organization for Marriage is behaving like a mortally…

The Media Embarrasses Itself by Treating the Lying Bush Bumblers Like Iraq War Experts

The Media Embarrasses Itself by Treating the Lying Bush Bumblers Like Iraq War Experts

America's mainstream media is as apt to repeat failures as conservatives likely due to the symbiotic relationship between corporate media and the conservative movement.…

Tense Times As Supreme Court Could Rule In Favor Of Hobby Lobby’s Attempt To Rule By Religion

Tense Times As Supreme Court Could Rule In Favor Of Hobby Lobby’s Attempt To Rule By Religion

It turns out that the Greens are lying about more than just not wanting to impose their religious beliefs on their female employees, they are spending hundreds-of-millions of dollars to…

Right-Wing Christians Take It To a New Low By Handing Out Guns In Churches

Right-Wing Christians Take It To a New Low By Handing Out Guns In Churches

The notion of so-called Christians exposing themselves as the anti-Christs they really are is being played out in the drive to put more guns in the hands of more…