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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.

Criticism Of Obama After Malaysian Airliner Shootdown Reveals Hypocritical Double Standard

Criticism Of Obama After Malaysian Airliner Shootdown Reveals Hypocritical Double Standard

So it was this week when Republicans accused President Obama of political dissonance by failing to show Americans he was in charge of the downed Malaysian passenger jet tragedy or…

Commentary: Calling Out Israel’s Campaign Against Palestinians Is Not Anti-Semitism

Commentary: Calling Out Israel’s Campaign Against Palestinians Is Not Anti-Semitism

One would rather be a pariah than sit idly by while Israel wages war against innocent Palestinian civilians who were herded onto a Native American-like reservation under threat of annihilation,…

Obama Is Being Forced To Clean Up The Immigration Mess Caused By Republicans

Obama Is Being Forced To Clean Up The Immigration Mess Caused By Republicans

The President has spent an inordinate amount of time cleaning up Bush-Republican messes whether it was a devastating economic recession, two wars of aggression against Muslims, or most recently…

More Proof That Republicans Hate America Because a Majority Twice Elected Barack Obama

More Proof That Republicans Hate America Because a Majority Twice Elected Barack Obama

The American people must make the connection that every despicable act by Republicans over the past five years was driven by vengeance to punish the people for electing a Democrat…

Obama Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Fueled Discrimination With LGBT Executive Order

Obama Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Fueled Discrimination With LGBT Executive Order

It was announced that President Obama is not intimidated by Hobby Lobby, or powerful Catholic and evangelical religious leaders, and will sign an executive order on Monday barring discrimination against…

2014 Republican Candidates Are Cut From The Same Cloth As Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin

2014 Republican Candidates Are Cut From The Same Cloth As Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin

Several Republican Senate candidates across the country have joined Akin in support of zygote personhood the Supreme Court gave legitimacy in Hobby Lobby and the crusade to criminalize contraception and…

Democrats Need To Stop Signing Useless Petitions and Start Voting

Democrats Need To Stop Signing Useless Petitions and Start Voting

There is an inconvenient truth Americans are going to have to come to grips with even though it is painful; no amount of signatures on a petition equals one vote…

Corporate Greed Exacerbates Drought: Nestle Believes Water Is Not a Basic Human Right

Corporate Greed Exacerbates Drought: Nestle Believes Water Is Not a Basic Human Right

According to the former CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer in the world, Nestle, corporations own every drop of water on the planet, and because he…

Republicans Sneak Amendment Into Bill That Forces The Pentagon To Deny Climate Change

Republicans Sneak Amendment Into Bill That Forces The Pentagon To Deny Climate Change

The new amendment prohibits both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Army Corps of Engineers from acknowledging or spending even one penny "to design, implement, administer or carry out…

An Outrage Beyond All Others: The Use Of Religion to Assault Democracy

An Outrage Beyond All Others: The Use Of Religion to Assault Democracy

It is true the Founders gave preferential treatment to white male landowners, but the Ninth Amendment provided a means for future lawmakers to give equal footing to the entire population.…

Cheered On By Fox News and The GOP Cliven Bundy Has Energized Anti-Government Militias

Cheered On By Fox News and The GOP Cliven Bundy Has Energized Anti-Government Militias

Although mainstream Republicans and extremist conservative groups are driving the bogus political theories and conspiracy-mongering, it is the media that gives them a forum to incite Americans prone to hatred…

Conservatives On Supreme Court Lied and Immediately Violated Their Hobby Lobby Ruling

Conservatives On Supreme Court Lied and Immediately Violated Their Hobby Lobby Ruling

Since the justices on the Supreme Court are above the law, and ethics requirements every other judge in the nation are held to, it is not surprising the conservatives on…

Kansas Is Going Broke Due To The Republican Plan Of Cutting Taxes For the Rich

Kansas Is Going Broke Due To The Republican Plan Of Cutting Taxes For the Rich

Kansas is going broke and predicted to be bankrupt within two years, job creation is lagging the entire nation, and it is all down to giving tax cuts to the…

The Supreme Court’s Conservatives Are Abolishing Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Supreme Court’s Conservatives Are Abolishing Anti-Discrimination Laws

One would think most Americans support the 14th Amendment's prohibition of unequal treatment under the law unflinchingly. Unfortunately, the religious right is intent on abolishing the concept of equality and…

Boehner’s Sleazy Lawsuit Is About Blaming The Black Man In White House For GOP Laziness

Boehner’s Sleazy Lawsuit Is About Blaming The Black Man In White House For GOP Laziness

Boehner's reason for suing the President is another example of Republicans projecting their gross malfeasance on the African American in the White House; the only man in Washington working to…

The Supreme Court Has Given All Corporations a Gift That They May Live To Regret

The Supreme Court Has Given All Corporations a Gift That They May Live To Regret

When the Catholic conservatives on the High Court ruled that Hobby Lobby Incorporated and the Green family are one in the same due to "its" religion, they effectively tore away…

Investigation To Hold Cliven Bundy Accountable For Sedition Picks Up Steam

Investigation To Hold Cliven Bundy Accountable For Sedition Picks Up Steam

At least, and it is better late than never, the sheriff is willing to assist federal officials conducting an active investigation to hold the seditionists involved in the Bundy standoff…

Cutting Through The Conservative Lies About The Hobby Lobby Ruling

Cutting Through The Conservative Lies About The Hobby Lobby Ruling

Two issues alone will have a devastating affect on any religious business or corporation's employees, but after doing a cursory reading of the Hobby Lobby et al complaint, the High…

The Right’s Push to Deny Birth Control Is All About Controlling Women

The Right’s Push to Deny Birth Control Is All About Controlling Women

The inspiration for Hobby Lobby, and 71 other "religious" corporations, to sue for a religious exemption of the contraception mandate is not about abortion, but about controlling women and inflicting…

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…