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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.

Oil Industry Denies Climate Change But Demands Taxpayer Money For Climate Change Protection

Oil Industry Denies Climate Change But Demands Taxpayer Money For Climate Change Protection

Despite the oil industry driving climate change over the past fifty years, it expects taxpayers to build natural and artificial barriers to protect its infrastructure sitting on the waterfront…

Republican Dreams Shattered as Koch Ideology Flops In Red State Kansas

Republican Dreams Shattered as Koch Ideology Flops In Red State Kansas

The state of Kansas is precisely what Koch-Republicans envision for America if not for those pesky Democrats in the Senate and the White House, and they want voter approval to…

The Truth Is That It’s Republicans Who Have Been Waging War On Poor Whites

The Truth Is That It’s Republicans Who Have Been Waging War On Poor Whites

House Republicans have particularly targeted poor white people in Southern red states with Draconian budget cuts to social programs including food stamps, housing assistance, and healthcare.…

Declassified Senate Report Will Confirm Bush and Cheney’s War Crimes

Declassified Senate Report Will Confirm Bush and Cheney’s War Crimes

Former vice president and convicted war criminal Dick Cheney's daughter does not think torture is a violation of international law, and is furious at President Obama for announcing what the…

Republicans Are Taking Out Their Obama Hate On Dreamers and Child Refugees

Republicans Are Taking Out Their Obama Hate On Dreamers and Child Refugees

Americans have to face the fact that Republican hatred for President Obama has finally reached a level that has them specifically targeting children as surrogates for the African American in…

Republicans Jeopardize National Security By Blocking Obama Diplomatic Nominees

Republicans Jeopardize National Security By Blocking Obama Diplomatic Nominees

Republicans have willfully blocked filling vacancies to myriad posts in government out of sheer malevolence toward the President, including diplomatic posts and ambassadors in countries where America needs a representative…

Commentary: The National Security Risk Presented By The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Commentary: The National Security Risk Presented By The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Israel is using the midterm elections for Republican support, and Democratic silence, in its war against Palestinian civilians sequestered in a fenced and mined "reservation" in Gaza. Since America…

Only Republicans Could Be Proud of Inflicting Brutality On Innocent Hispanic Children

Only Republicans Could Be Proud of Inflicting Brutality On Innocent Hispanic Children

The barbarians in the GOP base will welcome their heroes home when they start their unearned 5-week hiatus after the House passed "immigration" legislation that really reveals the depth of…

Filthy Despicable Racism Is The Real Reason Why Republicans Are Suing President Obama

Filthy Despicable Racism Is The Real Reason Why Republicans Are Suing President Obama

Republicans have made a mockery of governance for well-over five years, and it is all due to their racial animus toward Barack Obama they disguise with words like tyrant, executive…

Evangelical Churches Are Blatantly Violating The Law By Electioneering From The Pulpit

Evangelical Churches Are Blatantly Violating The Law By Electioneering From The Pulpit

The IRS agreed to start doing its due diligence and enforcing the law against mainly Christian evangelical churches that "have been blatantly and deliberately flaunting electioneering restrictions" with impunity because…

Hobby Lobby Backfires As Satanic Temple Demands a Religious Exemption

Hobby Lobby Backfires As Satanic Temple Demands a Religious Exemption

A Satanic Temple based in New York is demanding a religious exemption based on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling that allowed artificial legal instruments (corporations) to eliminate contraceptives from…

Republicans Have Proven On Multiple Occasions That Their Loyalty Is Not With America

Republicans Have Proven On Multiple Occasions That Their Loyalty Is Not With America

There is a tendency among Republicans to support foreign nations and leaders over the interests of this nation that clearly shows their patriotism is reserved for any nation other…

Kansas Is Going Bankrupt And Republicans Are Lying About the Tax Cutting Reason Why

Kansas Is Going Bankrupt And Republicans Are Lying About the Tax Cutting Reason Why

Despite Republican warnings the state will be bankrupt in two years, more than 100 Kansas Republicans swearing to help replace Brownback with a Democrat for governor, and a credit agency…

Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan Is a Scheme To Shift Federal Funds To Corporations

Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan Is a Scheme To Shift Federal Funds To Corporations

Not only is Ryan's plan an experiment in privatization, government control of poor Americans' lives, and a slick way to give Republican states another tool to shift federal funds…

As Climate Change Worsens Many Americans Refuse To Accept Reality

As Climate Change Worsens Many Americans Refuse To Accept Reality

Of course, there is a reason so many Americans do not accept the reality of global anthropogenic (man-made) climate change, but the fact is that it is here and another…

Republicans Block Attempts To Get Corporations To Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

Republicans Block Attempts To Get Corporations To Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

ns. The bottom line is Republicans, like their corporate funding mechanism, do not believe and will not support any legislation that taxes corporate profits; either abroad or at home. …

An Incident In New Orleans Shows How Religious Freedom Can Become Religious Tyranny

An Incident In New Orleans Shows How Religious Freedom Can Become Religious Tyranny

This week evangelical anti-choice activists congregated in New Orleans to protest a woman's right to choose, and took their religious tyranny into the sanctuary of a church, interrupted a service,…

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…