Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I am writing this last blog post from a motel room located nine minutes from my brand spanking new home in California, land of my birth. This site will from this point onward be dark but still accessible by Google and all the other search engines that keep readers coming to this site in a steady trickle.
To my 40 followers, I apologize for abandoning you but I have very good reasons for discontinuing this blog, which has been a labor of love of mine for now onto 7 plus years.
I started this blog in June 2006 in protest to the illegal and immoral War in Iraq. A war based on lies and deceit. A war to enrich the cronies of the Bush Regime.
Which it did.
I enlarged the scope of the blog to include the antics of my soon-to-be indicted congressman, Tom Delay. And further, I included many issues in education. Texas is a hotbed of controversy in education. To be an educator and a blogger, but not to opine on education issues would be a non-starter with me.
I put up with a lot of guff and a lot of hate speech from commenters over the years, some of which I moderated through to publication to meet my own goals and self interest.
And I had fun doing all of it.
But it is time to move on. I have come to the realization that I needn't work any more, and that what I really want to do in life now is enjoy a retirement with my soul mate, plant a garden, help her enjoy her grand children - and maybe, just maybe, stir up some things in my new State Assembly District, my new State Senate District, and my new Congressional District - all seats occupied by Republicans. The difference is, here in California redistricting is done by an impartial panel, not a Klavern of Kontentious Konservatives as it is done in Texas.
So with malice toward none, and charity to all, I close with an acknowledgment that one should not ask what the country can do for you, but what you can do with your country, because I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.
With apologies to Abraham, Martin, and John.
And shame on you, Rand Paul. You son of a motherless plagiarizing goat.

Monday, November 04, 2013

"I'm Really Good At Killing People"

Have you heard about the latest political book by journalists/talking heads Mark Halperin and John Heilemann? The one called "Double Down?" It is really causing a lot of feathers to ruffle. Apparently these two journalists have found a source in the Obama Administration who has told them some really juicy stuff about internal - supposedly private - conversations in the White House.
One of the remarks, alleged to have come from President Obama, himself, has him saying "I'm really good at killing people."
And you know, I can hear him say that. That is the kind of flip remark that President Obama is known for. Every bit as flip - and every bit as true - as Dubya's remark that the richest 1% in the country consisted of "my base." President Obama is correct. He turned Osama bin Laden into fish food and continues to decapitate al-Qaeda.
And the Teabaggers can't stand it.
They are shocked, shocked I tell you, that the President could be so casual in his remarks about rendering the sworn enemies of the United States into greasy spots.
They call him "dangerous." They call him "bloodthirsty."
My. I did not know, had no idea, that the TEA Party was composed of such a bunch of bleeding heart pacifists. They make participants in the Peace Movement of the 60's and 70's pale in comparison.
They make the American sob sisters who so bemoaned the extermination of Native Americans in the 19th century look like Indian Haters.
"Lo, the poor Terrorist" should be their motto.
It is just amazing, isn't it, how such a vile hatred for a single individual who is guilty of being President while black will alter your political and social positions, turning hawks into doves at the drop of a hat.
Can't wait to hear what they will say when Obama comes out for capitalism.
Oh, wait. He already did that when he saved the American Auto Industry.