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I currently live in the Seattle area. I'm an
atheist. I'm very
I'm a supporter
of Medicare for All. Franklin Roosevelt had
national healthcare on his list of things to
I grew up in Maryland,
north of Washington D.C.
I moved to Virginia for a few years, then left for
Atlanta around 1980 where I lived for the next 10
Following that, I moved to Washington State living in
Suquamish first on the Kitsap Peninsula for a decade,
then to northern Seattle where I am now.
I used to play a lot of
tennis, but health issues have put a damper on that
I was in a couple of progressive bluegrass bands in
the 1980's and 1990's and enjoyed that immensely.
I play in varying degrees of competence: dobro,
guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and piano.
a capo for a dobro guitar a number of years ago.
I worked on two volunteer
campaigns to pass an initiative placing Single Payer
Healthcare up for a vote in Washington State.
Unfortunately we didn't get enough signatures to
qualify to put in on the ballot.
I support a number of organizations including these:
ACLU, Planned Parenthood, The Nation, NAACP
(Lifetime), Democratic Socialists of America
(Lifetime), Seattle Atheists (Lifetime).
Trump and the Republican party are a danger to our
nation, our constitution and our planet.
Their greed and endless pursuit of profit instead of
combating global warming, supporting human rights and
equality is an abomination.
It is a party of extreme cruelty, oppression, racism
and is now openly fascist and dictatorial.
It is a crime against humanity for them to insist on
increasing the warming rate for profit while people
and so many organisms die as a result.
Administration - I
wrote this during his presidency
Bush is about as illegitimate as president as there
has ever been, certainly in modern times.
His endless wars, breaking down the separation between
church and state, racism, bigotry, war, corruption and
other repressive laws and crimes are incredible.
We should be impeaching -
well, too late for that now - but not too late for war
crimes and criminal trials against Bush and his gang.
The crimes are in the public
record. It doesn't take much time to find out.
Torture, illegal invasion, kidnapping, illegal
wiretapping (one of the impeachment crimes against
Nixon), the list is very long. Pressure on Congress is
the only way to restore the Constitution. It's being
systematically destroyed, day by day. That is what our
representatives are elected to protect. It's what
Bush, Cheney swore to uphold. Instead they are
creating an imperial presidency that is not bound by
the Constitution or the laws of the land. Fight to
take back our country.
My last election items about the Real
John McCain and Sarah
Palin. They will be trouble in the times ahead.
The Bush Years
and his administration tortured people. They
have ended Habeas
Corpus, a basic tenet of our Constitution,
something they swore to defend when taking the oath of
office. Not defending it is treason, an impeachable
Republicans prefer government corporatism,
and have been implementing that for decades. It's a
main component of fascism.
The way they have been doing that is through
privatization of government. For instance,
privatizing our military makes war a for-profit
venture. More wars = more profit (for some anyway).
They privatize education, healthcare,
infrastructure, you name it, and all of these areas
provide us with an inferior product over the
non-profit model. We tried privatizing fire
departments a long time ago, and you can imagine how
that worked out. The same goes for other social
needs. Privatization doesn't care about people, it
only cares about profit, so people suffer as a