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In An Age Of Universal Deceit, Telling The Truth Is A Revolutionary Act.......George Orwell

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Private Message

To the person who brought over cookies the other day, for the Christmas holiday; I just wanted to thank you. I wasn't here, and my children do not know who you are.....they just ate the cookies! Thank you so much, and have a great holiday!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sad Update About Mikayla Norris

As a sad update for the missing persons case of Mikayla Norris, remains found in Kansas City, Missouri have been confirmed to be Mikayla. The person of interest, Kareem D. McCoy-Lee, was found in Liberty, Missouri, dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

Solstice Greetings To All

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Today gives us sunlight for the shortest amount of time all year. Our ancestors were very grateful for more light each day, and celebrated the solstices and the equinoxes.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jerry Moran And Ajit Pai

At a town hall meeting in late November, I asked Senator Jerry Moran, (R-Kansas) about his position on Net Neutrality, and if he was, at all, concerned about Ajit Pai's influence over the Federal Communications Commission after he formerly represented Verizon. Mr. Moran responded with a blank look and a short dissertation on the life and hard times of Ajit Pai, who graduated from high school in Hayes, Kansas. He then described Pai as a "good friend" of his. When I asked him if he thought it might be a mistake to allow an industry to assume control over the use of a public utility, he gave me a blank stare. He then admitted that he did not know very much about the matter. Don't get your representatives at Kmart, folks, and should choose your friends with more foresight!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Mikayla Norris Missing From Overland Park, Kansas

Eighteen year old Mikayla Norris was last seen on Sunday night,at around 8:30 PM, in Overland Park, Kansas. She did not return home from work. Her car is a black, four door, 2007 Toyota Camry, and the Kansas tag number is 566 FSB. As a twist to this situation, her car was spotted in Gladstone, Missouri, driven by the person in both photos to the right. Below is a picture of a black 2007 Toyota Camry, for reference. Anyone with information is asked to call the police in Overland Park, Kansas at 913-344-8721.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wishing All A Happy Saturnalia

Here's wishing everyone a happy Saturnalia! From December 17 to December 23, festive role reversals, merriment, and gift giving were the practice in prechristian Rome. Io Saturnalia!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Christian Myth Dispelled

Ted Crockett, a spokesman for the failed Roy Moore campaign for the Senate in Alabama, seriously thought that Muslims and others who are not Christians could not serve as elected officials in the United States government because they do not always use bibles for their swearing in ceremonies! Where did he get that idea? From Roy Moore, of course! It is a misconception, and Jake Tapper dispelled it in an interview, shortly before the election. Since Doug Jones (D) won, it is moot. Roy Moore can now go home, and build a wall of bibles around his house. He probably will not bother to read one though.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sydney Loofe Was Found

Sadly, Sidney Loofe, who went missing in the middle of November, was found deceased in Clay County, Nebraska. Two suspects, Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell, have been charged in her murder. Because they led investigators on a multi-state chase, they are both being held on federal charges. Both are also charged in a federal case involving theft of merchandise over $5,000 from an antique dealer in Hiawatha, Kansas and transporting it to Beatrice, Nebraska. It's very sad that Sidney ever made the acquaintance of either of these two suspects. Once again, if you have any information that might be helpful to those attempting to get justice in this case, please contact law enforcement at one of the numbers on the flyer.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mocking Christian Values

The notorious lech, Roy Moore, senate candidate of Alabama, has challenged Jimmy Kimmel, comedian most often seen on ABC, to a "duel" to defend Christian values! (you blogger is laughing, really hard, right now) It seems that Kimmel's refusal to embrace, not only teenage girls, but the culture of older men embracing teenage girls, has spiritually offended Roy a very, very Christian way!

A heckler from the Jimmy Kimmel show appeared at a Roy Moore rally, and later on, when Moore realized he had been heckled, he issued the challenge to Kimmel. Kimmel has offered visit Alabama and take Moore up on all this. It should be very interesting, but Christians probably will not change their minds about abuse and sexual misconduct. For centuries, Christianity has been the biggest shield for sex offenders and child abusers, offering them everything from amnesty when caught to assistance when blaming the victims. We all know whose side Jesus is on: the abuser's side. Every time.

And in other news, the State of Nebraska actually convicted and sentenced a man for sexually abusing a ten year old girl in an Lincoln, Nebraska church.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sydney Loofe

Has anyone seen this young woman? She is missing from Lincoln, Nebraska, and has been since Wednesday of last week. She is 24 years old, and above are pictures of her tattoos. If you know anything about her whereabouts, please call the police in Lincoln at 402-441-6000.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cowboy Hats

Roy Moore, (R)  refuses to step out of the Alabama senate race, after credible allegations of sexual misconduct over the years. Republicans in Washington, DC seem a bit flustered, and would rather see a different candidate, one with fewer character flaws, run. Well, well, well.The Trump White House does have a weapon with which to deal with members of Congress and the Senate when it finds itself at odds with representatives of the American people. Does anyone remember the comments of John Kelly,  Trump's Chief of Staff, when he recently attacked Florida Democrat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson? Ms. Wilson thought Donald Trump's remarks to one of her constituents, a gold star widow, were crass and unfeeling. After she said this, the attack from the White House ensued, despite the fact that Wilson represents American citizens.

The solution seems simple: the Trump White House should just badmouth the candidates and representatives it does not like. After all, it is okay to treat an honorable Democrat that way; why not a dishonorable Republican? The truth is, Donald Trump and his staff should not interfere with the electoral choices of any American citizens, but he does, from time to time. He attacks Democrats, and he attacks Republicans who put their constituencies ahead of the Trump agenda. So why not denounce the behavior of someone who is immoral? Roy Moore has a habit of getting removed from office, and does not appear to care about the law, or the American people. What's wrong with speaking about these things, in addition to current allegations, from the White House? Or is the White House only a launch for attacks on decent people, not on those who actually violate the law?

Perhaps the Chief of Staff likes Roy Moore's hat better than he like's Frederica Wilson's hat. Yeah; that's it. Seriously......if the Republican party has problems with individuals such as Roy Moore, it should start putting Americans ahead of agendas that are not good for America. As for those Christian Republicans who keep defending Roy Moore, perhaps someone should ask them why they would stand with someone who truly isn't above reproach.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Volunteers Of America

So now one of Donald Trump's protege's has been demoted to "coffee boy", or perhaps, "covfefe boy"! Yep; George Popadopoulos, former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, has entered a guilty plea to charges in the proceedings stemming from Bob Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump. It seems that Popadopoulos initially made false statements under oath. Imagine that! The nation should also be extremely interested in the indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates.

Back to George Popadopoulos; Trump now claims that his guilty plea means nothing because he was a "volunteer" for the campaign, in fact, a mere "coffee boy"! That's an interesting perspective: testimony and guilt or innocence do not matter unless the defendant or witness was paid while engaged in crime! The fact is, all types of organizations utilize volunteers, and a volunteer who commits a crime while volunteering does not automatically acquire a "get out of jail free" card. No one should be fooled by Donald Trump's lame departures from the truth. As it happens, Popadopoulos wore a wire while having quite a few conversations with folks connected to Trump. That should reassure everyone.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

Happy New Year to everyone!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Writing That Transcends Time And Space

This was adapted by Dr. Suess, from one of his childrens' books, Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now; at the request of Art Buchwald. It was published in the Washington Post on July 30, 1974. Nine days later, Richard Nixon resigned.

"Richard M. Nixon will you please go now!
The time has come. The time has come.
The time is now. Just go.

I don't care how. You can go by foot.
You can go by cow.
Richard M. Nixon will you please go now!
You can go on skates. You can go on skis.
You can go in a hat. But, please go. Please!
I don't care. You can go by bike.
You can go on a Zike-Bike if you like.

If you like you can go in an old blue shoe.
Just go, go, GO! Please do, do, do, DO!
Richard M. Nixon I don't care how.
Richard M. Nixon will you please GO NOW!

You can go on stilts. You can go by fish.
You can go in a Crunk-Car if you wish.
If you wish you may go
By lion's tale. Or stamp yourself and go by mail.

Richard M. Nixon, don't you know
The time has come to go, go, GO!
Get on your way!

Please Richard M.! You might like going in a Zumble-Zay.
You can go by balloon . . .Or broomstick. Or you can go by camel
In a bureau drawer. You can go by bumble-boat. . . or jet.
I don't care how you go. Just get!
Richard M. Nixon! I don't care how.
Richard M. Nixon will you please GO NOW?
I said GO! And GO I meant . . .
The time had come. So . . .Richard WENT."

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Operation Cross Country And Junction City, Kansas

It seems that Friday the thirteenth was very exciting, last week, in Junction City, Kansas. The FBI apprehended some folks who were doing what teachers and administration from USD 380, Vermillion, and what former Congresswoman Sharon Schwartz's husband have emphatically stated never happen in Kansas: sex trafficking of children. The thing that makes Kansas very different from other states is the size of the population. There are only about 3 million people in Kansas, making it one of the most sparsely populated states in America, especially for its size; yet one of its cities, Wichita, is in the top five recruiting cities in the entire country for finding and recruiting victims! It does not matter what congressional representatives in Kansas tell us or what school principals tell us: the problem, according to the FBI, is real.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Friday, October 6, 2017

Pat Robertson Has The Answers

Once again, televangelist Pat Roberts has weighed in with the answers. This time, he wants everyone to know that the shooting in Las Vegas that happened over the weekend is the fault of individuals who do not respect our money laundering, mob enabling, pussy grabbing excuse for a president. That seems a bit odd, since pussy grabbing was one of the alleged reasons that the alleged biblical God destroyed the alleged ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. But who know? Maybe God has changed his mind about sexual misconduct over the years.

In 2010, Pat Robertson attributed a deadly earthquake in Haiti to a 200 year old pact with "the devil". In 2009, he warned the Christian community in America that Witches volunteer in candy factories to coax "demons" into Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters. Seriously; between Donald Trump, who professes to be a strong Christian, and Pat Robertson, why would anyone actually take that religion seriously, at this point in history, here in America?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Trump Is A Day Late And A Dollar Short

So Donald Trump gave us the real reason he wouldn't temporarily suspend the Jones Act in order to get supplies to storm ravaged Puerto Rico. Yep; he did not have the approval of Koch Brothers (not that Puerto Rico buys fuel from them) and others who ship goods to go ahead and save lives in Puerto Rico. The whims of the shipping industry and the dollars of big businesses have Trump's ear, his heart, and apparently, his decisions; while Trump's constituents have no representation. And this past week, it has cost American lives. We do not yet have an accurate count on deaths caused in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, but after the storm lulled and it became possible to ship goods and medical supplies to the island, any death caused by waiting too long for the same can and should be blamed on Donald Trump. Nice going, Trump supporters. Many of us saw this coming. In fact, it is one of the biggest reasons he did not get the vote of yours truly. Say what you will about Trump's opponent; she would never have demanded that Americans die. Trump puts big business first. He does not care about people. Remember that.

Oh; it is worth mentioning that the Jones Act was suspended temporarily to get supplies into Texas and Florida after they were hit by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Donald Trump Has Yet To Visit Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has knocked out all the power on the island of Puerto Rico, in addition to completely flooding it. Anywhere a person might go involves wading or swimming, and there is virtually no wifi or cell phone service. Could this be why Donald Trump has not bothered to visit Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria? President Obama would have bothered. Even while campaigning for president during 2012, he immediately cancelled his campaign stops in order to survey the damage caused on the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy. Many, many people in New Jersey and New York were also left without electricity, but that did not stop President Obama from responding to his constituents.

Anyone who needs to find out if a friend or relative in Puerto Rico is safe can or call the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration's Office in Washington DC at 202-800-8133 or 202-778-0710. The island's government radio station, WIPR, can be reached at 787-777-0940 and 787-766-0505. Puerto Rico's disaster relief team can be emailed at, and, of course, the Red Cross is accepting donations and training volunteers.

Maybe Donald Trump is waiting for electricity and wifi before he visits Puerto Rico. He is, after all, not accustomed to any sort of inconvenience or difficulty.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lyon Sisters And Lloyd Lee Welch

Last week, Lloyd Lee Welch pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and subsequent murders of Katherine Lyon, 12 years old, and Sheila Lyon, 10 years old, both of Kensington, Maryland, in March of 1975. For forty years, their disappearance was a mystery, until Montgomery County Police in Maryland decided to look over the files and the composite drawing of a man who had been seen following them. From there, they realized that Lloyd Lee Welch had paid them a visit, in a vain effort to collect reward money for knowledge of their whereabouts immediately after they disappeared. He failed a polygraph, so they didn't take him seriously. This makes him the first person of whom I have ever heard to be turned loose by the police for failing a polygraph.

I thought I would feel better after Lloyd Lee Welch went to court to enter his guilty plea in the 1975 murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, but I really don't. The message from Maryland is sadly clear: child abuse, including but not limited to murder, is still okey-dokey with Maryland authorities. I have yet to see Maryland authorities actually care what happens to children, even children of the rich and famous. We still do not know the whole story, and we still have not recovered the girls' remains.