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Middle-aged reformed Democrat with many years of information technology and writing experience.

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    Reaching the Aqua-Collar Worker

    The white-collar worker used to mean someone in a profession that involved increased access to information coupled with high long-term income and social mobility.  Education was one of the primary determinants because universities, governments and mature industries used to hold a near-monopoly on knowledge.  The blue-collar worker used to mean someone in a role requiring little to education matched with low long-term earning potential and little | Read More »

    Lighting the Flame of this Movement

    Social movements create change.  Politicians absorb social movements into their power base and, once they gain critical mass, exert legal power over society to appease the movement.  Once a movement’s central objectives have been absorbed into legal change, the movement dissipates.  All movements have a catalyst which galvanizes members into action, wrapped in the concept of “should”.  The question I want to answer is what it | Read More »

    The Inquisition 2.0

    The Inquisition 2.0 is a government-backed series of civil and criminal prosecutions designed to punish private citizens for behavior not in accordance with a new set of “enlightened” beliefs.  The Constitutional Congress enshrined protection for a set of beliefs directly out of the Age of Enlightenment.  Those beliefs were silent on slavery, women’s rights and other areas which were left to the States to determine | Read More »

    I am THAT Life

    I, along with many others here, cannot fathom the action of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Renee Ellmers51%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard51%.  I find myself stunned beyond all measure.  I am so dumbfounded I am questioning many of my core assumptions about electoral politics. I was born to an eighteen-year-old mother who had a shotgun wedding.  I have a birth defect.  If abortion had been legal and encouraged, there | Read More »

    The Guardians of Peace and Christian Persecution

    The Guardians of Peace is an anonymous criminal organization that is ostensibly engaging in various criminal acts, including threats of terrorism, in order to suppress the release of a single motion picture.  The organization has issued written protests concerning the depiction of the assassination of the current leader of North Korea.  Whether in defense of North Korea or acting out of some other motivation, the group | Read More »

    Ferguson: The Laws of Man versus the Man of Laws

    The Soviet Union defined criminal behavior as action that would threaten the State.  Because the State was represented by the Politburo, whomever ran the Politburo was thus the protected party in all laws.  As noted by the fair-and-balanced State newspaper Pravda, Josef Stalin was the “genius of the new world, the wisest man of the epoch, the great leader of communism.” In every despotic community | Read More »

    2016 – An Outsider’s Handicapping

    Mitt Romney, John Kasich or Chris Christie, if any of them run, will most likely receive the nomination in 2016.  This is based on an analysis of nominations over the past 60 years and the way the Republican party functions.  How I wish I were wrong. Presidential elections are similar to long-standing rivalries in sports.  When the Super Bowl started in 1967, over a period | Read More »

    Special Needs-Based Governance

    Our federal sense of justice, more and more imposed upon ordinary citizens, is morphing into a collective of shifting special interests.  At the heart of the shift is the use of injustice to justify further injustice and retribution.  I want to cover three current examples as the indicator of things to come. The indictment of Governor Rick Perry, the statements of AG Holder in Ferguson | Read More »

    Diplunacy

    We are thirteen years into the 21st Century equivalent of the Thirty Years War.  What started out as a religious war is rapidly headed for an all-out set of political realignments centering around the Middle East but including Eastern Europe and Northern Africa.  Our role in this conflict is very unclear. The Thirty Years’ war began in 1618 with a group of Protestants throwing three Catholics | Read More »

    Don’t it Make My Red State Blue?

    Connecticut is a Blue State.  I live here and I experience it everyday.  This was only a recent development.  I think that Connecticut is truly a Red State whose Blue State tendencies can be explained through a series of correctable government missteps, deep arrogance, and an attitude toward minorities that prevent it from showing its true political color. From 1916 through 2012, there have been | Read More »