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I grew up in the D.C. area in Maryland.
I moved to Virginia for a few years, then left for Atlanta around 1980 where I lived for the next 10 years.
Then I moved to Washington State.
I used to play a lot of tennis, but health issues
have put a damper on that for now.
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 campaigns to try and put Single
Payer Healthcare up for a vote in Washington State, but we
didn't get enough signatures for the initiatives.
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, constitution. Most importantly, they are a danger to the survival of the world in it's current form due to global warming and their insistence on increasing the warming rate simply for profit.
The Bush 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
Bush 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 offense.
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 result.