Thursday, March 28, 2019



The Mueller Report has given Republicans much to brag about, and it has also given Democrats much crow to eat, including myself. I made predictions about the Mueller Report that apparently were wrong, and I will eat my share of the crow, apologize, and move on.  I have learned a valuable lesson in this, and that is, I will be very careful about making political predictions in the future.

I will however, give myself some credit. I entitled the Op-ED, “OUT ON A LIMB,” for a purpose.  The title meant exactly what it said. I was going out on a limb to make predictions about the Mueller Report.

Regardless of all this, the Trump administration has given much crow for many to eat. For example, the pollsters reports before the 2016 presidential election.

But before Republicans do too much dancing in the streets, I would like to state a few facts, ask some questions, and hope for answers.

(FACT)  William Barr was the Attorney General in the George H.W. Bush administration.  (1991-1993)

(FACT)  It was reported that William Barr concealed materials that helped protect both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra scandal.

(FACT)  William Barr was given the title of “the cover-up” attorney.

(FACT) William Barr, the United States Attorney General, is a Republican.

(FACT)  William Barr was appointed by a Republican President and approved by a Republican majority Senate.

(FACT)  William Barr gave a written opinion of the Mueller Report before he became the Attorney General.

(STATEMENT) If the Mueller Report completely exonerates the President, as the Attorney General has stated, then without one moment of hesitation, it should be released to the public.  

(STATEMENT)  The Attorney General should be anxious and happy to release this wonderful, glowing, report for everyone to see.

And now there are some questions I would like to ask and invite any Republican who would like step up to the plate and provide answers.

(QUESTION)  Why are there so many secrets that surround Donald Trump and his administration?

(QUESTION) Why does Donald Trump refuse to release his tax returns?

(QUESTION) Why did Jay Sekulow, Trump’s attorney, say on TV, they will not release the President’s written answers to the questions asked by the Special Counsel?

(QUESTION)   Why did Donald Trump demand a private meeting with Vladimir Putin and ask the translator to destroy the notes?

(QUESTION)  Why has McConnell blocked the move to make the Mueller Report public?


(SUMMARY)   Recent reporting suggests that my predictions may not be as wrong as it first appeared.

(Waiting for the full Mueller Report)
(To be continued)

Thursday, March 14, 2019



Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up one morning and read the headlines ----DISEASE HAS BEEN ERADICATED FROM THE PLANET EARTH, AND MAN HAS FOUND A WAY TO STOP THE AGING PROCESS?   For a substantial price, humans can now receive an invisible shield that protects the body from disease and stops the aging process for an additional period of up to 25 to 50 years.  This is man’s long time answer to “the forever young pill.”

For centuries humans have sought to find “the fountain of youth,” and the SHIELD OF LONGEVITY is the first step in this process. But as expected, there is a secret to this discovery and that is, it is very expensive.  The estimated cost of the SHIELD is somewhere between 5 to 10 million US dollars. Even with this extreme cost, one of the greatest desires of most humans is the love of life, and when the end comes, if available, they would purchase more.

It is hard to imagine a world that is free from disease and aging, but it is a definite fact that for those who can afford it, the article goes on to say, “THE SHIELD OF LONGEVITY is available.” It has always been expected that the desire to become the richest man on the planet would one day drive someone to discover a process to eliminate aging.  Humans have always had an attraction with youth, and with this discovery, humans can now, from a keypad worn on the wrist, select the age they want to be and add a substantial number of years to living on the planet.

However, it is sad but true the land of eternal youth is only in the dreams for the middle-class working Americans. A capitalistic economy has always been designed to benefit the wealthy, and the shield of longevity is just another spoke in the wheel of separation between the HAVES and the HAVE NOTS.

But let’s not fool ourselves, one of the great wonders of life is the ability to dream, and if we are going to dream why place limitations on dreams? In our finite and physical place on the planet, at least, we can dream of a world where things are the way they should be. 

We can argue with FATHER TIME, but at this period in history, time is not for sale.  But wouldn’t it be great if one day that futuristic dream did come true and longevity could be purchased? Let’s not forget that with the human brain the possibilities are limitless and things that seem impossible can become possible. 

Man has already reached intellectual heights that are beyond our wildest dreams, and there is no reason to doubt that those extreme inventions will not continue. Man has already added 3 to 5 years to life expectancy, and to add another 20 may come quicker than we think. But in so doing we must remember the price tag, and know that in the hands of the present day pharmaceuticals, it will be out of reach for the average working-class Americans.      

Sunday, March 3, 2019



I watched the TV version of what was called the Oversight Committee Members questioning Michael Cohen. As I watched I couldn’t help but think how disappointed God must be with his creation. If Jesus can remember any of his human characteristics, he must be stomping mad with the actions of the earthly creatures that carry his name. This was the most pathetic example of humanity that I have ever witnessed, and if this is what humanity has become then COUNT ME OUT.

I firmly agree with Rep. Elijah Cummings, WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS.  If this is the end result of money and power, then please place me on an island with the likes of John the Apostle, and allow me to end my earthly existence wrapped in the tube of glory, which is man’s modern invention of longevity.

If this is humanity then I am ashamed to be a human. I am an American citizen, a proud, gay, man, born and raised in the southland of the USA.  I have been directly exposed to prejudice, and I have lived with the fear of expression. It took me a while to find my place in the sun, but I found it! I have found the true meaning of freedom and there is nothing in this world that can replace it. I have found a place where threats cannot prevent me from expressing my opinion. I have found a place where the possibility of losing my job cannot prevent me from telling the truth. I have been placed here for a purpose, and I plan to fulfill that purpose.

I thank my Deity for leading me to a place where I am not judged by the nature of my sexuality, but by the character of the person that I am. I refuse to take part in a world filled with hatred, prejudice and bigotry, and I gladly join with Maya Angelou, to say, I rise, I rise, and Still I Rise.  

Maya Angelou
(with additions)

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise?
That I’ll dance like I’ve got diamonds,
when I meet HIM in the skies.