Monthly Archives: August 2014

Re NYT article about Hillary’s “evolution” on gay rights.

Mark NW. Hillary is a political animal – like 98% of them on both sides of the aisle. The difference between her and just about all Republicans these days is that Hillary’s heart in the mix of her machinations. She … Continue reading

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The little girl with the assault-rifle on the firing-range and her dead instructor.

Markk  Few eyes of reactionary gun-enthusiasts will be opened by the hideous image of that little girl being coached to fire a weapon seconds before inevitable lethal mishap took place.  The carelessness and stupidity of putting a gun in the … Continue reading

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….The nobility of good policework

Markk                 I had a face-book dialogue with a cousin living in Calif who has been a police officer for 20 years.  He described Michael Brown as a “criminal thug”, likened the boy … Continue reading

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The Right’s refusal to vote on immigration reform.

Markk Mass deportations. Sound familiar? Nazi Germany. The sound of Tea Party people licking their chops to displace millions of people is in  bloodthirsty radiance. This has nothing to do with illegals “breaking our laws”. The core of the Right’s … Continue reading

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The death of Robin Williams.

Markk Humor is the flip-side of sorrow. Robin Williams’ genius was in projecting a sadness and vulnerability his funniness was conquering.  He had no target other than himself.                Robin was not aloof from the laughter he created; he was … Continue reading

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Response to advocacy of evidence-based sentencing, which includes family history – thereby penalizing the poor.

Markk The American criminal-justice prison system is now – like health care and the military – a corporate cash cow.  Period.  Humanity and sanity would be to apply a portion of what is spent on locking people up to instead … Continue reading

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