For many of us, loyalty is an important personal value. What’s the evidence of Mr. Trump’s loyalty? He isn’t simply on his third wife; he openly bragged to a New York City tabloid about the great sex he was having with another woman while he was married to one of his early wives. Even more… Read More Trump: Loyalty?
In a speech to one of his adoring crowds, this time in February in South Carolina, Trump repeated his claim that our USA should “go much further” than waterboarding suspected terrorists. Torturing suspects is not enough. Trump spoke glowingly of an American general having his soldiers dip bullets in pig blood and shooting dead 49 of 50 Filipino Muslim prisoners.… Read More Trump for Torture and Murder
In this moon of popping trees, my hiking partner Lobo is just not himself. The beautiful Husky gal he loves, Blue, is terrible sick, maybe dying.… Read More Poem: “In this moon of popping trees”
Very few Americans realize that some very important legal protections for citizens are being slashed by the five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that were appointed by Republican presidents. They have become the clear champions of the mega-corporations that have been gaining more and more power over our lives.… Read More A Cancer On Our Legal System
Nephew Ben and his wife Christy are heading to their Nevada caucus in a few days, and Ben asked why I was supporting Bernie Sanders. It’s a combination of electability and policy issues… Read More Bernie Vs. Hillary
Part of me is reveling in this soft, beautiful snow coming down today, especially with the kids, grandkids, my mom and Janine’s dad with us around the fire for Christmas these last two days. But part of me fears for so many who are unjustly dying and suffering, and fears the growing acceptance of murder and torture by too many in this society.… Read More Inaugurating Small Town Blue (Final “Let’s Have At It” Column)
By Brian Wojtalewicz. Originally published in The Appleton Press on October 19, 2004. In the lead up to the Iraq War, we had some clear statements from President Bush and his appointees. On August 26, 2002, V.P. Dick Cheney told Americans: “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.”… Read More Firing a Government Employee