Archive for January, 2017


The terrorist attacks in predominantly-Christian countries are horrible.

But so are the terrorist attacks in predominantly-Muslim countries.

The majority of ISIS’s victims, al-Qaeda’s victims, and Boko Haram’s victims are Muslim.

The majority of victims of the Assad regime in Syria are Muslim.

For every Christian killed by a terrorist group claiming to represent Islam or a militaristic regime claiming to represent Islam, at least a thousand Muslims are killed by a terrorist group claiming to represent Islam or a militaristic regime claiming to represent Islam.

President Trump: Criminal gangs like ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram (and criminal regimes like that of Bashar al-Assad) represent Islam as much as you represent Christianity! 


“…You know, I’m automatically attracted to gullible–I just start manipulating them.  It’s like a magnet.  Just manipulate.  I don’t even wait.  And when you’re a politician, they let you do it.  You can do anything.”

“…Grab ’em by the balls.  You can do anything…”

Not Just Trump


Today, Donald J. Trump will become President of the United States.

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election for many reasons–but poll after poll revealed why his followers followed him so fervently–and voted for him so religiously–he told it like it was.

Donald Trump won on his candor more than anything else.

Now I’m going to be candid with you–you can take my candor or leave it.

Those who voted for Donald Trump in the Republican primaries are only partially to blame for his upcoming presidential term.

Many of them have told me everything will be fine once he’s inaugurated–that he’ll save America.  I heard the same thing about Barack Obama–that he would save America.  And I was among the naive Americans who honestly believed George W. Bush would save America.  And certainly countless Americans really believed Bill Clinton would save America–and George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter, etc.

Understand–no U.S. president can save America, even if he wants to save America.  Our governmental system is not set up that way.

Even H. Ross Perot–for whom I voted, and countless Americans foolishly did not–could not have saved America without the help of all Americans.

Only a dictator can save a country–and even the most powerful dictator cannot save it in every way, for everyone.  Just ask the Cuban refugees in the United States–or the people of Taiwan.

Trump supporters just don’t want to take any personal responsibility for their country–they’d rather leave everything to President Trump, who they believe will fix everything.  They’re just like Obama supporters were–and Bush supporters, etc.  And they’re just like Hillary Clinton supporters would be, if she were going to take office as president today.

And the most die-hard Trump supporters will blame Congress when President Trump is not able to fix everything–just as the most die-hard Obama supporters did, when Obama wasn’t able to fix everything.

Very few of them will ever ask themselves if they could have done anything to help President Trump fix anything.

The majority of Americans–having voted for someone other than Trump in the Republican primaries, or having voted for anyone in the Democratic primaries, or having not been allowed to vote at all in either primary because they were (as I was, and am) independent voters–will not be celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration.

We’ll just be simultaneously amused and frightened.

President Trump will almost certainly be the most entertaining president in U.S. history–giving us more laughs than any president before him.  And as long as his antics don’t really hurt anyone (as long as he doesn’t directly or indirectly start a nuclear war, or the equivalent in deadliness) we’ll be laughing more than crying.

But many of us–thousands of us, at least–will be protesting something over which they have no control at all.  Yes, thousands of us will be futilely shouting obscenities at Trump as he takes office today–and committing countless other juvenile, pointless, totally ineffective acts–like glitterbombing.

And it’s those I’d like to candidly address most.

Instead of doing something stupid and destructive, why don’t you do something smart and constructive–like register to vote for the first time as an independent, or change your voting registration from Democrat or Republican to Independent?

If your local supervisor-of-election’s office is closed today, you can probably do this online–or you can wait until it reopens Monday.

If you’re not already registered as an independent voter–registering Independent is the best thing you can do to show your dissatisfaction with President Trump in the most constructive way.

If you’re a Republican voter, you can validly blame the Republican Party for Donald Trump’s presidential victory.  And if you’re a Democratic voter, you can even more validly blame the Democratic Party for Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

But most of all you can blame yourself–for being so mindlessly devoted to either the Democratic or Republican Party.

And once you’ve finished blaming yourself, you can get up and do something about it–you can join us independent voters.

You didn’t know we independent voters were prohibited by law to vote in the Democratic or Republican primaries in most U.S. states.  Or if you did know, you didn’t care, did you?

Well, once you join us independent voters–and face the same discrimination we face every election year–you’ll care.  And then you can help us stop this discrimination that is practiced by both the Democratic and Republican Parties through state Democratic and Republican politicians.

And even more valuable–you’ll have something of which you can truly be proud.

Are you unhappy that Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated President of the United States today?  Then join us–the independent voters of America.

Are you dissatisfied, or maybe even disgusted, with the political party that has betrayed your interests–be it Democratic or Republican?  Then join us–the independent voters of America.

And help us make America greater than ever.


In the Dishonorable Nikki R. Haley’s confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations yesterday, she was not asked one question by anyone regarding just what she did in July, 2015–and why she did it.


Nikki Haley does not deserve to be rewarded for exploiting a mass murder.

She does not deserve to be awarded the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations–a position requiring the highest standard of ethics–without having to answer a single question regarding her questionable ethics, as demonstrated in July, 2015.


“Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can’t help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East.”

John Sheehan, S.J.


On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Dylann S. Roof murdered nine people during a Bible study at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Roof posed as an innocent kid who just wanted to seek the word of God. He sat quietly for nearly 45 minutes–waiting for his victims to stand up and close their eyes in prayer.  When they did, he took a Glock .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol from his fanny pack, and began firing over seventy shots–killing nine of the twelve people there.

In the wake of that mass murder committed by Dylann Roof, Nikki R. Haley, the Republican Governor of South Carolina, did absolutely nothing to keep murderers like Roof from obtaining guns in South Carolina.   Instead, Haley simply ordered the removal of a Confederate battle flag–not from the South Carolina capitol–but from a Confederate memorial monument on the capitol grounds–to which it had been moved in 2000. And that’s all she did.

Now, President-elect Donald J. Trump has decided to reward Nikki Haley for exploiting a mass murder–by nominating her to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Nikki Haley exploited a mass murder, and began a campaign of gross infringement on our First-Amendment right to freedom of speech–carried out primarily by Republican politicians all over the Southern United States–simply to avoid any discussion of our Second-Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  It is a program of cultural genocide against the Southern American people of all races and ethnic groups–a posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America that is destructive to the United States of America.  It is still going on–and Nikki Haley started it all.

Nikki Haley’s confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T., on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Senator Marco Rubio–the Republican senator whom Governor Nikki Haley endorsed in the 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination–is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.  I sincerely hope this is just a coincidence.

If you feel as I do–that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley should not be rewarded for exploiting the mass murder committed by Dylann Roof–I ask that you contact the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and tell the committee how you feel.

Only the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has the power to deny Nikki Haley the position of Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.

Here’s the contact information:

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

423 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510-6225

Phone: (202) 224-4651

And you can get this schedule information at:

Nikki Haley didn’t murder nine people in a church.

But she might as well have.


A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs 12:10


“…You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful–I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet.  Just kiss.  I don’t even wait.  And when you’re a star, they let you do it.  You can do anything.”

“…Grab ’em by the pussy.  You can do anything…”

Donald Trump is not suitable to be President of the United States.  But this is not a reason why.  From the moment I heard the private conversation Donald Trump had with Billy Bush in 2005, I was appalled–not at Trump’s words, but at the deceitfulness of the American press, and at the hypocrisy of Republican politicians.

This private conversation was exposed for blatantly political reasons–allegedly by the same Republican politicians who chastised Trump so hypocritically.  We could be sure that Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and even Mike Pence had made very similar comments during their lives.  The fact was that no man alive had failed to engage in such “locker room talk” during his life–and no woman either.

And of course the press completely lied about the comments–stating that Trump had bragged about sexually assaulting women–when it was clear that he simply hadn’t.  In this “locker room talk”, Trump was speaking of sexual relations with women–with their consent.  That’s not sexual assault.  Furthermore, he was simply speaking the truth–the same truth that Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Jimi Hendrix had known.

When you’re a star, women will let you do just about anything–even “grab ’em by the pussy.”  Not all women–not even most women–just a lot of women.

I envy President-elect Trump–in fact, I’m jealous of him.  Everyone in the world latches on to his every tweet as if it’s the last word on everything.

I wish I were a star–I wish I were famous.

Yes, if I were famous, women would indeed let me grab their lovely pussies.

Better still, they might let me have wild, wonderful, sexual intercourse with them.

Better still, they might turn their goddamned smartphones off, and actually let me read my poetry and prose to them.

Or enlighten them on some old, forgotten subject–like history.

Or even share with them my ideas on how we could stop changing our world for the worse, and start changing our world for the better–how we could all be human again, and save humanity itself.

If only I were famous.