Archive for March, 2018


Sunday, March 18th, 2018

My “President” Donald Trump, Is a fascist by definition; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

“President” Trump is also relative ignorant. I’m a retired teacher who taught government and history, and he has demonstrated that he could not have passed my high school exams of essentials in government and history. This makes me very sad.

Our voters are also to a great degree ignorant, and I would blame the teachers, however even more I would blame the American news media; the news media does not compete for providing the best source of news.

Because of the lack of control of corporate America, American voters have only six corporate conglomerates that own 90% of all prime time news Media; there is no competition for providing the best source of news, and the income of newspapers and TV news comes from ads and commercials paid for by “corporate America”.

Newspapers and TV news owe their listeners and readers nothing and give them nothing but corporate America propaganda. They “control’ the news.

It is obvious, that President Trump has indicated by his actions that he believes the President should be an absolute dictator.

President Trump believe all the voters should work for him, and he does not have to do anything for the people; he considers liberal progressive working middle class and poor to be nothing but slaves to corporate America.

“President” Trump would eliminate labor unions, who are the ONLY VOICE OF AMERICAN WORKERS IN OUR ECONOMY.

And it should be obvious to all people that wealthy corporate America can produce NOTHING ITSELF! Only workers can produce services and products.

Today, 2018, is the time for working American Middle Class and Poor, stand up for their Rights. Preamble to the U.S. Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

No President has the power, ability, or know how to “make America great again or just great”.

Think about it; Trump has shown he is a White Supremacist, with a Hatred for Latinos, Africans, and people according to him, of “ass-hole” nations of the world, and compassion for no one but himself!

He has convinced me, and established a record of being a liar, a bully, and has driven a wedge between America and our allies, and done everything to create a war. He wants military parades of tanks, rocket launcher, rockets, and himself as a great military genius!

“President” Trump has no concept of compassion for the people, any People!


Saturday, March 17th, 2018

As an adolescent young man, friends and I used to go the old, now gone, St. Nickolas Hotel, fancy Billiard Room, in Decatur Illinois where I grew up; we were the only “kids” I ever saw there, everyone else was olllld!

But we were pretty good pool players, sometimes shot billiards instead of shooting pool, and we were serious about it, and well behaved.

It seems like I always saw all the old farts, out of the corner of my eye, studying us carefully for something to complain about?

We were in there often, and after a while they got to know us but never spoke to us. Personally, I felt we were accepted by many of them and were considered by them to be different from “most other kids”!

When I was a kid, kids were considered “dumb ass kids” by most adults! And, I remember feeling somewhat proud of myself to be “accepted” by the St. Nick Billiard Room clientele; in those days, “Pool Rooms” were not even considered a proper place for kids, and I thought it was rather unique for me to feel more comfortable with adult clientele of the St. Nick Billiard Room than adults in an ice cream parlor.

Over the years, I’ve thought about this a lot since then and now I’m 87 years old, and I want to tell others, especially young people of my experience.

I’ve always said, I got to be 17 years old and never got any older. After college, I became a school teacher for that reason, and always felt more comfortable with adolescents than adults; I think I was satisfied at least, that I succeeded in my public school teaching job because I always considered myself an equal to the students.

Further, I always said, punishment has no place in a school room! School if for learning.

And, I considered then and now that kids have all the brains they will ever have, and some are more intelligent than me and some are not as intelligent as me.

Adults always think they have had more experience than adolescents, which makes adults superior, but I have to remind adults that all of their experience was not GOOD EXPERIENCE, and some of adults’ experience was being an adolescent.

Anyway, the old St. NicK Hotel was considered a hallowed place to me, then and now, for reasons I stated. And, now it’s gone and I wanted to tell everyone all about what it meant for me!


Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Today, I was extremely upset with two news stories, regarding America’s questionable “President”, Donald Trump. Let me say that I do not “hate” Donald Trump, Billy Graham, or Hope Hicks, but I certainly have concerns about all three and their place in history. Why? Because I am a scholar, a retired public school teacher of government and American History, I treasure American democracy, and I am a patriot.

My concern is about Hope Hicks testimony to Congress under oath.

“During closed-door testimony that stretched roughly nine hours Tuesday, White House communications director Hope Hicks was pressed about whether she had ever lied for President Donald Trump — and acknowledged she has had to tell what amounted to white lies, according to a source with direct knowledge of her testimony.


“But Hicks argued that she hasn’t had to lie about substantive issues for Trump, the source said.”

I cannot accept a Federal Employee with no legal basis for refusing to answer questions of Congress, not cooperating with Congress; I personally served in the military, and later worked as a civilian for the Department of the Army, I had top secret clearance, and assumed I had a loyalty to all of the People of America, represented by Congress, and a necessity to speak truthfully to Congress.

So I recognize that my personal opinion is that Hope Hicks is a very beautiful female, a former Ralph Laurent model, and has no particular training or experience for her job as communications director for President Trump.


Based on information we have about President Trump and attractive women, my first question to Hicks would be, “Has the President of the United States of America, being “an important and wealthy man”, ever grab you by your “pussy”?

Today, Hope Hicks, resigned as “President” Trumps “communication director”!

As for Billy Graham, I personally have no objections to him as a man of the cloth, who advised President’s regardless of the Presidents religion.


However, I do object to Graham’s son, Franklin Graham III as well as President Trump’s equally hateful rhetoric toward all People of the Muslim Faith, including those American Muslims who faithful serve in U.S. Military service and our Muslim member of Congress. I believe in First Amendment freedom of religion, AND I believe in First Amendment freedom FROM religious persecution. In my estimation, Franklin Graham III and President Trump are both guilty of persecution of all Muslims including several million Muslim citizens of the United States of America.

Billy Graham died, and is deserving of praise for serving American Presidents regardless of the President’s religious beliefs, of both political parties; however, Billy Graham had never served in the U.S. Military Service.

To his credit, Billy Graham wanted to serve as a military chaplain in WWII, but poor health prevented him from serving. And, Graham traveled to the troops of WWII at times as a “voluntary chaplain”. He deserves praise. However, does he qualify for lying in State in Congressional chambers, and a military funeral service, with President Trump the “Muslim Persecutor” preaching a “Christian” sermon relating to a “Christian God”!

Do the several million American Muslims, who have proved to be very good American citizens, serving in the U.S. Military, and serving in Congress, deserve to be persecuted by “President” Trump and the very reverend “Christian”, extremist Franklyn Graham.

Obviously, to me at least, if Billie Graham had been a Muslim, and a voluntary “Muslim chaplain”, would Billie Graham be given U.S. military honors?

Personally, I am very concerned about what is happening to my American democracy. President trump has proven to be a “fascist” President by definition; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

So it is that I am shamed by my beloved America, too often, in these recent events!