Tag Archives: Common Good

Pushing Buttons of Intellectual Property

I occasionally run across my graphics on the web, swiped without permission; sometimes even on products for sale.  I have yet to take much action, let alone sue anybody, regarding any such nominally illegal use.  Most of this is because … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

If you want to make sense of the failure of neoliberalism, as typified by Hillary Clinton, and its vomiting up of proto-fascist leaders like Donald Trump, then author and journalist Chris Hedges nails it again, in this piece, Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal … Continue reading

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POEM: A World Without Boarders

Mother earth bids us What rend must we pay For such fear in dwelling In apprehending tenets In discriminating borne Giving no quarter To mother and child And presumed fodder Taking the place Of wear every won re-sides Drawing lyin’s … Continue reading

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POEM: Can She Be Eunuch?

She stated No one else can do what I do To witch They rejoined Realing in whore Accept that you are a cog You intractable wrench Unfit for cloning round And unstranded She cut out From the puppet tier Knot … Continue reading

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POEM: A Ghastly Alchemy

For just Some Dam Weepin’s permit I protect and serve Up my enemies Like Cold Turkey Shoot Only to rifle But growing ode In a ghastly alchemy Silver bullets turning to lead Down the wrong path Instantly poisoned Hearts and … Continue reading

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POEM: Trust is the Glue

Trust is the glue Sticking me to you The favored few The spoils of many Consume mating The fool Faith and credit Of US Divining Kindly mirror Or unwelcome truth A confidence game And quiet passably Escaped convictions Sow what … Continue reading

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POEM: Model Citizen

Rowan was a model citizen One-eighth scale Painstakingly posed With animating make up Almost lifelike This short poem, “Model Citizen,” is a reflection on the life-like which should only be mistaken for life at one’s own peril — or, in … Continue reading

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POEM: Treatment…Like…Sewage

Treatment…Like…Sewage I lived in Libertarianville They said “If you want sewage treatment, Just go to some place that has it.” So I did Many don’t live there long I find discussing politics with self-professed Libertarians a vexing experience.  Typically, we … Continue reading

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POEM: Secrets Lie

Secrets lie At the heart of US The endless wore On tear Never skipping A beating As time passes US over Looking like patients ignored Collapsing under our own wait For loving our animus Is too much To bare The … Continue reading

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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: A Christian Perspective on Justice

Here is a portion of a document that I drafted a couple of years ago while I was a board member of Toledo Area Ministries (TAM).  It was never adopted in any form, but I put a lot of work … Continue reading

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What Are Conservatives Conserving?

What Exactly Are Conservatives Conserving (Earth) POLITICAL BUTTON What Exactly Are Conservatives Conserving (Earth) POLITICAL BUTTON This cool design is linked to a button, but other great Top Pun products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, caps, key chains, magnets, posters, … Continue reading

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Toledo Protests Balancing State Budget on Backs of Working People and Families

This afternoon, about three dozen people from Northwest Ohio gathered in the chambers of the Lucas County commissioners at Government Center in downtown Toledo to protest Gov. Kasich’s State of the State address which balances the state’s budget on the … Continue reading

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