Accountability Donald Trump

Pastor Leslie Braxton’s denunciation of Trump and his supporters

When a nation elects a man as manifestly depraved and ill suited to be president as Donald Trump it is evident of a deep moral and spiritual sickness throughout that nation. Trump did not seize the presidency by force. He did not storm the nation’s capital with a military host. No, 63+ million Americans walked […]

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How Repubs and evangelicals are smarter than Dems and progressives

Progressives and Democrats like to look down on conservatives, including evangelicals. But the facts suggest that it’s the progressives and Democrats who aren’t so smart. Trump campaigned strenuously in the swing states, unlike Hillary, who apparently thought she had a strong enough lead that she needn’t bother.  But Hillary raised far more money than Trump […]

Accountability

Suppress speech of white supremacists? Or just protest their policies?

Should progressives suppress speech of white supremacists? Or just protest their policies when they arrive? I got the email below from Northwest Accountability Project Donald, While American families are grieving and coming to terms with recent mass shootings, including the white supremacist terrorist attack in El Paso, the Freedom Foundation is doubling down on deadly […]

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Speech to Adam Smith, for the 41st LD Dems meeting in Issaquah on Feb 20, 2019

Thank you, Representative Smith, for writing your statement, for attending this meeting, and for your efforts. We are honored by your presence. The United States has killed millions of people and wasted trillions of dollars in corrupt, misbegotten, disastrous wars and proxy wars. These wars have propped up brutal regimes and have led to immense […]

Accountability

Credible allegations of cover-ups about JFK, MLK, and RFK assassinations

I eschew giving credence to far-out conspiracy theories. But given the accumulated evidence that there was a cover-up about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am sharing a link to this googledoc, which was signed by a prestigious list of professionals and celebrities, many who had first-hand knowledge of the relevant events in […]

Accountability Progressives

Looking back at Nader and Stein

In 2000, starry-eyed Nader supporters rejected ardent environmentalist Al Gore and helped elect George W Bush, the worst (or second worst) president in American history. The Nader supporters thought Gore was the “lesser-of-two-evils.” Similarly, in 2016 starry-eyed Stein supporters refused to vote for centrist Democrat Hillary Clinton. Yes, she was a neocon. But Hillary was […]

Accountability Washington State Politics

Steve and Connie Ballmer’s political contributions

I downloaded from the state Public Disclosure Commission a database listing contributions to political campaigns and initiatives. The database is for direct contributions to candidates and initiative campaigns. It excludes independent expenditures. So the data shown below are incomplete, but still, I hope, enlightening. You can see in the table below that the Ballmers donated […]