Tag Archives: Anti-war

Occupy Main Street

“ma chère penchons sur les filons géologiques  (my dear let us lean on geographical veins)” ―Aimé Césaire As February draws to a close, the long, cold winter is finally releasing it’s grasp on the sweet land of liberty. Even Punxsutawney … Continue reading

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Complications

Who holds the keys to the kingdom of blood and tears and tax deductible sweat What is the method for decoding the hidden messages that distinguish those who rule from those who are ruled When did the truth become so complicated … Continue reading

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They say it’s your birthday…

We Alone by Alice Walker We alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace. Wherever there is gold there is a chain, you know, and if your chain is gold so much the … Continue reading

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Mic check: DesertAbba

The Sad State of the Union by DesertAbba To say that our State of the Union is strong is like insisting that our marriage is strong because we’re sticking together for the kids. Most anyone can see through the facade … Continue reading

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We must still speak

Dr. King’s words are just as prescient today as they were when he first spoke them back in 1967. How many countries could take the place of Vietnam in this speech? How many more countries are yet to come?  -Jeff … Continue reading

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Are you there God? It’s me, Jeff Nguyen

Well, that didn’t take long. Now that the perennial holiday based on the birth of a certain someone’s famous son is over, we can finally get back to The Global War On Terror™. The new year came in with a … Continue reading

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The bluest persuasion

Delve in to the ruins of a once proud people and you will find tales woven in the finest silk stitched into the very fabric of their defiant being for all the world to gaze in wonderment at garments cast … Continue reading

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In gratitude

In lieu of the Jeffster Awards this week, I would like to share the five most viewed posts of 2014… 1 The state knows what you did last summer 2 Mic check: Carol A. Hand 3 A nation at-risk: American hustle 4 The … Continue reading

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Genius take the wheel

“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” -Atticus Finch As another year unwinds itself, it is a magical time for deep reflection, thoughtful self-analysis and substantive … Continue reading

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Infernal

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When … Continue reading

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