It must be done. For the greater good. For the future of American democracy!
American Democracy Hinges on the Only Half Measure Left. Or Right.
Citizens of the United States of America live in two nations, simultaneously side-by-side and a gazillion miles apart.
After paying attention first to the impeachment debacle in Congress, it’s become painfully clear we can’t go on this way.
Make no mistake. The American democracy the Founding Fathers envisioned, a democracy that values truth, facts and the republic’s welfare over party affiliation, is on the line. It is crumbling, being dismantled before our very eyes. If we don’t do something that previously seemed inconceivable, I fear it’s destined for an unceremonious chucking into the dustbin of history.
Continue reading “A Modest Proposal”
“All Politics is Local” – As global warming and climate change impact everything from oceans to prairies to peoples around the world, our “local” is the whole of the United States of America.
Water Wars & water wars
Disputes over water are as old as sand and… well… water, and they’re not about to dry up. Rapidly expanding and worsening effects of global warming and climate change are going to make them more intense and violent, to the point where they’ll likely be state-sponsored.
The climate crisis is affecting waterways, natural water-holding bodies, the severity of weather events and climate conditions around the world. Even as ocean levels rise, fresh water is becoming scarcer and ever more valuable to people and nations. Scientists tell us these conditions are worsening.
As they do, “water wars” changes from a mere euphemism for neighborly disagreements to “Water Wars,” armed conflicts between nations.
Continue reading “Climate Change and Impending Battles for Humanity’s Most Valuable Resource”
Trump is already impeached. Now he must be convicted. Cut and paste this letter to send to your senators. Or write your own. Either way, let them know they have a duty to protect our republic by removing the president from office.
The impeachment case is clear, logical and evidence-based. So convict President Trump.
The case against President Trump being presented in his trial in the Senate is strong. The defense isn’t just weak, it’s based on distortions of the Constitution.
Today I wrote to North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, and Sen. John Hoven, R-ND, asking them to vote to convict Trump (see below). Please feel free to cut, paste and edit the letter in any way you see fit, and follow the links at the end of the post to send a letter to your senators. It’ll cost you less than three minutes.
Continue reading “Dear Senator:”
Sen. Kevin Cramer will be a juror in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate next week. Sadly, his response to constituents regarding impeachment proceedings reveals an irresponsible – and potentially dangerous – level of dedication to his “100% with Trump” promise.
Kevin Cramer, one of North Dakota’s U.S. Senators, is sucking down the Trump Kool-Aid so fast and so completely that one has to wonder if he’s being waterboarded with the stuff. Case in point: impeachment.
Mind’s eye – Ivanka and Jared, laughing hysterically as they pour the Kool-Aid down Cramer’s smarmy gullet.
I recently contacted Cramer’s office to urge him to vote “guilty” to impeach President Trump at the end of the Senate trial. Cramer’s response was, “…I see no evidence of an impeachable offense.” Continue reading “Cramer Sucks… The Kool-Aid”
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Featured image – Huge cans of tomato sauce line the dividers between booths at Fat Lorenzo’s, Minneapolis, Minn. Best pizza on the planet.
sundown america, one-six-twenty.
two-eleven morning tehran, where
the clutter flutters, shaking down
avenues of the blood oath.
vengeance! the echoes cry
voices of thousands
ricochet stone wall to stone wall,
sleepless to sleepless, dust to dust.
their general is dead.
ours is mad.
eyes wild, master of all
self images on multiple screens.
genius! the compliment flies
inner voice of one
ricochets lobe to lobe
sleepless to sleepless, dust to dust.
eyes of millions see
– perhaps to die –
sons of a something, both,
dead bodies, dead minds, dead souls.
© 2020 Martin C. Fredricks IV
Photos by AFP