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retired educator who grew up in the southern bible belt, but row totally rejects that biased culture. Profoundly influenced by several years in Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War. As I believe in a multidimensional approach to issues in grad school, I did some work in political science, intellectual history, sociology, social psychology, human development, human cognition and learning, and philosophy.

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So, will Bill Barr Eventually be Charged With Perjury? [alternet.org]
wordywalt comments on Jul 28, 2020:
Probably not. He is too slippery and too adept at hiding clear evidence.
"It's Trump's Virus Now" America or Trump [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 28, 2020:
The Lincoln Project's work is so good that we Democrats almost do not need much of a campaign. Keep on hitting him squarely in the political gonads!!
The outgoing French ambassador to the U.
wordywalt comments on Jul 28, 2020:
An accurate perception.
A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 28, 2020:
It is more simple than that. To me, the only logical basis for an ethical system is the need to treat all others and our environment with full dignity and respect.
Trump will not visit Capitol to pay respects to civil rights icon John Lewis | TheHill
wordywalt comments on Jul 27, 2020:
I am glad that Trump makes clear his utter disregard for people of dolor -- so that no one can be fooled on this issue.
I’m a gun aficionado, and I sometimes post pictures on Facebook of my target after I’ve shot ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 27, 2020:
I understand the strangely satisfying sound of the echoing "ka - o-ow" from a rifle fired in open space. I also understand the feeling of macho power one gets from firing a BAR or machine gun. Butn I also decided long ago that neither was worth the possible destruction caused by people in the civilian population owning and firing automatic weapons, pistols, and all assault weapons. I choose to forgo those questionable pleasures.
Anti tRump ad that is no longer funny. [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 27, 2020:
Nothing that the idiot Trump says or does is ever funny.
Gone With the Wind star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104 | EW.com
wordywalt comments on Jul 26, 2020:
Since she was from a generation before me -- and I am 83 -- I had assumed that she had died long ago.
Does donald trump Want Maxwell To Keep Quiet?
wordywalt comments on Jul 26, 2020:
Keep at it, Lincoln Project. The idiot is wincing in pain and bleeding votes.
"Belief is the death of intelligence" - Robert Anton Wilson
wordywalt comments on Jul 25, 2020:
A person with no beliefs is adrift in a world of chaos. The important thing is to remain open to new and more valid information.
Local stations across the country set to air Fauci conspiracy theory over the weekend - CNN
wordywalt comments on Jul 25, 2020:
No radio station with any integrity would do so.
Ex-DHS chief Nielsen claims 'there was no policy to separate families,' despite presiding over it
wordywalt comments on Jul 24, 2020:
I do not believe her.
Failure - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Jul 24, 2020:
I hope that Biden brings people from the Lincoln Project into his administration. That could be very useful in forcing some of today's gutless Republican politicians to straighten up and fly right.
Despite judge's order, migrant children remain detained amid COVID outbreak
wordywalt comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Under Barr, anything goes.
Steven Miller's Grandmother Dies of Covid After Effects, and the W.H. Lies! [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 24, 2020:
The entire Trump cabal has no honor, no morality, no dignity, no regard for people.
Kansas school board blocks governor's order to delay start of schools
wordywalt comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Back in h 1980s when I lived in Kansas, the state and most of its people were somewhat conservative, but truly interested in the quality of their schools. Now, with the irrational right dominating the state's politics for he past 20 years, that is no longer the case. It iis truly a shame.
Video Of AOC On Yoho's Insults: 'I Could Not Allow That To Stand' : NPR
wordywalt comments on Jul 23, 2020:
As a Florida resident, I am truly ashamed that people like Yoho, Rick Scott, Rubio, and others of their Republican ilk have been chosen to represent us. They certainly do not represent me. Morally bankrupt Republicans have ruled Florida for way too damned long. That must change -- NO!.
Bill Nye Says ‘We’re All One Species’ As He Simplifies Race In Viral Video | ETCanada.com
wordywalt comments on Jul 23, 2020:
The sooner that we can destroy the pernicious myth of race, the better off we humans will be.
This is What He's Alway's All Been About, Hiding from His Own Truth!: [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 23, 2020:
She is right! He uses his aggressiveness to hide his fear of being shown to be the inferior person that he is.
My favorite writers from first reading library books on my own were Antoine De St Exupery (The ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 22, 2020:
Poe was a skillful writer who probed into the dark recesses of the human mind. I enjoyed his work, as well. I also enjoyed how skillfully Hermann Hesse probed the human psyche. Someone else who does it well, in a different context is John La Carre.
Trump left the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the Paris Agreement, the Transpacific ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 22, 2020:
The idiot is deliberately tearing the world apart.
My comfort in Absurdism I used to be religious.
wordywalt comments on Jul 22, 2020:
I found existentialism to be productive.
The Lincoln Project is out with a stark new ad on Portland, Trump's 'shadowy' thugs, and your city
wordywalt comments on Jul 20, 2020:
Highly effective -- and true. If we Democrats win in November, we will owe a debt of real gratitude to the Lincoln project.
New Jersey federal judge's son killed, husband critical after being shot at home
wordywalt comments on Jul 20, 2020:
What in the hell is going on? Is this a riled up Trumpster who did it?
Crackdown in Portland – BillMoyers.com
wordywalt comments on Jul 20, 2020:
Infuriating!
Portland protests: Navy veteran speaks out after video of federal officers beating him goes viral | ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 20, 2020:
The person who gave the order for the force to be involved should be indicted. The entire action was unconstitutional!!!
I worry this idiot will never be gone. [theintercept.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 20, 2020:
So do I. So do all thinking, moral, and patriotic people.
This very sweet, little fellow belonged to my neighbor a couple of years ago.
wordywalt comments on Jul 19, 2020:
I had a similar storY. About 20 years ago we had a young, mature black cat coming around our house. My wife was scaring him away, as we already had three cats. But he was being almost daily pummeled by another stray cat. After a while, he was injured, weak, and skinny.I tried to pet him, but could not get near him.When I saw him, I put out a bowl of food, and sat down on the ground some distance away. Each day, I repeated the routine, but was moving closer to him daily. After a couple of weeks, I I sat down close enough that I could reach out and pet him. When I was able to pet him, he accepted him, but bit me on the hand several times, as though he was testing me to see if I would hit him, and I did not. I put a bed for him in the garage so that he could have safety from the other cat during the night, and let him out in the day time The other cat hurt him badly , and he let us take him to the vet. For a while, I would sit in he garage and try to coax him to come over and sit in my lap. After a number of days,he finally did. From then on, he was my little best buddy. As he got friendly, as the other attacking cat was frequently around, I persuaded my wife to let the little guy in the house. After a few days all of the cats got used to each other and he became a house cat. My wife named him "Spirit." Spirit became the best cat I have ever had. When I would sit back in my recliner, he would sit on my chest, so that we were face to face, Or, he would cuddle up in my lap with his front paws wrapped around my arm, and his hear on my arm and go to sleep, When he was still young, we would let him out frequently and when I was concerned that he might be straying too far, I would call him, SPIR-'IT!" He would comeback at a full gallop. With Spit in the house, I did not need an alarm clock in the morning: Every morning, Spirit would hop up on the bed at about 5 AM and tap me on the cheek, wanting to be fed. Every year or two, he would still bite me on the hand for no reason, as thought he had to test to make sure that I would not hit him. Spirit lived to around the age of 19. I buried him in my vegetable garden. I still miss him.
GERMANY’S LEADING NEWSWEEKLY DECRIES TRUMP’S INCENDIARY APPROACH "The cover illustration ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 19, 2020:
The caption at the bottom means :the fire-devil."
Florida Virus ‘Out of Control,’ Los Angeles Is on the Brink
wordywalt comments on Jul 19, 2020:
DiSantis is almost guaranteeing that he is a one tgerm governor -- simply through his Trumpoian incompetence.
Republicans are being eaten from within by the QAnon cult, and no one can stop it.
wordywalt comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Who is the Florida candidate?
This hadith is a complete package for women:- 1.
wordywalt comments on Jul 18, 2020:
There are both pentacostal and evalgelical Christians who believe the same things.
Republicans are being eaten from within by the QAnon cult, and no one can stop it.
wordywalt comments on Jul 18, 2020:
These are vicious demagogues, and every last one of them must be exposed.
The Lincoln Project doesn't disappoint with this one! (Sad as it is.) The Wall [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Jul 18, 2020:
Trump is doubled over with pain from that one. *"It hit him squarely where it hurts!!!"
Some Good News, But, Will They Abide? [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 18, 2020:
Someone must have altered your post. I doubt that you see Lewis's death as good news.
‘He’s a coward’: MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch predicts Trump will quit to avoid ‘stunning loss’...
wordywalt comments on Jul 18, 2020:
I do not see that happening. He will lose to Biden, then proclaim conspiracies against him for the rest of his damnable life.
An idea for your consideration.
wordywalt comments on Jul 18, 2020:
Ain't gonna happen.
Portland Mayor Says Feds Snatching Protestors Right Off the Streets Protesters say federal law ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 18, 2020:
Bodes tyrannmy.
The best political ad ever made. - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Jul 16, 2020:
A Republican saying it all about the idiot Trump.
Christian Activist: Women’s Right To Vote ‘Product Of Soviet Bolshevik Revolution’ | Michael ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 16, 2020:
These idiots just keep crawling out of manure piles.
LOLOLOL!!!! Another Lincoln Project.
wordywalt comments on Jul 16, 2020:
Damn, they put out really GREAT ads! Pour it on!!
And It Starts: [truthout.org]
wordywalt comments on Jul 16, 2020:
It will take several years to get federal agencies back to a high functioning level after the destruction by the idiot Trump.
Was outside with the Bruiser-dude this morning.
wordywalt comments on Jul 16, 2020:
We have one in our back yard, too. Its blossoms are white. We love it.
I know there have been a lot of them, but the stupidest thing I have have heard him say lately is ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 16, 2020:
That is a bald=faced lie. The pandemic was not going in America when they were in office. Obama and Biden did not stop anything in reference to the pandemic.
Floyd video: Gun pulled without explanation - StarTribune.com
wordywalt comments on Jul 15, 2020:
Despicable conduct.
Trump Unwinding? [alternet.org]
wordywalt comments on Jul 15, 2020:
Yes, he certainly is. Pour on the heat and pressure. He will go bonkers.
U.S.S. Trumpshit, and its Band of Rats: [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 14, 2020:
I'll believe it when I see it.
The administration orders hospitals to bypass the C.
wordywalt comments on Jul 14, 2020:
Absurd. His order is to be ignored, as it has no basis or merit.
Trump's bizarre COVID-19 claim: 'Biden and Obama stopped their testing'
wordywalt comments on Jul 14, 2020:
He is becoming so obviously demented that anyone has to see it. His behavior is getting so bad that it is earning more votes for Biden than anything else.
I now get opioid addiction.
wordywalt comments on Jul 14, 2020:
I know what you mean. Years ago, I was surf fishing and stepped on a catfish someone had thrown away on the beach. The fin went all the way through my shoe and foot and broke off. The trauma and the bacteria, slime from the fish caused a great deal of pain. My buddies took me to the emergency room. There they extracted the fin and gave me a shot of morphine. It didn't really stop the pain, but left me floating a cloud and thinking: "Gee, my foot hurts. Isn't that funny!" The pain simply did not matter.
Donald Trump Jr’s new anti-Biden book misplaces apostrophe in title | Books | The Guardian
wordywalt comments on Jul 13, 2020:
That is only one of the thousands of inaccuracies in the book One cannot expect truth from any of the Trumps.
[facebook.com] The most racist thing I've ever seen from the alt right...
wordywalt comments on Jul 13, 2020:
Spencer is a bigoted reactionary demagogue who denies truth.
The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic - The Atlantic
wordywalt comments on Jul 13, 2020:
If you have not read Festringer's book, WHEN PROPHESY FAILS, you should. Festinger was brilliant.
Betsy DeVos struggles to defend school re-opening gambit
wordywalt comments on Jul 13, 2020:
Everything this woman says and does offends me.
A Presidency At Death’s Door | The Lincoln Project
wordywalt comments on Jul 12, 2020:
Keep hitting the idiot until he crumbles and falls.
I would be bowled over unconcious to hear De Vos talk about how important it is for kids to be in ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 12, 2020:
Very accurate. What most of the public does not realize that in the 1980s there were a strong movement in American public education focused on improvement of teaching, learning, and leadership based on solid research, and money was being spent on the effort. Under the Republicans, the money for research has dried up, the school improvement efforts are long forgotten, and Republican legislatures have decimated overall funds for public education. It is long clear that Republicans do not give a damn about public education. Indeed, it appears that what Republicans want is a poorly education public that they can manipulate.
Lowish or what?
wordywalt comments on Jul 12, 2020:
Be careful, Petter. I have had several outs of low blood pressure lately. My bouts make me feel weak, and dizzy, along with a louts of sense of balance. One night last October, I got up to go to the bathroom, and passed out, falling backward, full length, injuring my left elbow when I hit the floor. I could have hit my head very hard. As a consequence, I check my blood pressure every morning and vary my blood pressure medication according to the reading. That has helped.
Knee Restraint Yesterday Allentown PA near Philadelphia
wordywalt comments on Jul 12, 2020:
We definely need legislation making such moves criminal.
They've Been working Long and Hard to Get to this Point: [alternet.org]
wordywalt comments on Jul 12, 2020:
The idot Trump surrounds himself with toadies of a similar mind.
Electrical storms are my favorite kind to watch and we're getting a really good one right now.
wordywalt comments on Jul 12, 2020:
I have never liked lightning storms. Watching a tropical storm from the safety of a well-built home away from any body of water is a different story.
Have you seen the tp with Trump, his lips puckered for a kiss?
wordywalt comments on Jul 12, 2020:
Indeed, it has the same ugly pucker as an anus.
You'd think it would be a homeless schizophrenic smelling of cheap wine and urine.
wordywalt comments on Jul 11, 2020:
Yeah. Anyone with any sense would avoid that sicker like the plague, unless he or she thought that hr or she could profit by tagging along his coattails.
The Lincoln Project.
wordywalt comments on Jul 11, 2020:
Hitting them hard in the scrotum.
Bye Now! [alternet.org]
wordywalt comments on Jul 11, 2020:
Yeah!! So long, sucker!
US Army investigating how 'MAGA' was described as form of 'covert white supremacy' in handout - ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 10, 2020:
So, the Army is investigating be4cause of the writing in a pamphlet that spoke the truth?
This came in the mail today.
wordywalt comments on Jul 10, 2020:
Trump and the Republicans are corrupt to their cores.
Yes, you can wear a mask while exercising
wordywalt comments on Jul 10, 2020:
It is not easy for a person with COPD and/or decreasing heart strength.
Your Boss Can Now Search Your Car | ucomm blog
wordywalt comments on Jul 10, 2020:
Goes way too far. The employer could use such searches simply to find personal information which might be embarrassing , and either threaten the employee with revealing it, or even spread the information around the workplace.
Trump's Fortune Could Be In Jeopardy With Supreme Court Decision : NPR
wordywalt comments on Jul 9, 2020:
Let's hope that it is in deep, deep trouble.
I think Terry Southern is writing the script for reality these days, from his grave .
wordywalt comments on Jul 9, 2020:
I had not realized how characterless Carlson really is. It is easy to tell tat he is a vain demagogue, but this?
Some Teachers Are Retiring Because of Coronavirus Concerns | Time
wordywalt comments on Jul 9, 2020:
Not surprising.
CDC director says no revised school guidelines despite Trump's push - CNNPolitics
wordywalt comments on Jul 9, 2020:
Needed truthfulness and courage.
They chose Trump Never Forget Their Names And Never Ever Trust Them Again [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 9, 2020:
Vote every damned one of them out!!!
No I didn't. Thanks to trump I should start a church.
wordywalt comments on Jul 8, 2020:
Unconstitutional.
Trump Orders the CDC to Change Its School Guidance – Mother Jones
wordywalt comments on Jul 8, 2020:
What an uncaring, morally bankrupt cretin!!!
Trump wants to cut Federal funding if schools if they don't reopen. Didn't we just go through this?
wordywalt comments on Jul 8, 2020:
He can't do it. Let the idiot try! He will be disgraced.
Lt. Col. Vindman, Witness In Trump Impeachment, Is Retiring From Military : NPR
wordywalt comments on Jul 8, 2020:
It is despicable what the idiot Trump did to ruin Windman's career.
The Gospel According to Mary: [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 8, 2020:
About what I would expect from that family.
Does trump sign these too?
wordywalt comments on Jul 8, 2020:
Donald takes care of his own in the culture of greed.
[rawstory.
wordywalt comments on Jul 7, 2020:
I would also lay odds that he also hired others to write papers for him in courses.
37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus
wordywalt comments on Jul 7, 2020:
Good info.
I'm 69 years old and I have never seen the country so screwed up.
wordywalt comments on Jul 7, 2020:
Thank the blending of three malevolent trends in today's Republican party. First is the intrusion of the culture of greed and corruption into Republican politics at all levels. Second is the focus of today's Republican party, as a whole, on the three "p's" -- protecting unearned PRIVILEGE, gaining and exercising personal and partisan POWER, and gaining PROFIT by any means. Third is an unadmitted anarchistic thrust in Republican ideology and action today. Too damned many Republicans\'s have the goals of ensuring that government does not work and of dismantling and downsizing government. . How this turns out is up to us. Many people in all sectors of American society are beginning to see what chaos the Republican Party and the idiot Trump are creating, and how toxic it is. We have a unique chance to take back the presidency, the Congress, state governorships, and state legislatures within he next two to four years and to start showing our people how government can work and what it can do if operated of, by, and for all of the American people. We must DO it, ladies and gentlemen!!!!
And the Senate Takes a Vacation? [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 6, 2020:
They should have known long before now.
'You sure you're going to make me wear a mask?
wordywalt comments on Jul 6, 2020:
That customer should have been arrested.
Amy Cooper, who called police on Black Central Park bird watcher, to be prosecuted, Manhattan DA ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 6, 2020:
Good. A strong message should be sent to anyone who acts in such a manner that it is going to cost them.
How Lincoln Project anti-Trump Republicans got into his head. Spoiler alert: It was easy.
wordywalt comments on Jul 6, 2020:
They are putting out great ads!!
Says a lot doesnt it
wordywalt comments on Jul 6, 2020:
Yes, he is a lazy, corrupt sociopath.
Trump decided that an abusive army officer that issued illegal orders and got a 19 year sentence ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 5, 2020:
Both the original offense and pardon are unforgivable.
Your thoughts on forgiveness?
wordywalt comments on Jul 5, 2020:
I find it difficult to forgive when a person unendingly demeans, attacks, and deliberately hurts you, knowing what effect it has on you and on the relationship itself. Mistakes, errors in judgment, or a simple occasional lapse in civil behavior I can forgive readily.
I'm told this isn't satire, but if not, it shoots way past parody into absolute lunacy!
wordywalt comments on Jul 5, 2020:
Obscene!!!
How about this as a garden statue/ornament. Your old boots can come handy once again.
wordywalt comments on Jul 5, 2020:
Creative.
'Trump Death Clock' Headed to DC on July 4th to Highlight President's Horrific Pandemic Response | ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 4, 2020:
Make him pay.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe: Here's what briefing Trump is like - CNN Video
wordywalt comments on Jul 4, 2020:
That is because Trump has little ability to connect information and ideas.
An 11-year-old boy is Florida's youngest person to die from Covid-19 complications - CNN
wordywalt comments on Jul 4, 2020:
In recent days, there has been a shift in Florida's incidence of COVID. Now around 25 percent of those coming down with it are 19 or younger.
Florida coronavirus: Anxiety over Trump's chances with senior voters increases as the virus spreads ...
wordywalt comments on Jul 3, 2020:
As things stand now, Biden will likely win Florida, as well as Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Arizona , with real chances in Georgia and Texas. Let's widen that lead. If we can keep it, Trump is jail bait.
Trump's Lawyer William Barrf got rid of the Federal Prosecutor in Washington, DC.
wordywalt comments on Jul 3, 2020:
Barr is a damnably corrupt moral idiot.
TikTok Users Encourage Leaving One Star Reviews on Trump Businesses - Second Nexus
wordywalt comments on Jul 2, 2020:
It'll drive the idiot crazy.
Trump "Reichstag Incident?" Not Implausable: [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Jul 2, 2020:
If he tries it, he will spend the rest of his life in jail.
College Kids Are Apparently Playing a Game Where They Try to Catch COVID
wordywalt comments on Jul 2, 2020:
It is hard to believe that supposedly intelligent young people can be that stupid.
Is it the end of the trail for Trump ?
wordywalt comments on Jul 2, 2020:
Let's make sure that it is.