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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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Letters From An American 02/18/2021
wordywalt comments on Feb 19, 2021:
Every such los on the right is our gain.
HOW WE WASTE TAXPAYER DOLLARS Workers use PPE if employers give it to them, CDC study finds ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 18, 2021:
An absurd post.
Florida governor Ron Desantis is once again showing how hyper partisan he is.
wordywalt comments on Feb 18, 2021:
Par for the course with DeSantis. Typical for a Trump wannabe.
Tucker Carlson Cackles As He Concocts Bonkers New Biden Conspiracy Theory | HuffPost
wordywalt comments on Feb 17, 2021:
What is he trying to do? To become the new Limbaugh?
I live near Dallas, Texas.
wordywalt comments on Feb 17, 2021:
To be expected ffom those lying ideologues.
Conservatives Are Seriously Accusing Wind Turbines of Killing People in the Texas Blackouts ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 17, 2021:
They will do and say anything to avoid responsibility.
Socialism; That's where they take all your stuff and make you wear their clothes.
wordywalt comments on Feb 17, 2021:
What idiotic, ignorant hogwash!!!!
Biden says shots available for all by end July [asiatimes.]
wordywalt comments on Feb 17, 2021:
I believe him! That is so different from the situation when the idiot Trump was in office.
Does teaching "white guilt" also cultivate a "white pride" backlash?
wordywalt comments on Feb 17, 2021:
Yes it will provoke a "white pride" backlash among white racists, and among white people who are uncomfortable in admitting that much institutional racism remains. But, large numbers of us have been willing to face reality for a long time.
Yall in for a rude awakening
wordywalt comments on Feb 16, 2021:
Continued exhibitions of mindless stupidity.
Government teaming up with businesses is the greatest evil [childrenshealthdefense.org]
wordywalt comments on Feb 16, 2021:
Typical twisted, unfounded, and sometimes outright lying posts from this person. I have yet to see a single accurate post from this person.
US Capitol riot: House Democrat sues Donald Trump under post-Civil War era law for conspiracy to ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 16, 2021:
Pile it on, hard and heavy!!!!!
McConnell and.... [alternet.org]
wordywalt comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Sock it to 'im. He deserves every bit of and a lot more.
Could we really know everything about reality, someday?
wordywalt comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Not with absolute certainty.
Marjorie Taylor Green 'openly cheated on her husband with men at her gym' - The Florida Post
wordywalt comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Not surprising. She obviously has no moral compass.
Trump Looks To Reassert Himself After Impeachment Acquittal | HuffPost
wordywalt comments on Feb 15, 2021:
This time it will NOT work!
Increase your market value, minumum wage is a crock [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Feb 15, 2021:
I have yet to see a post of yours that is NOT a crock!
Assuming life exists throughout the universe, may we reasonably assume that Survival of the Fittest ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Depending on what one means by "survival of th fittest." That does not mean just the strongest and most vicious. Social skills and tendencies, as well as intelligence, also aid survival.
A Bible Thumper told me that “Covid has been around for thousands of years - the is using it as an...
wordywalt comments on Feb 15, 2021:
If more of them think like that, there will be fewer of them around.
We have a crazy weather, Austin is in state of emergency.
wordywalt comments on Feb 14, 2021:
At this time of year, I am glad that I live in Tampa Florida. My spring garden is in the ground, and looks great. The highs in the next few days will be in the high 70s and low 80s.
News Flash: Donald Trump is not going away and, with his acquittal, the second Civil War has ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 14, 2021:
It started before January 6th, and the traitors lost he first battle and are in a serious retreat. . If we sand up as we should, there is no way they can win.
I can't imagine that anyone can believe that Trump wrote this email. [bostonherald.com]
wordywalt comments on Feb 14, 2021:
You are correct. There is no way in hell that Trump wrote that.
‘It just symbolizes everything’: Bidens bring presidential PDA back to the White House - ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 14, 2021:
It is becuse the Bidens are genuine people, not false personae.
Am I the only one who was disappointed by the impeachment?
wordywalt comments on Feb 13, 2021:
I disagree strongly. The case managers did their job. But, with Republican cowardice and corruption, the outcome was preordained.
There are a few good things that came out of the impeachment trial.
wordywalt comments on Feb 13, 2021:
And, Trump's finances seem to be in terrible shape.
By my calculations, when you take the unrepresented US citizens of DC and Puerto Rico into account, ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 13, 2021:
I would favor a constitutional amendment giving high population states three senators, instead of two. Even with that, small population states would be over-represented.
US Politics - I am wondering about the claim that if a Republican goes against the establishment...
wordywalt comments on Feb 13, 2021:
I hope that the tide is turning in the Republican party to return it to the status of the party of Lincoln. It would make our country a much better .
“In Science We Trust” Billboard in Wisconsin Features Darwin with a Face Mask | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 13, 2021:
That is intelligent humor!
For one week, I have watched these videos from Germany, The NordStory.
wordywalt comments on Feb 13, 2021:
Ich wohnte in erlin binahe sechig Jqhren verher. Diese Erfarung veranderte meine ganzes Leben, unddie Erinergen sindso klar and warm.
I think not removing Trump will backfire.
wordywalt comments on Feb 13, 2021:
For the Republican party, it will certainly hurt them and their power. It would show that they cannot be trusted to do the right thing.
My next door neighbor is at it again. At least I don't have to listen to this in person. 🙄
wordywalt comments on Feb 12, 2021:
What an irrational nut!
Yes.
wordywalt comments on Feb 12, 2021:
For some, maybe, but certainly not for most of us.
North Dakota Republicans Want the Ten Commandments to Go Up in Public Schools | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Another example of why there must be separation of church and state.
Proper Christian ladies are extremely perturbed about sinful electric cars / LGBTQ Nation
wordywalt comments on Feb 12, 2021:
It seems that the group has lost its moral and rational moorings on almost all issues.
US Politics - Most of the Republican senators have sacrificed their minds and souls to whatever ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Republican senator may immorally and un-patriotically refuse to convict Trump; but I am convinced that more than a few American citizens will b convinced by the evidence presented. And, to the detriment of those immoral senators , that will b held against the senators.
Posting this in the general forum, because I think the topic goes far beyond mere politics.
wordywalt comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Graham, Cruz , and Paul do not really believe that the impeachment is unconstitutional. That is simply the false excuse that they are hiding behind.
Crossing State Borders with a weapon, Video showing him being "cuddled" and "aided" by the PD, and...
wordywalt comments on Feb 11, 2021:
If he can kill without remorse at the age of 17 what could he do at age 25 if he gets away with it?
Lindsay Graham blames Capitol Police
wordywalt comments on Feb 11, 2021:
One of these days, Graham's incessant false blaming of others for the misdeeds of politicians on the right is going to come back and bite him in the ass.
This may be an age-old question, but I'm new here, so here goes: Is it easier to love or hate, and ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 10, 2021:
It is myuch seasier to hate. Real love requires commitment, concern for one or more others, makinmg oneself vulnerable to one or more others.
As I've aged I have found my embrace of Stoic philosophy to be a useful means to a better, happier, ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 10, 2021:
I find that existential philosophy provides all the meaning and order that I need.
Does the "sacred" also exist for atheists and non-religious people?
wordywalt comments on Feb 10, 2021:
I prefer not to use the word sacred because of its religious connotations.
So THIS is why the riots went wrong!! 🙄 Edit- I posted this without looking into the source ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 9, 2021:
What a blithering idiot he is!!!!!
The strategy of Trump's legal team and the Republicans is to declare the Impeachment proceedings ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 9, 2021:
In theory he could come back. In reality, he is badly damaged goods among too many of our people to ever be elected again.
Accused murderer wins right to check source code of DNA testing kit used by police New Jersey ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Let him try. If the lab has done his job, the murderer will lose his attempt.
Real education for communist wannabes in USA [theblaze.com]
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
That is ignorant falsehood. I cannot believe the crap you post.
Just another manic sunday
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Of course I support Warren on that issue.
A conspiracy is simply 2 or more people telling a lie.
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
You twist everything. A conspiracy theory is a false spin on an issue or event designed specifically to create doubt or to mislead people. It takes just one person to start a conspiracy theory.
Hadnt seen this- Milutary band plays in front of Whitehorse Fact checked after Literate Hiker ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
They should play that at Mar-a-lago
As I made my beef liver, okra, mushroom and onion stir fry for lunch.
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
I love beef liver and onions. I grew up eating beef heart, tripe, and tongue. I would eat them today, but my wife would not. Also, today you cannot find those in grocery stores
29% of White Evangelicals Harassed Online Say Their Religion Made Them a Target | Beth Stoneburner |...
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
In most cases, it is NOT because of their religion that they were harassed, but because of the more than evident stupidity of their position on the issue in question.
Good News: [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Sock it to 'em!!!!
Nobody wants to go to a liberal shithole so they are paying people to go there.
wordywalt comments on Feb 6, 2021:
If you were not such a constant miserable liar, you would be ridiculous.
The stupidest thing i ever saw was a man in Venezuela, where they have hyperinflation, holding up ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 5, 2021:
The reason for the dilemma in Venezuela is a corrupt, incompetent, authoritarian regime.
Scott Lively: Kamala Harris Reminds Me of the Whore of Babylon and Jezebel | Beth Stoneburner | ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 5, 2021:
He is a malevolent threat.
The true enemy of democracy
wordywalt comments on Feb 5, 2021:
Sad, but totally true.
MTG will never apologize.
wordywalt comments on Feb 5, 2021:
She is among those egotistical people who will never admit that they are wrong.
Did Trump plan Coup-- Thom Hartman [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Feb 5, 2021:
Yes, he did. But, he proved himself incompetent again, even at that.
Liberals spread the misery
wordywalt comments on Feb 4, 2021:
Who in the hell is :they"?????? Some idiots claim the COVID 19 us bit real and that we do not need to protect ourselves and others. In this case, who are they (these idiots)?
LOS ANGELES - California officials decried anti-vaccination protesters who forced the temporary ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 4, 2021:
They should have been arrested for intentionally interfering with an essential public service!
White House has nothing to say on Space Force - SpaceNews
wordywalt comments on Feb 4, 2021:
It should be disbanded and the money used in more useful programs.
Something very easy, that most of us can easily do for ourselves, which makes a big difference, and ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 4, 2021:
For over 15 years I walked 3 to 5 miles a day through our neighborhood and surroundings ones. It was good for me in many ways. It helped me to stay fit and helped me to control my diabetes. It also enabled me to see what was doing on in the area and get to know people in the area. I was known in the area as "the walker" and the "veggie man" ( I grow vegetables the whole year and share them with friends and neighbors). It was also time for thinking and reflection -- and provided the material for much of the things that I write.
Calling these guys weasels is an affront to weasels
wordywalt comments on Feb 4, 2021:
Well depicted!!
Senator Schumer announces Senate 2021 committees [democrats.
wordywalt comments on Feb 3, 2021:
Why was she not given any committee vhair posts?????
I am convinced that you get stronger as you age.
wordywalt comments on Feb 3, 2021:
I am well over 65 and my wife and I eat well spending an average of less than $120.00 per week for groceries and cleaning supplies
I was going to watch the news tonight but I saw nothing but lying bastards.
wordywalt comments on Feb 3, 2021:
You mnust have been watching Fox.
Another crazy Wednesday with something nice at the end
wordywalt comments on Feb 3, 2021:
It is not a fair race. Trump wins, hands down.
Trumptown and Jonestown: [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Feb 2, 2021:
Hear! Hear!
After Record Turnout, Republicans Are Trying to Make It Harder to Vote
wordywalt comments on Feb 1, 2021:
This is not new. They have been doing that for over 50 years. Still, they they are increasing their malevolent heating.
What would it take to force Donald Trump to confront his own lies and deceit?
wordywalt comments on Feb 1, 2021:
He will never admit it.
LOOK!!! It's America's mental health crisis!!! QAnon followers say Trump will be sworn in as ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 30, 2021:
Yeaj, sure. And I am the real winner of the recent billion dollar Mega-millions jackpot, but the ticket was stolen from me.
What a great perspective and well worth the read .
wordywalt comments on Jan 29, 2021:
You seem incapable of portraying any issue in a fair, informed, and rational manner.
He's been gone for more than a week but I'm singing this every day
wordywalt comments on Jan 29, 2021:
I will be really happy when Mitch also departs from the scene.
National High School Ethics Bowl
wordywalt comments on Jan 29, 2021:
Some of our institutions MUST teach ethics.
Trump Made No Plans for Administering COVID Vaccine As Americans Died As many millions of ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 29, 2021:
The idiot is both completely incompetent and completely uncaring. Blend that with sociopath6y and that makes him one of the most dangerous men in the world.
Problem solved LOL.
wordywalt comments on Jan 28, 2021:
A drill would work, too.
Socialism IS a scareword, most often confused with Communism thanks to over 60 years of American ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 28, 2021:
Oh,so true!!!!!!!!!
Never forget that the media giants are all billionaire corporations that hire millionaire ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 28, 2021:
Most of you are too young to remember those FACTS. And th wealthy today are screaming about high taxes, conniving to avoid the taxes they do have to pay, and playing the destructive politics that they are? Their greed simply stinks.
can the commander in chief be court martialed?
wordywalt comments on Jan 28, 2021:
There are no provisions for that in the Constitution.
Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020 - CNN
wordywalt comments on Jan 28, 2021:
It is past time for the US to do it, too.
Republicans screamed "Lock her up!" Now they want to forgive Trump.
wordywalt comments on Jan 27, 2021:
The hypocrisy is more than evident.
I understand that the Northeast is having a bit of a cold front going through
wordywalt comments on Jan 27, 2021:
Yeah. I had to use one during three years of my childhood.
I just saw a headline that says Hunter Biden will lead the DEA. It HAS to be false, right?
wordywalt comments on Jan 27, 2021:
It has to be false. Biden would never appoint a relative to office.
What a cracker jack of an idea but something that I doubt big government will get behind, instead ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 27, 2021:
Probably true, but one must also be aware of th fact that prices to consumers would go up.
Alternate Facts? How About an Alternate Being? [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 27, 2021:
The woman is a vicious deluled liar.
People are turning in family members, ex-romantic partners they recognize in Capitol riot footage.
wordywalt comments on Jan 27, 2021:
If I had a family member who participated in the insurrection, I would certainly turn him or her in. That would apply even to my own children. Some actions are so wrong that they must be highly discouraged by any legal means.
I would like to hear everyone's thoughts on global warming.
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
There are always unintended consequences to ensue from any action. Nevertheless, I am certain the moving to renewable energy will result in much less damage to our environment.
Communist wins , small business dies
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
You do not know what communism is and is not. All that it is to you is a convenient term with very negative connotations that you can use is disparage other when they disagree with you. That being the case, you are no patriot, but simply reactionary non-thinker We need people who really know what communism is all about and what its weaknesses so, so that we can defeat it Your behavior serves no patriotic or rational purpose.
Sarah Palin Crosshair Map Did This - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
Bringing the ambitious airhead into the political spotlight was th worst mistake that McCain ever made.
Christian Website: The Bible Says an Asteroid Will Crash Into Earth in 2029 | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
The number of religious predictions of doom made over the many centuries is huge. Yet, here we are.
I'm legally blind due to macular edema and the vision in my eyes is twice as bad in the left than in...
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
As a man who is 83 years old, and has multiple limiting conditions: We do what we have to.
Excuse Our Coups! [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
Not a chance.
6 Level 6 View Perks 4,000 Points 7 Level 7 View Perks 10,000 Points 8 Level 8 Perks Hidden ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 25, 2021:
What is this all about?
Christian Liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Run for Governor of Arkansas | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 25, 2021:
If Arkansasans elect her, they deserve her.
This is going to be good. [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 25, 2021:
It really is tragic that there are no professional standards for conduct and content on the media -- particularly the right wing media.
There is so much shouting out about FREEDOM.
wordywalt comments on Jan 24, 2021:
You are right. Librertarians and the reactionary right falsely use the word "freedom" to mean license tio do anything they want to, rgardless of the consequences.
50 Years of Tax Cuts For The Rich Failed To Trickle Down, Economic Study Says.
wordywalt comments on Jan 23, 2021:
Thre decline of the middle class in America started under Reagan and his supply side economics, which was only a glorified trickle down scam.
Biden claims “there is nothing we can do” to halt mass death from coronavirus {In the three ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 23, 2021:
I am incline to doubt the veracity of your post.
Christian Who Spread “Prophecies” About Trump’s Victory Says It’ll Still Happen | Hemant ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 23, 2021:
I hope that he is stupid enough to try make it happen.
Rand Paul Says Joe Biden's Speech Was 'Innuendo Calling Us White Supremacists'
wordywalt comments on Jan 22, 2021:
No. Instead Paul's statement is a damnable lie!!!!
Ga. Republican files articles of impeachment against Pres. Biden
wordywalt comments on Jan 22, 2021:
What a crazed farce that woman is!