Author Archives: Stefan Jacke

About Stefan Jacke

MagicRobert presented me with a vellum document, composed in an insane script. We were in a well secured vault in the Michener Library. His face exploded into a broad smile, as he saw me recognize the words, "That government governs best which governs least." It was a copy of "On Civil Disobedience" in the author's own hand. The experience called to mind a conversation Henry David Thoreau had with Ralph Waldo Emerson, as Thoreau sat in a jail cell, incarcerated for protesting the Mexican War. Emerson asked, "David, what are you doing in there?" Thoreau responded, "The point is, Ralph, what are you doing out there?" Once, long ago, I jumped off of big red trucks, lifted weights, and cleaned toilets for a living. Then I wrestled drunks, ran around in circles, and got splattered with blood and all manner of body fluids for a living. Now I enjoy the stillness of early morning in my rocking chair on the porch, with a hot cup of coffee, trying in vain to forget the past. Thank you, Robert!

The World is, Indeed, a Stage, And all the Politicians, Merely Players

Yes, it is, in all certainty, political theatre. It is merely Putin’s most recent effort at self aggrandizement, ranking up there with his photographed, shirtless image, riding a horse, barebacked. Releasing political prisoners right before the Russian Orthodox Christmas, among … Continue reading

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Texas Senator Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis has thrown her hat into the ring to run for Governor of Texas. Unlike her well healed Republican opposition, Ms. Davis hails from working class Haltom City, a suburb of Fort Worth; not Dallas: Fort Worth. Dallas has … Continue reading

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King George the Third

If Prince Bandar bin Sultan of the House of Saud could be known as “Bandar Bush” because of his closeness to the Bush dynasty, then President Barack Obama can be known as George the Third, because his reign in the … Continue reading

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Of Blindness and Historical Amnesia

US President Barack Obama publicly stated the US cannot “turn a blind eye” to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. He accused the Assad regime of orchestrating the August twenty first attacks, allegedly killing 1,429 people. In a recent … Continue reading

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Clarity Needed Here

The US/Syria debacle is a profound mixture of many, many shades of grey. The executive branch is doing its usual clandestine arm twisting and bribing, to bring its wishes to fruition. Its minions, Pelosi and Reid, are working 24/7 to … Continue reading

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The Unknown Social Warriors, Bernays and Norquist

Grover Norquist should be a household name, like Frigidaire, Coke, and Kleenex. He is not, nor does he wish to be. Norquist is the spokesman for the one percent, and in this capacity, he has determined public perception of the … Continue reading

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Syria must be destroyed, to be saved. The West is following a moral imperative, in its desire to remove the criminal Assad regime. Israel has intercepted chatter, proving that Assad was behind the chemical attack. It will be another cake-walk, … Continue reading

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Crocodile Dundee, Athens, Paris, and Oslo

The Mary River, in Australia’s Northern Territory, about sixty miles from Darwin, has the largest population known, of salt water crocodiles. At a popular campground, near the Mary River, two young men ignored signs saying to stay out of the … Continue reading

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Teachers are Terrorists

That’s right.  You heard me. Teachers are terrorists. That is what former President George W. Bush said. Well, not in so many words. He labeled teachers’ unions ‘terrorist’ organizations. Terrorist organizations: teachers’ unions. Of course, teachers, with their ever so … Continue reading

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Truther Dare

“If you tell a big enough lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” –Paul Josef Goebbels These words are often attributed to Adolf Hitler. He wrote the same message in Mein Kampf. In many ways, … Continue reading

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