Need a break from most online stuff (except email). Not mad about anything on here. Plan to be back within a year.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was born March 24, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio. I have lived in Columbus (OH), West Jefferson (OH), Santa Maria (CA), Philadelphia (PA), Los Angeles (CA), Jessup (MD), Forrest Park (GA), Tempe (AZ), Mesa (AZ) and currently Phoenix (AZ) – where I actually have my own house.
I was married in 1995 and have been divorced since May 27, 2009. I have four wonderful and fantastic daughters – Rachel (1998), Toria (2000), Teresa (2004) and Julia (2004).
In April of 1998, I received a Kidney-Pancreas Transplant.
I graduated from the Columbus (OH) Public Schools, as well as from Ohio State University (the corny stressing of THE before the name was started by the University President who came after I had already graduated) with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Philosophy.
I work for the United States Department of Agriculture, and have 15 years to go before I can retire.
My political activities.
I am currently registered as a Green - all that crap pulled by the GOP on the federal budget, coupled with the slaughter of the school in Arizona by the GOP finally made me realize that the Republican party is evil. The current foreign policy of the U S which sees nothing wrong with going around and murdering foreign leaders makes my stomach turn, and is the main reason I am not a Democrat. In the past I have also been registered as a Republican, Democrat, Socialist, Prohibitionist and Libertarian.
I have volunteered for many campaigns in the past, some of which include: President – Ronald Reagan (1984), Bruce Babbitt (1988), Jesse Jackson (1988), Gene McCarthy (1988), Jerry Brown (1992), Ray Rollinson (State Chair 1992), John Anderson (State Contact 2000). For School Board in Columbus (OH), I have volunteered for Bill Moss (1985, 1989 and 1997), and for Bill Buckel (1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993 – three times as his campaign treasurer).
I was a non-voting delegate to the 1993 Libertarian National Convention in Salt Lake. I was a Presidential Elector candidate for Gene McCarthy in 1988. I am a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) X341569.
I have seen four United States Presidents – Jerry Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H W Bush.
My votes for U S President have been: Lenora Fulani (1988), H Ross Perot (1992), Bob Dole (1996), Howard Phillips (2000), David Cobb (2004), Ralph Nader (2008) and Jill Stein (2012).
My favorite Presidents are James K Polk, James A Garfield, Dwight D Eisenhower and Jerry Ford.
My least favorite Presidents are Woodrow Wilson, George W Bush and Richard Nixon.
My favorite White House losers are William Jennings Bryan, Bob LaFollette, Ed Clark, Parley P Christensen, Alson J Streeter and Barry Goldwater.
My elected officials
Current elected officials for where I live
Who I voted for
Barack Obama (D)
Ralph Nader (I)
Joe Biden (D)
Matt Gonzalez (I)
Jan Brewer (R)
Terry Goddard (D)
Secretary of State
Ken Bennett (R)
Chris Deschene (D)
Tom Horne (R)
Felicia Rotellini (D)
Doug Ducey (R)
Thomas Meadows (G)
Superintendent of Public Instruction
John Huppenthal (R)
Penny Kotterman (D)
State Mine Inspector
Joe Hart (R)
Manny Cruz (D)
Sandra Kennedy (D)
Benjamin Pearcy (G)
Bob Stump (R)
Theodore Gomez (G)
Paul Newman (D)
Marian McClure (R)
Gary Pierce (R)
Barry Wong (R)
Brenda Burns (R)
Bob Stump (R)
U S Senator
John McCain (R)
David Nolan (L)
Jon Kyl (R)
Richard Mack (L)
U S Representative
Ed Pastor (D)
Rebecca DeWitt (G)
Steve Gallardo (D)
Richard Miranda (D)
Anna Tovar (D)
Anna Tovar (D)
Keith Russell (R)
Rachel Kielsky (L)
Rick Romley (R)
Bill Montgomery (R)
Helen Purcell (R)
Helen Purcell (R)
County School Superintendent
Don Covey (R)
Nancy Distefano (D)
Joe Arpaio (R)
Chris A H Will (L)
Charles Hos Hoskins (R)
Mary Rose Wilcox (D)
Phoenix Union H S School Board
Ben R Miranda
Cartwright School Board
Debra L Stone
West. Maricopa Educ. Ctr Board
Baseball – My favorite team is the Philadelphia Phillies. My favorite players are Wally Backman and Ken Griffey Sr. My first baseball game was between the Reds and Dodgers in Cincinnati, around 1974, and the Reds won the game on an extra inning homerun by Joe Morgan. I saw Rod Scurry pitch a no-hitter in the minors, where I also saw Gene Locklear hit 4 homers in a game. I saw the first game played after 9/11, when the Phillies played the Braves.
NFL Football – My favorite team is the Buffalo Bills (I liked the Bears until Ditka started acting too much like a jerk). I have seen one game live, when the Bills played the Cardinals out here in 1999. My favorite player is Larry Csonka.
Arena Football – My favorite team is the Arizona Rattlers. My first game was 8 years ago. I at one time had season tickets, and I saw the Rattlers lose an Arena Bowl Championship game to the Sabercats. My oldest daughter was given a football before the Rattlers-Destroyers playoff game 8 years ago by an assistant coach for Buffalo. My favorite player is Hunkie Cooper
XFL Football – I saw the one and only XFL Championship game in LA. I bought tickets less than a week before the game and got row 7, home side of the field, 45 yard line for $35 a ticket.
Basketball – I have seen one NBA game, a few years back when the Suns played the Spurs in the Playoffs. It was Sean Elliot’s first playoffs back after his Kidney Transplant. My favorite player is Slammin’ Sam Lacey.
Horse Racing – I have never seen any of the big horse races, but I just had to make a plug here for Secretariat, the greatest Athlete EVER.
Am a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Was fussy when joined them, after being burned so many times. Had a set of criteria they had to reach, such as believing in the Bible, Creationism, Free Will, opposing the theory of predestination, opposing Abortion, no obsession with money and tithes or a psychotic hangup on version of the bible to use. A respect for women’s role, allow dancing card playing movies and such, have a good children’s program, no other gospel than the Bible, belief in the Trinity, etc. They actually matched on all twelve of my criteria I had.
Was first baptized Catholic, when I was a month old.
Have been a dunderhead in the past, especially my brain dead period where I was in the Mormon cult for three years before I had my name removed from their records (God bless you, Norman Hancock, for suing the SOBs to allow people the right to have their names removed from the devil’s roster.
Have also attended Church of Christ (Temple Lot), and been a member of the United Methodist Church and The Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Contemporary Christian leaders I admire are Elsabeth Elliot, Brother Andrew, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts and Rex Humbard.
My favorite book of the Bible is James.
I now am doing readings at my Church once a month. Not sure when my next time reading will be.
My two current dream trips would be A) To visit all the Missions in California, and B) Take a trip down all that is left of Route 66.
Some musicians I like are: Superchick, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, The Carter Family, Britt Nicole, The Weavers, Rich Mullins, Pete Seeger, Casting Crowns, Loretta Lynn, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr (Wrack My Brain), and Alice Cooper (Poison).
Top Ten favorite living non-related Americans (no particular order): Elisabeth Elliot, James Meredith, Norman Hancock, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman, Claudette Colvin, Billy Graham, Barbara Youderian and Olive Liefeld..
'The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.'
'I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson, robbery or assassination.'
--Eugene V. Debs
'The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.'
--William Jennings Bryan
'I’d rather vote for what I want and not get it, than for what I don’t want and get it.'
--Eugene V. Debs
'War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.'
'The only thing worse than soldiers dying in vain are more soldiers dying in vain.'
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.'
Alan Keyes is a man we will be telling our children and grandchildren about. You should show him more respect.
--Trident21 October 15, 2004
'My gosh man, do you have a thorny dildo stuck up your ass or something?'
--OC Statesman Drew Pritt Oct 14, 2005
'At that time I was too naive to think that history books would attempt to falsify anything. I've lived long enough now to know that the whole truth is never told in history texts'
'This is what war is, he (D W Griffith) said. Not the parades and the conference tables - but children killed, lives destroyed.'
'I was always having bright ideas and suffering for them.'