Author Archives: Mr. Universe

About Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.

President Obama Delivers a Lamerse Hacia Abajo (Smackdown)

(Note: That translation may be a butchered Internet search but hopefully it gets the point across) President Obama just delivered a proclamation that amounts to an abbreviated version of the DREAM Act that Republicans in Congress refused to pass. The House passed … Continue reading

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The Multiple Mendacity of Mitt

We did an article a while back where we noticed a pattern in Mitt Romney’s public statements. He makes statements that are demonstrably false or misleading and even when the media points out that these statements are incorrect, the Romney camp refuses … Continue reading

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Was Wisconsin Worth It?

It’s Over. After a year long backlash against Republican Governor Scott Walker the results are in. Walker and his Lt. Governor will retain their seats. Of the four other Republicans on the recall ballot, only one was ousted by Democrats. … Continue reading

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The Burden of Proof for Voter Fraud Belongs to the Accusers

There is a tenant in criminal law that proclaims that it is better to let one guilty man go free than it is to convict ten innocent men. That is the core of our legal system. Innocent until proven guilty. … Continue reading

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Fear Trumps Hope, Again

We tiny humans are a curious evolutionary accident. In nature, many species bear their offspring and those animals have mere seconds to get on their feet and start running with the herd. Otherwise, they are dinner for some other type of animal … Continue reading

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Vampire Capitalism

Rick Perry probably did more to help the Obama campaign by coining the phrase ‘vulture capitalism’ than anything the Obama campaign could have done. Actually, he didn’t coin the phrase but he did introduce it into the public arena during … Continue reading

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And the Republican Nominee For President of the United States is…Ron Paul! Wait…What?!?

Ron Paul? You gotta be kidding, right? Actually, no. It could very well happen according to the nominating rules of the Republican National Committee. While the rest of the nation has been focused on the cat fight between Romney, Santorum, … Continue reading

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Requiem for the Job Creators

It’s an endless refrain. If only the wealthy had the resources, they could stimulate the economy by investing in new business and hiring workers to satisfy consumer demand. There’s just one glaring problem with this scenario; consumer demand decreases in … Continue reading

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Bracketing the General Presidential Election

The Republican Primary is effectively over as first Rick Santorum and then Newt Gingrich finally threw in the towel and suspended their campaigns.  The outcome was pretty much as expected with Mitt Romney being the presumptive challenger to President Obama … Continue reading

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A Word on Mother’s Day

I’ve never been one for ceremony. I normally eschew holidays such as Mother’s day or Valentine’s day as attempts to sell greeting cards or flowers. But I caught the tail end of Reverend Al Sharpton’s show on MSNBC the other … Continue reading

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