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.

The South Has Risen Again (and it’s Just as Ugly as the First Time Around)

Yes, the new Confederacy has returned with Donald Trump leading the charge. Its not just the southern states this time. In 1850 much of the west was unincorporated territories. As rural states they appear to be on the Trump wagon … Continue reading

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Vote Like You Mean It

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You Had Your Fling With the Black Guy, Now Grow Up

Remember this ad from the Republican National Committee? ‘It’s Okay to Make a Change’. There is an underlying racist message within this ad that somewhat insidious. It basically says, “He tried (the President), you tried. It’s okay to make a change”. The implication … Continue reading

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Vice President Joe Biden finally said it, albeit politely, when he called out Paul Ryan on his less than accurate statements. “We Irish call it malarkey.” Interestingly, the etymology of the word malarkey is unknown. It’s thought to be someone’s … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Get Wonky. We’ll Wait

It’s been a week since the first presidential debate and President Obama’s somewhat lackluster performance. Now it’s time for the clash of the number twos. Tomorrow night in Dannville, Kentucky Vice President Joe Biden and VP candidate Paul Ryan square … Continue reading

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Can You Tell Me How to Get to Deficit Street?

Of course one of the most memorable lines to come out of the Presidential debate was Mitt Romney’s assertion that one of the ways (in fact the only one he has actually articulated) in which he would offset the costs … Continue reading

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Romney / Ryan 2012…Really?

The president was half joking when he compared Mitt Romney to the reverse Robin Hood but truthfully Romney has selected his Sheriff of Nottingham. It should come as no surprise that Mitt Romney chose the Representative from Wisconsin Paul Ryan as his running … Continue reading

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