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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 11:55 AM
Number of posts: 22,593

About Me

Ran for US Congress in 1990 from the left. Chairperson of 1989 city advisory initiative calling for 10% reduction in military spending to be divided among deficit reduction and mass transit and social services. Being a miliary town nobody thought we'd get on the balllot let alone win with 64% of the vote. Former chair of peace and justice project for a UMC congregation in Tacoma, Washington.

Journal Archives

what will the electoral college count be for Biden?

Putting sorting machines back together

I am so proud of my son....he was one of the ones in Tacoma WA who helped get the sorting machines replaced in the USPS offices there

Did you see in the SLC tribune

LDS says "Biden better reflects their values than trump" that sounds like a backdoor endorsement to me. It's possible Biden could take UTah and it's 6 electoral votes.

just got back from our Save the Post Office protest

in our small area of North Tacoma WA we had about 80 folks for 90 minutes engaging others and letting letter carriers and postal clerks know that we support them

Today is our 40th anniversary

we have two great kids, a daughter in law and 2 wonderful grandsons. We have spent the night 287 different cities, 41 states, 23 different countries and 4 continents together

We have run a city initiative and my wife has helped me run for US Congress

We have a ton of wonderful friends and a million wonderful memories

just like sex offenders

fired cops should have to be entered into a national data base and if in that data base other departments should not be allowed to hire them

I have had COVID-19

I have been meaning to write about this, but have been busy with other stuff. Also didn't want to write about it because I was still processing what the future maybe like internally.

Please take it seriously. I am one of the very lucky ones. I didn't have to be hospitalized and I am still kicking to tell about it. In early February, I got very, very sick. (At that time didn't know what it was) I would wake up with the sheets literally dripping wet from sweat, I would make towels wet from my nose dripping. I could hardly swallow, my body ached and I would have to wash the crust from my eyes, with a warm wet wash cloth each morning to be able to see. This went on for about 10 days. Since then I have had kidney and breathing problems.

I found out because in March others got sick and I went and got tested and was also tested for antigens (antibodies) and came back positive.

Because I sing, speak and teach all over the nation for my work, I use my voice (lung power). I now have a minimum of 18 months of voice rehab and also life long monitoring of my kidneys.

Like I said, take it very seriously!!! And like I said, I am one of the truly lucky ones...please take a moment to think of healing thoughts for those still recovering and also prayerful consoling wishes to those who have lost ones in whom they were in community with!


Mike C

thank you thread for Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler et al and Democratic House attorneys and staff

all of you did an amazing job and made us proud to be Democratic and on the right side of history!!!
Thank you so much!!!

Thank you Lt. Colonel Vindman

As an immigrant myself and the child of a veteran who was killed as a resulted of being wounded in Vietnam, I thank you for your courage and your service! I have never served on a national level, just at the state level. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I just recently completed a deposition on abuse of power at the Capitol, but the pressure of being on national live tv must be enormous. I am so proud that you represent us today!

Thank you all for your support and warm wishes as I testified today.

This is in relation to the impeachment inquiry. As most of you know I was put on the no fly list and had the validity of my naturalization challenged in the summer of 18 as my wife and I were ready to work in a refugee camp in Greece.

If there is an abuse or power article this could become part of the record of how the orange asshole is messing over every day citizens.

The hearing went well. I was a bit nervous and awed by being there. They had all my records. All the green cards I had, the score of my naturalization test and also the dates of the 29 times I have gone in and out of the country during my life. They also had the documentation when I was charged with inciting a riot when George Bush came to Tacoma as VP campaigning to be President. The charges were dropped but the repubs still brought it up.

I got into trouble twice. Once when the republican staff counsel asked me about being on the no fly list. I was once before also right before the 2008 repuke convention. They were insinuating that I should have seen it coming. I answered that in 2018 I didn't expect we would have a rethuglican dictator along with a sycophantic majority republican house and senate behind him. It was stricken from the record.

What I did get in was another response, but I was admonished for it. The repub staff counsel insinuated that I cheated on the citizenship test. So I just looked at him and said "I challenge you to go toe to toe with me on civic questions and I bet I would mop the floor with you"

Other than that, It was calm and I got my story out. I was in for 26 minutes. I am relieved that I am done and very grateful for all of your kindness and support.

In Gratitude Mike C
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