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Trump’s lies, hate and discord are stirring up some ugly stuff among his heavily armed followers.

This could turn our culture war into ………….  

Speak out

Speak out AGAINST lying and adultery and Trump supporters question your patriotism.

Speak out in FAVOR of Christ’s teachings of love, tolerance and kindness to strangers and the evangelicals question your spirituality.

Speak out to SUPPORT succor for the poor and weak and  the Republicans call you a socialist commie maggot. 

When you speak out, don’t anticipate wide approval.  

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana

Cheeseburgs in New Harmony, Indiana

Cheeseburgs and Sanctuary in New Harmony, Indiana


We are down the rabbit hole here in America, with the government shutdown, caprice by tantrum in foreign policy and the ever stronger whiff of fascism in our national domestic affairs. 

The founders could not in their wildest nightmares have ever anticipated the rise of a  …………………

Trump’s stable of paid girl friends

We found out today, the FBI has recordings, seized from Michael Cohen, of Trump and Cohen plotting, just before the 2016 election, to pay $150,000 of hush money to one of Trump’s commercial girl friends. Both Trump and Cohen have repeatedly said this didn’t happen.  But, Cohen taped it, the FBI has seized the tape. This payment of hush money, may run afoul of federal election law.  Apparently Trump was sexually…………………………………

Face Book Friends

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Many people who visit my Face Book page remark to me, “Ron, you have an incredible bunch of Face Book friends.”  And then they ask me,  “How do you achieve and maintain such high quality of intellect and morals among the people on your list of Face Book Friends?”

I hear this all the time. Today, I will share my secret of how to have only the best, brightest and most morally fit people as Face Book friends.

My biggest secret to my high quality of Face Book friends is that I NEVER accept friend requests from people whose profile pictures include guns, Confederate or Nazi Flags, or images of monster pickup trucks or of folks in KKK robes saluting Donald Trump.

I also decline friend requests from people who display their bare breasts or other body parts not normally seen uncovered at PTA meetings or Church Ice Cream socials.

These few simple rules have helped me to have only the smartest and most morally upright folks included on my Face Book friends list. It will work for you too! Try it.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony Indiana

Macho, Decency and Perma-culture

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Many Trump supporters, believe that flaunting all standards of decency by backing Trump makes them look macho. It doesn’t, it just makes them look incredibly stupid and morally bereft.  Being a Trump supporter is the political equivalent of loud boom boxes, big guns, noisy mufflers and 10 foot tall pickup trucks.  It impresses people, but not the way you think.

Here are a couple of links you might like.





smarter than me

I don’t very often think anyone is smarter than me. But, these teenage survivors of the recent Florida assault weapon slaughter are a big exception to that. These kids are mindful of the state of the world and how it works. They are thoughtful, eloquent and able. They make me ashamed of my own education and abilities. They have obviously had some advantages in life, one of which is clearly a progressive school system. All of the ones I have heard speak, clearly have superior minds and education. I envy the start they have had in life, and I admire them. Expect some Congress members, Senators and maybe a President out of this group. You heard it here first.

In only about ten days these kids have the NRA playing defense. They have forced Trump to at least blather some measure of support for gun control, not that what Trump says one day is any predictor of his actions the next. But Trump obviously fears these kids.

They have embarrassed a major international bank, First National of America,  to end a 10 year campaign of boosting NRA by issuing an NRA credit card. That support of NRA ended the day after the Parkland “kids” appeared in the CNN Town Hall.

They have made Senator Marco Rubio publicly back off from his strict NRA script, and embarrassed the hell out of Rubio on national TV for taking HEAPS of NRA money.

In less than two weeks, their newly born anti assault weapon campaign has scared the GOP enough that Trump, Limbaugh and the FOX News guys are attacking these kids.  When FOX News attacks you, you know you have done something significant and correct.

In only ten days, these kids have raised $4 million dollars to take their fight to the NRA. They are going after NRA in every state and in Washington, DC. We have had lots of mass slaughter in schools and elsewhere in this country with military weapons. Every incident has created some resistance to the financially powerful gun manufacturers. But, always before now, the NRA has owned enough politicians to stifle the public outcry. I predict this time is going to be different.  I think we are going to see some history made now, in a positive way. I salute these teenage American heroes.

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana





fringe elements drive the bus

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

In theory, all Americans are at liberty to state their opinions. Here are some of mine.

Donald Trump is amoral, anti science, nearly illiterate, and a conman. He has six bankruptcies, five children by three wives, two faces, zero knowledge of history and his lone partridge is perched in a Russian pear tree.

Trump is a childish nut, who throws tantrums. Some of the harm he is doing may be irreparable. The reason Trump gets away with it, is because he is protected by Christian evangelicals and extremist far right members of the GOP like Larry Bucshon. Neither group believes a word Trump says. Both groups know he is crazy and unstable. But, both the evangelicals and the extremist Republicans are willing see the country brought down, if it furthers their own narrow goals on tax cuts and abortion.

Both mainstream Republicans and mainstream Christians are allowing themselves to be represented by minority fringe elements. I challenge decent, law abiding, sane, patriotic Republicans and Christians to step up to the plate and repudiate this human disaster area.

Trump is now talking about nuking North Korean cities, near the Chinese border. To put this in perspective, this would be the equivalent of China nuking Tijuana, Mexico on our southern border or Toronto, Canada on our northern border. Radioactive fallout does not respect borders. I don’t expect America would tolerate such a nuclear attack on our border, and I don’t expect the Chinese, who are at least as militarily powerful as the US,  will either.


Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana


“Christian” hocus pocus

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Fools and con men want you to believe that America’s founding fathers embraced the nonsensical “Christian”  hocus pocus being pushed by Roy Moore, Mike Pence and the 700 Club. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the other founders feared and reviled organized religion as much as I do.

Read Thomas Jefferson’s own words on religion in his letters to friends, including John Adams.


The Christian lunatic fringe is destroying America. If sane and reasonable Christians want respect, they have to speak out against these dangerous con men.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana

nothing as destructive as lies

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

We have all seen lying destroy marriages. One spouse gets entangled in lies about spending or sexual infidelity and the next thing you know, the marriage is destroyed, with hurt feelings and devastated children lying around. There is nothing as destructive as lies. Lying to a spouse about anything is especially bad Mojo for a marriage, and usually fatal to the union.

Democracies are the same way. Democracies, like marriages, are built on truthfulness and trust, and democracies can’t survive lying any better than marriages can.

Corporations are specifically built on lying. The only purpose for forming a corporation is to evade taxes and to break the law without personal accountability. I know this, because I myself once formed a corporation, on the advice of an attorney, for exactly those immoral reasons.

Our government has just been turned completely over to the corporations. Our new president, who was going to drain the swamp in Washington, has surrounded himself with Billionaires and corporate big shots on a level never before dreamed of in America. And, lying about everything has become the new normal. Lying is so all encompassing in the Trump administration, that about 35% of Americans have become deadened to it and completely lack outrage at being lied to.

Some of the grossest and most damaging lies are about health care. For decades this nation was moving slowly toward a European style health care system, in which Americans would pay their taxes, and receive health care as they needed it, not as they could afford it. Trump and the corporations invested in for profit health care tell us, that single payer health insurance won’t work. They are lying, we have had single payer health insurance for the old and disabled in this nation since 1965. It works wonderfully, it is self perpetuating financially, ever one covered by it loves it, and we call it MEDICARE. Single payer health insurance means Medicare for all Americans.

But, Trump and the corporations say Medicare is socialized medicine and intrinsically a bad idea, even though it works. That too is a big fat lie. Medicare is not any kind of  medicine, either socialized or otherwise. Medicare is socialized health INSURANCE.  Medicare does not provide one iota of health care, Medicare provides INSURANCE that is used to pay PRIVATE, non government health care providers for providing health CARE. There is a world of difference between socialized health care and socialized health insurance. VA is a horrible example of socialized MEDICINE. VA attempts to deliver health care, not health insurance, and VA is an abysmal failure.  Trump and the corporations try to compare Medicare to VA. That is apples to oranges. VA is socialized medicine and a huge un-salvageable failure. Medicare is single payer health INSURANCE, and is the single most successful and best loved program, that our great nation has ever created.

Trump and the corporations lie like rugs and fight like badgers AGAINST Medicare for all, because Medicare for all will stop the insurance corporations and the pharmaceutical corporations from milking sick and injured Americans for every dime, then taking away their homes and retirements to satisfy medical debt.

Ron Nesler Medicare recipient posting from New Harmony, Indiana

Wrestling with pigs in New Harmony Indiana

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

New Harmony Indiana is in the very southern tip of Indiana. Way down in the toe of the Indiana boot. We are a rural agricultural area, and the reddest part of a very red state. But, our town itself boasts a good many educated, liberal, mentally able people. How some ever, because of where we are, we also have a good many Trump supporters in and around New Harmony, Indiana. These Trump supporters are a very determined lot, seemingly immune to facts. I am an optimist, who always feels people will do the right thing, if you just give them good information. But, it doesn’t seem to work with these Trumplings. The worse Trump’s behavior gets, and the more harm he does the nation, the more adamantly these folks stick with him.

No matter what ridiculous outrage Trump commits, these Trump supporters have one defense for him. It is:

“He didn’t do it. It’s fake news. And, if he DID do it, the Clintons are bad too.”

After beating my head against this obtuse stubbornness for a year, I have finally given up. These folks are impervious to facts. And, I am reminded of what George Bernard Shaw famously said about wrestling with pigs. On that topic Shaw said, “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” 

So, no more trying to force feed facts to the Trumpistadores. I’m going into iris farming full time.

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Veterans’ Day

Tomorrow, Saturday November 11th is Veterans’ Day. Here is how honoring our vets stacks up so far. VA employees are taking an extra day off on Friday the 10th, so that their doors are closed to vets for three days. And, our President, a Vietnam draft dodger is celebrating the day, by visiting Vietnam. Apparently his bone spurs are all better.


Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

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