The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

Hydroxychloroquine Is The New Covfefe

Children blame others “to avoid disapproval and negative consequences." At 74 years old, Donald Trump just refuses to admit that anything is wrong.

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Another Neighborhood Council Puts John Lee On The Agenda

On August 11, the Northridge West NC will consider a resolution regarding a Los Angeles Councilmember’s role in the corruption scandal.

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Deputy City Attorney Tries To Shut Down Vote Holding City Councilmember Accountable

Northridge East Neighborhood Council overrules board president and votes to keep the resolution on the agenda despite “confidential” threats.

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Will Neighborhood Council Ask John Lee If He Is “City Staffer B?”

Northridge East is expected to consider a resolution asking LA City Councilman if he is the city employee referenced in the federal indictment of his former boss.

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I Am A Patriot (2020)

In Trump’s Divided States of America, patriotism is defined by blind obedience. This is the opposite of what is expected of true patriots.

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George Floyd Is Just One Victim

George Floyd is only one victim of institutionalized racism and police brutality. How many others have been victimized beyond the reach of cameras?

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Are We Tired Of Winning Yet?

As if over 100,000 dead from a pandemic were not enough, now our cities are on fire. The system has failed. Can it be rebooted?

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For The Children?

A bitter email from a former candidate highlights what happens when politics becomes about winning and losing instead of doing “good work.” 

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CA-25 Candidate Mike Garcia: What Is The Plan?

Trump-supporting CA-25 candidate Mike Garcia wants voters to know that he is a fighter pilot but does not explain how that has prepared him for office.

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COVID-19 Kicks Trump's Presidency Between The Legs

Like the aliens in War of the Worlds, will the most unprepared president in American history be taken down by a virus?

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