Peter Cavanaugh

Peter Cavanaugh

Misery accomplished

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.” -- Pope Francis – “Evangelii Gaudium” (2013).

Peter Cavanaugh

Flashback 2017

January started with “Flashback 2016” “Twitterdee Dumb” discussed the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. “Dog Catches Bus” noted a new total command of our national government by the Republican Party. “Obstreperous Obstinacy” marveled at the triumph of loyalty over logic. “Oakhurst Rising” saluted an historic turnout led by Oakhurst Area for Peace. “In This Together” recognized the advent of a new consciousness.

Peter Cavanaugh

Dates of Infamy

“December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” (President Franklin Delano Roosevelt War Message to Congress)

Peter Cavanaugh

Blind faith

“Blind Faith” - an English blues rock band, composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech – one of the first super groups from the late 60s.

Peter Cavanaugh

Tell Tom tonight

Your presence is needed to guide our nation. Join others tonight at 6 p.m. at Minarets High School for a Town Hall Meeting with our 4th Congressional District Representative, Tom McClintock. He wants your thoughts.

Peter Cavanaugh

My summer vacation - Part II

In a previous episode of “For Your Consideration” - Sierra Star columnist Peter Cavanaugh recounted his abundant lack of enthusiasm when suddenly confronted with an unscheduled four-day hospital stay while vacationing with Eileen in their hometown of Syracuse, N.Y. This was precipitated by a combination of COPD driven pneumonia and a newly experienced “Atrial Flutter.” It felt like a naughty butterfly was stuck in his heart.

Peter Cavanaugh

Forty years gone

It was the autumn of 1956. Barbara was a 14-year-old honor student, Girl Scout award winner and founding member of our St. Joseph’s Catholic Youth Organization in Syracuse when she carved five letters onto her lower left arm - E-L-V-I-S.

Peter Cavanaugh

Michael Moore opens Broadway show. His target? President Trump

I sold popcorn with him at the University of Michigan (Flint) student theater when his annual income was less than I paid in taxes. Years later, legal papers estimated his net worth at over $50 million, the bulk of it accidentally earned when Walt Disney chickened out at the last minute and allowed him and partners to acquire, release and distribute a new film Disney had bankrolled. That was Fahrenheit 9/11 - the highest grossing documentary of all time. Michael Moore had just turned 50.

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