Parker Shannon -- aka Beckwith
A foot-soldier in the Culture War
I'm an old guy from the old school -- a veteran, retired technocrat and great-grandfather. I live in the metropolitan Boston area. My politics are conservative. I am registered to vote as "Unenrolled" and not affiliated with any political party or organization.
During the Obama years I operated The Obama File using the nom du guerre, Beckwith, but it's Parker Shannon. The Obama File is now in the Library of Congress Web Archive's "historic collection of Internet materials." I synopsized the website into the Legend of Barack Obama. When Barry left the Oval Office, I stopped blogging.
I'm back, and as a critic of America's Political Left, which I believe to be an ill bred, unwashed, uncivil and unscrupulous lot. I think they're mad and dangerous, so I cherry-pick news, opinion and video items that document that view and report and archive them here. As a "citizen journalist," I will also be publishing rants about something that's pissing me off or has my attention from time to time.
I make every effort to provide working and tested links to the original source. Sometimes they break -- life on the Internet.
The site is registered and secure and everything that goes between me and you is certified encrypted. I do not store any visitor personal information. I do keep impersonal site-performance statistics. That's it.
I hate ads. So there are no commercial ads here -- and won't be -- but I am running this out-of-pocket and encourage you to support my efforts when you can. $5 or $10 goes a long way for me. Everything helps -- and thanks!
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