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The View from Paeonian Springs
Perspectives on life and absurdity.
by Michael H. Thomson
Published every other Wednesday.
68 Articles
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Morning Joe
MSNBC's recovery from Imus.
January 30, 2008
While We Were Sleeping...
India has emerged as an education giant.
January 2, 2008
Christmas Entertainment
Someone's going to say 'Ho, Ho, Ho,' and someone else is going to get a bundle of switches...
December 19, 2007
Don Imus Returns
Will the show be the same?
December 5, 2007
Independent Populist
Is Lou Dobbs anointing himself protector of the "common" people?
November 21, 2007
Change in the Political Air
But what kind of change will it be?
November 7, 2007
Made in China - revisited
When are Americans going to pay serious attention to China?
October 24, 2007
The Chattanooga Declaration
A history making battle cry for change?
October 10, 2007
Observations after a Hiatus
Its good to be back!
September 26, 2007
On The Road Again - The Camping Trip
Don't leave your heart or anything else in Massachussetts.
August 29, 2007
On The Road Again
Cross country to the Northwest - Don't miss the Corn Palace!
August 1, 2007
John Joachim Zubly
A Disgraced American Revolutionist.
July 4, 2007
Odds and Ends for June 2007
Summer doldrums in Paeonian Springs.
June 20, 2007
Fred Thompson
The Republican Party's Great White Hope?
June 6, 2007
There is no glory in this shrine to the fallen.
May 23, 2007
Methamphetamine and The Mexican Connection
The Chinese are involved as well.
May 9, 2007
Stabilization in Iraq
A win-win solution for everyone except the bad guys...
April 25, 2007
The Pot Calling The Kettle White
The hypocrisy of the Reverend Al Sharpton.
April 9, 2007
Spring, A Time of Promise
You can't beat cherry blossom time...
March 28, 2007
Chihuahua Ice Surfing
Observing the world with busted ribs.
February 28, 2007
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Author Bio:  Michael H. Thomson
Born in Madison, Wisconsin - reared in New York, Michigan, Alabama, and Tennessee - Mike Thomson spent twenty-nine years as a career member of the National Guard (combination of Army and Air and two years in the Marine Corps Reserve) serving in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Germany, Washington D.C., Alabama, and finally in Texas where he retired - but not for long... He started a second career in the trucking industry working in personnel, sales, and marketing.

Mike is a former faculty member of the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center.


  • Although Mike was once active in the Republican Party - serving as county chairman, state committeeman, and Republican nominee in his district for State Representative, Mike is an independent in political philosophy - believing there is no perfect political party.

  • Mike believes given the wrong set of circumstances - The United States could become a dictatorship dominated by the Right or the Left. Despite 9-11, Katrina, and numerous hurricanes in Florida - events that should pull the country together, Mike sees more division than ever.

  • Mike believes people at or below the poverty line in this country have as much a right to be heard as those above that line. The Katrina disaster illustrates dramatically the unempowered status of the poor in the United States.

  • Mike believes freedom of expression is our most valuable gift.
Most Troubling Quote:

With a record-setting 2 million people now locked up in American jails and prisons, the United States has overtaken Russia with a higher percentage of its citizens behind bars than any other country - The Baltimore Sun, June 1, 2003

More About Mike:

Mike is Publications Editor and columnist for the Partial Observer as well as having written several articles. Mike recently completed a novel entitled The Publisher, an action adventure novel about corruption, greed, murder, and debauchery in an oil and timber rich southern Alabama town. Information about The Publisher can be found at www.thomsontalks.com.

In 2007, Mike will release the non-fictional account of the events surrounding the abduction murder and rape of Stephanie King, a 16 year old student who was abducted from a church in Brewton, Alabama.

Mike and his wife, Elizabeth live in Virginia. Michael Thomson is on Facebook.

Author's Website:
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Most Popular The View from Paeonian Springs
Revisiting Don Imus
Maybe Contessa Brewer DID drive him nuts!
January 18, 2006
Organized Hate
Hate groups still dot the American landscape.
January 4, 2006
Five Catholics on the Supreme Court
Is this diversity or domination by the papacy?
November 2, 2005
Who Let The Dogs Out?
Don't bring a terrier to a dogfight with a Plott!
July 19, 2006
Stabilization in Iraq
A win-win solution for everyone except the bad guys...
April 25, 2007

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