Since Mar 1, 2004

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When I was operating The Obama File I used the nom du guerre, Beckwith, but it’s Parker Shannon and I still live in the metropolitan Boston area. I’m an old guy from the old school — a veteran, retired technocrat and great-grandfather. My politics are conservative. I am registered to vote as “Unenrolled” and not affiliated with any political party or organization.

The Obama File is now hosted on servers in the Library of Congress, Web Archive: The Legend of Barack Obama

I’m a critic of America’s Political Left. I believe them to be an uncivil, unscrupulous and ill-bred lot. I think they’re mad and dangerous, so I cherry-pick news, opinion and video items that demonstrate that view and report and archive them on