About

PETER A. BAKKE
39039 South Tranquil Drive
Tucson, AZ 85739
Phone: (520) 261-2090
Email: peter @ bakke.com

EDUCATION

B.S. in Computer Systems Applications (Technology Management), American University, Washington, D.C.; MS in International Relations from Troy University; Doctoral level courses in Management and Organizational Change, Walden University; Project Management Professional (PMI Certified); 24 credit hours of master’s level courses at Binghamton University in the field of Systems Science; 18 graduate credit hours in Management from Troy University and the University of Phoenix; Masters Certificate in Internet Marketing, Univ. San Francisco; Arizona Educator Proficiency Examination in American and World History; Pima Community College Teacher Certification.

MISC

Author of Concerning Trump: A Parody Book of Historical Quotes.  

See a sample of parody quotes at the end of this page.

A Somber and Sometimes Outrageous Parody of Historical Quotes Reimagined for the Trump Era.

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I was brought up in a military, Republican family and have been a Democrat since I was able to vote. Go figure. As much as it sounds like a cliche, I think my empathetic worldview was essentially formed by a book that I read when I was 13 years old. It was a plain, gray, book with no dust cover sitting alone on my grandmother’s bookshelf in Gaylord, Minnesota. It looked quite boring, but something about the title intrigued me and I was forever changed by reading it. It was about good and evil. It was about man’s inhumanity to man. It was about justice and injustice. It was about innocence and depravity. It was about truth and the people who pervert it to their unjust ends. It was about love and bitter hate. It was about the human condition. It was “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

In a world of social and economic inequality, it breaks my heart to read or watch the news every single fucking day.  I am reminded of Arthur Schopenhauer’s famous quote:

“If God made the world, I would not be that God, for the misery of the world would break my heart.”

In the U.S. alone there are 16 million children who go hungry. In the richest country in the history of the world, why can’t we make sure that children have enough to eat?

What can we do about all the misery? What can we do about the poor? The disenfranchised? The sick? The uninsured? The hungry?

Those questions should inform our daily living and affect our relations with other people on this planet. But, do they?

Sample from “Concerning Trump” Parody Quotes:

Aitken, Max

Trump has in him the stuff of which tyrants are made.

Alain

No one is more dangerous than Trump, who has an idea and only one idea.

Albee, Edward

Trump has no sense of humor.

Alcott, Louisa May

Trump, the lord of creation, does not take the advice of experts until he has persuaded himself that it is just what he intended to do; then he acts upon it and if it succeeds, he takes full credit; if it fails, he generously gives the experts the whole of it.

Alcuin

The voice of Trump is the voice of God.

al-Fayed, Mohamed

Trump barks, but the caravan passes on.

Some of Trump’s loyalists have asked if they can be buried with him. Certainly, but space is limited. It will cost $10 million per person, mummification is $1 million extra and you must be prepared to rest for eternity standing up. 

Alexander I

Trump, that infernal creature who is the curse of all the human race, becomes every day more and more abominable.

Alfonso X

Had Trump been present at the Creation, he would have given some hints for the ordering of the universe.

Allen, Fred

I have just returned from Mar-a-Lago. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself there.

President Trump is a form of executive fungus that has attached itself to the Oval Office. On a boat this growth would be called a barnacle.

Allen, Woody

Trump cannot listen to that much Wagner. He starts getting the urge to conquer Poland.

Trump thinks the presidency pays. The hours are good. You travel a lot.

Trump may get re-elected. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

Trump has a terrific story about oral contraception. He asked a girl for a date and she said “no.”

Altgeld, J.P. 

No community can be said to possess local self-government if Trump can, at his pleasure, send military forces to patrol its streets under the pretense of enforcing some arbitrary laws.

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