Mickey Walker, born in Rosebud and raised in the rest of Texas, degreed from Kansas University, played varsity football on athletic scholarship, with Gayle Sayers, John Hadl and other much more famous athletes.
Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island, Ensign, 1964. Served in two deployments to Viet Nam between 1964-1965 where, as Gunnery Officer, USS Sumner County (LST 1148), supported river and bay ops (all US branches of military services) between Da Nang Harbor and city of Da Nang, Viet Nam.
Lieutenant Junior Grade, Field Command, Defense Atomic Support Agency, Sandia Base, New Mexico (1965-1967), taught officers of all military services nuclear physics courses, nuclear weapons principles, and nuclear weapons disaster control operations. Served as Secretary of the United States Joint Services NETOPS Team that handled, fixed, and decontaminated nuclear accidents worldwide.
Plant Supervisor, Lieutenant, Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, nuclear weapons assembly plant (1967-1969) Supervised retrofits of and modifications to Navy weapons of the Atlantic Coast Naval Fleet. Compiled and authored comprehensive Disaster Control Manual for Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, received commendation.
Sawmill production, (1970-1985) Sales/Marketing rep for Duke City Lumber Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, U S Navy Reserve.
Broker, Municipal Bond Underwriter, Juran and Moody, of Houston, Texas (1985-1998), retired in 1998. Held Series 7 Broker’s License from 1986-2000. As a securities broker, he refused to sell or trade even one derivative or a CMO, now known to be the root cause of America’s financial current devastation, bank failures, and mortgage meltdown of subprime mortgage derivatives that bankrupted America in 2008.
From his love of the outdoors and fishing, came the awareness that smokestack industries (mainly coal-fired electric plants) were spewing mercury and other harmful chemicals into the air and into every cc of water in any and all bodies of water in every state in the United States. Mickey has dedicated himself to writing in hopes that we will clean up and restore our country’s forests and waterways to acceptable standards, to where we can eat more than 8 ounces of fish per month without fear of mercury poisoning.
Mickey has written political and outdoor sports articles for several area newspapers and magazines for the past 30 years. Regular columnist, “The Political Junkies” Magazine for two years. Now retired, he travels to all points of the globe with wife Andrea and Bichon Frise, Quinn, fishing and chasing the eternal child still within.
Recent Essays by Mickey Walker
By Mickey Walker-December 8, 2013
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda...
By Mickey Walker-November 24, 2013
Who could have ever imagined that OIL would control the machinery of mankind and its evolution toward our own destruction? Black Gold. Texas Tea. Beverly Hillbillies stuff. You could rise to prominence as a somebody just because you had mineral rights to the oil under your feet. And you could pollute the planet and not care if you are so positioned to pay off government to leave you and your smokestacks alone. ...
By Mickey Walker-November 10, 2013
I have studied to understand the political beliefs of many parties and groups and why they believe as they do. The Tea Party is one of the biggest stumpers of all, however, because it is near impossible to understand what they stand for and believe in. It is a moving...