Archive for the 'Are you revolted enough yet…?' Category

THE KREMLINOLOGY OF STEELE, TRUMP & PUTIN…

November 23rd, 2017

As an undergraduate at Ohio University during the first Reagan administration I took every course offered by Dr. David Williams. Williams, who taught in the political science department, specialized in what was then The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He had earned his master’s degree in journalism from Moscow University. He was a brilliant teacher. […]

POLICE HAD ROY MOORE ON CREEPY-GUY WATCH…

November 23rd, 2017

Oh, this is just too feckin’ good. Michael Harriot—who has replaced Matt Taibbi on my blogroll—reporting in Retired Alabama Police Officer Says She Was Told ‘to Watch’ Roy Moore Around High School Cheerleaders for The Root, writes: A retired Gasdsen, Ala. law enforcement officer says she and her fellow officers were told to keep Republican […]

HIRING AMERICANS VS. RAISING STOCK VALUE…

November 22nd, 2017

Anyone out there who still lives in a fantasy world where corporate executives, given the choice between putting more Americans to work for their company versus using the tax windfall to buy back their company’s stock and thus increase the stock price and their personal wealth, needs a dose of reality. Ralph Nader has warned […]

YOU’D THINK JACKSON WOULD HOUSE CLEAN

November 21st, 2017

Okay, now who can tell me who ran against Mayor Michael White in 1993 when he sought his second term? It’s not a trick question. It does relate to today. It’s the last time Cleveland voters turned out—or should I say failed to vote —in numbers similar to Frank Jackson’s recent victory for his unprecedented […]

THE BLACK BLOC: INSIDE AMERICA’S HARD LEFT

November 20th, 2017

BANNON WANTS TO BURN EVERYTHING DOWN…

November 18th, 2017

Jonathan Tobin, writing in Roy Moore Proves Outrage May Not Be Dead for National Review, ferrets-out Steven Bannon’s endgame: So it’s worth asking why the Breitbart CEO not only has failed to distance himself from [U.S. Senate Candiate Roy] Moore now that he’s become politically radioactive but is doubling down on his candidacy in the […]

MANUFACTURING CONSENT FOR THE CONSENTING…

November 17th, 2017

I first read Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media when I was a magazine editor working for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in the late ’80s. I was only five years out of journalism school and the book reminded me of why I had become a journalist. I didn’t […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
ARMED BIKERS ACTING AS YOUR SECURITY…?

November 16th, 2017

[Update @ 0416 on 17 November—Finally, another journalist has picked up the story: Sam Allard, reporting in Bikers for Trump are Not Congressman Jim Renacci’s Private Security Detail for Scene, writes: According to Renacci spokesman James Slepian, they were not. Bikers for Trump weren’t serving as security guards at the Nov. 4 event, nor have […]

DIE & THEY STILL DON’T TELL TRUTH ABOUT YOU

November 15th, 2017

All this praise being heaped on Carl Stokes by the news media and many others is a bunch of bullshit. Why? Because it comes after he’s been dead more than 20 years and it doesn’t fit how he was treated when he was the first black mayor of Cleveland. In other words, when it really […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
ARMED BIKERS ACTING AS YOUR SECURITY…?

November 14th, 2017

So, I don’t know why this story isn’t being played more broadly, but reading my local free weekly newspaper, The North Royalton Post, this evening I can across this headline: Bikers for Trump eject serial protester from Renacci campaign event. Reporting for The Post, staff writer Bob Morehead writes: It was supposed to be a […]

GOP CANDIDATE ROY MOORE’S DREAM LAW…

November 14th, 2017

When Roy Moore steps down/gets booted from the United States Senate, he might be considering a move to Baghdad. The family values of the religious wrong in Iraq appear to be more in line with those of Moore (and Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler) than the majority of Americans. If Moore finds Iraq to be […]

SADDLE UP…! MOVE OUT…!

November 14th, 2017

John Oliver explains…

TONIGHT I’LL BE WATCHING WE THE PEOPLE 2.0

November 13th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: We the People 2.0—The Second American Revolution A new democracy movement is building elevating community and nature rights over corporate rights. We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution is a film featuring CELDF’s Thomas Linzey, Ben Price, and Tish O’Dell, with stories from across the country—including Pennsylvania, […]

A HYPOTAXIS RUN-ON SENTENCE BUMBLING ABOUT…

November 12th, 2017

Oddly enough, I’m reading Mark Forsyth’s The Elements of Eloquence—Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase and on Friday I read chapter 11: Hypotaxis and Parataxis (and Polysyndeton and Asyndeton). Forsyth wrote: There’s nothing wrong with parataxis. It’s good, simple, plain, clean-living, hard-working, up-bright-and-early English. Wham. Bam. Thank you, ma’am. “Orwell liked it. Hemingway liked […]

REALLY BIGLY, AMAZINGLY BIG, CONSEQUENCES…

November 12th, 2017

Clearly Garry Trudeau is a regular reader of Have Coffee Will Writes. (Don’t I wish…)

WHAT IS THE LINE ON ROY MOORE’S DEMISE…?

November 9th, 2017

So, now, according to Jonah Goldberg at National Review, we have an idea of where conservatives may (I’m not as certain as Goldberg) draw the line on bad behavior. In Saving Roy Moore Isn’t Worth It, Goldberg writes: I suppose it’s good that some Republicans see this as a bridge too far. But it’s a […]

SPENCER IS A (DANGEROUS) WHINY LITTLE TWIT…

November 8th, 2017

Richard Spencer is a whiny little twit, but he’s a dangerous whiny little twit. That’s why Gary Younge finally decided that interviewing the wasted mass of human genome was important. In Why interviewing Richard Spencer was a risk worth taking, Younge explains: In July this year, I interviewed the American white supremacist Richard Spencer, for […]

VOTERS LEFT LITTLE CHOICE BUT TO CHOSE DRIFT

November 8th, 2017

The mayoral election is over. The result is painful. Cleveland shows it is pathetically off course. We witnessed the obituary of public governance. Tragedy and farce. Once again the winner vote was stay-at-home. Of 262,047 the number who voted for either mayoral candidate was 59,622, or 22.7 percent. That’s 77 percent of Clevelanders didn’t bother […]

WHY WE CONTINUE TO HAVE MASS SHOOTINGS…

November 6th, 2017

David French writes: When you see a mass murder unfold on the television screen or read about it online, let me tell you the single-most important and effective thing you can do in response. It also happens to be the single-most important and effective thing you can do on a sustained basis to turn the […]

JOHN OLIVER OUGHT TO HAVE TALKED TO ROLDO…

November 5th, 2017

Yes, Amazon’s HQ2 feeding frenzy inspired John Oliver to do yet another of his insightful pieces on how clueless politicians have bought into the false idea that throwing tax dollars at already really wealthy people will create jobs, really good paying jobs (like mining coal), but, as the most recent tax bill illustrates, our elected […]

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