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

PROGRESSIVE PIPE DREAM MY ASS…!

July 3rd, 2015

Objects in the mirror are closer than they seem. Take that to the bank! What began as a progressive pipe dream—that a rabble-rousing senator from the nation’s second least populous state could wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from one of the most well-known politicians in recent history—is starting to seem plausible. By way of massive […]

BERNIE SANDERS, FOR ALL AMERICANS IN 2016…

July 3rd, 2015

Bernie Sanders draws crowd of 10,000 at Wisconsin rally I gave Bernie $100 today (24 June). How about you?

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

July 3rd, 2015

Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

THE SUMMER OF [ADD BLACK MAN’S NAME HERE]…

July 1st, 2015

We are now 11 days into summer and Gary Younge is not hopeful. For the past couple of years the summers, like hurricanes, have had names. Not single names like Katrina or Floyd—but full names like Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown. Like hurricanes, their arrival was both predictable and predicted, and yet somehow, when they […]

BADAWI GETS COMPANY (NOT THE GOOD KIND)…

July 1st, 2015

The House of Saud really, really likes the number 1,000. Ludovica Iaccino, in Pakistan’s controversial Zaid Hamid faces 1,000 lashes and 8 years in jail for criticising kingdom, writes: A Pakistani political commentator has been reportedly sentenced to eight years in jail with 1,000 lashes after allegedly delivering a speech criticising Saudi Arabia’s regime. Pakistan […]

HOW THE FBI MANUFACTURERS FAKE THREATS…

June 29th, 2015

Here in Cleveland we have our own five victims of FBI entrapment, but they are far from alone. In Entrapped, a film produced for The//Intercept In 2007, five men were arrested and accused of plotting to attack the Fort Dix military base near Trenton, New Jersey. Among them were the brothers Dritan, Shain and Eljvir […]

CAN RELIGION SAVE THE WORLD…?

June 29th, 2015

Alan Rushbridger chose Naomi Klein to kick-off his last hurrah as editor of The Guardian, his Keep Carbon In The Ground campaign. Now, arguably the single most influential religious leader on the planet, Pope Francis, has also turned to Klein, described by The Guardian as one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON A RUST IN RUST-BELT REVIVAL…

June 26th, 2015

Roldo Bartimole writes: If you don’t believe that the city that has for years been the butt of TV late Night jokes is making a big comeback you haven’t been reading national news outlets about Cleveland’s resurgence. Yes, we’re talking that old rust belt, river-on-fire, shrinking city on Lake Erie once self-boasted “The Best Location […]

1000 LASHES: BECAUSE I SAY WHAT I THINK

June 21st, 2015

Raif Badawi’s book 1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think is available in French and pre-orders are being taken on Amazon. Raif Badawi’s is an important voice for all of us to hear, mild, nuanced, but clear. His examination of his culture is perceptive and rigorous. Of course he must be saved from the […]

OWNING OUR FAUX TWO-PARTY DEMOCRACY…

June 13th, 2015

Our pseudo two-party political system works so well, other oligarchs want to duplicate our success. Jon Schwarz writes in Russian Oligarch Wanted to Turn My Joke Into Reality: One of my core political beliefs is that there would still be a Soviet Union if they’d been smart enough to have two communist parties that agreed […]

TIME FOR MOTHERS AGAINST POLICE MURDER

June 12th, 2015

There was an amazing power in the images of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. In the United States, there is no official accounting of the people killed by police. To address that void in information, non-governmental and news organizations have been collecting data on such incidents. Intercept data artist Josh Begley’s new project, […]

HOLDING HANDS WITH BARBARIANS…

June 11th, 2015

We are guilty by association of imprisoning blogger Raif Badawi. We bear responsibility for each of the 50 lashes he received on 9 January of this year. We will take on further shame if Badawi’s beatings continue tomorrow. To do nothing is to agree to the barbarism of the House of Saud. A Saudi Arabian […]

WE ARE NOT LIVING IN A WAR ZONE…

June 10th, 2015

Yes, I know that most of these shootings were justified, but what happened to the days when police officers could go their entire lives without pulling their weapon? The number of people killed by police in the United States during 2015 reached 500 on Wednesday, according to a Guardian investigation, after two young black men […]

BERNIE SANDERS ON THE DIANE REHM SHOW…

June 10th, 2015

Transcript here…

BUT, BUT THEY’RE WHITE…! OH, NEVER MIND…

June 8th, 2015

[Update on 9 June from The Guardian: “Unlike Ferguson, North Charleston or Baltimore, no one was killed or injured here. This is an affluent, mostly white area without a history of serious racial tension. But the expressions of anger and the demands for change on Monday night in McKinney, Texas, recalled scenes from elsewhere in […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON NORMAN KRUMHOLZ ZEROED IN
ON CLEVELAND’S INEQUALITY 40 YEARS AGO…

June 3rd, 2015

Cleveland’s Norman Krumholz was ahead of President Barack Obama. He was ahead of Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He was earlier, too, than economist Paul Krugman. Inequality was in his and his city planning staff’s sights in Cleveland in the mid-1970s. He was thinking how you curb inequality as Cleveland’s city planner 40 years ago. In 1975, […]

USA FREEDOM ORWELL ACT PASSES…

June 3rd, 2015

So, a few odious provisions of the Orwellian named Patriot Act, particularly section 215 used to illegally justify the bulk collection of the phone records of law-abiding U.S. citizens, was forced to sunset only to be replaced by a slightly less odious, and just as Orwellian named USA Freedom Act. I expected to find a […]

FLEEING POLICE IS NOT A CAPITAL CRIME, DAMN IT…

June 3rd, 2015

I left the following comment on the story in reply to Rhodan 1970 who made the repugnant You run from the law, you end up with a good chance of having an entry wound on the back side lame excuse: We do not allow summary executions here and fleeing from the police is not a […]

BERNIE SANDERS WAS SERIOUS, BERNIE IS SERIOUS
AND BERNIE WILL BE SERIOUS IN THE WHITEHOUSE…

June 2nd, 2015

We are 18 months away from our next presidential election in November 2016 and journalists are talking about momentum? Trip Gabriel and Patrick Healy, writing in Challenging Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Gains Momentum in Iowa for The New York Times write: A mere 240 people live in the rural northeast Iowa town of Kensett, so […]

THIS IS THE WORST OF CORPORATE WELFARE…

June 1st, 2015

Exposing corporate hypocrisy surrounding self-reliance and the value of bootstraps while sucking at the pubic teat—like yanking the blanket off of yet another child molester hiding behind Christ or a Republican homophobe trolling for a hookup in an airport bathroom—is shooting the fish in a proverbial barrel. Yet, we need to keep pulling the trigger […]

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