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

3,146 MEETINGS, 81,677 RSVPS… MAKE HISTORY…

July 29th, 2015

How does it feel to make history? Only weeks into Bernie’s campaign, a movement has risen up to take this country back from the billionaire class. It’s exploding in all 50 states, blue and red, in big cities and small towns. When they write history books about this, you will be able to say, “I […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

July 29th, 2015

Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

WHY BERNIE SANDERS IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT…

July 27th, 2015

And why I’m supporting him with both my time and my money. Dear Jeff, As I travel across the country, I am constantly struck by the level of enthusiasm and engagement there is for the political process. Everywhere I go, from Portland, Maine to Phoenix, Arizona, Americans are ready to discuss the critical issues facing […]

CLEVELAND IS AN EXPLOSION WAITING TO HAPPEN…

July 27th, 2015

Here in Cleveland we have the Cleveland Police Force, the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Force, the Regional Transit Authority Police Force, the, well, you get the idea. Why do we have so many police forces? I have no feckin’ idea, but the plethora of authority figures, all reporting to and trained by disparate hierarchies […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON FROM GLENVILLE’S STREETS
TO THE STREETS OF TEXAS’—POLICE FAILURE…

July 22nd, 2015

Another police car video of the arrest of a black woman that led eventually to her death, supposedly a suicide days later in a Texas jail, once again dramatizes the lack of professionalism in police departments throughout the nation. Sandra Bland, a 28-year old woman in Texas to start a dream job at a black […]

GLANVILLE ADDRESSES PARLIAMENT ON BADAWI…

July 17th, 2015

In other Badawi news: This could be Raif’s chance – ask for his freedom.

SHOPLIFTING A CAPITAL OFFENSE IN LOUISIANNA…?

July 15th, 2015

Two days after I wrote about the kind heart of Roeland Park, Kansas, police officer Mark Engravelle and his actions in a Walmart parking lot, we get this story about Engravelle’s evil and unqualified brother, Deputy Frank Serio and his actions in a Walmart parking lot. An Orleans Parish sheriff’s deputy shot at a suspected […]

WE OWN THIS BY VIRTUE OF WE THE PEOPLE

July 13th, 2015

I’ve re-read Jon Schwarz’s two-part interview with Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) this morning and I’m growing increasingly dissatisfied with Sarbanes’ Government By The People Act. Perhaps he’s being pragmatic, but I find the assumptions regarding money in politics offensive. People say, “I already can’t stand these politicians, why would I want to underwrite your campaign?” […]

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP

July 13th, 2015

I’ve never been a late-night television person, I’m a lark not an owl, but I have followed David Letterman’s Top Ten Lists over the years, so I’m happy that, even in retirement, Letterman hasn’t really hung up hat. On Friday night, sporting a post-retirement beard and appearing with his friends Martin Short and Steve Martin […]

JOHN OLIVER ON THE SENATE’S TORTURE REPORT…

July 12th, 2015

Our house guest, a cousin from Wales, thinks having John Oliver’s job—telling Americans how fucked up we are—would be his dream job. Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Torture.

SARBANES’ GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE ACT

July 12th, 2015

Unions and collective bargaining work because masses of relatively weak and disorganized individuals can come together and build organizations that rival and even surpass those of much smaller, but wealthier and more powerful groups. Our founders understood this principle when they began our most important document with the words We the People of the United […]

ROB PORTMAN SELLING OUT OHIOANS AGAIN…

July 12th, 2015

Mano Singham has written again and again that members of Congress are perfectly capable of coming together in harmony and bipartisan harmony when the issue at hand rises from the needs of their billionaire corporate masters. Our own Rob Portman is more than happy to co-sponsor a bill with the dark side when our Oligarchy […]

DID CHUCK NETZHAMMER SET WALMART UP…?

July 9th, 2015

[This story is cross-posted from my other blog: The Writing On The Wal.] When I first heard the story of Walmart refusing to make a cake decorated with the Confederate battle flag but then agreeing to create an ISIS battle flag in icing I immediately thought of James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart because the timing […]

BERNIE SHOULD OWN DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST

July 8th, 2015

In American popular culture, the pejorative socialist! is hurled with much the same venom as Klaus Kinski’s bureaucrat! The closest we Americans have come to socialism, let alone a socialist revolution, was the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt and the legacy of Social Security. Vermont Senator, Progressive and Democratic party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has run […]

CAN ENOUGH VOTERS NOT BE FOOLED…?

July 7th, 2015

I forgive Steve Winkler his lede—I won’t repeat the abomination here—because I think the rest of what he writes is spot on. Since independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders made his bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination official, he has, rather quickly, raised millions of dollars in small donations and attracted overflow crowds wherever he speaks. […]

HOW BERNIE SANDERS WORKS FOR ALL AMERICANS…

July 7th, 2015

What has Democratic Party presidential candidate, and U.S. Senator for Vermont, Bernie Sanders done for the people who have never voted for him in the past? Pushing through an $11 billion package for an additional 10,000 urban rural healthcare clinics in all 50 states and creating 20,000 more primary healthcare physicians, dentists and nurses is […]

THE SCOTS KNOW ABOUT OPPRESSION…

July 5th, 2015

As citizens of a conquered and occupied nation, Scots understand the realities of being silenced, imprisoned and executed for opposing the will of a foreign religion and royal house. “We believe that every human being has a fundamental right to express their opinion which is also enshrined in the United Nations Article 18. Everyone has […]

OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE…

July 4th, 2015

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on National Public Radio… When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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