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

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

August 26th, 2016

End Racism Xenophobia in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi… There are a number of stories and themes that I come back to again and again. My friend Eric Vessels once wrote that I do a consistently good job of following up, and Scene Magazine said that my daily posts remind the public of […]

JACKSON ADMITS CLEVELAND GAVE AWAY BILLIONS

August 25th, 2016

What got Mayor Frank Jackson so agitated that he acted as if he were the Mayor of Cleveland’s residents and not just its business community? ¶Maybe a princess kissed him and he woke up to what he’s been done in the last decade. ¶He finally admitted he was the servant of Cleveland’s powerful corporate community. […]

PISTOLA SÍ! CONSOLADOR NO…?

August 25th, 2016

In the insanity that is Texas, the state legislature decided that students should be able to carry guns to class. Students, thinking out of the box, have taken a brilliant civil disobedience action. Tom Dart, reporting in Cocks Not Glocks: Texas students carry dildos on campus to protest gun law for The Guardian, writes: Demonstrators […]

SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME…

August 25th, 2016

Oh gawd! I do not need another suggested reading list to make me feel even less informed and lazy. Curse you Ralph Nader! Ralph Nader, writing in Readers Think. Thinkers Read, suggests: Here are my recommended books to read for the late summer holidays. The Green Cowboy: An Energetic Life, by S. David Freeman, Authorhouse. […]

DEFEATING TRUMP DOESN’T FIX OUR PROBLEM…

August 25th, 2016

I didn’t begin to understand my own privilege until I enlisted in the Navy. That was the first time this ignorant white boy from rural Southeastern Ohio was exposed to African Americans and Hispanic Americans and Filipino Americans up close and personal. Seriously. My personal education (I learned zip on the subject in school, my […]

HOW DONALD TRUMP WINS BEFORE THE ELECTION…

August 24th, 2016

If you haven’t ordered a copy of Dan Guman’s The Kid Who Ran for President, do so. I have.

BERNIE LAUNCHES OUR REVOLUTION TONIGHT…

August 24th, 2016

So, last evening I attended an informational meeting for the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and, unlike a similar meeting I attended for MoveOn several election cycles ago, I was impressed. The crowd was small, about 32 or so, but the energy was good and people were articulately intelligent and informed. I walked away from MoveOn, […]

I FIND SCOTT ADAMS MOSTLY PERSUASIVE… YOU…?

August 22nd, 2016

WE DON’T NEED NO ANY CHARTER SCHOOLS…

August 22nd, 2016

Of course, Ohio—with White Hat Management at the fore—comes in for the lion’s share of Oliver’s piece. As for the question of Cyber Charters, I can say from 10+ years of working with online classes in multiple districts that unless the student is working in a classroom with a knowledgeable educator (or receiving at-home instruction […]

EXXON, NOT ISIL/ISIS, IS OUR GREATEST THREAT…

August 21st, 2016

We have spent billions creating a security infrastructure to keep us safe from a threat that pales in comparison to the existential danger to humanity: Global Warming/Climate Change. We are playing shuffleboard on the Titanic while the waters rush in. Writing in Green Party candidate Jill Stein calls for climate state of emergency for The […]

WHEN HACKERS HACK THE NSA, THEN WHAT…?

August 20th, 2016

Way back on 7 January 2005 (ARMOR CAN NO LONGER BE AN ISSUE…) I wrote a story about reports that insurgents in Iraq had successfully destroyed a heavily armored M2 Bradley fighting vehicle with an improvised explosive device. This, for me, was the turning point in the Iraq war. When irregulars can take out the […]

DONALD AND HILLARY ARE HIDING DOCUMENTS…

August 20th, 2016

Donald Trump filed tax returns. Hillary Clinton gave speeches. The content of both could tell us much about the two plutocracy party candidates for president, but neither candidate thinks that information would be helpful to their campaign. Fair enough, no law requires them to release that information, but in this age of faux transparency, what […]

CRITICISM OF $2 MILLION BIKE TRACK NOT RACIST

August 18th, 2016

Blaine Griffin’s charge that the basis of complaints about a $2-million dirt bike proposal by his boss are racist is pathetic. Griffin, at $105,000 a year, heads the city’s community relations department. That’s wonderful thinking for good community relations. Calling people racists. And it’s 20 to 30 years out of date. There’s plenty of real […]

A REALLY GREAT USE OF YOUR 64 MINUTES…

August 18th, 2016

Marc Lamont Hill, writing in For real progressives, Jill Stein is now the only choice for The Guardian, makes his case: The stakes of Wednesday night’s CNN Green party town hall were high—third-party candidates are rarely allowed entry into the corporate media universe, which thrives on the false narrative that only two parties exist here […]

WHAT THE POLAR ICE IS PROTECTING US FROM…

August 18th, 2016

I’m sure that there are ignorant people who think that if all the ice disappears from the Antarctic that we will enjoy lots and lots of new land to build condos on. What Peter Wadhams, The former director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and professor of ocean physics at Cambridge Peter Wadhams, wants those […]

SAVE LOUISIANANS: CANCEL THE OIL AUCTION…

August 18th, 2016

In my lifetime we’ve gone from 100-year floods to 1,000-year floods; from hurricanes to super storms. How long will we put our homes and our families at risk so that Exxon’s executive can buy more toys? 350.ORG emails: Friends, This week, central and southwestern Louisiana have been slammed by unprecedented floods. Over the weekend, I […]

SITTING (ON THE FLOOR) ON THE TRAIN…

August 17th, 2016

British Rail has The privatized railroads in Britain have cattle cars? Seems so. Charles B Anthony and Karen McVeigh, reporting in Corbyn joins seatless commuters on floor for three-hour train journey for The Guardian write: Spending a busy train journey without a seat, crushed up against other commuters in the aisle, or crouched uncomfortably in […]

HISTORY ON FROM WHENCE CAME DONALD TRUMP…

August 16th, 2016

I’ve actually been looking for just this article for more than a few months. That the political phenomenon that is Donald Trump didn’t just rise from sea like Venus should be plainly obvious, but since Americans don’t do History all that well, someone had to sit down and connect the dots. Timothy Shenk, writing in […]

MARGE PIERCY: THE LOW ROAD

August 16th, 2016

If I had to clear my library of all other writers, Marge Piercy would remain. No writer has more deeply affected my education and my attitudes toward so many issues of social and political justice. Yesterday I noticed an uptick in hits on a particular post I wrote back in December 2012. Today, only 84 […]

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, ENOUGH WARS DAMN IT…!

August 15th, 2016

We have way over used the war metaphor—war on poverty, war on drugs, war on terror, &c.—to the point of fatigue. One of the reasons that Germany lost the literal war in 1945 was that Hitler and his generals tried to fight on multiple fronts and stretched the Third Reich’s resources too far. Bill McKibben, […]

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