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

COATES: I WILL BE VOTING FOR SENATOR SANDERS…

February 14th, 2016

I give Ta-Nehisi Coates major chops for not ducking the question and for so clearly articulating the stance in a politics, rendered dichotomous by so many, that we can support a candidate with whom we are not in 100 percent agreement. Coates goes on to explain his discomfort in Against Endorsements where he writes: Amy […]

ERICA GARDNER AND BERNIE SANDERS…

February 14th, 2016

Erica Gardner writes in Black lives like my father’s should matter. That’s why I’m endorsing Bernie Sanders. for The Washington Post writes: When I talk to other black voters about this year’s presidential election, some seem ready to dismiss it. Why, they ask, should we continue to put our faith in a system that continues […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

February 14th, 2016

End Racism in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi…

BERNIE SANDERS AND BOILED PEANUTS…

February 12th, 2016

So, Bernie was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, again. For some odd reason, only the first part of the interview is available from the show, but you can find a pretty crappy captured version of the bit after the commercial break here. Colbert also gave Bernie a bit in the opening and featured […]

OUT-FUCKING-RAGIOUS…!

February 11th, 2016

Has Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson lost his fucking mind? I think so. Sam Levin, reporting for The Guardian in Tamir Rice: Cleveland says family owes $500 for EMS after fatal police shooting writes: The city of Cleveland wants the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy killed by police, to pay hundreds of dollars to […]

BERNIE’S REVOLUTION TAKES NEW HAMPSHIRE…

February 9th, 2016

From The Guardian: The call for Sanders came early: with nearly 60% of precincts reporting, he had 59.3% of the votes to Clinton’s 38.9%. At the Sanders results party in Concord, supporters were turned away before polling had even closed. Few were doubting he would win; the question was only by how much. Senior Sanders […]

HOW BAD CAN IT BE, MR. BUDISH?

February 9th, 2016

It was great news that headlined the Plain Dealer recently. “Convention center complex costing taxpayers less, officials say,” read the headline. Hey, another downtown success story. Cheer now! And, of course, we believe “officials” because they make it “Official.” Why else would they be called officials? Cuyahoga County, led by executive Armond Budish and the […]

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FEELS THE BERN…

February 8th, 2016

HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU GO TO THE SAME WELL?

February 7th, 2016

It’s another easy tax hike the Plain Dealer can cheerlead. And push it onto ordinary people. They do it all the time. Thoughtlessly. They’ll tell Clevelanders that they won’t be paying the tax. Ha! Suburbanites will pay it. As if all people in the suburbs had excess resources ready to give to whatever new or […]

BERNIE OWES THE PEOPLE, HILLARY THE BANKS…

February 6th, 2016

Mano Singham offers one of the best reasons yet to vote for Bernie Sanders: The fact that Sanders and his young following scare people like [Lloyd] Blankfein is a good reason to vote for him. Then there is the matter of Mano’s stance on Hillary Clinton: Clinton, along with her husband, is a fully paid […]

THOSE WHO GIVE GOVERNMENT A BAD NAME NO. 2

February 4th, 2016

On Monday Cuyahoga County’s new reformed part-time Council will be voting. To give themselves a raise. Of course, they work hard. They told us so. They want raises from $45,000 to $52,000, a 15.5 percent raise. You’ve heard plenty about how hard they work. Part-time work suggests you have time for other work or play. […]

BERNIE COMES FROM BEHIND TO SPLIT IOWA 50/50…

February 2nd, 2016

From The Guardian: With more than 99% of the precinct results in, Clinton led 49.9% to 49.5% over Sanders after seeing an apparently comfortable lead slip. The Associated Press and multiple outlets said the race was simply too close to call. Both candidates will now move on to New Hampshire buoyed up, Clinton with a […]

THOSE WHO GIVE GOVERNMENT A BAD NAME

January 29th, 2016

You should have expected it. It’s back to the same old political mentality: Taxpayers swallow. Cuyahoga County Council members want to raise their pay by a whopping 15.5 percent. This is the reform Council, remember. Let’s not be cheap about it. But that’s what you might expect for corporate executives pay raises. Not public servants. […]

QUINNIPIAC PUTS BERNIE UP BY 4 POINTS IN IOWA…

January 27th, 2016

From Quinnipiac University: With strong support from men, very liberal and younger voters, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders takes 49 percent of Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants, with 45 percent for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 4 percent for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This is […]

ROBERT REICH DEBUNKS BERNIE’S SKEPTICS…

January 26th, 2016

Robert Reich writes: 1. He’d never beat Trump or Cruz in a general election. Wrong. According to the latest polls, Bernie is the strongest Democratic candidate in the general election…. 2. He couldn’t get any of his ideas implemented because Congress would reject them. If both house of Congress remain in Republican hands, no Democrat […]

TIME NOW TO BREAK FREE FROM FOSSIL FUELS…

January 23rd, 2016

Will Bates of 350.org writes: Dear friend, It’s official: this week NASA confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded. And it’s not just warmer weather that people have been feeling. The impacts of a climate being cooked by a reckless fossil fuel industry are being felt right around the world. From devastating flooding […]

WHY I NO LONGER IDENTIFY AS A DEMOCRAT…

January 19th, 2016

I vote in the Democratic Party primaries. I’m supporting Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders with more money than I have any political candidate in the past; and I can’t imagine a bizarro world where I’d vote for a Republican, but I stopped self-identifying as a Democrat some six years ago after Barack Hussein Obama—a man I […]

MCGINTY—O’MALLEY RACE BAD FOR ALL

January 18th, 2016

The danger in the Tim McGinty/Michael O’Malley race for County Prosecutor is the possibility of a return to the corrupt politics of the past. The divisions are already apparent. Rep. Marcia Fudge and two black ministerial groups have refused to meet with County Prosecutor McGinty. This is counterproductive for the black community. Much of the […]

BUSINESS GLUTTON OF YEAR—SANDY!

January 13th, 2016

You may notice that publications just love to name their Business Executive of the Year. So much fun! It’s so easy to do. Publications love easy, quick stuff. Lazy too. I used to hate, when I was a young reporter, an editor telling, “Go look up the clip to see how we did it last […]

MOVEON ENDORSES BERNIE OVER HILLARY: 79:15…

January 12th, 2016

I’m no fan of Moveon, but this news is welcome. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday welcomed the endorsement of MoveOn.org Political Action. Sanders won an overwhelming 78.6 percent of the 340,665 votes cast by members, a record number of votes and the largest margin of victory in a presidential endorsement in MoveOn history. “I’m […]

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