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

AM I LIVING IN KLAN KOUNTRY…?

September 27th, 2016

I don’t think so, but when you look a the above poll results (click on the image and then vote select “view results” to see the current tally) from this week’s North Royalton Post, four out of five respondents do not support professional athletes protesting the National Anthem, you get that the southwest corner of […]

CALL SEAN… WHEN YOUR PIPES ARE FULL OF CRAP…

September 27th, 2016

Then there’s this from Wiley Miller:

WHY READING OUR CONSTITUTION IS VITAL…

September 27th, 2016

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, widely assumed to simply end slavery, doesn’t. The amendment reads: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, [emphasis mine, JH] shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Two books—WEB […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

September 27th, 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 […]

OH YES, WE CERTAINLY CAN SEE THE PROBLEM…

September 25th, 2016

Note, in the group above, the number of people standing but not placing their hand over their heart and the number of people who do place their hand over their heart but do not remove their caps, and then there are the people standing but not paying attention to the song. A little more than […]

CLEVELAND BROWNS ANDREW HAWKINS SPEAKS…

September 24th, 2016

Dan Labbe, in Andrew Hawkins on national anthem protests: ‘It’s not so much about the kneeling as much as it is about the message’ for The Plain Dealer, writes: If Miami Dolphins players continue their protest during Sunday’s national anthem before their game against the Browns, wide receiver Andrew Hawkins—as outspoken as any NFL player […]

DO A GOOD DEED: ADOPT A SAD, CONFUSED XBAT…!

September 24th, 2016

An XBAT is a Xenophobic Bigoted Anonymous Troll. Since I began following Rodney Axson’s story on The Plain Dealer‘s website I’ve identified several of these particularly odious creatures and now follow them with the intent of injecting a bit of sanity into their ravings. I am a rabid defender of free speech as guaranteed under […]

IN MIKE DIKTA’S WORLD, THERE WOULD BE NO USA…

September 24th, 2016

So, here’s a core fail of all the people who subscribe to the whole America, Love It Or Leave It philosophy: if the founders had followed that advice we all would still be bowing and curtsying to Queen Elizabeth as our rightful sovereign. The United States of America, as so perfectly demonstrated by The Son’s […]

TIME PUTS COLIN KAEPERNICK ON THE COVER…

September 24th, 2016

I’ll have to wait until I can buy a newsstand copy next week to read the story, but Colin Kaepernick taking-a-knee cover is already big news as evidenced by the headlines this morning: Colin Kaepernick Protest So Big, It Deserved Cover… Says Time Mag; Ray Lewis Hates on Colin Kaepernick Getting Time Magazine Cover; Colin […]

ARE AMERICANS READY FOR DEMOCRACY…?

September 23rd, 2016

Ralph Nader, in BreakingThroughPower.org–Ready for Democracy!, writes: Are the people ready for democracy? This question was leveled by monarchs, despots and authoritarian rulers post-World War II when stirrings for freedom in less developed countries blossomed. We often heard apologists for the western colonial powers—the British, French, Portuguese, etc.—say that the Indians, the Arabs and the […]

RESPECT IS NOT GIVEN, RESPECT IS EARNED…

September 23rd, 2016

Matt Taibbi in Colin Kaepernick and Forcing Love of the Flag writes: You can insist all you want that people pledge allegiance to the flag, but it seems like the more important thing would be making all Americans want to do so, and we’re a long way from that. You can’t regulate people’s feelings. Reading […]

FROM THE GUARDIAN: GUN NATION…

September 23rd, 2016

This was one of the topics of discussion during my lunch yesterday at Tommy’s on Coventry. In Gun inequality: US study charts rise of hardcore super owners, Lois Beckett writes: Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every American adult, according to the most definitive portrait of US gun ownership in […]

IN CLEVELAND BUILDINGS ARE ON WELFARE

September 22nd, 2016

The article announcing the sale of Cleveland’s historic Terminal Tower by Forest City may start a new merry-go-round of tax abatements and other subsidies downtown. Not that there’s been a slow down. But we see a second round of tax gifts on the same building from back in the early 1990s. Subsidies have been flowing […]

FOR RAZORBACK, DEPLORABLE AND COL KURTZ…

September 22nd, 2016

This is for Razorback, Deplorable, Col Kurtz* and the rest of the cowardly bigots frightened by strong Americans standing up by taking a knee for justice. Here are the panels leading up to today’s: 160919, 160920 and 160921. [Update on 25 Sept @ 0531: here are the panels that follow the above—160923 and 160924.] *Col […]

FUCK YOU, EXCLAMATION POINT…!

September 21st, 2016

No words. Sorry. I simply have no words. Thankfully, David Sims, writing in Seth Meyers Proves He’s the Anti-Fallon for The Atlantic, does: When Jimmy Fallon talked to Donald Trump on The Tonight Show last week, he ruffled the presidential candidate’s hair. Seth Meyers, the host of Fallon’s former show Late Night, had a slightly […]

BOYCOTT THE DEBATES POLITICAL THEATER,
VOTE THIRD PARTY IN NOVEMBER…

September 21st, 2016

Presidential debates televised and scripted theatrical performances in America are to governance as a Burger King Whopperrito is to healthy eating: initially tasty and satisfying but ultimately slowing blood flow to the brain while simultaneously roiling the bowels. The scheduled cage matches between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be as real as a Saturday […]

THE POLITICAL BETRAYAL OF THE 99% CONTINUES…

September 21st, 2016

I wrote earlier that party platforms are not worth the paper they’re written on and once again Hillary Clinton demonstrates that you can’t trust her any further than you can toss a wonk. Karl Mathiesen, writing in Hillary Clinton ‘dropped climate change from speeches after Bernie Sanders endorsement’ for The Guardian, tells us: Hillary Clinton […]

TRACKING KAEPERNICK’S TAKE-A-KNEE MOVEMENT…

September 20th, 2016

Despite any media hopes that Colin Kaepernick’s Take-A-Knee protest movement might quietly go away, Lindsay Gibbs at ThinkProgress suggests that that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. In Tracking the Kaepernick Effect: The anthem protests are spreading, A movement has begun, she writes: On Monday night, hours after video of another unarmed black man being […]

WHEN OFFENSIVE COMMENTS DISAPPEAR…

September 20th, 2016

On 17 September, the anonymous (and based on his long history of comments) bigoted xenophobe Col Kurtz left the above comment and I left the response immediately below. This morning, responding to another anonymous troll on the same story, I noticed that Kurtz’s comment (and my response) have been taken down. I can only hope […]

SORRY BERNIE, NONE OF THAT WILL HAPPEN…

September 19th, 2016

I respect Bernie Sanders. I think that Bernie is the closest we’ve come in a very long time to what I think a progressive politician should be. I do not doubt that Bernie is focused on stopping the election of Donald Trump by supporting the deeply flawed candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I am confident that […]

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