Archive for the 'Election 2012' Category

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 […]

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 […]

OOPS…!

September 15th, 2016

Setting a precedent, no matter how carefully considered, always reveals unintended consequences. Or, we are meant to believe that is true. The writer in me wants to believe that FBI Director James Comey is way smarter than people want to believe and that he is playing a very deep, deep game. Here’s my tin-hat conspiracy […]

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES: SCAMMING US SINCE 1988…

September 5th, 2016

I stopped watching the presidential debates when the League of Women Voters declared that the newly instituted corporation, The Commission on Presidential Debates, would “perpetrate a fraud on the American voter.” Seven debates (soon to be eight) later we can see just how big a fraud the commission has been. Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill […]

LYING TO POLLSTERS IS FUN…! AND GOOD…

August 28th, 2016

Many years ago the great journalist/writer Mike Royko, infuriated by the use of exit polls, encouraged his readers to lie to the pollsters. That was great advice then and I think the advice is still solid the Revolt Against Plutocracy agrees: Victor Tiffany, co-founder of Revolt Against Plutocracy, emails: Fellow revolutionary, The revolution Senator Sanders […]

I SIGNED THE PETITION… YOU SHOULD SIGN TOO…

August 28th, 2016

We The People demand: To the Commission on Presidential Debates: We, the undersigned, demand that the Presidential debates include all Presidential candidates who have qualified for enough state ballots to be a choice for a majority of voters. Polls show that 50% of Americans do not identify as either Democrat or Republican. This means that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BERNIE JILL OR BUST…!

August 11th, 2016

As I expected, the fight against the plutocracy is moving down ticket while working to push Jill Stein’s numbers high enough to get her in the debates. Victor Tiffany co-founder of Revolt Against Plutocracy emails: Fellow revolutionaries, There is a push to replace members of Congress with Berniecrats and other progressive revolutionaries. Revolt Against Plutocracy […]

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SOLUTION…

August 5th, 2016

Tom Dart, reporting in ‘The only other option’: Bernie Sanders backers turn to Green party’s Jill Stein for The Guardian writes: [T]hen [Bernie Sanders] lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton, and backed her for the White House last month at the national convention. That was where [Vanessa] Tijerina and Sanders diverged. “A lot […]

WHY GARY JOHNSON IS NOT MY GUY…

August 5th, 2016

There are some existential perils so great and so imminent that only government is capable of addressing and shutting down that threat. Global warming/Climate change is just such a danger and while I get the whole libertarian concept of keeping hands off the liberty of others, when the monster is in my bedroom splashing gasoline […]

BERNIE JILL OR BUST…

August 5th, 2016

All systems are rigged to favor those who write the rules or, as Johnny Hart reminded us: Always remember the Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules. The only way to win when faced with a non-win situation is, like cadet James Tiberius Kirk, to break the rules. Victor Tiffany, Co-Founder, Revolt […]

SORRY BERNIE, JILL’S GETTING MY DOLLARS NOW…

August 4th, 2016

Bernie emails: Jeff, Election days come and go, but the struggle for economic, social, racial and environmental justice continues. Together, we built something special and unprecedented through our presidential campaign. Now, we are going to take the next steps for our political revolution. We are building a new organization called Our Revolution. Our goal will […]

DANAE SPEAKS FOR DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS…

August 3rd, 2016

[Updated @ 1600, see below…] [Update @ 1600: Scott Adams writes: Clinton’s side (which is my side too, for my personal safety) has made you fear the imaginary monster under the bed so you’ll ignore the thief going through your drawers. That’s weapons-grade persuasion. Of course, Wiley understands that monsters under the bed are non-partisan […]

LESSER EVIL, NO… VOTE GREATER GOOD, YES…!

August 3rd, 2016

There is a 90 percent chance that I will vote for Jill Stein in November. As for the other 10 percent, I may still choose to write in Bernie, but that looks less likely every day. I did vote for Jill Stein in 2012 (just like I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996) so I […]

NINA TURNER ON THE NIGHTLY SHOW PANEL…

July 23rd, 2016

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT…

July 22nd, 2016

There has been a political conspiracy meme running this election year(s) that Donald Trump is actually in cahoots with the Clintons, more effectively than anyone could have imagined, to destroy the traditional Republican candidates and then self-destruct so that Hillary can dance into the White House. Or, maybe the run is all a prank gone […]

THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LOVES HILLARY…?

July 21st, 2016

As if anyone needs the final little nudge to convince them that both parties are fucked because they’re both so far up the asses of the billionaires that Charon gets more sunlight, then consider this headline from The Intercept: Chamber of Commerce May Prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Zaid Jilani writes: The president of […]

NINA TURNER AND JILL STEIN IN 2016…?

July 17th, 2016

When I checked my stats for yesterday I noticed a sudden interest in a post from 13 February: NINA TURNER A VICE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER…? In that post I wrote: So, yesterday I got into a fairly heated debate with a co-worker about Hilary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders. At one point I said that there were […]

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