Archive for the 'Politics' Category

THE WORLD LAUGHS AT OUR CLOWN AND CHIEF…

February 18th, 2018

CCPC TOUTS ENDORSEMENTS FOR 8-MAY RACES…

February 18th, 2018

The more-than-3,000 members of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus have voted in a bottom-up initiative to endorse candidates in the 8-May primary. According to the organization: The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus is proud to announce its candidate endorsements for the May, 8 2018 Primary Election. CCPC is a bottom up grassroots activist organization. All of […]

SHAME [DING!], SHAME [DING!], SHAME [DING!]…

February 18th, 2018

OK, so the chilren’s crusade was really, really stupid and tragic, but this could work. Angela Helm, reporting in Surviving Teens of Parkland Massacre Tell NRA to Shove Its ‘Thoughts and Prayers,’ and Plan March on Washington for The Root, writes: Out the mouth of babes, they say. And these babes will not be silenced. […]

20 APRIL ’99, 14 DECEMBER ’12, 14 FEBRUARY ’18…

February 17th, 2018

In the minds of most Americans, the insanity of school shootings began on 20 April 1999, before the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were even born. Since then we have endured nearly 20 years of worthless thoughts and prayers while gun manufacturers, with the help of their professional lobbying arm the National Rifle […]

THE TWEET HEARD ROUND THE NATION…

February 17th, 2018

The students are pissed and they want President Donald John Trump to know how pissed they are. Emily Witt, reporting in Calling [Bullshit] in Parkland, Florida for The New Yorker, writes: Instead, the people here had gathered for a different kind of national ritual. In Parkland, Florida, after the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

HOPES AND PRAYERS AREN’T ENOUGH, STAND UP…!

February 17th, 2018

Not unexpectedly, Dennis Kucinich has gotten out in front of the tsunami building in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, mass murder by Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz used a legally purchased AR-15, the semi-automatic version of the military M-16. If Congress had not allowed the Violent Crime Control and Law […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
GET UP OFF YOUR KNEES AND DO SOMETHING…

February 16th, 2018

That is my message to my congressman, James Bupkis* Renacci. Americans don’t need more thoughts and prayers. Americans need lawmakers in congress to do their damn jobs and make laws that allow our children to go to school and learn more than how to react when shots ring out. There is nothing sacred about the […]

A SIMPLE QUESTION: HOW MANY KILLED IN 2018…?

February 15th, 2018

Well, two questions really: Question No. 1: How many Americans have Islamic terrorists killed this year? Question No. 2: How many Americans have Americans killed in mass shootings this year? The answer to question No. 1 is zero. The answer to question No. 2 is far, far too many and the number grew by 17—with […]

GOP SCARE MONGERING BACKFIRES, AGAIN…

February 14th, 2018

I often ask people looking to exclude others or curb civil rights the question: What are you afraid of? For Republicans, and conservatives generally, they fear is of no longer being in a position to fully enjoying their gawd-given rights of privilege. If everyone has the same special rights and privileges as they do, then […]

WELL, THIS CERTAINLY DIDN’T TAKE VERY LONG…

February 14th, 2018

INSIDE THE ALTERNATED MIND OF A CONSERVATIVE…

February 14th, 2018

Hypocrisy is a common theme between both progressives and conservatives. People don’t like being told that they are bad because of a certain trait or behavior when the accuser exhibits that particular trait or practices—often secretly—that particular behavior. Think the phrase: The pot calling the Kettle Black (fascinatingly attribute to Michael Cervantes’s Sancho Panza). Progressives, […]

CLEVELAND—THE FINALE OF A 50-YEAR JOURNEY

February 14th, 2018

[PART I: 50 YEARS—FREE TO SPEAK WITHOUT RESTRICTION] In 1965 when I came to Cleveland I gained what became a new insight into how a city operates or doesn’t. It wasn’t just about poverty as I found in Bridgeport. It was a calculated system of injustice, corruption and, most importantly the lesson of Who Rules. […]

NUNES’ ROLE IN THE WAR ON OBJECTIVE REALITY…

February 12th, 2018

What’s a Republican member of Congress to do when the lamestream media refuses to publish their truth? Go around, of course. David Siders, writing in Devin Nunes creates his own alternative news site: Embattled California congressman finds a way to bypass the mainstream media for Politico, explains: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a relentless […]

50 YEARS—FREE TO SPEAK WITHOUT RESTRICTION

February 12th, 2018

As we travel 2018, I personally observe a benchmark of 50 years of writing as an independent journalist, staff-less and un-beholden to any one employer or institution. Free! Yes, it has been a long ride. It’s been a difficult one in many respects. But nobody made me do it. It was my choice. More or […]

50 YEARS OF ROLDO BARTIMOLE’S JOURNALISM

February 10th, 2018

(Welcome Scene readers. Lest you be confused, this is just the teaser for Roldo’s 5,000-word, two piece, Part I of which—50 YEARS—FREE TO SPEAK WITHOUT RESTRICTION—appears below. Part II will be published at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. JH) How could 50 years have passed so quickly? Starting in 1968 with Point Of Viəw, Vol. 1, […]

THE ONLY REPUBLICAN TALKING TRUTH IS BUSH…?

February 10th, 2018

Yeah, we’re so screwed…

NO PROTECTION FROM RUSSIAN HACKING…?

February 9th, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Wayne Tillerson statement here boggles the mind. I cannot imagine any politician rolling over in such total submission to a foreign threat. Even if getting fucked is inevitable, you still go down kicking and screaming, fighting to the end. This is what he told Fox News: I don’t know that I […]

JUST DICK WASN’T ENOUGH…

February 8th, 2018

Then there’s Cadet Bone Spurs…

CONSUMER RIGHTS AND THE UBIQUITOUS EULA…

February 8th, 2018

Arbitration clauses in contracts have gained a high profile in recent months because of how corporations have used them for years to protect the identity and very existence of sexual predators, serial sexual abusers, molesters and rapists in their employ from exposure by their victims. The problem with arbitration, however, runs deeper and is far […]

WHAT DONALD TRUMP REALLY WANTS IS THIS…

February 7th, 2018

and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and these, and most of all… This… George Orwell had this to say on the subject of military parades in general, and goosestepping in particular: One rapid but fairly sure guide to the social atmosphere […]

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