Archive for the 'Politics' Category

SANTA CLAUS FBI CHECKIN’ THEIR LIST…

June 27th, 2016

So, I missed this story over the weekend, Friday news and all that, but I’m reading Alice Speri’s FBI and Police Are Knocking on Activists’ Doors Ahead of Republican National Convention this morning and I’m not happy. Speri, writing for The Intercept ledes: Law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have been knocking on the doors […]

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE…

June 27th, 2016

Bernie walked Stephen Colbert through the speech in advance.

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

June 27th, 2016

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

THIS COULD BE TRUE. MAYBE?

June 26th, 2016

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June 24th, 2016

Wait a minute. The Cavs won the NBA championship? Everyone feels great! I don’t think so. Because it really doesn’t change anything. Not anything real. We’re all losers in the actual count, money-wise. Buy a new CAVS T-Shirt, a new cap. Whatever they’re selling. Does that change anyone’s life? For more than a few moments. […]

COULD THE AARP TAKE OUT THE NRA…?

June 20th, 2016

Larry Wilmore and his panel had this to add. A great deal is written about the absolute power of the lobbyists for the National Rifle Association. There is another, possible more powerful, lobbying group: the American Association of Retired Persons. As horrible as the murders in Orlando were, I’m not surprised that Congress did exactly […]

OLIVER EXPLAINS HOW BREXIT IS BATSHIT CRAZY…

June 20th, 2016

HAS MARCY KAPTUR BOUGHT A TIN HAT…?

June 19th, 2016

We had family over on Friday to have a send-off barbecue for a visiting Irish cousin. The party went fine: Black Bean Chicken was grilled, bi-color corn was boiled and spuds were smothered in Irish butter; much Wood Chuck cider was quaffed (my favorite is the Granny Smith; B.B. King and Eric Clapton was listened […]

THIS ELECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY SUPER PACS…

June 18th, 2016

Ralph Nader writes: Our political economy—a wonderfully embracing phrase much used a century ago—has three main components: The electoral/governmental powers, the marketplace and the civil society, which is composed of we the citizens. It is well known that when “we the people” get lax about our consumer rights and our voting choices, both the companies […]

FOCUS ON BEATING TRUMP IS THE WRONG VISION…

June 17th, 2016

I respect Bernie’s decision to unite with Hillary to defeat Trump. I don’t agree with the strategy because I don’t think effort will be successful. Too many of the under-45 demographic that Bernie talked about last night are going to walk away in disgust, lick their wounds and prepare for the next fight. The national […]

THE FIGHT IS ABOUT TRANSFORMING AMERICA…

June 16th, 2016

So, this phase of the fight is over and the next phase has begun. I need to watch this again, and again, but the part that has stuck with me for now comes at time mark 1434 where, in talking about the Democratic Party Convention in July Bernie demands: That the Democratic Party passes the […]

RULE NO. 1: NEVER TRUST YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW…

June 13th, 2016

FEELING GOOD NOW TRUMPS FEELING BAD LATER…

June 11th, 2016

I would think that I’m prone to addictive behaviors. When I smoked tobacco I did so at the rate of 60 Marlboro cigarettes, or more, a day and I quit smoking dozens of time—once for more than 100 days—before finally stopping on 5 December 1981. Despite ample opportunities in the military and college, I managed […]

REALLY WANT TO PAY MORE CITY TAXES?

June 10th, 2016

City Council may have a hard time voting to raise the hourly rate of pay for workers in the city to $15 an hour. However, none of its 41 employees is paid less than $15 an hour. Indeed, only one ($17.68) is paid less than $20 an hour. Council members are paid, according to the […]

OVER…? DID YOU SAY OVER…? NOTHING IS OVER… *

June 8th, 2016

Dan Roberts, reporting in Bernie Sanders’ new slogan looks beyond nomination: ‘The struggle continues’ for The Guardian, writes: From the dying embers of his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders has forged a new slogan that gives a clue to what the defiant leftwinger will do next after losing the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton. “The struggle […]

BERNIE AND BOB…

June 5th, 2016

IS BRANDING CHEATING DONALD TRUMP POSSIBLE…?

June 2nd, 2016

Ralph Nader thinks so. Donald Trump brags about “branding” his political opponents. He repeatedly has called Marco Rubio “Little Marco,” Ted Cruz “Lyin’ Ted,” and Hillary Clinton, “Crooked Hillary.” Repetition makes these epithets stick—a lesson Trump has drawn from the advertising world and his own fragile ego. Astonishingly, his opponents have not successfully branded him—choosing […]

I AM HUMAN: NATIVE AMERICANS FOR BERNIE…

May 31st, 2016

THE REAL SUCKING AT THE GOVERNMENT TEATS…

May 28th, 2016

Whenever government seeks to encourage economic endeavors for the good of the nation unintended consequences arise, often in the form of businesses created solely to suck at that particular teat. This is the heart of corporate welfare that led in recent years to the rise of for-profit universities, often existing only online, that have trapped […]

BREAKING THROUGH POWER, DAY FOUR…

May 27th, 2016

Much, much more on Breaking Through Power…

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