Archive for the 'Politics' Category

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
WHERE WE ALL NEED TO BE A 3 P.M. TOMORROW…

February 24th, 2017

More than 100 people have signed up to take part in a National Day of Action tomorrow in Parma. According to Steve Holecko, political director of the Cuyahoga County Political Caucus: Over the week of February 19th to 25th, Congress will be in recess and Congress people will return to their homes and local offices […]

[NEW] ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

February 24th, 2017

In the past I’ve asked if the DAPL protest could become this century’s Wounded Knee. I’m now thinking that Tienanmen Square might be the better comparison. Thankfully, there was no loss of life during this phase—ended on Thursday, 23 February 2017—of the protests by We The People. Ohio and Cuyahoga County Actions: Join the Ohio […]

WHERE WE NEED TO BE SATURDAY IN CLEVELAND…

February 22nd, 2017

From Bernie Sanders, the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and Our Revolution: These are tough times. The future of our country and planet are at stake. Our job: Fight Back. Donald Trump and his Republican friends thought it was going to be easy. They would get to Washington and ram through their agenda, taking health care […]

NORTH DAKOTA TRASHES 1ST, 14TH AMENDMENTS…

February 22nd, 2017

So, yesterday I was talking with one of my students about the 14th Amendment to our Constitution which reads, in part: No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States. The legislature of North Dakota and that state’s Governor, Doug Burgum, believes that […]

IT’S THIS THING CALLED NUCLEAR WEAPONS…

February 20th, 2017

So, we’ve all heard what our President has to say about the 92nd element, but did you know (thank you sonderval) where he’s getting his information from ? You know what uranium is, right? Well, it’s not exactly a “thing called nuclear weapons”, but Uranium is a tremendously important element. Incredibly important. Nuclear weapons would […]

THE PARTY REVOLT HAS A NAME: #DEMEXIT…

February 19th, 2017

While I remain a registered democrat—I do want to vote in the primaries—I left the Democratic Party in 2009 after I couldn’t stand the frustration of the bait-and-switch tactics of presidential politics any longer. Yes, I supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary, but that was because I understood that Bernie was an Independent who […]

WILL VP PENCE TAKE THE (TWENTY-) FIFTH…?

February 18th, 2017

Yesterday I wrote: In reading this morning I cam across the reference to a tweet that suggested: I think both houses of Congress should assemble and watch the video of this press conference w/o interruption, then talk about what to do. That won’t happen because the vast majority of Republicans in our Congress either loudly […]

COULD SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE EVER TOP THIS…?

February 17th, 2017

So, I listened to much of President Donald John Trump’s press conference yesterday while I was driving between students and I have never been so fearful for the future of my country as I was then and as I am now. Trump’s performance vividly recreated conversations I’ve had over the years with students whose self-esteem […]

THE HUNGER GAMES HAVE COME TO AMERICA…

February 16th, 2017

From Intercepted at The Intercept: The first contestant in Donald Trump’s reality administration has left the West Wing. This week on Intercepted, Glenn Greenwald offers some provocative pushback on the Russia fearmongering surrounding Gen. Michael Flynn’s resignation (or firing). Naomi Klein walks the dark aisles of the Trump family department store. Former Rep. Liz Holtzman, […]

REMEMBER WHAT KILLED H.G. WELLS’ MARTIANS…

February 16th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in An E.Coli’s Message to President Trump, writes: The current troubling news reports from China are describing a major Avian Flu epidemic among huge flocks of chickens. Such epidemics have been worrisome to public health specialists because they could be the precursor of transmission to humans and a possible global pandemic. Since President […]

WE HAVEN’T GONE OVER THE CLIMATE CLIFF, YET…

February 16th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
INDIVISIBLE DISTRICT 16 VISITS RENACCI’S STAFF…

February 15th, 2017

I need to pay better attention to the other editions of my free, local, weekly newspaper The (Royalton) Post. While browsing that edition this morning, the headline—Renacci shares thoughts on ACA repeal, replacement—Community group concerned about future for those covered under ACA—caught my eye. The story appeared in the Northern Wayne edition of the paper […]

TRUMP V. TRUTH: JOHN OLIVER RETURNS…

February 13th, 2017

SHOWDOWN COMING ON PUBLIC SUBSIDIES

February 12th, 2017

For the first time in more than two decades two civic organizations are opposing an Establishment desire to seize more public dollars to subsidize a downtown development—the Quicken Arena. Citizens are actually challenging the political leadership and their corporate dictators, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, which represents high-powered business and legal elites. This is not apparently […]

[UPDATED] N.R. POST POLL’S SURPRISE RESULT….

February 12th, 2017

So, my copy of the free weekly North Royalton Post arrived in my mailbox yesterday and, as always I turned to the opinion pages first. The head of the Publisher’s Notebook asks: Is SNL funny or sad? (This column is not yet available online, I’ll post a link ASAP.) Post Publisher Bruce Trogdon writes: What […]

SENATORS CALL FOR ACTION ON 25 FEBRUARY…

February 11th, 2017

WOULD JACKSON TELL TRUMP TO BACK OFF…?

February 10th, 2017

Is there a possibility that even King Mob I (President Andrew Jackson) might advise King Mob II that he’s going to far in confronting the judiciary and criticizing the obligation of the branch to exercise the checks and balances defined by our Constitution? Jackson infamously took on the Supreme Court Of The United States’ decision […]

BERNIE DEBATES TED: AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE…

February 10th, 2017

Fast forward to 7:24 to get right to the debate. From Our Revolution: On Tuesday night, Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated on CNN about Obamacare and the future of health care. Ted Cruz had a difficult time answering the questions posed to him on what Republicans would do if they repealed the Affordable […]

MAYOR FRANK JACKSON CONTINUES TO ACT AS
CORPORATE STOOGE IN PUBLIC SQUARE DEBATE

February 10th, 2017

Why is the Plain Dealer handling Mayor Frank Jackson with velvet gloves? The mayor’s absurd stance on Public Square—that terrorism is a reason for keeping Superior Avenue closed, putting public transit in a hammerlock—is laughable. Where’s the cartoon for this sham? Jackson’s is a stubborn position without merit. It’s absurd and someone should say so. […]

IMPRISON THOSE WHO HIRE ILLEGALS IN AMERICA…

February 10th, 2017

If a company is hiring illegal aliens to do jobs that belong to American citizens, then is that not treason? Do they not deserve our contempt and condemnation? Ought they not to be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law? Of course they do!

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