Archive for the 'Politics' Category

BERNIE CLOSES ON HILLARY IN IOWA…

September 2nd, 2015

Get your Bernie Sanders Volunteer Organizing Toolkit today. I did. Find a local event… Jennifer Jacobs, writing in Iowa Poll: Clinton leads, but Sanders draws near for The Des Moines Resgister reports”: Liberal revolutionary Bernie Sanders, riding an updraft of insurgent passion in Iowa, has closed to within 7 points of Hillary Clinton in the […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

September 2nd, 2015

Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

ROLDO RIGHTS ON BOBBY, JIMMY AND JAMES NEFF…

August 31st, 2015

Former Plain Dealer columnist James Neff has written a thriller-like book—Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa—of the long smoldering battle between Bobby Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa, two giants on the national scene in the 1950s and 1960s. The book is stacked with inside info about how Bob Kennedy, as a staffer of the 1950s Senate […]

THROW THE TV IN THE TRASH, THROW THE TV…

August 27th, 2015

DONALD TRUMP WINS WITH A LANDSLIDE IN 2016…

August 24th, 2015

I keep listening and reading stories waiting to see if anyone will have the balls to pick up Scott Adams’ discussions of the rise of Donald Trump. So far, I’ve not heard a peep. I don’t know if Adams’ is right or not—although I suspect he is—but I do think that he is the only […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON HASLAM GETS PARKING DEAL…

August 21st, 2015

Hey, Jimmy Haslam, can we wipe your butt for you? Do you need anything else we can give you? That’s the attitude of Mayor Frank “Neighborhood” Jackson and Council President Kevin “Go Along” Kelley. And other city leaders for decades. The pair has just given another gift to the Cleveland Browns owner. Parking. One of […]

BERNIE IS BAE (COOL)…

August 21st, 2015

At the first Bernie Sanders meeting I attended, the gathering was white and mostly 40-plus. There was a scattering of 20 somethings and I was encouraged by their attendance. The Guardian has a story this morning suggesting that Millennials, perhaps dissatisfied by the Occupy movement are turning out for Bernie. Adam Gabbatt, writing in Millennials […]

OUR FIRST WIZARD WAR: CLINTON V. TRUMP…?

August 20th, 2015

Scott Adams make the case that Donald Trump is a scholarly descendant of Milton Hyland Erickson, a man that Scott calls the first American-born wizard. He also suggests that Hillary Rodham Clinton is also somewhere on the Erickson family tree. Because the two presidential candidates are intellectual siblings, Adams sees the potential for the 2016 […]

WHY INVESTING IN CARBON IS A BAD MOVE…

August 20th, 2015

Not a bad idea for your family, your community, your nation or the planet (well those too) but a bad idea for your investment portfolio. This email hit my desk this morning. Dear Jeff, What has the Wellcome Trust gained from its investments in coal, oil and gas? The answer is that they have nose-dived […]

THIS IS THE VERY NATURE OF CORPORATIONS…

August 19th, 2015

I had no idea that a prosecution of the private corporation tasked with vetting employees of private corporations conducting the most sensitive of public work—dealing with our nation’s security—was going on. The firm involved has agreed to pay a fine of $30 but there is no mention of how many millions the company received from […]

CREATING MYTHS, THE REPUBLICAN WAY…

August 16th, 2015

We were this close to winning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, achieving lasting peace in our time, bringing all the peoples of the Middle East to accept Jesus Christ as their personal lord and savior and losing 10 pounds in just 10 days. That’s the fantasy Republicans in general and the clown-car brigade in […]

WOULD RONALD REAGAN RECOGNIZE HIS PARTY…?

August 15th, 2015

I’m thinking that he had lived, Ronald Reagan would not recognize where the crazies have taken the party he thought he had brought back from the Nixonian cliff. While the Republican Party is great for Comedy Central and others making a living from political humor, I don’t see how this can be any good for […]

MILITARIZED POLICE HOPE ACOUSTIC CANNON’S SHRIEK WILL DROWN OUT BLACK LIVES MATTER

August 15th, 2015

So, images crowds of protesters engulfed in clouds of tear gas result in uncomfortable images of militarized police earning their Michael Brown Bonus. Sound waves, however, are invisible and military contractor LRAD is cashing in on that fact with police forces across America. Lee Fang, writing in Acoustic Cannon Sales to Police Surge After Black […]

THIS BETTER BE THE LAST BONUS HE EVER GETS…

August 15th, 2015

Every time I think that we’ve seen the last stupid police officer, that we’re turning a corner on institutional racism in America, along comes another clueless cop to burst my bubble. This is the reason why we need Black Lives Matter, because to people like Todd J Bakula, Black lives are just a way to […]

BILL MCKIBBEN COMES OUT FOR BERNIE…

August 14th, 2015

Bill McKibben convinced then Guardian Editor Alan Rushbridger to take on what has become Rushbridger’s legacy: Keep Carbon In The Ground. McKibben is convinced that Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who will address Global Warming and Climate Change. He writes: Why is the next presidency so important? There are many answers to that […]

CUCKSERVATIVE IS THE NEW RHINO

August 14th, 2015

By presenting the American public with a never-ending penguin march of frighteningly crazy white (mostly) men (mostly) the Republican Party lowers the bar so far as to make whichever white man (not mostly) gets the vote here at the convention next summer seems downright reasonable. To make that strategy work, the operatives have to push […]

WHY DO AMERICAN COMICS MAKE SO MUCH SENSE…?

August 13th, 2015

[Update at 0725 on 14 August: Mano Singham comes at Mx. Trump from a different angle in Thinking the unthinkable.] From Will Rogers to Lenny Bruce to George Carlin to Jon Stewart, American comics (and others) seem to better understand and articulate the nuances of American politics than all the pundits. Add Scott Adams to […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON WHAT DO BROWNS FANS WANT,
A $15,000,000 SCOREBOARD OR A WINNING TEAM…?

August 13th, 2015

A sales tax goes out of business. Don’t clap. Another one—of the same shade—goes into effect. August 1. July 2015 ended the 15-year sin tax we suckers voted for a decade-and-a-half ago. And the total take for the sin tax as of the end of last month was $135,421,613. Cash received. That’s a lot of […]

BERNIE LEADS HILLARY 44-37 IN NEW HAMPSHIRE…

August 12th, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a stunning turn in a race once considered a lock for the former secretary of state, a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows. Sanders leads Clinton 44-37 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, the first time the heavily favored […]

FEEL THE BERN ON THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE…

August 11th, 2015

Bernie Sanders writes: Climate change is an unprecedented planetary emergency. If we don’t act aggressively now to combat it, there will be major and painful consequences in store later: rising oceans that inundate coastal areas, bigger superstorms like Hurricane Sandy, worsening droughts, out-of-control wildfires, historic floods that come year after year, rising food prices, and […]

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