Archive for the 'Social Justice & Advocacy' Category

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 29 JULY…

July 29th, 2015

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. WALMART ROLLING BACK […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

July 29th, 2015

Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

BOY SCOUTS COVERS BUTT, CHANGES NOTHING…

July 28th, 2015

Three years ago I returned my Eagle Medal to the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the organizations dishonorable stance against gay scouts and scout leaders. Two years ago the ban on gay scouts was lifted and yesterday, the national organization announced that the Boys Scouts of America would no longer ban gay leaders. […]

DO WE PLAN OBSOLESCENCE FOR OUR FOOD…?

July 26th, 2015

Again, a comedian has to step forward to tell Americans how fucked up we are. I remember when I worked at the food co-op in Athens, Ohio, that much of the produce we had wasn’t all that pretty, but no one cared. I don’t know that this is the case, but I imagine that farmers […]

ALL LIVES MATTER IS A NON SEQUITUR…

July 25th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Felonious Munk might be the comedic twin to Ta-Nehisi Coates. This week I’ve begun reading Coates second book—I’ve long been a fan of his blog posts and magazine articles—Between The World And Me. Coates is a brilliant writer and thinker and I was only on page seven when […]

LIFE IS A HELL OF A LOT EASIER SEEING GREEN…

July 24th, 2015

My first Fortress of Solitude, my first man cave, was in the basement of the house where I spent my teenage years. My best friend Don Ritenour and I worked the transformation in a few days over the summer of 1972, transforming what had been a basement playroom into a bedroom sanctuary that I didn’t […]

YOUR MOURNED AND MISPLACED CREATIVITY IS…?

July 23rd, 2015

I firmly believe that getting a four-year (or six-year) education in Journalism or Writing is time and effort better spent elsewhere. If my graduate self could have had a beer or two with my new freshman self the single piece of advice I would have imparted was that a good editor can teach you all […]

WHEN THE ALTERNATIVE IS MORE TELEVISION…?

July 23rd, 2015

Gav writes: James Rhodes is a British concert pianist. Largely self-taught, Rhodes has released five best-selling albums and is known for his refreshing performances that ignore the usual formality and tradition of classical music. Rhodes never performs in a suit, holds his concerts in non-traditional venues and entertains the crowd with stories about famous composers […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON FROM GLENVILLE’S STREETS
TO THE STREETS OF TEXAS’—POLICE FAILURE…

July 22nd, 2015

Another police car video of the arrest of a black woman that led eventually to her death, supposedly a suicide days later in a Texas jail, once again dramatizes the lack of professionalism in police departments throughout the nation. Sandra Bland, a 28-year old woman in Texas to start a dream job at a black […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 22 JULY…

July 22nd, 2015

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. THE CHICKENS MAY […]

FIVE LESSONS TO PUSH FOR SMART INVESTMENTS…

July 16th, 2015

The Guardian today offers five lessons for organizing taken from a meeting sponsored by 350. The lessons are all good and I think they may be universally applied to all causes. You don’t need to be an expert to get involved First give yourself legitimacy Put your ego aside Plan for reinvestment Have hope—and keep […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY FOR 15 JULY…

July 15th, 2015

It’s been a busy week in Wally World: the Universe’s source of cheap plastic crap from China. On The Writing On The Wal—the blog USA Today says should be on its readers’ radar—I continue my singular work dedicated to drawing back the curtain on the Bentonvile Behemoth’s corporate disinformation and other flackery. WALMART WOULD MAKE […]

SHOPLIFTING A CAPITAL OFFENSE IN LOUISIANNA…?

July 15th, 2015

Two days after I wrote about the kind heart of Roeland Park, Kansas, police officer Mark Engravelle and his actions in a Walmart parking lot, we get this story about Engravelle’s evil and unqualified brother, Deputy Frank Serio and his actions in a Walmart parking lot. An Orleans Parish sheriff’s deputy shot at a suspected […]

JOHN OLIVER CHANNELS ROLDO BARTIMOLE…

July 14th, 2015

There is no topic, perhaps, that Roldo Bartimole has written about more in the past 30-plus years than the great cash sucking sound of Cleveland’s sports team owners.

A GOOD POLICE STORY FOR A CHANGE…

July 13th, 2015

If all you knew about police officers in my country was what you saw and heard in the past year or so in our media (including Have Coffee Will Write), you would be convinced that they were a bad lot. Yes, plenty of problems exist, many of them deeply systematic, but most police officers are […]

ROB PORTMAN SELLING OUT OHIOANS AGAIN…

July 12th, 2015

Mano Singham has written again and again that members of Congress are perfectly capable of coming together in harmony and bipartisan harmony when the issue at hand rises from the needs of their billionaire corporate masters. Our own Rob Portman is more than happy to co-sponsor a bill with the dark side when our Oligarchy […]

SCOTT ADAMS ON THE MANUFACTURING OF LUCK…

July 12th, 2015

I was horrible at sports when I was young. I played three years of summer league baseball as a left and center fielder where my main skill was to get under fly balls and catch them before they touched the ground. The hard part was getting under the ball. If I did that right, then […]

MY NEW FAV0RITE PHRASE: DUNG OF THE DEVIL

July 11th, 2015

Yes, I know, all of the news coming out of the Vatican of late might simply be meant to distract the world from past issues like pedophile priests, but I’m willing, for now, to give Pope Francis his chance. Earlier this year he pissed off American petroleum industry hacks politicians by saying that Global Warming […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: IS THE PD STILL A NEWSPAPER…?

July 11th, 2015

The Cleveland Plain Dealer—if you still remember it—is down to 79 editorial workers. And it’s going down from there. I’m told there are about the same number working the digital Cleveland.com side. Or as the management calls it—Northeast Ohio Media Group. But the bloodletting isn’t over. As the PD hires cheaper and less experienced young […]

SCOTT ADAMS ON CONSISTENCY AND TRUTH…

July 11th, 2015

I finished reading Scott Adams’ How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big recently and, as is my system, I put my notes from the book into my Electronic Chapbook. Normally I start at the beginning and proceed in due course to the end. I’m not doing that this time. Instead I’ve jumped […]

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