Archive for the 'Prejudice & Bigotry' Category

A TOPIC OF PRAYER/THOUGHT THIS MORNING…?

July 24th, 2016

I wonder if Mike realizes that when he went all in for John Anderson in 1980 that he was one of the butterflies that helped to produce Hurricane Donald?

SAUSAGE FROM THE MEAT GRINDER…

July 24th, 2016

DAVID DUKE IS RUNNING FOR THE U.S. SENATE…

July 24th, 2016

BLUE BLOOD: DANNY REAGAN VS. JAMIE REAGAN…

July 23rd, 2016

As a young second-class petty officer stationed in San Diego (living in Chula Vista, which borders on Mexico) I went south more than a few times. One trip, riding in the back of Bugsy Boatright’s yellow Toyota pickup, took me to Hunan’s in Ensenada. We were celebrating someone’s birthday and in the course of the […]

CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS US ALL UNEQUALLY…

July 20th, 2016

May Boeve from 350 emails: It’s hard to know what to do in times like these, with violence, xenophobia, and hate on the rise. As an organization dedicated specifically to working on climate change, we’ve really wrestled with how to engage with what feels like a historic moral and political moment. The climate crisis affects […]

I GUESS SHERIFF NUTT HAD NO DRONES…

July 12th, 2016

Meet John Joe Gray of Trinidad, Texas. Gray is what is called a Sovereign, a particularly nasty individual who takes “the position that they are answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state, or municipal levels.” I came across Gray, […]

WHEN NATIONAL TRAGEDY BECOMES BORING…

July 11th, 2016

Just another average boring day in America… Via Mano Singham.

THE SUMMARY EXECUTION BY DRONE IN DALLAS…

July 8th, 2016

[Update: 9 July @ 0700—I have changed the word robot in this piece to drone because that was what was used in the summary execution of Micah Xavier Johnson. (I have also added Johnson’s name, as well as the five officers slain, in the text below.] As my friend Mano Singham wisely wrote a few […]

SHUNNING YET ANOTHER ISM

July 6th, 2016

I stopped using the word terrorism a little more than four years ago because I finally came to grips with the reality that the word was without objective meaning and therefore worthless in intelligent conversation. When I was an undergraduate at Ohio University during the first Reagan administration, I had taken a University Professor course—courses, […]

LOUISIANA’S CHOCOHOLIC PRISON SYSTEM…

April 8th, 2016

NINA, NINA SIMONE AND A RACIST HIERARCHY…

March 20th, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coasts, writing in Nina Simone’s Face for The Atlantic, drills down: In America, racism is a default setting. To do nothing, to go along with the market, to claim innocence or neutrality, is to inevitably be a cog in the machine of racist hierarchy. The producers of Nina are the heirs of this history—not […]

WE MUST BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT…

December 15th, 2015

Or, as Cable sang to us…

HOW DID THE HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORK OUT…?

December 14th, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writing in Hope and the Historian for The Atlantic, concludes: I think that a writer wedded to “hope” is ultimately divorced from “truth.” Two creeds can’t occupy the same place at the same time. If your writing must be hopeful, then there’s only room for the kind of evidence which verifies your premise. […]

WHAT TO BELIEVE—YOUR EYES OR POLICE WORDS?

December 2nd, 2015

Are we expected to believe that the Cleveland police—responding to the call that someone with a gun was near the children’s swings—were looking for a gunman to still be there when they arrived? Responding to the call and driving to the site, Officer Frank Garmback, in a letter (first public statement) says the call said […]

ALL FORESTS MATTER…! RIGHT…?

November 1st, 2015

HAPPY VOTING WHITE PEOPLE, II…

October 8th, 2015

Something weird is going on with Comedy Central videos that is making them start to autoplay. I’m researching this, but for now, I’m taking down this video. Previously…

MYTH BUSTING THE FIREWATER FAIRY TALE…

October 5th, 2015

I first heard the myth of Native Americans having no natural resistance to alcohol when I was a senior in high school; and I heard the story from a Vietnam veteran and former Marine who was also an Indian (I use that term advisedly, having spoken with Dennis Banks once). To my uneducated mind, the […]

BERNIE ON GUNS, VIOLENCE AND POLICE…

October 3rd, 2015

Alan Yuhas, writing in Bernie Sanders thrills Boston with call to fight racism and reform gun law for The Guardian, reports: Bernie Sanders decried “an institutional racism that allows and continues to allow unarmed African Americans to be killed by police” on Saturday night, as he preached to a huge crowd in Boston that welcomed […]

PROFIT FROM SLAVERY IS ILL-GOTTEN GAIN…

September 29th, 2015

MacArthur fellow genius Ta-Nehisi Coates set the bar for the discussion of reparations in 2014 when The Atlantic published his cover story: The Case for Reparations. On the eve of his first official visit to former British colony Jamaica, British Prime Minister David Cameron faces calls for his government to pay billion in reparations to […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF NECESSARY TROUBLE

September 29th, 2015

Senator Ted Kennedy served the people of Massachusetts for nearly half a century. He also served the people of the United States and the world. After a thankfully brief flirtation with Republican Scott Brown, voters in Massachusetts found a worthy successor to Kennedy in Elizabeth Warren. Sunday Senator Warren spoke at the Edward M. Kennedy […]

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