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DON’T BE STUPID, BE A SMARTY, COME AND JOIN…

October 21st, 2017

On Friday, Mano Singham wrote Hugging as a protest tactic and included the 1999 video Michael Moore Vs. Westboro Baptist Church demonstrating that the best response to the small minded is not force and counter-violence, but humor. I’ve written about this theme before with particular focus on Stetson Kennedy and how he brought down the […]

IS TRUMP CHANNELING BARNEY STINSON…?

October 20th, 2017

Today, in talking with one of my students I shared a personal idea about President Donald John Trump for which I have absolutely no evidence. My thought, not unique to me [see update below], I know, is that Trump’s whole reason for becoming president was so that he could get even with President Barack Hussein […]

NEW GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION BY HALFTIME…

October 9th, 2017

OBAMA, TRUMP & TA-NEHISI COATES’ EVOLUTION…

October 9th, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates is tired. Really, really tired, and the mantles dropped on his shoulders by the likes of Toni Morrison, The New York Times and the MacArthur Foundation are not making his life easier. The man just wants to write, damn it! After publishing yet another insightful essay in The Atlantic and a third book […]

AMERICA’S TRACK-SUIT-SEX-OFFENDER…

October 8th, 2017

John Oliver almost gets there. He missed the opportunity for Americans to confront the reason, not the excuse, the reason why the Slavetocracy in the Confederacy was able to finally force votes to secede from the United States: wealth. The teaching moment came at timemark 08:59. Oliver dismisses the argument, but that is the central […]

WE DO KNOW HOW TO CURE IGNORANCE DANAE…

October 8th, 2017

CAN THE GUN DEBATE COME DOWN TO TYRANNY…?

October 8th, 2017

Matt Taibbi, writing in Gun Lobby Is Down to Its Last, Unconvincing Excuse for Rolling Stone, observes: Polls consistently show that majorities of gun owners believe the purpose of the Second Amendment is “protection against tyranny.” National Rifle Association merchandise sits on display during the 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Music City […]

IS THIS MUELLER’S PLAN IN NEW YORK CITY…?

October 7th, 2017

Back on 6 August I began to write a post with the headline: SO, WHERE IS MUELLER’S GRAND JURY GOING…? I got swept up in other writing and never finished the post. This morning, on my way to the library I stopped to listen to a segment on The New Yorker Radio Hour titled: The […]

IN AMERICA, TERRORIST IS NOW THE NEW BLACK…

October 6th, 2017

COINTELPRO, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s infamous dirty-tricks gang, is back under the guise of the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit and a declaration that: Black Identity Extremist perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such […]

RESISTANCE IS NOT, MUST NEVER BE, FUTILE…

October 6th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
TAPPING INTO THE SHADY CITIZENS FOR TRUMP…

October 5th, 2017

James Bupkis Renacci wants to replace faux conservative RINO and failed presidential candidate John Richard Kasich in Ohio’s top elected office. Renacci clearly believes that his experiences selling cars makes him the best choice to get Ohio into lockstep with President Donald John Trump. Citizens for Trump like what they’re hearing from Renacci and they’re […]

THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU [WE] CAN DO…

October 2nd, 2017

While The Guardian continues Live Updates into a second day, please consider this: the slaughter in Las Vegas is the 1,516th mass shooting in the United States in the last 1,735 days. In the last 57 months, 1,719 Americans have died and 6,510 have been injured in mass shootings. Look at those numbers again. 1,516 […]

WHAT THE FECK DO LIBERTARIANS WANT…?

September 30th, 2017

Libertarians are like the blind men trying to describe an elephant: they don’t have a clue what they all want. Henry Gomez, writing in Libertarians Are Still Looking For The Next Thing for Buzzfeed, offers this example: “All this time, I thought they were voting for libertarian Republicans,” Rep. Thomas Massie, a libertarian Republican from […]

IF YOU CAN’T TREAT SOMEONE WITH DIGNITY
AND RESPECT, THEN YOU NEED TO GET OUT…!

September 29th, 2017

Via Mano Singham… Herman Wong and Rachel Chason, reporting in Meet the Air Force general who delivered a powerful speech against racism for The Washington Post, write: Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria had an important message for U.S. Air Force Academy cadets at a moment of crisis. Five black cadet candidates at the academy’s preparatory school […]

TRUMP IS KILLING HEALTHCARE WITH 10,000 CUTS…

September 29th, 2017

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO NOW: PROPHETS OF RAGE

September 26th, 2017

I learned of Chuck D’s and Tom Morello’s project—Prophets of Rage (from Prophets of Rage, 1988/2011)—in an interview by David Greene. I immediately ordered the CD and I’m listening to it this evening. The music is powerful. MARA: Make America Rage Again. Dorian Lynskey, in Prophets of Rage: ‘We’re the soundtrack to the resistance!’ for […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REDEFINED EPIC FAIL

September 25th, 2017

Driving between students today I was blown away by how every, and I mean every, radio news show focused on one story: President Donald John Trump’s appeal to his minions with his fire the sons of bitches meme. You might argue that Trump has distracted us from yet another zombie blowing up, but I don’t […]

TRUMP HANDS CONVERSATION TO KAEPERNICK…

September 25th, 2017

"It’s not about dividing. We as American people need to come together even stronger.” — @KingJames responds to @realDonaldTrump’s comments. pic.twitter.com/UHpzXpb42K — UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 23, 2017 Anndddd, we have Colin Kaepernick for the wind. Once again, President Donald John Trump thinking that firing up the base was the solution to all his problems has […]

TRUMPCARE IS THE GOP’S SHAMBLING ZOMBIE…

September 21st, 2017

Americans love vampires and zombies, in their fiction. Republicans in Congress and the White House, however, think that the solution to America’s rejection of their undead is making the monster even more horrible, more scary, more deadly because of… Jobs. Not mine, not yours, theirs. Alan Fram, writing in Worries of backlash help revive GOP […]

IF THIS BE MADNESS…

September 20th, 2017

America needs a Reverend Doctor Francis Willis; We the People need a Senator Howard Baker to stand up for us and all that is great about America. President Donald John Trump is so blatantly unstable, so dangerous to himself and our nation that members of his own party are questioning his sanity. His Strangelovian speech […]

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