Archive for February, 2016

JOHN OLIVER HAMMERS DONALD TRUMP DRUMPF…

February 29th, 2016

Who is Donald Drumpf? and is Drumpf a kill shot?

DNC VICE CHAIR QUITS TO SUPPORT BERNIE…

February 29th, 2016

One of the reasons I no longer consider myself a member of the Democratic Party is that the party’s leadership seems hell bent to make Donald Trump the next president of the United States. Yes, I know, Bernie is running on the Democratic ticket, but that is because he wants to not split the vote […]

EDNA O’BRIEN READS SEAMUS HEANEY’S AENEID

February 29th, 2016

I ordered my copy from Mac’s Backs this morning.

CLEVELAND CITED MOST DISTRESSED AMERICAN CITY

February 27th, 2016

Unfortunately, a new study identifying stressed cities by zip codes has Cleveland top the list of the largest 100 cities cited by the Economic Innovation Group, a new non-profit research and advocacy group. The report (download the PDF) belies all the happy talk you get from the Cleveland news media. The kind of media that […]

A BIT OF JOY FOR A SATURDAY MORNING…

February 27th, 2016

I love that so many in the audience were singing along. Here’s a odd tidbit. I came to Beethoven, actually to classical music in general, via the movie A Clockwork Orange.

CLINTON LABOR SECRETARY ENDORSES BERNIE…

February 27th, 2016

Robert Reich, former secretary of labor under President Clinton, has been talking up the economic positions of Senator Bernie Sanders for some months now. Yesterday he formally endorsed Bernie for the presidency of the United States. I endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He’s leading a movement to reclaim America for the […]

A CAR COMMERCIAL THAT MAKES ME CRY…

February 26th, 2016

TO TRUMP THE DONALD, FEEL THE BERN…

February 25th, 2016

So, I’ve been saying this since back in May of last year. Not only is Bernie Sanders the right candidate right now, he is the candidate that can beat any of the Republican candidates by a greater margin than Hillary Clinton, the candidate anointed by the tired white men pretending to make a difference running […]

THERE IS NO MONOLITHIC BLACK VOTE…

February 25th, 2016

The headline on Steven Thrasher’s latest column in The Guardian, Black thinkers like Bernie Sanders. They’ve studied the Clintons’ true cost, is unfortunate. In defense of Thrasher, headlines typically come from the copy desk and not from the writer, but he used the phrase within his column, so he has to own the implications. Here’s […]

INEQUALITIES OF CLEVELAND AND WHO TO BLAME

February 24th, 2016

Inequality is more than a paycheck matter. The financially troubled in Cleveland are cheated in more ways than meager pay and higher regressive taxes. Hard to count how many. The major force in this defrauding of the citizens is the Greater Cleveland Partnership. GCP is the leading corporate and legal interests in the city. They […]

SECOND BILLY B (DLGN 25) CAMEO ON NCIS…

February 24th, 2016

My ship, USS Bainbridge CGN 25 (DLGN 25 in the painting), made a second appearance on NCIS last night in Season 13, Episode 16. This is exactly two years since she first popped up in the hallway of NCIS headquarters in Season 11, Episode 16. Eerie.

ENERGY COMPANIES TELL LIES, LIES & MORE LIES…

February 24th, 2016

Big energy, in the guise of the American Petroleum Institute, is reeling from the revelations of Exxon’s Global Warming cover-up and the shutting down of the disastrous Keystone Pipeline, has gone back to the duplicitous Vote4Energy commercials in the desperate move to convince American voters that we can drill our way to cheaper energy and […]

SPIKE LEE ENDORSES BERNIE IN SOUTH CAROLINA…

February 24th, 2016

From Bernie 2016: Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on Tuesday released a new radio ad featuring director, producer and activist Spike Lee. “Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the Great Recession of 2008,” Lee says in the spot. “And many are still recovering. And that’s why I’m officially endorsing my brother Bernie Sanders. Bernie takes […]

TRAP LAWS HAVE STEEL JAWS…

February 23rd, 2016

WORK, SAVINGS AND LOANS TO GOVERNMENT…

February 23rd, 2016

I am an advocate for spending my money as close to home as possible because I think that is where the money does the most good. Buying from a locally owned business means that more of the money you spend—the profits—stays in your community. There are however, I’ve learned this morning, deeper philosophical processes at […]

THE DEMOCRATS’ ILLUSION OF DEMOCRACY…

February 21st, 2016

The machine gets what the machine wants, regardless of which wing of the billionaire party—Republican or Democrat—you support because the machine runs on money. When 30 percent of the vote is not in the control of We The People then the vote is rigged. Reacting to a petition from MoveOn, the editorial board (at least […]

DO WE WANT TO REVIVE THIS POLITICAL GANG?

February 19th, 2016

There’s a saying that the leopard doesn’t change its spots. Essentially it refers to someone’s character. It usually means that despite what seems a change for the better it’s a pretense and one should be wary. I think the March 15th Democratic primary for county prosecutor is one of the most important elections in a […]

AN UNTESTED HYPOTHESIS IS WASTED…

February 17th, 2016

Previously…

THE LAUNCH & CRASH OF MYTHICAL CAPITALISM…

February 16th, 2016

Thirty-six years, three Republican presidents spanning 20 of those years and economic devastation that might make John Davison Rockefeller Sr. green with envy are the hallmarks of most of my adult life. I turned 25 the year we elected Ronald Reagan President of the United States of America. Now at 60 I can look back […]

JOHN OLIVER: VOTER ID, VOTER SUPPRESSION…

February 15th, 2016

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