Who is Donald Drumpf? and is Drumpf a kill shot?
Archive for February, 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 […]
I ordered my copy from Mac’s Backs this morning.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]