Tag Archives: Democracy

Kent State University, May 4, 1970

To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH.  One of my … Continue reading

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Nonverbal communication on the House floor

A little nonverbal communication from  Joe Crowley (D-NY) , who delivered a one-minute on the House floor. Thanks to Skewriter for posting this on her blog, November Fifth.

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American Exceptionalism: Manifest Destiny for Shitbirds

National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading

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Dr. West changes opinion of President Obama

Disregard most of the comments in reaction to this clip. I doubt that many of the posters have read Dr. West or know much of his work. Suffice to say that Cornel West is worth listening to…and as usual, I … Continue reading

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House Repubs Defund NPR

WASHINGTON- Well, they did it. After threatening for decades, majority House Republicans today passed legislation to deny funds  to National Public Radio (NPR). Convening an emergency committee Wednesday to take advantage of a controversy generated by an ambush interview in … Continue reading

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NH GOP Rep Will Resign After Comments on Mentally Disabled

Sometimes one knows when it’s time to go. Others overstay their welcome and must be shown to door. Martin Harty ((R-NH), a New England politician, is such a man. Continue reading

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GM: Back in Black After Bankrputcy

Old news by now but I wasn’t blogging when this appeared and since I wrote on it earlier, thought it worth revisiting. In case you missed it, GM recently reported profits of $4.7bn on new vehicle sales.  As if that … Continue reading

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Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Think a million dollars is a lot of money? Well, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, forty percent of American millionaires don’t. In fact, prevailing opinion among those surveyed is that one needs $7.5 Million to feel wealthy. Continue reading

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WATCH LIVE: Wisconsin rallies as the GOP sodomizes the American Worker

Despite frigid temps and draconian political pressure from Scott Walker’s Koch Bros.-buttressed administration, unprecedented throngs of union faithful  and supporters of the American Labor Movement continue to gather in Madison, WI to protest the first prong of the National GOP-orchestrated  … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow: Scott Brown parody commercial

Politicians are known to be willing to say and do anything to get elected.  In my opinion, the right has elevated this characteristic of public office to new heights.  No lie is absurd enough, no premise empty enough to resist … Continue reading

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