Archive | September, 2015

Mantra for 9/11 :  Fourteen Years Later, Improbable World By Tom Engelhardt

9 Sep

Source: Mantra for 9/11 :  Information Clearing House – ICH

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Exceptional Pain Dispensed by the Indispensable Nation | TomDispatch

9 Sep


Source: Tomgram: Engelhardt, Exceptional Pain Dispensed by the Indispensable Nation | TomDispatch

John Thompson: Shame on the “Liberals” and Democrats Who Stand Against Unions

8 Sep

Diane Ravitch's blog

Historian and teacher John Thompson reminds us of why unions are necessary: to protect workers against predatory, greedy, heedless bosses.

He tells about the jobs where workers risk their lives and where more would die without the protections that unions insist upon.

He chides the so-called “reformers” who pal around with anti-union goons like Scott Walker and John Kasich and who help them bust unions.

He reminds us that neither Arne Duncan nor Barack Obama lifted a finger to help the unions in Wisconsin when Scott Walker began attacking them.

In union there is strength. That was why it is so sad that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, i.e. Scott Walker lite, and the Obama administration help pave the way for his union-bashing and did little to help working people in the Wisconsin recall campaigns.

That is also why Walker pretended to not be an existential threat to private…

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Bernie Sanders’ Vision: As Myopic as Every Other Candidate or Not?

6 Sep

Source: Bernie Sanders’ Vision: As Myopic as Every Other Candidate or Not?

The Stupidity In Kentucky Is Highlighting The Very Dangerous Motives Of The Conservative Christian Cult

5 Sep

We need to halt the right wing “Christian” doublespeak of intolerance.

Lean Left

Kim Davis woke up this morning in jail.  According to the reports I read, the judge in the case did everything he could to NOT put this woman in jail.  He even told her that if she stayed quiet, and did not interfere with her deputies issuing same-sex marriage licenses he would not put her in jail.  She refused and he sentenced her to jail in contempt of court.

Naturally, the Conservative Christian Cult went nuts.  The tweets and the statements from people like Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, and others were staggering.  Of course, this all amounts to the government wanting to put all Christians in jail and “outlaw” the Christian Faith.

But, what is really going on is something far more sinister and far more dangerous.  The Christian Cult is gearing up for their own version of a “holy war” against everyone else.  As long as they have martyr’s…

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Our Future Under Republicans Sounds Too Much Like The Past To Me

1 Sep

We need to make a future under Republicans unattainable.

Lean Left

Tomorrow September begins.  During September, my older brother will celebrate his birthday, my son will celebrate his birthday, and my oldest grandson will also celebrate his birthday.  Should be a nice month for family happiness, and it will be.

However, in today’s world, it also means that the Iowa Caucus’ are just a few months away, and the New Hampshire primary is right behind.  That means while we are attempting to celebrate birthdays, we will be inundated with political advertisements.  It seems that every election cycle begins earlier, and earlier.  This one is no exception.

Unfortunately, this election cycle appears to be heading in a very ugly direction.  Since I am considered “old” that is bad enough.  But for my children and grandchildren, that puts a chill down my spine.  And, if you were to look at what is being said and look at history, you will find frightening parallels…

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