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SCOTUS: Petition to Void November Election Moves Forward

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There’s a glimmer of hope for those of us who believe November’s presidential election was stolen by way of Russian hacking and think the election results should be voided. It’s not much of a glimmer, and the odds are nearly hands down that it’ll be extinguished after March 17, but for the time being we’ve got that glimmer. […]

Don’t Hide News to Keep Trump and the Trumpets From Seeing It

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To defeat Trump, we need to know the whole story. We also need to hold true to our values. Sadly, these days many people get all of their news from the Internet. Sadder still, many only read news stories after being directed to them by their Facebook friends. Because of this, I take great care when posting a news link on Facebook to make sure I’m linking to the best source I can find. I also take great care to make sure I’m not linking to stories with exaggerated importance — the type of story that makes a mountain out of something rather meaningless that Trump and his minions […]

Is Trump Ready to Call Out the Guard to Round Up Undocumented Aliens?

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So far it’s little more than an “official rumor” being downplayed by the Trump White House, but I’d keep a wary eye on this. The Associated Press this afternoon reported that the Trump gang has considered calling out the National Guard to round up people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally for deportation. The good news is that the current occupiers of the White House, and more importantly Homeland Security, have both denied the claim. In other words, it probably won’t happen — but I’d keep a wary eye […]

More Reasons Not to Support Hillary’s Bid for the Nomination

If Hillary’s connections with Wall Street bankers and her vote to help Bush find the phantom “weapons of mass destruction” isn’t enough to dissuade you from supporting her in the primary race, then here are some more reasons buried in her history. We’ll start with her years as First Lady. During her husband’s run for the White House back in ’92, a central campaign issue was healthcare reform. Indeed, during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention that year, he brought up healthcare reform at least three times: Less […]

The Day They Took the Gai Out of Paree

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All I know for sure right now is that it’s not a good day to be a Parisian. As I write this, Paris is under siege. Currently, the confused reports from the media are putting the death toll at “over 100,” a figure that’s “sure to rise” in this organized campaign of bombings, shootings and hostage taking. That this is a terrorist attack is abundantly clear. What isn’t clear is who is behind it. The smart money says Al Qaeda, a group that we’ve been told, until today, has been […]

The Simple Complex

We’re being confounded by the issues. The press, run by giant corporations by the way, wants you to believe the problems facing the United States are complicated. From the mass media we hear that we are a nation divided by a complex range of issues which they then fire at us like bullets from an Uzi, in a constant stream. We buy into this and define our stand on an issue by issue by issue basis. All you need do is take a look at your Facebook “newsfeed” to see […]

Mandrake the Congressman

These days American government is all just a magician’s show, nothing but slight of hand and misdirection. That’s only to be expected. For years Congress, the Presidency, Wall Street and about everyone else who holds the real keys to ownership in this country has been maintaining the illusion that you and I, who have nothing but a borrowed pot to piss in, are actually the owners of this great land and that the government works for us. […]

The Bigotry Quotient

Never fear, this isn’t about Paula Deen. She’s just some kind of weird canary in a coal mine. It’s the coal mine that should bother us. You see, what I find so freaking not understandable in the second decade of the 21st century, nearly fifty years after the civil rights law and the beginning of desegregation in the South, is how anyone could think a “plantation party” would be a good idea. She said she wanted to dress-up “little” black people, I guess to pretend she was back in some […]

Wal-Mart to DC–We’ll Take Our Ball and Go Home

If we want to get rid of feudal lords in America, as I wrote about yesterday, we should start with Wal-Mart. Believe me, this won’t be an easy task. The smiles that Wal-Mart features in their advertisements are a facade, hiding pure ruthlessness and greed. If Wal-Mart was forced to pay their employees an actual living wage, they would undoubtedly have to raise their “everyday low prices.” Their low priced business model is based on the assumption of unrequited servitude by their employees, ergo paying decent wages means they lose […]

The Tea Party’s Feudal Lord

It boggles my mind how the tea baggers can get it so wrong. I think most Tea Party folks probably trace their ancestry back to Europe. Most probably they imagine they originally hail from England, since once upon a time Merry Olde was considered to be our “mother country.” […]