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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
People Have the Power
For a break from the madness and slime, here's ever-cool Patti Smith joining Choir! Choir! Choir!, who transform crowds of strangers into a joyful, powerful community of song in the name of "leveraging music as a global language." As a congenial warm-up to an October concert on the US/Mexico border - hundreds will sing from both Tijuana and San Diego - the group released video of Smith et al blasting her anthem for the times: "The people have the power/to redeem the work of fools."
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Game On
So it begins. Finally, the Dems found a fragment of a spine, and wheels started turning. Within hours, the Senate unanimously voted to turn the whistleblower complaint over to intelligence committees; Mr. Once-Unimpeachable tried to convince Pelosi to "work something out"; when he failed he slunk off to Trump Tower to sulk, freak, eat hamberders and rage tweet " PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!" Per Bette Davis: Buckle your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
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Monday, September 23, 2019
A Child Is A Child: The Kids Are Definitely Still Not All Right
Amidst the latest noise - treason and Ukraine and extortion oh my - a grisly reminder: Crimes against small, brown humanity are ongoing, with thousands of children still in cages, sick, hungry, frightened, suffering "trauma after trauma" until "every heartbeat hurts." Advocates trying to shut down the largest baby jail, now empty but costing $ 720,000 a day, charge " government-sanctioned child abuse.” Trump et al say that's not "relevant." Treason pales: Put 'em all away.
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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Blessed Freedom From Health Care, Because GOPers Always Have the Best Ideas
Last week, liberty-leaning, gun-loving, socialism-hating, immigrant-maligning conservative Eric Brakey announced he's running for Congress in Maine's huge 2nd District on the deeply wonky platform to " defend your freedoms and let you live your life!" He also met with the best photobomb ever, standing between activists who quietly flipped their "FREEDOM" signs to "FREEDOM FROM HEALTH CARE." He live-streamed his debut on Facebook. Yes, it's still there.
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Saturday, September 21, 2019
On Panic and Hope: No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference On Panic and Hope: No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference
That stark photo of Greta Thunberg's solitary, obstinate climate strike was a mere year ago. This week, four million people joined her in the largest climate strike ever to declare, "L ike the sea, we rise ." Greta's rhetoric is hard-core: She told Dems lauding her to "save your praise...Don’t (tell) us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it," and told global leaders, "I don't want your hope, I want you to panic." We're all good on panic thanks, but we'll take the hope too.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The Call of Blood Money
Because we inhabit a repugnant, rapacious culture, some repugnant, rapacious creeps thought it'd be cool to make clothes celebrating our national sport of killing children en masse. Thus has Bstroy, makers of "neo-native, post-apocalypse streetwear," unveiled what really shouldn't be in the same sentence: "school shooting-themed hoodies," complete with artfully placed faux bullet holes. In a searing new video, the families of Sandy Hook explain why this is not ok.
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Note to Media: Having A Penis Thrust In Your Face Is Not Harmless Fun and Jesus What Is Wrong With You People Note to Media: Having A Penis Thrust In Your Face Is Not Harmless Fun and Jesus What Is Wrong With You People
The latest news that Justice Lying Beer Bong is a serial sexual predator - and that the louts in power worked to cover it up - is dismally unsurprising. More unexpected is the unholy mess the New York Times made of the story: They buried the news, ran it as "opinion," then teased it by vilely positing that a drunken dick shoved in your face "may seem like harmless fun.” Say what? Enduring lesson from the entitled and immune: "Fun is what I do to you," and why aren't you laughing?
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Cruelty Is the Point
Sweet mother of God. Racist and cruel doesn't begin to cover it. This week, the sick demons in power just deported a Cuban man so ill doctors say he could die on the flight, stonewalled on deporting sick children who will likely die back in their countries, declined to allow desperate hurricane survivors to take refuge here, incarcerated a 12-year-old girl who flew to Florida - but got separated from her family - as an "alien" child, and now refuse to release her. If there's a hell...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
This We'll Defend
The monsters in power marked another 9/11 with their usual grace and gravitas. As Trump whined about the polls, lied about the day, and boasted me me me, smarmy sycophant Rudy Giuliani, concluding his ugly mutation from America's Mayor to Fascism's Mayor, posted a deranged, "truly evil" video celebrating police brutality against Americans exercising their 1st Amendment rights. Experts called it "pernicious propaganda." Twitter paraphrased with, "What the fuck, dude?"
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
RIP Robert Frank: It Is Important To See What Is Invisible To Others
Robert Frank, the radical photographer and filmmaker who famously documented the darkness, racism and inequality of an ostensibly shiny post-war America, has died at 94. A Swiss immigrant who "made the margins (his) home," Frank’s classic book "The Americans" unsparingly portrayed things "as they really were - unaestheticized, somewhat plain, more than a little dour." In the spirit of the beats, Jack Kerouac wrote in his intro, the book “sucked a sad poem out of America.”
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