Upside Downtrodden - Episode 98




Thoughts about our post 9/11 babies

My older son was a baby in my arms when we watched one of the Twin Towers fall on live television. I will never forget the sound of my ex-husband’s voice crying, “Oh no!

What is the origin of ISIS?

I would like to know when the group started and what they are fighting against. If people can add the ISIS leadership that would be appreciated as well.


The Karmic Lessons of 9/11

 The Ancients were aware of Karma; they both feared and respected it. The knowledge of Karma evolved in the Judeo Christian tradition as “you reap what you sow”. This is the harsh lesson of 9/11.

Has the United States embraced the Karmic Lessons of 9/11?

This is a repost of a blog I wrote September 11, 2002: The Karmic Lessons of 9/11

Yes - America is moving in the direction of global brotherhood and stepping back from her hegemonistic ways
100% (1 vote)
No America has failed to learn the horrific lessons of 9/11
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I disagree with those who continue to blame America for 9/11
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Total votes: 1

How Quickly "Never Forget" is Forgotten

On the eve of September 11th, the President outlined an intense military escalation in the Middle East without clear rationale or achievable goals, without full public debate or Congressional appro

Political Satire "New York Brain" Reviewed by Satisfied Reader R. Willson

New York is a naked metropolis of eleven million people, and Stansfield Kaplan is more than just an ordinary denizen of the city, but a modern man-about-town, a sincere young gentleman from Brookly

If you were President of the United States, what would you do about ISIS in Syria?

Not Sure
100% (2 votes)
Ground Troops and Airstrikes
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Total votes: 2

Time for Politiicans to Head Back to School

As the Obama administration escalates military actions, it would do well to reread a history book on what quagmires did to LBJ's domestic agenda.

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From Ice Buckets To ISIS Rockets

The US escalates action against ISIS with the threat of plunging into another war, but we are more likely to hear about ice buckets and who has plunged themselves to fight ALS.

Would you support boycotting U.S.-based companies that move their headquarters abroad in order to pay less in taxes?

83% (5 votes)
Not Sure
16% (1 vote)
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Total votes: 6

We Are The World

We're wary of sending tanks back into Iraq and alarmed by Russian tanks near Ukraine. Meanwhile we witness police on military tanks rolling through the streets of Ferguson.

Should the United States Government reevaluate its policy of not paying ransom to terrorist groups?

We now know that the terrorist group ISIS demand ransom for journalist James Foley. They later killed him because the ransom wasn't delivered and for the recent bombing of ISIS forces in Iraq.

60% (3 votes)
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Not Sure
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Total votes: 5

Cantor's Last Day

Monday, August 18th marked the last day for U.S Rep. Eric Cantor. He made an official statement last month that he would be resigning in August.

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New Video Emerges of Brown Shooting Aftermath

Cell phone video taken by Ferguson resident Piaget Crenshaw and shown by CNN on Monday provides more footage of the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.  
Florida Politics

Do Sunshine State Opponents, Scott & Crist, Seem to Appear Like Twins?

"Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." Albert Einstein   By, Jays Jewels

Four Major Effects of Health Care Reform on Medicare

Health care reform (the Senate bill as modified by the "reconciliation" package) means four related outcomes for Medicare, and its enrollees.

Song: "GOP Hypocrisy Sucks"

Verse: Tho it's been banned he-ah They twice-ban Shariah Cuz, God knows, Islam's some crazy cult

Do you think we have "militarized" our police force in the United States?

60% (3 votes)
40% (2 votes)
Not Sure
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Total votes: 5

Political Blogger #Hackathon

The main goal of this event is to offer local bloggers a chance to meet each other and discuss collaboration ideas.

Unarmed But Not Unharmed

An unarmed black teen is gunned down in Ferguson and now protesters face a militarized police force keeping the peace with instruments of war.

Petition: Urge The Federal Government to Appropriate Funds So Local Law Enforcement Can Purchase On-Body Cameras for Police Officers


With the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. And the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY from an apparent choke hold. It is time that the federal government step in and partnered with local law enforcement and purchase On-Body Cameras for officers. Even if this started as a small pilot program in Chicago and NYC. It will be a start in the right direction.


Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo


Top Political Apps on Android

These are my Top 20 Political News Apps on the Google Play Store as of Aug 11th 2014. Note: This list isn't in rank order, but I put the apps that focus purely on politics at the top.

Ever notice how sometimes you come across somebody you shouldn't have fucked with?

The men of the Republican party believe that women and women alone are to be held responsible for the fact that humans have sex.

Carrying Jada

Six nights ago, I sat in our bedroom on the third floor with the window open. You were already asleep. The night breeze carried the voices of a cabal of teen boys walking beneath.

Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

GENEVA, N.Y. She was 18 years old, a freshman, and had been on campus for just two weeks when one Saturday night last September her friends grew worried because she had been drinking and suddenly d

Do you support the airstrikes in Iraq ordered by President Obama?

Obama announced on Thursday night, after a lethal, coordinated offensive threatened not one, but two horrific outcomes:

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Not Sure
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Total votes: 3