Why schools need Sex Ed


So today I had the great honor of creating a Sexual Education Curricular for my school. I got some materials from places around the country, and one thing I noticed was that a lot of schools especially down south and...More

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“There is no free lunch” Milton Friedman Many people believe a social safety net is a moral obligation, and therefore strongly disagree with the author of this famous quote. Maybe, the noted economist was right, for he promoted the idea...More


Why Isn't Anyone Saying This About Netanyahu?


This is a little something that I had forgotten in all my anger at U.S. neoconservatives. Netanyahu thought that George W. Bush's war with Iraq would benefit the region . Why isn't anyone pointing out that Netanyahu is a dufus...More


Ghost of Reagan seen and he is pissed


Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This piece originally appeared in The Random Journal. People often wonder aloud "what would Reagan do?" This weekend, we got an inkling as his ghost was seen walking around Washington, DC...More


Israel murders more anti-Islamists in Syria. Boehner: "Thanks, Bibi. Come by for drinks."


This is crazy stuff. The United States and Israel are on opposite sides in the ISIS War. Same time Jordan sends its Air Force in to pummel the Islamists, Israel under Bibi Netanyahu kills more of the Islamist's ground-war enemies...More


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Things you shouldn't ask LGBTQ people.


A lot of the times a get asked awkward questions by heterosexual people that really shouldn't have to be asked or even said. So I am making a list of things for straight people of things not to say to...More


What party do you believe will win the 2016 Elections?

71% (15 votes)
19% (4 votes)
9% (2 votes)
Total votes: 21

United States comes in at 49 for Press Freedom


Reporters without boarders puts out a global rank of nations every year that is based on how well countries protect or oppress upon freedom of the press. This year, the rank for the United States is 49. That's worse than...More


Upside Downtrodden - episode 108


EPISODE 108 TOPIC: LOVE EPISODE 108 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - LOCKSOFLOVE.ORG, QUOTATION MARKS THE SPOT, WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society...More

Jeb Bush

So Prince Jeb Doesn't Wish to Discuss the Past


So Prince Jeb doesn't want to talk about one of his brother's many fuck ups , especially one that is still killing people. No use relitigating a failed war. Sadly for the prince, there will be some who can't let...More


Fat Tuesdays & Slim Pickins: Talking About Homelessness in New Orleans


With Mardi Gras quickly approaching, I thought it might be appropriate to post a piece I wrote last year about an experience I had with a man who come upon hard times and had reluctantly joined the class of poor...More


How Valentine's day began


Oh Valentines day, the day most people dread, but others love. Exactly how did Valentines come about? Well we have to go back to Roman times approximately 270 AD when Emperor Claudius Gothicus was in power. Claudius, banned all Christian...More

Michigan public schools

Please Support Michigan House Bill 4147 And Radically Change Our Public Schools


Originally published on Up North Progressive. Every week the Up North Progressive's email inbox receives a list of bills introduced to the Michigan state legislature. This week the Michigan House wants to make it illegal to teach Reading, Writing and...More

Jupiter Ascending

"Jupiter Ascending" 3D IMAX. Enter a loud, gorgeous universe where cruelty and immortality entwine


Combine elements of Puccini, Shakespeare, a plausible Cheney-Medici commercial dynasty, art work to die for and a staggering musical score from Michael Giacchino. Run the action through three major battles, four skirmishes, and naked immortality. Let gene patterns rise to...More

Obama at 2015 Pray Breakfast

Hear No Evil, See No Evil


The firestorm President Obama provoked among religious conservatives who found his unifying speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5th to be "divisive," is just another example of the confounding stalemate that's split the country over the past six...More


Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln: Enemy of the 1%


Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln! When Lincoln anniversaries come around I sometimes enjoy comparing the views of the first Republican president to the Republican party of today. Tax policies offer a stark contrast. Lincoln supported progressive income tax structures that asked...More

Barack Obama Interview on Vox.com

Vox.com Interview's President Barack Obama


Sticking with his trend of using untraditional media outlets to reach younger Americans. President Barack Obama was interviewed by Ezra Klein, Editor-in-chief, Vox.com. They covered a wide range of issues like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Filibuster Rules, Income Inequity,...More


Keep Austin weird; not scary!


Daily Kos saves lives and more....Do you even know how much?

ME IN AUGUST AT THE MEETUP ... VERY SICK If this story changes just one person's health and safety, it is worth it. I never knew that teeth had such an impact on a person's health and well being until...More

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Stewart’s Gone — But Satire Goes On


A President who rose to prominence opposing an open-ended Mideast war is now seeking Congressional authorization for an open-ended Mideast war. Republicans stake out turf by fighting for a polluting pipeline pipe dream in Congress segregation of same-sex marriage in...More

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BuzzFeed Interview's President Barack Obama


In order the reach a younger audience President Obama has taken to untraditional media outlets like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. Now he's at it again, sitting down with Ben Smith, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief. Below are a few short clips of there...More


GOP Acts Like Monkeys in a Crowded Cage


I remember seeing some poor monkeys in an overcrowded cage at the San Antonio Zoo back in 1980. One poor creature was grabbing the bars of the cage and trying to piss on the visitors. His face was all contorted...More

Selma in February

Selma in February


Six days ago I finally got to see " Selma ", the new film that chronicles the struggles of Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Council, in an uneasy alliance with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to bring...More

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The death and slow media coverage of three Muslims students ignites the twitter hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter


It seemed like @CNN , @ABC , @CBS and @FOXNEWS had more important news to cover as the news broke that 3 Muslims students were shot and killed by Craig Stephen Hicks, 46. And yes, this is a hate crime!...More


Early Life MS Delta

Early Life in the Yazoo-Mssissippi Delta a Land of 'Runaway Slaves Horribly Disfigured By Their Cruel Masters' NOTE: I hope you are enjoying this free audio book of Who Killed Emmett Till? -- and if so, please know that the...More
Emmett Till

Historical Emmett Till Photos Now on Pinterest Board


Thank you for dropping by ... I have been posting many images relating to Emmett Till's lynching, an important civil rights event that took place in 1955 in the Mississippi Delta. This year is the 60th anniversary of this spark...More

George McGovern

George McGovern: The Winningest Loser I’ve Ever Known


Author’s Note: When I wrote this piece in the wake of Senator McGovern’s death in October of 2012, I must admit that I was fairly pessimistic about the future of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. McGovern was for...More


Say it aint so Chip!


Chipper doesn't know it but there are alligators in the Rio Grande. It's very disappointing to find he is of such a mind set.More


Who Killed Emmett Till? Prologue, Intro

WELCOME Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook Followers -- and all others who've landed here!! Thank you for visiting this FREE AUDIOBOOK RECORDING of my blogged book, Who Killed Emmett Till , that is also available as an eBook on Lulu . BEFORE...More