Liberty

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty released a very interesting video that gives a closer look on the armament of a Ukrainian anti-tank squad. The scenes were filmed during a skirmish between Ukrainian and Russian forces in an undisclosed village in the area of Kyiv. The footage shows the Ukrainian soldiers advancing...

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  • March 10, 2022

Beetle-Juice Three Times. Thank Jeebus that cheesehead is not banned from primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. Because nothing says “Freedom” and “Liberty” like being the language police. If you talk about “spirit murdering” and “action civics” they might even exist. Better to be “un-woke”, because you might develop an “unconscious-bias”. Darn...

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  • October 24, 2021

Paraphrasing Pvt. Sam Watkins, 1st Tennessee, Co. H. ‘America has no north, no south, no east, no west,’ those words could apply to the pandemic. Watkins was lamenting brother against brother killing each other in the American Civil War. All of America is watching the unvaccinated kill each other and...

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  • September 8, 2021

Let me start by saying no one—for or against—is in favor of abortion. Subjecting a woman and her partner to outside scrutiny from what is the most anguished-filled decision of their lives, is no business of any of ours to decide for any woman. One of the few tenets left...

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  • August 20, 2021

It is usually a minefield of critical backlash, and what about(s), when you compare the oppression of Jews to the descendants of enslaved Africans in America, but I am going to wade onto the battlefield. What I am not going to do is use the comparison of the holocaust and...

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  • June 9, 2021

Repost: Fordham Political Review. No one issue in politics today causes greater polarization than the issue of abortion.  I remember sitting down with my mother in high school, nerves fluttering in my stomach as I asked her, “What do you think about abortion?”  I was thinking about the fact that...

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  • May 22, 2021

We now return you to the continuing Big Lie and the punchable face of the GQP. “By deposing @Liz_Cheney they’ve only given her a bigger platform.” And they were so cowardly as to remove her by a voice vote. Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to remove...

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  • May 12, 2021

Because Hawley’s whines about Big Tech while promoting sales of his book on Amazon, the epitome of …. Big Tech. “Democrats are eyeing a comeback in Missouri, believing the Capitol riot hurt Republicans in the state, not least because of Josh Hawley’s prominent role.” “Don’t try to censor, cancel, and silence...

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  • May 10, 2021

The Tin Lizzie was a Ford Model T car that ushered in prefabricated manufacturing, thereby featuring profits over craftsmanship. Although for the first time, the middle-class had real dreams of affording an automobile, the Tin eventually went bye-bye because it bowed to modernization. The current Tin Lizzie, Republican House member...

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  • May 5, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

Minnesota law enforcement, at its based level exhibits some intersectional issues often represented in fictional culture products like Fargo. Their police forces haven’t learned very much since the death of George Floyd. So many examples of bad faith below:

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  • April 19, 2021

Here are the perfect examples that show how cops react to real threats from those they treat as human beings. The white gun owner legitimately threatened these cops, and he lived! See full episodes here. Whenever we discussed the murder of people of color (POC) by cops, we are told...

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  • April 16, 2021

Americans over the age of 65 years are now 80% vaccinated with at least one  jab of a Covid vaccine. That is according to numbers released for yesterday by the CDC. The percentage for all adults is 48.3% having received at least one shot, and 37.9% of everyone in the US...

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  • April 15, 2021

Oh, the horror! A Black woman put a White man in his place! Jim Jordan Told to ‘Shut Your Mouth’ After Ranting Endlessly at Fauci Rep. Maxine Waters, chair of the House Coronavirus Crisis Subcommittee, had to intervene when Jim “Gym” Jordan wouldn’t stop ranting at Dr. Fauci after his...

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  • April 15, 2021
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Steve Bannon’s path to a pardon included appeals to a range of RWNJ groups including some dangerous proto-fascist cults. “The Fourth Turning” by Strauss & Howe returns to our attention, because of Bannon. But are we shifting to a more liberal era or are we on the brink of a greater series of disasters....

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  • March 15, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

Oh, dear – February 22, 2021 – Statement on the Continuing Political Persecution of President Donald J. Trump This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that...

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  • February 22, 2021

Mulligan’s Law, horseshoes and hand grenades: how can those same GOP senators distance Trump from his mob. “No thinking person could seriously believe that the president’s January 6 speech was in any way an incitement to violence or insurrection.” Trump's attorney comes out of the gates trying to claim that...

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  • February 12, 2021

The Supreme Court heard another case pitting religious “liberty” against science and—hey, ho!—science lost again. Religious liberty is a bedrock American value. It doesn’t simply protect believers’ right to believe; it also, perhaps indirectly, helps preserve my right not to believe. If Mormons aren’t allowed to believe in sacred underwear, how...

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  • February 6, 2021

MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace, a former Republican operative, blurted out an inconvenient truth that caught a panelist a bit off guard. Is Nicolle Wallace atoning? See full episodes here. I posted the article “Joe Scarborough ridicules Kevin McCarthy & his Democratic list: The 4yrs of McCarthyism are over” on DailyKos.com. It...

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  • February 6, 2021

That is the title of this superb Washington Post column, which to put it mildly, is absolutely on fire, superbly written, with prose  at which you cannot help but go”Wow!” I will not go through the entire column, because you really should read it.  Trust me. It begins simply enough,...

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  • January 30, 2021

The exponential jump in right-wing extremists groups began at the beginning of the first Obama Administration. It seems these ‘unregulated’ militias apply the wording in the 2nd amendment selectively. The opposition to the last administration started with a million women who donned distinctive pink woven caps and dared the former...

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  • January 29, 2021

During the 2012 election cycle I had a lot of fun with Mitt Romney before he eventually lost his presidential bid, strapped his dog to the roof of his car, and rode off into the sunset. I never hated Mitt. He just seemed kind of feckless, what with his binders full...

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  • January 28, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

Have you noticed when you ask a Republican about Trump’s transgressions, they answer in one of three ways, Democrat Party (sic), Pelosi, or The Squad; they cannot defend him. We currently have a member of Congress, [Marjorie Taylor Greene] who posed next to a photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib,...

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  • January 15, 2021

Why can the government use imminent domain to seize land but not use these ships for emergency life saving measures in California and overwhelmed coastal areas?  This no room at the inn is unacceptable.  Why is this not happening?  Why are emergency lockdowns for all of these redzones not implemented? ...

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  • January 5, 2021

Sitting down, gathering my thoughts, and staring at my half-empty elitist bottle of overpriced artesian water, which I get delivered by the case, I took a moment to be thankful. With all the deaths, job losses, and general anger and dismay from a public, let down by its government, I...

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  • December 30, 2020

Anand Giridharadas said it, had Trump been a smart autocrat; he would have proven how easy America could've become an autocracy. Anand Giridharadas: A smart autocrat Trump isn't x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Anand Giridharadas is a preeminent spokesperson on an economic system and government unwilling to solve...

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  • December 20, 2020

While explaining why he became a registered Democrat on his appearance with Lawrence O’Donnell, Steve Schmidt did not mince his words. Steve Schmidt fights autocratic fascist GOP as a Democrat x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out to Schmidt that he could have remained independent....

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  • December 16, 2020

Why bother counting the votes after Dixville Notch weighs in. Dick Nixon won both Ohio and Florida in 1960 and lost to Kennedy. But you do you Donald, it’s still 1-52 in failed legal challenges. x The President of the United States literally wants to overturn certified election results and a significant fraction of...

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  • December 9, 2020

Donald Trump has been plotting to screw our climate and kill off the diversity of life for four years.  This isn’t hyperbole; he has devasted critical habitat and created scars over 400 miles long through National Parks, private and public lands along the US and Mexican borders with his racist wall. By changing...

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  • December 8, 2020

God regrets that he took this Zoom call from Michele Bachmann, thinking it was Marsha Blackburn. x Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann has a personal request for God: “Lord, would you allow Donald Trump to have a second term as president of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/i7MafqysDU— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December...

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  • December 4, 2020

Soon, you will no longer be able to bring your emotional-support peacock on an airplane.  U.S. tightens definition of service animals to only dogs. The masks are always a pain in the ass anyway. The ban on pot-bellied pigs won’t stop Trump from going to his rally in Valdosta GA on...

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  • December 3, 2020

So you call yourself patriots?   That is a lie.   You are taking away many Americans right to a hospital bed.  You are denying the majority of us from enjoying holidays, special occasions, and most of all, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   You are threatning we...

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  • November 13, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. This covers chapters 11-14. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it was published in 1849 – under the pseudonym ‘Currer Bell’. Robert Moore is...

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  • October 28, 2020

Even at 36 people stricken with COVID so far from contact at the White House, all kinds of people are missing, perhaps quarantined, with a few hospitalized. Perhaps there will be improved contact tracing, despite the attempts to conceal their base incompetence and slavish loyalty to Trump.  x Getty's last...

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  • October 9, 2020

I’d like to crowd source reaction to the following proposed list of questions — because we don't have much time to prepare for confirmation hearings.   The questions are not said with hope of derailing the nominee, but recognizing (very much so) that the confirmation hearings are part of a larger political...

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  • September 27, 2020

We in big trouble. x You think the Republican war on democracy is bad now? Just imagine what it would be like if Trump won: https://t.co/ogHG88jwDa— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) September 24, 2020 With the Supreme Court soon to have a 6-3 conservative majority even though Republicans have lost the popular...

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  • September 24, 2020

I know many are hearing the same thing in other states but here in Florida, it is ridiculous and with DeSantis heading the ignorance,  the careful are being harrassed. x Beautiful state. I enjoyed myself in Florida last week. Hardly any masks worn either. People respect one another’s personal space...

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  • September 17, 2020

Other than Trump’s deliberate mass-casualty response to COVID-19, there was an earlier event that had similar malevolence. This is not about “antifa” as a threat, rather it is the continuing, intergenerational threat of right-wing domestic terror, made more possible by Trump’s election and not triggered by isolated individuals. x TREASONOUS SABOTAGE OF...

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  • September 15, 2020

If you said “turning someone else into a sucker,” you’re a winner. Come pick up your complimentary case of Zima and two Alvin Styczynski tickets. The Daily Beast: While strolling around the lavish ambassador’s residence in Paris, he reportedly took a fancy to a number of pieces of artwork, including a...

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  • September 6, 2020

Like the fantasy airline flights filled with numerous thugs, the delusional election stunts continue. The riff here is on “autonomous zones”. x This is the latest attempt to distract from the fact that COVID-19 has infected over 6 million Americans, killed 185,000 people, and destroyed the American economy. The only anarchy...

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  • September 3, 2020

Elbridge Gerry was the 5th Vice President of the United States from 1813, until his death in 1814, serving under President James Madison. Gerry signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. More importantly, he did not sign the Constitution after saying at the Constitutional Convention debates...

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  • September 2, 2020

Trump denies something that no one has actually reported – that he had a series of mini-strokes. Using Trumpian logic this could mean that he only had one or more mini-strokes, just not in a “series”. x So, do we take this as confirmation that he “suffered a series of mini-strokes”?...

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  • September 1, 2020

“(T)erminating labour and share markets, along with the type of commercial banking taken for granted today, is a prerequisite for a post-capitalist society with functioning markets, authentic democracy and personal liberty.” Left accelerationism seems tempting in a time when markets, democracy, and liberty are in peril. but Yanis Varoufakis is hinting...

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  • August 30, 2020

Marine props, naturalized citizen props, and tonight it featured a guy charged with insider trading, who also claims that Trump, unlike Bill Clinton, is “the first Black president”. The GOP keeps thinking that if they refer to the pandemic in the past tense, that 180,000 deaths won’t matter as much. ...

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  • August 27, 2020

David von Drehle writes on Trump’s negativity, often revealed as the usual reactionary, anti-modern attitudes of conservatives. It coincides with the release of another film on Trump’s qualifications for office, #Unifit: The psychology of Donald Trump. Political scientists speak of “negative partisanship.” It’s a category, not a value judgment. It...

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  • August 22, 2020

which discusses what America is which features images from the Civil Rights era and World War II which provides images of previous Presidents who represent bipartisan representation of what it means to be a President, who are  “inheritors of the long duty to protect freedom and liberty” and even more...

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  • August 19, 2020

One of the best and honest speeches given at Congressman John Lewis' funeral was by James Lawson, an activist of activists from the early days. The words of James Lawson are ones every activist must listen to now. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. While President Obama...

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  • August 2, 2020

When founders, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi began a movement, I am certain they knew it would be controversial. What they achieved was to set in motion the recognition of truth in three words, Black Lives Matter. To refute their assertion, primarily white Americans countered with All Lives...

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  • July 27, 2020
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