Revolution

I have lived a lot of years, and I have seen a lot of injustices.  The “talk” that has been so widely spoken about in the media and by black mothers and fathers is a real thing. There was a time, when it was a mitigating factor but never eliminated...

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  • August 28, 2020

As the grandson of a Teamster Truck Driver, I’m very proud to announce this: The 1.4 million member trade union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, its board unanimously voting to throw its support behind the Democratic ticket. The Teamsters’ announcement comes after two other...

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  • August 19, 2020

Voting for anyone other than Biden and not doing all the responsible down-ballot voting will bring not a revolution, but more likely accelerates the scientific climate disasters already predicted with the worst POTUS in history.  Reelecting Trump is an ontological argument for not only the existence of a supreme being, but...

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  • August 17, 2020

I am very concerned.   Electoral today is 353  Biden to 185 Trump BUT the post office dillema can change all of that tomorrow.  I have always believed Electoral needs to go.  This will be total Chaos if this happens.   What are we prepared to do.  Voting for sure but having...

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  • August 14, 2020

Community policing can happen even if it’s been talked about for half a century against a backdrop of paramilitary enforcement and military intelligence. Sadly, the change must be serious and even more radical, requiring even greater defunding/retraining and anti-corruption. x LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is speaking right now about police reforms....

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  • July 28, 2020

Just a short note on Trump’s latest threat to veto a defense spending bill because it calls for renaming certain military bases named after Confederate Civil War generals.  The White House put out a statement defending the threat: “President Trump has been clear in his opposition to politically motivated attempts...

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  • July 21, 2020

Two stories on the news tonight: First is that Joe Biden put out a statement tonight warning foreign governments, and Russia in particular, that if  they try to interfere with our November election, they will pay a heavy price for doing so. (Assuming Biden wins in spite of their interference.)...

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  • July 21, 2020

Trump’s tweeting more gibberish replete with nonsense and continues to tank the economy built by the previous administration. Ever the opportunist, Trump would have signed off on the recent “Justice and Open Debate letter in Harpers if they’d have put it in front of him. He’s defaulted to the same playbook...

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  • July 12, 2020

Most of us have been experiencing warm to hot temperatures. It doesn’t appear that the misery will go away any time soon. There is a lot of news lately on our warming planet. I shared a few articles on the subject, but they barely scratch the surface of what is...

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  • July 10, 2020

The problem of Trumpian logic and math is that epidemiology has too many syllables. A “99% US survival rate” for Trump is the rhetorical acceptability of a million deaths. The weeks have become even more absurd as the election approaches. That 99% meme accompanies attempts on Twitter to convince people that masks...

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  • July 5, 2020

< p class=”AlignCenter”>You may not be interested in the State, but the State is interested in you. Socialism is on the rise in America, specifically Democratic socialism. 43% of Americans now say that some form of socialism is good for the country, compared to just 25% in 1942. President Donald Trump has already started...

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  • July 4, 2020

Apparently Trump thinks there’s something called “new far-left fascism”, whatever that is. Strange how the official excerpts didn’t include the really provocative elements of Trump’s speech, as Trump obsesses over Confederate monuments at the base of a sculpture made by a Klan member. Don Junior’s girlfriend Kimberley Guilfoyle tested positive...

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  • July 4, 2020

Hunny Bunny & Clod performed Ozark cosplay in St Louis’s Central West End neighborhood. The court of public opinion is now open and class/race affiliations now emerge to conflict. The private road vestiges from the Gilded Age are always problematic for unarmed folks walking while Black to protest a Mayor who...

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  • June 30, 2020
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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) can (but not will) save the US economy. What with the White House Council of Economic Advisors now reduced to one economist, it’s worth noting that one of their econometric models (Hassett) influenced the prediction that COVID-19 infections in the US would go to zero by...

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  • June 28, 2020

Trump has just issued an executive order to protect statues. This faux martial law applies only for objects, and specifically protects by inference, right-wing extremism. Because Trump wants to sanction only one side of those “very fine people” and protect appearance rather than substance in public spaces. The farcical Trump regime...

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  • June 27, 2020

The oceans are really what tells you how fast the Earth is warming. Using the oceans, we see a continued, uninterrupted, and accelerating warming rate of planet Earth. This is dire news.”  Professor John Abraham, University of St Thomas, MN There are many complicating factors in our efforts to combat the...

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  • June 26, 2020

The oceans are really what tells you how fast the Earth is warming. Using the oceans, we see a continued, uninterrupted, and accelerating warming rate of planet Earth. This is dire news.”  Professor John Abraham, University of St Thomas, MN There are many complicating factors in our efforts to combat the...

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  • June 26, 2020

On November 4, 2008, Barack H. Obama, was elected the 44th  President of the United States, needless to say, he was the first black man or woman to hold that distinction. On November 5, 2008, The View’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg told America, “ I could put my suitcase down, finally.”...

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  • June 17, 2020
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Good: In a meeting with black Wilmington leaders Monday, Joe Biden said he will create a police oversight board in the first 100 days of his presidency.   The former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee met with about a dozen community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington,...

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  • June 1, 2020

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  This is bigger than Police Brutality in my opinion.   I knew at some point people would take to the street when the majority of people are mistreated and ignored.   Blacks and other minorities being mistreated, abused, insulted, killed and no leadership...

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  • May 31, 2020

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  This is bigger than Police Brutality in my opinion.   I knew at some point people would take to the street when the majority of people are mistreated and ignored.   Blacks and other minorities being mistreated, abused, insulted, killed and no leadership...

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  • May 31, 2020

Some big news today: The AFL-CIO, the country’s largest coalition of labor unions, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, with the organization’s top official vowing to wage an aggressive effort to help him defeat President Trump. Union officials cemented their support for the former vice president in a vote of the organization’s...

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  • May 26, 2020

Politico has a great piece out today how U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO), who is absolutely one of the most vulnerable incumbent GOP Senators this election cycle, used to have the cannabis industry’s support in the U.S. Senate. But thanks to U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R. KY) and...

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  • May 23, 2020

Received this e-mail last night from the League of Conservation Voters in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: I have some big news to share with you. For the last thirty-nine years, I’ve dedicated my life to public service to advance action to solve the greatest challenge humanity has ever...

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  • April 22, 2020

I am someone who has always preached party unity. Since U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT) endorsed Joe Biden, I am more than happy to return the favor by not only helping candidates flip seats but also help Sanders’ allies stay in Congress. Received this e-mail today from Senator Sanders...

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  • April 20, 2020

2016 remains the touchstone for the 2020 anti-government antics, and Trump is King Boogaloo of the Ventilators. The recent protests, however small are a sign of cosplay to come. The Trump daily briefings are now his own drag queen story hour for sheeple herd immunity. If Trump were your wacky half friend...

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  • April 19, 2020

David Atkins attacks a “marxist” strawman in a Washington Monthly article, because moderates need to rationalize their reactionary acts. The after-action reports for 2020 should instead address the need to reconcile party unity even as it demonizes their respective biases. For example, “running against the Democratic party” was only a trope for those...

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  • April 14, 2020

Do you want to know why the Chinese government survives. Because they do thing slike during the crisis in Wuhan the government tracked down and punished price gougers severely. Legend has it that many of them were shot (may not be true but I think many Chinese people believe it)....

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  • April 4, 2020

Tell Congress to Keep the Post Office Operating During the Pandemic! Photo Credit: Alexander Marks, Public Domain Solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Janis, Mike H., Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Tell Congress To Support The USPS During This Crisis! Join Our Healthcare Emergency...

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  • April 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Last week we asked for you to tell us which of Joe Biden’s plans you want to hear more about, and we got thousands of great responses! But our top response, from more than 21,000 of you, was...

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  • April 2, 2020
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This is a robbery in progress,” wrote David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect. “And it's not a bailout for the coronavirus. It's a bailout for 12 years of corp. irresponsibility that made these companies so fragile that a few weeks of disruption would destroy them” McConnell declaring a...

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  • March 26, 2020

The urgency to end the Trumpian counter-revolution in one term must GOTV with the strongest party unity. Adam Serwer’s article in The Atlantic is worth your time to summarize the issues that lead to the noisy disrespect for one or another side in the waning days of the Democratic primary....

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  • March 18, 2020

How humane is the not-mean Trump: x A child devastated. Trump brings mindless, heartless babble to tornado ravaged Tennessee. Trump: “How did his parents do?” Official: They're deceased. Trump: “So his parents were killed. And his sister. So we're going to go see some of the folks.”pic.twitter.com/nvWryAbquY — Stephanie Kennedy...

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  • March 6, 2020

The Ides of March will feature the debate among “safe” candidates (and Tulsi?). Knives will be sharpened. The rest of us will grieve and persist. CNN and Univision will host a Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix on March 15, two days before the Arizona primary as well as votes in Florida, Illinois and Ohio....

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  • March 5, 2020

We’re going to see a lot of triangulating until the convention. The Nation endorsed Warren. x Time for Bernie to respectfully show differences w Biden— on Biden’s support for trade deals that hurt workers, on enabling Iraq which destabilized ME, on Biden’s support for cuts to social security, and support...

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  • March 5, 2020

Trump represents a vestigial Reagan revolution, if not a fascist revolt beyond St. Ronnie, moving the media frame closer to autocratic dictator now ready to manipulate a pandemic into a looming recession.  It is time to end Trump’s reign of terror even if the standard bearer might not resemble the necessary...

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  • March 4, 2020

Get On The Webinar Tonight For Medicare For All! In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Donna—your PDA national team. Donate to Our MFA Fund to SupportOur Mobilizing For Medicare For All   You’re cordially invoted to join Progressive...

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  • March 4, 2020

For you baseball fans out there, the managerial strategy is, get ‘em on, get ‘em over, and get ‘em home.  Last evening, despite a billionaire throwing spitballs, Joe Biden hit a triple. With a short supply of money, zero campaigning in Minnesota and counted out in California and Texas, Joe...

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  • March 4, 2020

Hi everyone, So my last diary that made the Rec list was from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, an organization that I respect greatly and still do, was an e-mail about how Elizabeth Warren was gaining votes from Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg. It presented Tweets from the people who...

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  • March 4, 2020

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday! photo: PDA’s Alan Minsky and Dr. Bill HonigmanSay, “We Want Bernie For President” In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Our Empowered Movement Is Growing All Across...

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  • February 27, 2020

The Peach State is the eighth largest in population with nearly 11 million people, having grown 10% since 2010. It is dominated by the six million residents of the Atlanta Metropolitian region which has grown about 15% over the last 10 years. There are several reasons Georgia will be of interest...

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  • February 27, 2020

Received this e-mail just now from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: x YouTube Video Imagine a revolutionary army following a fearless leader into battle…up a mountain…and falling over a cliff. In last night’s debate, Elizabeth Warren said clearly, “Bernie and I agree on a lot of things, but I think...

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  • February 27, 2020

I am a Democrat, not a moderate, a liberal, a progressive or even a Democratic Socialist, but a Democrat. The Democratic candidates must learn to communicate the art of nuance and not treat it as a nuisance.  When Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders nuanced an answer—in the first debate, that...

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  • February 26, 2020

Even during the struggle with having Dixiecrats in its midst, the modern Democratic party has stood for social justice, however compromised because of the nation’s conflicted constitutional history. The “social democrat” media frame must offset name-calling of “socialist/communist”, since America’s mixed regulatory economy does resemble economies which the US falls behind...

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  • February 25, 2020

The year-round Silly Season continues and apparently there is a primary insurgency against Nancy Pelosi, as if we could have imagined Steny Hoyer holding Trump’s tiny feet to the impeachment fire. Then there’s celebrity endorsers. Actress and activist Susan Sarandon hit back at 2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg for claiming that...

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  • February 24, 2020

We Won Nevada! Now The Hard Part Starts. photo: PDA’s Dr. Bill Honigman With Bernie And National Nurses United Nurses In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. ​ Our Movement Celebrated A Stunning VictoryNow, The Hardest Part...

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  • February 23, 2020

The Atlantic article by Sarada Peri assumes an event will occur that is endemic. Trump has destabilized facts and their media frames. If he’s going to cheat what was he doing before this moment, starting with when he lied about the wealth inherited from his father. Democratic primary voters care deeply...

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  • February 23, 2020

I will vote #BlueNoMatterWho, but I started with Harris and have just sent more $ to Warren. In the age of Citizens United, it is time to, as Al Davis said, “Just Win, Baby”. x I sat with Warren’s decision not to disavow a superPAC yesterday. And here’s what I...

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  • February 22, 2020

Chest thumpers and embarrassing belligerents are how the followers of Bernie Sanders are being described.  The Michael Bloomberg crowd who I suppose are Bloomers, who find themselves in the unenviable position of defending a billionaire and racist policies, instead of his politics, face off in a debate tonight. Predictably, the candidates...

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  • February 19, 2020

If you're asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you're really asking when's it going to happen to “me,” because it's already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 17, 2020