Vets Lives Matter

< p class=”is-empty-p”> Bill Maher has a repeating segment on his Friday Night tv program, which takes a satirical look at life, entitled, “ I Don’t Know it For a Fact…I Just Know It's True .” The Atlantic published a Jeffrey Goldberg article yesterday which is a scathing indictment of the President and his true feelings about…

All Votes Matter..Now More than ever

This title is not meant to take away from Black Lives Matter.  In fact, it is meant to do just the opposite.   John Lewis was a man who knew Voting rights and the power of the vote.  John Lewis is no longer with us but the spirit of his convictions should be. Young people, this…

Trump mocks Black Lives Matter protests and mask-wearing in one fell swoop

Jesus Christ, this asshole. At yesterday’s coronavirus presser/super-spreader event in Bedminster, New Jersey, Donald Trump sarcastically referred to the WASPy weirdos in attendance as “peaceful protesters.” It was his way of excusing their flouting of social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. Because he’s just that big of a prick. Huffington Post: At the news conference held…

ALL ‘LIES’ MATTER

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 Matter. What they failed to…

hate charges for CA couple who defaced a Black Lives Matter street mural

Reactionaries just do their Chad/Karen thing, believing that their speech rights trump others. In this case municipally sanctioned street murals do have some protections. x A Martinez, California couple defaced a Black Lives Matter street mural hours after it was complete, using black paint 😡 pic.twitter.com/RBJyMel4EV— HOT 97 (@HOT97) July 6, 2020 In California, two…

Our Lives Matter

I could go into a long pedagogical dissertation about allostatic loads or adverse childhood experiences but why complicate a simple premise. I will let the fear of a little girl speak for me: The above incident took place in upstate New York, in an area I lived near for three years in the early part…

Vote Blue No Matter Who: take the pledge because Trump must go

Excellent point below about staying focused on the most important issue – Trump must go. https://t.co/3hQyZiXShH — David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) December 30, 2019 As difficult as pre-primary rhetoric has been, the alternative in 2021 is worse. We need to get past the media framing and disinformation that privileges the moderate(sic) “middle” or 2016-style vote suppression. Ultimately is…

Dear Republicans Words Do Effing Matter. I Do Blame You.

I am tired of this, you have a stage, you have air time, you have a certain air of respectability, then all you do with that is preach hate supported by lies. Hatred of the poor and homeless Hatred of LGBT Hatred of immigrants Hatred of people of color Hatred of women Hatred of Muslims…