March 2017 Blog Posts (328)

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Thank-You Note

It’s happened to me twice lately.  I send someone a gift, in one case a book of my poems because a woman asked me for it, in the second a copy of A.J. Liebling’s The Sweet Science because a young man I’ve sponsored on a trip to South America told me he was a boxer.  In neither case did I get what is every gift-giver’s due–the stiffly-worded and partially sincere thank-you note that I learned how to write under duress in fourth-grade English class; formal address,…


Added by Con Chapman on March 30, 2017 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Trump Shocked Women Know Who Susan B. Anthony Was

Trump Shocked Women Know Who Susan B. Anthony Was:  President Trump spoke before a room full of women at a women’s empowerment event for Women’s History Month and name-dropped some prominent historical women before asking the crowd if they knew who Susan B. Anthony was - then expressed shock that they did.  What’s he talking about?  I mean, everyone knows she’s married to Frederick Douglass.  Or was that Casey Anthony…?…


Added by Johnny Robish on March 29, 2017 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anti-fascism, class struggle songs and music


Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez


Feminism, Anti-Capitalism Are One Struggle: Chile’s Ana Tijoux…


Added by moki ikom on March 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Rocky Mountain High

I'm very nature oriented. I'm thinking of doing a degree in ecopsychology to help the homeless community. Little star on my shoulder....Mike Cohen said I really already have a PHD....neat huh? Makes me cry a bit....out of gratitude for my experiences in nature.

Added by Robin Sneed on March 29, 2017 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Steve Bannon is a Kind, Caring, Prince Among Men... at least, compared to...

Actually Steve Bannon is a hate mongering douchbag who should be tarred and feathered before being ridden out of Washington on a rail...

That said, he STILL is more sensible, sane and less of a hate mongering douchbag than renowned Islamaphobic hate spewer Frank Gaffney.

Most people might remember 'ol Frankie the 'Phobe as the guy who makes up the most outlandish…


Added by Safe Bet's Amy on March 29, 2017 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Location, Location, Location [update]

One of the recent themes of these endeavors is that substituting capital for labor leads to covert side effects. Note, I did not say unintended or unanticipated. I said covert, and mean it. As the share of labor decreases, the need to ever more drastically cut out labor costs, in order to maintain capital return improvements, increases. Saving 10% on 80% of cost is vastly different from saving 10% on 15% of cost. That ole asymptote problem.

One of the long known glitches in the…


Added by Robert Young on March 29, 2017 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Conservatives: Anti-Family, Anti-Christianity, Anti-Country


This post is dedicated to Doc Vega, who inspired it. Every once in a while I get an urge to attempt to approximate his style. This is one of those days. I’m not a perceptive enough writer to really get it right, but I think I’m at least in the neighborhood. Obviously, we do not share viewpoints – I am not interested in approximating his content. I’d rather hold down my lunch.


I write about the greatest danger facing America today: Conservatives.…


Added by koshersalaami on March 29, 2017 at 9:30am — 38 Comments


Sean Spicer - you gotta love him! 

Defending an acting president takes more than balls, it takes unflappable bowels & liquor - lots of it!…


Added by marilyn sands on March 29, 2017 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"

Sue Monk Kidd

I just finished Sue Monk Kidd’s book, The Invention of Wings.  I found it an entertaining read, and – spoiler alert – found it even more interesting when I got to Kidd’s Afterword.  The afterword…


Added by Rodney Roe on March 29, 2017 at 6:30am — 30 Comments

Yours For a Song

It had been several years since my last physical, so the nurse had a number of questions to ask before the doctor saw me last week.  Was I taking any medication?  Was I allergic to penicillin?  Did I have high blood pressure?


 “Your smart-alecky numbers are rather high.”



I had to stop and think about that last one.  “You know,” I said finally, “when I was out in the waiting room . . .”


“I got high blood pressure…


Added by Con Chapman on March 29, 2017 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Rachel Maddow Vid: Lesson One

As only Rachel Maddow can say it - “…not listening to what this White House says…so far is the only sure short cut that anyone has come up with for getting at the truth..."

Both together worth every minute to watch.

Added by MV Neland on March 28, 2017 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Crayola to Retire Color From Iconic 24-Count Crayon Box

Crayola to Retire Color From Iconic 24-Count Crayon Box:  Crayon company Crayola says it plans to "retire one of its beloved colors from its iconic portfolio” in a big announcement coming up on National Crayon Day in Times Square, marking the first time in 100 years the company…


Added by Johnny Robish on March 28, 2017 at 8:35pm — 6 Comments

The Last Whale

When the last whale passed by there was so much excitement you almost forgot it was supposed to be a sad thing that was happening. Everyone was out on the boardwalk and even with the protesters and soldiers it was kind of fun, all of us rushing out onto the pier. It was cold outside but no one went in…


Added by Sandra Stephens on March 28, 2017 at 2:37pm — 6 Comments

Why The Nice Guy Finishes Last in Relationships

I am speaking to Mister Good Guy here. This message could be construed to apply to the good woman too, but for now I'm talking to the good decent guy who either loses out to the "Bad Boy" each and every time or suffers at the fate of the "Cougar" he was in love with. This is a word about human…


Added by Doc Vega on March 28, 2017 at 1:36pm — 83 Comments

Countless Thousands ( Sea Lions & Salmon)

A student of mine (I'm a SAT Prep Tutor (semantics) professional aphorist) the 17 yo, upon reading your Pinnipeds, BIH (she's perhaps 'brighter' than any three of me 'spooky clairvoyance', Native American, Siamese kitty eyes - - -from her Siberian GGDaddy she once confided --- yesterday and then some facetime this am (woke me up way too early, disrupted vivid REM, something about student and whisky barrels, so I'd barely time to chug my tepid pomegranate, and she starts going fast…

Added by J.P. Hart on March 28, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

The Past Is Present And The Future Is Imminent

Sounds profound, don't it?

And I suppose many of you are scratching your heads wondering just WTF this mutant asshole is talking about.

It means that I have finally caught up with re-posting the Crimson Jesus Chronicles from the very beginning up to the present.  That's right, all the chapters are now here and visible (though I had some serious issues getting 14 to show up, it seems like I finally succeeded).

So anyone who is new to the story can now go back…


Added by QuattoSpeaks on March 28, 2017 at 8:50am — 10 Comments

What's the difference???

'Splain this to me, somebody...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks with reporters Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Yesterday, we got to enjoy premier hypocrite Chuckie Schumer telling fellow premier hypocrite Paul Ryan that he needs to replace Devin Nunes as head of the House Intelligence Committee because he is... a premier hypocrite.…


Added by Safe Bet's Amy on March 28, 2017 at 7:30am — 14 Comments

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