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You Should Know

You should know that you're engaged in the exercise of white privilege when: You have to ask why black people are mad as hell.

You should know that you're a racist if you don't know and don't care why black people are mad as hell.

Added by Ron Powell on September 26, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Thought For The Day - 26 September 2017

Recall the mentions, some recent, about how the Russian oligarchs got rich plundering the public resources? Well, here's more proof that Donald J. Quisling is on the same autocratic path. Drain the swamp? They're just a horde of swamp people. here.

Added by Robert Young on September 26, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

In Case You Missed It: The Health-care Debate In Its Entirety

Added by Ron Powell on September 26, 2017 at 4:23am — No Comments

What Intelligence In The White House Looks and Sounds Like

Today marks the 60th anniversary of President Eisenhower's deployment of federal troops to enforce federal court orders to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas:

Added by Ron Powell on September 26, 2017 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Question for a Tuesday

NFL players and owners are locking arms and taking a knee together in solidarity of protest against against police brutality and social injustice.

So, why isn't thi courageous young man, the first NFL player to assert his First Amendment Right on the field during the playing of the National Anthem,…

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Added by Ron Powell on September 26, 2017 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Federal Service, plebes, swabs, beasts

Our federal service academies fifty years ago probably are not a whole lot different in many respects than are today's academies.  My fond memories of having lived in the care of one for a year are so remote as to leave me searching for a fond one now to no avail. Nonetheless, that year in the late sixties while many civilians my age were protesting against our nation’s war culture,  i among many kids, staying a couple days at camp david barracks,  marched in formation with my…

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Added by moki ikom on September 25, 2017 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Oxford Student Gets Suspended Sentence for Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend

Oxford Student Gets Suspended Sentence for Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend:  A judge has created a huge controversy by sentencing a 24-year-old, female Oxford University aspiring heart surgeon student to only a 10-month suspended sentence for stabbing her ex-boyfriend during a drug and…

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Added by Johnny Robish on September 25, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

WHISP

WHISP



icky fingers

that tease, then squeeze,

enticing embracement,…

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Added by The Songbird on September 25, 2017 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

911 2017

hi all. have been blogging on 911 over 7 years now, originally on open salon, with nearly my earliest post (2nd iirc), now over ½ the time since the event itself. some of my best content vaporized on that site, and a few 911 posts had thousands of hits over the years. would like to go rescue it, but its a huge job. open salon was able to materialize a small cadre of dedicated alternative political writers for a brief window, it was unprecedented.

the sands of time have covered up some…

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Added by vzn on September 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

the grace of protest

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Added by Foolish Monkey on September 25, 2017 at 11:43am — 28 Comments

Just sayin'...

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on September 25, 2017 at 8:47am — 12 Comments

I Told You So - 25 September 2017

Another in another on-going series of self-congratulations: recall missives discussing both the Fed's unloading of Treasuries and any hint of an organic interest rate inversion? The latter can be enhanced by the former, but, as organic says, can happen out in the real economy all by its lonesome. The result of the former is to push supply of Treasuries, thus dropping the auction price of new issues, and concurrently upping the resulting interest rate. Since these are long term (Treasuries…

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Added by Robert Young on September 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Some of the past stays in the past

Though the following were immediate predecessors of the music that formed the earliest rock and roll, and some of the singers (Sonny Till for one) would have been considered stars in their heyday, this music is mostly forgotten now.  

Listeners will likely dismiss it as “doo wop” - a term that no one used when the Ravens shared the bill with the King Cole singers.  Or when Gene Mumford…

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Added by Terry McKenna on September 25, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Let's Get A Few Things Straight:


Tweets are not rhetoric.

Protest is not disrespect.

Health-care insurance is not health care.

Cutting taxes for the wealthy and corporations is not tax reform.

Invective and epithets are not legitimate or appropriate elements of foreign policy.

Racism, xenophobia, and bigotry are not legitimate or appropriate elements of immigration law and/or policy.  


Added by Ron Powell on September 25, 2017 at 5:06am — 4 Comments

dirt calls

dirt calls…

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Added by ABG 2.0 on September 25, 2017 at 4:14am — 2 Comments

Kushner Using Private E-mail Account for White House Business

Kushner Using Private E-mail Account for White House Business:  According to a new report, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner has been using his private email account to conduct official White House business.  While that certainly exposes a huge hypocrisy on their part, I suppose one could argue what state secrets could Kushner possibly reveal that Donald Trump hasn’t already made public in some early morning volcanic tweet storm? …

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Added by Johnny Robish on September 24, 2017 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Music for the DMZ

Watching the new Ken Burns movie about Vietnam, I am returned to my youth.  I was 15 in 1966 when the war really heated up, 17 in 1968 when all hell broke loose and I turned 18 in 1969.

Though the music I really loved was soul music (and ecclesiastical music too) my memories of the war years seem to go better with the white Rock & Roll.  

The following are five suggestions for music to play at the DMZ.  I would love to hear other suggestion too.  

White…

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Added by Terry McKenna on September 24, 2017 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Don't Mess with Texas?

One of the more annoying bits of propaganda to emanate from the Right Wingnuts over the years was that Texas was special, and that Texans should really invoke their right to secede (there isn't one, as it happens). Texas has been, for the last century or so, just a bunch of Blue Eyed Arabs, sucking at the hind teat of petro. Geology has gotten smarter over the century, but it doesn't create that black goop. Either it's there or it isn't.

So, of course, they haven't seceded and want…

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Added by Robert Young on September 24, 2017 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

1 Sentence Pigskin Religious War

The president has gone to war with our National Religion; he will not fare well.…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on September 24, 2017 at 9:05am — 6 Comments

Yes, You Are STUPID!



Twice this week I've seen TV morons emphatically declare you can't call people stupid, as if everyone deserves a participation trophy just for being born. Well, you know what I think of that? I think it's STUPID! It's an idiotic… Continue

Added by cheshyre on September 24, 2017 at 6:14am — 8 Comments

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You Should Know

Posted by Ron Powell on September 26, 2017 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Question for a Tuesday

Posted by Ron Powell on September 26, 2017 at 1:00am 2 Comments

Federal Service, plebes, swabs, beasts

Posted by moki ikom on September 25, 2017 at 10:24pm 0 Comments

WHISP

Posted by The Songbird on September 25, 2017 at 4:31pm 2 Comments

911 2017

Posted by vzn on September 25, 2017 at 3:30pm 7 Comments

the grace of protest

Posted by Foolish Monkey on September 25, 2017 at 11:43am 28 Comments

Just sayin'...

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on September 25, 2017 at 8:47am 12 Comments

I Told You So - 25 September 2017

Posted by Robert Young on September 25, 2017 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Some of the past stays in the past

Posted by Terry McKenna on September 25, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Let's Get A Few Things Straight:

Posted by Ron Powell on September 25, 2017 at 5:06am 4 Comments

dirt calls

Posted by ABG 2.0 on September 25, 2017 at 4:14am 2 Comments

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