“The Harvard iteration of the Occupy protests is ironically, appropriately, and unwillingly now the most exclusive Occupy protest in the country.” ~ Harvard Keeps Occupy Harvard Harvard-Only, by Adam Clark Estes, The Atlantic Wire
I have often discussed the Occupy Movement with my step-daughter, Grace (to whom I sometimes refer as my daughter, so don’t get confused). So you can imagine my interest and excitement (and I think hers, too) when she told me that there was going to be an #OccupyHarvard. Continue reading
Libertarian Vs. Tea Party
RD40 – Libertarian vs. Republican
Libertarian vs NeoConservative at a Tea Party Rally
Okay, granted the neo-conservative character is unfairly represented by a zombie avatar, but the arguments are interesting.
The Diffrence. Democrat vs. Republican [sic]
Forgive the typo in the title, and consider the context of the video itself. I think it accurately frames the difference between rightwing expression of views and leftwing expression of views, in spirit at least. Also, the stats in the map at the end, if accurate, are intriguing. (I have not done the research, but let me know if you do.)
Happy Birthday, Mr. President,
I hope for nothing but success for you in the years to come.
Coming out of the budget negotiations, the debt ceiling debate, and now with the fight for funding the FAA looming, it is time for you to dig your heels in and make a stand, and tell America that it is the Republicans — NOT Congress — that is standing in the way of getting this economy to recover. “Call them out,” as you have said in the past. Get angry, be aggressive and make demands… Maybe as many as 40% of Americans will not vote for you under any circumstances, so where is the risk? Continue reading
We always think of John F. Kennedy as young, because he never lived long enough to grow old. It’s amazing today to think that, of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and John F. Kennedy, Kennedy was the oldest of the three.
Below is a speech he gave when accepting the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency, where he talks about what being a Liberal means to him.
Contemporary Democrats should take note.
Change you can bereave in.
“Allowing the Neoconservatives to brand humanitarian intervention as always their sort of project does a grave disservice to international law and institutions, and gives them credit that they do not deserve, for things in which they do not actually believe.” – Juan Cole
Posted on 03/27/2011 by Juan Cole
Democrats: Scandals are about sex and drugs.
Republicans: Scandals are about money and abuse of power. (Although they’ve progressed. They now include sex.)
Democrats: Tax and spend.
Republicans: Borrow and spend.
Democrats: Emphasis on personal freedom and privacy, regulate business.
Republicans: Emphasis on business freedom and privacy, regulate personal freedom and privacy.
Democrats: Healthcare rationed by availability.
Republicans: Healthcare rationed by wealth.
Democrats: War on Poverty
Republicans: War on the poor.
Democrats: Have no spine
Republicans: Have no shame.
by Mike Honig
Glenn Beck is fearful for America. And he’s right to be.
We are at a perilous point in our history. Politics are shrill. Demagogues are everywhere. Political advantage trumps truth. The “Big Lie” is the strategy of choice in some circles.
Most of you don’t know me well. How could you? I’m just a weekly voice on the radio. And that’s if you actually listen to me every week!
So I’ll share something with you about myself: I’m picky about words. Words are all we have when we want to communicate with each other. When words are used carelessly, meaning gets muddied. Continue reading
This is something I’ve given a lot of thought to in the last few weeks, and I think I have some new ideas about what’s going on with the Democrats.
My estimations … I think that Alan Grayson and Anthony Weiner may be the core around which will coalesce a new kind of Democrat and a new kind of Democratic Party.
If Anthony Weiner is the intellect of this new kind of Democrat, I think that Alan Grayson is, if I may crudely analogize, the balls. Continue reading