31 Aug 2012

A Critical Look at Preserve Marriage Washington’s Talking Points

Preserve Marriage Washington, the organization trying to repeal Washington’s new marriage equality law, recently urged supporters to download campaign flyers and hand them out to friends and neighbors. Although the PMW website has long displayed the slogans, talking points and essays provided by its parent organization National Organization for Marriage,

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31 Aug 2012

Jesus Of Cool

As you can tell, I’m already out for the Labor Day Weekend. Here is Nick Lowe  with Dave Edmunds {!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”480″ height=”360″ align=”none” !} Lowe is about to start a solo acoustic tour in a few weeks. We are so there. Have fun this weekend. Fight the power. Blame

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31 Aug 2012

Late Late Night FDL – Limbo: The Organized Mind

Jim Henson and Dave GoelzLimbo: The Organized Mind combining live puppetry with pre-recorded film on The Tonight Show, January 23, 1974.

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31 Aug 2012

Late Night: Conventional (and Post-Conventional) Warfare

I’m expecting an ad sometime in the next few weeks that starts with the “Etch-a-Sketch” clip up above, skims through a few quick flip-flops on key issues, then ends with Romney’s smarmy “You’ll have to take my word for it” remark about his tax returns. In fact, I’ll be a little disappointed if it doesn’t happen.

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31 Aug 2012

Note to disorganized progressives, Jill Stein, etc. Tea Party Nation is using the 2012 election to grow the Tea Party.

I’m on the mailing list of Tea Party Nation, and got an email from them, today. Tea Party Nation has published ugly, disgraceful claptrap on it’s website; the one that I clearly remember involved calling the Occupy Wall Street encampments “rape camps”. Cenk Uyghur got Breitbart on video, wherein he

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31 Aug 2012

Labor Day Weekend, 2012 Economic Report

Well, here we are once again. Labor Day weekend has rolled around; the time when all the politicians extol the virtues of the working man and woman. But as I pointed out last year, once a year praise by Beltway Village Idiots Politicians and Pundits or the local equivalent of same, does not actually make someone a friend of workers.

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31 Aug 2012

Watercooler: Revs4Romney

Hi, y’all. I’ve been visiting Chicago for about a week, and enjoying the company of some excellent Occupy Chicago activists. They kept mentioning Revs4Romney, and I finally watched the campaign video tonight. Here it is for your enjoyment. I’m looking forward to a lovely weekend in Chicago. I hope you

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31 Aug 2012

Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC

“USA!!! USA!!!” they chanted at us to drown out our own chants of “DREAM ACT AND FULL EQUALITY!” The gay priest was at the front of our little group, and a balding man with a red face and sunglasses got within a few inches of his face to scream. Balding Guy, a member of Gay Priest’s former congregation, grabbed the priest and pushed him back violently. The next thing I knew, a man in a cowboy hat and large, crooked, cigarette-stained teeth that he was baring bulled his way into our priest. Erika was behind him, and took a misfired punch in the face as Cigarette Teeth barreled forward, cursing, swinging and pushing. A few people were sent back into me, and for a minute there he stood in front of me in the open. I wasn’t sure if I should take a swing or not to slow the guy down for my friends.

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31 Aug 2012

The Roundup for August 31, 2012

Here we are at the end of the week and the end of the month–and a blue moon on the horizon! International Developments ? “South Africa’s justice minister has demanded an explanation after 270 miners were charged with the murder of their colleagues who were shot by police. The decision

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31 Aug 2012

Julian Assange on Sweden, Persecution of WikiLeaks and Decay of Rule of Law

n an interview by Jorge Gestoso for Telesur, a pan-Latin American news station based in Venezuela, Julian Assange addresses the political persecution he faces from the United States, why Ecuador was right to grant asylum, the Swedish case against him and the efforts to marginalize the WikiLeaks organization by refusing to consider it a journalistic organization or by accusing it of having “blood on its hands” for releasing documents.

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