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i am spartacus

Me, too. There aren’t many things at this point that will drag me out of my Schiavo-like aversion to blogging about political stuff, lately. But on this one, I want to stand up and be counted. Love ya, Sis.

Hey, look… the missus is famous…

Tomorrow night is the opening of Lisa’s theater company’s first play. You can read all about it here. Cesnik now is putting her own distinctive stamp on the city’s cultural scene, having founded the Rose of Athens Theatre, which will make its debut with “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)” in early December […]

A True Born Soldier has Gone Home

As you are no doubt aware, Ann Richards has gone on. I offer this in her memory. Turn up those speakers and step back from the machine.

25 years later

As Christy at Firedoglake has noted, it has been 25 years since the discovery of AIDS. She chose to honor the occasion with a loving remembrance of an old friend who was killed by the disease. The President chose to honor the occasion by beating the drum for more exclusion of gay men and women […]

It’s our country, by the way. And we want it back.

I was riding to work this morning and ruminating on the whole National Anthem in Spanish thing… and what a joke that was. Eventually, my thoughts turned to the video ‘Nightline’ got of all those fucking Capitol Hill blowhards who didn’t know the words at all. And then I wondered, “Do I know all the […]

Really, nothing is sacred to these people. Nothing.

Glenn Greenwald calls them the “Authoritarian Cultists,” and that works for me. I have been fulminating over this since Coretta Scott King’s funeral, and it’s finally boiled over as They plot to pulverize the 4th Amendment. These reactionaries have no respect for history, and they feel fairly certain that they can spin any sort of […]

YAWNNnnnnnnnn….. streeeeetch…. WTF????

Woke up this morning, made a little coffee, poured a big bowl of Mrs. Dog’s homemade granola and logged onto the internet and HOLY COW…. I usually get about, oh, 200 hits a day around here. Apparently, I crossed that mark at about 15 minutes past midnight today. I got linked by TBogg sometime yesterday, […]

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Guitarist for the Drive By Truckers (and friend) Jason Isbell has written a song called “Dress Blues.” You can hear it here. Please pass the word. It’s a beautiful tribute to a fallen friend.

If you need me on May 1st-

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Don’t call my office. Pro-immigration activists say a national boycott and marches planned for May 1 will flood U.S. streets with millions of Latinos to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants and shake the ground under Congress as it debates reform. Such a massive turnout could make for the largest protests since the civil rights era […]

There’s so much history and so little time to learn it

I just learned about this guy today, and he died two days ago. The Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr., a civil rights and antiwar campaigner who sought to inspire and encourage an idealistic and rebellious generation of college students in the 1960′s from his position as chaplain of Yale University, then reveled in the role […]


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