18 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

Corporate tax dodgers get a tax bill from OKC MoveOn.org members

MoveOn members and supporters rallied and listened to Frosty Troy and others set the record straight on the so-called deficit crisis, then presented employees at a local Chase Bank with a “bill” for Morgan Chase’s unpaid taxes. MoveOn.org has been giving Oklahoma a bit of attention in the past few months, trying to build up their activist “council” in Oklahoma… Read the rest

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14 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

59-minute Progressive Rally on a Moral Budget

Ok, it was yesterday’s Democracy Now! show, but if you watch it, I think you will agree with my assessment. DN! is always good, but this one was particularly inspiring.… Read the rest

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11 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

OKC Rally against Citizens United Ruling, photos and thoughts

Today’s “We the People” rally featured some great speeches from activists local and national. Too bad there was such poor attendance — about 150, I estimate. Rev. Robin Meyers’ speech was very thoughtful, Rep. Pittman was like a preacher herself with some great motivational oratory(despite the unfortunate habit of calling the SCOTUS justices “justices of the peace”), and Max Blumenthal… Read the rest

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19 January 2010 ~ Comments Off

Need a pep talk?

Tristero echos Digby: “Don’t give up.”
This country’s politics are clearly in a state of rapid, dramatic transition. A transition to exactly what is far from clear. The way I see it, we may resume our rapid descent into the abyss of fascism so ruthlessly engineered by Nixon, Reagan and the two Bushes.To be sure, that is a
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20 December 2009 ~ Comments Off

Bernie Sanders: “the day will come” for Medicare-for-all

Bernie Sander’s allotted 30 minutes on his proposal for single-payer health care (after Oklahoma asshat Senator Tom Coburn, on behalf of the Asshat Party, required a reading of the amendment to slow down the process, and Reid demanded Sanders pull the bill so he could kiss Nelson’s ass for Christmas). And anyone offended by my calling a certain party names,… Read the rest

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30 September 2009 ~ Comments Off

Media aghast at Dem Congressman’s frankness and refusal to cower at GOP hysteria

This is the most blatent display of our craptacular media as you are likely to find. The “journalists” on CNN’s Situation Room, after a summer of “birther” “deathers” and myriad other radical Right fringe lies about Obama and the Democratic health care reform efforts — each one uglier than the last — are absolutely apoplectic today over Alan Grayson’s dramatization… Read the rest

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18 February 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Ramsey Clark: Why indictment is a must

I get tons of email from progressive organizations every day, all that I’ve opted into but can’ really keep up with.  Most I don’t pass on in toto here, especially when it’s an appeal for money, as a lot of it is  ( I don’t degrudge them that, I just can’t help them all, and the few I can, I Read the rest

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29 January 2009 ~ Comments Off

Fair payback

The company that knowingly screwed Lilly Ledbetter out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, then spent hundreds of thousands to “defend” itself from her discrimination lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court, was Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Please remember that the next time you are in the market for tires. Fair is fair. That is all.… Read the rest

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29 January 2009 ~ Comments Off

Stimulating family planning

There is a great op-ed, Counting Out Women, by Melissa McEwan published today in the Guardian (UK) about Chris Matthews and the general idiocy in the US media (not to mention a huge hunk of the blogosphere) about some parts of the original economic stimulus package, in which she specifically addresses the segment from Hardball that I posted about Read the rest

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