Category The Trump era

Reading the Mueller Report (Not)!

It’s easy! It’s fun! It’s snarky! It’ll put you in jail (maybe)! A FB acquaintance who probably doesn’t want me to name him put forward the following: It should surprise nobody that it’s probably going to take a court fight to get the full Mueller report on Trump and Russia (among other crimes) out of […]

The beer-hall putsch, revisited

Not everybody remembers the early history of the Nazis. Hitler’s party had failed to achieve some of his goals. He and his Stormtroopers had gotten busted in September 1921 for attacking a meeting of the Bavaria Union, for which Hitler had gone to prison for a month. In short, he was on the radar of […]

Extinction Rebellion hits NYC

Saturday was the first NY Extinction Rebellion event in the US. I have a death shroud, so I had to go. You shoulda been there! Rev Billy started people singing and dancing and then they all marched down to Rockefeller Center. Because of my costume and my need to help Elliot move all his props […]

The Kids are NOT alright in Colorado

  The highest court in Colorado has thrown out the Earth Guardians case against fracking and other extractive fossil fuel mining practices in the state.  Ecowatch has a short, succinct article on the case. I’ll put up some quotes here, but their article explains all the ramifications.  I had hopes (as many of us did) […]

Oil money, Republicans and Russia

From Scott Dworkin, who organizes for the Democratic Coalition against Trump. Many of my friends are fleeing Facebook–tired of the arbitrary suspensions and censorship (AKA ‘Facebook Jail’) and worried about oversharing on a social network that has its own agenda beyond making a buck. I haven’t done so, primarily because I have lots of ‘friends’ […]

Voting controversy and how elections work

Donald Trump was very upset about the way the mid-term elections turned out. When you are involved in politics and your side loses, you are supposed to walk away quietly unless you have provable allegations of fraud. This is what we heard this week:  “The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal votes,” […]

The Homeless Congresswoman-elect

A political earthquake hit New York last June. A young woman named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocked off a longtime incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley, who was being positioned to possibly take over Nancy Pelosi’s position as speaker. Crowley, a ‘centrist’ Democrat who in many ways the epitome of the politicos who turned off the electorate in 2016, […]