Soundtrack in my head: Prince and the Revolution: Mountains Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has been willing to say what very few politicians have said about the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Tulsi Gabbard's positions on 9/11 mostly match what I've been saying for years. But I have some real questions about … Continue reading Tulsi Gabbard’s positions on 9/11: does she actually get it?
Soundtrack in my head: Mike Doughty, "27 Jennifers" Blogthings was a creature of the early blogging years. A time when blogging was starting to get popular and before Facebook began to dominate. As a customer-minded business dedicating to meeting the needs of its customers, they saw a need bloggers had. The need for interesting content. … Continue reading the Blogthings website still exists? is it still 2005?
Soundtrack in my head: Thievery Corporation, "Web of Deception" The DNC is rigging the primaries for the 2020 Presidential election. Their methods are a bit more sophisticated than 2016. So far, they’ve managed to exclude Presidential candidates Mike Gravel and Tulsi Gabbard from the official debates. With nearly a year to go before Democratic National … Continue reading the DNC is rigging the primaries. again.
President Trump’s Portland statements prove that there is little political difference between him and the KKK. He may as well don the white sheets and hood and burn a cross on the lawns of Portland residents. It’s become a cliché to label Trump a fascist, but we can’t afford fascism to take hold in … Continue reading President Trump’s Portland pronouncements is white supremacy proof in the pudding
An old blog is back. Run for your lives. via GIPHY I’d been thinking for a few weeks of starting a new blog and had been brainstorming names for it, when it the idea suddenly hit me. That old Different Dinosaur Soundtrack—er, I mean The Different Drummer Soundtrack—why not revive it? I searched my hard … Continue reading this sonofabitch old blog is back
So it seems we can't leave Iraq alone. Now it's a war on ISIS--the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which now refers itself to as simply the "Islamic State." The U.S. government just doesn't seem to know how to stop pouring gasoline on the fire. Of course, the rise of ISIS is a horrible … Continue reading war on ISIS: world-wide whac-a-mole again
For the second time in three years,we have been blessed by a home birth in the co-op house. Yesterday around 6 p.m. we gained a new member in room five. It's a boy! I have lived in my current co-op house for six years now, and it says something about how much of a home … Continue reading another home birth in the co-op house
It turns out that this month of September will have several critical tests for democracy coming up. The U.S. Senate will be voting on a constitutional amendment to overturning Citizens United most likely sometime this week. For the first time, every U.S. Senator will have to go on record as to whether they believe money … Continue reading upcoming tests for democracy in september
During the month of August, and particularly August 14-16, U-Haul and other trucking rental companies unleash thousands of trucks on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin--driven by people without licenses to be truck drivers. Yes, it's Madison Moving Day. Does chaos result? Yes and no. In many ways its an annual rite of passage, and … Continue reading madison moving day madness magnifies mucked-up mid-town milieu
It's clear to me that I am no longer a follower of the Bahá'í Faith. Nor do I subscribe to any other religious labels either. I'm not sure if I was ever fully comfortable calling myself a Bahá'í in the first place. In some ways I think I moved too quickly in declaring myself a … Continue reading i am no longer a baha’i. i defy religious labels