January 2017 archive

Jan 31

The Failure of “Daily Kos” and the Democratic Party

You’re not fast enough for me! Today, I am. Lessons for “The Resistance” from the Bush Resistance by Ian Welsh 2017 January 30 Trump’s ban of travelers from 7 Muslim countries spawned a large backlash, showing that “the resistance” is still a thing. I suspect it will continue to be a thing, because Trump is …

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Jan 31

The Resistance: Monday Night Massacre

Monday night, three hours after acting Attorney General Sally Yates issued a letter instructing US Attorneys not to defend Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump fired her. The last time that happened was in 1973, when Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox at the height of the Watergate scandal. It precipitated the resignation of Attorney …

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Jan 31

The Breakfast Club (Study Hell)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Jan 30

Resistance: No Ban, No Fear. We Stand With All Immigrants

Trumps surrogates tried to explain away his executive order banning people from seven countries with majority Muslim populations. Insisting that this was not a Muslim ban former NYC Mayor Rudolph “A noun a verb and 9/11” Giuliani told Fox News commentator Jeanine Piro that Trump asked him to find a way to legally ban Muslims, …

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Jan 30

Democratic Sellouts

Dry Powder- and besides, we’re the lesser evil! Protesters Grill Democratic Senator About His Vote for Trump’s CIA Chief by Lee Fang, The Intercept 2017-01-30 At a testy meeting with a crowd of constituents Sunday evening, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., became the latest Democratic senator to face a grassroots backlash for voting to confirm President …

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Jan 30

The Breakfast Club (It’s All Been A Pack Of Lies)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Jan 29

Arcane Masonry!

Look, I’m not just a Mason, I was Master of my Lodge which means I know all the silly walks. Now some people are quick to accuse us of being Illuminati and I frequently claim that myself, but as a joke. To the extent we have any “hidden” knowledge it’s the radical revolutionary doctrines of …

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Jan 29

The Breakfast Club (The Crow)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Jan 28

Ars Gratia Artis

Or, if you will l’art pour l’art, saying it in Latin just makes it seem older and more profound than its relatively modern (Théophile Gautier, 1835) coinage would suggest. Not that it was entirely original, the nature of art was a pretty hot topic among Romantics- “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is all …

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Jan 28

Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share …

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Jan 28

The Breakfast Club (Flight To Liberty)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Jan 27

Neo Liberal Elite Humor

Warning- it’s not very funny if you’re a member of the 99%. Federal Reserve Bankers Mocked Unemployed Americans Behind Closed Doors by Matt Stoller, The Intercept 2017-01-27 In 2011, unemployment was at a near crisis level. The jobless rate was stuck around 9 percent nationally, an unusually high number due to the continuing effects of …

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