November 29, 2014
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Qaddafi’s Inspirational Quote for the Day

“Those Who Don’t Love Me Do Not Deserve to Live”

So what’s not to love?

THE VELVEETA REVOLUTION

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, another Republican politician joining in the current Class War Festival is finding out what happens when people wake up. His proposal to end collective bargaining rights for public unions in his state and in the process continue the program of eviscerating unions in the US, was strikingly reacted to by unions and ordinary people all this week, with even more  scheduled for tomorrow.  Silence is the Republican’s best friend here.  If there ever was a time to get loud this is it. Solidarity!

AFL-CIO PROTEST SUPPORT HERE

OBAMA’S STATEMENT IN SUPPORT HERE

IN THE NATION HERE

FRANCES FOX PIVEN STRIKES BACK

Frances Fox Piven, author and scholar, is a recent victim of a new Glenn Beck paranoid fantasy, stating that she is the leader of a planned progressive takeover. The laughable clownish TV twit is not so funny; like other funny little men, he can marshal an army of other funny little men, who, together, can do very unfunny things.  Silence is their greatest ally.  The entire piece can be read at The Chronicle of Higher Education  LINKED HERE. Ms. Piven clarifies what she has said in a Nation piece written in the ’60’s and how that was distorted by Beck.   It is excerpted below.

Crazy Talk and American Politics: or, My Glenn Beck Story
By Frances Fox Piven

. . .  According to Beck, I, together with my husband, Richard Cloward, with whom I
frequently collaborated before his death, am the proponent of a theory of
“orchestrated crisis” that lies behind an array of threats to American
society, including the emergence of Students for a Democratic Society,
Acorn, George Soros and the Open Society Institute, the New York City fiscal
crisis, the election of Barack Obama, and the recent financial meltdown.
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THE CASE OF THOMAS HAYNESWORTH

The case of Thomas Haynesworth, incarcerated by the criminal system of Virginia for 27 years for crimes he probably didn’t commit, is coming to the world’s attention.  This Washington Post editorial tells the story.  It is a reminder of our broken system and where attention must be paid.  Support Haynesworth HERE.

The Washington Post, Feb.13:

THOMAS HAYNESWORTH has spent the past 27 years behind bars for crimes he probably did not commit.

Mr. Haynesworth was 18 years old and had a clean record when he was charged in Richmond in 1984 with raping or assaulting four women. He pleaded not guilty to all charges but was convicted in three of the four cases and sentenced to some 70 years in prison.

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