Heroines and Heroes
If We Officially Pledge NOT to Vote UNTIL Dems End Wars, Torture, Exec. Assass. & Restore Habeas Corpus?
MY MODEST PROPOSAL:
I mean, many of us are privately vowing NOT to vote, anyway. Why don't we make it clean and loud. AND MAKE A FEW THINGS CLEAR. THIS IS WHAT WE DEMAND!!!!! An end to lawless insanity!!!!
Why don't we really let the Prez and Dem Party know that as a BLOCK we will NOT vote unless our will is heeded by those supposedly representing us. Not listening to us. Why don't we make it a sign-up arrangement? A movement!!!! How many are against the war in this country? Between 60-70% iirc. HELLLLOOOOO??????? Read more about If We Officially Pledge NOT to Vote UNTIL Dems End Wars, Torture, Exec. Assass. & Restore Habeas Corpus?
The election is November 2.
All contributions I receive are used to promote my message above and beyond what I was going to spend anyway.
And, in a recent development, the actual number of people donating is suddenly a criterion to get into the televised debates.
For that purpose a $25 donation counts the same as a $2,400 donation which is the max allowed. Read more about 7 more weeks until Nov 2nd
I’m very far from being okay. There is very little satisfaction in watching the collapse of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. The joys of “I told you so” are vastly over-rated.
Does anyone remember -- or want to remember -- the insane amount of energy spent for months on end for that piece of shit known as healthcare reform? Hour-by-hour, vote-by-vote, blunder-by-blunder, broken promise-by-broken promise? The desperate hope that some pathetic fragment of a public option would make it into the final bill? The obscene celebration at the signing? Read more about Julia Williams for Congress, Green independent for Michigan 12 -- Reflections
Yves's appearance on After Hours had me blowing kisses at the screen. Commentary includes Obama (shocking indifference to unemployment, for a Democrat--if you think he is a Democrat), unions (why generalize from the Teamsters to all unions, when we don't generalize from Massey to all corporations), inflation (just not an issue right now), and more. Read more about Watch Yves on BNN!
To deploy an army of MMT proponents to respond to deficit terrorism on the web.
Go to offending articles. Neutralize flaws. Report back to home base.
An MMT heart ( ♥) will be awarded for each successful strike.
In November, prizes will be awarded to those with the most MMT ♥, including an all inclusive trip to the Center of the Universe, St. Croix, USVI. Read more about We Need YOU!
Well, well, well. What have we here? Looks like my friends at NOW have some news.
Militant anti-abortion rights group Operation Save America is planning to terrorize abortion care providers and harass the women they serve in Charlotte, N.C., from July 17-24. Please join Charlotte NOW, Feminist Majority Foundation and supporters of women's reproductive rights by taking action NOW.
Operation Save America? Wow! That sure is a lofty goal. I wonder who these special activists could be? Read more about MadamaB's Mailbox: Operation Save America!
Colbert and Daily Show with a video retrospective.. bless 'em.
My fave one's not listed.. it was Helen playing her part in Stephen Colberts triumph at the 2006 Bush White House Correspondents Dinner and Fluff Fest, here: Read more about Colbert and Daily Show Salute Helen Thomas
At last, at last! Sarah Palin has admitted she is not a feminist. She's a "conservative feminist." As you'll see, this is an important distinction indeed. Read more about Thanks for the Modifier, Sister Sledgehammer
Today's antidote to gloom:
via Language Log,
In tonight's playoff game with the San Antonio Spurs, the Phoenix Suns will wear jerseys reading "Los Suns", in protest of Arizona's recently-enacted immigration-enforcement law.
Much has been written about Marie Antoinette’s head, for she lost it by guillotine during the French Revolution in 1793. But what of her heart? We know that women have been excluded from history, and that the ignorance engendered by our exclusion has profound consequences, chief among them the abject state imposed by apparent lack of tradition. This is, ultimately, one of the two major reasons women’s history is so important to the progress of women. The other reason is that what is already written is often false, the story shaped to fit the narrative of powerful men who sought to maintain that power. Not only must we write down our histories, we must also inspect what is already available and correct the record where it is wrong. Read more about The Heart of Marie Antoinette
When a social movement adopts the compromises of its legislators, it has forgotten its role, which is to push and challenge the politicians, not to fall in meekly behind them. The mantra "the best that we can get" is a recipe for corruption. We are not politicians, but citizens. We have no office to hold on to, only our consciences.
- Howard Zinn (1922-2010)
writing in The Progressive, May 2007 Read more about We are not politicians, but citizens.
Report from the Field
Last night, I attended the PNHP NYC Chapter monthly forum, entitled "Where's Labor Been in the Year of Health Care Reform?" LibbyLiberal from Corrente met me there, and we both brought flyers for my Rep. Carolyn Maloney "Yes" vote protest on Saturday afternoon, which she and other Correntians will be attending.
The room was packed, and expectations were high as Bill Henning got up to speak. Read more about Report from the Field, and Lessons Learned