Throwing stones at Goliath – the frustrating fight for the states


Lest you thought you could stop and revel in the leaf turning another few degrees leftward through the political arc, with November victories muting many of the worst DC ogres and trolls in their teabag hats, December comes with its season of deception, and reminds us all that the fight for a progressive America is… Continue reading Throwing stones at Goliath – the frustrating fight for the states

Why a Walker victory will not stop a movement


A new poll conducted last week shows Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) with a seven point lead over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in next Tuesday's recall election, in Wisconsin. Contemplating a negative outcome after all the protests, all the statehouse sleepovers, all the nights the Democrats of the Wisconsin Senate hid out in an Illinois motel,… Continue reading Why a Walker victory will not stop a movement

The lower third and American entropy


"Eliminate public employees’ right to collectively bargain over health care, pensions and other benefits when negotiating a union contract" Source: NBC/WSJ poll, Feb. 24-28, 2011 In favor and mostly in favor  In television, the graphics and words that appear on the bottom part of your screen is called a lower third, because that is roughly… Continue reading The lower third and American entropy

Dark triad – the Machiavellian rip-off of the American middle class


"Machiavellianism is a term that some social and personality psychologists use to describe a person's tendency to deceive and manipulate other people for their personal gain... Machiavellianism is one of the three personality traits referred to as the dark triad, along with narcissism and psychopathy." - Wikipedia definition, Machiavellianism - In psychology The gears have… Continue reading Dark triad – the Machiavellian rip-off of the American middle class

Fighting God, Egypt and collective bargaining


"...by calling for Monday's rallies, the two [Iranian opposition] leaders had committed a crime known as moharebeh, or 'fighting God,' which carries the death penalty."  - February 16, 2011,  Associated Press report on the week's Iranian political unrest The long shadows of populism stretch out before the setting sun. Like reverse vampires, regimes shy from… Continue reading Fighting God, Egypt and collective bargaining