Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Hard-Hitting Song

Eloquent pain.

Dig it.


Seem Familiar?

“For the last four years, Barack Obama has not only asserted, but aggressively exercised, the power to target for execution anyone he wants, including US citizens, anywhere in the world. He has vigorously resisted not only legal limits on this assassination power, but even efforts to bring some minimal transparency to the execution orders he issues.

 This claimed power has resulted in four straight years of air bombings in multiple Muslim countries in which no war has been declared – using drones, cruise missiles and cluster bombs – ending the lives of more than 2,500 people, almost always far away from any actual battlefield. They are typically targeted while riding in cars, at work, at home, and while even rescuing or attending funerals for others whom Obama has targeted. A substantial portion of those whom he has killed – at the very least – have been civilians, including dozens of children.”

-Glenn Greenwald

Read the rest at:

Monday, November 26, 2012

Good Guys Win One

This is a disgraceful --- and increasingly common -- situation.
A SWAT TEAM?????!!!!!!
Because she refused to give her daughter questionable "medicine????"

Fortunately,  there's at least one judge who has apparently read and understands the Constitution. But it could just as easily have gone the other way.

Do YOU own the Government? Or does the Government own YOU?

liberty & justice


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Never give up. NEVER.

I hope this inspires you as much a sit does me.

Thanks to Linda for sending it along.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

This is What Horsemanship Looks Like

No shoes.
No saddle.
No spurs.
No bit.

For those of you who fear not having "control," maybe this video will suggest what can be accomplished without coercion.


Barefoot is Best

Thanks to Kim for sending this along.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Murdering the Future

Remember, remember
The 22nd of November
The murderous, treasonous plot...


Good Company

Thanks to Linda for sending this along.


Monday, November 19, 2012

JFK: Why it STILL Matters

Because the bastards who murdered him are still running the show, that's why.


JFK: The Last American President

Setting the stage?


Friday, November 16, 2012

Bad to the Bone

"Bad," of course, in the Chicago-ese sense of "incredibly good."
This is a clip of my old pal Adrienne Nims, and nobody can wail on woodwinds like she can.

I hope you dig it.


Monday, November 12, 2012


I can have you locked up forever,
no charges, no trial.  
Yes, I can!
Or I can just have you killed.
Yes, I can!
Who's going to stop me?

Liberals, by voting for Barack Obama, betrayed the core values they use to define themselves -- the rule of law, the safeguarding of civil liberties, the protection of unions, the preservation of social welfare programs, environmental accords, financial regulation, a defiance of unjust war and torture, and the abolition of drone wars. 

The liberal class clung desperately during the long nightmare of this political campaign to one or two issues, such as protecting a woman's right to choose and gender equality, to justify its complicity in a monstrous evil. 

This moral fragmentation -- using an isolated act of justice to define one's self while ignoring the vast corporate assault on the nation and the ecosystem along with the pre-emptive violence of the imperial state -- is moral and political capitulation. 

It fails to confront the evil we have become. 



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Clear Vision

Chris Hedges is a profoundly astute observer, as well as an articulate man of conscience.
Do yourself a favor and watch this interview.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Horse Nation

We need another and a wiser
 and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals…

We patronize them for their incompleteness, 
for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves.

 And therein we err and err greatly.
 For the animal shall not be measured by man. 

In a world older and more complete than ours, 
they move finished and complete,
 gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, 
living by voices we shall never hear.

 They are not brethren; they are not underlings; 
they are other nations,
 caught with ourselves in the net of life and time,
 fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston 1888-1968

(Art by Marcia Baldwin)

The Cross That's Unbearable

School crossing. 
Railroad Crossing 

Deer Crossing 


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our New National Anthem

Le plus que change....

Dig this from Phil Ochs.


So you can sing along:

I cried when they shot Medgar Evers
Tears ran down my spine
I cried when they shot Mr. Kennedy
As though I'd lost a father of mine
But Malcolm X got what was coming
He got what he asked for this time
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I go to civil rights rallies
And I put down the old D.A.R.
I love Harry and Sidney and Sammy
I hope every colored boy becomes a star
But don't talk about revolution
That's going a little bit too far
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I cheered when Humphrey was chosen
My faith in the system restored
I'm glad the commies were thrown out
of the A.F.L. C.I.O. board
I love Puerto Ricans and Negros
as long as they don't move next door
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

The people of old Mississippi
Should all hang their heads in shame
I can't understand how their minds work
What's the matter don't they watch Les Crain?
But if you ask me to bus my children
I hope the cops take down your name
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I read New republic and Nation
I've learned to take every view
You know, I've memorized Lerner and Golden
I feel like I'm almost a Jew
But when it comes to times like Korea
There's no one more red, white and blue
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I vote for the democratic party
They want the U.N. to be strong
I go to all the Pete Seeger concerts
He sure gets me singing those songs
I'll send all the money you ask for
But don't ask me to come on along
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Once I was young and impulsive
I wore every conceivable pin
Even went to the socialist meetings
Learned all the old union hymns
But I've grown older and wiser
And that's why I'm turning you in
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nobody's Perfect

The first thing you have to do...

...is let go of your illusions.

Sophie's Choice

It's not an election.
It's an auction.
The Supreme Court, in what may be the most corrupt decision since Dred Scott, has made sure of that.

The whole charade is rigged to keep 3rd party candidates out.
And after that, it's a voter-fraud contest to see which side can cheat most effectively.

It's about personalities, not issues -- because Obama and Romney AGREE on just about everything: More wars, less liberty.
More taxes and fewer benefits for you.
Fewer taxes and more benefits for them.
They'll keep tapping you phone, your email...
They'll keep humiliating you with unconstitutional searches at the airports -- and soon, bus depots, train stations, taxi stands, shopping malls....
Don't like it?
Too fucking bad.

Step out of line, talk out of turn, and the President will have you disappeared or murdered.

Is this the "land of the free" that generations of Americans fought and died for?
Did my dad's generation fight the NAZIS in Europe only to have them reign here at home?
This is Hitler's wet dream come true.

If you can't summon up the wherewithal to endorse this farce with your participation, you won't be the only one.

liberty & justice,