The hardest political choice…

Compassion… That’s right, compassion… I keep hearing politicians talk about hard choices, about tough decisions and being realistic…you know, their usual line and all of it typically means only one thing…but I’m getting ahead of myself here… Let me start over… So, few days ago I was blocking traffic on a bridge as part of a national day of action. Good time, didn’t necessarily agree … Continue reading The hardest political choice…

BP and Zucotti Park, the divide ain’t just about money…

Last summer, when the Macondo Well was still flowing, the US government allowed British Petroleum to keep the press out of the immediate, oil impacted areas. A number of reasons were given at the time…encroachment on private property, safety of cleanup workers, or keeping press boats from running over boom meant to contain the oil. These reasons were all bullshit, of course. Hell, at first … Continue reading BP and Zucotti Park, the divide ain’t just about money…

An open letter to the President, and both the Democratic and Republican Parties…

Hell, even GW Bush is impressed with how far to the right you managed to push budget negotiations… you know, to help the people you uh, you promised to help? Hello… So, I might as well address this to the highest ranking of you, though I’m not so sure that’s something to be proud of these days…in fact, from where I sit it’s something to … Continue reading An open letter to the President, and both the Democratic and Republican Parties…

I am the 99 and the 53 percent…

Hello… I am a former boy scout, altar boy, baptized and confirmed atheist. I make around $35,000 a year. I am a committed social worker and divorced, college graduate. I work out every day, but really like Popeye’s chicken so sometimes, one step forward, two steps back. I rent. I have no debt. I own a car. I don’t want a car but I need … Continue reading I am the 99 and the 53 percent…

Occupied thought, beyond demands – from the desk of Chris Hedges…

From Chris Hedges at Truthout…concerning the Occupy Movement… “…These protesters have not come to work within the system. They are not pleading with Congress for electoral reform. They know electoral politics is a farce and have found another way to be heard and exercise power. They have no faith, nor should they, in the political system or the two major political parties. They know the … Continue reading Occupied thought, beyond demands – from the desk of Chris Hedges…

Hello, Mitt? It’s me, Drake…go fuck yourself!

So, Mitt Romney, running for president on the GOP ticket…that same all encompassing candidate who said he didn’t find the booing of a gay soldier to be┬áreprehensible, that same guy who said he knew what it was like to be unemployed, the very same multimillionaire who pays a lower tax rate than I do, whose $12 million dollar mansion is inadequate, you know, small, so … Continue reading Hello, Mitt? It’s me, Drake…go fuck yourself!

Setting aside my cynicism…Occupy Wall Street

I freely admit, I can be cynical…really cynical. Which is probably why when I heard of the Occupy Wall Street protest, my first question was: if they are trying to cause trouble on Wall Street, why the hell are they doing the protest on a Saturday? At the time, I didn’t know it was going to be an ongoing thing, but even when I found … Continue reading Setting aside my cynicism…Occupy Wall Street