People need to know what’s going on around them, and there needs to be a way to make that available in a sustainable way, and hardcopy metro daily papers isn’t it.
In a couple of weeks I will continue to uphold my streak of never missing an election in 36 years. Here’s what’s on the ballot in Cleveland Ward 3. Municipal judge: Joseph Russo vs. Marilyn B. Cassidy Russo litters public rights of way with yard signs (boo!) and is also unrecommended by the local Black […]
I was listening to some old episodes of the “On The Media” podcast today. Here’s one that got my attention: “Impossible!” The first segment is funny. Jonathan Greenberg is incredulously telling the story of how Trump got onto the Forbes list of richest people (in the 1980s) by talking fast and bullshitting him, and in […]
I’m sharing this here because Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) came up in a Facebook discussion and I didn’t want to derail it. Here’s fun aspect of paying for federal government If you agree with MMT, that’s not a direct concern. The government can’t run out of money, because it defines what money is. It’s the […]
When I was a kid we had a LOT of outdoor cats. Big yard, strays come to live, etc. Whenever one died, my dad would go out in the back yard with a post hole digger and drop the cat in vertically. So a thousand years from now, when archaeologists explore what used to be […]
I’ve been saying for a while that “cute and clever” strategies don’t work against authoritarians and fascists. Here’s a confirming example from the UK. Time after time, the Conservatives are going “ha ha, UKIP will definitely hoist itself this time!” and repeatedly UKIP is gaining ground by being underestimated. According to the TLDR guy, the […]
I want to share this art from my kid, Grace Schumann. you are the weaver and I am the threadthat you twist betwixt your fingerstwirl and pull and knot me upuntil I’m just like you you thought that you were what controlled menever mind the way I feelpulling all my threads apartand telling me it’s […]
This just turned up on Politico: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/26/congress-socialist-nazi-debate-1237472 The right wingers pull this stunt all the time: “Antifa are the real fascists because they yell and get mad at their opponents.” “Socialists are Nazis because they use the power of government to make people do stuff that they’d prefer not to.” “Nazis were actually socialist because […]