Monthly Archives: March 2015

WHEN ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ BECOMES A WEAPON OF SOCIAL DESTRUCTION

Aside from the implications of the bill Indiana Governor Mike Spence signed into law that allows businesses to refuse service to gays as a weapon to fight against government civil overreach, you have to be amused by the way lawmakers … Continue reading

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AN ALBUM (OR TWO) IN MY HEAD (0061)

If you’re new to this series, be warned that my musical taste is all over the map, and many of the albums you’ll see here will not be covered by mainstream media. Kendrick Lamar, an artist whose album is featured this … Continue reading

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HATE IS STRONGER THAN LATTE

I’m reminded of the time during my fourth or fifth year on this planet where my Brother and I thought we made a new friend, a white kid about my age, who soon after called both of us… … We … Continue reading

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THE TRAGIC EDUCATION OF MARTESE JOHNSON

I wonder if Martese Johnson’s exclaimed “I go to [the University of Virginia]!” plea synonymous with “I’m not like the others!” “The others,” of course means other people who could be more deserving of the beating Johnson took from the … Continue reading

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CREFLO THINKS THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN ON PLATINUM PAGES

My editorial policy initially informed me to make no mention of millionaire clergyman Creflo Dollar—known from this point in my post forward as reverend Cash-Flo’—since everyone else seemed to do a cool job of ripping him a new orifice after … Continue reading

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REPORT: BIG FIRMS SPEND BILLIONS FOR GOVERNMENT LOVE, GET TRILLIONS BACK

Armed with the understanding that corporate money has turned the US system of government into an oligarchy, and that the country’s Supreme Court confirmed this scheme through the Citizens United ruling, you shouldn’t be surprised about anything the Sunlight Foundation … Continue reading

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CITY OF FERGUSON DESERVES MAFIA TREATMENT

Over 90 years ago in young America, gangs began to squeeze money out of communities using a mixture of business savvy, intimidation and terrifying brute force. You likely know most of these gangs by another name—the Mafia. There seemed to … Continue reading

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PSYCHOTIC DIPLOMACY TOWARD IRAN

I can’t say that the now-infamous letter to Iran that was written by Senator James Cotton and signed by an additional 46 senators from the Party of No Brains is a treasonous document, but the letter shows that we have … Continue reading

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WHILE YOU PARTY IN SELMA…

So, you’re marching in Selma today for the star-studded 50th anniversary of the beating Martin Luther King Jr’s followers took as they tried to cross the Edmund  Pettus bridge.  I don’t fault you for attempting to connect with what I also … Continue reading

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SURPRISED THAT IRAN DOESN’T HAVE A NUKE?

Prior to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s self-proclaimed “historic mission” to deliver a speech to Congress yesterday, an interesting development occurred which you won’t likely see in the mainstream Western newspapers—nearly 200 former commanders from Israel’s security forces have condemned … Continue reading

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