Too much Hollywood on their minds — and at the worst time. The New York Times’ editorial judgement sometimes confuses me. And then I remind myself that the newspaper loves to publish Upper-West-Side-White-Liberal-feel-good stories on current events as if each are overhyped movie-of-the-year candidates that focus on people’s personal triumphs, and can be screened only […]Read More On Obama’s convention speech last night: what the hell is up with the New York Times?
Many of you saw your long-term wishes granted: the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London. Payback for Assange’s 2016 slow-motion DNC and Hillary hit, some of you will say. (Oh, and read this, and this. I can’t blame you for the vitriol, sort of. Most accounts describe Assange as unlikable — the kind […]Read More Why we will regret Julian Assange’s arrest — and why we’ll have more regrets after he’s convicted
While I thought the I’m-not-your-Liberal-donor-class flow of Congressperson-elect Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez was a refreshing breeze from the stale bullets spit by the ruling corporatist wing of the Party of No Guts, my crystal ball didn’t predict an Ocasio-Cortez primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional district. However, I saw the seams bursting […]Read More They’re trying to downplay Ocasio-Cortez’ win this week — but we know better
After looking at journalists pound the tweet button for more than a week as if it were a defibrillator — and perhaps it was — in mortal defense of the Democratic National Committee against disgraced ex-interim Chair Donna Brazile’s allegations of primary elections-rigging, I think it’s time for me to share some thoughts about simple […]Read More Donna Brazile on DNC Rigging — Lies, Realness Or What?
Some of you ⸺ well, fewer of you, assuming the latest polling news is accurate ⸺ will groan as I resurface an earlier point I made about how redemption shall remain a fleeting fantasy for the Democratic National Committee until they first pursue salvation. While the DNC has spent much of its post-November implosion state spitting “Agent […]Read More Latest Polls Show Democrats Are Still Running From Salvation
In another Democratic National Committee move that didn’t surprise me by any measure, unofficial Obama favorite, Clinton family ally and former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was elected to serve as the imploded political party’s chairperson yesterday. Perez’s win over his more more Progressive opponent, Representative Keith Ellison, confirms a thought that’s been droning in my head for the past […]Read More DNC Doesn’t Want to Be Saved
The US Office of National Intelligence ’s report of Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections [pdf] published three sentences that will serve as this week’s Sunday Smack. The first sentence offers no surprise: We assess with high confidence that the [Russia Main Intelligence Agency] relayed material it acquired from the DNC and senior […]Read More Sunday Smack: Who Cares if Russia Hacked the Truth?
Not sure how this didn’t hit my radar earlier but Tim Fielder, creator of Matty’s Rocket and a prominent cartoonist of Afrofuturism imagery, teamed up with his twin brother Jim to visit Cleveland and Philadelphia to ink and shoot their observations of the respective Republican and Democratic conventions — as told by everyday people. The […]Read More MATTY’S ROCKET COMIC CREATOR TAKES ON POLITICAL PARTY CONVENTIONS
Wikileaks’ Friday dump of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails — courtesy of non-Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0 — shows more than a shamelessly corrupt political organization who erected an unscalable partition to block Bernie Sanders’ nomination bid in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The leak also shows how the DNC controls media content in a blatant lack of […]Read More WIKILEAKS SHOWS HOW DNC ISN’T ONE BIT DEMOCRATIC