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9/11 Truth is not a joke

I listen to your radio show every day via podcast, and on last Friday's show (2/20) you had a caller who strongly disagreed with you about who was responsible for 9/11. I also disagree with you, but I'm not going to try to convince you that the Twin Towers AND Building 7 (which no airplane hit) were taken down by explosives. You already have your mind made up, but what makes you think you know more than the hundreds of architects and engineers who have thoroughly studied this issue?

Economics Conf NYC March 13-14 Noted Speakers $20

The New York Review of Books and some others are sponsoring what looks like an ourstanding conference. At least 2 Nobel Prize winners are speaking.

Here is the conference announcement.

BREAKING: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House.

It's the third veto of Obama's presidency.

The move puts a freeze on a top GOP priority, at least for now.

Blue Jeans in High Places

On today's program, a caller suggested we should adopt a new brand for progressive Democrats. His suggestion was "Blue Coats." The idea isn't new.

Inspection- "Hulk SMASH!"

The Marquis de Sade: Hero to the Left?

Most conservatives I have run across tend to confound liberalism with libertinism. the Marquis de Sade was a libertine of an all-too-common variety: because he associated all things forbidden with each other he mistook his own indulgence for a form of personal liberation. Astonishingly even today he is remembered as having been imprisoned for publishing "naughty" literature. But his most famous work was penned while he was in prison, for raping and torturing peasants. Three successive regimes, including both monarchist and secular imprisoned him.

Rahm Emmanuel: 1% Mayor is Bad for the People of Chicago

Thom: you are usually 'spot on' for progressive political issues. On Chicago's 1% Mayoral Candidate, Rahm Emmanuel, you are so very wrong! Please inform yourself.

For an excellent overview, go to "Democracy Now,"Feb. 23, 2015 interview with Rick Perlstein:

Read anything by "Chicago Reader's" Ben Jarovsky (for example:

Climate Change Scientifically is At Least Ambiguous

It turns out leftist conventional wisdom on the subject is significantly groupthink of an erroneous nature and climate change is ambiguous.


"Yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. Today is fair. Tomorrow it may be overcast with clouds.

[quote]My words are like the stars that never change.

Whatever Seattle says, the great chief at Washington can rely upon with as much certainty as he can upon the return of the sun or the seasons.

Tuesday, February 24, (8pm ET / 5pm PT)

DFA Live conference call with U.S. Senator Al Franken to discuss Net Neutrality and other hot topics on your mind.


From Senator Al Franken (

DFA Member --

Move over Louisiana State: UW stumps for Keystone XL Pipeline in bald face attempt to appease Walker’s $300 million in budget cuts.

And with that, The UW Foundation can scratch my name off the Alumni donators list, as well as KISS MY ASS!

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Activism Works!

When he was elected, President Obama told us to push him. Well, it looks like we may have pushed hard enough when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.