( can you forward this to Bernie?)
Bernie, When an interviewer tries to dismiss you as a socialist I suggest that you use it as a teachable moment. You should say:
" I believe in what's called Democratic Socialism because it's a system that has been very successful in Scandinavia and other European countries and worked very well in the U.S. in the 40's through the 70's.
Do you like to dream? Then dream this into reality - a powerful triumvirate for good government:
President: Robert Reich
Vice President: Jessie Ventura
Attorney General: Eliot Spitzer
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges is one of the only journalists out there who is actually reporting about global Corporatist coupe d'état that is taking place in this Country and around the world .
House Republicans say no to allowing federal studies of medical marijuana
The amendment that died Wednesday was seen by some as a potential game-changer. With 23 states allowing medical marijuana — and a handful plus the District of Columbia having outright legalized it — some House Republicans (and Democrats, too) thought that it was finally time to allow more federal testing of marijuana.
Suggest listening to the Obama interview on the Marc Maron WTF Podcast on ITUNES. It is free to download. Episode 614. Go to podcasts and search WTF in upper right corner. I also download Bill Maher Podcasts on ITUNES unfortunately he just started his month long break.
Geaorge W Bush was paid $100000 to speak at a Wounded Veterans Charity Conference plus was flown in a private jet for an additional $20000. I guess there is no end to milking us for what he can. Read some of the comments at the end to see what America is made of:
The vote came at 1am this morning...
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN)The Confederate battle flag, a polarizing fixture on South Carolina's statehouse grounds for half a century, will flap in the wind no longer.
I guess i will start off first with the confederate flag. I believe the only reason these southern states are considering taking down the confederate flag is ultimately to motivate their base.
If democracy means anything it's that each person's vote weighs the same, and everyone has the right to some representation for their beliefs. Our electoral and political systems fail in both regards. Our political system is incapable of accurately measuring the public will and the political system is not just unrepresentative... it's antidemocratic. As as result, as a progressive I can vote forever and never help get elected someone who shares my values.
Here is a link to a clip that shows how Hillary Clinton reacts to someone getting lynched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DXDU48RHLU
Schultz knew nothing of the lane closings, and Christie knew nothing of Hogan's orgies.
And when the neoKKK and Islamophobists join forces?
Here is a link to an excellent piece by Robert Parry on Consortium News: https://consortiumnews.com/2015/07/01/hillary-clintons-failed-libya-doctrine/
As this political season gets underway, I am dismayed at what I am seeing. For the sake of human progress, we must cease our faith in political authority and stand on firm moral principles.
Personally I am a market anarchist, otherwise known as a voluntarist. It is morally obscene for any individual or group of individuals to initiate force against any peaceful person. There is an anarchist commentator named Larken Rose who offered five questions as a challenge to the Statist mentality. These questions are reprinted below: