July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

Thursday, June 6: NEW YORK, NY 7:30pm

Location: The Strand (2nd floor), 828 Broadway, NYC

Monday, June 10: WASHINGTON, DC 6:30pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St NW, Washington, DC

Wednesday, June 12: PORTLAND, OR 7:30pm

Location: Powell’s, 1005 W Burnside St., Portland

Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm

Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company

Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm

Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith

Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm

Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien

Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm

Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul

Friday, July 12: Philadelphia, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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November 2010

Rigorous Honesty

Election 2010 – Alan Grayson, Russ Feingold, Ron Klein… REALLY!? What now!?

Democrats lost the House because they weren't Progressive enough and more aggressive in passing what we elected them to do.

Southern Tragedy?

With the South, and most of the country, turning to the Republican Party for answers to our economic crisis, this recent story in the Washington Post by Peter Whoriskey, takes on new meaning.

He wrote:

"GREER, S.C. - When German automaker BMW put out the call recently to

hire a thousand factory workers here, the people who responded reflected

The MAC Steel Deal

Houses burned, 85, 1985, Shamrock Disney Soya merged, North American Van Lines sold to Norfolk Southern.

When one looks into the genealogy of who was married to the Postmaster General's daughter in various states at various times, who were the state Secretaries of State, and who were governors, and what went on with utilities and communications, the Washington DC secret societies, compared with the present status of JABA the Central Bank, a secret numerical plot turns out to be the only sensible explanation for the present state of things.

It's Over

I'm normally a very optimistic guy, but I can't be at this point. The Citizens United case changed the election landscape. The only hope we had of changing it back was in this election. We needed Democrats to maintain control of Congress, and then work implement law (and a Constitutional Ammendment) that take away corporate personhood. With the House falling under Republican control, the latter is not going to happen. This opens up the next election to the corporations.

Robinwood Street fires in Detroit - 85 structures burned in one night.

This is video I made showing a first hand look at the fires that raged through several Detroit neighborhoods in early September 2010 - in the end burning down over 80 houses and garages before morning. Cause of the fires was illegal power hook ups - jumper cables to the power grid. Failure to cut down trees and bushes in these neighborhoods, combined with a very windy and dry evening resulted in a disaster. Residents complained of having called the utility multiple times about the illegal hook ups, but the utility denies all responsibility.

Detroit Housing Apocalypse 2010

This is a video I made detailing the continuing housing crisis in the City of Detroit, Michigan, USA. Everything in the video was shot during a two week period from October 15th to October 31st 2010. In less than 5 minutes, over 1000 abandoned and forclosed properties from all parts of Detroit are shown in rapid succession. This is probably 1% of the total abandoned or foreclosed homes in the City. Note that in some areas, entire neighborhoods are now ghost towns.

Supoena Issued for Election Fraud for Karl Rove

Yesterday, Ohio election attorney Cliff Arnebeck filed a two-count complaint with the Ohio Election Commission against The Partnership for Ohio's Future, an affiliate of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, alleging two overarching charges under state racketeering laws.

Why I Don't Want To Hear Any Lazy-Ass Democrats and/or Progressives and/or Greens Complain To Me.

Kudos to readers and writers who do not need to read the following sentence:
This is not going to take one or two election cycles... it is going to take hundreds.
Feel your heart sink? Don't let it.
"Never Give Up. No matter what is happening. No matter what is going on around you -- Never Give Up."
-- H.H. Dalai Lama

Bucyrus-Erie

For shame, Thom --

Two callers mentioned they were from Bucyrus, Back in the 50s and 60s, every steam shovel and crane

in the U.S. bore the proud name 'Bucyrus.' Sister Mary Evelyn taught me how to pronounce it!

You're apparently not as old as you look!

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Thom plus logo Democrats (Bernie & Lee) in the senate proposed legislation saying what the Constitution already says: that Trump can't go to war with Iran without congressional authorization. Every Republican on the committee, except Rand Paul, voted against it.