Yes, the latest school slaughter rightly appalls us. Congress may even give it a minute or two between war on terror appropriation “debates.” Losing a child - or children - to gun fire, bombs, to war related starvation or disease isn’t new to many on the receiving end of u.S.’s infernal killing. It’s been going on for a long time now. Just a few random, out of order paragraphs from a Tomdispatch essay:
I am an average American, Master’s degree in Business, retired, middle to low income, Christian, Vietnam War combat veteran (Company L, 75th Infantry Ranger, 101st Airborne Division), registered and active voter. I am not a political scientist. I am concerned about the politics of our country and the inability of our government to do what is necessary to have a successful governing mechanism. One of the problems as I see as an outsider to politics is the influence wealth has on the outcome of elections.
I just spoke with Congressman Pocan on Thom's show. He and Thom asked me to send them information in writing about the issues I was calling about. Here is that information (which I also sent to Congressman Pocan)
Now I've seen it all. There's an article on Fox News that tries to blame the uptick in male deaths at age 62 on getting their social security beneifts, which makes them lazy and less engaged and thus they end us dying at a higher rate.
I saw on 60 Minutes last night that this legistation has already passed the House. Where has the media been on this story? So much for states who want stricter gun laws.
2016 was the first Presidential Election that the "Voters Rights Act" wasn't fully enforced in fifty years! Thanks to a Robert's Republicon Controlled Supreme Court! And today it is a Republicon Stacked Court because they wouldn't allow Obama to appoint a new justice! So how do you think they will rule on gerrymandering this summer? Can we say COUP?
On a “lighter note”, I just happened to see longtime radio, television and film character actor, Olan Soule (1909-94), on TV the other day, and noted a slightly more than passing resemblance to Thom. Although Olan was apparently born in La Harpe, IL, wonder if he could somehow be distantly related to Thom?
Just "google" some images for him, and decide for yourself. Again, just a break from the serious political banter, that's all.
Anyone with a remote sense of intellect can see that the uber-important gauge of “economic interests of “the 99%” -and especially the “the 90%” - alone, of Americans, are CLEARLY served by the political platform of the Democrats.
Since the New Left of the '60s, Leftist political movements have been appropriated from the workers by bourgeois academics and made playthings of extreme self indulgence for privileged, pampered students rather than the life and death struggles of workers.
"Why is it that we did not have net positive migration into the United States by people that were "Illegal" pre-1970?
I think I was listening to some KPFK (Los Angeles) show maybe 2-3 years back. I remember it was August. I think it might have been Thom's show. Can anyone help me?
Someone was making the following point. (Thom himself? maybe Bernie Sanders?)
Folks who identify as "Democrat" and folks who identify as "Republican" actually have views which have much MORE in common than either side thinks. We are led to believe we are opposing, when we are actually in agreement more often than not.
OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS 2017 HAD THE SMALLEST INCREASE IN JOBS
ACCORDING TO BLS DATA ......WHY DO I NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS IN THE MEDIA?