Category Archives: Politics

The Powell Memo

The roadmap to our current situation was drawn in 1971 If you look around at our media/political/corporate landscape, it seems obvious (as Mr. Snydor will say below in his memo, “to any thoughtful person”) that there is an overriding pro-business, … Continue reading

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BERNIEWATCH- Weeknight at Bernie’s

On the ground at the July 29 Bernie bash As we write this the 2016 US Presidential election is about fifteen months away, which means we’re still very much in the pre-season.  Polls don’t mean much yet; it’s like ranking … Continue reading

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You Have The Right To Be Pacified

Police Militarization There’s an old theater saying that if there’s a gun on the mantle in a play’s first act, it will be used by the third act.  For years, police around the country have been stocking their mantles with … Continue reading

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YES on GMO Labeling… YES on 92!   

Who decides what’s in YOUR food? Last year, the national political spotlight fell on Washington State as they tried to pass Initiative 522 requiring labeling of GMO products.  November will be Oregon’s turn as we attempt to join Vermont, Maine, … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits-  Please, just stop talking.

Greetings! It was just over a year ago, in April of 2013, that ISIS officially announced its existence.  Just over a year!  We’ve spent the last three months of this year watching them sweep through Iraq, destroying the sham borders … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- DON’T end money in politics… at least not this way!

Greetings! Bills to amend the Constitution are finally moving through the Senate and House that are supposed to address what I see as one of the most crucial issues facing our country… the toxic doctrine of Corporate Personhood.  I WANT … Continue reading

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Big Brother Overseas- What happens when foreigners talk smack about the US?

It’s common for some groups to build their own bubbles of reality.  It doesn’t matter what goes on in the real world as long as their warm little womb of lies is inviolate.  The US has been wrapped in its … Continue reading

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Could You Pass A US Citizenship Test?- Match wits with a Dwyer employee

When (or if) new immigrants finish the labyrinth leading to citizenship, there’s one last obstacle facing them that natural born citizens never have to think about: the Naturalization Test.  You may think you had a lot on the line in … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Truth, Justice, or the American Way

Greetings! While we’re all waiting for the sentence in the Bradley Manning trial, I’d like to tell you a story.  It happened long ago, in a different country with radically different values than our own, but I think it still … Continue reading

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What NOW?!! Toon for June

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