“Government in Action,” excerpt from Funny Times’ July 2021 issue

I’ve subscribed to the monthly newspaper, Funny Times, for at least a decade and probably longer.  Regardless of what’s going on in the world, it never fails to make me laugh while at the same time learn about current events in political cartoons and humorous essays.  It’s full of the regular cartoonists and featured collections. …

Assange’s Father on US Tour, includes Minneapolis/St. Paul — Rise Up Times

“Assange’s family members will meet with activists, press, and policymakers to raise awareness of the importance of protecting whistleblowers and journalists, and to advocate for the release of Julian Assange, whom the United Nations has declared “arbitrarily detained” since 2010.” Assange’s Father on US Tour, includes Minneapolis/St. Paul — Rise Up Times please spread the word

excerpt from Bridge Michigan, “Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source, May 11, 2021: “On eve of Line 5 shutdown deadline, Enbridge vows to defy Michigan order”

Demonstrators gather in Mackinaw City for a protest against the Line 5 pipeline, which crosses the Straits of Mackinac between St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. (Photo courtesy of Whitney Gravelle) Enbridge Energy technically has one more day to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, but even the pipeline’s most vocal…

Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited — Wibble

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by David Robertson that featured the above video, entitled ‘Wealth Inequality in America’. I’ve tried more […]…

dVerse — OLN 281 — Come early

Oh how I wish St. Patrick’s Day came early this year.We could pack dried shamrocks into our pipesand invoke his spirit to return for a special favor.If we asked nicely, would he drive the snake fromthe capitol that sits on a swamp? Maybe, if we promised to be real good and played nice, he would…