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Glossary for a New Political Age, by Janet Periat

photo of Janet Periat by Robert Barbutti Read in the January 2020 issue of Funny Times and too important to not share. Glossary for a New Political Age by Janet Periat WARNING: This glossary may be offensive to everyone. The definition and meaning of our modern vocabulary shifts on a moment-by-moment basis. For your information… Continue reading Glossary for a New Political Age, by Janet Periat

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Chris Hedges: War With Iran — Rise Up Times

Chris Hedges from Rise Up Times, with information and analysis on this latest monstrous mistake the US is stepping into.   “A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply.… Continue reading Chris Hedges: War With Iran — Rise Up Times

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How Journalists Demonize Venezuela’s Government, in Their Own Words, by Alan MacLeod — Rise Up Times

When Venezuela continues to be destabilized and citizens get out in order to survive, where do you think they will go?  This is a pattern that needs to be recognized.   “One Caracas-based correspondent now working for The New York Times told me on the record that he employs “sexy tricks” to “hook” readers on… Continue reading How Journalists Demonize Venezuela’s Government, in Their Own Words, by Alan MacLeod — Rise Up Times

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dVerse — gifts for that special someone

image link I decided to get you a passel of gift certificates this year, including one each for: 1) Santa's Elves Hammer – to break your fingers, in hopes for a Tweetless 2020 2) Orange duct tape – to match your skin when it covers your mouth 3) Get out of Jail Free card –… Continue reading dVerse — gifts for that special someone

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Chris Hedges: Hope Lies in the Streets — Rise Up Times

Another insightful political essay by Chris Hedges.  Please read and be informed.   “The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”… Continue reading Chris Hedges: Hope Lies in the Streets — Rise Up Times

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Impeach Trump Now

image link Tomorrow the House of Representatives votes on whether or not to impeach Trump.  Rallies are and have been held today to show our elected representatives that we want them to vote YES on Trump's impeachment.  I found out about one near here an hour before it was going to happen, which gave me… Continue reading Impeach Trump Now

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Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen — Rise Up Times

Please read this.   Both Biden and Sanders have longer and more consistent histories than either Warren or Buttigieg. But while the former has spent his career defending corporate interests, the latter’s history is unabashedly progressive. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr) By Jeff Cohen Truthdig December 12, 2019 Less than two months… Continue reading Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen — Rise Up Times

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Chris Hedges on his latest book, “America: The Farewell Tour” — Rise Up Times

Here I am, sharing Chris Hedges, talking about his new book via a talk show with another very sharp gentleman. https://youtu.be/Aj1-47VqgOs Hedges: “I have children. I’m terrified.” via Chris Hedges on his latest book, “America: The Farewell Tour” — Rise Up Times

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Trumpism is a New Religion — petersironwood

Excellent essay that helps put Trumpism in context.  It was written back in 2017 but it is as relevant today as it was then.   (This blog post is a temporary departure from Schooled Haze and contemplations of AI/HCI). Trumpism is less a political offshoot of Republicanism than it is a new religion, at least… Continue reading Trumpism is a New Religion — petersironwood

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TV News is Lying to You?

I found this in the November 2019 issue of The Funny Times, which I've subscribed to for several years now. The Cleveland, Ohio-based political and general humor newspaper takes no advertising dollars and so it can print as it will without fear. I've come to implicitly trust the editors in what they choose to include… Continue reading TV News is Lying to You?