Posting History for bangthebuckets
|Why I Oppose Gay Marriage
Beginning yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments regarding gay marriage. At issue is California's now-infamous Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state, and the ...
|Why I'm Changing My Name
To paraphrase a hippie liberal, what a long, strange trip it's been in this Wisconsin gubernatorial recall. And of course, it had to go and get a little bit stranger: I'm about to add to the ...
|Have Yourself a Socialist Little Christmas
You would have to be a very long-term reader of my own personal blog to remember an old acquaintance of mine that I call SCOTT. We're not really friends, mostly because he hates everything I stand ...
|Them The People
As a history teacher, there are few periods in all of World or American history that I like as much as I like the Enlightenment. While it did not always succeed in its lofty goals, the idea that an ...
|To the Voters of the Great State of Ohio
Dear Voters of Ohio: As I write this, about a third of the precincts have reported. CNN and MSNBC and even Fox News is running your story, and they all tell me that as of right now, more than 63% ...
|Scott Walker Talking Points
Wisconsin's attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker will officially begin on November 15. As you can imagine, there's a good deal of excitement in my crowd over the possibility of a recall election,
|A New Wisconsin Protest Song
Woke up with a tune in my head this morning. I apologize in advance to the songwriter, Mr. Paul Simon. I apologize to him for ripping off his tune, for being a much poorer lyricist than he is, and ...
|Under the Liberal Umbrella
The Occupy Wall Street protests went global this weekend. In cities around the world, tens or hundreds or thousands of people took to the streets and spoke out against what they view to be skewed ...
|Preparing Students for Life in Wisconsin
(A slightly-altered version of this piece previously appeared on the author's blog at www.bangthebuckets.com) I have often claimed, since February, that the Republican-dominated Wisconsin ...
|To the Moderates and Independents of Wisconsin
Dear Moderates and Independents of Wisconsin – As you probably are aware, recall elections will be held next Tuesday, August 9, in six districts within the state of Wisconsin — those are ...
|Nothing Like an Inter-Faith Barbeque
Ladies and Gentlemen, your attention please for a special announcement: There is no question that our nation has some difficulties -- we got through the debt ceiling (kind of), we have sharp ...
|If The Tea Party Ran Your Life
Another day, and still no deal on raising the debt ceiling from Washington. Increasingly, it seems, the hang-up comes from a group of House Republicans who have pledged to have no new taxes, ...
|Santorum and Bachman Pledge to Ignore Constitution?
Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann, two of the GOP candidates for President of these United States, made the news yet again today. Both candidates signed a pledge put together by the Christian ...
|Okay, Wisconsin: Time To Be Outraged. Again.
(Author's Note: Original content appeared on author's blog at www.bangthebuckets.com) Well, the news is several hours old now, so perhaps this is late in coming, but the Republican-...
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