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|G'bye, dKos. I will miss you.
You might recall this. Dimly, if at all. Your Bloguero took a blog hiatus back on October 8, 2012. Why? As your Bloguero stated in his recent TTFN message : Well, I'm going to go off and have an ...
|Turn The NY State Senate Blue!!!
For decades the New York State Senate has been in Republican control. And now, in 2012, it is entirely possible with your help to turn the NY State Senate Blue. It’s really simple. Republicans ...
I was thinking that I'd just walk away, and stop posting for a while, and that I'd come back in November, after the election, and see whether I felt like posting and/or commenting. I could just go. ...
|Not Columbus Day: Baracoa, The Beginning
Note: This essay was originally posted at NION in 2008. That site no longer exists. And it was reprised and updated in 2011 at The Dream Antillles . It was expanded to form a central part of my 2011 ...
|Big Bird And The Safety Net
Apparently, it's nothing personal at all. Willard actually likes Big Bird, or so he says, but ut oh, the aging Avian Television Star learned he might be out of a job during last night's ...
|I Need A Drinking Game
Tonight, your Bloguero is informed by the voices in his head and emanating incessantly from the television, is a presidential debate. And so, it is incumbent upon your Bloguero, as the host of an ...
|A Feeling Of Sadness
For many years, the rural hamlet of Ghent, Columbia County, New York, had an iconic house. It was on the main street, State Route 66. It was quirky, and it was an eccentric landmark. It was a small ...
|This Vigil Needs Your Support Redux
I posted this yesterday and have decided after much thought to rescue it myself so that it might receive wider exposure. Please consider this re-post an invitation to spread this story, and of course,
|This Vigil Needs Your Support
Martin Baumgold In the wake of 9/11, on Saturday, September 22, 2001, eleven years ago today, my friend Martin Baumgold decided to stand at the Seventh Street Park in Hudson, New York to ...
|Travel: Shopping For Tequila In Cancun Airport
Blue Agave ( Agave tequilana ) Your Bloguero is a frequent flyer between New York and Cancun’s Airport. It’s an airport designed so that when you are catching a departing flight, you ...
|Rafalca, The Tax Credit Horse, Fails
OK. I might not be the perfect person to write about Rafalca and dressage and Ann Rmoney. After all, I have piloted a horse exactly once as an adult. That particular horse was alleged to be ...
|The Importance Of Being Ernesto
This seems now like an annual ritual . I see a map like the one above. I write this essay or one like it. The hurricane projections seem to be pointed directly at my ...
|Pootie Insurrection Continues
Still on strike, Romietta the Cat refuses management's request to catch mice in the house, insists on sleeping in the house and hunting only in the great outdoors.
|Willard, You Are So Wonderful. Keep It Up.
Wonderful Willard I know this isn't long enough to be a post. It might not even be long enough to be a comment. No matter. You don't need a lot of space to express delight. I am just so ...
|Betrayed By The Pootie, The Great Hunter Emerges
For the past week, I have been playing the role of Ramar of the Jungle . The Great Hunter. He who captures fierce, predatory animals. He who stalks at night. He who always ...
|Willard: Don't Stop At Sesame Street
Evidently, Willard, the Bain Capital Republican Candidate for the Sankaty High Yield Presidency of the Citibank United States of America, wants to put commercials on Sesame Street to help balance ...
|Amnesia And Election Fraud In Mexico
Yesterday, tens of thousands of Mexicans went into the streets of Mexico City to protest against fraud in the claimed election of Enrique Pena Nieto (EPN), the PRI ...
|Mexico Votes On Sunday: Will This End The Killing?
Yo Soy 132 demonstrators on May 1 Mexico goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a president. It’s ...
|That Was No Coup In Paraguay
While the US continues to ruminate about whether what happened in Paraguay is appropriately categorized as a coup, Mercosur is meeting in Mendoza, Argentina. And deposed President Lugo won't be ...
|Paraguay's Coup, The US's Weak Response
There's a feeling of deja vu about this. Another coup in the Americas, another golpe de estado displaces a left leaning president, another opportunity for the US to shy away from swift condemnation. ...
|Juarez, I Still Hear You Crying
(I've written about this before, here (fiction), here and here . I confess that I can't get this out of my head. I can't just forget about this and move on. So here is ...
|Today's Marches In Mexico: Crickets in the US Trad Media
Well, surprise, surprise, surprise. I think I told you that something important was happening today in Mexico. I wrote about it yesterday , and I then rescued my own diary to tell you about it ...
|Support Today's Marches Throughout Mexico!
I posted this essay yesterday, and it received virtually no attention. I think it's important to tell this story. Especially today. So I suppose I can rescue my own essay. Here it is.
|Solidarity With YoSoy132!
Something extremely important is happening Sunday in Mexico. I don't think you're going to hear much about it on the Trad Media TM . Especially English language Media. Or on the blogs. So I'm ...
|Good Bye B of A, Don't Let The Door...
I'm furious. And this isn't the first time I've erupted over BofA and their abysmal level of what they have the temerity to call "customer care." So I'm fulminating. And I'm asking you, dear reader, ...
|The Count of Monte Cristo and the Scarlet Pimpernel Saved My Life
I know, confessions are so out of style. Forgive me. When I started school, I began my struggle against authority. Put simply, I hated school. I hated my elementary teachers. I hated the rules (...
|Juarez, I Hear You Crying, Part 3
(This is the third and final post of a series. The first post was fiction . The second was a factual discussion of the political corruption of the narco-dystopia in Mexico. This third post is ...
|Juarez, I Can Hear You Crying, Part 2
Mexico hates you, EPN This LA ...
|Juarez, I Hear You Crying
Ciudad Juarez. 1.3 million souls across the Rio Grande from El Paso. The murder rate is supposedly down from a record of 3,000 in 2010. I am waiting for the bus at a bus stop. I don’t have cash ...
|The Sky Is Crying
Finally. Rain. Maya the Dog is sleeping on her back. Even Romietta the Cat came in. Here in Eastern New York and Western Massachusetts, it's been a long time, and the earth is so thirsty. So while ...
|The Pootie Fifth Column
There is a lot of shredded paper in the bottom of the closet. I don’t know exactly how that happened. A roll of paper towels is now confetti. And I hear small feet scrambling inside the ...
|Thanks, Rev. Al
I'm delighted that George Zimmerman is in jail and facing murder 2 charges. And when I think about how that happened, it's clear to me that Rev. Al Sharpton brought this campaign together and ...
Face it. The latest political poutrage is completely phony. Do I care if Hilary Rosen (whom I never heard of before) says that Ann Romney (who drives two Cadillacs) "never worked a day in her life? "
|Grandstanding In Sanford
Waiting for Godot. A clown show. These are facts: Unarmed, wearing a hoodie, and carrying Skittles and a cell phone, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on February 26,
|My Impatience: Where Is Justice For Trayvon?
These are facts: on February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. You already know all about these facts and have been debating their significance for a couple of weeks: ...
|Mega Zillions Fraud!!
Yesterday, I wrote (in the third person) to tell you with certainty that I had won the Mega Zillions jackport, more than $500 ...
|Winning At Mega Zillions (Updated)
Your Bloguero has been busy. He went to town and secured not only his own financial future, but his membership in the (almost) 1%. Yes, your Bloguero joined the teaming, unwashed masses at ...
|George Zimmerman's Disgraceful Press Circus
Well, it's really, really ugly. On two fronts: the racist, unjustified killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black teenager, and then, to make the situation even more grotesque, some really awful, ...
|Yet Another Broken Heart
President Obama got it entirely right when he said , “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” That captures it in a sentence. A broken heart, and profound sadness and anger at the shooting ...
|On The Senseless Killing Of Elephants
A dead elephant in Cameroon This is beyond profoundly disturbing. It’s about the slaughter of elephants in game preserves in Africa. This story is making me sick. Hence, a too ...
|Oxidation, Part 2
Oxidation was a meditation of sorts about this old truck: When all of us are long gone, this truck may still be sitting in the woods waiting for the archeologists or ...
|Send Sgt. Rex Home Now!!!
A 2006 photo: Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey with Sgt. Rex in Iraq Have you noticed that sometimes your Bloguero completely loses his equanimity? Yes? Your Bloguero thought you might ...
|Following Knucklehead Smiff And Not His Ventriloquist
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Call me naïve. Yesterday, Willard Rmoney demonstrated again to most people’s satisfaction, if not their utter delight that he is a terrible candidate. ...
|Willard Romney's Anagram Problem
First, Salvador Dali. Then, Willard. It’s the anagrams that keep on giving. And oh what strange things, what strange associations the mind makes. Your Bloguero is informed that the surrealist ...
|Take The Stoopid Out Of The Super Bowl. Please.
Yes, this is too short to be a post. Yes, you probably don't need me to say this because you already know it. And maybe I don't have to say it. But how much can it hurt? Please do not drink and ...
|Happy Ground Hog Day!||davidseth||02/02/2012||17||9||-||51|
|New York Town Court: What A Travesty
You probably have no idea what a travesty the New York Town Court system is. And the cold statistics just won't get the idea across. It's the anecdotes that help to explain how unfair this court ...
|Dr. King: Let's Remain "Nonviolent Gadflies"||davidseth||01/15/2012||7||18||1||56|
|Today: Melchior, Gaspar And Balthazar||davidseth||01/05/2012||53||71||1||453|
|A Brief Hiatus For Me||davidseth||12/17/2011||16||26||-||251|
|Noot As Lester Maddox
Oh please forgive your Bloguero his excesses and tantrums. Yesterday your Bloguero was vexed and found himself exploding when Noot Gingrich proposed yet again that poor children (read: poor, urban ...
|The People's Library Needs Your Help (Updated)
Some sadness. One of the very best parts of Occupy Wall Street at Z park was the People’s Library. It had about 5,500 volumes, and it accepted books from whoever wished to donate them. It didn’...
|OccupyAlbany: Charges To Be Dismissed
Surprising news this morning from Albany County DA David Soares. In short: all of those arrested for trespass will NOT be prosecuted. Good news for Occupy and savings for the County. When those ...
|Love And Game 7||davidseth||10/28/2011||52||11||-||91|
|Calderon's Alternate Reality||davidseth||10/15/2011||26||46||2||338|
|Solidarity With Occupy Wall Street||davidseth||10/02/2011||77||135||5||719|
|The Banality Of Death: Manuel Valle||davidseth||09/29/2011||2||4||-||28|
|George Stinney And The Shame Of State Killing||davidseth||09/27/2011||19||20||-||81|
|ACTION: White House Death Penalty Petition||davidseth||09/25/2011||23||20||-||140|
|We Really Are Troy Davis||davidseth||09/23/2011||14||16||-||83|
|Silence For Troy Davis||davidseth||09/21/2011||64||94||1||518|
|Fasting With Troy Davis on 9/21||davidseth||09/20/2011||56||75||3||365|
|Breaking: An Outrage In Georgia
The Georgia Pardon and Parole Board has DENIED clemency to Troy Davis. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:
|I Am Troy Davis||davidseth||09/17/2011||15||43||-||183|
|Spare Troy Davis: The Forest And The Trees
On September 21, 2011, the State of Georgia plans to kill Troy Davis by lethal injection. If it happens, this execution will not be an unusual event. In Texas this year there have already been ten ...
|Put The Labor Back In Labor Day||davidseth||09/05/2011||2||1||-||21|
|Here's Obama's Labor Day Jobs Speech
I know. I'm dreaming. I don't care. Here's the speech: My fellow Americans. And especially those of you who are unemployed. I have called you to come together today, Labor Day 2011,
|Rant: The Jobs!! Part II
Yesterday I had a blogsplosion . I erupted at the idiots in both parties and the media ...
|Rant: The Jobs!!
Please forgive me in advance for this rant. I am trying to “take care of my anger,” as Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, but I’m failing. My hair is totally on fire, and every time I open my mouth ...
|Look, Ma! No Spending!
Please excuse my brevity. Please riddle me this, if you can: if the US Government cannot raise taxes and has no additional money to spend for an economic stimulus program and/or job programs, how ...
|Words Still Matter
A humble request. Stop saying, “Entitlement reform.” Just stop it. Never, never, never repeat those two words again in tandem. Say instead, “Efforts to subvert the safety net.” Or “...
|A Failure To Communicate
”What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” There’s still no deal on the debt ceiling, so at least at this minute Grandma doesn’t have to write monthly ...
|Today's Exercise In Participatory Democracy (With Poll)
Last night after the President’s speech, I thought I would send a cheerful email to my Republican Congressman. The idea was simple: I want the debt ceiling raised without any preconditions so we ...
|Buddy Can You Spare A Dime?||davidseth||07/24/2011||3||8||-||57|
|California Prison Hunger Strike Ends Peacefully||davidseth||07/22/2011||8||20||-||78|
|Day 21: Support The California Prisoners' Hunger Strike!||davidseth||07/21/2011||27||39||1||171|
|Day 20: Support The California Prisoners' Hunger Strike!||davidseth||07/20/2011||8||17||-||56|
|Day 19: Support The California Prison Hunger Strike!||davidseth||07/19/2011||11||21||-||86|
|Support The California Prisoners' Hunger Strike!!
As you read this, thousands of California prisoners are on a hunger strike. Today is the 18th day of the Strike. This may be the most significant act of prisoner resistance in 40 years, since ...
|Stop The Robo Calls, Please||davidseth||06/15/2011||11||12||-||88|
|It Was A Hoax. There Is No Amina.
Well, the mystery has now been solved. The latest post at A Gay Girl In Damascus makes it perfectly clear that the ...
|How Many "L's" Are There In "Gullible"?
gg meet face. Or maybe not. Yesterday, your Bloguero became incensed that Syrian authorities or other bad people had seized or kidnapped Syrian Blogger Amina Abdallah, and your Bloguero ...
|Another Reason To Love DKos (If You Need One)||davidseth||05/28/2011||39||41||-||251|
|Connecticut Clings To Death Penalty. Barely.
State killing, the death penalty, isn't the product of rational thought. Never has been. It's about raw emotions, and chief among those are anger and revenge. To no one's surprise, despite virtually ...
|Today Is 420 Day
Today, April 20, that is, 4/20 is now a nationwide celebration . Nationwide. Proof of this assertion ...
|A Plague Of Forgetting||davidseth||04/10/2011||5||17||1||87|
|Thank You For Supporting Wisconsin's Public Workers||davidseth||02/27/2011||10||20||-||74|
|Sorry, Ariana and Markos, No More Free Content For You
I know all too much about writing for free. I do it at my blog all the time. It's a labor of love. I've been at it for more than 900 blog posts and ...
|AOL/HuffPo Deal Screws Bloguer@s
You know all too much about writing for free. You do it here. You "create content"; you don't get paid for it. So why am I not surprised that free writing is the uncompensated cornerstone of the ...
|Making The Independent Judiciary A Joke
The independence of the judiciary means that the Courts should be free from improper influence from outside interests. What a great idea for having a transparent, fair judicial system. It's a ...
|Four Haiku For Egypt
Defy the curfew, Demand real democracy. I support your dream. Solidarity, Non-violence will prevail. I stand with Egypt. Do not be afraid, I can still hear your voices. I link arms ...
|Egypt Explodes; US Video Media Gape
For the past five days, Egyptians have been in the streets protesting , calling for President Mubarak, who has ...
|Here Comes GMO Everything
Yesterday Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that he would approve unrestricted commercial cultivation of GMO alfalfa. Vilsack pulled back from a "compromise" he had previously proposed, and he's now ...
|For Dr. King
This diary is a re-publication of an essay from April, 2008 . It seems worth publishing again in honor of Dr. King. ...
|Sarah P's Victim Game Jumps The Shark
Oh spare me. A Jewish congresswoman gets shot in Arizona. Various talking heads wonder aloud whether the level of talk of violence in current US politics, particularly on the right, might have ...
|After The Shooting The Shadow
I woke up this morning with a profound sadness. The worst part of yesterday's shootings seems to me to be the death of the 9-year old girl. She was apparently at the Congresswoman's political ...
|Banned Books: Editing Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain's classic novel, was initially published in 1884 . And it has survived as an important book for ...
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