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    "Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one". --A. J. Liebling (I own this Blog, GET-IT?) --DA

    "Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." --Cyril Connolly

    "The most important political office is that of the private citizen."--Louis D. Brandeis

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”--Martin Luther King Jr.



  • "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Innocents Abroad -- Mark Twain

    "It liberates the vandal to travel--you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction." - The American Abroad speech, 1868 - Mark Twain

    Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. - Letter to W. D. Howells, 5/20/1891 - Mark Twain

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Eisenhower warned us, someone please educate Trump.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Senator Bill Nelson of Florida needs to be replaced.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and the election of Donald Trump, 3 of the most tragic moments in American history.

Trump to name Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

GOP equals 'Get Old People'

HealthAndHumanServicesNazi HealthAndHumanServicesNaziTrump is a lying POS.

Enjoy the shit sandwich he has buttered-up for you dumb-asses who voted for him.

I would celebrate all their demises.

Putin's Rump




Round 'em up, build a wall.


He's nuts.


In your guts, you know he's nuts.


Trump is a national embarrassment




Hypocrisy on steroids.


The swamp became a cesspool.


I'll just say ...


Trump turned it into a cesspool.




Monday, November 28, 2016

This is what grabbing a pussy really looks like


So remind me again ...


Ever Take a Trump So Big ...


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut has a pair.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

Friday, June 10, 2016

Facebook doesn't like this meme ... they are 'censoring' it. So I'm posting it here instead. So chuck you Zuckerberg.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Alert: Aggressive Door to door magazine sales crews scamming in Portland Oregon subscribers in SW Portland are complaining about aggressive door-to-door magazine subscription sales teams.

Complaints range from them trying to step around home owners into their house, to swearing at residents who refuse their offers or ask them to leave, to verbal abuse including ones of a harassing and sexual nature.

The picture was posted by a neighbor who reported a visit on SW Huber street recently.

Neighbors have reported these incidents to Portland Police and this is the response to date:


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

I am looking for a white Ford Van with Arizona License Plate F6537B with an Arizona Cardinals logo on the license plate. That van is delivering phone directories in the Portland Metro area. The occupants were two Hispanic males that might have been a father and son team. I was told by Portland police that the driver of the van is a Mexican citizen, not a US Citizen. The van was last seen westbound on SW Taylors Ferry Road in Portland.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 is total BS

Well it is spring phonebook delivery season again, and again the paper phonebooks land randomly and unceremoniously on driveway aprons, lawns, door steps, at the base of mailboxes or wherever.

Doesn't matter how many times that you use the OPT OUT web-site at the phone books still get tossed at your residence because the delivery personnel are NOT using an opt-out list; they simply deliver to every single address for speed and simplicity. I seriously doubt that they even carry an opt-out list in the delivery vehicles.

Even in the supposed greenest of green cities like Portland, Oregon the elected officials are bought and paid for sock-puppets of the Corporatocracy who TALK about doing the right things but the line gets drawn at doing the right thing if their Corporate puppet masters tell them that doing the right thing is going to impact their Advertising profit margins, the planet be damned.

So the bottomline is that the phone book delivery OPT-OUT resources are a sham. The phone book delivery OPT-OUT resources are an illusion. The phone book delivery OPT-OUT resources are nonsense.  The phone book delivery OPT-OUT is total bullshit designed to appease the great unwashed masses, but do nothing.

If you work for a phone book publisher and / or distributor (Dex Media, Superpages, Frontier Communications, etc), then you represent a lower life form and a public nuisance who should go pound sand. If you advertise in one of those rags I'm boycotting your business.

2016-04-24 15.44.54




Friday, April 01, 2016

Inequality For All - Free Movie

HDInequalityForAll from Zane on Vimeo.

PASSWORD is bernie2016 (one word, all lowercase).

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz says Bernie Sanders is right!


"As Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz puts it, “The American economy is a failed economy,” he said. “We have to once again rewrite the rules of the economy for the 21st century.” That means breaking up the big banks, cracking down on perverse CEO pay policies, lifting the floor under workers, reviving worker rights to organize, reviving antitrust enforcement to go after monopolies, cleaning out our politics. It requires a large-scale investment in rebuilding our decrepit infrastructure, providing world-class education to our children, leading the green industrial revolution. It requires balanced trade policies that curb the hemorrhaging of good jobs. It requires comprehensive immigration reform that brings millions out of the exploitation of the shadow economy.

The U.S. is rich enough to insure everyone has a basic right to health care, to a living wage, to family and parental leave, to public education from pre-k through college. But we can’t get there without taking on the perverse levels of inequality we now see, and without fixing the rules that have been rigged to benefit the few.

Stiglitz says, “Bernie Sanders is right about that.” It will take an agenda as ambitious as Sanders – the ideas scorned as “pie in the sky” by Hillary Clinton – to make this economy work for working people once more. The current presidential campaign has opened that argument. What’s clear is we won’t see our way out of this hole without the political revolution necessary for that argument to rule."

COPIED & PASTED FROM THIS SOURCE: March Jobs Report: Moving Up, With No Way Out



Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Facebook Employee Admits To Bernie Sanders Blackout


Facebook Employee Admits To Bernie Sanders Blackout

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

If you vote for the weaker candidate and she loses to Trump, IT'S ON YOU.


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Patriotism & Dissent

  • "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
    -- Republican President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." --Sinclair Lewis

    "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

    "When the government fears the people it is a democracy....when the people fear their government it is tyranny..." -- Thomas Jefferson

    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." – Herman Goering - Nazi

    "patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." - Samuel Johnson

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  • Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents


  • "I like guys who've never been there that criticize us who've been there. I like that. I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and send people to war, and then don't like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done."--John Murtha Congressman (D-PA) -------
    "War is a rackett"--Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps, 1881 - 1940, Double recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
    "Many of those who want to rush this country into war and think it would be so quick and easy don't know anything about war. They come at it from an intellectual perspective, versus having sat in jungles or foxholes and watched their friends get their heads blown off."--Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska

More "Quotes"

  • Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.--Aristotle

  • A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.--Leonard Bernstein

  • The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.--John Kenneth Galbraith

  • The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.--Albert Einstein

  • The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.--Dante Alighieri

  • Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all people are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all people and all countries - not until then shall we, with a certain degree of justification, be able to speak of humankind as civilized.--Albert Einstein

  • Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.--Plato

  • Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.--William E. Simon

  • Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.--Alexander Hamilton

  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. --Ben Franklin

  • "Fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." --The Biggest Fool of 'em All

  • Regarding "Trickle-Down Economics: "If you feed enough oats to the horse, some will pass through to feed the sparrows."--John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "This is not about who they are. This is about who we are. We are Americans and we hold ourselves to a higher standard of conduct. And, no, the end does not justify the means. Not now. Not ever, when the means include torturing prisoners." --Republican Senator John McCain

  • "Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth"--Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. --Edmund Burke

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