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Tragic News From Up North


From Toni in California: “Stand By Me”

More Republicans than Progressives (Liberals)

While we’re at it, could somebody explain why there are more Republicans than Progressives (Liberals) in the President-Elect’s cabinet? I’ve watched and waited; but, as the number of cabinet vacancies dwindled, it became clear that there is no place for the “Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party” in the new administration.

Barney Frank Not Happy About Warren


“I am very disappointed by President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to honor Reverend Rick Warren with a prominent role in his inauguration. Religious leaders obviously have every right to speak out in opposition to anti-discrimination measures, even in the degrading terms that Rev. Warren has used with regard to same-sex marriage. But that does not confer upon them the right to a place of honor in the inauguration ceremony of a president whose stated commitment to LGBT rights won him the strong support of the great majority of those who support that cause.

“It is irrelevant that Rev. Warren invited Senator Obama to address his congregation, since he extended an equal invitation to Senator McCain. Furthermore, the President-Elect has not simply invited Rev. Warren to give a speech as part of a series in which various views are presented. The selection of a member of the clergy to occupy this uniquely elevated position has always been considered a mark of respect and approval by those who are being inaugurated.”

Some Laughs to Cheer Us Up

Robin Williams in Britain on 11-30-08 with Prince Charles in the audience. Funny stuff…before the Progressive disappointment with the Obama transition triangulating on us really started to sink in.

Republican Senators Love Banks-Hate UAW Workers

Here’s a list of the Republican Senators who voted to bail out the banks; but not the automakers. They have placed their desire to kill the UAW above the interests of the millions who make their living from the soon-to-be-gone BIG Three:

Bob Bennett, R-UT
Richard Burr, R-NC
Saxby Chambliss, R-GA
Tom Coburn, R-OK
Norm Coleman, R-MN
Bob Corker, R-TN
John Ensign, R-NV
Chuck Grassley, R-IA
Judd Gregg, R-NH
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX
Johnny Isakson, R-GA
John Kyl, R-AZ
Mel Martinez, R-FL
John McCain, R-AZ
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
Lisa Murkowski, R-AK
John Thune, R-SD

Up Against the Wall Motherf**ker!: A Memoir of Anarchism in the ’60s

By Osha Neumann, Seven Stories Press (for the full text of the article from AlterNet click here)

In 1967, I became a founding member of an anarchist street gang — an unexpected career move for a nice Jewish boy with an MA in history. Read more »


A well-written piece about a time that fades into memory as each day passes. It becomes harder to remember what happened as the MSM dilutes history.