Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Political Fraud" by ClassWarFilms

tell me again-- who are you and why am I here?

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

As we get closer the the denouement of the fiction of democracy we have to realize we are not in a democracy but an oligarchic kleptocracy and everything flows from that.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Janesville/ Bainport

I spent part of the afternoon today in Janesville WI visiting with some folks from Freeport IL who are having their jobs outsourced to China courtesy of Bain Capital. The gathering took place at the now defunct GM plant which is quite literally the smoldering crater of what was Janesville's once vibrant economy. It was a spirted if somewhat short rally which ended when the police "suggested" we move along...nothing to see here..The Downward Spiral has the gruesome details of the Romney induced calamity and is well worth reading.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mitt Romney as a creation of Monty Python

Willard Romney is truly the gift that keeps on giving. After his most recent fiasco-video it occurred to me that I'd seen him somewhere a Monty Python sketch..where he rightly belongs.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fighting Bob Madison WI 9-15-12

The 11th annual Fighting BobFest was held in Madison Wisconsin at the Alliant Energy Center. The speakers that I saw included Jim Hightower, Gwen Moore, Juan Cole, Phil Donahue, Mike Papantonio, Norman Solomon, and Greg Palast. Also caught part of the breakout with Bill McKibben. All and all a very revitalizing experience made even better by talking with fellow attendees and realizing the interconnectedness of seemingly unrelated struggles. A common theme was the angst of what to make of President Obama. I think Jim Hightower expressed it best when he described re-electing Obama as trying to carry a sack of concrete over the finish line. A note about the venue; I realize Baraboo was off the beaten track for some but it had a certain agrarian-populist charm. The Coliseum (Alliant Energy Center) has a much weirder vibe which comes in part having an essentially anti-corporate gathering in a corporate owned public place. Enjoy The Raging Grannies and the Solidarity Singers, two musical-cultural institutions who sustained us throughout the Wisconsin Uprising.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Last Labor Day

I wish I had something inspiring to say about this, potentially our last, Labor Day. Maybe it will be renamed Ride Your Harley Day or Freedom From Unions Day or more likely Monday. We are so fucked.