This Is What Democracy Looks Like

How many media outlets in the United States reported that last month, December 2014, 12,000 Chilean Walmart workers went on strike? Yes, you read me correctly: twelve thousand of them. Did any of you hear about this from CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, anywhere in the media?

Look, I get it that […]

Thursday Music: Baby Boom Che – John Trudell

 

 

Cliche’ Fest

Mike Tate goes out with a dizzying array of cliche’s. He’s going to ” leave it all on the field ” the next DPW chair has to ” move the ball forward ” he’s not going to be a ” shrinking violet ” he’s going to hold Walker’s ” feet to the fire “, the […]

Day Late Thursday Music: Michael Franti – Same As It Ever Was ( Start Today )

This is fantastic. What a song and video.

A Cop Who Gets It

Richmond California Police Chief Chris Magnus drew the ire of his police union recently when he joined a rally in protest of the New York City grand jury decision to not indict the officer who killed Eric Garner and held a sign that read ” Black Lives Matter “.

Magnus was featured recently in […]

More Thursday Music: Field Report – I Am Not Waiting Anymore

This is a great song and great video from Wisconsin based Field Report, fronted by songwriter and Eau Claire native Christopher Porterfield. This was filmed in Milwaukee, I’m pretty sure.

Thursday Music Twofer: Jackson Browne – The Rebel Jesus and Steve Carlson – A Hell of A Time

I had the distinct pleasure this week of seeing Mike McCabe write on his Facebook page that my Christmas song, ” A Hell of A Time ” reminded him of Jackson Browne’s ” The Rebel Jesus ” so I couldn’t resist re-posting my song next to Jackson’s. Thanks for putting up with me and Happy […]

The Coming of The Antichrist, etcetera.

Watch as nutjob Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson ( who has recently suggested that killing all gay people would produce an AIDS free Christmas ) pitches his new film about, well, whatever it’s about. My favorite part comes at roughly the 45 second mark when the Sinister Minister explains how the film will cover everything from […]

That’s a lot of people

Check out this time lapse video of the Millions March in New York City; people marching against police violence in communities of color. That’s a whole lotta folks.

 

Day late Thursday Music: Steve Carlson – A Hell of A Time

Merry Christmas, Blogging Blue Nation.

 

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