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.


Two Shades of Justice

No charges will be brought against Wisconsin DCI Special Agent in Charge Jay Smith who, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, admitted to an agent of the ATF that he made and sold guns, without a license, to fellow law enforcement officers including Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen. Dan Bethards, a special agent who […]

A progressive solution to police violence

Below is an article published recently in CounterPunch. It’s so good I thought I’d post the entire thing rather than link to it. Please share far and wide.


December 02, 2014

Pre- & Post-Ferguson Real Police Reform Takes Root in One California City by STEVE EARLY

In the wake of a Missouri […]

Old, conservative white guys

Here’s why old, conservative white guys don’t give a good goddamn about trigger happy cops.


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