Monthly Archives: June 2014

SCOTUS Strikes Again

Well it was fabulous day for the right wing as the corporatist packed Supreme Court handed down a couple of more decisions designed to hurt real people and “protect freedom”. Right. The first case was Harris v. Quinn – the … Continue reading

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St. Vitus Day – June 28, 1914

A re-post for the 100th anniversary Such a warm and pleasant Summer’s day for a leisurely ride on down the Quai the top was down on the Graft und Stift that glorious June St. Vitus Day Breezes ruffled feathers green … Continue reading

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Syrian / Libyan Refugees Head to Sicily

Sicily and the off shore island of Lampedusa have been on the receiving end of a massive influx of refugees fleeing the chaos in Libya, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Syrian war. Last Saturday alone more than 1,800 were rescued by … Continue reading

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Armed Resistance to Fascism – 1922

Guido Picelli – Leader of the Resistence The workers of Parma were socialists to the core; among them a sprinkling of anarchists, syndacalists, communists and the left wing Catholic Workers Party. In 1922 Fascism was delivering the counter-revolution, after two … Continue reading

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And What About Syria?

So with ISIS on the scene (Islamic State of Iraq and SYRIA) why is no one talking of Syria? Is Syria not also under attack by ISIS extremists? Yes, I know Bashir el-Assad is a villain right up there with … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis?

Therefore we commit his body to the ground earth to earth ashes to ashes dust to dust And his tears fell like the rain as he embraced his wife and younger son touching his lips to the casket of his … Continue reading

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The Iraq War is Over! Did We Win??

(I originally posted this piece in October 2011.   Geez I’m smart!)    Ok. President Obama announced the the Iraq War is now officially over and our troops will be home for the holidays. Did we “win”? We did get … Continue reading

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The Rains Are Coming

The rains are coming to parched deserts washing away the foot prints of the invader. After the deluge all will be as if the foot prints never were. They lost lives, the invader a limb, a foot, an eye for … Continue reading

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Abortion Barbie

Wendy Davis is running for Governor of Texas.  A little less than a year ago she was a Representative in the Texas Senate.  She made headlines when she filibustered for almost 12 hours on the floor of the Texas Senate … Continue reading

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Wasting Lives and Making Enemies

Mosul So yesterday it was reported that “insurgents” in Iraq had seized control of Mosul – Iraq’s second largest city. They had already occupied Ramadi and Fallujah, two places where Americans died ousting the “insurgents” in the first place. The … Continue reading

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