Why I Don’t Want to Draft Bernie – AKA Machiavelli Knew His Shit

I don’t care what jersey he’s wearing, he’s on OUR team. “Divide and conquer” is a cliché for the same reason all clichés are clichés: truth. Divide and conquer or unite and win? “You decide?” “Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #NotMeUs #FeelTheBern Chris Hayes: Bernie…

Coutney Barnett being adorable and awesome

All the live versions of “Pedestrian at Best” are so varied that the object randomness of the range of options is actually a constant. I picked this one, not becaue it’s the best version; best sound, best of  the shifting beat of the lyrics- syncopated or not so much – but because it’s the most…

Not my Theme Scene but now necessary: Stephen the Irishman

I would prefer just the first scene, truth be told, but I made the decision to include – because of its example of pure perfection in character definition. (Keeping in mind that several things are happening at once, but for the audience, the primary issue, although as is the case in the most intricately executed…

More Native American Injustice

“…the medical examiner concluded that the bullet entered the back of Murray’s head, above and behind his left ear. Murray was right-handed. No soot was found on Murray’s hands. When the investigation into the gun concluded, the FBI destroyed it.” Jones v. United States Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Docket: 15-5148…

Florida appears to actually have gotten something RIGHT

I am admittedly always a bit terrified when I get any legal updates on any law having anything to do with Florida. Especially when the first sentence of that legal update leads with the words  “…a Florida law adopted by citizen initiative“           Like most  people who care about human rights, my mind goes here: But amazingly enough, this…

I don’t see any way this doesn’t end up in front of SCOTUS

Case Name Sarsour v. Trump IM-VA-0005 Docket / Court 1:17-cv-00120 ( E.D. Va. ) State/Territory Virginia <!—-> Case Type(s) Immigration Special Collection Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Immigration/Refugee Orders Case Summary <!– compress summary –> This class action, filed January 30, 2017, challenges President Trump’s Jan. 27, 2017 Executive Order ban on admission to the…

justice

**For those uninterested in my alterations on the game of chess or other random free-flowing thoughts and want only to skip straight to changing the world, scroll down to “Justice and the Course of History.” (as an aside i apparently seem done with capitalization. we’ll see if that changes. Okay. Fuck. Oh, well, it was worth…