Monday Morning Musings

We're at the beginning of a new week... The space shuttle just launched with Gaby Giffords' husband aboard, and the Sunday talk shows had an 8:1 ratio of Republicans to Democrats yesterday. Of course, we'll talk with Nicole Belle about those Sunday shows in hour two... more on that in a bit. Thursday was May 12, and the On May 12 coalition had their big day of action, but you'd never know it if you looked for coverage of the huge numbers of people who marched on Wall Street.  Thank goodness for Allison Kilkenny -journalist and co-host of Citizen Radio, [...]

By |May 16th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Monday Morning Musings

Friday, revisited

I don't usually do a show on Fridays.  I was planning to spend Friday doing what I did for the rest of the weekend -- packing everything that was left in my soon-to-be former house.  But I awoke to an email asking if I could start my week-long fill-in stint for Randi Rhodes as day earlier, as her dog Simon had taken a turn for the worse. So, fill-in I did, gladly.  It turned out to be a pretty great show.  And I was happy to be working doing something I love rather than working packing and moving, if you [...]

By |March 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Friday, revisited

Finally The Tables Are Starting to Turn

Yes, I'm still quoting Tracy Chapman.  It's only been 23 years since she wrote "Talkin Bout a Revolution," and finally, the tables are starting to turn. "Poor people gonna rise up and get their share".. I hope that happens. But the first steps have been taken. This weekend, people in every state in the nation took to the streets to say Enough!  Unfortunately, if you watched national or cable news, you didn't see much about it. Scroll down to the next blog post for my video from the USUncut protest at a Bank of America branch in Boca Raton, FL.  [...]

By |February 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Finally The Tables Are Starting to Turn

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

"Finally the tables are starting to turn" -- Tracey Chapman Revolution: a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving... That's the revolution I'm talking about.  Real people - the hard working, wage earners, parents struggling to feed, clothe and house their children, young people trying to get a foothold in the world, the oppressed, the poor, the newly homeless, the chronically unemployed, the middle class -- are sick and tired of making the sacrifices to pay for the mistakes of the wealthy who keep failing upwards and getting richer. It's time for those with the bulk of [...]

By |February 24th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

Get Up! Stand Up!

People all over the world are finally awakening from their slumber. They're saying no more to tyrannical rule, oppression, and inequality. Beginning with a fed-up produce vendor in Tunisia who set himself on fire, people are standing up for their rights as part of the human race.  From Tunisia to Egypt, and on to Libya, Bahrain, Iran, Yemen, Iraq... people are empowered, and saying enough is enough. But the protests have been brewing throughout the European Union for a while now. We've watched the masses take to the streets in national strikes in France. And those who've been paying attention [...]

Power to the People!

Never in my life have I had such a strong desire to be in Madison, Wisconsin as I do today! Honestly, I was happy to watch the events in Egypt unfold live on television, and talk about what was happening with my new friend Marwa Rakha - whose child will be born in a country populated by people who've taken part in a peaceful revolution and are heading toward freedom. As we were watching those brave Egyptians take to the streets, I was wondering what it would take to get Americans off of our lazy asses to stand up for [...]

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