We can deal with rockets and dreams, but reality…?

Musical genius and legend Curtis Mayfield once said:

“We’re all built up with progress, But sometimes I must confess, We can deal with rockets and dreams, But reality… what does it mean?[Read more]

What the Ralph Nader is wrong with you?

I loved this picture! It gave me hope that not all of the Republican Party has departed on a one way trip to Teabaggistan! It was posted on a friend’s Facebook page. (One of my real friends whom I have known for years, not the Facebook non-equivalent.) Why did I have to go and read a comment someone wrote about it?… [Read more]

Garden Party

A throwback song for progressives and liberals:

“Well, it’s alright now…

I learned my lesson well.

You can’t please everyone so you

Gotta please yourself.”

          ~ Ricky Nelson, Garden Party… [Read more]

Week in Review – May 6, 2012

Social change is in the news, and that’s a good thing. The plight of workers became the focus, for at least one day, this past week. Folks, we are witnessing what dissent and direct action produces: protests and causes.… [Read more]

Free Speech?

We’ve all heard, and probably said more than a time or two, “Talk is cheap!” or “Actions speak louder than words!”  Goodness knows on any given day in America you can hear someone crying “Free speech!” in defense of something better left unsaid, as they vigorously exercise their First Amendment right.

Yet despite the many channels we have through which our voices can be heard, speech is not literally free.  … [Read more]

Executive Power – We Can’t Wait!

For every olive branch extended, the GOP ate the fruit and then spat the twigs out on the President’s feet. Since his inauguration, the GOP has been unwilling to work with President Obama to do the country’s work. Mr. President’s frustration has been showing…but now he has stated that he will no longer wait for Republicans to move forward; he plans to use whatever legal means necessary, starting with use of Executive Powers, to move along the progressive agenda.… [Read more]

Untruth and Its Consequences

In a recent TED talk, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke eloquently on “The danger of a single story.”   In her talk she spoke of how “the single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.  They make one story become the only story”:

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To Rule The World, Follow Instuctions and Repeat (Often)

“Five to ten million adolescent girls and women struggle with eating disorders and borderline eating conditions.”

“Among children in grades 1 – 3, 42% want to be thinner.”

“An average US woman is 5’4″ tall weighing 140 pounds; the average US model is 5’11” weighing 117 pounds!”… [Read more]

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Can’t we all just get along? Sometimes Progressives disagree; that’s human nature.  But we need to learn to do so without being disagreeable.  We need not concern ourselves with the divisiveness the Republicans appear to be going through. It’s time we got OUR house in order!  Re-electing our President to a second term is the common goal that should unite us.… [Read more]

The Power of Equality

Wow…just wow. More of the same; no surprise there. What a banner week: Governor Chris Christie vetoed a Marriage Equality bill. The GOP decided to keep ovaries in their crosshairs — after all, women aren’t ‘equal’ enough to know what to do with their own bodies, right?

Keep in mind…we vote — and we believe in the power of equality.… [Read more]