Two blows to Steve Levy’s anti-immigrant strategy

Unfortunately, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, a very conservative Democrat, has ruled the roost in Suffolk County, partly by feeding into anti-immigrant sentiment that exists out here in the burbs. Note, that Suffolk County is home of Farmingville, the place, and “Farmingville” the documentary which explores anti-immigrant sentiment towards day laborers. Between that current and […]

Some music, some poetry, some healing on 9-11, etc.

[youtube=] A powerful version of “Self Evident” by Ani DiFranco


in our livingrooms                    kitchens                                  bedrooms                     in Feng Shiu a television screen is a mirror and a mirror facing the marital bed is bad luck pluck moving pictures and sound from the electromagnetic spectrum wherever there is electricity piped-in cables condensing crisp, multi-channeled feasts                 broadcast signals are weaker since cable television has become ubiquitous […]

No Democratic or Republican parties, just corporations

[youtube=] One of the more complex phenomena of the modern American political scene is that while the ideological divide between presidential candidates seems to be ever diminishing, the partisan mudslinging and animosity between the two parties is increasingly hateful. It’s a weird paradox. But it’s not uncommon to hear critics of the two-party system decry […]

Kimberly’s thought for the day…

Come on, it is only fair that Scooter Libby should have to spend at least as many days in jail as Paris Hilton. (Now, don’t you feel silly that the American people had the collective focus and will to apply pressure to send the young socialite back to jail? Huh. We are soooo powerful.)

Seen Injustice?: 7 Ways To Blow The Whistle

by Kimberly Wilder In this age of hierarchies and patriarchies and technology which disempower us, it is difficult to keep one’s moral compass. Many of us have been in a situation maybe at work, or in a club, or social group, where we uncover a big, something bad happening. You know, something that gives you […]

I kill great magazines

Yes, I am the Ted McGinley of subscribers. Punk Planet is dead, and I feel damn guilty. You see it all started when I strayed away from the Reader’s digest of the Left, the Utne Reader. As I became more politically active my awareness grew that Utne was no longer serving my needs. Luck dropped […]

“10 Compliments That (kinda) Wow a Man”

More realistic compliments that men will hear than the Yahoo!/Men’s Health “10 Compliments That Wow a Man”. My corrections are in italic. “Your arms are stomach is definitely looking bigger smaller.” Men can be just as paranoid about the way their bodies look as women can be. In fact, nearly 90 percent of men in […]

Stop the Un-Fair Elections Act Now!

Again, Common Cause, The Brennan Center, Public Citizen & US PIRG are trying to fund Democrats & Republicans while shutting out citizen candidates.    Here is their report promoting the law that does so.  Strangely enough, the report does not explain the two-tiered system for candidates.  It only labels non-corporate party candidates as “fringe” candidates.{FB3C17E2-CDD1-4DF6-92BE-BD4429893665}/BREAKING%20FREE%20FOR%20FAIR%20ELECTIONS.PDF […]

No touching!

A hug reveals a Virginia middle school’s no-touch policy. “And if you take my hand my son, all will be well when the day is done…” Peter Yarrow Below are excerpts from some news stories about a school in Virginia where there is an absolute “no touch” policy. There was a great CNN clip on […]

Two Local Poets Featured in Newsday: Wheat and Wallace

Maxwell Cordyon Wheat, Jr. is a poet from Freeport, Long Island. He was nominated as Nassau County’s first poet laureate, but he was rejected by a vote in the Nassau Couty Legislature in which all the Republicans and all but one of the Democrats on the committee voted against the nomination. Kudos to Newsday, who […]

Voldemort is a Democrat?

I was puzzled when I saw this bumpersticker on the same car as a Hillary bumpersticker in New Paltz. You see in the world of bumperstickers, you usually only declare your party affiliation along with the name of a candidate when that candidate is from the other major party. For example, you wouldn’t see “Democrats for Hillary” […]

Self Imposed Political Prisoners

from Vote Dark Horse Ralph Nader did not cost Gore the 2000 election. Al Gore cost Al Gore the 2000 election. Gore had the opportunity to court the Green Party vote. If the Nader voters really wanted Gore for President, they would have voted Gore for President. Gore lost because not enough people wanted him […]

Cindy Sheehan on impeachment and the Democrats

Video from Cindy Sheehan at the “Emergency Summit on Impeachment” in New York City. About wanting impeachment, Cindy Sheehan says, “I go all over the country, and the country is with you. The country is with me. So why won’t the stinkin’ Democrats do their jobs?” [youtube=]