Thursday, September 9, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I woke up this morning so …. Awake!
The American dream is opium-like. When I’m dreaming the American dream, I’m out. It’s intense. I am heady. I am thinking about my daughter’s shoes, my son’s birthday, my Spanish water doggie’s tricks, my clothes, my vacations, my furniture, my car and my tunes. God, I really love my tunes. I’m also thinking about social justice, abuse victims, my responsibilities, my commitments, my politics, my work, my morals and my principals while I’m dreaming the dream. These are lucid American dreams.
But today, Health Care Reform passed, and I'm awake. Climbing out of my coma-like limited comprehension of health care reform began many months ago and ended last night almost simultaneously with the vote. I recommend the following for a good strong happy HCR buzz.
See the video readily available on Paul Hipp's site home page. We're number 37 is short and witty. Hipp's parodies are clever. He draws inspiration from Johnny Cash and the Beatles. He can write some songs about politics, true dat.
Listen to Keith Olbermann's special comment on death panels. He’s pissed about his father’s illness, and you can identify with Olbermann on this issue. His delivery is poignant.
Read about health care reform as proposed by my president. It’s his proposal, and it is not unwise to read his explanation of his proposal. Don’t expect to feel yourself coming out of the dream state yet. We live with so many distractions and deep seated perceptions, we don’t rise above them into clairvoyance without some effort.
And see the film Sicko by Michael Moore. Straight up, I have to say I like his work. But I identify with those who hesitate. He can be hard to watch. He's like Quentin Tarantino that way. Always worth it. What's so excellent about Sicko, is that you don't even have to cover your eyes, like you do in some of Moore's (and Tarantino's) films, if you're a little sensitive. Sicko, you get to watch con los ojos abiertos.
Lastly, listen to Je t’aime moi non plus back to back with Street Fighting Man, or anything else off the Sicko soundtrack, and tell me you don’t feel like you've just had a double espresso!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
How this wildly distracted beauty addicted yoga loving poverty lawyer soccer mom figured out the pork industry (even a blind pig finds an acorn)
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
To understand the Auto Bailout start first at the far right, then read from the middle, then read from the left. The mainstream media hugely influences our collective consciousness, and we feel fairly informed while the rest of the world tries to understand our apparent complacency. There is an established relationship between the mainstream media and the conservative pipeline. I think the right wing pitch is easier to digest than union worker, Gregg Shotwell, or economist Max Keiser's explanations. We are prevented from fully grasping the facts because they are so complex. What infiltrates instead are the easy bite size non-facts. Now is the time to try and understand the Auto Bailout. As Dennis Kucinich stated during the congressional hearings regarding the Wall Street Bailout...they should have occurred before rather than after.
Rush and Fox
Rush says Stand up on the Auto Bailout GOP! Fox News says: The Auto Bailout, Too Risky An Investment (These are the messages that get planted in our basic understanding. And this is about as informed as most of the middle class gets. But keep reading.)
New York Times and Max Keiser
In Playing Politics With the Auto Bailout Barry Moskowitz posits in a letter to the editor of the New York Times: "The Senate Republicans’ rejection of a bailout for America’s Big Three automakers confirms a suspicion that many working- and middle-class Americans already had — Republicans care little for the majority of citizens who suffer from economic crises." In program 1006 The Truth About Markets December 13 Max Keiser says: "auto represents workers and savers and the banks represent borrowers and speculators."
In Senate to the Middle Class: Drop Dead Moore says: "Of course that is heresy to the 31 Republicans who decided to blame the poor, miserable autoworkers for this mess. And our wonderful media complied with their spin on the morning news shows: 'UAW Refuses to Give Concessions Killing Auto Bailout Bill.'"
"At the beginning of any revolution is media reform" Max Keiser
"We the public are burdened with a poorly informing US media" Al Giordano