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My namesake... http://youtu.be/GgXzWhexJh0 ... If I were asked to recommend only one political / history book it would be this one... http://www.amazon.com/Treason-America-Anton-Chaitkin/dp/0943235006 ... Treason in America: from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman, by Anton Chaitkin. I do NOT endorse all of the views by Chaitkin external to this book, nor all of his actions, nor all of his associations, but I DO highly recommend this book. It is one every US citizen and everyone interested in its history should read. It it well written, meticulously sourced, and it is eye-opening -- even for those who consider themselves already knowledgeable. If you have not read it before, you need to read it, it is need-to-know information, and what it has to say is not going to be found in many places, if anywhere, else. That is my tip for whoever is passing by.

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If not Sanders, it will be a Republican.

Of course I care. That won't change it one bit.

You don't call the Fire Department after the house has burned down.

This election reminds me of 1968, when the Dems should've backed an anti-war candidate but instead went with the Establishment sure-thing, LBJ's VP Hubert Humphrey. Lots of people voted for Tricky Dicky because he promised to end the war, while Humphrey was more "practical" and refused to. Of course Nixon won and he didn't end it, he never intended to. This won't end well either.

"Peace candidate" Nixon's 1968 campaign ad "I pledge to you we shall have an honorable end to the war in Viet Nam". It went on for 7 more years...

Instead of nominating a real peace candidate, the Dem convention nominated Humphrey to continue justifying the war, becoming the "war party" even though the peace movement was almost entirely Dems; it also defeated the anti-war plank of the convention platform.

A documentary in 1984 looking back to 1968: "The Establishment kept its power (in nominating Humphrey) and lost the election"...

Lots of those kids couldn't vote because although they could be drafted at 18, the voting age was 21 then, so the Dem Establishment thought it was safe to disregard them. When they could vote later, they were so turned off that they didn't vote for a long time, and when they did, many still hated the Dem party so much that they voted for Reagan. That is the mistake the Dem party is making all over again right now -- maybe not as drastically, but similarly.

This is what happens when the fake is allowed to replace the real, at the Establishment's bidding.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Mar 2, 2016, 04:23 PM (0 replies)

"how the system works" doesn't work anymore

The only way to avert the Trump presidency is to nominate Bernie. The only way. That's how it is now.

If Bernie supporters were the kind of people who vote how they're told, they would be Clinton supporters. Clearly, that is not true. Clearly, IF anybody bothers to notice this primary at all.

The big come-together isn't going to happen. People can ignore that if they want, but that won't make it less true.


"Bye, bye, Miss American Pie... "

Chickens may take a long time coming home, but evenually effect will follow cause.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:59 AM (1 replies)

NEW VIDEO from BLM activist Ashley Williams is MUST SEE (2/26)

Hillary Clinton's Record on Race #WhichHillary

(Cross-post from GDP)

Just tweeted from Ashley Williams 3 hours ago: she said...

ashley williams ‏@Ash_Bash23 3h
Please watch and share this video that drives home what we've been talking about! #WhichHillary

Compilation of clips relating to Hillary's involvement in the Crime Bill and Welfare Reform in the 1990s up through the recent shooting protests, the 2016 election statements, and ending with a clip from Williams' protest at the HRC private fund-raiser a few days ago. Very well done, must see.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 05:17 PM (21 replies)

NEW VIDEO from BLM activist Ashley Williams is MUST SEE

Just tweeted from Ashley Williams 3 hours ago: she said...

ashley williams ‏@Ash_Bash23 3h
Please watch and share this video that drives home what we've been talking about! #WhichHillary

OMG, this video has it all, the whole story of Hillary's involveent in the Crime Bill, in video clips. It next covers her "work" for children. Then covers her use of race to her own advantage in the 2008 election. It's brought up to today, with her standing by Rahm Emanuel and the recent shooting protests, ending with a clip from Ashley Williams' own protest at HRC's private fundraiser the other day. This all in Hillary's own words and clips from the time. Posted just today. YOU MUST SEE THIS!
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 05:08 PM (180 replies)

PNAC for Hillary, so not surprised.

They've got the next war warming up in the wings.

Well I'll tell you what, this widow of a 100% disabled Viet Nam dead-way-before-his-time combat vet, is not at all confused about who-the-fuck Hillary Clinton and her country club are.

Nixon in a pants suit is dead-on.


This was playing in my thoughts earlier this morning, the more so now; only my man Malmsteen can cope with what the politics of the fallen icons has come to...

I cast my pearls before the swine
Sealed and delivered
Then I drink your toast of wine
Though it's bitter sweet
I'm eating from your hand so neat
Pennies from heaven

You say you give, you say you love
But yet you live just like Judas... Judas
You say you give, you say you love
But yet you live just like Judas... Judas

Sightseeing through the lights and shades
Of your mighty colonnades
Now I got the picture
Of the beauty and the beast...
I am the lamb,
You are the priest to crucify me

You say you give, you say you love
But yet you live just like Judas... Judas
You say you give, you say you love
But yet you live just like Judas... Judas

To make a living makes no difference
Friends, you are what you do
Some are false, and some are true
You haven't got the glue...
I'd rather reign in hell some said,
Than serve in heaven

You say you give, you say you love
But yet you live just like Judas... Judas
You say you give, you say you love
But yet you live just like Judas... Judas

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 09:21 AM (1 replies)

Well done, Ashley Williams and friend!

THAT'S the way to protest and WHAT to protest.

Way to go! I have criticized some of BLM's past actions, but that was a thing of beauty!

I am so glad that word will begin now to filter through the black community about what Hillary and Bill have really been doing. That's important.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Feb 25, 2016, 03:50 AM (0 replies)

So the Clinton Crime Bill creating mass incarceration and

their involvement in creating the private prison industry doesn't bother black people?




Ok, well that's very interesting. But I still don't understand how you end mass incarceration by voting for it.

Black people voting for the Clintons is not quite but almost comparable to if the Jews in large numbers had voted for Hitler.

Then on top of that there's the Clinton Welfare reform of the 1990s. Millions of black kids and kids of all races suffered at their hands because of that, yet the Clintons tout how much they have done for children. That's audacity!

Sometimes it's a good idea to be informed so that one doesn't end up hugging it out with the very people who are doing them in. That should be embarrassing, one would think, but apparently not. I can only guess that black leaders are not informing people as they should. It's not my business, (as a white woman) all I can do is shake my head. But I see posts like this here on DU and online and reports on tv, and I think WTF. This is probably the best example there has ever been, of cognitive dissonance.

Btw, Bernie didn't do a couple of protest actions in the 1960s and that was it. He kept fighting ever since then for the issues he believes in, civil rights being among them. Unlike the Clintons, he has been consistent through his entire career. I, personally, started watching him leading the fight for these things in the early 1990s on C-SPAN, and have watched him do it ever since.

The Clintons "work" for black people? That is a sick joke.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Feb 25, 2016, 01:47 AM (0 replies)

You can't vote for the architect of mass incarceration

while claiming an urgency to end it.

All that needs is a minimum of logic. One position or the other is bullshit.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09:55 PM (2 replies)

The electability issue goes to Bernie (if that matters at all): latest poll TYT video

Cenk Uygar dissects the latest national poll numbers, showing Hillary beats Trump by only 1 point and LOSES to all the other Repubs. Bernie BEATS ALL the Repubs. Does that matter?

I got your electability right here, and this is numbers saying so not some biased person:

All Dems should see this. If HRC supporters see this and still don't care, that's one thing; but that's certainly better than being uninformed and walking into a crushing defeat in the General.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:01 AM (2 replies)

I'm right there with ya, ChiciB1 :)

White woman here too, longtime fan of Sanders. Nope, I'm pretty sure HC has never heard of Jackson. If so, it didn't spark much thought or feeling within her, and I don't see how that's possible. She strikes me as more of a "Bubble Gum Music" type, as we used to call it in my locale. Maybe show tunes, but that might be a stretch. So funny, I almost put "For America" in my first reply! I love that song so much too, and I'm glad you posted those lyrics. We must be birds of a feather!

I'm so glad to find another Jackson fan here! I think there are a few more of us, here and there, scattered about the place.

Very glad you got to see Jackson in person, I was going to ask that because he's one not to miss. I've seen him 5 times over the years -- at first it cost next to nothing, too bad concerts are so pricey now. I wouldn't mind so much if the musicians got most of it but they don't.

Lol! I too almost named my son "Jackson". He used to call himself that though anyway, because I played those albums so much. He'd pretend to play guitar with an old acoustic, and did in fact grow up to get a degree in classical guitar (how did that happen?, second major in IT) and is a genius player. Oh my, too bad I warped that kid. My daughter is a big JB freak too, like me. Inevitable, I guess.

When you listen to the "Running On Empty" album, the title song and "Load Out", and "Stay" were recorded at an outdoor concert venue near where I lived at the time in Columbia, Maryland (Merriweather Post Pavilion). I was a single mom then, and I took my 4 year old son with me to a summer JB concert there. It was a very cool little local setting in the woods with a smallish number of seats and then people would spread blankets on the naturally-inclining ground picnic-style beyond that. The sound was great! I think it cost something like $25 for both of us, and we went with friends who also had kids his age. ("The Road" too was recorded at Cross Keys Inn, on the lake within walking distance of the woods. It was a very cool little town in 1977, very progressive actually, and btw, EmmyLou Harris waited tables for a time before she was famous at the restaurant in the Cross Keys Inn.)

Back to the concert... At what we thought was the end of the evening, the crowd was clapping and pleading for yet another encore, we didn't think we'd get one, so about half of the people had already left, and that's when Jackson slowly walked back onstage alone saying nothing, sat down at the piano very casually and started playing a little, almost ignoring us. And a couple more musicians came out as if just getting their stuff together and then he started to sing "Load Out" by himself "now the seats are all empty..." and we though WTF?, we didn't even know what was going on at first. And then it was clear that it was a song, and strangely enough sort of about us and that night, and that was cool. And we thought that little song to us was all the very last encore was going to be, and that was great! But as the whole band kicked in and then "Stay" started, we "got it" that this was a REAL encore and the remaining crowd went absolutely NUTS!!! Unforgettable! There was dancing (on and off stage), there was "aren't you glad we didn't leave so fast?", everybody was rockin'! I still can't figure out how they got so much of the crowd noises out though. It was thunderous!

We had no idea at the time, that encore was being recorded. Little did we know, that, and our experience of the new title tune we heard that night, "Running On Empty", were going to end up on the next album when it came out. And now we can hear a little bit of "our" concert anytime. It was August 27 1977. What a day!

Just fwiw, I'm W8ing4Everymen too on Twitter.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sat Feb 20, 2016, 05:53 PM (0 replies)
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