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When Abbie Hoffman faced off the Klan in McComb, Mississippi in 1964.

He was a short-haired, straight-laced college student in a suit and tie when he joined friends during the summer of 1964 to register black voters in the worst part of the Deep South. He was beaten, chased, jailed, and nearly lynched on several occasions. William Kunstler met him during this period, and wrote this about him in his autobiography -- "As a liberal northern Jewboy in the argot of the southern rednecks, Abbie got beaten up a lot."

The experience radicalized him. By 1966 he had grown his hair out and joined the Diggers, and in 1967 planned and executed one of his most famous stunts, the 'bombing' of the New York Stock Exchange with dollar bills that stopped trading in its tracks and forced the NYSE to install expensive glass partitions to prevent further disasters of that kind.

I post this because I have always considered Abbie to be one of the bravest of Americans, fearless and pioneering, ruthlessly peaceful, politically creative beyond his peers and an expert in the art of guerilla theater. He thrust himself into the most dangerous situations seemingly without regard for his safety; his nose was broken eight times, his spine twice. Nixon can be heard on the infamous tapes calling him 'that damned dirty radical Jew', a badge of honor that should cement Abbie's posterity as a True American forever.

It's my personal opinion that he was murdered by former elements of Nixon's CIA shortly after H.W. Bush took office. He was found in his bed under the covers with his shoes on. The window was open. His brother had just spoken to him and said he was ebullient and positive. I had seen him speak a few months before, and he fairly brimmed with plans for the future.

Fearless. American. Willing to step up into the flame-wall that was and is American race-hatred, and he did it with intelligence, humor, and a dedication to non-violence that still astounds me considering the personal damage he suffered. I saw him debate Allen Ginsberg at the '81 Kerouac Conference, and he spoke brilliantly and honestly about his experiences, urging everyone there to rise to action. To the last moment of his life he was an inspirational activist, willing to put his life on the line for progress.

I miss him terribly during these Orange Hell days. May his spirit guide us.

"You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a CIA that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home." -- Abbie Hoffman, 1987

When Nazi LARPing goes bad.


Right out of the gate after the election, I had trouble staying balanced or calm. I used the phrase 'Russian Nazi' whenever confronted with any supporter of Donald Trump, but it felt like hyperbole.

Each passing day it has felt less and less like hyperbole as they show us who they clearly are, and as the Russians continue to shape our foreign policy to serve their purposes.. Americans in favor of allowing Russia to govern their nation to rescue a fading ancient misogyno-racist tribalism have now burst into torch flame, chanting 'Blood and Soil' and 'MAGA' on a public street in a city in the United States of America.

So, it's hyperbole no longer. 'Russian Maganazi' is where I start the conversation with any continuing supporter of Trump. As a nation we failed a serious moral intelligence test last year, one in which there was no gray area, no debatable terms, no ability to stand on one side but feel kinship with the other. The sharpest, clearest, simplest decision in our nation's history to date, and we failed that test.

Hyperbole no longer. Russian Maganazis they are, and as Russian Maganazis should they be treated, the greatest threat to the security and continued existence of the United States in our time.

'I hate Illinois Nazis.'

The day Trump is removed from office needs to become a national holiday.

I'm going to remember exactly where I was for the rest of my life. This has been a national trauma, and the resolution should be engraved in stone for every succeeding generation.


1. a person who works jointly on an activity or project; an associate.
"his collaborator on the book"
synonyms: coworker, partner, associate, colleague, confederate; More
2. a person who cooperates traitorously with an enemy; a defector.
"he was a collaborator during the occupation"

77% of Trump Voters say the USA should bow down to Russia.

Racism, homophobia, and misogyny are apparently stronger ideologies for them than American patriotism.


-72% of Trump voters consider the Russia story overall to be 'fake news,' only 14% disagree.

-Only 24% of Trump voters even want an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, 64% are opposed to an investigation.

-Even if there was an investigation, and it found that the Trump campaign did collude with Russia to aid his campaign, 77% of his supporters think he should still stay in office to just 16% who believe he should resign.

-Only 26% of Trump voters admit that Russia wanted Trump to win the election, 44% claim Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win, and 31% say they're not sure one way or the other.

-Just 13% of Trump voters believe that members of Trump's campaign team did work with the Russians to help his campaign, to 81% who say they didn't. On a related note only 9% believe that either Donald Trump Jr. or Jared Kushner engaged in illegal activity to help Trump get elected, to 77% who say Kushner didn't and 79% who say Trump Jr. didn't.

Most disgusting thing I've ever heard.

Most Republicans are fine with betraying their nation as long as their private hatreds are protected and writ large by the conquering power.

At some point the Main Kompromat Tape will be made public and *45 will still be in the White House.

Both those things will be true simultaneously, and that is certainly going to be a freakish point in history. And it will happen soon.

I predict he will be dragged from the White House kicking and screaming. There is no dignity in the man, and he has won all his life by behaving badly.

Look to the rest of the Republicans to betray him all at once and far too late, and then try for a half-hearted Redemption Cycle that lasts three weeks, the same amount of time Ted Haggard needed to stop being a gay meth addict.

No boundaries and no limits leads to strange places.

New GOP Healthcare bill proposes 'rendering' of all with incomes below 30K for valuable byproducts.

Bone meal, phosphorus, calcium, leather -- human flesh makes great cattle food. Soylent Green now in bulk at Walmart! Just look at the wonderful marbling on those middle-class flank steaks at Albertson's! Organ industry in decline over market glut!

I'm only Tom-Paine half-joking, floating this idea out there as mockery but somewhat worried that Ted Cruz will pick it up and run with it.

Because they would. They absolutely would.

Russian radio takes over local DC station

Source: The Hill

The Russian state-sponsored news outlet Sputnik is entering the Washington, D.C., radio market in an effort to push back against what it called "constant attacks" by U.S. media companies.

Sputnik Radio announced Friday that it has taken over 105.5 FM, which previously aired bluegrass music.

In a statement, Mindia Gavasheli, the editor-in-chief of Sputnik's D.C. bureau, accused U.S. news organizations of unfairly attacking and criticizing the news outlet, which is funded by the Russian government.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/340292-russian-radio-takes-over-local-dc-station

This was illegal until February of 2017, btw. Hmmmm.

I heard about this during an interview with Fernand Amandi on Randi Rhodes, and found the article they were discussing.

Donald Trump is a Russian agent.
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