I Thought You might Like to Know….

August 19, 2008

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Part III:

I dig stuff up….

You form your opinion. Just remember……

I don’t have to agree with you.

Alameda California Voting Guide….by me!

June 2, 2008

From my email inbox:

Dear Friends,

Thanks again for all your support so far. Tomorrow is election day! If you live in Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, Emeryville or NE Oakland, please remember to vote for me and my slate tomorrow for the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee (14th Assembly District).

Edie Irons
Karen Weinstein
Andrea Laiacona Dooley
Eleanor Moses
Cecilia ‘Ces’ Rosales
Janet Flint

If you live in Oakland or Alameda, please vote for Sumi Paranjape and Mark Briggs for the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee (16th Assembly District).

For more information about all of us, please check out www.grassrootsprogressives.org.

Whether you can vote for me or not, please pass along this email to all your friends in the East Bay today! If you sent emails before, send them again!

Thank you,


Edie Irons
Candidate for the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee from the 14th Assembly District.
Vote June 3!

I endorse all these folks. Check out their site for their platform and decide for yourself.

Let me explain something to you folks out there in the ‘sphere…..

May 18, 2008

I’m doing this blogging thing for several reasons. One, I enjoy writing and the research is also fun. I like finding out new stuff. Two as a veteran of American politics for over 40 years, most of it under the jerry-rigged Fascist state the ReThugs have assembled….yes malcontent it is jerry-rigged if it wasn’t I’d have gone to the firing squad decads before you ever met me, I think I’ve got a perspective to offer. You may disagree that’s your right which I will defend. And if anyone reading this want’s to write a post or posts attempting to refute what I’ve got to say…In the words of our Great Leader: ‘Bring it On!’

Now, I am worried, deeply worried as I have never seen a movement quite like Obama’s. I suppose such did exist in opposition to FDR and perhaps Lincoln at no other time, including McCarthy’s, do I think we faced as grave a danger to our freedom from within.

The Senator whose campaign went from ‘Yes we can!’ to ‘Why won’t the Bitch Quit!’ Intends to declare victory in the Primary contest next week. This despite not having the votes to do so. Now here is where I separate myself from many who support him. It’s not so hard to understand.

I am a Democrat. A proud working-class Democrat who knows the value of work and who knows who built the infrastructure that the clueless ‘creative class’ many in the blogosphere think they belong to.

Got that?


Democrats count all the votes. They do not, for any reason, much less the Republican controlled legislature moving Florida’s primary up through a bill they new many Dems would feel they needed to vote for not count the votes. Not counting the votes is something Republicans, and Obama, say is perfectly acceptable.

It is not.

Here’s a nice YouTube mashup that will show you  some fellow Democrats expressing themselves on the subject of being disenfranchised. Watch it. Think about what is going on here and as malcontent would ask, ‘Cui Bono?’

And don’t worry the Electoral College analysis post is coming.

While the ‘Boyz on the Blogz’ rant and rave about Sister Beezlebub….

May 3, 2008

One blogger is turning out a level of commentary that you would think would be found in the NYT. Well, we all know why that’s never gonna happen but here…

Here’s some blogging as blogging ought to be. As T. Jefferson, of B. Franklin or S. Adams would have turned out if they lived today. Blogging so good that I, A.Citizen, confess to being slightly jealous. The opening paragraph:

‘When historians and political scientists look back at this election, they will not primarily be concerned with who won. The phenomenon to be explained will be the unhinged attacks upon Hillary Clinton (Sister Beezlebub) from the Left.’

Please read the rest it’s one of the most informative posts on why Clinton’s have had so much trouble, yeah I know he should have kept his dick in his pants but JFK got away with a lot more and paid no price, with their narrative and what it means in our culture. It’s all right here in: ‘The Whiteness of the Whale’ And yeah, she is referring to Melville. Eat your worm-infested heart out David Brooks.

Note: If you are not sure who the ‘Boyz on the Blogz’ are use teh Google or check my post: Censorship, The Committee of Three and a Warning from the Past.

Our facebook pal and noted progressive author Jeffrey Feldman is coming to ‘Brain Food’!

April 24, 2008

The author of:

Framing the Debate: Famous Presidential Speeches and How Progressives Can Use Them to Change the Conversation (And Win Elections)

I’m a proud owner of that one has another book out:

Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy

And he’s coming to Oakland in May for a ‘Brain Food’ meetup. But first he and I want to invite you to his facebook Onliine Book Launch Party. It’s on May 1 at 9:00 am thru 5 pm so there’s plenty of time to ‘sneak’ online and party down with us. If you already belong to facebook you can RSVP here. If you don’t you can register here, it is free, and you can then join the Oakland Drinking Liberally Chapter here. We’d love to have you join us there as we will be firing up our ‘Fire the Tortorer Yoo’ campaign using a facebook application and it would be great to be able to get people from all over the country involved in our campaign to persuade the boneheads at Boalt Hall who see no problem in have Yoo ‘teach’ law that there is a problem inherent in having an advocate of breaking the Geneva convention on their faculty.

Flash Update: We should have the time and date finalized this week and I will be posting that and more. If you are in the area stay tuned Jeffrey does a great presentation and his ideas about framing and communicating the progressive message are first rate!

‘Democrat’ Party now totally delusional…..

April 23, 2008

I really don’t know what to say…..

Barry loses to Hillary in PA and now trails by a minute amount in the popular vote and the calls for Hillary to quit are getting quite hysterical. Now it would be one thing if Barry could win in the GE but….well, that’s just more delusional.

Looks like to me that unless the SuperDelegates really step up and do their job we are going to have more of McSame come the fall. At least Hillary shows no sign of giving up and is taking on more money at a great clip. Historians are gonna have a lot of book material from this clusterfuck of a primary.


I’m still disgusted.

But it would appear that the electorate is trying to send a message. One the Dead Loser Caucus just doesn’t want to hear.

Note: If Elizabeth Edwards endorses Hillary this thing will be over and The Magic Man can take his sexism and arrogance back to Chi-Town.

The Democratic Party….Too stupid to live?

April 22, 2008

Barry running around screaming, ‘If you don’t support me you are a racist.’ Sister Beezlelbub telling us McSame won’t be as bad as The Decider…Du’oh! Yep all the stupid things you expect from The Circus, my new nickname for party politics in America and why not they got Elephants and Asses in the circus do they not…lots and lots and lots and lots of clowns too, and maybe even some things you did not expect. Like Oprah! or Bill Clinton, racist dog, but here is where reality meets the road and to the progressive movement’s loss.

No more Rockridge Institute. Nope, all gone and could have been put on a regular footing for I estimate .000000001 per cent of what Barry spent on ads calling Clinton a Beeotch.

Oh, well….’hope’, ‘change’ and all the rest will be what we have to work with. Funny how this is all working out. Barry runs and we end up with a semi-deserted blasted heath where once a thriving progressive community stood. ‘Crazy Joe’ is doing cartwheels I am sure.

If you find my take on Barry a little harsh; well, his campaign was just bragging about raising 1 million in one minute to spend losing in PA and he will, not doubt, raise millions more to lose in the GE assuming he gets that far and the Grand Poo-Bahs of the ‘Demcorat’ Part will wonder why they continue to lose a Republican Party which is never shy about spending money on infrastructure. They just luvs them some ID politic even though the Rethugs regularly clean their clocks whenever they, the ‘Demcorat’ Party, try to use same.

Now, I wonder why that is.

Thanks Dead Loser Caucus.