A Bedtime Story for the New Depression, redux

“Good heavens,” murmured Lewiston, looking vaguely from side to side. “That—that ruins me. I can’t carry my grain any longer—what with storage charges and—and—Bridges, I don’t see just how I’m going to make out. Sixty-two cents a bushel! Why, man, what with this and with that it’s cost me nearly a dollar a bushel to raise that wheat, and now Truslow—” He turned away abruptly with a quick gesture of infinite discouragement…. Continue reading

The Sad Irony of this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Gandhi was able to translate Thoreau’s theoretical clarity into strategy and tactics, and King and Mandela were able to perfect them. And those tactics toppled the dictatorships of Egypt and Tunisia last year, before the wave of non-violence of the “Arab Spring” was quashed in the classical gunfire of repression. A more profound wave of world revolution has rarely happened even WITH guns. Without guns, it is astonishing. Continue reading

Dominionist Cash and You

I corresponded with Mr. Reynolds, who told me that no one had been much interested, and so he had been forced to turn his investigations towards something more acceptable to paying editors. And yet the thread remains: exposed but not unraveled. Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

I slept the day away in hopes that I would feel better, but, today’s Ten Post Round-Up tells me I probably should crawl back into bed: 1: Shameful: US servicewomen more likely to be raped by fellow soldiers than killed by enemy fire… At War With Ourselves: Battling Sexual Violence … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

I’m on fire, right now, as I have a lot on my mind. I’m sure many of you are getting worked up about the same things that are sticking in my craw. Yet, when I try to express myself in a coherent fashion, it comes out on the page looking … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

You say you want a ten post round-up? Oh? Well, I got your round-up, right here. First, cue music: McCain Girls: Here Comes McCain Again. (Stop laughing! These ladies are very, very serious!). ++++++++++ Now, cue today’s Ten Post Round-Up: 1: Ummm…I think they missed our stop… Who’s steering the … Continue reading