Archive | August, 2012

My talk at Diesel, A Bookstore

30 Aug 9781568586816

O’Reilly Backlash…

10 Aug 9781568586816

 

Was it worth spending five minutes on the O’Reilly Factor,taking Bill’s abuse, and having to read the outpouring of hate email from the kind of deranged people who represent the small right-wing fringe of American politics?

I’m not sure…

Except that my 15-year old daughter told me that she was proud of me. That made it worth it.

My thoughts after the experience are here.

O’Reilly’s Problem with Peter Dreier

9 Aug 9781568586816

It was inevitable…

Last night Peter Dreier spoke on Bill O’Reilly’s show. Despite saying that he seemed “like an honest guy” Bill didn’t like much of what Peter had to say… especially that whole “right wing buffoonery” business!

Conservatives went wild on Peter’s twitter page following the show. See the clip.

 

America’s Worst

6 Aug 9781568586816

Romney’s Ruling Class…  Politico obtained the list of attendees at gathering of Romney’s big donors and GOP honchos in Aspen on August 1-2. This is the Republican wing of the 1/100th of 1%, the folks who’ve declared war on workers, consumers, students, veterans, homeowners, unions, the poor, women, gays, immigrants, science, and the environment. A truly despicable group.

Mitt’s Mansions

5 Aug 9781568586816

Mitt, who owns three mansions, tells 15 million desperate “under water” homeowners that there’s nothing the government can do to help them.  Can Obama seize this opportunity to target these voters in key swing states like Florida, Ohio, and Nevada? In this article for Huffington Post, I suggest that Obama should ratchet up his demands on banks to modify “under water” mortgages to help struggling homeowners preserve the American Dream.

a GREAT from a GREAT

5 Aug 9781568586816

ROMNEY’S RULING CLASS

4 Aug 9781568586816

Politico obtained the list of attendees at a gathering of Romney’s big donors and GOP honchos in Aspen on August 1-2. This is the Republican wing of the 1/100th of 1%, the folks who’ve declared war on workers, consumers, students, homeowners, women, immigrants, veterans, unions, the  poor, gays, science, and the environment. A truly despicable group of people. Attendance list linked below.

a GREAT from a GREAT

4 Aug 9781568586816

I have no country to fight formy country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.”

Book Talk: Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood

3 Aug 9781568586816

Come hear about my new book and get a signed copy at Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood.

Interview on Global Voices for Justice

3 Aug 9781568586816

I recently spoke about my book and the ongoing fight for social justice. Check out the talk here: Part 1 and Part 2.