Tom Hall: Letting the voters tell campaigners what they think is important hasn’t been in vogue for many years. But Tuesday’s elections may tell us that voters would like to have that option.
Tom Hall: The sin of sexual abuse is so serious, that for the progressive left, as with abortion and the alt-white, any notion of Constitutional due process must be set aside.
It’s like buying football game tickets to support the players’ right to free expression of their disapproval of police brutality toward and killings of people of color. Can’t be bad. But supporting a gladiator sport whose natural outcome is brain damage for every player can’t be good.
Tom Hall: What struck me most about the language being used was how familiar it was. The student presenters sounded a lot like a lot of the organizers I worked with, first on Civil Rights and then on anti-Vietnam War activities, back in the ‘60s.
Tom Hall: Just as the corporate media Failed to cover the Republican tax plan, and the profit-rape of Puerto Rico, it is now also failing to cover the real story behind the Las Vegas massacre.
Tom Hall: Except that the worst of the worst of today’s “irresponsible” men are all BABY BOOMERS! OUR generation – the generation that gave the Civil Rights Movement its greatest push forward, then turned our backs on Civil Rights to build the anti-Vietnam War Movement.
Tom Hall: The murder of non-whites by police – officers of the state – horrifies and distracts people. But there are less dramatic crimes, every day, that shape the lives of black people, and people of other colors.
Tom Hall: 230 years ago, a group of very disparate men, yes men, no women allowed, argued, debated, balanced interests, and then agreed on a plan to start a new nation, unlike any other that had existed in history.
Tom Hall: Heedless of any risk to his personal reputation, Osteen, god’s anointed messenger, held his own humble, personal worship space above the fray, and kept the dirty, mud-soaked rabble, wearing smelly, days-old clothing, from polluting the space.
Tom Hall: Donald and Melania Trump visited Medstar Washington Hospital, and gave Crystal Griner a bouquet of flowers. Then they returned to the White House, so Donald could work on legislation ensuring that more people in America have access to guns.
Tom Hall: Betsy deVos has spent a lifetime trying to ‘save’ white children from integration. Now she has control of vast stores of Federal tax dollars earmarked for education, and she is publicly proclaiming her intention to use it to support modern “segregation academies.”
Lying isn’t an impeachable offence. Neither is racism. Getting a blow job is an impeachable offence. Do we have any evidence of the Donald suckeeding in that area?
So what really happened on Friday? Complete theater, with a giveaway of more than $240 MILLION dollars to war profiteering corporation Raytheon, played out with the building of a political cover for multiple aspects of the Donald’s administration.