Letters from the Left

Two huge decisions

by leslie boyd
  Last night, for what seems the millionth time since my son died from medical neglect, I cried myself to sleep. But the tears were different thi...

Let's stop pretending we're a civilized nation

by leslie boyd
I’m trying to wrap my heart around the terrorist act in Charleston, SC, that left nine innocent people dead. It isn’t easy. In the afterma...

They're getting meaner

by leslie boyd
I was in Raleigh yesterday for the Moral Monday on voting rights. Once again, there were 10 arrests. This time, though, the police were a little meane...

Moving toward theocracy

by leslie boyd
Yesterday, the North Carolina House of “Representatives” overrode the governor’s veto of a bill that will allow magistrates to turn ...

Another health care horror story

by leslie boyd
Cindy Sheehan and I became friends because we shared something no person should have happen: we both lost a son to injustice. In Cindy’s case, i...

Let's talk about women's bodies

by leslie boyd
I’ve had enough of right-wing lawmakers making decisions about my body, what I can or can’t do with it and whether I have any right to con...

Momma

Women's lives just got more difficult

by leslie boyd
It appears we’re living under Scalia Law. In the last week, the Supreme Court has ruled against women’s health and privacy in two shocking...

"Are You Listening, Mr. President?" My Open Letter re: Today's Economic Speech

by Heidi Haines, aka Perry MacNeil
Greetings, my fellow Politicos! I am sharing my letter to President Obama with you today. While his speech was heartening, I found little to truly hel...

He Who Has No Sin: Self-Excommunication? You First, Holy Father!

by Heidi Haines, aka Perry MacNeil
Last week, Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit’s Archdiocese told millions of Catholics that they should self-excommunicate themselves from the...

From the 'another one bites the dust' department

by Nunzia Rider
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From the dumb statements department ...

by Nunzia Rider
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Bridget_PJM/status/309110100738588675″] Because no one has EVER died of cancer in this country....

"If The 99% Vote, The 1% Won't Matter"...Or Will They? Voter Suppression & The GOP

by Heidi Haines, aka Perry MacNeil
Well, my fellow Politicos, it has been a long time in blog years-July of this year- since I have posted here at mommapolitico.com, and I extend my hea...

Nunzia

Quote of the day

by kwildmoon
If there is even one more act of Muslim terrorism, it is then time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets, all of them. — Patric...

The odious ODS

by Nunzia Rider
Obama Derangement Syndrome is real. So is Clinton Derangement Syndrome. Or maybe it's just Democratic Derangement Syndrome. Or Anything That Scares Us...

Good-bye to a legend

by Nunzia Rider
Helen Thomas will always be a hero to me. None of that "shero" stuff. You're either a hero or you're not, no special designation if you're a woman. He...

Brad Paisley accidentally wore a Confederate flag into a Starbucks and wrote this song

by Nunzia Rider
So country singer Brad Paisley and Sam Hanna from NCIS LA have joined up to put out a song decrying the state of race relations these days, putting mo...

The enemy you know

by Nunzia Rider
If you wanna know where the most serious challenges lie for the Republican Party, don’t look to the White House or the offices of California sen...

Sorry, everybody

by Nunzia Rider
Remember when we elected George W. Bush for the second time and somebody started the Sorry Everybody web site so the half of us who didn’t vote ...

Indie Media

The Clown Car Update for June 28, 2015

by Joe Santorsa
This week on Episode 341 of the Tim Corrimal Show, we get a peek at the reaction to this weeks rulings from behind the scenes at the Supreme Court Bui...

No country for old conservative white men

by Messaging Matters
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with a word from one of his dissents During the past week of momentous U.S. Supreme Court decisions on marr...

Amnesty International criticizes police use of deadly force in U.S.

by Messaging Matters
March for Michael Brown in response to Ferguson grand jury decision Rights group Amnesty International held a webinar yesterday regarding police use ...

Inside Indie Media Weekly with Kim Williams Episode 4

by Kim Williams
Greetings Indie Media Fans! Thanks for checking out the show Tuesdays at 10:30 pm eastern on IMW Radio. The show is always available at SoundCloud in...

Home

by Tom Shafer
A week ago, the truck carrying all our stuff backed up in the driveway of our rental home in Asheville, NC and relieved itself. One week later, the li...

The Clown Car Update for June 21, 2015

by Joe Santorsa
This week Donald Trump, reality show host and chief carnival barker of the right wing noise machine, announced that he would be running for president ...
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    • Quote of the day
      If there is even one more act of Muslim terrorism, it is then time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets, all of them. — Patrick Dollard (@PatDollard) April 2, 2014  
      kwildmoon
    • The odious ODS
      Obama Derangement Syndrome is real. So is Clinton Derangement Syndrome. Or maybe it's just Democratic Derangement Syndrome. Or Anything That Scares Us Derangement Syndrome. I don't know, but it's real. Witness one Geoffrey Zakarian, who is some kind of celebrity chef. I quit watching chef shows when they all started blurring together, so I don't […]
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    • Good-bye to a legend
      Helen Thomas will always be a hero to me. None of that "shero" stuff. You're either a hero or you're not, no special designation if you're a woman. Helen was a reporter, not a reportrix or a reportress. A reporter, a journalist. A real journalist.
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    • We need to bring the light
      The two cops who were brutally murdered this week in New York City are just the latest victims in what is starting to look like a civil war among ourselves. They are as much victims of this mess as are the African-Americans murdered by white police officers. The real perpetrators are the gun manufacturers and […]
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    • "This stops today!"
      That was what Eric Garner said moments before he was killed. It also was one of the chants at last night’s demonstration in Asheville, where we shut down Biltmore Avenue for a time. But when my friend, Noel Nickle and I wanted to sing, “We Shall Overcome,” many of the young people there didn’t know […]
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    • The brutality must stop
      This is my friend, Russell Johnson (photo taken from his Facebook profile because I couldn’t find any of the ones I’ve taken of him), who volunteers for a local Internet radio station. Russell has been to several Moral Monday and other social justice events, and I have never seen him act inappropriately. He’s always positive, […]
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    • Fred Phelps is dead
      Fred Phelps is dead and the great marriage debate is all but over. I take no great cheer in either. Phelps, as you probably know, was a former civil rights attorney who was later disbarred and who founded a radically conservative church, the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. If you don’t know what kind […]
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    • Great Americans of the 19th Century
      Here’s a list of Great Americans who signed a letter to the Republican National Committee threatening to cut off funding if Republicans didn’t remain solidly entrenched in the 19th Century: Gary Bauer, President, American Values Paul Caprio, Director, Family-Pac Federal Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List Dr. James Dobson, President and Founder, Family Talk […]
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