50 Photos from the 50-State Rallies to Save the American Dream

February 28, 2011

Give yourself a treat — scroll through all 50 of these photos. 300 people stood on the steps of Alabama capitol. There’s hope that we the people still know how to make change happen. Now, if only government and corporations would listen… Gotta love that name: The American Dream Movement. Yes.


“Shut up, Obama”

February 12, 2011

This is the title to a blog posting on Lenin’s Tomb, and I’ll reprint the post here:

Obama is speechifying in his classically elevated, sonorous fashion. He should shut up. He has nothing to say. He spent weeks first backing Mubarak, then the torturer Suleiman. He thought his man, Suleiman, had been put in charge last night. It never once crossed his mind that he would stop aid to the regime, even stop sending the bullets and tear gas that have been used against protesters. The US has been handed its arse by the Egyptian people, the vanguard of global democracy, and should at this point be feigning humility.

OK, just so ya know…I voted for Obama (even though I was deeply troubled about his take on Palestine). I believed in Obama. I had the highest hopes for Obama. But this posting on Lenin’s Tomb speaks my mind. “Feigning humility” … wouldn’t it be lovely if we could all attain humility and listen carefully to those millions of voices in Egypt.