Politics, Rants

the story of Times Beach, Missouri

Just watched this video by Austin McConnell about the largest civilian exposure to dioxin in the country’s history. And now I understand how The Toxic Avenger became such a hit in the 80s. An entire small town in Missouri was completely evacuated and dismantled in the 80s basically because someone sprayed dioxin-laden oil, basically the […]

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Gay and Lesbian stuff, Politics

Brazil is no longer safe for LGBTQ+ leaders

With Venezuela all over the news this week, I want to make sure people don’t forget to pay attention to the militia violence that’s threatening to expand in nearby Brazil. Anyone there who speaks out is a target, especially if they’re against police violence and/or they are the wrong color or gender. And especially so […]

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Music

blogging every day

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to post a blog post every day! Clearly I’m already breaking my vow, but let’s start off 2019 with a bang by just saying that I am still in love with heavy metal, and I think that this 2017 song by Unleash the Archers is some of the […]

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Personal Shit, Politics

happy birthday to me!

Thanks everyone for all the birthday well-wishes yesterday! Seeing a House seat in Oklahoma turn from red to blue was one of the best presents I could ever receive. … though seeing Scott Walker have his ass handed to him in Wisconsin was a particularly delicious thrill!

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Politics

It’s not “radical” for revolutionary whites to abstain from voting. It’s selfish, myopic, privileged and dickish.

“If voting really accomplished anything, they’d make it illegal,” your radical friends say? Well they are making it illegal, so tell them to shut the fuck up. And if they, or you, are sitting on a mountain of privilege because you’re white, male, cis, or unlikely to have friends and family affected by ICE or […]

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#OccupyICELA, A Rrose in a Prose, Events, Immigration

Melting Pot Storytelling tonight at the Occupy ICE L.A. camp!

BUSted Los Angeles, A Rrose In a Prose REVIVAL!, and Occupy ICE L.A. are presenting Melting Pot, a storytelling show devoted to immigrants and tales of immigration. It will be held outside The Metropolitan Detention Center (535 N. Alameda Ave) –but actually we’re around the corner on Aliso, the street that borders the 101 highway–just […]

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#OccupyICELA, ICE, Personal Shit

Help Geo get back to El Salvador!

If Geo wanted to turn himself in to ICE, he could technically go back “all expenses paid!” But we don’t want him to go through the pain, humiliation, and danger of being another piece of flotsam churning through the ICE-y stream. No matter where you stand politically, I don’t think you want that, either.

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Donald Trump, Politics, Rants

Why Are Conservatives Such Whiny Snowflakes, Pt. II: No Criticism, Not Even From Within

I guess when it comes to being a president named Donald Trump, everyone gets a trophy!

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#OccupyICELA, Los Angeles, Politics, Tulsa

Progressives Need to Run for Office–Any Office!

We spend so much time trying to plead for mercy and understanding from those in political power, when in fact we could be them, in some cases merely by writing our names on pieces of paper.

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Folk, Personal Shit, Psychedelia, Punk, The Children of Jack Acid

If you don’t watch this video of my band playing “I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.” then clearly you hate me and you’re SCUM and I don’t want to know you.

Happy Interdependence Day, everybody! This is a cover of the Clash by the Children of Jack Acid.

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ICE, Politics

Immigrants (whether “legal” or not) commit LESS crimes than native born folks, says the Cato Institute.

The one thing we agree on, across the political spectrum, is that crimes, including sexual assault and murder, are terrible. I never thought I’d say this, but the Cato Institute has pointed the way towards helping reduce these problems significantly in the United States.

To reduce America’s crime rates, let’s abolish I.C.E. and open our borders immediately!

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ICE, Immigration, Los Angeles, Politics

Is Trump woke?

Is Trump woke? I just heard him recite a powerful poem, written by a pretty hip African American. In it, a woman finds a snake half-dead from cold and hunger and she takes it home with her and revives it, only to be murdered. Trump asked that we keep “immigration” in our minds when hearing […]

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