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Melissa Etheridge at Live Earth, 07/07/07

August 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Music, Politics

After Christina Aguilera’s performance of James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s World” at the Grammys, this is one of the more transcendent performances by any musician I’ve seen in years.  Or ever.  This woman’s a channel, for sure. “Live Earth” was the most watched event in human history, the single event experienced by more people at […]

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Zoe’s New Feminists Essay

July 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Politics

This is a nice essay that was slipped over the transom by a fellow New York warrior in honor of Women’s History Month, thought I’d share. MEET THE NEW FEMININE FEMINISTS by Zoe Artemis These days my life is divided up into two moving parts: teaching dancing, and campaigning for Barack Obama.  Yes, I’m a […]

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The Franken Fracas

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

at John Grady’s request, I pulled this out of the files . . . The Franken Fracas (Democracy in Action – Sunday!  Sunday!  Sunday!) Manchester, NH — Howard Dean’s Town Hall appearance High Noon, the Sunday just before Super Tuesday Hundred year old theater, core heart downtown Manchester, in a city & state completely consumed by […]

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“Uncle Harry, it’s time to go now.”

February 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Politics

We need a strong Leader in the Senate right now. And old Harry Reid is SO not it. Think of this 111th Senate full of all these kick-ass, get-things-done progressives & centrists: Pat Leahy, Carl Levin, Russ Feingold, John Kerry, Chris Dodd, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Barbara Mikulski, Ron Wyden . […]

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Inauguration Adventures

January 17th, 2009 · 31 Comments · Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

* RAGING   GLORY * * The   D.C.  Dispatches [Revised Edition] * 1 – Jan. 14th –   Barackstock on Sunday 2 – Jan 17th –  We’re Gonna Sing 3 – Jan. 18th – The Baltimore Report 4 – Jan 19th –  Blissfully Ravaged In Democracy 5 – Jan 20th –  The Day That Could Never Happen 6 […]

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“Great Americans” Not Born In America

December 12th, 2008 · 15 Comments · Movies, Politics, Weird Things About Me

. It’s funny when some Americans talk about who is an American and who isn’t . . . It made me think of some commonly-perceived “Great Americans” who weren’t born here, like  . . . Christopher Columbus (Italian)  (“discovered” America, and for whom cities & holidays, and circles & squares are named after) William Penn […]

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The Rose of Hope — Election Night 2008

November 19th, 2008 · 8 Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

The  Rose  of  Hope * Election  Night  2008 by Brian Hassett Early morning in the Universe  —  sunrise over a New America. I arose from the floor of a Harlem hotspot dreaming of something way bigger than me.  And right off the mat, the Election Morning Ritual of tea & subtlety, pacing & breathing, and dreaming […]

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How the Election Night Numbers Played Out

November 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

The Post Election Numbers: The Presidential race — I finalized my predictions on Nov. 1st, and called the final Electoral College to be: 367  to  171 and it turned out: 365  to  173 🙂 “My bad”:  I thought the Dems would pull off North Dakota;  and I gave Indiana to the Repubs, but the Dems squeaked it […]

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Each State “Called” By Hour of Poll Closing

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

This makes an excellent “program” to print out for the evening’s festivities . . .  🙂 (all times Eastern;  all predictions as of Saturday, Nov. 1st, 2008) And before you dive in   — click here http://thatradio.podhoster.com/index.php?sid=1399 and listen to a radio show about the election while you’re reading!  What fun! 7:00 – – 6 states […]

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Brian’s Election ’08 Predictions

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Just for the fun and coolness of this magic moment in history . . . it’s Brian’s Playful Prediction Challenging Challenge Contest * The Game of Predicting History . . . Fair to be played up until 6AM (Eastern) Tuesday, November 4th, 2008. Make your own predictions at home, then carry them around in your […]

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