This past Saturday, the Peace and Justice Center sponsored a teach-in on the conflict with Iran. It was the first public program by the Center since I retired, and so it was the first program not presided over by me in 30 years. That felt a little odd. I kept feeling an urge to run up and grab the microphone.
The “Lights for Liberty” protest in vigil in Mountain View on Friday, July 12. Around 800 such protests were held around the country to protest the inhumane conditions of the concentration camps holding refugees seeking asylum.
The mythomaniac in the White House started his day, for some reason, tweeting about prescription drug prices.
At times, when the Sociopath gets me seething, I turn to graphics for some venting. Some people knit, apparently. That’s good, too. That’s how we got all those hats.
I was inspired to put this simple graphic together (maxing out my skill set) by an idea my partner Steffy had for a July 4th decoration. We own two small American flags. She thought they could be attached to a sign that showed a Sherman tank and the words, “No tanks”.
Ideas like this are one of the many reasons I love her.
One other piece of inspiration behind this graphic was reading about the moving sand sculpture called “Liberty is Crumbling”, created by Damon Langlois. Damon Langlois was the master solo winner at the Texas SandFest this year. Yes, sand. Plain old beach sand. Damon has a Zazzle store with “Liberty is Crumbling” merch. Go buy something.
I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with David Sloss, professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law. He really helped clarify some knotty legal issues and made clear that the Mueller report is a crime report.
“The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one’s teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one’s neck. The Hate had started.”
An apt description, I think, of the re-election campaign kickoff event held last night in Orlando by The Corrupt One. Of course, the quote is from George Orwell’s 1984 and not the The New York Times, although the Times’ lede wasn’t bad: “President Trump delivered a fierce denunciation of the news media, the political establishment and what he called his radical opponents on Tuesday as he opened his re-election campaign in front of a huge crowd of raucous supporters by evoking the dark messaging and personal grievances that animated his 2016 victory.”