Absolutely.  But I think there would be a week or two of a honeymoon.

This writer thinks he would be on our s— list immediately.

Sanders himself has warned about the limitations of his power even if he wins.

THURSDAY 9/10 AT 8 PM: Local Constituents in Eureka to Hold Vigil For Peace and Diplomacy in Support of Iran Deal
VigilsEUREKA, CA — ​On Thursday, September 10, local constituents will hold a candlelight vigil in support of peace and diplomacy as Congress prepares to vote on the historic nuclear agreement with Iran. The vigil is one of many that will take place nationwide. The vigils build on the grassroots activism over the past six weeks, including a national day of action with more than 200 events nationwide outside representatives’ and senators’ offices.
Over the August congressional recess, thousands of pro­diplomacy activists turned out at hundreds of town hall meetings, rallies, demonstrations, and other events to make visible their support for the deal.
WHAT: ​Humboldt Bay ​Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy
WHERE:​Boardwalk entrance at the foot of F Street, Eureka
WHEN:​Thursday, September 10, 2015, 8 PM
On Thursday, we will join with others across the country to gather and light candles in support of giving peace and diplomacy a chance,” said Mitch Trachtenberg, one of the vigil’s hosts. “It’s crucial that Americans tell Congress we must stand for diplomacy and peace and not another unnecessary war.” Attendees will also be thanking 2nd District Representative Huffman and California Senators Boxer and Feinstein for courageously supporting diplomacy over war.
To speak with a national MoveOn.org representative, please contact press@moveon.org​.
# # # # # MoveOn.org Civic Action​is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who are using innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.

Clerk is Now Vegan

Searching for attribution – no luck yet

How may people have been killed or hurt?  How many buildings bombed and burned?  Is there any other cause in the US which has resulted in so much premeditated violence over the past few decades?

If the perpetrators were not primarily white Christians?  If the targets were anybody else?  If either, would there be any question as to labeling these attacks “terror?”

The latest attack.

In this image made from a video provided by KREM.com, firefighters try to put out a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, Wash., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. The pre-dawn fire heavily damaged the clinic in the college town and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson. (KREM.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this image made from a video provided by KREM.com, firefighters try to put out a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, Wash., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. The pre-dawn fire heavily damaged the clinic in the college town and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson. (KREM.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

“The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy.”

― Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

Eric V. Kirk's photo.

KMUDJulia and I had a great discussion on the topic a couple of weeks ago.  She’s following up tomorrow night.

“Tune into KMUD this Thursday at 7pm as Bob Froehlich and myself host the Hot Topics discussion / debate about Libertarianism. What are Libertarian principles and ideals. What does it mean to be a Libertarian in modern America.

This is a call-in show and we will open the phone lines at 7:30pm, so please call with your thoughtful additions to the conversation. That’s on the one and only KMUD – Redwood Community Radio, Inc..”

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I’ll be hosting Thursday Night Talk this week.  My guest with be David Walls, author of Community Organizing.  He’ll discuss the evolving models of organizing beginning with the Saul Alinsky principles.  Here’s a review of the book:

This incisive book provides a critical history and analysis of community organizing, the tradition of bringing groups together to build power and forge grassroots leadership for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. Begun by Saul Alinsky in the 1930s, there are today nearly 200 institution-based groups active in 40 U.S. states, and the movement is spreading internationally. David Walls charts how community organizing has transcended the neighborhood to seek power and influence at the metropolitan, state, and national levels, together with such allies as unions and human rights advocates. Some organizing networks have embraced these goals while others have been more cautious, and the growing profile of community organizing has even charged political debate. Importantly, Walls engages social movements literature to bring insights to our understanding of community organizing networks, their methods, allies and opponents, and to show how community organizing offers concepts and tools that are indispensable to a democratic strategy of social change. “Community Organizing” will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of sociology, social movements and social work. It will also inform organizers and grassroots leaders, as well as the elected officials and others who contend with them.

Call-ins welcome as always. Show begins at 7:00 p.m.


From Marc Cooper of The Nation.

“I certainly support Sanders, unequivocally. That said, let me share my experience with other supporters. Do not mistake any of this news as definitive. I covered the 2004 and 2008 Democratic campaigns in Iowa (and the GOP in 1996 and 2000) and what you see on the ground does not always reflect the realities of voting and caucusing. In 2004, I got to Iowa about 10 days before the January caucus. At that moment, Howard Dean had already surged ahead of Kerry. Dean’s rallies were bursting in size and energy, drawing thousands of enthusiastic young people out in sub zero temperatures. Kerry’s events were small and funereal. In the last week of the campaign, the poll numbers reversed, Kerry took the lead, but all the VISIBLE energy was still with Dean. Kerry won. Dean supporters were younger, more engaged and certainly more enthusiastic. But the caucuses themselves were crammed with legions of older, quieter folks, and lots of union members mobilized by the Democratic establishment and it was all over for Dean. In 2008, all the enthusiasm and youth was with Obama (and Edwards who finished second). Hillary’s events were small and the audience always looked like they had been bussed in from rest homes. In this contest, the party establishment lost and Obama and Edwards finished ahead of Clinton. But what the 04 and 08 campaigns had in common was indisputable evidence that the supporters of the more establishment candidate were always much older, MUCH less inclined to rallies (especially in the Iowa winter!) and they did exactly what they were supposed to do… show up and vote.. or in the case of Iowa, caucus. I have no idea at this date if Sanders will lose like Dean or win like Obama in Iowa. I do know that no campaign or its supporters should judge its relative strength by rally size or early polls. And I also know that a year of campaigning one way or another can all go for naught in the last 96 hours before voting takes place. What matters is tight organization, enthusiastic mobilization, and a finely honed GOTV operation. Those of us who like Sanders should not underestimate the ominous but quiet reserves of supporters that somebody like Clinton has, the kind who don’t pay much attention to the campaign till a few days before the vote, who do not go to rallies and speeches but who just obediently and reliably VOTE. A lot of the conventional wisdom about campaigns and elections is being discredited so far this cycle and it remains quite unpredictable. Nothing should be taken for granted.”

A new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll finds Bernie Sanders within striking distance of…

However, caucuses do tend to favor the more motivated voters however. I remember Jesse Jackson shocking Dukakis in Michigan, but just couldn’t keep up the momentum with the Wisconsin primary. Dean had progressive support, but he didn’t generate that movement euphoria with progressives, and didn’t have union support (Sanders has some). I expect it will be more like an Obama win in Iowa. What worries me is that he wins in Iowa, and then New Hampshire, but hits a wall in South Carolina (as Hillary Clinton did in 08) because he hasn’t really made inroads with the black communities. He’s got time, but it can evaporate quickly.

But if Sanders can pull this off – I don’t know that a Presidential candidate has ever tried something like it – it could change the whole landscape.  There is a push for a Bay Area companion rally.

Because they know you won’t believe some “random guy on the Internet!”

Quote below the Metabunk posting:

“I like how you made those “books” look so real, Mr. Random Guy on the Internet…if that is your real name!”

More detailed information at the Metabunk site.

Photo of truck spotted in Fairbanks, Alaska – taken by Leon Unruh.

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