Category Archives: Accountability?

Fanone Blasts CNN Over Trump Show; CNN’s Boss Stands Back & Stands By

GRAIG GRAZIOSI

Michael Fanone, one of the police officers assaulted during the Capitol riot, has slammed CNN for hosting a town hall event featuring Donald Trump — the man he says “tried to get me killed.”

Biden Capitol Riot (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)The retired DC Metropolitan Police officer and now regular CNN contributor penned an essay in Rolling Stone explaining the “sucker punch” he felt when the network announced that the former president would be included in a special town hall event, comparing it to a “rehabilitation party.” Continue reading Fanone Blasts CNN Over Trump Show; CNN’s Boss Stands Back & Stands By

Changing a System: A Police Chief Confronts a Neo-Nazi Cop

[NOTE: In the post featuring “TUD” (The Unforgettable Diagram) about racism and its roots, the “stick person” of individual attitudes and actions was surrounded  (embedded?) by many systems, which showed the impact of racism, and in may ways preserved and reproduced it; and both were enclosed (imprisoned?) in the larger encompassing culture. Continue reading Changing a System: A Police Chief Confronts a Neo-Nazi Cop

In The Yard: Our Flowery May Day Demonstration

In many parts of the world, May 1 is Labor Day, a holiday, and observances typically have a noticeably leftwing or socialist character.

But the U. S. Doesn’t recognize such subversive notions, preferring its very tame beer-hotdogs-and-baseball version in September. (That’s Labor — excuse me, Labour Day — in Canada also; I mistakenly thought that was their Thanksgiving Day, but they’ve slotted that in for the second Monday of October. I’ve also long believed that occasion is secretly focused on giving thanks that Canada’s long southern border remains yet unbreached from below since the War of 1812, which, by the way, they won.) Continue reading In The Yard: Our Flowery May Day Demonstration

Voices of The Week: Compelling Quotes

David Brooks, New York Times

From “Joe Biden and the Struggle for America’s Soul,”

April 27, 2023

Joe Biden built his 2020 presidential campaign around the idea that “we’re in a battle for the soul of America.”. . .

In the video he released this week launching his re-election bid, he doubled down on that idea: We’re still, he said, “in a battle for the soul of America.” . . . Continue reading Voices of The Week: Compelling Quotes

Gwynne Dyer: Ukraine — The West vs. The Rest

 

Gwynne Dyer — April 27, 2033

There is a deep and growing rift between “the West” and “the Rest” about the need to resist and defeat the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is because it is really a war in defence of sovereignty, which ought to be something every sovereign country can buy into — but Western governments publicly insist that it is a war in defence of democracy Continue reading Gwynne Dyer: Ukraine — The West vs. The Rest