Posts Tagged ‘protest’

May 14th, 2023 - 2:55 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

It’s tough being a Supreme Court justice

Deciding cases and writing decisions is the easy part, especially if you’re a partisan hack. The tough part is living with the notoriety. If being a SCOTUS justice has perks, there’s also a downside: You’re famous, and your critics know where you live. This is Justice KavanaughR[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 12:41 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Montana GOPers struggle with American vocabulary

Republicans usually can handle the meanings one-syllable English words, although spelling can be a challenge (e.g. “too” versus “to”); but asking them to comprehend a 4-syllable word is a bridge too far. For example, insurrection ĭn″sə-rĕk′shən noun The act or an inst[...]

December 5th, 2014 - 9:50 am § in America

Roots of Protests

I was a Freshman and President and founder of the BSU at Lake Michigan Jr. College in Benton Harbor Michigan when this went down. We were 90 miles from Chicago and it felt like we were all under siege, Benton Harbor was just like Ferguson 80% Black and no political power but we changed that [&hellip[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm § in Politics

Sit-In Protesters Removed From State Capitol

When I asked Washington State Patrol officer Arras if we would be arrested he replied, "You will be leaving the building tonight." We all took this to mean that we would be physically forced from the Capitol and taken to jail. None of the demonstrators left ... In effect, there was a showdown betwee[...]

April 6th, 2011 - 4:35 pm § in America

Report From Olympia: Tuesday Kick-Starts Week of Action

Tuesday’s march and rally at the Capitol gave a strong kick-start for a week of protests that will continue through Friday. The day was organized and led by the Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget, a local grassroots group that lives up to its name. The day was tainted by the dramatic Olympia w[...]

March 16th, 2011 - 3:52 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics

Everyone Out for Olympia Demo, 3/17/11

We're fed up with an economy that showers bonuses on corporate executives while crushing the dreams of working families. And so are the thousands of people across the country. Will you stand with us at noon on Thursday? Sign up link provided.[...]

March 7th, 2011 - 2:31 pm § in America, Politics

Michael Moore Tells it Like it Is: Madison, WI

MADISON, March 6: In a masterful bit of plain speaking, Michael Moore parsed what is wrong with the two parallel and unequal American economies, speaking before before an estimated 50,000 protestors gathered at the Madison State Capitol Sunday. Link to full-speech video, plus complete transcript.[...]

February 27th, 2011 - 12:51 pm § in America, Misc., Politics

Pro-Union Demo Rocks State Capitol

Pro-labor demonstrators march on the State Capitol, Olympia, 2/26/11. Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neil Demonstrator at Labor Rally, Olympia, WA, 2/26/11 - Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neilson.son. OLYMPIA, February 26 -- Some 2,500 braved sub-freezing temperatures and several inches of sn[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 2:35 am § in America, Politics

Everyone Out Saturday at the Olympia State House

Demonstrate Solidarity with Hard-Pressed Workers in the Middle West! Meet at the Tivoli Fountain, State Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA Saturday, Feb. 26, at Noon Includes Registration Button to Join MoveOn Contingent (You may participate without being part of MoveOn's Group) Saturday, 26 Feb 201[...]