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In honor of my 1000th post, I want to share old news that's new to me.

I had no idea that Dylan hosted a radio show from 2006-2009, and returned last September to do another. Each show is theme-based, and there are 100+ available via YouTube and various other providers (see links).

Dylan’s inimitable commentary as he introduces each song is priceless. Every show I’ve listened to so far is a treasure. I never thought of him as “cozy,” but Dylan is great company in the middle of the night.




Movie on the Ellipse--A Study in Fascist Propaganda

Mary Trump would like this to get wide distribution.
“On January 6, Trump supporters gathered at a rally at Washington DC’s Ellipse Park, regaled by various figures from Trump world, including Donald Trump Jr. and Rudy Giuliani. Directly following Giuliani’s speech, the organizers played a video. To a scholar of fascist propaganda, well-versed in the history of the National Socialist’s pioneering use of videos in political propaganda, it was clear, watching it, what dangers it portended. In it, we see themes and tactics that history warns pose a violent threat to liberal democracy. Given the aims of fascist propaganda – to incite and mobilize – the events that followed were predictable.”


The New Yorker: How You Can Help Restore American Democracy

We have more power than we think. This 24-minute podcast gave me hope.

How You Can Help Restore American Democracy
Thursday, November 19, 2020

In the weeks since Election Day, Donald Trump has refused to concede defeat, fired his Secretary of Defense, ordered his Attorney General to investigate specious claims of voter fraud, and stoked conspiracy theories that the election was somehow fraudulent. Are his actions the flailing response of a sore loser or an attempt at an authoritarian power grab? Academics and activists believe that, in either case, ordinary citizens have more power than they think they do. Andrew Marantz joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what has been learned in recent years about successful nonviolent resistance movements, and how to take action to perpetuate a stable democracy.


Now on MSNBC-Velshi's 1-hour special on understanding weaponized disinformation. n/t

I had a dark thought about tRump's COVID so-called "incompetence."

If he’s taking orders from Putin, then maybe he’s killing Americans on Putin’s behalf. The fact that most of the casualties are non-white is the racist orange tool’s reward.

For the past hour, I've been trying to listen to MSNBC via TuneIn.

With the exception of a few brief moments of regular programming, all I get is a maddening repetition of, “The station you are listening to is experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience. Your program will return in a few short moments. Please stand by.”

Anyone else? Is it paranoid to wonder if they are censoring Ali Velshi?

IMO, the absence of a reThug Party platform is ominous and diabolical.

They’re not telling us what they plan to do because they know it would be rejected by an insurmountable majority of voters.

Michael Cohen's first ad.

It’s pretty effective, imho.

Rep. Krishnamurthi was just on The Stephanie Miller Show.

If you watched yesterday’s USPS/DeJoy-Duncan hearing, you know what a great job he did. Now he’s imploring us to call our House and Senate reps and insist that “the USPS must be restored to its pre-pandemic sevice standards.”

Just do it!

The House is voting on passage of HR8015 right now.

Have you called your representative? Pretend you’re watching Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, except that he’s trying to save the USPS. Leave a voicemail. It will make you feel better. So far, 26 reThugs voted in favor.
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