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Flogging Molly – Electric Factory – Feb 2010

Originally Posted at Me,Myself, Music and Mysteries - February 2010 Flogging Molly Electric Factory - February 2010 Last night my wife and I treked to the Electric Factory to see her favorite band Flogging Molly. This is either the eight or ninth time we have seen them live. We have gone several times to Philly venues, the Electric Factory and the Trocadero,  twice to the House of Blues in Atlantic City and once to Sayreville, NJ. As always the show was great. Last night, I thought that the leader of the band and lead vocalist Dave King was in rare...

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Liberal Policies Bad for America! No Way!

America and Americans have been Fleeced by Trickle-down Economics of the Conservative Right - not the Liberal Left!   I'm pissed that Republicans and Right-Wing conservatives keep blaming liberals for the conditions of our inner cities and actually America in general. They say that liberal policies have had a negative impact on the residents of our inner cities. What has destroyed the lives of many in the inner cities, destroyed the American Dream in the Inner City and the majority of the country? I'll tell you - Republican policies and conservative corporate policy!!  Who destroyed the unions, who shipped American...

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Police Killings Out of Control? – Today’s Reads

America is Number One in Police Killings - Western Democracies not even close! So it's been a long while since I've done a daily reads post, so here goes......before we start let me remind everyone that I am a liberal Democrat and have been since the 60s! So one of the aspects of life in America that certainly has me pissed off recently is the number of  police killings over the last year or so. Certainly as a percentage of deaths and or arrests the rate is still fairly low - in other words what I'm trying to say is...

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Wayback Record Machine Playlist moves forward to 1968 a year of change for the US and for me!!

When I started writing this blog, I said it was about the books that I read and the music that I listened to, well, some how I've gotten away from that central premise as far as music goes. To remedy that situation,  last night I traveled back to that early music that I can hardly remember, although I do remember going to the Steel Pier with my parents to see Ricky Nelson and Bobby Darin!  Tonight ,the Wayback Machine moved  forward from 1958  to  that  pivotal year of 1968, a year of upheaval for our country and a year of...

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Can Progressives Win the Hearts and Minds of Average Americans and Change the World?? I Hope!!

Can Bernie Sanders lead the way? This afternoon I visited Truthdig, the first post  I saw was the following, expressing similar thoughts to those that I wrote about this morning!! This Democratic Party Is Going Nowhere. Can Progressives Take it Over and Change the World? Tuesday’s crushing defeat of the centrist Clinton/Obama Democratic Party provides an opening for the American left. The next few years are not going to be pretty, but they could be the beginning of something beautiful. In 2009, shortly after its most crushing national electoral defeat in 44 years, the GOP was sparked back to life...

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The “Americans United” Party Part 1!! The Time has Come to Unite and Move Forward!

Back in the 1970s Richard Nixon called for the "Silent Majority" to step forward to stop the loud minority of Vietnam war protestors, those who he saw as trying to destroy America, while we saw ourselves as the ones trying to save America! Today I belive that the roles are reversed the "loud minority" are the ones that are hijacking our country and dividing it along racial and monetary lines! Fighting against this loud minority is a "Silent majority This "silent majority" elected a black man President, one who gave us all hope for a better and brighter future and...