• ThumbnailWith the economy desperately trying to pull out of a dive and yet another Middle East war possibly on the horizon, the  Republican party is squarely focused on  limiting women’s health choices. And while men’s impotence drugs, like Viagra and Cialis, are doled out by health plans without a whimper from Republicans, “the pill,” or any other type [...]

  • Thumbnail Rick Santorum is rallying the base, and base is the operative word. Through carefully crafted dog-whistle messaging, Santorum has appealed to all the hate that occupies the darkest bands of our social spectrum. When Santorum says that he doesn’t want to give black ( or “blah” ) people entitlements, when he says gays and lesbians are not socially [...]

  • Cliff Weathers wrote a new diary post: The next #OccupyWallStreet might not be tweeted

    2011-10-09 06:19:05View | Delete

    Thumbnail Photo courtesty of mattwi1s0n on Flickr If you’ve been listening to the newscasters and pundits, they’re working that false meme of #OccupyWallStreet lacking focus and clear goals. You may be incredibly frustrated by this, and that’s probably what inspired you to read this post and many other contributions about #OccupyWallStreet by bloggers and citizen journalists. It’s no [...]

  • Cliff Weathers commented on the diary post Why Democrats must embrace Occupy Wall Street by Cliff Weathers.

    2011-10-03 07:20:30View | Delete

    I never said the movement belongs to me, nor have I ever suggest that the Democratic Party co-opt the movement. What I AM saying is that this is a time to put up or shut up…I am hoping for the former. They’re supposed to be the party that takes care of all Americans, now is [...]

  • Cliff Weathers commented on the diary post Why Democrats must embrace Occupy Wall Street by Cliff Weathers.

    2011-10-02 16:51:17View | Delete

    To answer one comment, I have never said a thing about the Democratic Party co-opting #OccupyWallStreet. What I said is that they must embrace it. And to address the comments about my “tidy up their act” comment, I think that American history is on my side. In the 1960s, the original antiwar and equal rights [...]

  • Cliff Weathers commented on the diary post Why Democrats must embrace Occupy Wall Street by Cliff Weathers.

    2011-10-02 03:19:58View | Delete

    Saying “Democrats are corrupt” or calling it a contradiction is a bit harsh, but both of you are correct to an extent; much of the Democratic Party has sold out to the big money that funds our political process. But within the Democratic Party there are populist and progressive heroes like Schneiderman and Warren that [...]

  • Cliff Weathers wrote a new diary post: Why Democrats must embrace Occupy Wall Street

    2011-10-01 19:24:55View | Delete


    Unless you live in a cave or watch Fox News (not that the two are mutually exclusive) you’re likely beginning to hear about Occupy Wall Street , a movement opposed to the negative influence corporations and the wealthiest one percent have over American politics. Occupy Wall Street recognizes the lack of legal repercussions over the global financial crisis and [...]

  • This odd and troubling video is just another example of how disconnected GOP Representative Nan Hayworth (NY-19) is with her constituency and American culture. In it, Hayworth inappropriately discusses how foolishly America acted in the weeks’s leading to the 9/11 terror attacks, even citing the movie American Beauty as an ironic example of commentary in regards [...]

  • On Morning Joe this a.m, Congressman Paul Ryan seemed manic, defensive, and vexed. His frustration, anger, and paranoia were palpable. Those hypnotic blue eyes are now puffy and red from exhaustion. Dare I say that Ryan’s beginning to look disheveled? He couldn’t stay on message while he continued to drone on about the GOP’s “premium support” [...]

  • ThumbnailNan Hayworth ‘s office sent out a press release on Thursday that included a picture of the Congresswoman receiving an award beneath a sign saying, “Senior Citizens Thank You For Protecting Medicare and Social Security.” It appeared to be a perfect photo opportunity for Hayworth, being honored by a group known as the “ 60 Plus Association ” for legislating [...]

  • Cliff Weathers wrote a new diary post: Illegal Contributions to Scott Vanderhoef Alleged

    2010-10-29 09:43:04View | Delete

    Thumbnail Scott Vanderhoef , already well-known for his “play-for-pay” style of politics in New York’s political tinderbox, Rockland County, took in thousands in illegal campaign contributions during his 2009 County Executive Race, it was alleged yesterday. Vanderhoef‘s rival in the 38th State Senate District race, David Carlucci, released information showing that the Rockland County Executive took in $9,205 from [...]