• Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-18 09:48:37View | Delete

    There is no question the old-guard Dems knew exactly what they were doing to McGovern, or (as far as I’m concerned) that they did it with Teddy’s blessing – which is why he acted like a child at the 1980 convention, refusing to withdraw his challenge to Carter and losing the nomination in a floor [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-18 05:50:56View | Delete

    Thanks Russell. What struck me was how the party’s leadership (Kennedy, HHH, Muskie) prevented McGovern from unifying the party by naming one of them as his running mate. As Thompson tells the story of Eagleton’s selection, it is easy to see not only that McGovern was given little choice, but to conclude that word of [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-17 18:27:22View | Delete

    I think anytime he felt the urge to wrestle he did it at his Selectric. Even his suicide note was (to my mind) poetry. From Wikipedia: “The police report stated that in Thompson’s typewriter was ‘a piece of paper carrying the date ‘Feb 22 ’05′ and the single word ‘counselor’. “Those present told the press [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-17 18:17:25View | Delete

    You only have time to miss them if you stop trying to build on their work, regardless how much or little time you are able to give it each day. If we’d all do one thing each day to further the mission of waking America up to reality, we would push their work forward and [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-17 18:13:14View | Delete

    Yeah, the line of demarcation between real journalists and poseurs is any concern whatsoever for whether – let alone how much – they are paid. I broke (make that owned) a spot news story in 1980 on the Associated Press radio wire thru the Philly bureau. It happened in morning rush (a commuter train crash [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-17 13:00:33View | Delete

    thanks onitgoes. Hope you are well.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-17 11:21:17View | Delete

    Working with youth is great. Twenty years ago I taught a non-credit course, Community Journalism which drew 10 enthusiastic folks with jobs in other fields who just wanted to positively impact their communities – and one English major who just wanted to show off. She dropped the course after the first meeting and was not [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-17 09:35:22View | Delete

    Thanks reader.

    The last 50 or so pages of Campaign Trail are the most insightful, exhilarating, stream-of-consciousness stuff ever put to paper, but don’t cheat yourself by skipping ahead to it.

    And while Hell’s Angels is not to be missed, total newbies to Thompson’s work will want to begin here.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-17 09:27:38View | Delete

    I’m with you, Norm (good to see you, too!) Great comment; it sounds at least like your instructors had a clue. Two years at Temple Journalism was all I could take. Save one – the amazing Walter Fox – it was clear no prof had set foot in a newsroom in years (this was late [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Thompson Knew in ’72 by Anthony Noel.

    2014-04-16 18:14:01View | Delete

    And thank you, Kit, for prettying this up so wonderfully! Yes, Thompson was one of the best at afflicting the comfortable, even if his comforting of the afflicted left something to be desired. His activism has been a model for my journalism as well, and I think the advent of sites like Greenwald’s is another [...]

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: Thompson Knew in ’72

    2014-04-16 13:21:14View | Delete

    Thumbnail It’s a mistake to focus on Hunter Thompson’s debauchery while ignoring his political wisdom. Go to GoodReads, search on Hunter S. Thompson, and you’ll get first-page results like this:

    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in [...]

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: Small Act. Clear Message.

    2014-02-17 11:03:12View | Delete

    Tired of the DNC filing up your mailbox? Christ knows I am. So I’m helping these morons figure it out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/78185258@N03/12593540353/ Not that it’ll change anything: If the DNC had any intention of giving a shit about the distinction between words and deeds, we’d have smelled it a long time ago. http://www.flickr.com/photos/78185258@N03/12593542403/ If some intern [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Livestream: Building Progressive Power by Anthony Noel.

    2014-02-16 16:23:23View | Delete

    Hi PCM, and thanks for your thoughts. I’d be curious to get your take on Sawant’s 15now campaign in Seattle. Do you think it has a chance? It certainly seems to have “legs.”

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Livestream: Building Progressive Power by Anthony Noel.

    2014-02-15 14:42:04View | Delete

    YouTube for sure.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post R Buckminster Fuller vs Capitalism by cmaukonen.

    2014-02-15 10:27:30View | Delete

    Bucky’s my hero. Thanks for this, cmauk.

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: Livestream: Building Progressive Power

    2014-02-15 10:16:40View | Delete

    A conference on building progressing power, duplicating the highly successful one held last month in Duluth, is under way today in Minneapolis. Watch via Livestream here. If you are in the Twin Cities, try to attend this free event, at 4200 Cedar Avenue.

    occupymn on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free

    Activists from across the state are demanding that Governor [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Reddit’s r/socialism blacklists WSWS for defending Woody Allen by fairleft.

    2014-02-12 19:14:33View | Delete

    Here’s hoping FDL stops giving reddit the time of day – let alone the free plug on its website. Might was well link straight to DKos.

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: Want a Living Wage? DEMAND IT

    2014-02-11 10:57:38View | Delete

    Thumbnail Demand that the Democratic Party support real living wages. For years which have become decades, Democratic candidates have run on improving working conditions for all Americans, starting with better pay. All we have to do, they’ve told us, is elect them. But when we have, one of two things always happens: Nothing, or Far too little, much [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post USS Reagan Sailors Sick from Fukushima Radiation File New Lawsuit by solartopia.

    2014-02-11 06:45:36View | Delete

    oops… voted *for* him…

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post USS Reagan Sailors Sick from Fukushima Radiation File New Lawsuit by solartopia.

    2014-02-11 06:44:54View | Delete

    The sailors lost this lawsuit the minute they joined the military. Suing TEPCO for being on a ship by one’s own free will is like suing Obama for enacting a BS health care law because you voted him.

    Good luck!

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