Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

We are the alternative

When it comes to using healthcare dollars for CEO and shareholder wealth, Trump and the corporate establishment politicians of both parties are all on the same side. We are the alternative. 
Improved #MedicareForAll


Johnny Skatepunk knows #ClimateEmergency

I first met John Powell a.k.a. Johnny Skatepunk circa 1984-85 via the underground Carbondale punk rock scene. Places like Airwaves or Cafe Flesh that featured bands like The Hip Chemists, Your Mother’s Lover, Nice Boys From Good Homes, Life Without Art, The Jesus Guys, Blood Stained Tool, and The Coffee Achievers.

Johnny went on to become a scientist and an avid sailor. While the political establishment considers the Bernie Sanders Green New Deal plan to be too radical, Johnny echos a fragment of discouraged scientists that believe it may already be too late to mitigate #ClimateEmergency. He related his personal experiences in Antarctica to his skepticism, though he remains in favor of making the boldest effort possible to save ourselves.

These are iphone videos are from my visit with Johnny while canvassing North Chicago to get on the ballot as part of my run for Congress in IL-10.

#ClimateEmergency #GreenNewDeal

Johnny Skatepunk knows #ClimateEmergency part A
Johnny Skatepunk knows #ClimateEmergency part B

Weekend Campaign Trail Stuff

OctoBERNfest. Old Hideaway. Cary, IL

A lot of rain yesterday. I was in a tent on stage and the crowd was in a food tent across a wide field. I could barely see the faces of the people in the tent and they were mostly eating brats and drinking beer while I started. One of the musical acts setting up, working and talking around me is obvious from the video.

On the plus side, I was able to engage the crowd and had a number of people introduce themselves to me afterwards asking me “What can I do to help your campaign?”

Brad voted correctly on Yemen. We all make mistakes here. Waiting for Brad to admit he made a mistake on Medicare For All and the defense budget. Thanks to our campaign manager Colleen LaVigne who works with Lisa Peck to keep this campaign and this candidate honest.
CB feels the BERN. From apolitical to campaign activist in one campaign cycle.

Your donation pays union printers to help this campaign educate voters about ending the free ride for health insurance CEOs and shareholders who get rich from a system the kills and bankrupts Americans.

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Excerpts from Popular Art and The Primal Shout – The Basement Poems 1986-2006

Fun at 2 a.m. yesterday morning while taking a break from editing video.

2 a.m. Facebook Live poetry reading

I mentioned Rodney Jones. I attended creative writing workshops with him and others with Philip St. Clair, who wrote an incredible epic poem Vicksburg. I remember vaguely that one or both of them advised me to let poetry speak for itself and that vast backstory should be unnecessary for a good poem. The same is usually true for good songs, but Facebook is an informal, maybe less than informal, social medium. Also, I do love when Patterson Hood adds narrative to his songs. I hope, at least, my backstory is tolerable. Thanks again to those wonderful oddballs, Facebook friends, and misc. vampires that joined me unscheduled and unpromoted in the early morning hours.


My Top Two Reasons To Vote For Bernie and Top Two Reasons Not To Vote For Bernie


Top Two Reasons To Vote For Bernie:

1) Uncle Bernie’s grab-bag of good policy reclaims democracy for the people and takes a drastic U-turn away from ecological catastrophe.

2) He is the ultimate long-distance runner of politics. 30 years ago he had the vision to know what this country needed to do. He organized and spoke truth to power and the country finally caught up with him. We need that long distance vision to put us on track for where we need to be 30 years from now.


Top Two Reasons Not To Vote For Bernie:

1) The nails on chalk board effect of the billionth time he mentions the billionaire class.

2) The continuous deafening lamentations of ignorant Never Bernie people followed by Bernie’s exhortations to respect these people.


Coffee Talk With Adam

A preliminary discussion about MESSAGE (Something about Bernie or Bust)

Coffee Talk with Adam – Something about Bernie or Bust.

Yay, Democrats, but F the DCCC and DNC. #MedicareForAll #PartyOfBotterman

Stream of consciousness from the screaming hell of caffeine addiction, My love/hate relationship with my party. Campaigns and Elections. Adam’s wild years. Political economy. Election2020. Honoring Veterans.

Keep your hate, clipped and distant
Keep your luck, a two-headed cow
The pilgrimage has gained momentum
Take a turn, take a turn
Take a fortune, take a fortune – R.E.M.


Adam’s random thoughts on DCCC, 2019 Patrick Botterman Award Breakfast, and #MedicareForAll. Plus, Lisa on #MedicareForAll
Piss DCCC – image from last night’s deleted tweet. I meant what I said but didn’t want to slam the DCCC the same day the DEM HOUSE did some good work.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky IL-9 and Lisa
Jan and Lisa
Rock star in his own mind Adam Broad with True Rock Star Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

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