These are the most recent diaries filed under this tag:
There comes a point in time where nothing the person in front of you could say could restore their credibility.
by Byrd the Stampede
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 12:14 PM PST with 1 Recommend
There are lots of ways. Here are seven: 1) You can write him a letter. You know, on paper, in an envelope, with a stamp. 2) You can send an electronic message 3) You can call To do any of ...
by plf515
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 04:36 PM PST with 16 Recommends
The point of Occupy Wall Street is NOT to camp in tents, it is to challenge power and corruption. And now that our tents are going away I am almost relieved. The tents were becoming a distraction ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 739 comments on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 07:18 AM PST with 857 Recommends
"Sacrifice...someone else." I get it, I do. I also remember that Saul Alinsky, the organizer demonized and feared by the right wing for decades, made it simple: The purpose of any action ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 07:21 AM PST with 15 Recommends
From ThinkProgress: 650,000 Americans Joined Credit Unions Last Month — More Than In All Of 2010 ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 03:39 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
not “Morons”, and not any other insult commonly thrown around for the members of the 99% who support the 1%. So what are they? Uninformed, Angry, Dangerous, and Potential ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 12:13 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Intentionally or not the Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement has enacted a classic guerrilla strategy in a scenario of asymmetric warfare. By avoiding naming a leader or articulating clear demands, #...
by dbratl
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 08:45 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
These protests resonate with me greatly even though my family has weathered the recession fairly well with our federal jobs. We have our concerns, such as the federal pay schedule freeze and the ...
by Therapy
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 06:10 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I was stuck by the diversity of causes and messages I've seen over the past week - in person and in photos and videos. There have been some compelling messages - and many far too many that are ...
by xrepub
Comment Count 82 comments on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 01:43 AM PDT with 163 Recommends
Ever head the story of Sniper Charlie? A Vietnam veteran friend of mine told it to me, and I've never forgotten it. Goes something like this: Near an airbase in Vietnam, there was a VC sniper who ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 07:48 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Sasha Issenberg has apparently gotten inside the the Perry machine and describes its effectiveness in Rick Perry and His ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 03:31 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Many progressives bemoan the fact that lower-income Americans often seem to vote against their self-interest. Well, here’s some bad news and some good news.
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 05:22 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
In Part I we provided suggestions for defining the Democratic message, for exposing the Republican actions since taking control of the House in early 2011 and the intentions of the GOP extremist ...
by Neos Ikaros
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed May 11, 2011 at 06:35 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Democrats must shape a winning message for the 2012 campaign that is appealing to both their core constituencies and to independents. The President appears to be working in this direction but the ...
by Neos Ikaros
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed May 11, 2011 at 06:34 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Here's the setup: the right-wing media disseminate all sorts of mind-numbing, twisted, overzealous neo-fascist claptrap. The liberal media debunk it. The right-wingers respond by calling the ...
by progressive atheist skeptic
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 06:15 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
"It is not those who can inflict the most, but those that can suffer the most who will conquer." -Terence McSwiney Oh yes. If you can punch me ten times and I'm still standing, but on jab ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 07:47 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Words are powerful. Ask the Framers of the Constitution. Ask Lincoln. Ask FDR. Ask Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, and Buddha. When I post, it’s usually about words: messaging, framing, claiming and ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 07:32 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The best PR trick the right has pulled since Reagan has been to reframe "economic insecurity" into "debt crisis". Even 9/11 din't shift opinion this quickly.
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 07:22 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Provided they were in the right place. And that place is the Pentagon. Our fascination with killing people abroad is killing people at home. Literally. Every cent we spend ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 07:48 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
That's my suggestion for industry's next environmental slogan. And it's accurate. I've just read Elisa's ...
by TheGrandWazoo
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT with 11 Recommends