When I was on The Sunday Show on KPFA-FM in Berkeley this afternoon, there was some discussion about potential Left-Right alliances in relation to the national conversation about gun control. People who are thinking about that will want to check out a 2006 article by Abby Scher discussing lessons learned from organizing against The Patriot Act.
Once upon a time, I had a blog. And then a group blog. And I participated on other group blogs. And then there was social media, and I did some of that too. Oh God, thy cyberspace is so big and my blog is so small.
That said, you can follow me on Twitter.
Congratulations to Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois — Winner of the 2012 Father Charles Coughlin Award.
I’ll be appearing on The Sunday Show, a weekly public affairs show on KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkley, CA this Sunday, December 30th. Noon to 1:00pm (EST) 9:00 to 10:00am left coast time. I’ll be joining host Phillip Maldari and fellow guest Kevin Alexander Gray to talk about what happened in the year that was, and what can we expect in the year to come? The show is live-streamed as well as broadcast, and podcasts are available.
I wrote about Huck’s latest claim — that the reason for the Newtown massacre is that God does not like the so called contraception mandate, that contraception must be covered in employee health insurance packages — at Daily Kos and at Talk to Action which has been down a lot lately due to technical difficulties. If you encounter said difficulties, please be patient.
Could it be: “So the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of kindergarteners.”
Its always interesting to write for a publication for the first time. When my friend Osagyefo Sekou became the Editor in Chief of the Boston version of the monthly newspaper Spare Change News, he asked me to write about the results of the marriage equality referenda in four states, and how some things have changed in the political and religious communities.
I had always admired Spare Change News. It is one of a number of similar newspapers across the country intended to provide a dignified way for homeless people to earn income without panhandling, and keep issues of homelessness before the reading public. Vendors keep a share of the cover price. The papers cover a variety of subjects — including issues of homelessness — making it a good read on the bus or the subway. At a time when newspapers are going out of business, Spare Change News is still out there.
This blog has been on a hiatus for quite awhile. When I began, I used to blog just about every day. I intend to return to the daily blog, and expand the range of things I write about. I will still be posting at Talk to Action, and elsewhere. And I will either crosspost here, or at least post a link to new things. I particularly like the post I did yesterday, Hallelujah, Mike Huckabee, Hallelujah.
Posting here at FrederickClarkson.com has been episodic for a long time. But one of my New Years Resolutions will be to post more frequently. Its a good discipline, but the truth is, when I get in the groove, I like it. The discipline part is secondary.
But if I am not around, I can usually be found having said something over at Talk to Action — most recently a Christmas eve rumination about the anti-Semitic roots of claims that there is a “war on Christmas” and how that bastion of evilly secular liberal media — public radio — has a little remarked upon but remarkable quarter century Christmas broadcast tradition, which in turn has roots in the early days of broadcasting.