Profile

Cover photo
185 followers|292,992 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Part 4 of Dora Explores #Trump's America. Made for Scottie Nell Hughes #makeAmericaGreatAgain #DNCinPHL #DEMsinPhilly #Doratheexporer #p2
Did you see this Sunday's comic? Well, I wrote a 10 page story about Dora the Explorer set in Donald Trump's America. Sadly, thanks to my children, Dora the Explorer is seared into my soul and writing this parody was fun and cathartic. I don't have a schedule for releasing these, so they will come out as I finish the pages.
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
I’m going to try to keep this short. I need to be working on the Dora The Explorer story where she explores Trump’s America. I have 3 pages done and posted as of writing this. You should really check it out! I haven’t had this much fun since I illustrated that epic press release from Newt Gingrich back in 2012. If you’ve not checked it out, it begins here. (http://buff.ly/2ar07AN)

Ana Kasparian has lots of potential of being a force in the media. She is the co-host of the Young Turks main show on the second hour. At times she can be tone deaf around black issues, but she did bring on a critic and had a discussion with her. (Which I can’t find.) I’m not sure how much she heard sometimes, but the fact that she’s willing to publicly listen to reasonable criticism is something many people aren’t willing to do. So props for her working on being a better person. I hope she continues her evolution.

The studies have been done. There is no doubt what needs to be done to fix things. After the past year of demanding from both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns of what their plan is to end the state sanctioned violence against black life, (I am behind on watching the DNC, so as of writing this) no one has offered an idea.

Hillary Clinton has to make the case for her to win, that is leadership. She has hired some great advisors, but she has never said how she will end state sanctioned violence against black life. She needs a plan, she needs to show that black lives matter to her, not just their votes. If she can do that, I might not leave the President line blank this year and just vote down ballot. I live in Massachusetts, I have the privilege to do that. (You live in a swing state, just know I’m fighting to make sure you have someone to vote for with the small amount of leverage I have.)

Our country is built on the degradation of black life. It is well past the time we fix this problem. All lives don’t matter until Black Lives Matter! It’s time to show the country that they do. I’m sick of the platitudes, the excuses and the thoughts and prayers. We have solutions, now we just need a candidate to implement them. Secretary Clinton, if you want my vote, you’re going to have to earn it! Show the world that #BlackLivesMatter and do something! That is probably the only way you’ll win. If you do, I’ll probably vote for you when you’re up providing you aren’t primaried. Because I still don’t trust you to fix all of the other problems we face.

If you like this, please support it. (http://buff.ly/2acc9B9)
1
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Did you know I do a comic with my kids? Check out #OutOfTheMouthsOfBabes today! It's brand new! #Kiddisms #Parenting #OotMoB
1
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
I am beginning a 10-part Dora comic to mock Scottie Nell Hughes even more.
Did you see this morning's comic? Well, I wrote a 10 page story about Dora the Explorer set in Donald Trump's America. Sadly, thanks to my children, Dora the Explorer is seared into my soul and writing this parody was fun and cathartic. I don't have a schedule for releasing these, so they will come out as I finish the pages. Enjoy!
1
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nirej Sekhon is a professor of law at Georgia State University. Also, he has a very small presence on social media. I wish I could tell you what to do to check him out. He has a fantastic interview on Counterspin from http://buff.ly/29UxoHF which you should check out. I hope to see him on more shows and that he starts a Twitter account so he can give us more of this kind of wisdom.

Unlike conservative media, the discussion around black life is nuanced. Last year, I had the honor of being one of about 70 contributors to the award winning graphic novel APB Artists against Police Brutality, which had this nuance. There was even a story that touched on a similar idea.

I also think we have the answer to this problem, it’s in the Constitution. First of all, we all know we need to fix the Second Amendment. We all know we never in the history of this nation had the individual right to bear arms. However, if you go back to the arguments that the founding fathers had, the Second Amendment was about preventing a standing army. The first draft, they used the language of the Pennsylvanian Constitution. If you have the time, here is the great Thom Hartmann discussing this. (http://buff.ly/2a9PCD0)

Basically, they didn’t want a coup to happen. Take a look at what happened in Turkey, Honduras, and Yemen recently.

Now this is a good primer for what he talked about later and why we need to get rid of it: It’s the last statement of slavery in the United States we have yet to remove. It was worded that way because in order to have slavery, you must live in a police state. In fact Thom Hartmann really goes in to it here. (http://buff.ly/29O4l3E)

I can’t fathom reading a book in a day. Yes, there is a part 2. ( http://buff.ly/29MxOP6)

I have a third idea from Rachel Maddow’s book “Drift,” that George H.W. Bush destroyed the National Guard by deploying them over seas in the first Gulf War. This was a way of not having to reinstate the draft. Clinton, like always, took a bad Republican idea and privatized the military so that now only those in the front line are actual members of the military and all support people are independently contracted. So when George W. Bush went to war, he put our National Guard to war.

To step outside of Maddow’s book, the police have now filled the void created by the National Guard going off to war. Instead of having the police, the supposed representation of the people, police the Guard, we now have the police militarized.

In essence, our police have become that standing army that our founding fathers had warned us about and combining that with the Libertarian idea of charging poor (read black) people “user fees” so they can cut the taxes to the rich ends up funding the police state.

Rand Paul then gets all angry that this leads to a police state. As the great Kim Stanley Robinson said: http://buff.ly/2ad2d6B

What we need to do is rewrite the Second Amendment. We need to make sure that not only does it rein in the police, but that it prevents us from our endless wars. That it is a check on the militarism that has corrupted both the military and the police. We also need to made sure that it protects the American people from the government.

If you want to argue that the Second Amendment is a check on government then let’s regulate that militia well!

Let us also include the ideas of Nirej Sekhon into this new amendment. The idea that police shouldn’t be a force of violence using the government to extort the wealth from the poor so the rich won’t have to pay their own share, but make sure we have an army of people ready to conduct traffic when there is a power outage, construction, or an event.

Let’s return the police to the community with community policing, so we can end this Libertarian police state that is drowning people in debt and making new debtor’s prisons. Let’s use this to restore what used to be a career you could be proud of and make sure that we have them do their job: serve and protect the people!

I know this is an inter-generational fight and big money, the military industrial complex, and the NRA are standing in the way of fixing this. This is how movements and ideas begin. This won’t fix the problem but it is an idea to push our country into a better place. To protect the people from state violence, and from endless wars.

Here is the idea, now I’m calling for the 21st Century founding father to put forth the language for this amendment.

Let this be the beginning of this idea.

Also, if you like the art, support it! (http://buff.ly/2ahnW06)
1
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
185 people
alex kos's profile photo
midian almeida's profile photo
Occupy Part-Time's profile photo
Kory Change's profile photo
Steve Rayman Chevrolet's profile photo
alec mac's profile photo
J. Andrew World's profile photo
Xonox Galatorg's profile photo
John Smith's profile photo

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Part 4 of Dora Explores #Trump's America. Made for Scottie Nell Hughes #makeAmericaGreatAgain #DNCinPHL #DEMsinPhilly #Doratheexporer #p2
Did you see this Sunday's comic? Well, I wrote a 10 page story about Dora the Explorer set in Donald Trump's America. Sadly, thanks to my children, Dora the Explorer is seared into my soul and writing this parody was fun and cathartic. I don't have a schedule for releasing these, so they will come out as I finish the pages.
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Check it out! Part 3 of the Scottie Nell Hughes Brushing up on #DoraTheExplorer for the #DemsinPhilly
Did you see this Sunday's comic? Well, I wrote a 10 page story about Dora the Explorer set in Donald Trump's America. Sadly, thanks to my children, Dora the Explorer is seared into my soul and writing this parody was fun and cathartic. I don't have a schedule for releasing these, so they will come out as I finish the pages.
1
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Check it out! Part 2 of the Scottie Nell Hughes Brushing up on #DoraTheExplorer for the #DNCinPhilly
Did you see this Sunday's comic? Well, I wrote a 10 page story about Dora the Explorer set in Donald Trump's America. Sadly, thanks to my children, Dora the Explorer is seared into my soul and writing this parody was fun and cathartic. I don't have a schedule for releasing these, so they will come out as I finish the pages.
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Relive the #WisconsinUprising! Today's is not a happy memory. http://buff.ly/29YpQ0M #wiunion #Solidarity #unintimidated
Born out of the Wisconsin protests, Right About Now is a political webcomic. Originally published on the now defunct Webcomics Nation, Right About Now is back, but without the commentary.
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Brand new #WordSalad with special guest Scottie Nell Hughes! http://buff.ly/29WrlfT #DoraTheExplorer #ClintonKaine
Clinton announced that she picked the most milquetoast VP pick, Tim Kaine. There is a lot to complain about with him, but his speaking Spanish is one of his better points. He's not only fluent but he has an ease with the language that lets his goofy charm shine through. However, racist and Christian writer, Scottie Nell Hughes didn't like it. You see, even though you need a chart to understand the conspiracy theories laid out in the RNC speech...
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Catch a brand new #WordSalad featuring Rick Wiles of TRUNEWS™! You know you want to read it, you gotta catch them all! #Pokemongo
Apparently, anyone can get a camera and start a show. Who ever heard of Rick Wiles or his show "Trunews" before? So, someone showed up on his property and instead of asking the person to leave, which any sane person would do, he calls the cops. Because the person was white the cops didn't immediately shoot him, and they explained to Wiles that he was playing Pokemon Go. That's where Wiles figured out that Pokemon is filled with cyber demons...
2
1
Add a comment...

Right About Now

Shared publicly  - 
 
Enjoy reliving the #WisconsinUprising? Why not subscribe? It's free and you'll never miss an episode. #WiUnion #solidarity #unintimidated
Born out of the Wisconsin protests, Right About Now is a political webcomic. Originally published on the now defunct Webcomics Nation, Right About Now is back, but without the commentary.
1
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
The Webcomic of the Occupy Movement
Introduction
Right About Now began before the Occupy Movement, however, at it's core is about sending a message to the 1%. It follows the story of Michael Robinson who is a High School student who has become internet famous by his videos of the Wisconsin Protests and his group of friends.