Posted by: Ken Riter | August 13, 2017

Reblog from I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog.

These are images from Charlottesville, Virginia last night. These are white people in their twenties and thirties. Like me. These are people who are in my generation, the millennial generation, the one frequently lambasted for “participation trophies” and “needing safe spaces.” These are people that look like my coworkers, my colleagues, my brothers, my cousins. […]

via My fellow white Americans. — I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog


OMAHA, NE – A Hillary Clinton Campaign office in North Omaha fired a Black Parent for picking up her kids at a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Event at The Waiting Room in the Benson neighborhood of Omaha, NE.  Ironic, considering the Clinton Campaign champions itself to be an ally to the Black Community, to Women, to Parents and of course, thanks to Bernie, to Working Families. What happened with that Hillary? So much for diversity in the campaign. Diversity is now almost nonexistent in the Omaha Clinton Campaign.  I’m not surprised, as one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement points out the Clinton’s have historically used the Black Community for votes.  I agree, and I extend the accusation to other political identities as well. It has become a trademark behavior of NeoLiberal politicians and organizations to use minorities for votes while profiting from their pain.

Bernie Delegates were mistreated at the DNC. That’s no secret to those who are not comatose. They were also mistreated at the State and County Level, by a conspiracy of moles working inside the Bernie Campaign to sabotage it for Hillary. That mistreatment continues as the Old Guard in Nebraska struggles to hang on to mere threads of the establishment power they have left. The Parent fired by the Hillary Campaign for picking up her kids at a GOTV was also unfairly cut for National Delegate consideration, like many other Bernie Delegates in Nebraska, due to her connections to other Progressives in the State despite the Democrats’ need for persons of color in the Party, including the DNC Convention itself.

Stay tuned.

Posted by: Ken Riter | March 4, 2016

Ten Reasons Progressive Oasis Endorses Bernie Sanders

OMAHA, NE – Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic Presidential Nomination has gone from LongShot to Phenomenon.  Progressive Oasis has Felt The Bern since before it became cool! The Bernie Sanders Platform is YUGE, so I will condense down to my favorite points as to why I endorse him.

  1. Fight Climate Change: One of his biggest platforms, Bernie Sanders wants to invest in clean, sustainable energy, create a national environment plan and stop the Fossil Fuel Lobby by cutting their subsidies and ending their massive donations.
  2. Free College Tuition: One of my personal favorites, Sanders supports free tuition and debt free college. He would make this possible to pay for by taxing Wall Street speculation.
  3. Create Decent Paying Jobs: Bernie Sanders will accomplish this large task be being the Job Creating President with the Rebuild America Act, which would use our American labor force to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. A cost of 1 Trillion dollars would be covered by closing corporate tax loopholes. This plan will create 13 Million good paying jobs for job hungry Americans.
  4. Supports A Living Wage, Fight Income Inequality: A tremendous amount of our nations wealth goes to a wealthy few, while millions of Americans Live in Poverty. Sanders wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 and make the rich corporations pay their fair share of taxes. He to reverse trade policies like NAFTA that have killed our labor force and sent jobs overseas. And he’ll break up the large financial institutions and reform Wall Street.
  5. Supports The Equality Act and LGBT Equality: Bernie Sanders has a long history of supporting LBT Equality. As Mayor he supported his city’s first ever Pride Parade. In Congress he voted against DADT and DOMA and he is a strong Co-Sponsor of the Equality Act. As President, Sanders will sign the Equality Act and any other pro-LGBT Legislation.
  6. Supports Racial Justice: Sanders wants to address the central types of violence waged against racial minorities: Physical, Political, Legal, Economic, and Environmental. He address these by demilitarizing our nation’s police forces, investing in community policing, creating god jobs, addressing poverty, etc.
  7. Legalization of Marijuana: Supports ending the Federal Prohibition on Marijuana. He has also gone on record saying he’d support it at a state level, too!
  8. Women’s Rights: Bernie Sanders is a self proclaimed Feminist and was even dubbed an Honorary Woman by well known Feminist Gloria Steinem. Sanders has pledged to fight for Pay Equity, protect reproductive rights, fund Planned Parenthood, support Family Leave and expand the WIC program for mothers and infants.
  9. Ending Mass Incarceration: Will end Mass Incarceration and Private Prisons
  10. Electoral and Political Reform: Bernie Sanders wants Big Money out of Politics. He has said he’ll only appoint justices to SCOTUS who oppose Citizens’ United. He’ll support a Constitutional Amendment making it clear Congress and the States have the power to regulate money in politics. Will Eliminate SuperPACs. He will also engage in other reforms such as restoring the Voting Rights Act, Making Election Day a National Holiday and ending Gerrymandering.

And there you go, a few of the reasons why I support Bernie Sanders!

Posted by: Ken Riter | December 30, 2014

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posted by: Ken Riter | November 2, 2014

Help Protect Religious Freedom Today from Religious Extremism.

OMAHA, NE – Members of the Christian Right from across the US will gather online, today, Sunday November 2, 2014 to protect their religious extremism in a very special show of Radical Christian Sharia, a Bigot Fest.  The Family Research Council is hosting a live webcast out of some extremist church in Houston, Texas at 7pm ET tonight. The event is called “I Stand Sunday” and will feature various Christian leaders and speakers, including such nobodies as the Benham Brothers and Alan Robertson from Duck Dynasty. The event will be represented on Twitter by the hashtag #IStandSunday.

Obviously, we know something is up, something’s a miss here. Anything involving the Family Research Council should more than just raise your brow.  Designated an Anti-LGBT Hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, their specialty is defaming the LGBT Community. They regularly make false claims about the LGBT Community using debunked science and false research. LGBT people suffer as a result. The Benhams and Robertson have also spoken against the LGBT Community in similar ways.

And why are the Radical Christians doing this?  Because some Queers want to be treated equally. You know how that threatens those simple minded simpletons on the far right. “How dare them damn queers demand their freedoms in our country”  You know, same shit, different day.

Luckily, pro-LGBT Progressives have gotten wind of this nonsense and we are asking all able-bodies tweeters to join us in unison to smother the #IStandSunday hashtag with “love” and of course pro-LGBT, pro-Progressive soundbites to keep the truth alive in counteracting this Charade of Radical Christian Sharia. Soundbites like ” The Constitution protects Religious Freedom from Religious Extremism” would help.  Pro-LGBT slogans would also help, and just remember to include the hashtag #IStandSunday in any tweet you make so it will be counted in the Trending on Twitter tally. Also, by tweeting the right information and soundbites with this hashtag, when people see what trended under the hashtag by clicking on it, they will see it full of our slogans, and not just the hate and misinformation of the Radical Christian Sharia.

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