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Michael Kwiatkowski

Michael Kwiatkowski
Ohio, United States of America
May 18
I'm a Green Party member in Ohio, and active on several blogs that include my own. This year I am helping to spread the word about Green and other Third Party candidates for public office.

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So the Supreme Kangaroo Court upheld the unconstitutional mandate to buy private insurance, as it was always going to.  The Obama regime, and most Democrats, are of course celebrating this latest victory for private insurers.  Millions of poverty-stricken Americans, including myself, will n… Read full post »

MAY 19, 2012 4:24PM

Ignoring Viable Alternatives

Steve Kornacki, in writing the elegy for Americans Elect — a front group for corporate interests hoping to swing the 2012 election in their favor — lamented that "it is somewhat surprising there won’t be a viable third party candidate in the 2012 presidential race. Toward… Read full post »

Face it: voting for either Barry Obama or Mitt Romney is a waste of your vote.  So is not voting at all.

Either decision sends the message to the establishment that complain as you might, you are perfectly content to let business as usual go on.

Before you start in with… Read full post »

Glenn Greenwald inexplicably defends Obama's empty words about gay marriage from the other night.

President Obama today became the first American president to endorse same-sex marriage, telling ABC News‘s Robin Roberts: “it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sexRead full post »
Here's a YouTube video of an actual political debate.  (Hat tip to



The Alternative Party Debate hosted by Maggie Phair Institute.


Rocky Anderson 
Justice Party nominee

Roseanne Barr 
Green Party candidat/

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Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen did something taboo in America: he spoke in positive terms of Fidel Castro, a leftist leader who defied the U.S. corporate agenda for decades.  For daring to exercise his First Amendment rights, Guillen was raked over the proverbial coals and forced to issue a… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2012 5:13PM

A Funny, Yet All-Too-Dire Omen


The Onion has a funny video up about Democrat Party voters screwing with Barry Obama's mind as the 2012 election kicks into gear.

Democrats: Obama Has Dicked Us Around For Four Years, Now It's Our Turn

Back in February, The Huffing Post reported that Obama was virtuallRead full post »

APRIL 6, 2012 10:55AM

Why no-compromise politics works.

Why are right-wingers winning in the political war they've been waging against everyone else for the past century?  They refuse to compromise.  Oh sure, they earn the scorn of self-proclaimed "pragmatists", those who made a fetish of "compromising" (today's codeword for craven capitulation,… Read full post »

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APRIL 3, 2012 12:19PM

Who decides who's "viable"?

Following up on one of my previous posts, I want to post regarding Glenn Greenwald's recent shilling for three Democrat Congressional candidates running for their party's nomination.  Specifically, I want to comment on something he said in his opening paragraph:

 "Most Congressional contes… Read full post »
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Green Party* candidate Jill Stein, who ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2010, has taken the lead for her party's nomination to run for president against dictator Barry Obama and whoever his Republican counterpart is this November.

According to Ballot Access News and other sources, Stein has… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 9:58AM

The Obama Primary Challenge That Is's news editor, Steve Kornacki, lamented yesterday that "Obama won't face a credible primary challenge", going on about how the closest thing to a liberal challenge he has comes from Republican candidate Buddy Roemer.  While it is true that many liberals aren't seeing any "viable" c… Read full post »

As Barry Obama stumps for extending the payroll tax cut designed to cripple Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in New Hampshire, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is promoting what she calls a Green New Deal to help put Americans back to work fixing the nation's crumbling infrastru… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 12, 2011 8:45PM

Missing the point of Ohio's Referendum

In a comment posted in response to my previous entry, Barzin Pakandam posted the following:

Hi Michael, I completely agree with your assessment. My post goes one step further:

Mr. Pakandam, with all due respect… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 9, 2011 9:06AM

Ohio Voters Reject Senate Bill 5, Obamacare; Mississippi Def

Ohio voters last night voted overwhelmingly against both Republican and Democrat corporate-favoring policies in a referendum. Senate Bill 5, passed by the Republican-dominated legislature and signed into law by Republican governor John Kasich, was shot down by sixty-one percent, too large a margin f… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 2:36PM

Obamabots On the Attack

On the Open Salon version of my previous entry, some right-winger who supports Obama kept trying to lay the blame for next year’s results on the left for failing to properly support the candidate who has done far more to pass the Republicans’ agenda than any GOP… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 1:28PM

Obama’s Plan: Cut the Safety Net

So now we’ve heard Barry’s big “jobs speech” and it turns out to be the exact opposite of what is needed to rescue the crumbling nation.  No surprise there.

Obama’s so-called “jobs plan” is huge cuts in the payroll tax that are designed to manufacture… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 11:17AM

Why Democrats Will Lose in 2012 has a piece up urging Democrats to dump Obama and go with a candidate who will restore their party to its New Deal era politics.  According to the column by Matt Stoller, there are a number of reasons why they should, including:

If would be one thing if Obama were… Read full post »
AUGUST 11, 2011 3:34PM

Sex Industry Needs Serious Reforms

Earlier this spring, the Miami New Times published two articles about a teenage runaway who posed as a then-nineteen-year-old stripper from Nevada for Internet porn giant Reality Kings.  According to news reports, last year the then-fifteen-year-old stole the identity of Tyler Chanel Evans, who… Read full post »

A downed phone line prevented Dennis Spisak from calling in, so tomorrow evening is going to be the interview that should have taken place on Saturday. Having been there before, all I can say is, “Yikes!” Anyway, here’s the info for tomorrow night’s show. http://www.blogtalk… Read full post »

I’ll be interviewing Ohio gubernatorial candidate Dennis Spisak on Saturday, October 23rd, at 7:00 PM via my Blog Talk Radio show. The URL and call-in number are below:

1 (347) 884-9121

The showRead full post »

After reading the entries by metamars, Jeff Roby, and others calling for a "Dump Obama" movement, and after reading the questions put to me in those threads, I decided to analyze what these guys are trying to do and come up with some advice for how to grow a "Dump Obama"Read full post »

In FDL entries here and here, as well as on other web sites, we went all out to help Jill Stein raise the $125,000 needed to qualify for entry into the Massachusetts gubernatorial debates and receive matching state funds.  This was an amazing and productive action on the part of G/Read full post »
JUNE 3, 2009 4:28PM

Framing 2.0

If you're anything like me — politically progressive, and uninclined to play games of semantics with the truth no matter who takes offense — you're probably frustrated that in spite of Democrats being back in power, the far right continues to control both policy and rhetoric. The party t… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2009 4:59PM

Hello, Progressives!

After surfing some of the more left-wing blogs (the ones that haven't declined into craven obscurity or continued cheerleading for right-wing Democrats), I happened upon a link to a blog entry by Kevin Gosztola.  Although I still saw the usual round of unsupported criticism by Obama-bots, I also… Read full post »