Again, I would like to thank the kind folks who donated to the December fundraising drive. I am sending out "thank you" notes all this week.
In the interest of sharing, I did a guest spot on the Thom Hartmann Show last evening where I discussed my recent essay on the Bundy Brigands in Oregon, white privilege, and State violence. As you know, that piece went viral (now 300,000 plus shares, comments, and the like) and I feel like I am in good company as The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson echoed my concerns in his Monday column. He is an Elder God and not a shark biter. I admire his work.
I will also be on the Thom Hartmann radio show at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday. We will be continuing our conversation from the previous evening.
I only had 5 minutes for our discussion on Tuesday night. I tried to slow down my cadence while still offering up some "pithy witty" as I like to say. It is a funny thing how 5 minutes and speaking slowly is so much more difficult than 12 minutes of free form to and fro. I am still a pumpkin on video (that is not my fault; apparently it is an issue with the "simulcast decoder"...or whatever that is). I had 3 speech affect moments. I never have that problem--except when I am trying to slow down when I talk. That will get better with practice.
As always, please do offer your thoughts, suggestions, and the like.
There has been lots of good writing on the Bundy Brigands Oregon "standoff". I will be sharing some links on the site today and tomorrow. If you have some pieces to offer up for inclusion please do so.
FYI I will also be on Ring of Fire TV on Thursday and Friday talking about the Bundy Brigands. That segment can be watched on Free Speech TV.