Film Revived as Play Cuts Conservatives Literally: “The Last Supper”

Do you remember seeing a move back in 1995 about “A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals who succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.”? I didn’t see it either. Take a look at the trailer. You’ll recognize Cameron Diaz. Who do you see from Seinfeld?

Fortunately, the movie script has been adapted by its author for a play now hosted by the Bartell Theater in Madison!  And Emily Mills, Continue reading

Climate of fear, Resigning Republicans, and Palin’s “Blood Libel”

Climate of fear? Violence? Stupidity?

From The Hill: James Clyburn (D-SC) on Sarah Palin, “I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what’s going on here…”

The No. 3 House Democrat referenced the civil rights era and said that some of the shrill rhetoric in modern politics is reminiscent of that time. “I have some experiences that maybe she does not have,” he said. “When I see and hear Continue reading

Gratitude and Where to give. From Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)

On behalf of Gabby and our entire family, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the people of Arizona and this great nation for their unbelievable outpouring of support. Gabby was doing what she loved most – hearing from her constituents – when this tragedy occurred. Serving Southern Arizonans is her passion, and nothing makes her more proud than representing them in Congress.

Like all Americans, Continue reading

The Arizona shooting and the challenge of “Drive all blames into one”, a Tibetan Buddhist teaching

Pema Chodron

If I can start calling you names, and get everybody else to call you the same names, it does not end there. I have created a stronger polarization, driving you away from me. I also easily become more combative, and I find myself falling into 2-dimensional cartoonish debates. Not only that. I waste a lot of time on you.

What happens if I sidestep this polarization and Continue reading

Just stumbling. Articles, links, quotes: the Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

I could not distance or detach myself from the unfolding story of this tragedy yesterday. I was at times sad and at times enraged. I was glued to my computer until about 3 A.M. I realize there are better ways to deal with this sort of thing, but the logical side of me did not get the controls. I tried unsuccessfully to write a coherent piece. What follows are just facts, a quote, and articles. Continue reading