David Swanson's Blog – October 2010 Archive (2)

Perriello and the President

When Tom Perriello replaced Virgil Goode as our representative in the Fifth District of Virginia, I was glad to see an outspoken bigot thrown out of office. Heck, I'm glad to see almost anyone thrown out of office. When one quarter of the races being in play makes for an extraordinary election year, something's wrong with the system.



But what would Perriello do to represent us? When I spoke to him in person, on a few occasions, early in his tenure, his most common response was "That… Continue

Added by David Swanson on October 29, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

John Lennon's Death Was Faked

The shooting of John Lennon in 1980 was staged, or at least he didn't immediately die. Or at least that's the premise that launches a hilarious work of fiction called "Life After Death (For Beginners)" by Michael Gerber, in which -- among other things -- Lennon tries to discover who killed him and whether it was for money or politics or love.



I guess it doesn't sound very hilarious, and I'm guessing that Yoko Ono, who has been a friend to the peace movement all these years, might not… Continue

Added by David Swanson on October 19, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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