FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Suarez, Kill Decision (Novel)

By: Saturday April 5, 2014 1:59 pm

Daniel Suarez’s book Kill Decision takes on the topic of drones, especially autonomous drones that can make their own decision to kill, with no human in the loop.

Shock and Awe, Taser Drone Zaps Intern at #SXSW

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 7:18 pm

I love a good publicity stunt. At the South By Southwest festival (SXSW) festival, Chaotic Moon Studio used a drone to tase an intern.

Late Night: Gowdy: “No poetry for you!” GOP’s Older Brother to Dem’s Prodigal Son

By: Monday February 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Scholars have determined that the Prodigal Son parable is one of the most authentic stories of the man called Christ, but some Christian conservatives don’t want to accept that the God of the New Testament is about forgiveness, love and joy. The God of the Old Testament, with his wrath, anger and stoning of “sinners” is more to their liking.

Spin to Win: How the Current Christie Crisis Will Be Managed

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 7:52 am

If I were the new communications director for Chris Christie I would NOT advise him to “come clean” further and apologize, I would go on the attack. Attack. Attack. Attack. He needs to attack Wildstein, his character, motivations and his backers or else he will alienate his base who LIKE that Christie is a fighter.

Late Night: Stop Billionaires From Hurting Us: Find, Create and Use Leverage

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 8:00 pm

I think protest movements don’t find, create or acquire enough leverage to use on the people who have the power to make change. So, how do we do that?

Late Night: The New Giant Sucking Sound…From the East.

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 8:00 pm

Here’s a short animated video explaining why the Trans-Pacific Partnership sucks. Starring my imitation of Ross Perot!

Remember, Ross knew all about the “Giant sucking sound from the South” that became NAFTA.
I pulled concepts from both the left and the right to inform this video. My number one concern on TPP is Food Safety, which nobody is talking about yet.

It’s Time To Stop This Stunt: Doorbuster Deaths and Injuries on Black Friday

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 4:17 pm

Anyone else sickened by the the fact that this has been happening so long that they can track it year over year? Yea for reduction of injuries and deaths but boo to it STILL HAPPENING.

Why Doesn’t Gun Violence Lead to a Demand for Bulletproof Clothes?

By: Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00 pm

After every major shooting the media contact gun sellers in the area who gleefully report, “Sales have gone up!” They explain, “People are buying guns for protection.” Because as we all know from the NRA, the answer to gun violence is more guns. This conveniently sells more guns.

ARRRRR, Corporate Pirates Hide Booty in Caribbean

By: Friday November 1, 2013 6:55 pm

My friend Alex Lawson, of Social Security Works, dressed up as a corporate pirate and showed up at the public launch event for “The Can Kicks Back” a subgroup of the billionaire funded front group “Fix the Debt” movement.

What is great about this action is how Alex used the organizations’ own PR push and event to subvert their message.

“No Help for You!” What If Big Government Acted Like the Right Wing Wants?

By: Saturday September 28, 2013 12:50 pm

What if, after a disaster, Big Government treated people with the same cruelty that right-wing conservative Christian politicians say they want? What would that look like?

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Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
Chat with Nomi Prins about her new book. Hosted by Bill Black.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game
Chat with Edward Achorn about his new book. Hosted by Richard Taylor (dakine01).