Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, House Minority Leader, did not mince his words. He slammed Republicans for holding the country hostage and skipping town.
The 11-year-old black kid who called 911 and was shot by a Mississippi cop is my fear and that of many.black kid
An 11-year-old Mississippi black kid was shot by a cop after he called 911 to protect his mother from a former boyfriend. That he followed the police officer’s instructions did not matter.
Moms Demand Action presented a moving Memorial for Uvalde in Kingwood, Texas.
Moms Demand Action’s lead Susan Pollard held a moving memorial to commemorate the first anniversary of the Robb Elementary school mass murder.
Chris Hayes exposes why Republicans holding America hostage with the debt ceiling is a farce.
Chris Hayes had the graphs to show that it is Republicans who blow the budget when they are in power as they hold Democrats from appropriate spending by taking America, hostage with the debt ceiling and filibuster.
We blow up the tax cuts myth & debt ceiling lies parroted by Freedom Caucus member Bob Good.
Freedom Caucus member Rep. Bob Good talked over Katy Tur as she attempted to correct his lies on tax cuts and the debt ceiling. Well, we have the virtual receipts to debunk the GOP’s lying myths.
The Hartmann Report
“Free Trade” Has Put America & Democracy At the Mercy of China
Bringing our manufacturing back from overseas will reverse the 40-year-long slide of the American middle class and rebuild our nation’s security & economy. China is threatening the United States: this could get very ugly, very quickly. Here’s what’s happening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a trip to Taiwan, the first for a Speaker in […]
How Will Trump’s Deadly Sabotage Of America End?
use he has not been held to account, Trumpism has spread across the US landscape like metastasized cancer, with GOP politicians who aspire to corrupt strongman status emulating him in every state
The Abortion Firestorm is also a White Freak-out About the Browning of America
America is no longer all-white or all-under-white-control and white supremacists on the Court are bound and determined to do something about it
10+ Things YOU Can Do to Fight Fascism Today – Individual and Collective Actions
As a five-decade social justice organizer, college educator of 32 years, and parent to two activist adult children, I was and am repeatedly asked, okay so you’ve defined a serious problem – in this case,
The Three Cornerstones of Fascism
Know thine enemy. The ongoing threat of full-blown Fascism triumphing here on, or shortly after, January 20, 2025, Presidential Inaugural Day, should deeply, deeply concern every pro-democratic, patriotic, thinking American.
League of Independent Voters of Texas
Imperial Governance and Constitutional Wreckage • LIV News, July 29, 2021
Are imperial governance and the related constitutional wreckage taking Texans down a dangerous path to a constitutional crisis?
The elephant in the Texas voting booth that neither party wants to talk about.
The elephant in the Texas voting booth that neither party wants to talk about is the suppression of a plurality of Texas voters. Surprise! There are more non-aligned and independent Texans than Democrats or Republicans.
Egberto Mentioned In Media
I was a guest on HuffPost Live Today Discussing 4 Front Page Topics (VIDEO)
I was a guest on HuffPost Live today. We were discussing 4 articles they emailed us before the show. Sound Off On Debates The Community sounds off with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin on Obama’s explanation of his debate performance and how a Pro-Life Congressman asked his mistress to get an abortion. Originally aired on October 10, 2012 […]
The Tribune Article On The Firework Attack On My Home
The Tribune took up the story of my home being firebombed with fireworks in Kingwood, TX. This was a very frightening experience for my wife and daughter. As I told the reporter, if they try this again, we will be ready to protect our property. Act of delinquency in Kingwood casts shadow on New Year […]
Egberto On TV
Egberto on CNN on Troops in Afghanistan
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Guested On HuffPost Live Discussing Debt Ceiling, New Chief Of Staff, Gunman In School (VIDEO)
I guest hosted on HuffPost Live discussing three current issues. (1)A Texas dad approached a greeter at his child’s elementary school last Wednesday, claimed he had a gun, and said, "You’re dead”. (2)President Obama could name foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough his next chief of staff by the end of the week, according to a […]
Egberto’s Published Articles
Is Net Neutrality Really Necessary? You’re Damn Right!
by Egberto Willies and Keyan Bliss (Originally Published at Common Dreams) Three weeks after Christmas, the American judiciary gave telecommunications corporations a huge present. On January 14 a federal appeals court decided to weaken the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Internet Neutrality policy by striking down the rules it adopted in 2010 to regulate Internet service […]
Egberto Willies: Wendy Davis’ life story provides empathy necessary to be governor – Kingwood Observer
It seems like I chose just about the right time to write an article on Wendy Davis. She finds herself under attack not only by the entire Right Wing establishment, but from the traditional media as well. She happens to be the story to balance the myriad of bad acts by Republicans. There is a […]
Support continues to build for Judge William ‘Bill’ McLeod
Judge McLeod turned around his office in two months. McLeod and his staff accomplished more in 2 months than his predecessor did in two years.
Occupy Kingwood – A Sustainable Form Of The Occupy Movement (2012-04-21) (VIDEO)
Following are the pictures from Occupy Kingwood week 17. I was unable to attend because I had to attend the Senate District Convention. Luckily Dr Theis was kind enough to provide the pictures. My Books– Follow Me– Visit Me
Netroots Nation 2015 in Phoenix Arizona Day 1
Netroots Nation Day 1 was was eventful from the beginning. As activists came in it was like old times.
Coffee Party Posts
Coffee Party USA Board of Directors 2016 Meeting in Blue Ridge, Georgia
The Coffee Party USA board of directors coalesced around a strong voter education and turnout strategy that we will be releasing in the forthcoming weeks.
Egberto Off The Record
TX AG Paxton to be impeached. 11-year-old shot by a cop. Chris Hayes exposes Debt Ceiling fraud.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton may be impeached. Chris Hayes deconstructs the Republicans’ hypocrisy about the Debt. A police officer shot an 11-year-old kid after calling 911 to protect his mother.
Moms Demand Action memorializes Uvalde. KAD President on TX Lege failure. GOP tanking economy
Moms Demand Action Susan Pollard & Gabriela Diaz directed an Uvalde Memorial. Kingwood Area Democrats Ellie Porras discusses the Texas Legislature’s failure. The GOP is attempting to tank the economy.
Texas Talibanization continues. Tax cut & debt ceiling lies debunked. We must save ourselves.
The Ten Commandments in every school bill show the Texas Talibanization has begun. We debunked the Freedom Caucus member cable TV lies. The masses cannot hope that philanthropy will stave off fascism.
Our Times Call for Managing Complexities, Not Solving Problems
How Paicines Ranch in California works to bring business and investment up to date with our times and closer to nature—prioritizing ecosystem health, habitat, and the sequestration of carbon through soil practices.
Republicans Want to Defund Our Libraries
Claiming to protect children, Republicans are going after libraries and librarians instead of the police, gun manufacturers, and actual child sexual abusers.
Market Fundamentalism’ Is an Obstacle to Social Progress
Social Progress is linked to the Economy
Most Americans Oppose Killing Horses for Food—Here’s How to End This Brutal Practice
Tens of thousands of American horses are slaughtered every year due to a loophole in federal policy.
Why There Is a Growing Student Absentee Rate—and How Community Schools Can Fix It
Experts call for cultivating better student relationships and providing families with more supports—exactly what the community schools approach is all about.
The Game-Changing Promise of an OTC Birth Control Pill
The U.S. appears likely to legalize over-the-counter contraception—a critical step in increasing women’s bodily autonomy and economic independence.
A Few Takes
Barbara Walters, a First Among TV Newswomen, Is Dead at 93 – The New York Times
In fact, she was a trailblazer that feared no one. Women like her laid out the path for all the subsequent journalists. She was so good in so many aspects of journalism.
Elon Musk Twitter poll results say CEO should step down – The Washington Post
Well, this may be Elon Musk’s landing path to leave Twitter to someone less biased. Otherwise the platform is dead. The good thing that came out of this is likely the search for social media decentralization.
From Twitter to Mastodon: What Happens When Journalists Flock Platforms – The New York Times
It is time that we decentralize social media. Mastodon may be the platform to start the transition.
People Making a difference
White woman’s response to black man who carjacked her at gunpoint a lesson for all.
This white woman’s response to a black man who hijacked her card should present the template for the empathy we should have across the board.
Brialle Ringer: Pleasure activism keeps people engaged
Young activist, Brialle Ringer, a Living Room Conversations, Communications Partner, made me think. Pleasure activism is where it is at.
This foul-mouthed attendant at Houston’s Abilities Expo was a disservice to all disabled attendees.
This weekend I took my daughter, who’s had two strokes and is compromised on her left side, to Houston’s Abilities Expo. We encountered a rude, insensitive, foul-mouthed attendant.
Judge Hidalgo issues mask mandate for Harris County schools, joining the chorus defying Gov. Abbott
This is what leadership looks like; unlike the Humble Independent School Board, whose lack of science-based serious care for our most precious resources, our kids, have already endangered many of their lives, our county leaders are acting responsibly.
Mike Collier is not wasting any time in defeating Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. At Last!
Our local Kingwood Texas friend, Mike Collier (@CollierForTexas), is ready to kick the failed Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick out of office. Finally, someone who instead of giving away the store to corporate friends will do the bidding for Texas citizens.
Racism overtly exposed in my Donald Trump / Ted Cruz / Dan Crenshaw Kingwood, TX district. Why?
A friend/neighbor was walking through the trails in our Kingwood, Texas neighborhood and came across an epithet that clarifies Trumpism & Racism are alive & well in our town.
Chris Rock used his new Netflix skit Selective Outrage to slam Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
I watched Chris Rock on Netflix this morning. It was clear that the Will Smith slap at the Oscars has affected Chris Rock’s comedy.
The movie “Honk For Jesus” brought back memories of a CNN iReport I did on Bishop Eddie Long.
Just got back from the movie “Honk for Jesus.” It felt familiar. A woman told my wife, “That’s the Eddie Long story.” Yes, it is similar to the iReport I did in 2010.
Message To Garth Brooks: Took this superfan lots of money & attempts to finally see you in Houston.
Garth Brooks super fan Debra Willey finally got to see you in Houston, TX, after several attempts and several thousand dollars — a shoutout maybe to her?
What is the “right to roam” and why is it controversial in the United States?
The “right to roam” is a concept that allows people to access and enjoy natural areas, such as parks, forests and beaches, without being restricted by private property laws.
Is it possible to retrofit an old car with an Electric Vehicle drivetrain?
The first step in retrofitting an old car with an EV drivetrain is to remove the existing engine and transmission. This requires specialized knowledge and tools, so it’s important to find a reputable mechanic or EV retrofitting company to do the job.
Texans Win. But why do it the hard way?
The Texans vs Bills game was exciting but it should have ended in regulation. Bill O’Brien is lucky to have stellar players.
Simone Biles named female athlete of the year | khou.com
Simone Biles continues to make Houston proud as she wins female athlete of the year. Congratulations! COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Gymnastics powerhouse Simone Biles has been named the 2019 Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year after another record-setting performance in competition this year. Biles topped a list of award-winners of the honors presented […]
Move To Amend
Move to Amend’s Daniel Lee: Transcending political parties at the People’s Convention (VIDEO)
Many grassroots organizations have converged on Philadelphia, PA using the Democratic National Convention as the catalyst to organize for a better America.