Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, dies today of complications from COVID-19 even though fully vaccinated.
In his folksy manner, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg schooled Chuck Todd by putting supply chain discourse in the proper context.
Workers are no longer willing to be enslaved by the corporatocracy. They are starting to demand their worth as execs continue their pilfering.
President Joe Biden did not allow the mainstream media to define his narrative for an unemployment report that was less than expected. He framed it right.
Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Miles Taylor have an important message for Republicans to save our democracy.
A Few Takes
Just as the media is fascinated with the apparent murder of an abused young woman this week, it seems like this story should be a major story as well. It seems it is a potential tragedy that can be stopped.
Except for those with a suicidal death wish, Trumpism will ultimately die as it burns itself out from its sheer evil and disregard for humanity.
I am not sure if Abbott got the vaccine are not. All I know is a consider him a murderer not just for his stance on masks and vaccines but for killing Texans by neglecting the Medicaid Expansion to the Affordable Care Act Texans are already paying for.
The Green New Deal is a distraction. The Green Real Deal is where we need to be, today, tomorrow and for however long this planet will have us.
In a New York courtroom, freedom of the press is being juxtaposed with the freedom to lie. Freedom to lie to subvert an election. Freedom to lie to aid the chief patron of a gold-digging cable network. Donald Trump’s Big Lie — and his covey of mouthpieces […]
Compared to the existence of the universe and even briefer the existence of our planet human life is exceedingly brief. Our individual existence (in this society) becomes even more precarious when we (especially those who are not part of the world’s 1%)
As you were skimming through your emails you noticed one that looked a little suspicious. The sender was God. You figured it was probably spam and you should just delete it but your curiosity got the better of you, so you clicked it open. The message said:
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. They won’t allow our incompetent governor Greg Abbott and his sycophants to get your kids killed. COVID […]
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.
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.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST: We continue to be led by politicians who are killing many of our loved ones. Local authorities must defy the murderous edicts from the state and the federal government. It must be humanity over capital at once. I try to be civil. But how does one stay civil when those […]
The Hartmann Report
Now that rightwing media has arguably caused more Americans to die than has tobacco, it’s time to consider a strategy like we used with cigarettes to balance their deadly lies and misinformation
What they’ve created has taken on a life of its own & is now tearing America apart – Steve Bannon, echoing Hitler, predicted, “We’re putting together a coalition that’s gonna govern for 100 years”
Somebody needs to tell the politicians: “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
League of Independent Voters of Texas
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 is the suppression of a plurality of Texas voters. Surprise! There are more non-aligned and independent Texans than Democrats or Republicans.
People Making a difference
Angeliina Lawson is the sole progressive on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees trying to be fiscally accountable and transparent.
Our communities would do well having more people like Ashley Mosley. She stayed in community where many have left intentionally.
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 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 […]
Alex Trebek, the Canadian broadcaster who found fame in the United States as a game show host, has died at the age of 80.
One of my favorite actresses, Diahann Carroll, died today. We actually got her program in Spanish while I was growing up in Panama.
Aretha Franklin is dead but she lives on in the manner most of us knew her. And as such, she lives on and will live on forever.
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.
This misinformed Latino Phoenix Arizona resident illustrated perfectly why it is difficult to get unity in a cause.
Coffee Party Posts
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.
Occupy Kingwood VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Occupy Kingwood is now 27 consecutive weeks long. It is getting hot. Our numbers today were the smallest in several months and it was likely attributed to the Houston heat. That said we recommitted to stay on track for 52 consecutive weeks hurricane, rain, snow, or heat. This […]
Move To Amend
Many grassroots organizations have converged on Philadelphia, PA using the Democratic National Convention as the catalyst to organize for a better America.
Egberto On TV
I was a guest on HuffPost Live to discuss several news topics on Huffington Post. These were Debt Ceiling, President Obama’s inauguration, and Ellen DeGeneres. The 14th amendment would allow President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling in the event of a standoff, but the White House says it won’t play that card. Let […]
I was in Austin for the War On Women Rally with the Kingwood Area Democrats and other organizations including the Coffee Party. I got an email yesterday saying I was on Fox 7 and then went to their website to check it out. WOW, I got a whole five seconds of coverage. I was busy […]
Egberto Mentioned In Media
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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’s Published Articles
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 […]
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 […]
When Seattle’s new sports and concert arena opened its doors to the public in October 2021, many were left scratching heads as to what the heck the building’s name was about.
Strolling down the toilet paper aisle, one is faced with a grave decision: 3-ply or ultra-plush? For consumers, factors like price, size and comfort always come to mind first, yet why do we fail to prioritize the environmental impact of toilet paper?