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Recently a Democratic candidate for Arizona's new Congressional District 4, Mikel Weisser has been challenging the right and raising a ruckus since the 1980s. Born the son of a nightclub singer, Mikel Weisser watched anti-war hippies getting beaten on TV during the Vietnam War and decided to devote his life to protest against unreasoning authority, but not to getting beaten. Though he spent almost two years traveling the country as a hitchhiker and found himself homeless more than once since then, Weisser has gone on to receive a Masters degree in Literature and a Masters in Secondary Education as well, to publish hundreds of freelance magazine and newspaper articles + political commentary columns, along with 7 books of poetry and short fiction. A former homeless shelter administrator, food co-op manager, carnie, ditch digger, and traveling turquoise merchant/poet who has performed at the Green Mill, The World Stage, and the Beat Museum , a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and a survivor of his first wife's suicide, Weisser teaches middle school US History and Constitution, helped draft the July 4th 2012 99% Delegation's Declaration of Grievances as a representative for western AZ at the 2012 Continental Congress 2.0 at Independence Hall, a member of the Progressive Democrats of America, Code Pink, and the teachers union and an officer in the Mohave County Democratic Party; but also a member of the NORAZ poets and community arts organizer and muralist, plus host of Kingman, Arizona's annual book festival, KABAM ("Kingman Area Books Are Magic!"). AND, oh yes, an avid-beagle-phile/chicken farmer. He and his wife Beth married in 2007 at their home in So-Hi, Arizona, live with their daughter Victoria, plus numerous pets; and have turned their property into a themepark for "peace and love and stuff," which happens to includes "the world's largest white trash peacesign" as seen on Google Earth.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2012
Current Comedy: Suffering Little Children If Republicans had had their way these past few years then the GOP dream could have come true of going back to the good old days that were so union-free that those kids would never have been in danger in those classrooms. Heck, by age 7 they all would have been shackled to machinery in sweatshops instead.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Current Comedy: "If at First You Don't Secede "" What do you call someone who schemes 2 starve his fellow Americans, gleefully engineers their impoverishment & homelessness, lie 2 their families & friends 2 get them 2 ignore their crimes & then joyfully demeans millions of others 4 being offended @ their chicanery? Well, back in my construction worker days I would have leaned towards the 14 letter phrase that translates loosely into proper English as copulating rectum--
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2012
What Money Can't Buy Arizona is shifting blue like the rest of the country. It's just that the cowpokes and rednecks haven't given up just yet. Mohave County is the reddest part of this reddest state. It's where i do battle--
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 30, 2011
Report From Occupy Kingman,az--Some Of My Immodest Proposals I had the great fortune to be one of the activists who helped semi-organize the Saturday Oct. 29 Occupy Kingman event.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Report from the Occupy Flagstaff Protest Oct. 15, 2011 (video) By the time i made it to the Flagstaff event Saturday Oct. 15, 2011, i had a pretty good idea of what i would say if asked why i was protesting ...
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 13, 2011
Pre-Occupied... and Feeling A Wind Change i think i feel the wind change. And whether it chooses to lay or gale, i for one have been blown from my doldrums and am again chasing some course. It was great to feel alive again, to believe in America and a future. I just hope it is not too late to have one.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 14, 2011
Current Comedy--Godzilla Returns Last year at Xmas, i thought i had written what would be my last column. It was good enough, a great place to stop. As i whip around the sins and the syntax searching for some laughs on a semi-recurring basis, after twenty years it seemed i had about written about all i could stand about the relentless Republican onslaught on America. I was plumb "Repuglied -out."
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 25, 2011
Current Comedy: Are We Libya Yet? As they've killed America, they've hoped we wouldn't notice. They juggled bread and circuses to dazzle us. They told us every year we were getting better and shinier; and, vain fools that we are, we believed them. We fell for it time after time.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2010
The Millionaires Club The recent Republican landslide will be a test to see how many 21st Century Americans are actually ready to party that hearty when we're talking Tea Party style, as in like it's 1773.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 1, 2010
"The Things We Do as Democrats" Bumbling Reportage at the Arizona State Democratic Party Post Election Statewide Meeting
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 22, 2010
"The People's Work" (Welcome to the Occupation, Part 2) "Listen to the Congress where we propagate confusion primitive and wild" --Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 5, 2010
Germany 1928: Welcome to the Occupation Terry Goddard may be professionally trained to have left-side blindness, but he was clearly better than Brewer. Most animate objects and even some fence posts would probably be better than Brewer
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 29, 2010
Current Comedy, 10/05/10: Just Bully Over and over again, the right-wing call for businesses to breathe free, free from the oppression of government's supposedly bullying regulations. Over and over the people looking out for our safety, our government, gets cast as a bully and we rally to condemn the bad old "gub'mint," then remove the cage we use to contain the wild beat we call the free market and every time we try this, it bites us in the ass.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 2, 2010
Terrorists Win? By me, any huckster who aims to hide his sinister intentions in a cloak of religion is one of the lowest of sinners, a knowingly false prophet. In some religions you get stoned for it, or in Rush Limbaugh's case, really, really vicodin-ed out.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Birthers Bashing Babies Current Comedy, 8/16/10: So what IS a terror baby? Why only the most brilliant right-wing Obama deception yet, that's what. Supposedly all the rage in the right-wing psycho circles, this one is the über-theory that neatly ties together several strands of tea party delusion into one handy carrying case.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 31, 2010
Current Comedy, 7/31/10: Must Be a Republican After twenty years of observation, i would have to say that Republicans fall into three groups: deceitfully greed-driven, vindictively self-righteous, and/or stupid. Dear angered reader, pray tell which group do you fall in?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
Current Comedy, 5/20/10: Tales From the Struggle Over SB1070, Parts Three, Four, & Five one wonders if Arizona will ever outgrow its old Confederate era moniker, the "Mississippi of the West."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Current Comedy, 5/10/10: "Tales From the Struggle Over SB 1070" Continued Remember back in pre-election 2008 when we wondered if America was grown up enough to deal with the "whole race deal." Well, now we know. We aren't worthy.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 6, 2010
Current Comedy 5/5/10:"Immigrants Go Home " Back To Europe!" and Other Tales From the Struggle Over SB 1070 Part one of series on the May Day State Captiol Immigration protests.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 2, 2010
Current Comedy 4/26/10: Hoarders Needing Boarders In one single pen stroke our governor has indeed stemmed the massive tide of the thousands who come to our state merely to exploit its resources. Oh wait, that was the tourists.

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