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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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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2008
Judiciary Committee to Announce Results of "Non-Impeachment" Hearing in 2 Weeks House Judiciary Answers Questions on "Non-Impeachment Hearing" Follow-up.
(33 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 27, 2008
Notes from the Non-Impeachment Hearings A not complete, nor particularly nonpartisan, summarization, with quotes (and occasional personal asides)of the full 6 hours of the July 25 Jucidiciary Committee's hearing on the "Imperial Presidency," AKA Kucinich's Impeachment Hearings.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2008
With Glee Bush Proclaims Self "World's Biggest Polluter" Bush boasts he is "the world's biggest polluter" at G8 summit. The G8 is almost done with him, but we'll be cleaning up his aftermath for years.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 23, 2008
Proud to be an American When she says that she has ALWAYS been proud of America is Cindy McCain oblivious to the point of being brain dead, or is she simply lying?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 16, 2008
A Patriot Would Have to Say Impeach Call for Impeachment based on recent revelations from Senate Intelligence Committee and Scott McClelland

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