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Deb Della Piana is a corporate ex-patriot (30+ years in advertising & public relations) turned activist and aspiring revolutionary. Co-founder of the group #BecomeUngovernable, she invites everyone to stop by the web site, learn about the group and its goals and join the cause!
Deb lives in Stoneham, Massachusetts, with her life partner, Susan, four kids, two dogs, two cats and a rabbit.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 28, 2009 Gaza by the numbers
If you think the Israelis are doing nothing but defending themselves, you need to look beyond the spin. In the most recent conflict, 13 Israelis died as a result of Palestinian rocket attacks. Israel's answer was to annihilate 1,300+ Palestinians, more than 400 children. We need to take the blinders off and see Israel for what it is: A nation determined to deny the Palestinians statehood at all costs.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, February 2, 2009 They (the Republicans, of course) still don't get it
You would have thought that the Republicans would have learned a lesson after the drubbing they received in November, but they haven't. In fact, they are up to their old tricks, banding together for political purposes rather than for the benefit of the American people. Go figure.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 10, 2009 War, Lies (Photos) and Videotapes
Condoleezza Rice recently said that George Bush's Middle East policies will stand the test of time. Yes, she's right. He's left a lingering legacy of war, death and destruction in his wake. They should never be forgotten. But George Bush, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice should not be allowed to simply slip back into private life. They should take a trip to The Hague because they are nothing more than war criminals.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Coming down off the 'Obama High'
It's the end of November and I'm down off the 'Obama High.' There are several issues I see as key in the first hundred days of Obama's presidency. Those outlined in this article are the first that emotionally came to mind. While these are not the only important issues -- appointments certainly are as well -- try looking at these subjects as the 'fumes' from the toxic Bush Effect.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 26, 2008 The greatest civil rights battle of our generation
On November 4, we took a big step forward plus three bigger steps back. Why? Because California, Arizona and Florida added their names to the list of states denying one group of citizens a basic civil right: The right to marry anyone we choose. But we're not content to be second class citizens anymore in America. This time, the Christian right is in for a fight.
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, November 17, 2008 Beware of them who must not be named
Chances are you don't know what a Dominionist is, but you should learn. Dominionists are the most radical branch of the Christian right and their goal is to change our democracy to a theocracy. Barack Obama's election may have temporarily slowed their progress, but the Dominionists aren't going away. In fact, they are looking to Sarah Palin to depose Obama in 2012.
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, October 27, 2008 Why George Bush is the worst president in American history
Elections can be so distracting, especially the 2008 edition. It almost makes you forget all about George W. Bush, and that would be very dangerous indeed. We're so worried about Sarah Palin getting elected that we're forgetting we have a criminal and his accomplice in the White House right now. So, let's look at all the reasons why Goerge Bush is the worst president in American history.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 10, 2008 What was that biblical saying about casting the first stone?
In spite of their own questionable associations, the McCain-Palin strategy has shifted from the issues to smearing Barack Obama. They're doing it by linking him with William Ayers, who was prominent in the Weather Underground back in the sixties. But I say that everyone is fair game now, including the pit bull with lipstick and her lame boss, John McInsane. Is this any way to win an election? Hell no!
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 9, 2008 How low can Palin go?
So, now we know that Sarah Palin isn't just an average hockey mom. She really IS a pit bull with lipstick. She inspires people to yell "kill him" (referring to Obama) by invoking her ludicrous link between Obama and William Ayers, who started the Weather Underground back when Obama was eight years old. Is this the kind of vice president we want? Another Dick Cheney?
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 5, 2008 The McCain Meltdown
Since the "bounce" McCain got at the Republican Convention, we've witnessed the man's total meltdown. From the faux suspension of his campaign to deal with the Wall Street crisis to his snide, sneering, condescending performance in the first debate, it's almost been like watching a schizophrenics descent into total madness. Last week he suggested Bush veto the $700 billion dollar bail out he voted for. Has McCain gone crazy?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 3, 2008 Cirque du Sarah Palin
It was hard for Sarah Palin to fail last night: The bar was laying on the ground. She managed to do well because she was allowed to run her own circus side show, ignoring the questions and talking about what she wanted to talk about. There were points for style but, as usual, no substance was present. She still doesn't understand the real issues facing Americans, she can't think on her feet, and she's still a liar.
SHARE Thursday, September 25, 2008 Welcome to Disturbia
So, I'm a woman and Sarah Palin is anything but a friend to women. I'd not vote for the ticket based on that alone. But I want to dispel the myth that I'm a one-issue voter, so here are plenty of other reasons to keep McCain and Palin out.
SHARE Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Who does McCain think he's kidding by choosing Palin?
Feel comfortable with McCain's VP selection? Sarah Palin is exactly what America does not need: Another ill-equipped, unqualified public servant who wants to negate everything American women have fought for all these years. Just say no!
SHARE Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Our Hypocritical "Environmental" President
While George Bush spends his days helping his oil drilling buddies, he hangs out in Crawford in a completely outfitted, environmentally sound ranch. Just another dose of hypocrisy from the anti-environmental president as he pressures the cave-in Democrats to lift the offshore drilling ban.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 17, 2008 We just don't get it
Nations that are considered for behind us on the Democracy curve question their leaders and hold them accountable. Somehow, here in America, we just don't get it. The inmates are still running the asylum.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, July 14, 2008 The Next Battleground: The World's Food Supply
Do you know what's in your food? Did you know that 60-70% of the foods on your grocer's shelves contain genetically-modified ingredients? Who is this courtesy of? Why, none other than Monsanto, the former manufacturer of Agent Orange and contributor to about 50 EPA Superfund sites. If you thought they were bad as a chemical company, wait until you learn about them as an agricultural company.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 7, 2008 The Bush-McCain Myopic Energy Solution
George Bush went on live television in 2006 and declared America addicted to oil, and vowed to do something about it. And he did, starting an illegal and immoral war to help feed the junkie's habit.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 30, 2008 The Scum Also Rises
Jump back on the SS John McCain and take a trip down the River of Shame. He's in bed with special interests, in spite of his rhetoric decrying them. And his war on women and the environment is ramping up. Let's also remember that he doesn't support the Webb GI bill in spite of the fact that he has no problem putting our soldiers in harm's way in an illegal war.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Just say no to Joe!
Ready to give up your last bastion of total freedom? That's what's going to happen if we let Joe Lieberman have his way legislating the Internet to, of course, protect us from terrorism. It's time to just say no to this assault on our freedoms.