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So who is this guy? Well, my name is Bob "Bobbo" Simpson. I'm an old fashioned labor socialist which makes me a genuine anachronism in our Brave New 21st Century. With Estelle Carol I help produce labor cartoons for the union movement.

Real Name: Bob Simpson

DOB: August 5, 1947

Gender: Male

Location: Oak Park, IL, USA, 60302

Occupation: social media writer-retired history teacher

Groups: White Privilege Working Group, Black Kos community, In Support of Labor and Unions, Progressive Friends of the Library Newsletter, Abolish the Death Penalty, Chicago Kossacks, 15NOW

Hobbies: biking, hiking, reading, movies, troublemaking

Home Page: http://www.bobbosphere.org/

Twitter: @BobboSphere

Diaries published: 150 (12 days since last diary on Mon May 11, 2015 at 09:39 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 1198 (11 days since last comment on Wed May 13, 2015 at 09:38 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 5538

Total Comment Ratings: 1790

Most Recommended Diary: The Time I Got Busted by An Alabama State Trooper--- In Maryland, 70 comments, 247 recommends

People Following BobboSphere: 94

BobboSphere's Most Recent Diaries:

" The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 09:39 PM PDT with 154 Recommends
It was one helluva an election season on the shores of Lake Michigan. Last summer I was brimming with optimism. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) had people out canvassing the neighborhoods. CTU ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 08:26 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
Yesterday March 22, several hundred people shut down a McDonalds at Laramie and North Ave on Chicago's Far West Side and then marched on and through a Food 4 Less store located further east. It was ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 11:54 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
(Note: As of this writing there are reports that Shell, the industry leader, has reached a settlement with the United Steel Workers union which is on strike. Picketlines at BP are still up as of ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 02:36 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
For the past 6 months I worked on the electoral campaign of Zerlina Smith, a progressive candidate for Chicago City Council. She was part of a city-wide electoral revolt against austerity politics ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 02:17 PM PST with 41 Recommends
The recent police murders remind me of the most terrifying days of the civil rights movement, when people were being killed with impunity and if the perpetrators were apprehended, were then set ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM PST with 6 Recommends

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