the supreme court says corporations are people and can spend as
much money as they want in political advertising. This news caused
liberal pundits and media analysts to react in horror because
to them, the ruling means that corporations will now have vast
power over what average Americans think and who is elected to
a non-surprise to be told the Pigs of the Power Structure (POPs)
are going to have a powerful influence in the USA. We are told
this by the same brainy analysts who had been reporting for some
time about the severity of influence by insurance companies on
the healthcare reform fight.
liberals who think the high court decision about corporate political
advertising is worse than the Dred Scott decision need to have their heads examined. As an aside,
these are the same liberals who were horrified when Rev. Wright
expressed his outrage over injustice in America, as if it was
the first time they ever heard a militant, angry and impatient
Black person express themselves.
second big non-surprise came in the form of the effect the loss
of the Democrats’ super majority in the Senate will have. Oh “how
horrible” the liberals cried, “now healthcare reform and everything
else worthwhile is dead!.” Please. Healthcare reform was already
dead – killed by the cowards in the Democratic party.
authoritative source very close to Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid gave BC a clear message about the power
of the minority in the Senate when it comes to getting health
reform passed. I received this information while trying to find
out the difference between using a conference committee to work
out differences in the House and Senate healthcare bills and the
Democrats doing it behind closed doors
following is the text of an email exchange beginning with an answer
to my question as to whether there would be a conference committee.
unnamed source I am quoting is an individual who requested that
any information be considered “on background”. That meant the
person was willing to give me a information on the condition that
they not be named as a source. It also means the person did not
want to be caught dead speaking on the record.
may recall, Dubya never had a super majority in the Senate, but
still managed to get things done. George W. succeeded because
the Republican Party fought for the results they wanted.
in America reminds me of a neighbor of mine. One day while walking
my dogs past his house, I observed him working in the garden.
My greeting of “looking good there bro” resulted in his statement
“I do as I’m told.”
single significant change for economic justice, social justice
and peace to come out of Congress was the result of movements
by the American People. This Congress and this president are no
different. Obama and members of Congress do as they are told,
so we have got to tell them what to do in a clear, loud voice.
by people like us have accomplished a lot – including ending slavery,
creating a 40-hour work week, getting women the vote, outlawing
segregation and ending the Vietnam War.
the corporations show their greedy side in their usual form, they
will go too far and even the stupidest low-information voter will
learn very quickly how to use the ballot to send the clearest
most powerful message there is.
representative in Congress must also hear from you between elections.
I believe it is best to make contact as an individual. You can
also sign petitions or take part in mass email campaigns, but
mass efforts are often more easily ignored by members of Congress.
An individual call, letter or email is better than what looks
to them like a form letter. So here are the links for you to use
to find your representatives in the House and Senate:
the U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/ (enter
your zip code in the upper left corner of the page)
the U.S. Senate: http://senate.gov/
(choose your state using the drop down menu in the upper right
*White House Comment Line - 202.456.1111
*White House Switchboard - 202.456.1414
House Website contact form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
is not the time to run in fear of the POPs. In the past, we’ve
braved fear to stand up and fight oppression in any form. We know
how to make them listen. It is also going to be necessary to hit
the bricks in large numbers. Money may talk, but BS walks!
Publisher and Chief Technical Officer Peter Gamble, is the recipient
of a national Sigma Delta Chi award for public service in journalism
and numerous other honors for excellence in reporting and investigative
reporting. The “beats” he covered as a broadcast journalist ranged
from activism in the streets to the State Department and White
House. The lure of a personal computer on his desk inspired a
career change in 1985 and an immersion into what he sees as the
future of communications. The acquisition of computer programming
skills made it possible for Peter to achieve an important level
of self-reliance in the technology of the 21st century and to
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