GEORGIA & US SUPREME COURTS HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS 1


“Troy Davis was put to death by injection in Georgia on Wednesday at 11:08 ET despite numerous last-ditch attempts by his lawyers and supporters to stay the execution.

Davis had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. ET for the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail. But the proceeding was delayed more than three hours as the justices pondered a plea filed by his attorneys after last-ditch appeals failed throughout the day.

Davis had been scheduled to die three times before, most recently in October 2008. That time, the U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution two hours before it was scheduled.

The case has drawn international attention, with Pope Benedict XVI, South African anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu and former President Jimmy Carter saying the execution should be called off. Amnesty International and the NAACP have led efforts to exonerate Davis, and U.N. human rights officials joined those calls Wednesday.” [SOURCE CNN]

Rick Perry Attacks the President at a Time He Speaks to UN


Well, Maybe That's a Little Strong 🙂

Well, Rick Perry is showing how unprepared he is for American foreign policy. And, he attacked President Obama just as he was to speak at the UN General Assembly with a speech reiterating our fidelity, commitment and love for the State of Israel. Gov. Perry accused the President of appeasing the Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East instead of championing Israel. No one does this to the head of our country. Time and time again, white politicians show disrespect for our President because he is black and they think him naive. This is a knee jerk reaction to Obama’s intelligence and command of the English language, government and politics. Yes, he is young and is not as gray-haired as they. But, he is The President of the United States! Whatever one thinks, there is a time and a place for everything.  You don’t involve our domestic election into the serious stew of international relations.  Shame on you, Rick!

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OBAMA PROMISED CHANGE…NOT TO WALK ON WATER


I think that the American people are so frustrated after 8 years of republican President, George W. Bush, that some are impatient with the battle of Obama vs The US Congress, as it were.  They feel change should be like applying heat to popping corn. The election of Barack Obama with its  message of hope and change made some Americans feel like Obama would lead us to a ‘promised land’ where he would walk on water.  Changing Washington, DC is more difficult than the President had imagined.  I remember from studying sociology that the main imperative of a social institution is to preserve itself.  And, those old codgers in The Congress are holding on to the old ways of governance as if their lives depend upon it. And, it does.  Change is scary.  Witness the Tea Party! They must be stopped before we spiral downward into third world nation status.

We need a new government: America, Version 21st Century.  The “greatest generation” fought WWII and came home determined to give their children a future that was better than theirs.  Somewhere along the way our values shifted and the accumulation of wealth became the prime directive, even if it meant stepping on fellow Americans in the process…and keeping them down. The US Census just announced that 46 million Americans live in poverty! (That’s 1 in 6.) In the recent CNN-Tea Party Express Debate the Tea Party came out decked in their finery.  There were cheers and boos as various issues were debated(?) When Ron Paul was asked what should become a person in a coma with no healthcare insurance: Let him die?  The Tea Party whooped and hollered their indictment that “those without the ‘personal responsibility’ to get healthcare insurance” should be left to die!!!  The only alternative given by Rep. Paul was charity from churches. [At least they have not removed God from the equation.] Few members in the audience felt morally responsible to help his neighbor as Christ directed. I’ve noticed atheism creeping more and more into polite society.  Church attendance is down.  I remember the days of the Civil Rights Movement when we knew that God had sent us our spiritual leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, who fought for equality of the races and social justice.  Who will be a modern day MLK and organize a new March on Washington to energize all Americans to demand changes in The Congress.  Of course, you have heard that Congress’ popularity poll is at 13%.  Even so, Congress will not change unless forced to.  If we filled the Mall and Capitol steps with millions of angry citizens with our demands on placards, we would force our representatives and senators to work for us and not the lobbyists and their big campaign donors.  WILL THE NEXT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER PLEASE STEP FORWARD?

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WARNING, THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT WANTS YOUR COUNTRY!


Here are four recent examples of the Religious Right flexing its political muscle:

** Texas Gov. Rick Perry held a stadium prayer rally in Houston that preceded his announcing his candidacy for President of the United States. The event was hosted by the American Family Association, a Southern Poverty Law Center-certified hate group. Included among the speakers were many radical clerics from the theocratic New Apostolic Reformation. Also known as the Seven Mountains Movement, this group of extremists wants to turn America into a fundamentalist Christian nation. Their aim is to take over the following seven spheres of society that they refer to as mountains:  Religion, Media, Government, Family, Education, Business, Arts & Entertainment.

** The American Family Association is organizing Pastor Policy briefings in presidential battlegrounds. In these events, candidates prostrate themselves at the feet of conservative pastors in Iowa and elsewhere, pledging to enact their agenda if elected.

** Former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed is making a comeback with a new organization he founded, the Faith and Freedom Coalition.  “Our goal is to build a file of 29 million conservative voters,” Reed told the New York Times. “We’ll e-mail them, we’ll call them, we’ll knock on their doors and, if necessary, we’ll drive them to the polls.”

** Extreme right wing organizations have been recruiting candidates in the GOP primaries to sign pledges that lock them into inflexible positions, even at the expense of the nation.

It is critical that people realize that these zealots have a radically different vision of this country than most Americans. If their power keeps increasing, they will be able to drastically reshape this country. There would be a tremendous loss of freedom, liberty and justice, while bigotry, intolerance and religious conformity would become the law of the land.

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“PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RIGHT”


“In case you just missed the President’s speech from the White House Rose Garden this morning, I wanted to make sure you saw this key quote:

“It is wrong that in the United States of America a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million.

Anybody who says we can’t change the tax code to correct that, anyone who has signed some pledge to protect every single tax loophole so long as they live, they should be called out.

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Bloomberg: Economy Woes Will Lead to ‘Riots’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned Friday there could be “riots” in the streets of U.S. cities if the economy doesn’t pick up soon.

The lack of jobs is making people increasingly desperate, Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show…

“We have a lot of kids graduating college, can’t find jobs,” Bloomberg said, according to the New York Daily News. “That’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what happened in Madrid. You don’t want those kinds of riots here…”

“The damage to a generation that can’t find jobs will go on for many, many years,” the multimillionaire mayor said.

Bloomberg, an independent, said President Barack Obama is not to blame for the counry’s economic problems, saying they “developed over long periods of time.

He praised the president for coming up with a proposal to try to fix things.

“At least he’s got some ideas on the table, whether you like those or not,” Boomberg said. “Now everybody’s got to sit down and say we’re actually gonna do something and you have to do something on both the revenue and the expense side.”

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ELIZABETH WARREN, A FIGHTER FOR A NEW AMERICA 2


Elizabeth Warren has announced she is running for the old Edward Kennedy Senate seat coming from Massachusetts.  Mrs. Warren came to national prominence through a career of her evolving fighting for middle-class and working class values and issues. We have come to know her from her work for the Obama administration where she created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which remains under attack by republicans who fear giving the people their rights and a fair shake. They refuse to fund the agency. To watch a sample of her work click here.

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