WILLIAMS: 2012: An upheaval of monumental proportions
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“Right now, Democrats are working to protect historic reforms currently improving the lives of millions of Americans — and we’re fighting to keep building a stronger future for this country.
Supporters are mobilizing on the ground in all 50 states, rolling up their sleeves and getting to work to help support Democrats and the President’s agenda. Together, we’ll protect the progress we’ve made and keep this country moving forward — and that starts with your commitment, right now.”
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Republicans are so desperate to keep their blacks and Latinos from voting in 2012 that they would make fun of the black church. Do you remember how important the black church was in securing civil rights for the sons and daughters of African slave cotton pickers in South Carolina? You’d think that the current governor (who is Indian-America, a woman of color) would not be the leader of the campaign of the white power structure in South Carolina to revive the ‘good ole days’ of Jim Crow. I wonder how many of her white constituents truly ‘have her back?’
Well, this is the first day of 2012 and the first day of Election Year 2012. For months the GOP Primary Circus has dominated the news. Quietly, Barack Obama has been building a re-election that is greater than all the Republican campaigns combined. The President keeps true to his focus to help the struggling middle-class even though some Republican candidates are giving lip-service to helping us survive and reach the successes of the Top 1%. The big thing for all of us, the poor and the middle-class, is to survive after the Top 1% took thirty years to ruin our economy, send our jobs overseas, quit manufacturing “Made in the USA” products and talk of our millionaires and billionaires as “the job creators” when analysts tell us that companies–small and large–create jobs, NOT MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES. Obama is still our warrior. Read how he sees the struggles in America:
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On this first day of the New Year I was informed that the Attorney General of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli wants the state’s election law changed to benefit an ex-speaker of the US who was forced out of his job in disgrace. Newt failed to fulfill the requirements of the law to get on the Virginia primary ballot in his home state. For some reason this Roman Catholic birther and homophobe thinks it right to reward a serial adulterer, ethics violator who was fined $300,000 by his colleagues in the US House with a do-over or a some dispensation to get on the Virginia Republican ballot. Ken wants to continue the GOP assault on voters’ rights, voter access and oppression of minorities limiting their votes which might increase chances of Republican defeat. It continues to be true that Republicans will do anything, say anything, etc., to succeed in their hatred of Barack Obama by denying his re-election as the first black President of the United States. Ken, I assume you are a devout catholic. Would your Pope (better Jesus Christ) approve of how you conduct yourself as a
Pharisee, I mean, member of the court? Cease and desist!
AKA Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Virginia Attorney General
Wife: Alice Monteiro Cuccinelli (“Teiro”, 5 daughters, 2 sons)
High School: Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC
University: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia
University: MA International Commerce and Policy, George Mason University
Law School: JD, George Mason University School of Law
Attorney General of Virginia (16-Jan-2010 to present)
Virginia State Senate 37th district (2002-10)
Defenders of Property Rights
Families Incorporated Board of Directors (1998-2000)
Knights of Columbus
Virginia Bar Association
Global Warming Skeptics
Risk Factors: Homophobia
Right about now you’re getting your clothes ready for going out tonight. Got a date? Hoping to find someone to ring the in the New Year with? Hope you will have made plans for a DESIGNATED DRIVER to get you home safely this morning. 🙂
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We witness GOP governors cutting education from their budgets and GOP candidates for president promising to abolish the Department of Education, low test scores in our schools, GOP unwillingness to upgrade our school infrastructure, etc. Thanks to Sam Seder for this thought-provoking video in which he analyses an article he read in Forbes Magazine: “If I Was a Poor Black Kid…”:
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Globally, life was very difficult in 2011. Our economies were in jeopardy, some of our countries had their credit rating lowered, there has been less money available to help poor people around the globe and many of us have died fighting for the freedoms enjoyed under a democratic form of government. God bless their souls! God bless women around the world who suffer because of their biology and are subjected to discrimination and beatings, forced marriages, marital rape, dealing with no civil rights as a victims of rape and the reality of being property and baby-makers who raise men who continue the cycle of oppression. Lord, grant us mercy!
Well, it 9:35 AM EST and many of you are already celebrating 2012! Party hardy, but, don’t get too drunk. Who wants to start an auspicious journey as a NEW YEAR with a hangover. 🙂
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Growing up in the South I knew the tradition of blackeyed peas or hoppin’ john and collard greens eaten at 12:01am on New Years Day. This was for good luck in the new year: peas for coins and collards for greenbacks. 🙂 The history of the blacked peas is quite interesting. Collards are known all over the world. These foods are staples in the southern kitchen and one can find recipes online.
As a child I used to go to bed long before midnight. I hated being wakened to eat peas and greens in the middle of the night. Now I look back and chuckle and remember my dear departed Mama. I hope your family has fond traditions, too. WATCH: TV MINISODE CHRISTMAS: DESIGNING WOMEN – NEW YEAR’S DAZE
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Play “Auld Lang Sine” with player above.