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We’re Number 1!

    Los Angeles does it Again!

No, I’m not talking basketball.  No, not hockey, soccer, football, baseball or any other sport.  I’m talking about something important.  Something that will affect your future as well as that of your children and grandchildren.

An organization called Move to Amend (.org) started a petition to amend the U.S. Constitution.  The goal is to establish the obvious: corporations are not people (Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission; the Supreme Court decision that allows anonymous, unlimited  purchase [money=speech] of the U.S. political process, and therefore, the United States government).  L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti heard of the Occupy Wall Street-inspired petition, liked the idea, and drafted a resolution.    It states: only living persons, not corporations are endowed with constitutional rights and that money is not the same as free speech.

The Los Angles City Council voted on the resolution yesterday at 10:00 am.  As you may have guessed by now, it passed unanimously!  Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to call for an end to all corporate constitutional person-hood.  Councilman Garcetti said: ” We’re very proud to come together and send a message, but more than that, this becomes the official position of the City of Los Angeles.  We will officially lobby for this. I also chair a group which oversees all the Democratic mayors and council members in the country and we’re going to share this with all our 3,000 members and we hope to see this start here in the west and sweep the nation until one day we do have a constitutional amendment which will return the power to the people.”

Bravo L.A.!  Once again the trend setter. Who would have thought we would ever need a resolution like this, to castrate the judicial activism of the shady majority on the Supreme Court?

– L. Morales
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Next Step: Occupy Politics

The Occupy Wall Street movement, and all the other Occupy movements inspired by it, have had incredible  success in changing the political conversation both here in the United States and abroad.  Unfortunately, we Americans are a fickle bunch.  The movement may be losing it’s romance in the eyes of the general populous.  It is time for a change in tactics.  It is time to “Occupy Cyberspace”.

This is a call for all members and true believers in the  Occupy movement to come together in one location.  We need a definitive number  to represent the strength of the movement.  We need to form a unifying body to represent all of our voices, our desires to make the United States of America great again; to balance the playing field; to secure a promising future for our children and grandchildren:  the United Occupy Party!

Show your support!  Goto:  Change.org and sign the petition.  We can do this, one signature at time!   – United we stand, divided we crawl.

– L. Morales

Politics = Kryptonite

Super Committee: Fails

Once again, when it comes to the classic battle between politics and morality,  politics wins.  Apparently, negotiations within the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction have once again reached an impasse.  It seems that pesky pledge to that “random person” (per John Bohner), Grover Norquist, is once again the wet paper bag the Republicans can’t fight their way out of.  The Democrats, on the other hand, were perhaps lucky not to have come to an agreement.  This would have meant agreeing to major cuts in social programs (something the Democrats seem to think 70% of the American people want – not).

– L. Morales

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Over Before it Began?

Old Dog, Old Tricks

Here we go again.  Newt Gingrich received $1.6 million from Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.) for services as, per Newt, historian.  He denies ever lobbying for the group.  Per Freddie Mac, he was to “build Republican support in the House of Representatives”.  Sounds like lobbying to me.

In New Hampshire last month, Newt said, “Democrats with ties to Freddie Mac should be thrown in jail!” – lucky for Newt he’s a Republican.

Once again, what Republicans seem to conveniently forget is that they were in charge; responsible for Freddie and Fannie at the time of the collapse. Yet somehow, magically, it was the Democrats’ fault.

– L. Morales

Newt’s Next

Newt Swims Upstream

      Newt Gingrich has apparently benefited from the failure of others.  He has moved up in  the Republican primary polls, second behind Mitt Romney.  But let’s not forget who this man is…

He’s the guy that was having an affair on his second wife with staffer Callista Bisek, at the same time he was trying to impeach Pres. Clinton for lying about his affair.  As Speaker of the House, he was second in line for the presidency when, under a barrage of ethics charges, he had to resign.

Is this the guy you want as the leader of the free world?

– L. Morales

Are the Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

    Stand Together or Fall Apart   

  Super Tuesday Update:

Last night in Ohio, voters defeated SB5; the Government Union Law.  Apparently people don’t like to have their rights taken away from them.  So goes Ohio, so goes the country.  All we have to do is participate.  Power to the people.

In Arizona, Senator Russell Pearce, architect of the discriminatory  anti-immigration law SB1070 (affectionately known as the “papers please” law) was recalled last night.  He was defeated by Jerry Lewis (R).  HEY LADY!

Apparently still upset by the recent Supreme Court decision (1973 Roe vs. Wade), anti-abortion zealots in Mississippi introduced a ballot initiative that wanted to redefine life as “beginning at fertilization”.   If made  law, it would have made birth control and abortion illegal.  Mississippi voters weren’t having it.  They defeated the “person-hood initiative” soundly. 99% to 1%, in a democracy, those are some damn good odds.

– L. Morales
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