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July 31, 2014


GOP Congress votes to authorize Speaker Boehner to file lawsuit against President Obama

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Lawsuit against the President authorized by GOP Congress For the first time in the history of the United States, Congress has passed a bill to authorize the Speaker of the House to file a lawsuit against the President of the United States, President Obama. The bill was on a party line vote 225 to 201. Not one Democrat voted for the bill. Five Republicans voted against the likely bill because the bill did not go far enough. What is the lawsuit about? The lawsuit will claim that President Obama broke the law in his selective implementation of segments of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. According to the New York Times, During an hour-long debate that was passionate and pointed, Republicans accused the president of flouting the law and breaking a solemn constitutional oath. They summoned lessons from the American Revolution and the Bible. Speaker John A. Boehner all but accused Mr. Obama of leaving the Constitution in tatters. “No member of this body needs to be reminded about what the … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart mocks the inability of anyone to criticize Israel in US media

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Jon Stewart infers on the truth about the inability to criticize Israel Jon Stewart in this rather simple skit illustrates graphically the inability of having a dialogue about Israeli and its behavior. He is on point. In his skit just the mention of Israel elicits a set of canned responses of attack if it is assumed the statement would not be completely positive. It is an exaggeration but rings true. Any doubts? One simply need to examine what happened to Rula Jebreal when she dared to accuse the media of a bias against Palestinians and a pro-Israeli slant. Inasmuch as she had the facts on her side, her further MSNBC TV appearances were cancelled. And what did she say? “We are ridiculous,” Rula Jebreal said. “We are disgustingly bias when it comes to this issue. Look at how much air time Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis on Andrea Mitchell and others. I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on these same issues.” Jon Stewart’s statement should be heeded. Criticizing Israel … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart mocks US peace efforts as we sell weapons and disrupt all sides

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart shows the hypocrisy of our peace mission in the Middle East Jon Stewart makes a very sad observation about the Middle East that while done comically, is very serious. After watching the video it’s hard to believe that our involvement have been a net positive for the stability of the region. “The Middle East, this is terribly upsetting,” Jon Stewart said.  “It remains in turmoil. This is a dangerous region. Even for people who don’t live there and say merely express the mildest of concern about the humanitarian tragedy of civilians who have nothing to do with the warring factions, only to take rat shit from everyone who went to your bar mitzvah.” It is evident that Jon Stewart is not taking kindly to the recent attacks on him from both the Right and the Left for examining the inability to question Israeli actions and taking a moral stance on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In this schooling Jon Stewart demonstrates the hypocrisy of America’s involvement in the Middle East. America … [Read more...]

MCCLATCHY: Sen. Warren is tribune of left and its fondest White House wish

Elizabeth Warren

A few weeks ago I went to Netroots Nation 2014 and was interviewed by a McClatchy  reporter. Of course she chose the most simple statement I made and did not use any of the analysis I gave her on Elizabeth Warren v. Hillary Clinton. Sen. Warren is tribune of left and its fondest White House wish BY LESLEY CLARK, MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU DETROIT -- “Is this the line for the groupies?” Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who’d gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in Detroit recently at the nation’s largest gathering of liberal activists. Volunteers with a group that’s hoping to convince Warren to launch a bid for the White House handed out “Warren for President” stickers and hats. As the senator signed copies of her latest book, “A Fighting Chance,” supporters pressed her to consider a run in 2016. Warren’s pugnacious battle against Wall Street titans and her … [Read more...]

Wendy Davis gets enthusiastic reception at largest Black church in Humble

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis receives enthusiastic reception at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Wendy Davis attended church in Humble, Texas, a town in the Northeast Houston metropolitan area, on Sunday. She was very well received. “Wendy Davis displayed a warmth seldom seen in politicians,” said Linda. “She was not hurried and seemed ready to engage everyone who wanted to speak to her.” Wendy Davis visited St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church along with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D-TX), and Railroad Commissioner Candidate Steve Brown. She appeared on stage with Pastor Dr. Timothy Sloan. She made a connection with the audience. She showed that ability to empathize with people in every socio-economic class because she herself has been a member of most of them. Much of that story was covered in the articles “Wendy Davis Tells Her Uplifting Story. She Will Be Texas Governor” and “This Is The Speech That Will Make Wendy Davis Texas Governor.” Churches do not … [Read more...]

This Conservative shockingly supports America taking in refugees

George Will Texas Border Refugees

Is George Will now a compassionate Conservative? George Will continues to amaze. Recently on Fox News to the consternation of Chris Wallace he, came out in favor of patriating the refugee children crossing the Texas border. George Will comes out in favor of treating the children at the border in an American manner, with compassion and morality. “We ought to say to these children,” George Will said. “‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school, and get a job, and become Americans. We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous. Chris Wallace was taken aback and said, “You got to know, I mean I can just sort of feel them clicking off, that we’re going to get tons of email saying, ‘This guy doesn’t understand the border. Why should we be dealing with Central America’s problem? We can’t import the problem, they’ve got to deal with it there, and our border has to mean … [Read more...]

Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, a recommitment to the fight for a return to moral policies

Detroit Rally

Netroots Nation 2014 attendies protested in solidarity with Detroit residents I got to the hotel just before four o’clock. The excitement that is felt just before registration was palpable. I was ready. I am in Detroit. Flying over Detroit looked like any other city. I was hoping to fly over some of the blight that the traditional media made synonymous with Detroit. It felt like the flight ensured no one saw it. Was that by design? The week before, from my keyboard in Kingwood I got into an electronic altercation with a Detroit reporter. While watching MSNBC, Detroit reporter Hank Winchester and Detroit activist Maureen Taylor were being interviewed. It turns out the Detroit water department began shutting off the water of all those who are $150 behind in their water bill. They were shutting off the water of the poor, the unemployed, the disabled, and everyone in between at the rate of 3000 per month. Of course, corporation owing thousands were left alone. The reporter went on MSNBC with a huge … [Read more...]

Meet The Press David Gregory called out by guest for his journalistic blunder and bias

David Gregory, Chris Gunness, UN School Bombing, Israeli video,rockets,missiles

David Gregory continues his bias in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict David Gregory was called out by United Nation Relief and Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness. David Gregory showed an uncorroborated video of missiles being fired from a UN School that was released by the Israeli government. Chris Gunness told David Gregory it was unfair to ask him to comment on a video he had not seen while showing it to millions of Americans. One must wonder if the upfront callout of David Gregory had an impact. It seems that his folks must have quickly contacted the UN for their interpretation of the video. This should have been done before David Gregory allowed our airwaves to be used via Meet The Press as a propaganda arm of the Israeli government. Neither side must be allowed to do that. At the end of the program David Gregory told the other side of the story. The UN said the video does not show what the Israeli government purports it is showing. 16 people including many kids died in that bombing of the UN … [Read more...]

These guys intend to cleanup and rebuild Detroit

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Detroit's Blight Busters If one listens to the common wisdom on Detroit from the outside, one would believe the city is a lost cause. Being in Detroit with Netroots Nation 2014 told a completely different story.It was evident that that continuous spark necessary to rebuild the city is coming from within.  Maybe that is why no one much talks about the plight of Detroit except during extreme situations. The water shutoffs brought back attention to Detroit. It was evident that even the fight between Detroit citizens and the water department was going to be waged from within. While walking the exhibit halls at Netroots Nation 2014, I ran into John J. George, Founder and President of Motor City Blight Busters Detroit Inc. John said that his organization is removing homes, trees, illegal dumps, and anything that brings negative energy to the community. Gordon Soderberg who is ex-navy and has disaster experience from his Hurricane Katrina work, brings veterans in to assist in the cleanup along with Blight … [Read more...]

Politics Done Right on KPFT 90.1 FM – Journalist Rula Jebreal discusses media bias in Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Monday 9 PM CST

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Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies Tune in Monday 9:00 PM on KPFT 90.1 FM (Houston Area) Live stream: http://KPFT.org (Entire USA) - Podcasts: Call (713) 526-5738 to talk to me on air. This week’s show  July 28th, 2014 Journalist Rula Jebreal discusses media bias in Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Rula Jebreal will be the featured guest on Politics Done Right. Rula Jebreal is a journalist, a commentator, and author of Miral, a novel translated into 15 languages, that sold millions of copies worldwide and a film that was the first ever premiered in the UN General Assembly Hall. She also authored the International Fince Europa Award winning book The Bride of Aswan that was translated into 5 languages. Her third book, Rejected is a non-fiction about immigration in Europe. She wrote and produced the film Permesso di Soggiorno about the death penalty in China, the United States, and Iran during the UN debate on the death penalty in 2008. Rula Jebreal is the brave journalist that had the … [Read more...]