July 29, 2014

These are must reads

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...]

This CEO said he would fire workers if Obama elected. Guess what happened.

David Siegel

It turns out President Obama was great for David Siegel This DailyKOS post simply made my blood boil. One would hope this CEO, David Siegel, would apologize but that would be wishful thinking. His business suffered because of the economic collapse that occurred under President Bush that was caused by bad policy and fraudulent bankers. David Siegel sent a letter threatening to fire all his employees and to shutdown his Orlando company, Westgate, if president Obama was elected in 2008.Well, President Obama was elected and re-elected. How did David Siegel fare? Instead of his company being dragged down by the evil black man in the Oval Office, his company started flourishing again.  The Obama recovery saw companies make record profits, and Siegel's was no exception.  Today, Westgate is doing better than ever.  Under Obama, we also have had the best stock market in history, so investors like Siegel made out like bandits.  (Obama=worst socialist ever). Instead of firing, Siegel has had to hire more … [Read more...]

Congressman Curt Clawson proves what most Americans know, Congress is ill-prepared and dumb

Curt Clawson

A Congress with the likes of Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL) should be America’s biggest fear It seems every year Congress is populated with a higher percentage of ill-prepared ideologues. They do a lot of talking and staging. Yet they accomplish very little. Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL) of Bonita Springs made a grave mistake. He is the congressman that replaced Congressman Trey Radel (R-FL) who was busted for buying cocaine. In a hearing on Capitol Hill, Curt Clawson addressed two U.S. government officials, Hon. Nisha Biswal and Hon. Arun Kumar, as if they were Indian nationals. What was sadly amusing is the tonality of his statement and his smugness in addressing two officials he thought were from another country. “I am familiar with your country; I love your country,” Congressman Curt Clawson told the two government officials, speaking about India which he thought they were from. “And I understand the complications of so many languages, and so many cultures, and so many histories, all rolled up in … [Read more...]

Will the un-American evil displayed towards refugees come back and haunt us


Display of hate towards these refugees may come back to haunt us The border crisis is not what most Americans believe it is. There are three types of traffic hitting our border today. There is the illegal drug smuggling. There is the standard undocumented migration of people that naturally occurs along borders between countries. Lastly there is the migration of refugees. Drug smuggling will not stop as there is an insatiable appetite for drugs in the United States. There is a demand for drugs. As free enterprise capitalists, American leaders are cognizant that unless society changes or drug policy changes, the demand will be met. In fact the drug smuggling across our borders is that demand being met. Migration between adjacent or close borders is not uncommon. It is not uncommon especially if the countries have large economic or socio-political disparities that engender others to seek relief. The economic catastrophe that afflicted America in 2008 caused by a fraudulent financial sector brought … [Read more...]

Use Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams story as the spark to move forward

Stacey Abrams

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has the answer to a Blue South Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams is not very well known nationally. She has been on a few news segments for the traditional media but none of those appearances have garnered her national recognition commensurate with her accomplishments. It is obvious she was well aware of that when she gave her speech at Netroots Nations 2014. “I want to start by telling you a story which I need to do,” Stacey Abrams said. “Because you have now heard from a list of very exciting people and you have no idea who I am or why I am here. So, I am going to tell you why.” Stacey Abrams went on to tell her story. She grew up in Mississippi. Her father was from the poor side of town. Her mother was from the side of town that was even poorer. “Her family was the family poor people made fun of,” Stacey Abrams said. Her mother was a second grade dropout. The woman that her mother cleaned for insisted that her mother go back to school. A … [Read more...]

Reverend William Barber’s inspirational speech at Netroots Nation 2014

William Barber

Reverend William Barber electrifies Netroots Nation 2014 Reverend William Barber visited Netroots Nation 2014 and provided an inspirational speech that electrified the entire room. Most importantly Reverend William Barber gave a history lesson on moral fusion movements. Reverend William Barber described the moral fusion movement in the context of the first and second reconstruction. He is imploring the effecting of the third reconstruction. Reverend William Barber said that today’s moral fusion movement in the form of the third reconstruction must be effected not in a Right/left manner. He said it is not about Democrat or Republican. It is about a moral principle, the establishment of justice. Reverend William Barber had a rather funny moment in a very serious speech. He told his Liberal friends that he does not understand why many of them do not like the Bible. He stated that the core of Liberal values are codified in the text of the Bible. “It is extreme and immoral to suppress the right to vote,” … [Read more...]

Detroit resident Atpeace Makita details Detroit’s problems and her hopes going forward

Atpeace Mikita

Atpeace Makita, a Detroit resident and activist speaks of going forward On Friday the Detroit citizens protested in downtown near the COBO convention center. They then marched to the renowned Hart Plaza on the riverfront. Netroots Nation 2014 attendees comprised a very large number of the protestors in solidarity with the cause. A few weeks ago the Detroit water department began shutting off the water for those citizens that owed $150 or more. Most of these people are unemployed, poor, or disabled. It has even drawn criticism from the United Nations. There was an explosive exchange recently between community activist Maureen Taylor and Detroit reporter Hank Winchester on MSNBC as the reporter used dog whistles in describing those that have been unable to pay their bills. Interestingly, many corporations owe thousands, tens of thousands, and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their water is never at risk of being shutoff. After the protest, a very insightful young woman, Atpeace Makita, spoke to me. … [Read more...]

Vice President Joe Biden heckled at Netroots Nation 2014 ‘Stop deporting our families’

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Vice President Joe Biden displays poise when heckled about deportations Vice President Joe Biden visited Netroots Nation this afternoon. The room was full of excitement as he was introduced. The Vice President thanked the Netroots Nation community for demanding and coaxing politicians to effect a progressive agenda. He stated the fact that it would not be possible without the Netroots. In the middle of the speech Vice President Joe Biden was heckled. It first started softly and progressively got louder. A group of attendees stood up in the front side of the room and started yelling ‘Stop deporting our families.’ The Vice President did not get frazzled or perturbed. “I respect your views and I share your views,” Vice President Joe Biden said. “But let me take these issues one …” The hecklers continued for about a minute thereafter. They were then escorted out of the room peacefully. “You should clap for those young people. …” Vice President Joe Biden said. “Can you imagine the pain, the anxiety, … [Read more...]

An interview that puts the plight of Detroit, Netroots Nation 2014′s host, into perspective

Michael Doc Holbrook

Michael Doc Holbrook explains the problems in Detroit Netroots Nation 2014 is in Detroit this year. It is fitting that on my way back to the hotel immediately after registering for the conference, I ran into Michael Doc Holbrook. After stopping at the waterfront, Hart Plaza to take in the view, Michael Doc Holbrook rode up on his bike. We had a pleasant conversation. It wasn't long before I realized we shared a lot in common. He is a political activist. I immediately asked him for an interview. He was kind enough to say yes. Talking to Mr. Holbrook was made more relevant based on an incident that occurred last week. MSNBC had an interview with Detroit Reporter Hank Winchester and Maureen Taylor, a community activist and State Chair of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. The topic was about the water department in Detroit shutting off the water to residents owing $150 or more. Interesting enough there were corporations who owed thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands who would not … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart slams Right Wing mobs immigration/refugee protests

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Jon Stewart comes out swinging in support of the kid refugees Jon Stewart's take on the behavior of many Americans’ display of hate and intolerance towards the mostly children refugees from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador was epic. His piece accurately portrayed the insidiousness and ignorance of the protestors. Most importantly he showed the hypocrisy of the Right. Jon Stewart started the piece he titled ‘America’s immigration crisis: Kid Edition’ by first using news clips to detail the crisis. Since October over 52,000 kids from three Central American countries have been flooding the US-Mexican border, primarily Texas. They are fleeing poverty and extreme violence. “There are kids in trouble,” Jon Stewart said. “I was always taught by my parents to follow the golden rule. Whenever you see a kid in trouble, yell at them in a language they don’t understand.” Prescient. John Stewart then showed clips of an out of control mob shouting at the kid refugees. “Go Home,” one angry protester shouted. … [Read more...]