The Arizona Supreme Court is due to hear a case today filed by State Republicans over the Medicaid expansion put into place by former Az Governor Jan Brewer that gives healthcare to low income families and individuals. It was put into place by Gov Brewer when Obamacare was passed into law and Arizona’s Republicans have been up in arms ever since! That’s NOT surprising because, frankly, Arizona has a notorious reputation for trying any way they can to increase the burden on poor and working poor families and individuals in the state. Of course, Arizona also has a notorious reputation for being unwilling to recognize such statesmen as the former Dr Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez too. The state only recognized the MLK holiday when concerts and conventions began cancelling events in Arizona in protest of the state’s refusal to honor MLK. Once Arizona legislators figured out how much MONEY would be lost they changed their toon rather quickly and recognized the MLK holiday. A similar scenario revolved around the late migrant worker rights advocate Caesar Chavez. The state reluctantly created a special day to honor him in the same tone with MLK. Arizona should be ashamed but the state government in Phoenix is far from being so. Continue Reading
Most of the files related to the assassination investigation of President John F Kennedy were released late yesterday although some are being withheld for another few months under the claim of possible “national security” which, of course, is a very broad term. However, among those files released late yesterday is a report made by a top reporter in the UK who got a mysterious phone call 25 minutes before JFK was killed in Dallas, Texas.
The file is a CIA file from its London office. The report details a phone call received by the top reporter at the Cambridge News in the UK. It reads in part, “The British Security Service (MI-5) has reported at 18:05 GMT on 22nd November (1963) an anonymous phone call was made in Cambridge, England to the senior reporter of teh Cambridge News. The caller only said that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up.” Additionally, another file (report) details that a death threat was made against Lee Harvey Oswald the day before JFK was killed in Dallas.
Although we were promised by the so called “experts” that nothing in the files released late last night was “significant” these two documents DO appear to be HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT, in my opinion. The mysterious phone call to the London reporter 25 minutes before JFK was killed tells me that someone had prior knowledge of the assassination and that they wanted to ensure that the international media knew about it. Further, the death threat made against Oswald the day before JFK was killed tells me that someone was gunning for Oswald for some reason. My own opinion is that Oswald was a patsy and I think he may have been getting “cold feet” as the fatal day approached and so whoever else was involved in the assassination of JFK threatened to kill him if he didn’t follow through with the “plan.” Continue Reading
Aides to President Trump are reportedly finalizing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military gun sales from the State Dept to the Commerce Dept. Such a shift would allow US gun makers more leeway in selling guns and ammo to foreign buyers and expand market sales of such items as AR-15s and US made 5.56 and .223 guns.
The shift in oversight from the State to the Commerce Dept does NOT require any action or legislation by Congress and, thus, Trump can do this on his own. The Commerce Dept is far more interested in increasing trade numbers more than it is in restricting firearms and ammo sales. The move would expand the market for US gun makers and ammo makers by about 20% or more annually. Continue Reading
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said he won’t run for re-election in 2018 because he thinks in the new politics of Trumpland there’s no room for people like him. He was referring to the venom now being spewed daily by Trump and other Republicans of which Flake is a member of that party.
Flake is a Mormon and although his Arizona voter approval rating is only 20% he is noted as being a man with principles and morals. That said…he’s right! There is no longer room in the Republican Party nor in Government, for that matter, for anyone like him with morals and values.
So Flake is the latest nice guy to be weeded out by the Washington Crime Network and MORE corruption is soon to follow rest assured. His challenger has Trump’s support and now that Flake is making his exit that challenger most likely will win in 2018. What a hornet’s nest our nation has become BUT what do you expect from a nation that wallows in sin, perversion, and drug abuse mixed with a hefty dose of corruption? Flake has often been at odds over the past 10 months with Trump and even Az Senator John McCain warned him that there would be a political price to pay. Seems that price has now come due for Flake.
Allow me to jump on the bandwagon here………….
Back in 2008 I was working at a place and during my break I was outside at a picnic table talking with my coworkers. A couple of my coworkers were women and they were “clowning” around acting “silly.” They were talking about men’s behinds and at first it was funny but then……….then………………..then………………
One of the women commented about my “nice ass” and grabbed my ass!!
Oh God! I thought she was going to rape me right then and there!! I suddenly felt dirty! I blushed because she did it right in front of my other coworkers and when she grabbed my ass I jumped and was taken back a bit SHOCKED…to say the least.
The women laughed as she walked away and went back to work. She thought it was a joke but I, however, didn’t quite know what to make of it. Was I sexually harassed by this woman? Did she molest me? I was confused and didn’t know what to do. No one has ever grabbed my ass like that.
Should I get on the bandwagon (twitter) and tell my story like everyone else is suddenly doing? Or should I just keep my pie hole shut and live with it the best I can? Continue Reading
A Neo-Nazi leader has come forward and revealed himself to be a complete hypocrite! His name is Kevin Wilshaw and he’s an organizer for the racist group known as National Front. He told a television station during an interview that he’s now had second thoughts about his decades of past racism and admitted that he’s a HOMOSEXUAL and comes from JEWISH heritage.
Wilshaw told the reporter that he’s a bit of a contradiction and that he joined racist groups in order to feel like he belonged and because he wanted comrades. He said in school he didn’t have any friends and just wanted to belong to a group and have friends. POOR CHOICE of groups to belong to IMO. “I saw people being abused, shouted at, spat at in the street,” he told the reporter but he didn’t admit to taking part in such actions himself. Wilshaw joined the National Front in the 1970s at age 20 and became a regional organizer for the racist hate group.
He told the reporter that he feels “appallingly guilty”over his stance and poor relations it’s caused with his family. He said he’s been living a lie and that his mother comes from Jewish ancestors. I suppose now we are suppose to feel sorry for him? WELL I DON’T! I’d be willing to bet that MOST of the people in these racist groups have JEWISH heritage as MANY people discover when they begin to research their ancestry! I’m glad this guy has finally seen the LIGHT but I still don’t feel sorry for him. Life is about CHOICES and this guy made some very BAD CHOICES!!
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President Trump eliminated DACA a few weeks ago putting the future of every “dreamer” in the US in peril. At the time he said he and Congress would be working on something more permanent for children brought to the US illegally by their illegal immigrant parents. The Dems have promised amnesty for these youth but Trump says not so fast! Trump wants something in exchange for giving Dreamers amnesty. He wants funding for his WALL!! No wall? Nothing for Dreamers!
Trump rubs me the wrong way on two levels here. First of all this is the TWENTY FIRST CENTURY for God’s sake NOT 1949! So why in the hell does Trump want to erect a Soviet-style brick and mortar wall? With the technology we have an electronic fence could be put into place and, in fact, is already in place and in use along some areas of the US-Mexico border. FACT is with this technology we don’t need to have a physical Berlin-like wall to keep illegals out of the US. But Trump seems set on constructing such a monstrosity no matter what and now he’s using the Dreamers as PAWNS in his little chess game with Congress!
And that’s the other thing that rubs me the wrong way. Why is Trump playing the Dreamers to get what he wants (funding for his asinine wall)? Dreamers are young PEOPLE not pawns on a chess board! Most have never even been to Mexico and many don’t speak on word of Spanish. Most have gone to AMERICAN schools, served in the AMERICAN military, and have never known anything else other than AMERICA! The consider themselves AMERICANS not MEXICANS! But all this falls on deaf ears when it comes to Trump who is BENT on getting his brick and mortar wall and apparently at ANY cost. Even if it means using HUMAN BEINGS and pawns in some SICK chess game!!
I have a suspicion that the people advising Trump may not be right bright. I have a suspicion that although he might be a whiz when it comes to real estate and business as POTUS he’s not right bright. I find it utterly deplorable that a sitting POTUS with no dignity whatsoever has chosen to use OUR YOUTH (they are Americans except in legal status) as pawns in his sick chess game with Congress. Trump should be ashamed of himself BUT he’s not because his over inflated ego is too big to feel SHAME.
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Puerto Rico (“Rich Port” in Spanish) is not a US state but it is a US territory and the people there are US citizens. It has a population of about 3.4 million people. The US invaded the island during the Spanish-American War in 1898 and as an outcome of that war Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the USA along with the Philippines and the island of Guam. This was part of the Treaty of Paris and a part of that treaty also forced Spain to give up Cuba but it didn’t give Cuba to the US. The island was originally inhabited by the Taino people who are an indigenous people of the Caribbean. When the island was claimed for the Kingdom of Castile (Spain) in 1493 by Christopher Columbus the Spanish colonial government began to transform the island population and culture. Waves of African slaves were brought onto the island along with Canarians (people from the Canary Islands) and Spanish settlers. What the eventual result was, was the development of a distinctive Creole Hispanic culture and language that combined elements of Native American, African, and Spanish (Iberian) culture and language.
Recently, the US territory of Puerto Rico was devastated by a hurricane and this has only added to the ongoing problems the island has been facing. Prior to the destruction by the hurricane Puerto Rico was bankrupt and many people on the island were living in poverty. The US territory has ZERO electoral votes and in order for a Puerto Rican to vote in a US presidential election primaries they must have a residence on the US mainland. This despite the fact that Puerto Ricans are considered “natural born US citizens.” Continue Reading
I want to address two things in this post. First is Puerto Rico and second is the Affordable Health Care Act (aka: Obamacare). Let me begin with Puerto Rico. Yesterday the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carmen Yulin Cruz accused Trump of “genocide” in relation to the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following a massive hurricane that devastated the US territory a few weeks ago. Notice Puerto Rico is a US TERRITORY and NOT some foreign country? Puerto Rico was bankrupt before the hurricane hit and now the infrastructure is completely devastated making life almost impossible on the island. Trumps response has left a lot to be desired and yesterday after Congress (yes they actually did something) passed a bill granting more funding for disaster relief his response was tweeting that “we can’t stay in Puerto Rico forever.” WTF? What in the hell was that tweet all about? No one expects FEMA to stay in Puerto Rico forever and, frankly, his statement (yes he has said all of his tweets are OFFICIAL presidential statements) was inappropriate. So what does Trump plan to do? Leave the people of Puerto Rico to fend for themselves and be content with the US territory sinking into a Third World State?
I like what US Representative Luis V. Gutierrez D-Ill said yesterday. He said,, “I ask every American that has love, and not hate in their hearts, to stand with Puerto Rico and let this President know we WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE!”. I think Gutierrez hit the nail on the head because HATE is the problem here with Trump! I knew during his presidential campaign 2016 when the KKK and Neo-Nazis came out quickly supporting Trump that something was amiss and his slow response to condemn the riots in Charlottesville involving Neo-Nazis demonstrating there only added more proof that Trump IS A RACIST! This plus all of his rhetoric about Mexico and his beloved Berlin-style SOVIET wall he wants to build is all proof that this president does NOT see himself as President of all Americans especially Hispanic and Minority Americans! How much more proof do we need that Trump is a hardcore RACIST? Add atop all of this his recent move to suspend DACA which threatens to deport Hispanic youth that were brought to America illegally by their parents crossing our border illegally and you’ve got plenty of evidence that Trump is a RACIST.
Regional Premier Carlos Puidemont declared the independence of Catalonia but then appears to have suspended the declaration as a move to gain dialogue with Madrid. In a speech last night Puidemont unilaterally declared independence based on a ballot vote that was void of any democratic guarantees. Although it is claimed that “most” Catalonians voted for independence that is NOT SO. The majority who voted, voted for independence. Problem is MOST people in Catalonia DID NOT VOTE! The MAJORITY of people stayed away from the polling places. And most of those who stayed away from the polls did so because Spanish police closed them down and fired tear gas into protesters.
Somehwat confused by the vote and the independence declaration and then its apparent suspension, Madrid has asked for clarifification from Puidemont. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked the premier to clarify whether independence was indeed declared and why it was then suspended by Puidemont. Continue Reading