June 11. 2015 By Jack Jodell.
Not too much free time this week, but I do have a few observations and thoughts to post:
1). CALL 202-225-3121 (THE CONGRESSIONAL SWITCHBOARD) TODAY AND ASK TO BE CONNECTED WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE – THEN DEMAND THAT HE OR SHE VOTE NO ON FAST TRACK, THE TPP, AND THE TTIP!!!! This rotten measure has already passed in the Senate and now the House will take it up this week. IT IS HORRIBLY BAD FOR WORKERS AND MUST BE DEFEATED – NOW!!!
2). PLEASE DONATE TO FREE SPEECH TV TODAY BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-877-378-88669 OR CONTRIBUTING ON THEIR WEBSITE AT http://www.freespeech.org/ – this is the only completely viewer-supported, fully non-commercial progressive TV network in the entire country, and it MUST NOT GO OFF THE AIR!!!
3). POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACISM MUST COME TO A SCREECHING HALT! Just a few days back, in McKinney, TX, a burly cop was caught on video as he brutally mishandled a teenage black girl at a pool party. It doesn’t matter who mouthed off to him or what they said – his bullying and attempt at intimidation was uncalled for! The officers with him who pulled their guns out to make other black teens lie in submission on the nearby grass and sidewalk were also WAY over the top! Their lives were clearly never in any danger, nor were any of the teens carrying guns. These cops were nothing more than hateful, racist sociopaths, and they should be punished for their blatant misuse of power!
4). DESPITE CORPORATE MEDIA ATTEMPTS TO MARGINALIZE OR IGNORE HIM, BERNIE SANDERS REMAINS A STRONG CHALLENGER TO HILLARY CLINTON! A recent straw poll conducted among Democratic voters in Wisconsin proves this: Hillary got 49%; Bernie came in at a very strong 41%; and all the others (O’Malley, Webb, and Chaffee) lagged far, far behind. The fact of the matter is this: Bernie Sanders is the ONLY candidate addressing the most important issues affecting workers, the middle class, and the poor. He has been doing so constantly for the past 30 years! He is NOT a flash in the pan and does NOT create a spectacle – that’s why the mainstream corporate media prefers to ignore him. Also, he repeatedly attacks corporate greed and income inequality. THAT is why Bernie Sanders should become our next President! There is a good reason he continually draws huge crowds and appeals to so many of all colors and creeds – he is trustworthy and talks FACT and COMMON SENSE!
5). WHISTLEBLOWERS are being pursued and penalized by the Obama administration at a record and most disgusting rate – this must STOP! In this blogger’s opinion (which is accurately shared by MILLIONS of others), people like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and Daniel Ellsberg before them, should be regarded as true PATRIOTS and great national HEROES for having displayed the courage of conscience to stand against their government when they saw correct evidence that their government was acting in a criminal, immoral, and unconstitutional manner. It is absolutely appalling to think that Ms. Manning js serving a decades-long jail sentence while war criminals and plundering profiteers like DICK Cheney, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Bremer, and Henry Kissinger are all allowed to draw a government pension and are walking around completely free, wealthy, and without a care in the world! Where is justice, and what the hell has become of the Obama I thought we elected in 2008? His obsession with secrecy and security is unhealthy and dangerous, to say the least!
6). Israel is engaging in genocide regarding the Palestinian people, and their illegal annexation and occupation of Palestinian land must HALT! My, how short people’s memories can be —it was only 70 years ago that history’s greatest persecutors – the Nazis – were vanquished and punished for war crimes, and now today, Israel is committing many of the same crimes toward the Palestinians that the Nazis committed against the Jews so many years before! How blind and unjust can one country be?
7). WE MUST END GERRYMANDERING AND GET THE MONEY OUT OF POLITICS ONCE AND FOR ALL! WE are supposed to choose our leaders – THEY must NOT be allowed to choose US! This is a nation founded on “one person, one vote” – NOT one dollar, one vote!
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