Thursday, December 16, 2010

HallStyle's Lament, (Random Tweets)

HallStyle  Are We so Blinded by the Shiny Objects that we Don't see What is Really Going on in Our Country? Are We aware of the effects of our actions?

HallStyle  Are We So Drunk With Greed that our Senses no longer function properly? Have we regressed so far backward that the we long for our past?

HallStyle  Do we have any Visions of the Future? Have we Lost all Curiousity? What does it mean to be Human in Present day America?

HallStyle  Corporations Are People they have More Rights than you and I. Their Votes Count more than Mine! If they are Human we are Sub-Human 3/5

HallStyle  We are Sub-Human Slaves to Multinational Corporations who Own Our Government Institutions and Our Politicians who are suppose to help us!

HallStyle  If the Corporations Are the Masters then the Government is just their Enforcer. The Role of Governments Is to protect Corporate interest

HallStyle  If We are to take back our Country we Must First understand who or what Really Controls our Country. These Corrupt Corporate Monsters

HallStyle  A Town, A State, A Nation without Values, Without Beliefs, Without Shared Identity has no Culture No Soul! Who Are We? Where Are We Going?

-- Sent from my Palm Pre

Monday, December 13, 2010

Broke Back Democrats

Well here we are again.  Faced with another tough decision: Do we Stand Up for Principles? Or Do We Lay Down, Bend Over, And Get These RepubliCON/Obama Tax Cuts Rammed Down Our Throats and be Told to Like & Love?  I think we ALL know what Will happen.  We As a Party are going to Cave!  We are going to concede defeat Fully!  We are going to Bend Over and Take It!  Our Will, Our Spirits, Our Backs have been Broken!

Isn't it ironic?  The RepubliCON/Tea Party said that their Goal was to "Break" President Obama but Obama has dragged the Rest of the Party Down with him!  They made it no secret what they planned to do.  They were Crystal Clear in the Strategy they were going to use.  Totally Opposition.  Total Obstruction But the True Irony is that the "One Thing" that the RepubliCONS & President Obama agree on could Very well be the thing that Ends up Breaking the Democratic Party and President Obama.  

To me this is Unforgiveable!  I watched Good Democrats lose All over the Country this year and here in North Carolina in the Legislature primarily because of the perceived Weakness and Lack of Leadership of the President.  They took the Fall for his Failures but when the going gets tough what do we see the President do?  He Takes up Policy Positions SOOO Far to the Right that one can only question what does this Guy trully believe?  Who is this Guy?

What can any of us do?  We are beaten, battered, brusied, and now we have been betrayed!  If we don't Stand for Anything then we Deserve to Fall! We aren't Fit to Lead!

Compromise comes from the Weak who are willing to make the Best out of a Bad situation!  Just as in War when you are Winning you Don't ask for a cease Fire, you don't look to negotiate.  You look for Total Unconditional Surrender. It is my Belief that the President has Weakened his Own position!  He has Weakened his Own Chances of Winning in 2012!  He has Weakened the Entire Party!  If the RepubliCONs had any respect for the President you can rest assurded that they have lost it.  His willingness to Bend over to them so quickly so easily how could they Respect him?  And with it he has lost the Respect of many Loyal Supporters that have been trying to Pull Up & Push the President Forward.  Instead he saves his Fight, His Venom for us!  His Loyal Left!  

The Senate will Cave, they will likely Bend over and take this proposal.  The House will Kick & Scream but they to will Bend Over and Take this proposal.   The RepubliCONS will start the New Year with the President in control.  Total control in the House and basical controlling the Senate (blue dogs + RepubliCONs).  And they will be able to do what ever they want because they know the President & Harry Reid aren't going to Fight them!  They have been Beaten & Broken!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Filibuster reform - It's time.

Common Cause - Holding Power Accountable

 



Unemployment insurance for laid-off workers... Medical compensation for 9/11 first responders... An arms control treaty with support from both sides of the political aisle... A path to citizenship for students brought to the United States at a young age... Disclosure of the sources of secret money in campaigns... Paycheck fairness...

All of these measures – and dozens of others – have been blocked from coming up for a vote in the Senate (and in some cases, from even coming up for debate) by the filibuster.

It's clear that the rules that govern the Senate no longer work, and it's time for change.

Sign the petition today calling on incoming Senators to reform the filibuster!

Sign the Petition Now!


The Senate has gone from being the world's greatest deliberative body to the world's most obstinate body.

But that can change.

The fact is that the modern filibuster has never been part of the Constitution or any law. It's not even in the original rules of the Senate. It's simply a parliamentary gimmick that's become popular as an easy way to stifle debate rather than extend it, and to block compromise rather than encourage it.

The Senate can and should change its rules at the start of the 112th Congress in January so that the minority's right to a full debate is protected, but the majority is allowed to work its will. The filibuster, at least as currently practiced, is unconstitutional and un-American. 

With so many serious issues facing our country, we can't afford two more years of blocks and obstructionism in the Senate.

Sign the petition today calling on incoming Senators to reform the filibuster!

Sign the Petition Now!


Thanks for all you do.

Sincerely,

Bob Edgar
and the rest of the team at Common Cause

P.S. Did you know that in America's early days, a filibuster was a pirate – "filibustero" in the original Spanish – a soldier of fortune who plundered foreign lands without his government's consent. Read more about the history of the filibuster in my latest piece on Huffington Post, and leave a comment letting me know what you think. 

 
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

NAACP-supported DREAM Act coming up for a vote TODAY






-- Sent from my Palm Pre


From: Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau <washingtonbureau@naacpnet.org>
Date: Dec 8, 2010 11:07 AM
Subject: NAACP-supported DREAM Act coming up for a vote TODAY
To: Anthony Hall <anthony.d.hall@hotmail.com>

NAACP: Washington Bureau

 

The Senate is expected to vote on "cloture", and whether to move forward with debate and ultimately passage of the DREAM Act later today.

For information on this bill, and to learn how to advocate, please download the following Urgent Action Alert and take action now!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely,

Hilary

Hilary O. Shelton
Director, NAACP Washington Bureau &
     Senior VP for Advocacy and Policy
(202) 463-2940

Friends,

This is your moment. Together, we have made more than 1.5 million voter contacts, telling our friends, family, and neighbors about the good work Democrats have done to keep this state moving forward.

And they listened. More than 440,000 Democrats have already cast their ballot during early voting.

After the early voting period, we are leading in races across our state, but we cannot rest now.

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here  to find a polling place in your community.

Click here to download a list of Democrats, including fair-minded judges, who will continue to make North Carolina among the top states in the nation when it comes to business growth and job creation.  Democrats, who will continue to protect education, and preserve programs that help our seniors and those struggling with life's challenges.

There is much at stake in this year's election.  If we want to continue building a sound foundation for generations to come, we must send Elaine Marshall to the U.S. Senate and maintain our majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly and the United States Congress.  We must work to keep Democrats in control to move our state and country forward.

This election boils down to a simple driving lesson, vote "D" to move this state forward because "R" will move it backwards.

Thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do.

Warmest regards,

David

 



-- Sent from my Palm Pre

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The NAACP needs our help

NAACP

Anthony,
GOTV
The voting crisis is becoming more and more critical with each passing day.

Every day we are reminded how fragile the civil rights and social justice agenda is in America. There is a very real threat that our nation will move backward if we do not speak out.

And while the NAACP fully embraces the expression of all political views in our democracy, it is our responsibility to show that the will of this nation is to move forward.

That starts with you. Get people to the polls by calling voters in the states that need it most, like North Carolina. It is simple -- we even made a short video to help get you started:

http://action.naacp.org/VoterCalls

Democracy provides us with a platform to speak out against extremists who seek to undermine democratic discourse itself.

With each vote cast in support of civil rights advocates and leaders in the equality movement, we reassert the very beliefs that founded the NAACP over one century ago: ensuring a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

That is why we need your help to Get Out the Vote this election. Pick up the phone and call 10 people who may be losing faith in the power of the vote, and remind them why their voice matters:

http://action.naacp.org/VoterCalls

It is our responsibility to ensure that the democratic process proves itself at the polls.

Thanks for doing your part,

Ben Jealous
President and CEO
NAACP

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