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HEY BOEHNER: ENOUGH ALREADY.


 

By Jueseppi B,

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House Speaker John Boehner is putting party ahead of country. He has the votes to end the shutdown right now, but he won’t do it — instead, he’s letting a small group of tea party extremists overrule the majority of representatives.

I’m downright pissed — are you?

 

Without a functioning U.S. government, 94% of EPA staff are out of a job — not bad for Big Coal.And who was Boehner dining with on Fridaynight instead of negotiating? Why, none other than Big Coal executives.

 

Meanwhile, our national parks, from Yosemite to Cuyahoga Valley, are closed to families — but not to private oil and gas leases.  Hiking and picnics are out, but corporate profit from public land has never been more in.

 

Nearly one million workers without a paycheck. No new mortgage or small business loans. Superstorm Sandy cleanup delayed. Cancer research and food safety inspections on hold.  Everyone suffers from a government shutdown — everyone except the corporate polluters.

 

A routine funding bill has the votes to pass, but Speaker Boehner won’t even let it on the floor. Tell him to get his act together and put country before party today!

 

While Boehner and the tea party are playing games, real people are being impacted across the country — like the Illinois National Guard members who still need to show up for work, but might not get paid.  Or the deli owner in Seattle who serves many federal employees and said, “I don’t think [Congress] is thinking of people like us. If they keep going like this, how will we pay our rent?” (Members of Congress, however, will still get paid.)

 

 
The House has the votes to pass a straightforward funding bill, but Boehner is blocking it. It would only take 17 Republicans joining with Democrats to pass a bill — and Republicans even admit those 17 votes exist!  – but Boehner won’t allow it. A straightforward funding bill has the support of a majority of representatives in the House, but not of tea party Republicans, and that’s all the Speaker cares about , the ultimate definition of putting party before country.

 

The Tea Party hasn’t been able to get their way by winning elections — so now they’re holding our government hostage. But that’s not how democracy works. As Senator John McCain told his colleagues last week, “Elections have consequences.” The people re-elected President Obama and re-affirmed his agenda last November — these extremists are just the worst kind of sore losers.

 

We can’t let a small minority of extremists run our country. It’s time we speak out against the broken system! Demand an end to the shutdown today!

 

Oh, sure, these jokers claim they’re listening to the American public — but that’s a bald-faced lie. In a major new poll, 69% of Americans said Congressional Republicans are acting like “spoiled children.” Another poll found that 72% of Americans oppose shutting down the government over health care.

 

This brinkmanship is undemocratic and, quite frankly, downright insane. Speaker Boehner needs to listen to the will of the people before the damage to our country gets even worse.

 

Tell Speaker Boehner to do his job and represent the will of the people, not the extremists in this party.

 

In it together,

 

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Authorizes Limited Military Response In Syria


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Statement by the Press Secretary

 

Statement by the Press Secretary

This afternoon, on a bipartisan basis, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing U.S. military action in Syria. We commend the Senate for moving swiftly and for working across party lines on behalf of our national security. We believe America is stronger when the President and Congress work together. The military action authorized in the resolution would uphold America’s national security interests by degrading Assad’s chemical weapons capability and deterring the future use of these weapons, even as we pursue a broader strategy of strengthening the opposition to hasten a political transition in Syria. We will continue to work with Congress to build on this bipartisan support for a military response that is narrowly tailored to enforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons, and sufficient to protect the national security interests of the United States of America.

 

My opinion on Syria:

Why AmeriKKKa Must Not Interfere In Syrian Civil War

 

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Senate committee authorizes limited military response in Syria

 

 

 

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday voted to give President Barack Obama the power to a launch a military attack to punish Syria for using chemical weapons.

 

The vote was 10-7. It marked the first time in more than a decade — since a 2002 resolution that preceded the Iraq war — that members of Congress have voted to authorize military action.

 

The resolution, which could be voted on by the full Senate as early as next week, forbids Obama from using ground troops in Syria and allows the military response to last no longer than three months.

 

The yes votes comprised seven Democrats and three Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, who had expressed reservations that the United States was not doing enough to arm the rebels fighting Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

 

“We commend the Senate for moving swiftly and for working across party lines on behalf of our national security,” read a statement from the White House. “We will continue to work with Congress to build on this bipartisan support for a military response that is narrowly tailored to enforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons, and sufficient to protect the national security interests of the United States of America.”

 

Earlier in the day, Obama landed in Stockholm and, at a press conference with the Swedish prime minister, declared that punishing Syria for using chemical weapons was a matter of upholding the credibility of the world.

 

Answering a question about his statement last year that Syrian use of chemical weapons would be a “red line,” Obama said the response was not about him.

 

“I didn’t set a red line — the world set a red line,” Obama said. “The international community’s credibility is on the line, and America and Congress’ credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important.”

 

Raw: Obama’s Impassioned Plea for Action

 

Published on Sep 4, 2013

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Obama made his case overseas during a visit to Sweden. (Sept. 4)

 

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters Wednesday in Stockholm, Sweden, about his 2012 “red line” comment regarding Syria.

 

 

 

Obama: ‘I Didn’t Set a Red Line’ on Syria”

 

Published on Sep 4, 2013

“First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that in a piece of legislation entitled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous things happening on the ground there need to be answered for. So, when I said in a press conference that my calculus about what’s happening in Syria would be altered by the use of chemical weapons, which the overwhelming consensus of humanity says is wrong, that wasn’t something I just kind of made up. I didn’t pluck it out of thin air. There’s a reason for it.”

 

 

 

He added: “When those videos first broke and you saw images of over 400 children subjected to gas, everybody expressed outrage. How can this happen in this modern world? Well, it happened because a government chose to deploy these deadly weapons on civilian populations.”

 

Later, Secretary of State John Kerry and other top administration officials went before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to confront skeptics and press the administration’s case. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel estimated the cost of a limited strike at tens of millions of dollars.

 

Kerry said American inaction would “live in infamy,” and he drew analogies to black marks of history — the appeasement of Adolf Hitler before World War II and the U.S.’ refusal to accept a boat full of Jewish refugees from Germany in 1939.

 

“There are moments when you have to make a decision,” he said. “And I think this is one of those moments.”

 

He added: “A lot of people out in the Middle East count on us.”

 

“They count on us to help them be able to transition,” Kerry said.

 

Asked in Sweden whether he would strike Syria even if Congress does not authorize force, Obama said: “I believe that Congress will approve it.”

 

He added: “I do not believe that I was required to take this to Congress, but I did not take this to Congress just because it’s an empty exercise. I think it’s important to have Congress’ support on it.”

 

The president said he was mindful that memories of the Iraq war were fresh, particularly in Europe.

 

“Keep in mind I’m somebody who opposed the war in Iraq, and am not interested in repeating mistakes of us basing decisions on faulty intelligence,” he said. “But having done a thoroughgoing evaluation of the information that is currently available, I can say with high confidence that chemical weapons were used.”

 

At Wednesday’s House hearing, Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, expressed deep reservations and asked whether Obama would have “bothered to come to Congress” if the British Parliament had passed its own resolution supporting military force. Parliament rejected it instead.

 

“I believe he absolutely would have,” Kerry said.

 

In a tense exchange, Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., said he had recently spoken to a group of eighth-graders “who get it. They get it that we shouldn’t be drug into someone else’s civil war where there are no good guys.”

 

He praised Kerry for always showing caution with respect to the American armed forces, then asked him whether power was “so intoxicating” to the Obama administration that it couldn’t resist “pulling the trigger” on a conflict.

 

“I volunteered to fight for my country, and that wasn’t a cautious thing to do when I did it,” Kerry shot back. “I am not going to sit here and be told by you that I don’t have a sense of what the judgment is with respect to this.”

 

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked about potential Syrian retaliation. Among the risks he mentioned were that Syria could use rockets to attack its neighbors or American facilities, could encourage surrogate groups to attack American interests or could stage a cyberattack.

 

Obama on Thursday heads for Russia for a summit of the so-called Group of 20 economic powers. President Vladimir Putin, in something of a surprise, gave an interview in which he did not rule out military action against Syria.

 

Putin, in an interview with The Associated Press, said that Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a United Nations resolution on a strike — if it is proved that the Syrian regime indeed used poison gas on its people.

 

The United States says it has incontrovertible proof that Syrian leader Bashar Assad gassed more than 1,400 people in a rebel-held neighborhood.

 

But Putin said that it seems “absolutely absurd” that Syria, an ally of Russia, would use chemical weapons. Syria has the upper hand against the rebels, Putin said, and Syria knows that using chemicals would trigger an international response, perhaps forceful.

 

Further, Putin said Wednesday that Congress had no right to “legitimize aggression” against Syria, and accused Kerry of lying to Congress about al Qaeda’s role in the conflict, Reuters reported.

 

Foreign affairs analysts have said that Russia and China, both of which hold veto power as permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, would block any American effort to secure U.N. support for a strike.

 

Reuters contributed to this report.

 

Thank you Kasie Hunt and Erin McClam, NBC News.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rice says administration ‘quite confident’ Congress will OK Syria action

 

 

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We All Need Some Comedy And If This Don’t Make You Laugh, Your Funny Bone Is Broke….


 

By Jueseppi B,

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We all need some comedy.
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Bernie Mac “Milk & Cookies” Kings of Comedy

 

Published on Jul 30, 2012

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Katt Williams – American Hustle – Crocodile Hunter

 

 

 

 

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Now for some political comedy…..remember when John McCain said Ambassador Susan Rice was unqualified?

 

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Clearly The President, Barack Hussein Obama, didn’t agree.

 

 

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Some more political comedy……

 

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Are You A Trayvon Voter?


 

By Jueseppi B.

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How to Become a ‘Trayvon Martin Voter’

 

By: Benjamin L. Crump

 

In a piece for the Washington Post, Benjamin L. Crump, the lead attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, is encouraging supporters of the Trayvon Martin movement to sign a petition on Change.org to amend “Stand your ground” laws in 21 states. He also says that these “Trayvon Martin voters” should come out in droves during the midterm elections — political cycles that often experience less voter turnout.

 

From Attorney Crump:

As I travel the country, many people tell me they wish they had been on the jury in the criminal trial of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I tell them that although they did not have a vote in those proceedings, they do have a vote in establishing Trayvon’s legacy.

 

This vote, your vote, will be historic. It starts when you sign the Change.org petition by Trayvon’s family to amend “stand-your-ground” laws in 21 of the 31 states where they are on the books. It continues when you cast your vote in the 2014 midterm elections and each election cycle beyond until we make history by passing a Trayvon Martin amendment to the stand-your-ground laws in every state that has them. These actions will make you part of new voting bloc: The Trayvon Martin voter.

 

Trayvon Martin voters have the potential to become a critical mass influencing several important issues, including stand-your-ground laws, racial-profiling laws and stop-and-frisk policies. Typically, the voter turnout in midterm elections is dramatically diminished from presidential-election years. We can, however, make sure that in the upcoming midterm election Democrats, Republicans and independents across the country turn out to vote for Trayvon Martin amendments. Trayvon voters have a clear cause: capturing the passion over the devastating verdict returned in the trial of George Zimmerman and transforming these feelings into actions that can and will make a difference.

 

Why is it critical to amend stand-your-ground laws? The Trayvon Martin amendments are common-sense legislation that would alter such laws to prevent the initial aggressor in a confrontation from being able to later claim self-defense. Stand-your-ground laws were not enacted to allow aggressors the opportunity to get away with murdering an innocent person, although this is, unfortunately, what has happened. Law enforcement officers initially cited Florida’s stand-your-ground law in their refusal to arrest Trayvon’s killer, Zimmerman, in February 2012. In large part, this law permitted Trayvon’s killer to walk out of the courtroom and back into society. Passing these amendments would prevent this type of tragedy and protect others, especially children, from being profiled, pursued and killed by aggressors.

 

In asking the United States to start a conversation about the tragic circumstances of Trayvon’s death, President Obama expressed his concerns and the need to review stand-your-ground laws. Sen. John McCain and other prominent Republicans have joined Obama in questioning stand-your-ground statutes. Even former Florida governor Jeb Bush, the Republican who signed the state’s stand-your-ground legislation into law, has voiced concerns. Regarding the shooting of Trayvon, Bush said in March 2012, “ ‘Stand your ground’ means stand your ground. It doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s turned their back.”

 

Throughout history, positive change has come from tragedy. Society has learned that with time and through action, protests and national movements, change is possible. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 began in large part because of the brutal murder of another unarmed black teenager,Emmett Till, in Money, Miss., in 1955. It took nearly a decade before this tragedy resulted in the passage of the historic civil rights legislation. Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, eventually got to see something positive emerge from something very painful: an acknowledgment that her son’s death was not in vain.

 

The 1963 murder of Medgar Evers, another unarmed African American, led to positive change. During his life as an activist, Evers organized voter registration campaigns, demonstrations and boycotts to end Jim Crow laws in Jackson, Miss. His death was an influence for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

 

Even as we fight today for change, and may expect it to manifest immediately, it is important to understand that this process will take time. We should not, however, allow that to be a discouragement.

 

We Trayvon voters must maintain a united front against stand- your- ground laws and continue to fight even at times when our efforts feel overlooked. No matter how seemingly impossible the task, if Trayvon voters remain steadfast, Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, will eventually see something positive come out of something very painful : an acknowledgment that their son’s death was not in vain.

 

Simply put, this is your chance to vote for Trayvon.

 

 

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The NAACP has released a Bill Summary for Trayvon’s Law.

 

The introduction reads:

 

“In light of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and the overwhelming national awareness around numerous issues surrounding this case, the NAACP advocates for creating a set of laws called “Trayvon’s Law” which embodies legislative responses that will greatly reduce the likelihood of another tragedy like the Trayvon Martin incident.

 

Trayvon’s Law is a set of bills that focus on ending racial profiling, repealing stand your ground type laws,creating law enforcement accountability through effective police oversight, improving training and best practices for community watch groups, and mandating law enforcement data collection on homicide cases involving people of color.

 

Some of these policies can be pushed on the state level; others may lend themselves well to more local campaigns. The NAACP will continue to advocate for these policy changes on the federal level as well. Advocates across the country can push for any combination of these policies that makes the most sense for their city, state, or local jurisdiction.”

 

The Bill Summary includes repeal of Stand Your Ground Law.  The NAACP writes: “Repeal Stand Your Ground Type Laws & Restore Sane, Sensible use of Force Standards in Self Defense.

 

“Although many have tried to promote stand your ground type laws as self-defense measures, the reality is that these laws do nothing but provide cover for vigilantes and hate groups who often choose to take the law into their own hands. Laws like that of Florida have contributed to a 300% increase in so-called self-defense related homicides, and people of color seem to always get caught in the crossfire.

 

The Tampa Bay Times found that defendants claiming “stand your ground” are more successful if the victim is black. A study by the Urban Institute also found that in states that have stand your ground policies, nearly 36% of cases where a white person killed an African American were deemed justifiable homicides, compared to only 3% of cases where an African American killed a white person. Hence, the NAACP proposes that “stand your ground” and other laws that provide immunity for vigilantes be repealed and replaced by common sense, self-defense measures.”

 

 

 

Please follow this link for the entire “Trayvon’s Law” Bill Summary: Trayvon’s Law

 

 

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The principles of Trayvon’s Law are:

  • Ending racial profiling;
  • Repealing stand your ground type laws;
  • Creating law enforcement accountability through effective police oversight;
  • Improving training and best practices for community watch groups; and
  • Mandating law enforcement data collection on homicide cases involving people of color.

In addition, state advocates can include policies that aim to dismantle the school to prison pipeline – which are critical to keeping youth safe and in schools.

 

Ben Jealous, the president of the NAACP, said on Saturday that “Trayvon’s law” should be enacted across the United States in a speech at the “Realize the Dream March and Rally” in Washington.

 

“Let us say, ‘Yes we will pass Trayvon’s law from coast to coast,’” Jealous said at the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

 

“When they say, ‘no you can’t,’ we say, ‘yes we can,’” Jealous said, saying that marchers could also succeed in passing the DREAM Act, enacting marriage equality, abolishing the death penalty and expanding the Voting Rights Act. “Let us say, ‘Yes we will protect the right to vote…”

 

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The Trayvon Martin Foundation On Facebook

 

The Trayvon Martin Foundation Website:  Trayvon Martin Foundation

 

 

 

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Trayvon Rally Saturday

 

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Thank you Dwyane Wade Spike Lee Boris Kodjoe for standing with Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin.

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An Op-Ed From Benjamin Crump Via The Washington Post: Time For A Call To Action.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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From The Washington Post:

Stand up for Trayvon Martin by amending ‘stand your ground’

 

By Benjamin L. Crump, Published: August 16

 

Benjamin L. Crump is lead attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin.

 

As I travel the country, many people tell me they wish they had been on the jury in the criminal trial of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I tell them that although they did not have a vote in those proceedings, they do have a vote in establishing Trayvon’s legacy.

 

This vote, your vote, will be historic. It starts when you sign the Change.org petition by Trayvon’s family to amend “stand-your-ground” laws in 21 of the 31 states where they are on the books. It continues when you cast your vote in the 2014 midterm elections and each election cycle beyond until we make history by passing a Trayvon Martin amendment to the stand-your-ground laws in every state that has them. These actions will make you part of new voting bloc: The Trayvon Martin voter.

 

Trayvon Martin voters have the potential to become a critical mass influencing several important issues, including stand-your-ground laws, racial-profiling laws and stop-and-frisk policies. Typically, the voter turnout in midterm elections is dramatically diminished from presidential-election years. We can, however, make sure that in the upcoming midterm election Democrats, Republicans and independents across the country turn out to vote for Trayvon Martin amendments. Trayvon voters have a clear cause: capturing the passion over the devastating verdict returned in the trial of George Zimmerman and transforming these feelings into actions that can and will make a difference.

 

Simply put, this is your chance to vote for Trayvon.

 

Why is it critical to amend stand-your-ground laws? The Trayvon Martin amendments are common-sense legislation that would alter such laws to prevent the initial aggressor in a confrontation from being able to later claim self-defense. Stand-your-ground laws were not enacted to allow aggressors the opportunity to get away with murdering an innocent person, although this is, unfortunately, what has happened. Law enforcement officers initially cited Florida’s stand-your-ground law in their refusal to arrest Trayvon’s killer, Zimmerman, in February 2012. In large part, this law permitted Trayvon’s killer to walk out of the courtroom and back into society. Passing these amendments would prevent this type of tragedy and protect others, especially children, from being profiled, pursued and killed by aggressors.

 

In asking the United States to start a conversation about the tragic circumstances of Trayvon’s death, President Obama expressed his concerns and the need to review stand-your-ground laws. Sen. John McCain and other prominent Republicans have joined Obama in questioning stand-your-ground statutes. Even former Florida governor Jeb Bush, the Republican who signed the state’s stand-your-ground legislation into law, has voiced concerns. Regarding the shooting of Trayvon, Bush said in March 2012, “ ‘Stand your ground’ means stand your ground. It doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s turned their back.”

 

Throughout history, positive change has come from tragedy. Society has learned that with time and through action, protests and national movements, change is possible. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 began in large part because of the brutal murder of another unarmed black teenager,Emmett Till, in Money, Miss., in 1955. It took nearly a decade before this tragedy resulted in the passage of the historic civil rights legislation. Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, eventually got to see something positive emerge from something very painful: an acknowledgment that her son’s death was not in vain.

 

The 1963 murder of Medgar Evers, another unarmed African American, led to positive change. During his life as an activist, Evers organized voter registration campaigns, demonstrations and boycotts to end Jim Crow laws in Jackson, Miss. His death was an influence for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

 

Even as we fight today for change, and may expect it to manifest immediately, it is important to understand that this process will take time. We should not, however, allow that to be a discouragement. We Trayvon voters must maintain a united front against stand- your- ground laws and continue to fight even at times when our efforts feel overlooked. No matter how seemingly impossible the task, if Trayvon voters remain steadfast, Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, will eventually see something positive come out of something very painful : an acknowledgment that their son’s death was not in vain.

 

Thank you The Washington Post.

 

 

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