Thursday, May 31, 2012

America For America - Vote 2012

HP Reports: In 1994, America Ferrera was 9-years-old and living with her family in Los Angles when her mother took her aside for a conversation adults who are not Latino may find shocking.

A wave of anti-immigrant sentiment and complaints about draining public resources aimed at the state’s then-growing undocumented immigrant population had inspired a ballot initiative and new law, Proposition 187. The measure -– passed by a wide margin of California voters but later deemed unconstitutional by a federal court –- sought to create a state-run citizenship screening program.
“My mother said, ‘Listen, someone may ask you what you are and where you are from. Don’t let anyone scare you. You are an American',” Ferrera told a group of mostly Latino elected officials, activists, students and reporters gathered at an event to unveil, a website she is committed to that highlights voter mobilization, labor and other groups to energize the Latino electorate.
The irony in a childhood tale about a young Ferrera being coached to handle questions about her citizenship set off a short wave of laughter at Thursday’s event. Ferrera's parents immigrated to the United States from Honduras in the 1970s, nearly a decade before Ferrera was born. But almost 20 years after Ferrera’s conversation with her mother in California, state-level immigration enforcement nationwide have not only continued but become more common.
Those policies and the conversations they inspire in Latino homes are among the chief reasons Hispanic voters need to harness their growing voting power for the November election, said Maria Teresa Kumar, co-founder and president of Voto Latino, a nonpartisan political engagement organization.
Much has been made of the surging size of the nation’s Latino population. Census data indicates that about 50,000 Latinos will turn 18 each month this year, making some of them eligible to vote. But, Latinos also have the lowest voter registration rates of any demographic group in the United States, said Congressman Charles Gonzalez, a Democrat from Texas, who also chairs the Hispanic Congressional Caucus.
Among those who are legally eligible to vote, 78 percent of not Hispanic, white Americans and nearly 60 percent of black Americans are registered, Gonzalez said. But only 48 percent of eligible Latino voters are listed on voting rolls somewhere in the United States.
Thursday’s event -– like many others in Washington -– was heavy on ceremony, but light on substance and details about what organizations will do differently this year to reach the nation’s eligible Latino voters.
Every elected official in the room took advantage of an allotted two-minute speech time, and when the event ended, more than two dozen people angled to have their photo taken with Ferrera or elected officials. will include information, data and other tools that aim to mobilize Latino voters. It is also one part of an effort uniting Voto Latino; the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan voter engagement organization; the union-affiliated Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and others that plan to put organizers on the ground, register eligible voters and get those already on the rolls to the polls in November, Kumar said.
But for Kumar, the difference this year is clear. and those grassroots activists will, “keep it real and make it personal,” Kumar said.
“We’re going to go there because politicians have made it personal, “ said Kumar. “When they use anti-immigrant rhetoric to stoke anxiety and gain votes, when they propose policies that frankly consist of nothing more than racial profiling, they’ve made it personal. Because when they are talking about immigrants we understand, that they are talking about us. They are talking about our families.”
That's a message that may resonate, said Matt Barreto, a political scientist at the University of Washington and a co-founder of Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm. About 80 percent of Latinos living in the United States are either immigrants, the children or grandchildren of immigrants, according to a 2011 Latino Decision's poll.
So while Latino voters may have a range of political concerns, the immigrant experience is immediate, real, well-understood and something around which there is a deep well of sensitivity and concern, said Barreto.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Republican Rush Limbaugh attacks Latina Heroine Dolores Huerta

Despicable Republican Rush Limbaugh viciously attacked Latina role model and heroine Dolores Huerta on his radio show today.
Dolores, along with César Chávez, co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Dolores has received numerous awards for her valiant community service and advocacy for workers, immigrants, and womens' rights, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and  yesterday, she was received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dolores is an exemplary role model for women and for our Latino community.
The despicable Limbaugh should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What are the Flaws of the Secure Communities Program? Who Is Deporting Who and Why?

As initially proposed, the Secure Communities Program should have worked. During these times of War, our Law Enforcement groups within Federal, State and Local communities should work together and they should search out and find dangerous and felonious criminals. They should utilize technology to help them to this end. The program should have been implemented flawlessly, with a focus on targeting felonious criminals. It was not. It was developed and introduced during the Bush Administration, broad-brush, with the focus of using technology for Deportation.
I’m a bit curious about the intent of the developers of the program. Were they taking into consideration the political agendas of the many local law enforcement agencies with “right wing” perspectives? Did they consider the potential for racial profiling? Did they consider the cost of the mandatory 48 hour holds and who would pay for these costs? Did they take into consideration the inaccuracies of IAFIS and the impact of misidentifying innocent (primarily Latino) citizens of wrong doing resulting in wrongful incarcerations? Did they plan for the expansion of costly private prisons?

It appears they did not effectively prioritize the program to focus on Felonious Criminals. Instead, the program has resulted in a very costly program with the end objective of Mass Deportation of all Undocumented Immigrants while Racially Profiling a high rate of innocent Latino Citizens.
In the summer of 2011, the President attempted to make corrections. He attempted to reprioritize the program to focus on Felonious Criminals. His efforts are facing extreme resistance by the Republican Party. The Republican base, particularly the Tea Party advocates, are pushing for Mass (voluntary) Deportation of the 11M here and they are using “Secure Communities” as their method of accomplishing their goals, all under the cover of protecting our country from terrorists. Their colleagues in various Hate Groups are demanding “Attrition through Enforcement.” Kris Kobach from the hate group FAIR and author of sb1070 is a surrogate for Mitt Romney. He has been a key spokesperson for stronger deportation measures. He is the author of many of the Anti Immigration Reform bills currently being advanced at the State level, in Republican governor states.
The problems with the “Secure Communities” program are primarily the fault of Republicans. Although some of the blame falls on the Obama Administration. They were too trustful in believing they could correct the abuses of the program with a statement, letter or ruling. They have been too slow in stopping the most abusive, corrupt sheriff in the History of America. Arpaio's racial profiling has continued. Congress has not moved forward in pushing Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
I am a strong supporter of our President and I do believe there are solutions to these problems. My recommendations to our President and his Administration in his 2nd term are as follows:

1. Indict Joe Arpaio. You have the evidence. Do it now, not only because he should be held responsible for all of his abuses, but his indictment will serve as a symbol to all abusers of power who blatantly racially profile. They too will be held accountable for their crimes.
2. Strengthen and Fine Tune/Streamline “Secure Communities” and change the name to “Secure America.” We all want the program to identify and deport dangerous felonious criminals. Work with local law enforcement to focus on Felonious Criminals (L1s) only. You will save Billions by streamlining the program plus you will speed up the process of deporting the Felonious criminals. Get a top 100 list – 2 decks of cards. Find them. Deport them. You would do more to protect America by chasing after the criminals and NOT the workers or the students. All of these saving will allow you to foot the bill for the holding of these felonious criminals.

3. Include America in on the conversation. Talk about Arpaio, the racial profiling, the Felonious Criminals, the costs – with no one willing to pay. You will get an argument from Republicans, but it is time to talk about it. We will help you. We will also ask the same questions to Republicans, to Romney. We will ask him “Do you support Racial Profiling?” “Do you support Arpaio’s abuses?” “Do you support Mass Deportation?”

Mr. President, we Latino Americans can help you in metamorphasizing this program to improve Security across America, significantly reduce costs and put an end to Racial Profiling. In your second term, we will not only support you but we expect you will pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform and hold racial profilers accountable for their actions.

Latina Heroine Dolores Huerta Awarded "Medal of Freedom" by President Obama

Today, President Obama honored Dolores Huerta and several others with the Medal of Freedom. Also honored were cultural icons including Bob Dylan and Toni Morrison, as well as groundbreaking pioneers like former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and Pat Summit, the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history and Jan Karski, whose work in the Polish resistance allowed him to share a first-hand account of the Holocaust with Western Allies.

As we all know, Dolores, who cofounded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, is an American Latino icon and role-model for those seeking the American Dream.

Our President proclaimed, "Together, the honorees on this stage have moved us with their words; they have inspired us with their actions. They’ve enriched our lives and they’ve changed our lives for the better. Some of them are household names; others have labored quietly out of the public eye. Most of them may never fully appreciate the difference they’ve made or the influence that they’ve had, but that’s where our job comes in. It’s our job to help let them know how extraordinary their impact has been on our lives. And so today we present this amazing group with one more accolade for a life well led, and that’s the Presidential Medal of Freedom."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Why Deportation Rates have Increased – Understanding the “Secure Communities” Program

Over recent months I have noticed a great deal of chatter regarding the rate of Deportations in the U.S. under the Obama Administration. Various ICE reports confirm that 2009 and 2010 had the highest rate of Deportations in history. Some pundits are attempting to blame the President for this increase. I decided I wanted to find out the reasons for the increases. I studied ICE Reports and various programs so I could understand the root cause(s) for these increases. These in-depth studies have helped me understand the cause and develop recommendations detailing our (Latino Voters) approach for moving forward in this election year.

Starting today and over the next few days I am going to share the results of my findings.

Here are the subjects I will be covering:
1. Why Deportation Rates have Increased – Understanding the “Secure Communities” Program
2. What are the Flaws of the Secure Communities Program? Who Is Deporting Who and Why?
3. Keeping Secure Communities however Changing Key Aspects and the Politics of Change
4. What Questions should We Latino Voters be asking in the weeks and months ahead

Today’s Report: Why Deportation Rates have Increased – Understanding the “Secure Communities” Program

The Department of Homeland Security’s “Yearbook of Immigration Statistics” prove the deployment of a Homeland Security/ICE Program, “Secure Communities,” has resulted in a significant increase in the rate of Deportations of “Illegal Immigrants” starting in 2009.

When was the “Secure Communities” Program started and for what Purpose: In 2005, during the Bush Administration, the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and the Dept of State (DOS) collaborated to define a plan to integrate the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the Integrated Automated Fingerprinting System (IAFIS). Their plan was designed as a technological means to PROTECT the U.S. from further terror attacks.
In 2008, still under Bush’s term, this concept, the “Secure Communities” program, was initially rolled out. The program was established as a partnership between Federal, State and Local LAW ENFORCEMENT. The Goal of the Program is to Game Change the Law Enforcement process through Integration of Law Enforcement and Integrated Technology.

The Program Concept: Through the use of integrated technology, focus resources upon identifying and removing the most serious criminal offenders, first and foremost.

The Program Process: Fingerprints of those detained by local law enforcement are processed through the integrated IDENT(DHS)/IAFIS(DOJ-FBI) databases.

The plan, as designed, should help focus on removing dangerous, felonious criminals -- those that would never receive citizenship. However, for a number of reasons, this is not what happened. In the next blog on this subject, we'll discuss the Flaws of the program.

Memorial Day, A Day to Honor All of those that have Served -- 3 pm National Moment of Remembrance

Memorial Day is the day we honor and commemorate the brave young men and women who serve our country. Among those we honor are the brave Latino men and women that serve in the military. Serving in the military is one of the proud traditions many Latino families share and encourage in support of honoring our Country. Latinos are the highest ratio of soldier currently serving on the front lines of war.

We respect and honor their service and the service of all in the Military serving our country. Please stop at 3pm local time during the National Moment of Remembrance to remember and honor all those who have served and died in defense of our Great Country!

Friday, May 25, 2012

New Ad Exposes Romney and His ANTI Latino Allies! (Arpaio, Brewer and Kobach!)

As Romney attempts to pander to Latinos, WE LATINO AMERICANS are Not Buying his Bogus Attempts! Romney is Friends with the Opposition: Arpaio, Brewer, Kris Kobach and their Anti Latino Ilk!
A pro-Latino super PAC called PAC+ isn't buying Romney's push for voters either. On Thursday, PAC+ released an ad in Arizona, telling the TRUTH about Romney's immigration stance. The ad calls Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio some of Romney's "friends." As we all know, Arpaio and Brewer are ANTI Latino and support the Racial Profiling bill sb1070. This bill was WRITTEN by Romney's surrogate Kris Kobach from John Tanton's Hate Group F.A.I.R.
We Latino Americans need to stand strong against these ANTI Latino Hate Groups and their supporters. Romney is one of them and this Ad tells the Truth about Romney and Anti Latino allies!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mitt Romney's Vulture Capitalism is Exactly What Tony Soprano Ordered!

Here's what Vulture Capitalist Mitt Romney is saying about our President and Vice President: "There's no question that he's attacking capitalism, in part because I think he doesn't understand how the free economy works. He's never had a job in the free economy, neither has Vice President Biden. They've spent their lives as either community organizers or member of the political class, and frankly the American people understand that free economy and free enterprise is tough - it's hard work."

What Romney calls "Free Economy and Free Enterprise,"  in other words, the ANTICS performed by Bain Capital, are what most Americans call Vulture Capitalism. Everyone in the Business World understands what firms like Bain Capital do. They truly ARE Vultures. They search for greedy or dying businesses. Bain Promises their CEOs relief. The recommendations are: 1. Layoff Workers.  2. Outsource Overseas. 3. If needed, FILE Bankruptcy. 4. IF the company survives, then hire some workers back at minimum wage with NO Benefits. Then, when Wall Street sees improved results, Stock Prices go up, CEOs are rewarded with Big Bonuses and companies like BAIN make a Killing in Profit!
Mitt Romney calls this a "Free Economy" and "Free Enterprise." WE THE PEOPLE call it "Vulture Capitalism."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Forgotten Dream: Romney Fails to Mention Dream Act to Latino Audience!

In the past, Mitt Romney has said he supports finding a solution for undocumented students. But you wouldn't know it from his Wednesday speech on education to Latino business leaders, where the issue went untouched, forgotten, leaving some audience members concerned that he simply doesn't have a plan.

Romney has been flip flopping on the Dream Act all year. He said in January that he would VETO the current version of the Dream Act, which passed the House and was defeated by Republicans in the Senate in 2010.
In March, he flipped and said he could support other efforts to help the Dreamers, including an ambiguous bill proposed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio with NO path to citizenship for the students.

However, Romney AGAIN FLIPPED in April saying he wasn't supporting the proposal, instead he told reporters, "I'm taking a LOOK at his proposal; it has many features to commend it, BUT it's something that we’re (just) studying,”

Flip Flop Romney's failure to mention the Dream Act, or similar legislative efforts, wasn't the only missed opportunity to discuss education issues important to Latinos. Romney also did not address the education gap between Latinos and students in general, an issue his campaign and the Republican National Committee have highlighted in outreach efforts.

The Romney campaign did not respond to requests for comment on why the candidate's speech skipped these important issues.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Crazy Arpaio Spends Taxpayer $$ on his INSANE Birther Quest in HawaiI!!

Joe Arpaio says taxpayers are footing the bill for sending one of his deputies to Hawaii to accompany an official in his volunteer posse that is investigating President Barack Obama's birth certificate, although he is hoping he will exploit donations to reimburse the taxpayers. The sheriff said Tuesday that the posse, which so far has used $40,000 in donations to pay for the probe, will reimburse his office for the deputy's trip to Hawaii this week. Arpaio bogusly claimed, "Even if it is costing the tax payers money, we are talking about a criminal investigation into possible fraud and forgery on government documents." Arpaio launched the investigation last summer with exploiter Jerome Corsi and said in March he thinks there is probable cause to believe The President's long-form birth certificate, released by the White House more than a year ago, just might be a computer-generated forgery and the wayward sheriff also assumes the president's Selective Service card might be a forgery.

Speculation about Obama's birthplace has swirled among the right wing extremist conservatives for years. These extremist, crazy "Birthers" maintain that Obama is ineligible to be President because, these lunatics contend our President was born in Kenya.

Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama's citizenship, and Obama released a copy of his long-form birth certificate more than a year ago in an attempt to quell citizenship questions. Courts also have rebuffed lawsuits over the issue.

Democratic state Sen. Steve Gallardo said Arpaio has misplaced priorities when he focuses on the president's birth certificate. Arpaio has failed to adequately investigate hundreds of sex-crimes cases over a three-year period ending in 2007. "The cost of this trip to Hawaii ought to come out of this re-election campaign because this is politics," Gallardo said. "It's political grandstanding."

Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Hawaii State Department of Health, said two men dressed in business suits from Arpaio's department sat down with deputies from the health department and attorney general's office in a conference room Monday. The men identified themselves as being from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and provided their badges and business cards when asked, Okubo said.

"They said they were conducting an investigation," Okubo said.
Okubo said the Hawaii officials told the men they had to show why they needed the information as part of ordinary business — a response similar to that given to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett last week when he publicly pushed his request to verify Obama's birth.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Mitt Romney is a very rich 1 percenter. His time at Bain Capital is a disgrace. He claims he knows so much about business, but his business knowledge is based on his experience at Bain and Venture Capitalism. It is absolutely laughable that he claims he is a "job creator" because of his experiences at Bain Capital.
Since I retired in 2009 from my 30+ year career at a very large corporation, I have spent the last two years working as a Consultant for Healthcare and Investment Companies specializing in both Medicare and Retirement Investing so I am very familiar with what has been happening in the Business World and its impact on the American Public.
It is very obvious to me that most Americans DO NOT UNDERSTAND what Venture Capitalism is. I've created this very simplified chart to explain what it is all about.
After understanding what Venture Capitalism is, I want each of you to listen to Romney's words.
Remember when he said he "created a Hundred Thousand jobs" while he was at Bain? He said this during the Republican Presidential debates. Now I want you to listen to his NEW talking points. NOW he says he has created "thousands of jobs." He has significantly reduced the number. Why? Because WE THE PEOPLE are asking him for PROOF of the jobs he created. He is NOT showing us the TRUTH. He is just giving us more numbers (Yes Largely Reduced) but still just Numbers.

Now this (IDIOT) Corey Booker, the Mayor of Newark, who is running for re election soon and I'm sure has many Wall Street contributors, makes STUPID COMMENTS supporting Bain, Romney and Venture Capitalism. And he is supposed to be a Democrat and a "surrogate" (as he says) of our President. I suspect he is a deep pocketed crook who knew he was going on Meet the Press and deliberately set up the President to support his Wall Street Contributors. (Note: There are ALSO some "ole time" Latino politicos that will also be corrupt and support the Republican Talking Points in the months ahead. When they do, I will write blogs to EXPOSE them!)
This is just more of the same old - same old 1 percenters, the politicians they have bought and paid for, and these scoundrels talking their TALKING POINTS!
It is time for these 1 percenters and their supporters to GO! Romney -- WE THE PEOPLE do NOT Need Your Kind of Job Creation!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dreamers: Support Our President in Passing the Dream Act!

As my long time readers know, I am a strong supporter of the Dream Act. Passing the Dream Act is one of the Missions of my Blog.  President Obama and his Administration also support the passage of the Dream Act. He has said so on countless occasions. He has pushed forward several bills and in 2010, a Dream Act was nearly passed. However the Republicans and 6 Blue Dog Democrats ruthlessly defeated it.

I believe that if he is re-elected and we vote in a Democratic Congress, one of the first bills that will be passed is the Dream Act. Many polls indicate that +70% of Americans support its passage.

Knowing all of this is why I am saddened by the Dream Protesters in Arizona (of all places) protesting against the President in support of the Dream Act. Russell Pearce and Joe Arpaio are cheering from their tower offices. The protesters are protesting the rate of deportations during Obama's presidency and somehow connecting that to the failure of the passage of the Dream Act. What the protesters are not understanding is President Obama and his Administration have valiantly tried to pass the Dream Act. They were almost successful in 2010 except for the Republicans and 6 Blue Dog Dems who defeated it.

Additionally, the reason for the high rate of deportation isn't because of the President. It is primarily due to:
1. High rate of Republican states that have passed racial profiling bills like sb1070 and have targeted Latino neighborhoods for arrests.
2. The Obama administration / ICE have reduced the time in Detention Centers/Private Prisons and moved to deport more quickly than the Bush Administration who pandered to private prisons and demanded 180 days in their $100 a day private prisons of their private prison cronies.

In fact, in 2011, the Obama administration updated their policy and only deport the felonious criminals and are not tar getting students or workers at all. The Republicans are very upset by this change.

Romney is a STRONG supporter of the racial profiling bill SB1070. He has also said that if he is elected President and Obama has passed the Dream Act, ON DAY ONE he will VETO the Dream Act. 

Romney said he believes in 100% Mass Deportation/Self Deportation.

Regarding this bogus Republican Dream Act alternative promoted by Romney and HINO Marco Rubio, Kris Kobach  (who is on Team Romney) said the only way that Romney can pass his new version of the Dream Act is if ALL the students self-deport themselves FIRST.

PLEASE, Dear Dream Students, Read and Study the Republican Agenda. They are NOT on our side. They are merely pandering to you, attempting to hoodwink Latinos into voting for them.

We MUST Support our President. If we elect him again and elect a Democratic Congress, they will Pass the Dream Act AND Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

If you want to March, then March in support of helping our President pass the Dream Act on Day One of his re-election.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Latinos in NV, CO, NM, FL, VA, NC - Watch Out! Republicans are Targetting You!!

I am sending this blog to Latinos in NV, CO, NM, FL, VA, NC! Please be on the look out for Republican Latinos attempting to Target You! READ ABOUT THEIR LATEST STRATEGIES! They are putting out Ads/Commercials specifically targetting you.
PLUS - They are using their Etch A Sketch! 
For Latinos in Florida, they are sending a FAKE Cuban Message to persuade you!
For Latinos in Virginia and North Carolina, they are sending a FAKE Central American message.
And for Latinos in Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado, they are sending a FAKE Mexican message.
Please be careful. They will be sending their LIES on the Internet (Facebook, Twitter, and other media outlets) in local newspapers, in churches and in local malls, stores and restaurants.
They will be using the old time Latino Politiicians and pundits, especially those that are easily bought, using plenty of dirty tricks to try and convince you to VOTE Republican.
Don't be fooled! Don't believe them! They are full of corrupt LIES!
They will sell their ads -- saying things like "Somos Repubicanos" attempting to win your vote.
Please don't be fooled by their LIES.
Stand Strong.
Vote for President Obama in 2012!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U.S. Has Its First Female Olympic Boxer: Meet Ms. Marlen Esparza

Meet The boxing future of the American United States Boxing Team bound for London, England. Latina Marlen Esparza became the first American female boxer to qualify for the London Olympics, while the chances for the two United States fighters in the other weight classes, Quanitta Underwood and Claressa Shields, have been left hanging by a thread.

Women’s boxing will make its debut as an Olympic event at this summer’s Games. There are 10 weight divisions for men, but only three for women: featherweight, 112 pounds; lightweight, 132 pounds; and middleweight, 165 pounds.
Twenty-four of the 36 Olympic qualifiers will be determined this week at the women’s world boxing championships in Qinhuangdao, China. Advancing in the tournament is one criterion. Geographical distribution is another.

Esparza, 22, of Houston qualified for the Olympics on Tuesday by beating Luu Thi Duyen of Vietnam, 28-13. It was her second victory in the tournament, and she is the only featherweight from the Americas left in the competition.

The United States mens team consists of the flyweight Rau’shee Warren of Cincinnati; the bantamweight Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte, Calif.; the lightweight Jose Ramirez of Avenal, Calif.; the light welterweight Jamel Herring of Coram, N.Y.; the welterweight Errol Spence Jr. of DeSoto, Tex.; the middleweight Terrell Gausha of Cleveland; the light heavyweight Marcus Browne of Staten Island; the heavyweight Michael Hunter of Las Vegas; and the super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale of Alhambra, California.

Why Poor Conservatives Support the Republican Agenda

I've been watching Fox News and listening to Talk Radio. The Tea Party/Conservative Right Agenda is frightening. It seems as if they want to turn the clock back to the fifties.. the thirties. What is wrong with them?
Why are they Anti-Gay, Anti-Women's Right to Choose, Anti-Immigration Reform, Anti-Elderly? Why do they want to end Social Security and Medicare as we know them? Why are they against the Dream Act? Why do they think all minorities are lesser, on  Welfare, on Food Stamps and lazy? Why do they think we all live in the ghetto? Why do they think it's ok to Racial Profile - saying it's ok because we fit their profile-assumptions?
Worst of all, why do they hate our President? Of course we all know the answer to this question. You think they would be greatful to him. To name just a few of his accomplishments: He's responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden and many of al qaeda's top leaders. He saved General Motors and the Auto Industry and hundreds of thousands of jobs. He put in place a Healthcare Plan that protects those with pre-existing conditions, closes the Medicare donut hole for seniors, and eliminates redundancy and fraud through technology. He's put in place measures to protect our nation from Corporate/Banking Fraud. He has named so many women and minorities to positions of power, with Hillary Clinton as a shining example. 
Consider all of President Obama's many accomplishments. He was able to complete them even though Republicans fought him every step of the way.
Consider what the Republicans have done. In state after state with Republican Governors, we have seen the carnage they have wrought. They continue eliminating Jobs and destroying Unions -- especially the jobs of Teachers, Firefighters and Policemen. Additionally, they are putting in place state laws that are violating people's rights, including requiring invasive devices which rape women who are considering abortions, voter suppression laws targetting the minority vote, discriminatory laws against Gays and pushing silly Birther type laws.
Additionally, Conservatives and their leaders at the Heritage Foundation are strongly pushing the Paul Ryan proposal which ends Social Security and Medicare as we know them and promises additional Tax Cuts for the very rich 1 percenters.
What is mind boggling is that poor and elderly Conservative Fundamentalists support the Republican agenda. We all know their support is primarily due to the fact they Hate our Black President, as well as Foreigners, Minorities, Women, Socialists, Gays and Liberals. It is so obvious.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day: Remembering My Mother on Mother's Day!

As children, we attended Catholic School. Our Dad wanted us to receive a good education. He worked for the church as a painter-handyman after his factory job in order to help pay tuition. Our church was a beautiful Cathedral. Every day we attended Mass in the morning before starting school.

When I was in 2nd grade, our class made our First Communion. It was a special time for all of us. During the month of May, our class was honored by allowing each of us children who were receiving our First Communion to crown the statue of the Blessed Virgin which graced a beautiful altar at the front of the church. Each of us was designated a special day to crown her. My day was Monday, May 20th.

All of us children were nervous in anticipation of our special day. We knew what an honor it would be to walk up the special steps, lined in linens and silks, to crown the Virgin. Each day, as classmates and family members looked on watching their son or daughter climb the steps, I saw how more beautiful, ornate and expensive the crowns were becoming. Being so very poor and the only Latino child in class, I started to become nervous. Each day I ran home to my mother.

“Oh, momma, momma. The crowns. They are so beautiful. They are made of flowers and gold and silver. Oh so beautiful! Momma. What should we do? How can we make such a beautiful crown to honor her?”

Momma always responded, “Don´t worry. The crown we make for your day will be very beautiful. God will help us. It will be fine.” Mom often quoted bible verse. One of her favorites was, “why are you anxious about what to wear? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory is not arrayed like one of these.”

My mother loved to make crafts and sew. We searched and searched her sewing basket but we just couldn´t decide upon the right materials. About a week before my day, she took me to the local dime store. I knew we didn´t have much money, but she had scraped together her change and we went to the store. We searched up and down the aisles. Finally, in the back of the silk flowers she leaned over and found one single thread of Lilies of the Valley.

“Look Mija, it is a sign.” She picked up the flowers and a string of Baby´s Breaths, all within our meager budget, and we headed home. Momma and I carefully weaved the flowers together into a crown. When we finished we both knew it was nice. It looked so delicate and sweet. Just beautiful. Mom hugged me and said, “Consider the lilies of the field, and even Solomon in all of his glory is not arrayed like one of these.”

On my day, I woke up early. Mom had wrapped up the crown in special tissue for me. She came with me to church that day. When we arrived, my nun schoolteacher brought me next to her so she could put me in the procession. I don´t know if she was worried for me, but she looked almost sorry for me when I handed her my tissue covered crown. As she peeled back the tissue, her eyes blinked back her shock. “Oh, Dee! This is a beautiful crown! Perhaps the most beautiful I have ever seen.”

I beamed with happiness and said, “My mother helped me… she said “The Lilies of the Field….”

The sister nodded immediately, smiled and hugged me, and guided me to my place in the procession.

As I leaned up and placed the crown on the Virgin´s head, it slid on very snugly, a perfect fit.

As I climbed down to the bottom step, I looked into my mother´s eyes. She was so proud. My teacher and the kids, they smiled too. I genuflected in front of the Virgin and looked into her eyes. I could tell she was pleased. She looked so happy with her beautiful crown.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

DOJ has PROOF: Arpaio and his Volunteer Goons Blatantly Racially Profiled Latinos! Call Latinos Wetbacks, Bitches & Stupid Mexicans!

The Justice Department filed suit against Arpaio and the masked goons in his office for their unlawful discrimination and racial profiling against Latinos, and in turn, disregarding their basic constitutional rights.

Here is a summary of FACTs  with PROOF contained in the lawsuit about Arpaio's crimes:

FACT: The DOJ has PROOF that Jail employees frequently refer to Latinos as "wetbacks," "Mexican bitches," and "stupid Mexicans." The DOJ has an email that includes a picture of a Chihahua dressed in swimming gear with the caption "A Rare Photo of a Mexican Navy Seal" was widely distributed by sheriff's office supervisors.

Officers Mistreat Latinos In Routine Traffic Enforcement
FACT: The DOJ has PROOF that a Latina woman who was five-months pregnant and a U.S. citizen was stopped as she pulled into the driveway, and as the charges state: "After she exited her car, the officer then insisted that she sit on the hood of the car. When she was slow to comply, the officer grabbed her arms, pulled them behind her back, and slammed her, pregnant stomach first, into the vehicle three times. He then dragged her to the patrol car and shoved her into the backseat." She was cited for failure to provide identification, which was later changed to failure to provide proof of insurance. The issue was resolved when the woman proved she had insurance to a court.
FACT: In yet another example, two officers followed a Latina U.S. citizen a quarter of a mile to her home without flashing their lights. When she arrived home, they insisted that she stay in the car. The reason for the stop was a "non-functioning license plate light." After she tried to enter her home, officers took her to the ground, kneed her in the back and handcuffed her. She was brought to a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) substation and cited for "disorderly conduct," which was later dismissed.

Latinos Are Indiscriminately Detained In Immigration Raids
FACT: A Latina born in the United States was taken into custody for four hours in a raid to determine her immigration status. The DOJ has PROOF Arpaio was quoted in response, "That's just normal police work. You sometimes take people in for probable cause for questioning and they're released." The suit notes that the reason for her detainment -- being Latina and present during a raid -- were insufficient.

Arpaio & MCSO Staff Foster RACIAL PROFILING Discrimination Against Latinos
FACT: The DOJ has PROOF that Arpaio received a letter reading, "If you have dark skin, then you have dark skin. Unfortunately, that is the look of the Mexican illegals who are here illegally. ... I'm begging you to come over ... and round them all up." The DOJ has PROOF the sheriff labeled this as "intelligence" and forwarded to his deputy chief of enforcement operations for someone to "handle this."
FACT: The DOJ has PROOF that upon receiving a letter backing the policy of "stopping Mexicans (Brown People) to make sure they are legal," Arpaio sent a letter of appreciation to the authors and kept three copies for himself, according to the lawsuit.
FACT: An email circulated among MCSO staff had an image of a fake driver's license from "Mexifornia" and listed the driver's class as "illegal alien."
FACT: MCSO Employees Fail To Provide Assistance To Prisoners With Limited English.
FACT: The failure to provide adequate language assistance caused many female Latina prisoners to remain with sheets or pants soiled from menstruation.
FACT: Many have been put in solitary confinement for "extended periods of time" for not understanding a command in English.

MCSO Arrests Arpaio Critics Expressing Their First Amendment Rights
FACT: The DOJ has PROOF that on multiple occasions people were arrested for merely applauding against Arpaio's immigration policies. The judge presiding over the case of the arrestees found that the deputy who made the arrest "believes it is his role to make uncomfortable anyone who express[es] views that disagree with the sheriff" and that he had "trampled" over the First Amendment. The court acquitted them.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


The Justice Department announced they are planning to SUE Arpaio (and his goons) for their Racial Profiling and Abuse of Power Crimes!

Over 100 days after first issuing a report which found Arpaio’s Maricopa Country Sheriff’s Office to be in violation of civil rights laws, the DOJ has sent a letter telling Arpaio they have concluded that an agreement “cannot be secured through voluntary means.” DOJ is required, under the law, to notify a party before they sue them in court.

Arpaio (and his masked goons) realizing their guilt, announced departmental changes to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in an effort to mend fences with the Hispanic community.
Sorry Arpaio -- TOO LITTLE - TOO LATE!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Secret to Winning the Presidential Election in 2012

Today, I'm going to reveal to all Presidential Candidates the view of the American Dream by the vast majority of the American Public

Barack Obama  is fully aware of this. However, Mitt Romney doesn't have a clue. I doubt Romney or any of his handlers read my blog, but I'm going to give them the answer. I want to see if any of them are paying attention. I doubt it, because to date, it is very obvious, all they care about is the Very Rich 1 percenters. They care about Wall Street and Wall Street Bankers. They don't care about us, We the People.

However, I'm going to give them the answer, just in case they want to reach us.

Mr. Romney, here is the answer. Right in front of you. All you have to do is read and listen.
The American Public wants one thing. They want to be happy. They want to be at peace. They want to be treated equally. Just like anyone else. They want to be safe, at home, to love their family. That's all. Nothing. else. THIS is the American Dream. None of us want a big house or a golf course or a new car to make us happy. Sure, those things are nice to have, but no one expects them. We just want to be happy and free to enjoy our family and our friends.

We all know it takes hard work to achieve the American Dream. None of us expects a free ride. We all know that Education is the great equalizer. Those of us in the workforce know that a college degree is important. If you expect to advance, you need one. Otherwise, you will stay at your current level with little to no hope of ever advancing. We want better for our children. We want them to get a degree so they can advance.

Mr. Romney, what you are totally missing is, none of us expect to be millionaires like you. We don't expect to live on a golf course or live in a million dollar dream house. That is NOT our Dream.

Additionally, we don't want to be a burden to our children when we are too old to work. We have paid into Social Security all of our lives and we want and expect that Social Security and Medicare will be there when we reach 66.

Regarding the rich, We don't care that they are rich, but we do understand that many of the very rich are very different than the majority of us. The big business owners are different. For years we have been watching them earn millions and millions in bonuses and stock options. We also have been watching them complain about regulations that have been saving our lives. OSHA puts in place safety standards. Look at what has been happening in the "Fracking" industry. How many lives are lost without regulations?
Another major issue: Outsourcing overseas. I personally know of dozens of IT organizations that are routinely outsourcing to India, Canada, Europe and Latin countries. We know they only pay them $1 an hour with no benefits. We know they have no safety regulations. We know this makes their profits even bigger. We also know the more jobs we outsource, the fewer taxpayers we have paying into Social Security. Everyone knows that. Why don't you? You would think you and all of Congress would figure out a way to keep the jobs HERE in the U.S. so that we have more taxpayers paying into Social Security. We think you should figure out a way that those who SELL to us American Buyers would BASE their Jobs HERE in America!

Mr. Romney, our President is very aware of these issues. Why aren't you? Why do you continually cater to Big Business and the Tea Party advocates?
I am also a bit suprised middle and lower income Tea Party members have succumbed to all of this rhetoric. I know several Tea Party members. Most of them ARE on social security or have kids who are on assistance, and NONE of them are Minorities. Most of them do not know or understand the issues nor do they know how the Republican Agenda you are advocating will impact their lives. If Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid are taken away, they will be devastated. They have been successfully brainwashed by your side. None of them understand the impact your Republican Agenda will have on their lives. They don't understand that privatizing Social Security will mean they will have NO guarantees for their future. Privatizing Social Security is just like the current 401K retirement process they have with thier curent employer. There ARE NO GUARANTEES that anything will be there when they are too old to work. All this means is you are stuffing the pockets of the Private Providers of these plans. All the middle/lower income Tea Partiers know is what they are told by the puppets of the 1 percenters on Fox News.
I know the mindset of these Tea Party members. They are driven by their view of Barack Obama. Their views are based on the fact he is black. Their deep seated hatred of African Americans drives much of their agenda. It is truly is a very, very sad state of affairs. I wish I could do something to change their mindset. I cannot.

Mr. Romney, based on your Far Right agenda and your political ads to date, it is clear you are not a viable candidate for President of our United States of America. Unless you become enlightened, We the American People have only One Choice for President, and that is re-electing our current President, Barack Obama.

Elitist White Pants Romney Visits the 1 Percent and Brags "Everybody Wants to be Rich Like Us!"

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Republican Tea Party Russell Pearce's Friend, Neo Nazi J.T. Ready, Murders Family and Baby Latina Girl Before the Coward Kills Himself!

Republican Extremists, Right Winger, TeaParty Minutemen -- KILL Latino children. -- My long time readers know this. They remember little Brisenia Flores who was viciously murdered by Shawna Forde and Gunny Bush.

Now we find that another vicious extremist, J.T. Ready (37), has murdered another small Latina child who he claimed was "half ugly" due to being "half Mexican." Yesterday afternoon, as Lisa Mederos was reporting Ready's violence to a 911 operator, Neo Nazi Minuteman Border Vigilante J.T. Ready, viciously murdered 16 month old Lilly Mederos, her mother, her grandmother and her mother's boyfriend. Then Ready, the evil, murdering coward, turned the gun on himself to escape punishment. The shots can be heard on the 911 tape.

This crime is awful! Neo Nazi, long time friend of the recalled Russell Pearce, murdered this family, all because his "girlfriend", grandmother Lisa Mederos (47) was trying to kick him out.
The police in Gilbert, AZ, are very familiar with the murder location. The police were frequently called to this residence for the domestic abuse Ready frequently inflicted on this family. They wanted to get rid of the slime. The leach refused to leave, then he killed them.
JT Ready was a Border Vigilante. Many in the Immigrant Community believe Ready and his cohorts murdered hundreds of unresolved Border Murders.
Russell Pearce is doing his best to distance himself from the evil Ready, but it's too late Russell. The web has ALL of the pictures of you hugging Ready during your very evil Tea Party and Minutemen Rallies. It's ALL ON THE NET. You can run, but you cannot and will not HIDE from them! Thanks to the Internet, your Evilness and Connection with Evil will LIVE ON FOREVER!!

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