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Citizens v. United was a terrible choice and it’s ultimately up to us to undo it.

Spielberg’s Most Recent Blockbuster Hit Gets Palin Kicking and Screaming

You Remember How Every Year We Have This Very Blah, Very Very Vanilla Dinner For The Correspondents;

But For Some Reason, This Year One Sarah Palin Took Offense For Whatever Reason And Raised Something Of A Stink In The Process

Good, hold that thought;

That video above was one of the “offending” culprits; from this most recent White House Correspondence Dinner; I must say, I’m somewhat stumped on this one…. I know it’s not the only skit that was shown during the course of the dinner; but I just can’t see anything wrong with it, like at all.

While I’ll admit I hardly watched any of the most recent installment of this awkward dinner for awkward people, lovingly dubbed “nerd prom”, I feel fairly certain there wasn’t much going on in terms of the “edge” factor.

There exists a fairly well established modicum of respectfulness where while the line gets flirted with it’s never crossed; which is why the former Governor of Alaska’s response to it seemed so bizarre.

I’m Confident It Was Uneventful and Awkward; Just Like The Last One & Every Other One Before It

Yet, for some strange reason; as I mentioned before, Sarah Palin decided that now was as good a time as any for a wig out moment of epic proportions.

Oh the humanity! This is the last straw!

I can’t stand this stupid “nerd prom”, it’s a waste of time;

but only when I’m not invited; when that happens it’s actually quite funny.

She was wound up SO tight and seemed so passionate about it when she used the term “ass clowns” to describe those in attendance, I had to make sure it wasn’t the porn star that played Sarah Palin in the movie “Nailin Palin”; doing a double take.

Why else would the former Governor of Alaska only show this moral indignation over the practice right now? More importantly, how did she settle on “ass clowns”?

What could possibly have offended her so much as to draw such “wit” from such an unwitty person?

Could they really be jilted lovers and the reason shes upset be she wasn’t invited; she wanted to be Obama’s ass clown  too?

[duh duh duh! and the plot thickens]

I thought that maybe for at least a second, it really was her in that porno that came out bearing her name and likeness right around the time of the campaign;  “Nailin Palin” I believe the name was;  [shrug]

It was lookin like all she needed was “Obama“, or at least a kinda sorta look-a-like; a few cameras;

then it’s lights camera action!
That must have been where the potty mouth came from, right?

Sadly enough, my investigation informed me my theory was wrong.  Palin and the pornstar from “nailin Palin” are not one and the same; the porn star is still currently employed.

English: Camp Buehring, Kuwait - Alaska Govern...
English: Camp Buehring, Kuwait – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin talks to Nome, Alaska, native 1st Sgt. Dewey Green. Palin visited the Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska National Guard to learn about their mission in Kuwait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On A More Serious Note:

At least she’s taken something akin to the back burner for herself lately;  been able to keep her stupidity relatively cordoned off via a precautionary quarantine.

No need to dumb up everyone else’s otherwise perfectly healthy polluted air on her account now is there?

This approach is in stark contrast to the mistaken hands off approach during her failed VP bid in ’08, operating under the belief “how bad could she possibly be?”

It turns out if we had tried to answer that rhetorical question, the answer would have been pretty fuckin bad man.

I’m sure John McCain wishes he had that one back.

To put it into context;

dumb shit she said in ’08, still haunts us to this day, threatening our continued survival; or ability to learn anything new from this point on; and that’s not factoring in any random words of “wisdom” she’s offered the world since then; like the recent rant about the correspondents dinner (it was about time someone stood up to those “ass clowns” and their annual dinners; it’s only so obvious they’re at the root of our problems….).

Sadly, it wasn’t just those coming into direct contact with her stupidity who began to notice the effects;

In offering her an open Mic and a podium to stand on, we ensured the effects would be felt far and wide;

                                     Shit Went Viral

Before the sequester was even a glimmer in Paul Ryan or Eric Cantor’s maniacal eyes; Sarah Palin promoted deep and long lasting reductions; they were just of our standards.

At an alarming rate, many American‘s can do nothing more than sit and watch themselves lose more of their brain function with each passing hour; not just the typical television induced brain rot either; this is something else.

Hour by hour they stand helplessly by as the lose more and more of their brain function through no fault of their own; they’ve been victimized, by the steady influx of Sarah Palin’s retarded ass comments.

Unfortunately, knowing it is not themselves to blame for their leaky and shrinking brain.  It would appear that we have a first rate case of second hand dumb, (also known as “contact” dumb); in fact it’s the worst one ever recorded.

Once you’ve contracted it, the knowledge it wasn’t your own stupidity so much as your general vicinity to the stupidity of others that damned you won’t be a comforting thought.

I’d imagine it still feels pretty fucked up; kinda like getting lung cancer when you’ve never smoked in your life,  but slightly less fucked up on a scale of 1-10 .

I think both parties can agree on something for once; they’ve both adopted the catchphrase “friends don’t let friends get second hand dumb”

Side-note:

On a personal level, I do kinda gotta giver her props for using the term “ass clowns” not only in a complete sentence, but outside a fraternity setting (But I also have something of a potty-mouth as well, routinely making truckers blush). 
 
Well played Palin, well played; now if you could only work on your likability, you wouldn’t have to dish these jabs from the political sidelines along with the rest of yesterday’s news.
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Practice What You Preach

I now have an opportunity to practice what it is I preach.  After being selected for a fellowship/internship for the Obama campaign I am now able to actually do something and perhaps receive some measurable success in counteracting the negative effects of Citizens v United. I am glad to finally have the opportunity to put my beliefs into practice. Stay tuned people!

Joining the Fall Fellowship:

 

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...
English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Found out today that I was selected to join Obama‘s Fall Fellowship to begin helping to organize for his re-election.  Needless to say, I’M PUMPED!!!!  More to follow folks, really starting to think that my good vibes are starting to pay dividends, everything in my life feels like it is coming full circle from a few month’s ago… Really looking forward to it!

 

Perhaps There ARE Lessons To Be Learned From The Past:

How Many Of You Are Familiar With The Founding Fathers?

Despite being woven like fabric within America’s creation story,  George Washington and the rest of his contemporaries, commonly called our founders, stay something of a mystery to many of us.  George Washington, a man we all “know”, many idolize, few compared to (if legends are correct) and still fewer actually know the first damn thing about.  When he finally left office, Washington left the nation with some final pieces of wisdom before retiring away to Mt. Vernon.  Most important of those warnings was that against party politics, something which he was adamantly opposed to.

April 30: George Washington becomes the first ...
April 30: George Washington becomes the first President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Originally, his intent was to finish the first term of President, retiring peacefully to Mt. Vernon, to enjoy out the rest of his years with his  both his beloved wife and crops.  Rivalries among his cabinet forced him to postpone this goal, yet a while longer (much to Martha’s chagrin), in favor of a second term.  Like a stern father, he had to be strict, and at times severe in the way with which he handled the rivaling factions in the  government.  It reminds me of a parent reprimanding both siblings, regardless of whether justification existed or not. The government was already showing signs of fracturing from within.  Serious animosities had arisen between his Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and his Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson about differing philosophies of governance, especially about the role of the role of a centralized bank, among other things including personality differences.

Hamilton believed very strongly in a strong central bank, Jefferson believed the no less passionately in the exact opposite.  Rather than putting his and wife’s personal wishes before the immediate needs above those of the infant nation; he did what any good parent would do; whatever the situation required. When he finally did retire from his life of service, it was not without offering prescient and heartfelt words of wisdom, which have proven true in today’s current political situation.

Prescient Words of Wisdom;

Here’s what George Washington had to say about partisanship;

 One of the expedients of Party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions & aims of other Districts. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies & heart burnings which spring from these misrepresentations. They tend to render Alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal Affection

Essentially he is warning us against placing more faith in any interest above the interests of the union as a whole.

Heres what comes later down the document about this as well;

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.

It serves always to distract the Public Councils and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill founded Jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot & insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence & corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country, are subjected to the policy and will of another.

The New Age Nation State:

Rather than a foreign nation, it is in the interests of the corporations we are divided and conquered.  A tactic our nations founders had used against the native tribes in their incessant need for more and more land from them. Lessons our founders once used to their advantage against neighboring native tribes in pursuit of a burning desire for more.  More land, more resources, more titles; our inherent greed at use against us.

Factionalism, tribalism, nationalism, partisanship, whatever you would like to call it; It is an apt summary for the current political climate.  When members of the “Tea Party” will sit down on the duties required of their elected place because a member of the opposition sits in office and then gloat about it, as if THAT were the job well done, says all that needs saying.  Congress has one of the 2 lowest approval ratings of all time; it’s a tie for a total of 10%….

The Gadsden flag
The Gadsden flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s what you would score on a test as long as you write your name somewhere on it.  At least they knew you showed up and gave you credit for attendance.

Despite the low approval ratings of Congress, or our clear political quagmire of apathy and stalemate, or the lack of any meaningful legislation making this a more free and just society, corporate interests continue to be pursued;  How is this done?

By donating heavily to both sides of the aisle, corporations ensure they benefit, irrespective of which party is victorious, something only worsened by Citizens v. United.

This is the most fractured I have ever seen the country; people can hardly speak with one another if they don’t belong to the same party.  Millions of American’s are out of work, in debt, are losing their homes or unable to afford medical bills.

People, real life people, the backbone of this country; are hurting now to a degree not seen since the Great Depression.  All this time, major corporations are making money hand over fist while workers and small business owners struggle to ride the storm out.  as corporation’s now make up 51 of the worlds largest 100 economic entities, and Executive pay has grown exponentially.  Economic disparity in the United States is now the largest it has ever been at any point recorded in history.  When is enough going to be enough; When will we stand up and say that whats right for companies is not necessarily right for you and me?

Appeasing The Beast Within:

Unlike under Roosevelt, who put millions of Americans to work through the various programs that made up his famous alphabet soup; fixed prices preventing companies from inflating costs on people already struggling to get by as well as enforcing other strict controls on the banking industry and a reckless business climate that placed the nation into the deep hole the country was forced to climb from.  The modern consensus approach is an appeasement policy much like the British originally had with Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Rather than forcing companies to hire x amount of people at the risk of having any sort of federal grants, subsidies, tax break or other form of government help or aid immediately withdrawn; we entertain the thought our unemployment stems from not being “business friendly” enough.  Where is the post “New Deal” or “Great Society” conversation in favor of “worker friendly” laws?

We sit idly by as factions of the government push for less government regulations in the lives of the business community, while allowing for more government contact and control within our own.  A woman’s right to choose, or gay people’s right to marry are topics of conversation, but increased regulations on the reckless businesses that led us further down this rabbit hole are nowhere to be found.

Despite the knowledge, the lost revenue from the Bush Era tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy would make up almost our entire deficit, these people still want more.  More tax breaks, more favoritism, more opportunity to further place the nation deep within their sleeper hold like a tights clad professional wrestler.  If we make it easier on them, THEN, and only then, they will hire more workers.  The only problem with that; it will probably be in China.

All of the government regulations put in place out of dire need were slowly and systematically undone; including Glass-Steigal, which separated the personal from commercial banking industry to avoid precisely the type of financial meltdown we are still recovering from.  Where we once looked at the corporate gluttony and mistreatment of all that stood in their way as being despicable; think the “Robber-Barrens” of old; we now idolize them in their current form.  Bill Gates, or the late Steve Jobs are cult hero’s, Apple and Microsoft aren’t painted in the same light as Standard-Oil, Anaconda, or any of the railroads.  We no longer hear talk of trust-busting our a push against monopolization.  Why do we no longer see these corporations for the exploitative companies they are?

Is it perhaps because their exploitation happens overseas, to foreigners; therefore out of sight and out of mind?  The fact the exploitation happens overseas in no way benefits the American worker to any degree.  Look how many companies have outsourced people’s jobs, closed factories, and killed pensions regardless of anyones years of dedicated service to the company…

We’re still being exploited, it’s just harder to place your finger upon exactly why you go to work and feel like you’re being shafted, it’s not really the working conditions anymore, or the hours; it’s the fact we are now less well off than our parents were; doing more for less witnessing the ever shrinking “middle class”,

I leave you with a famous poem about Nazi Germany, by Martin Niemoller;

“First They Came for the Jews”
By Pastor Niemoller

 "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Are we willing to make the same mistakes again?  Or are we willing to do something about it, and in some way force the political system to work in the interest of human beings again?  Or will we be forced into the realization that it is our lives, our liberty, and our land they finally wish to take?

And will it then be too late?

Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. with exc...
Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. with excerpts from the Declaration of Independence in background (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Breaking the Pattern:

It is up to us to hold our government accountable to act in our best interests and not solely those of large commercial entities.  In the post Citizens United world, the only advantage we have over these corporations is the right to vote.  We must exercise this right judiciously; ensuring the voting record of our congressmen closely aligns with what we want.  This election offers us a referendum, not against the Obama administration, but on government in general, our chance to demand bi-partisan coöperation.  If we do nothing, we continue the steady downward spiral we now are in; if we stand up and speak out demanding fair and balanced information from our journalists, and honest representation from our politicians; nothing can stop us.

I once told my closest of friends something he never forgot when we stopped doing drugs; “rock bottom is the second you put down the shovel, all that’s left to do then is to climb back up”

I hope this sticks with others as much as it once did my friend We can continue to dig, or we can begin our ascent, but the choice is ours.

Sources Consulted:

http://www.ips-dc.org/reports/top_200_the_rise_of_corporate_global_power#share 

http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/farewell/transcript.html

 http://www.rkdn.org/u-r-next.asp 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/20/bush-tax-cuts-debt_n_864812.html

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Obama’s Got Bernie’s Back:

Obama Threw His Weight Behind This:

Although President Obama’s stance on this matter is not unbiased;
 He is about to become the first sitting president to be outspent by the opposition candidate during a presidential election campaign,
I still applaud him for taking a public stance on Citizens United.  The current election is will serve as a prime example to the nation the powerful impact that a few wealthy individual’s  and corporations can have on election cycle through exorbitantly large contributions made through Super PAC‘s.
Voicing his support for Bernie Sanders constitutional amendment, aiming to repeal the faulty Supreme Court decision that limited the campaign contributions of corporations impeded their right to free speech.  If Citizens v. United  is allowed to stand as is, it will open the floodgates to shady campaign contributions from the wealthy who have more capacity to donate than most of us combined, destroying Democracy in the process.
What happens in this campaign will serve as a reference point  for future elections.  If dumping massive amounts of money into the elections has effective results, then this is just the beginning.  We must act collectively, temporarily setting aside party differences to act in unison in stating we wish to continue to govern ourselves. Not allowing corporations to pump limitless amounts of money into these elections, making politicians puppets in the process.
The time to do something is now, without decisive action we should all get used to asking ourselves these questions;
Just How Much Does It Cost To Buy An Election?
or this one;
What About An  Entire Democracy?

What Can We Do? We Can Speak UP!

The opportunity is ours to send a very strong message to corporations and the uuber  rich, who would like to mislead, or deceive us into making uninformed decisions; acting in their best interests and not our own.
Either urge your congressional representation to get on board with the president and Senator Sanders, or vote for the under dog, in the upcoming election.  BETTER YET, ignore the televised ad campaigns altogether and look into the issues that are important to you to make up your own mind about the matter.
We can not allow this to happen while we stand idly by.
We must send the message:
we must send it LOUD and CLEAR.

Money Can’t Buy Everything:

Our government is NOT FOR SALE, at any price.
We must show those who would put a price tag on Democracy that we will not allow ourselves to be bought and sold like commodities. As they did the airwaves, through their enormous campaign contributions.
Politicians are not stock options, to be sold in auctions, to the highest bidder.
We are not at War with each other;
YET
Elections are used as propaganda machines,
dropping leaflets over enemy territory
Indoctrinated by TV
If we send the message in this upcoming election that it doesn’t matter if your campaign had more money, and advertisements or commercials, we are going to make up our own minds.  If Mitt Romney wins it will be a dangerous precedent being set…Just pump enough money into any political election, or anything else and you can win.  It doesn’t really matter who you run as candidate….so long as you raise the most money.

We must have an impassioned defense of our democratic principles;

of the people,
by the people,
for the people,
and the public interest again?
or
It Will Become A descent into the Matrix;
       humans eventually being enslaved by their own creations.
Are we to hand the keys to these imaginary beings fueled by greed,
our very own creations?
Will we allow this nation of people
to be governed in the interest of soulless corporations?
If so, we guarantee a permanent break from the rule of man;
Our nation’s  policies no longer drafted,
repealed, and otherwise crafted for the benefit of the ordinary citizen.
It will be the interests of the few,
Those with money and power,
that own the airwaves, and the politicians, not the ordinary citizens.
with the interests of large, powerful multi-national corporations with whom we now placate.
If only we would appease them more, they might in fact bring the jobs home that they had shipped overseas;
or actually become those “job creators” for the average person.
It is up to us, and only us; as voting citizens, to show these corporations that our future, and our elections, our politicians and our minds cannot be bought so easily.
This is not a weight we can lay upon the shoulders of others, the responsibility is all of ours.
The burden will be great
BUT
If we can stave off this relentlessly overpowering attack on free speech
We may support our nations grand ideals;
narrowly missing a decent into cannibalism
which is threatened now.
Fair and free elections,
Taking a holistic approach to governing the nation
 in the interests of actual citizens not imaginary ones,
the ones who pay their taxes without calling it as success tax;
or funneling threw off shore bank accounts.
Here is a link to Bernie Sanders home page, please let him know that you support President Obama and him to amend the constitution rectifying the Citizens decision.
Here is a link to find the actual proposed amendment.

CITIZENS MUST UNITE AGAINST CITIZENS V. UNITED: THIS IS ALL OUR FIGHT

United States Official Films
United States Official Films (Photo credit: Vintaga Posters)

Why This Could Be Democracy‘s Last Gasp:

All Men Were Created Equal.. Or at least so they said….

Hopefully, we are not unaware to the fact this has not always been the case.  Large groups of people were at various times denied the simple ability to enjoy their rights the same, especially the right to take part in the political process.  For this “fact” we take for granted, to in fact become reality, required much work.  Great sacrifices made the Bill of Rights most  famous phrase “all men are created equal” ring true (at least closer to the truth), but there is further yet to go.

While complacency comes easily to a generation free from want or struggle; Governance of our nation, simply placed on “cruise control” is folly.  An act comparable to falling asleep at the wheel.  Our rights are no longer safe, our interests no longer pursued;  In short, our trust is misplaced.

Our collective interests have never been MORE threatened, major gains made towards leveling the playing field, ensuring America is the land of opportunity for all have been undone.  Markets are deregulated, allowing the near fatal Wall Street collapse, hard-fought gains made by Unions tarnished and undone.  Safeguards for the working man are being unraveled in the interest of appeasing the mythical Job-creating class.

Major corporations are posting record profits, as the rest of the nation is in the grips of a depression that appears everlasting. A single Supreme Court ruling has ensured our nations future, will be run in the interests of major corporations.  Unions, police officers, firefighters, and teachers  are labeled as special interests, while the implication that the interests of billionaires and the average worker are the same is well and alive.

Chevron Corporation
Chevron Corporation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Perhaps a reminder of what it cost will serve as a call to action,

People just like us, fought to be included, because it was what they wanted.  Hard-fought gains made through constant struggle now lie in mortal danger.   If we do not put aside petty differences and begin acting in the interest’s of people,

real people, flesh and blood people, like you or I; our nation will never be the same.

Corporate $$$ corrosively eats into the political process, cancer quickly metastasized until suddenly gone terminal.  If we do not take aggressive treatment against this malignant tumor, Democracy as we know it will wither and die.

The majority decision in Citizens v. United, has jeopardized the very thing taken for granted by my entire generation, the right to stand up and be heard.  However futile it may seem, it was a right hard for many to come by.  5 men, part of a court labeling itself Supreme,

silently hits delete on over 200 yrs. Of hard work, struggle and progress.

We must hold this Supreme Court accountable for its reverse activist stance, basing their decision Chevron or Shell have as much right to Free Speech as us, from a case with such a limited scope. But, Corporations ARE NOT people, this fact is plain!

While all men (and women) may (technically) be created equal, this constitutional protection should not apply to corporate entities.  How can the interests of you or I compete, with a fortune 500 company?

When someone such as Sheldon Adelson (who recently donated $10,000,000) has committed to spending as much as it takes to get his way, is it not common sense to believe that his interest will eventually be served over my own?

English: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson recieve Wo...
English: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson recieve Woodrow Wilson Awards Español: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson reciben Woodrow Wilson Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Does anyone seriously believe that the advent of unlimited donations to the Super PAC has not tainted Democracy?

If for some strange reason your answer to that question is yes, …

I think you need to really take a second, maybe a deep breath or two (or even three),  and get your shit together.

There, thats better.

How can we confer upon a conscious-less being all the rights that you or I enjoy?  Are we able to prove premeditation or intent, or use emotion to establish a motive in a crime?  When was the last time you heard about a corporation receiving the death sentence, or anything other than a fine, (let alone jail time)? Aside from punitive damages the answer is really, NEVER.

The Very Nature of Corporations is Corrupt!

The interests being served are not yours or mine, unless, of course we sit upon the board as a CEO or large shareholder.  Corporations exist for the sole purpose of making a profit, every year more profit than the year before.

While it may be ok for their employees to be forced to sacrifice, it is never acceptable for corporations to just be getting by, able to afford paying the bills, but you might have to wait for that vacation home you want to buy.  How many people can relate to that idea?  Barely scraping by?

Money, for money’s sake at the cost of everything and anyone standing in their way, profit over people no matter the margin. That is the nature of the beast, the only possible outcome of a partnership born solely of greed is the neglect of basic human interests.

Do we really want to allow these people and company’s who have already bent the nation to their will

U.S. Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. ...
U.S. Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

to dominate electoral politics; providing them a blank check for “free speech”, government sold to the highest bidder?…. I think our government is fucked up enough already without muting the interests of the general population in pursuit of the all mighty dollar.

Without the constraints of citizenship, these multinational corporations are free to pick up and go wherever working costs and conditions are low….China, Latin America, India, Pakistan, this is where the jobs go. No loyalty, free to pick up and move shop, but their vote and their influence has already been cast.

Please take a second, offer your signature, donate if you feel so inclined. Do something though,  share the article, comment and speak your mind.  Doing nothing is just another shade of guilt, but guilty all the same. Through our inaction we have nobody but ourselves to blame;

Jeffrey Toobin wrote a very enlightening and disheartening article about the inner workings of the Supreme Court regarding their decision in Citizens v. United, featured in the New Yorker.  You can find it here.

Also here is an article about how today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold their earlier 2010 decision will affect the future of the nation found in the Atlantic.

United State Supreme Court Building
United State Supreme Court Building (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ways To Get Involved:  

Here is a site dedicated to amending the constitution to undo the conservative corporate interests of the current Supreme Court, as it has become clear they are indifferent to the corrupting influence their decision has played on electoral politics.  movetoamend.org.

The Nation also has a push to amend the constitution which you can become a part of right here, as does Bernie Sanders.

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It’s Time for the R E A L Question. What’s it Gonna Be?

Alright Folks, Play-time is OV-ER!

I Would appreciate it if all the fine, charming, intelligent denizens of WordPress would honor me with some assistance.  If I have sufficiently stroked your ego’s I was hoping that you, my fine friends, could help satisfy my personal curiosity (and perhaps your own) by giving 2.3 minutes of your time.

Lets Play a Little Game;

Seeing as how George Zimmerman has finally at least been arrested for the death (accidental, or otherwise) of unarmed teenager Treyvan Martin, what next?  
 
Is He Guilty? Innocent? Will he be convicted? or will this be yet another miscarriage of justice from a state whose middle name must be FAILURE…. only recently getting clear of the “you-know-who shit-storm” ( and no, I don’t mean Voldemort).
 
Chime in, voice your opinion and see how it stacks up to that of your neighbor!