7.30.2005

Today's Action: The CAFTA Fifteen - Democrats.com

The CAFTA Fifteen:

These are the turncoat Democrats that sold out the American Worker. Let them hear it, y'all.

Melissa Bean (IL) http://www.house.gov/bean/issue_subscribe.htm Enter ZIP - 60173-4836
Jim Cooper (TN) http://cooper.house.gov/email.htm - ZIP - 37203
Henry Cuellar -- (TX) henry.cuellar@mail.house.gov (Tell him to talk to Rep. Nydia Velazquez who voted no)
Norm Dicks (WA) http://www.house.gov/dicks/contact.html - enter ZIP 98402-3234
Ruben Hinojosa (TX) http://hinojosa.house.gov/ - enter ZIP 78539-9232 (Mention Nydia Velazquez who voted no)
William Jefferson (LA) http://www.house.gov/jefferson/ - enter ZIP 70053-5850
Jim Matheson (UT) http://www.house.gov/matheson/contact.html - enter ZIP 84115 (-3277)
Gregory Meeks (NY) congmeeks@mail.house.gov
Dennis Moore (KS) http://moore.house.gov/ enter ZIP 66044-2823
Jim Moran (VA) http://moran.house.gov/feedback.moran.cfm?campaign=moran&type=Let%27s%20Talk&type=Let%27s%20Talk Enter ZIP 20190-3388
Solomon Ortiz (TX) http://www.house.gov/ortiz/email_me.shtml Enter ZIP 78408-3233
Ike Skelton (MO) http://www.house.gov/skelton/zipauth.htm Enter ZIP 65109-2429
Vic Snyder(AR) http://www.house.gov/snyder/contact/email.htm Enter ZIP 72201-3225
John Tanner (TN) http://www.house.gov/tanner/ Enter ZIP 38053-1702
Ed Towns (NY) http://www.house.gov/towns/ -- enter ZIP 11210-3801

Speak to the Women in Congress!

Ask Roberts

What would you like to hear women in Congress ask Judge Roberts? Here's your chance - go to that link and let them know!

7.29.2005

MUST READ: On Personhood

From Undernews yesterday, an absolutely critical piece by Norman Mintz of the Neiman Watchdog, "The Question Judge Roberts Probably Won't Get Asked".

The article examines the history of corporate personhood and "corporatism", which I happen to think is the most important (yeah, you read that right) issue in the world. All those people dying of AIDS and starvation in Africa; bombs on the subways, riots and resurgent socialism in South America, the retrenchment of human rights and freedom everywhere, the capture and control by gansters and criminals of the government of the United States . . . corporate personhood and corporatism are at the root. Excerpts:
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1868, soon after the end of the Civil War. It declares that no state shall deprive "any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The "person" Congress and the ratifying states had in mind "the human being in need of equal protection, particularly in the states of the old Confederacy" was the newly-freed slave. Nothing in either the text or the legislative history of the Amendment suggests otherwise . . .

Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite and all of the Associate Justices chose not even to hear oral argument. Instead, in 1886 "a mere 18 years after ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment" Waite simply announced: "The Court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids a state to deny any person the equal protection of the laws, applies to these corporations. We are all of the opinion that it does.". . .

The late Justice Hugo L. Black was scathing about the Waite court's pronouncement. "Neither the history nor the language of the Fourteenth Amendment justifies the belief that corporations are included within its protection," he wrote in a dissent in Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. v. Johnson (1938). He continued:

"Certainly, when the Fourteenth Amendment was submitted for approval, the people were not told that [they were ratifying] an amendment granting new and revolutionary rights to corporations. The history of the Amendment proves that the people were told that its purpose was to protect weak and helpless human beings and were not told that it was intended to remove corporations in any fashion from the control of state governments. The Fourteenth Amendment followed the freedom of a race from slavery .... Corporations have neither race nor color."

The contrast between the Court's handling of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad and its handling of Roe v. Wade nearly 90 years later is stark. The Roe justices were fully briefed. They heard oral argument. They long deliberated. In the end, they decided - among other things--that in the first trimester of pregnancy a fetus is not a "person" within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment.
In the same article, Thomas Hartmann goes on to point out some critical historical phenomena:
After 1886: While to this day unions, churches, governments, and small unincorporated businesses do not have "human rights" (but only privileges humans give them), corporations alone have moved into the category with humans as claiming rights instead of just privileges.

Before 1886: In many states, it was a felony for corporations to give money to politicians, political parties, or try to influence elections.

After 1886: Corporations claimed the human right of free speech, expanded that to mean the unlimited right to put corporate money into politics, and have thus taken control of our major political parties and politicians. [The Tillman Act of 1907 prohibited corporations and nationally chartered (interstate) banks from making direct financial contributions to federal candidates. But the law was rendered ineffectual by weak enforcement mechanisms; indirect contributions, particularly via PACs; contributions by corporate executives and employees, and a 1978 Supreme Court decision invalidating - on First Amendment grounds - a Massachusetts criminal statute forbidding banks and businesses from making certain expenditures intended to influence the vote on referendum proposals.] . . .

Before 1886: Government, elected by and for "We, The People," made decisions about how armies would be equipped and, based on the will of the general populace, if and when we would go to war. Prior to WWII there were no permanent military manufacturing companies of significant size.

After 1886: Military contractors grew to enormous size as a result of WWII and a permanent arms industry came into being, what Dwight Eisenhower called "the military/industrial complex." It now lobbies government to buy its products and use them in wars around the world . . .

Before 1886: Corporations were chartered for a single purpose, had to also serve the public good, and had fixed/limited life spans.

After 1886: Corporations lobbied states to change corporate charter laws to eliminate "public good" provisions from charters, to allow multiple purposes, and to exist forever . . .
In the coming months, I plan to write more about how we might reverse this evil. Hint . . . it has to do with (1) the personal decisions you make, (2) how much courage you have, and (3) your ability to say, "Kiss my ass, Wal-Mart".

7.26.2005

What Goes Around . . .

This Paul Krugman piece in today's IHT, "Why Jobs Head North", just goes to show you . . . excerpts:
Modern American politics is dominated by the doctrine that government is the problem, not the solution. In practice, this doctrine translates into policies that make low taxes on the rich the highest priority, even if lack of revenue undermines basic public services. You don't have to be a liberal to realize that this is wrong-headed. Corporate leaders understand quite well that good public services are also good for business. But the political environment is so polarized these days that top executives are often afraid to speak up against conservative dogma . . .

There has been fierce competition among states hoping to attract a new Toyota assembly plant. Several Southern states reportedly offered financial incentives worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

But last month Toyota decided to put the new plant, which will produce RAV4 mini-SUVs, in Ontario, Canada. Explaining why it passed up financial incentives to choose a U.S. location, the company cited the quality of Ontario's work force.

What made Toyota so sensitive to labor quality issues? Maybe we should discount remarks from the president of the Toronto-based Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association, who claimed that the educational level in the Southern United States was so low that trainers for Japanese plants in Alabama had to use "pictorials" to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech equipment.

But there are other reports, some coming from state officials, that confirm his basic point: Japanese auto companies opening plants in the Southern U.S. have been unfavorably surprised by the work force's poor level of training . . .

Funny, isn't it? Pundits tell us that the welfare state is doomed by globalization, that programs like national health insurance have become unsustainable. But Canada's universal health insurance system is handling international competition just fine. It's our own system, which penalizes companies that treat their workers well, that's in trouble.

I'm sure that some readers will respond to everything I've just said by asking why, if the Canadians are so smart, they aren't richer. But I'll have to leave the issue of America's comparative economic performance for another day.

For now, let me just point out that treating people decently is sometimes a competitive advantage. In America, basic health insurance is a privilege; in Canada, it's a right. And in the auto industry, at least, the good jobs are heading north.
Yep . . . stupid is as stupid does.

7.25.2005

On being convinced . . .

Rickie Sanctimonius Santorum sez that the fact that Judge Roberts' wife volunteers her services to an anti-abortion brigade group has no bearing on his appropriateness for a Supreme Court seat. An', well, sheeit, that's all I need . . . how 'bout you, Morgaine?

I mean, the fact that Santorum is a twisted, ignorant, bigotted, mysogenistic, fascist sycophant certainly has no bearing on his appropriateness for a Senate leadership position. So what's the problem?

Hmph. I've about had it. This keeps up, I swear to god I'm gonna out Karl Rove's role as an undercover mole in the White House, working for both the ACLU and the southeast Asian sex industry. We'll see what Scooter Liddy Libby has to say about THAT puppy.

[Yeah, Bill . . . I'm back]

On being a loser . . .

Found this scrumptious post on Sirotablog - clip:
What's most funny/sad about this, is that these same DLC leaders told the Christian Science Monitor that they are worried that "voters know too little about what their own party stands for" - and yet absolve themselves from any blame for that. There is no awareness that when Democrats rhetorically claim to be standing up for the middle class, and then vote the DLC's way on fundamental economic issues, the public catches on and understands they are being misled . . .

Maybe if I put it in corporate terms that the DLCers could understand, it would be more clear. Going to places like Ohio to tell Democrats to continue pushing the DLC's corporate "free" trade policies would be like being the guy who ran a company into the ground, showing up to give a presentation to the company's board, and telling the board that the company should keep doing exactly what its been doing, even it if means complete bankruptcy. The fact is, if you did that, you'd be fired. But in Democratic Party politics, these people aren't fired - they are venerated, as if they have the keys to success. And then we wonder why Democrats continue to lose, and lose, and lose, and lose. What's really amazing is that these professional election losers still can spew their drivel with a straight face.

On being in labor . . .

As a former Teamster (yeah, well, it was a really long time ago), I can only rejoice that the SEIU and the Teamsters are bailing out of the AFL-CIO.

I live less than a block from an AFL-CIO HQ office. There's rarely anybody there. Not quite sure what they do. Totally unsupportive of my efforts to do some Kucinich organizing last year ("we hafta wait 'til national tells us who to support").

Far as I'm concerned, AFL-CIO has done more to hurt workers than the Pinkertons ever thought of. Hope more unions bail.

Today's Action: Waxman: 11 Security Breaches in Plame Case

Waxman: 11 Security Breaches in Plame Case

Go to that link, and choose the "email this article" option. Send it to some of the emails on the list I gave you, preferrably one at each paper or network. You might want to add a note that you hope they won't let the Republican talking points about this not being a crime or Valerie Plame not being under cover go unchallenged.

Pentagon Blocks Release of Abu Ghraib Images: Here's Why

Pentagon Blocks Release of Abu Ghraib Images: Here's Why:

"'The American public needs to understand we're talking about rape and murder here. We're not just talking about giving people a humiliating experience," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters after Rumsfeld testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We're talking about rape and murder -- and some very serious charges.""

"the Pentagon had refused to cooperate with a federal judge's order to release dozens of unseen photographs and videos from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq by Saturday."

Let's see now, what's that word for when a government puts itself above the law? Oh, Yeah - FASCISM.

And what's that phrase for when you do things in violation of a Prisoner's rights under the Geneva Conventions? Oh, yeah - WAR CRIME.

7.21.2005

You know what to do...

On being beamed up . . .

So . . . where've I been 'n' why'm I back ova heah?! Well, I got sick - really sick. 'Nuff sed.

I came back, frankly, because I think I have a rather unique perspective and I can't keep my fingers still (which is the blogoswamp equivalent of not being able to keep my mouth shut). The original concept of P! as an extra-political celebration of effective populist, progressive action is important to me. I have a deep sense of gratitude and respect for the Contributing Editors' efforts in keeping P! alive during my journey to innerspace and back(??). Now, as Coordinating Editor, I will work to strengthen our commitment to our stated principles and mission. More later . . .

Meanwhile . . . Yo!! Scottieeeeeeeeeeeeee!?!?!? Y'all got the power now, dontcha?! How could you leave me here? Live long and prosper.

Calling all Bloggers, Readers, Citizens - We have to get together!

Hey, Y'all-

If you're like me, you're feeling overwhelmed. Between the
Lies, the Iraq War, the Cover-up, the Smear Campaign against Joe Wilson, the Leak of a covert CIA Operative's Identity, Karl Rove and Scooter Libby (at least) being TRAITORS, a reactionary tool being nominated to the Supreme Court, Torture in Gitmo and Abu Graib and the constant assault on science and human rights being waged by the Religious Right, and let's never forget the STOLEN ELECTIONS and the greed and corruption of this Administration -- well, it's a lot to take in.

WE ARE AT WAR with the
NeoCon Death Cult. That's the only way to describe it. They're going to drag us back to a Colonial Monarchy complete with our own King George if we don't get united.

STEP 1: Join the FORUMS at BLACK BOX VOTING http://www.blackboxvoting.org.
                We'll never get rid of these guys if they keep getting away with stealing elections.



Step 2: Keep the heat on KARL ROVE!
                There's at least one traitor in the White House and he has to go. Period.


Step 3: Oppose John Roberts
                If you haven't contacted your congress people, do it now! AU.org has the hook-up.

Step 4: Do something Every Day!
                Make the commitment, right now, to do something every day about at least one of those issues.
                We have to be as relentless as they are. We can't let up for a minute.

                                Lives are at stake.
                                People are dying.

Step 5: Hound the Media!

I'm going to post these addresses I got from another site*. Everybody copy them to your computer and use them!

(*If someone can tell me where, I'll put a link here, but I can't remember.)

2020@abc.com,
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Americans United: Take Action - stop Roberts!

Oppose Roberts for Supreme court!

Please go to this action page at Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and send letters to your congress people. It just takes a minute, and it's painless - unlike living in a country where the government limits your sex life, your religious expression, and your reproductive options. We have to stop this guy cold.

Tell your representatives that you won't go back to the 50's - The 1750's!

7.19.2005

Supreme Court Nominee Rigidly Anti Choice

The leaked name of Shrub's nominee for a life appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States of America is John Roberts.

According to the Alliance for Justice, he filed a brief defending the idea that federal health clinics could force its doctors to not even mention the word abortion to patients. Further, he wrote that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided.

Press conference in 48 minutes to officially announce.

cross-posted from Chicken Foot Stew.
originally heard name on "Chicago Tonight," PBS local nightly news.

7.11.2005

Treason is a Hanging Offense


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