• jaango commented on the blog post The Undying Filibuster Myth

    2014-07-22 14:33:27View | Delete

    I read his column, earlier today, and had a good chuckle.

    I vividly recall early in Obama’s first term, he was handed an easy opportunity, but tossed into the trash can and where it remains today. Thus, Card Check could have been easily accomplished, and yet, another lost opportunity for helping the middle class in the work place. But then, “neo-liberals,” like conservatives on the Right, are always thinking of the 19th Century.

    As such, historians of the future, will relegate the Obama legacy as one for an Era of Lost Opportunities.



  • Which political party controls the state’s legislature, is the doorway to a national political party, and that’s how its been for all these years.

    And from those of us and who ascribe to being Native Americans and Chicanos, in the next 15 years, the white voters 65 years and older will no longer be with us, from the standpoint 2025, and after Clinton has left the Oval Office for having served two-terms. Consequently, the Progressive Era commences, and thusly, a two-tier systemic, denies the Progressive their well-deserved Era and where a New Great Society is effectively installed.

    Moreover, with the installation of an Academic-Military Draft, will require that Progressives utilize the Veterans Administration Medical Schematic to “protect” a Woman’s Reproductive Rights from the Supreme Court’s decision on Hobby Lobby, similar issues as they become front and center in the federal courts.


  • This two-tiered systemic was “offered” here in Arizona, and subsequently rejected.


    This systemic was offered by Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and a variety of former “conservative” Democrats. And unbeknown to most, O’Connor has been quietly leading this national effort.

    And from my perspective, it’s pretty much an obvious effort to save the Republicans from the pending onslaught of “racial and ethnic” minority voters. And in proper context, “how does the Right protect itself from this “new” manifest destiny? As such, it’s all about money, and money in large amounts and which makes Schumer a simpleton.

    To wit, voters in New York, should be ashamed of Schumer, even though on occasion, he continues to call himself a “progressive” as part and parcel to his political camouflage.


  • jaango wrote a new diary post: The Chicanos’ Big Time Clock

    2014-07-16 09:01:30View | Delete

    Thumbnail Is Rand Paul’s opposition to the AUMF just another political game? Today and in the national media and on the internet, much angst and anger has been expressed when it comes to domestic priorities and related spending habits and where and when it occurs, has been well-etched into our minds among those of us from [...]

  • Once the primary season for the GOP is over, not much will be said about anything resembling an “immigration crisis” (Barr of Georgia, is authoring such political rhetoric.

    And when the Republicans start advocating that the Ports of Entry, should be closed permanently, only then will the “border” be adequately “protected.”

    In the meantime, the migratory flow will continue and without much interruption given the “benefits” to our economy.


  • jaango commented on the blog post How Rand Paul Could Pull a Thad Cochran

    2014-07-09 12:20:07View | Delete

    Ahhhh, the Clinton and Janet Napolitano Ticket or perhaps, the Clinton and Hilda Solis ticket, would certainly “blow out” the Republican nominee, given that having the first woman President, will definitely change the voting dynamics among the Independents and Republican women, at a minimum.

    Of course, Democrats will conveniently ignore the notional of Clinton being a Neo-liberal or conservative Democrat, and thusly, from today and through 2024, conservatives will continue to hold the purse strings of the taxpayers. As such, more War and less Peace.


  • jaango commented on the diary post Andrew Levine on Tea Party Smarts and the Poison of Ted Cruz by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-08 08:51:11View | Delete

    I’ve long held to the Idea that the Tea Party was created, and done in order to distract the general public from Bush43′s Era of Gross Incompetence. As to the tea party in particular, they are not much different than the conservatives in the Democratic Party. Both are conservatives, and having them change their minds [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Andrew Levine on Tea Party Smarts and the Poison of Ted Cruz by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-07 12:12:06View | Delete

    cmaukonen, In the past, I have written much about the “pacification” Program that the Right will have to impose on “racial and ethnics” in general and in particular, the Progressives. And where will the national security and defense “state” come down on this “change” in a political context, has yet to be developed. And equally [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Andrew Levine on Tea Party Smarts and the Poison of Ted Cruz by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-07 11:52:07View | Delete

    justasking, In ten years, Reid, Durbin and Schumer, will no longer be with us, given they are aging quickly and their campaign donors will be out and about, looking for their new shills from the next generation of elected and appointed officials, as these folks move up from state-level offices and into one of the [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Andrew Levine on Tea Party Smarts and the Poison of Ted Cruz by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-07 08:35:47View | Delete

    As a follow-on to my post above, permit me to add the following, and with an appropriate addition for context and content. Back in 2000, when SCOTUS created the Bush43 presidency, we, here in the Southwest, and among Native Americans and Chicanos, we too crafted our “presidency” called the “long game” and thusly, 25 years [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Andrew Levine on Tea Party Smarts and the Poison of Ted Cruz by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-07 07:43:38View | Delete

    The current “battle” between the “establishment” and the “tea party” is being re-directed by the “reform” conservatives, and therefore, my having a tad of fun at these “reform” folks, needs not be ignored. And here’s a column I wrote several days ago, emphasizing, the paragraph above. Conservative Ideology and Its Devine Writ Today, one of [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Immigration, Automation and The Next Generation by jbade.

    2014-07-04 09:13:01View | Delete

    Today, there are over 50 million students in K-8th, and in 10 years, they will become eligible to vote, and they will vote. Consequently, America’s “change” will start coming full force, and yet, Jobs and More Jobs, will be lacking. Thus, the conservatives, both Republican and Democrat alike, will have to start their “pacification” Program [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Immigration, Automation and The Next Generation by jbade.

    2014-07-03 16:16:14View | Delete

    And lest I forget, Recommended! your diary to FDL’s much larger audience.


  • jaango commented on the diary post Immigration, Automation and The Next Generation by jbade.

    2014-07-03 15:56:31View | Delete

    jbade, From my perspective here in the Sonoran Desert, one needs to only look to Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, in order to visualize “automation” in the work place. Should automation arrive and at a level of perceived effectiveness for an employer, the loss of potential jobs for the Anglo or Caucasian, may or [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Immigration, Automation and The Next Generation, by jbade.

    2014-07-03 11:10:47View | Delete

    “Leverage my assets, and not my ass.” The above, articulates my cynicism when it comes to Immigration Reform. And as such, as white America makes its transition into a brown Democracy within the next twenty to thirty years. And if any semblance of “automation” does occur, its impact will be minimal, at best. As to [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Notes on the new populism by David Seaton.

    2014-06-23 07:16:05View | Delete

    The only “thing” or Idea that I can contribute to this thread is my ever-present notion for establishing a Progressive Caucus in the Senate. And if this Progressive Caucus fails to materialize within the next 20 years or so, “white” Progressives will become readily co-opted by the “brown” Progressives. Take, for example, here in the [...]

  • When it comes to fully “understanding” the Catholic Conference of Bishops, perhaps, a sense of humor is required, otherwise Catholics, and in particular, Chicanos and Native Americans, here in the Sonoran Desert, are bailing out on the Catholic Church. Thus, evangelicals are crafting their own churches, and there are many, as well as the Mormons and the Jehovah Witnesses are today’s beneficiaries.

    However, permit me to add my small measure of humor to the big dilemma facing the Catholics, and I follow with some perspective from Martin Longman.

    Where Is the New Television Series for Native Americans and Chicanos and Titled, “Context and Content Matters”?

    Of course, I am talking about our future and where some bright-eyed and thoughtful “minority” writer will construct such a television series and where one of the mainstream Networks decides that the “story” is necessary and relevant for understanding our national mindset for propaganda. Thus, a story that includes an editorial board meeting that takes place each and every morning and where at least five journalists for writing about racially insensitive national politics, address particular political issues and the politicians, as well as the readers and what communities are “missing” from their local news outlets. Sadly, the above is not going to happen and therefore, news cycle junkies will continue to receive their usual 50% of info off the internet blogs. And as such, the Millenials are going to be kicking butt at the ballot box and the Baby Boomers/Neo-Cons will go out quietly and without a whimper since who among them wants to be the last trooper on the last hellish copter leaving either Afghanistan or Iraq?

    And now to Martin Longman and this same subject matter posited by Peterr.

    The Origines of the Modern GOP

    May 28th, 2014

    Author/Writer: Martin Longman of Political Animal/Washington Monthly Magazine

    Dartmouth Professor Randall Balmer argues convincingly that the origin of the religious right as a political force stemmed from opposition to school desegregation rather than opposition to the Roe v. Wade decision. I don’t think it is well known that evangelicals were largely silent about the Roe ruling at the time it was issued, nor that some of the most influential evangelical leaders at the time were supportive of the ruling.

    Today, evangelicals make up the backbone of the pro-life movement, but it hasn’t always been so. Both before and for several years after Roe, evangelicals were overwhelmingly indifferent to the subject, which they considered a “Catholic issue.” In 1968, for instance, a symposium sponsored by the Christian Medical Society and Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of evangelicalism, refused to characterize abortion as sinful, citing “individual health, family welfare, and social responsibility” as justifications for ending a pregnancy. In 1971, delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, passed a resolution encouraging “Southern Baptists to work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother.” The convention, hardly a redoubt of liberal values, reaffirmed that position in 1974, one year after Roe, and again in 1976.

    When the Roe decision was handed down, W. A. Criswell, the Southern Baptist Convention’s former president and pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas—also one of the most famous fundamentalists of the 20th century—was pleased: “I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person,” he said, “and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.”

    Although a few evangelical voices, including Christianity Today magazine, mildly criticized the ruling, the overwhelming response was silence, even approval. Baptists, in particular, applauded the decision as an appropriate articulation of the division between church and state, between personal morality and state regulation of individual behavior. “Religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision,” wrote W. Barry Garrett of Baptist Press.

    It was actually a ruling by the DC District Court upholding the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to revoke Bob Jones University’s tax exemption that convinced evangelical leaders Jerry Falwell and Paul Weyrich to rally the religious right against President Jimmy Carter’s reelection. They could hardly make Bob Jones’ anti-miscegenation their rallying call, however, so the modern-day Republican Party was founded on an evangelical “awakening” on what had formerly been considered an issue only for “papists.”

    Today, the party of Dwight Eisenhower and Everett Dirksen is the party of Jerry Falwell and Paul Weyrich. The party of Lincoln is now the party of voter ID laws



  • jaango wrote a new diary post: Name Change…football…Pretzelistas

    2014-06-19 09:32:37View | Delete

    Name Change:  I’m going with the Washington Pretzelistas When the Wags complain that the Washington Redskins should change its name to something other than the Redskins, we, the Indigenous People remind ourselves that we won this legal battle back in 1999, but mainstream media continues to neglect this aspect, for the most part.   Now that the [...]

  • Kevin,

    Since you are the only person that I know of on the Internet that has a proper focus on Stingray, and now the “public records that don’t exist,” has me confounded and a tad “pissed.”

    And it’s for this sole reason that I would like your permission to reprint this storyline on our web site, here at the Chicano Veterans Organization?

    As such, Please Advise.


  • jaango commented on the diary post The Democratic Party’s Dilemma and the Working Class? by jaango.

    2014-06-18 08:49:32View | Delete

    onitgoes Like you, I have a couple of families that love their Fox News. And by brother-in-law is now a lifetime member of the NRA, and which makes for an interesting dialogue. Simply, I argue that all gun owners have to undergo an analogous or equivalent to a driver’s test, relative to owning a gun. [...]

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