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  • jaango commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Obama, Immigration, and the Cray-Cray

    2014-11-22 08:52:25View | Delete

    Welcome to Arizona’s version of an implemental law on Martial Law, i.e., that personifies the political opposition of immigration reform, and in which the “rank and file” of Republicans, have shown their delight for Constitutional Conservatism.

    To wit, the following:

    Arizona’s Proposition 122, is a follows:
    Constitutional changes
    Proposition 122 amended Article 2, Section 3 of the Arizona Constitution to read as follows, with the CAPITALIZED and underlined text being added:[3]

    3. Supreme law of the land; authority to exercise sovereign authority against federal action; use of government personnel and financial resources.

    Section 3. A. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land TO WHICH ALL GOVERNMENT, STATE AND FEDERAL, IS SUBJECT.

    B. TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE’S FREEDOM AND TO PRESERVE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THIS STATE MAY EXERCISE ITS SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY TO RESTRICT THE ACTIONS OF ITS PERSONNEL AND THE USE OF ITS FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO PURPOSES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE CONSTITUTION BY DOING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

    1. PASSING AN INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE IV, PART 1, SECTION 1.

    2. PASSING A BILL PURSUANT TO ARTICLE IV, PART 2 AND ARTICLE V, SECTION 7.

    3. PURSUING ANY OTHER AVAILABLE LEGAL REMEDY.

    C. IF THE PEOPLE OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES EXERCISE THEIR AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THIS STATE AND ALL POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING ANY PERSONNEL OR FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO ENFORCE, ADMINISTER OR COOPERATE WITH THE DESIGNATED FEDERAL ACTION OR PROGRAM.[6]

    And if you’ll notice, the “digs” are in 3C, and “or cooperate with the designated federal action or program.”

    And yet, in this long haul of legal theory, it will take the SCOTUS the next twenty years to effectively dismantle this Proposition 122.

    Today, here in Arizona, state coffers receives well over $275 million annually from undocumented immigrant spending on property taxes, excise takes and sales taxes. In the meantime, the Republican-controlled state legislature is facing a $1.2 billion deficit education spending, not counting on the current pattern of spending for law enforcement and child protective services.

    And given the number of Republican states and where both the Governor and the State Legislatures are in Republicans hands, your future will come at you via another version of Proposition 122.

    Jaango

  • jaango wrote a new diary post: Should Si Se Puede, Jackasses! apply…

    2014-11-21 09:09:20View | Delete

    Should  Si Se Puede, Jackasses!  Apply to America’s conservatives? With all the angst and anguish being expressed by the Conservatives, albeit, Republicans and Democrats alike, going to establish a message that encompasses a “reach out” for attracting Latino votes in the 2016 elections, especially when Latinos know full well that the Republicans in the House, and Speaker [...]

  • jaango commented on the blog post Obama Doesn’t Need to Care What People Think

    2014-11-20 11:18:51View | Delete

    When it comes to any smart or snazzy one-liners, there are none in me, given the seriousness located in Comprehensive Immigration Reform. To wit, my fellow Progressives residing outside of Arizona, truly have their heads-up-their asses.

    Take, for example, Arizona’s Republican rank and file passed, on November the Fourth, their Proposition 122. This now Constitutional Law establishes “state’s rights” and which either circumvents or does an “end-run” on America’s federalism. Thusly, the Governor’s Office or the State Legislature can implement “martial law” and in a manner where the National Guard ability at law enforcement has valid “authority” and where this authority can be permitted to “peek” into your bedroom window and at addressing the spite of your neighbor’s repeated requests.

    As such, Arizona’s SB1070 was just another “chump change” version of America’s white Democracy.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post Is Lloyd Chapman One Of The Strongest Voices For Small Businesses? by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-11-18 07:23:45View | Delete

    Note To Self__
    Thankfully, the grammar police aren’t lurking.

    BTW, Recommended! And keep up the good work.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post Is Lloyd Chapman One Of The Strongest Voices For Small Businesses? by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-11-18 07:18:32View | Delete

    As a staunch Democrat, I have not been a big fan of President Obama, since our America thoroughly enjoys its predicament for being a nation of Two America’s, and yet, my fellow Democrats continue to avoid the notional that back in the mid-1980′s, the newly nationalized Democrats went on their journey for catering to the [...]

  • jaango commented on the blog post Approval of Obamacare Hits a New Low

    2014-11-17 16:32:13View | Delete

    Today’s demographic “majority” of Progressives continue to advocate for universal health care in the form for an “empowered individual” selecting participation in a)Medicare, b)VA Medical Systemic, and c)Native American Medical Systemic.

    Thusly, the Question Remaining: Can a Republican-controlled SCOTUS render its decision that ‘taxing’ from the General Budget, is deemed ‘unconstitutional’?

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the blog post Approval of Obamacare Hits a New Low

    2014-11-17 08:44:25View | Delete

    Here in the Sonoran Desert, ObamaCare and Expanded Medicaid, are seen as identical. And thanks to the many Democrats in Arizona’s state legislature and where their critical votes has led to over 200,000 persons being now enrolled. And all will tell you “it’s great!” given that the Emergency Room is not where you want to be at, late at night.

    And it will be a Happy Day when PEW shows up here in Arizona and done in order to conduct one of its ‘snazzy’ Surveys? Unfortunately, PEW is a long way’s off for measuring a sizable portion of America’s “minorities.”
    Hell, getting PEW to show-up on the Navajo Rez or of similar communities, will take a Presidential Executive Order and the Republicans in the House would be complaining and comparable to a “blizzard of protest.” If Ronald Reagan couldn’t show up on the Rez during his eight-year tenure, no Republican-oriented commercial outfit tied to the Wall Street Crowd, will be permitted to do so, and PEW qualifies for such an ‘honor.’

    Jaango

  • In a wide-ranging discussion on the “results” of last week’s Election, much has been written and said, and yet, these results are the furthering outcome that came from the gerrymandering that takes place every decade (2000-2001) when the congressional districts are geographically designed, either in favor of the Republicans, or in favor of the Democrats, [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Political realignment and the environmental movement by danps.

    2014-11-02 07:49:19View | Delete

    Excellent Commentary!! From here in the Sonoran Desert, the history of European-based theft of Indigenous Lands, speaks to a much larger effort than just slavery, and yet, in today’s politics, “minorities” will be the primary determinant of who can call themselves “progressives.” And given this dilemma of a demographic “encroachment” upon America’s white Democracy, changes [...]

  • I much appreciate this ‘chickenshit’ story, and yet, I have a different view.

    To wit, Progressives are being treated as the Caboose relative to the Israelis and Palestinians. And of course, Obama knows this too.

    As such, here is my offering “bid” and done on behalf of America’s unwilling Progressives to even consider raising the political stakes.

    Of course, I’m still waiting for my fellow Progressive to join me in my Dictat. To wit, the USA needs to petition the United Nations and done in order to craft a “commission” charged with defining the geographical boundary between these two political entities. And once the boundary is defined and done from a historical standard, the full UN (excluding the Security Council) would then take a vote for approving the results determined by the Commission, and thusly, the “boundary” would be placed on the ballot, respectively and for consideration by Israel’s and Palestine’s electorate. And if either political entity, refuses, the entity loses all “nationhood” benefits as well as international investment from foreign governments or from the private sector.

    Sadly, I am still hearing the crickets.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-25 10:02:07View | Delete

    When it comes to Over Easy, I have been a “lurker” although I have been around for many years. And now I have “de-lurked” all because of the many wonderful comments, and in particular, the many friendships that I have managed to acquire here at the Lake, makes me an “oldie.” And prior to my [...]

  • Here in Arizona, the three seats being challenged by Republicans, all favor scrapping Social Security and Medicare.

    Therefore, the social safety net consisting of Social Security and Medicare, if scrapped by the Republicans, makes fools out of everyone and who has a desire to vote, regardless of any third party membership.

    Jaango

  • Here in Arizona, we have nine congressional districts, and thusly, a 5-4 split favoring Democrats. And yet of the five districts, three, although currently held by Democrats, three of these districts favor Republicans due to the Republican-voter registration edge.

    Consequently, the get-out-vote effort among Native Americans is of paramount importance. To wit, the DailyKos blog has raised $200,000 and these monies are dedicated to Native Americans for the localized get-out-the-vote efforts on the Rez located in South Dakota, North Dakota and Arizona.

    And in Arizona, the successes of Kirkpatrick, Sinema and Barber, is predicated on Native American votes for and on behalf of these Democratic Congresspersons. As such, belonging to the Coalition, comes with both a responsibility and a duty that cannot be shirked, discounted and denied.

    And if you’re a Progressive as I am, using the Driver’s License as the premier document for voting, and failing to vote, would prohibit any Progressive for utilizing our federal and state highway systemic, would eliminate all efforts for voter disenfranchisement. Subsequently, the Republican Party would eliminated or diminished to such an extent that Progressives would “rule the roost.”

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the blog post For Conservatives it is all About Fox News

    2014-10-21 11:52:38View | Delete

    Now, that I’ve curbed my anger, this should be a “fair warning” to PEW.

    Take, for example, for PEW to “send out” its researchers/analysts onto any Rez of Choice, and interview these First Americans, and to their shame, these R/A’s would find that there is no electricity available, and thusly, no FOX or ABC or NBC or CBS.

    Of course, the Clients that are paying for these PEW “results” find no ‘marketing and sales’ value as it pertains American consumerism. Therefore, when I “see” or “read” of public opinion polling outfits intentionally ignoring Native American “opinion” being incorporated into the overall national political views, the traditional news is walking on only one leg, and from therein, “opinion” falls flat on it public face.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the blog post For Conservatives it is all About Fox News

    2014-10-21 11:29:55View | Delete

    Some years ago, the “majority” got their “news” off the Internet. Today, I think this behavior remains quite the same. As such, a “variety” of internet blogs do a much better effort for bringing forth the “news.”

    And it’s from this perspective that Native Americans and Chicanos “discount” traditional news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Denver Post and the Los Angeles Times, just to mention a few.

    And all things being equal, political blogs do a quite accurate interpretation of this “news.” So, when Digby coined the phrase, the “villagers,” she was quite prescient in her thinking.

    And unbeknownst to the many, DailyKos has raised a considerable amount of monies and thusly, these monies are being used on the Indian Rezs’ in support of the “get out the vote” and yet, this “story” won’t even make it into the ‘back pages’ of these traditional news outlets. However, these monies from Kos and the like, are a “big story.” Of course, Democratic Party’s operatives who effectively appear on the Sunday Morning Talking Heads Circuit, are oblivious to this Reality. And we, the “minorities” are cognizant that “addressing” the issues that pertain to the Rez, and in particular, students who have to carry their chair from room to room, are not ‘visible’ to the off-Rez Democrats and Republicans. Ass, such, Common Core means having to carry your own chair in order to achieve your Potential.

    Oops, my rant gets in the way of politics.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post ISIS Isn’t and Imperial Ambitions in the Middle East by Synoia.

    2014-10-20 16:15:02View | Delete

    Synoia@5

    It takes two hours driving time from Phoenix to the Gulf of California. And if going by airplane, from Phoenx to Hermosillo, the capital of the State of Sonora, and on to Cabo San Lucas, it will not be time consuming for you.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post ISIS Isn’t and Imperial Ambitions in the Middle East by Synoia.

    2014-10-20 07:51:17View | Delete

    It’s nice to know that the “team” has some serious brain power and brings it into a subject area that does matters! Take, for example, that here in my neck of the woods, or the Sonoran Desert, we, Native Americans and Chicanos, know little of the pre-supposed Caliphate , and predicated on local history, has [...]

  • Will Marshall’s “exclusive” for Successfully Ignoring the National Debt Will Marshall is currently the Head Honcho over at the Progressive Policy Institute, but like most history aficionados focused on a history that won’t conveniently disappear, and where he was the Chief Propagandist for the Democratic Leadership Council for the Neo-Liberal Democrats of many years past, [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post PUAC: Saturday Art, Influential Authors: Frederick Forsyth by dakine01.

    2014-10-11 07:51:12View | Delete

    Shutterbuggery,

    Thanks for the “heads-up.” It never occurred to me that “before 2001″ would be an obvious pivot point in publishing.

    Jaango

  • jaango commented on the diary post PUAC: Saturday Art, Influential Authors: Frederick Forsyth by dakine01.

    2014-10-11 07:12:52View | Delete

    I have read all of Forsyth’s books, and enjoyed all of them, and yet the ‘conservative’ shines through. Of late, I’ve been reading Brad Baldacci, Brad Thor, James Rollins, Steve Barry and Andrew Cross, and yet, the ‘conservative’ shines through, as well. Perhaps its the genre or these author’s well-understanding the purchasing habits of us, [...]

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