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  • Now, to my pet peeve, and which is requires all adults “must” vote, otherwise, the “failed to vote” is required to utilize public transportation only. Not taxpayer-subsidized freeways or highways for you. Thus, the linear logic for “winning elections” requires that we must find the requisite “allies” to win elections. Consequently, any less, does not [...]

  • Jbade, As a staunch Democrat, permit me to address what you failed to address. To wit, the United States is now financially bankrupt, and this “road” started with the Reagan Era. And what’s been missing, is that the rants that disavow Barack Obama, although forget that an approximate 50% of the eligible adults in our [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Challenging the pro-Israel Democrats in Congress by jaango.

    2015-01-25 13:16:12View | Delete

    Now that Senator Feinstein of California is the Ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, she continues to practice 20th Century politics, and thusly, 15 years into the 21st Century, she shows no embarrassment for pontificating the Republican “status quo.” And here’s what she had to say while perpetuating this status quo. “Inviting [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Challenging the pro-Israel Democrats in Congress by jaango.

    2015-01-25 10:17:23View | Delete

    Margo Schulter, For Israel to be a “democracy,” requires a “border” and followed by the “equality” of citizenship and which means votes properly counted. Thus, Israel has no respect for “border” since it is willing infringe on the Palestinians. As to “citizenship” or equality of voting, the Palestinians will soon, as in years, will outnumber [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Challenging the pro-Israel Democrats in Congress by jaango.

    2015-01-23 10:30:38View | Delete

    Bear Country As a staunch Democrat, the “border” will have to be concretized as the first step in solving the Israel-Palestine Conflict. Until then, all political capital inadvertently acquired will continue to be a waste of time. And the general public will continue to be bamboozled, given the inception of the AUMF and Obama’s latest [...]

  • jaango wrote a new diary post: Challenging the pro-Israel Democrats in Congress

    2015-01-23 07:24:44View | Delete

    Challenging the pro-Israel Democrats in Congress When it comes to elevating Israel from a second rate Democracy and into a first rate Democracy, progressive Democrats and in particular, the House Progressive Caucus, will not or cannot advocate or effectively represent us, when it comes to this insolence among Democrats. And by my usage of “us” I [...]

  • Recommended. One major aspect that is intentionally ignored, but will be amply addressed by the historians of future, was that Native Americans and Chicanos were always in his small ‘corner’ for political protest. And it comes down in the following manner: Thus, “borders” versus “communities.” To wit, the obverse sides of the coin for “borders” [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Video: 2014 Lunatic of the Year Award by jbade.

    2015-01-18 03:02:45View | Delete


    Of course, I have yet to find a “Much-Maligned Optimist” Award anywhere in our public discourse and when I do, I will find, and mirh-rightly, Progressives have been included.


  • jaango commented on the blog post White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

    2015-01-16 09:38:18View | Delete

    Kudos to DSWright for crafting this thread and done to bring our attention to America’s historical lawlessness. And a Tip of the Hat! too.

    And if one wishes to apply the Native American ‘stereotype’ to today’s political mania, and as aptly framed…”He’s just another white guy” certainly does apply towards America’s overweening Ambition. As such, where’s the Self-Restraint?

    And as you can see, I am a tad pissed. Now, where’s the damned tequila?


  • jaango commented on the diary post How Mass Immigration Was Used to Kill the American Dream by jbade.

    2015-01-15 16:50:19View | Delete

    jbade, We are on opposite sides with regard to “mass immigration” and for a number of reasons. As such, the Chamber of Commerce does want “cheap” labor and which is understandable, given our nation’s history. And the history of Organized Labor has cooperated, historically speaking when the Right to Work laws are included into our [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post CIA on Trial in Virginia for Planting Nuke Evidence in Iran by David Swanson.

    2015-01-15 08:54:22View | Delete

    What’s really disappointing is that the Justice Department has failed to indict and prosecute the “bully puppet” agents for their cavalier release of ‘nuke documents’ that was an attempt to encourage the Iranians in establishing and perpetuating a CIA-perceived Weapons Program. And what makes all this ‘stink’ is that Congress was familiar with the CIA’s [...]

  • Excellent thread, Wendy! As such, I don’t have much to contribute to this discussion, however, I do have one question and that’s “For my future living quarters, when do I have to take my underground vegetable cellar out of moth balls? Or perhaps, the larger question for me should be, “When will the Rez be [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post A Technological Fix for Failing Democracies by letsgetitdone.

    2015-01-13 09:28:55View | Delete

    Ya’ heard it here first. :-) Take into consideration the idea of a Dragon’s Breath Election? Progressives in the future will bring forth the Dragon’s Breath Election in which, on a weekly basis, you, the voter can recall your Congressperson for failing to uphold your political view. As such, the “mechanism” will permit you to [...]

  • jaango wrote a new diary post: Has “populism” arrived, again?

    2015-01-12 11:52:27View | Delete

    Has “populism” Arrived, Again? When it comes to “populism” in our Sonoran Desert, I find myself with a political “twitch” when I have to consider, not the Sonoran Desert version, but the national version.   And in this national version, “populism” has become the Conventional Wisdom by America’s elite and which reside in our national capitol. In this regard, [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Number of Uninsured Adults Drops Sharply after ACA Implementation by WI Budget Project.

    2015-01-12 09:41:55View | Delete

    Here in Arizona, we “count” the numbers in the following manner: First, the Republican-led State Legislature, ‘dropped’ a large number for Medicaid recipients and done in order to “not capitulate” to the Poor and secondly, find the revenue to establish an even lower tax rate by providing their tax cuts despite the ongoing Constitutionally required [...]

  • jaango commented on the blog post Film Review: The Present-Day Consciousness of ‘Selma’

    2015-01-12 08:24:18View | Delete

    Since I have yet to see the movie, and eventually I will, two things come to mind.

    First, former Secretary Califano, in his op-ed piece in the New York Times ‘complained’ that LBJ was portrayed unfavorably. And secondly, that MLK’ speeches were not utilized, given that the producers and the director faced the high cost of copyright law, and given a limited budget, and that too is understandable.

    Therefore, what’s available in the public domain, was utilized and quite successfully. And that’s what I’ve read of this movie, Selma, to date.
    And equally important, the personas of the participants was included, and which makes he movie even better, given the wider views.

    Of course, I am not “complaining” other than the standardized behavior obviously neglected, what could have been included was the ‘role’ of Chicano military vets from Texas, and for their lobbying effort in support of the Voting Rights Act, given that LBJ was “wavering” and after the effort of these military vets, LBJ was re-animated since he was indeed wavering. Further, the common sense espoused by LBJ came in his expertise for moving the “process” of legislation forward, was displayed in his first two years in office and where he had a “majority” in both the House and the Senate. Perhaps, this too was or has been neglected in Selma.

    In closing and the inevitable contrast that will be utilized by Historians from the Future, will be that President Obama utilized the wrong “playbook” and where Obama had a “majority” in both the House and Senate, and thusly, went in a differing direction. Or perhaps, too much was contemplated from America’s first African American President. And someday, this same political behavior will become the ‘burden’ that will face America’s first female President


  • jaango commented on the diary post Charlie Dodo: A deal is struck in France… by Jane Stillwater.

    2015-01-11 11:05:52View | Delete

    And here’s a tad “more”!

    When I “officially” retire, I am going to ‘host’ a show on Fox and called “The Nimcompoops of Nonsense,” and where, as the sole Native American, I can invite Tucker Carlson and the inevitable etceteras, to “listen” to their political ravings.


  • jaango commented on the diary post Charlie Dodo: A deal is struck in France… by Jane Stillwater.

    2015-01-11 10:32:59View | Delete

    Here’s a tad more Satire. A former high level intelligence official among the Feds said the other day on national television, including PBS, that France has been surveilling an approximate 5,000 “terrorists” but he didn’t bother to explain whether any of these 5,000 were either French or non-French citizens, and which explains why today’s intelligence [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Jeb Bush: The Next, and Maybe the Last, Emperor of the American Empire by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-01-06 08:51:20View | Delete

    wendydavis Thanks, too, for your thoughtful response. For these many threads, I have been speaking of “political violence” and thusly, I don’t impute ‘traditional’ crime or the ‘broken windows” approach to a militarized law enforcement. As to the “revolution” I have not made much mention of immigration protests of years past and where no political [...]

  • jaango commented on the diary post Jeb Bush: The Next, and Maybe the Last, Emperor of the American Empire by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-01-06 06:38:48View | Delete

    wendydavis Welcome to our “rankle” America. Take, for example, today, tribal law enforcement entities are now “authorized” to investigate sexual assaults, and the FBI has been downsized in this endeavor, and where these sexual assault victims were not a priority for the FBI. To wit, “mapping” for intelligence-gathering purposes had a much higher priority. And [...]

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