- Pennsylvania Among 'Terrible 10' Most Regressive Tax States
- February 4 Non-Partisan Training: HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013: HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion
- The Reports of Unions' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
- Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor
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- Jan. 14 Workshop:HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013; HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Seth Williams on Guns, Jasmine Rivera on School Closures @PFC Meetup Wednesday
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As the Rich get Richer, Two Who Were Once Desperately Poor, Inspire
Looking at the 1st Presidential Debate led me to take a stiff drink, Romney blaming the poor while Obama is afraid to mention them only mentioning the middle class. Logically it is better to be ignored then blamed. There is a persistent drift over many elections that less and less people are paying attention to politics. But maybe if the Greens can inspire the stay-at-homes as the Libertarians and Constitutionalists shave votes from Romney, the future will be brighter even if a last minute economic meltdown leads to a Romney win.
After the debate was over I turned on my computer to watch the last half of the expanded debate with Jill Stein the Green Presidential candidate and Rocky Anderson the Justice Party candidate offering inspiration despite my being tipsy with alcohol. I promise if Pennsylvania is no longer Obama Blue but a toss up state November 6, I will vote for Obama unless Obama depresses me so much I couldn't make it to the polls. Part of the economic depression is Obama endless compromises even though it is good to get excited about Romney's last hurrah foreign policy which is in this declining economic period is suicidal.
Thursday's expanded Vice-Presidential debate Oct 11, on Democracy Now might be very inspirational. Both Cheri Honkala and Luis Rodriguez came out of extreme poverty and are getting poor folk involved in politics,
If the Libertarians join, a former judge, Libertarian Judge Gray who once liked to convict people like the young hood Lois Rodrogues who used to deal drugs can debate Judge Gray who used to make a faddish of putting jail drug dealers in jail. Since he reformed Rodrogues became a prize winning author. Thank to all the 3rd party efforts with a particular appreciation for the Libertarians and Constitutionalists for destroying or at least raining on the super-rich conspiracy, I may not have to get drunk and forget it any more.
7pm New Mexico I hope is 6pm Philadelphia where I can hopefully watch it on Democracy Now Channel 35 TV.Try to get a hall or movie theater to hook itself to the internet.
Politics turned Rodrogues's and Honkala's life around, collective self-help politics is making Honkala's life soar. Kids heading for trouble have football and basketball stars put in their face, Don't let the hacks say registration to vote is almost over, if someone gets turned away from the voting booth for being unqualified or in some way indicates interest everyone even Obama diehards make sure you have a registration form to hand them for future participation.
I would like to see 5 second ads on the TV screen, “'Vote “No!” to two party corruption shop for 3rd party hope election day.
Staying home is giving corrupt politicians the world they want”; with a link or several at the bottom of the screen. If one can't buy a less then 15 second TV ad perhaps the Sierra Club and the ACLU could each have 5 seconds.
Why sit around depressed as things slowly get worse under Obama or rapidly collapse under Romney when we can do better? Winston Churchill inspired Britain with his Blood, Sweet and Tears policy, the Libertarians with a no foreign bleeding policy would be better than Obama-Romney as well.
PS in Philadelphia there was a small Peace Demonstration with no war on Iran or Syria signs at 30th Street bridge, and the Schuylkill Expressway light, as cars gave a quick toot of approval like they used to at the height of the Vietnam War. I hope this is repeated all over the country. I want a one hour demo at that spot twice a week.
By Richard Kane