Texas Liberal

All People Matter

An Autobiography In 220 Words

A possible autobiography of who I am. 

1967—Born.

1970’s— First Realizations

1. Other kids are not always nice.

2. While it may seem counter-intuitive, humor does not make friends, but it does earn respect.

3. Intellect gets you noticed and has a deeper value as well.

Though it was not yet clear what that deeper value would be.    

1980’s—More Realizations

1. Women, gays, blacks, and self-defined punk rockers make reliable friends. At least they did for the person I was becoming.

People on the outside, if they are not too angry to connect, can be of great help to each other.  

2. Knowledge is not inherently power. It depends on whether what you know can be applied.

Knowledge, however, does allow you to navigate life easier. It provides the context needed to understand everyday life. 

This is how I came to a more generalized approach to thinking, instead of a detail-orientated type of thinking.   

A general approach to life must be found. You won’t most often find specific answers.

1990’s—Questions

1. How do I balance a strong personality with an ideological commitment to collective action? How I do communicate that personal independence and collective action do not conflict?

2. How can I be as inclusive and open to others as possible, while still holding strong views? 

1994—Met future wife.

2000’s — Always More To Consider

1. How do I best communicate my values? What is the widest definition of communication I can use to assert my values?

2. Just as knowing history helps you understand the present, longstanding friendships give your life context and meaning        

3. Effective communication and good relationships require much self-discipline.

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22 Comments »

  1. Dear Neil,
    I am a journalist with SBS television News in Sydney, Australia.

    http://news.sbs.com.au/worldnewsaustralia/

    Out team is planning to come to the US to cover the Presidential election.

    In the lead up to the elections, we’re planning to film a story on Southern voters, we were thinking of Alabama, probably in Birmingham or Montgomery because of the connections with the civil rights movement.

    It would be fantastic if you could suggest some good people in the area to talk to as part of a story.

    SBS Television is Australia’s multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster. The program will be broadcast in Australia where there is an estimated 40,000 potential American voters.

    I’m currently based out of Sydney, Australia, but will be in the US from mid October.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Emma
    Emma Hannigan
    Senior Journalist
    SBS World News Australia
    T: 02 94303391
    M: 0404 999564
    E: emma.hannigan@sbs.com.au

    Comment by Emma Hannigan | September 19, 2008

  2. Please join Houston Area for Obama! We need you to contribute and give feedback. Even if you’re not from Texas, we need your Support. Please spread the word. It’s never too late. :)

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44436309760

    Comment by Houston FOR OBAMA | October 29, 2008

  3. Mr. Neil,

    I am a journalism student at University of Houston. I am an occasional reader of your blog.

    I need your help with an assignment I have. I would like to interview you. I thought and thought of all the people that I could possibly interview and why they are newsworthy folks, my mind kept wandering back to you.

    Please allow me to interview you for my assignment and help me to pass my class and at the same time to get to know you better as a political blogger of the Houston area.

    For further correspondence please kindly respond ASAP to my email address that I have provided to set up a time.

    Regards,
    Saleema Gul
    UH journalism student

    Comment by Saleema Gul | November 22, 2008

  4. Errington Thompson of whereistheoutrage.net turned me onto your blog and for this I am grateful. (I edit the aforementioned blog.) At any rate, I thought you might enjoy knowing that Anne Coulter’s jaw, in some fabulously decadent irony, has been wired shut. Really.

    Comment by Robin | November 26, 2008

  5. Robin–Great–Thank you. Please visit here often. I enjoy posting at Errington’s shop.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 1, 2008

  6. I added you to my cool blogs link…hope that’s ok. I really love your blog. I miss working with you! Take care, glad to know you’re alive and doing well.

    Comment by Alethea Nelson-Li | December 13, 2008

  7. Alethea–Good to hear from you. I’ve sent you my phone number.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 7, 2009

  8. hi,
    I’m a native texan and I now live in East Texas.

    please read my blog at http://lavidacountry.wordpress.com

    Comment by lavidacountry | April 22, 2009

  9. Hola, me llamo Israel, tengo 23 años, soy d Badajoz (España), soy un apasionado de Texas, no se porqué realmente pero me encanta, estoy leyendo estos documentales de Aquino y son muy interesantes, me encantaria conocer gente de Texas para hablar con ellos para hablar de su tierra y en general hacernos amigos, asique que aquí os dejo mi e-mail: isra80906@hotmail.com, un saludo.

    Comment by Israel | April 22, 2009

  10. Sorry about that snowball. Don’t know if I ever saw you after that. Love the blog.

    Comment by Chris Rosenthal | July 23, 2009

  11. The Harris County Democratic Party has no balls and does not endorse the democratic candidates. I know the reason but I will be labeled racist if I state the reasons..

    Comment by True Democrat | August 6, 2009

  12. Just a few personal thoughts –

    There are three sides to each story – yours, mine and the truth somewhere in the middle, since none of us are totally objective nor do we have all the relevant facts at the time. Having had the opportunity to travel extensively, I learned long time ago that my way of thinking is not necessarily the only right way.

    Everything in life happens in the right place, at the right time, and for the right reason. However, we may not always be able to accept the reason at the time. None of us can change the past (last year or last second), but all of us have the freedom of choice as to the direction and speed we go from this point forward – so why to play the ‘victim game’.

    All of our decisions (personal, business, political) have consequences – intended and unintended. Fortunately, in our democratic society everyone has the right for their own opinion and personal choices, as long as they don’t limit the choices of others or impose their values on the entire society.

    Political correctness has reduced the open and honest debate and resulted in a society where everyone is walking on egg shells. As a result of the 24/7 news cycle, we live by sound bites and negative news clips; thus statements, events, decisions can easily be taken out of context – we have lost the relevance.

    Comment by Longtime Texan | January 20, 2010

  13. Hey Neil… a shout out from the Big Town. Though we could somehow make a liaison of some sort. I’m just starting out. My goal is to stay focused on hard issues like transportation, education, environment, etc. New York has a very different set of issues than does Texas, but the liberal outlook is similar to liberals anywhere. So, take a look, and please get back to me when you have a moment. Thanks, Robert

    Comment by Robert DiLallo | February 3, 2010

  14. UPDATED

    BLACK MAYORS CONVENTION
    c/o Anyone

    LIBERATION OF AND BLACK ENSLAVEMENT Ver. 2, Number 1 of 2

    1 BREATH.TXT

    NOTE THE DATE;
    FR.04.02.10

    pages 7
    lines 368
    words 2581

    [ i think i'm being Evicted due to my smoking so i'm mailing this now like this, i'm 60 4.18.10/ smoking since 1963 ]

    Imagine Any Perception of? And Trying to Ignite a Collapsed Providing Nuclear, and Eternal Flame? And Imagine The First Law of Thermodynamics.. Try to Envision a FREE and Infinite Elector Magnetic, and Universes Rotational and Consecutively Aligning Forces? ( any planets axis’s )

    And They Due to The Alliance of and Particles Transferring Force, imagine a Translating Focus of The Vague but Consistent Energy of? Our Universe?

    And Our Universes Suns or Earths Simple Rotating of, and Cycling of?
    Imagine Ancient Egyptian Healers ‘HEARING’, and Any Bones GROWING STRONGER?, And The Strengths of, The Sun? Try to Envision This Energy, or a Instrument and Learning to Use it? Imagine a Invisible CURVE of, and a Developing Neither Rock, Nor Plant Life, HUMAN CORE Of?

    Cut and Healing, Any Quicker? And Transcending Any Death, and Our Ancient Zombies Aware of Our MAGNETIC Sun Rises, and Sun Sets? Any of Our Microscopic Particles Energies Mounting, and Any of the FREE Elector Magnetic Configurations of? Any Materials Attaching, Rotating and Collecting and Any Magnetism of?

    And Elector Magnetic Cattle? And Elector Magnetic Soil? Any Elector Magnetic Focus, and Any ‘Always In Motion’ Regenerative Axis’s of? CONTEMPLATE ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, and Resilient but Dormant Elector Magnetic Bits Particles Waves, and MATERIALS? MAKING BUILDING ‘THE CHURCHES OF’, AS SOMEDAY ANY MORE REAL? Our Vague MAGNETISMS Transcending Rebuilding, of Resilient and Rotating Effervescence?

    And Healing and Zombies, and Africans and Our, and The BLACK Cradle of Religion? CONTEMPLATE AGEING CRIPPLED HURTING BLACK WOMEN, IF THEY GO TO CHURCH, IN THEIR CHURCHES? SHARING THE STRENGTH OF? And Think Over, Putting a Blanket Over The Intelligence or Capacity, and Any History of?

    And Imagine Any Now Imprisoned BLACKS, Innocent AS A WARM BREEZE AND THE EYES OF? In the form of the Resulting Children of? The Stolen Kidnapped African Slaves, Children? In a Developing Civilization, but White Community? And now Over Crowded, American Black Prisons? Imagine The Blood and Pillaging, of His Simplicity and Strengths again?

    Imagine Illustrating ( His Everlasting Strengths, ) And The Immense and FREE Atoms Elector Magnetic Potential, and Energies? ( Invention and; Steam Engines Hydro Electric Dams, Showers, and Any Ball Park Lighting ) And a More Resilient Stride, Alignment of Force or Pressure of, Acting Anymore with Anyone BLACK?

    Imagine Any Atoms Nucleus and Constant North and South Poles? And then their Charge, Collected Electrons, Neutrons and Protons, Elector Magnetism? And Once Successfully Pictured, Something, Generated to Hold on Too? For Our Blind Sided BLACK AFRICAN Community. Imagine a Rock Developed from Tiny but Free Particles, due to Any Rotating and Elector Magnetic Energy, and its Axis’s, ability to ( translate ) Transfer The Immense Potential? Imagine Any Salt, Ice Cubes or Tin?

    Our Microscopic Particles and Our Clouds, and then Any Cohesion of, and a Chargeable Resiliency, REBUILT if REBUILDING, Our FREE Material again?
    Our Magnetisms Transcending Rebuilding of Resilient Rotating and Effervescence? And A Orbital Base, and Stationed Sun, and Rotating Horizon of?

    Or Focus Creation and Any Magnetism, and then Hand Held Particles ‘In Motion’? An Thusly a Two Inch Magnetic Example of? Envision Orbital and Potential? Imagine Any Apparently Adjustable Bone Marrows Atoms Molecules, Helping to Process and Purge? Our FREE Microscopic Particles Materials?

    And Eventually Transcending Death, and Spiritual and Religious Zombies again? And Our Blind Sided ENSLAVED BLACK AFRICAN Communities???
    REGENERATING Our Energies Microscopic Atoms FREE Particles. And Potential Elector Magnetic Strengths? Any Correcting Nerve Impulses, or Cells, The Translating Glucose, Strengthening A.T.P., Imagine any of Natures Electrons to really be { syn. transcending } FREE Particles?

    Try to Envision Any Generated Materials Generated Atoms, Rotating Participation in? And Anyones Translating Tissues Resulting Consistencies, and Pressures? And a Free Elector Magnetic Field, and its MAGNETISMS Charges Potential? Electricity Focus and Resiliency? { I need to study ph?} The Ability to Transfer Stabilize, and Change The Energy?

    Interacting Water, and its Energetic Atoms Bonds, Ability to Construct or Reconstruct Shift forms and for example H2o gluose Hemoglobin? Consider Magnetic? Consider Condensation, and any Molecules Hydrophlic Elector Magnetism as ‘Water Loving.’ And then Evaporation, and Hydrophibic Molecules, tending to be nonpolar?

    And thus preferring other neutral molecules and nonpolar subsidences, Hence any Evaporation? And In Motion MAGNETISM of? A Rotational and Resulting Friction of? { i’d like to create a better magnetic example illustrating that point? }

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    And a Additional Use of Our Rotations Free and Elector Magnetic, and Chemical Shifts? { Purging Cooling Waters, or Energizing A.T.P. a plants sugars, or rocks } And a ‘Developing Gravity or CERTAINTY OF’ Our Free Orbital or Cloud of Energy? And its Creating Bonds, and then Any INTERWEAVING FORCES ( magnetisms rebuilding transcending resilient ) FREE Particles, and their Potential Capacities?

    Can You Imagine a Focus of? And The FREE Atoms Strengthening, Oxygen or Hydrogen Explosiveness for example? Or Carbon, and Sodium, Generated into Salts, Sugars, or Flours and Breads? And Our Atoms Resulting Tissues, Cells, Bone, and Eyes? A Atmosphere of Randomly Charged Magnetic Bits and Particles Significance?

    Contemplate Any Equilibrium, and The Rationalizing of? And Any Fires Waters and Evaporation? Tiny Microscopic Parts, or Magnetic Materials, Attaching and Collecting? And Any Rotation of becoming Atoms, then Molecules, and then Tissue, { i need a better example } from Our FREE Materials Generated Energies Depositing of Echoing FREE, again Echoing from Within, and then Outside, of anyone? Try to Imagine Any Usable Energies Particles?

    Try to Imagine Magnetically, and Our ( atoms aligned and translating materials ) Spheres Regenerative and Symmetrical Suns, Nature? Imagine Any Materializing and Any Rationalizing of?? The Particles Plant Life, Rocks or Waters of?

    And Our Universes Rotating Earths ‘Always In Motion’, Elector Magnetic Pulls, and Pushes? Envision The Ability to Transfer, and Stabilize and Change Our Particles Stations of, Any Configurations of Their Elector Magnetism? And Then Any Resulting, or Flowing Energies of? Imagine Any Rotation and Sun Rise’s and Sun Sets? Pulls, and Pushes of and Our Elector Magnetic Energies?

    Imagine Our Sun or Any Gaseous and Invisible Atoms Configurations Strengths, and their Illusive Existence? Think of Our Rains again, but Any Resulting Waters Evaporations? And then Magnetically? And Next Why? The Atoms and Their Potential Alignments? Of Anything? Try to Imagine they were Always Transferring, and The Immenseness of..

    And a Convertible and CURVE of Nuclear Elector Magnetic Pressures, and Particles? A Rotating of, and Our Earths, Suns FREE FORCE? Mechanically Raising an Lowering, its Energies Elector Magnetic Potentials? And a Cloud of for example? Try to Picture a Resonating Box Containing Something, that Changes from, Red to White Hourly?

    Imagine Any Generated Microscopic Molecules of, or Generated Bone Marrow of? Or Any Generated Elector Magnetism of? And Our Anatomy, and Our Atoms Nuclear Magnetic Axis, and Any Chemical Shifts to be of? Lift Lifting a Hundred Train Cars?

    Cycling and Recycling, The Flowing Renewing MAGNETIC Particles Atoms TRANSFERRING, and Energies Effectiveness? Try to Envision Any Particles as Building Blocks, and Our Elector MAGNETIC FORCES HEALING? { note to self, enlarge blue print of heart oxygen resilient rotation of FREE Electro Magnetic Particles purging } Try to Imagine a Invisible CURVE of ( Free Purging ) Energy again, and a Developing Neither Rock, nor Plant Life, HUMAN CORE of?

    And a Spiritual Start, African Zombies, and a Unsure Future? And Any Hungry, or CRAP of? Picture Our Sphere and its Skies, as a Natural RESILIENCY of? Our Rotating, and a Latent Mental FOCUS of? And a Energizing Dormant, Inherently HUMAN Developing Center, and CORE of? Picture Our Immenseness and Any Bonding and Elector Magnetisms, Convertible Particles Molecules Atoms Orbital Ability to { gluons and quarks flavors Rebuild Completely } Adapt and Survive, for Example? Envision any Magnetism of, for example?

    A Atmosphere of Randomly Charged MAGNETIC Bits and Particles Significance? And Our Universes Orbiting Mechanical and Symmetrical and FREE Bits and Particles of Materials, Potential Contents, Producing Transferring Energies, Atoms and Molecules? ( Eyes, Wheats Breads Waters and Fish? Or ‘Measurements AWOL and Any Slaughterhouses?’

    Envision Forest, Teeth, and Any Bones, and a Catalytic Necessarily and Resulting Geometric Materialization of? Or Perception of, and Better Rationalizations of? { And Examples of? Think Over Any Resulting and Valid Human Interweaving and Spring of? } And then Their Storage of Our Particles Atoms Elector Magnetic Energies? And Lambs, Peaches, and Pigs, Growing and Then Perception of?

    Or Evaporation and Magnetism, or Magnetism ( picture illusive and Free Energy ) and Condensation? The Particles Configuration and Illusive Capacity? Imagine Magnetism and Visible, or Invisible Evaporation or Condensation, and a ‘Always In Motion’ type of Energies, Elector Magnetic Pulls, and Pushes?

    Picture Expanding Bananas, and a Horizon Halo and Catalyst and Catalytic Cooling MAGNETIC and Energetic Atoms Alignments North and South Poles? Their Real Resiliency Transferring, and Storing Illusive but Charged Magnetisms Transferring and Materials?

    Picture a Heart Beat of, and Containment of the Electric and Heat of Polarize-able Structure Recharging Lambs of? Lambs again Transferring Translating, and Storing and Cooling Unstable Elector Magnetic Particles ( and WHY )? Imagine a Policed, and Current Structure of, the Vast Energy of?

    Imagine a Illusive Cycling of Our, or His, and The Immenseness? Contemplate Our Rotating Universes almost Limitless Energies? Or Growing Forest the Illusive Storage of, and Any Perception of { i need word for } Imagine a Policed, and Current Structure of?

    And Any Rotation of, and Deposited and Policed Beaches Structured of? And a GLORIOUSNESS of The Transferring and Transcending Necessarily Potential? The Rotating Strength, or Energy of again? The Alignment of Anythings Atoms? A Stabilized MAGNETISM of, The Transcending Immenseness of?

    Try to Imagine a Car Battery as Plant Life, and a Combination of Starch and Water, and Sunshine? And it Via Any Photosynthesis, and Shielding or Deshielding, of the Plant Lifes Electrons? Or Wood and Oxygen, and Any Resulting Fires of? ( i’d like a third example ) And Our Atoms Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Storing Transferring and Releasing, Our Universes and Our Rotating, Elector Magnetic and Immense Forces?

    And Again Our Atoms Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Collecting Particles and Producing Free Proteins, or Calories, and Waters? OR IN TIME ANY HOSPITALS AND CHURCHES BETTER ENVISIONED AS FLOORS AND WALLS MADE OF THIS? AND ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, FOR EXAMPLE?

    Or Any Generated Sunshine and Atoms Chemical Shifts, and Pumpkin Seeds? Or Shade and Turkeys? Or Refrigeration, and Any Sandwiches? Try to Contemplate Our Baths to be Made Of It? The Storage of The Immense ‘FREE ALWAYS IN MOTION’, Elector Magnetic Energies?

    I NEED YOU TO IMAGINE MOTION, AND ANY FREE, AND UNIVERSAL RESULTING ENERGETIC ELECTOR MAGNETIC, and FRICTION or EFFERVESCENCE OF? Day and Night? And its Atoms Particles, and their Development and MAGNETISM, and WHY? And Any Elector Magnetic Chemical Shifts to be of, and a FREE and ‘LIVELY MAGNETISM’ of? { and a question being, can anyone Heat the waters of, with it? }

    Imagine for example, LIVELY MAGNETISM and Our Geothermal Core, or Sunshine and Plant Life, or Our Rains and Evaporation, or Indoor Electrons and Protons Heating? Our MAGNETISMs Transcending Rebuilding of Resilient and Rotating Effervescence?

    And in Time a Regulation of? And a Developing and Anymore RESILIENT Rebuilding or CYCLING OF, Our Free Particles Atoms MAGNETIC Bonds? And Then Their Usable and FREE Energies?

    And Then that Any Better Illustrated, as “FREE and Transferring, and Always In Motion”? Envision a Container of Elector Magnetic and Balanced Symmetrical Energies, and Any Objects Stationary Rotation? And inside The Container? { i’d like a bigger better example }

    Imagine Particles and Any Resulting Muscle Tissue, and Our Hydrogen Nitrogen and Oxygen Atoms, As Magnetic Materials Attaching and Collecting, and Actually FREE Neutrons Electrons and Protons? And Any Generated Proteins, Amino Acids CO2 or Nutrients?, and a Illusive but FREE and Resilient Chemical Axis?

    And Anyones Strengths Better Combined with Natures IMMENSENESS AND LIMITLESSNESS? And in the Form of a Humans Generated, or Collected and Deposited Atoms Resulting Molecules.. Or Adrenaline and a Type of a Catalyst for a Generated Strength of? as in { i’d like to name atoms in adrenaline h.2.O for example }

    Consider Our Electromagnetic Field, and Any Negatively Positively or Neutrally, but Charged Particles and Their Motion to be of? { i need to study flavors gluons and quarks and resulting orbits, and the defined materials of? }

    To be Variable Assigned and Secure, and Elector Magnetism, { i’d like a better word for always in motion } and FREE and Generated Elector Magnetic Materials? And Nuclear and Magnetic, Elector Magnetic, and Any ‘Always In Motion’, Bonding and The Electricity of?

    And Anyones Interwoven Relationships to Them? Or Any ZOMBIES, Jesus Christ, and Our Humanities Cradle of Religion? And a Trance State, and Our Suns Generated Curve of, Immense Renewing and Penetrating Energies, Believability? And Not Slaves As Doormats, or Any Servants Pushing Wheelchairs Uphills of?

    Imagine Oppression and African Natural and Infant Mortality? Envision Speculating, and Then Meticulous and Attention, and a Ring or Horizon and MAGNETISM, and The Energy of? Imagine a Dancing and Voodoo Queens of? And a Law That Anyone Should Know? The in my Opinion MAGNETISMS Interweaving Strength and Plenty, and Zombies, and Jungle in The Stars of..

    Imagine a Voodoo Queen and Someones Tissue, and a Word for Suspended Disbelief, and Our Materials Spring Dancing.. And a Healing Mechanism Rationalizing His Restoring Strength Resiliency Returning to Convinced and Crippled Human of? And Our Materials Spring, Dancing..

    Thanks,

    Rod Terry
    E-MAIL SCARY226@MSN.COM
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    Comment by Rodney Terry | April 3, 2010

  15. Hi Neil!
    Wow, not sure how I got here. I went down a rabbit hole of political blogs, saw your name on a post, and wondered if it could possibly be the “future governor of Rhode Island.”

    I ran into you on Ludlow Ave. back in ’92 when Clinton was running, and you shoved a voter registration form in my hand. Just wanted to say thanks for that. I’ve not missed an election since and have even done quite a bit of voter registration myself in recent years.

    Love your blog and have bookmarked it. If I keep reading maybe I’ll find out how you ended up in Texas. Good lord, you’re not in Joe Barton’s district, are you? EEK!!

    Comment by mississippi liberal | October 15, 2010

  16. That’s me. Thanks for such a nice comment. I’m not in Joe Barton’s district, but my Congressperson is just as bad.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 17, 2010

  17. My friend wants to know what makes a “Real Texan”. I would like for you to know that no matter where you are born or lived in other cities or countries, once you set you feet in Texas and stay in Texas, you are a REAL TEXAN. This means you, Andy.

    Comment by Charlotte | February 3, 2011

  18. [...] Neil Aquino, blogging for Texas Liberal, quoted “a KTRK report on how police officers are disciplined in Houston …: ‘Seven of the Houston police officers on the tape seen beating Chad Holley were fired for what the police chief saw … But in Houston, firing a police officer doesn’t always mean they stay fired.’ … [...]

    Pingback by Video of vicious police beating of 15-year-old suppressed for nine months by Houston mayor | San Francisco Bay View | February 5, 2011

  19. Hi Neil,
    I’m a poet and would like to use the photo of the train leaving station in Taiwan for a poetry booklet in Israel. Do you have the rights for it? Can you send it to me?
    Thanks,
    Gur

    Comment by Gur | February 11, 2011

  20. Gur–I’m sure it is a Wikipedia photo. So feel free to copy it and use it as you will. Thanks and good luck.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 14, 2011

  21. Neil–

    Appreciated your comments at the Meyerland Dems Tuesday. I wish you could have stuck around for the remainder of the meeting. After a somewhat dry discussion of “redistricting”, a resolution was introduced by President Arthur Pronin for the Club to endorse the aims of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The motion was vehemently opposed by State Representative Boris Miles, who sowed confusion by asserting (in effect), “This resolution could be construed as ‘anti-Obama’–as Dems, we should be rallying behind our President!”, etc. He then, shouted that OWS is not what it seems. “Just follow the money!” When challenged on this, he asserted that OWS is funded by….rich Republicans! Well, I’m sure that will hearten a few souls out there, shivering in Tranquility Park. Immediately thereafter, all debate was quashed, the resolution was tabled until January, and the meeting moved on.

    With the failure of the unconstitutional “Super-Committee” to come to an agreement on which sort of austerity to inflict on our suffering citizens, President Obama has announced he will VETO any attempt to circumvent the automatic cuts provision which Congress was bullied into adopting, under threat of a market default. So, the health and well-being of the “markets” is now contingent upon the austerity of the population. When you consider that the elected governments of Greece and Italy just disappeared this month, to be replaced by Goldman Sachs-approved technocrats, what certainty is there of Constitutional elections here, next year?

    For your information, Representative Maxine Waters has introduced a bill to rescind the powers of the “super-committee”, but has very few co-sponsors thus far.

    Speaking as a Democrat, I believe the fight against Wall Street is a matter of the very SOUL of our Party. Had Franklin Roosevelt, assisted by Ferdinand Pecorra and others, not rallied our nation behind him to regulate the “free” market, to expand targeted credit for the PHYSICAL expansion of our nation, in the interest of the General Welfare, we would have had fascism here. And today…? As far as I’m concerned, Barack Obama IS Wall Street. We need one courageous Dem to step forward to run against him, in the proud traditon of FDR, and the whole political geometry would change.

    Are there any takers?

    Yours,
    Joe Jennings
    Precinct chair #565

    Comment by Joe Jennings | November 24, 2011

  22. March Against Corporate Welfare
    This is just one more of hundreds of news articles on the issue that is sweeping our Nation. The American people are waking up to the grim reality of what we have been preaching about for almost 20 years since we fought successfully to eliminate Section 936, a tax shelter to benefit corporations and scam the American taxpayer.

    Our Puerto Rico, USA is one of it’s biggest victims, since now they scam the US Treasury using PR as an offshore tax haven. They succeeded in classifying the US territory of Puerto Rico as a foreign country for their tax purposes and these US Domestic Companies become CFC’s, (Controlled Foreign Corporations), when they do business in Puerto Rico. This has a strong negative impact on our right to self determination and they intervene brazenly in our local politics.
    The traditional (as we knew) US Corporations have metamorphosed into money hungry hybrid monsters owned by greedy american and foreign investors who do not care or have loyalty to our Nation and its’ principles.

    Our eternal gratitude to our advisor, Attorney Luis Costas Elena, a brilliant Harvard scholar, who identified this problem years ago, and wrote his thesis on this subject, exposing this scam. He is the author of the phrase “Corporate Welfare”, which he used for the first time in one of many Congressional Hearings representing Puerto Ricans in Civic Action.

    http://themjreport.blogspot.com/2012/01/march-agains-corporate-welfare.html

    MJ

    Comment by Miriam J. Ramirez | January 14, 2012


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