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Attention Right Wingers—America! Love It Or Leave It!

All of us on the left know what we’ve been told by conservatives for the last 40 years when we’ve protested our government. 

“If you don’t like it get out”

“Go back to France”

“America–Love it or leave it.”

Well—Here’s right back at you folks. You lost the 2006 election and the 2008 election and we live in a country with a government taking an active role in our economy and with a President named Barack Hussein Obama.  

America—Love it or leave it.

Here is a link to the lyrics of Lee Greenwood’s God Bless The USA as posted at a Boy Scouts songbook web page. 

From the song–

If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.

I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.

That’s right!

Below is a picture of the President of the United States. We were told so often after September 11 how we should rally around our President during a time of crisis. We are now in an economic crisis as bad as any we have faced since the Great Depression. 

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If folks don’t love our America, they can move to Somalia or some other place with hardly any government. See how that goes for all these protesters.

Yeah—I’m talking to you screwballs below. (Pictures from The  Huffington Post)



April 17, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

If Indians Can Go The Polls While Under Attack By Maoist Rebels, Why Can’t Houston’s Hispanics Vote In Greater Numbers?


Even facing attack from Maoist rebels in some places, voters in India went to the polls yesterday to begin the month long process of the Indian national election. 

These attacks killed 17.

Above is a picture of women waiting to vote in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

(Please click here for an overview of the Indian election.)

Turnout in India, despite the violence and all the poverty in India, is expected to be 62% when all the votes are counted. 

Now why is it that Hispanics in Houston and Harris County can’t vote in greater numbers? What are the reasons? 

Turnout in many mostly Hispanic state legislative districts  in Harris County was between 40% and 45%  of people eligible to vote in 2008.

Where are the leaders in this important community? Where are the people?

Here is a great article from the urban planning magazine Next American City that details the history of Hispanic political activism in Houston.

When will Hispanics in Houston find the leadership that their numbers and potential merits?

April 17, 2009 Posted by | Houston, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment