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Texas State Rep. Garent Coleman Is Speaking Up For All People In Houston Region—Where Are Other Elected Democrats?

Democratic Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman has written an opinion column for the Houston Chronicle saying that new Arizona immigration law is like a new form of Jim Crow.

Here is some of what Rep. Coleman had to say—

“I am thankful that the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against Arizona’s immigration law because it interferes with the federal government’s constitutional authority to set and enforce immigration policy. By declaring “reasonable suspicion” to be grounds for detainment, such laws not only overstep their boundaries, but they ensure that people of a certain ethnicity are born suspects.”

Rep. Coleman has also spoken up many times for President Obama’s health care reforms that will help many uninsured people in Houston, in Texas and all over the nation.

Here is Mr. Coleman’s blog.

As did President Theodore Roosevelt (above) , Rep. Coleman understands the role of the “bully pulpit”  as an officeholder.

Words matter. Moving public opinion matters. Mr. Coleman gets this fundamental purpose of politics and governance.

It would be good if other elected Democrats in Houston and the Houston region would speak up more often.

Very often our elected Democrats are silent despite the many issues of poverty, fair wages, lack of health care, immigration and education that are such critical concerns in Houston.

Houston is a Democratic city and Harris County is moving towards the Democrats.

Strong and visible leadership by elected Democrats would help create the infrastructure required to turn Election Day victories into forward-looking public policy.

July 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Can’t Apple Tell The Truth About The Defective iPhone 4?

The new iPhone 4 from Apple does not work correctly.

(Above—1983 mobile phone. Picture taken by Redrum0486.)

The iPhone4  calls all the time because it was made with a defective antenna.

Consumer Reports says you should not buy this phone until the problem is fixed. They say that at first Apple suggested that customers buy an additional product Apple sells in order to address the defect.

As always, Apple is keeping an arrogant silence about any problems.

Why can’t Apple just tell the truth and offer good service to customers?

Apple promotes an image of being better than other technology companies.

How is what going on here with reflective of a good company?

July 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment