Archive for June 2012

The “right” to vote?..Or, the ‘White” to vote?

Americans love  to brag about our Democracy . We have presidential elections every four years..a  free and open electoral  process for all? In reality, we have an electoral process that’s partisan and perverted. The right- wing couldn’t care less about real emancipation and voter participation.                                                                         The truth of the matter is there’s a very dangerous game being played in state after state .  Some 20 states are trying to-disenfranchise as many voters as possible . Republicans have no shame.. and will try to win this election any way they can.  They right wing claims they are trying to save Democracy from voter fraud.. but the truth is the are commiting the biggest fraud of all.

An battle of epic proportions is underway.. and once again Florida takes center stage .  Govenor Rick Scott and his tea party brethren Money and Religion in America- Fueling political polarization…. battling the federal government over how many Americans Florida can possibly deny their right to vote. Not surprisingly , the vast majority of potential voters  being denied their right to vote are poorer and darker than the tea slingers. The people who live in gated communities have no worries about their vote counting .. but people living in urban communities aren’t as  fortunate.

This “win” at any price mentality  threatens not only Democracy … but it also threatens the  way of life here in the United States. With economic hardship felt deep and wide..  the disgraceful attemp to count 3/5ths of the minority vote brings back some ugly memories. The fuse is smoldering here in America. Alas, there’s time left to make sure we have a free and fair election.

America is a great country .. and in the spirit of allowing Democracy  to sing loud and clear.. lets all demand an election that’s fair.. and doesn’t leave out anybody. Let the candidate with the most votes win.. and we will support that American President . Let’s ask Romney what his position is on voter participation in Florida….. with enough pressure.., Romney may find it politically expedient to separate himself from the  tea madness. Any true independent voter should be very waryoff any president who try’s to win with a stacked deck. Let’s make sure our leaders know we demand a free, fair and inclusive election.





CNN-The Castrated News Network…

 

              Why does it seem so hard for CNN to figure out why they have become irrelevant? Businesses need to give their customers what they want..not what CNN wants us to want…! Put the blogosphere in charge of CNN programing and you might just attract more of  that coveted 24 to 54 demographic that’s turning their backs on CNN faster than you can say “ambien”.

          Piers Morgan may be a darling of the “elite” and the “critics”…but he just plain sucks to the average viewer. He is pompous, pretentious and appeals to a very narrow group of viewers. They have wasted this time slot on a guy that’s just not going anywhere. Want to boost ratings immediately and cause a stir nationwide? It’s Buddy Roemer time…yeah, that guy who is running for president and is throwing hand grenades to the left and to the right. He is interesting, unusual..and doesn’t fit into anyone’s box. He can interview politicians, journalists and movie stars too. How about some plain talking no bullshit dialogue on CNN…give the viewers a reason to tune in.

   Wolf and Anderson…both professionals with strong resumes that stir NO PASSION. Want viewers?…find some passion. Break out the checkbook and bring the folks to CNN..that we the people would like to  watch. Nothing against grey hair dudes.Im getting there too..but theirs a reason why the 20 to 40 year olds  are tuning out CNN… once again..its not brain surgery..give the viewers people they would like to view.  How about doing an hour prime time crossfire type show…With sultry Erin Burnett holding up the left…and feisty Ann Coulter spewing from the right? That would be a hot show that would grab an audience and keep them in their seats.  

    Rachel Maddow’s the hottest commodity around. Love her or not, she is excellent at what she does. Open up the checkbook and bring her over to CNN. Can’t get her, grab her protege..up and coming star Crystal Ball. If you don’t know who she is…check out MSNBC  and find out. She’s witty, pretty and bombastic. How about bring in a couple of the guys from ThinkProgress or the Daily Kos?. Each group has one or two young and very capable people that can attract viewers of all stripes and size.What about  Tavis Smiley..he would be great on CNN.  One more for good mesasure? Write a nice check and bring Sarah Palin on board for a “Lawrence Odonnell” type last word  from the right, Love or hate her…shes pretty, witty and would bring viewers in droves.

   Buddy Roemer can hold down the middle…Erin/Crystal ,et all can well represent the left…and Sarah and Ann can fire up the right. BTW…no charge to you folks over at CNN…this advice is for free. Save your money and save your network..we do need a network thats not far left only..or far right only..yet can creat some excitement. Find your balls CNN…use them or lose them!