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Reform Immigration Rally: Boston Strong!

March for Immigrant Respect and Immigration Reform.

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IMG_5066 IMG_5069Video from a “March for Immigrant Respect and Immigration Reform” organized by The Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy coalition (MIRA). 

Immigrants and immigrant advocates/supporters from across Massachusetts gathered at Boston’s historic Copley Square on Saturday, October 5, 2013…before marching to the equally historic Boston Common. 

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  • Public figures including candidates for Boston mayor and city council led the March. Marchers stopped at two Bank of America branches to deliver a letter demanding a public statement against anti-immigrant politics and in support of Immigration Reform…and publicly call on Bank of America to stop supporting Speaker Boehner with campaign contributions.

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The Boston gathering was just ONE of about 200 similar actions organized in 154 cities in 40 states and the District of Columbia, on October 5, 2013…to raise a collective voice for immigrant dignity and respect. Marchers are getting support from 13 House Members, 1 Senator and 2 Governors.

Earlier this week, five U.S. House members introduced HR 5: Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, a bill that contains bipartisan-backed provisions from the Senate immigration bill, as well as the border security bill passed unanimously by the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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Immigrants and their allies are asking House Speaker John Boehner to let this bill move forward for the well being of immigrant families and the prosperity of our nation. The rally also called on the Massachusetts Congressional delegation to meet with Speaker Boehner and demand immigration reform NOW.

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THE MESSAGE OF THE BOSTON RALLY:

  1. To demand an end to the deportation practices that have driven 11 million immigrants into the shadows
  2. Demand the House of Representatives pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship, which would give immigrants the full respect of the society to which they belong and strengthen the economy to which they contribute.
  3. Call for the passage of important state bills such as the Safe Driving Bill and the Trust Act, measures that would increase the safety of our roads and return real security to our communities.

reform5The march will be held at a crucial moment — the final days in which the U.S. House of Representatives can move forward with an immigration reform bill this year. After the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan immigration legislation (S.744) that includes a pathway to citizenship in June, progress was blocked by House Speaker John Boehner, who refused early this summer to bring any comprehensive bill to the floor of the House.

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Now, after a summer of actions in which 26 members of Boehner’s Republican party have declared their support for reform, the combined force of labor, community, ethnic and faith organizations will call for Speaker Boehner to stop blocking the passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship —a concept now supported by a bipartisan majority of representatives.

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The rally calls on all members of the Massachusetts delegation to the House — all of them Democrats —  to raise their voices publicly for consideration of a comprehensive bill, one with a path to citizenship and without militarization of the border.

The rally will begin with a noon and march from Copley square past several branches of Bank of America, which supporters will publicly call to stop supporting Speaker Boehner with campaign contributions.

(From information issued by MIRA.)

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Photos/video: Conlibe

BOSTON STRONG!!!

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Perpetual Dangling Carrot!!!

democrat logoSo…

Democrats are emailing supporters asking fools like me to “Share Feedback”…

One question asks:

“What would you say to another Democrat to inspire them to get involved with or contribute to this organization?’

MY ANSWER:

NOTHING…to hell with it!

All you care about is the UNWIELDY piece of crap that is Obamacare…

I’m waiting for Democrats to do something about Immigration Reform, but all Democrats can do is TALK.

I have people in my family who are impacted by Immigration Reform and until you DO something about it, I will donate NOTHING…and pretty soon I will remove myself from your email list.

You are interested in Syrian victims – why don’t you ask THEM to donate?

You are interested in Obamacare – I don’t give a hoot about Obamacare!

I don’t give a damn about Food Stamps. I’m not on food stamps but people try to sell me their food stamps for half the face value!

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I don’t give a damn about a government shut down, let it shut down…and pretty soon, I won’t give a hoot about Democrats either.

I’m fed up with you. I’m tired of waiting for Immigration Reform.

I’ve waited since 2007…and if President Obama lets Republicans KILL Immigration Reform and does not come up with some Executive Action for Dreamers and their parents, I will consider him and Democrats to be part of the PROBLEM…and I will spread this viewpoint, online and in my blog!

Apparently NOT!

Apparently NOT!

If you think Immigration Reform is something that you can keep promising and NOT deliver on…forever dangling like a perpetual carrot…you better think again!

Now you know – I hope!!! I doubt you all even READ this…

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Yeah. Seriously THAT’S WHAT I WROTE to:

Mo Elleithee
Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee.

Mo Elleithee. Sorry MO! Pass on my sentiments...please, to the powers that BE!!

Elleithee. Sorry MO! Pass on my sentiments…please, to the powers that BE!!

I’m just sooo FED-UP WITH THEM…

The government is NOW:

Telling people WHAT to eat…

How to have sex…

What to drink…

How to wear your pants…

Prosecuting athletes for taking steroids…

Pretty soon they’ll implant a chip in your ass and ping you before you crap…so they can tell you HOW to crap!

Get off the BULLSHIT bandwagon and DO YOUR JOB!

I don’t give a damn about a government shut down, let it shut down…it needs to shut down!

I don’t give a damn about none of the important non-issues that are so important to Democrats…and pretty soon, I won’t give a hoot about Democrats either!

I’m fed up with Democrats…tired of waiting for ACTION on Immigration Reform.

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Democrats are like a bunch of Jack-in-the-Boxes! Every election cycle, they jump out of the box promising Immigration Reform and NOT delivering – then they huddle behind Republican skirts to bray…and slink back INTO their box until the NEXT election.

Republicans are racist shitheads…THEY are NOT going to legalize Undocumented Immigrants. You Democrats, YOU are the ones who have to do it.

I’m beginning to believe that Democrats string people along…then leave them hanging. I suspect they laugh at us – WE the Fools who run around, at our OWN expense, to campaign – while they’re eating Wagyu rib eye and arugula salad with white Matsutake shavings at their exclusive clubs! 

NOT this time. This time if you don’t understand what Presidential Power/Authority means, if you’ve NEVER heard of a: DISCHARGE PETITION, if you don’t understand that Republicans will intentionally block Immigration Reform partly to thwart YOU – then YOU can Get Lost too!!!

More like: "No, We Can't!"

More like: “No, We Can’t!”

BOTH of you…Republicans and Democrats…can get lost!

That’s IT! I’m waiting to see WHAT happens in October…

Get your shit together! And STOP asking me FOR donations – you’ve done NOTHING for me – YET!!!

You want money? TWO Actions will DO it…

  1. DISCHARGE PETITION in the House of Representatives.
  2. Use your Presidential Authority to MAKE Deferred Action PERMANENT for both Dreamers AND THEIR PARENTS.

How the hell are you making the kids legal – they can work, drive…and their parents remain Illegal and can be deported?  Again this was an election ploy, so I guess next October Jack will jump out of the box and EXTEND Deferred Action? Or just Defer it???

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Charlie BAKER 2.0

Charlie BakerRepublican Charlie Baker is looking for an APP that will make him MORE palatable as Governor of Massachusetts this time around.

Baker who ran in 2010 against incumbent/current governor and President Obama pal Deval Patrick (Democrat) in 2010, is planning Baker 2-point-0…the upgrade!

I wonder if Curt Schilling will campaign for Charlie Baker this time around…or whether Baker will consider Schilling, again, as his running mate?

In case you’ve forgotten, Curt Schilling is the former Boston Red Sox pitcher (baseball) who:

  • Is King – was King? of bloody socks (at least, here in Boston).
  • Championed Republican Baker against current governor Patrick, who took office in 2007: “I’ll vote for him (Baker) because he’s someone that has always appealed to me as being out for the greater good above all else. This state is in dire need of exactly that right now…”
  • Later wanted the state (Massachusetts, under Governor Deval Patrick) to give him, Schilling, millions in loan guarantees/state subsidies for his Gaming startup company, 38 Studios.
  • When Patrick said no (what did Schilling expect? You campaigned for his rival – and Microsoft you are not!)

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  • Schilling threw a tantrum. He flounced over to Rhode Island where Schilling got the $75 million in loan guarantees he wanted – then in 2012 defaulted on a million-dollar payment and declared bankruptcy, leaving RI holding the bag. RI is suing!

Yes – that Curt Schilling.

So what role is HE likely to play in Charlie Baker’s second run for governor, Baker 2.0? I say 38 NADAs!

Because back then, when Schilling was campaigning for those government hand-outs from Massachusetts and Patrick turned him down…

Said Baker:

“Over the course of the past four years, Massachusetts has lost a lot of businesses…we can’t blame that on businesses that make decisions to do what makes the most sense for their employees.”

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Rick Gorka, a spokesman for the Baker campaign, called Schilling’s departure:

An example of a “toxic business climate’’ created by Democratic incumbent Governor Deval Patrick. 

So given the debacle that Schilling’s 38 Studios turned out to be, how will Baker justify his campaign getting it so wrong…???

How does Baker parlay that into a bid for faith in his ability to make SOUND business decisions for the Bay State?

For surely IF Baker (thank God) had been governor – HE would have given his buddy/campaign torch bearer the tax-payer dollars Schilling was asking for – and TODAY, it would be Massachusetts TAX PAYERS left holding that bankrupt bag!

According to news reports, angry RI lawmakers were left asking:

Why Rhode Island backed an untested company helmed by a wealthy former athlete when the state grapples with an 11.2 percent jobless rate and chronic budget deficits.

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Incidentally the very SAME day that Baker announced that he’s running for governor (09/4/13)…the governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee announced  HE will NOT run for another term.

Chafee refused to give Schilling’s 38 Studios yet MORE subsidies to bail the company, (as Schilling was demanding). Chafee called the 38 Studios deal:  a very, very challenging investment by the state.

So what does that say about Charlie Baker?

Because if HE had been governor of Massachusetts, WE would be looking at the 38 Studios debacle and drumming him out of town!

38 Studios created such a MESS  for/in RI, that I can’t figure it out.

  • The state issued $75-million in bonds backed by RI taxpayers. Not just any bonds, moral obligation bonds that they apparently can’t default on, maybe. RI owes the bond holders $110 million!
  • The state is suing 14 people involved with the 38 Studios deal, including Curt Schilling.
  • Erosion of confidence in the RI Economic Development Corporation – every deal is now suspect!
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Welcome 38 Studios! What a mess THAT turned out to be…Charlie Baker.

Now here comes Baker 2.0!  More like “Oh NO! Not again?!”

This is ONE time you do NOT upgrade…

Reminder (taken from an online news article about 38 Studios):

  • “In April, the Boston Business Journal reported that new court filings alleged 38 Studios knew it was in dire straits before it moved from Massachusetts to the Ocean State. According to documents filed in Rhode Island Superior Court, Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. attorney Max Wistow said there was “crushing evidence” that shows that Schilling and others at the company covered up financial information”.

Rhode Island was left to find a multi-year plan to start paying down the debt.

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Goodbye 38 Studios. Didn’t come back – and neither should Charlie Baker!

  • In 1989, RI issued about $23 million in bonds for the office building housing 38 Studios…and the state retirement system compounded the error by buying the 38 Studio bonds.

When the building’s owners filed for bankruptcy, RI ended up owing it’s OWN pension system.

Oh what a tangled mess we missed – when governor Patrick, Schilling dissed!

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REHAB: The Uncle Sam Way

Here’s my version of “REHAB” by Amy Winehouse…

wineouseThey’re trying to make US go to Syria, I say, “No, no, no”
Yes, it’s not Iraq, but when we come back you’ll know, know, know
I ain’t got the time but Uncle Sam thinks It’s fine
If he makes us go to Syria, I won’t go, go, go

I’d rather be at home with t’economy
I ain’t got seventy days
‘Cause there’s nothing, there’s nothing you can teach me
I can’t learn from other forays!

Didn’t get a lot in Kuwait
so I think we’d better wait…

Rebels say “Why do you think you’re here?”
Brits say, “I got no idea
If I’m gonna, I’m gonna lose my cred
Let’s find alternatives instead”

He said, “I just think you’re playing cop”
This me, “Yeah baby, and Europe”
Trying to make me go to Syria, I say, “No, no, no”
In Afghanistan, but when I come back you’ll know, know, know

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I don’t ever wanna bomb again
I just, ooh, I just need a coalition
I’m not gonna spend ten weeks
Wasting my ammunition

And it’s not just my pride
It’s just that the economy is fried

Trying to make me go to Syria, I say, “No, no, no”

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Remember Kuwait? The oil rich nation America rushed to save from Iraq?

Read this – part of an article from British newspaper, The Guardian, dated 2008 (around time when US economy started sinking) :

Oil prices have so swollen Kuwait’s national coffers that the petroleum-rich state is to invest $132bn (£66bn) on its ambitious “Silk City” at the head of the Gulf, it emerged yesterday.

The extraordinary scale of the metropolis – a 1,001-metre skyscraper, wildlife reserves, and homes for 700,000 people – is matched by a plan to also build an international rail network linking it to Damascus, Baghdad, Iran and China.

Inspired by Dubai’s spectacular growth, the Madinat al-Hareer, or Silk City, is intended to create a trading future and a diversified economy in a city which would become a crossroads of the Arab world.

“We are not dreamers at all when we talk about investing $132bn,” insisted Sami Alfaraj, president of the Kuwait Center for Strategic Studies and an adviser to the Gulf Cooperation Council, a group of six mostly oil-rich Gulf states.

Indeed – and we rushed to save them…

Like we now want to rush and save Syria.

Can somebody ask Kuwait to save Detroit?

Can somebody ask Kuwait to save Syria?

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Damned If We Do SYRIA – Damned If We Don’t!

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What I mean is, (sigh)

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(Oh boy, this is soo hard!)

Hmmph…am, I…er
Ok, ok, I’ll whisper it:

I support John Boehner on this one.

That was rough…

John Boehner:

John Boehner:

I doubt I’ll ever have occasion to say something positive about the Republican House Speaker again!

America should NOT get involved in Syria. (If we wanted to act, we SHOULD HAVE GONE IN LONG before this.) Or at least, WAIT on the intelligence. BE SURE the rebels are NOT conning us to enter that conflict!

We too had a bloody Civil War (1861-1865). Humans were fighting to keep other humans as slaves. For this: 600-thousand soldiers died and much of the South’s infrastructure was destroyed!

The remarkable thing about the U.S. Civil War? Foreign powers DID NOT intervene

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U.S Civil War: 1861-1865. 60,000 people died!

Yes, sometimes the scenes are horrific and can’t bear watching…

But think what you’d see if TV could capture LIVE images of the Civil War.

America: Be prepared for the consequences if you/we go into Syria. There are always consequences – but we tend NOT to expect any! We act … then RE-act to the consequences …

We always expect the victims to accept our air strikes and give us a medal for it!

America please RETIRE – find new cops to police the world! Send our cops to Detroit, instead…

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Wildfires: California 2013

The cost of just those airstrikes can:

Put Detroit BACK on its feet?

Supply personnel and equipment to fight those wildfires in the West that are destroying homes and lives?

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Could buy a dream home for me – and you-and you…?

Could provide scholarships for thousands of American kids?

Could provide healthcare for an entire state for one year – or longer?

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Could fix many of our crumbling roads/bridges?

Yet we’ll NOT hesitate to blow money/resources on air strikes in Syria – an act that may only add fire to the gasoline that is the Middle east - with NO guarantee of a positive outcome. 

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It’s not about prudence, it’s about saber-rattling.

And when it comes to er, sabers…we think we have the biggest of them all. 

We FORGET the King of Sabers, Mr Saber-Toothed Tiger sent herds of mammoths stampeding. But today it is EXTINCT!

Damned If We Do SYRIA – Damned If We Don’t!

I say: DON’T!

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Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013

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Caribbean Carnival: BOSTON 2013 – Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester 8/24/2013. Yes republicans – immigrants! Now Just because there is nothing like this in Kentucky…

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Carnival is a joyous period of celebration…observed around the world. It usually occurs during the weeks leading up to the Christian celebration of Lent – the 6 weeks before Easter (Forty Days of Lent). Carnival is a giant street party featuring live music, bands, costume parades and people dancing in the street called “Jump Up”.

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Our modern Carnival is thought to be based on ancient festivals: Greek – Bacchanalia and Roman – Saturnalia…which were absorbed by the Catholic Church in Rome and spread around the world through religion…

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In the Caribbean, it was a time for slaves to take to the streets and the costumes, music and characters portrayed are strongly influenced by Africa.

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Most of the islands have Carnival celebrations, (held in February). The oldest/biggest in the English speaking Caribbean are in Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica. Barbados started a similar celebration called Crop Over (referring to the end of their sugar cane harvest) which has since grown. Further south, in Brazil, is the largest and most famous of them all: The Rio Carnival!

There’s also a huge Caribbean carnival in London’s Notting Hill, England!

Quality may not be good enough for full screen because I didn’t use professional-quality equipment…and the sound gets distorted when the trucks pass because the speakers are so powerful and I was too close…but the important thing is: you will get the idea…

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 - Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 - Video 

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PS: In the Caribbean we have all races: White, black, Indians and Chinese (from India and Asia who were brought in as plantation workers/slaves), Native Peoples, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, English…

We are ALL Caribbean. There are no Spanish-West Indian or African Caribbean. JUST Caribbean!!!

See spectacular Notting Hill Carnival courtesy Mail Online – Police dancing too!!!

Republican: American Workers are Dope Addicts

Have you heard?

One Republican congressman, Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio) says – quote:

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David Joyce: Represents Ohio’s 14th congressional district

According to an online news story, Joyce says that’s because “they either can’t find people to come to work sober, daily, drug-free and want to learn the necessary skills going forward to be able to do those jobs.”

OMG!!! Illegal immigrants have SO much to answer for!

Businesses CANNOT find 3 MILLION people to HIRE? WHERE, oh where are the illegal immigrants hiding?

Why? Because as Republicans claim, Illegal Immigrants are taking ALL the jobs from American workers – and now you’re telling me…

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American workers – forget it. Don’t want dope addicts like you on the job!

NO, wait – a REPUBLICAN is telling me…

Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio) is TELLING America that there are JOBS that Americans CANNOT fill (for whatever reason) but according to HIM: “because they either can’t find people to come to work sober, daily, drug-free and want to learn the necessary skills going forward to be able to do those jobs”…

Said the night wind, I mean…unbelieving immigrant…to the little lamb…er, republican senator… “Do you hear what I hear…?”

Rep Joyce – HAVE YOU BEEN LYING TO US all this time – when you and your GOP colleagues BLAMED illegal immigrants for “taking” American jobs…decimating the middle class…?

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NOT doped out – you won’t! Hey, according to Joyce (not me!)

Don’t know WHERE he gets his facts from…but…

OH dear, dear me!

And the Truth shall set Illegal Immigrants free…

Hey, John Boehner, apparently the two of you come from a different Ohio – (he’s probably from Ohio, Canada a la Ted Cruz maybe?) No, I don’t mean Ontario! Ohio, Canada or Ohio, Hawaii…

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King – Calls Hispanics kids: drug mules…

Republicans have about insulted every ethnic/minority that they can:

Poor black people, poor white people, homosexuals, blacks, Jews, Hispanics – especially Hispanics, women, single mothers, Asians, the tax-dodging 48%, immigrants…you name it.

Joyce’s fellow Republican Steve King calls Hispanic immigrants: drug mules

Now Joyce finds an end point for these drugs…

Next week, another Republican will disclose who are the drug kinpins raking in the money.  Can’t wait…

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Next target to insult Angels!

Yep. Watch Republicans go after Angels for lazing about in Heaven ALL day while allowing us sinners to run amok on Earth…!!!

(Using Angles as a metaphor only!)

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