CIVILITY PASSES

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I find today I mourn the passing of civility and what I once thought was a legacy albeit bruised, damaged, scarred but struggling to be … justice for all …

At about 1:30 PM on Friday, 23 April 2010 … justice … in Arizona died with the stroke of a pen … replace by enacting legislation inviting and promoting a new civil war.

Try as I may, I am unable to discern the rationale used to permit us to consciously take action mimicking similar bogus data as used to tragically lead us into war in Iraq. Leadership then as now, needed a target; someone to blame and a handy scapegoat appeared.

How could we allow this to occur, why can we not sit calmly and discuss devoid of all vitriolic, shrill, hateful, racial and discourteous comment and without comment about us vs. them….?

Why is it we need someone to blame, to pick on, to make wrong and bad, to trample on and to crush…?

Where did “white” Arizona get the understanding “white” is better than … them … and by God we’ll show them exactly how the game is played. We kicked their “brown-butts” once, ran them out and we can do it again.

Figures noting half-million-illegals are here in our state … but we never ask from where or how these figures were made or by whom. And quite frankly we really don’t care as the target is marked, let’s kick them out.

They’re taking our jobs, which we never define, to do so would reveal the lie upon which this argument is based. Illegals contribute nothing, they only take, is a line politicians play, but they know damn well it too is a lie.

Arizona and America is scared … living in fear … afraid of the unknown … the true enemy we all know … but afraid to name or point out … as “we” could be the next to go.

Evidence clearly exists illuminating a path a blind man could follow were he to so choose … those standing with their foot upon your neck come in all colors and sometimes brown or black or yellow or red … but … mainly they are white. Yes, they are hooded, not like the KKK of old, real mover and shakers learned to lurk out of sight … placing others out front their dirty work to do. 535 in the Washington DC beltway come to mind … along with the 9 on the now vested US Corporate Supreme Court.

Impotent we feel against such seemingly overwhelming odds and besides educated are we to grant them extraordinary loyalty … we’ve been told they epitomize the very foundation of our nation … on pillars they stand.

Through sleight of hand, play on words, the old shell game played as a virtuous would a Stradivarius violin, we watch mesmerized as they take our jobs and ship them abroad to some unsuspecting third world nation … our money and homes they next destroy … and we find in this climate of induced … fear … we need an identifiable … enemy … so in Arizona … if you’re … “brown” … watch out … we’re coming after you … isn’t that right Russell Pearce, Joe Apraio and Gov Brewer…?

By our silence we help drive the nails these three and others started in the coffin in which civility and justice are buried.

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People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people.

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease. … Lao-tzu

Everyone has the RIGHT to clean & accessible water, adequate for the health & well-being of the individual and family & NO one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances

And let me be a bit bolder … I am most willing to present and discuss any water or wastewater issue with an audience in Arizona where honest two way dialog is permitted

OK … Let’er buck

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Brewer allegedly rarely makes waves … I wonder what she calls her signature on her Republican immigration law…

Unexpected Governor Takes an Unwavering Course … By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD …. Published: April 24, 2010 … One night last week, Grant Woods, the former state attorney general, spent more than an hour on the telephone with Gov. Jan Brewer, a fellow Republican who was considering whether to sign into law the nation’s toughest immigration enforcement bill.

PUBLIC PROTEST Crowds gathered at the Capitol in Phoenix on Friday, urging Governor Brewer to veto the immigration bill. She signed it that day. The governor listened patiently, Mr. Woods recalled, as he laid out his arguments against the bill: that it would give too much power to the local police to stop people merely suspected of being illegal immigrants and would lead to racial profiling; that some local police officers have been abusive toward immigrants; and that the law could lead to costly legal battles for the state. When he hung up, Mr. Woods knew he had lost the case. “She really felt that the majority of Arizonans fall on the side of, … Let’s solve the problem and not worry about the Constitution,” he said.

Locking on a position, sometimes confounding members of her party, and letting the chips fall where they may have defined Ms. Brewer’s style since she unexpectedly vaulted from secretary of state to governor 15 months ago when Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, left to join the Obama administration as homeland security secretary.

Until now, she had rarely made waves — supporters struggled to name one headline-grabbing thing she was known for before becoming governor — despite spending more than 25 years in public service. And opponents wonder whether her coterie of aides has undue influence, noting she had never made immigration control a passion until it was clear that she was running for election.

She did not even mention the border or immigration in her January 2009 inaugural speech, which focused squarely on the biggest problem on her hands, the imploding economy and a state budget in tatters.

But Ms. Brewer in her short tenure may already be remembered for shaking up the political order, even before her decision on the immigration bill.

First, to help close a $2.6 billion budget deficit and avoid harsh cuts, she shocked and angered the conservative flank that had buoyed her by pushing for a 1-cent increase in the state sales tax.

Chuck Coughlin, a political consultant who worked on her transition team, recalled how Ms. Brewer, as she contemplated the tax increase last year, spent 20 minutes in a meeting explaining how she could not stomach expected deep cuts in education.
“She knew the tax was the only option on the table,” Mr. Coughlin said. “I told her she will have no friends, that not even the Democrats will help you because they want you to roast in the fire. But she did it.”
The proposal, Proposition 100, goes before voters on May 18.

Then, what is accepted as the country’s most stringent immigration enforcement law, allowing the local police to stop and check the immigration papers of noncitizens and making it a state crime not to have them, was making its way through the Legislature.

Legislators said Ms. Brewer, who is seeking a full term, was long prepared to sign such a bill, and her closest opponents in the primary all backed it. But her staff members hashed over the details with Senator Russell Pearce, a Republican who has made driving illegal immigrants out of the state his passion. Though not closely allied with Mr. Pearce, she took up his mantra that the law would help the police weed out criminals.

“Border-related violence and crime due to illegal immigration are critically important issues to the people of our state,” she said on Friday after signing the immigration bill. “We cannot sacrifice our safety to the murderous greed of drug cartels. We cannot stand idly by as drop houses, kidnappings and violence compromise our quality of life.”

Ms. Brewer said she had pushed for language that explicitly bars the police from racial profiling, though that failed to mollify civil rights groups who complained that Latino citizens would inevitably be harassed or mistaken for illegal immigrants.

As Arizona secretary of state, Ms. Brewer supported Proposition 200, an initiative passed in 2004 requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote.

But as a more a business-oriented, “country club” Republican, she never made the issue a central theme.
Paul Senseman, who has known Ms. Brewer for 16 years and is her spokesman (he declined to make her available for an interview), said her early years had been formative in forging a fiscally conservative, business-minded approach.

State Senator Ken Cheuvront, a veteran Democratic legislator who has known her for 16 years, said he had initially dismissed her as an ardent, conservative partisan. But as governor, Mr. Cheuvront said, “I am surprised she has become much more pragmatic.” He saw that in her decision on the tax increase and to an extent her decision to support the immigration bill, despite the negative attention from national civil rights, religious and immigrant advocacy leaders.

“She is in Arizona running for governor as Republican at a time when Republicans are being controlled by different, conservative factions,” he said.

Mary Rose Wilcox, a Democrat who served with her on the Board of Supervisors, said she had warmed to Ms. Brewer when they worked together to improve services to the homeless and the mentally ill. But, Ms. Wilcox said, political considerations were never far from her mind, and Ms. Brewer kept close score on who was supporting which piece of legislation. She has approved much of the socially conservative legislation, including abortion restrictions, promoted by the Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative research group. “Jan has always been a tough cookie and very partisan,” she said. “I think what led her to this decision on the immigration bill was political, cold calculation. She felt the Hispanic community would not matter.”

But Ms. Brewer’s supporters said the decision was bound to be trouble for her no matter how she decided, either costing support in her primary if she vetoed it or generating the wrath of Latinos and moderates if she signed it.

“I know,” said Mr. Woods, 56, the former state attorney general who is also co-chairman of Ms. Brewer’s election campaign, “that she struggled greatly with the decision.”

OK … She saddled this “bronc” … let’er buck … hold on Arizona we’re in for one hell of a ride …

Isn’t this a face that makes you want to stand up and cheer and feel proud about your State …?

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Isn’t this a face that makes you want to stand up and cheer and feel proud about your State …?

Perhaps you do, but not I, like the lady gracefully a top our Capitol dome, I, too hang my head in shame…?

We Want a President Who Won’t Coddle Capitalism

A Perspective … Are you aware of what is not disclosed nor made transparent…?

This can’t be true … can it…?

We Want a President Who Won’t Coddle Capitalism … The American public ain’t buying the spoon fed load of crap that Wall Street executives had our economic best interests at heart but just somehow, by accident, went astray.
By Sally Kohn / Movement Vision Lab

Maybe just, maybe the corporate veil has been permanently penetrated and like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz … “we” … see the wizards deleteriously manipulating our lives

You might want to buy some extra Preparation H …?

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You might want to buy some extra Preparation H …?

The Middle Class Game Is Up: We’re Heading to a Slave Labor Planet
… JoeBageant.com / By Joe Bageant April 22, 2010 … Read complete article at …http://www.alternet.org/story/146569/the_middle_class_game_is_up%3A_we%27re_heading_to_a_slave_labor_planet

Thanks to globalization, the American, Australian and European promises of middle-class prosperity are on their way to extinction. Class solidarity was such a good idea. It really was. Obviously, most of the people who need solidarity are in the world’s laboring classes. After all, the rich have more than enough solidarity already, as was recently demonstrated by their successful execution of the greatest global financial heist in history. Oh sure, we’ll see some state sponsored mock show trials of a few of them — they always throw a few of their own out of the sleigh to the wolves during their escapes.

The big heist was big news. Working Americans will be applying Preparation H to their keisters for a long time to come.

But the ultimate accomplishment of the already rich, the newly rich and the corporate rich, has been their global solidarity on the corporate/financial front. It’s been a long run up to globalism, but the rich have great patience. As an American, all my life I’ve heard their chief mouthpiece, the president of the United States, beginning with Eisenhower, right on up through Kennedy, Reagan, Ford, Carter and Bush, and now Obama, sing the same song. Which goes moreover like this:
“Trade is the road to peace.

Commerce and business know no national boundaries. They link nations together on productivity, creating jobs and peace across the world.”
It sounded good at the time. Who would have thought that the people enjoying all this harmony and peace brought about through globalization would be enjoying it in a one big happy planetary work gulag? And if they are not doing so at the moment, they will be as soon global capitalism, under the watchful solidarity of the rich, bears full fruit.

Thanks to globalization, the American, Australian and European working classes are on their way to extinction, in terms of their traditional rights, and quality of life. Just like the workers being poisoned to death by circuit board toxins in Guiyu, China, their fates will be determined by global capital, either by default or by bitter struggle against it. We are not seeing much of the latter and are not likely to, until it is too late, which it may already be. After all, you cannot put up much of a struggle against global capital when you worship it a creed and are addicted to commodities too.

Oh yeah, I forgot. We’re gonna “develop” and “stimulus” our way out of what is happening now — which is that we are fast becoming a slave labor workhouse planet. Now let me see here — hmmm — who is in charge of development? Oh yeah, the global financiers.

There is no way the world’s working people can win in the long run, which is getting pretty damned short, or even survive, except by joining the worker struggles, of China, Asia and Africa and India. The idea that American workers are the same as the Asian and Latin American and African working people goes down hard in American gullets.

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People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people.

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease. … Lao-tzu

Everyone has the RIGHT to clean & accessible water, adequate for the health & well-being of the individual and family & NO one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances

And let me be a bit bolder … I am most willing to present and discuss any water or wastewater issue with an audience in Arizona where honest two way dialog is permitted

MORE PRIVATE JAIL$

A Perspective … AUTHENTICALLY WIRED … https://waterman99.wordpress.com in the end it’s all about disclosure & transparency

Might it be appropriate to consider … why … we incarcerate so many … and if we can get past our prejudices look at the racial make-up of those we do incarcerate … what we discover with an open mind could surprise us…?

Is the question really privatization or is opening this question too much for Arizona to honestly contemplate…?

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People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people.

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease. … Lao-tzu

Everyone has the RIGHT to clean & accessible water, adequate for the health & well-being of the individual and family & NO one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances

And let me be a bit bolder … I am most willing to present and discuss any water or wastewater issue with an audience in Arizona where honest two way dialog is permitted

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A Perspective … AUTHENTICALLY WIRED … https://waterman99.wordpress.com in the end it’s all about disclosure & transparency

This is what Chief Justice John Robert’s … US Corporate Supreme Court … calls … justice … it’s what I call uncontrolled greed …

Just follow the $$$

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