Friday, April 18, 2014

Move to Amend Citizens United in Burlington?

The Extreme Court's Citizens United 

Decision

Is an Assault On a Nation conceived in Liberty 

and Dedicated to the Notion that 

All PEOPLE are Created Equal!

Who wants to DO SOMETHING about it!

burlingtonareaprogressives@gmail.com

Most of you are more than aware (you would'nt be here if you weren't) of our 
three decades-long slide into Plutocracy. Although a Scientific study by 
researchers at Princeton has concluded that we live in an Oligarchy, it's 
pretty much the same thing. Thanks to Jay Askin for sharing the linked article!

However, in recent years America's slide toward the abyss of a society of 

serfs and ruling feudal lords has been greased by five Posers in Priestly 
Robes. In 2010 the Judicial Hactivists that makeup the Supreme Court 
Reactionaries Of The United States (SCROTUS) reached beyond the 
decision placed before them in the Citizens United vs FEC case in order 
to achieve their Plutocratic goals. They not only swept away decades judicial 
precedent and laws written by representatives of We The People and signed 
by our elected Presidents, they declared that Corporations are "People" too 
and entitled to free speech. How many of you went to grade school with a 
corporation?! Of course to these Robed Reactionary Shills for our "Funding 
Fathers" money equals speech!  Check your pockets and see how much 
free speech you've got left at the end of the month.

Recently, these Judicial Hacktivist Corrupticons decided in favor of McCutcheon instead of the FEC, greatly expanding the "free speech" of a few hundred billionaires to buy or threaten the politicians that are supposed to represent us all!

And now, the Plutoctopus is increasingly reaching all the way down into our most local elections! Why should some fat cat from Michigan or Oklahoma decide who should "represent" you in the legislature or on you're school board, for crying out loud?

Are you angry? Concerned we're losing our democracy? Do you want to do something about it?
burlingtonareaprogressives@gmail.com

On April 1st 2014 Thirteen original communities (13 to 0!) in the Badgered State joined those preceding them, and by strong margins, passed referendums calling for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Extreme Court's legislating from the bench ruling. This a bi-partisan issue, you can't get 68% (Delevan), 85% (Edgerton) or 56% (Conservative Elkhorn) without a fair number of Republicans!

We would need 558 valid signatures in 60 days from the citizens of the City Burlington (fewer from surrounding towns/villages, if pursued) to place the following referendum on the the ballot:

RESOLVED, the City of Burlington, Wisconsin, calls for reclaiming democracy from the corrupting effects of undue corporate influence by amending the United States Constitution to establish that:

1. Only human beings, not corporations, unions, nonprofit organizations nor similar associations are entitled to constitutional rights, and

2. Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we hereby instruct our state and federal representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort.


558 is a doable number, especially with crowd drawing events like the Burlington Farmers Market (Thursdays), Memorial Day Parade, Chocolatefest and 4th of July Fireworks all right in the heart of Downtown between 5/8 and 7/6. But we need enough people committed to pitching in to preserve their Freedom to make this effort successful and worth undertaking.

These are places many of you are going to be anyway! There are over 200 people on this list and 150+ on our facebook group, enough to make this a cakewalk. Please respond if you want to contribute a few hours to help. burlingtonareaprogressives@gmail.com

Not only is this the right thing to do for our country, it will
  • raise awareness and engage the public about the issue of money in politics, helping to build the movement.
  • Put another city on the map calling for a constitutional amendment, which is how we can leverage our grassroots power at the state level to push Wisconsin to join the 16 other states by going on record demanding a constitutional amendment be introduced in congress.
  • Give citizens one more reason to get out and VOTE in the fall mid-term election, which typically has lower turnout (especially Democrats) than in Presidential election years.
The nine scariest words in the English language are; "I'm a corporation, I'm here to write your laws."
Those ruled in the interests of others do not have liberty!

Yours Truly,
Sean Cranley
CorpSerf ID: IMNFD-1-OURFD-2 . . . or are we?

Monday, April 07, 2014

State Senator John Lehman This Thursday!

Mark your Calendars!
Burlington Area Progressives
Are hosting:

State Senator John Lehman

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Thursday April 10 - 7:00 pm
Los Compadres Restaurant
725 Milwaukee Avenue
Burlington
The event is free and open to the public!

John has seen up close the challenges our Badgered State faces due to Political Agendas, Partisan Schemes and Plutocratic Power Grabs that have needlessly divided our state and our citizens. Come and hear how we can restore Wisconsin's reputation for Goodwill, and Clean, Fair, Open and Progressive governance.

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. – Plato

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Short Changed on Freedom of Speech

Short Changed on Your Freedom of Speech

Attention American Consumers!
You are yet permitted to move about the confines of this country consuming. Meanwhile, the Extreme Court anointed $upercitizens will exercise self-determination over their Dominion on behalf of themselves as a service for you all. You're welcome, don't mention it.

Please note that the pasture beneficently afforded you by your Rulers for your consumption, stretches from sea to shining sea and from the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande. Know your place, go forth and shoptill you drop! And if you'd like to exercise your "Freedom speech" in our Fiefdom, rest assured you've been "herd". Resistance is Feudal.

Bow Serf!
Chief Injustice Roberts
Behold the Face of Corruption!

The Fascist Five Judicial Hacktivists on the Extreme Court have now emphatically confirmed what they are.
God Damned TRAITORS!

First there was the over-reach of the Citizens United decision for which Chief Injustice Roberts went beyond what was necessary to simply decide the case at hand and expanded the scope in order to achieve his Plutocratic Political Goals. Not prudent, not Judgely Dude!

That Legislating From the Bench Betrayal of Representative Democracy opened the flood gates of Anonymous Money from Billionaires and Corporate "Persons" to swamp democracy. Although the likely result is that the Stinking Plutocrats probably won't even have to spend all that much of their Precious Money. After making examples of a few of their Wayward Vassals, the mere threat of wielding their Royal Money Scepter as a weapon against our "Representatives" will be more than sufficient to make them hew to the path demanded by their Feudal Lords.

Then came Wednesday's Atrocity against Democracy, the McCutcheon decision which doubled down on the previous Demonstration of Fealty by ensuring that our Rulers will be able to Purchase Politicians in Bulk. After all, Economies of Scale is practically the Capitalist's Prime directive!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

BASD - Five Blows in a Row for Rational, Local Control!



Control!

Vote Totals:
Todd Terry 1,983
Rosanne Hahn 1,751
William Cambpell 1,677
Bob Lemken 1,003
Jim Berndt 964
Catherine Thielen 327
PS. I was kind of pulling for Jim Berndt. He told folks at the forum sponsored by the Standard Press that his Daughter had just graduated from an out of state college with a teaching degree. But when he asked her if she was coming home, she said that Wisconsin is no longer a good place to be a teacher. Obviously he raised an intelligent daughter who gets what's going on in the Badgered State!

I was however somewhat put off by the pairing of his signs with Lemken's, one of the WeVoBee candidates. But not as put off as I was but the pairing of Lemken's signs with the "I Stand with @$$#*!% Walker" signs, YIKES!
The other WeVoBee, Thielen dropped out. Pitty. Based on her letters to the editor, hearing her debate would have been worth twice the price of admission!

Monday, March 31, 2014

VOTE!


It's election day tomorrow, April 1, 2014, please Vote!

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato

Friday, March 21, 2014

Climate of Denial, Dishonesty or Pure Stupidity?


As predictable as clock work, my "favorite" Climate Denial and Tea Swilling Troll, Nemo crawled out from his 
bridge to offer his "Thoughts". Is it denial, dishonesty or pure stupidity? You decide.
Blogger Nemo said...
Holding back reality? Have you been outside this year? (sorry, I couldn't resist. We all know that weather does not equal climate unless it confirms the religion of Mann)

Second, you censored someone else? I thought what we had was something special. I'd write something pithy and you would respond in the only way you could given your limited abilities. And now I catch you censoring someone else? It really hurts sean, it really hurts. Heh.
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Blogger Nemo said...
And speaking of reality, did ya see that the APS (American Physical Society) is jumping ship on Mann made warming? No? Look here. But what would "a leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity" know about reality, eah? Heh.
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Blogger Sean Cranley said...
Well Nemo, I didn't realize that eastern North America constituted the entire globe. Have you looked what the winter has been like in the American West? How about Alaska? Siberia?

Oh and quick click on your link got me: "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist."
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Blogger Sean Cranley said...
So I did your homework for you, AGAIN. And look what I found, More Nemo-tistical Non-sense, AGAIN!

The APS is NOT jumping ship on anthropogenic climate change. They are in the routine process of reviewing their statement, which they do for ALL their statements every 5 years!

This is yet another example of why you are either STUPID or DISHONEST and such an incredible waste of time! IDIOT!

This is exactly the kind of bullshit I was referring to when I said: "This is the problem I have observed repeatedly with the anti-science folks. They cobble together and misinterpret a series of facts in a vain attempt to stick their finger in the dike holding back reality."

http://www.aps.org/policy/statements/climate-review.cfm

From The APS Website:
The American Physical Society formally reviews its statements every five years. In accordance with that process, the APS Panel on Public Affairs (POPA) formed a Subcommittee to review its Climate Change Statement. The members of the Subcommittee are: Steven Koonin (chair), Phillip Coyle, Scott Kemp, Tim Meyer, Robert Rosner and Susan Seestrom. The Charge to the Subcommittee was approved by POPA and the APS Executive Board and is included in the Supporting Documents links.
As part of the POPA-approved process, on January 8, 2014 the Subcommittee convened a workshop with six climate experts. The Subcommittee used that meeting to delve more deeply into aspects of the IPCC consensus view of the physical basis of climate science. In doing so, it hoped to illuminate for itself, for the APS membership, and for the broader public both the certainties and boundaries of current climate science understanding. The framing document, expert bios, and the complete transcript for the workshop are included in the Supporting Documents links.
The workshop was the first step in a deliberative process. As a membership organization of over 50,000 physicists, APS adheres to rigorous scientific standards in developing all its statements. If the Subcommittee recommends updating the existing APS Climate Change Statement, then, consistent with APS by-laws, all APS members will be given an opportunity to review the statement and provide input during a comment period.
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