about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.
Misleading opinions are invading the public opinion space recently, so I respond.
Here is Mr. John Trasvina writing a letter to the editor in the Richmond Review and even getting some space on the platform Medium. To be fair I enabled the Medium post (link below) because everyone has the right to be assessed fairly on their own merits. That's how I roll.
Or, as Jamie Raskin (Democratic Representative from Maryland) recently said (paraphrasing): free speech is good because that means everyone gets to hear what you yourself exactly said not what all of your handlers and hired sycophants say or explain what you intended -- whether genuine or not.
While so much attention is being devoted to Proposition H, the Boudin recall, another important proposition with long-lasting impact is tucked away as Proposition C. It’s a city charter amendment that would do two harmful things — restrict our right to recall and make it impossible to vote on the person the mayor appoints to replace a recalled official.
Recalls are an extraordinary but essential part of our democracy. They are rare. San Franciscans know the difference between a good recall and a bad one. Until the School Board recall, we hadn’t had a successful one in SF in over a century. Back in the 1980s, the San Francisco Democratic Club and Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council wrote in the voter handbook, “The Recall Process is a vital part of our electoral system. It ensures that public officials are held accountable.” In 2018, the San Jose judge who gave out a six-month sentence in the Stanford swimmer sexual assault case was recalled — with the active leadership of Democratic party, feminist, labor and other progressive groups. And in the 1950s, fed up voters in Little Rock, Arkansas recalled School Board members who were blocking integration.
On the same day that 80% of Richmond and Sunset voters supported the School Board recall, Supervisors Mar and Chan put Proposition C on the ballot. Proposition C would have prohibited the School Board recall despite all that support. If voters approve Proposition C and DA Boudin is recalled, it will force Mayor Breed to appoint a caretaker to the office who will not be allowed to run in November. Just like the School Board, a Boudin recall would be a clear message for real change, not a caretaker.
To which I responded. Note: I am only responding to the opinion in the Richmond Review.
What you say here Mr. John Trasvina is misleading. Let me explain the math.
Namely that 80% of 25% of Richmond and Sunset district registered voters voted in the last recall election. Around 75% did not vote so you shouldn’t include them. 0.80 times 25 is actually only 20% of the registered voters. I got a letter from GrowSF mentioning the same thing.
Off-elections rarely get more than 30% of the registered voters to vote, something that is known by the millionaires who fund recalls for political reasons. That is the whole entire strategy. It's not for removing corrupt officials, which is what motivated the recall process in California back when the state legislature was owned by the railroad magnates.
Instead the recall process is now paid for by special interests in order to circumnavigate democratic elections. Hiram Johnson would have never supported this recall. Boudin is not corrupt. Crime was worse or at least equivalent 10 years ago but there wasn't all this hollering about recalling the district attorney.
You folks are hijacking some moral equivalence and acting like you are the saviors of democracy, when in reality you are being hood-winked by special interests with money producing a constant stream of dishonesty. If the truth was on your side, why put out political ads that are not speaking the truth.
Personally I am offended that you think recalling Arkansas school board members (in 1950) who resisted integration equivalent to the two recent recalls in San Francisco that are politically motivated. You might disagree with the policies or the personalities, but nothing Boudin has done (or not done) and nothing the recent recalled school board members have done is ANY WAY REMOTELY CLOSE TO DENYING BLACK SCHOOL CHILDREN THE RIGHT TO GO TO SCHOOL.
Your swarthy moral crusading is nothing but a disguise or some kind of self-inflated justification for what is a paid for political action. Some folks simply refuse to wait until a regular election because they can buy political ads and get signatures on papers in order to hijack democracy by taking advantage of a 25% voter turn out.
Wake up man.
Friday, 20 May 2022 at 3h 12m 47s
The fraudsters make a movie and pretend they have integrity
2000 mules is a fraud. Dinesh D’Souza is a fraud. This movie is a fraud. True the Vote is a fraud.
FACT: Making a movie with videos of people doing something and showing dots on a radar screen you say represent “mules” is not evidence. Were that to be the case, all of the 60-something cases put before the courts would not have been thrown out, including by judges appointed from both George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
You have no idea whether said persons were turning in ballots from legitimate voters or not, or how said voters even voted. Those videos you see in the preview of the movie might be (and probably are) nothing illegal. Videos can easily been framed to portray something sinister. That lady you see dropping off a bunch of ballots at 1 a.m. might have done so from the ballots collected at a local church, all of whom are registered voters that got checked out — and some were double or triple checked out.
The ballots themselves represent real voters and the ballots of those real voters are on a registration list.
Let me repeat that again just in case you missed it. The ballots themselves represent real voters and the ballots of those real voters are on a registration list.
So again this movie is a fraud. Dinesh D’Souza is a fraud. True the Vote is a fraud. Unable to win a single court case, these monsters decide to make a film to manipulate the weak minded.
We do however know of Republicans who “harvested” votes and ballots in Florida and Texas that got prosecuted. Also of Republicans who voted more than once in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. And we even have Republicans paying someone to pretend to run for an legislative office in Florida with a similar hispanic name in order to split the hispanic vote against the real candidate.
It would be foolish to think there is any substance to this monstrosity.
Furthermore, this is the ilk inspired by Quentin Kopp. I didn’t realize fallacious purposeful subtle dog-whistiling ever deserved a voice at the community table.
Since y’all like quotes so much, here’s one from Lyndon B Johnson: “If you can convince a poor white man that he is better than a [black man], you can pick his pocket all day long.” (I inserted brackets because the actual word Johnson used might offend some folks.)
Have a nice day.
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 at 0h 1m 9s
Sorry about not posting
Yea, I'm just a bit overwhelmed right now with the dysfunctional politics of the system right now. Rethuglicans playing culture war games and salivating over how they can frame law and order issues hoping it can conceal their authoritarian-let-the-wealthy-own-everything agenda. The plutocracy owns them but they have to pretend to have ideas, so they just hijack words and use them like paint on the same decrepit artifice. GOP means Got Only Partisan-politics.
And then there's Joe Manchin who is well paid to pretend he has principles while he stops any meaningful legislation from happening. As if negotiating with devils is bi-partisanship. He knows the plutocracy is behind the scenes stuffing money into politicians pockets, providing lucrative speaking tours or sinecures to foundations funded with their money.
Meanwhile our nation sinks into third world status and we are unable to update our public infrastructure with investment while we wait for billionaire investors to propose false solutions.
I'm looking at you Elon Musk, meat puppet front-man for the oligarchy that owns him (too). Twitter. RIP.
Thursday, 3 February 2022 at 2h 37m 1s
Covid is not the flu
This is not the flu. Every time I hear that I want to punch the wall. A virus is a package of genetic material encased in a lipid shell that hijacks your bodies transport mechanism to your cells. Why do you think our body evolved an immune system to recognize virus's and attack them in multiple ways ? Because genetic mutations create new strains all the time. We get bird flu, swine flu, bat flu, horse flu, cow flu, goat flul, sheep flu, ... all animals that use the same transport mechanism to the cells.
Larger denser populations integrating with domesticated animals increases immensely the chance that the virus's mutate to jump to another species. Covid is no different. This is not the flu. Herpes is not the flu. Polio is not the flu. Smallpox was not the flu. Measles are not the flu. Whooping Cough is not the flu. Etc.
Tuesday, 1 February 2022 at 3h 2m 9s
I disagree with Mr. Wolff on his assessment of Biden, but otherwise this is a very informative video -- because as Mr. Wolff himself admits in the video, it's not just a Biden issue, it's the fact that all President's are still shackled to the economic mythology of the elite.
They create this false ideology of economics to explain why the short-term decisions of the wealthy is always in the nation's best interest, when sometimes that is not the case.
Saturday, 29 January 2022 at 22h 41m 7s
The 1934 Coup
The USA almost fell to the last fascist decade in 1934.
Saturday, 29 January 2022 at 22h 11m 15s
What to eat
This is Dr. Sten Ekberg sharing what foods to avoid and what foods to eat.
We don't think of our bodies processing the various macro-nutients of the foods we eat as chemical reactions, but that's what happens at the microscopic level within our cells. Dr. Ken Barry makes this clear in almost 2 minutes in the video below.
Saturday, 20 November 2021 at 21h 3m 3s
The big myth behind heart disease
This is an excellent discussion about the real markers of Heart Disease.