Booker Is Out!

Corey Booker is out as a candidate for me…..I did not like him when he was in New Jersey for he seem to have a camera following him around to record his “good deeds”.

Then he went to the Senate as a stepping stone to run for president and I did not like him even more…he is a centrist Dem….. a conserv Dem…..a Blue Dog…and now news has come out that just definitely puts him out of the running…… in my case that is……

In a Huffington Post interview published on June 5, U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker announced that he now supports a federal anti-BDS bill, which would allow states to punish contractors for boycotting Israel. Booker voted against similar legislation earlier this year.

In February, the Senate voted on the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act (S.1), a piece of legislation that was introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) James Risch (R-ID) Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The final section of the bill is called The Combating BDS Act and it would allow local and state governments to “divest from entities that engage in certain Boycott, Divestment, or Sanctions activities targeting Israel or persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled territories.”

The bill passed in the Senate 77-23, but every Democratic presidential candidate in the Senate voted against it. Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, California’s Kamala Harris, and New Jersey’s Cory Booker all released statements to Haaretz making it clear that they’re against boycotts of Israel and opposed the bill for First Amendment reasons. New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand voted against the bill, but never responded to the request for comment. Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar was the only Senator running for president who voted for the legislation, but she also did not provide an explanation.

https://mondoweiss.net/2019/06/supports-legislation-movement/

This is why he is out for me….he will change his stand to fit the circumstance……he knew what the bill was about if not then he is a shitty Senator…and now he will crap on a 1st amendment to gain donors and votes.

Don’t know about you…..but Not someone I want as president…..I have eliminated 2 candidates from my consideration…Biden and Booker….more to come I am sure.

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Closing Thought–10Oct18

Today let’s talk about Americans in detention internationally.

When Our Dear Leader came to power he made it a point to lambast the countries that held US citizens….Iran, North Korea and most recently Turkey and some preacher being held.

But an American citizen is being held by a so-called ally and yet the US and most notably our leader just shrugs his shoulders and could care less….

Lara Alqasem, who had already been given a student visa and was accepted by Hebrew University, was detained upon arriving at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday. She was ordered deported for her alleged past membership in a student organization that advocates the boycott of Israel.

“Denying entry to foreign students based on political beliefs or ethnic heritage is an attack on academic freedom,” 58 mostly American professors and academics wrote in their petition, expressing dismay at the decision to deport Alqasem and calling on Israeli authorities to reverse their decision.

https://972mag.com/over-100-academics-jewish-leaders-demand-israel-release-u-s-student/138063/

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan suggested that Alqasem could be released, and that he might even “consider” allowing her to visit Israel, if by Wednesday morning she publicly renouncing BDS in general as illegitimate and apologizes for “what she did.”

What she did?  It is not like she shot some Israeli walking on the street…..she chose to protest in a non-violent way…..something Israel CANNOT say in their dealings with Palestinians.

I would expect nothing less from this administration…..they care NOTHING about human rights or the rights of their citizens unless there is a political again from said care.

God forbid that anyone criticize Israel for they are the “Chosen people”……and to that I say BULLSHIT!

https://bdsmovement.net/

Closing Thought–29Jun18

Let’s begin with this….FUCK ISRAEL AND THE AMERICAN ASS IT RODE IN ON……any confusion on how I feel about the bastard state of Israel?  My distaste for anything Israel just got deeper.

It seems that Congress is trying to make it illegal to criticize Israel…..or to hold them accountable for their murderous actions against an unarmed population……..

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs unanimously passed a measure on Thursday that would give the Trump administration power to decide how to punish U.S. companies that engage in or promote boycotts of Israel — including through criminal penalties.

The committee passed an amendment by voice vote from Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., that largely replaced the text of a bill called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. When the original legislation was first introduced last year, it drew outrage from activists, and the American Civil Liberties Union warned that by threatening to impose steep criminal penalties on boycott activists engaged with international bodies’ boycotts, the bill was unconstitutional.

After the uproar, the initial bill, which was supported by the influential America Israel Public Affairs Committee, lost momentum. But Royce’s effort to move his version out of the Foreign Affairs Committee is part of a push to reinvigorate Capitol Hill’s efforts to use statutory means to clamp down on the growing movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the Jewish state for human rights violations against the Palestinians.

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/28/israel-boycott-law-bds/

Like I said……FUCK ISRAEL……I will not be told who I can protest against……I am sick of Israel playing the victim card….that may have worked 40 years ago but they can NO longer claim they are victims…..not when they are killing civilians with bombs and rockets and snipers…..they are NO better than the “heathens” they rail against.

FUCK Congress!  If you feel that Israel needs to made to act like a responsible for their actions…https://bdsmovement.net/

I will start my weekend……and that means NO Sabra for it is made in Israel another stolen artifact from another culture…..chuq

Oh By The Way…..Bite Me!

Closing Thought–20Apr18

My sentiment to the governor of New York and any other politician that tries to tell me what I can say or do……I know that when it comes to protecting Israel this country would suspend our civil rights and violate our Constitution so Israel can hide behind DC’s skirt.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order opposing BDS shouldn’t have made a splash — but it did.

A handful of states had already passed similar measures opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. So had the New York State Senate — though the State Assembly version has been stalled since last year.

Cuomo’s order, signed Sunday, June 5, was merely supposed to speed up the “tedious” voting process, as he said at the signing ceremony Sunday, just prior to New York’s annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

https://www.ijn.com/cuomo-bds-ny-illegal/

Cuomo is a turd and a rat bastard if he thinks he will stop me from exercising my right to free association and speech. (You may let Cuomo know what I think of this worthless ass if you so desire)……

There are whole countries that are trying to banned BDS France being one of them……but it matters not for us people that want justice then we will fight wherever we are needed……

That’s right……these attempts to stop the BDS Movement is a violation of our basic rights as Americans……

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) concluded its annual policy conference last week with a lobbying day on Capitol Hill. High on its legislative agenda was advocating for bills that would penalise Americans for engaging in their First Amendment-protected right to boycott for Palestinian rights.

AIPAC conference attendees pressed their elected officials to support the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD). The original, draconian version of this bill, unveiled at last year’s AIPAC conference, proposed to jail individuals for 20 years if they advanced an international organization’s call for a boycott of Israel, or even of products from its illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/americans-constitutional-boycott-israel-180315095133552.html

Of course the only way this movement can be fought is by labeling it as “anti-Semitic” which it is NOT…..but that plays well to the morons that will not educate themselves on what the movement is trying to accomplish.  Plus you have the mental midgets like Dershowitz, a Harvard Lawyer (go figure) who spends his waking hours trying to convince readers that anyone that uses BDS is anti Jewish (which is total bullshit but what can you expect from some from Harvard?)……speaking of the governor of New York……

Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the “Sex and the City” television series and movies, announced on Monday that she is planning to run for governor of New York. Her decision was met with a Twitter outburst by high-profile attorney and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who denounced Nixon as a “bigot” for supporting an artist who refused to perform in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

Dershowitz, who is the author of “The Case for Israel” and one of Israel’s loudest voices in America took aim at Nixon for backing Israeli actors refusing to perform in illegal settlements. Nixon’s name was just one amongst 150 American and Israeli actors, writers, directors and artists to support the 2010 campaign organised by Jewish Voice for Peace, which endorses the BDS movement. Its backing of the boycott of Israel has earned the progressive Jewish organisation a place on Israel’s BDS blacklist.

http://theantimedia.org/sex-and-the-city-star-supporting-bds/

That is right…I REFUSE to buy anything from Israel…..

If my readers would like to participate in the BDS then this link will get them all the info they need to make an intelligent decision…..

https://bdsmovement.net/

Closing Thought–21Jul17

Soon To Be A Felon!

In my many years I have been on lists especially in the 70-90’s, I was watched by the program COINTELPRO and now I will once again be on another list….this time because I am a supporter of the BDS Movement…..a movement to punish Israel for their apartheid regime….

But why a felon?

The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so commonplace that the Center for Constitutional Rights refers to it as “the Palestine Exception” to free speech.

But now, a group of 43 senators — 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats — wants to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of that country’s decades-old occupation of Palestine. The two primary sponsors of the bill are Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. Perhaps the most shocking aspect is the punishment: Anyone guilty of violating the prohibitions will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.

Source: U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

When did non-violent protest become a felony?  When did the US become the “bitch” of Israel?

I expect this kind of crap from the Trump toadies…but this goes deeper than the president.

So what they are telling me is that I do not have a choice…..I must not protest against Israel….is that about it?

Then come get me you BASTARDS!

I refuse to gravel at the feet of Israel.

I refuse to be told what I can do with my money or my activism!  BITE ME!

If you are not a coward then join me……

https://bdsmovement.net/

I must once again go back underground (wink wink) for my own safety…..see you guys later….chuq

Think Green For The Future

If you are worried about the trajectory of this country….then take the title seriously…….

It is less than two months from the election…..it is time for the voter to pull their head out of their butt and pick a candidate….one that has the best interest of the country at heart….

Yes, I know…..I was a supporter of Bernie Sanders at least originally…..he was a progressive choice to support against the neocon Clinton……and I sure as Hell was not going to support anything on the GOP side….a biggest bunch of egocentric crack pots on the planet.

But in case you have any misconceptions about Bernie……

New aggregated poll data from hundreds of polls nationwide have delivered Clinton and Trump the lowest favorable ratings of presidential candidates since polls began 30 years ago.

Clinton’s favorability rating has slumped to 41% among all eligible voters, according to the Huffington Post, while Trump’s remains steady at a low 36%.

Sanders meanwhile has surged to his highest favorable rating of the election season. His 53.4% favorable rating is so far ahead of both candidates it suggests that he would trounce them both and win the election in a landslide if it was held today.

Source: Polls Shows Bernie Sanders Would Win Election By Landslide | Your News Wire

Now that Bernie has decided to drink the “unity” kool-aid and endorse Clinton I have to find an alternative……and now I am thinking Green……

If you are a true progressive and do not know what to do this election…then maybe a look at a good alternative will help……

We are grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters and regular citizens who’ve had enough of corporate-dominated politics. Government must be part of the solution, but when it’s controlled by the 1%, it’s part of the problem. The longer we wait for change, the harder it gets. Don’t stay home on election day. Vote Green.

Source: www.gp.org

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The Green Party candidate for president is Dr. Jill Stein….she is a progressive and a person that actually has a vision for the United States…..unlike our two major party candidates…..

I recently read a good debate on why us progressives should not support Clinton in her bid…..

After a tension-filled opening day of the Democratic National Convention that saw Senator Bernie Sanders endorse his former rival Hillary Clinton, we host a debate between Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein and Ben Jealous, former NAACP president and CEO and a Bernie Sanders surrogate.

Source: Jill Stein vs. Ben Jealous: Should Progressives Reject Hillary Clinton & Vote Green? | Democracy Now!

She made, to my mind, excellent reason why we should run from the candidacy of Hillary Clinton…..

There is still time for you, the voter, to check out a real alternative to the raging bullshit of the two major parties……

After listening to Dr. Stein at the townhall on CNN she said one thing that made my choice easy….

Americans who tuned into CNN’s Green Party town hall last night were exposed to political ideas and analyses that are rarely given airtime on mainstream news networks.

Moderated by CNN host Chris Cuomo, the town hall allowed people in the audience to ask questions of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka.

An audience member identifying herself as a US army veteran expressed dismay at Stein’s support for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to hold Israel accountable for ongoing human rights abuses against Palestinians.

“Why do you single out Israel being that they are a democratic ally to us?” she asked, reciting a standard pro-Israel talking point. “Why don’t you do the same for other Middle Eastern States, many of which are committing horrific crimes and abuse of people?”

Source: No special treatment for Israel, Jill Stein says | The Electronic Intifada

Finally a candidate that does not kiss Israeli ass!

Is there a reason to vote Green?

Source: Time to Vote for a Third Party? – LA Progressive

If you as a voter is still on the fence for this election…may I suggest that you check out the Green Party platform…..

Source: Jill Stein on The Issues – Campaign 2016 – Council on Foreign Relations

Source: Platform – GPUS

THINK GREEN!  That is unless you are one of those that lets others make up your mind for you……then….never mind!

Think About Joining The BDS

Sunday begins and I find myself still not thinking about anything other than the world situation……our election is a joke…….so let’s talk boycotts…….

It is no secret I am a supporter of the BDS Movement against the state of Israel……and because of that support I am fan of noted activist Edward Said…..

Edward Said

September 25, 2016 marked the thirteenth anniversary of the passing of Professor Edward Said, one of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century, and a political icon for anyone invested in the Question of Palestine.  And as happens with many historical icons, Said’s legacy is causing a tug-of-war between “liberal Zionists” on the one hand, and the thousands of anti-Zionist critics and BDS activists his radical scholarship and political engagement have spawned.

For decades, while still among us, Said was smeared as a “professor of terror,” including by the right-wing Commentary magazine, which also accused him of leading  a “double career as literary scholar and ideologue of terrorism.”    In 2000, he was vilified as embracing violence when he threw a rock towards Israel from a village in southern Lebanon, newly-liberated from twenty-two years of Israeli occupation.  Throughout his career, there were concerted efforts to discredit his scholarship, and even deny his Palestinian identity.  The latter is an offense millions of Diaspora Palestinians are subjected of:  even as the Palestinian refugee status is the only such status globally to be passed down from one generation to another, those of us born outside of the historic homeland, but without the UN-issued “refugee status” documentation, are denied our Palestinian identity, as Zionists seek to erase our right of return, and deny that hundreds of thousands of us were displaced during the Nakba.  (The pro-Israel organization StandWithUs, for example, has declared me Iraqi, a “fake Palestinian,” because I was indeed born in Bagdad, but to Palestinian parents, both from the old city of Jerusalem.)  Said, his detractors claimed, was Egyptian, because he grew up in Cairo.

– See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2016/09/edward-legacy-supporting/#sthash.6BHreQiq.dpuf

Anyone that wants to impact the treatment of the Palestinian people should consider joining the BDS Movement…..
Caution:  It us illegal to criticize Israel in several states….New York and California to mention a few…..these states can BITE ME!  We still have freedom of speech unless that is on the outs along with privacy and voting…..
 https://bdsmovement.net/ (you might find it difficult to load for there are many forces trying to stop this movement)
UPDATE:  women’s flotilla is nearing Gaza….Israel has issued orders to its Navy to stop them……once again Israel is denying aid to the people of Gaza….when will the world wake up to this violation of human rights?