Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio got a vote [of] confidence Thursday from an unlikely source – Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Trump...told an Albany radio station that he expects de Blasio to be a good mayor and is not alarmed by the candidate’s agenda, which includes greater taxes on the wealthy.
“I think he’s a smart guy that knows what’s going on really big league and I think he is not going to want to destroy New York,” Trump said of the race’s frontrunner. “I think he is going to want to make New York great.”
Trump went on to say: “ I think pretty strongly that he’ll end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor and I don’t think he’s going to want to kill the golden goose.”
Let's take a lesson from some friends at the Magic Castle, here in Hollywood:
Every voter on Super Tuesday, did you see that? That's Trump's campaign!
He plays the Joker from Batman, bringing chaos into order (see Nevada).
In Brian Azzerello's Joker, the Joker leaves Arkham Asylum and works on taking back his "territory" in Gotham City. Using fear and chaos, he takes back most of his holdings [SPOILER ALERT: Before facing Batman, his last battle is with....Two-Face and his troops. SPOILER ENDS].
How Trump (Joker) views Republican Primary voters
Azzerello's Joker and a three card Monte on the Republican Primary voters equals a Secretary of State Clinton win.
Don't be a sucker on Super Tuesday.
My question: Why is Trump trusted when he has done nothing for Republican candidates and governance when it mattered (in 2006 and 2008)?
Circumstances have brought me back (slowly, ever so) to The Valley.
Hello all! Missed me?
In a certain sense, 'Tis Election season and I am up for re-election in my district's Central committee (1 of 7, all good people). In another way, there was a bureaucracy in the way. No more. And finally, on January 11th of this year, I had a (small) heart attack.
If you are interested in history, politics or Government (or curious what inspires JSF to be involved in all three), buy this book.
Now, here is what we all, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Goths, Bloggers, partisans and politicians are celebrating. Enjoy! "'We hold these truth to be sacred and undeniable,' he [Thomas Jefferson] wrote...Jefferson struck out 'sacred and undeniable and wrote in 'self evident,' He continued through the draft, paring words away to make his language bolder. From 'that all men are created equal and independent,' he dropped 'and independent,' 'Rights inherent and undeniable' became 'Unailenable Rights,' His next phrase came straight from his pen and could not be improved. Jefferson struck off those rights as "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness," ... "When members of the [Continental] Congress came to to Jefferson's stirring conclusion, a majority thought it should include one last appeal to the power even greater than George III... "'And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.' "On July 4, 1776, independence was declared in language worthy of it."
-- Patriots, AJ Langguth, pgs 355 and 362
The Declaration of Independence In Congress, July 4 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it; and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.—Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their acts of pretended legislation: For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences: For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the Lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free People. Nor have We been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.— WE, THEREFORE, the REPRESENTATIVES of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.—And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. Signed by ORDER and in BEHALF of the CONGRESS, JOHN HANCOCK, PRESIDENT. ATTEST. CHARLES THOMSON, SECRETARY. ---------------------------------------- Have a great Independence Day! Enjoy a BBQ and your friends and family. I'm back.
Or actually, I have been doing some mundane work within my own life. Choose your own story, but paragraph A is much cooler.
Please note that the top of the Valley has changed pictures and theme.
Soon I shall write about the State of the Union 2015 and how the Democratic Party and American society is equivalent to riding the Snowpiercer. a movie and why Governors Romney and Jeb Bush should not run but be available for a cabinet position instead.
I'm back ya'll! Expect me to knock some sacred cows and open Pandora's box again.
Welcome back to the Valley!
And now, you know you love Point Break!
My question: What do you think of the new picture and theme on the top?
Now that the commercial is over, time to meet a Gothic Muse who can outthink you, her name is Nicole Sixx.
She is an author, works with a famous director (This is Hollywood, discretion is best unless you live here, just like DC) and also frequents the Sunset Strip (there is a future post on the Strip coming up).
Ten Suggested Discussion Points for Unity 1. Reparations for African-Americans- support the John Conyers Bill H.R.40 Now! (Coates.) 2. Stop the war of genocide against Black America! A young black male was killed by an officer of the US law enforcement agencies every 36 hours alone in 2012, according to a study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. This is Fascism “Amerikkkan” style. Killer cops must go! Stop police killings, brutality and harassment. 3. Fight back against the gentrification against African American working class communities by “globalized” universities, hospitals, and corporate contracting interests (developers). 4. Fight back against right wing (Tea Party) takeover of state governments in eliminating the right to vote particularly for African Americans and the elderly, and attacks against public sector workers and labor. Support “Moral Monday” in North Carolina, Georgia and other places. 5. Fight to save local autonomy (democracy) from corporate takeovers, right wing assaults by emergency fiscal managers appointed by governments (Detroit, Newark, NJ). 6. End all student debt now! (Past, present, and future.) Make education from K to post PhD free – if Cuba can do it, so can the U.S. Fight for academic freedom – 1500 colleges and universities in the US. 7. Demand freedom for all US political prisoners! End the mass incarceration of African people. 8. Demand affirmative action now in the construction industry and related organized unions – particularly in the private sector. (Read “Black Power at work”, Dubois, The Philadelphia Negro, pg 331-332) 9. Down with Zionism! Boycott Israel – the New Nazis of the 21st Century. Cut off funding to Israel. 10. Struggle against fundamentalism of all forms – Christian, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc. and Eurocentric Marxism.
And here is the Valley's response:
From the shadows of North Hollywood and the mind of a KPFK radio host, comes hate speech (again). For a person like Alan Minsky who wants to build coalitions, his morning crew seems set to destroy any chance of them. For my candidates from San Pedro to Santa Clarita, every Democratic and Liberal candidate should learn about this "unity"
One thing I learned about "Unity," you give to get. AND don't sound like a Hater. Look at all these requests. Not one shows understanding of the other side. Not one amount of (as the song for her program ) "One Love,"
When you compare Jews and Israel protecting themselves in the ONLY Jewish State in the world to Nazi's, you share the same political bedsheets as ISIS. Every Jew killed within the sound of your radio show is on your hands. The blood is yours.
Send missiles into Israel with it. If the Gazans want a country, all they need is to build roads, schools and have elections. And stop attacking their neighbors. You wouldn't like it if someone threw bombs in your backyard everyday, especially if you gave them the nice house next door.
Tea Parties and the Right Wing: We're here, get used to it!
I see in number 4 you Hate the Right wing. You Hate the Tea Party.
But in your show,
A) You never interview a Republican or Conservative or Local Tea Party Member;
B) Every time you bring up the Republicans, Conservatives or Tea party, you get it all wrong. Even WBAI interviewed Ayn Rand. Are you so scared of other ideas that you refuse to call up and discuss if a rumor is true?
Apparently your Hate wants the Tea Party (Fiscal Conservatives), Republicans (usually Establishment from DC fighting against the local groups) and Conservatives (You don't even know the branches Ms. Prescod) to stop being part of the American Polity. That means if anyone of the Right goes to your website or FB page or Twitter, your issues are moot.
If you can't play nice with others (and that goes for my side too), don't expect any give. If you live in America, you're going to have to meet us and speak to us.
Go back to Haiti if you Hate Jews and Republicans.
Watch this video:
No Unity on Racial Issues either
1,2,3,5,7 and 8 all deal with racial issues with a slant that does not say "Unity" but says "America is horrible, let's take from it,"
Now, some good issues are addressed among them: incarceration rates among African American boys and men. Yes, I would rather that not happen. Before the 1968 social explosion, even if you protested you wore a shirt and a tie.
But Prescod also opposes business' entering poor areas. OK Ms. Prescod (and Mr. Minsky), hire up the impoverished (such as those on Skid Row) at KPFK. You don't want others doing it? Government (local, state and national) is not filled with funds
Ms. Prescod, you don't want things to get better, you want to complain. I'm not even going into your support of Dictators everywhere and dancing on graves of people of the Right. But this is America, we like fair play and Democracy.
I am willing to look at these issues (as a Pragmatist; 1,2,3,5,7,8 are ideals, what gives Unity? Nothing). But what will be given in return? Ms. Prescod, Mr. Minsky, what are either of you doing for "Unity" in America? NOTHING. The hate speech on Pacifica is getting known. Try being nice next time.
My question: Ms. Prescod is an immigrant from Haiti, yet she never reaches out to those who thinks differently. Why?
When I geeked out to Star Wars back in the 70's, I found Star Trek (The Original Series), and then Doctor Who. What sci-fi offers is a (hypothetical for now) trip to the Stars, to dystopias, and to other times.
James Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to find a pure sample of the virus that kept humans off the surface. He gets sent back to 1990 (6 years before it starts) and ends up in a sanitarium in Balltimore. There, he meets Jeffery Goines (Brad Pitt), whose father creates diseases and Dr. Railly (Madeline Stowe), who treats him. He bounces through time and place eventually ending up in Philadelphia 1996. A mysterious message was heard in the future, the most haunting scene is where Dr. Railly calls off-screen. The quote:
You... you left them a message?
I couldn't resist. I was so relieved.
Wait'll they hear this nutty woman
telling them...they better watch out
for the Army of the Twelve Monkeys...
Looking at her laughing face,
COLE is struck with horror as he realizes the truth!
He starts to recite...
"The Army of the Twelve Monkeys --
they're the ones who are going to do
it. I can't do anything more. The
police are watching me."
Now she's stunned.
She glances back and sees the phone booth twenty yards away.
You... you couldn't have heard me.
They got your message, Kathryn. They
played it for me. It was a bad
recording...distorted. I didn't
recognize your voice.
There is fire and embers from the Middle East, why is the President re-acting rather then taking the lead? My question: Can we now point and laugh at the Anti-Bush protests and Democrats and say their foreign policy endangers us all? (especially our men and women in the US Intelligence)
9. My family has helped in my wilderness time since I fell in 2008-09. One day, I'd like to give them something nice in return. That requires (4) to happen. I know I am lucky, even my future brother in law is cool. (Hell, I'm a Goth Republican in LA: I am as cool as a Bow Tie)
10. Running for office here in LA or for the State Assembly or State Senate. That is still being thought and planned out. The decision will come if some factors come into play. (No, you don't get to know what they are...)