Friday, March 03, 2006
This is just a little shout out to those folks, some of whom belong to the party of which I was formerly affiliated. I got another e-chat last P.M. and early this A.M. concerning my reasons for having left the Dems party. I would have been their candidate and could have had soooo much support. Now only the "promise" of their vote. Nice. I'm good with that encouragement. Well, here's what we have. I shall rip the top offen the can, as it were.
South Dakota ( Mississippi is following suit) is in the middle of taking away your Inalienable Right to Free Will and Choice. These (Inalienable) Rights are Rights applied to individuals and bestowed, as the Founding Fathers suggest, by Divine Providence. Several States have trigger laws infringing and denying you these Rights should Roe v. Wade, and others, becomes past history. My point, I am pro-choice. Get a straight answer on that issue from my opponent.
There are several pieces of legislation here in this State that will make discrimination legal and Constitutinally allowed. I am fully and outspokenly supporting an individuals Rights and ones Freedom to Marry. Ask my opponent for a straight answer here.
I am fully dedicated to properly funding education with a sustainable, objective, equitable, broad based funding system. I will support a system with an income or sales tax, as long as the trigger to this system follows the repeal of the State wide property tax and the subjective, arbitrary view tax. If the numbers give consistent, long term funding, I will support same. Ask my opponent for a striaght answer on his line to education funding.
I fully support election, campaign finance and ballot reform , as long as they include a term limit provision. Both sides bloviate about this crap but neither are willing to give up their precious career seats in politics. I particularly support real ethics laws with teeth. Get a straight answer on these issues from my opponent.
So, if you think I am not the correct candidate for the job based only on the fact that I left the "party", then ask my opponent for a straight answer to any of these. And you can even include those issues which you may disagree with me, like my support for flag protection, the Pledge of Allegiance, my opposition to the UN and support of PERA. Get a straight answer to any of these issues from my opponent.
I am discouraged to think I may be a worse alternative, for my former supposed friends and others, to the Lynch Republican John Gallus,( as outlined on politicsnh.com and Dante Scalas blog) simply for the fact that I tell the truth, the facts and give a straight INDEPENDENT answer, albeit with a hot headed passion for the people, a big mouth and $12.72 in my campaign war chest. I'll get this one clean vote at a time.
RISE UP!!! indeed
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
A call from an old pal
1) this North Country lacks specialists in certain medical fields and,
2) this lack of medical professionals seriously hampers many facets of daily life for everyone!
He wants me to push this issue as John-show me the special interest green-Gallus has already told the guy to pound sand. Nice. This man is now a huge fan of yours truly.
Here's my/one suggestion to this ongoing lack of medical care here in this North Country and indeed the Granite State. This land mark original idea (maybe) can take care of several problems. I suggest we take the tobacco industry $$$ that we are supposed to use for health and education funding ( a broad requirement at best... read on) and use this windfall to subsidize/forgive health care and teaching professionals student loans to provide an incentive to stay here in this area. This could work very well with the State University system cirriculum. Good idea, perhaps, since the Feds and this State refuse to assist those that will take care of us during illness and teach our future leaders.
Aspiring teachers and health care professionals can certainly use this type of assistance and since "we", our Righty controlled legislature, have not/can't spend the tobacco cash as we are supposed to spend it, this plan can solve many problems this State has been realizing for loe these past many years. This North Country, specifically Coos County, has been outsourcing its progeny for the past decade and Coos is the only County to see a decline in population every year since the late 90's. According to a recent OEP report, we will see a continued growth of population here with the preponderance being well over the age of 50. Cash in health care services and facilities is where we should put the lions share of our cash. When the trend levels out, we will be well positioned with a full slate of new-ish, qualified teachers, ready to take the new kiddies in hand.
Thoughts on this issue??? Couple this along with my support of a broad based funding system and we could very well be on our way to catching up to the 20th century.
I know, 21st, but we are soooo far behind...
Monday, February 27, 2006
Still a long , long way to go...
But what’s all this here talking about? That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud puddles, or gives me any best place. And aren’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm. I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me. And aren’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it- and bear the lash as well. And aren’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen them most all sold off into slavery, and when I cried out with a mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And aren’t I a woman?
Then they talk about this thing in the head: what’s this they call it? [“Intellect”, whispered someone near.] That’s it, honey. What’s that got to do with women’s rights or Negroes rights? If my cup won’t hold but a pint and yours holds a quart, wouldn’t you be mean not to let me have my little half-measure full?
Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ‘cause Christ wasn’t a women. Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
If the first woman God ever was made strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn back and get it right side up again. And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Obliged to you for hearing on me, and now Sojourner Truth hasn’t got nothing more to say.
Sojourner Truth, Akron, Ohio, 1851