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USA – Land of the Not so Investigated Hate Crime

As the George Zimmerman case plays out, we in the US still live in a Land of the Not Investigated, racially motivated Hate Crime. The latest Hate Crime seems to have happened just last Sunday in Arizona, and has received scant attention in the US press. See Phoenix area's Fox News' inadequate coverage 1 of 2 Border Shooting Victims in Eloy Identified for minimal info about this case. Seems that hate attacks on 'illegal aliens' are hardly worthy of coverage per our US press corps. Notice that one of the victims of this racist attack was from Guatemala, a country ravished by a genocide perpetrated by a US backed government and with US trained troops. No doubt that none of this mattered to the military camouflaged assassins who ambushed these people. Wonder if they themselves had US military training in their own backgrounds? What better place to have racism glued to one's soul than in the US military, where racism is essential to how most US troops see the rest of the world from their US-centric mindset. Kill! Kill! Kill! Code of honor to do so. The gun toting soldier in the US trains the gun toting NRA thug to be a gun toting thug. These vet groups then become a gun loving lobby that helps make the US MORE a racist minded society where killing of some by more mainstream others becomes a rather accepted norm to many. Time to call a halt to this increasing mayhem. Time to stop the impunity for the uniforms of America that they currently enjoy and count as their privilege. Time to change for the better instead of simply accepting more and more of the carnage as our future. Time for a new country, one not run by military trained gun toting nuts. However, we still live in the Land of the Not so Investigated Hate Crime so the spin is in that perhaps perhaps this was a 'drug related ambush', etc. Whatever? It's pretty clear that little to no investigation probably will probably get done though. The two victims were not considered all that important and nobody in Arizona law enforcement circles really wants to uncover the possibly incriminating activities of their Minutemen friends. More dirt to simply be swept underneath the rug in racist USA. Hey! Let's not let them so easily do it though.

AP says “In face of Federal inaction on Immigration”…

Way to slant a headline! "State initiatives to stem immigration fizzle in the face of Federal inaction." How about reporting it like this? "Racist State Legislators, in the face of opposition from Mainstream Americans, who would be the REAL targets of their Racial Profiling initiatives, even with massive funding from Nazi organizations like News Corp and Freedom Corporation (Channel 5 news, the Gazette...) and their Corporate Overlords, despite Nazi-Klan related heavily subsidized "grass roots" organizations such as the TeaParty and Minutemen, with all that expensive and highly organized firepower, still failed to force their Racist Agenda on the states the same way they FAILED to do so on the Federal Government" Oooh, I bet that stings. When you call yourselves non-racist but want to profile people, most of whom are United States Citizens, based on their appearance of belonging to heavily stereotyped and demonized ethnic, social or religious groups? You can say all you wish, Michelle Malkin, Sheriff Joe, Tancredo, Palin, Jan Brewer, all y'all Racist Freaks, that you don't racially profile people, but when you're trying to push that outrageous lie on any of the MILLIONS of Americans you've already profiled, like myself, we'll call you the Liars you truly are. When La Migra and local police organizations confronted Me, personally, with violent threats of sudden murder, pointing MACHINE GUNS at me, for the so-called "crime" of looking Mex or in one case looking Arabic in the words of the Officially Non-Racist officers "like a sand-nigger", and then coward bitches like Malkin and Tancredo saying that doesn't go Far Enough? Bitches, you LOST that argument. Calling me stupid or crazy for presenting the evidence, as your Lunatic Moron Minions have, repeatedly, (because that's your only defense against the Truth, as always) didn't stop MILLIONS of Americans from recognizing the same truth I've recognized and reported for so long. TeaBags, RepubliKlan, Minutemen, your policies are and always were Racist and, since you apply them primarily against AMERICANS that makes you Anti-American Terrorists. Y'all can line up and take turns helping yourseves to a Texas-size all you can eat buffet of Kiss my Dark-skinned Liberal Ass. Y vuestros Mamas Tambien, putos.

Carlos Santana booed at Racist Atlanta “Civil Rights” baseball celebration

For pointing out that Georgia's Arizona style "show your papers law" is Racist. He was supposed to be the Token Mex for MLB. But he just AIN'T gonna be somebody's Stepin Fetchit. And of course it's not about Racism. I mean, when La Migra threw down on me with machine guns, while dressed like a Salvadoran Death Squad, and then very snottily told me that it was MY fault because I "looked Mex"... no, I don't. Mexican is not any race, there are all of the so called "races" of the world in Mexico, Chinese-descended Mexicans, IRISH descendants, even Jewish Mexicans. What I "look" is American Indian from the Cherokee side of the family. But it wasn't Racist in any way. Of course not. When the Ft Worth police did roughly the same thing they said it was because I "looked" Arabic, only they didn't say Arab or even Ay-rab... they said "Sand-Nigger". Nothing racist about that either I suppose. You know which Other middle eastern Ethno-Religious group is literally Arabian? Jewish people. FOR NOW Jewish people are off-limits to the Haters, they only do it privately. Unless the Jewish person is darker skinned and "looks Ay-rab". In which case he's supposed to humble himself and act all apologetic to the Ku Klux Kops for not "looking American enough". Me, I was born in Kansas, about 200 miles from the geographic center of the U.S. My family have been in America and in particular what's now the U.S. for 10,000 years but I'm supposed to just chalk it up to it being MY fault when they pull that racist crap. The Right Wing Racist Extremists will of course insist that I have no right to object to that kind of treatment.

“Red Dawn” a classic? Gag me…

I was researching why (I already know, just looking for confirmation) this piece of cinematic sewage keeps replaying on certain channels.To drum up war business of course. But I came across a review on a Right Wing website that the "classic" Red Dawn and Extreme Prejudice and a couple of other Death-Porn flicks by the same production company only show on "conservative" Cable channels and no MSM channel would touch them. "Lefty Censorship". How about this scenario instead? They sucked when they first came out and they've been sucking ever since. Assassination and "Kill Immigrant" flicks belong in the same genre as the "Six Days in Fallujah" and "Call of Duty" porn games where the players or viewers get to masturbate to images of people being murdered. "Red Dawn" and "Extreme Prejudice" were made to bolster the Reagan/Bush Administrations' use of the Murdering Contra Mercenary Terrorists against the People of Nicaragua. Meanwhile REAL soldiers gave me this review of it, back then... "Man that is f...in' retarded. We're sitting there in Germany facing the Soviets, Reagan and Bush playing games trying to make them paranoid, telling them AND the German people that a limited tactical nuclear exchange in Germany would be "winnable"... doing everything possible to convince the Soviets that they're crazy, and they put this piece of shit into the mix. Get them thinking EVERYBODY in America is just as goofy as they (Reagan) are". See, you can't sustain a war without Hate. You can't justify spending more money than your nation will ever hope to have on "defense" spending if you don't have at least a perception of a war. If you don't have the "America Under Constant Attack" for real, you have to Make Shit Up. Otherwise the "Defense" industry would shut down and the bastards would have to actually EARN money through actual work. facing a shortage of hordes of brown-skinned terrorists out to Destroy America, they have to conflate Immigrant Workers with the increasingly mythical al Qa'eda. Re-enter: Red Dawn. Where the Haters can sit on their couches with the remote in one hand and the pecker in the other, masturbating to the idea of killing "illegals".

Our Phine Phreaky Phriend Pastor Phred Phelps Praises AZ shooting

Just when you thought that ALL the roaches had crawled out of their cracks in the wall on this...   Now, what do you suppose would happen if another group, say a more left-leaning group, wanted to give the American Child the Right Wing murdered an Honor Guard? Showed up to give like Military Honors to Christina Green, age 9, in a non-intrusive ceremony, with a 21-gun salute (actually, 7 rifles fired simultaneously three times) And let's then say that one of the Honor Guard became so Unhinged at the massive hatred spewing from the Godless Lips of Pastor Phred? And, as soldiers often do, takes aim.... Would Pastor Phred accept his death as being God's Wrath upon HIM for inciting bloodshed in the world and particularly in America? His hate-rallies were just one more "point of light" to use the Fascist GHW Bush campaign slogan, in the sparkling array of bonfires, burning effigies, burning books, burning churches, burning Heretics, that have erupted across America and partly on the the direction of GHW and his Retarded Sons, and partly on the direction of Sarah Palin, and the rest of the DumFox morons, and... on the direction of Pastor Phred. They want to light America on fire, well, they might just have done it this time. Their assumption, as always, was that Liberals are pussies, weaklings, Easy Targets. If they believed for an instant that there would be any resistance, any return fire, they would cower in their bunkers alternately reading Mein Kampf and the Bible, listening to Propaganda Radio waiting for Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh telling them it's safe to come out. I don't know the protocol for State Funerals if a Federal Judge was murdered. I don't know, either, if he was ever in the military. That would guarantee an Honor Guard at his goodbye-party.

A thuggish murder of Queen’s English

Christine O'Donnell is being audited on her campaign spending, as well she should. She made a devil's deal, sold the remaining fragments of her soul on a bet that she could become a Congress-critter. The Korporate Kampaign-fund Kartel fronted her undisclosed amounts of bread. But she didn't follow their rules. There's a quotation from Shakespeare, from the funeral of Falstaff "this huge hill of flesh, this breaker of horses backs, ... he was never, yet, a breaker of promises, he will give the devil his due." She's not given the devil his due. Devil says, look, all you have to do is occasionally chant "9-11!" or "Tax and Spend Liberals" and we'll do the rest, for lack-of-gods-sake don't try to write your own speeches or ad lib anything, because you're a moron." Did she listen? No, she did NOT listen. There's another quotation from a drill sergeant, "it's impossible for the ears and the mouth to work at the same time, you're either listening or running your head." Woman couldn't possibly shut the hell up long enough to listen. So, now she's being audited on her spending. And says it's Thug Tactics This from a woman who is paired up with a party that has as a big plank in its platform "English Only". As in using government power and other publicly owned resources to compel people to only speak English in public places, commerce, and in the wildest dreams of the Extremists who are pushing it, in private conversations in the home. (Because supposedly raising a child in a multilingual environment (even though people who actually study linguistics say otherwise) have difficulty learning the English language in school.) Now, English is my first language. I'm not an accomplished Linguist yet, that takes fluency in at least 5 languages. But I am adept in English. And I can positively say that the Tea Party, of whom Ms O'Donnell is a member, really don't speak English. They rail against Public Education for a reason, several more sinister reasons but the one I laugh about the most is because they don't want Public School elementary students outshining their own Hoam Skewel and Private Academy students. And they're not really good at speaking English. Or writing English. Before the squealing whines of "Elitism!" come cascading from the Far Right, I should point out that it's THEIR elitist notion that teaching and learning and speaking and writing Only One Language is somehow superior to being able to speak and read and write several. Because the English language, and the English RACE, are ever so superior to the Peasants who make up the rest of the world. Now, Thug, Thuggish, Thuggery, all stem from not an English word but an Urdu word, for a cult in India and Pakistan who sacrifice randomly selected people to their gods. Investigations into ones financial malfeasance (alleged) aren't "thug tactics". Let's see if, in the interest of education, we can provide Ms O'Donnell and her Demented Demonic Disciples with a few examples of Thug-like behavior, Strangling

Is this perhaps a call to arms?

We have a far greater right to resist either the Minutemen or the actually Deputized Racists like Sheriff Arpaio or the Border Patrol, with force of deadly arms if necessary, simply because they have already demonstrated their willingness to assault, either through arrest and then beating us (while we're bound and caged, Arpaio's favorite way of "fighting") all the way up to outright Murder as in the case of the Flores Family, including 9 year old AMERICAN child Briseña, which their heroes in the Minutemen and Border Patrol and Arizona State Police and even a recent candidate for Governor of Colorado, Tancredo, are trying to help the murderers justify by claiming that Raul Flores, who is already dead and can't answer any of the charges, was "suspected" of being involved in drugs. How would we know if the PIGS aren't lying to cover for their fellow Racist PIGS in the Minutemen? My own experience with PIGS and their habit of perjuring themselves to cover their own violent crimes gives me far more reason to suspect the Police were involved in the Murder. That makes any traffic stop, any entry into some citizens domain, his home, his car, his right to travel freely without being constantly harassed and threatened by the Ku Klux Kops, could be considered a potential murder on the level of what happened to Raul and Briseña Flores. Which perhaps should be defended against with the use of deadly force? They've already declared such a "right" and a privilege to do the same to us at any time they choose. What then of OUR right to self defense, does it become null when faced with a possibly faked badge and faked warrant? They demand absolute proof of OUR identity, and despite that, as in the Flores Murders, defy the very core of their own doctrine. The scum who murdered Raul and Briseña and wounded her mother, his wife, disguised themselves as police officers. And now the Arizona Racist Pig establishment is defending them, praising them with faint damns. They're the type who would be and ARE the majority of the Minutemen and the Police Establishment. Punks who actually WANT power over other human beings and whose only hope of gaining any such power is to band together with a gang of armed Like-minded COWARDS. What would morally keep Americans from defending themselves against THEM? No morality the Minutemen display. Nor any interpretation of the law their members or Police Allies obey. The only argument they can possibly make for THEIR privilege to kill any of us at will, or at whim, and deny us the actual RIGHT to self defense, would be their "Might Makes Right" doctrine they deploy readily in Iraq and Afghanistan. Only in this matter their armed might is turned to subjugating Americans, IN America, to the arbitrary Might Makes Right doctrine. They demonstrated it in the matter of professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. being dragged away in handcuffs for daring to "talk back" to the Cambridge Police,

DumFox Noose beating the Racist Anti- Immigrant Drum, what a surprise.

But of course it's not "racist" to give known Klan-affiliated PIG groups like the Arizona cops the power to arrest people who can't produce proof of citizenship, based solely on the appearance of the people being arrested. The Border Patrol has harrassed me on several occasions, sometimes at Gunpoint, for the "crime" of "looking mex" but of course, the Racist Arizona (and soon, the Racist Colorado) Pigs would somehow forbear from arresting people for "looking mex", even though the ordinance specifically states that they can do so any time their Piggy little hearts desire. One time, not long before 9/11, I was at my brother's apartment in Texas, setting up some computers, when the neighbors called 9-1-1 because a swarthy individual was in the neighborhood. (me) The (of course, non-racist) Texas PIGS showed up at my brothers door, and demanded Identification from me. Yes, people, the PIGS actually took seriously a 9-1-1 call where the "emergency" was the presence of somebody who isn't blonde and blue eyed. I closed the door on their Racist collective ass. One of them said I "looked like Saddam Hussein". People, my picture is up here on the top left panel. I don't even look like Saddam Hussein to BLIND people. But, under the Arizona Racist Statute, that refusal to cooperate with their unlawful order for me to identify myself On My Brother's Private Lease, would quite likely get me killed. And, since I would LAWFULLY defend myself, it would probably get a pig killed too. AND, that leaves alone the notion that the Minuteman Racist Pukes also feel THEY have granted themselves police powers to arrest, detain and even KILL people they suspect of being undocumented residents, and that they have, apparently with the full blessings of the State of Arizona, murdered people, in particular the nine-year-old AMERICAN Child Briseña Flores and her father Raul. Those who read this and want to object to the term "American" being applied to Americans who have Spanish names and swarthy complexions, you Ku Klux Kids kan just piss up a rope and suck the wet end. You pukes will NEVER have the right or the authority to judge whether Anybody is "American". I do support the Democratic challenge to that "law". If the Republican Party ever did anything that wasn't mean-spirited, hateful or Corporate Welfare perhaps I would support such an action without regard to party. They don't so I won't. They also are trying to pass a national law that anybody who doesn't have a "valid" birth certificate, to be independently and arbitrarily determined by the Racist National Committee, that person would not be allowed to hold public office. That would include having a job sweeping the parking lot at City Hall or working on a road crew, just from the way it's worded. They're still spitting fire about Obama getting 21,000,000 more votes than Racist McCain and his equally or more so Racist running mate, a 70 MILLION vote rejection of their Racist Policy. I've never claimed

Puerto Rico Birth certificates cancelled, Citizens Forced To Prove Citizenship.

Is it any coincidence that this is aimed at the single largest concentration of non-Anglo CITIZENS in America? Yet the racist pricks in the Minutemen and other anti-"immigrant" Hate Groups, orchestrated by Fox News, deny any racist intent. Just like Joe Arpaio and Sarah Palin and John McCain deny their own blatant Racism in these matters. Bunch of Lying Pukes, can't even muster the courage to state their beliefs and intents openly. Who's next on their Klan-affiliate Hit List? The Chiricahua, Mescalero, Lipan and Jicarilla Apache, and other Native Tribes who have triple citizenship, in the U.S., their own Tribal nations and Mexico? Perhaps the Northern Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Crow, Sioux, Mohawk? For the same reason. Not "national security" as proclaimed by the Hate Freaks. But White insecurity. Fear the Brown... Fear fear fear... and disguise your actions as Courage. It was early this spring that an acclaimed (white) local historian called the Ethnic Cleansing Genocide that occurred locally as a "Counter-insurgency" and compared it to the conquest of Iraq and Afghanistan. Imagine that, the Invaders calling the natives Rebels for refusing to bow the knee to their Mighty Great White Father. "Down from the trees, and onto your knees!" This is just another case of "We're gonna teach those Wogs to respect their betters!" Their label of it as being Immigration reform doesn't fit. We're not seeing Immigrants, illegal or otherwise, being Racially Profiled Here. We're seeing PEOPLE, Born as citizens of the United States, being stripped of their citizenship and forced to prove to Racially Motivated political hacks that they're "pure" enough to get their citizenship back.

A year later, Briseña Flores still dead, Minutemen still unpunished.

That would include the three trigger pullers, and also their accomplices, including their Fellow Travellers in the Ku Klux Klan, the American National Socialist White Person's Party, the Tea Party and the Republican Party. The listed groups have common leadership and even at the Astroturf Roots level, common members. This RACIST murder of two Americans, one of them a CHILD of 9 years, is being denied as such, by the Tea Party and their ilk... but it's THEIR racism that enables murders and other hate crimes. The Hate Speech of the Republican and Tea Party spokesPukes at Fox News. One of their highly paid liars actually ran for Vice President recently. To celebrate the anniversary of the event, albeit a week and a half late, Racist Border Patrol THUGS murdered a teenager in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, firing from the "American" side of the border. Of course the Murdering Thug PIGS will get away with it, they ALWAYS do. Too many Pigloving Sucks on juries in America. The Policeman is always right, even Pretend Police like the Cowards in the Minuteman Movement. John McCain, senator from Arizona, allegedly not a racist, (just ask him, he'll tell you) has completely failed to step up and challenge the New Klan activities. He hosted some of the Fox News Hatemongers at a campaign rally in Phoenix recently, where one of them, the one who ran for Vice President, told the Cheering Mob of Morons that they shouldn't "sit down or shut up" even while having the PIGS remove anybody who both opposed her, and didn't sit down or shut up.

Can’t Trust Goobers, part 2: Lettuce Spray

Another outbreak of e-coli in lettuce traced so far back to farms in Arizona. This is very nearly the scenario from summer before last, with tomatoes and Jalapeño peppers. That was blamed on Illegal Aliens pooping in the fields. Had to be "illegals" you know, because American Citizens, not only doesn't our shit stink, it's impossible for it to be toxic as well. Which segues neatly into the Other, More Likely, scenario: in the dry southwest most of the arable land and with irrigation, is near the cities, for one reason only. Several in fact, but WATER is king in the desert. Since every available supply of water has more human habitations around it than it can adequately support, the cause of e-coli and other Intestinal Nasties probably would be the Deregulated, Privatized, "free" Market Sewage Treatment measures in the neighboring townships. Naaahhhh... couldn't be thousands or hundreds of thousands of people pooping through a really shoddy sewage treatment system, it has to be maybe a hundred seasonal farm workers pooping in the fields. Even though the "treated and sanitized" water would be sold to the highest bidder. As to do the farms treat "their" workers like a big stinky pile of poo, and don't provide facilities or adequate drinking water, well, some do and some don't. I mean, how DARE those Washing Tundy Sea liberals tell us how to run our farms and treat OUR wetbacks?

Ward Churchill to speak for O’odham

According to Censored News, Activist and scholar Ward Churchill will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 W. 22nd St., on November 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit O'odham VOICE Against the Wall, which since 2003 has organized and advocated for the traditional O’odham leaders and elders of the Tohono O’odham communities in the southern territory of the United States and northern territory of Mexico. Professor Churchill’s talk is part of the “Apartheid in America: Surviving Occupation in O’odham Lands” O'odham activist Ofelia Rivas will also participate. The event is sponsored by the Dry River Radical Resource Center, the Earth First! Journal, and Voices against the Wall. Here's some background on the O'odham struggle: By J. D. Hendricks, 2004 TIAMAT PUBLICATIONS #5 The People Who Emerged From the Earth Over two thousand years ago the descendents of the O’odham moved into the southwestern region of the area now claimed by the U.S. as the state of Arizona. 1 The O’odham have had one of the longest histories of contact with the forces of European colonization compared with the rest of the native North American peoples. The O’odham’s first contact with Spanish invaders took place in the mid 16th century; nearly one hundred years before the colonization of the North Atlantic coast and Great Lakes regions were begun by the French and English colonists. As such, the history of the O’odham provides a good context for an investigation of the colonization of Native North America, and more specifically, an investigation of the interplay between, and results of, the varied responses to colonization – that of collaboration, accommodation, and resistance. Many histories of the O’odham refer to these desert people as the Papago. The term Papago was a name given to the O’odham by the Spanish colonizers, and is likely the result of a Spanish corruption of the O’odham word “papabi” which was the O’odham name for one of their principal bean varieties. Thus, the Spanish colonizers term for the O’odham (Papago) came to mean “the bean eaters.” 2 For the purposes of this study I will refrain from the use of the term Papago and will refer to “the people” 3 by their traditional pre-colonial name. 4 As is often the case, with the name Papago being a good example, European constructs are often imposed upon indigenous peoples by the historians that seek to portray their past. This result can occur when historians seek to glorify European norms and traditions at the expense of indigenous ones, and can also be the result of the subconscious indoctrination of the historian by the dominant culture – in this case that of western style industrial civilization. In other cases it can be the result of a simple uncritical usage of language. One of the most dominant and reoccurring “civilized” constructs imposed upon indigenous peoples history is the commonly understood notion that the O’odham, or any other indigenous North American culture for that

Border agents taser a smart alec

You've probably seen enough cop taser videos --have you seen one videotaped by the tasee? A troublemaking Baptist Pastor named Steve Anderson got himself ordered from his car where he had been refusing to consent to a warrant-less search by Homeland Security border agents. They told him he was under arrest, but wouldn't say for what, they said that a K-9 team had given them probable cause, but wouldn't bring the dog back to confirm it, and the officers wouldn't respect Anderson's fourth or fifth amendment rights, but that's not the worst of it.

Ya’at’eeh from Tuba City, Arizona!

I'd envisioned myself hiking alone in Sedona for three magical days, vortexed into a frenzied energy, taken by wizened hippies to a hillside lair for impromptu meditation. Instead, in spite of the brazenly gorgeous Sedona landscape, I felt the whole place to be a pseudo-spiritual, wildly affluent, corporate-run and supremely phony tourist trap. I was slightly horrified to feel this way about such a beautiful place, and tried to lecture myself into giving further consideration, but to no avail. I got the hell out of Nirvana Dodge after a single (albeit lovely) hike. That was yesterday. Today I headed north out of Flagstaff on Highway 89 with no particular plan. Shortly after the city faded from the rearview and I was facing the open road, I turned on the radio and heard "You're listening to Indian Public Radio." This heralded a perfect Tony Hillerman-esque adventure, I was sure of it, and I was flooded with good cheer. From the radio came gentle Indian flute sounds, haunting-dancing-with-wolves-vision-quest sounds, which had the hair on my arms standing instantly at attention. Within thirty seconds, however, a techno track and a Navajo-accented rapper barged into the song, resulting in a somewhat bizarre Eminem/Kokopelli kind of thing. I was enthralled. A retrospective about Harold Drake's radio show "The Church in Your Hogan" was next, followed by a short discussion of cultural taboos associated with Indian suicide, and an admonition to speak openly about such things. Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, and then this song by some sweet-voiced Hopi girls: Hey, Cousin! Nice to see you again! Do you have any duck tape, Cousin? Because my muffler fell off again. Duck tape. Sigh. Indian glue. I was becoming giddy. I took the Navajo Trail (Highway 160) east onto the Navajo reservation and soon came upon Tuba City, a dusty little town of 8,000 residents and seemingly little else. I drove down Main Street and saw house after house boarded up and nothing but dry dusty fields all around. I don't know where the actual people live, but the town seems reserved for ghosts. In front of the elementary school, at two in the afternoon, were twenty long yellow school buses awaiting what couldn't possibly be that many kids. In fact I didn't see any kids, yet one after another the buses pulled slowly away from the curb. Maybe each rural denizen has his or her own bus. I went into the trading post/interactive Navajo museum ($9)/internet café hoping to find authentic Indian crafts. The store had some very nice moccasins which, on closer inspection, were made by Minnetonka Moccasins -- a big corporation headquartered in Minnesota. I tried on a cute black straw cowboy hat made by some beachwear company in Oregon. Then I spied a truly adorable backpack purse of Indian-patterned wool and leather, manufactured -- big sigh -- by Pendleton, the company responsible for the boiled wool jackets of my Junior League days. I couldn't find anything else to do in Tuba City, so I ate some trail mix in the car, drank some warm

Jail the jailer! Throw Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Federal Prison

Guantanamo is just the tip of the iceberg for taking down the work of the Bush-Cheney Klan that now continues to infiltrate positions of power at all levels throughout the US. Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio has already murdered some of his prisoners, tortured many more of them, and is himself nothing more than a common criminal. He belongs in jail but just not his own one. He needs to be taken out of power first of all, but then thrown in a Federal Prison where he most certainly does belong! Arizona needs to do some real soul searching to figure out what it is about the place that produces these assholes like, Joe Arpaio? Too much Injun killing in the past perhaps? See Chained Immigrants Paraded By Arizona Sheriff

Cabinet candidate Bill Richardson was clean enough to run for president?

Doesn't it strike you as a bit odd, that Arizona governor Bill Richardson withdraws his name from consideration for the Secretary of Commerce because of some unseemly quid pro quo scheme, yet it hadn't stopped him from running for president? Where was the press to dig up the story when Richardson was still a potential Democratic presidential nominee? It's not as if the subject of corruption hadn't come up. Greg Palast had exposed the governor in Armed Madhouse. I like Palast's extrapolation on Richardson's ethnic heritage. To summarize, Richardson came by his Hispanic hyphen through his mom's side. His dad was a Citibank executive, which qualifies Richardson to be a Citibank-American. As a partner in Henry Kissinger's lobbying firm, Palast also terms him a Kissinger-American. But what most interested Palast was the corrupt election of 2004, and how George Bush stole Arizona, under the nose of a supposedly Democratic governor. With Richardson momentarily in the spotlight, here's an excerpt which Palast is circulating: Bill Richardson - Kissinger-American by Greg Palast, excerpted from Armed Madhouse Henry Kissinger and Bill Richardson January 5, 2009 Bill Richardson is out: Caught with his hand, if not exactly in the cookie jar, at least you could say his sticky finger were near it. I'm not surprised. For years I've been investigating the second-most corrupt state in the USA (after Alaska). I like to check in on the enchanted state with my bud Santiago Juárez. I knew it was not a polite question, but it was really bugging me, so I asked him, “Exactly how does a Mexican get the name William Richardson?” Governor Richardson’s dad, Santiago explained, was a Citibank executive assigned to Mexico City. There he met Governor Bill’s mom, and-milagro!-a Mexican-American was born. Richardson gets big mileage out of his mother’s heritage, and that makes him, legitimately, a Mexican-American, a politically useful designation. But it’s just as legitimate to say that Richardson is a Citibank-American. But Governor Richardson is more than that. Between leaving Bill Clinton’s cabinet where he was Secretary of Energy and grabbing a Hispanic-district seat in Congress, Richardson became a partner in (Henry) Kissinger and Associates. That would make Richardson a Kissinger-American as well. In 2004, John Kerry won New Mexico-if you counted the votes. But they didn't - and George Bush won the state and the presidency by just 5,000 ballots. Everyone was talking about the theft of Ohio by Republicans, but few noted that New Mexico was stolen as well. But one fact drove me straight nuts: In the end, this state and its damaged elections were in the hands of Richardson, A Democrat and a Mexican-American one at that. In New Mexico the issue of uncounted votes is more than skin deep. Lots of Mexican-American votes don’t tally, but Citibank-American votes never get lost. Kissinger American votes always count. The story of America’s failed elections is not about undervotes. It’s about underclass. Disenfranchisement is class warfare by other means. It just happens that in New Mexico, the colors of the underclass are, for

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