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ONE MOTHER'S PERSPECTIVE

  • WHO WE ARE-Women did it again. The annual Memorial Day tradition of placing flowers on graves of fallen soldiers was begun by women in the South after the Civil War. Who knew? Who now remembers that it was originally Decoration Day? Or that it is a day to decorate the graves of soldiers who fought for a better future. Memorial Day is a great deal…
  • 453 Days Later...

    Tom Rubin
    OFFENSIVE BUT PROTECTED SPEECH-Welcome news this week from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. By a vote of 11 to 1, the court overturned its injunction against the controversial video called "Innocence of Muslims" that it had ordered off YouTube back in February 2014. Here's the background. Actress Cindy Lee Garcia (photo below) was…
  • What LA Educators Should Learn From Bell Gardens High School’s Shocking Turnaround

    Jay Mathews
    VOICES FROM THE SQUARE-Bell Gardens High School in east Los Angeles County was a sorry mess when science teacher Liz Lowe arrived in 1989. It was overflowing with trailer classrooms and graffiti. More than 3,000 students crowded into school buildings surrounding a concrete quadrangle with patches of grass and some trees. Expectations were low. Not…
  • The Clean Sweep Election Finally Happened

    Bob Gelfand
    GELFAND’S WORLD- A few years ago, a group calling itself Clean Sweep argued that the voters of Los Angeles should defeat all the incumbents and replace them with fresh blood. On Tuesday, the results came close. There are two distinct lessons, one of which is quite ominous for elected officials. This election demonstrated the end of voter patience…
  • What Did Tuesday’s LAUSD Election Results Prove?

    Paul Hatfield
    PERSPECTIVE-Did the LAUSD election results signal a change for charter schools? Perhaps. Possibly. Maybe. You can make a decent case that Ref Rodriguez’s victory in District 5 points to strong support for charters. It was a battle between two well-funded candidates with diametrically opposed views on the issue. The effectiveness and fairness of…
  • (Train)ing Ourselves to Confront Modern Mass Transit

    Ken Alpern
    GETTING THERE FROM HERE-It's great to learn that Metro has an excellent new CEO with the hiring of Phillip A. Washington who comes to us from Denver. Following in the footsteps of his predecessors, Roger Snoble and Art Leahy, Mr. Washington has a first-rate reputation to maintain--but his first job will be to pass Measure R-2. Measure R-2 (perhaps…
  • City Controller’s Grandstanding DWP Audit is the Real Waste of Ratepayer Dollars

    Dennis Zine
    JUST THE FACTS-City Controller Ron Galperin’s Grandstanding DWP Audit results were finally released. Unfortunately, the conclusion and political spin that came afterwards from the controller was misleading. Here are the FACTS: The DWP’s Joint Training Institute and Joint Safety Institute are administered by DWP managers and representatives of the…
  • A Place Where ‘Special Interest’ is NOT a Dirty Word

    Denyse Selesnick
    MY TURN-We need to have a new word to differentiate the villainous “Special Interest” that everyone is always complaining about and the “Special Interest” that almost all of politicians and civic and social activists have adopted as a cause. It is impossible to have passion about multiple issues. I know I have mentioned this before, but it seems…
  • Alert! America’s Small Businesses are Being Screwed by Big Business

    Robert Reich
    THE ECONOMY-Can it be that America’s small businesses are finally waking up to the fact they’re being screwed by big businesses? For years, small-business groups such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses have lined up behind big businesses lobbies. (Photo: small businesses in Studio City) They’ve contributed to the same Republican…

 

  • Can Strawberries Help Fight Cancer?

    Christian Cristiano
    WELLNESS-There have been a number of studies over the years that could show evidence of strawberries fighting off cancer. Tong Chen lead a study…
  • Study: The Best Way to Quit Smoking … Bet On It

    Francie Diep
    WELLNESS-Oftentimes, money speaks louder than words. Apparently, that aphorism applies to cigarettes too. A new study finds that money incentives…
  • Exercise Can Help Anxiety … Here’s How

    Christian Cristiano
    WELLNESS-Statistics show that over 3 million American adults suffer from anxiety and there is no evidence that number will be declining any time…




Memorial Day 2015- Freedom Isn’t Free

J. Cole raps on the Letterman show: “Be Free’

The Star Spangled Banner … like you’ve never heard it before

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Advice to Occupiers: Shave, Bathe and Get a Clear Message

VOICES - I read the Tina Dupuy story in CityWatch about Wall Street demonstrators wanting some form of Justice and not being adequately heard.  For a message to have impact it must be clear and the messengers must be credible. That means send home the freeloaders, anyone being paid to work the protest, co-opters and hijackers, socialist children of Hollywood celebrities and union bosses.
For purposes of TV coverage, bathing and shaving helps. Too many are comporting themselves in a why bother mode, so they are unlikely to be taken seriously.  

A poll in CityWatch states that Wall Street Occupiers are more popular than the Tea Party. No Doubt!! Food is free. Sleeping bags are free! Drug dealers are on site, so says the press and until the stench became overwhelming, occupiers were not harassed or arrested anywhere, even for crap and copulation in the streets. Woo Hoo, it’s a Rave, baby.

The Tea Party is eminently more bashable.  They ask citizens to be responsible for themselves and to their country and government to operate within the confines of the US Constitution. Not the stuff of a 21st century popularity contest.  They don't think much of legalizing millions of illegals holding jobs that could provide pay checks for Americans, but they definitely agree that financial injustice is being perpetrated on America, as well as its future generations, by government.

Wall Streeters and the Tea Party both want to know where one trillion American taxpayer dollars went and both want America working again.  I believe the Tea Party generation should go to “Wall Street” and help the young protesters get out their message.  Together they could frighten Congress straight --- and argue about the details later.

When the American majority enjoyed a national ethic that included personal responsibility, common sense and respect, America was an impenetrably strong nation and no one screwed with us. Today they not only screw with us, they laugh at us and then kill us when the mood strikes and some of those doing the damage are our own.

(Royan Herman is a long-time community activist and a horse enthusiast. She lives in Los Angeles.) -cw

Tags: Occupy Wall Street, Wall Street Occupiers, Tea Party, US Constitution, America, finance





CityWatch
Vol 9 Issue 83
Pub: Oct 18, 2011


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