Election 2016 (System is Broken)
by joey racano
The system is broken
The nuts have awoken
Led by a comb-over out of Hoboken
Call him ‘the Donald’, but he’s not a duck
Now stand by for post election Mack truck
Hillary’s cheating, no way she’s beating
All think back fondly, your freedom is fleeting
Avoid Brownshirt rallies with body count tally’s
Leftist-progressives do not walk down alleys
Shooting black kids, climate doubles
Cops who kill don’t get in trouble
Then there’s Ted Cruz to give you the blues
Meetings held at evangelical zoos
Arizona non starter, elections made harder
It’s time for observers like President Carter
No paper trail when you’ve got electronic
Add executable files as a tonic
Here comes the future, the Children of Men
Don’t learn from the past and it rises again
Super delegates, vanishing ungulates
Corporate takeover agency regulates
Hanging chad, breaking bad
Far right Obama the first black we’ve had
Shooting wolves in Idaho
Drownings at Guantanamo
Surf in feces, de-list species
Trick or treat anthrax in Reeses
Heartless Cheney, dead Scalia
See ya wouldn’t wanna be ya
Foreclosed homes in half the nation
Banks refunded, take vacation
Bernie Sanders, people’s choice
The anti-Trump our only voice
All the rest are nuts or hacks
Clinton paid by Goldman-Sachs
Drop your jocks and grab your socks
I’ll meet you at the ballot box
Fear the Bern
(Election 2016 Update III)
Exit polls revealed many democratic voters arrived at their polling places and immediately re-registered republican for 5 years in order to vote against Donald Trump. Such was their fear. Or was it a clever tactic by the right wing Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign, whose answer to the Bernie Sanders ‘yes we can’ insurgency is a hopeless, ‘no we can’t.’ In either case, it didn’t work.
The election and nominations are not yet a foregone conclusion, but the question still remains, ‘is the Donald Trump candidacy a ruse thought out by Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and other architects of a New American Century, meant to scare daylights out of democrats driving even progressives toward Hillary Rodham Clinton? If so, it is a ruse that has gotten way out of their control. ‘The Donald’ as it were, probably was all for team ball at the start- until the low IQ of dumbed-down America hoisted him up on their shoulders like Atahualpa. And once you taste the power of the throne, you never go back, even if back means being a reality show billionaire-on-paper.
And wither the idealistic Sanders campaign? Mostly dazed and confused this post-primary election Wednesday morning, as centrist democrats voted their fears and went with Monsanto lawyer, war monger, fracking and bank advocate Hillary Clinton. And don’t forget she brings back the cigar-wielding William Jefferson Clinton, and 30 years of entrenched quasi-right political machinery. Rest easy, America.
As sane people watch on in horror, biblical floods, storms, droughts, tornadoes, sea level rise, fracking-induced earthquakes have their way with the land sea and atmosphere with nary a United States Presidential candidate mentioning the environment as an issue except of course, Bernie Sanders and Green candidate Jill Stein. So the quandary before sane Americans is, what to do; where to go from here?’
That is where I may be of help.
1. Green Party: Stay the course and vote for one of our own qualified and altruistic candidates. Remember, the Greens have a huge advantage- our party is *international and *we don’t take corporate money.
2. Republicans: As ye sow, so shall ye reap. You created Donald Trump, and soon you may be licking his bootstraps in the latest version of 1939 National Socialism and then in hell forever after.
3. Progressive Democrats: Continue to feel the Bern. Full speed ahead and dam the torpedoes. The democrats will never change as long as they know you will still vote for them. Here is your chance to send them a message they will never forget- WRITE IN BERNIE SANDERS. If someone tells you about the ‘sore loser’ laws in some states where write ins won’t be counted, well who cares? It’s better than endorsing the oil-war, big pharma, log-the-last-forest status quo. Tell them to take their super delegates and shove them where the sun don’t shine.
4. Center-right Hillary Democrats: See #2.
Member, U.S. Green Party
(Former California Democratic Party
State Central Committee Delegate)
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION 2016 UPDATE
by joey racano
Why do I get the feeling Karl Rove is the steering committee behind the Trump candidacy? Contrary to popular belief, Trump is not smart- he’s just from Brooklyn, where quick wit and fast comebacks are a way of life (believe me, I learned it growing up in East New York, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn). It was very Rove-esque to attack the Pope just before heading into South Carolina, where they hate anything progressive.
That also reminds me that the Hillary Clinton campaign was shrewd enough to convince the African-American electorate there to vote against their own self-interests. But back to Trump; what do I think of Donald and his potential nomination? It scares the sh1t out of me, and should scare you as well. He makes no sense, he has no plan, he is downright psycho. But I do give him a bucket of red roses for being the first politician with the balls to call G.W. Bush out on his lies about Iraq. Too bad he didn’t go further; after all, Bush murdered 4500 US soldiers.
Hillary Clinton, by virtue (if it could be considered virtuous) of a SUPER PAC was able to squeak out a quasi-victory over Bernie Sanders in Nevada. In the long run, this is only going to hurt her, because she came out of it with half that states delegates, but has now provided proof-positive how corrupt the system is with which we nominate our candidates. Bernie did amazing things in Nevada without a SUPER PAC. Widely viewed by the new voting youth*** as cheating, the HRC SUPER PAC and the threat of using ‘SUPERDELEGATES’ to squash grass roots uprisings against the democratic party status quo has galvanized this new voting block. Look for Hillary to take a page out of the 2000 BUSH/GORE SELECTION and steal the nomination, then lose the general election. Bernie will continue on as a third party independant, and well he should. No progressive or lefty will ever vote for Hillary Clinton. Not one.
No time to discuss Cruz or Rubio, but if they show better in the future I will include them in the next report.
Jeb Bush, despite having all the oil money in the world was DOA because of the American public’s lingering outrage of the Iraq invasion of 2003. For the new-age mystics out there, think of it this way; Jeb Bush is feeling the karma from his decision as Governor of Florida not to protect the Manatee. Many died from propellers to the face as people making up the Jeb Bush ‘base’ went speeding through the Floridian coastal waters in their long, expensive, fancy ‘Cigarette’ boats a la Miami Vice. Good riddance Jeb.
Take Back the Coastal Act by joey racano
(special to EarthSourceMedia)
In the last year, the California Coastal Commission has made bold moves to protect the dwindling coast of California and in doing so, made some powerful enemies. For instance, the commission resisted allowing Shell and Exxon from drilling and fracking on Banning Ranch, last large open coastal marsh in Orange County. They stopped Pacific Gas and Electric from blasting whales with seismic air canons at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. And probably the biggest shot heard ’round the world was their ruling to forbid the captive breeding of orcas at Seaworld San Diego as a condition of approval for bigger tanks.
These powerful business interests, who see the coast as a profit center to be plundered, have struck back, forcing the Commission to remove their own Dr. Charles Lester, no longer the Executive Director as of yesterday. Lester, hand-picked by the late great Peter Douglas, was favored 890-2 by speakers at the meeting in Morro Bay this past Wednesday, but the vote still went against him, 7-5.
Now the call is out demanding Governor of California Jerry Brown to remove and replace his Coastal Commission appointees, (Effie Turnbull, Erik Howell, Martha McClure, and *Wendy Mitchell, who is a lobbyist for PG&E), all 4 having voted for Lester’s ouster in spite of enormous public opposition.
With the petition demanding the removal of the Brown appointees only 24 hours old, the balance is the same- so far, 207-1 to have them removed and the commission’s integrity and independence restored.
Here is your chance to weigh in:
Join us on Facebook at: Take Back the Coastal Act
And sign the petition to Gov. Brown at:
Joey Racano, Director, Ocean Outfall Group
An alien race was guarding this sector
Regarding all planets with life as a nectar
Rare in the Universe, as rare as could get
So they came charged with detecting a threat
The mother ship melted her way through the clouds
All aboard anxious to see through the shrouds
And there in the open as plain as could be
A giant stood snarling as tall as a tree
The alien crew knew all was sublime
The wonder of life was evolving just fine
With reptiles in charge there was reason to hope
All of the planets life systems would cope
They popped the champagne and they floated around
Ice cap to ice cap such life did abound
Up came the sun and around went the moon
All were lamenting of leaving too soon
But protocol dictated what should be done
The captain gave orders to sling shot the sun
Soon far behind them was 813b
Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot was all they could see
Never again did they give it a thought
Until HQ called them, their voices distraught
‘You told us that all was ok in that sector
Now we find 813b has a vector’
‘Turn in your data- return to main base
Your mission’s a failure, your crew a disgrace
Or choose to go back and find out what went wrong
Find what’s destroying that planetoid’s song’
‘Aye’ came the answer, ‘Lee Helmsman, all full!
Pitch left at the Pleiades, we’ll use them for pull
We have to find out what the vector’s about
Watch out for that asteroid, come about, come about!’
The captain turned on the big overhead screen
Past light cones allowing the past to be seen
Zoom it in with a will, if you will Quartermaster-
Let’s have a good look at this planet’s disaster’
And there on the screen came the scene sans the screams
Dinosaurs perishing ‘neath meteor streams
Nemesis Comet came streaking from heaven
Countdown to extinction came ten, nine eight seven…
The captain called back to now distant Main Base
‘Sir, there’s dead dinos all over the place
A one-in-a-trillion big comet came down
Allowing the mammals from holes in the ground
The rodents took over and soon changed their form
Learned to make fire, began terraform
Then came the cities and wars after that
They found without wars all their markets went flat’
Base answered ‘Yes captain, that would explain
Mountains torn down and the acid in rain
Return now to Headquarters, your job is through
There’s just one more thing that we want you to do…’
And off cross the cosmos the captain did streak
By sidestepping wormholes it took just a week
They left behind medicine for 813b
Another huge comet shot into the sea
State of the Union 2016
– by Joey Racano
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, members of the press, and friends around the world. We all know why I am here, but let me tell you why you are here with me. Because you are a problem solver, rather than a blame thrower, because you thirst not only for knowledge, but for truth, which is in short supply in the world of politics and policy.
The world has never been more volatile, the future more uncertain. But the issues have never been more clear cut and their answers never more handy for those with the courage to reach out for them, and each other. So thank you for reaching out alongside me, for a better world and a better way.
It’s no secret that American pop culture is steeped in the flashy, gimmicky world of entertainment and bling. But we can’tsolve the problem of trillion dollar oil wars and the hurricanes of loss they bring, by raising children on violent video games with names like Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Boom Beach.
Nor can we solve the problem of Syrian refugees by bombing the sovereign nation they are fleeing.
And we can’t solve the problem of terror by tightening borders rather than improving our foreign policy.
Changing the world isn’t going to be easy, but it is going to be necessary.
And such change is even more difficult stemming from the fact that we have been hampered right out of the starting gate by stolen presidential elections, energy policies written by oil companies whose effect on the Gulf of Mexico has been anything but shrimp and who now pour methane by the cubic mile into our very neighborhoods at Porter Ranch.
Air Quality Control Districts have to be sued for siding with fossil fuel polluters.
Porter Ranch is still operating as thousands of families flee their homes in California.
A group of armed terrorists can occupy an Oregon Wildlife Refuge on behalf of a fringe group of ranchers loggers and miners, while peaceful occupy wall street demonstrators were forcibly removed from public parks. This all shows the stranglehold fossil fuel has on the throat of America.
Many will cringe when confronted by just how far it’s gone.
Recently, some 160 people were killed in a terrorist attack at a concert hall in Paris France. Was this simply an astounding coincidence, happening at the same time a string of music concerts was to begin around the world on every continent, all aimed at bringing public attention to the Paris Climate Summit the following week, with Pope Francis himself directing a billion christians to kick the fossil fuel habit?
After all, climate action of this magnitude is surely viewed by the CIA as a threat to the oil economy, and so a threat to the national security of the United States.
With names like Elton John, Bon Jovi and many others, the concerts were to be simulcast for 24 hours from Sydney, Paris, Rio, New York, Bejiing and elsewhere, and yet, because of the timing of the terror attack in Paris, all talk of the climate was supplanted in the news by all things terroristic.
To this day, we have heard little to nothing about the summit, the climate, or the concerts. The news has instead been a steady parade of killings, turbines, carbines and calls for gun control. This is a public relations gambit called ‘transference’, and I believe those fossil fuel industries and their CIA bodyguards played more than a supporting role.
As possibly the world’s only candidate -or even person- who is both a card carrying member of PETA and of the NRA, I know that disarming the public must never be allowed without disarming the military, the police, the CIA, FBI, National Guard, DHS, and the Clive Bundy hole-in-the-wall gang first.
If we maintain our second amendment right, we stand a chance of maintain everything else. Don’t give in to fear, don’t give in to fossil fuel, and don’t give in to false prophets who try to Trump the privacy, freedom and diversity all Americans hold dear.
Thank you for your time, bless you all, and please take a good look at the candidates this time ’round. Something’s Berning and I think it’s something good.
Joey Racano is a member of the Green Party of the United States and former California Democratic Party State Central Committee Delegate
State of the Union Year End Report- The Threat from Within
by Joseph J. Racano
Friends of Future Freedom,
As we grieve together for those killed in France, Colorado, San Bernardino and elsewhere, we can take solace in the season. December in modern American culture is fertile like the spring; a time to reflect, for quality relationships, and a place marker from which we set a baseline for our hopes to come. If we can look through the smokey haze of current events, we can still manage to be optimistic. For the first time in history, the world is united in a cause of self betterment, if for no other reason than our mutual survival.
At the risk of alienating some, I have always put truth first and my public appeal second. As someone completely unelectable, I have that luxury. I have run for public office five times, never with any possibility of winning an election, but always being successful in altering the conversation toward substance. You understand how important truth and substance are these days when you read the news, watch it on TV and internet, or listen to America’s presidential debates. The candidates are there, the issues are there, big money is there, war hawks and their conjoined twin big oil is there- but the truth alas is not.
That lack of truth motivates me annually on a masochistic trek to write a State of the Union and offer it to whomever needs a healing dose of truth or utter madness, depending on your outlook. One of the issues on my mind is gun control. I feel uniquely qualified to reflect on this because of my dual citizenship, having one foot in two different worlds. On the one hand, I am a card-carrying member of PETA. I am proud of it. The world needs PETA because the world needs compassion. On the other hand, I am a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association. That’s right, the NRA. When I was in a sports shop recently, the owner said, “You can’t join the NRA- you’re a tree-hugging liberal.” I told him not to drink the kool-aid. Liberals and conservatives must act together in concert or we risk being buried in a mass grave like the communards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communards).
There is a thing called TMT, or ‘Terror Management Theory’ which is the study of how to control the behavior of populations by dosing them with terror. According to Senator Al Franken, the George W. Bush administration did three separate TMT studies and concluded that people who feared for their lives or thought constantly of their own mortality were far more likely to vote for strong-leadership types, even if the voter was liberal. Around the world and recently even in America, there are many terror inducing events. Some are part of TMT, while others are simply terror crimes. The way to tell the difference is in how the media uses these criminal acts afterward to manipulate the population.
For instance, the morning of the 9-11 attacks, I was shocked and aghast. But after watching the reports come in for a few hours, I realized how often the site of the planes hitting the buildings was being shown to the viewer, and I knew it was being done on purpose. And so it was true, ‘the threat always comes from within.’ Liken it to a pickpocket who does his dirty deed by getting the ‘mark’ to focus away on the horizon. Watch that Saddam Hussein! Watch out for Al Qaeda, Isis, and zip- the oil and drug cartel just swiped your wallet!
And never in history has this all been more important. For the first time, we have a pope who has come out against climate change, with billions hanging on his every word. We have a climate summit underway as I write these words. And then you have Al Gore, whose life mission is to battle climate change, and this time he came up with a plan for a global action concert series on no less than seven continents, featuring Bon Jovi, Elton John and many others. This concert was to be broadcast 24 straight hours all over the world, bringing attention on the climate summit-to-be.
And at the exact time the concert was to begin in Paris, Sydney, Rio, Bejing and elsewhere, this highly suspicious French terrorist attack takes place, killing 130 people, turning France into a world war II police state, and completely obliterating any mention of climate talks, concerts or summits out of the news. Shortly thereafter, another shooting at Planned Parenthood, brought to you by the vile rhetoric supplied by foul-mouthed Republican presidential candidates, not unlike the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby was brought to you by Sarah Palin’s map with liberal congresspersons she felt needed to be ‘removed’ demarked by a rifle target.
Climate marchers were forbidden to gather in France last week although other large gatherings went on as planned. Marchers who defied the order were beaten and jailed, and restaurants around Paris are reporting of police swat teams battering their doors in during dinner! This caused the opposite effect of hiding the climate summit from the news, so somebody had to use what is called ‘transference’ (an old public relations technique) to draw media attention somewhere else. And miraculously, another big shoot-em-up occurs in San Bernardino California, where 14 people were killed by cammo-thugs who burst into a Christmas party firing semi automatic rifles. Suspiciously, police say a young couple tossed away their new baby, good jobs and bright future and took on the cops in a raging gun battle and all for no apparent reason. For the sake of comparison and coverage, 14 people were also killed in a single climate-induced storm in the Midwest this week. Will the government want to ban the weather channel?
I think it is important to note that all stories carried about these events have focused on the public’s right to own semi automatic rifles and ammunition rather than domestic and foreign policy, violent video games or glorification of all things military. All the stories are now morphing as we speak, into a cheering section for police, swat, paramilitary, tighter lockdowns, less freedoms and more so-called domestic intelligence gathering among US citizens. In other words, we’re heading down a dark road and a slippery slope that will lead to an Orwellian future if we let it. Historically, when a people have been subjugated, they were first divided and disarmed. We must allow neither. If a populace is to lay down their arms forever, that disarmament must start with the military and the police. The last people you would want to disarm are those in charge- and those in charge are supposed to be us. Currently, there are no candidates for US President who will address this danger- the threat from within.
The Pope has arrived as Saint Francis of Assisi
So has the gunfire on Avenue des Champs-Élysées
But who could have done these most hideous acts
The press has gone viral without all the facts
The news of the world is now 24 seven
200 dead, just a dozen to heaven
And who of all people got knocked of the air
It looks like Al Gore once again, it ain’t fair
The climate spectacular set to begin
Exxon and Mobil to court for their sin
Greenland is melting much faster than thought
We can’t let this build said big oil, distraught
What would it take to take over the airwaves
How many innocents sent to their early graves
Hire the mercenaries ten million each
When they are done meet the sub at the beach
Too many billions at stake in the game
Elton, Bon Jovi all using their fame
Bringing the climate awareness we fear
Leading to Paris December this year
Never mind polar bears, we’re the endangered
Who’s gonna pay for our jets and Road Rangers
We can’t let that concert go world-wide as planned
Go shoot up Paris and one of the band
Terror attacks happen in Paris:
Concerts called off: