Friday, August 1, 2008

Stay Tuned! ToD on WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat

Tune in to WLRN (91.3 FM) TODAY, Friday, August 1st, to hear contributor Judith Bishop's review of The Wolfsonian's new exhibitions. Thoughts on Democracy and other Wolfsonian shows will be discussed on WLRN's "South Florida Arts Beat" at 1pm.

If you aren't near a radio but want to listen to the show, you can listen online at www.wlrn.org. Just click on "Listen Online, 91.3" at the top of the page to hear the radio station's streaming signal straight from your computer.

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Common Sense For Government Now said...

Friday, October 3, 2008
WITH ONE VOICE
Believing in the ideals of this democracy. Believing, above all, that we are the descendents of courageous men and women who picked up their few belongings and headed out for the unknown, to a completely new and foreign place, with confidence in their ability to carve out a living and a future out of the very rocks of the Blue RIde Mountains or the wild plains of the American West. My parents came knowing nothing but that their very souls would wither in a system that trampled on all their rights.

Where is this confidence today? I say again, our financial leaders in Wall Street said with full and sure voices to our Congress, shouting down the concerns of the average American, that they were capable men worthy of managing the PUBLIC funds of our nation without oversight or regulation, that the markets would self-regulate. They must now prove themselves worthy of holding this PUBLIC trust.

The market is regulating them and I am asking this HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to carry forth the mandate of the people of this nation. Allow the financial markets and their executives to work with the existing agencies established for our protection during the worst financial and human crisis in our nation's history (SEC, FDIC, Bank Examinators, and other tools and agencies).

Today the American people are NOT concerned with receiving further promises of increases in programs, but ARE instead interested in the assurance that the programs that do exist to protect them and have NOT been undermined and will continue to have the funds available to protect those savings and investments that have been assured protections, and that these moneys meant to protect and insure the public good, are not misspent and embezled through the mis-direction of fund by public officials, such as Treasury Secretary Paulson . We are a nation of Laws and the Laws of this country must be upheld.

I urge you, and this nation urge you, Do not approve this Bill !

"Members are besieged by 'PROMISES AND THREAT '.... I still oppose this, "was worse than the bill before it," Representative Darrel Issan (R) Vista -Lobbying Blizt Ushers Bailout Bill Back to House, by James Puzzanghera, Tom Hamburger and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers , October 3, 2008

"FEARS were given new weight thursday by government data showing and unexpectedly deep decline in factory orders and a seven year high in benefits for joblessness" -Lobbying blizt ushers bailout bill back to House,by James Puzzanghera, Tom Hamburger and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers , October 3, 2008

"This Legislation doesn't have teeth," Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D -NJ)
The Bill established "a critique board not and Oversight board; We cannot halt or stop in any was Paulson's decisions," Representative Brad Sherman.

Representative Michelle Bachman, (R) from Minnesota and former

Federal Tax Lawyer, "We don't need to put the tax payer on the hook for $700 billion."

Rep Marcy Kaptor (D) from Ohio, "I talked to my bankers back home and they said, 'You should have one or more alternatives"

"massive deficits breaking the back of the federal government.... "I am so thoroughly disgusted," said Rep. John Tanner

"there have been so many changes in the conditions of our economy in just even these past weeks that there has been more and more revelation made aware now to Americans about the CORROPTION AND GREED on Wall Street." Governor Palin.

"We can solve this problem through changing some accounting rules under the SEC and enabling the FDIC to shore up the banks," said Representative Michelle Bauchman.

We can establish a "temporary Guarantee of the general Credit depts of the banks which leaves out the Wall Street entities." said Representative Brad Sherman

"I joined the chorus of financial writers and advisers warning small investors to RESIST PANIC and the urge to liquidate their portfolios in favor of all cash. That DOESN'T mean shouldn't make changes to your portfolio,.. But investment decisions are best made calm....Smart Investing in a Market Panic." Column By DAVID McPHERSON Sept. 23, 2008

"Members of Congress should vote their conscience" Representative Joe Barton and Governor Charlie Christ

I urge you, and the citizens of this nation urge you, Do not approve this Bill !
Stand up for the Rule of Law and the protections guaranteed by our Constitution, stand with me!

Our common ancestors spread out from the barren plains of Africa to conquer a planet! "Go down into the valley of the shades and demand your answer .... turn and inquire of other ghosts you will find there - those of the aurochs, the great cave bear, and the wholly mammoth. They, too, can testify to the effectiveness of naked man." The Man From Earth, Gordon R. Dickson

"THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF," Franklin D Roosevelt

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men and women 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.

" Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. " Voltair

"Never give in. Never. Never. Never" Winston Chruchill

"My Center is giving way, my right is in retreat: Situation Excellent. I am attacking." Marshal Ferdinand Foch

"The mistakes of others are good teachers. Estonian Proverb

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” K'ung Fu Tzu (Confucious)

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world." Buddha

Where is our confidence today?
It is in the hearts of our courageous men and women who with full faith and trust in the due dilligence of their elected officials left the shores of the homeland they love to fight and die in an unwarranted war.

It is in the corriders of Wall Street where our sons and daughters work to fulfill the dreams of excellence and hard work their parents instilled in them.

It is in the voice of our friends the length and breadth of the Americas: "No se puede predecir lo imprevisto. Cuando llegue, Resuelves. Siempre Resuelves. Entras en entrenamiento y Siempre Resuelves." Fabian Fernandez

In the daily struggles of the people of this nation who extend their hand in friendship in the middle of heardship, financial woes, and in the aftermaths of natural disasters .

I ask all the peoples of this planet to answer this question for their nations, their children, and their illustrious ancestors. Speak

E Pluribus Unum

With One Voice