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Archive for September 9th, 2007

Congress Sends a Shout-Out to Hip-Hop

Posted in Jennifer Ziemann's Blog, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 9th, 2007 8:32 pm by HL

By: Jennifer Lynne Ziemann

Tentatively scheduled to begin on Sept 25th, Congress will be holding a hearing titled From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degradation. They will focus on the entertainment industry, which is interpreted to mean hip-hop’s misogynist lyrics and violent views. Chairman of the House sub-committee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill), will be spearheading the issue. He says the hip-hop culture is not the only industry they will be discussing. Well, if that is the case, I suggest they turn the spotlight on Congress.

You cannot stop the degradation of women when we live in a nation that believes women are of a lower caste. I have mentioned this time and time again: if a man commits an assault on a stranger it is considered a felony charge, if the assault is committed by him upon his significant other then it is a misdemeanor charge. Law after law, state after state this is the case. Congress must set the precedence that mandates that domestic violence is to be considered a felony, no matter if it is the first time the abuser is caught or the fourth time. Until this is done they have no right to attack any industry that is just following the misogynist standards that were set when this country was founded.

Furthermore, I believe we voted our new Congress in to bring home our troops, end the war, focus on peace-building initiatives, and direct our tax money to better help those in need at home such as the poor, and especially our women and children. We do not need some half-ass hearing about what type of music our citizens should be listening to.

As citizens of the United States of America we can always turn off our radio or televisions if we do not like what we are hearing. Unfortunately you cannot turn off the woman’s screams next door as her husband beats her, you cannot silence the homeless person’s cry for food, and you most certainly cannot halt the bloodshed of our soldiers a continent away

We elected our Congress to do these things.

Videos: Dennis Kucinich: The Only Candidate That Deserves to Win

Posted in H.L. News, Videos on September 9th, 2007 6:39 am by HL

Yesterday we looked at the campaign of the only Republican running who is not another Rudy McRomney clone. That is the candidacy of Ron Paul. I would love to see Paul get the Republican nomination. Today we are focusing on the guy I’d like to see beat Paul in the election. The Only candidate from either party who should be the next President. The Only democrat that voted consistently against the war, the only candidate that favors not for profit single payer health coverage. The Only candidate that wants to end Nafta, and WTO, the only candidate that is not afraid of impeaching Bush, and Cheney, the only candidate that is not bought and paid for by big corporations, and foreign Governments. America’s last hope for remaining America. Dennis Kucinich. This site has been endorsing Dennis for President since 2004, see for yourself why.

Dennis Kucinich Just Back From Syria Interview
Dennis spent labor day weekend in Syria, seeing for himself the devastion of 1.5 Million Iraqi refugees who were forced to free Bush’s war with just the clothes on their backs. Dennis interviewed by Tucker Carlson.

Dennis Kucinich: I cannot be Bought
When it comes to foriegn policy there is no difference between Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush.

Dennis Kucinich Strikes Again
Featuring Dennis getting 17,000 people at Soldier Field in Chicago riled up while Hilary, Edwards, and the rest stand there looking lame. No more Nafta, no more WTO, universal not for profit health care for everyone. And a President who isn’t fooled by a lying weasel like George W. Bush about something fairly serious like going to war.