Monthly Archives: May 2015

Seattle Mayor Proposes Legislation Targeting Some Medical-Marijuana Dispensaries

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday proposed legislation that could shut down more than 50 medical-marijuana dispensaries and give the city a tighter grip on the rest of Seattle’s pot industry. The plan would create a new business license specific to the marijuana industry and create priorities for enforcement against medical-marijuana businesses. The mayor’s… Continue reading Seattle Mayor Proposes Legislation Targeting Some Medical-Marijuana Dispensaries

Florida’s Medical-Marijuana Law Clears Legal Hurdle

ORLANDO, Fla.—Florida’s noneuphoric-medical-marijuana law cleared a major legal hurdle Wednesday when a judge in Tallahassee upheld it, which allows the state to begin licensing marijuana growers this summer. Florida Administrative Hearings Judge David Watkins rejected claims by an Orange County nursery that the state’s proposed rules and regulations were unfairly developed to give advantage to bigger,… Continue reading Florida’s Medical-Marijuana Law Clears Legal Hurdle

Road Raging Kansas Politician Allegedly Tells Teen: Go Back To Baltimore You Black N-ger B-tch

The Kansas Bureau of Investigations has launched an investigation into Edwardsville City Councilman Chuck Stites after he allegedly shouted racial slurs at a black teenager during a road rage incident. Latest.com reports: Kali Chatmon, 17, was preparing to make a right turn on May 3, when she noticed a Black Lincoln with a turn signal on.… Continue reading Road Raging Kansas Politician Allegedly Tells Teen: Go Back To Baltimore You Black N-ger B-tch

ISIS: What Would Republicans Do?

WASHINGTON – Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take – and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in charging that Obama’s handling of Iraq and Syria has been all wrong. But when pressed to… Continue reading ISIS: What Would Republicans Do?

Campaign Finance Law: America’s Unfunny Joke

These days, every presidential candidate must have a slush fund. Can you match the following candidates — Jeb Bush, Martin O’Malley and Scott Walker — with their personal super PAC or 527 group? The choices are: O’Say Can You See, Right to Rise and Our American Revival. Extra points if you can name the candidate who… Continue reading Campaign Finance Law: America’s Unfunny Joke

ISIS ‘Blows Up’ Syria’s Notorious Palmyra Prison

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has blown up the infamous prison complex in the central Syrian city of Palmyra, according to a monitoring group, destroying an important symbol of government control in the ISIL-held city. The prison was empty of people at the time of the detonation, said Rami Abdulrahman from… Continue reading ISIS ‘Blows Up’ Syria’s Notorious Palmyra Prison

John McCain: Still Helping White Men Steal from “Injuns”

So we have lived long enough to see yet another installment of the “Trail Of Tears” So the statement “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it,” never rang more true with the story coming out of Arizona that in an award wining episode of political bait and switch, Senators John McCain(yeah that one),… Continue reading John McCain: Still Helping White Men Steal from “Injuns”

“Education Destruction, A Continuing Saga” on “I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee”

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Our Public Education is under relentless attack. In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker slashed the education budget in favor of privatization, standardized testing, and a basketball stadium. In New York, the Board of Regents appointed MaryEllen Elia as its Education Commissioner. Elia, who was ran out of Florida, has long ties to Common Core and Standardized Testing. The recent Opt-Out movement that was so large in New York essentially had its face slapped. Georgia and Wisconsin both are advocating for a workforce instead of education and a growing movement to certify teachers without requiring the formal education. The two major political parties are behaving essentially the same. Marla KilfoyleWe are joined again by Marla Kilfoyle of Badass Teachers, http://www.badassteacher.org/ to discuss the many issues destroying our education system. Marla offers the educator and activist perspective. BAT’s mission:

“to give voice to every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the failure of our society to erase poverty and inequality through education and refuse to accept assessments, tests and evaluations created and imposed by corporate driven entities that have contempt for authentic teaching and learning.”

So grab a cup of coffee and join us. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo’s show “I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee” on Coffee Party USA Radio airs Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. Advocating engagement Bobby points out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Money in Politics, the Political Party Machine, and partisan blind allegiance is on full display as he advocates against the erosion of Constitutional Protections in the name of corruption & tyranny. “If we focused on following the Constitution we would solve many of the ills of our society.”

Clinton Foundation Hit with Racketeering Lawsuit

Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court. The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of… Continue reading Clinton Foundation Hit with Racketeering Lawsuit

Western U.S. States and Cities Proclaim May 28th as Azerbaijan National Day

Governors of the U.S. states of Hawaii and New Mexico, as well as Mayors and City Councils of seven California cities, and City Council of Salt Lake City, the capital of the State of Utah, have issued proclamations declaring May 28, 2015 as the Azerbaijan National Day in their respective states and cities, the Consulate General… Continue reading Western U.S. States and Cities Proclaim May 28th as Azerbaijan National Day