Time to Empower the Powerless

I am glad to hear they picked up a suspect in the killing of 80 year-old Mrs. Fimognari. I’m sure the police worked very hard on the case. I was wondering if a rabid bear or cougar had murdered Mrs. Fimognari how would have things been different? I think people would have been worried about their families being next. Citizens would have banded together to hunt down this wild, rabid beast. Well, I propose to you that Mrs. Fimognari’s murderer was no less a rabid beast and should have been hunted down by the citizens of nearby neighborhoods.

I won’t miss anti-union Bob Mangino on WKBN radio. I will say even though he is a conservative, he is a not a GOP hack, who blindly supported GW Bush.  He did none the less worship at the feet of the powerful over the powerless.  He supported the corporations over the workers. Bob is moving on to work in Pittsburgh at the first radio station ever, KDKA. Bob will be replacing Fred Hansburger who recently died. I normally wouldn’t speak ill of the dead. I will just say, if you ever heard Fred on the radio you know he was as delusional as Rush in thinking, that he represented the people.

Please tell me WKBN is not going to give Jimbo Traficant a radio show. Worse yet would be that cackling idiot former Youngstown  Mayor McKelvey. Lord help us all.

Send me your comments on who you’d like to see host  WKBN’s morning show. My vote is for Louie Free.

Talk about delusional people who think they represent the public. I give you, the editor of the Warren Tribune Chronicle, Frank Robinson. Frank can’t write a column without using the word liberal. Frank works for a corporate newspaper and is a corporate tool who knows where his bread is buttered. Fred’s been spreading the butter so thick he’s tearing holes in the bread and clogging up his arteries. He likes to wash it all down with some tea fresh from the latest corporate sponsored Tea Party.

I loved the part of President Obama’s speech when he bitched slapped the five corporate owned stooges on the Supreme Court. He told them the truth that they were in the pocket of corporations for their latest ruling on Campaign Finance. Judge Alito can shake his head and mutter all he wants, “You’re wrong” we know he chose to represent the powerful over the powerless. He can’t help it he grew up the son of a corporate executive. As a lawyer he represented corporations and made over $1 million a year.

Let’s not forget Alito was part of GW Bush’s legal team that stole the 2000 election. When President Obama was a senator he was one of the senators  spearheading the vote against Alito from becoming judge. There is bad blood between these two and looking back I see President Obama was right in trying to keep him off the court.

Alito’s rulings so far have been on the side of the powerful. See this story by Jim Hightower.

I was sad to see that writer J.D. Salinger and historian Howard Zinn died. Salinger helped me understand I was not alone as a troubled youth. Zinn helped me understand our nations history and how we can fight to make it better, for the next generation of youth. I made sure my children read Salinger’s books, “Franny and Zooey” and “the Catcher in the Rye.”

I love history so I was blown away by Zinn’s, “A People’s History of the United States.” This book was the first history book I ever read that really got to the  truth of U.S. history, warts and all. Critics call this, “History from the bottom up” and I love it! When my son set off for college I got him a copy of “A People’s History of the United States.” I knew it would serve him well and he loves it as much as I do. I would also highly recommend Howard’s, “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.” Howard was someone who spoke for the powerless and tried to convince them that as he said, “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world.”

Shame on NPR for asking Right-wing racist, David Horowitz to comment on Howard Zinn’s passing.

An America Empire by Howard Zinn

My Country

If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.”~ Howard Zinn

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”~ Howard Zinn

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2 responses to “Time to Empower the Powerless

  1. As the details of the arrest come clear in the Angeline Fimognari murder, I hope we discover that people in the neighborhood offered assistance to the police. YPD will never succeed if the community demands results but doesn’t offer up the information they have. A guy like this was a danger to anyone he came across.

  2. elecpencil

    Thanks Mike and I commend you for talking about this crime on your blog. I’m sure those neighborhoods have plenty of good people. I hate seeing them live in fear of the bad element.

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