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The only thing better than a Light Brigade action is a Light Brigade plus Big Head Puppet action! The Light Brigades are doing some great work around the country. The Denver Light Brigade and Move To Amend Denver staged a little event in Colorado today in protest of the absurd decision by the corporate puppets on the Supreme Court. I think this picture says it all, so I will keep this diary very brief.

About those puppets...

And yet, 13 out of 13 municipalities in WI voted against Citizens United (or voted for "Money Out of Politics") on Tuesday with massive support... Major Move To Amend victories in these referenda. It shows what the people desire, and just how severely out of touch the puppet judges on the SCOTUS really are.

Many of the townships below elect Republicans.

Belleville: 85%
Waunakee: 79%
DeForest: 70%
Windsor: 71%
Lake Mills: 73%
Shorewood: 76%
Whitefish Bay 65%
Elkhorn: 69%
Delavan: 76%
Waterloo: 61%
Edgerton: 87%
Wauwatosa 64%
Waukesha: 69%

Seems time for a revolution.

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  •  Thanks, nor. What a world we would have if the (9+ / 0-)

    politicians and judges listened to the desires of the
    majority of the populace. Novel thought.

    Love those Big Head Puppets!!

    "Southern nights, have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint Remember the Gulf of Mexico.

    by rubyr on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 09:41:29 PM PDT

    •  Hmm. The desires of the populace are a mixed bag. (3+ / 0-)

      In California a majority of voters passed Prop. 8, banning gay marriage. I was grateful the supreme court blocked the will of the people in that case. The problem with the will of the populace is that the populace often only access the information the corporate media feeds them. How else could millions of working poor rural Americans support a party that is waging class warfare against them. I once made the case to my teacher's union friend for letting the public vote directly on legislation. Her response: "Oh god no! It costs us relatively little to change the opinion of the legislature, but we can't compete with big business when it comes to shaping public opinion." No. I don't want politicians and judges who blindly follow the mob, but I'd be happy to have some that weren't bought and paid for by the aristocracy. Some, capable of intellectual honesty and moral reasoning.

      •  Civil rights are rarely championed by the majority (3+ / 0-)

        If the majority supported civil rights, we wouldn't have to fight so hard for them.

        The tripod of democracy - executive, legislative, and judicial branches - is off-kilter. Given that we have longer lifespans than the founders did, perhaps we should revisit the lifetime appointments. For example, maybe each justice is subject to re-affirmation every twenty years, or something like that...? Maybe nothing would change, but being stuck with the current slate for the foreseeable future doesn't bode well for the unwealthy

        preborner: (n.) one who believes that the right to life begins at conception and ends at birth.

        Repeal Benghazi!

        .

        by 1BQ on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 01:31:08 AM PDT

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        •  Great Quote: (1+ / 0-)
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          If the majority supported civil rights, we wouldn't have to fight so hard for them.
          And also, thank you for the vocabulary lesson! Love that we now have a word for the tragic hypocrisy of the "pro life movement."

          Not sure about the reaffirmation idea though: if the majority seldom champions civil rights and we make justices subject to popular opinion....

          •  True, though I was thinking that the justices' (0+ / 0-)

            appointments would need to be reaffirmed by the executive and legislative branches, perhaps by simple majority in both houses, rather than the two-thirds requirement for the original appointment. For instance, a  judge who'd been sitting on SCOTUS for twenty years would have to get two of the following:

            • Approval of the President
            • Majority support in the House
            • Majority support in the Senate

            Can't get two out of three? Time to step down.

            BTW, you're welcome for the vocabulary lesson. Please feel free to use it; as you note, we need to point out their hypocrisy at every opportunity!

            preborner: (n.) one who believes that the right to life begins at conception and ends at birth.

            Repeal Benghazi!

            .

            by 1BQ on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:47:07 PM PDT

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            •  I'll assume that you are using two thirds to (0+ / 0-)

              roughly represent the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. Definitely food for thought, but simply knowing that they may be subject to a popularity contest down the road (even if only among politicians) could inhibit justices from taking bold action that  is unpopular with the public. That could jeopardize unpopular civil rights rulings. I think there is some wisdom in lifetime appointments. If we must have a way of removing an evil justice, it should take at least as much as a constitutional amendment.

    •  Well, to all of the above people putting me (0+ / 0-)

      in my place, it would do you good to see that the polling on many progressive issues is in favor of progressive policies on gay marriage, protecting the environment, extension of unemployment benefits, support for social security and Medicare, keeping corporate money out of elections and on and on. So maybe politicians should follow the will of the people as reflected in the polls.

      Thanks to you all.  

      "Southern nights, have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint Remember the Gulf of Mexico.

      by rubyr on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 03:40:27 PM PDT

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  •  I think we have to clearly distinguish (2+ / 0-)
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    between citizens spending dollars to vet and promote candidates and potential office holders collecting dollars to promote themselves.
    The rules are, and should be different, for ordinary citizens and people who want to be hired as public servants. The servants, or potential servants, dunning the electorate is really inappropriate. It may even give them the idea that, once they are employed, they're empowered to manipulate the citizenry at will.
    Who initiates an action is significant, as is the order in which events occur. Unfortunately, and it does seem to be a matter of fortune, many of our Con friends seem to lack a sense of order and sequence. "Who's on first" is a telling comic routine because many people don't know and don't care about order.

    http://hannah.smith-family.com

    by hannah on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 09:59:28 PM PDT

  •  Wanted : Move To Amend..on steroids (2+ / 0-)
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    noise of rain, Creosote

    Working on it.
    Thanks NoR

  •  Holy Crap! (4+ / 0-)

    Don't take your kids to that protest. Those things are scary! But it's awesome that I can recognize each one.  ; )  

    Thanks for the diary and all you do!

    Rand Paul is to civil liberties as the Disney Channel is to subtle and nuanced acting. Ron Paul thinks he's a wit, but he's only half right.

    by Tortmaster on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:56:57 AM PDT

  •  The Revolution begins when people take to the (0+ / 0-)

    streets. Pardon my callousness, but the REAL revolution will occur when Scalia and either Thomas or Roberts dies. All 3 are that bad.

    I confess that I watch The Black List. I keep hoping that "Red" Reddington will ID a character who unmistakably portrays one of the 3.

    Those who fought the war in Afghanistan won it. Get them out of Afghanistan NOW . . . It's long past time. The time has come to repair this country and care for its' veterans.

    by llbear on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 09:43:08 AM PDT

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