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Oprah to host Obama fundraiser

Invitations have been sent out for what promises to be a must-attend event for much of California's Democratic elite, particularly those in the entertainment industry: a Sept. 8 fundraiser for Barack Obama at Oprah Winfrey's home in the Santa Barbara area.

In the best tradition of Hollywood, the e-mail touting the afternoon gathering doesn't mince words, promoting it as no less than "the most exciting Barack Obama event of the year anywhere ..." And the invite urges haste in responding, saying: "Please get back to us soon before it sells out."

Getting in the door costs $2,300 --- the maximum individual contribution for the primary season. But, as is usually the case at such high-profile shindigs, there are incentives to gain a little extra face-time with the candidate.

Those who can tap friends and relatives for contributions to Obama's presidential campaign that total at least $25,000 gain entree to a VIP reception; those responsible for at least $50,000 in donations make the cut for a VIP dinner.

The workers at the Santa Barbara airport best rest up before the fundraiser; we're guessing the tarmac there is going to be packed with private jets. (And tables selling carbon offsets?)

As The Times' Tina Daunt wrote in early June, Hillary Clinton --- bolstered by Steven Spielberg's decision to endorse her presidential candidacy --- appeared to have beat back an early challenge from Obama for supremacy among the Hollywood crowd. But the Oprah event signals that the Obama camp is not going to cede ground without a fight.

Oprah endorsed Obama, who she got to know through their mutual home bases in Chicago, back in the spring --- the first time she had ever officially embraced a White House contender. At the time, she told CNN's Larry King, "I haven’t done it in the past because ... I didn’t know anybody well enough to be able to say, ‘I believe in this person.’ ”

While folks on the West Coast set about arranging their schedules for the Oprah affair, on the East Coast the Obama campaign today received the endorsement of Adrian Fenty, the young (36), recently elected mayor of the District of Columbia.

For Tina's complete new story on the Oprah-Obama bash, check Wednesday morning's Times or click here.

-- Don Frederick

 
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It's unfortunate to read the comments of such a hateful group of white people. I know it frightens you to see people of color in positions of power. Whether you realize it or not, based on the world population, YOU ARE IN THE MINORITY!

Try not to influence you children with your racist beliefs.

I think what upsets alot of people about Oprah is thatshe has been begged by both parties to get into the political process for decades. She has also seemed more worried that if she did, it would effect her ratings because she would have taken a side(which everyone knows is the democratic side). Now all of the sudden we are supposed to believe that its because she knows Obama the best? What about what is best for our country? Sure I like Obama, but I know that he is not ready yet. Thats common sense and we already know what lack of experience can get us. I think Hillary is the best candidate by far, she brings thoughness and experience and leadership. Also she has a nice corner man to get advice from as well! It doesn't matter if Obama raises a little more money that Hillary, they will both have plenty to go out and win with. Obama has already spent quite a bit more that Hillary as well and is still polling in the 20 percentile. Obama needs to come out with s a real platform with specifics and that will help his chances, but charm alone will not do it. And as far as Oprah goes, I do think she does alot of good in the world but in no way do I believe her on this matter. I do think this smells bad on her part. She can vote for whoever she likes though and besides, Obama is a half white candidate anyway. No really he is bi-racial not the black candidate like the spin is.

I'm sure that the fundraiser for Barack will be highly successful. Now is the time to stand up in this country and fight off all of those who would see our government further destroyed. Obama is right that it's time to turn the page not look backward to the miseries that have befallen this country for decades. Americans desperately want to believe that the country can be good and honorable again.

It is funny how much hating goes on in here. It begs the question "are you guys educated even past high school?". What does Obama being black got to do with his performance within the political field. I'm amazed that some claim that Oprah is suddenly color blind for supporting OBAMA. Hasn't the same Oprah been accused of being "white" loving at the expense of her black folks. Guys and ladies, you clearly need to grow up and think beyond skin. Days of racism are way past us although some are still nostalgically recollecting those days. I salute Oprah for chosing her candidate. Obama is certainly first among equals in the democrats field.
To the race-bent haters, remember that you can never kill an idea whose time has come. Obama deserves to lead. GO, GO, Go OBAMA.

I am a White American. I was a republican until I heard Barack Obama speak. I attended a forum where his wife spoke. They are genuine , honest, hard-working Americans who want to help make this country better. President Bush and his administration has disappointed me so much. They ignore the Constitution. Mr. Barack Obama is a CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERT. That is the kind of person that we need at this point and time to get our country back together so that we can be respected again. As for Hillary, I think she is a complete FAKE. Why did she vote for the Iraq war? It seemed she didn't take the time to get to know what was really happening. I disrepect her husband because he didn't raise a finger to help the poor people in Rawanda when they were being slaughtered by the thousands. He apologized for not helping but, too little too late. As for Oprah. She is a wonderful person. I know that she is supporting the right candidate. Why can't a black person support a black candidate. In the past, if a black person voted, they had to vote for a White candidate. There were no options on the table. White people support racist white people all the time. What's wrong with a black person supporting a smart, intelligent, qualified candidate. More power to Oprah. More power to Mr. Obama---the man that I plan to support. I don't make enough money to attend the fundraiser but, I plan to donate whatever I can. Obama is the candidate to bring this country together. We need healing in this country. Whites,Blacks,Browns,Reds---we need to come together as one country. Obama is the candidate that can do that.

I really think its a good thing that Oprah has endorsed Obama( not that she cares ), but some of the black has written her off. I think totally without knowledge of all the things she does for the race as a whole. But, as I have read most of these comments it still amazes me how many people has really negative thoughts about my girl Oprah...YOU GO GIRL DO YOU

"obama or hilary, obama or hilary"... they're both wolves in sheeps clothing... If you really believe in democratic principles are against everything the Bush regime stands for, why on earth would you not consider voting for Kucinich? "Because he has no chance of winning" is what most people say, oblivious to the fact that THEY are the ones putting him in that position! I was trying to decide between Obama and Edwards til I realized I was being stupid and unfair... Stop judging Kucinich based on his looks... he's clearly the best candidate on the left.

BTW... Im voting for Kucinich in the primary and whoever comes out of the Democratic race in the actual election... it wont hurt anyone's chances in november to vote for Kucinich in the primary... in fact if might make whoever comes out of it likely to stand up and take note of the fact that people don't want another centrist republicrat in office. Kucinich has the ONLY real universal health care plan, he has already put in place articles of impeachement against Cheney, and he's the only candidate who's record isn't full of self-serving contradictions. You obviously don't have to vote for him, but give him a chance and look their voting records up online and compare them... you'll be surprised how conservative hilary and obama look in comparison.

As someone says on the blog: "Oprah is a FAKE!!!". I believe that is true. She just got rich because of hard-work and other people being gullible. She already has the money but she'll have the power by being a kingmaker out of Obama. She already made the career of both fake personalities such as Dr. Phil and Rachelle Ray. Please separate politics with the movie industry. Politics is reality...

My partner and I coined the word toprah a few years ago. It comes from the words St.Oprah (like tawdry which comes from St. Audrey) , meaning anyone powerful and sanctimonious. It can just mean someone overly sanctimonious. Whenever we feel that way about someone, we just say "that's so toprah".

I'm sure with the race on, there will be other words entering the language. I like O'bama when he refers to his Irish heritage. People should really relax about toprah, o'bama, billary and POTUS the shrub. Besides, when are we going to read the LATimes report on how much profiteering expotus GHWB (41) and potus GWB (43) and their kin are making off the war. That's the real news that's missing.

Ok Jet. How old are you? In two sentences you say, " I believe that [about Oprah being a FAKE] is true. She just got rich because of hard-work.." RIGHT! She got rich because she WORKED HER BEHIND OFF to get where she is both socially and financially. So, what does her financial position have to do with who she chooses to endorse as a political candidate? I am rooting for both Obama and Clinton and I haven't a penny to my name. Lets clarify a few things here, shall we?

First of all, Oprah's financial power is hers to own because she built and maintains her own production company, rights to everything she touches, and quite obviously is simply very business savvy, or has had the good sense to hire people to advise her who are very business savvy. (Nothing wrong with that, does not the average person, with good sense, seek out the help of a financial planner, a stock broker, or any other consultant when making decisions on things they are ignorant of?) She has ACQUIRED power in the business/financial relm for those reasons first and foremost.

Second, it is not Oprah who GAVE HERSELF social and public recognition, and therefore social and public power. That was a gift that was, and continues to be, bestowed on her BY THE PUBLIC! It is the public that watched her show from it's inception, causing manufactures to bid, fight, and ultimately pay millions upon millions of dollars to air commercials around her show, give products away on her show, and generally fight to be associated with anything she touches. Why? BECAUSE WE, THE PUBLIC, continue to watch her in mass, and there has not been, and will not be, a down turn since this woman came on television. Shows that aren't watched by the public crash and burn, and their stars are never to be heard from again, lest they get lucky and can bounce back (count any ONE of the numerous talk show hosts that had a show for like, ten minutes, and now you couldnt even find out about them with a Google search, that's how "not on the map" they are).

Third, and finally, all of you people that are basically "hating" on Oprah, in her endorsement of Barack Obama fail to miss really key, but very fundamental points. POINT A: This is a free country, we all have the right to back any candidate we so choose. POINT B: Like the person said previously, why is it that Oprah's race is being brought up in this simply because both she and Obama are Black? Is Steven Spielberg then simply endorsing Hillary because she is White? What does it matter if she is behind him because he is Black? It seems to me so easy for a White person to become huffed up when there is a Black public figure supporting another Black public figure, but easily forget that this country was built on White people supporting other White people across ALL public, private, social and political sectors, simply because the person they were supporting was White. And, by default, the fact that you are even bringin up race as a factor in her endorsement of a candidate singles you out for endorsing any and all other candidates because THEY ARE NOT BLACK!

My last comment is, instead of spending your time berating people who have exercised their right to endorse anyone they choose, why don't spend more time championing the cause for the candidate who you think is apt to do this country the most good! Because, let us not forget, it is not Oprah who is asking to be voted in as the next leader of this country!

Oprah Winfrey has far too much power and influence. She is largely responsible for the nauseating "emoting" that we see on our TV screens on a regular basis, and for the wave of self-gratification that threatens to swamp us. She has done irreparable damage to this once great country, and in no way should she be able to influence the election of the next Democratic candidate - and President. However... that does not diminish in any way the fact that Barack Obama could be our last best hope. So vote for Obama - in spite of Oprah, not because of her.

A letter to Oprah from a "former" fan ...

As a loyal, supportive TV viewer and fan, I was very disappointed by your endorsement of Obama. I view it as a reversal of EVERYTHING I thought you have stood for including your own life's experience. I "thought" you were an inspiration to everyone because of your rugged individualism, self-sufficiency, and capitalistic mindset. Yet, you endorse a man who represents just the opposite -- big "socialist" government as the guarantor of everything.

Very disappointed,

Jim
San Diego, CA

Kai, thanks for your comments.....on point!

I can't believe....actually I can believe what I'm reading here. Oprah Winfrey has worked hard to get to where she is and she has every single right to support whomever she wants to. To the person who said that like every other black celebrity, Oprah is only supporting him because he's black is a complete and utter racist moron. Anyone who knows Oprah, whether you are a fan or not, knows that Oprah's show is not geared toward a black audience and Oprah is never ever in "FIGHT THE MAN" mode.....ever. So I guess every white person that has ever supported another white person did so because that person was white? WOW! When blacks make assertions like this, we're called oversensitive and delusional.......despite the fact that we have centuries of history to support our claims. You are the type of white person that makes it hard for other white people who are not racist and this is why racism continues and this is why you'll continue to hear blacks yell about the ongoing perils of racism.....because of idiots like you.

Oh and by the way...........HILARY '08!

There goes your theory jerk........

"George H. Bush - Bill Clinton - Geroge W. Bush - Hillary Clinton (?) - Jeb Bush (?)" ..... - Chelsea Clinton (?) - George P. Bush ......

Sorry people, we brough this upon ourselves.

Obama is wasting his time, no white america is gonna vote for him, I think that Democrats should pull themselves toghether and either endorse
Hillary, Edwards or Biden or Richardson.
White america hates black people, even if they are decent and smart like Obama. he seems like a really great guy, although Hed doesnt George Bush impeached. which I think is wrong.
I wonder if Republicans are behind the donation of money because they know that defeating Obama will be easier than any other white Democratic candidate???

Oprah winfreys place is in the media. It is sad to think that Obama seems so depended on her support, her support is based on americans that are easily swayed by her opinion and unwilling to research and decide on their own who their canidate is. My hope is that a canidate can sway the americans primarily on their own without a heavy hitter like Oprah. She is such a hypocrat and a fake ugh I would not want her endorsement.
Everyone keeps talking about "we need new blood" well geez when Hillary was new blood no-one wanted to listen to her she has spent her life in public service is'nt it all worth something!

Fawning middle class America - you look foolish and ridiculous. Oprah and Obama are smiling in your faces. I live in the celebrity -starved Chicago area and their true self serving agenda is quite apparent. They both have a huge chip on their shoulders that they want to avenge and they don't give a .... about you. Trust me they will cut you dead when they get the prize.

Throughout history white folks have supported each other because of their race and have not supported blacks because of their color. I do not believe that Oprah supports Obama because he is black, but so what if this is the case. Jewish support the Jewish; Irish support the Irish; Italians support the Italians. What can't blacks support blacks?

I have read the comments above and still come to the conclusion that Obama is not the man to lead this country. While his philosophies are hopeful, I do see a bias there. I have heard his speeches about elevating Black people and he did belong to a black separatist church. These are facts not propoganada. We need a president who loves all people and treats all people equally which I don't think Obama will do. Showing preference towards one demographic is surely going to divide this country even further. And we have enough of that already. I'm Black and I'm not voting for Obama. I think he will continue the black victim tradition and further segregate Blacks out for special treatment which will onlly cause more resentment from everyone else. Those who are truly color blind and truly love this country will win out in the end and that's just not Obama.

Change has always been so difficult for people to accept. Hope is equallly as difficult to imagine. I was raised to believe that I can be whatever I wanted to be in a world that didn't necessary promote the best interest of African Americans. Yet, inspite of the poor mistreatment of African Americans, our family still held on to the dream that America would be the refuge that it has been to so many other nations before. However, the waiting line for justice, and equality is long stretching in our country. I can officially say that African Americans have been in the back of the line for hundreds of years. Many of you...who claim to be God fearing people are the first to throw stones. In fact, many of you do not wish for any African American to equal to you in reality. You feel great that we are just equal under a amended law. We give our tax dollars to support education, that does not educate our children properly. We give our tax dollars to the judicial system that does not treat us fairly under the law. We give our tax dollars to the police department who does not protect and serve, but beat, intimidate and sometimes even torture. Remember that all of this is done in full knowledge of what some folks call "God fearing folks"
mainly because you have became far too comfortable knowing that someone is marked in society as a last class citizen. We as americans are too caught up on racial classifications, and social status to even begin to open our eyes to see the big problems. Health Care, Social Injustices, Modernize Slavery, New World Government, COMPLETE GOVERNMENT CONTROL, you think illegal aliens is a problem here, wait until big corporations market Puerto Rico citizens to come to work in the United States because they are U.S citizens!!!!!!
You guys are too busy worrying about welfare reform! If you are truly concerned with welfare reform how about properly educating minorities, and then fairly giving them a job that they have spent thousands on preparing themselves for yet many are overlooked because of their unique names that identify them as african americans. Please people grow up.
America was built by many different people from many different places. Isn't it about time that we all gather together and live off the fruits of the land? Or are you happy just the way things are? We can not begin to think that inequality to one group of people don't hurt all of us later down the road. Our Great America is slowing dying. Why? Because we have put people in office that did not represent the good of all people. This country could continue to be the greatest country in the world but we put a wedge in its side everytime we deny ourselves the opportunity to raise up a American that has been overlooked and mislabeled by the color of his/her skin instead of the content of their character. Many of you do not want to admit that we all have something valuable to add to this society. If you choose to control who are allowed to add to America...someday it will cease to be the Great Nation that we are. If it wasn't for Dr. Charles Drew we would not have the plasma knowledge that we have today. Imagine that a African Doctor whose knowledge about blood plasma have saved millions of people today.
How can we continue to be globally competitive if we can't come together. Is it now embarrassing enough that we are failing in science and mathematicatics in comparison with other nations? What for? Because we are too busy holding folks down because of their skin color, or culture.
Oh people...Please grow up before it is too late.
Don't you realize that everytime we insult a American we insult ourselves?
I think it is wonderful that Senator Obama is running for president. I think that it is even more wonderful that we have a person who has shown herself to be a upstanding model for women every where to say to the world: I believe in him! I have hope in him that he will lead this country in the right direction.
You are quick to insult Ms. Oprah Winfrey when she is standing up for what is right yet, when she is giving millions of dollars to your charities, and your wives she is the most wonderful person in the world.
Grow up People! Grow UP!
It is fine when Oprah sponsor your book and over night you become a millionaire, but let her say I believe in these children.....
I believe in this Man.....
There is a problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is sad to say but some of you folks will never believe in the American that we (simple folks) believe. In our dreams America is more beautiful than any of you can imagine it to be. If you will just hold your comments and listen more than you comment you might find something special in Senator Obama. A kindred spirit that you have seen before in the John F. Kennedy. A peaceful man like Martin Luther King.... A just man...
I have had the pleasure to meet Senator Obama. I witness him pushing a disabled man in Selma, Alabama in honoring of those who died to vote.
Thank you Oprah...For have the courage to say.....I believe
Thank you Obama...For giving us another day to Hope in another way....

Ovenya Perry


Oprah backing Obama because he's black and she's black?? Obama comes from a diverse cultural background. He was born in Hawaii and lived in Indonesia with his mother. His father is from Kenya and his mother; a white woman from Kansas.

If one would take the time to read his books, you will find that he considers himself to be a mixture of everything. Most importantly he is a wonderful HUMAN-BEING with a forthright vision to lead America. It is not about race at all. What race can we really call him, if he is a mix of everything, just as we all are?

I WAS a strong Hill/Bill backer. But I am tired of "politics as usual". I visited Hillary's website, I watched her video tapings and in my opinion she speaks as if she's already the President. She has a certain air of entitlement. I am also disappointed in her vote for the war in Iraq.

Upon visiting Obama's website I read the issues that he is ready to tackle. I feel that he is the best candidate. Obama in 08!

Respectfully, Tandrea

Obama and Oprah favor blacks- NO OTHER RACE!!!! They are both phony and will do anything for power and control.

I agree w/ Tandrea, Perry, and others who argue and support a broad view, based on analysis, careful listening, research, and keeping issues in perspective, not losing sight that personal faux pas committed by staff and others are considrably different than a real examination of moral/global/political issues handled by the next President. While Oprah absorbs a lot of heat, those who attack her or dis her or blame her conventiently ignore the truly big players behind the scenes who are guilty of being self-serving, manipulative, and greed in far more significant ways.

Those who criticise her and San. Obama seem to be pawns in the offensive to stop his run for the Presidency. For example, to state that whites will not vote for Obama blantantly ignores that he was elected Senator from Illinois w/ white votes! It ignores that Jesse Jackson once won seven Democratic primaries--with white support. It overlooks the thousands of examples in local and state politics everywhere in which blacks have won w/ a multi-racial coalition, including the governorship in Massachusetts, won by a Afro-American who followed Republican Mitt Romney! Those who insist that race is foremost in Obama or America's mind are chanting a blind mantra--and showing at absence of faith in our nation's capactiy for growth and change, for acceptance and diversity, for opportunity and gifts hroughout the whole of America. We have Latino governors, senators, representatives, and mayors; we have persons with Asian heritage serving in all levels of government; we have an Afro-American woman who is Sec. of State, following at Afro-American man, who was also the Joint Chief of Staff, the highest military position in the country. Win or lose, Sen. Obama, the crowds he turns out, his list of small donors, his stickers on the vans of surburban soccer moms, represents continuing proof that America is embracing character not color. His work is a part of the scads of evidence that the glib baised walls of the past are flimsy and transparent--as he knocks them down he is showing the way to a new inclusive future which will not just award no bid contracts to FOB, but will embrace the needs and aspirations of a nation 300 million strong.

I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS DAY AND AGE THAT PEOPLE LIKE OPRAH AND OBAMA ARE EVEN TALKED ABOUT. THEY ARE RACIST F'ING PIGS! LOOK WHERE THEY GO TO CHURCH-YOU CAN NOT JOIN IF YOU ARE NOT BLACK! COMMITED TO AFRICA NOT AMERICA! THAT IS WHY OPRAH BUILT THE SCHOOL IN AFRICA INSTEAD OF THE U.S. THIS IS WHY SHE ENDORES OBAMA!
I WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA PIG OR WATCH OPRAH, DR. PHIL OR RACHEL RAY, THESE ARE OPRAH'S SHOWS, GO TO HELL BITCH!!!!!!!!!! HOPE YOUR NEW NETWORK FALLS ON ITS ASS!

How soon Oprah forgets who made her famous, white women! We got her famous we can make fall too! racist bitch!

Mandie I think you need to grow up. Did you know that on this site you need to be over 13 years old?

walter rhett YOU COULD NOT HAVE DONE YOUR RESEARCH VERY WELL ON OBAMA ,HE IS RACIST! START READING ABOUT HIM AND YOU WILL SEE IT.

Kai TAKE A NAP, AND VERY SOON. YOU ARE THE ONE MISSING THE POINT! PEOPLE ARE SO UPSET BECAUSE OPRAH AND OBAMA ARE RACIST PERIOD! THAT IS WHY WE ARE ALL PISSED OFF. YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT ONE THING AND THAT IT IS OUR RIGHT TO TUNE THEM OUT AND NOT VOTE FOR THEM AND WE WON'T! NOW GO TAKE THAT MUCH NEEDED NAP!

Tandrea you think Obama is so great go here and see how you feel about then!
Commitment to America, NOT!!!
Obama mentioned his church during an appearance with Oprah. It’s the Trinity Church of Christ. Please read and go to this church’s website and read what is written there. It is very alarming.
Barack Obama is a member of this church and is running for President of the U.S. If you look at the first page of their website, you will learn that this congregation has a non-negotiable commitment to Africa. No where is AMERICA even mentioned. Notice too, what color you will need to be if you should want to join Obama’s church… B-L-A-C-K!!! Doesn’t look like his choice of religion has improved much over his (former?) Muslim upbringing.
Are you aware that Obama’s middle name is Mohammed? Strip away his nice looks, the big smile and smooth talk and what do you get? Certainly a racist, as plainly defined by the stated position of his church! And possibly a covert worshiper of the Muslim faith, even today. This guy desires to rule over America
while his loyalty is totally vested in a Black Africa!
This is information that should be all over the TV and newspapers.
This is why it is so important to pass this message along to all. To think that Obama has even the slightest chance to be our president is really scary.
This is the web page for the church Barack Obama belongs to:
www.tucc.org/about.htm

IMAGINE PEOPLE GOING TO A CHURCH AND NOT BEING ABLE TO JOIN BECAUSE OF THEIR SKIN COLOR, THAT IS WHERE OPRAH AND OBAMA GO TO A CHURCH THAT WILL NOT ALLOW WHITES! IMAGINE IF THAT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND! THEY WOULD NOT LIKE IT, NOW WOULD THEY!

History repeats

black men were granted the right to vote after the civil war, many decades later....women fought for the right to vote, and finally after many were improsoned and persecuted and ridiculed, they too were finally .."allowed" to vote, so why would anyone really be surprised if obama is elected before any woman?

I attended the LA rally for Obama that was hosted by Oprah and others. It should be said that I am a young, white, female. Oprah - whom I seldom like - is in a lose lose situation. If she endorsed Hillary, she would be a "traitor" to the black community. And on the other hand, because she endorsed Obama, she is a "traitor" to the Feminist community. Neither of these statements is true or fair. Oprah is voting for whom she believes to be the best person for the job. Several years ago when she told Hillary that she should run for president, Barack Obama was not in the picture. As he emerged, so did his new ideas, his fresh outlook on politics, and his innate ability to inspire. As a young woman I am delighted that Hillary is running. But at this crucial time for our country, I feel strongly that Barack Obama is the leader we all need right now. For everyone who has posted on here assuming people are just voting for people based on race should be ashamed of yourselves. At the LA rally that was jam packed with 9,000 people, i was huddled among black women, asian students, white teenage boys, Mexicans, old people, young people, and everyone you could imagine in between. Hillary does not bring people together the way Obama does. He is already unifying our country in ways I never thought possible. Also, for everyone making remarks about Oprah endorsing Barack because he is black... It should also be stated that Caroline Kennedy (a WHITE WOMAN) and Maria Shriver (a WHITE WOMAN) were also at that very same rally in support of Barack Obama. So the whole race card should really stop being played.

THE CLASSIFICATION OF AMERICANS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY MUST END

The Racial and Ethnic classification of Americans is nothing more than institutionalized racism and must be ended. The United States of America has been known as a country of rugged individualism based on individual freedom and liberty. Why has America become a country obsessed with classifying its citizens into different racial and ethnic sub-groups?

The only groups that actively support the continued collection of racial and ethnic data are big government bureaucrats and "racial and ethnic special interest groups” that also happen to receive significant funding from the federal government. These organizations argue that identifying people by race and ethnicity is necessary in order to redress some past injustice and that the federal government must continue to collect and use this information in order to set up special racial and ethnic programs, affirmative action quotas and other set-asides for these groups, some of whom consist of new immigrants, illegal aliens and non-citizens. Nothing can be further from the truth. In a country where we can no longer ask people what religion they are, what their party affiliation is or what their sexual orientation is, why are we still asking them about their racial and ethnic background?

Americans are beginning to realize that racial and ethnic identification is more a matter of personal choice than anything else. In the 2000 Census, seven million American citizens refused to place themselves into a single category by refusing to describe themselves as only white, black, Asian, Latino or any one of the other specific categories listed, because they were of mixed race. Attempts by the government to create a “mixed race” box for the 2000 Census was met with resistance by racial and ethnic special interest groups like the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza, because they feared that a mixed-race box could pose a danger to the justification for their existence. The fuzzier such racial and ethnic categories become, the harder it will be for these racial and ethnic special interest groups and the government to traffic in them. If a mixed-race category were to be added, every brown-skinned person of mixed race registered in this category would shrink the government’s official count of Blacks, Latinos, Asians or American Indians, eventually reducing their political influence and ultimately the amount of money these groups receive from the federal government, which amounts to approximately $185 billion a year.

Through the mandated collection and use of racial and ethnic specific information, more and more of American taxpayers’ hard earned money is being routinely distributed to these racial and ethnic special interest groups at the expense of all other Americans who may or may not be members of these groups. Through executive orders, congressional legislation, affirmative action programs, racial set-asides, quotas and other programs based solely on race and ethnicity, our federal government is playing the key role that pits one racial and ethnic group against another, which could eventually lead to our destruction as a country.

Rather than helping a diverse population become assimilated and united as one nation, the Federal government is doing what the Nazi government of Germany did in the 1930’s and 40’s; creating government supported institutionalized racism by the intentional classification of it’s citizens by race and ethnicity.

With the support of racial and ethnic special interest groups, our federal government seems to view our citizens not just as Americans, but rather as “pawns” in some social science experiment to be classified and separated into different racial or ethnic sub-groups for some unknown purpose. By mandating the classification of Americans into specific racial and ethnic sub-groups, the federal government and the advocates of “diversity” are actually perpetuating institutionalized racism and keeping Americans divided. Maybe the real purpose of collecting this data is to justify the continuing flow of government money to these racial and ethnic special interest groups.

If we want to help poor Americans escape poverty, get better health care, find a job or get a good education, why should it matter what their race or ethnic background is? The answer is: It should not! Americans need to come together as members of one country and remember that we are all individual Americans, regardless of race or ethnic background. Martin Luther King, Jr., inspired a nation when he voiced his dream for a color-blind nation, a nation in which people would be judged by the content of their characters, "not the color of their skin." The answer to this government encouraged racism is the concept of Liberty with a limited, constitutional government that is devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than the claims of different racial and ethnic special interest groups. Where Liberty is present, individual achievement and competence are rewarded, not people’s skin color or ethnicity.

I will support legislation barring the federal government from the collection of racial and ethnic information about the American people and/or the classification of American citizens by race and ethnicity, including the collection of census information. Exceptions should be made for law enforcement, hospitals and medical research purposes.

I will also support legislation that bans affirmative action programs, racial set-asides, quotas and any other programs that give special preferences based on race and ethnicity.

By:
JOHN W. WALLACE
Candidate for Congress
New York’s 20th Congressional District
http://www.FreedomCandidate.com/

WILL OPRAH CHAMPION THIS AMERICAN INJUSTICE ?

INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH FEDERAL APPEALS!!!

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.


****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****

The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This unjust judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This facade of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT,BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE::
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT
IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM FOR A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans @Yahoo.com

ENEMY COMBATANTS ARE GIVEN FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS,AND POORER AMERICANS ARE ROTTING IN US PRISONS NATIONWIDE WAITING FOR THEIR PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION ????????


**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****

The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This facade of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE::
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com

THE MOST DEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE MEANS TO KEEP CERTAIN GROUPS OF AMERICANS IN US PRISONS, IS TO NOT OFFER THEM LEGITIMATE HC RIGHTS TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS !

**THIS LEGAL HORROR OF THE MANNY GONZALES CASE, ONLY POINTS OUT JUST ONE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY ALL MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS DESERVE EQUAL AND JUST OPPORTUNITIES WITH PROPER LEGAL COUNSEL TO OUR FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS. (THERE ARE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER LEGAL CASES NATIONWIDE THAT ALSO DESERVE TO BE PROPERLY REPRESENTED TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL ! )

** FOR OUR US CONGRESS TO CONTINUE TO DENY LEGITIMATE HC RIGHTS TO OUR FEDERAL COURTS FOR POORER AMERICANS AND OUR US SUPREME COURT AWARD ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL LAWYERS AND THEIR RIGHTS TO HC IN OUR US FEDERAL COURTS,MAKES A PICTURE PERFECT MOVIE SCRIPT OF AMERICAN INJUSTICE FOR MICHAEL MOORE OR SPIKE LEE TO PURSUE !!!

**What we have here in this Manny Gonzales criminal case is a jury,judge and DA taking care of their communities safety from gangs in a typical vigilante hang them high process.The presiding judge tells both attorneys(defense and prosecutor)prior the trial that this specific case is not gang related and advises the DA to instruct their witnesses not to mention or insinuate gang association information to the jury.
** At this point in this trial the presiding judge is aware of and and protective of the defendants rights to a fair trial,knowing darn well that if a LA jury is lead to believe (rightly or wrongly)that a defendant is affiliated with a gang that a fair trial is almost impossible. What happens next when this DA decides to use gang association (over the presiding judges orders and objections)on this jury is really quite devious.LA judges are allowing these type of unjust trials to continue knowing these defendants can appeal for a new trial from prison after they lose their jury trials.
** Local DA's know this local judicial system will not dismiss a jury due to DA's using gang association with defendants and they have a free hand to play their jury to the max.This play acting between the presiding judge pretending to protect the defendants right to a fair trial and the devious DA who wants to protect our society by taking justice into their own hands,is a little what Manny Gonzales and his public defender had to deal with.
** Any judge that allows a rogue DA to disobey their specific orders on misleading their jury into believing the defendant is either a gang member or the specific crime is gang related should have the common sense and decency to dismiss the jury and call for a new trial.
** This kid Manny Gonzales tried as an adult needed this judge not just to set the guidelines in the beginning of the trial with this rogue DA, but also to continue to protect the defendant with his right to a fair trial throughout the entire trial. When this presiding judge allowed this trial to continue, the jury believed both the DA and the judge that Manny Gonzales was a gang member and this specific shooting incident was not related to his affiliation with gang activity. Every night during this two week trial this jury went home and had the opportunity to watch gang violence reported on the nightly news.How could anyone think that Manny Gonzales and his public defender in tow could defeat a presiding judge,rogue DA and a inflamed jury with nightly exposure to gang TV violence?

*** If anyone deserves a call for GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME A NEW TRIAL Manny Gonzales Does !!

YAHOO & GOOGLE MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM ! ** IT IS A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE:

lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com

WILL SENATOR OBAMA TELL AMERICA HIS FEELINGS ON THIS US JUDICIAL INJUSTICE ??


I WOULD THINK THAT AMERICA'S VOTING BLACK COMMUNITY NATIONWIDE IS ENTITLED TO HEAR FROM SENATOR OBAMA ABOUT THIS HORROR AFFECTING OUR POORER AMERICAN BLACKS ???


** SADLY THIS REPRESSIVE JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM !!!

*** WHEN GOD'S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.
Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!
A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE::
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM. ** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans-AT-yahoo.com

SENATOR OBAMA, ANOTHER POSSIBLE innocent poorer black american ALSO NEEDS YOUR VOICE FOR JUSTICE AND REASON ???


DOES GOD NEED TO LOBBY OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD ON BEHALF OF OUR POORER AMERICAN’S SENATOR OBAMA,OR ARE YOU WATCHING OUT FOR THEM ??

SURELY OUR US CONGRESS & US SUPREME COURT BOTH KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STATE MURDER IN GEORGIA OR A POSSIBLE EXECUTION IN GEORGIA THIS WEEK ???

OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD CONTINUE TO DENY MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION EVEN THOUGH WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS & FALSE INCARCERATIONS CONTINUE ALL ACROSS AMERICA ???

*** 700 BILLION $$$ AVAILABLE FOR US BAILOUT, & NO $$$ FOR ALL POORER AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ???????

WHERE ARE AMERICA ‘S RELIGIOUS LEADERS ??
SENATOR OBAMA, THIS JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM, AND NO LONGER CAN BE KEPT HIDDEN OR SECRET FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN IF CERTAIN (501c3) U$ RELIGIOU$ LEADER$ HAVE BEEN $ILENCED ??

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK & LATINO AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus with our US FEDERAL COURTS and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!
***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans@ yahoo.com
(424-247-2013)

AMERICA'S JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS....C*H*A*N*G*E......

SENATOR OBAMA PLEASE LET THIS COUNTRIES VOTERS KNOW YOUR FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT A NEEDED FUTURE REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF OUR BROKEN JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT CONTINUES TO ALLOW THE EXECUTION'S OF EVEN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN’S LIKE TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA ?????

BEING THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD SENATOR OBAMA, DON'T WE NEED AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO BEGIN ONCE AGAIN TO RE-INVEST THE PROPER MONIE$ IN OUR OWN US JUDICIAL SYSTEM, ASSURING ALL OF OUR CITIZENS THEIR RIGHTS TO FAIR TRIALS WITH PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ???

DOES GOD NEED TO LOBBY OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD ON BEHALF OF OUR poorer american’s SENATOR OBAMA,OR ARE YOU WATCHING OUT FOR THEM ?? ***OUR US CONGRESS CONTINUES TO DENY MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION EVEN THOUGH WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS & FALSE INCARCERATIONS CONTINUE ALL ACROSS AMERICA ???

*** 700 BILLION $$$ AVAILABLE FOR US BAILOUT, & NO $$$ FOR ALL POORER AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ?
SENATOR OBAMA, THIS JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM, AND NO LONGER CAN BE KEPT HIDDEN OR SECRET FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN IF CERTAIN (501c3) U$ RELIGIOU$ LEADER$ HAVE BEEN $ILENCED ??

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK & LATINO AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED *** THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS ! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY **** The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

***WHERE ARE AMERICA'S RELIGIOUS LEADERS ???????
Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus with our US FEDERAL COURTS and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World! ***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY !

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO 2) GOOGLE MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

***Someone please tell our US Congress that the GED degree that Manny Gonzales acquired in prison is not a LAW DEGREE !!!!!!

lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com (424-247-2013)

TROY DAVIS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT AMERICA IS NOT THE OLD SOUTH ~ AFRICA !!!


A $TATE ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF GEORGIA INTERNATIONALLY WILL OBVIOU$LY BE THE END RE$ULT OF GEORGIA DECIDING TO MURDER A PO$$IBLE INNOCENT TROY DAVI$ WITHOUT A NEW AND FAIR TRIAL ?


US CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS WHO ARE ALSO LAWYERS BY TRADE, CONTINUE TO DENY poorer AMERICAN'S PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION !!!

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDS TO BEGIN A FORMAL INVESTIGATION INTO THESE US CONGRESSIONAL CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BEING INFLICTED ON poorer AMERICAN'S LIKE MR.TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA !!!

HAVING BEEN DENIED APPEAL LAWYERS FOR THREE YEARS ON DEATH ROW IN GEORGIA MR. TROY DAVIS IS NOW BEING EXECUTED FOR A CRIME HE MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN INVOLVED WITH !!!

SENATOR OBAMA PLEASE LET THIS COUNTRIES VOTERS KNOW YOUR FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT A NEEDED FUTURE REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF OUR BROKEN JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT CONTINUES TO ALLOW THE EXECUTION'S OF EVEN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN’S LIKE TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA ?????

BEING THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD SENATOR OBAMA, DON'T WE NEED AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO BEGIN ONCE AGAIN TO RE-INVEST THE PROPER MONIE$ IN OUR OWN US JUDICIAL SYSTEM, ASSURING ALL OF OUR CITIZENS THEIR RIGHTS TO FAIR TRIALS WITH PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ???

DOES GOD NEED TO LOBBY OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD ON BEHALF OF OUR poorer american’s SENATOR OBAMA,OR ARE YOU WATCHING OUT FOR THEM ??

***OUR US CONGRESS CONTINUES TO DENY MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION EVEN THOUGH WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS & FALSE INCARCERATIONS CONTINUE ALL ACROSS AMERICA ???

*** 700 BILLION $$$ AVAILABLE FOR US BAILOUT, & NO $$$ FOR ALL POORER AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ? SENATOR OBAMA, THIS JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM, AND NO LONGER CAN BE KEPT HIDDEN OR SECRET FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN IF CERTAIN (501c3) U$ RELIGIOU$ LEADER$ HAVE BEEN $ILENCED ??

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK & LATINO AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED *** THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS ! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY **** The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

***WHERE ARE AMERICA'S RELIGIOUS LEADERS ??????? Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus with our US FEDERAL COURTS and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World! ***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY !

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO 2) GOOGLE
(MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.) ** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

***Someone please tell our US Congress that the GED degree that Manny Gonzales acquired in prison is not a LAW DEGREE !!!!!!

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*** THIS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF INJUSTICES BEING INFLICTED ON OUR POORER AMERICAN'S IN A UNDERFUNDED JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT NEEDS...C*H*A*N*G*E.......

**** GOD'S HAND IS INVOLVED IN THIS ONE ****
WHEN THIS HORROR IS PROVEN TO BE A TRUE EVENT AFFECTING THE POSSIBLE ENSLAVEMENT OF 2,500 POORER AMERICAN'S, THEN ALL OF AMERICA WILL BE AWARE THAT THIS SAME EXACT TREATMENT OF OUR POORER CITIZENS NEEDS A FORMAL US CONGRESSIONAL AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION NATIONWIDE !!!


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Posted on October 31, 2008 by Gideon
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I’m a little late on writing about this story (via several sources), but it sure is a doozy.

You know how it’s common knowlege that most appeals aren’t successful? Well, if you were a pro-se petitioner in Louisiana for the last 13 years, you knew that you wouldn’t win. Why is that? Because the Chief Judge of their Court of Appeals directed his clerk to summarily deny all appeals from pro-se petitioners without circulating the appeal to other judges.

The clerk, ridden with guilt, committed suicide earlier this year and left a note confessing everything.

This immoral and apparently illegal policy was in place until Jerrold Peterson, the staffer charged with implementing it, blew his brains out in May of last year. Peterson was driven to it in part, his suicide note suggested, by guilt over the nefarious tasks the judges made him perform.

In his note Peterson explained how the court gave indigent appellants the bum’s rush.

Although every criminal writ application is supposed to be reviewed by three judges, he was deputed to winnow out any that had been filed pro se and arrange for their automatic rejection.

Thus were an estimated 2,500 appeals deep-sixed without any judicial consideration whatsoever.

Now, facing public embarassment and possible ethical violations, the Louisiana Supreme Court has stepped in and asked…get this…the same appellate court to look at the appeals again. Note that they did not ask the Court to conduct an investigation into this practice, but simply to consider those appeals that were so summarily denied.

Because, if we placate the defendants with another cursory look at their appeals, we can sweep the ethical violations under the carpet.

At first this whole thing seemed rather odd to me. After all, how is this even possible? Here’s how:

Edward Dufresne, Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit, took charge of pro se appeals in 1994. He then had Peterson prepare rulings denying writs for all of them and signed off “without so much as a glance,” according to the suicide note. “No judge ever saw the writ application before the ruling was prepared by me,” Peterson wrote in a second suicide note to the Judiciary Commission.

The rulings also bore the names, though not the signatures, of judges Marion Edwards and Wally Rothschild. Neither Edwards nor Rothschild had any clue as to what was in the applications, or even knew that they had been filed, according to Peterson.

So you’ve got one complicit judge and maybe three. But there are 5 more on that court. What of them? Are we to really believe that these 5 (or 7) other judges never once questioned the stark absence of pro-se appeals? Particularly in Louisiana, whose system has the following characteristics:

* About 90 percent of criminal defendants in Louisiana are indigent.
* Louisiana only provides post-conviction legal aid in death penalty cases. Everyone else must either hire a lawyer, find a lawyer to handle their case pro bono, or handle the appeal themselves. Obviously, most have no choice but to opt for the latter.
* One criminal defense lawyer in Louisiana told me that if you’re convicted of murder in Louisiana and you’re innocent, you’re actually better off getting the death penalty. At least then you’ll get a team of lawyers, investigators, and experts to help with your appeal.

This from a state whose criminal justice system was already crumbling. It’s hard to believe that people such as Judge Dufresne take an oath to uphold the law and to prove equal protection under it. Disbarment may be enough, but only barely.
Justice delayed is no justice at all.
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THE SMOKING GUN LINK TO AMERICA'S JUDICIAL INJUSTICES BEING INFLICTED ON POORER AMERICAN'S !

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