Monday, December 11, 2006
A Government Of Big Business, By Big Business, And For Big Business
The government says that we have to have High Definition television by 2009. WHY would a government give a sh.. about what kind of television we have? We are looking at the potential to annihilate ourselves with WMD's or via damage to the environment, and our government cares about television transmission? We have healthcare problems, a sky-high debt, and rising homelessness, and we worry about the type of television transmission we have?
I mistakenly voted for Ken Salazar for senate in 2004. Since then, besides supporting this war, he has:
* voted to seat Alberto Gonzalez as Attorney General
* voted for the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (which basically takes away our rights to habeas corpus appeals or to invoke the Geneva Conventions as a source of rights)
* co-sponsored a "surprise bill" to place a high definition TV tower on Lookout Mountain in Golden. The people of Golden and the City of Golden have been fighting this for years, because of concerns for the health of the many people who live nearby. There ARE other locations that wouldn't affect the population. But four days ago, Mr. Salazar and Mr. Allard pushed the bill through, and W, who sits in D.C., and probably has never met one of the children who will grow up in the shadows of this proposed tower, is expected to sign it. Once again, money speaks, and the voices of the people WHO ELECTED YOU, MR. SALAZAR are not heard.
From Channel 4 Denver:
Because the Congressional action happened in the middle of the night and essentially passed before anyone in the opposition could do anything about it, there were some hard feelings for the lawmakers who ushered it through. Golden City Manager Mike Bestor is among the critics.
"It's such a basic element of our democracy that people have a right to be heard before you pass legislation," Bestor said. "It definitely leaves a bad taste in our mouth."