North Miami Mayor and Council demand justice in the Dominican Republic

Photo: Daily Kos

Photo: Daily Kos

The humanitarian crisis in the Dominican Republic rages on.

The White House has no comment.

The Miami Times posted an article, Obama silent on stateless Haitians, which noted, “The silence from Congress, the U.S. State Department and President Barack Obama is troubling on civic and human rights violation by the Dominican Republic against Haitian-descendents living in Dominican Republic, said politicians, human rights activists and lawyers.”

Even Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is concerned and admonished state department representatives that ” stripping aways citizenship from Haitians by the Dominican Republic is not an immigration issue as it is presented but a human rights violation and she wanted to know why Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama himself have not condemned the action.” Continue reading

Margaret Sanger’s Legacy

Sanger QuoteI am about to make you very, very uncomfortable.

At least, I hope so.

Because I am going so far out of my comfort zone even bringing up this topic, yet I am compelled to write about it for the first time.

A nine minute video I watched yesterday had me cringing in horror, and not because I am either pro-choice or pro-life.  It disturbed me because I am pro-decency.

I am not the morality police.  I don’t want the government interfering in my personal life decisions, such as what I do with my own body or who I decide to marry.  I have always maintained that the government has no business in how I conduct my life as long as I don’t harm another human being or their property.

I firmly believe this was the intent of our founding fathers when they penned the Declaration of Independence.  I’m quite sure they would be astonished at how much control the government has over our lives today.

In any event, the issue I’m about to discuss is not a Republican or conservative matter.  It goes beyond personal liberty.  And well beyond partisan politics.

I also want to warn you, it’s not pretty. Continue reading

Oh, shoot, not again. No, wait. DON’T!

Oh-boy-here-we-goBlame it on the heat.

Or something.

Early Sunday morning another round of gunfire erupted in the streets of Aventura North Miami.  Local 10 reported that four people were shot in two separate incidents along NW 125th Street.

One woman was shot at NW 8th Avenue, and three people were hit at NW 17th Avenue “outside a house party,” when “a gunman sprayed the crowd at the party with arrows gunfire.” Continue reading

Opa-locka: “Deficit? What deficit? We don’t have no stinkin’ deficit.”

math is hard let's go shoppingOpa-locka City Manager Kelvin Baker still “can’t seem to get nothing done.”

And the City Commissioners still haven’t devised a plan to solve their budget problem.

So they decided to ignore it instead.

Yep.  Math is hard.

As reported by the Miami Herald, at their meeting Wednesday night the commissioners also couldn’t agree how much of a deficit they’re (not) looking at, but they guesstimated it could be anywhere between $700,000 and $2,000,000. Continue reading

Hey, Joe. Clock’s ticking!

run out the clockOne of the many reasons politicians are despised is that they enact laws exempting themselves from the laws they already enacted for the rest of us to follow.

Case in point:  On June 2, 2015, North Miami Beach Councilwoman was served with a lawsuit challenging her “win” in the runoff on May 19, 2015.  By law she had 20 days to file a response.  It is now July 10, 2015, or 38 days later.  Even if you only count “business days” as opposed to “calendar days,” today makes 27 “business” days since the clock started ticking.

If the justice system worked the way it was intended, Phyllis Smith would now be in contempt of court for ignoring that deadline. Continue reading

Where is the outrage?

Anti-gay poster

Translation: “Should those who engage in ugly behavior and adhere to the practice of the people of Lot be killed?”

The latest anti-gay violence is happening right under the noses of the mainstream media, and absolutely nothing is being written, much less done, about it.

Turkey, the once booming and secular metropolis of the Middle East, is now being infiltrated and overrun by Muslim “religious” fanatics, who are trying to implement the barbaric sharia law throughout the country.

The Turkish paper, Hurryist Daily News, has reported, “An Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in Turkey’s capital Ankara threatening gays with death, adding to concerns over growing intolerance against homosexuals in the country,” according to Agence France-Press in Ankara. Continue reading

Fraud and corruption? Meh! Who cares?

honey badgerWith so many corrupt politicians allowed to continue in office, it’s frustrating to realize that the average Joe/Jane citizen will never get a fair shake.

Granted, every once in a while justice is served.  Former North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau got herself convicted and sentenced, but that’s only because she was nailed on federal charges.  Obviously, U.S. Attorney Wilfredo A. Ferrer doesn’t allow lawyers like Benedict P. Kuehne, a/k/a Master of Delay, get away with bullshit in his courtroom.

Ben might not have any pull with Mr. Ferrer, but he sure does own Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.

It’s no secret that in KFR Country, the politically connected (i.e., Myron Rosner) get a pass, the politically challenged (i.e., Jean Rodrigue Marcellus) are punished, and the politically scapegoated (i.e., Ricardo Brutus) are thrown under the bus. Continue reading

Happy Independence Day!

In honor of America’s 239th Birthday, I decided to reprint my Independence Day 2014 column because it still rings true.  As you celebrate our nation’s birthday, please take the time to remember why this is our country’s most important holiday.

God Bless America!

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Let Freedom Ring!

July 4, 2014

Declaration-of-Independence-HistoryGet ready for another shamelessly patriotic Independence Day column.

When I start feeling overwhelmed by having to deal with the daily hassles life throws at me, I have to remind myself that despite everything, I still have my freedom.

For instance, I’m free to write this blog.

I wouldn’t be able to do that in Cuba, where the state-run internet Continue reading