A Chicano is a Mexican-American who generally was pressured by the Anglo-run school system and most other official governmental entities, to abandon Spanish as a language, even though many Chicanos barely spoke it and also pressured to generally assimilate into the Anglo culture. It worked to a large degree and those who accepted complete assimilation also accepted being called Hispanic or Latino, instead of Chicano, which had connotations and connections to Civil Rights movements back in the day and to those who refused to completely assimilate.
CCM doesn’t care who you vote for as long as you get informed in a balanced way and vote. We believe there should be a compulsory voting law, much like compulsory jury service, which by the way takes much longer. We don’t think the penalties for not going to vote should be harsh, especially on first offenses, but repeat offenders maybe should face small fines or the loss of their voting privilege. It’s a shame that our voting numbers are so low that we feel that this is even necessary, but who can blame the people that don’t vote, after all day after day you hear how the entire political
The fight for the White House in 2012 will feature the Republican’s insistence that “trickle-down” economic policies continue and even get strengthened and Obama’s insistence that, especially in times of slow growth, people making over a million dollars a year have their tax rates returned to what they were during Clinton’s term. Obama’s speech today relied on historical facts and as he phrased it, “a trip down memory lane”, in order to attempt to find one example of the success of “trickle-down” economics and he could not.
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Chicano, Anglo and African-American cultures will never be fully integrated, they never have and they never will. Schools have taken steps over the years to integrate and the attempt to have the cultures learn together and perhaps even more equally so must be applauded. School integration has most assuredly had an impact on race relations and perhaps even on the equality of the quality of education, although schools now, especially in Texas under Gov.
Take for example at the current moment, stocks are soaring with gains of four-hundred (400) plus points and they are rallying around the World, on news that our Federal Reserve and the central banks of other Nations are freeing up dinero. It is all about the flow of money because then you can put yourself in the way of the flow, much like being standing next to a river and dipping in from time to time, and making yours, which then puts you in a position to spend also.
It didn’t seem that the Cain sexual harassment accusers were getting any traction that was negatively affecting his campaign, in fact his fundraising efforts during the height of those stories exceeded previous numbers. But these things are much like turning around our economy or steering the infamous cruise ship, Titanic, they change slowly no matter what energy, positive or negative, you apply to it. Those accusations were probably beginning to have a negative effect on Cain’s campaign when this next, perhaps fatal, blow was received.
Many out there die a death much like Michael Jackson, but go completely unnoticed and not cared for except by those, maybe, closest to them. Perhaps they did not have the doctor living in their house and being on salary, like Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson’s doctor and now convicted felon, was. Doctors are writing prescriptions all day long to people that they know are abusing those drugs, but do so from a profit motive.
It appears that San Antonio is set to send another Chicano to Washington who hails from a fine family that no doubt instilled great family values, that while not unique to us, nor possessed by all of us, are general Mexican-American cultural traits that CCM believes make a good leader even better. Rep. Joaquin Castro announced this past Saturday that he is seeking Charlie Gonzalez’ U.S. House seat, which the latter announced on the same day he would not be seeking re-election for. Of course this U.S. House seat belonged to Henry B.
Is it just us or does that number not sound too bad? For the eight point something percent of Americans not working, it is bad and we are not trying to diminish their time of struggle. The trajectory recently has been that those numbers are improving as well, but if we were part of the political party not in the White House, knowing that economic times (good or bad) are usually attributed to the President and his policies, we would also not stop talking about how these are the worst economic times ever.