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A Governor Beto O’Rourke Will Fix Texas Grid Question

I have some questions for Governor Greg Abbott.

First, Does Governor Abbott know that the “Texas American Society of Civil Engineers released a statement after the February 2021 winter storm which killed 246 people, that Texas has substantial and growing reliability and resilience problems with its electric system?”

Second, why, at the moment in time when the West Texas High Plains 11,000 wind turbines could be at their peak production profile, wind energy is being curtailed or congested and not able to flow through to some of the higher-population areas?” More specifically, “Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has to throttle back the [wind] generators,” losing out on wind energy that could help provide much-needed stability to the electric grid during high energy-demand summers and winter!

Third, why is the Public Utility Commission, which oversees the grid, late in conducting tests to determine the economic benefits of adding transmission lines from the West Texas High Plains 11,000 wind turbines?”

Fourth, it appears that Governor Greg Abbott is only interested in adding economic benefits to transmission lines. What about the human benefits, saving lives during winter storms and extreme summer heat?

A Governor Beto O’Rourke will increase Texas’ wind and solar renewable energy power coupled with an enhanced power transmission network with the ability to connect to Texas entire electric grid and bring low-cost electricity to all regions of Texas. By Texans for Texans!

A Governor Beto O’Rourke will immediately develop un-tap pathways for solar panels and batteries on thousands of acres of open land that is already under the control of (ERCOT). Climate friendly renewable energy investment must be taken very seriously.

Texans need a paradigm shift. A visionary leader that will not move the state backward. A leader with the foresight required to move Texas confidently in the 21st century. Also, at this critical time in Texas history, Texas needs a governor with the ability to properly and respectfully represent and protect the interest of All Texans.

In closing, on January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol and the members of the Legislative Branch of our Government were viciously, brutally, and recklessly attacked by citizens from within this nation. We must never forget that during the attack on our Capitol, PEOPLE DIED on that January day.

There was a threat to our democracy on J621; therefore, collectively, we cannot allow the action of an insurrectionist domestic terrorist movement to become LEGALIZED or NORMALIZED. America was brutalized and embarrassed before the world, and accountability is essential for this nation to become whole.

As for Texas, voters must never accept the concept of “Alternative Facts.” We must become “Emotional Intelligent Voters (EIV) and, on November 8, 2022, we must vote our interest by Voting to Elect a New Forward-Thinking, Highly Qualified Governor, Beto O’Rourke, to Office.

High Stakes Thug Life

As he left trail today, Steve Bannon’s words toward the Honorable January 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson were vile, ill-bred, and racist. Chairman Tompson is very busy these days doing the people’s work, cleaning up the filth and creepiness “left behind” by the past administration. On the other hand, Bannon is a foul mouth looser perpetrating as a right-wing, bigoted talking head.

It appears that he learned well from his co-conspirator because there is no “Political Correctness” or decorum in his narrow-minded misguided demeanor. Bannon called out January 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson like some kind of back-alley mafia thug would.

I am surprised and highly insulted that mainstreamed media representatives didn’t call Bannon out regarding repulsive language and his viable barbaric attack against Chairman Bennie Thompson! I believe that Steve Bannon and Friends forgot that, in the United States of America, laws govern the actions and behavior of all individuals or groups. No one is above the law, as he will soon find out.

It is extremely concerning that someone with the repulsive nature of Steve Bannon got anywhere near the highest seat of government. He slipped through the cracks once with a late-night presidential Parton. This time, you, Bannon, are acting like a deer in the headlights with the glare of accountability is staring you straight into your eyes. You will soon realize that Choices comes with Consequences.

To the mainstream media, you have set the punishment bar way too low for individuals and groups that attempted, on January 6, 2021, to Dismantle the Guard Rails of the U.S Democracy. Based on the evidence provided to the American public by the Honorable Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson and all J6 Committee members, every REAL patriotic American must stand up and say “Enough is Enough!”

In The U.S. No One Is Above The Law

During the 2020 U.S. elections, 84 people signed bogus documents and established false slates of pro-Trump electors in battleground states won by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Individuals and groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin met in December 2020 and SENT lists of so-called alternate electors to the National Archives after the election. The January 6 Committee and the Department of Justice(FBI) are investigating these and other related individuals for voter-related felony crimes.

Voter fraud is a severe criminal offense. Therefore, individuals and groups of insurrectionists that participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and people who signed bogus documents to establish false slates must be held accountable without immunity.

Other involved criminals include Republican Party leaders, former office holders, current public office candidates, and current office holders. In the United States of America, no one is above the law. Let’s be clear, all 84 individuals and their co-conspirators committed major felonies that carry jail time. Furthermore, these individuals will lose their rights to VOTE in future elections when convicted.

The United States of America Need A Cleansing

I want to start by rephrasing that on January 6, 2021, 21st Century insurrectionist primarily believers of the replacement theory, joined forces to attack the U.S. Capitol Building. These individuals include individuals from the right, far-right to the for-out to those hiding in the deep shadows.

It is believed by many, but not yet proven, that Trump watched the insurrectionist savagely attack the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, with “feelings of delight.” We know that after watching the attack live and in color on TV, Trump sent no help to save the victims of this historically violent criminal act!

Most “Woke,” well-informed people have a good idea of who Mr. Trump is and why he does what he does. On behalf of the American people, I want to know “WHY?” Why did an estimated 2,500 radicalized individuals turn into insurrectionists by attacking and entering the historical Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, forcing Congressperson, staff, and visitors to go into hiding as they obliterated the halls of government?

Approximately 874 domestic terrorists have been charged in the Capitol insurrection to date. Rioters shattered windows and assaulted and severely injured 140 members of the traumatically understaffed Capitol police forces. However, their overall goal was to stop the “Peaceful Transfer of Presidential Power?”

Capitol Rioters put their lives, livelihood, freedom, careers, self-respect, patriotism, and morality, on the line, behind a Trump-induced “Bold-Faced Lie”!

Domestic Terrorism who attacked the Capitol on 1/6/21 were mostly financially secured and had enough financial resources to make fools of themselves. Rioters include white evangelicals, police officers, military veterans, small-business owners, nurses, school teachers, doctors, lawyers, architects, CEOs, accountants, and others. More to come…

What will you do if you wake up one day and discover that your loved one(s) have been radicalized and dupped to do anything this ignorant? What will you do, and how would you stop them?

U.S. Democracy Demands Police to Classify White Racist Groups As Gang Members

Prosecutors said a 17-year-old Girl led a group of four other girls to her ex-girlfriend’s home, where someone fired at least 19 shots, killing a 20-year-old young lady. The judge sentenced the 17-year-old Girl to 140 years in prison on murder and gang charges.’

The murder of the family’s daughter is/was horrible beyond words; however, please let me deviate for a moment. Compared to the exceedingly minimum sentences given to most insurrectionists that attack the U.S. Capital on January 6, 2021, where five people died, the 140-year sentence given to the 17-year-old seems astonishingly excessive. Let’s be clear; the sentences given to most insurrectionists don’t fit the seriousness of their multiple criminal acts.

Based on the definition of 18 USC 521, why aren’t the insurrectionists and criminal groups SUCH AS; the so-called Proud Boys, QAnon, Nationalist Socialist Club or, NSC-131, No White Guilt, Boogaloo, Baked Alaska, Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters, Patriot, Texas Freedom Force, Ohio State Regular Militia, Skinhead, Public Enemy Number One, The Nazi Low Riders, Aryan Brotherhood, and alt-right CONSIDERED GANGS? They are literally “Hiding in Plain Sight.”

Since the DOJ can’t or doesn’t desire to charge the insurrectionists that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, as radicalized U.S. domestic terrorists, the DOJ must label them as GANGS members. That’s what they are gangs. I am a Man of peace; however, we must end racial disparities that have long permeated every step of the criminal justice process, from police stops, searches, arrests, shootings, and other uses of force. Policies changes must include charging decisions, wrongful convictions, and excessive sentencing.

If local, county, or state police or the FBI notice 3, 4, or more young Black or Brown boys or men hanging together in an urban neighborhood, they are quickly labeled gang members. When law enforcement considers someone a gang member, they receive “gang enhancement” sentencing upon arrest and conviction.

18 USC 521 provides a penalty enhancement of up to 10 years for certain gang members who commit crimes to further the gang’s activities or to maintain or advance their position within the gang. The enhancement is in addition to the penalty for the underlying crime(s).

Violent Gang and Terrorist Organizations File

“The definitions of “gang,” “gang crime,” and “gang member” of the Violent Gang and Terrorist

Organizations File (VGTOF), contained within the FBI” s National Crime Information Center

(NCIC), share some similarities with those definitions used by the states”:

“Gang Member” Definitions

  • The VGTOF definition has a list of criteria, some of which a person must meet to be

considered a gang member.

  • The VGTOF definition requires an admission of gang membership OR two of its criteria.
  • The VGTOF defines a gang as consisting of three or more persons.
  • The VGTOF refers to a gang as an “organization, association, or group.”
  • The VGTOF definition includes criminal/illegal activity or behavior.

Every group that participated in the attack on the attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, fit the definition of a GANG; consequently, why does the U.S. federal and state government treat the groups listed above differently from what is also known as street gangs? The U.S government must expand the gang databases to include all the groups listed above, and not just Black and Brown people. The intelligence law enforcement could obtain by expanding their gang database to include white racist groups will significantly reduce criminal activity and abundantly enhance public safety.

The U.S. must get serious about taking down Domestic Terrorist GANGS that terrorize American citizens with general impunity. We must label them as GANG members and prosecute them as such! We all will be safer.

I will close with this: the FBI has acknowledged the links between law enforcement (GANGS) and suspected white racist terrorist groups. However, to date, the Justice Depart­ment has no national strategy designed to identify white racist police officers or protect the safety and civil rights of the communities they patrol.

The FBI and the Depart­ment of Home­land Security (DHS) have identified white racists as the most lethal domestic terrorist threat to the United States. We will protect our Democracy and ensure Public Safety when we also treat law enforcement officers associated with racist groups (i.e., attacked on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021) as an urgent concern. Without a doubt, they are truly “Hiding in Plain Sight”.

Self Inflicted Wound

Nations around the world are suffering from high oil/gas prices. Why have world leaders not found a way to bring Iran’s and Venezuela’s to market. The answer is, Geopolitics is standing in the way. The world community is allowing one country, Saudi Arabia (KSA), to affect global oil distribution.

The United States must find a way to bring Iran and Venezuela’s oil and gas to market. It’s time for the U.S. to act in its’ own interest and end sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. Western nations trade with the greatest tyrant on earth, Russia; therefore, we can find a way to work with Iran and Venezuela.

Oil Reserves in Iran

Iran has one of the largest gas capacities in the world, and Iran’s gas reserves are about 34 trillion cubic meters. They can meet a significant part of the world’s needs, adding: ” Iran has the ability to produce one billion cubic meters of gas per day, capacity Iran oil production is about 4 million barrels per day and the annual production capacity of petrochemical products is about 92 million tons.

Oil Reserves in Venezuela

Venezuela holds 299,953,000,000 barrels of proven oil reserves as of 2016, ranking 1st in the world and accounting for about 18.2% of the world’s total oil reserves of 1,650,585,140,000 barrels.

Venezuela has proven reserves equivalent to 1,374.2 times its annual consumption. Without Net Exports, this means there would be about 1,374 years of oil left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).

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Equal Justice Under The Law

Mr. John F. Johnson, 59, the leader of NFAC, a Black militia group that took part in Louisville protests in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s death, was found guilty on two counts of federal charges. He didn’t hurt nor kill anyone; however, he is facing 7 years in prison. At the same time, many of the insurrectionists responsible for storming the CAPITOL BUILDING on January 6, where destruction was massive, Capital officers were injured, and five people died, are granted minimum jail time if any. 

There is no justice here! We need equal sentencing for All Colors Under the Law. It was horrific what the insurrectionists did to the nation’s global image. It was also a National Security Threat. The Federal Courts have issued a median prison sentence for the January 6 rioters of 45 days. Several others rioters have been sentenced to periods of home detention, while most sentences have included fines, community service, and probation.

Don’t forget that the Domestic Terrorists threatened to Hang former Vice President Mike Pence and kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This happened before God and Man/Woman! This is how those insurrectionists treated the U.S. Capitol and elected officials. They did it before the world and their punishment was Minimal!

Privileges, On A Global Level, Is Awarded Based On Skin Color!

Americans of African descent, specifically and people of color generally, have repeatedly heard statements from their white friends, co-workers, or community leaders say, “I am just a privileged white guy or girl?” Fact is, most Euro Americans consider and connect their Privilege to whiteness. Consequently, others that are not euro/white must wonder and ponder, what is the color of my Privilege?”

The concept of white Privilege affords Euro Americans the benefits of freedom, opportunities, advantages, pleasure, and honor. They have historically and continue to benefit from those pre-existing disparities that give them a better “starting point” in life.

The institution of White Privilege is not unique to the American’s (U.S.) orbit; it is a global phenomenon. White Privilege creates racial inequalities that affect the social and economic conditions of African Black People in America and across the world. Unquestionably it improves Euro’s chances to succeed and thrive. It is outrageous for anyone to pretend or believe that the color of one’s skin has no bearing on their life experiences and successes in America.

Although past Presidents have forecast their selections for the Supreme Court prior to a nomination, a plethora of white racist bigots are working at every level that kept an African/Black women out of the upper tiers of the legal profession. Case in point, President Joe Biden has stated that he will appoint an African/Black woman to the United States Supreme Court. To date, he has reached out to a list of highly qualified Black women with proficiencies and skills that far exceed many of the Justices on the Court today.

African-Americans/Blacks, for far too many years, have been governed by systemic racism, which has never valued our contributions. The concoctions used to maintain this hard-core racist scheme of turning us against ourselves were/is supported by governments, mainstream media interests, and global business elites.

President Biden is making a concerted effort to increase diversity on the Court. Women of color have faced devastating narrow-mindedness at every level in the judicial system in an effort to keep them out of the upper tiers of the legal profession. Critics insisted that President Biden is not choosing an African/Black woman solely on the basis of their identity. He is selecting candidates with sterling track records of professional accomplishments. I would challenge any of the racist haters to compare, side by side, the professional achievements of Biden’s pick against any Justice on the Bench today. The Supreme Court has one of the lowest ratings in its’ history. White Privilege must end with President Biden’s nomination; quite frankly, the Supreme Court’s legitimacy is at stake.

Melaninated skin, in some inexplicable way, seems to give racists the right to minimize African/American Blacks’ humanity. Educational policies in the U.S., to a significant extent, continue to contribute to the construct and reinforcement of White Privilege. Many racists in America want to go back to a time of BOOK BURNING. I am confident that members of the global community are wondering what happened to racial progress in America?

African/American Blacks will full throatily support President Biden’s pick for t Supreme Court. We will enthusiastically seek an end to emotional duplicities and economic terrorism entwined with Barbaric and Unjust policies.

It is in our best interest to fully understand the concept of white racism, which birthed white privileges, a doctrine without moral or scientific authentication. We must fully comprehend the social and economic impact of the sinister levels of miss-education and misinformation perpetrated against Black lives. Consequently, African-American/Blacks must no longer participate in our demise’s continued aiding and abetting. We are on the path of taking back our “Stolen Legacy”:

Melanated People are a glorious resilience people that have given so much to the world in the way of civility, culture, religion, science, education, mathematics, and grace; therefore, we will not remain silent and endure self-imposed genocide by not demanding privileges that others are given just because of the color of their skin. Most importantly, as we move forward, everything that we should control, we will maintain. By seizing total power over our monies and our minds, we will diligently work to connect High-Income Earning Blacks with the cause of complete Black liberation.

It is a historical fact that from the very beginning, based on the color of our skin alone, racial discrimination and the denial of privileges experienced by African-Americans/Blacks have been different from that of any other group in America. African-Americans/Blacks have systematically been forbidden the fundamental rights, opportunities, and privileges afforded others merely based on the color of their skin.

Africans and their American-born descendants have endured one of the cruelest forms of RACISM ever known to humanity. Hence the brutal system is known as “The Peculiar Institution” was born. Our ancestors, who were considered only 3/5 of human beings, consistently resisted enslavement; therefore, our demands for impartiality and full participation in American society have continued today. Although our strategies have varied, our collective goals of total freedom and equality remain unchanged.

The Fierce Urgency for Justice and sustainable Liberation requires us to enthusiastically re-evaluate our relationships with ALL entities that work against our interest. Therefore, African-Americans/Blacks will critically assess the attitudes and actions of companies and individuals and not patronize any institution that continues to disrespect Black People, Black Prosperities, and Black Lives.

Moving forward, we will break the cycle which has created, among some of our red hats brothers and sisters, a type of self-hatred, self-deception, and suppression of our progression.

Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial In Georgia

As the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial in Georgia ends, it reminds me of the Casual Killing Act of 1669. The deviant law, the Casual Killing Act of 1669, which devalues Black lives and makes it legal to kill a slave at will with impunity, is far from new. In the case of Ahmaud Arbery, it took several months for his three killers to be charged.

Moreover, the casual killing of slaves” says that if a slave dies while resisting his master, the act will not be presumed to have occurred with “prepensed malice.” While listening to the defense closing statement in Mr. Arbery’s today, it’s evidence that the Casual Killing Act is still in play!

For the People Act, passed as H.R. 1 in the House and pending as S. 1 in the Senate

I have another message for Senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. It’s still NOT about YOU; It’s “For the People.” I know that you are aware of the games the Republicans play. They pretend to want bipartisan legislation; however, they walk away from voting bipartisan and vote no at the end of the day.

The Republicans’ strategy is to delay, delay, and delay and provide no support. Your baseless accusations about the cost and quality of “Build Back Better” have created catastrophes within your party, and your positions are indefensible.

The game is old, and Democrats must not tolerate their rope a dope strategies anymore, period. Additionally, Mr. Manchin and Ms. Sinema, you both have done well; you have done enough for your sponsors by giving them significant wins.

Now is your time to support your party and stop giving Mitch McConnell the power of the Senate Majority Leader! Mr. Manchin and Ms. Sinema Vote “For The People Act.” Like it says, it’s’ for the people!

Mr. Manchin and Ms. Sinema, The For the People Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fundamentally shift power away from wealthy special interests and put it in the hands of everyday people.

The bill, designated as H.R. 1 and S. 1 in Congress, is the boldest, most comprehensive democracy reform legislative package introduced in Congress in decades as it deals with ethics in government, money in politics, voting rights, election security, and gerrymandering.

The bill is multifaceted, addressing voting rights, campaign finance, redistricting, government transparency, and ethics. Many parts of the bill are reforms Common Cause has successfully won at the state and local level, often with bipartisan support. For the People Act is an opportunity to pass these important reforms at the federal level.

So, what is in the bill? Here is a quick snapshot and some highlights, broken down by the three key issue sections of the bill.

Protecting and expanding voting rights and election security:

  • Automatic voter registration
  • Online voter registration
  • Same day voter registration
  • Make election day a federal holiday
  • Voting rights restoration to people with prior felony convictions
  • Expand early voting and simplify absentee voting
  • Prohibit voter purges that kick eligible voters off the registration rolls
  • Enhance election security with increase support for a paper-based voting system and more oversight over election vendors
  • End partisan gerrymandering by established independent redistricting commissions
  • Prohibit providing false information about the elections process that discourage voting and other deceptive practices

Reduce the influence of big money in our politics:

  • Require secret money organizations that spend money in elections to disclose their donors
  • Upgrade online political spending transparency rules to ensure voters know who is paying for the advertisements they see
  • Create a small donor-focused public financing matching system so candidates for Congress aren’t just reliant on big money donors to fund their campaigns and set their priorities
  • Strengthen oversight rules to ensure those who break our campaign finance laws are held accountable
  • Overhaul the Federal Election Commission to enforce campaign finance law
  • Prohibit the use of shell companies to funnel foreign money in U.S. elections
  • Require government contractors to disclose their political spending

Ensure an ethical government accountable to the people:

  • Slow the revolving door between government officials and lobbyists
  • Expand conflict of interest law
  • Ban members of Congress from serving on corporate boards
  • Require presidents to disclose their tax returns publicly
  • Overhaul the Office of Government Ethics to ensure more robust enforcement of ethics rules
  • Require members of the U.S. Supreme Court abide by a judicial code of ethics

“If the proposed changes above sound like a lot – it is. But the decades of neglect and changing political dynamics demand comprehensive solutions”.