Posts Tagged Rocky Anderson
Posted by Cliff Lyon in Uncategorized on January 17, 2012
Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC) January 17, 2012
The media gauntlet against 3rd party candidates is nearly impenetrable. Of the many independent and 3rd party candidates who run for President every year, I remember only Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and maybe whats-his-name-Forbes getting ANY media coverage.
As the current two-party political system begins to deteriorate and things like Occupy Wall Street go from full media blackout to 24/7 coverage, it should surprise no one that Rocky’s bid for US President IS getting significant media attention.
Posted by Cliff Lyon in Uncategorized on January 16, 2012
Speech: Full Text
January 13, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah
Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson Accepting Justice Party Nomination for Candidacy for President of the United States (website)
I am proud to accept the nomination of the Justice Party to run as its candidate for President of the United States.
This is not my campaign. This is a campaign of, for, and by the people. We join together in this endeavor for the sake of justice – social justice, environmental justice, and economic justice. We pledge to organize and act, tenaciously and over the long haul, for the sake of the public interest, to enhance and protect freedom for all, and to vindicate the sacred promise of justice for all.
Those who understand that our great nation and its people have been harmed severely, and are at tremendous risk for even greater damage in the future, can be powerful agents of positive change. We need not settle for governance by the Republican and Democratic parties, which thrive on the corrupt money machine, nor do we have to confine ourselves to voting for the lesser of two evils, if indeed there is a lesser evil among the common choices.
If we have the vision, the courage, and the will, we can, together, forge a very different way – a way that will lead to a future of fiscal responsibility and respectful regard for the economic burdens we leave for later generations; secure jobs and fair compensation; decency and rationality in our cruel, self-destructive criminal justice system that is largely based on an irrational rage to punish; an investment in our nation’s infrastructure, education, and innovation that is as substantial as our need to re-gain our global competitive edge; compassionate and rational immigration reform; respect for fundamental human and civil rights; victory over the stranglehold of the military-industrial-congressional complex; protection of our air, water, and wild lands; essential health care for all, as in every other nation in the industrialized world; protection against and condemnation of illegal wars of aggression, pursuant to the United Nations Charter and the Kellogg-Briand Pact; international leadership on the urgent challenge of climate change; and restoration of the rule of law, including full accountability for crimes, regardless of the wealth or status of the perpetrators.
Men, women, and children across the United States, and throughout the world, are suffering horrendously because of the corruption of our government, the timidity of much of the public, and criminality that is rewarded rather than rectified. Lives have been taken, lifetime injuries inflicted, life savings decimated, essential health care rendered more elusive for millions of people, jobs lost, and the damage inflicted by our nation’s debt increased exponentially — all because of crimes committed with impunity, public policy guided by bribery, and a crooked two-tiered economic and justice system that rewards a narrow class of rich and powerful people while devastating the rest.
The root of this disaster is systemic corruption fed by money from the few who have benefited. The public’s interest in catching up with the rest of the industrialized world and providing essential health care to every man, woman, and child has been undermined by the corrupting influence of money flowing from the medical and insurance industries. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Clinton Collard in Uncategorized on January 13, 2012
Rocky will accept the nomination of the Justice Party for U.S. President at the Olpin Theater on the U of U campus today at 1:00pm. (Google Map)
Come see the Justice Party born here in your own back yard. Someday you’ll be able to say you were there.
If you can’t make it (on such short notice), please show some love with small donation.
Olpin Theatre (Google Map)
Oplin Union Building
200 South Central Campus Drive
SLC, Utah 84112
Posted by Cliff Lyon in Uncategorized on December 11, 2011
I think I’ve just eye-witnessed the spontaneous birth of a new political party and in the most unlikely of places – Utah.
But, hey. Why not Utah? Are we not the home of political mavericks?
Did we Utahns not replace a senior, sitting senator at convention (Bennett R-UT) with an insane, tea-party nobody? Did we not also deliver the only sane GOP candidate for president (Jon Huntsman)?
That’s right. So no one should be surprised widely popular, 2-term, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is running for President. And its about time. Even if this time around is just a warm up, it will be fun.
Here’s why: How many progressive, red-state mayors can say they handed Bill O’Reilly his ass on O’Reilly’s own show …/anderson-spanks-bill-oreilly/, or provoked Sean Hannity into to a live debate televised on Fox News! (…that one turned into a professional wrestling match. Make some popcorn its a 2-hour brawl.)
That was two Wednesday’s ago. The next day, folks began to gather at Rocky’s house in Salt Lake. Paul Zieitz came out from Washington and a nascent steering committee kicked into high gear. The first state committee was tele-formed and a plan to get on the ballot in all fifty states was hatched around a dining room table and a speaker phone. (If you would like to form a committee in your state, contact Paul (end of press release)
This is not at all how I expected a third party to form. I always thought it would be a well funded, meticulously-planned, institutionally sponsored effort. Instead, it just happened. And like the Occupy Movement, no one owns it and it has no platform…yet.
The founding and interim steering committee are made up of the most unlikely characters: more women than men, all busy and passionate, but otherwise ‘unremarkable.’
The first, monumental task ahead is to get on the ballot in California. That means 103,000 Justice party registrations or approx 200K signatures BY JAN 2…two weeks? If that miracle happens, the other 49 states should be a cinch. Stranger things have happened.
Hey, people are winter camping in public parks in every major city in the world and one of the major American political parties seems about to crash and burn along with its media arm (Murdoch). A political vacuum is forming.
Its crazy. Everything is crazy. The rules are changing. A Dkos recommend can change the world. But it feels right and it feels unstoppable.
Posted by Cliff Lyon in Uncategorized on December 4, 2011
So Rocky has announced a run for president. And in predictable fashion, the Salt Lake Tribune has fed the fly fodder to its anti-Rocky fans. Pathetic. Rocky was a widely popular 2 term mayor of Salt Lake City and remains a widely popular former mayor.
Rocky addressed the subject of the Occupy movement to reporters.
Posted by Cliff Lyon in Uncategorized on November 30, 2011
University of Utah, May 4, 2007. Two Hours. Moderated by Ken Verdoia.
Rocky laid out a bullet-proof prima-facie case for the impeachment of George W. Bush.
Hannity retreated into his hallmark pandering strategy refusing to address the facts in the case for impeachment of Bush. Not one word about Bush, the Constitution, illegal rendition, torture, wiretapping US citizens illegally, or the suspension of Habeas Corpus. Just personal attacks on Rocky as if labeling Rocky will somehow make the fact that Bush is impeachable go away.
Some still support Bush. They need to ask themselves:
Is your patriotism strong enough to hold a president you love accountable for his crimes and impeachable offenses? Or are you making an exception? Are you a full time American Patriot, or does it “depend?”
Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3
Thanks as always to Norm at OneGoodMove for providing this video.
Posted by Becky Stauffer in Uncategorized on March 11, 2009
Rachel Maddow does quite a good job with this segment, all about Utah. She brings in Rocky Anderson to explain why, despite some positive moves, the Utah legislature insists on adding some all new wackiness in its liquor laws.
Posted by Cliff Lyon in Uncategorized on March 28, 2007
I posted about this earlier. But last night discovered that after the interview in which Rocky Anderson thoroughly spanked O’Rielly for his ignorance of the Constitution, O’Reilly engaged Andrew Napolitano, a thoroughly discredited (by the National Review nonetheless) former TV Judge, to further misinform the American people while providing O’Reilly some much needed moral support after Rocky bitch-slapped him for not knowing the Constitution.
But then to my great surprise, Napolitano agreed with the O’Reilly lie that impeachment requires a felony or crime (not that that would be a problem either), BUT IT’S NOT TRUE! Any judge should know that, which means Napolitano is either STUPID, or he’s a lying FOX SELLOUT sonufabitch. I believe the latter is more likely.
The Constitution says “high crimes or misdemeanors”, unless Bush got it re-written recently under some new Unitary Executive privilege we don’t know about yet because it was done through a secret executive order authorizing the use of secret signing letters that amend the Constitution.
These men know no shame. They have in effect knowingly lied and mislead millions of views on behalf of their corrupt Big Media masters. Is it any wonder our country is gone to hell in a hand basket?
And here’s the interview. I can’t get enough of it.
Btw: Sean Hannity has agreed to debate Rocky in SLC on May 4th. The details have yet to be worked out. Stay tuned.
Posted by Cliff Lyon in Uncategorized on March 22, 2007
This is why we love Rocky. The contrast between Rocky and Bill was palatable. Bill seemed so small and helpless.
There does not need to be a demonstrable crime to impeach the president of the United States. Apparently Bill thinks there does.
I almost choked when Bill said in disagreement:
I think I know more than you do about American history and the Constitution.
Rocky of course was an ACLU legal eagle.
Andrew Napolitano,Rocky Anderson, Bill O’Rielly
Rocky says: Do you just have guests on your show so you can hear yourself talk? …You invite guests on to call them names?
After the segment, O’Reilly engaged Fox’s Senior Judicial Analyst, a thoroughly discredited (by the National Review nonetheless) former NJ State Judge, Andrew Napolitano for a little moral support after the spanking Rocky gave O’Reilly for his ignorance on the Constitution.
Here’s what Mitt Romney says about Rocky