The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

May 9, 2013

Hiding Behind Layers of Lawyers

As expected, when the challenged Mayor RJ Berry is caught with his hand in the cookie jar, his response is not to be honest and ethical, but to hid behind layers of lawyers.
 
You see, RJ Berry has directly received over $17,000 in contributions from persons & company's who do regular business with the city. People like Neal Greenbaum who owns "Park It Place" parking lot management services and contracts with the city or Gail Armonstrong of "Pro-Fab, Inc." or Dale Armstrong of "TLC Plumbing & Utility."
 
So when confronted with this issue, where's Berry? You know Berry is always looking for a photo op; Does he go on camera? No. He lets a press aid issue a statement. And what do Berry's backers do? They file lawsuits. And that is what the above persons did. Under the pretenses of the Citizen's United case, Berry's lawyer pals at the Barnett Law Firm have brought an action against the city for violating these people rights. But apparently, they forgot to appreciate what the Citizen's United case really means.
 
Citizen's United simply allows corporations and unions to donate freely in support of a candidate, but NOT TO a candidate. Let's try this again for the sake of Berry and The Barnett Law Firm; BUT NOT TO A CANDIDATE. That usually means they can send their money to PACs or promote their own YouTube efforts.

While the silly lawsuit asserts that the case invalidates one of the "harshest restrictions still standing" they are simply wrong. In the Citizen's United opinion, the US Supreme Court was clear to say the case DID NOT erase laws concerning corporate contributions to candidates, and it DID NOT address whether the government could regulate contributions to groups that make independent expenditures. If the Citizen's United case did in-fact do what the folks at Barnett's law firm says it did, the the 1907 Tillman Act's ban on corporate campaign donations would be dead--but it's not.

In short, this is a lawsuit that will get tossed in court because it's based on false precedent analysis.

But we shouldn't be surprised by all of this because Berry's predecessor took actions he didn't like to court as well. Remember the Almighty Alcalde? Well he didn't like the restriction on term limits so he challenged that in court as well:

http://alibi.com/news/28735/For-I-Am-the-Mayor-of-Albuquerque.html
http://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/274750metro01-04-08.htm
 
But unlike Berry, Marty Chavez would step forward and answer questions directly from the media and wasn't afraid to engage reporters. Unlike the current office holder who appears to be showing simply that, he is merely an office holder....

But ironically, back when Berry was running for Mayor, rules meant everything to him. As he criticized Mayor Chavez, "Chavez’s unwillingness to abide by the will of the citizens of Albuquerque is one more demonstration of “politics as usual” at City Hall, said Berry." Albuquerque Journal, July 16, 2009.


Well Mr. Berry, the voters have said they do not want people doing business with you to have any influence in the election, and your response when called on it is to hide once again behind lawyers and press agents...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shades of Christmas past. Remember when RedFlex donated $45K to the City's SAFE ROADS ALBUQUERQUE initiative??

http://eyeonalbuquerque.blogspot.com/2011/09/smile-youre-on-scammer-camera.html

Sploited said...

So I am supposed to believe the cops when they say Berry got the money directly rather than it going to his campaign?

Of course I ain't never heard of a cop lying. Oh no wait, cops have permission to lie if it is just a little lie and it is convenient and they hate their boss and they are not allowed to stuff their faces like they want to. And, and, and.

APD cops are looking more like politicians and lawyers than cops. I always come to this blog to confirm that.

Anonymous said...

Just plain hiding. The cowards. A bunch of nutless criminal cowards. Every last one of them.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tito, nice little pow-wow u had the other day. But where an apron cause u got stains all over that tie and fat gut of yours.

Anonymous said...

3:33,
The real feelings from the berry camp. Come on, let it all out you punk. Beat any room mates lately???!?! Eaten a dozen burreatoohs lately?!?!?!?
Woodheads...
The Mayor...
His Punk sissy coward campaign manager....
And that fat bag of crap bureatooh boy!
Have fun standing in the unemployment line fellas.
POLITICIANS: THE IGGEST BAG OF SHIT LIARS LACKING HONOR WHO WILL SELL THEIR MOTHERS DOWN THE RIVER.
THE ONLY THING WORSE: THEIR ASS LICKING BOOT SHINING LACKEYS WHO SELL THEIR ASS FOR THEIR MASTER.
Say hi to your masters for us will ya. Your master bater....HaHaHa...

Anonymous said...

Sploited,
You look like something that got stuck in a drain Mr. Campaign boy. Or is that water boy, towel boy, Toilet paper boy, piss boy?!?!?

Anonymous said...

sploited, I'm glad ur up at 0333 hours, makes me feel good you got nothing else to do...we're not laughting at your, we're laughing near you!

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