Thursday, January 06, 2005

Unconstitutional for Rossello to be Senator

Section 8. The term of office of Senators and Representatives shall begin on the second day of January immediately following the date of the general election in which they shall have been elected. If, prior to the fifteen months immediately preceding the date of the next general election, a vacancy occurs in the office of Senator or Representative for a district, the Governor shall call a special election in said district within thirty days following the date on which the vacancy occurs. This election shall be held not later than ninety days after the call, and the person elected shall hold office for the rest of the unexpired term of his predecessor. When said vacancy occurs during a legislative session, or when the Legislative Assembly or the Senate has been called for a date prior to the certification of the results of the special election, the presiding officer of the appropriate house shall fill said vacancy by appointing the person recommended by the central committee of the political party of which his predecessor in office was a member. Such person shall hold the office until certification of the election of the candidate who was elected. When the vacancy occurs within fifteen months prior to a general election, or when it occurs in the office of a Senator at Large or a Representative at Large, the presiding officer of the appropriate house shall fill it, upon the recommendation of the political party of which the previous holder of the office was a member, by appointing a person selected in the same manner as that in which his predecessor was selected. A vacancy in the office of a Senator at Large or a Representative at Large elected as an independent candidate shall be filled by an election in all districts.

Puerto Rican Constitution, Article III, Section 8

What's the big fuss about Rossello being senator. He can't. If it were a senator at large that had resigned then the Senate leader can appoint a replacement. But, since the senator that resigned is from a district in Arecibo, a district in which Rossello doesn't live, then the Governor has to hold a special election. Rossello could get appointed now, but his appointment will only last until the new senator from the district is elected and certified. In this special election, Rossello can't run either because of Section 6 of the Constitution, which reads
Section 6. No person shall be eligible to election or appointment as Senator or Representative for a district unless he has resided therein at least one year immediately prior to his election or appointment.

Rossello is trying his hardest to get a job. But the reality is that he can't, unless the Constitution is violated, and the PNP have a history of doing that.

"Yo no tengo ninguna animosidad con el compañero Kenneth McClintock. Pero las motivaciones tienen que ver con lo que entiendo yo podría aportar para agresivamente llevar a cabo todos estos compromisos y muy especialmente el compromiso de definir el status político de Puerto Rico, finalmente"

Pedro Rosselló

Rossello says that he needs to be president of the Senate so that he can agressively push the PNP agenda especially to resolve the status issue. Bull. He was governor for 8 years! He had plenty of time to push the status issue, and he did. And everytime he pushed it, he lost. Rossello is a sham and clutz.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Juramentacion Colonial


La ceremonIa de juramentación comenzó, con sólo ocho minutos de atraso, con la presentación de los himnos, a cargo de la Banda de Puerto Rico, dirigida por Cucco Peña, y la presentación de los colores de las banderas de Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos, a cargo del secretario de Estado saliente, José M. Izquierdo.

- ENDI.com

The inaguration began with both national anthems being played. I ask myself why? The US has nothing to do with insular politics. Puerto Rico is even a part of the US. I think this is another sign of Puerto Rico's colonial mentality. AAV gives off mixed signals because even though both anthmes were played in the picture above he is only waving one flag - la monoestrellada. I think he's a melon.

PNP's Stir Up Violence, Again


. . .en la Avenida Roosevelt, en Hato Rey, simpatizantes del derrotado ex gobernador y presidente del Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP), Pedro Rosselló, protagonizaban otro incidente violento con los medios de comunicación del país.

Allí, el camarógrafo de Telemundo, Ricardo Ortiz, fue agredido en la cabeza con una bandera por simpatizantes que, al igual que en otras actividades del PNP, insultaron verbalmente y trataron de intimidar a la prensa que hacía su trabajo en el lugar.

Rodeado de varias decenas de fanáticos del partido que agitaban insistentemente banderas de Estados Unidos, Casillas exaltó que los simpatizantes habían llegado al lugar respondiendo a “un grito de guerra para defender la estadidad”.


- ENDI.com
Sympathizers of Pedro Rossello and the statehood party have stirred up violence again in Puerto Rico, this time injuring people from the media. I don't get it. These people are suppose want statehood, yet they go there actions are unorthodox and not even democratic. They beat up the press, insult non-statehooders, and ignore the very democratic principles they are suppose to be defending. Statehooders are hipocrits and liars, and in the words of G.W. Bush, "evil."

Sunday, January 02, 2005

AAV on pivazos

"Ser el gobernador electo por miles de votos mixtos es un orgullo, una fortaleza y no una debilidad, como mucha gente piensa, porque representa la confianza de los puertorriqueños de otros partidos en mi persona."

Aníbal Acevedo Vilá

Let's hope he shows that same "confianza" in those people that voted for him.