I think that he will actually offer his resignation to save the country from deteriorating further since he took office. It will be his grand gesture…his martyrdom…that will allow him to avoid a bitter defeat in 2012.
If you don’t think this is true, then spread the word of this idea, and maybe it will take hold!
RUSH. I say to you, ladies and gentlemen: I once again have become a titular head of the Republican Party, calling the shots. (chuckling) Did you hear Sharpton say “Rush Limbar”? Al Sharpton. It wasn’t finished there on MSNBC. On the Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell speaking to the author Richard Wolffe who’s just a… If they ever do a colonoscopy on Obama, they’re gonna find Richard Wolffe’s head there. Richard Wolffe is a big author and just a big Obama apologist. Anyway he’s talking to Lawrence O’Donnell about me saying yesterday that Boehner should tell Obama that he can’t have September 7th to speak before a joint session. O’Donnell says, “Is this the night I have to begin this program by saying, ‘Rush Limbaugh is right, the president was trying to upstage a Republican debate’? Is there any real working theory to the contrary?”
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In April of this year, after persistent badgering by MSNBC‘s Chris Matthews, veteran commentator Pat Buchanan said the obvious about President Barack Obama: “I think he’s affirmative action all the way.”
Matthews had been goading Buchanan to defend similar comments made by Donald Trump in his short-lived shot at the presidency. “How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?” Trump had asked. “Let him show his records.”
“By charging that Obama was not admitted based on merit,” the Nation fretted in an articled headlined “Confronting Trump’s Coded Racism”
…Had any of the above critics checked with Barack Obama, however, they might not have been quite so quick to cry “ugly strain.” In a 1990 letter to the Harvard Law Record defending the Harvard Law Review‘s affirmative-action policies, Obama openly confessed to being an affirmative-action baby.
In a rare honest moment, Obama described himself as someone “who has undoubtedly benefited from affirmative-action programs during my academic career, and as someone who may have benefited from the Law Review‘s affirmative-action policy when I was selected to join the Review last year.”
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There is increasing evidence that the far left is becoming ever more panicked by the thought of tea-party motivated Republicans taking control of the executive branch and both houses of Congress in 2012. That would be just four years after the nation celebrated the anointment of the Manger Baby from the mean streets of Chicago.
It all seemed so other-worldly and leg-tingling at the time — warmup performances by Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow, followed by the historic teleprompter speech, and all framed by those unforgettable Styrofoam Greek columns befitting the ascendancy of the Son of Saul.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the Obamessiah’s quest to calm the oceans and heal the planet. Like in a science-fiction thriller, he morphed from Kenyan Manger Baby into the King of Cons before our very eyes. Admittedly, it took at least fifteen minutes after he was sworn into office for many Americans to realize they had been bamboozled.
Now, the jig is up, as fickle Americans are deserting the King of Cons in droves. Basically, he is now clinging to the life preserver (or is it a death preserver?) thrown to him by the far left — communists, socialists, progressives, union nastys, and big-business types who share in the benefits of the scam (e.g., Jeffrey Immelt), as well as a variety of other political maggots.
Fortified by an army of clueless but angry useful idiots, lefties who are petrified by the thought of losing power have pulled out their never-fail Marxist playbooks and revved up the smearing, the lying, the hate mongering, and the blaming in a desperate effort to ward off an election holocaust in 2012.
The latest example of the left’s panic-stricken rhetoric came at a Congressional Black Caucus event in Miami last week, when an obscure…
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, speaking at West Point, said last week that “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined.” In saying this, Gates was repeating a dictum laid down by Douglas MacArthur after the Korean War, who urged the United States to avoid land wars in Asia. Given that the United States has fought four major land wars in Asia since World War II — Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq — none of which had ideal outcomes, it is useful to ask three questions: First, why is fighting a land war in Asia a bad idea? Second, why does the United States seem compelled to fight these wars? And third, what is the alternative that protects U.S. interests in Asia without large-scale military land wars?
The Hindrances of Overseas Wars
Let’s begin with the first question, the answer to which is rooted in demographics and space. The population of Iraq is currently about 32 million. Afghanistan has a population of less than 30 million. The U.S. military, all told, consists of about 1.5 million active-duty personnel (plus 980,000 in the reserves), of whom more than 550,000 belong to the Army and about 200,000 are part of the Marine Corps. Given this, it is important to note that the United States strains to deploy about 200,000 troops at any one time in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that many of these troops are in support rather than combat roles. The same was true in Vietnam, where the United States was challenged to field a maximum of about 550,000 troops (in a country much more populous than Iraq or Afghanistan) despite conscription and a larger standing army.
(Excerpt) Read more at stratfor.com …
WASHINGTON — Some have described Hurricane Irene as “the most over-hyped event in history.” Americans in the Northeast who were flooded out of their homes and businesses and those without electricity, fuel or water don’t agree. But a U.S. official I spoke with this week told me, “The next storm coming from down south is already deadlier than Irene, and nobody is paying attention.”
My source wants to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to talk about these matters with the media. He doesn’t work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the National Weather Service — and he isn’t talking about Hurricane Katia, now approaching the U.S. mainland from the Atlantic Ocean. He works for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and he says, “Our government has helped to create the ‘perfect deadly storm.'” Sadly, his forecast is likelier to be right than anything from our weather guessers.
According to The Associated Press, Hurricane Irene claimed more than 40 lives and caused an estimated $7 billion in damage. That’s just a fraction of the number of American lives already lost this year to overdoses on illicit substances and in drug-related violence. Estimates of the financial costs associated with illegal drugs — criminal activity, lost productivity, medical treatment, rehabilitation and incarceration for those convicted — are more than $215 billion per year. According to my source, “that’s nothing compared to what’s coming. It’s about to get a whole lot worse.” The facts bear out his dire prediction.
In the 1980s, Nancy Reagan was famous for telling kids, “Just say no to drugs.” Today’s first lady is on an anti-fast food campaign. In the 1990s, the Clinton administration increased funding for the DEA and started Plan Colombia to deal with the tons of cocaine coming into the U.S. The Obama administration has reduced funding for both. As president, George W. Bush enforced a zero-tolerance policy for federal workers using illicit drugs. Now the White House and Justice Department refuse to enforce federal narcotics laws against those with a “prescription” for medical marijuana or for “user amounts” of drugs in the possession of criminals. And now Americans’ insatiable appetite for mind-altering chemicals, psychotropic substances and hallucinogenic vegetation is threatening the stability of entire nations.
Illicit drug trafficking and human trafficking across our southern border have reached unprecedented levels. Violent criminal gangs directly connected to Mexican drug and extortion cartels kill and maim nearly 1,000 Mexican citizens every month — a level of violence well beyond that experienced in Iraq or Afghanistan. The carnage is wrecking any hope for normal life or economic activity in Mexican society and prompting a new flood of desperate “refugees” across our border.
Last week, members of the vicious Los Zetas cartel firebombed a casino in Monterrey, Mexico’s second-largest city. The attack incinerated 52 people inside the building. Mexican counter-narcotics officials say the attack was intended to “scare the casino’s owners into making payments for protection.” This week, more than 130 schools in Acapulco did not open because teachers have been threatened with “execution” by drug gangs if they show up at school without paying the cartelistas 50 percent of their salaries for protection.
But it’s not just Mexico. Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica in Central America are now under siege, as well. All of these countries are enduring a dramatic spike in violent crime — particularly unsolved homicides and kidnappings — and, of course, government corruption. In Honduras, the Sinaloa cartel perpetrates gruesome “extortion murders” to impress upon reluctant farmers and businessmen the “necessity of paying their protection tax.”
Chuck Holton, my friend and fearless cameraman who has accompanied me on multiple trips to cover our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has just returned from Guatemala, the scene of grisly violence against farmers who refuse to plant the “specialty crops” demanded by gun-wielding drug dealers. Holton said: “The Guatemalan government is struggling to mount a response against the infiltration of hyper-violent Mexican cartels that have moved into the northern reaches of the country, where they cultivate marijuana for export to the U.S. Often the drugs are shipped in Agency for International Development grain sacks in a truly surreal form of recycling.”
The Obama administration, so proud of its “contingency planning” for Hurricane Irene, appears blind to the growing “drug storm” already overwhelming our southern neighbors. The U.S. Justice Department, paralyzed by allegations of complicity in allowing thousands of firearms to be “gunwalked” into Mexico, is busy trying to deflect blame for an “operation” gone terribly wrong. We can only hope that the O-Team looks south to the darkness on the horizon.
Edited on Thursday, September 01, 2011 9:44:53 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]
Most American voters think the U.S. political system is broken, and more than half think major political uprisings like those recently seen elsewhere around the world are likely to happen in the United States in the next decade.
These are some of the findings from a Fox News poll released Thursday.
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Hmm. I viewed many of the comments earlier and they weren’t so flattering toward the One. I wonder just who at the WH was reading the “flattering” comments and decided to call NFL.com because now they’re closed and not viewable.
You can see the number of comments left in the Most Commented tab. Still #2 as of this writing.
UPDATE: Now the most commented tab is now scrubbed free and you’d never know there was any interest in the article.
UPDATE II: You can find the cached page with only three comments here.
Kenneth Melson, former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has a new job as a “senior adviser” in the Justice Department.
A bruised and battered veteran of the U.S. Civil Service explained how the government silences whistleblowers and other uncooperative employees: “They give you a big promotion, a fancy title and a new office, but no staff and nothing to do. Then they tell you to watch the flagpole in front of headquarters and, if that flag moves, you come tell us immediately. After that, you’re never heard from again.” Whistleblowers in the Washington bureaucracy come in all ideological stripes, but the one thing they almost invariably have in common is being subjected to this treatment. Some stick to their guns and alert the public to a problem in government, but most are bored into submission.
Kenneth Melson, the now former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the center of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, appears to be getting the treatment now. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that Melson has a new job as a “senior adviser” in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy. According to Holder, “Ken brings decades of experience at the department and extensive knowledge in forensic science to his new role, and I know he will be a valuable contributor on these issues. As he moves into this new role, I want to thank Ken for his dedication to the department over the last three decades.” Sounds just hunky-dory, doesn’t it? Don’t be surprised if in a few weeks a lonely Melson is gazing out of an obscure Justice Department office, staring at a flagpole, waiting for something to do.
Or maybe not. There is an alternative explanation for Melson’s promotion. His testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., was crucial in shining light on a misguided ATF program that allowed thousands of firearms to be sold to suppliers for Mexican drug cartels. The idea was the weapons would show up in Mexican crime scenes and thereby link high-ranking cartel figures to the ghastly murders that have become such a familiar part of the story south of the border.
Instead, some of the weapons — most cannot be accounted for by ATF — have shown up at crime scenes here in the U.S., including a desolate spot in the Arizona desert where a U.S. Border Patrol agent was gunned down in December. Officials from the top to the bottom of the Justice Department ran for the exits at that point, but Issa still managed to expose the basic facts about Operation Fast and Furious. Much of what Issa learned, however, came from sources other than Melson. And while Melson insisted that senior Justice Department officials knew and approved of the operation, nobody above him has been fired or otherwise disciplined as a result. Perhaps the new job — which pays well and is out of the spotlight — is intended simply to give Melson something else to talk about.
There are times when the unreality of a situation is such that you just gape in disbelief. Such is my reaction upon perusing the reaction of the institutional left (and I include Big Media in that description) to Obama’s reversal of his former decision to urinate all over the GOP debate next Wednesday.
To listen to the stuck pigs of Big Media, the issue is not whether there is precedent for a President to lift his leg and piss all over the opposition. No, sir: the issue is whether there is precedent for Congress to refuse a President’s wishes regarding the timing of a joint session.
They all simply swallow, with a deliberate and premeditated attitude of extreme naivete, the administration’s protests that it was just a coincidence that the speech was planned at the same time as a GOP debate. Sheer happenstance! And so, Boehner’s entirely reasonable request for a day’s delay is UNPRECEDENTED!!!
The situation struck some Capitol veterans as almost unprecedented in modern times. . . . .
“It is unprecedented to reject the date that a president wants to address a joint session of the Congress,” said a senior Democratic aide familiar with arranging such events in the Capitol. “Yes, consultation always occurs, but the president always gets the date he wants.”
“Can’t think of a precedent offhand, but it is predictable,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor at Princeton University who has written extensively on American politics. “The GOP has a consistent strategy: block, obstruct and make life difficult for the president. Whatever he wants, as Groucho Marx said, they are against it.”
The New York Times:
Congressional historians said Mr. Boehner’s move was unprecedented.
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Ron Paul: Rick Perry is a Flip-Flopper ~ “there is little difference between Republicans and Democrats”
Prison Planet.com � Ron Paul: Rick Perry is a Flip-Flopper:
Paul said Perry may “walk off” with the presidency if the American people do not wake up and realize there is little difference between Republicans and Democrats, as evidenced by Perry’s support for healthcare at gunpoint and his role as Al Gore’s Texas campaign manager in 1988.
Perry claims he did not know at the time Gore was a radical global warmist.
Jones added that Perry – despite his phony states’ rights and Tea Party rhetoric – is a dyed in the wool globalist who worked behind the scenes to implement a Trans-Texas Corridor slicing through Texas from the Mexican border to Oklahoma. Perry proposed that the border-busting project be financed by private contractors (principally Cintra in Spain) in exchange for the right to levy tolls in Texas……………….
RUSH: From the Associated Press: “Obama yields to Boehner‘s September the 8th speech timing,” and listen to this pull quote. “With new August unemployment numbers ready to be released Friday, Obama is under pressure to lay out his plan. In seeking a joint session of Congress to deliver it, he is turning the effort into a public relations campaign.”
AP wrote that. Unbelievable! AP, describing this as not something hugely statesman-like, but rather a PR campaign, public relations campaign. If Obama really cared, you know what he would do at this joint session is apologize. He would apologize for the damage that he’s done to the US economy. He would apologize for these policies and swear that he’s now gonna do a 180. He would apologize for what he has done. No, I’m serious. If he really cared, he would apologize.
Now, of course, I’m not under any illusion. He’s not gonna apologize. He’s not through, folks. He’s going to double down. He’s going to make proposals here that the Republicans can’t possibly accept and try to create a campaign where he gets to run against Congress. But let’s look at that. By the time he runs, three years of the four will have been under total Democrat Party control. Now, that’s gonna be a tough point to make because Congress is Congress, and it’s gonna be a tough point to convince a whole lot of voters, “Well, yeah, Democrats ran the Congress.” People instinctively hate Congress anyway, so that’s what he’s banking on. He’s gonna do a Harry Truman, gonna run against an obstructionist, do-nothing Congress.
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Designed for camping in the great outdoors or entertaining guests while tailgating, Dish Network announced the release of the Tailgaiter, a mobile satellite television antenna that’s compatible with Dish Network service. Weighing in at 10 pounds, the satellite antenna is encased in a 10-sided plastic shell with a handle for lugging around the device. The shell is designed to protect the antenna in poor weather conditions and allows the dish to rotate within the casing to align with the satellite. The Tailgater portable antenna also requires a Model ViP 211k HD Solo receiver to pick up high definition stations.
The Tailgaiter comes with 50-feet of coaxial cable to reach the television housed in the recreational vehicle or any compatible transport and the device requires a 110-volt power connection to run correctly. When powered up, users simply select the state that the vehicle is parked in and the Tailgater automatically searches for the strongest signal. Pop-up warnings appear on the screen when the satellite antenna starts to lose signal strength and the consumer can adjust the position of the Tailgater if needed.
The Tailgater is priced at $350 with the additional 211k HD Solo receiver adding another $149.99 to the total. Current subscribers to Dish Network can opt into a monthly option for activating the box, only requiring a $7 monthly charge when the box is active. For instance, if a NFL fan only wants to use the box during the season, they can leave it deactivated for the remainder of the year and save about $40. Dish Network’s portable satellite antenna is also competitvely priced compared to alternatives from VuCube, Sea-King and Wineguard. For instance, models of the Vucube recreational vehicle satellite TV antenna start around $600 and the Wineguard antennas start around $900. However, both of these models are compatible with other satellite TV providers such as DirecTV and Bell………………..
In what seems to be a growing trend, a man is facing hefty charges all because of an incident involving a camera and the police.
The state of Illinois has charged Allison with five counts of wiretapping, each punishable by four to 15 years in prison.
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Florida Republican Rep. Allen West will not be receiving a response to his letter challenging the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Emanuel Cleaver to condemn recent attacks from its members on the tea party any time soon.
CBC spokeswoman Stephanie Young told The Daily Caller Thursday morning the CBC is likely not to respond to West in the coming weeks due to its hectic schedule and the CBC’s current focus on jobs.
Young issued a statement Wednesday in response to inquiries about West’s letter and threat to leave the CBC, which made no reference to the aforementioned snafu.
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In 1848, Communists rose in revolution across Europe, united by a document prepared for the purpose, entitled Manifesto of the Communist Party. Its author was a degenerate parasite named Karl Marx, whom a small gang of wealthy Communists – the League of Just Men – hired for the purpose. The Manifesto told its adherents and its victims what the Communists would do.
But the Revolution of 1848 failed. The perpetrators escaped, just ahead of the police. And they went, of course, to the united States. In 1856, the Republican Party ran its first candidate for President. By that time, these Communists from Europe had thoroughly infiltrated this country, especially the North. Many became high ranking officers in the Union Army and top government officials.
Down through the decades, Americans have wondered about Yankee brutality in that war. Lee invaded the North, but that sublime Christian hero forbade any forays against civilians. Military genius Stonewall Jackson stood like a stone wall and routed the Yankees at Manassas, but when Barbara Frietchie insisted on flying the Yankee flag in Frederick, Maryland, rather than the Stars and Bars, that sublime Christian hero commanded, according to John Greenleaf Whittier, “‘Who touches a hair of yon gray head/Dies like a dog! March on!’ he said.”
But the Yankees, invading the South, were monsters, killing, raping and destroying civilian property. In one Georgia town, some 400 women were penned in the town square in the July heat for almost a week without access to female facilities. It got worse when the Yankee slime got into the liquor. Some two thousand Southern women and children were shipped north to labor as slaves. Didn’t you learn that in school?………………….
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Obama and the Burden of Exceptionalism
Obama and the Burden of Exceptionalism:
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times: President Obama is destroying the country. Some say this destructiveness is intended; most say it is inadvertent, an outgrowth of inexperience, ideological wrong-headedness and an oddly undefined character.
Indeed, on the matter of Mr. Obama’s character, today’s left now sounds like the right of three years ago. They have begun to see through the man and are surprised at how little is there.
Yet there is something more than inexperience or lack of character that defines this presidency: Mr. Obama came of age in a bubble of post-’60s liberalism that conditioned him to be an adversary of American exceptionalism. In this liberalism America‘s exceptional status in the world follows from a bargain with the devil—an indulgence in militarism, racism, sexism, corporate greed, and environmental disregard as the means to a broad economic, military, and even cultural supremacy in the world.
And therefore America’s greatness is as much the fruit of evil as of a devotion to freedom.
Unless a country is allowed to maintain its own identity, history and culture while allowing people to integrate, it leads to ethnic strife and death. Insisting that those joining their community share the same language and accept the culture of their new homes, does not mean the emigrants may not maintain their own culture in their personal dealings. It does not, in any way, denigrate the emigrants culture.
It does, however,mean the blatantly obvious:
”You have left your home country, and you are free and welcome in ours. As long as you learn our language and respect our laws, and the rights of our citizens to continue to run our government and our lives as though you never arrived on our shores, you are welcome. If you feel you cannot join and live within the parameters of the free culture you have arrived in, you have the same freedom to leave our shores as you had to come here. You do not have the right to try to change this country into anything.”
No country can survive the Balkanization created when weak-kneed politicians allow emigrants to set up their own cultural enclaves, complete with foreign justice systems and “No-go zones”for the host countries law enforcement………………
It is 1991, and Yugoslavia, born of the ashes of WWI, is starting to break up. It is a violent affair that will be long, painful, bloody, and complex. Numerous wars in the multi-ethnic region will be fought, with Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia declaring independence from Serb-dominated Yugoslavia and, in turn, Serb minorities seeking independence from the last two regions. Slovenes, Croats, Bosnians (virtually all Muslim), and Albanians (largely Muslim) will battle Serbs. Croats and Bosnians will unite to battle them — then fight each other as well — then unite again; and Albanians will take up the sword against Macedonians. Muslims will burn churches, and minority populations will be purged from many of these regions. They are the first conflicts since WWII to be formerly deemed genocidal, and these wars will introduce English-speakers to a new term: ethnic cleansing.
…Unlike in Teddy Roosevelt’s America, there today is insufficient will to countervail this desire. The modern West is now like a man whose belief in himself and sense of purpose are so shattered that he has begun to think the world would be better off without him. It is a civilization that has gone from proud to prostrate, transitioning from the proposition that it is wrong to impose your ways on others in their lands to the proposition that it is wrong to impose your ways on others in your land. And this belief has a name: multiculturalism.
Multiculturalists say that the proverbial American melting pot must be replaced by the “salad bowl,” the idea that culturally dissimilar ingredients can co-exist and complement each other. According to them, “diversity” isn’t a problem to be overcome but a strength to be celebrated — and intensified through programs such as ethnic studies.
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com …
“…The DOJ lawsuit constitutes another attempt by the Obama Administration to stifle economic growth through excessive government intervention and regulation. The lawsuit hinders investment, technological advancement, and job creation, while simultaneously creating more uncertainty in the market. This latest overreach continues the Obama Administration’s attempt to control private enterprise by executive fiat. The Department’s suit stands to impose onerous mandates and a capricious regulatory regime on the merged company, lest the DOJ halt the merger altogether.
“Hypothetical claims by the Department of Justice that the merger will lead to higher prices and fewer choices for consumers completely ignore recent history. The government’s own data show that over the past decade wireless bills were slashed in half, despite five major telecommunications mergers during that time. Today, 90 percent of Americans can choose between an average of 5 or more mobile voice carriers. The market also shows substantial competition with smaller wireless carriers on the regional level.
“Instead of political posturing and overregulating, the federal government should focus on alleviating the regulatory burden that has stalled recovery and handcuffed entrepreneurship and job creation in the American economy.”
(Excerpt) Read more at atr.org …
WND Exclusive SHOWDOWN AT THE QUARTZSITE CORRAL
‘Nazi-police’ town has election ‘stolen’
‘They found a whole bunch of early ballots they could stuff the box with’
Posted: August 31, 2011
7:47 pm Eastern
By Joe Kovacs
© 2011 WND
The mayor of Quartzsite, Ariz., the town seething in vitriol since police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a public meeting despite the mayor’s objections lost in a recall election last night, but claims the “corrupt” town council fixed the results to force him out.
Mayor Ed Foster of Quartzsite, Ariz., says his town is filled with massive corruption among government officials.
“They found a whole bunch of early ballots they could stuff the box with,” said Mayor Ed Foster, telling WND the election was “absolutely” stolen.
Foster says at the polling place, he was winning by a 2-to-1 margin over former Town Councilman and Quartzsite Fire Department Capt. Jose Lizarraga.
But there had been 328 early ballots cast, and 208 of those went to Lizarraga, giving the win to Lizarraga by a final tally of 289 votes to 230.
“There’s no doubt about it [being a fixed election],” said Foster. “The early voting was so obscenely different. … Whether people voted early or late should not have affected the weight of the vote.”
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But the outcome is not deterring Foster from continuing his fight against alleged corruption in his rural town. In fact, he plans on running again for mayor, as primaries are slated for March, and a general election in May.
“They stole it from me. I’m gonna take it back,” he said.
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Here’s my question: What does the President even do? Do we need one?
In fact, one step further: I think the institution of the Presidency has largely ruined my life and the lives of most other people.
My proposal: We don’t need a President of the United States. In fact, he’s useless.
First off, the Constitution doesn’t even address the powers of the Presidency until Article II. The Founders clearly thought the legislative branch was more important, i.e. the actual branch that creates laws, declares wars, etc.
But, in a prior post I’ve already written that there’s no longer a need for a legislative branch the way the Founders conceived it. Times have changed and technology has driven away all of the initial reasons for a republic-based legislative branch so we can have a true democracy commanded by a much more informed electorate:
Just to summarize my prior post: The only original reasons the founding fathers had for an elected legislative branch (a republic instead of a democracy) were:
A) there was no way to transmit information quickly to the voters (now we have the internet so everyone can actually vote and be informed)
B) the founding fathers figured only rich landowners could afford to be congressmen (still mostly true) so that their interests above all would be represented (again, not a true democracy but more a bastardized distortion of one).
So now, we could:
A) save the $4bb in costs that is the budget of congress each year
B) save the trillion or so in costs that are all the “you vote for my bridge and I’ll vote for yours” pork that happens
C) save the 10s of billions in lobbying costs each year (not it would cost 100s of billions to do the same lobbying via advertising instead of just taking a congressman out for dinner)
D) avoid all the fear-mongering and partisanship that was caused by the debt ceiling argument and other similar meaningless arguments
E) actually have mothers vote on whether or not to send their kids to war.
Ok, enough on that. [See also, why I don't vote: "Politics is a Scam"]
So what’s the Presidency for? According to the Constitution:……………………
by Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III
How long have Tennessee judges been arresting people without cause and locking up people without due process?
(Aug. 31, 2011) —Editor’s Note: The events depicted by LCDR Fitzpatrick in the following interview occurred on August 30, 2011.
I called the Tenth Judicial District office today and spoke with Assistant District Attorney Robinson. I sent the audio to you. He hung up on me, although he gave me a lot.
I also sent two other audios with that. One of them is the one from the 15th of October [DS400125(2)], which is the telephone call to Special Agent Cathy Pendleton. I called back the Tenth Judicial District to get an email address so that I could send the audio recordings to them, but they don’t give out email addresses.
This attorney, Robinson, who has been Assistant District Attorney and works out of the Cleveland office, the main office of the Tenth Judicial District, said a couple of things which will raise the hair on the back of your neck. One of them is that he doesn’t know, in the case of a judge, which law enforcement authority can be called upon to effect an arrest [DS400330] [DS400331].
I engaged him in the point that the TBI had made with me, which was that nothing can be done unless the District Attorney General acts on this. He said that that wasn’t his understanding. He then said, “No, it’s not us. You’ll have to talk to Steve Bebb about that.” District Attorney General Bebb is one of the criminal actors that I have named before, and by this point, Richardson knew that I had come to him to effect an investigation against the criminal actors that we know about. Robinson came back and said, “Steve Bebb is not about to begin an investigation that he’s part of.” And I said, “Thank you for giving us that.”……………………………..