October 10, 2008
James T Harris tells it like it is to John McCain.
Hopefully McCain heard him.
James, you are my hero my friend.
Court Finds Brunner in Violation of Federal LawSecretary of State appeals ruling, fights effort to validate registrations
(Columbus) - A federal court ruled tonight that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner violated federal election laws by not taking adequate steps to validate the identity of newly registered voters.
The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith called the identification breakdown “a serious problem” and ordered Brunner to immediately comply with federal requirements to match voter registration data with the information in the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Social Security Administration databases. The court accused Brunner of failing to provide county election administrators with “an effective way to access and review mismatches.” She immediately appealed the ruling.
“For some reason, Jennifer Brunner does not want these new registrations checked,” said Ohio Republican Party Deputy Chairman Kevin DeWine. “Her refusal to comply with federal law raises serious concerns about her ability to objectively oversee this election. It’s especially troubling in light of her connection to ACORN and that group’s stunning confession this week of fraudulent registration activity happening right here in Ohio.”
Brunner’s effort to fight the court order comes just two days after the Democrat activist group ACORN admitted to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections that the group engages in fraudulent voter registration activity.
Ohio ACORN officials “blamed the elections board for not scrutinizing ACORN’s suspicious cards,” claiming the group “can’t be expected to catch everything.”
Sounds familiar doesn't it folks? Right here in Wisconsin we have a government "accountability" board refusing to do anything to follow actual election law. When the AG asks them to follow the law they accuse him of partisanship. Why do Democrats refuse to follow election law? Simple.
They know cheating favors them. They are unethical and they are trying to steal the election right out in front of everyone. To believe otherwise is to avoid seeing the truth right in front of your face.
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ .
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economy,' 'inflation,' or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
After a meeting I had downtown I returned to my car to find them taking film of my bumper sticker.
They were quite impressed with the quaint Racine downtown, "especially for a community with a 9.6% unemployment rate", as they told me. (I can tell you they were not impressed with a recent trip to Dayton, Ohio)
The two gentlemen were all over our unemployment and that seemed to be the sole reason our fair community was chosen in ABC News's tour of swing states. (why does the community that has had the highest unemployment in the state for the last five years keep electing the same Democratic knuckleheads to run this city anyway?)
Obama and McCain supporters were there 100 plus strong waving signs and cheering on their candidates but none of them were able to grab the attention of Mr Gibson who stood on a balcony somewhere overlooking the lake. Oh well, at least no fisticuffs broke out.
Mrs. RDW was kind enough to DVR the news broadcast for me so I could watch it after I got home. My car didn't make the cut, but I did see Kathy Carpenter's smiling face on their coverage of the Waukesha McCain event earlier in the day. A shame though that they missed the part when someone in the crowd asked McCain to start naming names in the housing troubles and he led off with Barney, Democrats have never done anything wrong even though my boyfriend was working at Freddie Mac while I was doing oversight, Frank.
On a related note, to the jerk who pulled up next to me on Wednesday and yelled at me calling me a racist due to the McCain bumper sticker on the car..... Dude, get help.
October 9, 2008
Hugh Jass, president of the Fake People's Association, sent a chain e-mail to reporters earlier today notifying them of the decision. "This election represents a watershed for fake people," Jass wrote. "We've contributed heavily to Obama and we voted for him in droves in the Democratic primaries, because we haven't had a candidate who so clearly represented our interests since Landslide Lyndon over forty years ago."
Jass said that in addition to the massive fundraising drive spearheaded by FPA Vice-President Asdf Qwerty, they were particularly proud of their Hollywood branch for continued support for Obama. "I'd like to single out particularly Matt Damon and Whoopi Goldberg, who have made fake people everywhere proud with their continued support of the first true fake person candidate."
October 8, 2008
There have been quite a lot of stories of late proving that Barack Obama is getting millions of dollars in illegal donations from foreign sources. A fellow I know that posts on one of the websites I am connected with decided to experiment to see if he, as a Briton, could donate to the Obama campaign via the Internet and credit card. We’ll call him Jack for the purposes of this piece.
Of course, it is illegal for a foreigner to donate money to an American political candidate. But there have been many violations of this restriction by the Obama campaign thus far. Obama’s finances have been under fire for well over a year. Have they learned anything after all these illegal donation scandals? To put this to the test, Jack decided to see how easy it would be for him to donate to Obama and MCcain from England.
Jack writes to me about his experiment:
As an online test, a couple of hours ago I clicked onto the Obama website, entered my credit card details, and used a friend’s old New York address, which obviously did not match my UK Mastercard address.
There were NO checks on my citizenship. And the Obama site instantly told me that my $5 had been successfully processed.
There were no red flags about the addresses, no questions of citizenship on the Obama website in the offing.
Jack wanted to contrast that with the same experiment with the McCain website. He found a very different result.
On the McCain site, my credit card address has to match my postal address, and mine is in England. So that was out.
I also have to enter a US passport number as validation of citizenship if donating from abroad. Which I left blank, as I do not possess a US passport.
So although the McCain site instantly thanked me for my support, it did not indicate that my $5 has been successfully processed. No mention of that at all.
I suspect it will be declined when my details come to light.
Is this not revealing? The Obama campaign had absolutely no stops put into place with their on-line donation system to stop foreign donations from pouring in to his campaign. But the McCain campaign went to pains to provide requirements for a foreign donation to comply with FEC rules.
What with all the continuing finance scandals in the Obama campaign, I can’t say it’s surprising that Jack’s experiment shows that Obama is still thumbing his nose at the law.
October 7, 2008
Expect continued euphoria and elatement in the Boston area, with the return of insufferablility likely by the end of October.
In the Washington DC area, today’s weather calls for widespread blamestorming, with possible floods of incompetence on Capitol Hill. Those going outside are advised to wear hip waders.
For residents of the South, we will not present weather, because it appears clear from reports that they are all ignorant rednecks who can’t read anything more complicated than a Bazooka Joe comic.
Florida’s brief Indian Summer should end soon with the collapse of the Rays and the Dolphins, but weather patters are difficult to predict in the “America’s Wang.”
Those in the Great Lakes region are advised to stay indoors to avoid the severe disillusionment in the area, coupled with severe regret in the Green Bay area. Those in Chicago are advised to watch for falling Cubs fans.
Turning to the Midwest, we expect the drought of respect to continue.
California’s outlook is positive, except for San Francisco, which continues to suffer from self-induced effects Hurricane Pelosi. This situation is expected to continue for some time.
In Nashville, expect clouds of verbal obfuscation, followed by massive media coverup and boosterism, with a fifty percent possibility of statistical improbability. Those going outside are advised to watch for falling Republicans.
October 6, 2008
GLAD today held a press conference urging candidates of both parties to cool their rhetoric, pleading for calm as the election heats up heading into the upcoming vote in November.
“We’re watching the situation very closely, of course,” said GLAD spokesman Lars Handzchappen. “We at the Glove Lovers of American Democracy feel very strongly that these anti-glove statements by both parties need to be repudiated in order to prevent a rash of anti-glove violence like we saw in the early 90’s.”
The press conference was hastily called following the McCain campaign’s announcement that “the gloves are coming off”, which the group feels should be classified as anti-glove hate speech. GLAD earlier condemned Barack Obama for similar rhetoric following the conventions in September.
Handzchappen told reporters that “anti-glove violence reached its peak in the late 80’s, led by the fiery rhetoric of Reverend Al Yankovich, and there were documented incidents of glove violence throughout the country, particularly in the South. We thought we’d left this shameful legacy behind us, but it’s reared its ugly head this election, along with a lot of other –isms that we’d rather not talk about.”
Some political observers feel that the constant cries of Gloveism are likely to backfire. Typical was a Politico analyst who said that “repeated cries of Gloveism are starting to grate on voters and they’re tuning out, like those stupid UPS commercials with that jerk and the white board. Only Gloveism isn’t filling anybody with murderous rage…yet.”
For its part, GLAD feels that “unfortunately, gloveism is real and it needs to be addressed, preferably through intrusive school curriculums designed to teach children what types of behavior are and are not wrong.”
But he left me naked Althouse.
We left town just before the parade started. Lance.
We Won! Patrick.
13 is an unlucky number Jib.
Lies and bribes. Jimi.
When it comes to decision making he'd certainly blow a few but at least he wouldn't choke on the big ones. Bitter Ed.
I'm still cleaning the coffee off my monitor... Silent E.
Newcastles were involved. Nikol.
I mean business. And by business I mean nap. Micki.
wants a cupcake with extra frosting. Amy.
Wandering forelornly around Kohl's. Please, kill me. Michael.
blowing off BarCamp. Nick.
You hate women, don't you? :) Ally.
Eating Sarah Palin cookie. Pete.
She hit his thunderstick with her thunderstick!! Dan.
the status is not quo. Keith.
Cubs get swept!!! Nanana, nanana, hey hey, GOOD BYE!!!! TAB.
done blew up real good. EGG.
I can't go beer-for-beer w/them. Aubs.
woke up with a headache, This must be Bush's fault. Jones.
I believe I need to stop at the store for olives. Wigdy.
Still can't spell Ricky Weeks without a few E's and a few K's Badger Blogger.
Green Monster slaying. kevin.
Biden gives me gas. therefore rendering me unladylike. Jones.
Thursday, October 9th
Doors Open at 9:30AM
Please Arrive No Later than 10:30 AM
Center Court Sports Complex
815 Northview Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188
Tickets are required for admission and are first come first serve at the following Ticket Distribution Centers.
Tickets will be distributed from 9 am - 9 pm
Waukesha County Victory Center
1701 Pearl Street, #10
Waukesha, WI 53186
West Allis Victory Center
1470 South 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53214
Germantown Victory Center
N112 W15800 Mequon Rd
Germantown, WI 53022
Not if you are a democrat.
Remember, Democrats have never done anything wrong, ever.