How convenient the state senator dropped the resignation news the night before Thanksgiving weekend.
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John Kerry and Joe Biden were all over “network” news this morning. Both were saying they might consider a presidential run, and both were posing and primping. And there is still the specter of another Hillary run.
They all have their finger prints on the dirty Iran nukes deal, the sale of vast amounts of uranium to Russia, insider relations with Muslim Brotherhood (the birthing ground for all current jihadists except Iranian jihadists), massive election fraud, the sending of race baiting activists to every American city to stir up race war, not to mention Obamacare and the failed Obama economy.
But not pictured here is Hillary, another member of the Obama team.
The “Arab Spring” that overthrew governments across North Africa, Syria and the Levant, with the aid of Obama operatives like Hillary Clinton and John McCain, and the passive support of Facebook and other social media, devastated most of the Christians of those regions.
Did I mention that stalwart of American patriotism, John McCain?
Did I mention it was these good terrorists who massacred the Americans at Benghazi? Yeah, the poor jihadists mistook a signal to mean that the Americans who were arming them had betrayed them.
But let’s stop bickering over who killed who, and recognize the real objectives being served.
So when you decide on who to support for president, remember,
Via the AJC:
1:26 pm June 22, 2012, by jgalloway
The U.S. Justice Department is threatening a legal challenge to the way that Georgia conducts federal – i.e., congressional — runoff elections, declaring that the state doesn’t give enough time for members of the military overseas to receive and return ballots.
Federal law requires that ballots be available to overseas personnel at least 45 days before the vote. That would require ballots for an Aug. 21 primary runoff to be issued by July 7 – or three weeks before the first round of voting.
Read the original notice, received last week, here. To make sure overseas votes are counted, the DOJ has proposed a consent order – click here to read it — that would require the state to hold off declaring official winners of an Aug. 21 primary runoff by seven working days, until Aug. 31. (A similar cushion would be added to any Dec. 4 general election runoff that involves federal office.)
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has declared he won’t agree to the DOJ demands, and implies that the action is simply an attempt by a Democratic administration to muddy a red state’s electoral affairs. From a statement:
Three days after sending notification of the DOJ’s authorization to sue the State of Georgia, the DOJ sent a proposed consent decree for the State to execute with the understanding that the DOJ would file the consent decree simultaneously with the DOJ’s lawsuit in federal court.
If the DOJ was earnest, they would have previously contacted us about their concerns rather than sending a notice of a lawsuit a month before the Primary Election. Georgia is literally in the middle of the 2012 Primary. Currently, ballots have been printed and absentee voters (military and overseas included) are voting, while the DOJ is attempting to twist the State’s arm into agreeing to a consent decree, the terms of which would place unnecessary stresses on the elections administration process, before even filing the lawsuit.
The DOJ has not previously expressed concerns about Georgia’s compliance with the MOVE Act, or Georgia’s ability to transmit absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters. In fact, the DOJ approved Georgia’s timing for run-off elections in 2005 after the General Assembly altered prior election laws.
Bottom line: If the DOJ gets all that it asks for, we could have a significant delay in a declared winner in two congressional races – the new 9th District and the 12th District. It makes little difference in the 9th District. There is a Democrat, Gainesville attorney Jody Cooley, but the district is very, very weighted toward the GOP.
But the Republican race for the 12th District is a contest to challenge Democratic incumbent John Barrow of Augusta. And a delayed or confused GOP finish could work to Barrow’s advantage.
– By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
Unfortunately, Mr. Galloway left a great deal of relevant information out of his article, but to be fair, this story is just coming out today, and no one is really reporting on it as yet.
Several things I do know:
As more about this comes out in the coming days, I will be researching the additional information and posting accordingly.
I am not yet 100% sure what the lying, corrupt Eric Holder has up his sleeve concerning my home state, but I am beyond a little confident it is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
Given what has unfolded concerning Arizona, Florida, and now Georgia, I am of the belief that this worthless POS from Hell will stop at nothing to help rig the 2012 election for the Dear Ruler in November.
(h/t: Erick Erickson via the Neal Boortz Radio Show)
James O’Keefe is that valiant young man who exposed the criminality and corruption of several ACORN offices, which led to Congress withdrawing taxpayer funding of ACORN in 2009, which led to the closing down of ACORN in 2010.
Like a hydra that grows back a head when one is cut off, ACORN has revived itself under different names: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, New York Communities for Change,and Affordable Housing Centers of America. Last year, Judicial Watch discovered that the Obama administration is flouting the will of Congress by giving federal taxpayer money to precisely one of ACORN’s new guises. HUD gave a $79,819 grant to the Affordable Housing Centers of America.
Nevertheless, Congress’ funding withdrawal and subsequent dismantling of ACORN did put a damper on the criminal syndicate’s activities.
In his daring sting, O’Keefe had the support of the late Andrew Breitbart, whose sudden death on March 1 still awaits the L.A. coroner’s full report.
Andrew Breitbart is dead, but James O’Keefe and other conservative activists are carrying on the battle.
Christian Hartsock reports for Breitbart.com that O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a new video exposing just how easy it is to commit voter fraud in Vermont.
The video, a sequel to O’Keefe’s “Primary of the Living Dead” in New Hampshire, shows a Veritas agent entering various voting places around the state of Vermont, giving a different name each time. Each time, he is given a ballot without showing an ID, to his disbelief.
O’Keefe’s new video follows in the wake of a highly-politicized media attack on him after his exposure of voter fraud in New Hampshire. Those videos resulted in calls from the left for O’Keefe’s arrest. However, the videos soon resulted in the New Hampshire State Senate passing a new bill requiring voter ID.
O’Keefe’s new video from Vermont could not be more timely, coming the day after Obama’s Department of Injustice’s civil rights division blocked a Texas photo ID requirement for voters–to the applause of the American Civil Liberties Union, which claimed that the law was “discriminatory” against “Latinos, African-Americans, elderly citizens, and others.”
As the Project Veritas video shows, the current system in Vermont discriminates against actual legal voters, who must face the prospect of disenfranchisement by those who would vote in their stead illegally, or have their votes cancelled out by those voting illegally in place of deceased voters who have yet to be removed from the rolls. If it is not discriminatory for Vermont citizens to be required to show ID to get married or buy alcohol, it is certainly not discriminatory to make them show ID to vote.
“It is a national disgrace that ballots can be given out in the names of dead people,” O’Keefe told Breitbart.com. “Threats of government intimidation will not stop us from protecting the integrity of the ballot box. If any state has a system which encourages ballots to be given out to the wrong person, dead or alive, we will come to your state, we will film your poll workers, and Project Veritas will put the videos on YouTube. States like Vermont and New Hampshire have to take dead people off voter registration forms and clean up their act, once and for all.”
Here’s O’Keefe’s Vermont voter fraud video (h/t LTG):
Former “sheriff of the year” arrested and sent to jail named after him
Every civil servant wants to experience his or her legacy firsthand–but not the way that onetime Arapahoe Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. has. Sullivan, a nationally renowned law enforcement leader, was arrested on drug charges and is now being detained in the Denver area jail that bears his name.
Sullivan, who in 2001 was named the National Sheriff Association’s “Sheriff of the Year,” was arrested on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamines.
Local news station CBS4 began an investigation of Sullivan last month on a tip that he had agreed to meet a male informant, providing drugs in exchange for sex. He was subsequently arrested by the South Metro Drug Task Force and is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.
And in an incredible twist of fate, Sullivan now cooling his heels at The Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility, named in his honor.
As recently as 2008, Sullivan was an active participant in state and local methamphetamine task forces, helping Colorado draft a plan to deal with the surge in meth-related crime.
In 1995 President Bill Clinton named Sullivan to the National Commission on Crime Prevention and Control. According to a 1995 White House news release, Sullivan was a consultant to U.S. House Subcommittee on Crime and served on two advisory councils affiliated with the Department of Justice.
You will find the whole story here.
LOL – No, you really cannot make this stuff up.
I stopped giving to United Way (UW) many years ago, after the scandal in 1992, when William Aramony, CEO of the national organization, pilfered donations to finance his luxury lifestyle. In 2004, another scandal erupted when Oral Suer, CEO of UW’s Washington, D.C. chapter, followed Aramony in being convicted of misuse of donations.
My other reason is that I want my money to go to the charities of my choice, instead of UW’s.
And so, every Fall when the UW envelopes appeared in my campus mailbox with entreaties from my university to give, I resisted the corporate pressure to conform and simply tossed the UW literature into the paper recycling bin.
I urge you to do likewise, especially if you are pro-life. In just one year United Way had given nearly $2 million to the abortion mill Planned Parenthood (PP), which already is being supported by your tax dollars. PP receives about a third of its money in government grants and contracts, which amounted to about $360 million in 2009.
Jim Graham reports for LifeNews.com, Oct. 24, 2011, that “While most United Way organizations claim they do not fund programs for abortion services, in truth, some do support Planned Parenthood or other abortion-advocate agencies. The national United Way does fund Planned Parenthood, as their website states:
No United Way funds are currently used, or have ever been used to support abortion services.
Several United Way partner agencies provide professional family and individual counseling services that include professional counseling on pregnancy-related problems.
United Way funded programs through Planned Parenthood include community health maintenance, e.g. communicable disease prevention; medical care service; family planning; health education; public awareness services; and family preservation and strengthening services, e.g. counseling and family life education.
Nationally in 2008, local United Ways distributed an estimated $1.9 million to Planned Parenthood agencies.”
As you can read for yourself, there’s a contradiction between the first and last sentences in the statement above. United Way claims that no funds go to support abortion services but, at the same time, admits that in 2008 some $1.9 million of UW funds were “distributed” to Planned Parenthood, an agency that provides exactly those “abortion services”. Additionally, any finances being donated to PP (even if not specifically for abortion services) will free up more of their money to be used toward abortion services.
While not every state or city United Way promotes Planned Parenthood, many local United Ways not only “distribute” money to PP, they also send volunteers to PP. Nationally, the main United Way website (www.LiveUnited.org) also directs volunteers toward Planned Parenthood.
ACTION: Contact United Way at https://liveunited.org/pages/contact-us and urge it to stop promoting and funding Planned Parenthood!
I highly recommend you take a couple of minutes to read this thought-provoking piece by Douglas Rushkoff, a media theorist and author (“Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age” and “Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back”)
My thoughts and queries to follow.
By Douglas Rushkoff, Special to CNN September 7, 2011
The U.S. Postal Service appears to be the latest casualty in digital technology’s slow but steady replacement of working humans. Unless an external source of funding comes in, the post office will have to scale back its operations drastically, or simply shut down altogether. That’s 600,000 people who would be out of work, and another 480,000 pensioners facing an adjustment in terms.
We can blame a right wing attempting to undermine labor, or a left wing trying to preserve unions in the face of government and corporate cutbacks. But the real culprit — at least in this case — is e-mail. People are sending 22% fewer pieces of mail than they did four years ago, opting for electronic bill payment and other net-enabled means of communication over envelopes and stamps.
New technologies are wreaking havoc on employment figures — from EZpasses ousting toll collectors to Google-controlled self-driving automobiles rendering taxicab drivers obsolete. Every new computer program is basically doing some task that a person used to do. But the computer usually does it faster, more accurately, for less money, and without any health insurance costs.
We like to believe that the appropriate response is to train humans for higher level work. Instead of collecting tolls, the trained worker will fix and program toll-collecting robots. But it never really works out that way, since not as many people are needed to make the robots as the robots replace.
And so the president goes on television telling us that the big issue of our time is jobs, jobs, jobs — as if the reason to build high-speed rails and fix bridges is to put people back to work. But it seems to me there’s something backwards in that logic. I find myself wondering if we may be accepting a premise that deserves to be questioned.
I am afraid to even ask this, but since when is unemployment really a problem? I understand we all want paychecks — or at least money. We want food, shelter, clothing, and all the things that money buys us. But do we all really want jobs?
We’re living in an economy where productivity is no longer the goal, employment is. That’s because, on a very fundamental level, we have pretty much everything we need. America is productive enough that it could probably shelter, feed, educate, and even provide health care for its entire population with just a fraction of us actually working.
According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, there is enough food produced to provide everyone in the world with 2,720 kilocalories per person per day. And that’s even after America disposes of thousands of tons of crop and dairy just to keep market prices high. Meanwhile, American banks overloaded with foreclosed properties are demolishing vacant dwellings to get the empty houses off their books.
Our problem is not that we don’t have enough stuff — it’s that we don’t have enough ways for people to work and prove that they deserve this stuff.
Jobs, as such, are a relatively new concept. People may have always worked, but until the advent of the corporation in the early Renaissance, most people just worked for themselves. They made shoes, plucked chickens, or created value in some way for other people, who then traded or paid for those goods and services. By the late Middle Ages, most of Europe was thriving under this arrangement.
The only ones losing wealth were the aristocracy, who depended on their titles to extract money from those who worked. And so they invented the chartered monopoly. By law, small businesses in most major industries were shut down and people had to work for officially sanctioned corporations instead. From then on, for most of us, working came to mean getting a “job.”
The Industrial Age was largely about making those jobs as menial and unskilled as possible. Technologies such as the assembly line were less important for making production faster than for making it cheaper, and laborers more replaceable. Now that we’re in the digital age, we’re using technology the same way: to increase efficiency, lay off more people, and increase corporate profits.
While this is certainly bad for workers and unions, I have to wonder just how truly bad is it for people. Isn’t this what all this technology was for in the first place? The question we have to begin to ask ourselves is not how do we employ all the people who are rendered obsolete by technology, but how can we organize a society around something other than employment? Might the spirit of enterprise we currently associate with “career” be shifted to something entirely more collaborative, purposeful, and even meaningful?
Instead, we are attempting to use the logic of a scarce marketplace to negotiate things that are actually in abundance. What we lack is not employment, but a way of fairly distributing the bounty we have generated through our technologies, and a way of creating meaning in a world that has already produced far too much stuff.
The communist answer to this question was just to distribute everything evenly. But that sapped motivation and never quite worked as advertised. The opposite, libertarian answer (and the way we seem to be going right now) would be to let those who can’t capitalize on the bounty simply suffer. Cut social services along with their jobs, and hope they fade into the distance.
But there might still be another possibility — something we couldn’t really imagine for ourselves until the digital era. As a pioneer of virtual reality, Jaron Lanier, recently pointed out, we no longer need to make stuff in order to make money. We can instead exchange information-based products.
We start by accepting that food and shelter are basic human rights. The work we do — the value we create — is for the rest of what we want: the stuff that makes life fun, meaningful, and purposeful.
This sort of work isn’t so much employment as it is creative activity. Unlike Industrial Age employment, digital production can be done from the home, independently, and even in a peer-to-peer fashion without going through big corporations. We can make games for each other, write books, solve problems, educate and inspire one another — all through bits instead of stuff. And we can pay one another using the same money we use to buy real stuff.
For the time being, as we contend with what appears to be a global economic slowdown by destroying food and demolishing homes, we might want to stop thinking about jobs as the main aspect of our lives that we want to save. They may be a means, but they are not the ends.
Rushkoff’s recommendation is that “We start by accepting that food and shelter are basic human rights. The work we do — the value we create — is for the rest of what we want: the stuff that makes life fun, meaningful, and purposeful.”
While I agree with Rushkoff that computer technology is making obsolete more and more paid jobs (this blog, Fellowship of the Minds, being an example), the big question that pops into my mind is:
Who will decide how much “food and shelter are basic human rights” and who gets to redistribute that “food and shelter” from those who have much to those who are without?
The problem is this: that “who” must have a lot of power to decide and redistribute — power enough to overcome those in society who do not agree with this formula. And as we’ve been warned, repeatedly:
“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”
“The Devil may appear as an Angel of Light” (St. Paul)
This is a problem that has vexed humanity for eons. Until Rushkoff addresses this problem, sadly, his essay, while thought-provoking, in the end is just so much pie in the sky….