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True the Vote

Posted in Election-2010, Liberals, politics, Uncategorized on September 24, 2010 by johnmwilliams

I don’t know if you have been keeping up with the Christian Adams story–he’s a former DOJ attorney in the Voting Rights Division and resigned over the Obama Administration’s refusal to prosecute the New Black Panthers Voting Rights case (still works for DOJ, but has been exiled to SC).  The problem runs much deeper–when the Obama Administration’s Christine Fernandez was appointed to DOJ, she, in effect, threw out enforcement of Section 8 of the Motor Voter law passed under Clinton.  That section requires that states certify to the DOJ their voting roles are “clean”–ie, checked for deaths, move-aways, and that registered voters meet legal requirements to participate in the elections.  Here’s the background by Christian Adams:

DOJ drops any enforcement of the provision that Republicans insisted on for compromise

I hope you’ve been keeping up with the “Houston Votes” issue.  First, the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, Leo Vasquez, announced widespread voter fraud in Harris County by an organizational offshoot of ACORN, Houston Votes, and schedules a press conference.  Days after the scheduled press conference, the Houston warehouse containing all the voting machines for Harris County burned to the ground.  Here’s a little background (short):

Houston Votes exposed-evidence destroyed

Now here is a video by a group formed in response to the widespread voter fraud they witnessed in Harris County last cycle:

True the Vote

Voter registration should be our focus now–but I think we should start recruiting people as poll watchers as well.  I truly believe that there is massive voter fraud going on–enough to steal close elections as Christine Gregoire did in WA in 2004 and Franken in MN in 2008 (remember the boxes of “found” ballots that kept appearing until they finally won by a couple of hundred votes?  King County was later fined $225k for refusing an FOIA request based on a study that at least hundreds of votes cast had been illegal.  The county election official in charge of that operation has now moved to Los Angeles).  Also, note how this seems to go hand-in-hand with the Dems admitted scheme to get far left ideologues voted into Secretary of State offices nationwide (Project SOS).  The writing is on the wall for anyone willing to read it.  The Dems are going to pull out the stops this next cycle.  There may be voter fraud on a scale heretofore unimaginable in a country like the United States.  It’s up to us to stop it.

There is nothing more sacred than our right to vote.  And that right is destroyed when those who don’t have the legal right to vote counter our legitimate votes.  As an American, it should make your blood boil.

Please forward this information to your local Tea Party affiliate or other group.  IMO, this kind of chicanery, a breach of trust by those who perpetrate it, should bring with it prosecution and incarceration.  But we can’t prosecute it without eyes and ears to report it.

Want to really hack off a leftist radical?

Posted in General, Incompetence, Liberals, politics, Religion on August 25, 2010 by johnmwilliams

Ask him about what he’s said in the past.  This is your “Counter-terrorism Czar” John Brennan.  He has stated that a 20% recidivism rate for Guantanamo isn’t really too bad and called Jerusalem “al-Quds”–its Arabic name.  He also says that “jihad” is a legitimate tenet of Islam.  Here he’s confronted with a question that he cannot answer after presenting himself out as an expert on Islam:

How hard a question is this?  The left accuses the right of bigotry because they bring up concerns about Islam, but the left proves daily it doesn’t have a clue about it either–just general concepts that comport to their constructed reality and cast Muslims beliefs and attitudes in the left’s preconceived notions based on little more than what they wish were true.

Can we cram any more incompetents into one administration?

Next time somebody tries to tell you Bush and the Republicans…

Posted in Defense of George W. Bush, Demo-narcissists, Election-2010, Incompetence, Liberals, Obama, Press Bias on August 23, 2010 by johnmwilliams

Are responsible for doubling the deficit, take a look at where the deficit was just before the Dems took over in 2007 and thereafter:

You’ll note, as I have often, that the last year Bush and the Republicans controlled Congress and the White House, the deficit had been cut in half (from $400+ billion to $187 billion) just as GWB had promised in 2004.  Then those deficit hawks, the Democrats, took over and quickly spent more than Bush and the Republicans  had in the previous 4 years and in 2009, they spent more than the last four years of Bush/Republican spending–combined.

But don’t count on anybody in the MSM worrying about this fact.  It’s all about the narrative.  Bush spent like a drunk sailor and the Dems have been perfect stewards of our hard-earned tax money.  More leftist fantasy grist for the mill…

Reagan’s freedom v. the left’s slavery

Posted in General, Liberals, politics, Ronald Reagan on August 16, 2010 by johnmwilliams

Some of my liberal friends linked this report on Whitacre’s departure from GM…

Posted in Business, Economy, General, Liberals on August 14, 2010 by johnmwilliams

from the WAPO trying to pretend that Whitacre’s leaving was totally voluntary:

Washington Post

Please read it to reference this post or you won’t have the context.  This is nothing more than Administration propaganda.  No “analyst”–other than a White House “analyst”–would estimate the offering to hit $70 billion.  The largest IPO in history thus far was at the height of the economic expansion in 2006 by the Industrial and Commerce Bank of China, and it was only $22 billion.  And the bank was, to put it mildly, wildly successful.  Anyone who thinks that a car company that has struggled to generate all of $2 billion dollars in profit in the last year and half, almost 80% of which can be attributed to a $16.7 billion tax credit scheme the White House cooked up to try to “cook the books” for those of us they consider their intellectual inferiors; that has not structurally changed anything that drove it into bankruptcy in the first place; and that made sure that real investors were pushed to the back of the line behind unions and other special interests in the first bankruptcy; could in any way generate a $70 billion IPO is living, as this Administration often does where matters of business and common sense are involved, in a fantasy world.

The last “real” estimate I heard for the IPO was $10-12 billion, and as I said–IMO, it won’t happen–unless, I guess, the Administration reprises its Godfather act and threatens Wall Street with more taxes and regulation if it doesn’t eat the crap sandwich.

And the story that it was either this or the long haul is bs, too. No board is going to lay down an ultimatum that its CEO agree to stay on for a protracted length of time or resign if the IPO looks like it has any chance to be successful. I can imagine it now–“Yeah, we like Eisner’s work at Disney and he’s put together an IPO that dwarfs any in history, but hey–he wouldn’t commit to the long term so we thought we’d let him go right before the offering..” If that makes any sense, you need to get out more. It wasn’t voluntary or a business-based decision (see “Obama Administration”). Now, I may be off on the reason, but the timing submarines the IPO and will shake market confidence such that it could be postponed indefinitely. And Whitacre (and the board, if it isn’t made up of leftist hacks) is smart enough to know that–the Administration, not so much.  And even if, as reported in Bloomberg, the underwriters needed a succession plan for their “road show” (where the underwriter tries to sign up subscribers to the IPO before it hits the market), it didn’t require that Whitacre resign–only that he present an acceptable replacement candidate to the board.

There would have been nothing untoward about waiting until after the IPO for Whitacre to announce he was leaving. Even if he was required to give any kind of notice, it would have delayed his departure by only days. But if the IPO looked like it wasn’t going to make it at all, his exit would be a convenient excuse instead of announcing there just wasn’t any interest in investing in a company the government already runs like a fiefdom.

The fact is GM has not been reorganized from the mess it was as it nose-dived toward bankruptcy. All it’s done is get $60 billion of taxpayer money, unfettered access to the leftover billions from TARP1, and show a $1.6 billion “profit” that’s mostly due to a special $16.7 billion tax credit scheme. Meanwhile, Ford’s made roughly 3X more ($4.7 billion over the same period) without special credits or taxpayer money and its market cap is only $42 billion. As many predicted, we’ve just temporarily stabilized the situation and given the unions more time to push the inevitable end to this failed experiment into the future–there have been no structural changes. I have no doubt Whitacre knew this was the case. But putting off the announcement a week–especially if the successor was already known and ready to step up–in order to see the company through an IPO should have been automatic for both the board and Whitacre.

Analyzing media bias and the “neutral story line” myth

Posted in General, Liberals, politics, Press Bias on August 14, 2010 by johnmwilliams

Ace of Spades–one of the most venerable bloggers on the right–has done a masterful analysis of how media presents a completely biased picture using what is defined as a “neutral story line.”

Logically, there are maxims that can seem in total opposition to one another, yet both be correct.  In Ace’s analysis, the “neutral story line” is neutral in the pure sense–that is, arriving at and presenting the data is done in a “neutral” way.  However, neutrality does not equate to consistency–and here is where the press fools itself.  I can say that “I don’t publish personal information about criminals that’s not essential to the story,” which would indicate a neutral position on published information.  But there exists another “rule” that states that personal information is required to give the reader a sense of who the suspect really is, and this rule could be considered “neutral.”  But while both may be “neutral,” the press picks and chooses which one to apply in specific instances.  For those suspected of a crime who might be from the left side of the political spectrum, the press applies the “Don’t publish personal information that’s not essential to the story (although I’ve seen one recent exception to this–Amy Bishop.  I assume that her mother’s statement that she was “obsessed with Obama” was considered relevant to that particular reporter.  But it was the exception–not the rule).  On the other hand, if the suspect seems to be from the right side of the political spectrum, the “Give the readership a feeling for who the suspect is” rule is applied almost without fail.  Everything from television viewing habits to reading lists are published with great zeal.  So while the press salves itself with this false sense of neutrality, it is pure fiction because the press begins its analysis of news stories from the position that the right is filled with hateful, emotional basket cases who are liable to go off at the drop of a hat after a Glenn Beck Show, while leftists who are suspected of crimes should be given the benefit of the doubt until convicted because there must be some rational reason behind their transgression.

It is an excellent article.  Read it in its entirety:

Ace of Spades HQ

And this is how media bias works 75% of the time. Most of the time, the media is selecting between several possible “rules,” many of which are arguably correct, but which are contradicted by nearly opposite rules, which are also arguably correct. The media never decides which rule is correct in the most cases; instead, they choose whichever “rule” benefits the Democrats this cycle.

Where are the jobs?

Posted in Business, Economy, General, Liberals, politics on August 13, 2010 by johnmwilliams
It takes $74k for a private sector employer to put $44k in the pocket of an employee in NJ. If you deduct the NJ state income tax, it’s still $74k for about $46k. And this Administration gives every indication that it’s going to get even more expensive:

Greedy Capitalist Refuses to Create New Jobs

Until this Administration can demonstrate that it’s not hostile to the private sector (which, IMO, it’s pathologically incapable of doing), there will be no new hiring.