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Archive for the day “September 28, 2012”

‘Tea party groups work to remove names from Ohio voter rolls’

CINCINNATI — ‘Lori Monroe, a 40-year-old Democrat who lives in central Ohio, was startled a few weeks ago to open a letter that said a stranger was challenging her right to vote in the presidential election’.

‘Monroe, who was recovering from cancer surgery, called the local election board to protest. A local tea party leader was trying to strike Monroe from the voter rolls for a reason that made no sense: Her apartment building in Lancaster was listed as a commercial property’.

“I’m like, really? Seriously?” Monroe said. “I’ve lived here seven years, and now I’m getting challenged?”

‘Monroe’s is one of at least 2,100 names that tea party groups have sought to remove from Ohio’s voter rosters’.

‘The groups and their allies describe it as a citizen movement to prevent ballot fraud, although the Republican secretary of state said in an interview that he knew of no evidence that any more than a handful of illegal votes had been cast in Ohio in the last few presidential elections’.

‘The tea party groups, scattered around the state, have joined forces under the banner of the Ohio Voter Integrity Project. It is an offshoot of True the Vote, a Texas organization that has recruited volunteers nationwide to challenge voter rosters and work as poll watchers’.

‘In Ohio, election records show, one of the project’s top priorities has been to remove college students from the voter rolls for failure to specify dorm room numbers. (As a group, college students are strongly in Obama’s camp.’)

‘Voters challenged include 284 students at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, 110 at Oberlin College, 88 at College of Wooster, 38 at Kent State — and dozens more from the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Lake Erie College, Walsh University, Hiram College, John Carroll University and Telshe Yeshiva, a rabbinical college near Cleveland’.

‘So far, every county election board that has reviewed the dorm challenges found them invalid’.
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Blog Running – ‘Webb drops the hammer on Romney’

‘Jim Webb’s departures from party orthodoxy are frequent. As recently as last November, the retiring Virginia Democratic senator was reluctant to commit to campaigning for President Barack Obama’.

‘But coming from Webb — a voice for the white working class, a former Navy secretary and decorated Vietnam veteran whose son left college to enlist as an infantry private in the Marine Corps and fought in the Iraq War — his words carry a punch that few other Democratic surrogates can muster.’

‘From Webb’s introductory remarks before Obama’s Virginia Beach appearance’:

“Governor Romney and I are about the same age. Like millions of others in our generation, we came to adulthood facing the harsh realities of the Vietnam War. 2.7 million in our age group went to Vietnam, a war which eventually took the lives of 58,000 young Americans and cost another 300,000 wounded. The Marine Corps lost 100,000 killed or wounded in that war. During the year I was in Vietnam, 1969, our country lost twice as many dead as we have lost in Iraq and Afghanistan combined over the past 10 years of war. 1968 was worse. 1967 was about the same. Not a day goes by when I do not think about the young Marines I was privileged to lead”.

“This was a time of conscription, where every American male was eligible to be drafted. People made choices about how to deal with the draft, and about military service. I have never envied or resented any of the choices that were made as long as they were done within the law. But those among us who stepped forward to face the harsh unknowns and the lifelong changes that can come from combat did so with the belief that their service would be honored, and that our leaders would, in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, care for those who had borne the battle, and for their widows and their children”.

“Those young Marines that I led have grown older now. They’ve lived lives of courage, both in combat and after their return, where many of them were derided by their own peers for having served. That was a long time ago. They are not bitter. They know what they did. But in receiving veterans’ benefits, they are not takers. They were givers, in the ultimate sense of that word. There is a saying among war veterans: “All gave some, some gave all.” This is not a culture of dependency. It is a part of a long tradition that gave this country its freedom and independence. They paid, some with their lives, some through wounds and disabilities, some through their emotional scars, some through the lost opportunities and delayed entry into civilian careers which had already begun for many of their peers who did not serve”.

“And not only did they pay. They will not say this, so I will say it for them. They are owed, if nothing else, at least a mention, some word of thanks and respect, when a presidential candidate who is their generational peer makes a speech accepting his party’s nomination to be commander-in-chief. And they are owed much more than that — a guarantee that we will never betray the commitment that we made to them and to their loved ones”.

‘The attacks on Romney’s lack of military service and his failure to mention Afghanistan or Iraq in his convention speech aren’t new to the campaign, which is the first in 80 years without a military veteran on either major party’s ticket’.
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Sunday with the real refs Picks

Backwoods – 23 – 25
Kane – 21 – 27
Thursday ……………………….Kane…….Backwoods
16…………to…..23 – Win
Cleveland(0-4) at Baltimore(3-1)…..Balt…….Balt

Carolina(1-2) at Atlanta(3-0)……..Atl……..Atl

New England(1-2) at Buffalo(2-1)…..NE………NE

Minnesota(2-1) at Detroit(1-2)…….Minn…….Minn

Tennessee(1-2) at Houston(3-0)…….Hou……..Hou

San Diego(2-1) at Kansas City(1-2)…KC………SD

San Francisco(2-1) at NY Jets(2-1)…SF………SF

Seattle(2-1) at St. Louis(1-2)…….Sea……..Sea

Miami(1-2) at Arizona(3-0)………..Ari……..Ari

Oakland(1-2) at Denver(1-2)……….Den……..Den

Cincinnati(2-1) at Jacksonville(1-2).Cin……..Cin

New Orleans(0-3) at Green Bay(1-2)…GB………GB

Washington(1-2) at Tampa Bay(1-2)….Wash…….Wash

NY Giants(2-1) at Philadelphia(2-1)..NYG……..NYG

Monday Night Football
Chicago(2-1) at Dallas(2-1)……….Chi……..Chi





Backwoods –
Cleveland(0-3) at Baltimore(2-1) – Pick – Baltimore
The Ravens better not think this is a gimme game or the Browns
will give them a loss.

Carolina(1-2) at Atlanta(3-0) – Pick – Atlanta
Atlanta’s got a great team.

New England(1-2) at Buffalo(2-1) – Pick New England
Wonder if the Bills fans will be chanting Bull Shit this week.

Minnesota(2-1) at Detroit(1-2) Pick – Minnesota
Great win against San Fran last week.

Tennessee(1-2) at Houston(3-0) – Pick – Houston
Houston’s D isn’t the Lions D. With part of an ear, Houston’s QB
is still good

San Diego(2-1) at Kansas City(1-2) – Pick – San Diego
Depending on which San Diego team shows up.

San Francisco(2-1) at NY Jets(2-1) – Pick – SF

Seattle(2-1) at St. Louis(1-2) – Pick – Seattle
They’re not at home, but it’s the Rams. Seattle’s defense should
hold them, but I’ve heard the Rams have a good running back.

Miami(1-2) at Arizona(3-0) – Pick – Arizona
Although Miami’s a tough team.

Oakland(1-2) at Denver(1-2) Pick – Denver

Cincinnati(2-1) at Jacksonville(1-2) – Pick – Cincinnati

New Orleans(0-3) at Green Bay(1-2) – Pick – Green Bay
Unless the real refs mess this one up

Washington(1-2) at Tampa Bay(1-2) – Pick – Washington

NY Giants(2-1) at Philadelphia(2-1) – Pick – NYGiants
Of course it’s the NFC East.

Monday Night Football
Chicago(2-1) at Dallas(2-1) – Pick – Chicago

The Weekly 2012 – An open letter to Republicans – Don’t blame Mitt Romney

I was raised a Conservative. An Eisenhower Conservative.

I was taught that if we invested in America, that is how you would build, grow and maintain a great Nation.

And build we did. The TVA. Bonneville. Grand Coulee. Hoover. A
power grid to bring that power to all corners of our Nation.

And roads. Roads that we now all too often take for granted. Roads
that networked with the train tracks we built in the 19th and 20th
Century to take us and bring our food and products to every home
and business.

We built an education system the envy of the World. The same with medical care.

We built a Nation that then dared dream of going to the Moon.

And from the Moon, from our scientific advances we built a massive
technology boom.

And when the financial bust came, we turned on each other.

So what happened?

We could always agree to disagree because we were Americans

When did it change that some of us weren’t?

1996. GOPAC. Newt Gingrich. ‘Call your opponents ‘traitors’.
See : ‘Language: A Key Mechanism of Control’
‘Often we search hard for words to define our opponents : traitors’.
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That is the line in the sand. The day the seed was planted that
Party is more important the Country.

That it was needed to go beyond disagreement to hatred and even
condemnation for being unAmerican.

So don’t blame Mitt Romney.

The Conservative movement, hesitant at first, embraced Newt
Gingrich and his power of words and from that, they waited.

2008. Sarah Palin the most unqualified vice Presidential candidate
possible. And the beginings of opening the door to the previsously
disenfranchished fringe.
See : ‘Meet Sarah Palin’s radical right-wing pals’
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The disenfranchished had never been welcome because they would not

Sarah Palin gave them leadership.

Fox ‘news’ gave them voice.
See : ‘The Tea Party Movement Doesn’t Exist’
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Fear gave them power.
See : ‘Glenn Beck, the Tea Party, and What’s Behind Government Backlash’
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Fear from Conservatives of being primaried so Conservatives kept
leaning, turning further and further right.
See : ‘Some Republicans won’t compromise for fear of being ‘primaried’
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And the victory of 2010.


Followed by No Compromise and an attempt to shut the Government
down. And an attempt to have the Government default.

No Compromise was embraced as filibuster by the GOP leadership. 100’s of filibusters. Obstruction just as we, once a united Nation, were trying desperately to get out of the biggest economic fall since the Great Depression.

So don’t blame Mitt Romney.

You were silent when The Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich said ‘let’s call Democrats ‘traitors’.

You were silent when Congress repealed the Glass-Segal financial regulations.

You were silent when the newly elected G.W. Bush said ‘we gots us a surplus so we’re a gonna cut your taxes’.

You were silent when we invaded two Countries WITHOUT raising taxes to pay for it.

You were silent when Congress mandated WITHOUT raising taxes, a prescription durg benefit.

You were silent when Republican leaders after starting two wars and not raising taxes, after putting in a massive prescription drug benefit program and not raising taxes, after cutting taxes, now said ‘We have a spending problem in Washington’.

You were silent when the newly elected President Obama while giving his State of the Union, stood there while a Republican US Representative cried out ‘You lie!’

You were silent when FOX ‘news’ purposely misrepresented facts in story after story after story.

You were silent when Sarah Palin used FOX ‘news’ to drive the fear of ‘death panels’ that didn’t exsist.

You were silent when FOX ‘news’ hinted in story after story that President Obama may be a Muslim.

You were silent when Donald Trump, a ‘business leader’ said his investagators had found ‘important’ information regarding President Obama’s birth and then after President Obama showed his birth certificate, Donald Trump went silent.

You were silent when a college student and civil activists was called a ‘slut’ by nationaly known Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

So don’t blame Mitt Romney. He is just pretending to be what you as Conservatives have been too afraid to speak out against.

The Republican party run by the minority fringe.


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