Monday, February 13, 2012

"Liberal" Hypocrisy on Liberty Issues

This is just sad. How many liberals voted for the non-liberal Obama was bad enough, but for them to actually approve of Obama's following the anti-Bill of Rights policies that Bush began? In the case of using drones to execute US citizens abroad are even one upping Bush in their assault on the constitution.

Here are more attacks on civil liberties by the Obama administration and their approval by the stupified Democratic base.

What makes it worse, is that had Clinton won, it would be no different.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stealing back an election

Update: my Twitter attempts to goad Nate Silver and some others into rethinking Maine seems to have worked. And as I suspected, the Ron Paul enthusiasm is already at work making this happen. I suspect there are similar efforts happening via other internet RP communication websites as well as the campaign's internal operations.´

We need 195 more votes!

According to this, as of Nov 8. there were 6907 registered Republicans and 8,247 eligible independents who could vote in the Washington County, Maine GOP caucus.

If the turnout at this Saturday's caucus was the same as the Iowa caucus (5.4%), you'd have 373 GOP and as many as an additional 445 independent voters at the caucus. In 2008 only 113 showed up, but what was their incentive?

Surely the Ron Paul campaign's get out the vote operations can result in 300-500 attendees showing up this Saturday in order to WIN Maine (in the eyes of the MSM).

Do not let the Maine GOP Party chairman decide that 84% of the precincts with Romney in the lead is a FINAL VOTE.

The Iowa GOP Chairman tried to give Romney a tie and now he is no longer the Iowa GOP Chairman, and the media finally reported that Santorum won.

(Of course no one won any final delegates, but that's another story).

Ron Paul can win those 195 votes and the media will have to pay attention an call him the winner of Maine.

From the 2008 Maine caucus, County gave 32 more votes to Mitt than Paul. I have no idea whether Ron Paul's campaign was active in Washington County in 2008, but just to be on the safe side, add those 32 votes to the 195 needed above. In 2008, 113 voters showed up to vote. Add 227 to that making 340.

So if voting more than triples in Washington County caucus next Saturday, that should be enough to give Ron Paul the win in Maine.

But let's be safe, and shoot for finding at least 300 Ron Paul voters to show up in Washington County.

As someone from far away, I'm not legally allowed to vote, but give me a phone list and I'll make those calls.

Let's make all the votes count.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Newt Gingrich is a big fan of the Lincoln Douglas debates and also claims he is not racist when he calls President Obama, the food stamp president.

So here's an interesting quote:
“I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,” he declared in Charleston, Ill., to robust cheers, “nor ever have been in favor of making voters of the negroes, or jurors, or qualifying them to hold office, or having them to marry with white people.”

What politician said these word? Here's a hint: it was spoken at one of
these celebrated Lincoln Douglas debates.

Think it was Douglas?

Think again.

Abraham Lincoln, the "founding father" of the Republican Party said that.

Here's the rest of the story from a Lincoln historian who told the "historian" Newt Gingrich that he would not want a real Lincoln Douglas debate with President Obama.

Apple and the High Tech Industry's Deathshops

Last fall I wrote about Steve Jobs death. Part of that had to do with the how one worker making iPhones killed himself after his treatment by his employer (the Apple contractor, FoxConn). But I learned this is only the tip of the iceberg. Most of the high tech industry is built upon employment conditions so bad, their employers install nets around their buildings to limit the suicides. Sweatshops is too timid a term to describe these companies. These are deathshops.

This author advocates we boycott Apple because they pay only 8$ per iPhone in labor expenses in their death shops, but frankly these practices are all over the high tech industry. How could I begin to find an electronics company that does not create their high tech products using such deathshops? At the moment, I will do my best to buy only used products so that I send no additional money to fund these deathshops. Maybe in time I can find companies that insure nothing in their high tech equipment is produced by a deathshop. Though this may be far harder to do than those who shop at quality grocery stores like PCC (when I lived in Seattle) to insure that their food is produced humanely.