Daily Archives: June 1, 2010

UPDATED: James O’Keefe Has New Government Program in Crosshairs: The Census Bureau

Here. 

The Democrats want to the the left’s ‘BIG BOX’ political ‘CATEGORY KILLER” and, to do that, they went after their biggest foe: the newly formed Independent Party. The Democrats knew that the group, reportedly 55,000 strong, would shave crucial voters from their party’s count and so had to kill the party. The Democrats told the Attorney General’s office that the newly formed party was asking potential nominees for money, in a pay to play shake down. The AG’s looked into the situation and–gasp–nothwithstanding all the outrageous behavior to the contrary chose NOT to prosecute. They even owned up to the shakedown in a phone calls with a Democratic Party operative:



.In the call, Sal Peralta, the Independent Party secretary, tells Ben Unger, a Senate Democratic campaign operative, that candidates “should kick in” to help defray the cost of an election among the party’s membership.
Unger, whose call was being taped as part of a state investigation of the Independents, asks, “if you want to participate, you have to pay?”

    “Yeah,” replies Peralta. 
On Thursday, Peralta said he “misspoke” in the call and later made it clear to candidates that they didn’t need to contribute to get the party’s nomination. He said no one was trying to profit personally from the growing demand by many of Oregon’s most prominent politicians for the official backing of the Independent Party.

Apparently political shakedowns are legal. We really are in Obamaland.

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Westboro Group Faces 300 Counter-Protesters **WITH WESTBORO UPDATE**

Some photos I took of the Westboro cretins and counter-protesters today at Heritage High School.

Columbian’s coverage

                                        Gotta love homeowners

Lew this is a great post. I just wanted to add one thing here. Last week when I had Shirley Phelps on the show she said she wouldn’t overtly seek attorneys fees from Al Snyder, whose son died in Iraq. These bozos from WBC protested his funeral. Now the Supreme Court has indicated it will take up the case:

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Another Dumb Firearm Law

From the Sac Bee
Legislation to outlaw the carrying of unloaded handguns in public was passed Tuesday by the Assembly.
The measure, Assembly Bill 1934, received the bare-minimum number of votes necessary, passing 41-25, with Republicans opposed.

The bill was crafted in response to a protest movement, “Open Carry,” in which activists wield unloaded guns in public places to publicize opposition to gun-control laws as well as difficulties in obtaining concealed-weapons permits.
Supporters of AB 1934 said that current law places police in an untenable position, responding to reports of gun-wielding pedestrians but unable legally to demand that such protesters show identification or proof that their weapon is registered.
Opponents countered that AB 1934 would infringe on Californians’ right to bear arms and to protest peacefully in whatever manner they choose.
State law bans the carrying of loaded firearms in public, but not unloaded weapons.
AB 1934 would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail, to carry an exposed, unloaded gun in a public place or on a public street inside a city or in prohibited unincorporated areas of a county.
The bill contains numerous exceptions, including display of a firearm by a peace officer, authorized military organization, firearm dealer, or by a licensed hunter while engaged in that sport.
AB 1934 now goes to the Senate.

Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2010/06/assembly-passes-2.html#ixzz0ped1uPp4

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What Brewer Should Tell Obama

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Thursday after the President has dismissed the idea of such a meeting. Apparently after Republican cajoling, he’s had a change of heart.
And this is what the good Governor should tell the most powerful man on the planet: 

You’re only as strong as the line you take on the sovereignty of this nation.

Without the United States BEING the “UNITED” States there’s nothing to talk about. 

The President has taken a line against the new Arizona law pretending there’s something “new” and “different” here, but even that curmudgeon, Jack Cafferty, has bothered to get himself up to speed on the law. And even he presumes to school the catterwalling campaigning Democrats this election season:

And get this:

Brewer is in town for a meeting of the Council of Governors, an organization President Obama created by executive order in January — before Brewer signed her state’s controversial immigration law — to help foster better state-federal relations.

Betcha didn’t know we had ANOTHER group for the deprived Governors did ya? 
Brewer said she’d hoped to meet with the President when she came for the new organization’s meeting:

“I think it’s important that the leader of the United States and the governor of the state of Arizona sit down face to face and have a conversation of exactly what is going on in Arizona and ask him for his help and hope that he responds positively,” Brewer told reporters, according to the Verde News. “I think that he owes it to the people of Arizona if not to the people of the United States to sit down and have a conversation with him in regards to what is needed at our border. We need to secure them.”

At first Brewer was told to pound sand but the the man who helped write the Arizona law (which by the way mirrors US law) took a decidedly jaundiced view:

Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce told Fox News that the president is “willing to have a beer fest with an officer in Cambridge after he misspoke. … He misspoke on this bill also and he’s not willing to meet with the governor of the state of Arizona?”

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Al & Tipper Gore Splitting Up

Breaking from Politico

“Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday.

In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate.”

You have to wonder, did a little bit of Bill Clinton and John Edwards rub off?

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UPDATED: James O’Keefe Has New Government Program in Crosshairs: The Census Bureau

Here. 

The Democrats want to the the left’s ‘BIG BOX’ political ‘CATEGORY KILLER” and, to do that, they went after their biggest foe: the newly formed Independent Party. The Democrats knew that the group, reportedly 55,000 strong, would shave crucial voters from their party’s count and so had to kill the party. The Democrats told the Attorney General’s office that the newly formed party was asking potential nominees for money, in a pay to play shake down. The AG’s looked into the situation and–gasp–nothwithstanding all the outrageous behavior to the contrary chose NOT to prosecute. They even owned up to the shakedown in a phone calls with a Democratic Party operative:



.In the call, Sal Peralta, the Independent Party secretary, tells Ben Unger, a Senate Democratic campaign operative, that candidates “should kick in” to help defray the cost of an election among the party’s membership.
Unger, whose call was being taped as part of a state investigation of the Independents, asks, “if you want to participate, you have to pay?”

    “Yeah,” replies Peralta. 
On Thursday, Peralta said he “misspoke” in the call and later made it clear to candidates that they didn’t need to contribute to get the party’s nomination. He said no one was trying to profit personally from the growing demand by many of Oregon’s most prominent politicians for the official backing of the Independent Party.

Apparently political shakedowns are legal. We really are in Obamaland.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Al & Tipper Gore Splitting Up

Breaking from Politico

“Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday.

In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate.”

You have to wonder, did a little bit of Bill Clinton and John Edwards rub off?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com