Counting Ballots

They already bought the votes, and paid good-money for ‘em, so they weren’t NOT going to count them.  Besides, as a famous(ly corrupt) windbag-person once said, “What Difference Does it Make?”  Sleazebag pol and Anti-Gun attempted gun-runner Leland Yee Receives 10 Percent of the Vote in California…Only the winning Democrat (30.1 percent) and the more popular Republican candidate (29.6 percent) came in ahead.
Sheesh.

Meh Doux Blarg – The Reading

Being a bit under the weather is a fine time to do some reading – between naps and old-people stuff – and so far have finished Bobbi’s  I Work On A Starship and then went on to Jim’s The Grey Man: Vignettes (Volume 1)  and after that (yesterday) finished Marko’s Terms of Enlistment before getting into Bill’s humongous tome, Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster – really all very well and seriously done works.
Bobbie get’s props for Space Nazis (!) and the very early years of Star-flight (had me going back to The Old Negro Space Program, almost) in such a detailed technical way that even the door-latched close with a realistic clang that even The USOS Seaview never had.  I’m glad to say I have met two out of four of the writers, and hope to meet the rest sometime in a gun-fun situation.

Jim get’s props for being and knowing Real Americans as it were – and the Heart of Texas, plus some double-good take-down scenes as his Gray Man yarn goes from the dusty back-country to the high seas to political with romance and sniper-work thrown in for good measure, “Sling UP!”

Marko‘s works takes us through two military services, and then off-planet away from a dystopian soylent-green scenario to the siege of a space-colony under duress by alien weather-makers…

And Bill is quintessentially Bill – and good at it, weaving together multiple character POV’s, both good-guys and bad-guys and greasy politicians and people in-between, in a Tale of Destruction, as the US sags and collapses under the weight of a terrorist EMP attack. Only *I* have to get over the Beretta Tomcat, but/since he’s worked it well into the plot – and also I’m only on page 139.

Killing us Softly with His Drones

Americans can watch on TV as their own “inherent right of self-defense” as represented by the 2nd Amendment is being stripped-away in hearing after hearing on Civilian Gun Control that exempts Law Enforcement and the DOJ. Meanwhile Obama’s promised “fundamental transformation of The United States” continues with the froo-froo concept of Due Process targeted and blown-up as a leaked white-paper from the Eric Holder DOJ is revealed to have secretly issued itself a (confidential) Justice Department go-ahead ruling that hammers out and justifies a rough, vague, and loose legal framework allowing #TheDroneProgram to go forward with the targeted killing of American citizens.
Calling it, “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” (but given the Administrations attack on the 2nd Amendment it seems to be reserved for the .Gov and Officialdom) Eric Holder claimed the such attacks are justified if the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.” Thus The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission. The extrajudicial use of lethal force, away from any so-called ‘hot’ battlefield, can be used against a “Terrorist” – who can be almost anyone merely and secretly acccused by a single “well-informed high level administration official”, as they see fit… As Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement:

“This is a profoundly disturbing document, and it’s hard to believe that it was produced in a democracy built on a system of checks and balances. It summarizes in cold legal terms a stunning overreach of executive authority – the claimed power to declare Americans a threat and kill them far from a recognized battlefield and without any judicial involvement before or after the fact.”

Bi-Partisanship!

Thanks to the Weekly Standard, the headline resonates with cross-aisle commingling:  Some Dems Will Likely Join Republicans to Vote for Repeal.

Larry Kissell of North Carolina has already said he will vote for repeal. Kissell, who will also be skipping the Democratic National Convention in nearby Charlotte and has declined to endorse Barack Obama for president, voted against Obamacare in 2010 but also voted against repealing the law in 2011.

 

Global Cult of Ice and Fire

What modern people tend to forget (and think, “Oh my goodness, *how highly improbable!*”) is that the 15,000+ year old ancient pagan alignment of Earth-Mother worship always requires a blood sacrifice, hot or cold, adult or child, one way or the other – it’s Nature’s way and you can’t really “modernize” it with some superficial “tribal” tattoos and hipster moral equivalence. Something not even the much vilified Catholic Priests are accused-of. The Racist Progressives of a near-Century ago (and lingering today among the Elite), from Wilson to Dewey were as hip and modern and aligned and Educated as they could possible be, and practically worshiped Social Darwinism – partly out of self-interest because it put them at the cutting edge of the Social Awareness, and it was they who lead the charge of Eugenics to cleanse and detoxify the societal-body. The President of Stanford University (at who’s Junior-High named school I attended) wrote the damn book on it: The Blood of the Nation: A Study in the Decay of Races by the Survival of the Unfit. Can’t get much more West-Coast Progressive than that, supported by the moral-equivalent Unitarians who believe in God – or whatever you want to believe-in, here have a cup of coffee fellow, and shelter from the cold… And now they are trying to de-couple the historical link and frame it in another way to preserve their position among the Leadership Elites.

Legislative Cold Contempt on Display

As some people have noticed, even the self-absorbed LA Times, some members of our California Stupidlslature think they should get themselves a hidden shoulder thing that goes up – for themselves but not for the rest of us. Au contraire.
As Danger Mouse pointed-out,

“City of Bell, Vernon, Cudahy and Maywood – bastions of political ethics and integrity. Who is their Assemblyman? Why, it’s John Perez, Speaker of the House!!!! Way to fly low and under the radar. Question to Mr.Perez: Has he had any contact or dealing any city official mentioned in his capacity? Would he mind opening his professional, campaign and personal finances up to public scrutiny.”

Perhaps the criminals in the Capitol don’t want the population to be able to defend themselves against their criminal enterprise?
These are the same people who can’t pass a budget, the same people who are in bed with and accept campaign funds from the same Unions, Industries and Developers they are supposed to “regulate.” These are the crooks and liars and scum of the Stupidslature.
They have already proven their financial incompetence and their political incompetence – should they demonstrate further incompetence in gun-handling? They already enjoy a level of on-call Police Protection that none of us get to have, and in the case of Citizens the Cops are indemnified against their own inaction but can be called-down when they mess-up a Politician’s security?

If these jerks are unable to trust the People with shall-issue concealed carry, why on earth should we trust them with a weapon – or even any financial instrument?

NOooo!! CA Gerrymander Proposition 27 – Lies, Fakery, and Falsity

From Ballot☆Pedia

At first I was enamored by the surface of this protest, to see the reflection of my own handsome face in the mirror-pond, wearing my old Youth Brigade beret and flowing hair – and feel the immense rippling power of my collective awesomeness.

Then the waters actually did ripple and with consciousness I saw my balding Earthworm Jim visage, the thin gray chest hair, and my delusion of grandiosity died.

If there was ever a DoubleTalk-DoubleSpeak award this might get it.
If the googly-eyed pinchy botox-faced Nancy Pelosi, the sad-clown Communist Barbara Lee, and psychotically deranged Lynn Woolsey gave money to it, it must be self-serving.

If scumbucket George Soros is for it, beyond simply being bad it is very likely to be evil.

The Incumbents and Political Master-Class want their power back and the will pay millions in their effort to return control to themselves. They want to eliminate the little people who are on the Commission and return it to the untrustworthy, lying fat-cats of Incumbistan.  For the greedy stupid Pasha’s to get their power back they preform Jihad on the electorate and Taqiyya. The lying.

Donor Amount
Haim Saban $2,000,000
AFSCME $1,250,000
Working 4 Working Americans $500,000
Democratic State Central Committee of California $250,000
Judy Chu TruPAC $125,000
Charles Calderon for State Assembly Committee $100,000
George Soros $100,000
Peter Angelos $100,000
Louise Gund $100,000
Edith Wasserman $100,000
Zenith Insurance $100,000

Note: “Working 4 Working Americans” is described by Capitol Weekly as “a Washington, D.C.-based, labor-backed group.”

17 Democratic congressmen either gave money directly to the campaign or whose campaign committees gave money:

Mike Honda, shame on you!
And it’s entirely partisan, no members of the Republican Party have made any move to support this bayotch, while members of the Democratic Party are bankrolling it either personally through their state senate or state assembly campaign committee, or through a ballot measure campaign committee set up with their name on it:

Politician Office held Party Amount
Charles Calderon State Assembly, District 58 Democrat $100,000
Mike Eng State Assembly, District 49 Democrat $100,000
Bob Blumenfield State Assembly, District 40 Democrat $85,000
John Perez State Assembly, District 46 Democrat $49,000
Alex Padilla State Senate, District 20 Democrat $34,000
Felipe Fuentes State Assembly, District 39 Democrat $30,000
Nancy Skinner State Assembly, District 14 Democrat $30,000
Karen Bass State Assembly, District 47 Democrat $20,000

Bastards! No to 27 – this stuff is the ugly sausage-factory of politics.

Obamedicine

Re: Teh Debate, HT Rick at Traction Control, “If you get sick, you can go Bankrupt”, but in the Federal Plan, it will be cheaper and pre-existing conditions don’t count.

In other words, the policies that destroyed the mortgage industry and the worldwide economy can also bankrupt the medical industry.

(my bold)

Rewriting History – $6.5 TRILLION collapse and all I got was this lousy Taxpayer Funded t-shirt?

Former Enron CEO and Bush Contributor Ken Lay presided over a measly $65 Billion collapse and no taxpayer bailout. Meanwhile Fannie Mae CEO’s, weighing in with a $6.5 Trillion collapse and with a taxpayer bailout. The Center for Responsive Politics keeps track of which politicians get Fannie and Freddie political contributions. The top three U.S. Senators getting big Fannie and Freddie political bucks were Democrats and number two is Senator Barack Obama.

Two guys who presided over the biggest financial disaster in modern times are shielded by Democrats who’s policies they supported and encouraged. Ken Lay (deceased) became famous and was the subject of numerous SNL skits. Will the same fate befall these two, and what the hell do they look like? Jim Johnson, Former Fannie Mae CEO/Lehman Executive and now Obama Campaign Advisor/Contributor – Beginning in January of 1990 and continuing through December 1999 he was employed by Fannie Mae. He served as Vice Chairman (1990), Chairman and CEO (1991-1998), and Chairman of the Executive Committee (1999). Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Johnson was a managing director in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers. Before joining Lehman (now defunct), he was the president of Public Strategies, a Washington-based consulting firm he founded to advise corporations on strategic issues. Jim Johnson who was asked by Senator Barack Obama to start the search for a viable Vice Presidential candidate. Johnson did the same job for John Kerry in 2004 and Walter Mondale in 1984.

Franklin Raines, Former Fannie Mae CEO who served as White House budget director under President Bill Clinton, is currently employed by Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign as an economic adviser. In 2005 Fannie Mae’s regulator reported that the company’s quarterly reports of profit growth over the past few years were “illusions deliberately and systematically created” by the company’s senior management, which resulted in a $10.6 Billion accounting scandal. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s report goes on to say that Fannie Mae employees deliberately and intentionally manipulated financial reports to hit earnings targets in order to trigger bonuses for senior executives. In the case of Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae’s former chief executive officer, OFHEO’s report shows that over half of Mr. Raines’ compensation for the 6 years through 2003 was directly tied to meeting earnings targets. The report of financial misconduct at Fannie Mae echoes the deeply troubling $5 billion profit restatement at Freddie Mac.
In 2005 there was an itty-bitty oopsie $10.6 Billion problem.
In 2006, the OFHEO announced a suit against Raines in order to recover some or all of the $50 million in payments made to Raines based on the overstated earnings [4] initially estimated to be $9 billion but have been announced as 6.3 billion.[2]. In June 2008 Wall Street Journal reported that Franklin Raines was one of several politicians who received below market rates loans at Countrywide Financial (now in ruins) because the corporation considered the officeholders “FOA’s”–“Friends of Angelo” (Countrywide Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo). He received loans for over $3 million while CEO of Fannie Mae. [5] Franklin Raines is currently one of Barack Obama’s chief economic advisers. (my emphasis) Just going on how they so successfully glommed onto huge amounts of personal gain and cash-money, I’d say they were Uniters, united in the spirit of gainfulness…

That’s who’s advising Mr. Barak Obama on political policy and finance issues, not Ken Lay (who’s dead), who’s Non-Taxpayer-Bailout scandal was worth only a fraction of a percentage of these guy’s.

In short: Ken Lay, Enron, $65 Billion, no public bailout, congressional lynching – now he’s dead.
Compared to: Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines, CEO’s Fannie Mae, $6.5 TRILLION, taxpayer bailout to preserve a longtime Democrat-run DC feifdom and social engineering program, no hearings – Barak Obama’s advisors in politics, finance, and housing…

Oh great, just great.

UPDATE: Source/Cite – OpenSecrets.Org Link (and above) of top Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recipients – Barak’s #2!
Heh.
What about Clinton’s own Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster? Reportedly an Obama choice for Attorney General?
Author of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy – and also author of The Wall, the policy which prevented the foreign intelligence and criminal investigative communities from collaborating, easing the path for terrorists to 9/11.
Jamie Gorelick who also had a direct hand in the mortgage securitization debacle.

In 1999 Fannie Mae announced that it would purchase $10B in CRA loans. In 2001 they reached that target as Ms. Gorelick announced that they would roll these into special security issues.
“Our approach to our lenders is `CRA Your Way’,” Gorelick said. “Fannie Mae will buy CRA loans from lenders’ portfolios; we’ll package them into securities; we’ll purchase CRA mortgages at the point of origination; and we’ll create customized CRA-targeted securities. This expanded approach has improved liquidity in the secondary market for CRA product, and has helped our lenders leverage even more CRA lending. Lenders now have the flexibility to use their own, customized loan products,” Gorelick said.

ChangeHope? I don’t think so…

Guns and Ammo Legislation

I was really reluctant to support Mitt or Rudy since their 2nd Amendment credentials were flimsy and transparent at best, I wanted what I heard from Fred.

I live in perpetual Electoral Dysfunction, in the Gerrymandered Hell that is California – a One-Party State complete with Potemkin Republicans who steal my taxes like the best Democrats and use them to buy votes – only they cannot win, they just get to play in the kiddie-pool.

I have not been able to vote FOR a candidate in a very long time – nor has my vote meant anything in many election cycles. My only hope is voting AGAINST the Evil I see across the Aisle, whether it’s a popular instrument of the thoroughly corrupt Illinois Party-Machine, or the loathsome she-creature that crawls on her belly sucking life from the Tree of Liberty.

I’m stuck voting for McCain – don’t let your moral vanity and personal self-esteem blind you to the needs of the rest of the Citizenry or YOU will be living the memory of Freedom that I do now, as you become Californized and assimilated.

I’m a one-issue voter, voting for one thing, the one tool that Citizens still have that can make a difference in free-speech, finance, or immigration reform. It’s the single tool that backstops and guarantees Free-speech in the Bill of Rights – and about which 1st Amendments advocates so often feel embarrassed and are reluctant to support…Shame on them – it’s a Right, not an Option to be fiddled-away.

Look around you there are forces coalescing. If you haven’t noticed lately there’s been a recent prohibitionary surge in many Democrat controlled States. They have introduced the absurdly laughable fiction of “microstamping” as Legislation, and lead-ammo bans to protect one extinction-teetering species or another — no doubt following the lead of our muscle-headed Rhinocrat Ecoweenie Governator Shwarrzennkennedy – such a huge disappointment, we are so over him.

The legislation is a real trend and make no mistake it’s not about helping the Police – it adds to their already substantial administrative burden. It’s also not about how inexpensive and viable the technology is either, or even “how many lives it will save” – if it was any of those beneficent things it would be free like 9-1-1 is free (thanks Rob!)- it’s about imposing burdensome regulations in a concerted effort to drive manufacturers out of business. When they are gone your freedom is too.