Archive for January, 2014

Boehner’s Happy Campers

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Today I was left another dropping. It came in the form of an e-mail from the GOP inviting me to send them some cash. “Send us some money or you’ll have to live under democrat rule.” Oh no. These guys can’t even jin up scary thoughts for their own supporters. I mean, really, what is scarier, democrats that we have had to deal with for the last five years or republicans that hate their base? And, Chris McNulty (twitter @GOP ), sending the e-mail with the subject line of “[No Subject] (2)” as if you had answered my last missive, was cute. A bit condescending, but cute. It just reminded me that you didn’t answer my last e-mail.

But I do know how to get you to listen, Mr. McNulty. It came to me while I was researching a eastern religion/cult. It is so simple in complexity it is staggering. And the perpetrators can be unemployed for years. There can be no stopping them. Their lives will have meaning again, just like the lives of the illegal aliens John Boehner wants to legalize, only different.

First, lets look at Boehner’s last election. His vote total was 142,731 in 2010. Generally speaking, in a primary election you have about 30% of that vote. 42,819.

Mr. Boehner has a challenger this cycle. His name is Eric Gurr. Mr. Gurr is severe conservative, like Mitt Romney, only different. He means it. I don’t know Mr. Gurr, except what I read, but Boehner isn’t listening, so he has to go.

Eric Gurr, CEO of a computer consulting firm says he will challenge Boehner, primarily because of two things: Boehner’s position on immigration reform and his support for U.S. military involvement in Syria. (Boehner says he supports incremental immigration reform, but Gurr won’t have any of that).

We now know Boehner supports more than “incremental reform”. He supports full-mental reform.

The primary election is May 6, 2014 in Ohio. And as you might expect, the eligibility laws are very stringent:

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, to announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of the voter’s identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on an Election Day include:

  • A current and valid photo identification card issued by the State of Ohio or the United States government; or
  • A military identification (“military ID”); or
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill; or
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement; or
  • An original or copy of a current government check; or
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document, other than a voter registration acknowledgement notification mailed by the board of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address.

 

According to the Domestic Mail Manual, the Post Office is required to deliver mail as marked on the envelope.

1.0 Recipient Options

1.1 Basic Recipient Concerns

1.1.1 Delivery to Addressee

Addressees may control delivery of their mail. Without a contrary order, the mail is delivered as addressed. Mail addressed to several persons may be delivered to any one of them.

 

If you tell them where you will receive it, they must get it to you, it might take a while, but by law, they must give it their best effort. And if you tell them where you are, they will have no excuse.

Which brings us to The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. He sort of devised this plan in the ’80s. You see, a homeless person cannot be denied the right to vote. A campsite is a mailing address. And the Public Library will no doubt be delighted to mail you a library card. All you have to do is tell the letter carrier where to deliver it, or stop by the local post office and tell them you want “General Delivery”. Once you have the library card, you go register to vote. Just remember to register before April 6th, and that your campsite is in OH-08.

Come to think of it, a letter from the unemployment office would do nicely as it would reflect a higher rate of unemployment in the district.

The Bhagwan came up with 7,000 registered voters. With only about 21,410 votes needed to get Mr. Boehner to listen and an already viable candidate, I’m sure just the sight of 10,000 campers will bring Mr. Boehner to tears.

Hell, the sight of a good steak would bring him to tears, but that is another problem.

Be a happy camper, dump Boehner.

 

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That Ship of Fools

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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When we last visited the saga of the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships in the Gaza Flotilla, along with The Audacity of Hope, and the Rachel Corrie (obviously a flattop) and several others, it was the subject of a legal action that accused it’s owners and donors of material support for terrorism by violating the Neutrality Act of 1794.

Israel had imposed a blockade of Gaza and the flotilla attempted to run it.

Consequently, as these things usually do, a commission was empaneled to set blame.

Turkey is particularly upset by the conclusion that Israel’s naval blockade is in keeping with international law and that its forces have the right to stop Gaza-bound ships in international waters, which is what happened in the 2010 episode. That conclusion oversteps the mandate of the four-member panel appointed by the United Nations secretary general and is at odds with other United Nations decisions, Turkey argued.

 

From Wiki:

Nine activists were killed in the raid: Cengiz Akyüz (42), Ali Haydar Bengi (39), İbrahim Bilgen (61), Furkan Doğan (18), Cevdet Kılıçlar (38), Cengiz Songür (47), Çetin Topçuoğlu (54), Fahri Yaldız (43), and Necdet Yıldırım (32).[18][127][128] All of the dead were members of, or volunteers for the İHH.

That would be the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH).

Which brings us to Tuesday’s NY Times:

Turkish anti-terrorist police raided the offices of an aid agency on the border with Syria on Tuesday, in part of what local media said was an operation in six cities against individuals suspected of links to al Qaeda.

The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said police had raided its offices in the southern Turkish city of Kilis, which borders Syria, and detained one person.

 

Then it gets worse:

Among those arrested was Ibrahim Sen, al-Qaida’s Middle East deputy, who was released from the U.S. prison camp in Cuba in 2006, Today’s Zaman reported Monday.

 

Sen has a lawsuit against Donald Rumsfeld which is in the appeals process:

On February 1, 2013, two years and nine months after the motions to dismiss had been fully briefed, Judge Lamberth dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims. Plaintiffs have filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and expect to brief the case over the course of 2013, arguing inter alia that the three plaintiffs who were determined to be “Not Enemy Combatants” by their CRSTs have cases that may be distinguished from those of the plaintiffs whose claims were dismissed by the D.C. Circuit in Rasul v Rumsfeld.

The appeal to the D.C. Circuit has been fully briefed and the case is set for oral argument at 9:30am on Friday, February 21, 2014 before Judges Brown, Tatel, and Randolph.

 

I think that ship has sailed.

We know who wears the mom-jeans in that family

Monday, January 13th, 2014

 

Frank Marshall Davis, who penned a thinly veiled memoir celebrating his and his wife’s sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl stated:

“The number of white babes interested in at least one meeting with a Negro male has been far more than I can handle.”

I wrote about him before and have seen the pr0n shots allegedly of Ann and I think it is safe to say there is a culture in The Movement. A kind of War on Women, if you will.

Activist Stokely Carmichael articulated the general vibe in an infamous, and candid, response.  When asked the role of women in the Students for a Democratic Society,  Carmichael replied, “The position of women in the movement is prone.

Fifty years later, at the memorial service for the greatest Community Organizer in like EVAH we get treated to this:

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Look how stoic Mrs. Obama is. She is so sweet. They are just having a little fun.

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Uh oh. The Eye™. This is going to leave a mark.

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How charming, how chivalrous. He kisses her hand because he knows when she bashes him it’s going to be sore.

And look at Ambassador Susan Rice behind Mrs. Obama with the “Oh boy, are you in trouble” look.

What was he thinking? Who is that woman?

Helle Thorning-Schmidt and her husband Larry Kinnock

Helle Thorning-Schmidt and her husband Larry Kinnock

Is that your Gheydar going off? Larry is the son of Neil Kinnock, who was plagarised by Joe Biden some time ago. Neil was also involved in the Oil for Food Scandal. But here’s where it gets good…

Their marriage became the subject of intense speculation in the Danish press, with one newspaper raising questions over Mr Kinnock’s sexuality. Confronted with the allegations, Miss Thorning-Schmidt was forced to publicly deny Mr Kinnock was gay. ‘I can only say it’s not true,’ she declared.

Ooooo. A duodenum spelunker?
So off the Obama’s go to their usual Hawaiian Holiday, scheduled for 17 days, only a day or so before it ends, Mrs. Obama cites her upcoming birthday as the reason she is staying for an extra two weeks or so. Leaving Barry and the girls to fend for themselves, with the help of Mrs. Robinson, of course. And the White House staff. She really wants to celebrate her birthday without her husband and daughters? Pulease.
The foreign press is having none of it:
The First Lady reportedly claimed following the photograph incident that she was humiliated in front of hundreds of millions of people in the world that watched the ceremony.  The report alleges that she yelled at her husband because she is “tired of it” and it is difficult for her to absorb such a humiliation because of his actions.
Other reports claim that the couple has been sleeping in separate rooms in the White House since the incident and that Michelle turned to a divorce lawyer to handle the matter, in order to ensure that she will receive half of their shared property.  An official in Washington even appraised that the couple will end their relationship and that it appears like a “sure bet.”
OMG! A divorce lawyer. Is that higher than a Constitutional Law Lecturer?
“I’VE had enough!” Furious first lady Michelle Obama hurled those fight­ing words at her husband after he publicly humiliated her by flirting with a leggy blonde foreign leader at South African icon Nelson Mandela’s memorial ser­vice, sources say.
OK. It’s the National Enquirer. To that I’ll just say: John Edward’s love child.
Maybe the Danish Prime Minister likes her men… Dainty.

The White House rarely comments on the first couple’s private life, and there was no official confirmation last week of where Michelle was staying in Hawaii, or when she intended to return.

Yet the security umbrella that surrounds the couple descended on the Winfrey estate where The Daily Caller, a Washington news website, claimed Michelle was staying with a small group of female friends including Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser, and Gayle King, a television presenter and close friend of Winfrey.

To quote Stokley Carmichael again:

“The position of women in the movement is prone.

Well, Michelle isn’t going to take that lying down. Not without The Oprah™ and Gayle King.