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Friday, September 30, 2016

Another Reason To Say NO To Hillary Clinton for President

Need a reason to say "NO!" to Hillary Clinton for President?
Hillary Clinton and her "superpredator" quote.
Here is a link to a Washington Post piece in February of this year, where during a primary stop she grew irritated by a woman who demanded Clinton apologize for her remark in 1996 (although she said "those kinds of kids" and did not directly call them "black youth") - which she didn't originally recognize as her own quote.

(Incorrect meme floating around the internet.
No attribution is offered but can be found on
Facebook page.)


Clinton only apologized in the Post AFTER the event that caused her during the Primary to be confronted by this quote. (But in the scope of fairness, it must be noted that while she was referencing black gangs in her speech she never said "black youth". She said "those kinds of kids".)
The woman raising the issue was chastised by organizers and Clinton, and escorted out. And THIS is the woman who wants us to elect her President? Saying she is better than Gary Johnson? Saying she wants us to BELIEVE her? What a true travesty that people in this country would continue to support her.
Clinton is a bully. And this is not just me saying something mean. This is fact supported by incident after incident of her actions. The Primary stop in Columbia, South Carolina is just one of many where her arrogance is on direct display, yet millions flock to her.
Why?
Based on her record and her actions, I can only conclude that they do so because she is a woman. And they want a woman President . . . no matter what. No matter how unethical, immoral, stupendously arrogant that woman may be.
Although my detractors will call this a misogynistic statement (they are the same who say any disagreement with the President is racist - both completely false observations), it is not. I would vote for a decent qualified woman the same way I would vote for anyone running for office.
I don't want a white President. I don't want a black President. I don't want a woman President. Nor a Republican / Democrat / Socialist / Etc, etc President. I don't want ANY "Fill-In-The-Blank" President.
I want a decent, qualified, ethical, moral President who has the interests of the country - not their own or their financial backers or some party driven agenda crony or some court of world opinion - the best interests of the United States of America as their central motivation.
But I tell you here and now, and you can look it up - in fact I WANT YOU TO LOOK IT UP - for yourself. Don't listen to what people say about the candidates or their speeches or their motives, listen to what the candidates SAY and DO themselves. Look at what they HAVE DONE to see what they will do.
Don't be sheep! Don't listen to the SPIN DOCTORS! Think for yourselves!

(In case the above link does not work, copy and paste this in your browser: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/02/25/clinton-heckled-by-black-lives-matter-activist/)

Another Reason To Say NO To Hillary Clinton for President

Need a reason to say "NO!" to Hillary Clinton for President?
Hillary Clinton and her "superpredator" quote.
Here is a link to a Washington Post piece in February of this year, where during a primary stop she grew irritated by a woman who demanded Clinton apologize for her remark in 1996 (although she said "those kinds of kids" and did not directly call them "black youth") - which she didn't originally recognize as her own quote.

(Incorrect meme floating around the internet.
No attribution is offered but can be found on
Facebook page.)


Clinton only apologized in the Post AFTER the event that caused her during the Primary to be confronted by this quote. (But in the scope of fairness, it must be noted that while she was referencing black gangs in her speech she never said "black youth". She said "those kinds of kids".)
The woman raising the issue was chastised by organizers and Clinton, and escorted out. And THIS is the woman who wants us to elect her President? Saying she is better than Gary Johnson? Saying she wants us to BELIEVE her? What a true travesty that people in this country would continue to support her.
Clinton is a bully. And this is not just me saying something mean. This is fact supported by incident after incident of her actions. The Primary stop in Columbia, South Carolina is just one of many where her arrogance is on direct display, yet millions flock to her.
Why?
Based on her record and her actions, I can only conclude that they do so because she is a woman. And they want a woman President . . . no matter what. No matter how unethical, immoral, stupendously arrogant that woman may be.
Although my detractors will call this a misogynistic statement (they are the same who say any disagreement with the President is racist - both completely false observations), it is not. I would vote for a decent qualified woman the same way I would vote for anyone running for office.
I don't want a white President. I don't want a black President. I don't want a woman President. Nor a Republican / Democrat / Socialist / Etc, etc President. I don't want ANY "Fill-In-The-Blank" President.
I want a decent, qualified, ethical, moral President who has the interests of the country - not their own or their financial backers or some party driven agenda crony or some court of world opinion - the best interests of the United States of America as their central motivation.
But I tell you here and now, and you can look it up - in fact I WANT YOU TO LOOK IT UP - for yourself. Don't listen to what people say about the candidates or their speeches or their motives, listen to what the candidates SAY and DO themselves. Look at what they HAVE DONE to see what they will do.
Don't be sheep! Don't listen to the SPIN DOCTORS! Think for yourselves!

(In case the above link does not work, copy and paste this in your browser: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/02/25/clinton-heckled-by-black-lives-matter-activist/)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Electoral Vote Myth The Establishment Wants You To Believe

Just this afternoon, an intelligent woman who was in the Trump corner but was willing to entertain the idea of Gov. Gary Johnson in the debates, if not in voting for him. She was willing to listen. Now, after last night's first Presidential debate (in which Johnson was excluded), she is adamantly for Trump. She declared that no one should vote for Johnson because it would sway the electoral to Clinton.

When I told her that Johnson still had a chance to win the election, she insisted he did not. “Don't you remember the Bush Gore election, where Gore won the popular vote and Bush won the Electoral College vote?”

This did not sit right with me, so I went back to my Government 101 recollections. And figured out that the major party campaigns want to perpetuate the falsehood that Governor Gary Johnson, as a third party candidate, cannot win the electoral vote. If they get everyone out here in reality land to believe their lies, they don't have to face the truth.

That they could lose.

Okay, here's where the lie of the Electoral College option falls apart.

There are 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each state has a set of electors in the Electoral College. They vote for the candidate who won the popular vote, or the candidate of the party who wins the popular vote.

And in 29 states plus the District of Columbia, this is true. They have laws governing this process. In 21 states, they do not. These states can vote for whoever they want, no matter the popular vote.

Now to be fair, they usually do. But there are no laws that would restrict them.

But lets get back to those 26 states plus DC that do have these laws. These states are: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

So let us presume that the outcome of these states only are a popular vote win for Gary Johnson. Those states are obligated, under law, to vote for the winner of the popular vote. I then added up all the Electoral votes of these states. And do you know what I came up with?

293!

That's right, if Gary Johnson were to win the popular vote of these states, he would have more than the 270 Electoral votes to win. And that's just winning these 26 states and DC. ANY combination of different states would win him the election.

Now I know you might keep saying, he doesn't have a chance of winning these states. A third party candidate can't win. And this is exactly the thing that Trump, Clinton, the GOP and the Democrats what you to believe.

But here is an interesting statistic that comes from The Federalist website (http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/16/these-numbers-say-a-third-party-can-win-the-presidency/):

“Is it possible for a third-party candidate to actually win states? In 20 percent of twentieth-century elections, third-party candidates did just that (Roosevelt in 1912, La Follette in 1924, Thurmond in 1948, Byrd in 1960, Wallace in 1968). Now, none of them won the right combination of states to deny other candidates a majority, but that also happened twice, in 1824 electing John Quincy Adams and in 1876 electing Rutherford B. Hayes.”

So the myth, the fallacy, the outright LIE by Clinton and Trump and the establishment absolutely falls apart.

Now that I have busted that myth, I want you to all consider letting the pollsters and the Commission on Presidential Debates know that you want Gary Johnson in the next two debates. Because a third voice is so very much needed.

Especially now that you see the truth of their lies to you, the voter. They steal your choice. They steal your voice. They will steal the election from the will of the people.

Voting for the lesser of two evils is STILL voting for an evil

Don't for AGAINST someone. Vote FOR someone.


The American people deserve ALL the information to make their decision. Not just the information they want you to know.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Worth Repeating (A post from 2010)

Sometimes I write something and come back to it years later and say "Wow, that was pretty good."

With the current elections being not only important but wildly out of focus, I think this article I wrote back in 2010 is very relevant. "Who do you listen to??"

One additional reference I might suggest. Its called On The Issues and can be found at www.ontheissues.org. I again provide the link as well as have the site linked because some people have a block on their links.

You can either go to the page and type in the candidate you want to kn ow about, or Google the person and add "on the issues". (For instance, "Gary Johnson on the issues".) Or you can go to the page and right there on the front page is a row of pictures with all the presidential and vice presidential candidates. (Except for Ajamu Baraka, Jill Stein's running mate on the Green Party ticket. Him you have to plug into the search engine. I don't know why.)

Please check it out, let me know if it was helpful or what you think.

Have a great day, keep thinking for yourself and stop being sheep.

This is just me, Thinking Out Loud!

Charles

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Clinton Obviously Thinks Bernie Supporters Are Stupid

How stupid are Bernie Sanders supporters? Well, we don't think they are but apparently Hillary Clinton does. Her VP pick was out campaigning in Florida this weekend, and was chummy with Debbie Wasserman Shultz. Yes, Sanders supporters THAT Debbie Wasserman Shultz!
Kaine even called her his "friend"! ("I'm so excited to see my friend and your representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz," he said. )
Sanders supporters can not SERIOUSLY be voting for Clinton with this kind of attitude. She is not only ignoring the dedicated supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, but she is actually laughing at them by including Shultz in her campaign, by supporting her in her own re-election bid in Florida. Clinton and Kaine are proving that they are going forward with a politics as usual, the "I-was-mad-but-now-I-am-not" mantra of a typical politician in regards to Shultz.
Bernie supporters should still be angry at Shultz's political games, still be angry at Clinton for not keeping her distance and they should swing their support to #GaryJohnson - who embodies more of their ideas than either Clinton or Trump! If you don't think this, then just go to the Johson/Weld 2016 website and look over the issues. And if you think that is just rhetoric, as politicians usually do, go to On The Issues website to see his historically documented stand on the issues.
Stop being sheep and believing all the hype and lies of the party politicians and the media!
There IS another choice.
Just look for yourself!
Have a great day!

Charles

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Let Gary Debate

Hi gang! Looks like Gary Johnson is becoming more and more known across the country. More people are realizing they have a choice.

Got this email from the campaign the other day:

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So lets all get out there and make a difference. Lets get Johnson on the debate stage.

And I don't care if you intend to vote for him or not> We need the conversation he is going to bring. Lets get away from all the immature nonsense the Trump and CLionton campaigns have brought to this election.

All the name calling, all the he said / she said B******T that has been the hallmark of this Presidential election season . . . all of it . . . will go away once Johnson makes them start talking issues and solutions. And who knows, the more you hear about his fiscally conservative (read responsible) ideas and his socially liberal (read caring) plans, you might actually come to realize that he is what is needed in America today.

But even if not, you will have the two major parties (who have held a duopoly on this country for decades) getting back to putting needs of the country ahead of their egos!

Agree or disagree, I'm just trying to help you be more informed. This is just me, Thinking Out Loud!

Have a great day!

Charles

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Justice System or Joke?

What the hell is wrong with people today? What is up with judges?? I have always had a problem with the screwed up legal system in this country. And with the recent political cases that have been dropped or passed along to the next dupe, I have been truly shaking my head.

But here are two cases that just leave me outraged.

In one, a college student is raped and the boy, Austin Wilkerson, goes to trial (can't say man because he is NOT), and the case is not only made, his duplicity before, during and after the assault are enough to get him a guilty verdict. But then the judge gives him two years work release and 20 years probation. WHAT?!?!?

Even the District Attorney is as disgusted by this as I am.

"This defendant raped a helpless young woman after duping the people around her into believing he was going to care for her, tried to cover up his crime, and then repeatedly lied about what he did -- including under oath at trial," District Attorney Stan Garnett wrote in part in the sentencing memorandum.

"Nothing can mitigate that enough to not warrant incarceration."

But on Wednesday, Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler sentenced Wilkerson to two years of work release and 20 years to life on probation.

At least some people know better and have resorted to petitioning the judge be removed. (http://kdvr.com/2016/08/10/former-cu-student-convicted-of-rape-not-sentenced-to-prison/).

But then there is another case, where a couple broke tax laws and were slammed with three years in prison. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-lake-county-blotter-st-0809-20160811-story.html)

Couple sentenced to prison in tax case

A federal judge sentenced a former St. John couple this week to 36 months in prison over filing false tax returns that resulted in more than $1.28 million in outstanding taxes, interest and penalties.

George Gasich, 55, and Barbara Gasich, 54, who reside in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., were also fined $50,000 each, due immediately, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney David Capp.

To allow them to continue caring for their child, Barbara Gasich will not begin her sentence until after her husband completes his sentence, court documents stated.

The Gasichs, who had a 20-year dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, pleaded guilty to one count of filing false tax refund claims. An IRS agent testified the couple had earnings of more than $3 million since 2000, but had only voluntarily paid $7,458 in federal income taxes, according to federal authorities.

Really? I mean, okay, they broke the law. It was about money. No one was hurt. And they have a beef with the IRS. (Hey, who doesn't?) But yeah, they deserve to be punished.

But the kid who violently and sexually assaulted a young lady who will have to live with that for the rest of her life stays free? And they get three years in prison?

Where is the justice? Where is the outrage? I guess that is saved for when a criminal is shot by a law enforcement officer and the people rob, loot, pillage and plunder everything in sight because of this 'injustice'.

Or when a politician is indicted time and time again but is so rich and powerful they get away with it. And then their supporters cry foul. They say how could you keep harassing this politician when they obviously did nothing wrong.

But where are these people who cry over a criminal and show indignation over a crooked politician when it comes to such BS legal wrangling?

I guess I should not expect more from a system so rigged by money and influence that some rich kid can get away with murder and flight. The “affluenza” defense got Ethan Crouch 10 years probation. He fled the country, was captured and a judge is “considering” a sentence of 720 days in jail. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Couch)

But NOT for killing four people in 2013. But for leaving the country and violating his probation.

Seriously?!?

I am just sick about how bad our justice system is.

Agree or disagree, just look into it for yourself and you decide if its working.


Have a great day.