RANT: The Elite get a police escort at your expense

Thursday, August 22, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sports/2013/08/17/LBJ-Police

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From the Associated Press:

The Miami Heat star posted a video of him saying he was following ”a police escort on the wrong side of the street” to get to the concert at Sun Life Stadium. The eight-second video shows James’ vehicle behind others with police lights flashing, as oncoming traffic on the three-lane side of the road allowed them to pass.

It was unclear what law enforcement agency was providing the escort, which appeared to be taking place in the vicinity of the stadium. Traffic around much of the area was clogged because of the concert.

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Never let it be said that we don’t have a two class society.

The Elite and the rest of the Mundanes.

Chew on that Sheeple!

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POLITICAL: Menendez “wooed” married woman

Sunday, June 23, 2013

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nj_state_of_affairs_uv9nrD55pWXg5WlpLflqHI

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez wooed married woman: source
By ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
Last Updated: 6:05 AM, June 23, 2013

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Menendez apparently sees no ethics problem with taking his married girlfriend to the Puerto Rican governor’s beach house while the governor was under federal investigation, and published reports describe Menendez as putting a senatorial hold on the nomination of the US attorney who was to oversee the investigation,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. “Is there any wonder the public has such a low opinion of elected officials?”

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What a sleaze!

Anyone in Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee proud to be represented by this cad?

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POLITICAL: Racial “Clovers”?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/williams-w/w-williams168.html

Honest Examination of Race

by Walter E. Williams

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You might ask, “What’s the point, Williams?” Let’s be clear about it. I’m not stating that there’s a causal relationship between crime, poverty and squalor on the one hand and, on the other, Democratic and black political control over a city. Nor am I saying that blacks ought to vote Republican. What I am saying is that if one is strategizing on how to improve the lives of the poorest black people, he wants to leave off his to-do list election of Democrats and black politicians. Also to be left off the to-do list is a civil rights agenda. Racial discrimination has little to do with major problems confronting black people.

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Argh!

Any time one “party” rules, the Sheeple and Clovers get screwed. The fact that the Sheeple and Clovers are various colors makes no difference!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Lessig’s One Way Forward

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

http://boingboing.net/2012/02/21/lessigs-one-way-forward.html

Lessig’s One Way Forward
by Cory Doctorow at 6:41 am Tuesday, Feb 21

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Lawrence Lessig’s new ebook One Way Forward is one of the most exciting documents I’ve read since I first found The Federalist Papers. One Way Forward is more of a long pamphlet than a book. It’s tempting to call it a “manifesto,” except that it’s so darned reasonable, and that’s not a word that comes readily to mind when one hears “manifesto.”

At the core of Lessig’s reasonable manifesto is the corrupting influence of money in politics, a corruption that predates the notorious Citizens United Supreme Court case. Lessig ascribes to this corruption the outrage that mobilizes both Occupy and the Tea Party, and he believes that the corruption can’t be ended until both the left and right realize that though they don’t have a common goal, they do share a common enemy, and unite to defeat it.

To this end, Lessig has a series of extremely practical suggestions, legislative proposals that, individually, strike at the root of the corruption, and, collectively, could kill it. Most of these don’t require any kind of constitutional amendment. All are designed to be passed through the nonpartisan action of activists of all political stripes, working together on ideals that neither should find fundamentally objectionable.

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Lessig is a known forward thinker.

Cory Doctorow is another thought leader.

So why can’t us little people drain the swamp?

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FLASH: Sunday is “reserved for the NFL”; by who? (Heard on ESPN)

Friday, December 30, 2011

2011-Dec-30 @ 1711

Just heard on ESPN that the Rose Bowl has been moved from New Year’s Day to Saturday because “Sunday is reserved for the NFL”. My immediate reaction was “by who”?

This indicate collusion by persons or organizations unknown.

Is there linkage between the NFL and the NCAA? ESPN as the go between?

To me this raises questions.

(1) Is NCAA football merely a minor league for the NFL? And, if so, does that have tax and labor implications?

(2) When players “come out early” or “stay for their senior year”, what influence does the NCAA or NFL have on this?

(3) What are the implications if the NCAA is the puppet of the NFL?

(4) The NCAA is a “non-profit association”; the NFL is an LLC. What are the implications if the NCAA is captive subsidiary of the NFL?

(5) Is there a funds transfer, or even an “in kind” value transfer, in this “reservation”?

No, my tin foil hat isn’t on too tight. It just sounds fishy!

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POLITICAL: National Popular Vote would enable fraud

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=374709

Why National Popular Vote is a bad idea
Posted: December 05, 2011
Phyllis Schlafly

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Moving quietly under the cover of the presidential debates and the enormous publicity given to the Republican nomination race is a plan to change how U.S. presidents are elected. It would bypass the procedure spelled out in the U.S. Constitution, which has been used successfully for over two centuries.

The Constitution prescribes how we elect our presidents. It is a mirror image of the Great Compromise. Designed by the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Great Compromise brought together the large and small states by means of a national Congress, with the House of Representatives based on population and the Senate based on state sovereignty.

Likewise, when the presidential electors meet in gatherings known as the Electoral College, each state’s vote is equal to the sum of its House and Senate representation in Congress. Our Founding Fathers understood that America is a nation of both “we the people” and a federal system of states, so it allows all states, regardless of size, to be players in electing our president.

The plan to change this system is called the National Popular Vote. It obviously has a lot of money behind it because it is sending highly paid lobbyists around the country to persuade state legislatures to adopt the NPV plan.

NPV is an attempt to achieve the longtime liberal goal of getting rid of the Electoral College. Instead of proposing an amendment that would first need to be passed by Congress and then ratified by three-fourths of the states (38), NPV is a scheme to deviously bypass the grand design of our U.S. Constitution.

Learn why it’s crucial to preserve the brilliant concept handing down from our founders — read George Grant’s “The Importance of the Electoral College”

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Remember our national trauma as we suffered through recounts in Florida where the margin between Bush and Gore was only about 500 votes? If the election is based on the national popular vote and it’s close, NPV would induce recounts in many or most of the 50 states.

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People who pretend that the Electoral College system is undemocratic are not only ignorant of the history and purposes of the U.S. Constitution, but they probably don’t even understand baseball. Basing the election on a plurality of the popular vote while ignoring the states would be like the New York Yankees claiming they won the 1960 World Series because they outscored the Pirates in runs 55-27 and in hits 91-60. Yet, the Pirates fairly won that World Series, 4 games to 3, and no one challenges their victory.

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Can you imagine the corrupt political machines having even MORE power?

Argh!

How stupid can “We, The Sheeple” be?

Corruption in Chicago can out vote everyone?

It’s a joke!

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