POLITICS: The game is rigged!


Seating Mass. Senate winner could be delayed
Jan 13 03:22 PM US/Eastern
By GLEN JOHNSON AP Political Writer

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BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts’s top election official says it could take weeks to certify the results of the upcoming U.S. Senate special election. That delay could let President Barack Obama preserve a key 60th vote for his health care overhaul even if the Republican who has vowed to kill it wins Democrat Edward M. Kennedy’s former seat.

Secretary of State William F. Galvin, citing state law, says city and town clerks must wait at least 10 days for absentee ballots to arrive before they certify the results of the Jan. 19 election. They then have five more days to file the returns with his office.

Galvin bypassed the provision in 2007 so his fellow Democrats could gain a House vote they needed to override a veto of then-Republican President George W. Bush, but the secretary says U.S. Senate rules would preclude a similar rush today.

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What a bunch of “barbara streisand”!

Special place in hell for the bender of the laws?

It’s corrupt and beyond the pale. Guess there’s no “play fair” in Democratic politics.

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RANT: The first “Sertorius” for Cronkite?


Tavern on the Green and our delusional leaders
Posted: January 06, 2010
Barry Farber

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I propose the minting of a new award, like the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys and Golden Globes, for today’s cheerleading, sycophantic media. We’ll call it the “Ludwig,” named after Hitler’s favorite broadcaster during the war, Ludwig Sertorius. German newscasters began having a hard time toward the end of 1942 with sharp and fatal reverses in Russia and North Africa. None of them could spin as prize-winningly as Ludwig Sertorius.

When British Gen. Bernard Montgomery counter-attacked German Gen. Erwin Rommel’s advance at El Alamein in Egypt, sending his “Afrika Korps” into history’s longest and fastest retreat, old Ludwig faced the microphone and – with the Germans fleeing at top speed, mind you – told the German people, “All British attempts to interfere with our systematic advance to the rear have been successfully frustrated, defeated and smashed!”

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I’d suggest Walter Cronkite for the first “Sertorius” award. (Reserving the “Ludwig” for Ludwig von Mises, who is far more deserving.) Cronkite mislead me about his being a liberal. I thought he was being an unbiased reporter. Seeing him sailing with the Hero of Chapaquidick and his statement after his retirement made me realize that all those years he had an agenda!

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