Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits - Make Sure Your Vote is Counted

The latest revelations on vote stealing by the Billionaires.. by investigative reporter Greg Palast.
The information in this book will either leave you in complete disbelief or will make you sick to your stomach... or both.
A Must Read - so click on the 'Get it Now' button below.

Also - for great tips on making sure your vote is actually counted download
7 Ways to Beat the Ballot Bandits

Quote a Ultra-Right Blogger - Really? REALLY?

I didn't think I'd ever quote one of the most conservative bloggers I can find - Erick Erickson of Redstate.com  While I don't agree with this ultra-conservative blogger,
I do find this analysis strangely... accurate. 

Why Mitt Romney Will Not Beat Barack Obama

You’d think that given the economy, jobs, and the present angst about the direction of the country that the GOP would have an easy path to victory. You would be wrong.
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is a man devoid of any principles other than getting himself elected. As much as the American public does not like Barack Obama, they loath a man so fueled with ambition that he will say or do anything to get himself elected. Mitt Romney is that man.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Voting disputes: A perfect storm in Ohio and Florida?

The LA Times reports that legal fights already have erupted over early voting in Ohio and Florida, and storm damage poses challenges in New York and New Jersey.

Republican Governors in both Ohio and Florida are trying their best to disqualify early voter ballots.

So far, the legal challenges have been coming down on the side of the voters, but the challenges will continue well past November 6th.  Is this what voting has come down to? - It's like a 3rd world country.

If we have anything to learn from this election cycle, is that the voting process needs reform.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Climate Change - Leaders Lead

We cannot risk having leaders in Washington who turn a blind eye to the threat of climate change and the devastating impact it's having across the nation.

It's time to act on climate change.

Reflections - A reminder of where we've come from

We all tend to have a short memory about current events, and the advertising blitz of the current political campaigns makes it even harder to put our economic situation in perspective.

It is easy to be dissatisfied with the current state of the economy when we don't clearly remember just how close to a total financial collapse we were.  In 2008, for Thanksgiving, 800,000 people lost their jobs.  In the next month, for Christmas, 800,000 more people lost their jobs. Thousands of our troops were dying in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting two unfunded (and off budget) wars.  The country was failing, the stock market was in a free fall, and a de-regulated Wall Street had lost Billions of dollars while defrauding investors with exotic derivative investments based on bad home loans.  No one wanted to see or hear from President Bush, with good reason.

Four years later, not a single Republican candidate, even through the entire primary cycle, would dare mention the former President's name.

When I reflect back, I see just how much President Obama has accomplished, and knowing that there is far more to be done, I am proud of what he has done so far.  Here's a video that will put it all together for you.

Ballot Tampering Alert - Clackamus County Oregon

This story breaks in Clackamus County Oregon, where a temporary ballot worker was caught and accused of modifying cast mail-in ballots by filling in votes for Republican candidates.
"We can confirm we are currently investigating criminal felony violations of Oregon's election laws, which allegedly took place in Clackamas County and allegedly involved a temporary county elections employee tampering with cast ballots," said Jeff Manning, a department [of Justice]spokesman.
This is the Oregon Secretary of State's worst nightmare.  They don't know how many ballots have been tampered with, and the concern is that this is mostly about down-ballot candidates.  The Oregon state house is split 30-30 between Democrats and Republicans, and with the typically close elections there, this ballot fraud could sway control of the state house. 

It is unlikely that we will know prior to election day  the impact of this event, if it is isolated, or if it is part of a wider attempt to tamper with the vote by Republican operatives

"Mr Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says."

Said conservative publication "The Economist" in a balanced critical analysis of Obama and Romney.  With it comes an Endorsement for Obama.  Not a enthusiastic endorsement, but certainly a thoughtful rejection of Romney and of Obama being better for America (and Europe and the UK).
 Recommended Reading - especially if you are still struggling with the choice over economic issues.