Saturday, October 25, 2014

Video; Inside Kobane

I'm rather reluctant to post combat videos but there is no overt violence or gore. It's regrettable they don't provide English sub titles but it is current news, uploaded October 24. The Kurds don't seem to be terrified of ISIS.

Where I Will Be Later This Afternoon

Yes, some locals were burglarized when they posted their dinner plans to Facebook so I realize there is risk in telling the world of your whereabouts. But safeguards are in place and I will attend Star Speedway's annual Halloween Howler. 120 cars lined up on a quarter mile oval. Nothing else quite like it.

It still blows my mind that the insurance underwriters still allow spectator drags, a popular event at Star Speedway.

Democrats Continue To Step On Rakes

Blogging is so addictive. So too is the blogosphere. There is always another site to be discovered.

Until a few minutes ago I had never heard of Ricochet. They lay out the David Perdue scandal nicely. Seems that the candidate autographed a young lady's torso and the irrepressible David Brock shouted the vice from his rooftop.

Turns out, Perdue was actually signing a young woman's insulin pump (for reasons that don't make sense to me but seems benign nonetheless.) I'll let Ricochet tell the story.

Even The Washington Post Is Acknowledging The Impact Of Widespread Voter Fraud

Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a threat to democracy itself. Both sides depend more heavily on anecdotes than data.
In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Administration Misinformed Congress, Public on Immigrant Release

White House spokesman Jay Carney similarly described them as "low-risk, non-criminal detainees."
A spreadsheet ICE officials prepared listing the detainees includes one person in Texas charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child, as well as others charged with armed assaults or assaulting police officers. Another immigrant released from Miami had been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide. Two detainees from Boston had been charged with aggravated assault using a weapon. One in Denver had a sexual assault charge. The agency released the spreadsheet to USA TODAY under the Freedom of Information Act.

Voter Fraud In Illinois? Surely You Jest!

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.

 “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat."

While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race. It is unknown if the machine in question (#008958) has been removed from service or is still in operation.

Not the first problem with this machine.
An election judge witnessed the problems Moynihan was having with machine #008958. After Moynihan called the Illinois Republican Party and they called the election board, Cook County Clerk David Orr reported the machine was taken aside and "recalibrated." 
The problematic voting machine is the EDGE Plus 2 - Dominion Sequoia Voting System which is in use in Chicago and suburban Cook County Illinois. Earlier this year, Defend the Vote's Sharon Meroni filed a complaint under the Help America Vote Act against the machines, saying they are "deficient." Read entire calibration article

How The West Was Won: Voter Fraud In Colorado

In fairness, the Udall supporters are not caught actually practicing voter fraud but yes, they are condoning it. The polls are notoriously unreliable in Colorado. Wonder why that might be? Sadly, I think Senator Udall will once again do much better than the polls indicate. NO SUCH THING AS THROWING YOUR VOTE AWAY IN COLORADO

More Ballot Stuffing

Earlier this month, those same officials sampled 1,600 names from their overall list of 10,000 voters who were identified as "legally present" by the DMV (i.e., non-citizens who may or may not have become citizens and obtained voting rights since getting drivers' licenses). They cross-checked the names against a U.S. Department of Homeland Security database, known as SAVE, and found that 6% of the 1,600 registered voters they sampled are not eligible to vote. The work by the SBOE and DMV to verify the 10,000 names was in the works already, according to Lawson, but it also dug deeper after NC FIRE and the Voter Integrity Project separately asked about the possibility that DACA immigrants may be on the voter rolls. In the U.S., more than 550,000 younger immigrants, raised mostly in the U.S. but who did not have authorization to be in the country, have qualified for DACA, according to August statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. They paid a $465 fee to USCIS plus about $500 to $1,000 in attorney fees to apply for the program, which was implemented by President Barack Obama’s administration two years ago on Aug. 15, 2012. In North Carolina, the DACA program allows recipients to get a Social Security card, work permit and driver’s license. In the state, with a total population of about 9.5 million people, nearly 20,000 have received approval for DACA, according to the latest USCIS statistics, through March 31. About 15,000 DACA licenses have been issued, according to the latest statistics provided by DMV officials. They have lawful presence in the U.S. but have no pathway to citizenship.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Europe Sending Bikers To Fight ISIS

"The Dirty Dozen" was a great movie. Take a bunch of jailbirds and send them on a high risk mission. Why don't they do that in real life? We got convicts and gangsters and tough guy wannabes. Why not send them to the front lines? Germany and the Netherlands are allowing their citizens to fight ISIS and their bike gangs are leading the way. International Business Times has the story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Introducing Vladimir Jaffe

Vladimir Jaffe has been around for a few years but I have just become acquainted with his videos. Nothing like a former victim of the Soviet experiment to go head to head with trust fund communists.


Will The Dems Steal The Senate?

The following video purportedly shows a man stuffing a ballot box in Phoenix, Arizona. I don't know how real this is but the Dems are now cheating with impunity. In parts of the country total votes exceed registered voters. Democrats ALWAYS do well in those places. The GOP simply has not fought back against these crimes.

Watch Colorado closely. Mail in voting facilitates cheating. I suspect Udall will be re-elected.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nashville Police Chief accuses the Secret Service of misconduct

It's seldom that we have much good to write here about police and police chiefs but when the chief of a large metropolitan police force insists that his officers assiduously uphold the constitution even when it means defying the Secret Service that is news and good news. The incident occurred in January of 2013 with a 911 call from the Secret service requesting local assistance in entering the residence of a man whom they were investigating over an alleged threatening Face Book post. Nashville police quickly determined that the Secret Service had no warrant ergo no legal right to enter the man's home. At that point a Secret Service suggested that one of the officers wave a piece of paper as if it were a warrant. Following the oath they took to uphold the law and the constitution the officers left the scene.

Chief Steve Anderson fired off angry letter to then Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and Assistant Director A.T. Smith. Pierson did not acknowledge the letter however Smith did call  but "his tone, at best, was condescending and dismissive," the chief added. "I realized that I was being told, in a polite manner, to mind my own affairs."

After that the chief demand and got a sit down with the local Secret Service agents and asked "Do you think it is appropriate to wave a piece of paper in the air and tell him you have a warrant when you do not have a warrant?"

"Answer: 'I don't know. I'm not a lawyer.'"

Okay smart ass. He who laughs last laughs loudest. Chief Anderson's next letter went to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Whether or not Chief Anderson's letter and his dogged adherence to his principles begets immediate action is beside the point. The point is there is at least one police chief who does bow to the wishes of the federal government.