Saturday, October 25, 2014
It still blows my mind that the insurance underwriters still allow spectator drags, a popular event at Star Speedway.
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.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
“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.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Watch Colorado closely. Mail in voting facilitates cheating. I suspect Udall will be re-elected.
BALLOT STUFFING: DEMOCRATS' SECRET WEAPON
Sunday, October 19, 2014
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.