Posts Tagged 'Vote'

I don’t wax on politics as much as I used too.

But the power of voting can not be understated.

One thing I absolutely despise is apathy. Tell me you don’t like the choices. Tell me you don’t feel they represent you, just don’t tell me that you are not going to use the blood paid right that hundreds of thousands of people from the Revolutionary War to present day died to give you.

Back in 2004 I wrote that voting is effectively making a choice as to the type of world you want you and your children to live in.

Specifically

We, as a race see many things in our life that our children will never see. But in their time we must remember that they too, will see changes.

What those changes are, will be decided not only by our actions, but by our stances we choose, and the votes we place on our elected officials in November.

It is easy to cast responsibility to someone else. To say it is up to our government. It is up to our leaders. it is up to our neighbors. It is not my job.

We delude ourselves with that thought.

I don’t care who you vote for. I just care that you go vote. Make a legitimate decision regarding your life.

Instead of approaching it as “If it happens it happens” impose your will on your own destiny.

But don’t sit on the sidelines. Don’t be apathetic.

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So Dana Loesch has written a pretty scathing article of Brad Lager over at Breibart.com.

I know this because I, in turn, received a scathing E-mail from Mr Lager about those damn “unfactual bloggers”.

I’m not surprised. She’s good at that sort of thing and I have a lot of respect for her. I’m also not surprised at getting E-mails from a campaign that I A) am not following B) didn’t ask to receive E-mails from and C) have not even the remotest interest in the candidate in question.

I’ve been rooting for Pete Kinder ever since he forked over his own money to fight the healthcare law. That takes balls in my book, and his stance on illegal immigration is well known in these parts.  Besides that, frankly I’d take Barney the Purple Dragon over Claire McCaskill.

I will openly admit to knowing very little about Brad Lager and frankly what I do know I don’t care for.  Don’t take anything I say at value. I am a “nonfactual blogger” according to Mr. Lager.

Go view his voting record yourself.

My pet peeve? In 2006 Lager voted against  restricting the use of Eminent Domain.

And then he voted to expand it’s use to take help the government take our properties away from us.

He voted to expand abortion laws.

He voted to keep criminals out of prison.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. It’s all right there in black and white.

Just remember I’m not factual, and neither are any other bloggers out here. For the record, while Kinder isn’t spotless his record is much more solidly in my decision process frankly.

Frankly I didn’t have a dog in this hunt, and haven’t written one whit about it until i saw that “unfactual blogger” bit. It really torques my jaws when I see these silly half-assed lawyers degrade folks who are at the fore front of grass root operations.

You can see our retort to Mr Lager and his fine staff after the jump.

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From 1820 to 1860 the Irish were never less than the 3rd largest group of emigrants to American shores. The potatoe famine being the largest cause, the lack of jobs and starvation sent them scrambling for hope elsewhere.

The Irish civil war of the 1920′s sent many Irish to foreign borders again, families such as my own came to America to escape the violence. My current remaining family residing in Ireland is even considering leaving.

In 2011, however, the economy seems to be the driving factor in the latest Irish push in emigration.

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So let’s get this straight:

We have 14.8 Million people currently unemployed.

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was about unchanged over the month at 6.2 million. In October, 41.8 percent of unemployed persons had been jobless for 27 weeks or more.

Our Current debt is over $13 Trillion and climbing $10,000 every second.

So the Dem’s big idea?

To add another $20 Billion to that debt, and make 11 million people citizens of which at least 30% are unemployed as welll.

Effectively this puts somewhere in the neighborhood of an additional 4 million people unemployed.

This is a good idea how?

And 5 friggin versions? Without any hearing on it? How heavy handed, and totalitarian can you get?

I’ll state it freely. I have ZERO problem with the military portion of the DREAM Act. No issue what so ever.

I am 100% against the student portion. Being a student is not serving this country I don’t care how you color it, I have been both (am currently a student) and there is absolutely no comparison anyone will ever show me that will convince me otherwise.

This bill Must. be. Stopped.

Call your Representatives, as its up for vote today

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It’s election day.

No matter who you vote for or which ticket side or color you choose, your voting to help yourself as well as your friends, family and neighbors have a better life.

There’s another way you can help too.

Your donation will help a injured soldier, sailor, airmen or marine receive a voice activated laptop.  It’s not snake oil.

Your donation will them supply a Voice Activated laptop to those troops whom are injured to the point they can not type an E-mail or dial a phone.

Go to our auction site if you wish something to be given to you in return.

Go to our direct donation page if you don’t.

It doesn’t have to be a fortune. Anything and everything helps.

And the cause is worth while.

And go vote!

Ballot Measures for Missouri are after the Jump

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Once upon a time the dream of immigrants was American Citizenship.

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God

However, one city, one state at a time, that is rapidly becoming unnecessary. Furthermore those of us whom actually are citizens are paying the price of the disenfranchisement, as well as the price tag of the benefits of not being an American citizen.

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71% of almost 1 million voters in the state voted for us to Opt out of Proposition C (we reviewed it here)

Final numbers in what will be one of the most watched Senate elections in the US?

  • Robin Carnahan with 264,742 votes
  • Roy Blunt with 409,806 votes

And just for fun I want to point out something that will tweak a lot of folks.

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Today is the Primary election for Missouri and Kansas.

However what a lot of folks do not realize is that Missouri and Kansas is a major battle ground, and the front line regarding Obama Care.

Why?

Proposition C.

A yes vote on Prop C means you suppose Missouri’s right to opt-out of the mandatory requirement that everyone purchase health insurance.

A no vote on Prop C says you’re in favor of the federal government requiring everyone in all 50 states to buy health insurance or face a fine.

Missouri is the first state to put this on a ballet for the entirety of state voters.

So here in Missouri, at least, its not just a vote for a party or a candidate.

It’s a vote regarding our nations way of life.

Go Vote.

Now.

UPDATE:
Find your polling place if you don’t know it: Here

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Todays revelation regarding the Arizona immigration law set me to thinking as well as set me to anger.

When I got home I reread two articles that I found rather intriguing regarding the issue. Both written by Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Prof. William Richardson. Professor Richardson is also a blogger, whom runs a site called Legal Insurrection.

I won’t pretend to be anywhere near as knowledgeable of the law as the good Professor, I will attempt to understand, and be as clear ,as best I can.

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Arizona has signs like this at the border...but there isn't a problem? How stupid do the American people look?

So a Federal judge is ripping the Arizona law.

Legal Insurrection has the best write up so far.

Get ready ladies and gentlemen, because this is where the metal meets the meat.

Smell the sweat, and the bad breath. Arizona has two choices here: fight or flight. Somehow given the problems they are having and the lack of the federal government to do..well..anything….fight will be their option. I can’t see them going quietly in to that good night, not at this stage. Further since a majority of Americans supported this law, it casts a very grim light on our federal government system.

This could get extremely ugly folks. Think secession ain’t a possibility? Think again. Anything is possible when you start talking about governmental sovereignty and the protection of citizens.

And it applies to more than just Arizona. Sarah Boltons ruling paves the way for illegals to come and openly seek and take jobs in the United States.

…..Court therefore does not enjoin the
following provisions of S.B. 1070:
……
Section 7 of S.B. 1070
A.R.S. § 23-212: amending the crime of knowing employment of
unauthorized aliens
Section 8 of S.B. 1070
A.R.S. § 23-212.01: amending the crime of intentional employment of
unauthorized aliens
Section 9 of S.B. 1070
A.R.S. § 23-214: amending the requirements for checking employment
eligibility
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12 Million Americans are out of work and this Administration just opened the flood gates for another country to come and take the jobs we do have without those individuals paying a solitary dime in taxes.

Furthermore this brings up a very ugly reality about both our judicial-ship and our current administration:

They don’t care about you and I.
Just about the possible votes they can get and staying in office.

However there is a silver lining in all this.

If states are not allowed to enforce federal law, based on this judges reasoning does that mean states will not have to enforce ObamaCare to its residency?

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Well, its that time again.  Time for the Georgia primary, don’t forget to vote – this is an important election too!

My thoughts??  Time to get Sonny out of there  :)

After the Jump, the candidates you will be voting on…and there are a lot of them, its o.k. to be scared…..

One more thing, don’t forget to check and see which way your candidate voted on Health Care Deform, and Wall Street Deform….

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