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No, that's not what I'm saying. I fully expect some people to take offense at being called out. I admit to utilizing patronizing when other people keep telling the same tired lies or are provided documentation they demand and then ignore it. Our exchanges on a topic are not the first and will not be the last. I typically let others take the first shot...but have been guilty of premature immaturity (who hasn't amongst us). Sol and I, for example, have gone round and round before. He can really dish the pith...although it's usually in more of a literate Dennis Millerish vein. The difference is with all other posters when that blog is over, it's over and they've never felt the need to chase around. The point I was trying to make then is the same as I made tonight; I used the word you took offense to because you were acting in that manner. I'm sorry if you found it overtly offensive, but to me it was an apt descriptor. Peace out for the weekend. Spend some time with family and decompress (that's my plan). We can argue and solve the issues of the world next week.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2012 on Riches of Romney at Unfettered Letters
I'm sorry you disagree with the Florida Democratic party on the absentee ballot thing, GG. One more time, monosyllabic words from here to the end of the 'graph so you can get it: Court ruled lack of fraud case is not proof of no fraud. Fraud has been shown. ID law is not poll tax. Free ID set up for poor and old. Most folks for it. Dem votes up when id law in place. Let me know when you call your bank requesting they no longer ask for an ID from anyone wanting to take money out of your account. You folks on the left really need to step up your game on this issue. Have a great weekend and I hope you got a chance to see my last missive on the day you discovered a-clowning.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
Actually, I was referring to our exchange a couple of nights ago (Payday for rich, famous) where I documented all of your cases of (word omited). LL was also posting there, if that helps. Your last post there also disappeared. Not that it matters, you seem to have gotten over your need to act foolish and as long as that's the case I certainly see no need to call you out on it. One question, as long as we’re being civil…what makes you think I would take offense to the Log Cabin Republican thing? My wife and I have gay friends and while I’m not gay I’m certainly comfortable and secure enough to not be offended by homophobic taunts. Just something to think about.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2012 on Riches of Romney at Unfettered Letters
So you really don't have the conviction of your silly arguments, you're just throwing stuff out there to muddy the waters. The court stuffs been provided numerous times on letters you've posted on so your feigning ignorance today (OK, that was a bad assumption on my part, you're probably not feigning your ignorance) about the rulings on the Indiana ID law (the only one to go to the Supreme Court) are cute, but again represent a corruption of thought process you seem to suffer from this week. Same on the study you just refuse to acknowledge. GG even documented the voter fraud you claimed doesn't exist. You weren't up to the job again today. No shame. You should be good at accepting that by now. If you ever want to actually discuss voter ID's I'd be happy to have that conversation with you. I fear like a child with attention deficit disorder you'd probably be in the middle of our exchange, see something shiny, lose your train of thought and be back to insisting taxes have to do with vote fraud. It's been fun. Get better.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
Fortunately FOT, Woody, LL, etc can all read your numerous posts and make their own decisions about your actions. You seem to have figured out today that if you don't act like a (word omitted because you've actually been on good behavior) you don't get called a (same omitted word) by me. That anybody else may have recognized and commented on your histroy today is beyond my control.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Riches of Romney at Unfettered Letters
Stella!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Benefits of streetcar at Unfettered Letters
Electionsmith (the opinion of a Dr. Dan Smith) seems to have omitted some important information about Florida’s absentee balloting process that is on the State of Florida’s web site (state.fl.us): When a request is made the following information is required: the name of the voter for whom the ballot is being requested; the voter’s address; the voter’s date of birth; and the voter’s signature (if the request is written). If a member of your immediate family or legal guardian is requesting an absentee ballot for you, the following additional information must be provided: the requestor’s address; the requestor’s driver’s license number (if available); the requestor’s relationship to the voter; and the requestor’s signature (if the request is written). So while the mail to address may be changed after the fact there is a verification process before the ballot can be given. So there will still be a paper trail for the FBI. But for fun let’s go to the party’s website for the justifications of the Florida law as it exists: WHY VOTE BY MAIL IS BETTER *No waiting for hours in line *No polling place intimidation *No confusion about where to go to vote *No need to make arrangements for childcare or time off from work *No malfunctioning voting equipment *INCREASED ELECTION PROCESS INTEGRITY THROUGH SIGNATURE VERIFICATION (my emphasis on this one, gg) *Lower election administration costs *Increased voter turn out It seems I may have just said “the party” above an omitted that this came from the Democrats, specifically FLORIDA KEYS DEMOCRATS.ORG. Apparently even the Democrats in Florida aren’t buying into your panicked shrieks, GG.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
You've had a bad run the last couple of days, Uncommon. Maybe you should work on addressing the actual topic at hand as opposed to obfuscating with tax fraud and starving African children. The previously provided court findings all addressed your issues of lack of prosecutions, disenfranchising voters, etc. The study provided actually documented increased Democratic voter participation after voter ID law was in place. Sorry for your reading/comprehension impediment, bro. Maybe that explains your dependence on false equivalencies this week.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
GG, you once again seem confused...maybe looking for that nose you misplaced a few days back? Some from the left today argue there is no fraud and now GG is not just arguing but documenting voter fraud exists. Yet you ramble on about how we shouldn't take steps to prevent fraud when you've documented fraud. You probably missed the last line of your first source: “Good thing that the FBI doesn’t believe the left’s claim that voter fraud doesn’t exist.” Now that GG’s established for the class voter fraud is a concern to be dealt with we can take Uncommon’s childish rants about “there is no voter fraud” off the table.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
What is it with false equivalency arguments and Uncommon lately? Yesterday it was starving children in Africa and abortion. Today it’s tax fraud and voter fraud. If valid ID is the solution for tax fraud, as Uncommon implied in his first post, wouldn’t that solution also provide the necessary ID to vote with? Two birds, one stone. That fraud exists as an issue is verified by Uncommon. That voter fraud can’t be prosecuted because of the pro-fraud/anti-id protestations of the left was verified by the court. Besides, the IRS has put software in place that can greatly reduce the fake tax return fraud. That option doesn't exist for voting fraud. “In conjunction with the crackdown, (IRS Deputy Commissioner) Miller said IRS computer systems now use new tax compliance filters and identity theft screening filters designed to flag fraudulent tax returns for investigation. Such additional screening slowed refund checks for this year's early filers, he said. But the filters have been tweaked to prevent refund delays for honest taxpayers during the bulk of the filing season, said Miller. USA TODAY 1/12 That the left has been reduced to offering made for TV movies on the Bill Maher Network as compelling evidence shows how disconnected their arguments are from reality. It’s not legitimate, legal votes the Democrats are worried about losing. There are processes set up in the new voter ID laws to protect the very few who may be negatively affected. So what votes do you think it is GG and company are really concerned with not being placed?
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
Oy vey. Given the relationship of Jews with Jesus I’m not sure acknowledging the humor in using yiddish on Good Friday is even kosher. But I’m a goy who knows bupkis about the Jewish faith, so I’ll leave others to kvetsh about the topic. Off to nosh. (yiddish font of funny, in that same humorous vein. You did make a valid point, Sol)
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Anti-Israeli press at Unfettered Letters
“The Supreme Court of the United States (Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 1819), recognized corporations as having the same rights as natural persons to contract and to enforce contracts. In Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 118 U.S. 394 (1886), the Supreme Court recognized corporations as persons for the purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment. In a headnote—not part of the opinion—the reporter noted that the Chief Justice began oral argument by stating, "The court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids a State to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, applies to these corporations. We are all of the opinion that it does."” 118 U.S. 394 (1886) - Official court Syllabus in the United States Reports (pulled from Wiki)
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Corporation in politics at Unfettered Letters
uh, double G, the question was about the '08 campaign...and McCain kept his promise to utilize public financing while Obama played the financing edge fully to his advantage. The writing was on the wall after Obama broke his promise the last election cycle and gamed the system.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Corporation in politics at Unfettered Letters
"Keeping people who aren't legal to vote from voting" should have been your last line, GG. I hope that clarification helps. Legal challenges are always available, so you didn't exactly break new ground with that argument. What we do have is a non-partisan ruling in effect today. Being a pro-fraud advocate you should have no problem with someone walking into your bank and taking money from your account by just giving your name and not being required to produce an ID.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
The only way he won't be your Governor would be to move to another state...like Missouri. That would be cutting off your nose to spite your face. (Friday font o' sarcasm)
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Brownback disconnect at Unfettered Letters
Yes, it’s a massive right wing conspiracy. Nothing at all like union behavior in Obama’s 08 campaign…except Politifact actually looked into union spending for Obama: “Our attempts at independent confirmation were difficult, because unions do not have to report all of their campaign spending to the Federal Election Commission, according to independent campaign finance experts. The unions do have to report direct contributions to candidates and parties and some of their independent expenditures. But they do not have to report internal communications to membership, and they don’t have to report get-out-the-vote efforts, even if the efforts are focused on heavily Democratic areas. But in the data required to be reported, the center found $75 million in direct contributions from unions and union members to candidates and parties, of which over $68 million went to Democrats. It also found $86 million in outside spending by labor in the 2008 cycle, which largely benefited Democrats. It also identified an additional $52.7 million in spending from labor groups in 527 organizations, tax exempt organizations that seek to influence elections. Add it up, and you get $206.7 million.” Politifact 3/11 $206 million confirmed and who knows how much other because the unions “do not have to report all of their campaign spending.” As noted, Citizens United applies equally to unions and corporations. It’s not like Obama would have ever tried to utilize questionable financing sources; except… “Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.” Washington Post 10/08 And buying elections? Maybe the class can remind me who promised to utilize public financing, flip-flopped on the idea and then outspent the other candidate by at least a 4-1 margin down the stretch run in 08?
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Corporation in politics at Unfettered Letters
Do we have to pull the court rulings on Indiana’s existing voter ID law again? The one confirmed by the Supreme Court. I mention this if for no other reason than to help others properly identify Richard Niess as a Wisconsin (not Texas) judge who’s ruling included “"To be clear, this court does not hold that photo ID requirements under all circumstances and in all forms are unconstitutional per se.” Courthouse News Service 3/12
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
The issue becomes the IRS can trace and crack down on refund fraud... “The Internal Revenue Service announced a nationwide crackdown this week on thieves using pilfered identities to file tax returns and collect refunds that should be going to someone else.” USA TODAY 2/12 The left wants to deny the opportunity to protect our votes in a similar manner. There is no evidence trail to trace under the system supported by the pro-voter fraud crowd. The left continues to act blissfully ignorant of the court rulings on the Indiana ID law and the increase in Democratic voting after voter id laws were implemented (all previously documented on these blogs). Kudos to them for sticking with their talking point anyway.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
I'm just glad to learn corporations are artificial creations.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Corporation in politics at Unfettered Letters
Uncommon's talking point actually reinforces how easy fraud is and underscores the need for voter ID laws. The IRS has already identified tax refund frauds and can trace down the perpetrators and prosecute. Unfortunately, the non-voter ID crowd supports a system that precludes officials from properly prosecuting voter fraud. The courts came to that conclusion.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2012 on Photo ID to vote at Unfettered Letters
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Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on Riches of Romney at Unfettered Letters
I'll send your regards along to "pops" LIT. (since I may well be older than Zeno there may be a disturbance in the space/time continuum) Truth be told, I was curious about it myself after the topic was broached. It also seems that if a person is charged in Federal instead of State court the gestational stage becomes moot.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on Women’s health rights at Unfettered Letters
Thirty-five (35) states currently recognize the "unborn child" (the term usually used) or fetus as a homicide victim, and 25 of those states apply this principle throughout the period of pre-natal development. National Conference of State Legislatures. (June 2006). "Fetal Homicide". Retrieved January 19, 2007. (pulled from Wiki) In 2004, Congress enacted and President Bush signed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which recognizes the "child in utero" as a legal victim if he or she is injured or killed during the commission of any of 68 existing federal crimes of violence. (same source) The list of states can be found here, along with their legal parameters: http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/fetal-homicide-state-laws.aspx Hope that helps, LIT and Z-man. It was really tough looking that up on the internet. Zeno’s foot may now be aimed for your backside instead of his mouth, LIT.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on Women’s health rights at Unfettered Letters
Apology? I'm sorry you're a stalker. Good enough? With that I will leave this blog to the "unhinged" ramblings of FOT and wait for his next outbreak of stalkery; where it will continued to be identified for what it is.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on Riches of Romney at Unfettered Letters
Why do you feel the need to put the "some conservatives" and "murder" qualifier in, Uncommon? The issue, as I noted and you continue to try to obfuscate, has nothing to do with what word abortion is compared to by you or others (the word abortion works fine for me since that is in fact what it is), it's about government funds being used to prop up abortion mills; despite this President's exec order confirming government money shouldn't be used for abortion. It's about the left hiding justification for government underwriting of abortion mills by wrapping it in the banner of women's rights (sublimely ridiculous since statistically nearly 50% of all abortions are of females). The left is holding their fealty to abortion as prioritized above actual women's health care...otherwise they would separate abortion service completely from PP and avoid the conflict. Since you initially set up the artificial equivalency argument why wouldn't you care to take a swing at death penalty and abortion? Or at least get back to how the government's funding of PP effects starving children in Africa. You went for an awkward, emotional comparison and it fell flat on a factual basis. No shame, you made a good effort.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on Women’s health rights at Unfettered Letters