2012 election



I bet you they never even stumble across the actual explanation, though (i.e., they’re *ssholes whose policies don’t work and their electoral strategy relies on alienating every growing segment of the population).  From Michael Cooper at…




Obama wins the most important of endorsements. This same association of shamans correctly prophesied his 2008 victory, it should be noted. Via Canada.com: A group of Peruvian shamans are predicting the re-election…





Popping up in several Midwestern swing state cities, a prime example of harassment and intimidation of the public via advertising:

Billboards stating that “VOTER FRAUD IS A FELONY 3-1/2 YRs & $10,000 Fine” have been popping up in African American and Latino neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Cleveland, Ohio. These billboards are paid for by a “Private Family Foundation” whose actual identity has yet to be disclosed.


As Americans prepare to go to the polls, the airwaves are littered with paid advertising of the crassest and most manipulative kind. Political issues packaged by ad agencies are flooding the arena…




Via LBO News, Doug Henwood argues that Obama’s tepid showing in his first debate versus Romney was not due to personal lapse, but his and his party’s fundamental contradiction: First, I should…






Mother Jones has obtained video leaked by an anonymous source of Mitt Romney addressing a select group of donors, a setting in which he seems far more at ease than appearing before the public.

It’s fascinating to see a presidential candidate speaking unguardedly behind the scenes. Among other remarks, Romney says that nearly half the population does not pay income tax and thus is overly entitled and dependent on the government, and his “job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” (Romney seems to be forgetting the low tax rates which he himself enjoys.) He jokes that he wishes he were Latino, which would make it much easier to become president, and brags that he has assembled a team of “Karl Rove equivalent” consultants who have influenced elections “in Armenia, in Africa, in Israel.” Below, he discusses visiting the Chinese factory of a Bain-owned company, and how it made him grateful to be American:



Y’know, it’s not wrong to think that Obama is the only logical choice in 2012, and not because he is the right choice, but because the GOP has no real mainstream contenders who can speak a lick of sense on any issue. But Bill Maher gives a rather ominous perspective on just how much the “joke candidate” can become the “underdog-elect” in November.



Imagine if the incumbent US president and all of his Republican challengers were required to respond to a civics test so as to determine their suitability for office. The test would concern the constitutionality of three things: (1) the current money and financial systems (incl. foreign aid); (2) the conducting of undeclared foreign wars, and; (3) the recent legislative attempt to deprive the People of their unalienable rights under §1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Instead of debate after stage-managed debate, why not insist on having each prospective office-seeker commit to responding to this little civics test? After all, if the underlying fundamentals of our laws are simply ignored, how can an aspirant to the nation’s highest elective office be tolerated and even seriously considered? How can such a person be acting in the best interests of the People, viz., the true Sovereign for whom our system of government was established?

Accordingly, I challenge President Obama and the Republicans seeking the nomination to respond to my little civics test, as presented below, by unequivocally stating their respective positions in essay form:

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The U.S. Constitution of 1787 was a world novelty. No nation prior to this time had a written constitution in place[1]. Since its adoption in 1789, the U.S. Constitution has been the supreme law of the land. Today it consists of seven articles and twenty-four amendments[2]. Do you believe in adhering to our Constitution?…