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Commons Increasingly Moving Towards Non-Affiliated Ballot Position

2004, the Year of the Stolen Election in the 9th Congressional District of the State of Washington, was the first year of the pre-organizational phase of the Party of Commons in which the founder of the party, Mark Greene, ran for U.S. Representative under a major party label, that was pretty much forced upon Commons since the governor back then, Gary Locke, forced the so-called Montana-style primary on Washington which lasted a few years until the voters rebelled by instituting the Top 2 primary.  Now, independents and 3rd parties are more free to participate in elections without having to jump through additional hoops that the major parties cleared themselves from having to do.  This also makes it easier for 3rd parties to be independent without having to become, loosely or otherwise, affiliated with a major party just to be on the ballot.  Even though almost everybody says that it is impossible for 3rd parties to make the Top 2 in the relatively new primary system.

Commons might jus…

The Establishment's Concertos: the Mainstream and "Alternative" Press

For a decade, now, I have been working very hard to give voters in Washington State an alternative to the corporate-stamped, Establishment candidates for political office, and I have gotten nothing but grief from the "bought and paid for" press, both mainstream and alternative, which is to say that they're the natural water carriers for their corporate masters.  Regarding the so-called alternative press in Washington, naturally, the hounds at the "strange" tabloid (and their affiliate blogs such as "hee-haw" or HA) are going to make sophomoric smears against me, because their alleged journalistic talents are so minuscule that they wouldn't know how to make sophisticated political judgments if it was written on a board for them.  As for the mainstream press and Joel Connelly-type hacks, they see their job as basically protecting the Establishment and the status quo instead of being the objective journalists that they should be.  We have moved to a …

Exemption from The Hague

One of the most galling aspects of this season of Autumn is the sudden reappearance of ex-president George W. Bush on television, either looking more insipid than usual as he tries to dance in Africa or expressing his viewpoints about something or other in his usual clumsy and just-slightly-above-coherent style.  This "war criminal" (and we only put it in quotes because even he deserves a fair trial) should be on trial at The Hague, along with his father (George H.W. Bush), Bill Clinton, and several other officials and ex-officials, instead of getting endearing smiles and ingratiating comments from the mainstream news media.  This is a man who started an illegal war in Iraq under outright lies and deception and caused the deaths and injuries of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, most of them civilians going about their daily lives, and that of thousands of American servicemen and servicewomen who were ordered into an unnecessary war -- not to mention countless other terrible …

Tacloban

Commoner urges our readers to donate to the regular relief agencies, UNICEF, CARE, and the Red Cross, among others, to help the people of Tacloban City, and the nation of the Philippines in general, to cope with one of the worst typhoons in history, and one that devastated Tacloban City earlier this month.  The Party of Commons extends our condolences to the families of the deceased and our hopes for a very speedy recovery for the region, including Leyte Island, that was most affected by the catastrophe.

Rep. Adam Smith Endorses Card-Carrying Republican

People who don't ordinarily follow Newcastle, Washington politics aren't going to know this, pretty much, but Representative Adam Smith, Democrat from Washington state, actually endorsed a card-carrying Republican, John Drescher, for Newcastle City Council.  Drescher supported George W. Bush and John McCain, respectively, in two recent presidential elections (2004 & 2008).  Smith is the same rightist Democrat (the kind of Democrats also known as "Blue Dogs") who benefitted from the other curious election of 2004, though unwittingly.

Smith's voting record is like a dream to non-constitutionalists, shown here as follows:

Congressman Adam Smith has voted for the following (pretty much not in accordance with his district):

the national defense authorization act proviso that ends Habeas Corpus (judicial review for persons who are jailed), even for American citizens, though clearly unconstitutional.the 2002 Iraq War resolution.Gramm, Leach, Bliley Act (the law tha…

Yulia Tymoshenko: For Freedom's Sake

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, an opposition leader and political prisoner who has been imprisoned since 2011, regularly defends her integrity, democratic ideas, Ukrainian nationalism, and a broader economic association with the wider Europe.

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Mark is probably the only politician in Washington that had the temerity to keep the 2004 election shenanigans in the news as late as 2013 and to call out names. Help us solve the mystery of "The Other Curious Election of 2004" (WA 9th Congressional District U.S. Rep. primary) by contacting real journalists and asking them to look into it. Please, ask these journalists to use "Freedom of Information" requests to get to the bottom of this case. For more information: see 2/26/13 post entitled "Major Election Irregularities (Graph & Essay). Elections are too important for shams to be ignored an…

Why Not Just Create a Government Jobs Program?

So the Scrooge-like Virginian and Republican Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, and company, want to kick half the people on "food stamps" off the program and the other half they want to have them work for what would essentially be $2.50 per hour in order to get benefits.  However, slavery was outlawed in 1865, so the $2.50 transgression could conceivably be stopped in Court, if not by the Democrats in the U.S. Senate or President Obama's veto.  If Mr. Cantor, Speaker John Boehner and the House Republican rank-in-file are so worried about people getting something for free, then why don't they create a government jobs program for anyone that can't get a job in the private sector, with the pay being set, at least, at the federal and state minimum wage levels, instead of trying to make people work for slave wages?  They could also stop government subsidies to rich corporations if "something for nothing" was really their concern.

Jobs would reduce the need for be…

Surely, the House Republicans Are Not Going to Shut Down the Government

Last year, when they had a chance to deny President Barack Obama a second term, the Republicans nominated a pompous charlatan flake for president, who basically said half the people of the nation were losers, and made Obama look not so bad by comparison.  Now, just when the president seems to be losing some popularity through a series of policy missteps, top G.O.P. officials and their rank-in-file in Congress appear to want to double down on last year's mistake by shutting down the government over the so-called Affordable Health Care Act.  This would be a radical departure from the normal mechanics of governance, throw millions of people into instant poverty, shatter the already weak economy, put the House of Representatives within striking distance of Democratic Party control in next year's elections, and suddenly make the president look good in comparison to his political foes, again.  If it were to happen, people may even start electing a few third party candidates to Congr…

Congress and the American Czar

After the 1905 Russian insurrection against Czar Nicholas II, the czar was not toppled, but forced to relent to the moderate element of the revolutionaries of that era, and their demands for more freedoms through the creation of a Duma, a representative chamber of the people of Russia that would share power with the czar.  However, the powers shared by the Duma and the czar would not be anything like the powers shared in the U.S. Constitution between the Congress and the president, two of three main branches of government that each have broad, if not equal, powers.  Anything the Duma did, the czar could overrule, and overrule he did on a number of occasions.  In effect, the Duma was basically an advisory board that depended on the whims of a semi-benevolent autocrat to be effective.  Forward to 2013 and the American president, Barack Obama, who just told Congress he doesn't need their permission to go to war with Syria, but he will let them have an advisory vote.  Never mind that …

War Rumors: Unwise, Unconstitutional and Impeachable

Several members of Congress are sending the president a letter asking him not to get into a war with Syria unless there is authorization from Congress, yet the letter should not be worded as simply a plea, but a demand -- a constitutional imperative.  The Syrian government is accused of using chemical weapons, resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties, in their civil war against rebels trying to overthrow the regime.  A U.N. investigatory agency is reportedly in Syria at this very moment trying to get answers to questions.  Why would the Obama govt. be trying to coerce the U.N. out of Syria before these questions can be answered, which is similar to the Iraq situation of '03?  The U.S. should not get involved in this hornets' nest for a number of reasons, and any warring actions by the  president without the consent of Congress would draw the U.S. further into the quagmires of that region, and would be unconstitutional and impeachable, as the Constitution explicitly says t…

Junta

Egypt is the most obvious example, now, that the Egyptian regime recently told Uncle Sam to go to Hell, in so many words, and though not totally or necessarily related, has brutally cracked down on Egyptian protestors of last month's military coup.  It would seem that President Obama would be crazy to keep sending a billion dollars, or however much more, of taxpayers' money every year to them.  However, nothing is new that the Constitutional Scholar is missing doing the right thing in foreign affairs (it's the law that aid money must be suspended from countries that change governments through a coup).  Egypt is not the only undemocratic country getting largesse from Uncle Sam, but the dollar spigot should be turned off in these other undemocratic countries as well.

Updated 8/21/13 - (first published on Commoner on 8/17/13):
With horrific scenes of brutality right in front of TV cameras, the Egyptian military junta has been shooting, killing and maiming mostly peaceful and …

Unfoxy Dragnet

Not that it's any surprise to us, but it has been confirmed through various recent news reports that the government knows every single thing that anybody does on the internet, everything, every single keystroke.  This is an outrageous invasion of privacy and a great violation of the Constitution.  The national government's unchecked, warrantless dragnet of just about every major electronic system in the country also puts the nation's election system, basically run through electronic means in the 21st century, at greater risk of fraud and abuse, and in the hands of a few high level bureaucrats that control the levers of every American computer, not to mention a gargantuan share of international ones as well.  Is it they that possibly get the veto power of who is elected to office in America and who's not?   The fox is guarding the henhouse, and the American People need to throw out the so-called Patriot Act that is hoisting this fox up.

If possible, please, consider con…

Adam Smith Votes to Uphold "Big Brother"

Well, it's official:  Rep. Adam Smith is not the least bit concerned about the wishes of the majority of his 9th District constituents (Federal Way, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Renton, Kent, Tukwila, SeaTac and N.E. Tacoma, among others), or the 2014 Congressional election and candidate and challenger Mark Greene, as Smith voted against the Amendment by Rep. Justin Amash (R/Michigan) to rein in part of the overreaching, totalitarian-like NSA surveillance programs.  Unfortunately, the amendment failed by a fairly close margin, 217 - 205, as Smith voted with the "Big Brother 217" in Congress [several Congresspersons did not vote on the Amendment for one reason or another, including Rep. Herrera-Beutler (R) from Washington State].  Hastings (R), Reichert (R), Larsen (D), Kilmer (D) and Heck (D) from the Washington delegation joined Smith in voting down the Amash Amendment.  As you can see, the Democratic Party is as much a problem in not protecting the Constitution…

Orwellian Interference

The Obama govt. has been funneling taxpayers' money by the millions of dollars to destabilize at least one democratically elected government overseas, and it's no telling how many others elsewhere, with so-called democracy initiative money. While Obama was giving money to anti-government groups in Egypt where a military coup eventually overthrew the elected president, at the same time Obama was telling the world that his administration was taking no sides in the Egyptian dispute.  A complete lie, of course.  To make matters worse, the money the Obama govt. has been funneling out through the State Dept. and quasi govt. agencies was said by them to have been spent on these "democracy" initiatives.  Remember the book "1984" where author, George Orwell, described how "Big Brother" would use words that actually mean the exact opposite of what they are?  So in 2013, "democracy" initiatives are programs to destabilize elected governments, if n…

The FISA Court: A Joke

The secret U.S. FISA Court that approves the government's surveillance operations is a joke, but it must be nice work if you can get it.  What are the qualifications for rubber stamping loads of classified paper, anyway?  They couldn't be all that weighty except that you have to have a law degree.  They approve virtually everything the government puts in front of it, so the amount of reading and research that this "Court" has to do must be negligible at best, and with the rarest of exceptions (we can't think of a word that's rarer than rare), all of their decisions are pro forma, in other words, just do what the government says -- period.  The appointees on this "Court" are all appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, their decisions cannot be reviewed by the public, because it's secret, and it's becoming increasingly obvious under the weight of the recent spying-on-virtually-all-Americans-and-the-world (by the Obama govt.) reve…

Back to the 9th District in '04: Democracy As An Afterthought

Sure enough, with alledged pro-democracy political commentators on mainstream TV (and PBS is definitely mainstream these days), if uncontroversial vote counts don't go the way they would have liked, what is tantamount to overturning those elections is just "democracy being messy."  They would likely apply that term to stolen elections in the U.S., too, if they had to, but they don't have to, because elections are usually stolen so cleanly and "magically" in America that nobody except the thieves -- and perhaps the victims -- even know about it, and therefore really uncontroversial.  The Republican Congressional Primary of 2004 in the 9th District of Washington state is a case in point.  This election was stolen from Mark Greene without so much as a single mainstream press news article or TV report mentioning it, but we're not forgetting it, here, on Commoner, and the closer we get to Mark's official re-entry into 9th District Congressional politics…

Uncle Sam Shouldn't Validate Overthrows of Elected Governments

We're no friends of the Obama govt. (as our regular readers know well), but remember the fascist talk going on last year when certain powerful elements said that Obama had better win both the popular and electoral vote, but just winning by the bare Constitutional Electoral College wouldn't be good enough.  If Obama had won his second term by just the electoral vote, would these elements have staged a military coup similar to the one going on in Cairo right now?  If yes, almost everybody who really believes in the rule of law would have said that a coup had been staged and that fascists have taken over the reins of government, but if something like that happens in another country, many excuse it away as democracy being messy or something, which is disingenuous, to put it nicely.  Unfortunately, a lot of democratically elected governments around the world have been overthrown in the last half-century or so, with U.S. governments validating some of these coups with a "tut-t…

Pretty Much Rogue

Well, it took a while for German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to get upset with Uncle Sam.  After all, it wasn't all that long ago when Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, in their respective roles as Secretary of State, were trying to steal the credit cards and DNA of at least one U.N. Secretary General (Clinton trying to steal stuff from Ban-ki Moon) and other hapless lesser diplomats and officials from all over the world. We don't know if any of them were under Merkel, but you shouldn't have to be the victim yourself before you take umbrage over the rogue actions of supposed allies.  However, American citizens themselves, by and large, gave Rice and Clinton a pass on their misdeeds at the time the news broke out.  It was like, "What's the big deal, it's just business as usual?"  Merkel said that America's spying on Germany was unacceptable, since allies should trust each other, and was said to be furious.

From protecting all sorts of criminals and…

Rep. Smith: An Enabler of Overreaching Govt. Surveillance

As we promised in our previous post, Commoner researched Rep. Adam Smith's (WA - 9th District) votes on the various so-called Patriot Acts, and as we suspected he is a reliable lackey for overbearing government intrusion and overreach, the sort of surveillance that author George Orwell warned about in his book about the future of fascism, "1984."  Some political commentators, that are more well versed about the technical aspects of the Obama govt.'s dragnet and spying on virtually all American citizens than we are, have said that the current apparatus that is in place now makes Orwell's imaginations look almost tame, believe it or not.  Orwell, after all, is the author who first came up with the term Big Brother through his "1984" best-seller (actually published in the year 1949).  Also, lest we forget, Smith is one of Obama's biggest supporters.  Smith did manage to vote right in '05, not coincidentally the year following the last time that Ma…

Tight-Lipped: Rep. Adam Smith and the Spy Nemeses Vexing America

We perused the internet trying to find some comment by Rep. Adam Smith about the outrageous spy dragnet on virtually all Americans by the Obama govt./regime, but could find nothing.  The congressman is apparently saying little or nothing about the recent events or Ed Snowden, an American whistleblower, but Smith's constituents want to know where he stands.  We believe Smith voted for both versions of the so-called Patriot Act, the original and the latter, but we're not sure (we'll have an update, soon, to tell you), so his being tight-lipped would appear to be politically convenient seeing that the 9th Congressional District of Washington state is very likely much against the spy Leviathan run by Obama's spy masters, and prior to his presidency, Bush's.  So much for "change," a word, along with "hope," that Obama has sufficiently ruined, and it'll be a very long time before any American politician can safely use either one, again.

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Spy News: Paranoid Like Nostradamus

The recently reported over-reaching, over-the-top spying on innocent citizens apparatus run by the federal government is old news to the Party of Commons, as we warned about pretty much all of this in "Contrarian" (now, "Lighthouse"), among our other blogs, years ago, and even took some of the essays down for fear that we would be called paranoid.  Paranoid like Nostradamus, apparently.  By the way, much of this stuff is unconstitutional, so the "checks and balances" have failed.

If possible, please, consider contributing to the Party of Commons, which has scores of members, by sending a check or money order ($10 recommended) to Mark Greene's Party of Commons or $10 to the U.S. Representative Campaign that will be on the ballot in 2014 (to Mark Greene for Congress); for either address, write to P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Thank you!

Mark is probably the only politician in Washington that had the temerity to keep the 2004 election shenanigans i…

Oklahoma

The powerful tornado that ripped through Oklahoma and devastated towns saddened America earier this week. Our sympathetic thoughts and prayers are with Oklahoma as she rebuilds from yet another large disaster within one generation.  All of the increasingly bizarre weather across the world of late points to Global Warming, but the politicians in America do practically nothing about it.  What will it take for them to act?

UPDATE -- MEMORIAL DAY, May 27, 2013: our "Memorial" poem, in honor of our deceased servicemen and servicewomen in battle in the late 20th and early 21st centuries was published on May 24, 2009 on our Senator blog.

2ND UPDATE - June 6, 2013: since the time of this post, another series of tornadoes hit Oklahoma recently, but the Sooner State seemed better prepared in the latest tornado maelstrom, but the damage was still very bad.

If possible, please, consider contributing to the Party of Commons, which has scores of members, by sending a check or money order …

Mars: They're Kidding, Right?

They're talking about traveling to the Planet Mars, again.  Buzz Aldrin, a former astronaut and one of the few and first men to walk on the Moon, in particular.  Sorry, Buzz, but the United States of America shouldn't expend one penny in trying to get to Mars.  Until mankind can assure herself that she can keep Planet Earth sustainable for human habitation in the 21st century and the forseeable future beyond, we don't have any business in extracting material resources to go on some "Robinson Crusoe" adventure to Mars that would be of little benefit to the great masses of humanity. We've got a gigantic waste dump in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a symbol of a dangerous oceanic inertia that's due to a number of man-made causes; polar ice caps melting like crazy, because of global warming that the Earthly powers-that-be show little inclination to keep at par, let alone reversing; nuclear waste contamination that is threatening both the oceans and the lan…

Blog News LXXII

Congress is really more dubious than we really knew, so why does America keep voting the same guys back in when at least "cleaning house" every couple of years until we get it right would be better than keeping them around in office session after session?  As everybody knows, the majority votes like clockwork, unfortunately, and thus the congressional elections are very predictable.  The GMO (genetically modified organisms) tragedy is a case in point.  When researchers and scientists have continually pointed out the agricultural dangers and health risks of GMOs, and Congress and the Obama govt. continue to prop up the purveyors of GMOs without so much as requiring labeling of their Frankensteinian products, then we know for sure that these elected officials are just lining their pockets (or campaign treasuries) with the money of the corporate behemoth rather than serving the public interest.

For more information about the ill effects of GMO's as well as informati…

Big Brother No More

The neoconservatives, such as Pres. Barack Obama and Rep. Adam Smith, are just itching to get America involved in more wars, which is why those two will not say that we shouldn't be involved in the civil war in Syria, and why politicians like them are dragging their feet in exiting from the global morass that they themselves helped dig us into.  You will never hear Obama and his loyal constable, Smith, say that we should depart from even half of the thousand U.S. military bases on foreign soil around the world, let alone the nearly all that we should be departing from.  "Big Brother" surrealism is part and parcel of their politics, after all.  Obama and Smith talk like peacemakers sometimes, but they really act like they want to pick up where Ancient Rome left off.  It's time that we stop being "Big Brother" to the world.  Let's start by sending Mr. Smith and his like-minded colleagues in Congress into retirement through the 2014 elections.

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The Ungrand Rollback

The so-called Big Liberal, President Obama, has now proposed rolling back cost of living adjustments to Social Security [S.S.I.] recipients even though S.S.I. has nothing whatsoever to do with the "great deficit" dilemma other than that the Government can't stop stealing from it enough in order to keep up with financing the General Fund.  Now, that ought to strip a percentage point or two off of Mitt Romney's 47%.  So while the "Big Liberal" was getting millions of votes from people that desperately depend on S.S.I. -- they don't hire 62-year-old people, anymore, even though it is against the law -- he was deceptively planning on making a so-called "Grand Bargain" with his supposed irascible political opponents; a name for a plan that Obama never used in any of his campaign speeches, of course.  So much for protecting core principles of the base that gets you elected president twice.

The whole idea that the New Deal and Great Society programs…

The Four Great Crises of the Early Twenty-First Century

Never in history has the world faced such daunting challenges as we face today, and they would be minimized or underestimated at our peril, which is why we cannot long continue to thread the status quo of being entrenched in the same policies that have caused the problems in the first place or do-nothingism, whether that of the Obamanesque approach (talk big and do the opposite) or the throwing-up-our-hands-in-despair approach.

Global warming:  while Barack Obama, Jr. was making trickster speeches about making oceans recede, his representatives were, in fact, doing everything possible to sabotage the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference of 2009, and they did that very well, to the dismay of environmentalists who had hoped to build up on where "Kyoto" left off.  Today, Obama is waiting for the right moment to approve the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline, another disaster in the making, and a further entrenchment of greenhouse gases as usual, which will dramatically increase global wa…

Europe's Iron Lady

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Unjustly imprisoned since August, 2011. (click on Tymoshenko's name, above, for link to her blog)

Illiberal Charade

While campaigning across the 9th District, I have been finding that the gap between the perception of our public officials and the reality of their actions is quite wide, such as there seems to be this persistent belief in the 9th that Rep. Adam Smith is a liberal Democrat when, in fact, he is one of the most hawkish, globally interventionist-minded and conservative members of Congress, period.  Although, Congressional Democrats, generally, are more conservative than what most believe, and decisively to the  right of Eisenhower/Nixon-era Republicans, and pretty much like Reagan-era Republicans.  Most voters in the 9th don't realize that Smith voted to effectively dismantle the Glass-Steagall Act, the bank regulatory act from the 1930's that kept the banks from conducting reckless policies with the public's money.  As a result of Smith and the majority of his colleagues' votes (and Bill Clinton's signing of this de-regulatory bill), the banks went wild during the B…

Full Employment Bill Should Be Started & Passed

With U.S. unemployment statistics still startlingly high and the government trying to pass bills that they know would increase unemployment, it's time for Congress to counteract these trends with a Full Employment for Citizens Act.  This kind of federal bill would give tax breaks to corporations that go significantly beyond normal realms to increase their employments rolls, federal money to states that start on-the-job programs for their citizens, and provide that the U.S. government be the employer of last resort for any citizen that cannot get a job through the private sector or a state on-the-job program.  A companion bill should also base part of taxes for corporations on the ratio of executive to general workforce pay.  So the wider the ratio, the higher the specified tax, e.g., a 75 - 1 gap of executive to workforce pay would pay a higher specified tax than a 50 - 1 ratio.  The basis for a rolling specified tax of this sort would be for corporations to hire more general emp…

Paul's Problematic Economic Policy

 Congressional Democrats are so intertwined with the fraudster Obama administration through increasing adventurism abroad and the on-going degrading of civil liberties domestically, with their handful of dissenters so pathetic that we can hardly name them, it is not surprising that those of us anxious for policy moralism have taken so kindly to the Republicans' Rand Paul, since he speaks out boldly and up-front for anti-interventionism and the Bill of Rights. The Democrats even kicked out their loudest proclaimer for peace and civil liberties, Dennis Kucinich, in last year's primaries.  It is surprising that the party which nominated, respectively, William Jennings Bryan and George McGovern (albeit, decades apart), 4 times in the last 30 presidential elections, is effectively ceding the peace platform to the rightists in the Republican Party. The problem with that is that Paul & Company's domestic policies, aside from civil liberties, are appalling.  Like the defeate…

Democrats Gradually Becoming Sole Interventionist Party

At least in the Republican Party, thanks to Rand Paul and other relative G.O.P. newcomers in Congress, there is at least a debate about whether the U.S. should continue its interventionist role in the world, with Paul and his comrades taking the anti-interventionist side.  The Democratic Party, however, for all the talk of them being the peacenik party, is anything but, with Bill Clinton invading both Serbia and Iraq during his presidential tenure, and Barack Obama doing nothing much different than the hawkish George W. Bush would have done in a hypothetical third term.  In fact, Obama may be even more interventionist than Bush, considering his large build-up in Afghanistan (against the advice of his vice-president), his big invasion of Libya, and smaller invasions of various countries in Southwest Asia and Africa, and now thinking about getting involved in Syria and Iran.  Democrats in Congress generally support Obama's interventionism and dubious drone policies.  The present Re…

Civil Liberties and Bill of Rights Take a Toll

The Obama administration is as bad or worst than the Bush II administration for harassing opponents of their respective regimes.  The surveillance tactics they use against law-abiding American political activists and politicians are sophisticated and widespread, and under the dubious cover of the anti-civil libertiesso-called Patriot Act.  With the exception of Senator Rand Paul and perhaps a handful of others, the den of thieves in the U.S. Congress that have stolen the public trust have helped both of these administrations break down the 4th Amendment of the Constitution and other portions of the Bill of Rights and the general Constitution.  Please, help me join Senator Paul in Congress by sending me a $10 or more check for my Congressional Campaign to the address noted further below.  We can no longer accept the status quo in D.C.  They have already turned the country into something completely unknown even a generation ago, and it's getting worst. 

The present congressman of …

The Monsanto Colossus and Washington State

Vote for Initiative 522: Insisting on Your Right to Know and Save the World's Natural Agricultural System Before It's Too Late It was a very big setback for sane agriculture, food safety, and food choice when California defeated their Proposition for mandatory labeling of GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods.  How people could deny themselves the right to know what's in the food they eat, especially given the controversy over GMOs, is beyond ridiculous.  It's not as if California's Labeling Proposition was going to ban GMOs for anybody that could care less than a rat's fink what they consume as long as it tastes good, but only give them the easily available option of eating the insidious and largely untested GMOs or not.  These people can eat anything they want, but why should they deny themselves the option of at least changing their minds if they should suddenly become enlightened about what's going on with the food industry?  GMO tinkering with gen…

Major Election Irregularities (Graph & Essay)

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WASHINGTON STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2004 RETURNS ARE NOT FINAL OR OFFICIAL UNTIL CERTIFIED

Last day for counties to certify - September 24 | Last day for Secretary of State to certify - October 5


U. S. Representative District 9 - Results by County
RETURNS AS OF 09:07 AM - 12/01/2004 Push "Refresh" or "Reload" on your browser to view the most current information





CountyLast ReportSmith
(D)Greene
(R)Lord
(R)King09/24 - 02:24 PM31,2957,4468,896Pierce09/24 - 11:58 AM22,7847,5978,655Thurston09/29 - 01:57 PM11,1063,1403,278Total Votes65,18518,18320,829Party %100.00%46.60%53.39%Results by Party

Regarding the probable election fraud that took place on September 14, 2004 in the G.O.P. Primary for U.S. Representative (Washington - 9th District): the alledged official results show that Mark Greene was beaten in King County by Paul Lord by 1450 votes despite Greene leading Lord in King on poll night and some missing never-accounted-for electronic audit logs.  Nevertheless, Lo…