Showing posts from December 15, 2013

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 …