November 10, 2012
"Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government?"

— Judge Andrew Napolitano

November 7, 2012
Noticing a few things from last night

Santorum mold senators got trounced, specifically Mourdock in Indiana (in a state Romney trounced Obama in), and Akin in Missouri.

Legal Civil Gay Marriage was approved by voters in Maine and Washington State, a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage was voted down in Minnesota (it remains illegal by statute).

I think one thing that the pundit class has not discussing, is that this election will have marked the death of social conservatism on the national stage.  It will remain a force for the next 20 or so years in the South, but that’s it.  The Santorum wing of the party is more or less dead.  They are dead for these reasons:

1) Accepting all war the US wages as good

2)  Accepting all torture the US performs as good

3)  Support for the death penalty

4)  Support for the PATRIOT Act, NDAA, wire-tapping, and anything proposed in the “fight against terrorists” as being good

5)  Blind support for Israel

6)  Continued lobbying for wars in Iran, Syria, and Lord knows where else, even after the disastrous wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. 

7)  Saying really stupid and vile things about science, rape, and evolution.

8)  The idea that we must make cuts to avert a debt crisis, but must continually wage more war and give billions more a year to the military-industrial complex, thus the cuts must be to healthcare and whatever else.  These are terrible priorities, war is fat, cut war first.

These positions have all turned off moderates, Latinos (very anti-war, except Cuban hardliners), and basically anyone under 45 (specifically women).  The GOP, and especially the faux “pro-life” crowd (that is in reality pro-life in only some areas rather than others, and thus inconsistent), have some major soul searching to do.

November 6, 2012
"Voting isn’t about picking the winner.. it is about casting a vote for the person you believe is the best to lead our nation. To say otherwise simply means that you believe that a vote AGAINST a candidate is more legitimate than a vote FOR a candidate."

— Ben Swann

November 4, 2012

November 4, 2012
California- Yes on 34!

California- Yes on 34!

November 4, 2012

November 2, 2012
Both parties are evil.

Both parties are evil.

November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012
shortformblog:

A new study from The Instituto Mexicano Para La Competitividad A.C. (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness) reveals potentially devastating consequences for a number of Mexican drug cartels should marijuana be legalized in a handful of the United States. The Mexican think thank believes the legalization measures on the ballot in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington could cut combined cartel profits by as much as 22 to 30 percent, and could severely cripple the infamous Sinaloa Cartel that operates in Western Mexico. source


There are, I believe, five states with cannabis legalization measures (medical or total). Let this study be a sign to support Cannabis freedom.Unless you support Mexican drug cartels. Then, vote for the status quo, the cartels will thank you.

shortformblog:

A new study from The Instituto Mexicano Para La Competitividad A.C. (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness) reveals potentially devastating consequences for a number of Mexican drug cartels should marijuana be legalized in a handful of the United States. The Mexican think thank believes the legalization measures on the ballot in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington could cut combined cartel profits by as much as 22 to 30 percent, and could severely cripple the infamous Sinaloa Cartel that operates in Western Mexico. source

There are, I believe, five states with cannabis legalization measures (medical or total). Let this study be a sign to support Cannabis freedom.

Unless you support Mexican drug cartels. Then, vote for the status quo, the cartels will thank you.

(via happinessweareallinittogether)

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November 1, 2012
Napolitano: Is There Such a Thing as a Wasted Vote?

If you recognize as I do that the Bush and Obama years have been horrendous for personal freedom, for the soundness of money and for fidelity to the Constitution, you can vote for former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. He is on the ballot in 48 states. He is a principled libertarian on civil liberties, on money, on war and on fidelity to the Constitution. But he is not going to be elected.

So, is a vote for Mr. Johnson or no vote at all wasted? I reject the idea that a principled vote is wasted. Your vote is yours, and so long as your vote is consistent with your conscience, it is impossible to waste your vote.

October 31, 2012

October 30, 2012
Ron Paul Warned Us: USA, Not China, A Currency Manipulator

A great read! Some of my favorite parts:

"Romney’s multiple attacks on China during the debates (even President Obama got in on the anti-China bashing) ignored what has been happening right under his nose for decades. In the last forty years, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s devaluation, the U.S. dollar has lost nearly 85% of its value. Compared to just ten years ago, it buys almost 40% less. A partial audit of the Fed revealed a staggering $16 trillion were printed and loaned out, in secret, to American banks and foreign governments."

"Practically, an admission of the U.S. as the real currency manipulators would mean that Romney, Obama, or the rest of Congress would have to actually tell the truth about how the U.S. government is financed and operates. In order for the U.S. government to meet its budgetary obligations, it has to monetize this debt by printing the money. While this masks the problem in the short-term, it destroys the value of each dollar, ripping apart the middle class, cartelizing wealth, and allowing the U.S. to continue to limp along under the illusion of strength."

"But what the U.S. needs is the promotion of a strong currency to bring capital back and encourage economic production and savings — and a thorough examination of the real counterfeiters and currency manipulators right here in Washington."

October 27, 2012
"Fox News reported that security officers working for the CIA in Benghazi heard the attack on the consulate but were twice told to wait before rushing to the compound. Fox also reported that U.S. officials refused when the security team asked for U.S. warplanes to bomb their attackers, which would have meant violating Libyan airspace."

— We violate the airspace of Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia everyday; and suddenly we care about violating air space when our embassy is under attack?

October 27, 2012
The man on the right is a retired judge who sent Frank Gutierrez away for life. This picture was just taken of them together at Homeboy Ministries. Jobs not Jails!

Californians, vote yes on 34 and 36! (and LA Area people go have a great breakfast at their Homegirl Cafe not far from Olvera Street)

Please reblog!

The man on the right is a retired judge who sent Frank Gutierrez away for life. This picture was just taken of them together at Homeboy Ministries. Jobs not Jails!

Californians, vote yes on 34 and 36! (and LA Area people go have a great breakfast at their Homegirl Cafe not far from Olvera Street)

Please reblog!

October 27, 2012
Man Gets Romney "R" Tattooed to His Face

I thought this was the Onion for a second…

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