Alarming! 100%+ voter registration rates

August 28, 2015

136 counties in 21 states have more registered voters than adult residents

True the Vote, the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, has announced its latest findings in an ongoing effort to reduce outdated records in America’s voter rolls.

136 counties in 21 states were given notices of potential violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requiring election officials to make reasonable efforts to maintain voter rolls. Counties in receipt are demonstrated to have more than 100 percent voter registration at the time of the 2014 Election and have not indicated any significant effort to address the problem in the months following.

“It’s important that engaged voters keep the pressure on election officials to ensure that outdated or ineligible records are quickly addressed,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Bloated voter rolls hurt everyone. Deceased voters aren’t removed, duplicate registrations aren’t revoked and the records of voters who’ve relocated aren’t corrected. Low verification standards, like absence of voter ID, add to the confusion.”

“Bloated rolls create the ideal environment for identity theft and voter fraud.  With the U.S. Justice Department still refusing to set a national standard and enforce federal maintenance requirements, we’re now starting to see entire states come close to showing over 100 percent registration,” Engelbrecht added.

Key Highlights:

  • Who’s the Worst: Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana lead the nation in counties with 100% plus voter registration rates with more than 10 each (total voter registration rate per state)
  • Kentucky – 94%
  • Michigan – 95%
  • Indiana – 92%
  • Becoming an Urban Problem: Larger, suburban counties in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan without a history of 100% plus rates are now over the line
  • 2016: The states represented in this most recent finding account for 305 Electoral College votes –a landslide total

Counties in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia received pre-litigation notices. True the Vote has requested that the counties outline efforts to remove dead, felon, moved or otherwise ineligible voters ahead of the 2016 election season to avoid litigation.

This latest research finding builds upon a body of work that has led to lawsuits against the States of Indiana and Ohio to update voter rolls in 2012.

Seeing Red AZ has addressed the issue of voter fraud several times over the past years. This post,  Voter fraud? “We’re not the police” contains links and a video that are valuable resources on this crucial issue as we head into the 2016 election cycle.

 


Political correctness skews rational thought

August 27, 2015

PC absurdities from Hollyweird, to sports and politics

Hopping aboard the leftwing politically correct train a few decades late, actress Julianne Moore has launched an online petition to change the name of the high school she attended in Falls Church, Virginia in the mid-1970’s. Moore now claims the school,  J.E.B. Stuart High, named for a Confederate general and Virginia native who was killed in battle during the Civil War, is a symbol of racism.

“No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents,  as so many alumni of Stuart have felt the need to do our whole lives,” says Moore. a committed liberal and atheist. She suddenly wants the school renamed for Thurgood Marshall, who represented the NAACP in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case before becoming a Supreme Court justice.

Her personal background is interesting. Moore, 54, was born into privilege in North Carolina.  Her father was an Army Colonel and a military judge. Her Scottish-born mother, an American educated psychologist, legally immigrated to the U.S. as a child in 1950.  In 2011, Moore chose an odd way to “honor” her newly deceased mother.  The actress, who has amassed great wealth from American movie goers,  renounced her American citizenship.

On Tuesday, ESPN suspended Curt Schilling, after the former Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star pitcher and current  baseball analyst for the network, posted a message on Twitter that drew a comparison between extremist Muslims and Nazis. The tweet which he quickly deleted contained a picture of Hitler and stated, “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” Schilling added: “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”

It turns out comparisons of mass murderers is politically incorrect. Who knew?

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” said ESPN in a statement. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.” Schilling also serves as an analyst for the network’s Sunday Night Baseball.

Schilling rushed to apologize: “I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”

Apparently mass beheadings — some committed by young boys encouraged by their terrorist fathers, child rapes and burning caged men alive for the cameras works for ESPN.

Democrat presidential aspirant Martin O’Malley actually apologized for saying “Black lives matter,” and adding, “white lives matter, all lives matter.” The former Maryland governor appeared with fellow candidate, self-described Democratic Socialist  Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), and were shouted off the stage by radicals at the July Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix, for having the temerity to include all lives as having relevance. The extremists in the Black Lives Matter movement do not tolerate expanding the lives that matter beyond their own.

These  politically correct contrivances are reminiscent of Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

The mind control and group think described in the fictional “1984” is in full bloom in 2015.


Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

August 24, 2015

Breitbart News carries an intriguing report on the less-than-devout Catholic Democrats in the U.S. Congress who are now looking to Pope Francis for aid in expanding their political base by increasing illegal immigration.

In a first, the Pope is scheduled to address Congress on Sept. 24. He intends to follow that by meeting with a group of Hispanic illegals. Liberal lawmakers hope his advocacy will inspire their colleagues and constituents.

Last year, Francis called the calculated flood of Central American children crossing the border into the U.S. a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical where he delved into the issue of climate change using the left‘s talking points, Francis cited the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.

The Pope is clearly opposed to capitalism. Earlier this year, using his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, as his spokesman, he issued this statement: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” 

In May we posted Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines, in which we noted Francis sounded a lot like Karl Marx, as he called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb an “economy of exclusion.” That was followed by  Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Francis clearly relishes promoting radical political positions. The Blaze reported Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty, observing he shifted to referring to PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine,” giving authenticity to those who are sworn to the annihilation of Israel.  

The Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the ‘Vatican Bank’ manages $8 billion of the church’s worldwide wealth, and investments, as well as 33,000 accounts for clergy and parishes, held in Euros. This is in addition to priceless High Renaissance art collections on display as well as in vast underground storage facilities.

Pope Francis has written, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity and should be accorded ‘their human dignity’ in the countries where they reside.”

Kevin Appleby, policy director on migration for the pro-amnesty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., said: “What we do know from his record is that it’s an issue close to his heart” and “one of the issues central to his papacy.”

Rather than lecturing the United States, the time is ripe for this political Pope to put his mouth where his money is on his central issue and swing open the doors of Vatican City to accommodate and respect the “human dignity” of the hundreds of thousands of impoverished, uneducated and unwilling to assimilate, North African Muslims fleeing Libya in an effort to reach Italy. Their plight should also qualify as a “humanitarian emergency” demanding immediate action.


John Kasich re: illegals: “Let’s not pit one American against another”

August 16, 2015

Ingraham reminds Kasich, ‘But, they’re not Americans, Governor”

Just days ago on The Laura Ingraham Show, Presidential candidate John Kasich exposed his squishy views on immigration policy.  Earlier, in New Hampshire, Kasich raised the issue of “significant contributions” of illegals to the economy and his support for a pathway to legalization. 

During this interview with Ingraham, Kasich, Ohio’s Republican Governor, endorsed building a wall to secure the border, but showed little empathy for the American workers displaced by those who are already in the country illegally. Kasich actually described those illegals  as American citizens saying, “We don’t need to be picking one person over the other…let’s not be pitting one American against another,” referencing competition for jobs between illegals and American citizens. He refers to the illegal invasion as “this thing” that “we have to move beyond.” Laura Ingraham had to bring Kasich back to reality, reminding him they are not Americans.

Partial transcript:

Ingraham: What about employers who are hiring illegals now, Gov. Kasich? What about the Americans who can’t get jobs? What about those employers who are now violating U.S. law by hiring illegal immigrants? (10:26)

Kasich: Well, if they are violating the law, they should be held accountable for that. But, look, we’ve got to move beyond this thing. This is a very difficult problem. What do you want to say? Put them out? A lot of these people who are working, these people who came here illegally who are now here and are law-abiding are providing valuable services. I see them in the hotels, I see them… (10:37)

Ingraham: So you don’t think Americans would do those jobs? Because my mother was a waitress until she was 74, I mean, when I hear Americans don’t do these jobs it drives me crazy. (11:00)

Kasich: Our problem is that we don’t have a pro-growth economy. We don’t need to be picking one person over the other, we need to expand the pie. We’re only growing at 2%, this is the most anemic growth that we have seen post World War II and if we would grow the pie by balancing budgets and cutting taxes, look, I’m the guy that’s done it. We’re up 350,000 jobs in the state of Ohio since I’ve come in. When I was Chairman of the Budget Committee we balanced our budget and our economy was booming. So, let’s not pit one American against another, let’s grow the pie… (11:07)

Ingraham: But, they’re not American. Governor, but that is the problem, they’re not Americans. They violated our laws. And, you say that businesses should be penalized, but where are they being penalized for hiring illegal immigrants

Listen to the interview here.


Jeff Flake: Obama’s top Republican ally

August 14, 2015

In a bit of bad timing, Jeff Flake arrived in Cuba today, one day too late to celebrate dictator Fidel Castro’s 89th birthday. Flake is among a group accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry as the American flag is raised over the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the first time in nearly 55 years.  Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with the Communist regime July 20, — something Jeff Flake has long advocated.

The deal included the swapping of three Cuban spies held in the U.S. and the return of an American government contractor imprisoned in Cuba. At that time, Jeff Flake was  Obama’s choice to be the only Republican on a “secret flight to Havana” to bring home the jailed American. “I felt like I was in a Tom Clancy novel,” Flake boasted to the New York Times.

On today’s Cuba trip, Flake is once again part of Obama’s contingent of Democrats and administration insiders. On his recent trip to Kenya, accompanying Barack Obama, Flake was the sole Republican among nearly two dozen Democrats. 

Many Republicans oppose the renewed relations, since Cuba has made no moves to improve its human rights record and make other reforms, but is making demands on the U.S.

When what was known as the Bay of Pigs invasion went sour in 1961, Castro used the attack by “Yankee imperialists” to strengthen his grasp in Cuba and build an alliance with the Soviets in the USSR, which included missiles, and the construction of missile bases.  The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 took place the year Jeff Flake was born and the year preceding Obama’s birth. They have no recollection of the fear produced by warheads aimed at the U.S. from the rogue regime 90 miles off the Florida coast.

When the renewed relations were announced, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) greeted the news with these words: “This entire policy shift announced today is based on an illusion, on a lie, the lie and the illusion that more commerce and access to money and goods will translate to political freedom for the Cuban people. All this is going to do is give the Castro regime, which controls every aspect of Cuban life, the opportunity to manipulate these changes to perpetuate itself in power.” Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants, who fled the repressive regime during the Communist takeover. 

Rubio has said he will seek to block confirmation of a U.S. ambassador to Cuba until topics, such as outstanding claims for confiscated U.S. properties, the return of U.S. fugitives living in Cuba and political freedom for the Cuban people, are addressed. Members of the Cuban-American congressional delegation also oppose additional funding for the embassy.

Castro is now claiming, “Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which total many millions of dollars, as our country has stated with irrefutable arguments and data in all of its speeches at the United Nations.”

The Miami Herald reports another cloud over the budding relationship is an estimated $6 billion to $8 billion, in today’s dollars, in 5,913 certified claims by U.S. companies and citizens whose properties were expropriated by Cuba during the early years of the island nation’s revolution.

Communist Cuba champion and Obama advance-man Jeff Flake should be able to fly somewhere with a plane load of Democrats and get this matter resolved.


Feds seize Hillary’s server, probe expands to aides

August 12, 2015

Townhall’s Guy Benson does a first-rate job of delving into the numerous red-flag aspects of what is justifiably described as the “burgeoning federal inquiry” into the most sensitive, top-secret information on Hillary Clinton’s private computer server.

The Department of Justice has now taken custody of the server kept in the basement of her Chappaqua New York estate, which contained classified information Clinton repeatedly declared she didn’t have.

Last month, as the issue began unraveling, her faithful apologist Lanny Davis relied on the old “vast right-wing conspiracy” canard when discussing her sagging trustworthiness numbers in key battleground states.

Revelations that Clinton’s emails include classified information has prompted an FBI inquiry into whether the data was improperly stored on her private server and thumb drive. The news has triggered alarm among national security experts that the federal government’s secrets may have been exposed or even hacked. Clinton, now a presidential candidate, steadfastly maintains she never sent or received any classified information on her private email account while Secretary of State.

Clinton has resisted surrendering control of her server. In March, she said her emails contained “personal communications from my husband and me,” though Bill Clinton says he’s only emailed twice in his life.

With the Clinton’s, the only thing that changes is the level of intrigue, deceit and cover-up.


What’s behind the Obama-Jeff Flake connection?

August 10, 2015

As some Democrats peel away from backing Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, the White House is ramping up pressure by issuing threats against defectors, notably Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Press secretary Josh Earnest recommended Democrats should question whether Schumer is fit to become the party’s leader in the Senate, saying members may want to “consider the voting record of those who want to lead the caucus.”

Yet as  Obama struggles to gain congressional backing for the flawed nuclear agreement, he’s looking to other cronies as he ramps up lobbying efforts. During his search under rocks for such a defector, who’d have imagined he’d find one in Arizona? If you thought it was the mavericky John McCain, you’d be wrong. He opposes the deal. It’s none other than Obama’s good buddy, traveling companion and basketball playing chum, Jeff Flake.

Using peculiar language, left-of-center Politico carries the report on Flake being courted by Obama to join the Democrats on the Iran vote with these words:

“The pursuit of Sen. Jeff Flake shows how far the president’s willing to go for a legacy-defining nuclear pact“ and “two weeks ago, Flake found himself surrounded by Democrats on Air Force One headed to Africa, having joined Obama for his first trip to the continent while in office.”

Pew Research Center’s survey of media outlets places Politico in the left of the partisan ideological field with its decidedly liberal bias. 

Even so, translating those distorted words into rational concepts isn’t difficult. Obama isn’t going further than a close associate, and Flake did not “find himself surrounded by Democrats on Air Force One headed to Africa.” He was not body-snatched. He was invited, accepted and packed his bags, no doubt with his perpetual smirk planted on his face.

Congressional Republicans worry cutting a deal with a rogue regime, known to sponsor terrorism, still holding American hostages and whose leaders shout “death to America,” and vow to annihilate Israel, even while the negations are underway, is a recipe for disaster. But Flake appears to be onboard with Obama’s preposterous idea that Iran can be trusted to comply with restrictions aimed at curtailing its ability to produce enough weapons-grade enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb.

Though Iran outwardly maintains its disinterest in obtaining a nuclear weapon, its previous stealth activities raised fears that led to international trade, banking and financial sanctions.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Corker, (R-TN) is distrustful of the agreement, saying it doesn’t guarantee “anytime, anywhere inspections” nor does the deal allow U.S. inspectors on the ground.

“Instead of the once-promised ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, this agreement gives Iran nearly a month of advanced notice to hide any evidence of developing a nuclear weapon,” he said. “Even worse, there are two secret side deals — we can’t ever see — that appear to restrict inspectors’ access to key sites. Iran will go from a weakened state to an economically robust country without being forced to change any of its roguish, destructive behavior,” Corker said. Watch his video here.

In the midst of these grave concerns, on which lawmakers must vote by September 17, congress is now on a month-long summer recess, and Obama is taking a two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

Despite dark clouds of calamity hovering, life goes on for the powerful elites.


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