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June 2020 Blog Posts (11)

GOP shouldn't raise funds for Spartz but should try to save America from traitor trump

Kyle Hupfer, Indiana GOP chair, sent out an e-mail this morning seeking to raise funds for Victoria Spartz, who already made a huge down payment, via the June 2 primary, toward final purchase of a seat in the U.S. House, INCD5.

Hupfer said: “If we have any hope of winning back the House and FIRING Speaker Pelosi once and for all, we have to support Victoria and get her across the finish line.”

This e-mail disgusts me. I am GOP precinct committee person for Washington Township…

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Added by Mark Small on June 30, 2020 at 10:58am — No Comments

Repugnant: candidacy of Spartz (part 4) Slavery, more than free enterprise, was at the foundation of this country

Cookie jars must be very big in Ukraine. Victoria Spartz socked away enough money to buy a seat in Congress via the June 2 GOP primary for INCD5. Her issue stands are ill-founded and make little sense, like her views on “Business Regulations.”

From Ms. Spartz’s website: “Free enterprise is the foundation of our country. We must limit regulation powers of the executive branch and maintain a vibrant business environment, so entrepreneurs and small businesses can strive and compete with…

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Added by Mark Small on June 29, 2020 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

Repugnant: candidacy of Spartz (part 3)

Where did Victoria Spartz obtain so much money that she could buy the GOP nomination for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District (INCD5) in the June 2 primary? Her issue stands are absurd. To pick one at random let’s look at what she says about budget deficits.

From Ms. Spartz’s website: “Our national debt is unsustainable. We must cut spending, reform welfare to empower, not suppress low income individuals, and balance the budget.”

Let’s skip over, for a moment, “cut spending”…

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Added by Mark Small on June 27, 2020 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Repugnant: candidacy of Spartz (part 2)

Victoria Spartz successfully purchased the GOP nomination for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District (INCD5) in the June 2 primary. Her positions on issues are abhorrent. One of the worst is her position on guns.

On her campaign website Ms. Spartz states: “We must preserve our 2nd Amendment freedoms against the tyranny of the government...” There have been no encroachments on “2nd Amendment freedoms.” On the other hand, we see tyranny advance each day.

“The accumulation of all…

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Added by Mark Small on June 27, 2020 at 7:56am — No Comments

Repugnant: candidacy of Spartz (part 1)

Victoria Spartz successfully bought the Republican nomination for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District (INCD5) in the June 2 primary. Her positions on issues are deplorable. We should begin with her misunderstanding of The Constitution.

“Our constitutional republic was created with limited government functions to protect the individual rights to Life, Liberty and Property,” she states on her campaign website. 

The word “property” appears once in The Constitution of 1787: “The…

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Added by Mark Small on June 26, 2020 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

Did an officer abuse status to go wrong way on 1-way street on a date?

Mundane aspects of existence can be galling. I’m lucky - I’m a white male born in the USA in the mid-1950s. I saw a person in an unmarked car with cop plates pull quickly the wrong way on a one-way street.

The driver exited the vehicle - sorry if I start to write like a person who authors a probable cause affidavit, but I see a lot of those in my job - wore shorts and a t-shirt. That person walked to the opposite side of the vehicle.

The person who exited the passenger side…

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Added by Mark Small on June 12, 2020 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

I disagree w/Rev Al ... but please read why.

Rev Al Sharpton today was quoted as saying NFL owners should offer Colin Kaepernick a QB roster spot. I agree with the sentiment - Kaepernick is talented was right to take a knee, but I hope very much that he not take such a job.

For far too long young people have played football, the main dynamic of which is full contact explosive violence against one’s opponents. In the early 1980s the Monday Night Football half-time highlights featured the ugliest plays of the week.

The…

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Added by Mark Small on June 9, 2020 at 9:14pm — No Comments

If only they hadn't cut the deals at The Constitutional Convention

This country would have been better off had delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention not compromised on slavery. The most significant issue before the Convention never was mentioned in the Constitution passed out of the Convention.

In Art. I, sec. 2 we read of “three fifths of all other Persons” - a way to count slaves for the benefit of slave States. In Art I, sec. 9: “Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit”…

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Added by Mark Small on June 4, 2020 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Cops joined hands w/protesters - that's a start to resolve problems

Random bits as this primary election day begins: protesters and cops joined together in Indy to march. Other places in USA police took a knee to express support for the protests. In D.C., trump used a bible as a prop and a church as back-drop to foment hatred.

Evidence that those who carried out violence acted to discredit the protests: no trump properties were attacked. And hey - they’re easily recognized, what with his name in big letters on each building he erects.

Mayor…

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Added by Mark Small on June 2, 2020 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Proposal to address the violence

People of this country are not to be “run over” - and in their protests do not seek to “run over” anyone, regardless of the opinion of the current occupant of the Oval Office. Our People should be able peacefully to exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of reprisal by anyone.

Our Governor and the Mayor in each of our cities need to:

1) meet immediately with leaders of communities that most frequently suffer the effects of police violence;

2) address - and…

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Added by Mark Small on June 1, 2020 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Vote June 2 if you've not already!

Yesterday the news reported how many people have mailed in their ballots for tomorrow’s (June 2) primary election. If you have not voted, please do not be dissuaded from going to the polls to cast your vote.

I shop for food and other essentials at a store that also sells books. The past few times I’ve gone there, one book amongst “best sellers” has been turned so as to hide the cover. The first time I thought it was a mistake and turned the book back around.

Convincing people…

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Added by Mark Small on June 1, 2020 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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