Civil Discourse Now

Where the far left and far right overlap for fun and enlightenment

Mark Small's Blog (880)

Ambassador Haley describes Russian interference as warfare

   U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said yesterday that Russia’s interference in our 2016 elections was warfare. The Pentagon spends billions on cyber defense and nice chunks of change on ads that recruit by hyping how much people can learn about computers because we have cyber warfare.

   Ambassador Haley’s statement reinforces the notion the 2016 elections should be declared void.

   Treason is defined by the Constitution.  Art. III, Sec. 3.

   The evidence mounts,…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 20, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Lawsuit could remove Trump from office and seek discovery

   Special Counsel Robert Mueller has investigated Russian interference in our 2016 elections for a few months.

   Unfortunately, Special Counsel is part of the Executive branch and can be “removed” from office by the Attorney General (“AG”) of the United States.  28 C.F.R. 600.7(d). The AG is subject to summary dismissal by the President. AG Sessions recused himself, thus Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is responsible, for matters related to Russia.  At any time, a la the 1973 Saturday Night…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 19, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Americans Have the Right to Vote for the Dumbass of Our---not Russia's---Choice

   If we only address only the horrible things Trump has done since he assumed the Oval Office, we risk loss of focus on the illegitimacy of his election.

   Americans have a right to vote for whomever we choose.  Inherent to this right is the right to vote for a dumbass.

   Some people never will believe Trump does or says anything wrong.  When shown real audio or video of Trump’s antics, these people will deny reality.

   There are other people who “tune out” the possibility…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 17, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Impeachment will not cut it: 2016 election must be declared void

   “What stupid f*****g thing did Trump do today?”

   That is a good way to start a conversation these days. The always is an answer.

   As Trump approval ratings in the demographic of his “solid” base—white males over 45 with high school diplomas or less, in education—have slipped, and as Trump has made statements either silly or dangerous, more people discuss the possibilities of impeachment and also removal under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.

   Neither of those options is…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 16, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments

"Nuke Crazy" Trump could launch war

   There have been insane leaders of countries in history. Caligula named his horse a Senator in Rome.  George III of England ran about the palace raving.  Stalin, when extremely drunk, ordered his Politburo to dance.

   Until the mid-Twentieth Century, the impacts of mentally ill heads of state could be disastrous.  With the advent of nuclear weapons, an insane leader of the most powerful countries could destroy the planet.

   On Saturday, October 14, “more than 100 psychologists…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 15, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Indiana rep seeks to require licenses for the press

   Indiana once again has pushed the envelope for regressive thoughts.

   A member of the Indiana House of Representatives, Jim Lucas, who is from John Mellencamp’s home town of Seymour, has drafted a bill that would require professional journalists to be licensed by the Indiana State Police, according to the Indianapolis daily newspaper.

   Lucas bragged that he was a year ahead of Donald Trump on this issue. Trump earlier had said it is “frankly disgusting” that the press can write…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 13, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments

Russian bots invaded us, and did not engage in "speech."

   If Russian Bots in the 2016 campaign were used to jam the internet to preempt human beings from posting or obtaining information about the candidates that was true, those bots were not engaged in meaningful speech protected by the First Amendment.

   First, the bots invaded our Nation’s cyberspace. Cyber warfare is a major “front” today. At half-time (or between innings) of televised sports events, United States armed forces recruit, with some commercials focused on cyber warfare.…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 10, 2017 at 7:31am — No Comments

Putin's "bots" and The First Amendment

   The Declaration of Independence says all are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights that include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

   The right to freedom of speech, particularly political speech, is amongst those most protected of our rights. The Declaration does not distinguish between nationalities.

   We need not delve into rights of people here legally yet without status as citizens and the rights of those here illegally to resolve the issue…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 9, 2017 at 6:12am — No Comments

DOJ seeks info on Trump opponents: chilling free speech

   Department of Justice (“DOJ”) was unsuccessful, in part, in its effort to identify people who “liked” an anti-Trump Facebook page.

   The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to associate.  Political speech—even of a conservative guy like Paul Ogden—is the most highly protected speech. “Whatever differences may exist about interpretations of the First Amendment, there is practically universal agreement that a…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 5, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

Unfortunately, 16-1464 denied

I shall write more later. At the moment, I need to contemplate. 

Added by Mark Small on October 2, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

16-1464: Petitioners have standing to sue to void election.

   Today we should hear whether SCOTUS will hear Bailey, et al v U.S., et al, dkt no.16-1464, the only action to seek: (1) independent investigation of the 2016 election and, (2) if Russia illegally affected the results, the election be declared void. Disclosure: I am counsel of record for Petitioners in Bailey.

   A matter addressed in the Petition is standing, a “party’s right to make a legal claim or seek judicial enforcement of a duty or right...”  (Petition at pp. 21-24; para.…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 2, 2017 at 6:34am — No Comments

16-1464: We should hear tomorrow

   Tomorrow we will learn if Bailey, et al v U.S., et al, SCOTUS dkt number 16-1464—the only action to seek: (1) independent investigation of the 2016 election and, (2) if Russia illegally affected the results, the election be declared void—advances out of conference. Disclosure: I am counsel of record for Petitioners in Bailey.

We are right and the factual allegations in the Petition have been validated.

   Parts of The Petition for Writ of Mandamus and for Appointment of Special…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on October 1, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Subject matter jurisdiction is the Court's decision: 16-1464

   Last February I agreed to represent three pro se Petitioners—people without attorneys—in Bloomstein, et v Pence, et al, SCOTUS docket 16-907    .

   Immediately I was attacked by bloggers on a website that touts itself as a place where scams on the public are exposed. Most prominently, the website ripped into the “birther” movement—those (such as Trump) who claimed President Obama was ineligible for the office he held because he was not born on U.S. soil.

   I visited the…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 29, 2017 at 7:01am — No Comments

Finally: someone has engaged in debate of 16-1464!

   Finally someone has posed thoughtful argument against the Petition in Bailey, et al v U.S., et al, United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) docket 16-1464, the only action to seek: (1) independent investigation of the 2016 election and, (2) if Russia illegally affected the results, the election be declared void. The case was set for conference 9/ 25/17. Disclosure: I am counsel of record for Petitioners in Bailey.

   Attorney Mike Dunford posted under his name (not a pseudonym), and…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 28, 2017 at 8:01am — No Comments

16-1464: People who oppose election legitimacy should unite

   Social media responses to Bailey, et al v U.S., et al, SCOTUS docket 16-1464 overall are positive. A frequent comment, “I did not know about this case,” is explained by absence of mainstream media (“MSM”) coverage. Disclosure: I am counsel of record in  Bailey, the only action to seek: (1) independent investigation of the 2016 election and, (2) if Russia illegally affected the results, the election be declared void. The case was set for conference 9/ 25/17. Disclosure: I am counsel of…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 27, 2017 at 7:09am — No Comments

Mr. Mueller Could Be Appointed Special Master in 16-1464

   In Bailey, et al v U.S., et al, SCOTUS docket 16-1464, Petitioners bring an action for an independent investigation of the 2016 election and, if Russian interference in the election affected the outcome of the election, an Order the election be declared void.  Disclosure: I am counsel for Petitioners in Bailey, 16-1464.

   A frequent question: why the need for an independent investigation when Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed on May 17?

   As previously noted, Special…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 26, 2017 at 7:34am — No Comments

Mr. Mueller Could Be Appointed Special Master in 16-1464

   In Bailey, et al v U.S., et al, SCOTUS docket 16-1464, Petitioners bring an action for an independent investigation of the 2016 election and, if Russian interference in the election affected the outcome of the election, an Order the election be declared void.  Disclosure: I am counsel for Petitioners in Bailey, 16-1464.

   A frequent question: why the need for an independent investigation when Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed on May 17?

   As previously noted,…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Dr King: w/o Right to Vote, I do not possess myself; SCOTUS case 16-1464.

   In Memphis on 4/3/68, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said, in his last speech: “Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.”  On 5/17/57 at the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King said, “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself.”

   I quote Dr. King because his life’s work for civil rights was inextricably tied with the right to vote.

   The right to vote is the foundation for all of our rights. The most…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 25, 2017 at 7:03am — No Comments

Hey Morgan! Rob! SCOTUS case 16-1464 and you seek same ends.

   Morgan Freeman and Rob Reiner are great and courageous to have formed the Committee to Investigate Russia.  Mr. Freeman stated we “have been attacked” and that we “are at war.”

   The evidence of Russian attacks on our 2016 elections is beyond serious question. Russia hacked voting software in at least 21, and perhaps as many as 39, states; paid people in the Trump campaign; and weaponized the internet.

   Russian President Vladimir Putin hates democratic principles and systems.…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 24, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Half the Case in 16-1464 has been proven---Special Master should be appointed.

   Under 1976 Federal case, half the case for voiding the 2016 elections already has been met. At the very least, we need an independent investigation of the election.

   Former Secretary of State Clinton was wrong when she said no mechanism in the Constitution exists to remove a President in office through collusion with a foreign power. 

   In 1976, a U.S. District Court held such action is within the equitable jurisdiction of the court.  Donohue v Bd of Electors, 435 F.Supp 957…

Continue

Added by Mark Small on September 23, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Mark Small.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video

My Great Web page