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Mark Small's Blog – December 2017 Archive (8)

Take Control of This Country!

If we are to wrest control of America from a relatively few who control it with checkbooks, bags of cash, and (more frequently) ACH transfers, some things are important.

1) Take over the two major political parties.

The Framers of the Constitution did not like “factions,” their term for political parties. Hamilton: “Nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties” The Federalist, No. 1. Madison wrote history has…

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Added by Mark Small on December 31, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments

Wisconsin vote fraud: evidence

https://twitter.com/mikefarb1/status/920813099179012096

If this link did not make it, check out Mike Farb's video on YouTube. 

Added by Mark Small on December 27, 2017 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Trump violates oath: EPA Great Lakes appointee

Trump has chosen Cathy Stepp as head of the EPA’s Great Lakes Region. The Great Lakes contain over 80 percent of Earth’s fresh water. Earth is the planet on which we live. Fresh water is what we need to drink.

Stepp is a high school graduate, former state senator, and served as head of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources from 2011-2017. She has no college education. A bachelor’s or graduate degree is no guarantee a person will be competent, but gone are the days when a…

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Added by Mark Small on December 25, 2017 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Pres Obama never had a derriere-kissing line of officials

The past couple of days I expressed to friends who are right-wing my disgust with members of Congress standing, one after another, to say Trump is great. Two of my friends said, “Democrats did the same thing with Obama.”

I want to be clear. I am open to consider whatever proof one might offer for positions with which I disagree. I am open to consider facts that contradict philosophies or policies in which I believe. I still await someone who can disprove the New York Yankees are evil,…

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Added by Mark Small on December 23, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

Separating the "pro" from the "bono": a case of deja vu all over again

If you crib someone else’s work, check for errors in names spelled. But in regard to suits that seek Trump removal, bottom-line is the more, the merrier.

The Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) has docketed Shane, et al v U.S., et al, 17-857, a Petition for Writ of Mandamus (“Mandamus Petition”) and appointment of Special Master. Voters from “swing States” seek to nullify the results of the 2016 election.

Sound familiar?

January: three women, in Blumstein, dkt…

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Added by Mark Small on December 18, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Suit to Remove Farenthold from Ballot: only a human has standing for violation of "rights"

U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold announced he will not seek re-election after accusations of sexual improprieties were raised against him. His announcement came too late to remove his name from the ballot for the primary election. His announcement came after the deadline, under Section 172.052(a) of the Texas Election Code, for removal of a candidate’s name from the primary ballot.

The Republican Party of Texas, its chair (in his official capacity), and a registered voter from the…

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Added by Mark Small on December 16, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments

Franken: betrayed before fair hearing, and for what?

Al Franken was forced to resign from the Senate by leaders of his own party without due process against allegations either baseless or brought anonymously.

Due process is a premise of our society, both in law and in daily life. One is not convicted and sentenced without a trial in which one has a right to face one’s accusers. In daily life we refrain from decisions until we know “all the facts,” less formal than law, but the same concept. Due process = basic fairness.

Republicans…

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Added by Mark Small on December 7, 2017 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Don't like Trump? Go to Costa Rica or Vermont

This weekend as friends and I conversed about the 2016 election, a person at the next table must have heard a buzz phrase. “Don’t like Trump? Move to Costa Rica or Vermont.” I started to reply, but he muttered something about “fake news,” turned away, and refused to listen.

Trump has set the tone for the 38 percent who ignore reality. Trump now believes the Access Hollywood video, released a year ago, in which he boasts about grabbing women by the genitals, is not authentic. Billy Bush,…

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Added by Mark Small on December 5, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

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