Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dasch for Pierce County Council

I will be at the Island Coffee Shoppe from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday August 6th to talk with folks - some don't know me yet. If you want to include my logo, I've attached one.
Ann Dasch
Ann Dasch is a superb candidate for Pierce County Council.  She is a resident of Anderson Island.
 Ann greets guests at campaign kickoff

New Theory of Relativity

Friday, June 29, 2012

Liberty and Justice for Guns

Each time I drive past a honky-tonk bar and see a pickup parked outside, complete with gun rack and a bumper sticker that reads something like PROTECT YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS, I ponder:
  1. Why isn't the owner of the vehicle concerned about the first, fourth, fifth or eighth amendments?
  2. Can the owner explain what a "well regulated militia" is?
  3. Where is the Second Amendment found?
  4. Has he (I guess it could be a she, but somehow, I doubt it.) ever read the Constitution or the Bill of Rights?
  5. Does the displayer of the bumper sticker see anything contradictory about referring to the Bill of Rights of the United States while sporting a Confederate battle flag window decal?

Phony Voter Purge

I wonder who the Republicans are targeting with their bogus "voter purge?"  Shades of Alabama in the 60s!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Big Win for the American People

The Republican Health Plan:
  1. Don't get sick.
  2. If you do, die quickly so we don't have to pay for it.
The American Health Plan:
The Affordable Care Law 
a.k.a. Obamacare

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We the People

The Job Creators???

Sure,Romney created jobs...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Scalia & the Supremes

You may have noticed that the four Supreme Court decisions since 2000 that most directly affect  elections in the United States have been carried by the five Republican appointees. In each case, the impact adversely affects  Democrats.

Scalia, Roberts, Thomas,  Kennedy  and Alito in 2010 in Citizens United and again today in overturning a hundred-year-old law restricting campaign spending in Montana;  Scalia, Thomas, Rehnquist, O'Connor  and Kennedy in 2000 re Bush v. Gore.

Here's the fourth decision which has been generally overlooked and which was designed to weaken the influence of  African Americans who overwhelmingly vote for the Democrat:

"Race Permitted in Redistricting (April 18, 2001): In crucial 5–4 ruling, justices reverse lower court finding that North Carolina legislature had violated the Constitution by using race as a predominant factor in drawing boundaries of congressional district. Because state's black voters vote overwhelmingly Democratic, Court could not determine definitively that redistricting was based on unconstitutional racial considerations rather than permissible political considerations."

Yeh, sure.

This Thursday's decision on the Affordable Care Act  on the face of it may not seem like an election matter.  But if, as is expected, the five on the right vote to overturn or gut it of its principal clause, it will have been as partisan a decision as the others. 

Does anyone doubt that the Republican fever to destroy Obamacare isn't a major campaign issue; its loss can and will be characterized during the campaign this year as another blow against  Obama's "drift toward socialism" and yet another major mistake by those dangerous Democrats.

Art W.

Art:  thanks so much for keeping us on the straight and narrow. - jm