After reading the local political head lines here in New York, I have to wonder if randiness and bad decision making is in the water. It’s a banner year here in the City of New York for Democratic sleaze and sensationalism! 2012 left us with state and local legislators on trial or about to go to jail, or still under investigation on a myriad of charges. But, are we New Yorkers ready to forgive the high profile marital indiscretions of two prominent men?
As you know, the name of the site requires me to report on all political happenings of a salacious nature. Imagine my delight at learning that the California ballot was quite diverse in election 2012, from increasing taxes, deciding on whether to abolish the death penalty, and requiring male pornographic film actors to wear condoms. Check out Jon’s take on the results of the California referendums.
President Obama has another shot at leading us, Whipsaw Willard will hopefully retire from public life, Donald Trump will get his meds stabilized, and we will all get solar panels and hybrid cars!!! Whoa. Sorry, got carried away for a moment.
Even though the election excitement is almost over, we can still enjoy the afterglow, and emails I receive from one of my more progressive correspondents. Sharing this message from Matt Segal at OurTime seemed very appropriate right now, however, I don’t know if I qualify as a young voter anymore at almost forty years of age. But hey, let’s just go with it shall we?
I love to share neat videos from the interwebs with you, and here is some cool content from Full Frontal Freedom! Self described as “the anti-PAC. We are a coalition of independent artists and media executives – who want to use our talent and creativity to raise awareness and enhance civil discourse.” From the wonderful people at Full Frontal Freedom, please enjoy:
A Vagina Monologue: Vagina Interrupted.
The ‘miracle worker’, Ann Romney, gave the speech of her life at the RNC last month, hoping to win over Republican voters of the female persuasion to Mitt Romney’s cause. She highlighted their courtship and early years in an attempt to humanize him to the public. Ann Romney’s fans loved it, her detractors found it forced and not authentic. Continue reading →
Please review the some semi good news I got in my Inbox just the other day! I was born in Pennsylvania, and have tons of family living there, so I am particularly interested in the efforts of Republicans to tamper with the right to vote of so many.
Enjoy this first YouTube video from the Moment of Clarity folks, with the always interesting Greg Palast, author of Vulture’s Picnic as an interviewee, whom I admire greatly. You undoubtedly noticed that I loved Vulture’s Picnic and the investigative reporting Palast did on the Big Oil industry from earlier posts on this blog. I definitely will pick up the new Palast book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, which is coming out September 18, 2012. The topic of the interview is voting and stolen elections, and some of the truths Greg Palast has uncovered. Continue reading →
Check out the link to a WGBH article on voter fraud, but not the kind of fraud that the right leaning folks say you need valid ID laws to prevent. I think we can tell what that is really all about. And now a serious case of fraud in Massachusetts, during a tight local race. How do we prevent clerks from switching party affiliation of voters from Democrat to Republican, and then cast ballots on their behalf? Galvin Calls Voter Fraud Allegations ‘Pretty Extreme’ | WGBH News.