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Sunday, 19 November 2017

The “Keller Defense”

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:17 AM (07:17)

People — pardon me, journalists and politicians — have often accused me of believing that I’m above the law. And yet, who isn’t? Everywhere you prod it, even with the shortest stick, the established system isn’t simply corrupt, it’s unequivocally putrsecent. The law is created by demonstrable criminals, enforced by demonstrable criminals, interpreted by demonstrable criminals, all for demonstrably criminal purposes. Of course I’m above the law. And so are you.
— William Wilde Curringer, in Pallas by L. Neil Smith, p. 301 [see here also]

On Monday, 13 November 2017, the Albuquerque Journal ran an article by Journal Staff Writer Martin Salazar titled Board finds Keller violated ethics code

That was the eleventh-hour decision made Monday by the city’s Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices, which found that mayoral candidate and state Auditor Tim Keller violated the City Charter’s Elections Code and the Open and Ethical Elections Code.

But the board opted not to issue a reprimand or a fine in the case, determining that Keller “acted in good faith and did not intend to violate” the rules.

Naturally, Keller denies any deliberate intent to violate the law —

“Though our opponents have used trumped up terms like dishonest, ‘money laundering’ and ‘cash under the table,’ those assertions were always baseless and the board’s ruling confirmed that today,” Keller said in a statement. “That came out loud and clear in today’s ruling which emphatically notes our good faith efforts.”

Maybe We The Great Unwashed can use this defense when accused of wrongdoing?

Let’s give that a try, hypothetically speaking, right here —

Traffic cop: Can I see your license, insurance, and registration?

Me (or you): What’s this all about, officer?

Traffic cop: You do realize that you were doing 50 in a 30?

Me (or you): But officer, I acted in good faith and did not intend to violate the rules . . . .

Maybe the IRS agent who shows up at your door to audit you or your business might be more sympathetic to you? Who wants to give that one a “good faith” run up the flagpole?

Apparently, Keller is considered to be above the law. Again, from the Journal

. . . . the board opted not to issue a reprimand or a fine in the case . . . .

So while We The Little People would be told “tough apples, pay the fine” upon citing mens rea for a similar “offense,” Keller gets to skate away scot free on this one.

Still, Keller isn’t completely out of the woods just yet —

Two other complaints against Keller are still pending, one that alleges that his campaign is illegally coordinating with a political action committee supporting him and another alleging that he broke the rules by failing to report the attorney fees he has incurred defending himself against the ethics complaints.

So is Albuquerque’s Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices going to invalidate the election results, considering that the winner cheated to get that victory?

Don’t hold your breath.

For decades, Democrats such as Keller have complained about “dirty campaigning” and “dirty money” as a reason that “more regulations are necessary.”

In that light, instead of saying “Thank you for a clear mandate,” he should apologize to Albuquerque’s voters and citizens for being a hypocrite, and then decline to actually take office.

Again, don’t hold your breath.

The least that the Board could do is require Keller to return the “public campaign money” (read welfare for politicians) that he received from the City coffers — all 362,000 of it.

If the Board doesn’t have the courage and integrity to do that, it’s a sham at best, and at worst it furthers corruption on the Albuquerque political scene. And the City’s “Open and Ethical Elections Code” won’t be worth the paper on which it’s printed.

Seriously, Keller should have to walk door to door, by himself, personally knocking on doors and asking residents for cash until he raises enough to pay back every penny of his “public campaign financing.”


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 23, 1 March 1997: Down By Law by Victor Milán

NOTES

  1. Published in The Libertarian EntepriseNumber 949 – 19 November 2017
  2. Approximate reading level – 11.8
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.me / Liberty Society / Minds / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico Facebook page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. KCUF Media Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    6. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    7. Vote the Air Facebook page
    8. Vote the Air NM Facebook page
    9. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    10. Wood Chipper Facebook page
    11. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    12. , Independent Insights Facebook group
    13. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    14. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group
    15. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

America Under Siege: Antifa, by Trevor Loudon

Filed under: Media, Politics, Viewing — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:31 AM (01:31)

On Facebook and YouTube) !


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. “Antifa (United States)” at Wikipedia
  2. Black bloc — Infogalactic / Wikipedia
  3. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (“By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)”) — Infogalactic / Wikipedia
  4. “Refuse Fascism” at Wikipedia

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.me / Liberty Society / Minds / seen.life / Twitter / VK

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Al Gore’s “Predictions” About the “Melting Ice Caps”

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:16 AM (00:16)


Friday, 7 July 2017

Quote of the Day for Friday, 7 July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Quote of the Day — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 8:48 PM (20:48)

“You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause is improperly administered.”

— Lyndon Baines Johnson


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Just Say “NO!” to Tim Keller

Filed under: Philosophy — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:44 AM (04:44)

Why should I support Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque?

I don’t.

Allow me some space to list some reasons —

OK, that’s enough. He wants any more publicity from me, he can send me a check for it. Because I’ve already paid for it, to a degree — see the bit above about tax-funded campaigning.


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Does Trump Arouse You?

Filed under: Dark Side, Fun, Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:59 AM (00:59)

No, Trump doesn’t arouse me in any way, but apparently he does get those who claim to hate and fear him a bit on the frisky side, as evidenced by this letter to Dan Savage’s Savage Love column —

I’m a longtime fan – reader and listener – and part of the 47 percent of white women who did NOT vote for Donald Trump. To say I’m disappointed, horrified, scared, and mad about the election is woefully insufficient. I donated $100 to Planned Parenthood this morning because I honestly felt like there was nothing else I could do. That being said, I wanted to share that I had one of the most weirdly charged, hottest, and sexiest orgasms. A little buzzed (dealing with those election results) and sad, my boyfriend and I turned to each other for consolation. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, we were fucking as Trump came on the TV to give his acceptance speech. As that orange blowhard spewed more bullshit about being our president, I rode my boyfriend’s big, beautiful dick until I came. It was the perfect way to say, “Fuck this. Now fuck me.” I encourage all your readers to fuck out the stress from this election. Yes, we should donate and volunteer and speak up and protest and vote and not give up hope, but we should also keep doing it and taking care of each other. Because love trumps hate, and fucking trumps . . . well, I’m not sure what fucking trumps. But it sure makes life better.

– Justifiably Unsettled Lass Intensely Emoting

And then Savage doubles down on the lust born from hate or fear of Trump, as demonstrated by “JULIE” —

It’s important to practice good self-care in the wake of a traumatic event – the election qualifies as a traumatic event – and going by the definition of self-care at GoodTherapy.org, fucking the living shit out of someone qualifies as self-care: “Actions that an individual might take in order to reach optimal physical and mental health . . . Self-care [includes] activities that an individual engages in to relax or attain emotional well-being, such as meditating, journaling, or visiting a counselor.”

They’re too polite over at GoodTherapy.org to include “fucking the shit out of someone” on their list of examples, JULIE, but what you did on election night – which just so happens to be the exact same thing I did on election night – certainly meets all the criteria.

And if anyone out there who did the same on election night – fucked the shit out of someone – is feeling the least bit guilty, please know that millions of Americans did the exact same thing after 9/11. We used a different term to describe all that post-9/11 fucking: “terror-sex,” which New York magazine defined as “urgent, unguarded, end-of-the-world coitus inspired by that day’s sudden jolt of uncertainty and fear.”

I want to thank you for writing, JULIE, and I want to second your recommendation: Sex, partnered or solo, makes life better – and people shouldn’t feel guilty about fucking someone else and / or fucking / jacking / dildo-ing themselves at this uncertain and fearful moment in our nation’s history. Yes, we must donate and volunteer and protest and vote, all while reminding ourselves daily that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. And we must commit to defending our friends, neighbors, and coworkers who are immigrants (documented or not), Muslims (American born, immigrants, or refugees), people of color, women seeking reproductive health care, trans men and women seeking safety, lesbian and gay men seeking to protect their families, and everyone and everything else Trump has threatened to harm, up to and including the planet we all live on.

But we must make time for joy and pleasure and laughter and friends and food and art and music and sex. During the darkest days of the HIV / AIDS epidemic, when Republicans and religious conservatives controlled the federal government and were doing everything in their power to harm the sick and dying, queers organized and protested and volunteered and mourned. We also made music and theater and art. We took care of each other, and we danced and loved and fucked. Embracing joy and art and sex in the face of fear and uncertainty made us feel better – it kept us sane – and it had the added benefit of driving our enemies crazy. They couldn’t understand how we could be anything but miserable, given the challenges we faced – their greed, their indifference, their bigotry – but we created and experienced joy despite their hatred and despite this awful disease. We turned to each other – we turned to our lovers and friends and sometimes strangers – and said, “Fuck them. Now fuck me.”

We didn’t eradicate HIV / AIDS, the disease that was sickening us then, but we fought it to a standstill and we may defeat it yet. The disease that now sickens our nation is different. We may never eradicate racism and sexism and hatred. But fight it we will. And don’t listen to anyone who tells you that music and dance and art and sex and joy are a distraction from the fight. They are a part of the fight.

So why aren’t there any blog posts from conservative or libertarians expounding on their fear or hate of Hillary Clinton making them horny?


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / FetLife / Gab / Galaxy2 / Google Plus / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Darth Mike Facebook page
    3. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    6. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group
    7. The Coiled Serpent: A Virtual Tavern Facebook group

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Friday’s Bizarre Phone Call

Filed under: Fun, Humor, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:02 PM (19:02)

Friday afternoon (4 November 2016), I received a call from a Hillary Clinton supporter (calling from a private number) who complained about a robocall from the Gary Johnson campaign. The caller then proceeded to ramble on for 57 minutes about Gary being too stoned and narcissistic to be a good little Buddhist Democrat, that Gary was “stealing votes” from Hillzilla, along with side rants about Susana Martinez, Trump, the GOP in general, the Albuquerque Journal, and Ralph Nader (for “stealing votes” from Gore in 2000).

The caller also stated that Gary didn’t climb Mt. Everest as he said he did (and took pictures from the summit), that he was a lousy governor of New Mexico, didn’t do anything but say “no” to well-meaning “progressive” legislation that was “for the children,” that no one pays any attention to her “because I’m white,” that Susana Martinez was elected as Governor in 2010 solely on the strength of her last name, among other things.

I have the app “Automatic Call Recorder” installed on my LG K7, but it turns out that the app is the app equivalent of dogshit, as I discovered when I tried to copy the saved call from my phone to Facebook, WordPress or my laptop’s hard drive.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Team Hillary Spews Yet Again

Filed under: Humor, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:59 PM (17:59)

No, that isn’t the actual Hillary Clinton for President campaign bus.

But maybe it SHOULD be Her Majesty’s official stagecoach.

Hillary’s performance as a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State was bad enough – the above picture sums up her “public service” rather nicely.

So does the next bit –

Remember this scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation ?

The reality in Lawrenceville, Georgia doesn’t seem to be far from that clip –

Gateway Pundit: Figures. Hillary Bus Caught Dumping Sh*t on Highway (VIDEO)

WND: Hillary bus caught illegally dumping poop in street

CBS-46 WGCL-TV video clip on reddit

One wonders if Christian de la Rosa (the local TV reporter on the scene) will soon be dead found after having “committed suicide” from being shot in the back of the head several times, from different angles. Or killed via an “accident” at the local gym.

For what it’s worth, maybe Donald Trump might get some mileage out of this incident for a few days, but does anyone really expect any significant legal ramifications from this for Team Hillary?

Seriously, folks?

If any of us Joe Sixpack types did that sort of thing, we would be looking at hefty federal-, state-, and local-level fines (at least 10,000), jail or prison time, a felony conviction, being unhireable for years, that sort of thing.

If anything happens to Team Hillary, it will most likely fall upon the bus driver and campaign crew of the bus. Any senior staff involved will most likely skate on this one.

Of course, I’m just guessing here, but if the past is any indicator – the private home-based server, Benghazi, Rosatom, Libya, Syria, the DNC emails, Vince Foster, Whitewater, the 1994 White House health care task force,interactions with George Soros, – Hillary and her senior staff won’t have to give up the cocktail party circuit one bit.

Yeah, I know what the Hillzillers will say – “She didn’t tell them to do that! You can’t hold her responsible for that!”

Why not?

If anyone is a supporter of third-party liability to get at parties with deep pockets, it’s Hillary.

Just ask the gun industry – she’s been talking about repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act for a while now.

It just goes to show, you might be able to take Hillary out of the corruption, but you can’t get the corruption out of Hillary.

For the record, NO, Hillary is NOT a “wonderful public servant,” despite whatever you’ve heard on CNN. For anyone who says that Hillary has “no criminal intent,” I defy you to cite ten (10) times in the last twenty years when she’s acted WITHOUT criminal intent (the intention of taking from others without their consent, etc.).

H/T David Codrea at The War on Guns


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 13.1
  2. Published in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 895, 23 October 2016
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    4. Vote the Air Facebook page
    5. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    6. Wood Chipper Facebook page
    7. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    8. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Why did Randi McGinn Donate 27k to Hillary Clinton?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:53 AM (02:53)

According to “Guccifer,” Randi McGinn (the same Randi McGinn who’s currently in the public spotlight as the “special prosecutor” in the trial of APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for shooting James Boyd) donated a total of $27,600.00 to Hillary Clinton.

Is she expecting to be appointed as the U.S. Attorney for New Mexico if Hillary wins the White House in November?

Look for contact # VT5BBAQE3T4

https://guccifer2.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/master-west-tracker-2-5k-1-1-2010-7-10-2015.xlsx


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Craigslist / Diaspora* / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress.com
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

DNC vs. RNC Spam

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:09 PM (12:09)

Current mood: cynical

Tonight I posted the following screenshot to my Facebook Wall

I’ve been getting this sort of crap for a few months now. I guess not only my paycheck is subject to their whims, but also my inbox, as well?

The funny thing about this is now they’re taking the term “Obamacare” as their own when before, they used to get pissed about it. I guess they’re trying to differentiate it from the Romneycare from which it was copied and pasted into the U.S. Code (and themselves from the Romney-roids).

For what it’s worth, I’ve started getting the equally-annoying robo-calls from the Romney campaign.

Somehow, this is strangely “appropriate” – robot calls and emails from two groups who want to make everyone else into mindless automatons.

Regardless of which sock-puppet “wins” the general election, the rest of us LOSE.

Still, on numerous occasions I’ve pointed out that alternatives to having the Right Hand vs. the Left Hand seeking its way up your rear do exist – both for the White House and for U.S. Senate


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs – Xanga
    2. Duke City Fix / NMPolitics.org


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