Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Our Elections are Corrupt!

Pennyslvania law states “Pennsylvania election law states "no person within a polling place may electioneer or solicit votes for any political party, political body, or candidate, nor may any unauthorized written or printed materials be posted within the polling place."

Yet the above picture shows a mural of Obama on a wall in a school where people are expected to go vote.

In addition, 70 Republican election officials were denied access to polling places in Philadelphia where elections take place.

Remember the black panthers standing outside of polling places in Philadelphia in 2008, intimidating those that showed up to vote? Well, that too is happening again.

These are all violations of election laws in this country.

The election laws in this country have been ignored and expanded on to accommodate those that can’t take the responsibility of exercising their privilege to vote and violating the privileges of those voters that do vote legally and responsibly.

In fifteen wards in Philadelphia court appointed Republican election officials have been removed from polling places that they were required to show up for. One of those, a woman was physically pushed out.

Apparently, the Democrats in Philadelphia have no confidence in Obama getting re-elected so they aren’t going to allow voters that look like they are going to vote for Romney to vote.

In several areas, people have used the electronic voting machines and when they voted for Romney, the machine automatically changed it to Obama. In one case it went the other way and an Obama vote was changed to Romney.

My solution. Eliminate electronic voting. Eliminate punch cards (no more chads). Print up ballots and put empty boxes next to each person and each item to be voted on. Purge the rolls of all voters and have everyone that wants to, get a voter registration card. If they don’t do it 30 days before the election, they are not eligible to vote in that election. When they show up to vote, they must prove who they are. Picture ID with a copy of a phone bill or utility bill that was sent to you in the past thirty days. Hand them their ballot and an ink pen. Have them go to a table and put an X in the box next to the person and the item they want to choose.

When they are done, they put their ballot into a box, return the pen and leave. At the end of the day when the polls close, the election workers then start counting the ballots by hand to figure out who won the election in their precinct.

Is this a sexy way to vote and count the votes? No. Is this technologically advanced? No. Is it accurate? Yes. The only way that it can screw up is if the person counting the ballots can’t count by ones. The only other thing that can be wrong is that the person doing the counting lies about their own count.

No advertising outside within 100 yards of the polling station. No advertising within the polling station. All references to any candidate or issue is to be removed or completely covered up and hidden from view. No campaign workers or advocates for any  candidate or issue position to be allowed within 100 yards of the polling station.

This may not  be an ideal way for people, but the current way is failing miserably. If it’s not broke, it doesn’t need to be fixed. This system is broke and needs to be fixed and the most accurate way is for people to actually have to count each ballot.

You’re welcome to comment.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Help You

Have we learned nothing from history? Seven years ago, Hurricane Katrina embarrassed the President of the United States, George Bush.  It embarrassed Governor Blanco of Louisiana. It embarrassed Mayor Nagin of New Orleans. How long did it take FEMA to get water to the Superdome? 5 days?

Now we get Hurricane Sandy hitting the northeast. New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are hit the worst. Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania were also hit, although not as hard. Here in Michigan, we had some power outages, but by the time Sandy got here it was just a big wind with a little rain.

They are still pulling bodies out of houses. The power is trickling on. People are shooting at each other. Gas lines are hours long.

President Obama showed up after the Hurricane was over and landed and flew in a helicopter over New Jersey. That sounds familiar. Bush showed up with a flyover a day after. However a few days later, he was on the ground in the Southeast, which was not only Louisiana, but Alabama and Mississippi as well.

New York had an answer to the hurricane. Mayor Bloomberg decided that the people needed to “feel” better, so he decided the New York Marathon would go on as planned. People that were stranded from leaving by the Hurricane, were forced out of those hotel rooms to make room for the runners of the Marathon. People who’s homes were destroyed and were lucky enough to get a hotel room, were told to leave to make room for the runners.

The people of New York were angry and criticizing the Mayor. People around the country were angry about the Marathon going on in the midst of the devastation with so many people that were left without food and shelter.

Mayor Bloomberg then decided to cancel the Marathon. This reminded me of the Democrats Convention two months ago when they left out God and the capitol of Israel out of their platform, then changed their mind when the criticism began. Apparently, the people of New York didn’t “feel” better after all.

Obama was asked about the people’s anger about their treatment and like Benghazi, he ignores the questions and gives no answer. It really makes me wonder how the Democrats can count on New Yorkers going to the Democrats in the coming election.

Volunteers came from Alabama came to help the people of New Jersey and New York. They were turned away by Union members because the Alabamans weren’t Union workers. I don’t remember Alabaman’s refusing New York’s help when they needed it following Katrina because the helpers were Union workers. The red cross is passing out cookies and hot chocolate to some, but what’s needed are coats and blankets.

Michelle Obama has pushed for more healthy menus at the schools across the country. Kids are wasting that food. They don’t like it, don’t want it and don’t get enough to eat now. But they can’t food to the northeast?

Yet, the Democrats are claiming that the Republicans are politicizing the hurricane.

If things don’t improve drastically really soon, the problems are going to get worse in the Northeast because the weather people are predicting a nor’easter this next week.

If people can’t get coats and blankets, let alone shelter, what happens if they get freezing rain and snow this week while out in the elements?

Here’s a little bit of irony for you. The Roe v Wade decision was in 1973. Since then we’ve had five Republican Presidents and three Democrat Presidents. In each election the Republicans are called out on whether they will overturn Roe v. Wade. It’s never happened in 23 years of Republican Presidents since then, and certainly not in the 16 years of Democrat Presidents. Yet, gun control, while not as prevalent any longer has been an important issue in the past and is still mentioned, although not much, in each election.  

The people of the Northeast, a Democrat stronghold, are now arming themselves, with guns if they have them, some with bows and arrows, and others with baseball bats to protect themselves. I wonder if they are now more worried about gun control or abortion.

You’re welcome to comment.