Fauxcahontas on the warpath.

Fauxcahontas on the warpath. And out for all to see during the confirmation hearing of Dr. Ben Carson for the head of Housing and Urban Development.  The transcript below is from

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English: Elizabeth Warren speaking at March 29, 2010, at the Women in Finance symposium. Warren was part of a five-woman panel discussion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the hearing.  What I find amazing is that with a reported budget of $32.6 Billion (2014), how Warren determines that Carson can keep track of each and every penny, or as the conversation went $10.

Carson was gracious and level in his answers, and yet Warren continued with the minutia.  It is apparent that she has no grasp of the job requirements and duties of a Presidential Cabinet appointee.

mr. chairman and congratulations on your
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new role as chair of this committee i’m
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looking forward to working with you as
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well as with six new members of our
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committee dr. Carson thank you for being
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here thank you
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before we get into some of the questions
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that are raised in my letter to you
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earlier this week I just want to get an
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answer to I think that’s simple
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yes-or-no question if you are confirmed
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to lead HUD you’ll be responsible for
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issuing billions of dollars in grants
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and loans to help develop housing and
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provide a lot of housing related
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services now housing development is an
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area in which president elect Trump and
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his family have significant business
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interests can you assure me that not a
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single taxpayer dollar that you give out
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will financially benefit the
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president-elect or his family
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well senator I was worried that you
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wouldn’t get back thank you for coming
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back I’m back I can assure you that the
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things that i do are driven by sense of
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morals and values and therefore I will
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absolutely not play favorites for anyone
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dr. Carson at let me stop right there I
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i’m actually trying to ask a more
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pointed question and it’s not about your
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good faith that’s not my concern
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my concern is whether or not among the
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billions of dollars that you will be
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responsible for handing out in grants
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and loans can you just assuring us that
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not one dollar will go to benefit either
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the president-elect or his family
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it will not be my intention to do
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anything I could to benefit any any
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American I understand that’s for all
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Americans everything that we do
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do I take that to mean that you may
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manage programs that will significantly
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benefit the president-elect you can
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get the main that I will manage things
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in a way that benefits the American
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people that is going to be the goal to
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the best you understand it if there
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happens to be an extraordinarily good
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program that’s working for millions of
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people and it turns out that that that
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someone that you’re targeting is going
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to gain you know ten dollars from it
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am I going to say no the rest of you
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Americans can’t have it
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I think logic and common sense probably
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would be the best way
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yeah although we do have a problem here
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and I appreciate your good faith in this
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and I do dr. Carson the problem is that
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you can assure is that HUD money out of
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ten dollar varieties but of
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multimillion-dollar varieties will not
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end up in the president elects pockets
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and the reason you can’t assurance of
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that is because the president-elect is
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hiding his family’s business interests
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from you from me from the rest of
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America and this just highlights the
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absurdity and the danger of the
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president elects refusal to put his
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assets in a true blind trust he knows he
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the president like knows what will
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benefit him and his family financially
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but the public doesn’t which means he
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can divert taxpayer money into his own
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pockets without anyone knowing about it
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the only way that the American people
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can know that the president is working
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in their best interests and not in his
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own is if he divest and puts his assets
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in a true blind trust transferring his
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holdings to his children does nothing as
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the head of the nonpartisan ethics
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committee said just last night since the
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president-elect refuses to address this
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voluntarily we need to pass the
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presidential conflicts of interest act
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that i introduced with more than 20 of
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my colleagues which would require him to
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do so
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so with the time i have less i just want
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to follow up very quickly on a letter
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that I sent to you earlier this week and
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we talked about in my artists and I
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appreciated that
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but and I appreciated it to as you know
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more than 7 million children rely on HUD
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for housing seven million people many of
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them are children veterans people with
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disabilities
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um for many of these people had is the
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difference between a stable home and
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life out on the streets but one major
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problem that we talked about his lead
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exposure and according to the most
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recent HUD study 62,000 public housing
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units nearly six percent of our total
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public housing stock are in need of lead
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abatement you are highly accomplished
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dr. we spoke at length about the
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implications of lead and lead poisoning
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our children can I just ask you to
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commit today that you will make sure
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that HUD resources are dedicated to
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dramatically reducing the number of
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public housing units where LED is a
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problem i can assure you that I will
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very much be working with you on that
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310,000 cases right now children each of
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which cost us enormous amounts money i
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don’t think people even calculate that
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and to that when we’re talking about
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so yes I will be very vigorous in that
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area i I’ve airy much appreciate it
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um this is a particular problem for us
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in the northeast is a particular problem
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in boston where housing stock is old
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route and it is absolutely critical that
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we get the lead out of these housing
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units and that our children have a
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chance to grow up without being injured
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by our own negligence i look forward to
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working with thank you for your
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leadership and angry
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thank you dr. Carson senator Heller
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Tuesday Thoughts…

Yes it’s Tuesday and nearly Christmas.  The ground here is covered with snow and a white

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Leading the 2001 Christmas Pageant of Peace program, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush preside over the lighting ceremonies for the National Christmas Tree, a 40-foot Colorado blue spruce. White House photo by Susan Sterner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas is upon us.  Some thoughts as Christmas is upon us and the year is winding down.

The recent Presidential Election is now well in our rear view mirror and yesterday the designated electors from all 50 states voted and Donald J.Trump is now designated as our 45th President.  I’m hopeful that we, as a country can now begin to move forward into 2017.

That being said, I’m not so sure that moving forward is going to be so easily accomplished.  As I read news stories and postings on the profusion of social media sites I am both concerned, and confused.

There continues to be what appears to be a great deal of hate for the newly elected president.  Possibly not for him specifically and rather for the overall process which brought him to his newfound position.  I can only speak for myself in this matter, and back in 2008 and 2012 my choice for president didn’t win either year.  Those of my family and close friends while disappointed certainly didn’t display any of the outbursts which have been reported over the past few weeks.

No one went to the electoral college gathering in Colorado to shout furious rhetoric while acting like some whiny, bad-tempered child.  We were not pleased with the outcome of the vote and moved on.  We were wise enough to know that the Republican Party had not put forth a quality candidate.  Nor had that candidate connected with the voters.

Back to current events, the Republican candidate connected with his voting base and the Democrat, Hillary Clinton didn’t.  I’m certain that plenty of reviews and dissection of the 2016 Presidential Election will look at everything but how the candidate connected with their respective voters.

Now, six weeks after the election, there continue to be those statist democrats who are filled with and spew nothing but ungracious, scathing and vile sputum at one and all.  I’ll assert that this is a contributing basis for the divide in this country.  With the statist left continuing to act like the child who didn’t get their way, nothing will be resolved.  Time to man up Democrats.

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Dawning of a new day.

Dawning of a new day, this Wednesday after the 2016 Presidential election.  I can report that img_1287there has been no fire and brimstone, no plague of locusts and no evidence of cats and dogs living together.

I’ve posted some in the usual suspect social media outlets, and yet have mostly stayed away and working on some other projects.  There continues to be quite a bit of weeping and wailing and knashing of teeth, along with a fair amount of handwringing over the results of the election last night.

I am pleased with the results of the election and the local results here in northern Wisconsin.  I’m not of the mind to be shouting from the rooftops, setting off fireworks, ringing the churchbells or any other public display of glee.  It’s only an election, and while in the larger scheme of things there are plenty of underlying issues relating to what transpired last night.  Yes, it’s only an election, not unlike the recent World Series which ended recently.  Two teams competed for the prize and one came away the winner.  The loser congratulated the winner and the winners had their 15 minutes of fame, and then we have all moved on.

We would be and can gain further wisdom in following the example of what transpired in the World Series.

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5 Items for your Sunday Discussions.

5 items for your Sunday Discussions here, two days prior to the Presidential Election.  Yes,

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TV set. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

it’s Sunday and as we don’t have a broadcast television provider and we aren’t glued to the TV and any NFL football games.  Should I want to find out scores I’ll check espn.com.  Now on to our list which is in no particular order.

CNN: Obamacare Unaffordable For The Middle Class.

Gee, ya think?  With Arizona leading the states with an average increase of 116% I’m surprised that there isn’t a mass exodus from the state.  Given the population now of Arizona being a majority of snowbirds, I’m wondering how if at all, this impacts the numbers.

Clinton VP Candidate Tim Kaine: FBI Is Working Directly with GOP to Destroy Clinton.

Really Tim?  When you are unable to have a reasoned conversation and debate on the facts of your positions, certainly, your best offense/defense is to blame the FBI.  I am surprise that he didn’t blame the Russians.  Also missing from the conversation is the fact that Hillary Rodam (Felon) Clinton is destroying her own credibility without any assistance from outside sources.

Does Anyone Understand Those Laundry-Tag Symbols? – WSJ

This caught my eye this morning.  As a guy, laundry labels are akin to a foreign language.  For me, laundry is whites and everything else.  My college roommate and I were very successful in using this method during our time in school.

New App Lets You Buy Cheap Leftovers When Restaurants Close.

I like this concept.  The app is in its Kickstarter stage so it will likely be a while before it comes to a device near you.  This app could assist anyone with those late night munchies.

How Music Affects Your Brain (Plus 11 Artists To Listen To At Work)

I know from my own experience that there is substance to the writer’s premise.  I’ve listened to a few of the suggested artists and only one was of interest so far.  I’ll go back and give another listen to the rest of the list and see what transpires.

Have a great rest of your Sunday.  Share and comment, please.

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WIKILEAKS 1-25 BREAKING NEWS:

WIKILEAKS 1-25 BREAKING NEWS: Michelle Obama Deletes Clinton Tweets. DOJ Dinner With Podesta.  There is a great amount of resource information here.  A HT and shout out to H.A. Goodman.

Note that in the youtube.com link, H.A. Goodman provides lots of links and resources.

Continue to assist us to Fight Back.

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6 Occurrences of Voter Fraud.

6 occurrences of Voter Fraud?  But wait, Paul, that’s not all that bad for a Presidential

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English: A voter returns his vote-by-mail ballot in the 2006 General elections in Lane County, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

election.  Well, these are six occurrences reporting voter fraud across the country.  There are likely as many opinions about the need or lack of need for Voter ID as there are voters in the country.

Here in Wisconsin the requirements are –

Wisconsin
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    In person
    By mail
    Who can vote by mail

    All voters registered in Wisconsin can vote by mail

    1. Get your absentee ballot application

    Download and print the absentee ballot application


    2. Fill out the form

    Step 1 · Provide your municipality and county

    Step 2 · Provide your name, birthday, and contact information

    Step 3 · Provide your address

    More

    3. Submit the form

    Mail the signed and completed form to your Municipal Clerk’s office so it’s received by 5 PM on Nov 3

    Attach a copy of accepted ID, if required

    4. Vote
    • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
    • Your ballot must be received by 8 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
    • Check the status of your ballot on myvote.wi.gov
    ID requirements

    Attach a copy to your mail ballot application or bring one of the following IDs with you to vote:

    • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license with photo (or without photo if you have a religious exemption)
    • A Wisconsin DOT-issued ID card with photo (or without photo if you have a religious exemption)
    • Military ID card
    • A US passport

    More

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  • Live at a Wisconsin address by Oct 29
  • Be registered to vote in Wisconsin or register to vote at the polls on Election Day. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen

More

ID requirements

Attach a copy to your mail ballot application or bring one of the following IDs with you to vote:

  1. A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license with photo (or without photo if you have a religious exemption)
  2. A Wisconsin DOT-issued ID card with photo (or without photo if you have a religious exemption)
  3. Military ID card
  4. A US passport

Many on the statist left continue to clamor that the requirement to show a photo ID when casting a vote in any election is unfair,suppressive of voters and racist.  Why you wouldn’t want to know who is voting and if they are a citizen and allowed to vote, is baffling to me.  Now, despite the statist left and their insistence of their being no voter fraud here are some recent occurrences.

These are but six instances reported by local news sources across the country.  How the statist left can continue to not be cognizant that there is voter fraud across the country is amazingly disingenuous.

It is instances such as these six that enroll us in the cause to continue to Fight Back against the statist media and their complicit  and coerced stories.

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Monday Thoughts

Contact Form

Contact Form (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Monday Thoughts on a sunny blue skies type of day.

I wonder what sort of response time I should expect from an on-line contact us pages for national/regional businesses?  I’m wanting to pay you money for services you state you offer and yet 8+ hours later and not so much as a thank you for your request.

The next observation is for city planners.  We reside in a city of fewer than 500 people and there are wonderful things about a small town.  However, having sidewalks run for several blocks and then abruptly end seems a bit curious.  I then observe that the sidewalk begins on the opposite side of the street and goes on for several more blocks and then once again abruptly ends.

I’m wondering if there were walking studies commissioned and accomplished to determine where and how far the sidewalks on a particular street should start and stop?  If so are these studies kept at the local city hall for the general public to review?  It’s time to start attending the local city council meetings.

I’m amazed at people that I follow on all of the usual suspect social media sites and their unabashed support and stated intent to vote for Hillary Clinton.  Many of these are people for whom I have great respect for their expertise in their field of endeavor.  Their rabid support gives me cause to wonder if they have been paying attention at all to Hillary and her history.  WikiLeaks notwithstanding, there is plenty of old school news reports both video and newspapers of Hillary’s corruption and questionable dealings with other politico’s and the voting public, to without question disqualify her from holding any public office.  She certainly has no business running for or being allowed to darken the doors or grounds of the White House in any of our lifetimes.

 

 

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Illegal Chinese Steel?

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English: Erection of steel Frame Building, Yeovil (4) A steel beam is lifted into place in this new factory unit steel frame at a construction site at Lufton trading estate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Illegal Chinese steel came up in the recent presidential debates.  Illegal Chinese Steel?

Where is the FBI or DOJ or Interstate Commerce Commission?  Hillary stated –

that’s something that I fought against as a senator
and it certainly appears that she didn’t fight with any success if the practice is continuing.
According to the Newsweek article
Trump has not committed any crimes by purchasing his steel and aluminum from China, nor did he engage in wrongdoing by using Chinese textile factories to make his clothing lines.
And where is any follow up during the debate or in the post-debate analysis?  It is apparently “just Hillary with yet another lie.”
And so as to refresh your memory –

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Conversations not had.

Conversations not had during the current Presidential election cycle.  Voters legal and illegal

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Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon during the first televised U.S. presidential debate in 1960. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and those multiple voters haven’t been having any of the following conversations.

Why isn’t the federal government held to account for their budget as any of the voters are ?

Why are any statists afraid to call the terrorist incidents on U.S. soil what they are?  

Are the most recent, and current Secretary of State really the best and brightest we have to fill the position?  If not, why are/were they selected for the position?

Healthcare for the citizens of the U.S. is in a free fall from both a financial and service perspective.  How or why should we as voters entrust that even more government bureaucracy will correct the boondoggle the ACA has become?

Why do the statists wish to forego our borders in favor of letting anyone come to our country with zero vetting?  Have they not been paying attention to Norway, Sweden, Germany, and France?

As I watch the Presidential Debate tonight, I’m reasonably certain, none of the above-mentioned questions will be raised.  Rather, it will be more of the same salacious, minutia, which drives these made for TV events.

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Continuing Resolution (H.R. 5325)

Continuing Resolution (H.R. 5325), was passed last week by our free-spending Congress.

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Official portrait of United States House Speaker (R-Ohio). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This allows funding of the federal government through December 9th, 2016.   It is also noteworthy that the passage of the CR is at the higher spending levels negotiated by Obama and former Senator Boehner,  at the end of last year.

So who in this lame duck session of our congress voted for or against this irresponsible spending ?

The 75 members who voted no on the spending free for all.

And those who voted to give Planned Parenthood an increase in their funding as well as allowing the ICANN internet transition to take place.

Will fiscal responsibility ever return to our Congress?  Your comments are welcome.

 

 

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