Billmel8er’s Blog

January 6, 2009

The Essence Of The 43rd President

I am not going to attempt to point out every blunder ever made by the 43rd President of the United States Of America, George W. Bush, as I am not out to write a book.  I am, however, going to show you one thing that clearly defined his presidency and should remove any doubt in any one’s mind about how incompetent this man is and has been and consequently why this country is in the dreadful state it is in.  This single issue that I am referring to is, of course, 911.

On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was boldly attacked on its own soil by a radical Muslim terrorist group called Al-Qaeda.  The leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, was living in Afghanistan as a guest of the radical Muslim rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban.  Four airplanes were hijacked on this day.  Two were flown into the World Trade Center twin towers, one each, in New York, NY.  One flew into the Pentagon building, the headquarters of all United States Armed Forces, in Washington, D.C.  And the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania field after its brave passengers attempted to retake the plane upon hearing of the other hijackings.  In all, more than 3000 Americans lost their lives this day.

This dastardly deed occurred nearly 8 months into the 43rd Presidency – EIGHT MONTHS!  As this was not the first terrorist act of war on the United States by Al-Qaeda, President George W. Bush’s predecessor, President William J. Clinton, had attempted on many occasions to terminate Osama Bin Laden’s life.  President Clinton had in fact ordered the CIA to kill Osama Bin Laden.  The CIA had even contracted killers to find and kill Osama Bin Laden.  Short of grabbing a gun and setting off to find the man himself, President Clinton did everything he could to remove Osama Bin Laden from this world.

On October 12th, 2000, three weeks prior to the US Presidential Election, Al-Qaeda attacked the USS Cole (DDG-67), an Arleigh Burke class Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer that had put into a port in Yemen for refueling.  See this link for more information about the USS Cole bombing.  President Clinton, at this time, had slightly more than 3 months left in his Presidency.  Before President Clinton could act further, he needed reasonable certification from the FBI and CIA that Al-Qaeda was indeed the responsible party for bombing the USS Cole.  This certification was not forth-coming.  Meanwhile, President Clinton began receiving daily security briefings on the status of Al-Qaeda – DAILY BRIEFINGS!  This is how important this was to President Clinton.  President Clinton ordered his joint Chiefs to come up with a full blown invasion plan for Afghanistan designed specifically to take down the Taliban, destroy Al-Qaeda training facilities, and kill or capture Osama Bin Laden.

You may hear this information directly from President Bill Clinton’s own mouth here beginning about 4:10 into this part 1 of 3 videos.  The 2nd part of this 3 part video contains much meat for the issue as well and should be watched.  Part 3 is not of any consequence, but can be viewed as well for completeness.

President Clinton states very clearly and most vehemently in this interview how the far right wing has politicized Al-Qaeda and his pursuit of Al-Qaeda both during his Presidency and during George Bush’s.  He also states clearly how George Bush, for nearly EIGHT MONTHS prior to September 11, refused to do anything once the culprits of the Cole attack were known.  Furthermore, he clearly shows how the Republican party and its propaganda machine tried to slander, demean, and hamper his efforts to get Bin Laden while he was in office.  In short, as you saw, Bill Clinton completely eviscerated Fox News and the Republican party for it all.  And rightly so, for this is the essence of the Republican Party and the entire Presidency of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States.

The blatant ineptitude and outright shameless hypocrisy of George Bush and the Republican party is clearly evident beyond a doubt.  This interview occurred in 2006, and it still pisses me off.  But I cannot begin to express and explain this situation like our good friend Keith Olbermann of MSNBC – go go Keith O!

Lies, slanders, hypocrisy, incompetence, negligence, and complete denial of any responsibility for anything is the essence of the George W. Bush Administration and the Republican Party.  911 happened on George Bush’s watch, but like everything else, the son of a bitch was on vacation!

Bill Mel8er

December 22, 2008

Don’t Let The Shoe Hit You In The Ass

If you haven’t heard about President Bush having two shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi reporter, Muntada Al-Zaidi, during a press conference in Iraq, you must be living in a truck or on the street someplace.  What a circus show this turned out to be.

First of all, came the reports and the videos of the shoes being thrown and George Bush agilely ducking them both.  It was very good to watch and could only been improved if I were in fact the guy throwing the shoes – because I wouldn’t have missed.  This man, Muntada Al-Zaidi, became an instant celebrity all across the middle east (except Israel I think) where people protested for his release and people participated in mock Bush shoe throwings , etc.  Really great stuff that should have shown George Bush exactly what the world thought of him.  But, no, he stuck his head back up his ass and went on about his almost complete business of destroying the American Middle Class and bankrupting the US Government.

Then came the reports of Al-Zaidi written apology asking forgiveness and for government clemency or a pardon.  The Iraqi government made a big deal over this and said well he needs to be convicted before anybody can pardon him, etc.  Ok, fair enough.

Now come to find out, poor Muntada Al-Zaidi was dragged out of the press conference room and beaten.  His arm was broken and his eyes damaged when his glasses were smashed on his face.  He was dragged to an Iraqi police station where he was further beaten and tortured to extract his “apology.”  His brother says that he was forced to stand naked while freezing water was poured over him, he had cigarette burns around his ears, he was missing teeth, he was beaten with a steel bar, he has a broken arm, and probably eye damage.  I hope I got all of the damage assertions in there.

This is heinous.  If George Bush had any sense of justice or honor, he would understand the man’s anger and why he threw the shoes in the first place and call on the Iraqi’s to release this man.  After all, the only damage done (other than to Al-Zaidi) was to impugn Bush’s honor – which the whole situation has shown that George Bush hasn’t any honor to impugn.

January 20, 2009, cannot come soon enough to be rid of this tyrant named George W. Bush.  The biggest insult a person can show another person in the Muslim world is to show them the bottom of their shoes.  This insult might well expand into our infidel culture once enough people learn about it.  So in that light, I must add, don’t let the shoe hit you in the ass on your way out the door, Mr. Bush.

Bill Mel8er

December 21, 2008

Truth In Product Packaging

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — billmel8er @ 9:38 am

I got a little thing about corn syrup.  Out of the blue a couple years ago, one of my uncles developed an allergy to corn syrup.  Whenever he ingests any corn syrup, he breaks out in hives and has a terrible time of it.  Because of this, I have been paying much better attention to ingredient lists on product labels.

I have noticed that almost everything that is a drinkable product is mostly water and corn syrup.  Why is that?  Now I realize it is a cheap sweetener that replaces sugar, but in my humble opinion,  if the good Lord wanted us to drink corn syrup he would have made pools and lakes and oceans of it.

What really ticks me off about corn syrup products is how some products are sold as “juice” when it doesn’t have a drop of juice at all in it.  Unless you want to consider corn syrup as corn juice.  And some try to hype it up by saying they have 3%, or 4%, or even 10% real juice.  Woo, big deal… then it ain’t juice is it?  It’s corn syrup! 

These products should be properly labeled and named for what they are.  They should have in great big letters on the front grape flavored corn syrup or orange flavored corn syrup.  Even most soda pops these days are carbonated corn syrup.  All of these things should be sold as corn syrup as that is what they are.

 Bill Mel8er

December 15, 2008

Karl Rove and GOP to Fight Nomination of Eric Holder

I cannot explain it better than Paul Abrams of the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/why-rove-attacks-eric-hol_b_150936.html

Is this not simply amazing stuff?  The GOP crooks will be scheming and conniving and stealing from us right up until the last minute and then will pardon themselves and everyone involved.  Only in America, folks.

Bill Mel8er

Bush and Paulson Lied To Congress On Wall Street Bailout

Have a look at this article from the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/14/AR2008121402670.html?hpid=topnews

George Bush and Henry Paulson told congress they would use this $700 billion dollars of taxpayer money to buy troubled assets from firms in an auction when they never planned to buy troubled assets from firms in an auction.  It is obvious from the last minute change that Bush insisted on limiting executive compensation only for firms whose troubled assets were purchased by the government in an auction.  So as soon as these crooks get some money allocated from Congress, they do not use the money in this way through auctions as they said they would and it allows their Wall Street cronies to keep their outrageous salaries and bonuses and completely bypasses the intent and the spirit of this law.

By allowing these firms, which have lost money and virtually destroyed the economy in America, to overly compensate their executive staffs with astronomical salaries and bonuses and by lying to Congress to do it George Bush and Henry Paulson have committed Grand Larceny against the American People as these bonuses and salaries will now be paid with American taxpayer dollars.  It really looks like this Wall Street bailout was a scam from the beginning.

 

Bill Mel8er

December 12, 2008

Auto Bailout Loan Update

Filed under: automobile, Crime, Politics — Tags: — billmel8er @ 6:15 am

If you haven’t heard, help for the beleaguered American Auto Industry has been denied.  Denied by Anti-American red state senators who insist upon busting the United Auto Workers Union.  Never mind that the economy will dive headlong into the worst depression ever.  Never mind that once it does, no one will be able to buy the foreign cars produced in the red states.  Never mind that the foreign auto makers in the red states will no longer have an incentive to make their cars in the United States.  And never mind the 4 million workers and families that will be tossed out on the streets.  Never mind.

This has go to be the most Anti-American act by the American Government to date.  These sleazy greedy GOP Senators once again would rather destroy this United States than do the right thing.  They are traitors to the American People.  TRAITORS!  A sleazier more dastardly evil lot of people has never walked the earth.

Americans will not forget this, GOP.  You have destroyed this country and yourselves with your greed and your ignorant hateful stupidity.  My God have mercy on your souls because I won’t.

 

Bill Mel8er

December 11, 2008

The Anti-American GOP

That’s right.  The GOP is the anti-American party.  They have divided us and lied to us.  They have and will do nothing unless it benefits the filthy rich and the filthy richer.

Just look at the auto bailout loan bill.  George Bush opposed it because it contained language requiring the auto companies to cease lobbying government officials about higher mileage requirements.  Bush insisted this language be stripped out or he would not support it.  Who would benefit from keeping cars from getting better mileage?  Only the oil companies would be hurt by this language.

Who would benefit from greener cars being made and available for sale?  The American people and the environment.  This provision would help the United States move one step closer to becoming independent of oil, but George Bush and the Republicans do not want our country to progress and become independent of oil.  Instead, they would rather throw this country into a full blown depression by throwing 4 million more workers onto the unemployment rolls.

This is not merely a rhetorical philosophical political position, it is blatant treason against this country and the American people!  It is this position and positions like this (I could enumerate them, but I don’t want to write a book) that have made the GOP the most anti-American party ever to rule the United States.

And this GOP sits and wonders why they lost this last election.  They just can’t figure it out.  Instead of learning from their mistakes and changing their ways, they would rather think of new issues to divide us.  They would rather think of new things to lie to us about.  They would rather destroy America rather than allow America to heal and progress.

 

Bill Mel8er

November 26, 2008

Melamine In US Infant Formula

Filed under: Crime, Politics — Tags: , , — billmel8er @ 4:20 am

The FDA has recently found melamine in US infant formula.  Yet the FDA refuses to issue any recalls for any products.  This is outrageous.  In my book, there are no acceptable levels of poison in infant formula.  The FDA’s refusal to take swift action here makes them complicit in this crime. 

Once again these Republicans corporate shills have put corporate profit ahead of the health and well being of the American people.  Are they waiting for babies to die?  No amount of money is worth even one baby being hurt by melamine!  Recall it all NOW!  No melamine, period!

Bill Mel8er

November 24, 2008

Just A Matter Of Prospective

Filed under: Crime, Executive Compensation, Politics — Tags: , , — billmel8er @ 3:48 pm

American workers have watched their CEO compensation packages soar from 10 times the average workers salary in 1970 to more than 500 times the average workers salary today.  The criticism from all corners has abounded.  I think these critics are just not looking at things from the proper prospective.  You have to look at things from the executive’s point of view to form a fair opinion.

First, you must be concerned for their children.  The cost of their private education and upbringing in America’s best private schools has simply gone through the roof.  Trying to get the tax payers to foot the bill for this in the way of vouchers, etc., has simply met too much resistance in most areas.  And, as everybody knows, the price of a decent nanny is simply disgusting.

Then there is, of course, the costs of their housing.  Mansions don’t cost a million dollars like they once did.  And the upkeep – boy, those gardeners and those pool attendants and those butlers and those maids and those cooks simply aren’t cheap anymore.  Plus, nowadays, you have to have your yoga gurus and your physical trainers and your personal attendants and, you know… your people.  That has got to be a strain on any body’s budget.

Then there are always the transportation costs.  Limousines and chauffeurs aren’t exactly a dime a dozen anymore.  Plus you have to have that private jet if you ever expect to be able get away from anything ever.  Like to your chalet in southern France or your island somewhere in the Bahamas.

And if you want to play a little on the weekend, the price of a decent yacht today is incredibly ridiculous.  Have you priced a decent Maserati or a Lamborghini or even a stripped down McLaren or Porsche lately?  People forget about these little expenses.

Another thing, those darn country club dues keep going up.  And they come regularly.

So, you see?  It just costs a lot more to be a corporate executive these days, plain and simple.  Just how on earth would you expect them to pay for these basic necessities?  They can’t very well raise prices on the goods their company sells because their competition would eat their lunch.  They can’t seem to get their income tax rates reduced any lower because with all the loopholes, they aren’t paying anything anyway.  So they have to get their ever increasing compensation by denying you raises and promotions, by getting you to work longer hours, by getting you to pay for your benefits and health care, and even by giving your job to someone in another country that will do it for 1/10 of what you will do it for.  Our executives work very hard and they deserve only the best that money can buy.  So don’t forget to think about them and all of their expenses next time you’re at the grocery store passing up that succulent rib-eye trying to figure the relative cost/nutrition benefit between 73/27 and 80/20 hamburger.

Peace, Bill Mel8er.

November 22, 2008

Weighing In On Gay Marriage

Filed under: Gay Marriage, Politics — Tags: , , , , — billmel8er @ 8:43 pm

First of all, I am not gay.  Second, I do not condone gay behavior.  Third, I am against gay “marriage.”

That being said, I do not hate gay people.  I accept that gay people are citizens and are a valuable part of society.

To me, this whole issue revolves around the word “marriage.”  Marriage is a religious institution entered into by a man and a woman.  Marriage is also recognized by law.  This is a belief of most religions and governments and civilizations throughout the world and history.  No matter how hard you try, you are just not going to get a majority of non-gays to change their minds about marriage.

I have been married once and I don’t wish that on anybody – just kidding.  I do know a couple marriages that are doing well, it just wasn’t in the cards por moi.

But, IMHO, gay citizens should push for “civil unions” or “domestic partnerships” to be recognized and treated by law on an equal footing with marriage.  I say, go ahead and get unioned (or partnered or whatever) and when you get home, call it marriage.  Just don’t try to get the law to call it “marriage,” you will meet only the stiffest resistance from nearly everywhere and your rights will be forever impugned.

That’s my $.02 on the matter, Bill Mel8er.

 

November 19, 2008

Detroit Needs A Loan, Not A Bailout!

Filed under: automobile, Politics — Tags: , , , , — billmel8er @ 12:04 am

As a customer and life long user of GM products, I recently received an e-mail advertisement from General Motors.  I agree with its content and whole heartedly support the sentiment.  I have posted it here for your reading pleasure.  Please help the cause by clicking on the link and then using the mobilize section to contact your congress person and Senators.  (I deleted all the graphics and logos to help protect the innocent.)

 

[stuff deleted]

Dear Bill Melater,

You made the right choice when you put your confidence in General Motors, and we appreciate your past support. I want to assure you that we are making our best vehicles ever, and we have exciting plans for the future. But we need your help now. Simply put, we need you to join us to let Congress know that a bridge loan to help U.S. automakers also helps strengthen the U.S. economy and preserve millions of American jobs.

Despite what you may be hearing, we are not asking Congress for a bailout but rather a loan that will be repaid.

The U.S. economy is at a crossroads due to the worldwide credit crisis, and all Americans are feeling the effects of the worst economic downturn in 75 years. Despite our successful efforts to restructure, reduce costs and enhance liquidity, U.S. auto sales rely on access to credit, which is all but frozen through traditional channels.

The consequences of the domestic auto industry collapsing would far exceed the $25 billion loan needed to bridge the current crisis. According to a recent study by the Center for Automotive Research:

• One in 10 American jobs depends on U.S. automakers
• Nearly 3 million jobs are at immediate risk
• U.S. personal income could be reduced by $150 billion
• The tax revenue lost over 3 years would be more than $156 billion

Discussions are now underway in Washington, D.C., concerning loans to support U.S. carmakers. I am asking for your support in this vital effort by contacting your state representatives.

Please take a few minutes to go to

www.gmfactsandfiction.com

where we have made it easy for you to contact your U.S. senators and representatives. Just click on the “I’m a Concerned American” link under the “Mobilize Now” section, and enter your name and ZIP code to send a personalized e-mail stating your support for the U.S. automotive industry.

 

Let me assure you that General Motors has made dramatic improvements over the last 10 years. In fact, we are leading the industry with award-winning vehicles like the Chevrolet Malibu, Cadillac CTS, Buick Enclave, Pontiac G8, GMC Acadia, Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Saturn AURA and more. We offer 18 models with an EPA estimated 30 MPG highway or better — more than Toyota or Honda. GM has 6 hybrids in market and 3 more by mid-2009. GM has closed the quality gap with the imports, and today we are putting our best quality vehicles on the road.

Please share this information with friends and family using the link on the site.

Thank you for helping keep our economy viable.

Sincerely,

[stuff deleted]
Troy Clarke

[stuff deleted]

The marks of General Motors, its divisions, slogans, emblems, vehicle model names, vehicle body designs and other marks appearing in this email are the trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors Corporation, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors. ©2008 GM Corp. Buckle up, America!

General Motors Corporation
100 Renaissance Center
482-A00-MAR
Detroit, MI 48265

[end of advertisement]

Here’s a couple more links on the subject.

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?Rsrcid=39507

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/passingthrough/385742/how_about_let_s_not_demagogue_the_auto_industry_crisis_

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/passingthrough/386733/forget_gm_s_plan_where_s_the_government_s_plan_

November 11, 2008

Veterans’ Day Today

Filed under: Politics, Veterans — Tags: , — billmel8er @ 8:59 am

To my fellow veterans and those currently in service, I salute you.  May God keep you and yours as he has mine.

To our fallen and departed, I salute you.  My respect and gratitude are only exceeded by your honor and your glory.  Rest in peace.

May God’s grace see us through these troubled times.

November 10, 2008

Sarah Palin blamed by the US Secret Service over death threats against Barack Obama

Filed under: Crime, Politics — Tags: , , , — billmel8er @ 8:22 pm

Here is an excellent article on the results of Sarah Palin’s anti-Obama rhetoric used during the McCain-Palin campaign.  I can only wonder why our mainstream media in the US isn’t hammering her on this?  Please read:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/sarahpalin/3405336/Sarah-Palin-blamed-by-the-US-Secret-Service-for-death-threats-against-Barack-Obama.html

November 8, 2008

Oh The Irony

Filed under: Crime — billmel8er @ 12:47 am

Isn’t it ironic that in this very same year that we have elected our first black President, O.J. Simpson finally gets his up-comings.

I know he was never convicted in his criminal trial.  But he was convicted in his civil trial.  I blame poor police work and prosecution team for the absence of the conviction in the criminal trial.  O.J. completely ignored the rulings of the civil trial and never paid anybody a dime.  He bragged about it, too.

The murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman were so vicious, hate filled, and passionate, in my mind it had to be O.J. Simpson who committed them.  Nobody murders like that without it being very very personal.

So there went the man who got away with a heinous double murder laughing at the law.  Laughing at justice.  There he went, for how long now?  13 years?  He began thinking he was above the law and he began thinking he could do whatever he wanted to do.

So he busts into a hotel room and steals back his own sports memorabilia at gunpoint.  I don’t get this myself.  I wouldn’t give you two cents for any O.J. Simpson sports memorabilia.  But I guess its worth alot to someone.  The ego of this guy twisting crimes around in his head to justify them.  It boggles the mind.

Well, O.J. Simpson isn’t laughing now.  “They face life sentences, mandatory prison,” Clark County District Court Judge Glass said when accosted with bail requests. “Your motions are being denied.”

November 6, 2008

Is Reconciliation Possible?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — billmel8er @ 7:06 am

President-Elect Barack Obama has called for unity.  He has called for reconciliation with the right.  He has, essentially, said let bygones be bygones.

Boy, doesn’t that sound good?

I’ve spent the morning listening to Hannity and Fox just to see what they say – and I do it on the internet so I hope I don’t contribute to their ratings.  I saw Coulter’s blurb and heard from John Boehner and Bill O’Reilly.  These folks are just not reconcilable IMHO.  Their rhetoric is still the same, nothing changed.  They still belittle every Democrat at every opportunity.  These are people that have helped shape the past 8 years plus and these people also contributed very significantly to the vile hate and innuendo that we “Real” Americans had to endure throughout this past presidential campaign.  As long as they have a stage, I guess I will expect nothing less from them.

Reconciliation is a two-way street.  I say if Republicans are willing to unite with us, to share viable ideas to help bring substantive solutions that help improve this country, great!  If they are going to continue to obstruct and spew hate and divide, I say too bad, we have the triple crown.  It would be nice to have some cooperation, but it is not really that necessary.  We can do what needs doing in spite of them.

November 4, 2008

BARACK OBAMA WINS!

Congratulations President-Elect Barack Obama!

Congratulations VP-Elect Joe Biden

Congratulations America

Congratulations Everyone

Welcome to the Mountaintop!  We have our country back.

In your face, Shaun Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and Anne Coulter and Bill O’Reilly and Elizabeth Hasselbach and John McCain and Sarah Palin and George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and Karl Rove and all of the hate mongers – IN YOUR FACE!

Is the Fix In?

Filed under: Crime, Politics — Tags: , — billmel8er @ 3:51 pm

Well it appears that the fine upstanding God fearing Republican Party is once again up their dirty tricks thoughout the US.  From people showing up to vote to find their name missing off the roles to broken down and not enough machines.  The fine Republican Party is challenging student voters and minority voters wherever they can.  They seem to be doing things at the local levels so that the state level can disavow any knowledge, etc.

For the most part, its the same old shit, just a different day.

I am so glad that this is the God fearing Party we are talking about, I would hate to think what they would be capable of if they weren’t so religious and God fearing.

So now the question is, which state has its computer systems rigged to flip the tally?  Ohio definitely was in ’04.  Is it going to be Pennsylvania this time?  Or Ohio and Pennsylvania this time?  Or do they have every state wired up by now?

We will see from the exit polling.  Do not believe those imbiciles that say exit polling is not accurate.  That is just a load of republican horse dukey.  Exit polling is very accurate in determining if an election has been compromised or not.

The exit polls in Ohio in ’04 showed clearly that the election was stolen.  While the actual percentages and numbers in exit polling may not be accurate, these are not the only aspects looked at.  You see, if the numbers and percentages are skewed, they will be skewed randomly.  In some places you will see an anomoly for one party and in someplace else an anomaly toward the other.  Completely randomized anomalies are good.

In Ohio ’04, we saw alot of anomalies alright, but they were all totally skewed toward the republicans.  The exit poll numbers showed John Kerry winning easily.  But in every instance of an anomaly, Bush got more counted votes than Kerry. Had their been no fraud, some anomalies would have skewed data toward Bush and some would have had skewed data toward Kerry.  It didn’t happen that way at all.  All anomalies were skewed toward Bush!

We now know that the republicans, who controlled contracting the voting system computers, had a special computer in the network that around 10:45PM that evening interjected itself into data stream between local computers and the central computer.  Instead of data going directly to the central computer, this Kingpin computer took the local election results data, changed it, and then forwarded the bogus data on to the central computer as if it was the local computer.  This is called a Kingpin Attack.

Expect more of them.  Watch the exit polls closely.

November 3, 2008

Internet Ballots to Reduce Voting Lines

The problem of long lines at the polling places is really fairly easy to solve with the use of the internet.

I am not advocating any kind of voting over the internet, I believe that would be too inviting for fraud.  But, it does seem to me that voters should easily be able surf onto a state voting site and print themselves a ballot for their precinct or district or whatever.  They would need a what you see is what you get type or perhaps a photo quality printer, the correct kind of paper, and a number two pencil.

The voter could then fill out the ballot at his or her leisure.  Then travel to the polling place, have their voter registration in hand and once verified to vote, simply hand over a filled out ballot.  The poll worker would of course look the ballot over to ensure that it adheres to physical specs for scanning, etc.  Then the ballot could either be dropped into the ballot box for optical scanning later or scanned on the spot.

This would save enormous amounts of time per voter and keep a paper trail – no muss no fuss voting.

In fact, I don’t see any reason why people couldn’t just be handed something like this while they are in line, if there was a line, and have it filled out by the time they get through.  Those that preferred a booth and privacy and time to decide should certainly be afforded that.  Absentees probably would not use the same system as their printer might not produce a ballot within scanner spec, so they would probably still need to acquire an issued ballot.

I would be glad to design and develop such a system.

Madelyn Payne Dunham Dies – Barack Obama’s Grandmother

Filed under: Uncategorized — billmel8er @ 7:07 pm

Madelyn Payne Dunham, Senator Barack Obama’s grandmother, died late Sunday night from cancer at the age of 86.  I wish she could have held on for a few more days to see President-elect Obama.   My sincerest condolences to Senator Barack Obama and his family.

Ohio Election Stolen in 2004 by Kingpin Computer Attack

Filed under: Crime, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — billmel8er @ 6:44 pm

I do not know why it has taken so long for the wheels of justice to turn on this subject, but they are turning.  Hopefully, there will soon be some indictments.  No sense in me repeating what is already said here:

http://www.velvetrevolution.us/prosecute_rove/

Please read it for yourself!

They Are Not Gone Yet

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — billmel8er @ 6:47 am

Since the election is winding down.  I got thinking about George Bush and Dick Cheney once again.

I got to thinking about these two individuals who have overseen the destruction of the middle class in America.  These two individuals that promoted and connived and plotted and enabled the exodus of jobs from American shores and with them America’s livelihood and the livelihood of so many millions of families.

I got to thinking once again about these two politicians that opened up the American treasury to every special interest that ever gave them a dime for an election campaign.  How these two have ushered in the second coming of the robber barons.

I thought again of how these two took the worst attack on the United States in history by a foreign power and politicized it for their own ends.  How they used it to get re-elected.  How they used it to frighten us.  How they used it to divide us.  How they have used it and used it and used it.  And how they have used us.

I remember again the lies they used to garner support for a war on a country that did us no harm.  I remember how these two committed blatant treason in order to protect their lies and keep the truth from being told.

I remember how these two bastards lied us into this unneccessary Iraq War.  I remember the 100’s of thousands of Iraqis that have been slaughtered unnecessarily.  I remember the 10’s of thousands of my neighbors and my neighbors’ children who have returned home permanantly disabled, disfigured, and scarred.  And I certainly remember the 4189 of my neighbors and my neighbors’ children that made the ultimate sacrifice in this war.  And I dearly wish it had not been so unnecessary.

I remember all of these things and I remember a whole lot more that I just do not feel like writing down.

This election is about change.  And as Bruce Springsteen so eloquently put it, We are at the crossroads.”  Please read John Nichols Blog where he publishes Bruce Springsteen’s message: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/379497/springsteen_we_are_at_the_crossroads .  I cannot say these things better.

I also cannot forget that George Bush and Dick Cheney are still in office.  No, they are not gone yet.  They are still plotting and planning and conniving to destroy what remains of America before they leave.  John McCain and Sarah Palin will continue the policies of George Bush and Dick Cheney if they get the chance.  That’s why it is so important to elect Barack Obama this November 4.  Please, please get out there and vote.

November 2, 2008

The Real Goals of John McCain, Sarah Palin, and the Republican Party

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — billmel8er @ 6:57 pm

John McCain made two very illuminating statements early on in his Presidential campaign that Americans seem to have forgotten.

1)  That we will be in Iraq for 100 years.

2)  That there will be many many more wars.

The American People need to understand that WAR is what John McCain is about.  He is the Industrial Military Complex’ dream.  What does he tout most about his credentials?  His war record.  War is central to his thinking and his psyche.  Never mind that John McCain was not even very good at making war.  He crashed three airplanes and his aircraft was involved in starting the disastrous events of the accident on board the U.S.S. Forrestal.  John McCain was a heroic leader as a POW, however, and that is the highlight of his military career.  War has also been his forte′ throughout his political career.  War has been his bread and butter.

John McCain eats, sleeps, and breathes war.  If John McCain is elected President, the United States of America will see many wars in rapid succession.  There will be Iran, the groundwork for which has already been laid out by George Bush and Dick Cheney.  The current administration is so intent upon an Iran War that they might start it before they leave office just to ensure that the United States is in it.  Or more likely, they will have Israel start it so that we can finish it.  In either event, soon after, or perhaps even during, John McCain will either turn the attention to the Americas and go after Venezuela or he will take us back into North Korea or he will move on to some other country in the middle east.

This is what is in store for the United States with a John McCain Presidency.  Be very afraid.

November 1, 2008

John McCain and Sarah Palin Planning Iran War?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — billmel8er @ 9:16 am


In this clip, entitled White House Vision, with Fox’s Gretta Sustern interviewing Sarah Palin, Palin says that McCain and her talk about shoring up the strategies in Iraq and Iran to win these wars.  Did she just make a gaffe and tell us that John McCain planning to go to war with Iran?  The comment occurs about 2:10 into the clip.

http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=3174372&referralPlaylistId=949437d0db05ed5f5b9954dc049d70b0c12f2749

December 7, 2008

Buy Blue

Filed under: boycott, Politics — Tags: , , — billmel8er @ 12:45 pm

There is a definite obstructionism by the red states in congress and everywhere else against anything that would in any way benefit a blue state. Until such time as the red states come to their senses and realize that we are one country, I suggest that blue states merely buy blue. Let the red states get along by themselves.

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