I thought Joni Earnst was over the top with her commercial about castrating hogs.  At least the reference to cutting pork had something to do with Congress.  However Ted Cruz’s new video (thanks Steve) doesn’t relate to anything!  It’s as if Cruz thinks that he’ll earn someone’s vote by showing that he can bring home the bacon that he fried up on his gun?????

 

 

This has got to be the most absurd commercial for a Presidential Candidate in the History of the United States.  It reminds me of this one from long ago, but the woman was smart enough to use a frying pan instead of a gun.

 

 

 

#machine,#gun,””#machinegun, #bacon,#tedcruz,#absurd


Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony counts for using his office as Governor to coerce a public official.

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This morning Ken Paxton, the Republican attorney general of Texas, was indicted on two first-degree felonies for securities fraud, and a third-degree felony for failing to register with the state to sell securities.

Paxton is accused of having defrauded two individuals of more than $100,000.

 

 In case you were wondering what an attorney general is doing when he’s not committing securities fraud here are his duties:
  • defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas
  • represent the State in litigation
  • approve public bond issues

To fulfill these responsibilities, the Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes, sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions, and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State.

The Office of the Attorney General has taken on numerous other roles through the years. Texas statutes contain nearly 2000 references to the Attorney General. In addition to its constitutionally prescribed duties, the Office of the Attorney General files civil suits upon referral by other state agencies. In some circumstances, the Attorney General has original jurisdiction to prosecute violations of the law, but in most cases, criminal prosecutions by the Attorney General are initiated only upon the request of a local prosecutor.

Thus,inTexas the very person charged with enforcing the law is charged with breaking the law.

Securities fraud violations above that amount are first-degree felonies under state law. If convicted, Paxton could face a sentence of five years to life in prison and a fine of not more than $10,000.

Ted Cruz  has identified Paxton as  his good friend.

“Ken Paxton is a direct result of Ted Cruz’s support and the broken ethical standards set by Greg Abbott,” said Texas Democratic strategist Matt Angle of the Lone Star Project, “Barely a year ago, Abbott and Cruz couldn’t hug Ken Paxton closely enough. Now they need to find the guts to explain why they backed Paxton and how they will clean up the mess they’ve made.”

As recently as a month ago, Cruz was standing by Paxton.

“Ken Paxton is a good man,” the senator said during a book signing stop at the Costco in Arlington. “I trust that the judicial and the criminal law system will proceed fairly and appropriately to investigate any allegations of criminal violations.”

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#cruz, #paxton,#felony,#indictment, #republican,#tedcruz, #texas,#texasrepublicanfelons


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Today is August 3, 2015.  The definition of “defiant” is “boldly resistant or challenging.”  The Secret Service has been “defiant” since the filing of my first FOIA request on June 18, 2012.   As a result of three years of defiance and failure to even attempt to produce responsive documents, suit was filed on March 6, 2015.    It’s now been 5 months since suit was filed, and DHS has only produced a single report on June 25, 2015.  The amazing thing is that this single report appears to have been created in 2012, and was clearly responsive to my FOIA requests. It should have been produced shortly after my initial request.  It is the type of summary report on the Colombia incident that was readily identifiable and probably circulated years ago.  That report documented that investigators of the Colombia incident were provided with video tapes from the hotel in Colombia, but none has been produced.  The report indicated lie detector statements of the agents were taken,but none have been produced.  I’ve asked for expense records and charges made to tax payers for the expenses incurred by the Secret Service agents, but none have been provided.  I asked for documents that reflected the “pending investigation” referenced in the letter of February of 2013, but none has been provided.  I’ve asked for the documents pertaining to the investigation of the allegations made by Shailey Tripp pertaining to Todd Palin and David Chaney.  None has been provided.

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david chaney and prostitute

 

A report ranking the federal agencies for compliance with the provisions of the FOIA awards a D+ to the Department of Homeland Security.

Thus, even after the filing suit, the DHS seems no more interested in attempting to comply with it’s obligations under the law, than it was three years ago.  Moreover, I have felt that the Secret Service, and A.T. Smith in particular, have repeatedly attempted to intimidate me.  In April it became clear that the Secret Service has demonstrated an intentional attempt to intimidate and defy the authority of Congress.

 

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House Oversight chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) received apologies on Thursday from both DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and acting Secret Service chief Joseph Clancy, after a leak within the agency about Chaffetz’ own attempt to join the Secret Service. Chaffetz has become one of the most vocal public critics of the agency’s performance, and it seems as though one or more people within the Secret Service wanted to retaliate. Big mistake:

Senior staffers for a House committee overseeing the Secret Service have asked the Obama administration to investigate complaints that agency employees circulated private personnel information revealing that the panel’s chairman was once rejected for a job as an agent, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The committee staff referred the issue Thursday to the Department of Homeland Security after receiving whistleblower complaints that Secret Service staff at agency headquarters had circulated potentially unflattering information about Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). He has been an outspoken critic of Secret Service managers after a string of security lapses.

If the leakers thought they could embarrass Chaffetz, he set them straight quickly:

I won’t be intimidated, but I’m sure that’s what it’s intended to do,” [Chaffetz] said.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking Democratic member of the committee, called the allegations “disturbing” and agreed with Johnson that they must be thoroughly investigated.

“If that’s true, I find it appalling,” Cummings said. “There is absolutely no room for this kind of activity in the Secret Service… If true, it simply continues to erode the credibility of one of our most important agencies.”

 

 
 Chairman Chaffetz is a Republican.  I am Democrat.  We both have had the Secret Service try to intimidate us.  Neither of us are backing down!

 

 #secretservice, #foia, #intimidate, #dhs, #departmenthomelandsecurity, #prostitutes, #todd, #palin, #chaney

 

 


Thursday evening is the first official debate of the Republican contenders for President in 2016.  However they are scheduled to “test their messages” tonight in New Hampshire.  Tonight there will be a “Voters Issues Forum” at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.  Fourteen of the 17 candidates for the Republican nomination will attend.  One of the three who will NOT attend is the GOP front-runner,  The Donald.

 

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It seems that Trump has decided that he’s not going to participate because he is unlikely to get the New Hampshire Union Leader’s endorsement.  It appears Trump wasn’t very happy with the editorial published by the Union Leader regarding Trump’s remarks suggesting that John McCain wasn’t a hero because he was captured.

It’s funny that Trump won’t appear tonight, as he has indicated he is unafraid of saying what he thinks.  It appears he is unafraid to say what he thinks as long as there is nobody around to challenge him.

 

#trump, #gop, #republican, #debate, #union, #newhampshire


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