Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Question For My Purist Liberal Friends

This post started out to be a rant about my VW bus being seized by the city I live in because it was full of books and sitting in my car port. Then I remembered my first van and how it was also destroyed by people with good intentions, namely Ralph Nadar and his cohort, and how the current Liberal Purist again are attempting to grab defeat in view of victory.

This is my Corvair. It was considered "unsafe". Why because Ralph Nadar convinced everybody that it was. By 1972, I couldn't find any parts for it or anyone who would work on it. It ended up somebody else's dune buggy.


In 1964, Nader moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan and also advised a United States Senatesubcommittee on car safety. He picked this car, the Corvair sedan as his target.

They were:

Ralph became an environmental consumer icon and an expert on everything. Thus his ego grew. In 1964, Nader moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan and also advised a United States Senate subcommittee on car safety.

And he is ego grew some more and more and more, finally...Hundreds of young activists, inspired by Nader's work, came to DC to help him with other projects.They came to be known as "Nader's Raiders" and, under Nader, investigated government corruption, publishing dozens of books with their results:

Nader was drafted as a candidate for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket during the 1996 presidential election. He was not formally nominated by the Green Party USA, which was, at the time, the largest national Green group; instead he was nominated independently by various state Green parties (in some states, he appeared on the ballot as an independent). However, many activists in the Green Party USA worked actively to campaign for Nader that year. Nader qualified for ballot status in 22 states, garnering 685,297 votes or 0.71% of the popular vote (fourth place overall).

In 2000, Nader and his running mate Winona LaDuke received 2,883,105 votes, for 2.74 percent of the popular vote (third place overall).

In the 2000 presidential election in Florida, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by 537 votes. Nader received 97,421 votes, which led to claims that he was responsible for Gore's defeat. Nader, both in his book Crashing the Party and on his website, states: "In the year 2000, exit polls reported that 25% of my voters would have voted for Bush, 38% would have voted for Gore and the rest would not have voted at all." (which would net a 13%, 12,665 votes, advantage for Gore over Bush.)

Ralph Nadar made George Bush President of America.

There are only two ways to go this year. One is really really BAD. One is not so bad. These are your only two viable choices. As a good woman or man, which I know you know you are, which do you chose? Or are you going the way Ralph went in 2000.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Series of Thoughts on Stem Cells and Cannibalism of Aborted Fetuses In Oklahoma: May God Help Us

"Ralph Shortey (R-Oklahoma City) authored Senate Bill 1418, which effectively bans the selling or manufacture of food products that contain aborted fetuses or which used aborted fetuses in the development of their ingredients." Another important problem for Oklahoma solved.
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  • Richard Rabinowitz likes this.
    • Junior Bear Oklahoma Exceptionalism.
      Yesterday at 9:22pm ·
    • Salome Valentine Wilco. Tango. Foxtrot.
      Yesterday at 9:23pm ·
    • Junior Bear Fox Uniform Bravo Alpha Romeo
      Yesterday at 9:24pm ·
    • Salome Valentine FUBAR?
      Yesterday at 9:24pm ·
    • Junior Bear F.....d Up Beyond All Recognition
      Yesterday at 9:25pm · · 2
    • Salome Valentine HA!! :)
      Yesterday at 9:26pm ·
    • Salome Valentine Also: and you're actually *paying* this person to represent you?
      Yesterday at 9:26pm · · 1
    • Mary Tucker Mowdy What!?! Good god. And I am proud to say I knew what FUBAR meant. And I know the what SNAFU means. So there.
      Yesterday at 9:26pm · · 1
    • Junior Bear I guess I may need to start checking the can labels a little more closely than I have.
      Yesterday at 9:40pm ·
    • Mary Tucker Mowdy I guess so. I had never heard of this. What the hell does it even mean??
      Yesterday at 10:14pm · · 1
    • Salome Valentine ‎@Mary: It means that Rep. Shortey should *probably* be taking advantage of the psychiatric coverage in his health plan.
      Yesterday at 10:15pm ·
    • Richard Mize Stem cells.
      Yesterday at 10:17pm ·
    • Junior Bear He eats stem cells?
      Yesterday at 10:18pm · · 1
    • Salome Valentine Who uses stem cells in food products? That makes absolutely no sense.
      Yesterday at 10:19pm ·
    • Richard Mize There is an important semicolon involved in the title or first line of the bill.
      Yesterday at 10:20pm ·
    • Erin Norton Is there a link to a news article we can get on this?
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    • Junior Bear STATE OF OKLAHOMA

      2nd Session of the 53rd Legislature (2012)

      SENATE BILL 1418 By: Shortey


      An Act relating to food; prohibiting the manufacture or sale of food or products which use aborted human fetuses; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

      SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1-1150 of Title 63, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
      No person or entity shall manufacture or knowingly sell food or any other product intended for human consumption which contains aborted human fetuses in the ingredients or which used aborted human fetuses in the research or development of any of the ingredients.
      SECTION 2. This act shall become effective November 1, 2012.
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    • Richard Rabinowitz ok, so nobody's going to be a cannibal in Oklahoma, I guess. LOL
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    • Richard Mize Sorry, I guess the semicolons dont matter. But "or products" in the tutors
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    • Richard Mize Damn kindle!
      23 hours ago ·
    • Richard Mize Products in the title: ain't food. And "consumption," I think, is meant to include any way a body takes in something.
      23 hours ago ·
    • Junior Bear An Act relating to food; Normally that phrase defines the rest of the bill.
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    • Bodie Carl Gaffenstof Good to know where you stand.
      23 hours ago ·
    • Richard Rabinowitz someone's making a move on embryonic stem cell medical research, isn't he? Verrrry sneaky.
      23 hours ago · · 1
    • Junior Bear However there is a possibility that Ralph is onto something here. If he really means Human Consumption, he will need to add these specifics to his bill.http://www.churchofeuthanasia.org/e-sermons/butcher.html
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    • Junior Bear But I suspect Ralph thinks otherwise. I remember once when the House passed out a bill to the floor to to pay the State employees bi-monthly. Fortunately we caught it in review after it came out of committee and changed it to Semi-monthly. Bi-monthly would have meant every two months. Bill failed anyway.
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    • Beverly Bryant We need a companion bill saying no grandmothers will be used in the making of Grandma's Cookies.
      22 hours ago · · 3
    • Mary Tucker Mowdy If we had an Oklahoma version of SNL, this run of comments would make a great skit - or whatever they call it.
      12 hours ago · · 1
    • David A. Blakeman What a relief!
      9 hours ago ·