Friday, May 25, 2012

Which Presidential Candidate is blowing the most cowpies of distortion

Now even I have to admit, Obama's "cow pie of distortion" comment is very funny.  I am not sure why he is picking on cows and technically, the term should have been bull pie of distortion.  What can I say?

Now the context of these cow pies is related to recent Romney comments about the federal deficit.  Naturally, Mitt is not as funny as Obama.  Maybe that should be Romney's response.  Obama when it comes to his promises related to reducing the federal deficit is full of bull pie. 

Now when most politicians want to call the other candidate out, we typically use the politically correct and safe word, rhetoric or bunch of rhetoric. Naturally, we really mean the other candidate is full of bull pie.

Anyway, give Obama a point.  Now we can watch both of these yahoos discuss cow and bull pies the rest of the election. Maybe if Romney got better at telling a few jokes every once in a while, the American voters might actually start liking Mitt as being a human being; instead of being a vulture capitalist most of us do not want to be our President either.

Like I have stated before, Mitt is not going to be elected President, unless something really horrible happens. I mean Obama has done a really stinky job including not managing the federal agencies he is responsible for. I have never seen our federal agencies be so rotten, as they are under Obama. Furthermore, most presidents in the past continued to be President in their 4th year of office-but not Presidential Candidate Obama-he is way too busy campaigning to be President this year.

In conclusion, both the leading candidates for President are both full of bull pies of distortion. 

RIP-Scherer for Congress Committee

My congressional committee including my campaign for the last  8 years to be a congressman died this May when I terminated the campaign with a filing I made that was accepted by the Federal Election Commission.  But hey, it is not all doom and gloom here. While no longer being a candidate does not imply I am quitting as a writer. For most certainly I have been writing on the Internet so long, I was blogging long before the word blogging became part of our culture.

In retrospect on these past eight years of campaigning for US Congress (2004 to 2012), I still remember why I decided to run for US Congress.  Around 1998, I was inspired by a quote by Senator John McCain that I read in Reader's Digest to fight for a cause greater than yourself.  At this juncture, I was still a newbie civil rights activist and dealing with my own personal tribulations related to moving from being a disability activist to becoming a civil rights activist.  Doing that work effort as a writer was done primarily in the judicial system-court cases all over America. 

Coming out of law school in 2003, I was very sick and was pretty certain my simple goal of making America a better place was running out of time. Being fatalistic, I was pretty certain I was dying. So, I decided I had to speed up that simple naive, yet noble aspiration.  I visited my son who was working in California where I decided I should not run for Congress.  However, I changed my mind and filed anyway shortly after I returned. I had worked with the incumbents staff and realized how little he was really doing.

In December 2004, thanks to a doctor in Texas, he told me to stop taking statins.  In fact if I had not, I probably would have died.  But it was not my time yet.  I quit taking the statins and my health improved in a few days.  So, I then sued the drug company Merck and the doctor that had prescribed me these statin medications. 

Took that case all the way to the US Supreme Court including getting judicial review by the justices; only to have that case dismissed Oct 1, 2007 due to an attorney not filing documents with SCOTUS timely. (I need an attorney to give oral argument).  But staying topical I remained running for US Congress in the 3rd Congressional District in Kansas in the 2006 GOP primary.   

In the 2006 primary, I only received 8% of the vote in the primary. I was grateful for getting that percentage.  Not being a quitter, tenaciously I started a new congressional campaign almost right away for the 2008 election cycle.  I continued to write extensively on  the Internet.  In June of 2008, when it was time to pay the filing fee to the Kansas Secretary of State, I chose to not pay that filing fee and really felt the incumbent was better than any of the GOP candidates.  So I ended the 2008 campaign without being on the 2008 ballot.

So I had this triple  track thing going on trying to make America a better nation-judicially, politically and as a writer.  Court cases and running for Congress kept me very busy as a writer.  I continued to write about political and judicial matters giving quite a bit of detail throughout. So, I decided to run for Congress again for 2010 election cycle.  The incumbent dropped out and the Kansas Democratic Party put his wife up for election.  She had no political experience whatsoever and was a weak candidate.  So, I switched from being a GOP candidate to a Democratic candidate to run against her.

In the 2010 Democratic primary, I got 20% of the vote.  So that was positive because at least some of the people in Kansas, were starting to understand what I was trying to accomplish.  During the 2010 campaign, I decided it was time to get out of Kansas. Both the federal and state courts were trying to lock me out of the judicial process.  So, it was time to leave Kansas. So I did and moved to Florida arriving in January 2010. 

When I arrived in Florida, I quickly introduced myself to the political players here in FL.  My first task I was delegated by the FL ADA coordinator to focus on the deplorable conditions in Immokalee FL.  I spent several months on that project and then asked the state of FL what exactly were they going to do, related to the same in real terms.  I could not get the state of FL to give me any solid commitment.  And regardless the CIW coalition seems to be quite adequate in addressing and protesting for their  immigrant farm workers, without need for my help.  So, I shifted focus again.

I noted the incumbent was pretty worthless to both the people of FL and to the citizens of the US.  So, I decided to run against this person in the 2012 election cycle.  I had found another worthless yahoo politician that needed to be replaced. I also quickly got wrapped up in judicial matters here in FL related to the property I had purchased-a condo.  That got me sucked into many court cases, some of which are still going on to this date.

I was asked by an attorney with the National ACLU HQ in NY to do something related to the mortgage fiasco taking away individuals homes here in FL with due process of law.  I was horrified by what I found out related to both the robo signature fraud and the dismal participation of the 20th Judicial Circuit court part they had to play in complicity helping banks and mortgage companies deprive people of their homes with due process of law here in SW Florida.  So that became a cause worth fighting.

I have taken that cause to date to the US Supreme Court in an application for a writ, three cases presently docketed with the Florida Supreme Court, four at the 2nd District Court of Appeals and multiple lower district court cases.  However, what I am finding out is that I becoming a costly victim of this horrible judicial system that I was trying to do something about.

In that regard, Florida's judicial system is one of the worst I have ever seen in this nation.  Naturally, I have never lived in California, which is probably even worse than Florida but not by much.  So more than likely, I doubt I am going to run for United States Congress for Florida in 2014.  I will continue to do what can to make Florida and this country of ours a better place. Besides, I am moving forward from merely being a civil rights activist to a human rights activist. But like they advise, never say never. 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Having hope does not also always make a President a Good Leader

Yesterday in Joplin MO, Obama made the following quote on hope-part of his 2008 Presidential Candidate theories called hope and change.

"We can define our own lives not by what happens to us, but by how we respond. We can choose to carry on, and make a difference in the world. And in doing so, we can make true what’s written in Scripture – that 'tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character, and character, hope.'"

Lots of people hope Obama is not re-elected.  Just because one has hope does not mean Obama is a good leader.  Once again, in the presidential race, we are all hoping we get better Presidential candidates that not only discuss the major issues with viable and real solutions-instead, we are getting a bunch of trivial nonsense that is a planned avoidance of discussing any solutions to any substantial issues by both. 

Romney gives few realistic details and Obama wants to do a division strategy on social issues pitting one group against another group in divisiveness purposely because he has no hope of solving the problems with jobs, the domestic infrastructure and the entire United States economy going forward.

If I have given up hope we are not going to get a good president in 2012, does that mean I am not a leader.  Hardly.  I am just pragmatic about the outcome of the 2012 presidential race being who can we tolerate as doing the least damage to our nation.  That is my hope. Maybe that should be Obama's slogan:

"We as a nation have some more tribulation to deal with.  As the current President, I have character but am lacking being a good leader.  Re-elect me.  I have hope I can change to being a good leader after I get done with all this campaigning, despite my past failures to be a good President."  Ending with "trust me". 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Update including links to the DOD non-war operations

Last week, I wrote a blog posting on how ludicrous Congress was being in not reducing the DOD budget.  Below is a link to establish this factually.

This increase in DOD spending that I call the funding of the "war machine" just further illustrates Congress has no serious intention to reduce defense spending setting appropriations at 643 billion.  In fact, Congress increased defense spending.  Which assures all the rest of us why we cannot trust those politicians in Washington to do much about the federal budget or deficit, other than spend even more money we as a brokeass nation cannot afford much longer. 

It is also interesting to note the OCO (Overseas Contingency Operations for Defense activities related to the Global War on Terror) contained in this link getting 88 billion of your tax dollars to support this alleged "war on terrorism" some more.  Here is the Comedy News Network (CNN)'s liberal "we love Obama and socialism" report on this dated May 18th explaining some of the nonsense involved here.

Rookie Congressional Candidates in the 19th (formerly 14th) failures to file properly

I just got off the telephone with Malcolm at the Florida Dept. of State Division of Elections after having reviewed the huge failures including most of the congressional candidates having failed to file the required and proper documentation due to the redistricting of the 14th District now being the 19th Congressional District as reported at

There are only two reporting with the Florida Division of Elections properly they are running in the 19th District, Roach and myself.  The other candidates are still reporting they are running to be the congressman for the 14th District.  Good grief.  What a mess.

Further, all filed congressional candidates are required to file a financial disclosure with the Clerk of the US House of Representatives on or before May 15, 2012.  The only candidate as reported on the State Division of Elections on this matter is Goss, GOP candidate.  Roach, the lone dem candidate filed one in 2011.  Roach probably needed to file a report with the Clerk of the US House a new financial disclosure for 2012.  I will have to check on this with the Clerk of the US House.

Then, some of the candidates that were running in the old 19th District are still reporting they are running for Congress in the 19th District when really they are running in the new 14th District.

Basically, in summation due to redistricting, there remains few congressional candidates that have properly filed all the required documents both federally and with the state of Florida.  What a bunch of novices wanting to be elected to be your congressman.

Hence, why I am glad I am out.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Economic Complexity Index Considered and why America is assured of getting austerity soon enough

I just finished reading the world country economic index data at MIT.  Here is the link and click rankings tab for a good analysis of what is happening globally.  Further, the economic index ranks countries by their economic complexity; and a high score for European countries and us is not a good thing. See

Basically, our domestic economic complexity including federal policies ensure one and only one thing is coming-economic austerity.  The battle in Washington is merely about what groups are going to pay for all this economic austerity on a percentage basis; without riots and congressmen and senators somehow also getting re-elected.  Hence why the GOP folks keep wanting to allow the corporate engine going; while slamming the cost onto those who depend on entitlements.

Today, on Face the Nation, Senator Lindsey Graham mentioned the clause "means test".  What he meant was if it were up to him, a means test would be applied to those receiving federal and state entitlements.  Graham was also asked about alleged DOD cuts that were supposed to happen this year, but instead were increased.  So, to the GOP the war machine remains a higher priority; while lacking compassion for those living on entitlements-Social Security and Medicaid to be specific are not GOP priorities. Now Graham states the nation's highest priority is national defense.  More typical GOP scare tactics-war on terrorism nonsense and besides, what nation is attacking? 

In summary, if a person is not a part of the economic engine of America, hold on for your life because if the GOP gets their way, you are not part of the solution to America-you are the problem.  This includes the retiring baby boomers who are now going to be dependent upon Gen X and Y for paying their future retirement benefits including health on demand.  Something has to give and what the giving is called is economic austerity.  It is just a matter of time and what year.  It is coming.  Get prepared.

Clearly to the GOP party, it is more of Voodoo Economics, Part II.  To stimulate the economy, lower the corporate and small business tax rate and make those hoping to get entitlements think this is not a viable option; unless living in poverty without any hope is their only realistic scenario. If I think of terms of being a patriot and a statesman, focused on my nation; while still concerned about the right of the individual, I have to go back to 1935 when FDR and Congress passed the Social Security Act.

To me, this is when our  nation moved to progressive socialism and ever since, there has been continued expansion of those relying on Social Security increased by Medicare and Part D (drug coverage for Medicare/Medicaid recipients).  We as a nation cannot afford any more social engineering. Internationally, our country has to stop undue reliance on the military-industrial complex to drive the economic engine.

This does not imply I agree with Voodoo Economics either as the right course to take.  But we do have to take austerity actions for many years to come.  In several postings, I have suggested at the federal level, we as a nation still apply progressive tax system that gets rid of all the various deductions in our tax code. The poor very seldom benefit from tax deductions.  Conversely, those that master our zany special interest group tax code the best are the rich-like Warren Buffet as an individual and huge multi-national corporations like General Electric. 

Naturally the rich, special interests and corporations want the typical American to buy into a federal consumption tax cleverly called the flat or fair tax.  Both the fair and flat tax are nothing but regressive federal tax policy to further aid the rich-a con or shill.  Do not get suckered into allowing for a federal consumption tax to ever be passed.  In America, a progressive tax system is still fair because those that most prosper in America, should be paying more of their share derived from the labor and resources of our nation. 

Then in balance, we have to also consider the zany Democratic Social Engineering plan of redistribution of wealth.  Basically, tax more to sustain and expand federal and state government programs. Equally absurd. So, looking at the 2012 Presidential election, both leading candidates suck.  Neither have the right theories and remain polar extremists; hence why Congress is also polarized and stuck in do nothing land.  Expect more of the same nonsense in 2013 as our nation will be forced to austerity. By 2016, things in America are going to look so ugly, austerity is not an option-instead it becomes a federal mandate.

The austerity alarm clock is set and ticking, second by second ready to explode.  Our economic engine is overheated and that engine is ready to self-destruct due to all the complexity. If you want economic opportunity, the time to look global is now.  This is warning call.  Get out of America, while you can.  Look elsewhere and some of these rising countries that are not so complex, that they rank the best when it comes to having the necessary engine to sustain for decades economic opportunity and growth. The United States is not one of them.

In conclusion, if we may need to do two things-reindustrialze our non-war manufacturing industry creating jobs and apply a means test to federal and state entitlements.  But with the climate in Washington being held by polar extremists, I am expecting very little except for the rich to be the first to leave America leaving behind the 99 per centers with a third world kind of mess.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Working Class Angst: Gameship for the rich and the poor

I just got a letter from the executive director for AARP Florida wanting my input. As stated in this blog, I understand the working class's angst about having more of their productive work effort going to pay for the gamesmanship of the rich (both corporate and individual) and the truly poor.

Whether that be corporate tax loopholes, federal subsidies, or merely other costs passed to the consumer (an indirect tax), or the rich individual taking every tax advantage imaginable-clear to the other end of the spectrum, that poor person that masters gamesmanship in getting every entitlement they can qualify for.

We have this disaster in which the middle class has to earn their living and which politicians take ever-increasing amounts from these straddled workers to allow gamesmanship played by both polar class extremes-the rich and the poor.

I can think of only one solution to middle class angst-we as a nation need to evolve into both the rich and the poor becoming part of the solution of the middle class.  There has to be major modifications to the rich corporations and wealthy individuals by major tax reform based on net worth-not income.  The richer you are, the more an entity or individual has benefited from our national resources, then our nation should retain a progressive income tax system-never a regressive system. 

Ditto on entitlements as originally designed. Entitlement programs should only be paid out to low net worth, truly in need kind of individuals.  It is absurd there is no cap on Social Security benefits or on Medicaid based on an individuals net worth.  If there is no declaration of net worth including assets, the rich will get social security and Medicare benefits regardless of need, whether we as a nation can afford it.

I understand the argument by AARP and the senior citizens.  What rational person states, no thanks-I don't need a federal check.  If they met eligibility requirements, they get x benefits paid to them.  Except we are now a broke ass nation and there has to be a major shift to some kind of rational entitlement program(s) going forward; along the lines of affordability based on net worth. 

All I can say is we need to go retro on entitlements and revert back to allowing entitlements based on net worth calculations.  On one hand, if you are truly needy after spending down all of your net worth and disposing of all your assets, then you can get entitlements.  That way, unlike socialist Europe, when you truly need federal entitlements, maybe there will still be some in our brokeass federal government.

Finally, if you qualify because of a true financial need, the penalty of federal entitlements is that you are destined to survive, while concurrently being forced to live the rest of the time in the poverty trap of federal entitlements.  And if you cannot, or do not get out of the poverty trap on their own initiativwe, their future outlook should be quite bleak and hopeless.  There has to be a good incentive to get out of the poverty trap-or else, why should the poor leave poverty?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Being a Congressman-No thanks, do not want the job

I have been running for US Congress for quite a while. (Since 2005 always getting more votes with each election cycle).  I appreciate those people that have voted for me in the past and been supportive of my goal to make this nation better. I have stated several times for the record I really do not want this job.

Therefore, effective today for many reasons, I filed my termination report with the Federal Election Commission. It has been a priviledge just to run for U.S. Congress.  While that privlidge of being elected would have enabled me to make the nation better in some way, I just do not want to endure having to deal with such things like the Federal Election Commission, the Department of State, Division of Election, or the twisted and biased media here in SW Florida anymore.

The general public is rightfully fed up with the current batch of yahoo politicians. Yet, the public for some reason keeps getting the same results each election cycle-electing yahoos that after being elected fail to do much related to what we the people expect them to do.

We as a nation have the legislative branch of the government failing we the people based on populism instead of having the courage to be statesman and do what needs to be done for our nation.  A failure in Washington is also our failure to be informed on whom really are the best qualified candidates for United States Congress.  I am sad about such matters.

I am out.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Further Comments On GLBT Marriage: Don't Ask Period

When it comes to the entire history of most of civilization, marriage has always been, and should always be the standard common sense concept that marriage is between a man and woman. Therefore, I am reminded of another recent battle in the armed services called Don't Ask, Don't TellWhich when in comes to the very idea of a same gender marriage, my slogan is Don't Ask (for GLBT marriage) period.  Further, there is the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA.  (1996). Most citizens in this nation apply not only the history of the civilization of the planet earth, but also some common sense including a fundamental secular and religious belief that marriage is between a man and woman.

I really think is equally important to answer a really fundamental question on this issue-what is a marriage?  Isn't  marriage at least in part, a mutually binding legal contract between two people of the state where they are going to reside? If so, when two consenting adults ask someone to, and then do marry each other with their vows, is that not what two people are doing-contractually binding them in a union based on the law of the state where they reside? 

So, any state that prevents same gender couples to form a mutally binding legal contract within a state would be a state sanctioned form of contract discrimination. However, the argument has not shaped as a contract-instead, the argument is what is the union of two people of the same gender going to be called-marriage or a civil union. Moreover, there was a federal judge that held part of DOMA was unconstitutional after it was passed based on the 14th Amendment equal protection clause as shown below:

Its Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction. This clause was the basis for Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court decision which precipitated the dismantling of racial segregation in United States education. In Reed v. Reed (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that laws arbitrarily requiring sex discrimination violated the Equal Protection Clause.

To ensure all citizens are afforded equal protection of the law is why many want the several states to pass and ratify a United States Constitutional amendment that marriage is between a man and woman to reconcile the problem of DOMA running afoul of, and getting around the equal protection clause of 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

You will note above the cut and paste on the equal protection clausse states clearly "each state" [is] to provide equal protection of the law within it's jurisdiction.  Therefore, marriage under the equal protection clause is a function of each state to define marriage-not President Obama or the federal government.

In conclusion on the reconciliation of DOMA and the 14th Amendment, GLBT marriage is up to the states to define marriage-not yahoo federal politicians in Washington including one presidential candidate that is still busy evolving. 

With the other prospective GOP Presidential candidate at the opposite spectrum stating marriage is between a man and a woman.  Naturally this is a social issue and as noted by many, it is bad timing to address this issue politically when all of us must be focused more on jobs, the economy and the federal budget process.

Now shifting to my being a human rights activist, I also understand the circumstances of the GLBT citizens.  I am living blindly here understanding the GLBT arguments that they are discriminated against on many issues.  The solution to the civil rights discrimination is required to be addressed by the several states.  To which most states have leaned to allowing civil unions, but not same gender marriage.

I therefore support federally as a congressional candidate, don't ask for GLBT marriage.  Instead, ask each state to pass legislation that both defines marriage as a man and woman; while concurrently addressing the GLBT discrimination by allowing for and defining civil unions.  What the other congressional canidates in the 19th District Congressional race's position on marriage between a man and a woman, or GLBT is unknown to me and to most of the voters here in Florida. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Weekend Review No. 1

This is my first weekend review related to the 14th District (renumbered 19th District) congressional campaign race.  The purpose is to try and illustrate what candidates here in SW Florida do on a weekly basis for all the naysayers out there.

First, I wrote about the hypocrisy of the Obama administration's evolving.  Absolutely silly.  Why Americans are not demanding Obama to be the POTUS continues to amaze me.  Obama continues instead of being President, to be Presidential Candidate Obama; while nothing is getting fixed in our nation.

Second, this week I had to deal with both the Federal Election Commission that seems intent on not properly reporting my quarterly reports showing there is 140,000 in cash in my congressional account; while I also had the fun of dealing with the Florida Department of State Divison of Elections related to submitting the necessary document required to becoming a qualified candidate for the 2012 election.

Third, I had to deal with the local media.  Specifically threats made by one a rookie editor with the Fort Myers News Press.  On top of that, I have to endure the Naples News do a limited interview of one of the congressional candidates, but no one else including omitting me. 

Fourth, I am now getting so many invitations to appear at various special interest group forum events, my email is overflowing and to be honest, I cannot atttend each and every event since I too, am really a human being.

Fifth, I moved and established my campaign headquarters in Cape Coral this week.  Which is both an opportunity and a big pain in getting records organized better for this congressional campaign.  To put this plainly, I have amassed a lot of documents related to issues that are important to the voters and have to seperate what documents and issues are important-dividing congressional issues into economic and social issues.  I think both types of issues are important this election cycle and will be my best to be prepared for both when asked. 

Finally, I am enduring anguish this week. My finance is getting ready to travel to Tanzania, Africa this Monday.  So for today, she is where I must focus most of my attention.  She has been very important in causing a fundamental shift in how I see things.  I have now progressed over time from a disability activist (1994) to a civil rights activist (2000) to now being transformed further into a human rights activist (2011) expanding my focus far beyond merely our domestic shores clear to how important America is viewed internationally as your candidate for United States Congress.

Next week, I will do my best to give a weekly review, just like this one.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama Evolution Changes Mind Again about evolving on GLBT Position

Obama and Biden first wanted to "evolve" evasively on the GLBT demands that marriage can be between same sex couples.  Today, in doing damage control on the Obama Evolution, now he supports gay marriages drawing a bright line in the sand between Obama and Romney.

Now with the evolution changing depending on wind direction, I want to state I am ready to add a great big R in front of evolution the day Congress votes it is in our national interest marriage it is ok for  Bob and Bob to be married for several reasons. But especially two big reasons:

1. The United States Constitution's limits to the enumerated powers ensuring states having sovereign rights to govern their own borders and not be subjected to over-reaching big brother's long tenacles interfering in state sovereignity.

2. Marriage is between a man and woman, period-it is not a function under the United States Constitution for any branch of the federal government to state same sex marriages is one of the enumerated functions.

Further, since gay marriage is a function of state soverenity, why did Obama not mention that?  This is merely a cheap political gesture and I would suspect this huge error  while result in more political theatre as Obama's polling numbers take a quantum hit in the aftermath.  Obama's evolution will merely state, hey, that was personal opinion-not my presidential position.  Or, some equal political garbage soon to follow.

Obama drew the bright line and clearly his evolution is to Romney's and our national interest's advantage come November 2012. Way to go Obama. Your theories on evolution as POTUS on gay marriage needs to do some more "evolving", again. 

Media Threats by the Fort Myers News Press Editor, David Plazas

When a person runs for Congress, a candidate has to anticipate threats and promises to act on those same threats; even when the person making and acting is doing so unlawful and in direct contradiction to federal law. 

This time, in a series of emails with David Plazas, Community Conversation Editor, Plazas keeps threating me in writing via email what he and the Fort Myers Newspress will do if I do not voluntarily meet and allow them to videotape me.

I do not like threats by some punk editor with the Fort Myers News Press.  To make matters even worse, this editor wants to tell me his media outlet does not have to comply with federal campaign laws under Title 2 of the United States Code.  David is wrong on both counts:

a) a media outlet does not get special priviledge to threaten filed candidates for United States Congress and carry out that threat; and

b) The Fort Myers News Press and other local media outlets must do their public duty and comply fully with Title 2 of the United States Code.

David disagrees and he is and remains wrong.  David thinks his newspaper can list, write or endorse any candidate they want based on his threats and carrying out that threat under the guise of Constitutionally protected  freedom of the press. 

Sorry David.  Voters, call the real editor of the Fort Myers News Press Mia Mia Chan and let her know that we the people do not want the local media outlets biasing federal elections anymore.  Her number is (239) 335-0224, via David's answering machine.  Naturally, no human answers this phone.

Or better do what I am doing by called corporate headquarters for Gannet Co., Inc. in McClean VA at (703) 854-6000 related to the same.  Why?

If we voters and candidates want the best candidate for the job, one of the processes we can address is unlawful threats and unwarranted and unwelcome bias by the local media outlets. 

Goodbye Dick Lugar-Out with the old and in with the new

Goodby Dick Lugar, 80 and Indiana GOP Senator for 36 years tries to deny his responsibility for his part in  the huge mess our nation finds itself.  Which reminds me, we need to get rid of a lot more of these entrenched incumbent senators and congressman that deny and refuse to be accountable to we, the people. For example, under Dick, we have this economic collapse.  To which the electors of Indiana said goodbye Dick.  The people of Indiana spoke and now Dick wants to cry about it.

There are a lot of Dick's still up there in Washington DC.  These people need to be held accountable and stop being in the land of deniability to we the people.

So after 36 years, see you Dick.  Enjoy your retirement.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First it was hope and change and now suddenly Obama rhetoric and his GLBT policy is now "evolving"

Once again, politician Obama, the same one that is supposed to be the POTUS all of the time refuses to take a position on GLBT.  Now change Obama promised the voters before the election.  And when it comes to a tough political stance on what is best for our nation, all we can get is Obama's positoin on GLBT and marriage is "evolving"?  When will the POTUS be done with all his "evolving"?

Which reminds of the words like obfuscation, double-tongued snake and other cheap tricks pulled by politicians including head Socialist Engineer and leader of the DOJ goon squad "hope, change and now evolving" Obama. 

This kind of evasiveness explains politics in America.  Everyone is "evolving" politically in what I call evasive cowards refusing to take a position on any controversial issue.  Now Scherer as a congressional candidate is not evolving into being a politician or political coward when it comes controversy.

In regard to the GLBT crowd, sorry but marriage is for a man and woman-not two men or two women.  Further, it is not function of the federal government to change federal policy since that is a function of each state that is part of the union of the United States of America.  GLBT is in an issue for each state to determine.  If two of the same gender want to have a civil union, then they need to get that done at the state level.  Like in North Carolina, Florida or any other state.

Unlike Obama, Scherer is not evolving. Scherer has already evolved and can use his spine to stand up and take a position.  Further, Scherer is not like Obama on a second count-being a cowardly politician wanting to use ambiguity. 

Scherer clearly knows what the consensus of the voters want and expect in this nation-marriage is between a man and a woman. Separately the voters of each sovereign state can determine how and whether they want to allow civil unions between same gender couples as a way to ensure in each state, same sex couples do not have to endure GLBT discrimination.

Then, we all need to ask what is Obama's position on ICE not enforcing our nation's immigration laws.  Is Obama still "evolving" on unlawful immigration including the failure of ICE to do anything about unlawful immigration?  Clearly, Obama is evolving on a whole bunch of political issues. 

So in turn, this post and every position I have ever taken or written about, remains and is still "evolving".  I guess I should be like Barry-ask me an issue that risks voter alienation.  And now most politicians will state their position on any issue is just like the POTUS-evolving.  Give me a break. 


Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Scream [of the American Citizen]

Our campaign hereby effective immediately adopts "The Scream" by Edward Maunch as our campaign political art symbol.  Recently sold yesterday at Soethby's for 119 million.  Clearly, this represents to our campaign, the attitudes of the voters quite adequately.

For surely, citizens of the United States are wanting to scream about the current state of our federal government and rightly so with approval of our current congress hovering at the lowest approval rating imaginable at around 10% favorable.

Scherer understands why many citizens are now screaming.  Scherer merely wonders what took so long, for so many to do some screaming.  Scherer was screaming about what was happening back in the nineties.  Therefore, Scherer is glad many more are also screaming right now.

Here, our federal govermment via the Obama Adminstration is using a good squad to go after those that oppose Obama policies.  Is this not the first stages of fascism and tryanny?  We have both the Senate and Congress wanting to monitor the internet.  The feds via the elected federal officials have passed both the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act.  Clearly the feds are ready to put down citizen dissent by any means, lawful or unlawful. 

And the feds are just getting started via the DHS.  The tenacles of the federal government extend clear to the local level in anticipation of citizen revolution.  We as country are in deep trouble-not based on economics but instead on abuse of power in direct contradiction to the United States Constitution by those in the federal, state and local governments.

America is clearly getting closer to the crossroads of revolution.  To which the feds and their network clear to the local level are standing prepared to arrest many that do protest.  Be careful.  The feds are watching and monitoring.  Big brother is in charge.  Big brother is not going away without a fight.  So, stand by fight, as we must.    Our very liberty as a free nation and free people is very much at  stake. 

NOTE: Here are the fourteen warnings signs a country is moving closer into being a fascist state:

Fourteen Defining
Characteristics Of Fascism
By Dr. Lawrence Britt
Source Free

Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread
domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
From Liberty Forum

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Scherer on the Federal Budget Wink News Never Asked

April 30th, Wink News reports what some of the filed congressional candidates want addressed related to the federal budget deficit.  Wink never contacted me related to the federal budget; or even mentioned I was a filed candidate.  Regardless of Wink's secret agenda, it was interesting to hear what eight of the novice candidates had to to say related to this overly broad and ambiguous question.

First, none of the candidates addressed the political reality including failing to address the root cause of why our federal officials are unable to adequately manage the federal budget.  Below is a good summation of the root cause of why this is so.

"No Labels believes the biggest problem with Congress is not necessarily the people in it.  It's the outdated rules, procedures and traditions that govern the institution and make it impossible for anything to get done.  Congress has become a place where even good, talented people get dragged down by a broken system.  But if the rules of Congress change, we can make our government work again."
So I agree this identifies the root cause of the failures of federal politicians to do anything most of expect of them related to the federal budget-antiquated rules, procedures and traditions.  Then, we have to note the polar extremes of the Obama Socialist Engineers as contrasted to the GOP fiscal conservatism for the rich as laid before us by Congressman Paul Ryan, Chair of the House Appropriation Committee's Path to Prosperty at the other polar extreme.

Neither are sustainable since they both fail to address the root cause of why we cannot get anything close to a balanced federal budget.

Second, I am not going to do a huge expansion in this post on the rules, procedures and traditions causing the huge federal budget deficit, yet. Instead, at this point a brief history is in order. How easy it is to forget the Bowles-Simpson Commission recommendations on how to deal with the federal budget Nov. 10, 2010 which suggested deep domestic and mililtary spending cuts, reforming the tax system by eliminating many tax breaks in return for lower overall tax rates, and reducing benefits for Social Security and Medicare? Why did we assemble a commission to only then reject their bipartisian suggestions?

Third, we have to review the failures of both the House and the Senate's inability to come anywhere close to a balanced budget by  compromise and bipartisian agreement. Looking forward into the Obama 2013 fiscal budget, huge problems remain in either reducing the federal budget deficit, targeting it to 20% or less of GDP, or addressing the root cause of the problem. 

Fourth, now we can address the polar extremism of the current candidates for Florida's 19th District. On one end, GOP Goss aligns with the polar extreme of Congressman Ryan and Dem Roach aligns on the other end with the socialist engineering of the Obama Administration's wanting to tax the rich and the middle class increasing federal receipts.

Neither of these extreme positions resolve the fundamental root cause.  The remaining candidates suggestions align in a similar pattern naively suggesting an unrealistic and non-specific need that we must rein in entitlements and somehow pass a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. So for the most part, we hear more of the flowery political rhetoric that does not address the root cause by any of them.

So before the election from these congressional candidates, these yahoos are trying to appeal to what voters want to hear before the election; so after the election the voters can get even more frustrated because none of these candidates can deliver what they want, post-election.

To all of this, I simply state we the people must address the root cause before we can solve this federal budget deficit.