11 November 2016

THE LEGEND LIVES ON FROM THE CHIPPEWA ON DOWN ....





Yesterday marked the 41st anniversary of the day the Lake Superior iron ore carrier, Edmund Fitzgerald sank/disappeared during a November storm with all hands, the event marked by singer Gordon Lightfoot's song of the same name. 

Here's to the crew!

A Website with a lot of different info can be found HERE

10 November 2016

A TRUMPIAN REBUTTAL

A relative of mine, for whom I have a fair amount of respect, was a vehement anti-Trump/Clinton supporter (given her intelligence,I think the former was more indicative of her position than the latter) ... she recently posted something on a social media site enumerating her reasons and fears of a Trump presidency. 

Without naming her, or directly answering her post, I thought I'd answer some of her concerns. 

So, here we go ... 


Donald Trump has fostered hatred, etc., ya-da, ya-da.

Versus the platform of understanding the Democrats offered we “deplorables?” We’ve been characterized as racist, gun-toting, religious, nut cases. But that’s OK, because a Democrat said it? If that didn’t foster the atmosphere of insult politics and divisiveness that Trump added to and addressed, then I don’t know what did.


Trump has insulted women, minorities and the disabled.

Insulted women?!? Are we comparing Trump to the maxi-enabler candidate who is STILL married to William Jefferson Clinton? Enough said, about being disparaging to women! Oh … and Trump’s campaign is the FIRST successful presidential campaign RUN by a woman. But let’s not let that get in the way.

Minorities? If you work for a living regardless of color or race, I would assume you were smart enough to not vote for a candidate who represents a party whose main focus and intent is to keep minorities and races where they are; i.e., in the ghetto and dependent on the government. That is the Democrat way, isn’t it? 

Disabled? You mean Serge Kovaleski who was used as prima facie evidence (via the WaPo and the Grey Lady) to support the Dem’s accusation that nowhere, never, no how was any report ever made about muslims dancing on the rooftops in New Jersey on 9/11? Only to find out that Serge Kovaleski actually wrote that they did, but kinda’ forgot that little point. Oh, President-elect Trump shook his hands while he noted that. Excuuuuuuuse me.

We’ll lose our pensions because of Trump (I really don’t get this one, but ….).

As for pensions, etc., et al … I don’t know about where you live, but I do know that pensions over the past eight years have gone the way of the dodo every where else. Insofar as your concerns of unions .... ummmm, that sound you hear is that of union jobs being sucked out  of the country for the past 22 years. Unions don't do anything anymore except collect dues. Sorry. (That's puerile on my part.... some unions are definitely needed, but let's not worry about what unions represent when all the jobs are in China, India and Mexico and have been for the past 22 years... at least. Heard of NAFTA and other unequal trade agreements? So has President-elect Trump. He doesn't consider them equal opportunity deals).

Donald Trump isn’t qualified to be president.

Qualifications? The last president Democrats elected was a community organizer and had a dismal voting record in his only elected office. And how long did he hold that office to garner all the “qualifications necessary” to be president? Not quite four years. Donald Trump is as big an unknown as Hillary Clinton would have been. The only thing Clinton has over Trump — experience wise — is a litany of failures in foreign policy.

We’re nervous with Trump as president.


Yes, we will have to see what President-elect Trump does … of course it will require the media to report the truth, something they have proved to be woefully incapable of doing so far, so I don’t hold out any high hopes.

28 October 2016

AND IT'S ONE, TWO, THREE, WHAT'RE ....

With my apologies to Country Joe and the Fish. — GPJ

And those of you too young to remember this ...Google it.

C'mon all of you Clinton fans
Hillary needs your defense again

She's got herself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Weiner's pants

Put down your pens and pick up your drawers
We're gonna have a whole lotta fun ...

And it's one, two, three, who're you votin' for
Don't tell me I know you'll still plan
On givin' us off to Iran 

And it's five, six, seven
Just like Watergate 

Whoa we ain't got time to wonder why
Whoopee, Hillary's gonna die ...

27 October 2016

REPORTING VOTER FRAUD on 11-8-16

Reporting Voter Fraud on November 8, 2016

(This will be updated as more contact info becomes available — GPJ)

As of a 0410 release by the FBI on October 27, 2016 … here are the US Attorney’s office contacts if you suspect voter fraud. I assume these are meant for those on either side of the aisle.

The main numbers (Washington, DC): Citizen complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767, by fax at 202-307-3961, by e-mail to voting.section@usdoj.gov, or by complaint form at http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/votintake/index.php .

District of Wyoming
In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on November 8, 2016, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, United States Attorney Crofts stated that AUSA/DEO Sprecher will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. She can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: 307-261-5542.

Central District of Illinois
Springfield:  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Gilmore, 217-492-4450;
Urbana:  Assistant U.S. Attorney David H. Hoff, 217-373-5875;
Peoria:  Assistant U.S. Attorney Darilynn J. Knauss, 309-671-7050; and,
Rock Island:  Assistant U.S. Attorney John K. Mehochko, 309-793-5884.

Southern District of Illinois
AUSA/DEO Smith will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. He can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: 618-628-3700, 618-628-3743 or 618-799-8775.

Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Attorney Stanton stated that AUSA Taylor will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. She can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: 901-544-4231.

Northern & Southern Districts of Iowa
United States Attorneys Techau and VanderSchel stated that District Election Officers will be on duty in the Northern and Southern Districts while the polls are open.  They can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: 319-363-6333 (Cedar Rapids) and 515-473-9300 (Des Moines).

Kansas
The FBI’s Kansas City Field Office will also have Special Agents available to receive allegations of election fraud, intimidation, suppression, and other election abuses. The public can provide information regarding possible election crimes to the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office’s toll-free hotline, 1-855-527-2847, or e-mail kcpctip@ic.fbi.gov.

Maine
United States Attorney Delahanty stated that DEOs Osborn and McCormack will be on duty in his office while the polls are open.  They can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: 207-771-3214 (AUSA Osborn) and 207-262-4615 (AUSA McCormack).
The principal Maine FBI field office can be reached by the public at 207-774-9322.

AAG Phyllis Gardiner may be contacted at the Attorney General’s Office by calling: 207-626-8880.   Deputy Secretary of State Flynn can be reached at 207-624-7650.  Attorney Zachary Heiden of the ACLU of Maine will be available at 207-650-9535.

(added 10-29-16 @0821)
California’s 34-County Eastern District
In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on November 8, 2016, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, DEO Khasigian will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. He can be reached by the public at: 916-554-2700 and 916-554-2723.

North Dakota
AUSA/DEO Volk will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. He can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: 701-530-2420.

Northern District of Mississippi

United States Attorney Adams stated that AUSA/DEO Coleman will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. He can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: 662-234-3351.

[Following added 10-29-16 @ 0904 EDT]


Southern District of W.Virgina
AUSA/DEO Wohl will be on duty in the Southern District of West Virginia while the polls are open. She can be reached by the public at the following telephone number:  304-345-2200.

Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky
AUSA/DEO Ken Taylor will be on duty in Lexington, while the polls are open.  He can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: (859) 685-4874 or (859) 321-9488.  AUSA/DEO Tom Dyke will be on duty in Louisville, while the polls are open. He can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: (502) 625-7042 or (502) 381-1886.

Detroit Area
AUSA/DEO Ison will be on duty in this District while the polls are open.  She can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: (313) 226-9567. In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.  The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at (313) 965-2323.

Massachusetts
Special Agents Kevin Sheahan available in Boston and Joe Brannan available in Springfield to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.  The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at (413) 732-0159.

Missouri
In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on Nov. 8, 2016, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, Daly will be on duty in this district while the polls are open.  He can be reached by the public at 816-426-3000. The FBI’s Kansas City Field Office will also have special agents available to receive allegations of election fraud, intimidation, suppression and other election abuses. The public can provide information regarding possible election crimes to the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office’s toll-free hotline, 1-855-527-2847, or email kcpctip@ic.fbi.gov.

District of Montana
United States Attorney Cotter stated that AUSA/DEO Lahr will be on duty in this District while the polls are open.  He can be reached by the public at 406-457-5268. In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.  The Helena FBI field office has designated Special Agent Mark Seyler, who can be reached by the public at 406-449-5182.

Northern District of New York State
AUSA Carl Eurenius in Syracuse can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: (315) 448-0672. AUSA Solomon Shinerock in Albany can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: (518) 431-0247. In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.  The Syracuse FBI field office can be reached by the public at (315) 422-0141. The Albany FBI Office can be reached by the public at (518) 465-7551.

Northern District of Texas
AUSA/DEO Compton will be on duty in this District while the polls are open.  The public may reach her at 682-667-6723. In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.  The Dallas FBI field office can be reached by the public at 972-559-5000.

Southern District of Indiana
United States Attorney Minkler stated that the DEO will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. The DEO can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: 317-226-6333. In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day. The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at 317-595-4000.

[following updated 02 November 2016]

New Jersey
U.S. Attorney’s Office will receive and respond to reports of election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote on Nov. 8, 2016. The Election Day Hotline – (888) 636-6596 – will be active Nov. 7, 2016 through Nov. 9, 2016, and will be staffed live on Election day in English and in Spanish.

Northern Florida
To respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on November 8, 2016, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, District Election Officer Christopher P. Canova will be on duty in this District while the polls are open.  He can be reached at (850) 942-8430.

The FBI will also have Special Agents available in each field office and resident agency in the Northern District of Florida to receive and respond to allegations of election fraud, voter intimidation, voter suppression, and other election abuses.  The FBI can be reached by the public at (904) 248-7000.