WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal judge in Maryland today granted the Military Voter Protection Project’s request for a preliminary injunction to ensure that Maryland’s military members have sufficient time to vote in November. Under the terms of the order, the Maryland State Board of Elections will be required to count all military and overseas absentee ballots so long as the ballot has been cast on or before Election Day and is returned by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2010.
The MVP Project filed this case after the Maryland State Board of Elections sent military voters an absentee ballot that only contained federal races. While the State Board subsequently mailed absentee ballots with both federal and state races, these ballots were not mailed until October 8, 2010. The MVP Project argued that the federal only ballot did not comply with federal or state law. As for the October 8 ballot, the MVP Project argued that military members would not have sufficient time to receive and return their absentee ballots, especially if they were serving in a war zone.
The federal judge agreed with the MVP Project’s constitutional argument. In particular, the court pointed to well established mail delivery times to war zones, which indicate that mail delivery to and from a war zone may take as much as 36 days. The court further noted that even after the mail arrives in Iraq or Afghanistan, there is no guarantee that the military member will receive it that day. The court determined that Maryland simply failed to provide military voters with sufficient time to receive and return their state absentee ballots. This failure, according to the court, placed an unconstitutional burden on their right to vote.
“We are thrilled with the court’s decision today,” said Eric Eversole, the Executive Director of the MVP Project. “The decision helps to ensure that our men and women in uniform, even those stationed in war zones, will have time to vote in all Maryland elections—not just federal races. It merely provides a little extra time for their ballots to be returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. It is the least we can do for them.”
The Republican Party has set up a Hotline for election day, 1-888-775-8117, which will be staffed by attorneys, to handle polling issues and possible voter fraud or intimidation. If folks even guess that it might be taking place, they should call for free advice.
In communities throughout the U.S., voter rolls still contain the names of people who have died. This is one of the leading avenues for vote fraud. You can help purge the rolls and prevent the “Night of the Voting Dead” by visiting
In an attempt to prevent voter fraud — namely, votes being attributed to the deceased — one Virginia tea party activist has launched the tongue in cheek Tea Party Paranormal Society. Mark Lloyd established the site as a way to educate fellow tea partiers on preventing election fraud in Tuesday’s pivotal midterm election.
Instructions listed on the site urge readers to collect lists of the recently deceased and use it to compare against and purge their local voter rolls by notifying party officials or official poll watchers.
Lloyd’s site also includes this fun featurette, a remake of the “Night of the Living Dead” dubbed “Night of the Voting Dead.” The video message warns about so-called dead voters, “whose stolen names vote for the living, feeding voraciously on the body politic.”
Have you ever seen a boxing match where one of the fighters is on the ropes, taking blow after blow?
Picture what happens next: He falls with a thud, gets back up on his feet at the count of nine, pulls himself together, and unexpectedly knocks out the boxer who had him cornered just a few moments earlier.
That’s exactly what could happen on Election Day.
We do have dozens of Pelosi Democrats on the ropes right now. But these races are so close that they could go either way. As I’ve said before, we can’t count the Democrats out until we knock them out.
Here’s the problem:
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Unions and Democrats are scared. They should be.
Very soon, Democrats and their union bosses’ worst fears may soon be realized and, if they cannot continue their slight of hand, it may threaten their very existence. While it is true that Democrats and their union bosses are facing possibly debilitating losses on November 2nd, they are hiding the really bad news from voters until after November 2nd.
Do you remember that promise we heard back in 2008 about transparency? Democrats and, in particular, then-candidate Barack Obama stated emphatically that “transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” What a joke that was. Well, it’s time to shed some light on the house of cards that is about to come crashing down on Democrats’ and union bosses’ heads.
~For those unfamiliar with my old friend Sami, here’s some background…
Fawaz Damra, then the imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, introduces Sami Al-Arian for a speech and fundraising session. For years, Al-Arian insisted he and his Islamic Committee for Palestine had no connection to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. He maintained that position even after this video was released though the video shows he does not react to Damra’s introduction.
Al-Arian was sentenced on May 1, 2006, to 57 months in prison (which includes 38 months time served) and has agreed to be deported after serving the prison term.
At Al-Arian’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Court Judge James Moody called Al-Arian a “master manipulator,” adding “[y]ou looked your neighbors in the eyes and said you had nothing to do with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. This trial exposed that as a lie.”
~Which brings us to today & the fact this virus called Sami is still around. He should have been sent out of our country! The best thing that came out of this for me is I met Steve Emerson about 8 years ago, because of Sami’s crimes. So for that Sami, I thank you. ~JP
U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema has canceled a hearing to determine the fate of the contempt prosecution of Sami Al-Arian which was scheduled for this morning. In a one-page order, Brinkema said “that a hearing on these issues is not necessary. The parties have fully briefed their positions and the Court is working on an opinion which addresses all relevant issues.”
Prosecutors asked for the hearing in late August, and the hearing date has been set since Sept. 8, court records show. It is not known why Brinkema waited until the last minute to decide a hearing wasn’t needed, or how long it take for her to produce a written order. As explained in the original story below, the issues pending before the court have been stagnant since April 2009.
We’ve been waiting for it and expecting it, knowing that it would happen. Obama’s October surprise has landed (pun intended), or so it would seem.
How convenient! Five days before the November 2nd election, Obama comes up with a so-called “credible” security alert and takes the opportunity to “brief” Americans (on TV of course, with the ubiquitous teleprompter) on how competent he is and how in-control the government is of this terrorist threat from Yemen. F-15’s were reported to be shadowing an airplane that was coming in from Yemen, over Canadian airspace, before it landed at JFK. As we all know, Yemen is the hotbed of Al Queda-sponsored terrorist activity, at the hands of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, who turned traitor, or so we are told. Does anyone trust what government tells us these days? ~ME personally? NO! ~JP
Anwar al-Awlaki was seen having dinner at the Pentagon, before he bolted America to take up residence in Yemen and direct some dastardly attacks on America. (i.e. the Christmas underwear bomber, the Fort Hood shooting and the Times Square Bomber) Yeah, you bet. Al-Awlaki must be a bad guy, no doubt.
Now it is possible that the October 29th threat was real and that Obama is doing what he is supposed to be doing as Commander-in-Chief and our intelligence agencies are johnny-on-the-spot with all the current international intrigue and terrorist plots. We certainly hope so. But damn the timing is suspect.
Having said all that, let’s take another tack on this potential October surprise. Many in the world, at the highest level, (government elite, money changers and power brokers) want to see Obama and the Democrats remain in power in America, for a whole host of reasons. Could it be that this whole event was a staged terrorist attempt to challenge American security (with a little help from Great Britain), five days before the American election, knowing full well that we would discover the plot and Obama would be able to go on Television and look all presidential, thereby influencing the election?
Or, could it be that the top echelon in the Obama administration knew all this was happening~SUSPECT weeks ago and scrambled our fighter jets on a Yemen passenger airplane this very day (by presidential order), in order to heighten the event to an international news story? Clever, if it is so.
People in America have grown so cynical about their government, that these kinds of thoughts run through their heads on a daily basis. Secrecy has replaced transparency. Closed door meetings have replaced open government. A huge segment of the American people believe in the most outlandish conspiracy theories. Hmmm! We wonder why?
Legislation, that is contrary to every element of freedom and liberty under our Constitution, is shoved down America’s throat by this president and the Democrat-controlled Congress, with arrogance and malice aforethought. Trust, honor, integrity, honesty and morality have gone the way of the now extinct Do-do bird. In their place we find corruption, double dealing, waste, fraud and abuse of our money and our government institutions. Everything is for sale to the highest bidder, whether they are international interests, corporations, unions, or special interest groups.
Whether the October 29th threat is real, or is an attempt to influence the election, November 2, 2010 must be a repudiation of everything that Obama and the Democrats stand for. America has few chances of survival as a Republic before it descends into irretrievable socialism and national bankruptcy. November 2nd had better be a substantial start of taking back a country that has gone horribly wrong, under a regime and a party that talks all nice and fuzzy about American values, freedom and liberty and then turns around and spits in America’s eye with every stroke of their traitorous pens.
Long live our Constitutional Republic, under a proud flag of freedom.
The United Kingdom’s spy chief today asserted that WMD proliferation among nations could have more widespread effects than terrorist strikes on Western targets, Reuters reported (see GSN, Oct. 21).
The remarks by Secret Intelligence Service head John Sawers to a London audience followed the government’s recently released National Security Strategy, which cited a terrorism attack on the United Kingdom as a greater threat than a nuclear strike.
“Terrorism is difficult enough, and despite our collective efforts, an attack may well get through. The human cost would be huge,” said Sawers, who leads the foreign-intelligence gathering agency popularly known as MI6. “But our country, our democratic system, will not be brought down by a typical terrorist attack.”
“The dangers of proliferation of nuclear weapons and chemical and biological weapons are more far-reaching. It can alter the whole balance of power in a region,” he said (William Maclean, Reuters I, Oct. 28).
Sawers also said there was a strong need for vigorous vetting of intelligence findings, citing failures leading up to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which was based largely on the assertion that the Hussein regime possessed weapons of mass destruction. Following the invasion, no operational arsenals or indicators of active WMD programs were found.
Intelligence surrounding the war and the role British leaders played in promoting the invasion have been subject to widespread public criticism and a special inquiry into the matter is ongoing (see GSN, Aug. 2).
A 2004 government investigation known as the Butler Review determined the Blair administration was wrong to not include disclaimers from spy officials on the value of information contained in the government’s September 2002 dossier, which was used to build a case for toppling Hussein’s regime.
Sawers said he was assured his agency had put in place the advice of the Butler Review, which called for reforms to make certain there is “effective scrutiny and validation of human intelligence sources.”
“Sources of intelligence have to be rigorously evaluated and their reports have to be honestly weighed alongside all other information. Those who produce it, and those who want to use it have to put intelligence in a wider context,” Sawers said (William Maclean, Reuters II, Oct. 28).
~Per Catherine Herridge FNC right now as I post, there are at least TWO DOZEN packages total they are trying to locate!
~UPDATE # 2 Yemen Police Reportedly Arrest a Woman Suspected of Sending Explosive Parcels to U.S.
WASHINGTON– Yemeni authorities are checking dozens more packages in a search for the terrorists who tried to mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues in a brazen plot that heightened fears of a new Al Qaeda terror attack.
In Dubai, where one of the two bombs was found in a FedEx shipment from Yemen, police said it contained a powerful explosive and bore the hallmarks of Al Qaeda.
The other package was found at an airport in central England. Preliminary tests indicated both packages contained PETN, a powerful industrial explosive and the same chemical used in the attempted Christmas attack, U.S. officials said.
The radical U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who now is in hiding in Yemen. He has been linked in the Christmas attack and has inspired other terrorists with his messages advocating violence. Also hiding in Yemen is Samir Khan, an American who declared himself a traitor and helps produce Al Qaeda propaganda.
U.S. intelligence officials warned last month that terrorists hoped to mail chemical and biological materials as part of an attack on the United States and other Western countries. The alert came in a Sept. 23 bulletin from the Homeland Security Department obtained by The Associated Press.
Since the failed Christmas bombing, Yemen has been a focus for U.S. counterterrorism officials.
A UAE official told the Associated Press late Friday that an “explosive device” in Dubai was found in a courier company’s regional hub, though it was reported that no explosives were found on board the flight that landed in JFK.
Later Friday night, JFK authorities also investigated a British Airways jetliner arriving from London. A spokeswoman for the airline did not say why Flight 115 was targeted or if the jet was carrying any cargo from Yemen, the Associated Press reported.
FedEx reported earlier that a suspicious package was found at its Dubai facility.
Another package, found on a UPS plane at East Midlands Airport in central England, contained what looked like a toner cartridge with white powder and wires coming out of it.
SAN’A, Yemen—The scope and sophistication of Friday’s apparent attempt to deliver explosive-laden parcels to the United States casts renewed attention on al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate— which has drawn Yemen’s government, with U.S. backing, into an increasingly bloody ground war.
Some U.S. officials see this al Qaeda branch, known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as a critical threat to U.S. security—on par with the one from Osama bin Laden’s group, presumed to be operating along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Authorities in Dubai intercepted an explosive device bound for a Chicago-area Jewish institution aboard a cargo jet, officials disclosed Friday, triggering a worldwide alert and fears that al-Qaida was attempting to carry out fresh terror attacks.
A second package — like the first, shipped from Yemen — was discovered aboard a plane in England. It, too, was addressed to a Jewish organization in the Chicago area, although there was no immediate confirmation about its contents.
Several other cargo planes at airports along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States also were searched, and officials said no explosives were found.
My advice to all election polling places, and I mean ALL, is to keep your eyes and ears open for unorthodox behavior not just during hours of voting, but before and after when sneaky hands can deface or change voting results.
And don’t think that these sleazy, unprincipled, conscienceless predators from ACORN, or whatever names they now sport to cover their past sins for which they have yet to be punished, are not benefactors for the liberals.
Also, don’t ignore any organized labor union thugs who you see lurking anywhere near where voting is being conducted. Another group that bears watching is the infamous Black Panthers, fresh off getting their voter intimidation conduct charges squashed by their soul-brothers, Attorney General Eric Holder and his boss the BIG “O”.
The reason for these warnings are the expected large gains of conservative candidates over the rapidly deteriorating hold on our government by the socialist-communist liberal Democrats.
Michael Goodwin, a New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor posted an article on October 25, 2010 online at FoxNews.com titled, “Why the U.S. Is Turning to the Right”. (Recommended Read by ~JP) In that piece he quotes a “Conservative friend, wise about human nature and politics, summarizing his views this way: ‘Liberals don’t think they have any politics. They think they are in a state of nature. Only those who disagree with them are unnatural.’
That struck me as being the gist of what I have been saying in my own columns right here at Canada Free Press for many months. The only thing that I add is that I also believe these liberal cretins are not only highly unnatural, but dishonestly and illegally so as well. And I liked it when Goodwin added, “Less than two years after the arc of history seemed to favor them, the high priests of liberal orthodoxy are on the run.”
I don’t know if I would have dignified these practitioners of stealth and trustless-ness with the righteous sounding title of ‘high priest’; I personally would have preferred ‘‘low-lifes’’ a far more befitting term.
Goodwin warns though, that these sneaks (my word not his) won’t go away quietly. And he is so right. Just observe even on the LameStream Media the number of attack ads consisting of dredged up nonsensical trash and lies that they are spinning against anyone who challenges any of their positions or words.
Character assassination is the paramount ingredient of their messages most so vaguely disguised that a closer take of their rants do not disclose any clearly specific charges, just rants in general that can be applied safely without breaking any laws.
Of course, to placate some of their numb and mindless supporters, they always add or include that their targets are racists and heavily into racism. Hey, no big deal, I get that all the time when I talk about Obama. They say I’m a racist and a bigot. Might as well add that bigot word too; makes for a more intelligent statement, and believe me, they lack a lot of intelligence in their lashing.
These attacks, as Goodwin points out, are “desperate and dangerous, astonishingly reckless in their attacks on the majority of Americans who commit the secular sin of disagreement.”
And people shouldn’t be surprised when they hear about more liberal “dirty tricks” at the polls. Well-informed and reliable friend Michelle Malkin, the super journalist for Human Events, says in her column on Wednesday, “The Left’s Voter Fraud Whitewash” that ‘Democrats are claiming that Republican efforts to uncover fraudulent actions BEFORE the voting are just “racist” scare tactics designed to frighten and suppress the votes of minorities and the poor.’
Now doesn’t that sound just exactly like what you would expect these worthless crooks to say? To offset any investigations into fraudulent practices of their own, they immediately claim them to be “racist” (their favorite put down) and of course it’s always against the minorities and the poor. Who else? The rich and famous? Not very likely.
As Malkin puts it, “these statements fly in the face of dozens of felony voter fraud convictions across the country over the past two election cycles—and that’s just among ACORN-tied cases.”
Adam Bitely of GetLiberty.org asked online October26. 2010, “Did you know that the SEIU represents the voting machine technicians in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada? Is it any surprise, as reported yesterday, that there was a voting glitch in Clark County, Nevada? The glitch caused Harry Reid’s name to be automatically checked on the ballot before voters had indicated who were they were supporting.”
What happened during the early voting in Nevada was that when a voter touched the spot to vote for Sharron Angle a check mark would appear next to Harry Reid’s name. Coincidence or SEIU? And did you know that SEIU is the most corrupt labor union and the second largest? I wonder how they got the job of maintaining the voting machines with the negative record of honesty that they possess. You don’t suppose Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had anything to do with it, do you?
According to Bitely, “It is particularly troubling that Clark County has put the uber left-wing SEIU Local 1107 in charge of their voting machines.”
So there you have it folks; our elections are hanging by threads in places where corrupt unions have any degree of nearness to the actual voting processes; or where large black goons dressed in their most intimidating black leathers stand menacingly staring at white voters who may or may not even be Conservative Republicans.
Thefts, dirty tricks, intimidations machine manipulations will be the order of the day at a lot of polls; report anything that doesn’t look right or feel right. Don’t let them STEAL our elections. The continuation in office of the liberal Democrats will bring about an absolute Socialist state, ABSOLUTELY.
Oh and BTW: Thanks to the liberal Democrats there are places in the US where our military heroes overseas will ONCE AGAIN be unable to vote due to late mailing of the ballots to them. This is a typical liberal move to block the large number of conservative ballots submitted by the military. And it should be punished by huge jail sentences for the perpetrators also known as just plain: “TRAITORS”.
Do yourself and the rest of the law-abiding, God-and country-loving, family values advocate citizens a favor and vote ONLY for the Conservative candidates so that our country may continue to live the good and just lives that our Founding Fathers planned for us.
To vote otherwise is to invite the takeover of the country by the corrupt United Nations dictators.