Thursday, October 23, 2014


No one can look at the news anymore and say, "gee things are going well." This has led to a dramatic shift toward Republican candidates, oblivious to the fact that they helped this catastrophe along just as much as the President and Supreme Court has. In most states, voting for either governor candidate seems iffy at best, while voting for just about any Republican Senator is plain suicide. Does no one remember that when the GOP had complete control of every avenue of government, they ran it into the ground? What great things will be accomplished by having two more years of gridlock? Beats me, but the average Republican sure thinks it's a great idea.
But the Democrats deserve their share of the blame as well. Their ad campaign has been laughable at best, ignoring hot topics issues like tuition hikes, pot legalization and a good jobs program for instead, reminding people that they too hate Obama and right leaning people should vote for them because of it. WTF? These people will NEVER vote for a democrat, even if Hitler were resurrected and ran on their ticket. So the left has completely ignored their base, which is much, much bigger than the right's, to focus on a group that they were never going to get. Unbelievable.

Obama has been no help, as his policies anger everyone, as the left sees him as way far right, while the right sees him as ultra-left. Ugh! The truth is, he's very much center-right, which at this point is not helping anyone. His support for Social Security cuts was ill advised at best and his continued talks for the TPP make me question his ability to lead. Lately, he has been giving speeches that say Senators are "voting for his policies," which might as well come out as "I club baby kittens to death and the Democrats like to watch." This has already appeared in numerous ads, reminding people that a vote for a democratic Senator is a vote for an approval of his failed policies. Now mind you, some, like the job programs he's offered, were killed by the GOP trying to score political points, but he does deserve some of the blame like the inexplicable rollout of Obamacare which sealed the democrats fate. And why is no one reminding anyone that the GOP shut down the government over a snit and cost businesses nationwide billions in lost revenue? It doesn't help that at a recent speech in Maryland, hoards of people fled for the exits, not interested in hearing what Obama had to say, which is kind of telling.
Michelle Obama is faring no better lately with her ill advised, yet well meaning, push for healthier school lunches. This would be well and good if the companies supplying school lunches also were not feeding the same slop to prisoners, not to mention the fact that schools are cash strapped due to Republican tax cuts and cannot afford healthier meals. Recent pictures show maggots, super small lunches and inedible food and as a result, many kids are going hungry instead. Michelle Obama's world is different from the rest of ours and we cannot afford to eat organic and healthy as we have to pay taxes, rent, insurance, bills and then food. Her heart was in the right place but this whole eat healthy thing has got to stop.

Then there is the DOJ, who better get someone new in there stat, because they only have till the end of the year and then the Senate is going to go Republican, short of a meltdown or surge in democratic voters. Right now, in one of the most under-reported stories of the year, the DOJ is being investigated for corruption charges that stem from allegations it made versus Sierra Pacific and a wildfire. This is from

In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California.

In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new evidence and disclosures are being taken seriously by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California—as they should be. In a shocking action, Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California.
Sierra Pacific Industries and other defendants were compelled to pay $55 million to the United States over a period of five years and transfer 22,500 acres of land to settle massive litigation brought against them by the United States alleging that they caused a 2007 fire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. Sierra Pacific has always maintained that the fire started elsewhere and that the state and federal investigators and Department attorneys lied. Now that settlement may go up in smoke because of the new evidence of outrageous misconduct by the federal prosecutors and the investigators from state and federal offices, as well as findings earlier this year by a state judge.

In an extraordinary development, Judge England, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, ordered the recusal of all the Eastern District judges from the case because of serious allegations that the Court itself was defrauded by the government in the original prosecution. To avoid any appearance of partiality, he has referred the case to Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to appoint a judge from outside the Eastern District to handle the case going forward. Judge Kozinski has excoriated prosecutors for failing to meet their legal and ethical obligations.

The order notes that the defendants filed an action this week to set aside the $55 million settlement because, as the defendants allege, “the United States presented false evidence to the Defendants and the Court; advanced arguments to the Court premised on that false evidence; or, for which material evidence had been withheld, and obtaining court rulings based thereon; prepared key Moonlight Fire investigators for depositions, and allowed them to repeatedly give false testimony about the most important aspects of their investigation; and failed to disclose the facts and circumstances associated with the Moonlight Fire lead investigator’s direct financial interest in the outcome of the investigation arising from an illegal bank account that has since been exposed and terminated.”

The Sacramento Bee reported on the Defendant’s filing. Indeed, the Defendants’ motion informs us that a former Assistant United States Attorney came forward and disclosed that he believes that he was removed from the original prosecution by “his boss, David Shelledy, chief of the civil division in the United States Attorney’s office,” because he “rebuffed” pressure to “engage in unethical conduct as a lawyer.” Of course, like other former prosecutors who were unethical, Mr. Shelledy is to receive Attorney General Holder’s highest award for excellence—this week.

The entire original prosecution against Sierra Pacific appears to have been driven by the Department of Justice’s interest in hitting a “deep pocket” for millions of dollars of revenue. The Defendants’ motion to set aside the settlement reveals a series of fraudulent acts by federal and state authorities that defiles our system of justice.
A California state judge, Leslie C. Nichols, in a related state case issued orders earlier this year describing what he called “egregious,” “pervasive,” and “reprehensible” abuses in the investigation and prosecution amounting to “government corruption.” He found the state case to “betray the primary purpose of the judicial system—to reveal the truth.” He awarded $32 million in fees and expenses to the Defendants, finding as the Sacramento Bee reports, that the state agency, Cal Fire, “withheld some documents, destroyed other evidence and ‘engaged in a systematic campaign of misdirection with the purpose of recovering money’ from Sierra Pacific.”

 Does anyone disagree that Eric Holder has been terrible at his job, joining a long list that goes back decades to find anyone worth while? Why is our top cop always someone who seems to be more interested in government excesses than reigning them in?

This is why the democrats are most likely going to lose, and lose big, come November. They have forgotten what they were elected to do. Let's remind them this November by showing up and getting rid of some of the Republican douchebags that will sink this country forever. Or stay home and prepare for a whole lot of nothing. Your choice.

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