Comments for Maine Democrats http://mainedemocrats.org A Wicked Handy Guide to Maine Politics Sun, 02 Sep 2007 12:18:52 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.1.2 Comment on Craig: Heterosexual from the Waist Up by AtrueMainer http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/30/craig-guilty-until-proven-heterosexual/#comment-34789 AtrueMainer Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:50:59 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/30/craig-guilty-until-proven-heterosexual/#comment-34789 "possibly Democrats…" but nobody crucifies THEM..... Why the bias ? They're all the same. . . . “possibly Democrats…” but nobody crucifies THEM…..

Why the bias ? They’re all the same. . . .

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Alter'Nathan Bader http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34783 Alter'Nathan Bader Tue, 28 Aug 2007 01:27:13 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34783 If this were real reform, why isn't this fine group of upstanding lawyers offering their help to reform the electoral system in the entire country so all votes would count toward their intended candidates? Why not? Because this is not about reform for the purpose of empowering all the voters, it's reform to empower the CA republican voters in order to keep the white house in republican POWER Just like Florida 2000, the Republicans are again setting into action plans to win the white house at any cost. They will do any thing including lying, stealing, and cheating to keep themselves in POWER. Florida 2000 was the proof of how weak and spineless both political parties have become. Republican cheaters, stealing the white house from the lame back boneless Democrats will go down in history as the beginning of the fall of democracy in the United States of America. This is not the Republican party of the people, this is some twisted diseased corporate machine that feeds on war and world domination, and will stop at nothing to maintain its power. God help us. - Alter'Nathan Bader If this were real reform, why isn’t this fine group of upstanding lawyers offering their help to reform the electoral system in the entire country so all votes would count toward their intended candidates?

Why not?
Because this is not about reform for the purpose of empowering all the voters, it’s reform to empower the CA republican voters in order to keep the white house in republican POWER

Just like Florida 2000, the Republicans are again setting into action plans to win the white house at any cost.

They will do any thing including lying, stealing, and cheating to keep themselves in POWER.

Florida 2000 was the proof of how weak and spineless both political parties have become. Republican cheaters, stealing the white house from the lame back boneless Democrats will go down in history as the beginning of the fall of democracy in the United States of America.

This is not the Republican party of the people, this is some twisted diseased corporate machine that feeds on war and world domination, and will stop at nothing to maintain its power.

God help us.

- Alter’Nathan Bader

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Mario http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34779 Mario Sat, 25 Aug 2007 17:57:05 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34779 jcourrier, will and MD, you make yourselves so blatantly internet covert operatives pushing the GOP secret agenda of controlling election results...and as far as "getting over" the 2000 elections, Florida's karma payback is a bitch...how many times does Fla cities ravaged by hurricanes look like Baghdad? jcourrier, will and MD, you make yourselves so blatantly internet covert operatives pushing the GOP secret agenda of controlling election results…and as far as “getting over” the 2000 elections, Florida’s karma payback is a bitch…how many times does Fla cities ravaged by hurricanes look like Baghdad?

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Comment on Brain Damage Me Elmo: Mattel Recalls Tainted Toys. Guess Where They Were Made. by hhhh http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/02/brain-damage-me-elmo-mattel-recalls-tainted-toys-guess-where-they-were-made/#comment-34772 hhhh Thu, 23 Aug 2007 03:56:05 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/02/brain-damage-me-elmo-mattel-recalls-tainted-toys-guess-where-they-were-made/#comment-34772 No matter where these toys were made, they already passed the Quality Control of Mattel!! Which means that Mattel only cares more about the big margins, rather than the lead poisoning. Otherwise, Mattel won't buy its toys from China AT THE VERY FIRST PLACE!!! No matter where these toys were made, they already passed the Quality Control of Mattel!! Which means that Mattel only cares more about the big margins, rather than the lead poisoning. Otherwise, Mattel won’t buy its toys from China AT THE VERY FIRST PLACE!!!

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Comment on Global Mooning and Glacier Shrinkage by AtrueMainer http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/20/global-mooning-and-glacier-shrinkage/#comment-34770 AtrueMainer Wed, 22 Aug 2007 21:46:40 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/20/global-mooning-and-glacier-shrinkage/#comment-34770 Life goes on...... "Norway is concerned that its national animal, the moose, is harming the climate by emitting an estimated 2,100 kilos [4,630 pounds] of carbon dioxide a year through its belching and farting," reports Der Spiegel: Norwegian newspapers, citing research from Norway's technical university, said a motorist would have to drive 13,000 kilometers in a car to emit as much CO2 as a moose does in a year. So not only man but animals cause global warming. Apparently the only way to preserve life on earth is to wipe out life on earth. WSJ-Best of the web today Life goes on……
“Norway is concerned that its national animal, the moose, is harming the climate by emitting an estimated 2,100 kilos [4,630 pounds] of carbon dioxide a year through its belching and farting,” reports Der Spiegel:

Norwegian newspapers, citing research from Norway’s technical university, said a motorist would have to drive 13,000 kilometers in a car to emit as much CO2 as a moose does in a year.

So not only man but animals cause global warming.

Apparently the only way to preserve life on earth is to wipe out life on earth.

WSJ-Best of the web today

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Gary Michael Coutin http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34765 Gary Michael Coutin Wed, 22 Aug 2007 03:15:23 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34765 Dear Sir, The Electoral College violates the Declaration of Independence in many ways. It does not treat Americans as created equal, it converts their inalienable rights into mere privileges, and violates government with the consent of the governed (the greater truth goes with the greater number" Detocqueville). If the Declaration of Independence is binding then the Electoral College is unconstitutional. (1783 a slave named Quok Walker sues his slavemaster in Massachusetts arging that the words "all men are created equal" makes the slavery then existing in that statee. The Supreme Court of Massachusetts agrees with the slave and abolishes slavery in that state. The Declaration of Independence is the Supreme law of the state of Nevada and all post Civil War States. See Congressional enabling act and the Constitution of the state of Nevada. http://www.nevadaobserver.com/The Way to Statehood (1935).htm. The supremacy of the Declaration over the Constitution was inserted into the Constitutions and enabling acts of all states of the Union admitted after the Gettysburg Address. Therefore, the Electoral College violates the supreme law of the State of Nevada because the Declaration is the Supreme Law in Nevada and not the Slaveholder's Constitution of 1787. Yours truly Gary Michael Coutin, Esquire Dear Sir,

The Electoral College violates the Declaration of Independence in many ways. It does not treat Americans as created equal, it converts their inalienable rights into mere privileges, and violates government with the consent of the governed (the greater truth goes with the greater number” Detocqueville).

If the Declaration of Independence is binding then the Electoral College is unconstitutional. (1783 a slave named Quok Walker sues his slavemaster in Massachusetts arging that the words “all men are created equal” makes the slavery then existing in that statee. The Supreme Court of Massachusetts agrees with the slave and abolishes slavery in that state.

The Declaration of Independence is the Supreme law of the state of Nevada and all post Civil War States. See Congressional enabling act and the Constitution of the state of Nevada. http://www.nevadaobserver.com/The Way to Statehood (1935).htm. The supremacy of the Declaration over the Constitution was inserted into the Constitutions and enabling acts of all states of the Union admitted after the Gettysburg Address.

Therefore, the Electoral College violates the supreme law of the State of Nevada because the Declaration is the Supreme Law in Nevada and not the Slaveholder’s Constitution of 1787.

Yours truly

Gary Michael Coutin, Esquire

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Comment on Made in China Airlines by AtrueMainer http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/20/made-in-china-airlines/#comment-34764 AtrueMainer Wed, 22 Aug 2007 01:04:22 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/20/made-in-china-airlines/#comment-34764 This is already all over the news...... What's your point ? This is already all over the news……
What’s your point ?

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Comment on Mr. Kuldip Singh Nag’s Unregistered Van Nets Five Days in the Hospital by Alex http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/04/11/mr-kuldip-singh-nags-unregistered-van-nets-five-days-in-the-hospital/#comment-34763 Alex Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:50:52 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/04/11/mr-kuldip-singh-nags-unregistered-van-nets-five-days-in-the-hospital/#comment-34763 Investigation clears officer - shows Sikh to be lying. Where is the apology from the racist Sikhs who immediately sided with someone based SOLELY on RACE? SALDEF is a racist organization. Investigation clears officer - shows Sikh to be lying. Where is the apology from the racist Sikhs who immediately sided with someone based SOLELY on RACE? SALDEF is a racist organization.

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by MN http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34748 MN Sat, 18 Aug 2007 05:57:16 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34748 Another Republican attempt to steal votes. IF the true idea was to prompt more voters to get out, and give one-person/one-vote, then a national referendum should be proposed to do away with the electoral system altogether, have all states with the same system. This would be a tradional Republican dream. Wonder how many current Bush-type Republicans would go for that version? Another Republican attempt to steal votes.

IF the true idea was to prompt more voters to get out, and give one-person/one-vote, then a national referendum should be proposed to do away with the electoral system altogether, have all states with the same system. This would be a tradional Republican dream.

Wonder how many current Bush-type Republicans would go for that version?

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by MD http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34747 MD Sat, 18 Aug 2007 05:06:45 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34747 What a fantastic idea! I live in Calif and would like my vote to count. What a fantastic idea! I live in Calif and would like my vote to count.

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Comment on 2008 Election: Alternatives to Electronic Voting…Wikipediavote, Ticketmaster by Lani Massey Brown http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/17/2008-election-alternatives-to-electronic-votingwikipediavote-ticketmaster/#comment-34745 Lani Massey Brown Fri, 17 Aug 2007 16:40:11 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/17/2008-election-alternatives-to-electronic-votingwikipediavote-ticketmaster/#comment-34745 Is Manilla to blame? Although there’s plenty of blame to spread around, I don’t believe it sticks on poor Manilla for trying to comply with cheaper-faster production. Top down, not bottom up. Last week on NPR, Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning unwittingly drilled to the core of the voting machine problem when he asked if the amount of time spent in defending the voting system or trying to prove to the public that it’s accurate and secure is worth the effort. He said we should be spending our time running good elections. You can't run a good election if your machines don't work. If our vendors and elections officials had spent the time upfront following good-business practices, we wouldn't be facing another questionable election. The problem isn't that our voting machines are flawed. The real problem is that they didn’t find the failures before the machines were purchased. We're not picking out speak-and-spell toys here. We're running a country. And while we're at it we should be taking a look at our election laws to bring them on par with technology. The big-picture problem isn’t that the machines intermittently spew out bad results. It's the legal aftermath in which election laws should demand a re-do instead of permitting HUMAN INTERPRETATION of election results and human solutions to high-tech problems. If we are to secure one voter, one vote…every-time integrity in our election process, we must implement high-bar guidelines for voting machine providers and elections officials to uphold. Moreover, until we fix our election laws to protect us from machine and human error, and human interpretation of election results, our election process will continue to be broken. Lani Massey Brown, MARGIN OF ERROR: BALLOTS OF STRAW, a novel of political intrigue. In Miami, when Florida's election is stolen, only one woman stands in the way of the governor's fast-track to the White House…one woman and the man sent to spy on her. Is Manilla to blame? Although there’s plenty of blame to spread around, I don’t believe it sticks on poor Manilla for trying to comply with cheaper-faster production. Top down, not bottom up.

Last week on NPR, Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning unwittingly drilled to the core of the voting machine problem when he asked if the amount of time spent in defending the voting system or trying to prove to the public that it’s accurate and secure is worth the effort. He said we should be spending our time running good elections.

You can’t run a good election if your machines don’t work. If our vendors and elections officials had spent the time upfront following good-business practices, we wouldn’t be facing another questionable election. The problem isn’t that our voting machines are flawed. The real problem is that they didn’t find the failures before the machines were purchased. We’re not picking out speak-and-spell toys here. We’re running a country. And while we’re at it we should be taking a look at our election laws to bring them on par with technology. The big-picture problem isn’t that the machines intermittently spew out bad results. It’s the legal aftermath in which election laws should demand a re-do instead of permitting HUMAN INTERPRETATION of election results and human solutions to high-tech problems.

If we are to secure one voter, one vote…every-time integrity in our election process, we must implement high-bar guidelines for voting machine providers and elections officials to uphold. Moreover, until we fix our election laws to protect us from machine and human error, and human interpretation of election results, our election process will continue to be broken.

Lani Massey Brown, MARGIN OF ERROR: BALLOTS OF STRAW, a novel of political intrigue. In Miami, when Florida’s election is stolen, only one woman stands in the way of the governor’s fast-track to the White House…one woman and the man sent to spy on her.

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Rubicon http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34741 Rubicon Thu, 16 Aug 2007 22:33:55 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34741 In truth, this approach should be used nationwide. Popular voter could become a real mess, especially with so many districts using so many different systems. Still, the real issue is some people fail to vote because their state has gone historically one way or the other. District representation will provide a more balanced vote & represent more of the voters, than the current system. Many opposed to this are so because they think their party may become the dominant party. While at issue is elected representation that represents as many of the different constituencies as possible and fair. In my state, the big cities always go Democrat, while the rural areas tend mostly Republican, but not definitely. By using districts as the distributor of Electoral Votes, the state vote would better represent the mood of voters election to election. But one party would not be guaranteed the vote. And that is the issue. No party should be guaranteed the vote! If all we are interested in is having "my" party win, then we already have polarized chaos. And, sooner or later one of those parties that are guaranteed power will enact legislation that totally hobbles the efforts of their opponents, forever! That definitely is not fair or representative of the people! I think the idea is terrific & it permits more voters to become more involved & feel they do make a difference! That is what America is all about! In truth, this approach should be used nationwide. Popular voter could become a real mess, especially with so many districts using so many different systems.

Still, the real issue is some people fail to vote because their state has gone historically one way or the other. District representation will provide a more balanced vote & represent more of the voters, than the current system.

Many opposed to this are so because they think their party may become the dominant party. While at issue is elected representation that represents as many of the different constituencies as possible and fair.

In my state, the big cities always go Democrat, while the rural areas tend mostly Republican, but not definitely. By using districts as the distributor of Electoral Votes, the state vote would better represent the mood of voters election to election. But one party would not be guaranteed the vote. And that is the issue. No party should be guaranteed the vote!

If all we are interested in is having “my” party win, then we already have polarized chaos. And, sooner or later one of those parties that are guaranteed power will enact legislation that totally hobbles the efforts of their opponents, forever! That definitely is not fair or representative of the people!

I think the idea is terrific & it permits more voters to become more involved & feel they do make a difference! That is what America is all about!

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Gars L http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34740 Gars L Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:35:33 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34740 Republicans know very well that this can only be done in California because of the relative ease to fund ballot initiates. They have no intention of bringing the same 'fairness' to Texas or any other Republican leaning states. Every election cycle there is a new cynical scam to steal votes, and this is merely the latest effort. There is also another effort by the Republicans to scapegoat brown people as they did in the 1990's. Hopefully both efforts will backfire on them as it did in the 90's. Republicans know very well that this can only be done in California because of the relative ease to fund ballot initiates. They have no intention of bringing the same ‘fairness’ to Texas or any other Republican leaning states.

Every election cycle there is a new cynical scam to steal votes, and this is merely the latest effort. There is also another effort by the Republicans to scapegoat brown people as they did in the 1990’s. Hopefully both efforts will backfire on them as it did in the 90’s.

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Adam H http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34739 Adam H Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:40:16 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34739 If you don't like your vote being clumped with all the others in your state, why are these people ok with simply making the clumps smaller? If you really want electoral reform, try the procedure outlined at www.nationalpopularvote.com where EVERYONE's vote counts the same no matter where you live -- and it ensures that the candidate with truly the most votes across the country wins the election instead of using this antiquated electoral college mumbo jumbo. If you don’t like your vote being clumped with all the others in your state, why are these people ok with simply making the clumps smaller? If you really want electoral reform, try the procedure outlined at www.nationalpopularvote.com where EVERYONE’s vote counts the same no matter where you live — and it ensures that the candidate with truly the most votes across the country wins the election instead of using this antiquated electoral college mumbo jumbo.

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Comment on FDA: Maggot Filth and Mammalian Excreta by Pete Sampson http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/13/fda-maggot-filth-and-mammalian-excreta/#comment-34734 Pete Sampson Tue, 14 Aug 2007 18:47:30 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/13/fda-maggot-filth-and-mammalian-excreta/#comment-34734 I read about this stuff in, I think, Consumer Reports, years and years ago. I haven't eaten canned chili since. I read about this stuff in, I think, Consumer Reports, years and years ago. I haven’t eaten canned chili since.

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Comment on Lobotomized! Karl Rove Exits White House by KayInMaine http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/13/lobotomized-karl-rove-exits-white-house/#comment-34727 KayInMaine Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:40:26 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/13/lobotomized-karl-rove-exits-white-house/#comment-34727 LMAO! Yes, I'm sure Little Karl is devastated that daddy will be around more now. Of course, we all know that what this resignation really is...is Karl shedding his snake skin for a new look. I think Americans as a whole are terrified now. Oh boy. LMAO! Yes, I’m sure Little Karl is devastated that daddy will be around more now.

Of course, we all know that what this resignation really is…is Karl shedding his snake skin for a new look. I think Americans as a whole are terrified now. Oh boy.

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Will Winder http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34723 Will Winder Sun, 12 Aug 2007 17:08:35 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34723 I believe this is an excellent plan, one that should be implemented in all 50 states. This would eliminate the emphasis on only four or five states during a national election, and would foster better participation among all voters. Will I believe this is an excellent plan, one that should be implemented in all 50 states. This would eliminate the emphasis on only four or five states during a national election, and would foster better participation among all voters.

Will

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Comment on Romney: Lame Lion or Scaredy Hawk by Pete Sampson http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/08/romney-lame-lion-or-scaredy-hawk/#comment-34716 Pete Sampson Fri, 10 Aug 2007 19:03:01 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/08/romney-lame-lion-or-scaredy-hawk/#comment-34716 Seems pretty sad that those who are really pushing the war in Iraq are almost exclusively those who have no firsthand knowledge of war. Maybe that's the only way you can be in favor of war... Seems pretty sad that those who are really pushing the war in Iraq are almost exclusively those who have no firsthand knowledge of war. Maybe that’s the only way you can be in favor of war…

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Edward http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34710 Edward Fri, 10 Aug 2007 06:00:26 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34710 This measure, on the surface, seems to promote the idea of fair vote count. It's hard to argue against it if the true intent was to bring California into play during presidential elections. However, the genesis of the measure - the very idea behind this move - comes from a deeply partisan root. Republicans simply realize that without Tom Delay type tactics, without some sort of "change" in the way votes are counted, they will never win and will probably not see the White House or the Congress for the better part of the next decade; American people simply won't have them again. Given this major problem for the GOP, their natural solution is to tamper with the way votes are counted. Now, in my humble opinion, this measure should pass in the entire country, but NOT on a state-by-state basis. Want fair vote count? Do so in the whole country. Consequently, the odds of getting a president who is really selected by the people would be maximized. In a small state, perhaps this approach may be helpful as it could increase candidate participation. However, to simply divide great state of California against itself (and thus cancel itself out) so that the unwanted/unelected candidates can win - that's NOT a solution for California or for the country. This measure, on the surface, seems to promote the idea of fair vote count. It’s hard to argue against it if the true intent was to bring California into play during presidential elections. However, the genesis of the measure - the very idea behind this move - comes from a deeply partisan root. Republicans simply realize that without Tom Delay type tactics, without some sort of “change” in the way votes are counted, they will never win and will probably not see the White House or the Congress for the better part of the next decade; American people simply won’t have them again. Given this major problem for the GOP, their natural solution is to tamper with the way votes are counted. Now, in my humble opinion, this measure should pass in the entire country, but NOT on a state-by-state basis. Want fair vote count? Do so in the whole country. Consequently, the odds of getting a president who is really selected by the people would be maximized. In a small state, perhaps this approach may be helpful as it could increase candidate participation. However, to simply divide great state of California against itself (and thus cancel itself out) so that the unwanted/unelected candidates can win - that’s NOT a solution for California or for the country.

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Jerome A http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34707 Jerome A Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:55:51 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34707 What a great Idea, now finally we all can get behind this and have our vote count out here in California, it's about time we are inclusive to all voters. I hope everyone gets behind this and allows our votes to count, and those still bitter about Florida 2000, move on, you lost. What a great Idea, now finally we all can get behind this and have our vote count out here in California, it’s about time we are inclusive to all voters. I hope everyone gets behind this and allows our votes to count, and those still bitter about Florida 2000, move on, you lost.

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by Jcurrier31 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34705 Jcurrier31 Thu, 09 Aug 2007 09:17:25 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34705 It funny someone would try to down talk this reform act from this state. Maine is one of the only 2 states that already do this. This would be a great idea, not only for us in California, but the rest of the Country. This would help getting people to the ballot box. It is very frustrating in California knowing that your vote doesn't count if you are a Republican just as I imagine the same for New York. I am also sure that the Democrats in Texas would appreciate there votes counting for something. IMHO It funny someone would try to down talk this reform act from this state. Maine is one of the only 2 states that already do this. This would be a great idea, not only for us in California, but the rest of the Country. This would help getting people to the ballot box. It is very frustrating in California knowing that your vote doesn’t count if you are a Republican just as I imagine the same for New York. I am also sure that the Democrats in Texas would appreciate there votes counting for something.

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Comment on Global Warming Solutions: Living Beyond Borders by AtrueMainer http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/08/global-warming-solutions-living-beyond-borders/#comment-34702 AtrueMainer Wed, 08 Aug 2007 21:33:52 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/08/global-warming-solutions-living-beyond-borders/#comment-34702 "My world is suddenly a little bigger." This little rant goes along perfectly with your last several so-called "reality checks". Get a life...... “My world is suddenly a little bigger.”
This little rant goes along perfectly
with your last several so-called
“reality checks”. Get a life……

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Comment on Republican Lawyer Thomas Hiltachk’s Presidential Election Reform Act - A Republican Win in ‘08? by woody1 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34687 woody1 Mon, 06 Aug 2007 13:25:32 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/08/01/republican-lawyer-thomas-hiltachks-presidential-election-reform-act-a-republican-win-in-08/#comment-34687 The GOP spends most of it's time in the organization of vote fraud using the US attorney general and now Thomas Hiltachk of CA. has a new one which could throw the next presidential election without the help of their successful standard fraud practrices that they used in Ohio in 2004 and Florida in 2000. I can only hope that the CA governor would not back Hiltachk's formula to assign CA to the Gop using his obvious attempt. The GOP spends most of it’s time in the organization of vote fraud using the US attorney general and now Thomas Hiltachk of CA. has a new one which could throw the next presidential election without the help of their successful standard fraud practrices that they used in Ohio in 2004 and Florida in 2000. I can only hope that the CA governor would not back Hiltachk’s formula to assign CA to the Gop using his obvious attempt.

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Comment on gDiapers: Holy Shopping Tip by Jennifer http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/07/19/gdiapers-holy-shopping-tip/#comment-34679 Jennifer Sat, 04 Aug 2007 11:39:07 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/07/19/gdiapers-holy-shopping-tip/#comment-34679 Or perhaps Dems would consider using cloth diapers!?! They are easy, easy, easy. Maine even has two cloth diaper services - in Portland (Field O Flowers) and Rockland (Buzzie Bee Diapers). Modern cloth diapers are nothing like the days of pins and soaking diapers. But they are the ultimate in recycling - cloth diapers are used again and again, then as rags until they simply disintegrate. Plus babies in cloth potty train earlier and easier than babies in disposables or g-diapers. (oh yeah, how many of you are actually going to compost your g-diapers? remember they need SUN to decompose). Or perhaps Dems would consider using cloth diapers!?! They are easy, easy, easy. Maine even has two cloth diaper services - in Portland (Field O Flowers) and Rockland (Buzzie Bee Diapers). Modern cloth diapers are nothing like the days of pins and soaking diapers. But they are the ultimate in recycling - cloth diapers are used again and again, then as rags until they simply disintegrate. Plus babies in cloth potty train earlier and easier than babies in disposables or g-diapers. (oh yeah, how many of you are actually going to compost your g-diapers? remember they need SUN to decompose).

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Comment on Skateboarders Hassled by the Man: Anything YouTube Can Be Used Against You by Chris http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/06/26/skateboarders-hassled-by-the-man-anything-youtube-can-be-used-against-you/#comment-34656 Chris Mon, 30 Jul 2007 05:25:01 +0000 http://mainedemocrats.org/2007/06/26/skateboarders-hassled-by-the-man-anything-youtube-can-be-used-against-you/#comment-34656 Gorham, Maine- 1987. I am now 60 years old but I still have not forgotten the Gorham Maine police officer who forced his way into my house, pushed me up against my refrigerator and pinned me there and insisted I tell him where I had hidden my daughter's prom dress. Yes, the Gorham police have nothing better to do than get involved with a disagreement between a mother and her daughter if the mother disapproves of the daughter's choice of prom dress. (My daughter and her teenage friends were mad that I had taken the dress and decided it would be smart to involve the police. The officer apparently thought he would impress some teenage girls with his macho behavior. My daughter was horrified by the officer's behavior, knowing that I had health problems.) That officer still works for the Gorham Police Department. The Police department first said they would take my report against this officer, but then said they had lost the report and refused to take it again. This officer still works for the Gorham Police Department. I wonder how many other women he has pushed around. I am sure I am not the only one. Gorham, Maine- 1987. I am now 60 years old but I still have not forgotten the Gorham Maine police officer who forced his way into my house, pushed me up against my refrigerator and pinned me there and insisted I tell him where I had hidden my daughter’s prom dress. Yes, the Gorham police have nothing better to do than get involved with a disagreement between a mother and her daughter if the mother disapproves of the daughter’s choice of prom dress. (My daughter and her teenage friends were mad that I had taken the dress and decided it would be smart to involve the police. The officer apparently thought he would impress some teenage girls with his macho behavior. My daughter was horrified by the officer’s behavior, knowing that I had health problems.) That officer still works for the Gorham Police Department. The Police department first said they would take my report against this officer, but then said they had lost the report and refused to take it again. This officer still works for the Gorham Police Department. I wonder how many other women he has pushed around. I am sure I am not the only one.

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