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Dear Readers: Lots of news to touch on, but I think all of the items I cover today have an underlying theme: Americans plan to offer stinging rebukes to statist establishment figures!

1) The Scorpion Queen. Tammy Bruce reports that after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s confrontation with Obama on the tarmac, sales of her book (Scorpions for Breakfast) rose 2.2 million percent.B-Daddy reports that the SD Rostra had a “caption this” contest for the now iconic picture; below is my entry:

Check Hillbuzz.org to see why this caption works out so well.

The consequences of the Brewer-Obama confrontation have been so negative on Team Obama that the President had to do damage control essentially using this time-tested argument: “Who are you going to believe, me or your own lying eyes”.

2) Rebel Scientists Plainly Reject Faith-Based Global Warming Science.Many of you may recall my piece featuring the lecture of premier American scientist Roger Cohen. Scientists Challenge the Fraud and Emotionalism Behind CA’s Cap&Trade Rules

Left Coast Rebel then went on to feature Roger’s work in a premier Daily Caller series:
Global warming lies, damn lies and easy rebuttals

One of the biggest lies, and there have been many, about global warming is that there is “universal consensus”. Well, Roger and 15 other scientists have written a Wall Street Journal piece that debunks that falsehood, and hits several other prevarications as well. This piece for nationwide attention yesterday, as it was featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show. Here is my favorite part of this fantastic piece:

No Need to Panic About Global Warming: There’s no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy.

Candidates should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true. In fact, a large and growing number of distinguished scientists and engineers do not agree that drastic actions on global warming are needed.

3) Florida Tea Party Groups Endorse Newt Gingrich. Legal Insurrection has been following the Florida primary carefully, and notes with increasing disdain the coordinated attacks on Gingrich from the establishment GOP.

As the Media Director for SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition, I can tell you from personal experience that most independent Tea Party groups are loathe to endorse a specific candidate — especially at the national level and especially with a such flawed candidate. However, the awful tactics implemented against Gingrich by the elite in the establishment GOP has generated exactly the kind of backlash that I thought it would. The elites in the Republican party have undermined Romney among grassroots citizen activists. Add this to the fact that the Florida Attorney General said Romney will be bringing Romneycare to all 50 states, I can’t see how a tea party participant can do anything else but vote for Gingrich at this point.

This bit from KT Cat puts it all in perspective: Mitt Romney Is Driving Me Out Of The Republican Party

And this chestnut is for any Palinista out there: Video of Newt defending Palin during VP candidacy.I will note that Newt’s vigorous defense of Palin in 2008 came at a time when the elite GOP Beltway types were running away from her.

4) Californians are organizing against SACRAMENTO STUPIDITY. Californians have recently been treated to lots of inane, new legislation from Sacramento. Mark Meckler has an update on the citizen-pushback on the proposed expensive and useless high-speed train: If Gov. Brown is Seeking a Legacy, Let’s Build a Statue Instead of $100 Billion High Speed Rail Project. Beers with Demos also has more updates.

Sadly, it seems the walls of sanity have been breeched in another area: California Votes to Mandate More Electric CarsI suspect a lot of green-based crony capitalism is occurring, and I plan to explore Brown and the Democratic Legislature’s financial connections to this work in the future.

Jerry Brown: Green-Dog Democrat.

The SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC) is joining other Tea Party groups throughout the state in organizing a citizen “call to action” in order to stop the passage of California Senate Bill 810 “The California Universal Health Care Act of 2009”. It seems that California’s legislators are more interested in resurrecting an unpopular monster of a bill, as a previous version (SB840, SB 840 – “Medicare for All”) was tabled after it became the focus of protests from Californians concerned about the loss of choice and quality medical care.

Tea Parties throughout the state are informing their membership an anticipated vote on the reworked “Single Payer” plans in SB810 is slated for Jan. 31, 2012. Citizen activists are providing contact information and encouraging citizens who do not want a massive bureaucratic injection into personal healthcare choices to make their concerns known to California’s legislators.

The following representatives have been identified as people who should be contacted so that a “NO” vote can be urged.

Christine Kehoe (Chair) DEM 916-651-4039
916-327-2188
senator.kehoe@sen.ca.gov

Mimi Walters (CoChair) REP 916-651-4033
916-445-9754
senator.walters@senate.ca.gov

Elaine Alquist DEM 916-651-4013
916-324-0283
senator.alquist@senate.ca.gov

Bill Emmerson REP 916-651-4037
916-327-2187
senator.emmerson@senate.ca.gov

Ted Lieu DEM 916-651-4028
916-323-6056
senator.lieu@senate.ca.gov

Fran Pavley DEM 916-651-4023
916-324-4823
senator.pavley@senate.ca.gov

Curren Price DEM 916-651-4026
916-445-8899
senator.price@senate.ca.gov

Sharon Runner REP 916-651-4017
916-445-4662
senator.runner@senate.ca.gov

Darrell Steinberg DEM 916-651-4006
916-323-2263
senator.steinberg@senate.ca.gov

Senator Michael Rubio (Fresno/Bakersfield area)
Email: Michael.Rubio@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4016

Senator Alex Padilla (Pacoima/LA area)
Email: Senator.Padilla@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4020

Senator Juan Vargas (San Diego area)
Email: Juan.Vargas@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4040

Senator Rod Wright (Los Angeles area)
Email: Senator.Wright@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4025

THERE WILL BE MORE ON THIS CALL TO ACTION MONDAY, SO STAY TUNED!!!!!!!!

5) My stinging rebuke to Democrat Bob Filner. I had the privilege of having an email read by LaDona Harvey yesterday during the 4 pm hour: CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST. Her topic — Why San Diego Democrats aren’t going for Bob Filner for Mayor.

My main points:

a) I am a Democrat who is focused on fiscal responsibility and sensible spending for needed government services. This makes me a “Blue Dog”. Bob Filner said at a Coffee Party meeting a couple of years ago that Blue Dogs such as myself should be kicked out of the party. Apparently, unless you are a foaming anti-capitalist, abortion-supporting, statist he thinks you have no place in our party.

b) 2) His most recent act as Congressman was to sign onto a Reasonable Profits bill for the oil industry, which would have bureaucrats deciding what qualifies as excessive — and the tax rate in these profits could be as much as 100%. This is exactly the sort of attitude I want kept away from San Diego. I could seeing him going after local breweries for “excessive profits” because they charge too much for a gallon of beer. This attitude directly threatens the success of businesses and the fiscal security of families belonging to Democrats, Republicans, and all other Americans.

c) He is a crony capitalist himself. Just Google “Southwest Airlnes” and “Bob Filner” sometime to see what type of perks and benefits he directly enjoys at the behest of a single company.

d) Filner staffers think California Belongs to Mexico. No, at least not since 1846.

You can always tell the nature of a person by the surrounding personnel. I want Filner’s staffers nowhere near any office that can significantly influence this city.

I went onto make a further point: I am the co-founder of the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition, the San Diego Tea Party group comprised of truly independent Californians and passionate citizen activists. While our group is not likely to give a formal endorsement, as we tend to support legislation and not specific candidates, I can tell you directly that most of the membership I interact with regularly all back Carl DeMaio. Our team of bloggers will be following Carl, and given the fact that he is the only one with truly innovative fiscal solutions to or economic problems AND he directly challenged the unions when they ran that hideous “petition signature fraud ad”, I can assure you our coverage will be supportive.

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In conclusion, in homage to my favorite female politician in office today, I say: I AM WOMAN, FEEL ME STING.

You know, I might be A-OK with a brokered convention: JAN BREWER FOR PRESIDENT 2012.

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UPDATES!

A big thanks to Mark Meckler, for considering me someone sane who offers “consistently great blogging” — I am delighted and humbled.

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Dear Readers: There has been a ton of brilliant opinion-making today in the sites I normally review. So, today, I am going to point where you should click.

1) Kevin DuJan/HillBuzz Letter to Sarah Palin. This is the origin of my title, as Kevin deems here “American Artemis”. As a myth-loving blogger, I had to share. In this letter, Kevin details why Sarah Palin needs to run, as she is being called to serve during a revolution as was George Washington. MUT Money Quote: You are our American Artemis, when we need an epic hero more than ever.

Hat-tip: All Things Magik

Dialog, tailored a bit from a quote in Richard Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series:

“That politico in Alaska,” Zoe said. “You turned him into a jackalope.”

“Ah, yes.” Artemis nodded, satisfied. “I enjoy making jackalopes…”

And she just completed 3 new jackalopes today: Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham and Erick Erickson.

2) Palinista Bashing. Speaking of those 3 jackalopes, I have a few comments to make about the above-named pundits ramblings about Palin’s “electability”. A few thoughts I share with Tammy Bruce (flaming capitalist promotion — Tammy is doing a Mystery Science 3000 review of Obama’s speech tomorrow. Keeping with my Greek-theme today, I liken it to Odysseus tying himself down to safely hear the Siren’s Song: If you are forced to listen, it is a way to keep yourself from dashing against the nearest rocks).

In terms of conservative-divas Coulter and Ingraham waxing negatively about Palin’s electability, I find it utterly fascinating long-time Republican/conservative pundits are now bashing Palin supporters. Coulter likens us to O-bots! After seeing the enthusiasm of the Palin crowds this weekend in Iowa and New Hampshire, shouting “RUN, SARAH, RUN”, they deride our passionate support for our candidate. I sense they now attack us, as Palin has not disappeared as the elites have long desired. They hope WE will go away.

If Palin isn’t “electable”, then what worry about her running or not? If she goes down to defeat, then one of Coulter’s or Ingraham’s approved choices will be the candidate — no big deal. However, until such time I find a person better than Palin to back, I will remain a Palinista. I am not planning to go.

I also understand Coulter will NOT watch “The Undefeated”. Why not, as it is a political documentary covering one of the post important figures in recent events? Coulter prides herself on being fully informed, so it makes me wonder from whom she is now getting her direction.

3) Thoughts from an American Sophocles. B-daddy has a piece on Social Security fixes that are excellent, and I must admit I had not considered the drawbacks of “forced accounts”. It is entitled, Why I Now Oppose Social Security Privatization, and is a must-read. A snippet:

* Current participation is constitutional only under the general power to tax granted Congress. A private account would not fit that definition.
* If private accounts were added, the only constitutional provision under which to compel participation is under the taxing authority. But that would give the government the authority to seize the proceeds for whatever purpose it saw fit.
* Is it a stretch of the imagination for the government, as a “shareholder” to require firms who receive investment dollars to promote social welfare and environmentally friendly policies. The scope for abuse is so great that I am surprised the left hasn’t embraced this idea as their own.
* How can we argue that Obamacare is unconstitutional, while turning around and advocating participation in another social welfare scheme, just because an individual is employed?
* What will compel the government to pay up, when the bill comes due. See Fleming v. Nestor above.

These are aspects I had not considered before. B-Daddy also offers sensible solutions.

4) My thanks to the American Dionysus! Beers with Demo gave one of my hand-crafted images the honor of being selected — Your mid-week, martini-worthy photo image! You need to go over and check which one made the grade!



5) The Oracle of Fiscal Delphi:
W.C. Varones gave the SLOBs a heads-up on Obama’s Solyndra crony-capitalist deal. It seems a company primarily owned by a big Obama donor got a super-sweet interest rate and the taxpayers are going to the BACK OF THE BUS when creditors get paid. Fellow SLOB Dueling Barstools has more thoughts HERE.

6) Gov. Brown is Like Sisyphus: CA Jobs ‘Solutions’ Push Boulder Up Hill There is no way for California to get to quasi-normal employment levels with the regulatory burdens imposed by AB32.

7) Into the pits of Hades: Horemheb has just flipped on the GOP debate. So, I am signing off until tomorrow.

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Dear Readers: I have a few news and notes today to share with you all before the busy weekend. As you may know, SONY is producing a movie about the heroic NAVY SEALs operation that lead to Osama Bin Laden’s Death. It is slated to help Obama’s re-election, as Team Sony and their Hollywood glitterati intend to release in in October 2012. They assert they have the Freedom of Speech.

I have a freedom, too. It is the Freedom of Spending. And their cinematic plans just cost SONY some money today.

How?

I went to Staples to by CDs for my profit-center business. I need high-quality ones for the documentation I do. I was grabbing for the SONY brand, but when I recalled the movie stunt, I bought MEMOREX.

SONY: Your money-gram as arrived. NO SALE! Change the intended release date until after the November 2012 election, otherwise I will encourage others to express their own freedom of spending in ways you don’t like.

The Goddess of Capitalism is most displeased. Sony shall feel her wrath!

Speaking of money, 2 local politicians (North County Councilmen) have been caught not declaring the gambling winnings, despite state requirements to do so. Rules are for the little people.

Transition from gambling to WILDCARDS: Carl DeMaio for Mayor. DeMaio stood up for California Citizens, challenging the airing of the odious union-backed ad that tries to undermine our state’s petition process by false claims of identity theft. Sadly, the (un)The Fair Political Practices Commission has dismissed a request. . MUT task of the day: Call 1-866-275-3772 and thank these union hacks personally. It is bureaucracy like this that is driving our entrepreneurs out-of-state.

I am the last of our SLOBs to come out in support, as I recall how much DeMaio disappointed me during the incipient stages of the Tea Party. However, Palin has disappointed me, too (i.e.g, backing Fiorina instead of DeVore). But she stands strong where it matters — as does Carl. His initiating the request shows a perception that the focus of San Diegans is on small government that is there to serve the people (not the other way around). Palin was smeared as a “rogue” candidate. I have learned people are smearing DeMaio as a “wildcard”. I say — embrace it!

Hey Carl — if you read this, Sarah will probably work up a suitable Wild Card logo you personally! 😉 I think come 2012, Wild Card will be the winning hand.

Donate to Carl’s campaign here.

Professor Athena wanted me to link to the million-dollar punditry of Charles Krauthammer today: THE SYSTEM WORKS. The Money Quote:

Notice how the loudest complaints about “broken politics” come from those who lost the debate. It’s understandable for sore losers to rage against the machine. But there’s no need for the rest of us to parrot their petulance.

Finally, some more money spending ideas:

* The campaigns for the GOP challengers for the WI Recall elections next week.
* Mad Men fashion from Banana Republic.

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PS. My thoughts on last night’s GOP debate?It was awful, and the biggest loser was the American public. I hold FOX partly responsible for the debate debacle. No questions on entitlement reform! No question on Social Security fixes! Romney got very little questioning about his late entry into the debate discourse and his “corporations are people” statement! And the focus was on the ever divisive social issue instead of the economy? And Byron York sounded like an elitist Beltway minion with his question to Bachmann about “submission”. If York gets anywhere in earshot of me today, I will teach him about “submission”.

Fellow SLOBs chime in. Beers with Demos has a plea to the media about their treatment of Hunstman. B-Daddy also seems unimpressed.

B-Daddy also has a review of Palin I utterly love.

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Dear Readers: I am heading out of town with the Young Prince for my own version of the Sarah Palin American Exceptionalism tour! Stops include Mt. Vernon, Yorktown and Cape Canaveral.

As you recall, Palin’s emails were recently microscopically examined by the elite media (with an assist from volunteers), and found to contain nothing of importance to those who want to tear her down. However, Palin’s supporters have been giving those emails a close look, too. For example, Conservatived4Palin published this gem: #Palinemails Show that the Center-Left Superintendent of the Anchorage School District Praised Palin for “Her Vision [and] Leadership”

My self-appointed task as part of the Conservatives4Palin email review has been scanning the emails for notes from other Democrats who support Sarah Palin. I would like this post to be used as a counter-argument that “Democrats will never vote for Palin”. Actually, yes they will — and here is proof.

I found quite a few (for reference, click HERE for the Crivela West Palin email upload page, and search “Democrat”). Below are my findings.

I would like to highlight my personal favorite:

Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 4:29 PM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Oil&Gas

MESSAGE:
Governor Sarah. I remember back when I was still working,.. and a real good friend of mine named Don Graber, told me that you might make a real good governor. Now me being a Jay Hammond democrat most all my adult life, and you being a republican, ..well I had to think about what Don said. When you did run against the previous governor, and after listening to you, and learning about you, well I joined the rest of most of the folks in Alaska and voted for you. I’m glad I did. I know they are too. You have done more for this state than anyone else since Jay Hammond. I hope you realize what you have helped accomplish for Alaska. I think you do. I just want to thank you for myself, and future generations of Alaskans, for your faith in Alaska and its people. You have carved your name into Alaskan history… and I’m so glad to have been here as it unfolds. History is being made. Again Sarah,.. thank you.

Here are the remainder:

Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 11:45 PM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Other

MESSAGE:
I wish there were more people like you winning Republican (and Democrat) primaries! I’m a Democrat myself but would love to see more moderation (and especially less money/corruption) in politics and you seem to be a shining example of the direction politics should take. Good luck!!

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Health-Care
Web mail from: Mr. Joe Gray

MESSAGE:
Dear Governor,
God Bless you and your family to include your new child with Downs Syndrome. I just read what you have done in your term as Governor of Alaska. Although a liftetime Democrat, I applaud you for what you have accomplished and are doing for your State. In both major political parties, we need many more people like you!
GO SARAH!!!!

Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 11:04 AM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Other

MESSAGE:
This State employee, despite the fact that I am a Democrat, thinks you are doing a great job., Don’t change the way you look after Alaskans.

Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 7:48 AM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

MESSAGE:
I jut read an article about you and while I am a democrat I admired many of your positions and undertakings. Although I am certain thta we differ on some positions, I admire the manner in which you have acted a governor, so I just thought I would send you this message and let you know.

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 11:38 AM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Budget

MESSAGE:

Thanks for sticking to your guns and keeping the legislature in check. While some of the projects may have been personally lucrative (I’m in construction), None of the vetoed items are critical at this time. Thanks again, keep up the good work,

D.R.,
Democrat

Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:00 AM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Other

MESSAGE:
Hello Governor Palin…
I just want to take a moment here to thank you for the excellent job you are doing for the citizens of the Great state of Alaska. I have had no regrets for the vote I gave you. I have enjoyed pointing out to my visitors this year how we Alaskans have a new governor and she is just the new cut of representative we needed for the people here. Please keep up the work you are doing and know that you have the support of many as you move us all proudly forward.

Thanks again K.J.
K-8 teacher and a democrat of 36 years

Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:27 AM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Public-Safety

MESSAGE:
Governor Palin,
Lots of average citizens support you! Stand strong and keep your courage! 2′ m a democrat but support you and your policies in many areas .Copy of my e-mail sent to Senator Elton for your info.

To: ‘gov.sarah@yahoo.com’
Subject: May 1 Bill Signing Info
Governor,

Here is all the info on tomorrow’s event, as well as your remarks. Kris will hand-deliver your briefing packet to you tonight. The seniors are very excited to see you at the event – one, a retired nurse and professing Democrat, said she loved you so much, she even voted for you.

Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 4:39 PM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Other

Dear Gov. Palin,
Thank you for your hard work in office. Despite being a Democrat, I’ve found many of your decisions in office to be exceptionally practical and bold. I look forward to a very productive term in office. And speaking of a productive term . . my main purpose in writing is to congratulate you and your family on the birth of your son. My own son is a happy, wonderful 5 year old who deals with Autism. I don’t know much about your faith, but I hope you won’t mind me sending you a little prayer: I bless you all in.the journey of raising a new child, who will be delightful and challenging in brand new ways–you know, like every kid 🙂

May you and your husband be transformed again by the power of love and a new life. May your son grow strong in character, mind and body, and be a blessing to every one he meets. May your older children be blessed by their brother and receive all that they need. May you and your husband receive an extra helping of energy, and the ability to rest well. May the boldness and common sense you have shown in office be a service to you in your parenting.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.God has prepared you all for each other and its gonna be beautiful–but you already knew that.

Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:15 PM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Oil&Gas

MESSAGE:
I attended a town meeting tonight in Wasilla on the gas pipeline. I want to first tell you a bit about myself and background. I amnow and always have been a registered Democrat. I went across party lines to vote for you for Mayor of Wasilla both times. The first time was because I didn’t like your opponant and you were a woman. The second time because I liked what you did for Wasilla. I and my staunch democratic husband both voted for you for Govenor because we liked what you did for Wasilla and were sure you would do the same for Alaska. We are a bit miffed as to why the “all Alaskan gas pipeline” girl has been taken over by the Canadians? My husband says its because if we keep it in state you can’t line your pockets.He is very sceptical about “politicians”. I am praying that is not the reason. I believe we should ask the people of Alaska in a vote if they want Canada to have that much control over our gas or if we want to use the infrastructure already in place in the oil pipeline to build it ourselves. I am concerned by the opportunities for Canada to use our gas by diversion or by using our gas to devolope Canadian fields. Or by charging exorbinant terrifs. It just seems to me there are too many ways we can loose by accepting this Trans-Canada proposal.

Why can’t we simply build it side by side of the existing pipeline? Funding? I bet the people would vote to use the permanent fund with the reassurance that their used dividens would be replaced with interest, once the pipeline was built. It only makes sense to me to keep it “all Alaskan “, creating jobs in the building and exporting, keeping all the revenues to ourselves. I see a grim future if we stay thinking along the lines of not keeping it all Alaskan. We did it before ………… we can do it again!!!! Sincerly,
P.M.
P.S. You are always in my prayers as a mother and govenor . God Bless you

I would like to think that this post highlights that there are Democrats out there who actually respect their fellow citizens, even if they hold a different party registration. It seems that basic civility from the extreme left within my party has been lacking; it is nice to be able to show that average Democrats appreciate an honest, hard-working representative of any party.

Related to this point, I would like to point out that its was the California State Controller who tossed out the pseudo-budget offered by our legislators as “balanced” — in a scramble to meet the legally-set deadline and collect their pay. Contoller, and fellow Democrat, John Chiang had this statement:

“My office’s careful review of the recently-passed budget found components that were miscalculated, miscounted or unfinished,” said Chiang. “The numbers simply did not add up, and the Legislature will forfeit their pay until a balanced budget is sent to the Governor.”

My Tea Party peeps know what to do! If Democrat Alaskans can email Sarah Palin with a few kind words, we can contact Chiang (who is probably coming under a bit of “friendly fire” from Sacramento Democratic representatives who didn’t think he was going to make the law legal).

John Chiang
CA State Controller’s Office

FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/pages/State-Controller-John-Chiang/22930503694

SACRAMENTO
P.O. Box 942850
Sacramento, CA 94250-5872
(916) 445-2636 Office
(916) 322-4404 FAX

Los Angeles

777 South Figueroa Street, Suite 4800
Los Angeles, California 90017
(213) 833-6010 Office
(213) 833-6011 FAX

UPDATE: This is from the comments section of Chiang’s Facebook page: I’m a life-long Democrat from a family of Democrats. You absolutely did the right thing withholding the paychecks. The legislators who are griping about it are foolish. Are they trying to ensure no re-election for themselves? We don’t want to hear them complain. We want to see them craft a budget solution. Good job.

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BEFORE HAWAII WAS A STATE!

A joke I caught on Twitter, which would mean that Obama would have been truly without American citizenship. It think the idea has merit! It seems that President Obama had a complete toddler-style tantrum after being schooled by Benjamin Netanyahu about the real meaning of the 1967 borders (via Gateway Pundit): OBAMA SCREAMS AT STAFF: “What the F**k Was That?” After Netanyahu Meeting

The essence of the president’s rage and embarrassment can best be summed up with him yelling out very loudly, “What the f-ck was that!?” That phrase was apparently repeated a number of times in the span of about five minutes, a time period in which Obama’s voice became “louder and louder” and culminating in Obama exclaiming, “Never again! Do you understand me? Never again!” Any response by Bill Daley back to the president, if given, was not overheard.

Indeed, never again.

Dear Readers: The Young Prince is celebrating his first day of summer vacation. So, I am taking a small break from profit-making activities to share some links, highlight some blogs, and draw your attention to some news that may be overlooked.

First, one of my favorites is Anna’s Clue Tank, which has kindly linked to my golden punditry several times. The site features snippets of history, especially related to the military. Today’s post is a great read: Liberty Belle CrashesThe population of B-17 Flying Fortress bombers was reduced by one today due to a crash outside Chicago. A plane made famous in movies like Memphis Belle and 12 O’Clock High, there are few of the thousands built left. ACT put be onto this humorous bumper sticker:

Sufa Shop at Cafe Press
I wanted to give a shout-out to BizzyBlog, who had more news on the President: Obama Florida Fundraiser Over Half-Empty; Only the Politico and ABC Blogs Notice. I caught this report last night — aisles and aisles were completely empty, and the tickets were $44 each!

I have been very busy working with a Conservatives4Palin Project — documenting Democratic voter support for Palin. One email I came across captures some of my feelings as a Palin supporter:

Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 4:29 PM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Oil&Gas

Governor Sarah. I remember back when I was still working,.. and a real good friend of mine named Don Graber, told me that you might make a real good governor. Now me being a Jay Hammond democrat most all my adult life, and you being a republican, ..well I had to think about what Don said. When you did run against the previous governor, and after listening to you, and learning about you, well I joined the rest of most of the folks in Alaska and voted for you. I’m glad I did. I know they are too. You have done more for this state than anyone else since Jay Hammond. I hope you realize what you have helped accomplish for
Alaska. I think you do. I just want to thank you for myself, and future generations of Alaskans, for your faith in Alaska and its people. You have carved your name into Alaskan history… and I’m so glad to have been here as it unfolds. History is being made. Again Sarah,.. thank you.

When I have a compendium of similar emails, I will share them with you all.

My feelings on the GOP Presidential Debate? I am underwhelmed — and concerned that the GOP establishment is promoting the tag-team of Romney and Bachmann as the “winners”. The only good thing that came out of this exercise is that everyone focused their firepower on Obama. The CNN debate host was absolutely odious; however, what did these Republicans think when they agreed to having CNN host this soiree.

Tammy Bruce

Tammy Bruce put out a piece in Big Government that I think is essential reading and speaks to some of my debate concerns: WHY SARAH MUST RUN IN 2012.

Why? Without Palin in the race a massive segment of the GOP base—Tea Party patriots and other independent conservatives—will find themselves once again with the prospect of choosing from a manipulated field of Next-In-Line GOP establishment liberals.

And make no mistake—that is exactly who will prevail. Despite the desperate and not surprisingly shallow belief by the boys in control of the GOP, Palin cannot be replaced by another woman, or another Tea Party supporter, or another Brunette (no matter how much they think a Stalking Horse will split the Tea Party vote). Palin’s impact is unique, significant and deep. Her influence rests on background, experience, legitimacy and most important of all—trust. These are the reasons why Palin matters, the same reasons why the GOP machine appropriately sees her, and no one else, as an existential threat to their status quo.

Indeed. And if Palin is unfairly trashed as “unserious” or “unqualified” during the GOP primary proves, especially when considering all the links and snippets I provided today, then as a Tea Party activist, all my monies and energies go to OPERATION COUNTERWEIGHT.

I already detest the fact New Mexico’s former Governor, Gary Johnson, was not accorded a podium and a chance to make his case (B-Daddy has a solid review on Johnson). I prefer him to Ron Paul and think he is more highly qualified than the Texas Congressman.

Other blogs I want to note: The Scratching Post, in which KT had a gem about “Selling Being a Transference of Feeling.” I also alighted upon Zilla of the Resistance, with a troop-oriented site.

To end this post on another joke: OF COURSE WEINER NEEDED A TOWEL — HE WAS BUSY DRAINING THE SWAMP.

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SLOBs: SAN DIEGO LOCAL ORDER OF BLOGGERS

Charles Caesar is working on a site that will feature “San Diego’s Finest Bloggers” (TM) who are part of “America’s Finest Tea Party” (TM) – the SOCAL TAX REVOLT COALITION.

W.C. Varones: Treasury whines about cost of Ron Paul’s proposed Fort Knox audit — $15 million??? Are you kidding me??? The Fed is printing $2.5 billion a day. That’s less than nine minutes of Fed printing. The Federal government spends $3.5 trillion a year. $15 million is less than a minute and a half of government spending. Obama’s Porkulus was $800 billion. $15 million is less than 0.002% of Porkulus.

Beers with Demo: Not getting what we’re paying for… More bad news on the green technology front. Turns out those electric cars you aren’t quite ready to shell out $41,000 for aren’t quite as green as people would like you to think.

Shane Atwell: Movie: Burzynski; This movie is available for free viewing this weekend, June 11-13 (2011). It tells the story of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and his decades of research on some simple molecules called antineoplastons. He has achieved some impressive results in uncontrolled trials. His therapies are promising, but haven’t been tested in rigorous trials. That is part of the story. The other part of the story is the relentless attacks on Dr. Burzynski by the Texas Medical Board, the NCI and the FDA. All of these attacks ultimately came from the FDA, which cannot abide a new medical treatment developed by an individual.

(MUT Note: I think there is an evolution in entertainment occurring, so that Americans will have access to films that would normally be ignored by the elites. Very exciting).

Left Coast Rebel: Hope and Change Doesn’t Fill your Gas Tanks.

Dueling Barstools: A Large, Open Barrel of Whup Assand a picture of a book that is hopefully still in print:

Lorraine Yapps Cohen: The point of panic is now.Okay, now I’m really worried. The market is in free fall. I’ve seen dips described as crashes, even called some of them that myself. But the debt default in Greece prompted local panic. In my San Diego house, at least.

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California and San Diego Links:

NEW: Budget Tax Rhetoric Ignores Jobs

AB 32 Turning Into Pollution Pork

NEW: Brown Debt Gimmicks ‘Balance’ Budget

5 San Diego Cities Still over Sweet Pension Deals

B-Daddy leaning toward DeMaio as Mayor.

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Dear Readers: The Washington Post and New York Times have set a most interesting precedent. By using a Freedom of Information Act request, these news organizations obtained access to over 24,000 emails from former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. They then requested their readers to volunteer to scour them for scandalous information. I applied with this submission:

I am a Democrat who is a Palin supporter, who has also had experience writing for several news publications (e.g., San Diego Union Tribune) and am an occasional analyst for Fox Business News.

I would be delighted to help, as it is obvious to me the coverage by the elite media of Sarah Palin has been lacking in the rudiments of basic journalism: Sticking to who, what, where, when, why and how.

Allow me to assist you in scouring the many emails, which will include such enlightening details as childcare arrangements, request for office supplies, and committee schedules that are surely going to offer meaningful insights that will improve life for Americans everywhere. I think you will be truly living up to your 1st Amendment responsibilities in this endeavor!

I am a little concerned if I fail to participate that you will utilize professional reporters to look through the emails. That means they won’t be able to cover such essential topics as the 61 Trillion in unfunded mandates hanging over our economy, the increasingly poor job news and the fact people have longer periods of unemployment in the Obama economy, continued involvement of the US in Libya and potential US actions in Yemen, and other key topics that your editors seem to rate secondary to uncovering some vast Palin scandal. Therefore, I view helping you as my patriotic duty.

Strangely, I have not heard back from this news organizations.

Between the plethora of jokes being made at the elite media’s expense today, there is now discussion of using the FOIA request process to obtain records on President Obama. Interestingly, I did a brief search to see of records of Obama from his Illinois Senate days have been released. Judicial Watch reports that this records have been made to disappear.However, you can be sure every Palin-supporting conservative organization is placing a series of FOIA requests on Obama emails wherever they may reside.

I will be the first volunteer to scour those puppies.

The backlash has been palpable. Here are a few of the comments to the posted requests:

Much Twitter merriment is also being had at the expense of the elite media!Gems such as Palin’s staff being excited by being tagged by McCain for the VP slot have been revealed. A witty comment noted that Palin was on “Team Edward“; that is where we part ways — I am “Team Jacob“. That may cost her my vote (/sarc).

Legal Insurrection’s Professor Jacobson has a running list of scandal-filled Palin headlines in this post: Behold The Mainstream Media Eating Its Own Anti-Palin Bile – A Running List of Headlines

Here are some of my humor contributions:

Email Update: Sarah writes — “I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD OF MY COUNTRY”.

Email Update: Sarah notes: “My house NOT bought by local crook. ”

Email update: Sarah notes they speak German, French and Italian in Austria — not Austrian.

Email Update: Sarah knows it is 2011, not 2008.

Email Update: Sarah knows how to pronounce “corpsman” and is looking forward to meeting a few at the “US Naval Academy“, part of the “finest fighting force the world has known“.

Email update: Sarah says, “I am looking forward to visiting each of the 50 states“.

Email update: Sarah reflects — My mentors love this country and the people who serve it.

Email update: Sarah wrote — Our church pastor gave a really inspirational speech this Sunday, praising the values that made this country great.

Email Update: Sarah opines — It’s better to be a small town mayor in America than President of China.

And in the most explosive revelation yet, Sarah emailed this to Todd: I hate golf.

I don’t quite think this process produced the outcome hoped for by our “Ruling Class” media elites. They have just energized a big swath of Americans in time to start digging around Obama’s records.

After all, what’s good for the Alaskan goose is good for the Hawaiian gander.

UPDATE! Let’s see of WaPo, NYT, CBS or other “serious” news organizations have the cajones to report this chestnut: Sarah Palin emails: Palin fielded death threats as campaign heated up

“She doesn’t belong to the NRA to support the right of each citizen to have weapons in an aim of self-defence, but just to support the right of every Southern white citizen to shoot all non-white people legally!” wrote the sender, identified as Dominique Villacrouz. “Sarah Palin MUST BE KILLED!”

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Dear Friends: Larry Elder, the Sage from LA, is one of my favorite pundits. Among the many reasons is that he is very independent. However, I had to take exception to two assertions he made dialoging with a listener: 1) Sarah Palin won’t run. 2) Sarah Palin can’t win if she does. Here is my response to him:
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Dear Larry:

I wanted to chime in with a different perspective on Sarah Palin, which counters the dialog on your June 3rd program. To give you some background, I am a Palin Democrat who helped co-found the San Diego-based Tea Party group: SOCAL TAX REVOLT COALITION.

While I don’t know if she is running for certain, I disagree with your assessment that she positively won’t run. I think the release of the movie (“The Undefeated”) and the bus tour, which she has referred to being “on the trail” in several recent interviews, both show she is seriously considering a run and is more likely to enter or not. Frankly, I am pleased by this — she would be unafraid to force debates and discourse on a lot of key issues. Win or lose, this is a win for all Americans.

Item #1 for your consideration: FNC’s Chris Wallace said this after his most recent — and challenging — interview with Palin: “I thought she was a boffo performance today. It was the first time that I ever saw her and thought ‘this woman is a serious – if she decides to run – candidate for President. And a serious possibility to be President.’”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-wallace-after-palin-interview-first-time-i-ever-thought-this-women-is-a-serious-candidate/

If you listen closely to her most recent interviews, her voice is more modulated and she has a better delivery. Add to that, she has been very focused on policy issues.

Item #2: From NRO’s Byron York: “For those interested in her positions on issues, Palin’s Facebook page is filled with notes and commentary. Recent entries include titles like “New Afghanistan Development Dangerous to NATO,” “Obama’s Strange Strategy: Borrow Foreign Money to Give to Foreign Countries,” “Barack Obama’s Disregard for [Israel’s] Security Begs Clarity,” “Obama’s Failed Energy Policy,” and “Removing the Boot from the Throat of American Businesses.” They’re not think-tank white papers, but they are substantive statements on key issues.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/06/amid-media-circus-palin-lays-out-policy-positions#ixzz1OWC9ICtW

Finally: I think she would wipe the floor with Obama during a head-to-head debate. And I think anyone who prevails during the GOP primary has a good shot at winning the White House. You know who else agrees with me? Howard Dean!

Item #3: “Any time you have a contest — particularly when unemployment is as high as it is — nobody gets a walkover,” Dean said. “Whoever the Republicans nominate, including people like Sarah Palin, whom the inside-the-Beltway crowd dismisses — my view is if you get the nomination of a major party, you can win the presidency, I don’t care what people write about you inside the Beltway,” Dean said.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/06/05/howard-dean-palin-could-beat-obama-in-2012/

I promise to nag you more on this subject unless you relent! 🙂

Best to you!

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Space did not permit me to note that Palin has won all the Hot Air Presidential polls, and describe how the number of comments related to on-line articles defending Palin from false accusations and slanders has dramatically increased. I plan to hit him with those later!

Unlike Tea Party Express, I don’t presume to speak for all Tea Party people. My fellow SLOBs each has a different perspective about 2012 — so I think what occurs during the debates, campaigns, and events close to the election will all play a role in how we deal with the campaign season. However, I am keen to see Palin — and all other serious candidates — be judged fairly on their records and positions.

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Obviously edited from a real picture of her tour bus, but the sentiment is growing.

As a daughter of a family with deep roots in New England, I have to share this picture and story was well.

Hat-tip: Gateway Pundit

Sarah Palin Bashes Obama’s Job-Killing Fishing Regulations While She Pets Lobster in New Hampshire

Palin used the opportunity to rail against recently tightened fishing regulations, which she said have hit New Hampshire fishermen especially hard because the state’s coastline was so short.

The regulations, Palin said, were the result of “overly cautious environmental concerns.”

Felch came away impressed.

“She’s great, I like her,” he said, adding that he would vote for her.

He wasn’t the only one.

SARAH PALIN: WINNING NEW ENGLAND, ONE LOBSTER AT A TIME!

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Dear Friends: As an example to the citizens of our other 57 states, I offer you this tale from a dear friend of the Shrine. WARNING! This is what happens to you when you allow your state to be dominated by one corrupt and elite party!

As you know today I called Assemblywoman Brownley’s people and gave a comment on her backing of the college financing by the state for illegal aliens (undocumented as they call it) and furthered the conversation (lecture) on what this assemblywoman is doing to create jobs. Noted to this guy who answered the phone that Texas is doing rather well and that business and industry are moving out of California to Texas for reasons of excessive regulations on environmental and workplace issues and excessive taxes, etc. The guy who called himself “John” later (false name) then told me to take my gay “butt” (describes the part of the body for the real word he mentioned) and move it to Texas where men are men and the sheep are nervous.

That comment didn’t go over well with me and told him so even though I am not of that persuasion as you all know. He hung up. I called him back to try and get his name where he gave me the “John” name and I told him I was going to file a complaint. He stated he was not going to talk about this and give me his last name and abruptly hung up again. I called the Sergeant of Arms and filed the complaint with Ron Payne who went to see Brownley and told her of the situation. He called back and on the behalf of the Assemblywoman apologized. Payne says he gets a lot of calls such as this and I can only guess most all of them are directed at the liberal sector of the legislature.

What I should do is notify the gay groups around California on what a liberal assemblywoman’s people are doing, making gay slurs to the public. Fortunately for me, I do not know of any gay groups so am not going to waste my time on it.

I am sorry, in business I am just not used to dealing with people like this. I am not the only one who this has happened to per Payne so it cannot be my beloved personality. It happens all the time in any state agency dealt with.

Assemblywoman Julia Brownley represents CA-41.

Her website is here: http://asmdc.org/members/a41/

Her contact info is here:
Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0041
Tel: (916) 319-2041
Fax: (916) 319-2141

District Office:
2800 28th Street, Suite 150
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel: (818) 596-4141
Tel: (310) 450-0041
Tel: (805) 644-4141
Fax: (310) 450-6090

MUT Note: I thought Democrats were suppose to be supportive of alternative lifestyles, and would never consider tossing about the term “gay” as a insult. And color me surprised that a staffer, whose salary is paid by tax payers, would be so insulting when a constituent called into the office for the express purpose of telling the representative how he/she wanted to be represented.

Must be some of that “New Civility” that they keep talking about.

Some Dem leaders are right: This has to end.

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Dear Readers: Some key updates I want to share with the SOCAL TAX REVOLT COALITION – SAN DIEGO TEA PARTY PATRIOTS.

Some of our Tea Party peeps have been busy changing their party registrations. Dawn Wildman, President of the SOCAL TAX REVOLT COALITION – SAN DIEGO TEA PARTY PATRIOTS,was once a very engaged member of the local Republican Party. Recently, she has changed her registration to Independent. Her reasons are well explained in her recent blog post: WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE TEA PARTY.(MUT note: I have highlighted a few key sentences).

I have realized that we were nine months into the tea party rallies and activities and not only did I not know the political parties people who attended rallies belong to, but they didn’t know mine. I suddenly realized that this no longer mattered, that what truly mattered were the principles and values that built this Nation into the best country in the world. All the events and everything we do in our tea party groups, locally and nationally is non-partisan, as it should be. Over the past 2 ½ years I have come to recognize the good representatives from the not so good. A few of those really good, fiscally conservative elected are actually Democrats, Blue Dog Democrats. Although this is a dying breed in Washington it still exists and Jason Altmire is a good example of a man who weighs the consequences fiscally before voting.

Frankly, I like that. When we first started this movement I was looking for any reason to still believe in the political Party I had joined many, many years before, the Republican Party. I wanted so much to believe that if we got “good” Republicans elected we could really change things in American and get back to our conservative roots. I honestly believed that the Republican Party in my city would embrace the tea party as the cavalry come to the rescue. What I actually lived was a Party that keeps going further into its addiction of spending and the everlasting grab for power. If there was ever a doubt, the lateral move of John Boehner becoming Speaker of the House has further shown us all that spending and un-kept promises cuts both ways through both parties. I have seen tea parties battling the Republican Party to remain autonomous from San Diego to Cincinnati. I have seen those that espouse true conservatism publicly while, privately plot against a citizenry that comes to lend a hand.

Actually registering to be a non-partisan voter was very liberating. I asked myself if this were a company I worked at and I saw the kinds of back room deals and blatant disregard for the workers voices to be heard would I stay. I said “probably not”. If this were a club I belonged to and I saw the intolerance for the other club members and even incidents of sabotage of those members would I stay a member of that club? Again,“No way”. So why do I stay a member of a political party that is in fact doing these things to its members? Well, I then had my answer, “I am not!”. I believe if we can get people to see that it truly is “Principle over Party” than we could have great debate about the issues we agree on such as fiscal stability. If we look for good, competent people who think outside the lines of weighed down political power and extremism we could actually build an even more solid form of government for the people, by the people. We have been brain washed to believe that those in government somehow know better than us and can therefore they can spend our money more efficiently. This simply is not true and as soon as they gain the position and they are then “taught” by the ruling elite on how they should use their office as per the powers that be. So we keep creating the same thing over and over again….they go along to get along. And then we are surprised nothing has changed.

Dawn Wildman and Two Other CA Tea Party Activists

Richard Rider, coordinator of the San Diego Tax Fighters,has changed his registration from Libertarian to Republican (hat-tip to B-daddy for this chestnut). Richard explains that he will personally be more effective in promoting fiscal conservatism as a Republican in the comment sections of this San Diego Rostra piece:

It is indeed true. I’ll be much like libertarian Republican Fred Schnaubelt, working on the issues important to me. And I’m not a blind team player — I’ll call ‘em as I see ‘em when it comes to RINO’s.

I’ll write more on this later. One important thing to realize. With California’s new “top two” elections, after 2012 most or all of the third parties in CA will lose their ballot status. To remain ballot qualified, a third party must get at least 2% in a statewide election (not counting federal offices). With only the top two candidates in each race making it to the general election, no third party candidate will even have a CHANCE to get the 2% vote.

Only the dormant American Independent Party with its large registration (80% of the people registering AIP think they are registering “independent”) will likely remain on the ballot (they meed the inflated registration requirements).

Myself? I remain a registered Democrat. I am quite underwhelmed by the effectiveness and genuineness of the politically-connected, establishment-oriented, California Republican Party. For example, I finally located the Larry Elder Show podcast page. While catching-up with what has happened since he left AM 790, it seems that dynamic talk show host Larry Elder — who has judicial experience as well — was willing to run as the candidate for US Senate against Babs Boxer. The state GOP turned him down to run political novice and questionably competent HP executive Carly Fiorina.

Don’t get me wrong: The elites in the Democratic Party are execrable. It’s just that they are competent in getting themselves elected. Therefore, it is my opinion that California will remain a one-party state for the foreseeable future. I have concluded I will be more effective as a Tea Party activists in encouraging as many Blue Dogs as possible to challenge the incumbents and get involved at the grassroots level.

Better JFK than Pelosi.

As a Democrat, I am able to dialog with other Democrats in ways not possible for my Republican friends. Recently, I got two to admit to me that if they had to do their 2008 vote over again, they would be voting for McCain. One of them will not be voting for Obama — the other may sit out the election. THEREFORE, DO NOT TELL ME THAT OBAMA IS UNBEATABLE.

In the midst of all the primary punditry, I am sometimes asked: MUT, who are you going to vote for during your Presidential primary? Unless Hillary Clinton or another Democrat braves the Chicago thugocracy, I will be writing in a name — sending a clear message to those who count the vote that this is one Democrat who will be coming back in November and voting for someone NOT OBAMA. I plan to encourage others to do the same.

Who will I write? Currently, Joe Biden. At least he is a dumba$$ who loves his country.

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MUT News and Views, and SLOB Stuff:

ROFLMAO: If fellow Palinistas want a chuckle today, read this CBS whine dressed up as a report and entitled “Sarah Palin’s Bus Tour Treats Reporters as Paparazzi” I was going to the site to comment that the “Tour” is doing no such thing, that the reporters were acting like idiots all by themselves. However, the comments already there about the lack of anything resembling professional journalism at CBS were priceless, and heartening to see. And many were hilarious.

SCARED TO DEATH: W.C. Varones sends a chilling piece: Yastrow: “We Are on the Verge of a Great, Great Depression” .

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/yastrow-%E2%80%9Cwe-are-verge-great-great-depression%E2%80%9D

B-Daddy has some great stuff on GOP-Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson — who I also think has been underserved by the elite media and Republican Beltway politicos. Check it out.

Beers with Demos has stuff on another member of the elite media: The NYT.

Charles Caesar has more media stuff, including this money quote: Even my most left wing friends and family currently question what they are being told and are seeking new sources of information. The internet has spurious information, but at least the full story is to be found.

Left Coast Rebel has stuff on Weiner’s stuff.

Shane Atwell has more stuff on his regulation watch.

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