Sunday, November 13, 2016
In United States presidential elections, a faithless elector is a member of the United States Electoral College who does not vote for the presidential or vice-presidential candidate for whom they had pledged to vote. That is, they actually vote for another candidate, or fail to vote, or choose not to vote. A pledged elector can become a faithless elector only by breaking their pledge; unpledged electors have no pledge to break.
Electors are typically chosen and nominated by a political party or the party's presidential nominee: they are usually party members with a reputation for high loyalty to the party and its chosen candidate. Thus, a faithless elector runs the risk of party censure and political retaliation from their party, as well as potential criminal penalties in some states. Candidates for elector are nominated by state political parties in the months prior to Election Day. In some states, the electors are nominated in primaries, the same way other candidates are nominated. In some states, such as Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina, electors are nominated in party conventions. In Pennsylvania, the campaign committee of each candidate names their candidates for elector (an attempt to discourage faithless electors). The parties have generally been successful in keeping their electors faithful, leaving out the cases in which a candidate died before the elector was able to cast a vote.
During the 1836 election, Virginia's entire 23-man electoral delegation faithlessly voted against victorious Democratic Party Vice Presidential Candidate Richard Mentor Johnson due to Johnson's openly admitted, publicized, long-term interracial relationship with his slave, Julia Chinn. The loss of Virginia's support caused Johnson to fall one electoral vote short of a majority, causing the Vice Presidential election to be thrown into the U.S. Senate for the only time in American history. However, Virginia's electors voted for Martin Van Buren as pledged, meaning the presidential election itself was not in dispute. The U.S. Senate ultimately elected Johnson anyway after a party-line vote. Despite 157 instances of faithlessness as of 2015, faithless electors have not yet affected the results or ultimate outcome of any other presidential election.
Trump is a pedophile and a known felon.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
A Complete List of All the Times Donald Trump Has Broken the Law
Trump committed a trasonous felony by inciting Vladimir Putin and the Russian government to hack an American citizen and release personal emails. It’s just the latest questionably illegal action by the Republican nominee for President, who has been sued over 3,500 times in his career, including 70 times since he kicked off his campaign. In fact, two groups have threatened to sue him this week for refusing to pay for services rendered. More chilling than even his potentially treasonous comments was his suggestion yesterday that, if he had the power, he would hack into the private communications of political opponents (and the Presidency would give him that power).
It’s also just the latest illegal or potentially illegal act in the life and career of Donald Trump. Here’s a taste of Donald Trump’s other illegal activities:
— Donald Trump has a long history of not honoring contracts with construction companies
— Donald Trump has knowingly and intentionally defrauded Trump University students, fleecing them out of thousands of dollars
— He may have illegally coordinated with his SuperPac
— He illegally used corporate resources to pay an employee to write a political speech
— He violated federal law by claiming proceeds from various Trump products would go to charity, although there is no evidence that Trump ever donated the money to charity
— He violated IRS rules by using $12,000 from his charity organization to purchase a Tim Tebow helmet
— He violated federal laws by offering Ben Carson a job in exchange for his endorsement
— His employees violated a U.S. trade embargo by pursuing commercial activities in Cuba when it was illegal to do so
— He’s run afoul of election laws by using campaign contributions to pay $6 million to his own businesses
— He violated Wisconsin election laws by talking with voters as they stood in line to vote
— He violated New York state education laws for operating a for-profit investment school without the required license
— His foreign policy proposals would violate NATO
— He’s violated copyright law for using copyrighted images without permission
— Many of the proposals he has vowed to pursue as President violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendments of the Constitution
— Trump broke New York state law by lobbying to prevent an Indian casino from opening in the Catskills
— His vow to use torture on suspected terrorists would violate the Geneva conventions. He would be committing war crimes.
— He broke anti-discrimination laws to keep a mob boss gambling at one of his casinos
— He violated immigration laws by misrepresenting his company on work-visa applications
Hillary Clinton has been investigated and scrutinized for decades. She’s endured years of partisan Congressional hearings, FBI investigations, and independent counsel probes. Donald Trump can’t even handle the scrutiny of having one year of tax returns examined, in spite of his own hypocrisy about the release of personal records:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Because the Republicans are too chicken shit to go and fight an actual war they decided to create the War on Christmas. This song is for all the FOX News-humping patrio-fascists, gun-fondling gasbags, and Christianity-bastardizing thugs.
This song sums it up. Share it on social media.
The alt-right are a bunch of pussies and chicken hawks and liars. The Bible bangers are too stupid to know that this video is parody.
Friday, October 7, 2016
CNN hs agreed to ask questions of Trump and Hillary that are submitted by the people.
The link asks the question, How money did you receive from your parent's will. Trump's father Fred Was worth at least $200 million. Trump has lied about the $14 million his father gave him in the 70's.
Forward this and up vote the question. This will force the media to ask the tough questions.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
|Since the demise of the music industry music industry, slimy music distribution companies||have popped up all over the internet.||One of the slimiest is a one called TuneCore. Reviews on ToneCore are poor. TuneCore's Better||Business Bureau rating is a B-. Contacting ToneCore is next to impossible.||TuneCore has been or is under an FBI investigation for accounting fraud.|
Jun 17, 2012 - CDBaby has a one time flat fee, while Tunecore charges musicians .... is true that Tunecoreoffers a good service, I read that the FBI is going to ...
From a ripped off TuneCore user:
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
(Isaiah 45:7) Isaiah 45:7 affirms that God creates darkness and disaster. It is not a creation of mankind, nor of fallen beings or Satan. The Hebrew word here that is translated as "disaster" could also mean "wickedness", "hurt", "affliction" or "adversity". God creates these things directly. Any argument that asserts that evil is a result of Human free will must first get over the fact that the Christian Bible states that God creates evil and disaster itself. Not only does this God create darkness and disaster, but it actively "does" them too. For example in Job 42:11 God is described as doing evil to Job as part of its test of Job even though Job is described as holy and blameless. In other words, the evil done by God on Job was not the result of Job's free will. Also, his children and animals are all slaughtered too, as collateral damage1. God doesn't merely create evil and suffering as possibilities, it actively chooses to do them itself. Psalm 104:27-30 notes that God sometimes makes animals happy and sometimes "terrifies them" as part of the daily rhythm of life as described in general by Psalm 104, although the King James Version nicely tones this down to "troubles" them.
The Book of Lamentations confirms that free will cannot stop evil, when evil comes from God, nor can man stop goodness, when goodness comes from God: Who is he that can speak, and it happens, when the Lord command it not?37 Out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not both evil and good?38 Lamentations 3:37-38