The Weekly Sedition

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Donning the HAZMAT Suit . . .

Filed under: Uncategorized — mikewb1971 @ 1:09 AM


Current mood: cynical

Yes, last week I put on the HAZMAT suit and went to the polls.

First, I voted for Jon Barela for U.S. House of Representatives. I’m wondering if I’ll have cause to regret this later – first, the Barela campaign was going to bring in Rudy Giuliani for a fundraising rally –

Oct 12 – Giuliani / Barela invitation

Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani Pre-Election Rally for, Jon Barela

Oct 12 Barela / Giuliani M&G Cancelled

POSTPONED: Rudy Giuliani Pre-election Rally

Then, as if Giuliani wasn’t bad enough, the campaign sets up a rally with former Senator Pete Domenici. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t remember St. Pete being any sort of fiscal hawk. Rather, I have these memories of him talking up all of the “bacon” (piles and piles of FRNs taxed away from Productive Class people in other states) that he was “bringing home” to New Mexico.

Just for the record, I think that Jon is genuinely interested in helping the people of the District get Imperial Washington off their backs. It’s just that he seems to be listening too much to the McCleskey Machine.

Second, for Governor, I wrote in Bill Koehler, as neither of the two Establishment-anointed candidates seem to have a clue, other than each of them is the only one for the job, and the other is demonspawn.


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I know that Bill isn’t a State-sanctioned “declared write-in candidate”[1], as is Kenneth Gomez. Still, that didn’t stop the person(s) behind the site nmdefamationsuit.com from writing in Faustus Valdez.

Denish seems to be trying to play both sides of her partisan affiliation – saying “Look at the great things we did from 2002 until now” (to keep her base on board), while at the same time attempting to distance herself from Richardson as a result of the pay-to-play scandals. In the meantime, Martinez is playing up her cred as a prosecutor, giving the impression that once inaugurated, she’ll go hell-bent on bringing charges against those who were on Wild Bill’s executive-level payroll. Really, Susana, we know better than that – Republicans don’t go after Democrats from previous administrations because they know that Democrats don’t go after Republicans from previous administrations. But still, each side portrays itself as the one who will get “revenge” (?) on the other side’s indiscretions, atrocities and corruption, while they excuse those same indiscretions, atrocities and corruption because they know that the other side will give them a pass on their own misdeeds.

Let’s see – next, I voted for Dianna Duran and Matt Chandler. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are two of the “gatekeepers” in the pay-to-play world of electoral politics, and these offices have been in Democrat hands for way too long. It’s well past time that the Democrats had their apple cart overturned. This is NOT to say that the Republicans won’t seek to develop the same sort of system on their behalf, but it will take them time to do so, and in that “downtime,” Liberty can advance. Hopefully.

   
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As for Matt Rush, he’s simply the lesser of the two evils. Ray Powell[2] is a committed eco-fascist as well as being a connected Democrat Coggie.

Concerning the Schoonover vs. Lewis race, I cast a blank here – I really can’t say anything bad about James B. Lewis. As for Schoonover, he apparently couldn’t be bothered to respond to a questionnaire sent to him by the New Mexico Breeze. If that wasn’t bad enough, I heard him when he was a guest on Janice Arnold-Jones’ 1550 KIVA-AM radio show – he seemed focused on developing the economy because people making more money, creating jobs, etc., would mean higher tax revenues that “smaller communities can’t do without” and such. Similarly, I couldn’t come up with anything bad to say about Balderas, the incumbent State Auditor. Errol Chavez, his opponent, is rather proud of his previous role in propping up Drug Prohibition, and recently was diagnosed with some sort of brain tumor. So I cast a blank in this race, as well.

   
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Next we go to my own race. I was told by someone at the County Clerk’s Elections Bureau that I was “good to go” as a write-in candidate. Yet there’s no space to write me in under Maestas’ name here. What gives?


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NOTES

  1. Bill filed with the Secretary of State’s Elections Bureau to run as an independent (no partisan affiliation) write-in candidate for Governor in early June. He was told that because he was registered to vote as a Big-“L” Libertarian, they wouldn’t put him on the ballot as an independent.

    Come to think of it, they probably wouldn’t have put him on the ballot as an independent if he had switched his registration at that time, as New Mexico has a “sore loser law” – the time for him to change his registration would have been January, before the Governor’s Proclamation.

    Why did he decide to run as an independent, instead of on the Libertarian Party ticket? Simple – the State Election Code says that any political party whose candidate for either Governor or President fails to get at least 0.5 percent of all of the votes cast in that race ceases to be a State-recognized political party. Regaining ballot status in New Mexico requires a party so disenfranchised to collect about 8,000 – 10,000 signatures. Usually, getting this done requires hiring paid signature gatherers, who will charge Ø2 per signature. Do the math – this totals up to Ø16,000 – Ø20,000, which can quickly bankrupt a smaller organization. Thus it’s not in the interests of the LP, New Mexico Greens, etc., to run candidates for Governor or President here in New Mexico.

  2. PLEASE do NOT confuse Powell the Democrat candidate with the Ray Powell who has worked with the Ron Paul 2008 campaign, New Mexico Patriot Alliance, retakecongress.com, among other things. The latter Ray is definitely one of the good guys.
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blog
    2. KCUF Media
    3. Darth Mike
    4. New Mexico Liberty / Mike Blessing for State Representative

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