Archive for June, 2010

Alvin Greene fitting an electoral Vaccuum

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The search for the explanation for why Alvin Greene won is … interesting, but probably rather trivial.  Barring the “Diebold Machine” line of thought, I will just say that if his candidacy was a Republican Dirty trick, it is a dirty trick that recognizes the randomness and information void in South Carolina, and a type of Dirty Trick tossed out to work at crap-shot intervals, usually unexploded.

Keep in mind that nominations like his… happen reasonably regularly.  Too many elections with curious variables for them not to occur.

What we’re looking for becomes a quest for Impulse Biases against a broad background of an Information Vacuum.  It is here that variables such as ballot placement and prejudice toward monosyllabic names — or perhaps unconcious admiration for Alvin and the Chipmunks or Al Green — comes across as the deciding factor.  Coming off a blogoland discussion advocating that Judgeships should not be elected officials due to their positions of responsibility not really being conducive to public ‘s ability to qualify and rate them — leading the job into an information vaccuum and into a crap-shot liable to be filled by narrow interests OR short spurts of politicization on the part of the judge — I’d think that Nate Silver and 538 could just move some of those arguments into his analysis — found here and here.

It appears that race was not a factor, but I would not have been surprised if it had been.  Keep in mind this would only be the case against a lack of meaning in the broader campaign, and a lack of campaign focus.  We had a good case study of a white politician defeating a black politician in a heavily black electorate because qualifications and positions had been clearly spelled out: Artur Davis lost the Alabama Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination because of his record and his opponent’s record.  I do not know who appeared first on the ballot, and I can state clearly that that was not a meaningful factor.

Here is my thought experiment.  Consider an elected position of, say: Abjunct Facilitator.  What does this job entail?  I haven’t a clue, which is why I’m going to ask two distinct electorates to vote on the it.  I’ll give you two candidates: Samantha Blout and Edward Blanche.  No other data is supplied.  One is before a group of women, the other a group of men.  Who wins?
How about we give a Provo electorate and a Berkely electorate a choice between “Joe Friday” and “Sunday Butterfly”?  Fuzz it and make it less obvious — this name, I’m guessing, suggests nothing about background yet I’m guessing has an effect: “Nick Spacey” versus “Fred Aldrin”.

The real interesting race might be between a “Sam Fry” and a “Sam Frye”.

As for Alvin Greene, the disturbing thing is reading some comments on various posts that abound about this story. 

rickroberts, I live here. I am telling you, none of the local newspapers covered this race. There were no “voter guides” for this race. One alternative weekly, “The Free Times,” actually did run a pretty decent piece on Greene in May, asking “Who is this guy?” I think the Greenville News also had a paragraph about him.

There’s this sort of incredulity on this concept of “voter’s guide”.  I would think this would be a necessary de rigeur component of a state’s election system — a voter’s pamphlet — paid in part by candidate’s filing fees, I would think.  It’s disturbing to me if it is not the case.

Regarding his media interviews– here, here, and here — I would like the man much better if his answer to the question of how he won and what his campaign consisted of was something of a more blunt — “I put my name on the ballot and the people voted for me.  Deal with it.”  Read his comments here on his supposed campaign — and I just find myself now waiting for someone somewhere in South Carolina to come forward and discuss any political interaction they had with Alvin Greene “Pressing the Flesh”.

And this wikipedia comment:
If elected he would be the first African-American in the Southern United States to win a seat in U.S. Senate since Reconstruction[1] when Republican senators Hiram Rhodes Revels and Blanche Bruce represented Mississippi in the 1870s. He would also be the first popularly elected African-American Senator from the South.
strikes me as the Alvin Greene campaign, or some sympatic figures, putting the best light on his nomination.  It is a bit weasley — he’s not the first black candidate, and frankly has fewer qualifications than either the damned blue doggish Harold Ford of Tennessee or… the state Senator from Mississippi who ran in Mississippi in 2006 and 2008 — Erik Fleming, both of whom once fit the wikipedia article focus that ” would be the first African-American in the Southern United States to win a seat in U.S. Senate since Reconstruction”.  (If you want to know why I know of Erik Fleming, it’ll pop out at you if you read through his wikipedia article.)

.. and for the Progressive Base who came out in support of Bill Halter to sock it to the anti-union Blanche Lincoln — skip to 4:00 on the last video and you will see that this man, Alvin Greene, stating that “We don’t have Unions here in South Carolina and I want to keep it that way… I’m for keeping South Carolina free… Union Free — I’m a moderate Democrat, that’s… one of the… Moderate Democrat positions.”  It is a bizarrely scripted explanation for his position, I am thinking, and suggests we can’t even give him points for not being a calculating politician.  But I guess you can hedge that against his desire to Unify the Koreas into one Democratic government… if you think he’s capable of bringing that about.

 

(* We’ve found ONE SINGLE PIECE OF EVIDENCE of a Campaign… here.)

Effects of the Great Recession: Separation of Church and State erodes in our schools

Friday, June 11th, 2010

… for that matter, the Separation of Corporation and Education fades — but that happened during Good Times as well.  Take it away.

When his budget for pencils, paper, and other essential supplies was cut by a third this school year, the principal of Combee Elementary School worried children would suffer.

Then, a local church stepped in and “adopted” the school. The First Baptist Church at the Mall stocked a resource room with $5,000 worth of supplies. It now caters spaghetti dinners at evening school events, buys sneakers for poor students, and sends in math and English tutors.

The principal is delighted. So are church pastors. “We have inroads into public schools that we had not had before,” says Pastor Dave McClamma. “By befriending the students, we have the opportunity to visit homes to talk to parents about Jesus Christ.”

What is interesting is that the “Religious Right” — or elements thereof — tended to take a stand against some corporate slidings into public schools’ space and curriculum — and so this paragraph about Oklahoma’s Legislature (recently making a lot of hard-headed Abortion policies) is interesting.

The dash for private funding has raised concerns. The Oklahoma Senate last month voted down a bill that would have allowed advertising on school buses, a move supporters said would prevent teacher layoffs. “Do we want our school buses to look like Dale Jr. (NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr.) is driving them?” says state Sen. Steve Russell, an Oklahoma City Republican who opposed the bill. “What’s next? How about Starbucks on the side of our M1 tanks?”

It just might be a cause of who gets the soul of your children  — read one way, that’s what that article amounts to…

Things that are good to know.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

For the poe-news message board’s news story on BP buying up Search Engine Search phrases…

This picture is not from the Gulf of Mexico (those are korean workers).

Out of the first 6 pictures, only one has anything to do with the BP oil disaster (a sad oil soaked bird, from a website that never mentions BP or Gulf of Mexico), 3 are of people cleaning the mess, saving the world, getting things back to normal, and one is a cute cartoon of a sad seal.
I’m glad at least this one keeps coming up when you look for BP in google images

The Seal is mis-reported, it’s actually an otter.

This leads to a weird conundrum, though.

In its emergency plans in the event of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP made clear it knows how to save “seals, sea otters, and walruses” in the Gulf waters. The only problem is, no such animals live in the Gulf.

Indeed, it appears BP literally copied and pasted emergency response plans to apply to any spill in the world, regardless of the reality of the local ecosystems. While “seals, sea otters, and walruses” are a concern for oil spills in colder waters, there are none of those animals in the Gulf.

Homeland Security Wire noticed the errors after a report from USA Today highlighted other aspects of BP’s total lack of preparation in the event of a disaster as catastrophic as that in the Gulf.

BP’s 582-page emergency-response never anticipated an oil spill as large as the one now gushing on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico; a closer reading shows the document was not much than a boilerplate, cut-and-paste job used by BP from region to region; in a section titled “Sensitive Biological & Human-Use Resources,” the emergency plan lists “seals, sea otters and walruses” as animals that could be impacted by a Gulf of Mexico spill — even though no such animals live in the Gulf; the plan was approved in July by the federal Minerals Management Service (MMS), a toothless agency accused by lawmakers of being in the pocket of the oil industry.

Anyway… I suggest typing in various animals of sea animals, whether indigenous to the Gulf of Mexico, with or without “BP”, and see what shows up — if BP swallowed up various animal searches in their mad purchase.

Summer Shields: the Leading Edge of the trend toward Phantom Stealth Campaigns

Friday, June 11th, 2010

In relation to this comment for this news article:
Hey Gerry Tuoti, this story should be on Frank vs Brown, not on the two people holding signs. Headline says they annoyed the public– why does the Gazette believe that? Were there complaints to the police department? Or is this more Gazette editorializing their opinion rather than reporting the facts. Your article says they refused to be photographed–with an accompanying photograph where the guy clearly isn’t avoiding the camera. Stick to the facts!!!

I think it’s now open to question whether Rachel Brown is even on the ballot.  The answer is, apparently yes.  Having cleared that hurdle — sure, Brown versus Frank.  Really, you want to relive that clip

Let’s run through some of the odd repercussions of the Tuesday Primary elections.  The Media is reporting it as a “Night of the Women”, rather tediously — see Jon Stewart’s Wednesday program for some apt mocking of that meme.  But I will report it as a great night of Stealth Campaigns.  It’s with this thread in tow that I can stick in the latest antics of the Lyndon Larouche Movement as a rather severe example of a national phenomenom.

Monday and into Tuesday morning, the blogosphere was rocked with speculation that Orly Taitz — the most prominent name in Birther Conspiracy Theorists–  just might win the Republican nomination for Secretary of State against a certain re-election for the Demcoratic Incumbent.  Her opponent was a man not much campaigning who had not established any name or presence — apparently a former player for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but my wikipedia search on Monday pointed to a Bowl Game he played in college and to a stint in (I’m not kidding here) the XFL.  Money quote from the politico article.
“For professional Republicans right now, the main tactic in regards to Orly Taitz is prayer,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College and a longtime observer of California politics.
It turned out well.  It’s hard to ascertain who counts as the Stealth Campaigner here, but Orly Taitz was a known enough quantity — her name registered well enough and out of the “Vaguely aware” category that 75 percent of the Republican party voted against her.

Fate played a trick on the Democratic Party faithful.  Schaudenfruede was reveresed.  South Carolina threw up a surprise win for an unemployed man who filed the $10k filing fee with a personal check and then disappared.  I may be the only person in this country who will go to Bat for Alvin Greene.  Or, actually looking over the blogosphere, I am not — though my good company mostly consists of Republicans enjoying a moment of Schaudenfrede and a chance to throw spit-wads at Democrats — though there’s also the cynical like me in his bunch of supporters.  My first impulse is “Good for him”.  The questioning of why and how this unemployed man dumped ten thousand dollars on a pointless ballot spot is shoved aside to question — why did Carly Fiorni dump $80 Million into a biad that’ll get her such a lousy six digit pay-check?  In respect to the bid of the South Carolina Democratic Party’s request for him to step aside, I urge Alvin Greene to get his Rod Blagojevich on and demand just compensation.  At any rate, maybe he can parlay his Stealth Campaign victory into Reality Television Spot.
See, Alvin Greene’s opponet — name no longer of any import — the supposed Legitimate Candidate — had about as little chance of victory as Greene.  Maybe there is something to the Weakness of the Media in covering poltiical candidates, even down to the flakes and flukes at the bottom of the ballot.  And people have been wondering whether the coverage of Orly Taitz is something of over-kill: it stopped her from being on the General Election ballot, right?

One more Stealth Campaign to note, though to a different effect — the winner of the Republican Primary Contest for Senator from Nevada — Sharron Angle.  Upon winning her nomination, her campaign website was scrubbed away and down-sized to a simple “Contribute” button.  And there we move forward — the Republicans just did the seemingly impossible and re-elected Harry Reid to another term — you know that, don’t you?

But the Winner, and Still Champions.  A Confederacy of Dunces.  Just when I thought that my capacity to be astounded by the absurdity of the Larouche organization had been tapped — they manage to outdo themselves.  In December of 2009, Summer Shields announced his primary challenge against Nancy Pelosi.  This was one of a trio of Larouche Youth Members campaigning, and moving their foces into a organizing force of electoral politics — the Movement’s purpose for the year 2010.  They made various tea party appearances.  They launched with a Press Conference at the National Press Club — “a leadership that can inspire young people, but also inspire the tired, angry frustrated Americans to get out”.  And from this ground, they scored a breakthrough in Texas.  Kesha Rogers SHOOK the Texas Democratic Party as, “The victory in the 22nd Congressional District yesterday by LaRouche Democrat Kesha Rogers sent an unmistakable message to the White House, and its British imperial controllers: Your days are numbered.”

Hm?
“Whenever you hear someone with a British accent talking about this on behalf of British Petroleum they are not telling you the truth.” — Congressman Anthony Weiner.  (But Gad, it took the org forever to jump onto that one.)

So, with the Right Moment of British – bashing coming forward, Momentum, surely, was with them… right?

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Mass Strike conditions evident — just see the protesters in front of a campaign appearance from Obama for Boxer and the other Democrats — it spilled over over-seas with a sign alerting to from Bueso in Germany — “Erst Kesha, dann Kascha” (First Kesha, then Kascha) — en route to their usual .04 percent vote total.

It was quite a political contest, wasn’t it?  Here’s the whirl-wind tour:
Memories… of the way we used to be… Misty Water Colored Memories…

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Of the way we were…

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Of the way… we… were…

I think I can be forgiven for, after seeing the financial reports available online, seeing Robert Beltran’s $300, reading the Larouche Organization pump up the promise of defeating Nancy Pelosi, reading the reports on the Great Post Office Campaign, seeing the inspiration go down to Carol Smith Johnson in allowing her to wage her campaign in Indiana and garnering 8 percent of the vote, reading Howie G pounce on “Watch out for Summer Shields in California” — you can forgive me for ASSUMING that all the i’s were dotted, and the t’s were crossed, all the lower-case j’s were dotted, all the o’s were circled — the $1,740 filing fee processed or the 3,000 valid signatures gathered (shouldn’t be too difficult, right, with that Mass Strike happening and all) — you can forgive me for ASSUMING that Summer Shields was on the goddamned ballot.

But you know what happens when you assume?  Well, usually you make as Ass out of You and Me, but in this case you just make as Ass out of the Larouchies.
But here we do have this clever solution to a problem the org has with these campaigns.  In the past, the Larouche org ran candidates, but reportedly they stopped doing due to attention being delivered to the candidate themselves as opposed to the cult leader.  But we now run ashunder in a need for a fund-raiser purpose and organization tool for future recruits, in the post Larouche for President Era.  So why not run a Phantom Congressional Campaign — if you leave the man Summer Shields off the ballot, you will keep him from the Media Spotlight, saving the mentions in the media — allowing future campaign events on the Summer Shields Campaign website to spotlight future Cadre School shows (ie: Indoctrination Seminars).  Money well avoided in Spending!

That is, unless you want to believe, this:
I emailed someone at the Oakland LYM chapter about Summer’s ballot status. This is the responce I got,
The party hacks blocked Summer from running in the primary as a Democrat, so he’s a write in candidate. No word yet on the results.
Apparently they didn’t care all that much of this supposed Party Hack block job.  In the past, when the Democratic Party has blocked delegations won in late season low attention primary battles, the Larouche org has cried foul.  When the Texas Democratic Party dis-associated themselves with Kesha Rogers, they’ve cried foul.  Here?  Just a post-humous rewriting of history to record their great Primary Dance as a “Write In Campaign”.  And with that, Lyndon Larouche has now taken the lead over Harold Stassen for largest number of Presidential Bids, Larouche having been a Write-in Candidate for every Presidential Election since the days of Socrates!

 …………….

Okay.  I’ll bite.  Let’s see how the election results turned out for the candidates Howie G endorsed over here.

Tom Fiegen = 9.4 percent
Tyler Gernant = 24 percent (the winner of the primary had 39.)
Nancy Price = NARROW VICTORY!   (Not expected to win in November)
Danny Tarkanian = 23.3% (third in the Nevada contest).
Art Dunn, a LaRouche endorser in 2004 = 11.3 percent

Also, it probably comes as a surprise to everyone listed except Dunn that the Larouche org has, on some level, claimed them.  Today, I see they’re also laying claim to Blanche Lincoln’s victory — strange, as Obama’s support of Lincoln opened up a cleave between him and the Democratic Party rank and file.

In Wikipedia Editing News, the Larouchies are demanding to know why a supportive sentence of a former Soviet Union official keeps being cut out of the Larouche article.  I assume this renewed interest in this old chestnut comes from an interview that the org is currently trumpeting of an appearance in some Russian publication or other.  Such follows the removal of “Albert Sumlin” from the proceedings after another chest-nut attempt in editing the article regarding Jeremiah Duggan.

Conspicuous ad changes

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

There’s been this ad in the back of the two “alternative weeklies”, along with the ads for various phone sex and hook-ups and other strip clubs.  It’s been there for the past couple of months maybe.  It’s sliced into two halves.  One shows a close-up of a Guy’s Butt in some pair of uncomfortable looking underwear, the other a woman in an advanced state of undressed.  The idea is that there’s a strip joint with men undressing in one part of the building, and women in the other.

Yesterday, looking through the Willamette Week, I couldn’t help notice — the guy’s butt had been replaced by a woman.  I don’t know if this means that the “Men’s Revue” thing is dead, and the laws of supply and demand have taken it into a certain direction — something as seen earlier in Nevada.

Sharron Angle, Strom Thurmond’s son, Alvin Greene

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

In another political environment, Sharron Angle would fill this category of the strange debris of political applicants.  But leaving aside her various political positions, there is one thing we can give her.  You’ve got to admire a candidate who, in respect to Yucca and the situation of turning the mountain into the nation’s nuclear waste depository, puts up the counter-point to “NIMBY” and declares “YES IN MY BACKYARD!”  We had better start seeing a lot of donations being dumped into the Sharron Angle campaign from the zip-codes around Hanford and similar spots of great Nuclear Waste spots.
Though, with Sharron Angle the one great concern comes in what I perceive to be something of a contradictory position with the Environmental Protection Agency.  Wouldn’t that be a pre-requisite for stuffing nuclear waste in your backyard — to maintain a caprice-free and workable EPA?
But call me crazy.

Alas, the Orly Taitz boomlet fizzled badly.  It was too good to be true, wasn’t it?  But, South Carolina has handed up a few good nuggets.  In an election season where the Republican Party touted a slew of black candidates in largely marginal campaigns that have not done terribly well — well, one did all right last night.  Tim Scott will be rolling into a Primary run-off and off to face up against — wait for it — Paul Thurmond, the son of Strom!
No comment needed.

And then there’s Alvin Greene.  I haven’t any truck with this guy.  Here’s the thing — he’s getting blasted about for such a thing as this logic:

Asked if he thought it was a good investment to spend so much of his own money in a two-way Democratic primary to run against a popular Republican with millions in campaign cash, Greene replied: “Rather than just save the $10,000 and just go and buy gasoline with it, just take [it] and just be unemployed for [an] even longer period of time, I mean, that wouldn’t make any sense, um, just, um, but, uh, yes, uh … lowering these gas prices … that will create jobs, too. Anything that will lower the gasoline prices. Offshore drilling, the energy package, all that.”

This is more altruistic than the logic of Carly Fiorina’s massive million dollar campaign dump for a relatively piddle-sticks paying job — spending a fortune as further investment into gaining new fortunes after affecting the Laws.
Something a bit amiss in South Carolina — Bob Conley in 2008.  Alvin Greene in 2010.  I will note that Conley received 43 percent of the vote, more than Greene’s supposedly more legitimate primary opponent can expect.

The Talk of the Town

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

There are two stories circulating in the national media from out of the city of Portland.  One is a sad case that everyone hopes turns out well.  The other story mostly bores the Hell out of me.

Missing seven year old child.  Seen in various photographs in front of his science fair project.  Dropped off at school.  Never appeared again.  What is there to say?  I hope for the best — though for the life of me I can’t think of what that would be — and expect something less than the best, though hope it’s not the worst — which I don’t want to think about.  Have you seen that child?  If you have — you know where to turn.

Go to the comments section of the story above and you see the useless speculation firing out … uselessly.

I have a horrible feeling that he is somewhere on the campus, hidden from sight. Secret areas of the school a janitor might know about? Another thought that keeps popping into my mind has to do with the child’s science fair project. He was presenting on a tree frog. Is it possible that he took off to a nearby creek to try and find this “frog” to show along with his project? I realize that the science fair had already taken place, but generally the kids turn their project into their teachers after the science faire, to present before the class. Maybe he has tragically fallen into water somewhere? I have a 7 year old son in 2nd grade, that’s why this hits so close to home for me. :(

Well, I guess I now do have the answer to what my hard to come up with “Best Case Scenario” would be.  Safely in a closet.  More armchair unhelpful commentary on the state of the mother’s marriage  relationship comes through in the comments here.

Also available, right now on the front page … well, there’s that worst case scenario I guess.

The other news story that is making the national rounds… Anarchist Coffee House kicks out Police Officer customer.

… Wait.  The comments to this section get downright hilarious.

He just lost my business.

Surely you jest?

Does anyone the URL for this dumb bitch’s blog… I hope it has a comment section open when I find it!!!!!!

FIGHT THE POWER, DallasGBoy.

Hm.  Here’s a Stupid Local Radio Host Stunt, which is just as well — but:

The Red and Black, according to this morning’s Zero, has had a record amount of business since the cop was asked to leave a few days ago. That is all well and good and the Red and Black owner should enjoy his new-found notoriety while he can. This will turn out to be just a flash-in-the-pan. I will not be at all surprised if the joint is out of business by the end of the year, or at least by this time next year, and the resident anarchists, enviro-wackos, cop-haters, and the other various and sundry neer-do-wells that infest the place will have to find another rock to crawl under.

Supposing for a minute we consider its existence dates back from before this time last year — I guess it’s been operating there since two years before this post —   

Hm.  Armed services veteran and Beaverton waste services business owner P.J. Mulcahy came to the cafe and press conference today as well. He wore his veteran’s jacket and seemed to be there to see whether he would be thrown out.   When asked about his guide to political confrontations, he evoked Saul Alinksy, I suppose.
Hey!  A wacky Facebook group.  It evokes the name of Emma Goldman!  And here I thought I would be bored looking at this story.

Regrettably, this page has found itself to an orgy of links to things about the incident, when just a short while ago it only served to let everyone know some background on all the symbolism associated with the Red and Black Cafe — surely getting to the root of Comintern and exposing the International Communist Conspiracy.

For the record, as we watch the youtube video from the Oregon Tea Party person — no, they too hate Obama.  The insinuation at the 1:21 mark is a sign of ignorance to your Anarchist Bretherns.  I will bet dollars to donuts that the woman who blogged about the incident — and thus started this unwarranted bout of publicity to the store and to the police — voted for Obama, though.

Okay.  I’m bored with that story again.  Nothing much to see there.  Flip back to the start of this blog — the Missing Child — Hope he is found safely — don’t all that much care about the fate of the coffee space one way or the other.

Damon Dunn is counting on his biography to win against Orly Taitz.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I, of course, will be watching the California election result to read the tea-leaves on which direction the War with the British Empire is going — off the heels of Kesha Roger’s victory in March, a Summer Shields win over Nancy Pelosi will be an unmistakeable sign that the British are just about down for the count, whereas Pelosi winning mean the final consolidation of the British forces.

Okay.  The truth is that primary contest is being lost in the shuffle as people look over the California Primary Contests.  The race that has everyone abuzz is, naturally, the one for Secretary of State — a race where there is no clear favorite and which pits some guy who is not campaigning very aggressively against

“It’d be a disaster for the Republican party,” says James Lacy, a conservative GOP operative in the state. “Can you imagine if [gubernatorial candidate] Meg Whitman and [candidate for Lt. Gov.] Abel Maldonado — both of whom might have a chance to win in November — had to run with Orly Taitz as secretary of state, who would make her cockamamie issues about Obama’s birth certificate problems at the forefront of her activities?”

“There is no Republican candidate for statewide office that would be willing to have her campaign with them,” says Adam Probolsky, a spokesman for the Orange County Republican Party.

But longtime California GOP strategist Allan Hoffenblum, who publishes the California Target Book, says a Taitz victory is entirely possible. “It will be a complete embarrassment if she wins, but these things can happen,” he said. […]

Taitz is running against Damon Dunn, an African-American former professional football player. As with Obama, she’s turned to lawsuits to challenge him, arguing that Dunn’s brief time as a registered Democrat in Florida — from his playing days with the Jacksonville Jaguars — disqualifies him from the California ballot and amounts to fraud. 

“Our country will turn into a banana republican until we disclose information that is related to voter fraud,” she told POLITICO.

Dunn says he’s relying on his own biography and endorsements from a variety of mainstream GOP organizations to carry him through June. “I’m not running a primary campaign against Orly Taitz,” Dunn says. “I’m just going to take the high road.”

Not everyone is convinced it’s going to work.

“Dunn has not done enough,” Lacy said. 

“For professional Republicans right now, the main tactic in regards to Orly Taitz is prayer,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College and a longtime observer of California politics.

Well, it’s all over but the praying for both sides — the Republicans who don’t want to be embarrassed, and the Demcorats who want the Republicans to be embarrassed.  I have to ask Orly Taitz’s primary opponent — former Jacksonville Jaguar Damon Dunn — how he can say he’s relying on his “Biography” — which, I guess means — fond memories of his 1 yard touchdown run in the 1996 Sun Bowl?  I’m sure everyone recalls his stellar play for the Los Angeles Xtreme during his XFL days.  (Wikipedia does not consider the man notable, apparently.  Did Orly Taitz delete the entry?)

The “National Writers Syndicate” has endorsed Orly Taitz.  The Daily Californian has endorsed Damon Dunn.

I will go with the “It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out” blandishment.   I wonder if this blog post dampens the Orly Taitz cause by throwing in a bit of awareness to the race, which hinges on an “awareness”.