The Pardu

The Pardu
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

US Elections: A Flawed Process (Electors, Fraud, Timing)





Image result for elections fraudI have long posited the US Federal Election process (as per the US Constitution) is flawed. The election processes in the 50 states have shown, and are showing, the reality of the Electoral College (as written) all too often results in state-by-state election results calls within mere hours of the voting poll closings. A  ridiculous notion since the 1990s. Alas, the influence of technology when placed against the passages in a document written well over 200 years ago seriously supports a need for modification or summary elimination. Case in point. The Electoral College was an early and necessary addition to the US Constitution, in part, due to the existential geographic population (spread) difference and developing economic considerations between more and less agrarian states/ territories. A balancing of voting impact with regard to less populated regions (and states) was critical and effective for well over one and one-half centuries. But things have changed. The over-simplistic view of the Electoral College, hopefully, will facilitate what follows. 

Recall the advent of electricity, communications mediums based on electricity and associated techno advancements of the late 20th Century have literally cast a light of suspicion on the Electoral College and how impacts current elections. The Internet and major advancements in collecting and counting votes have led to state election commissions, (with public announcements via cable TV ratings-hungry news operations), and electors deciding elections with 24 hours of national voting poll openings. Well, let's consider a key dynamic. The national vote in the 19th and most of the 20th Century could not have been decided in 24 hours. There was no Internet, nor advancing polling systems which precluded the need for voters to take weeks and maybe months to reach a final outcome. When and why have we allowed technology influenced national elections to become a leading factor in handing-over possibly flawed election counts to state Electors?
Example Hillary Clinton finished the 2016 election campaign and election with 2.84 million more votes than Trump. Another set of flawed voting systems and processes, how many states have we just witnessed finally complete election counts weeks after the November midterm elections? A simple process of deduction indicates flawed final state results until weeks after the election polls close, should lead even the not so intelligent to reason: is the final count as stated cable newsrooms and voting night election commissions always an accurate count? Yet, we watched CNN's Wolf Blitzer literally beret, His election night board guy, John King, towards calling the Florida state election. King seemed uncomfortable with Blitzers pushing for what could only be considered ratings hungry need to call a state election results before MSNBC and (heaven forbid) Fox News show productions. Yet General Election (presidential vote) state electors cast national election votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December every four years. All said and without consideration of matters which seem to affect each and every national/state election, voter suppression, we find ourselves continuing to find state elections unsettled and more. The state of North Carolina is at this moment showing signs of vote handling malfeasance which could lead to a re-vote. Imagine that a re-vote due to absentee ballots which have gone missing?

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Earlier this morning WSOC TV local news ran this 36 segment along with a related discussion.
I digress into possible Republican voter fraud.

The salient point of the digression was to add validation elections take time. No US elections should be settled with some artificial time frame imposed upon us via ratings seeking cable news production teams and party electors bound to cast votes for their party even when we have empirical evidence final votes take time. 


Settling elections within 24 hours of closed polling places is a ridiculous as the reality of Donald Trump sitting in the White House.

On the matter of voter fraud, Bloomberg published a piece with noteworthy reporting on voter fraud for the GOP.

The Election Fraud Is Coming From Inside the GOP Undermining voters from Wisconsin to North Carolina.



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Thursday, November 29, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: A Smorgasbord Of Ugly (VIDEO)




A Flag, A President, US Troops, And An Email Account

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The image above is stark, not phptoshopped, and the reality of the GOP, the administration, and American conservatism. Why ally the flag to the full scope and breadth of US conseravtism? Because we are not seeing nor reading any efforts to refute the Confederate flag with the party on the Right. While many will claim the flag as a mere case of an affinity for history and tradition, I offer the actual genesis of and meaning of the flag from the very developer of the battle field flag.

The following meme has been associated with development of the flag. While some refute William Thompson's work in development of the current versions of the flag, it should be noted the common denominator regarding the flag was racial superiority and human bondage.

An example of one of the memes described.


So, let's take the first picture above and extrapolate the visual to a nascent case of white supremacy along with comment about the current US President.

CNN is running a special series on hatred in the United States. 



What would a smorgasbord be without mention of this week's Senatorial run-off in the Great state of Mississippi.


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And the winner was ....the candidate who was hugged up with a local cattle rancher and a candidate who unabashed used "pubic hanging" as a campaign mantra. The US Senator elect Cindy (Hang Um High) Hyde-Smith. 



Elected in a state with this history.

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From GOP politics to the holiday season and the Trump version of the White House Christmas decorations. 

Caution: what follows isn't a doctored image. 

The image doesn't represent anything regarding subliminal messaging. The image is what it is the 20198 version of Melania Trump's perception of Christmas. 

That said, I must still offer: Why?






A bit  of contrast.

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Welp.....



On a much more serious note.  A president who hasn't yet visited a US war zone to offer support to our troops and one who hasn't yet even mentioned the deaths of three US special operations troops in Afghanistan.

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The Pentagon has identified the three U.S. special operations service members killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan:
-Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29.
-Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39.
-Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25.

Fallen heroes unrecognized by a US Presdient.

Let's end on a quick meme run through General Motors, Presidential legal entaglements and a daughter's email.

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And, we end another day in Trumpland and it is only 12 Noon.

We closed prematurely......A midday update.





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