Tag Archives: 2010

The New Year

It is now the Year of Our Lord  2,010.

The series of disasters and catastrophes are country has faced in the past year is entirely predictable, in retrospect, given that the year began with Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson and ended with Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner.

Some good things are happening at the strategic level. Bush’s handling of the War on Terrorism has been so subtle and adept that it is hard to imagine a grand screw-up. And on education, Obama has taken the baton from President Bush, and pushed hard to give us a real education system, starting with taking as much decision-making authority as possible away from teachers, school districts, and states.

But with regards to economics… I’ll let our President’s European friends do the talking…

Today, his historic Health Reform is being passed through the American Senate – a welfare policy breakthrough that several of his predecessors have been unable to manage.

Obama’s greatest accomplishment so far has been his “breakthrough” push to expand the Welfare State. With regards to finance, he appointed traitors such as Tim Geithner to high positions. Ben Bernanke will keep his job. The looting of America by the Oligarchs will continue — indeed, it’s accelerating.

No one can seriously believe that the actions of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein have been less harmful to our country than, say, Julian Rosenberg. No one can believe that Henry Paulson is any more loyal to the country over his secret connections than, say, Aldrich Ames. No one can believe that Tim Geithner is any more honest and capable an official than Aaron Burr.

No one can see a reasonable way out of this situation. As wonderful as Obama ordering the military detention of Geithner would be, that line of thinking is likely to be as productive as the “right bomb in the right place” terrorism that V.I. Lenin dismissed.

America will have a chance to be great. Bush’s foreign policy success, along with the joint Bush-Obama education push, and the wealth we are now spending through will give us this chance. But it’s hard to see how we’re on a glidepath for anything other than an negotiated surrender to the hosts of history.

FEC: Daschle Will Run for Senate Again in 2010

This letter constitutes formal written notification,” Federal Elections Commission, 14 June 2005, http://query.nictusa.com/showimg/25056.gif (from South Dakota Politics).

I don’t know what’s the most bizarre part of this letter: that Daschle’s mailing address isn’t in Aberdeen (that’s where he said he would move if he lost!), that the Federal Elections Commission thinks he is running against Thune in 2010, or that the the FEC uses fax numbers for email addresses.

Federal Election Commission
Washington, D.C. 20463

June 14, 2005

Thomas A. Daschle
P.O. Box 1656
Sioux Falls, SD 57101

Candidate ID Number: S6SD0028

Dear Mr. Daschle:

This letter constitutes formal written notification that “A LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING TOM DACHLE INC” has filed reports of receipts and disbursements with the Commission and appears to have received contributions and/or made expenditures in support of your 2010 candidacy in excess of $5,000. Commission Regulations define a “candidate” as “… an individual who seeks nomination for election, or election, to Federal office, whenever any of the following events occur:

(1) The individual has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or has made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000.

(2) The individual has given his or her consent to another person to receive contributions or make expenditures on behalf of that individual and such person has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000.

(3) After written notification by the Commission that any other person has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000 on the individual’s behalf, the individual fails to disavow such activity by letter to the Commission within 30 days receipt of the notification.” (11 CFR § 100.3(a)).

You have thirty days from receipt of this notification to disavow these activities. To disavow send a letter directly to the Commission, marked Attention: Reports Analysis Division, stating that you are not a candidate for Federal Office and that you have not authorized the solicitation of contributions nor the making of expenditures on your behalf.

If you do not disavow these activities, you should file a Statement of Candidacy (FED Form 2). The FEC FORM 2 can be downloaded from the FCC website at http://www.fec.gov, or requested through the FEC Faxline at (202) 501-3413. (11 CFR § 101.1(a)).

Please note that Senate candidates must send a copy of their Statement of Candidacy to the FEC via fax (202-219-0174) or electronic mail (2022190174@fec.gov), in addition to filing their official copy on paper with the Secretary of the Senate. (11 CFR § 400.20(b)(1))


Update: Ryne McClaren picks up the story (courtesy South Dakota Politics).

Update 2: On the same day, Clean Cut Kid and David Kranz of the Argus Leader pick up the story. Both are Democrat-sympathizers, so it is not surprising that they took their time with the information. At least CCK bothers to post his work online, unlike Kranz.