May the good lord have mercy on the poor souls suffering torture.
It’s been a brutal first week of early voting at the polls. Gerald Kirby, who lost his primary for County Commissioner Seat 10B to Jamie Daly, managed to get a monopoly permit for the whole grassy area, in front of the parking lot, except for a small piece to the side. The property belongs to the County, but a permit from the City of Maryville is required because the City maintains the side walks. The City should not give a permit to one candidate, at the exclusion of all others.
Kirby, and/or his supporters, repeatedly called the cops on anyone who put a chair and umbrella in the area, even though there was plenty of room. The cops repeatedly showed up and were apologetic and respectful telling everyone that Kirby had a monopoly and if they’d just move to the tiny patch of grass left, they could set their umbrellas up there.
There are a couple of other tiny grassy areas that the campaign volunteers set up on after a couple of days, when they learned that Kirby did not have a permit for those small areas. Sam Duck had a permit for the same area as Kirby in the May primary, but he didn’t call the cops on anyone. The problems didn’t stop with the monopoly permit.
Libby Breeding, Administrator of Elections, blew-up at two volunteers standing at Everett. An undercover detective, in an unmarked car, was sent to spy on the volunteers at Everett. After a volunteer handed the undercover detective literature and spoke briefly to him, the detective asked the volunteer if that was all he had been doing. The detective told the volunteer he was a detective, who was sent to see what the volunteers were doing and that he couldn’t see anything wrong with what the volunteer was doing. Unfortunately it didn’t stop there.
The next day a woman complained saying she was being harassed by a volunteer, but the volunteer never talked to the woman. Several people have commented that Blount County elections are starting to resemble Chicago style politics. Thankfully some of the harassment inflicted upon the volunteers may stop after a State election official told Libby Breeding that the volunteers were within their rights to campaign and to leave them alone.
Another interesting development is the support of Republican Party officers for Kirby who lost the Republican primary. There were four winners of Republican primary elections for County Commission at the Courthouse on Friday and one write-in candidate. Susan Mills, the former Chairman of the Blount County Republican Party, is the 2nd district State Executive Committeewoman for the Republican Party of Tennessee and is unopposed on the ballot. She spent her time standing under the write-in candidate’s tent (Kirby). Kenneth Melton was also under the Kirby tent. Susan Mills left without speaking to the other 3 Republican candidates for County Commission who were all close by. Those three ladies are Jamie Daly, Karen Miller and Tona Monroe.
What’s the position of Republican Party of Blount County? Does the Party support it’s nominees for office or not? Party leaders and numerous Republican elected officials spent the first week of early voting hanging out under the Kirby write-in tent.
The federal government has far to much leeway for editing their statements and actions. Members of Congress ask for “unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks”. Enforcement of laws change from case to case, often lacking uniformity. Does anyone understand rule making authority and how rules and regulations get changed?
We have much work to do if we’re going to reform the federal government.
While certainly not the worst State, 65 out of 100 is good enough to receive an F.
It has long been an open secret that U.S. and other government agencies have been spreading disinformation and misdirection among dissident groups, including various “patriot myths” designed to disrupt activists and prevent them from making competent efforts. One of the just-released documents by Edward Snowden includes the British manual for doing that, which is shared with its allies. See http://21stcenturywire.com/2014/02/25/snowden-training-guide-for-gchq-nsa-agents-infiltrating-and-disrupting-alternative-media-online/
So the next time you receive word from some “patriot” for actions that are too simple, obvious, direct, and appealing, the odds are high that is coming from a government agent.
-- Jon ---------------------------------------------------------- Constitution Society http://constitution.org 2900 W Anderson Ln C-200-322 twitter.com/lex_rex Austin, TX 78757 512/299-5001 email@example.com ---------------------------------------------------------- https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/
Much more detailed information about the NSA is available that what you see below, but I’ve been short on time; therefore, I put this together regarding Senator Campfield’s SB1849 4th Amendment Protection Act. I do not expect Senator Overbey to stand against the NSA and for the privacy of we the people. He has never championed freedom, but I am willing to be pleasantly surprised.
Support Senator Campfield’s 4th Amendment Protection Act. The federal government is out of control, and the NSA is one of many ABC organizations that the federal government has failed to reign in.
Do you seriously trust Barack Obama to reign in the NSA? In case you need a refresher, here are 545 Examples of Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, & Cronyism
Listen to NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake here: http://www.bcpublicrecord.com/?p=4644
The 4th amendment is already being trashed with domestic enemy Commissioner of Dept. of Safety and Homeland Insecurity Bill Gibbons teaming up with the feds for VIRP.
The Washington Post reports that the black budget costs $52.6 Billion a year, but that’s a conservative estimate when the Dept. of Homeland Security has admitted that it doesn’t know how much it’s spending on Fusion Centers.
Tennessee has already wasted $200 million expanding the police state. http://www.bcpublicrecord.com/?p=1150
This situation has gotten so out of control that Electronic Service Providers can’t even tell their lawyers what big snooping government wants.
Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans. Right, except who defines who is anti-government? http://rt.com/usa/fusion-center-director-spying-070/
The US doesn’t even make the top 10 best countries to live in.
Does that come as a surprise given the ever expanding police state? I can provided hundreds of links to stories about police state expansion, police brutality, illegal spying and privacy violations if you want more.
Metadata collecting, parallel construction, loosely defined terms and flat out tyranny are taking place within the NSA and the federal government. It’s time to stand up and support the rights of the people against an out of control reckless federal government.
Let freedom ring!
Tona in Greenback