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14 January 2012

FollowUp 2: Eugene Delgaudio Lies About Legislation Again

The letter that I dissected in FollowUp 1 was the topic of an article in the Washington Post yesterday.  It seems that Mr. Delgaudio purchased the mailing list for the Weekly Standard and bombarded their readership with the lies and bigotry that are so typical of Mr. Delgaudio.
Everyone’s favorite openly gay-hating Loudoun County supervisor, Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), was up to more of his hijinks last week with an e-mail appeal for money to protect America from two bills in Congress that would prohibit discrimination against students based on their sexual orientation.
The bills, Delgaudio wrote, would “require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts...force private and even religious schools to teach a pro-homosexual agenda...ram through their entire perverted vision for a homosexual America....create a new America based on sexual promiscuity.”
Nothing new there, though there’s no mention of “ramming” or “forcing” in the bills. Delgaudio is a longtime homosexual basher, and it hasn’t prevented him from winning reelection in Sterling repeatedly since 1999, most recently in November.
The article continues with various groups trying to get an apology from the Weekly Standard's editor, which did not happen.  Mr. Delgaudio is using this "attack" from the Washington Post as a foil in his latest letter.
The shockwaves from Public Advocate’s email campaign are still breaking down major doors.
The Washington Post has now joined in the attack on Public Advocate.
They have condemned me for daring to speak the truth to the American people!
You see, last week I sent an email warning to the subscribers of a major political news source about the terrors the Homosexual Classrooms Act holds for our nation .
And the radical Homosexual Lobby can’t stand it!
They immediately launched a campaign to get Public Advocate banned from mainstream media.
This is really funny.  Mr. Delgaudio has no presence in the mainstream media, with the odd exception like yesterday's Washington Post article.  As usual, Mr. Delgaudio is a liar.  That doesn't stop him from asking for an emergency contribution of twenty dollars or more
Please consider carefully what you can afford to contribute.
And no matter what, please send me all the prayers you can spare during this fight.
I swear to you right now, this is not over!
For the Family,

Eugene Delgaudio
President, Public Advocate of the United States
I'm sure that Mr. Delgaudio isn't through with sending his hate-mail.  He isn't through lying.  He isn't through begging for more money.

19 December 2011, Original Pedantic Political Ponderings post.
11 January 2012, FollowUp 1.

16 February 2012, FollowUp 3.
15 March 2012, FollowUp 4.
13 June 2012, FollowUp 5.
12 July 2012, FollowUp 6.

13 January 2012

FollowUp 1: Ken Cuccinelli to Change Primary Rules

It seems that Mr. Cuccinelli has failed to convince the courts to change the rules and allow his preferred candidates to be on the Republican Primary ballot in Virginia.  CNN reports
A federal judge on Friday ruled against four Republican presidential candidates seeking a spot on Virginia's March 6 primary ballot, saying they waited too long to file their claims.
Left off the ballot are Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.S Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.
The four candidates challenged the state's residency requirements for those seeking to circulate ballot petitions, but Judge John Gibney ruled against the challenge.
The four candidates "knew the rules in Virginia many months ago," the judge wrote in his ruling. "In essence, they played the game, lost, and then complained that the rules were unfair."
This leaves only Mr. Romney and Dr. Paul on Virginia's ballot.  But, it may not be the end of the story in Virginia.  The CNN article notes that Mr. Cuccinelli has not given up.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he didn't expect the ruling to be the last word in the ongoing case, which is expected to be appealed to a federal appeals court in Richmond.
"I am pleased that the district court is allowing Virginia's orderly election process to move forward," Cuccinelli said in a statement. "The ruling today dealt only with the request for a preliminary injunction. The litigation is ongoing."
So, kudos to Judge Gibney for following the rules.  Mr. Cuccinelli sounds like a sourpuss.

Thanks to Joe My God for the heads up.

1 January 2012, Original Pedantic Political Ponderings post.

FollowUp 7: Wisconsin Republican Dirty Tricks

The recall of Governor Walker in Wisconsin is not the only recall underway.  In addition, the Lieutenant Governor and the State Senate Majority Leader are also the subject of recall petitions.  Channel 3000 had two important articles on this yesterday and one today.

The first link is about the Wisconsin Senate Elections Committee approving bills that would make signing a recall petition twice a misdemeanor and paying for signatures a felony.
The Republicans' first bill would make knowingly signing a recall petition more than once a misdemeanor punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail.
Under the second bill, anyone who offers anything of value to induce a person to sign or not sign a recall petition would be guilty of a felony punishable by up to $10,000 and 3-1/2 years in prison.
I discussed these previously in FollowUp 6.  Scott Fitzgerald, picture to the right, the Republican Majority Leader in the Wisconsin Senate, is upset that petitions to recall him may be turned in with an extra three days. He seems to not appreciate the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fitzgerald on Thursday filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board, saying the 60-day window for signature collection ends Friday at 5 p.m.
The board said at the outset of the recall effort on Nov. 15 that the clock didn't start ticking until the day after registration, which means signatures can be collected through Saturday.
They are due the next business day, which is Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.
The complaint is absurd on its face.  Mr. Fitzgerald is likely to be recalled either way.  The Government Accountability Board is not going to play favorites on dates.  They are not going to change their calendar for him.  And, the signatures are ready.
A group working to recall state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it has collected more than enough signatures to force an election.
The group needs 16,742 names by Saturday.
Lori Compas, the group's chairwoman, called a news conference at the state Capitol on Friday to announce she had collected more than enough signatures, although she declined to reveal how many.
So, the latest attempt at a dirty trick is to cry foul over the weekend when recall petitions are due happening to fall upon a three day weekend to honor Dr. King.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the push to finish gathering signatures for the recall petitions for Governor Walker is underway.

16 November 2011, Original Pedantic Political Ponderings post.
30 November 2011, FollowUp 1.
4 December 2011, FollowUp 2.
11 December 2011, FollowUp 3.
14 December 2011, FollowUp 4.
15 December 2011, FollowUp 5.
30 December 2011, FollowUp 6.

17 January 2012, FollowUp 8.
25 January 2012, FollowUp 9.
2 February 2012, FollowUp 10.
9 February 2012, FollowUp 11.
12 February 2012, FollowUp 12.
18 February 2012, FollowUp 13.
22 February 2012, FollowUp 14.
6 March 2012, FollowUp 15.
12 March 2012, FollowUp 16.
16 March 2012, FollowUp 17.
30 March 2012, FollowUp 18.
31 March 2012, FollowUp 19.
3 April 2012, FollowUp 20.
4 April 2012, FollowUp 21.
11 April 2012, FollowUp 22.
14 April 2012, FollowUp 23.
17 April 2012, FollowUp 24.
21 April 2012, FollowUp 25.
29 April 2012, FollowUp 26.
2 May 2012, FollowUp 27.
6 May 2012, FollowUp 28.
10 May 2012, FollowUp 29.
13 May 2012, FollowUp 30.
23 May 2012, FollowUp 31.
24 May 2012, FollowUp 32.
30 May 2012, FollowUp 33.
2 June 2012, FollowUp 34.
4 June 2012, FollowUp 35.
5 June 2012, FollowUp 36.