It’s been a long wait. I was a plaintiff in this lawsuit to strike down Montana’s unconstitutional election laws.
On November 8, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Opinion in Montana Green Partyv Jacobsen, 20-35340. It struck down the unequal signature distribution requirement that has existed for Montana petitions for new party recognition ever since 1981. The unequal distribution requirement was responsible for the Green Party’s petition failure in both 2018 and 2020. The three Judge panel rendered an opinion written by Judge Fletcher, which held that the case was not moot because of the change in the law, found that the District Court was correct on the First Amendment claim, but reversed the District Court as to the 14th Amendment claim as to the Equal Protection violation in regard to the discriminatory signature requirements in the State House districts. https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/11/08/20-35340.pdf
The original dispute was a result of the removal of all the Montana Green Party’s candidates from the general election ballot in 2018 by the Montana Supreme Court. The Supremes upheld the District Court’s Opinion, which removed Greens from the 2018 ballot over a small number of “irregular” signatures in several voting districts. The Democratic Party filed suit to protect Senator Tester from my U.S. Senate campaign as a Green Party candidate. After signatures had all been “certified,” and I had won the Primary election to become the Green Party’s nominee, Democrats filed a lawsuit to eliminate any competition from a “real left” challenge. Way back in January, 2019 I wrote a piece right here at POM on the lawsuit, and its possible implications. I was wrong about 2020. The Green Party and its candidates were again removed from the competition. Democrats scream bloody murder about “voter suppression” against ethnic minorities but are never tagged with voter suppression when it comes to Green Party candidates and ballot access manipulation to protect its left flank, which is usually exposed for all to see. https://pieceofmindful.com/2019/01/09/montana-green-party-clears-another-ballot-access-barrier/#more-82011
I’ve decided to chuck the gym, as I have some things to discuss, seemingly connected, but I am not sure about that. Endure if you can.
Years ago my youngest daughter got a part-time job in a “gum shoe” movie theater, one that charged a buck for entrance and showed only shelf-worn pictures. She ran the projector, and so I was allowed upstairs to watch the machines flicker away. What I saw up there was a whole new movie experience. Down below in the theater, the movie is the thing, and I was totally absorbed in it. Up above it was a flickering light show, much like a light behind a fan, and I suddenly realized that when we watched movies, we are put in a trance.
No, this not some sick joke that should be saved for April Fool’s Day. The drumbeat of psychotic media chatter, robo-calls and junk mail is nearing its climax. The one phrase that really grates on my nerves is the nightly refrain from all media outlets: “our democracy.” Never was, never will be. Is it anything we would actually want if we could have it? Not likely.
My friend Paul Edwards penned a gem on the subject. Hope you enjoy his handling of the subject and writing style. As a “non-writer,” I appreciate his skill and passion for the written word.
If one if looking for a (political) way out of this mess, voting is irrelevant. May I humbly recommend not voting, not registering, and not believing in politics as a solution to anything meaningful. All ballot choices are, well, in a word: insane. I didn’t used to think this way, but am tired of embarrassing myself. I’d rather “clap for Tinkerbell” than go through the political nightmare I experienced in 2016 again. From the ashes new growth is possible.
I am laughing at just having written that headline. You might think I am joking. I am not joking. If I called the fly Zzzirhan Zzzirhan, that would be a joke. The idea of a cyborg fly landing on the Vice President? Not a joke.
My first impression upon seeing a fly land on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during a critical part of the debate last night was that it was sure an unfortunate time to have something so embarrassing happen. The timing was literally perfect, right as Pence was trying to stick up for the police, a key policy position for his party over the other party.
Then, I considered that it is probably possible for a fly to have been digitally inserted into the image by an agent attempting to influence public opinion. Something like a Deepfake fly.
Then, I considered that it might be a robotic DARPA fly. Such a concept is not nearly as close to science fiction as you might imagine. DARPA really is actively at work on such programs. Rather than dismiss this thought as completely absurd, as most people would have done, I decided to research further. What did I find?
Well, the future is more absurd and surreal than Camus or Dalí ever could have dreamed!
This is not going to be a full post. Or at least it doesn’t need to be. That is how bad the fakery involved here is.
Previously, I postulated that the scary Kamala Harris lookalike with the black eyes from MSNBC last month was most likely a Deepfake. Well, it turns out the Democratic Party is not finished using Deepfakes…
Implications are a funny thing. Sometimes you can notice one small detail and derive a whole long string of implications from that one simple observation.
Yesterday, I published a post about the Kamala Harris lookalike that appeared on network television on July 18th. Viewers immediately recognized that this was not Kamala Harris. Features did not align perfectly, she looked like she was made of plastic, her teeth were different, and her mannerisms and voice were slightly different.
You want some implications? Well I’ve got some for ya…
Just typing it makes me want to vomit up my spleen. It feels so prepared. Carefully crafted. Focus-grouped. “The Second Wave”. This phrase has very suddenly been crapped into public awareness. My own mother (who as it turns out is an excellent barometer for the success of public brainwashing) is extremely concerned. Someone please lobotomize me. I’ll pay for the ice pick.
Let’s start with the logical contradictions, and go from there…
Just a quick tidbit for readers here about the American Super Tuesday elections held last night (also, a reminder to check out Mark’s excellent piece from yesterday on Bill Maher). An unbelievable thing happened yesterday in the American Super Tuesday primary elections, and as always…the American public is asleep at the wheel. What happened, do you ask? Well it turns out, somehow the betting markets became aware that Joe Biden was going to sweep Super Tuesday BEFORE ANY RESULTS WERE REPORTED. You heard that right. The betting market became aware of Biden’s huge night before Biden’s huge night actually occurred. The uptick in Biden’s odds was extremely sharp and sudden, which only happens based on game-changing information, yet there was no such information on the surface. This kind of activity, sudden and precipitous and immediately preceding the event itself, does not happen unless the fix is known to be in.
In a country with legitimately free and fair elections and media, this would immediately be reported as a scandal. Of course, that is not what is actually going to happen. The media will keep their eyes wide shut.
If Assange is a journalist/publisher, not a “spy,” then all pretense of democracy/republic is exposed. State government, in other words, is a hoax. Free speech is dead. Government “for the people” is dead. No “freemen.”
Say what you will about politics in general, or Montana politics in particular, but don’t put your popcorn away just yet.
Yesterday in Great Falls a federal district magistrate breathed new life into Montana Green Party’s chances of rising from the ashes of defeat by the Montana Supreme Court. The Supremes upheld the District Court’s Opinion, which removed Greens from the 2018 ballot over a small number of “irregular” signatures in several voting districts.
If Greens win in federal court, look for them to return stronger and a little wiser, appearing on the 2020 general election ballot with a fresh slate of candidates, including the Governor’s race.