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“Psychic” Vicki Monroe’s Predictions for 2013 — And Reality Bites

In December of 2012, the Lewiston Sun Journal featured “psychic” Vicki Monroe and her predictions for 2013. This is the same Vicki Monroe who tells the world “the spirits” tell her the future. Vicki Monroe’s website (search “Maine psychic Vicki Monroe” if you really must see it) features photoshopped glistening false stars orbiting her head, […]

More on The Can Kicks Back Failure: “Youth Tour” by the Numbers

Thanks to an accidental e-mail dump, we know that once billionaire privatizer Peter G. Peterson pulled his funding, the kick-the-old-and-poor front group called “The Can Kicks Back” quickly went bankrupt.

We also know that the plan for The Can Kicks Back to have 300 active campus chapters by the end of Spring 2013 was a […]

While The Can Kicks Back goes Broke, its Campus Recruiting Plan is a Complete Failure (Documented)

Politicos around the country are having a hearty chortle at the ham-handed in which the fake grassroots political corporation called “The Can Kicks Back” accidentally released e-mail conversations revealing that it is A) indeed the funded creature of pro-corporate billionaire Pete Peterson and B) is going broke now that the original Pete Peterson funding stream […]

Americans Elect: Fact Check of Kahlil Byrd’s May 15 Statement Presaging a Rule Change

After the failure of any Americans Elect candidate to meet has released a statement of one of its founding officers, Kahlil Byrd. The statement follows, interrupted in another font with annotated fact checking. Links labeled “source” will direct you to sources supporting the conclusions of the fact check.

Statement by Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd […]

4 Days Left to Americans Elect 2nd Ballot Deadline, No Candidate halfway to Qualifying, and still getting Coverage

Americans Elect Rules 2.2.2 and 3.2.2 stipulate that any draft or declared presidential candidate wishing to qualify for any of its three rounds of presidential primary voting must obtain sufficient clicks of support on its website 7 days before a round of voting occurs. The sufficient amount varies according to who you are. If you’re […]

Buddy Roemer Buying Votes in the Americans Elect Presidential Nomination With “Swag”

Just when you thought the Americans Elect circus couldn’t get any more zany…

… Even though he’s the frontrunner among Americans Elect declared candidates, Buddy Roemer is far from getting enough “support” votes to actually make it onto the ballot. What’s a frustrated candidate to do?

Buy votes with “swag.” Tip of the pen to […]

876 Days with no Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. What Gives, Mr. Obama?

876 days ago, Barack Obama took office as President of the United States of America. As President, Barack Obama is required under federal law to nominate five members of a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the job of which is to use its subpoena power to review the search and surveillance activities of the […]

Senate Judiciary Matches White House in Underperformance on Civil Liberties Board

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More Members of Congress Speak Up About Barack Obama’s 441 Days Without Civil Liberties Oversight

Barack Obama has now gone 441 days without appointing a legally-required Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

This is not a trivial matter. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that is supposed to be in existence is the body of government tasked with training government surveillance officers in compliance with the United States Constitution. […]

Randall Terry Draws Just Two Supporters to His Nationally Declared Anti-Gay Rally

Writing from the scene, where I’ve seen it myself:

This week, anti-gay activist Randall Terry called for a demonstration to descend on Mt. Vernon Square in Washington, DC, where President Barack Obama is set to deliver a speech to the Human Rights Campaign. His message: God’s Law of the Bible forbids same-sex marriage, and so […]

Failure Sucks

I’ve experienced a fair chunk of failure lately. I left academia a little while ago after failing to get tenure, and while I might toss up some smoke about something being wrong with the university system and blah, blah, blah, the truth is that I was given enough support to succeed but didn’t publish enough. […]