Red Flags Flying Over Ballot Reformers
Don't say I didn't warn you. These people never learn. They come in here and drop a comment or two with strings attached and think they are teaching me a lesson. When I start pulling on the string and it unravels, ...moonbats are usually attached to the other end. (Examples are Rodger A Payne the "Insurgent sympathizer", the David Podvin Hoax and Dr. Robin Meyers The Pulpit Pundit) This one is no exception.
A few days ago I posted a "Red Flag Warning" titled Don't Get Robbed Oklahoma responding to cries from "Best Political Blog 2006" Okie Funk and Blue Oklahoma (among other extremist moonbat bloggers) urging us to "Reform Oklahoma's Ballot" ("ROB" as I referred to it) based on those posts and the immediate red flags that went up.
A young fellow who goes by J.M. Branum responded to my concerns at his blog and in my comments section with the question "Do you believe the people of Oklahoma are too stupid to chose from more than two choices?" JM went on to accuse me of not representing my chosen causes well (which I would think would be a good thing for him).
JM mistakenly thinks my "cause" is the Republican party, when in fact my only cause is promoting my belief in America, Americans, freedom of religion, God and the traditional (yes, conservative) way of life in America.
(and sometimes racing and music)
Exposing moonbats is more accidental than a cause, but none the less if I do not represent these causes well, then "THAT", Mr. Branum is between me and my causes and God, NOT you ultimately to decide.
But it's funny (not ha-ha, the other kind) and ironic that JM would bring up "CAUSES", as we can see clearly from his blog that JM's causes are part-time Bush hating, Socialism, Marxism and assisting (dare I say inviting, or even encouraging?) men and women who volunteered and signed up FOR the military into avoiding, disobeying, deserting and attacking (legally) that same military and the United States Government (all during a time of war) for fun and profit.
I must compliment JM on representing his causes very-very well.
From the JMBzine, he claims this is an unjust war and also that the U.S. military is "evil"
"...It is frustrating though. I can only do so much. I can’t tell soldiers to break the law (even if it more moral to break the law than to do kill) and I can only do so much to help these soldiers navigate an institution that seems so bent on doing evil. — I should add that while the institution of the Army is about death and killing and evil (I’m sorry but that is how I see it)..."I also notice from his weblog that one of JM's favorite bloggers is none other than Doc hoc/Okie Funk which brings us back to the ballot issue.
As I stated in the first paragraph of my post "Don't Get Robbed Oklahoma", with bloggers like Okie Funk (who is calling for the complete destruction of the Democratic party and jailing of the Republican party and reconstruction of a new party in his "New Populist Liberal" vision) and Blue Oklahoma (leftwing moonbat Democrats) out leading the big parade to Reform Oklahoma's Ballots and election process and now along comes this "Marxist/deserter-chasing lawyer" who preys on disgruntled ex military for profit and wants to turn OKC into Austin Texas ...(or much worse) is also onboard the "Ballot Reform" insane train... enough already!
More red flags just went up all over the place and a couple of sirens went off too. I don't really need to know any more about this so-called needed legislation. (In fact I say we increase the number of names required on a petition to 85,000 in order to be recognized as a political party and get on the ballots!) If you are a real "voice of the people" even 1/10th of the population should be a snap!
Based on these facts alone, I'm pretty sure this is a bad deal for Oklahoma... unless you think that giving the Socialist, Marxist, New Populist Liberals and other assorted moonbats more power over Oklahoma's voting process is a good thing.
This makes my whole "RED flags" thing take on a whole new perspective though doesn't it?.
The following image is shown here as an example only and is NOT indicating disloyalty to the Government of the United States or a belief in anarchy or other political doctrines or beliefs, whose objects are either the disruption or destruction of organized government, or the defiance of the laws of the United States or of the State of Oklahoma.
The Agrarian Socialist Red Flag is defiantly displayed at JMBzine.com in "celebration of Oklahoma's Agrarian Socialist heritage" AND in intentional violation of what he claims is un-constitutional Oklahoma Statute 21 / 374
Now, to answer the question about the proposed ballot reform and thirteenth party candidates.
In my opinion,
It's simply feel-good/do-nothing fluff in terms of results compared to how it is being sold. Oklahoma already has third party candidates on the ballot such as Independent candidates who are generally Democrats that disagree with the party on one or two issues but vote Democrat party line the rest of the time. States like Colorado who had 13 different party candidates on their ballot only touts a county commissioner, a mayor and a few city council members among victors (mostly Green party) aside from a few Independents. Voters in Colorado still elected the candidates from the two major parties in over 99% of the races proving "Ballot Access" did nothing...
unless you consider an exercise in futility... something. Voters are already turned off by too much mumbo-jumbo issues on the ballots and adding 10-15 more "choices" in several races won't turn anybody on and didn't improve turnout in Colorado to any measurable degree.
In Tulsa (2006) there were not just one but 2 Independent candidates on the ballot for Mayor vs 1 Republican and 1 Democrat... restrictive ballot process?
One new trend that needs to be considered is "fusion" voting as a part of liberal ballot access in states that have passed such laws. Democrats have used this fusion voting technique effectively in other states to get Democrats elected who otherwise might not. In theory Republicans could do this too, but there are far-far more leftwing groups than rightwing groups by a large margin and we have not seen this trend with Republican and other rightwing groups.
Another fact is that they are never satisfied with the ballots or election process unless they are winning as in Colorado where they decided that having 13+ on the ballot isn't enough and tried to "reform" Colorado's electoral process to make Colorado divide it's 9 electoral votes making it essentially worthless with a likely 5/4 split and thus a whopping 1 electoral vote going to the winner instead of 9. Colorado voters rejected the plan.
Don't be surprised (RED FLAGS should go up) when you see them try the same thing in Red-State Oklahoma. (All 77 counties voted BUSH in the 2004 election, but under a "split" scenario it might be much different)
Fuzzy feel-good Marxism and Leftist-Populist agenda or "leave our ballots alone you communists"?
You decide Oklahoma.
Will we Reform Oklahoma's Ballots Before Election Day and get R.O.B.B.E.D. later?
Woody Guthrie and his "flock" are watching and hoping.
UPDATE: 10/01/07- Here is a link to a deserter (as JM describes him) from Oklahoma hiding in Canada that JM is supporting and calling a war-hero listed among a select few other such war hero's at JBMzine.com. This is the guy telling us we need to "reform our ballots" here in Oklahoma.
Someone needs to call "BS" on this guy, but wait, I think I just did.
-By: Red (not the Communist kind of Red, the other kind) Stater