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Bill Johnson “not looking backward”, except for an extinct organization

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July 13, 2011
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I asked KY Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson this question on Monday, in response to his call for current KY SoS Elaine Walker to resign for letting homeless people vote without an address (Kentucky policy since the 80′s):

Should Trey Grayson have also resigned from office, because he used ACORN style tactics (letting homeless vote)?

Today on his Facebook page, he announced that he is going to file formal ethics charges against Elaine Walker tomorrow, because she is implementing the same policy that every Kentucky SoS has implemented since the 1980′s:

I will be in Frankfort tomorrow at 1:00 PM to file an ethics compliant against the Secretary of State and Board of Elections for their memorandum SBE 11-31 advising county clerks to register voters without an address. This is in violation of Kentucky Law KRS 116.155. Advising county clerks to violate the law is unethical and opens our elections to fraud.

I replied with this question:

did you file the same complaint against Trey Grayson when he did this for 8 years?

Here’s the amazing stuff that followed:

Johnson: Joe, I am not looking backward. I am concerned about the future. Trey worked hard to throw ACORN out of Kentucky and Alison grimes is inviting them to return. I am sure your employer will have many comments on my complaint. I will post here for all to debate.

Me: you do know that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore, right?

Johnson: LOL, they exist only under different names. You don’t honestly expect me to believe that they just all decided to call it a day

Me: just curious, you ever listen to Alex Jones?

So he’s not looking backward on Republican Trey Grayson implementing this longstanding and perfectly rational and American policy of letting homeless people vote, but he is looking backward on an organization (ACORN) that DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE.

Kentucky is under just as much of a threat from ACORN as we are from being attacked by a herd of T-Rexes. Things that do not exist cannot hurt you. Simple logic.

But Bill Johnson is not alone. There are scores of other Republicans around the country that are screaming with fear about how ACORN is going to steal our democracy and insert Barack Obama as our overlord once again in 2012. Amanda Terkel’s great piece from HuffPo last week only scratches the surface. And it’s kind of easy to see why. ACORN is such a perfect political bogeyman (poor minorities working for the Obama Devil!) that they know it would really be a shame if they couldn’t stoke up fear against them anymore.

So remember to look under your bed tonight, Kentucky. There may monsters or an ACORN Army of the Homeless wearing Obama 2012 sticker under there.

Did Bill Johnson want Trey Grayson to resign for using ACORN-style tactics?

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July 11, 2011
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As we learned last week, Bill Johnson says that KY Secretary of State Elaine Walker should resign and his Democratic SoS opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes is not fit for office? Why? Because they both agree that Kentucky should follow state law and policy in place since the 1980′s, allowing homeless people to vote even if they don’t have an address (they can only vote in the county clerk’s precinct). Because we’re, you know, America.

But why does Bill Johnson disagree? Because following the law and allowing citizens to vote is simply an ACORN, black president and George Soros plot to steal the election and give Obama another term. Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence.

Here is what Bill Johnson put up on his campaign’s Facebook wall on Thursday, with a link to this completely hysterical blog post accusing Walker and Grimes of “ACORN like tactics” for continuing to let homeless people vote in Kentucky:

And he followed up this weekend to let you know that Grimes “stands with ACORN”, even though ACORN DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE:

So I have a question for Bill Johnson, who believes fanatical things such as that Barack Obama is using Jerry Lundergan’s daughter and an organization that literally does not exist in order to swing the election for him in Kentucky by using the precious electoral commodity of homeless people:

Should Trey Grayson have also resigned from office, because he used ACORN style tactics?

Really. This policy has been in place since the 1980′s, and it was in effect during both of Trey Grayson’s terms. Was he not fit for office? Was he part of the Clinton/Soros/ACORN/Obama/New Black Panther Party conspiracy to steal our Liberty?

Inquiring minds want to know.

In the meantime, here’s Bill Johnson telling you in this very glitzy campaign video how he’s going to protect us from Barack Obama using an imaginary organization using homeless people to STEAL his election in Kentucky.

Embarrassing. The kind of behavior you’d expect from someone who put out official campaign stickers like this, eh?

UPDATE: From the smartass in the comments:

“Will Johnson demand that John Kemper (Republican for Auditor) not be allowed to vote once Kemper’s house is sold by the master commissioner in foreclosure?”

Southern Poverty Law Center labels Rand Paul "extremist"

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July 5, 2011
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The Southern Poverty Law Center recently released their Intelligence Report, which “compiled an accounting of 22 men and one woman with extreme right-wing views who sought public office during the 2010 election season — including five who succeeded”.

The candidates listed included neo-Nazis, white nationalists, white supremacists, Klansmen, neo-Confederates, anti-Semites, militiamen, Holocaust deniers and sovereign citizens.

And Rand Paul:

Paul rode Tea Party support to upset the Kentucky GOP’s preferred candidate. During the campaign, many of Paul’s unorthodox political beliefs came to light, including his assertion that private businesses shouldn’t have been compelled to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that barred discrimination. In a 2002 letter to the Bowling Green Daily News, Paul also criticized the Fair Housing Act, explaining that “a free society will abide unofficial, private discrimination, even when that means allowing hate-filled groups to exclude people based on skin color.” After winning the Republican primary and being subjected to national criticism, Paul issued a press release declaring “unequivocally” that he would not support any effort to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that he had criticized just days earlier. This January, Paul sent out a fundraising letter declaring that Hillary Clinton and the “global gun-grabbers” at the United Nations are trying “finally strip you and me of ALL our freedoms” by signing a treaty that would “almost certainly” force the U.S. to “CONFISCATE and DESTROY” all “unauthorized” civilian firearms. (In fact, the treaty being discussed has nothing to do with regulating guns in the U.S., something that would be impossible in any event under the Constitution.) Paul added that “the United Nations has been hell-bent on bringing the United States to its knees” since its founding in 1945. Last fall, he said he wanted to abolish the U.S. Department of Education so it couldn’t, for instance, mandate teaching kindergartners “that Susie has two mommies,” a reference to same-sex couples with children. On immigration, Paul wants to erect a physical or electronic fence along all U.S. land borders, complete with “satellite surveillance” and “helicopter stations,” and deploy “any unnecessary foreign units” of the American military to the border.

Take another bow, Kentucky.

(h/t The Gerth)

So long, Glenn

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July 1, 2011
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Glenn Beck gave his farewell to America yesterday. The world is now infinitely more susceptible to the Nazi communist socialist fascist caliphate of the white culture hating Obama’s Youth Army of brown shirts.

Larry Forgy says more crazy things about the Jewish Bluegrass Conspiracy

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June 23, 2011
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Larry Forgy, the guy who served as David Williams’ unofficial spokesman late in the primary campaign, is doubling down on Fear of The Jews.

Yes, Larry Forgy is sticking to his guns on his theory that Jerry Abramson is calling in the Big City Jews to Kentucky so they can swing the election for Steve Beshear. Steven Spielberg! Barbara Streisand! Hedge fund managers! George Soros!

No, he literally said that:


Forgy: I said that because I believe it. Because my friends in Washington and other places say, that the die is cast with George Soros and Moveon.org, all of those people, they know the same thing I just told you. This is the big race in the nation until 2012, and there is a lot of Soros money, Steven Spielberg. I wouldn’t even be surprised if even Barbara Streisand came off the bench.

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Forgy: I wasn’t playing the religion card. (shocked face)

Alessi: Well, you mentioned the Jewish donors from New York?

Forgy: Well that’s who George Soros and the people so involved in these hedge funds and so forth, where this money’s coming from. It’s only a statement of fact.

No, that’s not playing the religion card at all, how dare you suggest that, Ryan?

Alessi further showed the lack of “Jew Money” showing up in KREF, oddly enough (no Streisand and Spielberg, noted evil Jews).

PS- as you can see early in the interview, Larry Forgy isn’t a fan of Ken Ham’s Giant Dinosaur Boat, which is downright shocking. Maybe he doesn’t like that Ken Ham has Already Compromised to make it compatible with all religions (in words)?

Larry O on "our most profoundly ignorant Senator" Rand Paul

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May 14, 2011
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As we mentioned on Thursday before Blogger decided to explode and erase all of my posts, Rand Paul sounded like a mental patient this week, explaining that universal health care means slavery for doctors, and nighttime police squad abductions of them.

Lawrence O’Donnell addressed Rand Paul’s remarks last night, and he was slightly rougher on him:

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Mitch McConnell slights Rand Paul on committee assignment?

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May 13, 2011
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Erick Erickson over at Red State thinks that Mitch McConnell intentionally passed over People of Tea Rand Paul and Jim DeMint in assigning John Ensign’s old Senate committee seats.

It never ceases to amaze me that so many self-described conservatives will defend Mitch McConnell and the GOP Senate Leaders to the hilt when it comes to their treatment of Senate conservatives.

Last night, I noted that Mitch McConnell had snubbed Jim DeMint by putting Richard Burr in the Finance Committee.

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Well, for those who use the seniority argument as a blanket #WINNING argument, please explain why Kelly Ayotte is on the Budget Committee and not Rand Paul?

Rand Paul wanted to be on the Budget Committee. And he has seniority over Kelly Ayotte under the Senate’s rules. But McConnell passed him over and gave it to Ayotte instead.

Well, I guess I can’t blame McConnell too much. I mean, putting Rand Paul on a committee means that he’s just going to use that platform to blame people for his plugged toilet, make soliloquies about Ayn Rand, and talk about how public health care is just like slavery. Would you appoint him to the Senate Budget committee?

Let’s see how the Liberty Lovers take this news, though.

Rand Paul gives Kentucky perhaps its greatest embarrassment yet (UPDATE)

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May 12, 2011
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He’s argued against the Civil Rights Act and American with Disabilities Act, told coal miners that “accidents happen”, made about 20 Hitler-is-coming-to-America references, blamed bureaucrats for his plugged toilet, buddied up to freakshow Truther Alex Jones, invented a ban on light bulbs, and endlessly gushed about characters from a childish novel in Senate hearings. But this performance in a Senate Health, Education, and Labor Committee hearing might take the cake.

As you can see, if you are for universal health care, you are for slavery and police breaking into Rand Paul’s home and dragging him away:


With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.

Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services — do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? — you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.

I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.

Senator Alex Jones, you now have the floor. Feeling proud yet, Kentucky?

UPDATE: Oh man, and Bernie Sanders was there to bring the magic after Rand Paul paranoid slavery/police state fantasy:

Sanders turned to witness Dana Kraus, a family physician at the St. Johnsbury Family Health Center in Vermont, with what he called “a profound question.”

“Do you, as an employee of a federally qualified health center, consider yourself as a slave?” Sanders asked, drawing laughter from the audience.

Kraus responded, “I love my job. I chose to work there. I do not consider myself a slave. Thank you.”

Sanders asked her if she ever worries police officers in St. Johnsbury will break down her door in the middle of the night and force her to treat a patient.

Kraus said she doesn’t.

That’s why we love ya, Bernie.

UPDATE: Video proof!

Rand Paul embarrasses Kentucky with more conspiracy theories (VIDEO)

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May 11, 2011
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As we mentioned yesterday, Rand Paul repeatedly accused President Obama of having an “enemies list”. And here’s the video (the audio delay is awful on the second part, apologies):

OK, several things about this video are priceless. First of all, the look on Haley, DeMint and Graham’s face when Paul starts going Woodward and Bernstein. Secondly, after saying enemies list 48 times, Paul closes with:

“I respectfully ask the President to immediately rescind this assault on business”

That’s how Liberty rolls, I guess.

Paulbots angry at Rand Paul for "celebrating" Bin Laden’s death

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May 5, 2011
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Not exactly a shocker, but many of the hordes of Paulbots and WMLP’s populating the Internet Treehouse of Liberty are angry at Rand Paul for saying the following on Truther Judge Napolitano’s show Monday:

“The death of bin Laden, I think, is being celebrated, and really rightfully so.”

Finally something that Rand Paul and I agree on. I’m quite happy that he’s no longer lounging peaceably in his compound, even if I’m not partaking in a blood lust rally. To each his/her own.

While a good portion of Paulbots agree with Paul (and pretty much anything that comes out of his mouth, even if it invokes Rand’s Law), a decent split vehemently disagree. I’ll spare you the screenshots and quotes, but those angry at Paul are basically split into two camps:

#1: 9/11 was an inside job and Osama bin Laden is nothing but a Lee Harvey Oswald-esque patsy, therefore there’s nothing to celebrate.

#2: The mission that killed Osama was an unconstitutional act by an imperialist death squad, which we should be outraged by.

I will at least give the Paulbots credit for (largely) discounting the complete crackpot theories of Rand Paul’s good friend Alex Jones, who says that the US government has been keeping Osama’s corpse in a refrigerator for 9 years, along with Obama’s photoshopped birth certificate.

But what fascinating people. And yes, fascinating that I agree with Rand Paul about something, even though this is setting the bar pretty damned low.

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