Banging on pots, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Argentina yesterday to protest against a possible third term for President Cristina Kirchner. "Yes to democracy, no to re-election" chanted the flag-waving demonstrators, who also took issue with rampant corruption and crime in the South American country. (Snip) She succeeded her husband, Nestor, who died of a heart attack in 2010. She is currently barred by the Argentine constitution from running for a third consecutive term in 2015, but her supporters in congress have been lobbying for a constitutional amendment.
Comments: Argentina has their own mini dictator problem. Castro, Chavez, Kirchner... Obama?
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I´m pretty sure that Barry won´t weasel himself a third term - the Constitution is very certain on this - but there is always the Mooch. That is also unlikely but you never know these days. (Hey George Wallace invented this ploy).
A. See earlier Atlantic Mag article on why La Mooch should run in 2016. Surely first of many on our beloved First Lady.
B. Police said the crowd in Buenos Aires numbered at least 30,000, while some local media that are among Ms Kirchner´s strongest foes estimated hundreds of thousands turned out. Opposite of what our press did to suppress size of Tea Party demonstrations. NYT´s ignored Tea Party from beginning unless racism could be inferred. C. Kirchner & Peronists are proposing reducing voting age to 16. I am certain that Obama Peron will propose this in State of the Union address to help La Mooch
I would expect if the pubbis that captured goverors slots and state houses in swing states had any brains they´d see to it the next state or national elections are done with paper ballots and a LE officer is present to keep poll watchers from being ejected in the precincts where it occurred in this election. If they had any brains or guts or spines. Oh, and that they would close any open primaries they have and eliminate early voting. Suspect you´d see a different election outcome with those simple changes.
IF there was a network of news devoted to analyzing all political parties and all government proposals, they would probably do some specials on Argentina as an educational example of a modern, free, country that imploded for 3+ decades and still hasn´t found it´s way back. Just a suggestion for them IF they somehow get out from under the yoke of lying, jackbooted, communist wannabes. Do NOT allow your new government to make a career out of SERVING the people. Do NOT allow a new government to exempt themselves from laws they make. Don´t allow them to give themselves pay raises and unlimited perks. No insider trading and NO special interest access or gifts. Make the media do their job. Make the voting secure or you will end up like us. On a fast track to ruin.
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The first phantom absentee ballot request hit the Miami-Dade elections website at 9:11 p.m. Saturday, July 7. The next one came at 9:14. Then 9:17. 9:22. 9:24. 9:25. Within 2½ weeks, 2,552 online requests arrived from voters who had not applied for absentee ballots. They streamed in much too quickly for real people to be filling them out. They originated from only a handful of Internet Protocol addresses. And they were not random. It had all the appearances of a political dirty trick, a high-tech effort by an unknown hacker to sway three key Aug. 14 primary elections,
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How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a