Perennial political candidate David Roach, of Fort Wayne, announced he plans to run for the Democratic nomination for Allen County sheriff next year.
Roach said via e-mail he wants to merge the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department. Roach also proposed increasing legalized gambling for the area.
Roach is a former Ku Klux Klan member, who now says he was working as a “voluntary covert operative” for law enforcement, but he has never produced any documentation to support the claim.
Allen County Democratic Party Chairman Kevin Knuth said the party will have a news conference in the near future to publicly dismiss Roach’s candidacy. He said Roach, who has been on primary ballots before in numerous races, is not a viable candidate and is not supported by the local party.
In all my years in public life, I have never seen leaders that act with the contempt for the truth as I have witnessed in George Bush's administration.
The evidence now makes it hard to avoid the conclusion that George Bush has repeatedly and insistently broken the law and the corrupt Republican Congress has shirked its constitutional duty to hold him to account.
In my view, a president who breaks the law poses a threat to the very foundation of our democracy. As Americans with a stake in the future of our country, we must act quickly and decisively. We have less than five months to win the six seats we need to control the Senate -- and pull our country back from the brink of a constitutional crisis.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is leading the fight to restore a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate that will put the brakes on Bush's unprecedented expansion of power. The DSCC has one job and one job only -- to close the fundraising gap between Democrats and Republicans running for Senate in all the key states. Early television ads and field organizing during the third quarter are critical to success in November -- we need your help before June 30.
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Please make a secure online donation to the DSCC of $50, $75 or more to help reach our $1 million goal before June 30th. Please do not wait on the sidelines -- every minute counts, every dollar counts.
I first ran for Congress in 1976, served eight years in the House, eight years in the Senate, and ran in national campaigns four times -- two for president and two as vice president. I know what it takes to win.
There is a great debate among us about whether we should run campaigns that turn out our base voters or spend our resources persuading swing voters. I ask you not to make Democrats choose -- we need both strategies to prevail. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has a comprehensive month-by-month plan to win Senate races across the country and elect a Democratic majority in November. We need your help to implement that plan. Making a contribution to the DSCC today is the strongest statement you can make that you will not allow George Bush and his Senate allies to trample the Constitution.
Please make a secure online donation to the DSCC of $50, $75 or more to help reach our $1 million goal before June 30th. Please do not put this message aside -- every minute counts, every dollar counts.
Even in the age of the Internet, television ads are crucial for introducing candidates to the voters. The DSCC faces an enormous challenge because our candidates are running against well-known Republican incumbents. As they prepare to fight the coming air war, Democrats are already feeling the effects of Republicans' special interest fundraising advantage. We're counting on small grassroots donations to close the gap.
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I am writing to you because you are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. It is people like you who have the power to control America's future -- and the world's. Please take immediate action today. Together, we can elect a Democratic Senate and stand up to the Bush's administration's truly breathtaking disregard for American values.
P.S. I know you have friends, family, co-workers and neighbors who want to end George Bush's nightmarish regime. Please forward this message and ask them to make a donation to help elect a Democratic Senate and put a stop to his radical agenda.I think the hardcore groveling speaks for itself, my work here is done. Please note the use of "nightmarish regime." Truly some classic Wes Cravenesque imagery, isn't it? That Al Gore, what an actor!
Q. What's a chicken hawk? Is it like some sort of half-hawk, half-chicken?
A. Actually, it's a hawk that eats chicken. And rats.
Q. Cool! What's its wingspan?
A. 28-30 in. (male); 31-34 in. (female)
Q. The female is bigger.
A. Well don't tell her that, or she'll think you're implying she's fat and will peck your eyes out.
Q. So why do supporters of the war get called "chicken hawks" like its an insult?
A. Well, the short answer is some people are morons.
Q. What's the medium-length answer?
A. Many liberals, in their diminished mental capacities, like to have a word or phrase to shout over and over in lieu of the mental preparedness needed for an actual debate of issues. Fighting tyranny is a complicated issue, and, rather than admit they’re on the side of tyranny, many liberals will try to avoid debate altogether in any way possible.
Q. Liberals seem to use the phrase "chicken hawk" against people who aren't in the military? Do liberals want a government where decisions are only made by those in the military?
A. No, they hate the military.
Q. But they say they support the troops!
A. And you can train a parrot to say the same thing. That doesn't mean anything.
Q. So what would happen if someone in the military tried to debate them on the issues?
A. First, the liberal would try to find some way of discounting the military service so that the person is still, in their bloodshot eyes, a "chicken hawk" by their understanding. If unsuccessful, they will then find some other phrase to shout over and over, such as "baby-killer," "you only joined the military because you were too and dumb and too poor for anything else," or "you may have been in Iraq, but you still don't know what you're talking about because you don't read twenty newspapers a day."
Q. Who reads newspapers anymore? They're gay.
A. You know that and I know that, but, as usual, liberals are behind the times.
Q. It doesn't sound like there is any point in trying to debate anti-war liberals.
A. There really isn't. The best idea is to carry a water bottle with you, and, when a liberal start shouting a repetitive phrase at you, spray him in the face. If timed properly, the liberal will associate annoying phrases with getting sprayed in the face with water and thus stop his bad behavior. This will take patience, as liberals are harder to train than dogs since they lack a natural sense of loyalty.
Q. In a documentary about prehistoric times, I learned about something called a "record player." Apparently, sometimes a record player would "skip" and cause the same thing to be repeated over and over. The solution was to strike the record player really hard. Would this work against liberals?
A. I've recently been accused of "hostile" humor, so I'm not going to answer that other than to say, "Follow your heart."
Q. Shouldn't one who thinks we should be in war then join to fight in that war?
A. That seems like a retarded argument. You can be for putting out fires without being a fireman and be for arresting criminals without being a cop. The only ones who seem to be making the "if you support the war, you have to join the military" are liberals who hate the military. No one in the military I've known has made that argument. In fact, many have told me I should never even touch a gun.
Q. But you own plenty of guns.
A. This is America; the military can't tell us civilians what to do. Only I tell me what to do... and my wife.
Mainly my wife.
Q. Why would the media front be important?
A. Unfortunately, as hard as our military men and women fight, they can still lose by the American public turning against the conflict and convincing whiny politicians into pulling everyone out. That's because we've still yet to learn the main lesson of the Vietnam War.
Q. Which is?
A. Don't lose wars. Otherwise, people - especially the enemy - will declare any conflict "just like that other war America lost" and be certain America will pull out if enough pressure is put on the American people. This means much more fighting is needed to convince the enemy we are serious.
Q. But can bloggers really help?
A. Sure we can! We've forced the media to look into issues they've wanted to ignore in the past. In this conflict, the media tends to focus on the negative, much to the frustration of our troops who have been over there and seen what it's really like. By highlighting the good on our blogs and giving the military general support, we can shame the media into giving fuller coverage of the entire conflict... as long as some girl doesn't go missing in Aruba.
Q. But I thought the liberal-media had no shame?
A. Well, you got me there.
Q. So why use the chicken hawk as the symbol for the 101st Fighting Keyboardists?
A. Because the chicken hawk kills and devours chickens and rats, and the anti-war crowd is really just a bunch of chickens and rats whom we must kill and devour. I mean that symbolically, of course, as no cannibalism will be involved.
Q. I'm active duty in the military. Can I still be a member of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists?
A. Sure. As long as you can find time to report on what you're doing, then you're helping in the media war.
Q. Writing sounds hard. I just want to join the military and kill terrorists.
A. You sound as lazy as my brother, Joe foo’ the Marine. Fine, just kill terrorists, but remember that, if we can't win the war in the media, you may be pulled out of there and not be able to kill terrorists anymore. And that would be a sorry thing.
Q. What happened to the 1st through 100th Fighting Keyboardists?
A. Saudi cyber-jihadists got them.
Q. This sounds scary.
A. It is! But we must persevere.
Q. I don't like that gringo Bush because of his lax stance on illegal immigration and his spending. Can I still be a part of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists?
A. All you have to do is support the war... which does usually mean supporting the President in war issues. In foreign affairs, the President becomes a symbol of America.
Q. Is that why the liberals hate Bush so much?
A. It's complicated. They are angry and need to hate something, so they project all they think is wrong onto Bush because it’s easier to direct one's hatred at a person than an issue. They also like to pretend that anyone who supports the war must be mindlessly following Bush on everything because that keeps everything in line with their skewed world view.
Q. It's kinda like when anything goes wrong, small minds just blame the Jews.
A. Exactly. Jews are fun to blame.
Q. Do the liberals want American troops to fail?
A. Pretty much. You can feel their barely restrained glee as the troop death toll goes to a number the find significant - usually a round number. They then use the death of our brave fighting men and women against the very things they fought and died for.
Q. They sound like ghouls.
A. Only if you go by the strict definition of what's a ghoul.
Q. So are they against America?
A. Well, let's look at the slogan of a group that says it believes you have to join the war if you are for it: Operation Yellow Elephant.
It's their war. Why aren't they fighting it?
As you see, they don't consider the current war on terror and the fight of American troops to be their concern. It's the war of "other people."
But don't question their patriotism.
Q. Why not?
A. I was being sarcastic. Go ahead and question it.
Q. How can you question what is not there?
A. I don't have time to be philosophical.
Q. Okay! I'm in! I want to be a part of the 101st Fighting Keyboardist and help kill and devour the chickens out there! How do I sign up?
A. Captain Ed has the details. You can use the banner designed by Chief of Freedom Dogs, and I have a smaller version on my left sidebar.
Now keep your keyboard clean and battle ready.
Just look back to the 1990's. I seem to recall balanced budgets, welfare reform, a bustling economy, respect from most of the world. Oh wait. . that all must have been a dream.
Now, I've done some reading on these units, but I've yet to make up my mind or even start leaning one way over another just yet....
The Entourage is a new model for 2007, but it sports a kick-ass warranty and good-as-they-come crash test ratings.
The Odyssey looks like a million bucks (for a minivan) and gets the best gas mileage of the three. Plus, Hondas are well reputed for their longevity.
The Sedona has a user-rating of 9.7 out of 10, the other two are only rated at a 9.1. Also, it's the cheapest and has a similar warranty to the Hyundai.
. . . I'll stand on my prior predictions. The best Karl Rove can hope for is a false statement charge. He's not getting a pass, and Viveca only helps him avoid a perjury and possibly an obstruction charge.
WRONG YOU FUCKING TWIT! NO CHARGES FILED!!!
HA HA HA HA HOOOOOOOOO HA HA HA HA HA HA HA....
Well, it certainly has been a tumultuous day in Fort Wayne News, well, at least for Sylvia Smith. This morning, Craig Mahavishnu Bertrand Matthew Philip Windsor Skinner Esq. over at one of our favorite lefty slop-troughs Repugnant and Fruity made note that according to Sylvia Smith’s article from the Journal, we could look forward to both of our State’s fine Senators to be registering a “Nay” vote with respect to the FMA.
Had this actually happened, I would have been quite pleased. My political beliefs are such that I don’t think the Federal Government or the Constitution have any place discussing or assigning certain roles, attributes or “status” to human genitals or the behaviors, lifestyles or relationships that spring forth from peoples’ usage thereof. I really couldn’t care less what people do with their genitals, as long as they do not impose said genitals, pictures thereof, or descriptions involving scenarios or behaviors related to them upon the ears, eyes, other senses or general persons of my family, immediate or extended. I will happily, graciously and respectfully reciprocate.
However, of our two fine Senators, only Mr. Bayh agreed with my position and did, in fact, cast a “Nay” vote.
Too bad, Sylvia! Your streak of not delivering accurate news is actually going to continue without interruption!
On a brighter note, a second headline was available from the same article:
Arlen Specter Gets It Right
Lawmakers from both parties – including several who said they support a one-man, one-woman definition of marriage – complained that the Senate leader scheduled the debate even though the outcome was known.
“We have many, many pressing and important matters” that should get three days of Senate attention, said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa
That’s what I’m talking about!!! Please fix our deficit! Please fix our schools! Please fix our immigration policy! Please take a hatchet to our race-biased entitlement programs! Please end welfare! Please leave the homosexuals alone! If they wish to exert what little political influence they have so that they can get married and play house, so be it! Why should we give a fsck??? Gay marriage doesn’t mean that EVERY marriage performed must be of two homosexuals…I’m sure the gays don’t mind if heterosexuals continue getting married as well. We as a country have all of these HUGE problems, and for some reason, our legislators seem to think that they need to pander to the likes of Fred Phelps and his cult of lunatics by addressing one of the most trivial debates of our times!
Thank you, Arlen Specter, R-PA. I couldn’t have said it better had I been there myself. I might have made it more colorful, but it’s the thought that counts.
|You Are Big Bird|
Talented, smart, and friendly... you're also one of the sanest people around.
You are usually feeling: Happy. From riding a unicycle to writing poetry, you have plenty of hobbies to keep you busy.
You are famous for: Being a friend to everyone. Even the grumpiest person gets along with you.
How you life your life: Joyfully. "Super. Duper. Flooper."
|You Are Pork|
You like to think you're the other white meat, but many people don't want anything to do with you.
You probably smoke. And it's likely that no body part of yours is off limits.
Let me first say that many of the online tests have squarely categorized me without question. The political test? Pegged me as a Libertarian (big L), but Mike Sylvester has known that since by blog was only an infant (I guess I'm just that transparent). My movie test came out as Easy Rider, as a world leader I was Abe Lincoln (one of my historical favorites), and my "How Evil Are You?" test (scroll down, it's at the very bottom of the page to try it) nailed me at 58% evil, which is just about right I think.
Then comes this little kerplunk...a test consisting of less than ten questions which tries to sum-up your entire religious belief system. Hey, it's worth a try, right? Sure! However, in the list of questions, I could only find one answer (out of all the choices for all of the questions) with which I actually agreed whole-heartedly. So evidently, the other questions on which I just attempted to "get close," say that I'm an agnostic. Well, it's not really very close to "on the money," but whatever, it's just a gamel, right?
|You are Agnostic|
You're not sure if God exists, and you don't care.
For you, there's no true way to figure out the divine.
You rather focus on what you can control - your own life.
And you tend to resent when others "sell" religion to you.
So naturally, I was expecting to find the much sought-after unholy union of disco and politics at the other end of the link. I almost cried when I found out that the article was actually about this dork and NOT the real Abba.
Oh well, life goes on.