Kevin Clash, the puppeteer of Elmo, had been accused of a sexual relationship with a minor. His accuser, who is currently nameless, recanted the story. I have some questions.
Why did the media report this to begin with? We live in a society where people are supposed to be considered innocent until proven guilty. This doesn’t mean that we doubt accusers. The majority of accusers of sexual crimes are telling the truth. The real victims should not be treated poorly because some people lie about being a victim. That would just perpetuate the rape culture. What it means is that the media should allow the wheels of justice to do what they need to do before reporting stories involving accusations of sexual crimes.
Why does the accuser get to go free? The harm of a false accusation, even one that doesn’t go to trial, is very harmful. Believe me, I know. My false accuser gets to live her life even though her lie could have very well caused me to have a ruined life. It still haunts me to this day. I can only imagine what Mr. Clash is going through. He should be able to get justice.
Good people suffer because of false accusations. The media should not be allowed to spread names of those who are accused until a conviction is reached.
In order to try and say that there is some conspiracy involving the loss by Alan West, they are trying to use the fact that the number of ballots cast in St. Lucie county was more than 100% of the voters in that county.
Townhall has it.
Free Republic has it.
World Net Daily has it.
You know, all your typical unreliable, crazy, right winged teabagger supported internet garbage.
So what is the truth? Well a simple two second Google search netted me the St. Lucie County elections website.
NOTE* – TURNOUT PERCENTAGES WILL SHOW OVER 100% DUE TO A TWO PAGE BALLOT. NOT ALL VOTERS VOTED THE SECOND CARD CONTAINING THE AMENDMENTS
Well there you have it. I am going to buy stock in a tinfoil hat manufacturer. With the number of crazies that should be coming out of the woodwork after the re-election of Barack Obama, I should make a fortune!
The bottom line is this. There is no controversy. There is no need for investigation. There is no overvote. This is how the election was supposed to go and it is not fraudulent. But please, go ahead, continue making yourselves look like paranoid delusional morons. It will just make your movement that much more irrelevant than it is now.
Companies are threatening to either fire employees and/or raise prices because of Obamacare. The owners could, of course, choose to eat some of the costs in order to make sure their employees have healthcare. But instead they will be greedy and lay people off, cut hours, or raise prices.
So I am calling for a boycott of all such companies. Currently we have:
Applebees New York Franchises owned by Zane Tankel.
Companies under the Forward Coproration
Add more companies below:
How does a local Louisiana election prove the importance of single votes?
Did Bush’s Brain have an aneurysm?
Who are the big winners of this election?
Why did the GOP lose and why can’t they take personal responsibility for it?
Why are some Conservatives saying that they will move to Belize?
And where do we go now as a country?
These questions and more will be answered on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk from the left, that’s right.
This has been a very hard fought election. A lot of harsh words have been said on both sides of the aisle. The temptation of many people to gloat and brag may be very strong. But that doesn’t get us anywhere.
Barack Obama is our President. He will be our President for the next four years. We will have a GOP House of Representatives and a Democratic Senate. The time for bickering is over. The time for creating a climate where jobs will be created needs to start. This requires people of all political persuasions to drop their differences and to focus on those things that we as Americans need to have done.
People are not always going to get exactly what they want in such an atmosphere. When people work together and don’t get everything they wanted but meet a common goal that benefits most of us, that is called compromise. It is what our nation was built on. It is how our government is supposed to work.
So let’s get to work.
On election day the parishes that use the Crescent City Connection will be asked to vote on if the tolls should be extended. I say vote yes. And I do not even need you to listen to the commercial that discusses the maintenance of the bridge that might suffer if it has to compete with the Department of Transportation for funds.
First of all, to all the people who live in those parishes that do not use the bridge regularly, why would you vote to push the cost of that bridge on yourself? That doesn’t make any sense, whatsoever.
Now, if you do use the bridge, I have a question to ask you. Do you remember Isaac? Do you remember the traffic getting back into the city in the morning when tolls were not being collected and the ferries were not working? Yeah, that huge mess was not pretty. Even more traffic being pushed onto the bridge because the ferries could not take some of the cars and the HOV lane was closed as well. You want that every day?
Don’t worry, you won’t get that everyday. It will get worse. Why? Well, do you think it is safe for 12 lanes of 50 mph traffic to merge down to 4? Some of the entrances, for safety sake, will have to be shut down. This will mean more clogged arteries on the West Bank for traffic going to the expressway. This will make everyone’s commute even worse, even people trying to make it to the expressway who are going the other way.
That doesn’t even take into consideration any accidents that happen on the bridge. You think NOPD or the JPSO will be able to more quickly react to accidents that take place on the bridge? If you think that is true, well, I have a bridge crossing the Mississippi to sell you.
Can the bridge be run better? Absolutely. Legislation should be passed to require that. Could the tolls be reduced since we no longer have to pay for a bridge and to allow it to be run more efficiently? It is worth looking into. But it makes perfect sense to ask the people who use the bridge to pay for the upkeep, maintenance, and law enforcement for the bridge.