Monthly Archives: February 2024

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Why bother with the elephant in the room if it is dead already?

Michigan Republicans are the most gullible, and idiotic Republicans anywhere.  And I say that to be nice.

I was elected a delegate, I voted for people to elect our chair, and those people elected a chair.  The position has a specific term unless properly removed through process where I and other delegates have a chance to weigh in on.  I don’t recall a convention for such a purpose, and some non convention convention happening as a result of Strategic national (or other political flame-throwing operation) is not exactly binding over the process in which we govern our party.  But I guess there are judges who think it is? (As an aside who this judge has donated heavily to in the past might offer ..insights – Rhymes with Rick Snyder and Brian Calley)

A Kent County judge affirmed Tuesday that Kristina Karamo was “properly” removed as the chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

The decision follows months of internal disputes within the state GOP concerning its financial health, culminating in a vote on Jan. 6, 2024, where party members opted to oust Karamo from her leadership position.

Kent County Circuit Court Judge J. Joseph Rossi, in his ruling, stated that any actions taken by Karamo on behalf of the Michigan Republican state committee since January 6 are void. The ruling also barred her from representing the party.

Who elected that guy? Oh yeah Grand Rapids did.  Not the duly elected delegates of the Michigan’s congressional districts.   So there is that.

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Agree?

US Taxpayers Party of Michigan resolution in support of paper ballot

Michigan’s US Taxpayers Party issued this a couple days ago.

Resolution Opposing the Use of Dominion Voting Machines
Resolution: 2023-1212
Sponsor: Kent County Taxpayers/Constitution PartyWHEREAS, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government” (US Const. Art 4 sec 4) and elections are an integral part of such government and must be conducted in a free and fair manner, ensuring the trust and confidence of the electorate;WHEREAS, the responsibility of individual states to uphold the validity of election results, ensuring that the outcome accurately represents the will of the people, and guaranteeing the integrity of the electoral process;

WHEREAS, it is vital that no election information or data be processed or stored outside the borders of the United States, safeguarding the security of the  electoral process and the State of Michigan;

WHEREAS, Dominion voting machines, and other electronic voting software,  which facilitate the counting and recording of votes, are owned by companies of foreign nature, potentially compromising the independence and reliability of the  electoral system;

WHEREAS, electronic voting machines possess internet connectivity ability, and during recent elections, numerous instances were reported where these machines were found connected to the internet despite security protocols in  place;

WHEREAS, the ability to control electronic voting machines remotely raises concerns about the potential manipulation and alteration of vote outcomes,  undermining the fundamental principles of our republic;

WHEREAS, hand-counting ballots in precincts has proven to be a safe, efficient,  and transparent method of conducting elections, ensuring accuracy and  maintaining public confidence;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the US Taxpayers Party of Michigan opposes the use of all electronic counting machines and software, including Dominion  voting machines, in any future elections;

FURTHERMORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the US Taxpayers Party of Michigan  demands the return of free and fair elections, where the counting and recording  of votes are conducted through secure, transparent, and audit-able methods,  ensuring that all citizens can exercise their right to vote without any undue  influence or interference.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the US Taxpayers Party of Michigan will actively  advocate for and support initiatives that promote the adoption of secure,  transparent, and audit-able electoral practices, in order to restore faith in the  democratic process, the beginnings of our republic, to ensure the integrity of  elections.

This resolution shall be disseminated to all relevant state agencies, pertaining to  elections, to facilitate a wider discourse on preserving election integrity and  upholding the security of the people’s electoral process.

Approved and adopted by the US Taxpayers Party of Michigan on the 27th day of January, 2024

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