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CA Voters Guide ^ | 10/1/2010 | DoctorZin

Posted on 10/19/2010 1:02:50 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

For those looking for information on how to vote on the many propositions and candidates in the Nov 2010 election I created a simple list of some useful resources.

If you have any resources that I should include, let me know.

Lets send this kind of info to our friends and family.

BTW, hi all... its been a long time since I posted here. I have been reading the posts though...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: california; vote

1 posted on 10/19/2010 1:02:52 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...

To all my old friends on FR...
Hello!

I hope a few of you can use this simple blog I created for the CA election


2 posted on 10/19/2010 1:08:23 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thank you!


3 posted on 10/19/2010 1:09:35 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: DoctorZIn

http://www.tommcclintock.com/blog/tom-mcclintock-on-the-propositions

Rep. Tom McClintock’s guide to the propositions.


4 posted on 10/19/2010 1:12:29 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Never underestimate the power of government to distort markets)
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To: DoctorZIn

Ditto’s on the Thank You.....


5 posted on 10/19/2010 1:14:23 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: DoctorZIn

There is a guide on the judges on the ballot also— very helpful.(I found it through Google)


6 posted on 10/19/2010 1:14:38 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: stylin_geek

Thanks, I added it.


7 posted on 10/19/2010 1:16:00 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Great to see you again, DoctorZIn! I hope this means we’ll see more of you here. Best wishes to you!


8 posted on 10/19/2010 1:25:00 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Thanks


9 posted on 10/19/2010 1:33:49 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: stylin_geek

Thanks for the reference to McClintock’s site. My votes matched his advice.


10 posted on 10/19/2010 1:45:47 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks Doc, it's a great help, I can now zot the socialist activist judges and retain the fewer constructionist ones.

Still unsure about Prop 22.

11 posted on 10/19/2010 1:50:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Hello


12 posted on 10/19/2010 1:54:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: DoctorZIn

Very helpful, especially on the judges. Thank you! It’s bookmarked and will be forwarded to every conservative voter I know.


13 posted on 10/19/2010 1:56:51 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Here are some recommendations from Mother Lode Tea Party

Review and Recommendations
California
Statewide Propositions for November 2010
Proposition Recommendation

19 Marijuana
Legaliza and tax marijuana NO

20 Elections
Congressional district lines to be redrawn by a
committee YES

21 Increase vehicle license fees by $18 a year to fund state
parks NO

22 State government prohibited from taking designated
type of local funds NO

23 Suspend AB 32, the “Global Warming solutions Act”
Environment until unemployment falls below 5.5% YES

24 Eliminates three business tax breaks NO

25 State budget and tax increases can be passed with a simple majority vote, rather than current two-thirds
requirement NO

26 Voters must give permission before any new taxes can
be imposed YES

27 Return task of redistricting to the California State Legislature (repealing Proposition 11) NO


14 posted on 10/19/2010 2:03:24 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: DoctorZIn

I have received conflicting reports on the judges.

One site rates them low on the conservative scale, and recommends “no.”

Another site says they supported Prop 8 as constitutional, and recommends “yes.”

Any thoughts?


15 posted on 10/19/2010 2:03:38 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: DoctorZIn

Voting soon bookmark.


16 posted on 10/19/2010 2:04:03 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Persevero

which sites are conflicting on the judges?


17 posted on 10/19/2010 3:43:36 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn
This thread is as good as any....we're two weeks away from the election, and nobody around my 'hood has gotten their sample ballots yet -- and these are the ones that tell you where your precinct will vote.

I'm getting goosey.

18 posted on 10/19/2010 3:51:51 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: stylin_geek
Thanks for the McClintock link. I have been looking for it. He has the right attitude, the right philosophy, and he has been in California politics long enough to know both the unintended consequences and the intended damage to our way life hidden in these propositions. I could do a lot worse than following his recommendations without further researching the issues. Not that I won't.

Just for grins I think I will compare his recommendations with the ones my wife gets from the CTA. Probably 100% opposite.

19 posted on 10/19/2010 3:58:50 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: DoctorZIn

Judge Voter Guide

http://www.judgevoterguide.com/#san-francisco-county

does not recommend the Supreme Court nominees

vs. the one McClintock linked to in an email I got, which recommended that they be confirmed because the supported Prop 8.

Any insights would be helpful.


20 posted on 10/19/2010 5:01:00 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: DoctorZIn
Good to see your post.

Thanks for the help...been busy with other issues and haven't put much time into studying how I wanted to vote on all the propositions and especially the Judges.

21 posted on 10/19/2010 10:14:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: DoctorZIn

I’m not in CA, but my advice is to vote for Rs...even if you have to hold your nose...and vote against all tax measures. That’s what I do here in OR. I will not vote to give the slimeballs who have run this state into the ground any more of my money to throw away.

It’s so good to “see” you again! ;o)


22 posted on 10/20/2010 12:40:43 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Thank you all.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 1:08:46 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for the ping


24 posted on 10/20/2010 8:36:12 AM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: stylin_geek; Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp

Thanks.

I just sent this link to my conservative friends/relatives and others upset with 0b0z0, Pelosi and Boxer.

http://www.tommcclintock.com/blog/tom-mcclintock-on-the-propositions

My trophy wife and I will be using it today as we fill out our absentee ballots.


25 posted on 10/20/2010 8:37:33 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

thanks


26 posted on 10/20/2010 12:06:49 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Looks like I’m going to have to hold my nose and vote for Meg Whitman.

The moonbeam has got to go.


27 posted on 10/20/2010 1:18:28 PM PDT by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: Amerikan_Samurai

Also we gotta keep Gavin “WHETHER YOU LIKE OR NOT” Newsom out of office as well.


28 posted on 10/20/2010 1:21:51 PM PDT by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: DoctorZIn

Hey, Doc. Long time no hear. Hope all’s well.

Thanks for putting this together - we don’t get too many California details out here in Pennsy.


29 posted on 10/20/2010 4:16:21 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: DoctorZIn

Hey! How are you?! I’m not in CA but I’m sure many will appreciate what you’ve done. Hope you are well, it’s good to ‘see’ you.


30 posted on 10/20/2010 4:46:35 PM PDT by visualops (Proud Air Force Mom)
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To: visualops

Again, thanks guys.... I appreciate it.

I have been reading on FR the whole time.... just keeping quiet....


31 posted on 10/20/2010 6:59:10 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn
Well, Doc, this isn't exactly "how to vote," but if everybody can copy this (and/or the different one on my profile page) into the composing window of their email program, maybe they can send it to a few friends who need to know WHY they should vote:

Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?
by novelist Orson Scott Card, a Democrat
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      This [financial crisis] was completely foreseeable and in fact many people did foresee it.  One political party, in Congress and in the executive branch, tried repeatedly to tighten up the rules.  The other party blocked every such attempt and tried to loosen them.
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Furthermore, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were making political contributions to the very members of Congress who were allowing them to make irresponsible loans.  (Though why quasi-federal agencies were allowed to do so baffles me.  It's as if the Pentagon were allowed to contribute to the political campaigns of Congressmen who support increasing their budget.) ... 
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If you who produce our local daily paper actually had any principles, you would be pounding this story, because the prosperity of all Americans was put at risk by the foolish, short-sighted, politically selfish, and possibly corrupt actions of leading Democrats, including Obama.
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If you who produce our local daily paper had any personal honor, you would find it unbearable to let the American people believe that somehow Republicans were to blame for this crisis. ... 
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So I ask you now: Do you have any standards at all?  Do you even know what honesty means?
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[Was] getting people to vote for Barack Obama so important that you will throw away everything that journalism is supposed to stand for? ... 
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... tell the truth about John McCain: that he tried, as a Senator, to do what it took to prevent this crisis.  You will tell the truth about President Bush: that his administration tried more than once to get Congress to regulate lending in a responsible way.
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This was a Congress-caused crisis, beginning during the Clinton administration, with Democrats leading the way into the crisis and blocking every effort to get out of it in a timely fashion.
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If you at our local daily newspaper continue to let Americans believe — and vote as if — President Bush and the Republicans caused the crisis, then you are joining in that lie. 
- Novelist Orson Scott Card, a Democrat, on October 5, 2008,HERE
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The Financial Sector Meltdown 
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    1.  Almost all of the financial problems we see today are based on bad mortgage lending.  That would be lending money to people to buy homes who didn't qualify for a loan.
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    2.  The Democrats, under Clinton, strengthened a government-created monster called the "Community Reinvestment Act" [first foisted upon the country under Jimmy Carter].  This law was then used by "activists" and "community organizers" ...  to coerce lending institutions to make these bad loans ... millions of them.
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    3.  Now we see what happens when political "wisdom" supplants good loan underwriting.  When private financial institutions are virtually forced to make loans to people with a bad credit and job history ... this is what you get.  Enjoy it.
-- Neal Boortz, here
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      Enough cards on this table have been turned over that the story is now clear. The economic history books will describe this episode in simple and understandable terms: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exploded, and many bystanders were injured in the blast, some fatally.
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     Fannie and Freddie did this by becoming a key enabler of the mortgage crisis. They fueled Wall Street's efforts to securitize subprime loans by becoming the primary customer of all AAA-rated subprime-mortgage pools. In addition, they held an enormous portfolio of mortgages themselves.
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     In the times that Fannie and Freddie couldn't make the market, they became the market.
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-- Kevin Hassett, Bloomberg News, here
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Obama choice helped Fannie block oversight
National security adviser tied to discrediting of probe
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By Jim McElhatton, The Washington Times,October 13, 2010 here
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UNDER SCRUTINY: Thomas E. Donilon worked as a registered lobbyist for Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2005.
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Years before Fannie Mae foundered amid a massive accounting scandal, President Obama's choice for national security adviser oversaw an office inside the mortgage giant that orchestrated a negative publicity blitz to fight attempts by Congress to increase government oversight, records show.
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Thomas E. Donilon, who won the job as national security adviser this month, worked as a registered lobbyist for Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2005 at a time the company's officials insisted finances were sound. He also earned more than $1.8 million in bonuses [from Frannie Mae] before the government took over the troubled company in the wake of an accounting scandal.
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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Mr. Obama, who railed against lobbyists on the campaign trail, hailed Mr. Donilon's appointment last week, but made no mention of his time as a registered lobbyist.st wee
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   Democrats and some [big-government] Republicans opposed reform in part because Fannie and Freddie were very good at greasing palms. Fannie has spent $170 million on lobbying since 1998 and $19.3 million on political contributions since 1990.
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The principal recipient of Fannie Mae's largesse was a Democrat, Sen. Chris Dodd (D, CT), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. No. 2 was another Democrat, Sen. Barack Obama (D, IL).
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Mr. Dodd was also the second largest recipient in the Senate of contributions from Countrywide's political action committee and its employees, and the recipient of a home loan from Countrywide at well below market rates.  The No. 1 senator on Countrywide's list? Barack Obama.  Check it out here:  http://tinyurl.com/4h9955
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"Congressman Frank and Senator Dodd wanted the government to push financial institutions to lend to people they would not lend to otherwise, because of the risk of default.
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"The idea that politicians can assess risks better than people who have spent their whole careers assessing risks should have been so obviously absurd that no one would take it seriously." -- Dr. Thomas Sowell, Professor Emeritus, Economics, Stanford University, HERE
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   When the Bush administration tried to rein in Freddie and Fannie from continuing to engage in risky practices, guess who stepped in to block their efforts? Democratic senators Chris Dodd, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and -- are you ready? -- Barack Obama.
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Meanwhile, guess who were the top four recipients of campaign contributions from Fannie and Freddie between 1988 and 2008?
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Senators Chris Dodd, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and -- still ready? -- Barack Obama.
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A coincidence, I tell you -- just a coincidence.
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More mere coincidences: Franklin Raines -- a former Carter- and Clinton-administration official and former head of Fannie Mae, now under investigation for cooking its books -- had a lot of powerful people in Congress beholden to his agency. Here is a list of his campaign-contribution recipients. Meanwhile, Democratic honchoJim Johnson, another former Fannie Mae CEO, has been an economic adviser to and major fundraiser for Barack Obama, and even ran his vice-presidential search committee until growing scandals over his Fannie management forced him to step down in July. 
- Robert Bidinotto, here
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          On May 25, 2006, Sen. John McCain spoke forcefully on behalf of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005.  He said on the floor of the Senate:
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   "Mr. President, this week Fannie Mae’s regulator reported that the company’s quarterly reports of profit growth over the past few years were “illusions deliberately and systematically created” by the company’s senior management, which resulted in a $10.6 billion accounting scandal.
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    "The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s report goes on to say that Fannie Mae employees deliberately and intentionally manipulated financial reports to hit earnings targets in order to trigger bonuses for senior executives. In the case of Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae’s former chief executive officer, OFHEO’s report shows that over half of Mr. Raines’ compensation for the 6 years through 2003 was directly tied to meeting earnings targets. The report of financial misconduct at Fannie Mae echoes the deeply troubling $5 billion profit restatement at Freddie Mac.
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   " The OFHEO report also states that Fannie Mae used its political power to lobby Congress in an effort to interfere with the regulator’s examination of the company’s accounting problems. This report comes some weeks after Freddie Mac paid a record $3.8 million fine in a settlement with the Federal Election Commission and restated lobbying disclosure reports from 2004 to 2005. These are entities that have demonstrated over and over again that they are deeply in need of reform.
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    "For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–known as Government-sponsored entities or GSEs–and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market. OFHEO’s report this week does nothing to ease these concerns. In fact, the report does quite the contrary. OFHEO’s report solidifies my view that the GSEs need to be reformed without delay.
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    "I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.
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    "I urge my colleagues to support swift action on this GSE reform legislation."
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 It died at the hands of the DEMOCRATS -- 
         HERE's a video clip showing their anger.
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    "Many politicians and pundits claim that the credit crunch and high mortgage foreclosure rate is an example of market failure and want government to step in to bail out creditors and borrowers at the expense of taxpayers who prudently managed their affairs. These financial problems are not market failures but government failure. ... The credit crunch and foreclosure problems are failures of government policy." -- Dr. Walter E. Williams, the John M. Olin distinguished professor of economics at George Mason University, HERE
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        "Barack Obama wasn't just the second-largest recipient of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac political contributions. He was also the senator from ACORN, the activist leader for risky 'affirmative action' loans. ... [The CRA] gave groups such as ACORN a license and a means to intimidate banks ... ACORN employed its tactics in 1991 by taking over the House Banking Committee room for two days to protest efforts to scale back the CRA. ... Obama represented ACORN in a 1994 suit against redlining.  ACORN was also a driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton administration that greatly expanded the CRA and helped spawn the current financial crisis. Obama was the attorney representing ACORN in this effort." -- IBD Editorials
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      "The Woods Fund report makes it clear Obama was fully aware of the intimidation tactics used by ACORN's Madeline Talbott in her pioneering ["community organizer"] efforts to force banks to suspend their usual credit standards. Yet he supported Talbott in every conceivable way. He trained her personal staff and other aspiring ACORN leaders, he consulted with her extensively, and he arranged a major boost in foundation funding [via CAC and Woods Fund] for her efforts." -- Stanley Kurtz, "BARACK'S 'ORGANIZER' BUDS PUSHED FOR BAD MORTGAGES"HERE
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Bloomberg News has an excellent recap of 
the history of the financial meltdown:.HERE.
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Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama
not shown: Bill Clinton


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"Scratch the surface of an endemic problem -- famine, illness, poverty --  and you invariably find a politician at the source." --  Simon Carr
"One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary." -- Ayn Rand 
"I think that we all need to consider the possibility ... just the possibility ... that Obama is engaged in a conscious effort to destroy our free market economy so that he can build a government-controlled socialist party on the rubble." -- Neal Boortz, here
[Conscious effort or not, we have an emergency on our hands.] 

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32 posted on 10/20/2010 7:18:13 PM PDT by FreeKeys (COPY EVERYTHING IN THE BOX ON MY PROFILE PAGE AND SEND IT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK !!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
California Freepers

Please ping this thread!!

Ask your friends to send me any missing resources that will improve the guide and to ping their friends to use it.

We need conservatives elected to all levels of government, not just the Federal and State wide races.

Thanks,

DoctorZin

33 posted on 10/21/2010 8:19:26 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (VOTE!!!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn; onyx; Brad's Gramma

fyi


34 posted on 10/21/2010 8:27:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for your original post.

It and the link, I posted, enabled us to vote the “Right Way” re California’s props.


35 posted on 10/22/2010 7:44:30 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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