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  • Senator Kid Rock? Singer drops new hint as he tweets about a coming 2018 'political revolution'

    09/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2017 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    Kid Rock teased a potential U.S. Senate run on Thursday, tweeting that '[t]he 2018 Political Revolution is nearing.' The musician, who was born Robert Ritchie and lives in suburban Detroit, has already said on social media that a website touting his Senate candidacy against Democrat Debbie Stabenow is real. He said in July that he would make a 'major announcement in the near future.' Ritchie wrote on a Kid Rock for US Senate website that '[t]he democrats are "shattin’ in their pantaloons" right now…and rightfully so!' 'We will be scheduling a press conference in the next 6 weeks or so...
  • Secretary of State Ritchie won't run again (MN)(WOO HOO!)

    06/04/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies ^ | 6/4/13 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who became a national figure during the Minnesota's heavily contested recounts, will call it quits after eight years managing the state's elections. Ritchie, a Democrat best known for overseeing the nearly interminable 2008 U.S. Senate recount, said he would make "way for the next generation of talented leadership in the Office of the Secretary of State" at the end of this term. The 61-year-old's announcement that he will not run for re-election will immediately set off a mad scramble for the Secretary of State's office among both Republicans and Democrats. Across the country, officials...
  • Voter ID amendment: Complaint against Ritchie to be heard Friday

    10/10/2012 8:14:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-12 | doug beldon
    The complaint filed by two state senators against Secretary of State Mark Ritchie over his conduct related to the state's proposed voter ID amendment is scheduled for a hearing Friday morning. Administrative law judge Bruce Johnson issued an order Tuesday, Oct. 9, concluding that the allegations, if true, would constitute a violation and thus a probable cause hearing was merited. Republican Sens. Mike Parry of Waseca and Scott Newman of Hutchinson filed the complaint Thursday with the Office of Administrative Hearings. It alleged that Ritchie, a Democrat and opponent of the proposed amendment -- which would require all voters to...
  • Voter ID: GOP senators file complaint saying Ritchie misleading on amendment

    10/04/2012 11:14:55 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-4-12 | doug belden
    Two Republican state senators announced Thursday, Oct. 4, that they have filed a complaint with the Office of Administrative Hearings over Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's conduct related to the state's proposed voter-ID amendment. Mike Parry of Waseca and Scott Newman of Hutchinson said they were filing the complaint on their own behalf. They say Ritchie, an opponent of the proposed amendment that would require voters to present a photo ID at the polls, has made false statements and improperly used his office to work against the amendment's passage. A spokeswoman for Ritchie said shortly after noon on Thursday that...
  • Jeff Davis: Debunking Mark Ritchie's voter ID claims

    09/27/2012 11:29:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 9/26/12 | Jeff Davis
    Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was a vocal opponent of the Voter ID bill throughout the legislative session. But once the Legislature passed the Voter ID amendment and put it on the ballot, he had an obligation to cease his resistance to the measure. As our chief elections official, Ritchie will be responsible for tallying the ballots on the Voter ID amendment this November. His continued advocacy against Voter ID undermines the credibility of his office. Ritchie has gone beyond simply campaigning against Voter ID. He is now actively seeking to dupe voters into voting against Voter ID using false...
  • Voter ID: Close elections drive amendment battle in Minnesota

    09/23/2012 6:32:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-22-12 | doug belden
    By 2011, voter ID was "the hottest topic of legislation in the field of elections," according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In Minnesota, voters in November will be deciding whether to move from having no voter ID requirement to adopting one of the strictest in the nation. In 2001, only 14 states even asked for ID -- and it was a request, not a requirement. Since 2001, nearly 1,000 voter ID bills have been introduced in a total of 46 states. Thirty-three states have passed voter ID laws, and at least 30 will be in place for November's...
  • Hidden Camera In MINNESOTA Voting

  • Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to Voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles

    08/27/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | doug belden
    Two proposed constitutional amendments will be presented to voters on November's ballot in the way the Legislature intended, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, Aug. 27. Both decisions were victories for conservatives. The Republican-controlled Legislature pushed both proposed amendments through over opposition from Democrats including Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton last year vetoed a bill to require photo ID, but has no power to block constitutional amendments that are sent directly to voters.
  • To Secretary Ritchie: Stop your photo ID fabrications

    08/26/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/25/12 | Rep. Keith Downey
    It is bad enough that some politicians resort to falsehoods and scare tactics to distract and mislead the public. But when the issue is election integrity, and the politician is the top election official in the state, it has to stop. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie opposes requiring voters to show a photo ID before voting. Fair enough, we have a legitimate difference of opinion. But he doesn't stop there. Ritchie is desperately attacking and falsely representing the photo ID constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Desperately, because polls show overwhelming support for photo ID in Minnesota. Falsely, because...
  • Mark Ritchie is abusing his office [MN Secy. of State works against marriage, voter ID amendments]

    07/31/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 7/28/12 | Katherine Kersten
    Minnesota's secretary of state is our state's chief elections official. His duty to impartially administer elections requires him -- more than any other constitutional officer --to remain above the fray of partisan politics. Yet on the proposed voter ID amendment, which he opposes, Mark Ritchie has replaced the Legislature's straightforward title with a fog of bureaucratic gobbledygook. . . . Ritchie pulled a similar stunt on the marriage amendment, substituting a title that polling shows will likely push the vote toward his favored result. ... Ritchie knows partisan politics is strictly off-limits in his job. He acknowledged this in a...
  • MN secretary of state's office worker bilked housing program

    07/17/2012 3:18:35 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    star tribune ^ | 7-17-12 | PAUL WALSH
    An employee with the Minnesota secretary of state's office has been charged with using a false identity to collect low-income housing tax credits from the federal government. In a federal indictment unsealed Monday, Oluremi George, 53, of Woodbury, is charged with five counts of Social Security fraud, four counts of making false statements and passport fraud. George, an administrative assistant with the secretary of state's office, for several years allegedly used the name Victoria Ayoola and a bogus Social Security number to apply for a residence at the Pondview Townhomes, a low-income housing complex. She also claimed annual income in...
  • State worker accused of drivers license, Social Security fraud (MN SOS's office)

    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - One day after the FOX 9 Investigators reported that as many as 24,000 Minnesota drivers licenses may be frauds, a state employee working in Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's department appeared in court to face charges that she fraudulently obtained a drivers license and housing assistance. A federal indictment was unsealed on Monday, revealing that a 53-year-old Woodbury woman who works as an administrative assistant in the Secretary of State's Office has been accused of using an alternate identity to receive more than $18,000 in low-income housing help from the United States Department of Housing and Urban...
  • Ritchie meddles to help own agenda on marriage, voter ID

    07/11/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 7/11/12 | Joe Soucheray
    Minnesota's secretary of state, Mark Ritchie, a Democrat, acting in concert with the state's attorney general, Lori Swanson, a Democrat, intends to change the titles of the constitutional amendments regarding marriage and voter photo ID. Ritchie believes, apparently nudged by Swanson, that he has found state law under which the secretary of state shall provide an appropriate title for ballot questions. Legislative attorneys believe that Ritchie's perceived authority would only come into play when the lawmakers do not provide a title. Well, let's see. Did the Legislature offer titles? For the so-called marriage amendment, the language passed by the Legislature...
  • Without Dennis Ritchie, there would be no Jobs

    10/17/2011 7:21:53 AM PDT · by fremont_steve · 28 replies
    ZDNet ^ | October 14, 2011 | Jason Perlow
    In the last two weeks, we have lost two people who had immense influence on our industry. It is undeniable that Steve Jobs brought us innovation and iconic products like the world had never seen, as well as a cult following of consumers and end users that mythicized him. The likes of which will probably be never seen again. I too, like many in this industry, despite my documented differences with the man and his company, paid my respects, and have acknowledged his influence. But the “magical” products that Apple and Steve Jobs — as well as many other companies...
  • Remembering Dennis Ritchie

    10/13/2011 11:41:40 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    ReadWrite Enterprise ^ | 13 October 2011 | Joe Brockmeier
    Dennis M. Ritchie, co-creator of UNIX and father of the C programming language, died this past weekend after a long illness. It's no exaggeration to say that without Ritchie, modern computing would not be what it is today. Often known as "dmr," Ritchie was born in Bronxville, NY in 1941. He studied at Harvard University, initially focusing on physics. Ritchie said that he entered computing because "my undergraduate experience convinced me that I was not smart enough to be a physicist, and that computers were quite neat." "As a result, C became in effect a universal assembler: close enough to...
  • Dennis Ritchie, father of C programming language, dies

    10/13/2011 9:00:43 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 94 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | October 13, 2011 | by Steven Musil
    Dennis Ritchie, an internationally renowned computer scientist who created the C programming language, has died at age 70. Ritchie died at his home over the weekend, according to a Google+ post from longtime colleague Rob Pike. His Wikipedia entry was updated to say he had died in Murray Hill, N.J. His death was confirmed today by Bell Labs, in a message from its president, Jeong Kim, to employees. That message reads, in part: Dennis was well loved by his colleagues at Bell Labs, and will be greatly missed. He was truly an inspiration to all of us, not just for...
  • Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is a Liar and a Communist Party "Friend"

    12/08/2010 8:53:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    New Zeal ^ | 12/8/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is a Liar and a Communist Party "Friend" Minnesota Secretary of State; Mark Ritchie has been caught lying - on tape. When Questioned by Minnesota radio show host Chris Baker, on 100.3 KTLK Radio at 6.00 am, December 2, 2010, over evidence that Ritchie was a "non party friend" of the Communist Party USA, the Minnesota S.O.S. evaded the question and called the allegations as "political attack" and "horsepuckey". ; Here's part of the Communist Party USA document that names Mark Ritchie as a "non party friend". For the full four-page document go here;...
  • Emmer to concede election to Dayton

    12/08/2010 6:13:23 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-8-10 | Dave Orrick and Jason Hoppin
    It's over. Republican Tom Emmer will concede the 2010 Minnesota governor's race this morning to Democrat Mark Dayton, a Republican source with direct knowledge confirmed to the Pioneer Press. Emmer's 10:30 a.m. concession means he will not contest the election in court — thus averting a scenario that could have kept Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty in office past the scheduled Jan. 3 swearing-in of the next governor, the source said. Emmer's announcement will take place at his Delano home, multiple sources said. Emmer couldn't be immediately reached for comment.
  • Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is a Liar and a Communist Party ‘Friend’

    12/08/2010 6:14:55 AM PST · by cj in tx · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound, New Zeal blog, etc. ^ | December 8, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has been caught lying - on tape. When Questioned by Minnesota radio show host Chris Baker, on 100.3 KTLK Radio at 6.00 am, December 2, 2010, over evidence that Ritchie was a "non party friend" of the Communist Party USA, the Minnesota S.O.S. evaded the question and called the allegations as "political attack" and "horsepuckey". Here's part of the Communist Party USA document that names Mark Ritchie as a "non party friend". For the full four-page document go here For my five previous articles on Ritchie's communist, socialist and George Soros ties, go...
  • Seems Like Old Times: Clinton & Soros Together Again

    12/02/2010 2:08:03 PM PST · by jazminerose · 12 replies ^ | 12/2/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 Reunited and it feels so good! Looks like Bill and Hill have reconciled with their old pal, George Soros. Bill Clinton is set to be the special guest star at a fund raiser for gubernatorial candidate, Mark Dayton of Minnesota who is in a recount battle with Republican Tom Emmer. So near and dear is Dayton to Soros that he’s hosting the bash at his New York home. Soros and the Clintons were once, literally, thick as thieves. Soros reveled in having access to the Clinton White House and fancied himself part of the “Clinton team.” The...