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Last week I published a Diary where I pointed out that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had committed a crime when he filed his financial disclosure statements and stated that his wife had no "Non-Investment Income" when in fact she had been receiving in excess of $100K annually from the Heritage Foundation.  I would like to thank those who gave the diary a rec and brought it to the forefront.

Realizing that, absent a public outcry, there was little or no chance that the Department of Justice would ever take any action, I created an online petition to seek DOJ action.  I published a link to that petition in a comment on another diary on the same topic.  It got only 9 sigs before the diary fell off the rec list.

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Clarence Thomas, for the past 20 years has checked "None" under "Spouse's Non-Investment Income" on his financial disclosure forms.  That, we now know, was untrue.  The law that is the basis for the disclosure form, includes reference to possible criminal penalties under 18 U.S. Code.

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Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 07:24 PM PST

President Obama needs Encouragement

by AlaskaDave

Today I mailed (real mail) a letter to President Obama encouraging him to act in the manner he had promised during the campaign.  I really think he needs to know that doing so would not cost him and his party dearly.  I have attached a copy of that letter.  While likely not my best writing, I hope it has some effect.  I would encourage others of the same mind to take the time to write to him as well.

I truly believe that it could make a difference.

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Sun Feb 15, 2009 at 08:51 PM PST

Time to bring NASCAR aboard!

by AlaskaDave

In the face of tremendous pressure from the right, now is the time for Team Obama to get NASCAR aboard the ship.

In the general election NASCAR legend, Junior Johnson, was a big Obama supporter.  It's time to expand the base.

The fact is that in this economic environment NASCAR sponsors are being hit HARD.  A large component of the sponsorship base is found not only in car manufacturers and car parts manufacturers, but also in the core of the US economy:  Unilever, Kellogs, Coca Cola, etc.  

A quick counter to the House and Senate opposition to Obama's economic policies from NASCAR teams would be a game stopper.  All of the teams and NASCAR itself stand to gain from the progressive economic policies of the Obama administration and stand to LOSE BIG if the Republican base gets it's way.

Get Mudcat on the case and let's flank these Republitards.

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Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 12:18 PM PST

Palin Attorney General Resigns

by AlaskaDave

In an odd turn of events, just days after Todd Palin was found guilty of contempt by the Alaska State Senate, Talis Colberg, the Attorney General of Alaska, appointed by Sarah Palin, has resigned.  His resignation was effective immediately -- no two weeks notice, he's just outa here.

At this point there is little information as to what caused Colberg's abrupt resignation.  Governor Palin's office has issued a statement to the effect that she had not asked for his resignation, and would miss him...yada...yada

Mr. Colberg has recently appeared before the Alaska legislature and was questioned about his role in attempting to block legislative subpoenas relating to the "Troopergate" investigation.  Undoubtedly there will be more to follow.

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While Barack Obama currently leads in the "popular vote" it is a MEANINGLESS METRIC, that will ultimately turn into a club wielded by HRC.  

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Thu Apr 03, 2008 at 09:54 AM PDT

Obama Endorsements April 2

by AlaskaDave

A big day for Obama endorsements

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