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Judicial and Gubernatorial Misconduct & Incompetence

During my pretrial/status hearing at the Springvale District Court, while addressing my motion for entry of default, the plaintiff’s (US Bank National Association) lawyer admitted in open court to the judge that they indeed had not answered my counterclaim. They admitted to being in default! And guess what? My motion for entry of default was denied by Judge Cantara! Instead, he scheduled it for a jury trial in Superior Court. Fact is, not only have they not proven standing yet, but THEY ARE IN DEFAULT!! Case should be over!!!

So, I filed a motion for reconsideration and objection to this error (along with a couple more errors) of procedural due process. I called the court today and was told that the judge wrote that there will be a hearing sometime in August to address my motion & objections. Not only for this error, but also for the fact that my motion for a show cause hearing was granted, but only as a meeting between me & the bank so I can inspect their “original” documents on July 18th. Now, the last I checked, a meeting in a conference room with no judge or recording is NOT a hearing! I wanted it before a judge, in a courtroom and under oath…now THAT IS a hearing! Besides that, the fact is, July 18th is BEFORE August, so how can we address this issue once it’s already over? And guess who decided this reconsideration hearing to be held in August? That’s right, Judge Cantara! How can he possibly deal with my motion for reconsideration of HIS court rulings? Isn’t this a conflict of interest, bias & prejudice?

So, I called Governor LePage’s office and spoke with Pat Condon. Told her about this and was told that the Governor can’t get involved because it has to do with the judicial branch. She gave me the number to the committee on judicial responsibilities and disabilities.  As I wrote in my article Maine Judges Blantanly Disregards the Rule of Law, this committee needs reconstructing by Governor LePage as it is made up of other judges (sometimes even the ones you are reporting!) and lawyers who in no way are going to remove any judge for misconduct or incompetence. Now, the Governor ran on the fact that he was a CONSTITUTIONAL believer & follower and would serve as a CONSTITUTIONAL governor. This means that he not only needs to go by the constitution, but know his rights & duties under the constitution. He should KNOW what the constitution states. Maine Constitution, Section 12. Shall enforce the laws. “The Governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed”. This means that he SHALL make sure that the laws of this state are followed… by EVERYBODY! Nowhere does it state, “except for judges, as they are in the judicial branch” or, “except for senators as they are in the legislative branch”…. etc. The governor oversees EVERYONE, as he is the top law enforcement officer of our great state. So, Governor LePage, do your duty! Granted, I talked with Ms. Condon and not you. But, if I can’t get past her, to tell you that someone is not following the law and that you need to enforce that they do, how can you do your job? How can I let you know that someone is breaking the law? The gate-keepers are keeping me away from you! You need to listen to we, the people and show us that “running on the constitution” to get elected just wasn’t a ploy to get us to elect you and that you are indeed.. A GOVERNOR OF THE PEOPLE!
Otherwise, you lied and are just as incompetent as most of the judges here in Maine and should be removed for misconduct/malfeasance in office and incompetency.

You Don’t Need to Be USA Born To Be President!

Article II, Section 1: No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

Now, let me give you a small English class refresher course. A comma is primarly used to either give a small pause in a sentence, or to seperate items that are being listed. In the latter case, you are able to take out the items listed and make several smaller sentences from them. For example…
Jane went to the store to get bread, milk, eggs and soda.
Now, going by the rules of English… you can make several smaller sentences from the above example.
For example….
Jane went to the store to get bread.
Jane went to the store to get milk.
Jane went to the store to get eggs.
Jane went to the store to get soda.
Now, with this in mind, let’s get to the constitution, Article II Section 1 ….
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president;
With the rules of English, we can make this into two seperate sentences:
1. No person except a natural born citizen at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president;
(Note: the comma after the word constitution is a “pause” comma as it isn’t listing anything)
2. No person except a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president;
Well, well…. looks like you can either be a natural born citizen OR a citizen. And to further explain that a person NOT naturally born here can be president, look at the rest of the paragraph. It states:
neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

Now if you are a NATURAL born citizen, and can’t be president until your 35, aren’t you already a resident for 14 years by then? Of course you are! So then why say… and been fourteen years a resident within the United States? Because what was intended was that a CITIZEN could become president, but must have been a resident for at least 14 years in the USA before s/he could run for office.

Before you say, well they are talking about natural born citizens who have lived outside of America for many years. No, they weren’t! Remember the TIME in which this was written. There were no planes, no cars, just horses & buggys and boats. And most couldn’t even afford life here, nevermind the cost of travelling! (And it was also VERY dangerous as well! They had no way of knowing about the comfortable improvements in travel means that 200 years in the future would come about!) They weren’t even thinking about travel outside of America for extended periods of time. Also, they were building a new country, so they knew there would be many more immigrants to come here and who would want to stay and become true Americans. Should they not too be able to give their talents & skills to help run this new country if they are able? If they have stayed here, in this new and harsh world for as long as fourteen years, and became a citizen here, then they have shown enough loyality to become eligible to even become president!

So, maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger will run in 2012? Hey, as stated in our own regulations in the constitution, he sure is eligible to do so!

Let’s Follow Vermont’s Lead, Maine!

In response to the recent passage of “food safety” bills S. 510 and corresponding H.R. 2751, let’s follow Vermont’s lead in telling the FDA and our federal government exactly where they can put these bills!

This is taken from Vermont Commons  and reworded for Maine. Pass it on all!

WHEREAS All people are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and
 
WHEREAS Food is human sustenance and is the fundamental prerequisite to life; and

 WHEREAS The basis of human sustenance rests on the ability of all people to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products; and
 
WHEREAS We the People of Maine, have an obligation to protect these rights as is the Common and Natural Law; and in recognition of the State’s proud agricultural heritage; and the necessity of agricultural, ecological and economic diversity and sustainability to a free and healthy Society;
 
THEREFORE, Be it resolved, that We The People, stand on our rights under the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution and reject such Federal decrees, statutes, regulations or corporate practices that threaten our basic human right to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products within the State of Maine; and,

 Be it further resolved, that We The People, shall resist any and all infringements upon these rights, from whatever sources that are contrary to the rights of the People of the State of Maine.

A Message for President Obama

Dean Scontras – Say It Isn’t So!!

Here in Maine, dirty political TV ads are the norm, so sometimes you have to take them with a grain of salt. With that said, one in particular has me very concerned.
In the 1st Congressional District, two candidates Chellie Pingree (D) and Dean Scontras (R) are running in an almost dead heat, with only 4 more days to go. The news is running ads telling the public not only what they will do if elected, but also attacking the opposite side’s views and records. In one of those ads, Dean Scontras is quoted as saying that mandatory funding for the V.A. (veterans administration) “is too expensive”! WHAT?
We as a nation have made a SOLEMN promise after WWII to “care for those who have borne the burdens of war”. Many of our veterans have paid a very heavy price in answer our country’s call, and they deserve and have earned our country’s best in taking care of them….

ALL GAVE SOME…SOME GAVE ALL!

This solemn promise should not be taken lightly and be dependent upon political moods or ideology! Or to be used as a “way to save money” political campaign tool!
Unlike other parts of the government, the VA has had to rely on year-to-year funding with never knowing from one year to the next which services and programs could be continued or cut. This needs to changed. Our brave men and women who served proudly need to know that they have their country’s support just as they supported us, without question and without conditions, PERIOD! The funding needs to be mandatory so that our veterans never need to worry about a promise, that SOME think can be conditional, being taken away from them! But Dean Scontras says that this would be too expensive?
So Dean Scontras,

PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!

Hypocritical Democrat! (NO surprise!)

Here in Maine we have 5 candidates running for governor, 1 republican – Paul LePage, 3 Independents and 1 democrat – Libby Mitchell. At a political debate Monday, Paul LePage responded to a comment Libby Mitchell brought up in which she admonished Paul LePage for not respecting the president with his comment made awhile ago where he stated that if the president visited Maine he’d tell him to “go to hell”. In LePage’s response he called Mitchell a hypocrite as she didn’t respect George Bush while he was president. While campaigning she had a picture taken of her holding a framed proclamation of Bush’s with a photo of him attached which was titled “International Terrorist” and she was laughing.

Mitchell said she’d like to respond but had no idea (BULLSHIT!) of what LePage was talking about, so LePage offered to send her the picture. When she received it along with several news media sources, she THEN remembered and publicly apologized, somewhat! What was she sorry for? That she had the picture taken while holding the framed pic of the president!! She says she doesn’t remember having it taken and it certainly wasn’t disrespecting the president. Well, IMHO, by the great big LAUGH she had on her face I’d bet the farm on the fact that she definitely WAS having a good laugh at the disrespectful addition of “International Terrorist” slogan to the president’s picture!

Libby Mitchell

Photo courtesy of Maine Republican Party

So, her apology was that she got caught …. not for being disrespectful as she charges Paul LePage! WHAT A HYPROCRITE! And it doesn’t surprise me one bit, as democrats are really good at throwing mud even when they themselves are covered with it!

Now some are saying, this doesn’t matter and we should concentrate on the ISSUES. Well, I agree we should talk about the issues, but YES… IT DOES MATTER! Because character is important. Do you really want more of the SOS? We’re in this bad situation of rotten politics because we keep electing unsavory people to run it! So how can we continue being shocked about our troubled economy, losing jobs, rising taxes and bad governing when we gloss over exactly WHO the people are that we elect?

COME ON AMERICA!!! WAKE UP before everyone except the very wealthy is living on the streets without a pot to piss in or a window to through it out of or are in jail just for believing that we should remove the jerks and put in a whole new batch of good, hard-working, God-fearing people to do right by us! Because at this rate, we’d all be better off living in Russia!! At least the jerks there are upfront and in your face about things, and not behind your back stabbing at you!