Sunday, March 20, 2016

Gov Pence you should wait for the next Governor

Gov. Mike Pence will be making his first appointment to Indiana's highest court sometime this spring.
Indiana's Judicial Nominating Commission sent the Republican governor a letter March 11 with the names of three finalists to replace Justice Brent Dickson, who retires from the high court April 29 before he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75.
Pence must name one of those three to the five-member court within 60 days of receiving the letter. Spokesman Matt Lloyd says "the governor has no timeline for making his selection" other than within that timeframe.
The finalists are St. Joseph Superior Judge Steven L. Hostetler, Boone Superior Judge Matthew C. Kincaid and Indianapolis attorney Geoffrey G. Slaughter.
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Governor Pence since you fellow party members are demanding the President can't name a new Supreme Court Judge you should follow that same demand and not appoint someone to the states highest court but allow the next elected Governor to appoint the Judge.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Meaningful quotes - so we don't forget.

 The following are quotes from one person. The last line should give you a hint as to who made them but don't look yet. Read these first and think about what they say in this political season. I will leave about 10 lines between the next to last to the last one.

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.

Great liars are also great magicians.

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.

It is not truth that matters, but victory.

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.

Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all.

Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.

The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.

I don't see much future for the Americans ... it's a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities ... my feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance ... everything about the behaviour of American society reveals that it's half Judaised, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold together?

But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

I know that fewer people are won over by the written word than by the spoken word and that every great movement on this earth owes its growth to great speakers and not to great writers.

I use emotion for the many, and reserve reason for the few.

To study history means to search for and discover the forces that are the causes of those results which appear before our eyes as historical events. The art of reading and studying consists in remembering the essentials and forgetting what is not essential.

Generally, readers of the Press can be classified into three groups: First, those who believe everything they read; Second, those who no longer believe anything; Third, those who critically examine what they read and form their judgments accordingly.

Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all.
The odds are you guessed correctly.