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Friday, April 17, 2009

Pappas Legal Challenge to Return? Wha!?! Redux

Former President Ronald Reagan might have said -- 'There you go again'. Steve Pappas, even after losing fair and square in a previous case related to the last 3rd District Supervisorial election, has filed an appeal -- presumably again under the tutelage of Nancy Crawford Hall. Supervisor Farr's lawyer says this action may be insanity under Einstein's definition....I agree. Is Pappas working -- or is this his job now?


Anonymous Eckermann said...

So, according to the narrow scope of the appeal, Pappas is focusing on the fact that some of the registrations were turned in after 3 days from when they were filled out. In the World of Pappas people who registered and then, through no fault of the voter, the registration did not make to the County within 3 days, do not get to vote. As I have said before, Pappas is just trying disenfranchise voters. He wants to live in some kind of facist oligarchy where only wealthy land owners get to vote. Get over it Steve. This is the the good ol' USA. We all get the mark the ballot and no judge is going to conspire with you to steal my or anybody else's vote.

4/17/2009 8:00 AM  
Anonymous AN50 said...

Good for him!

There was significant voter fraud by the socialists at UCSB, and it needs to be exposed.

4/17/2009 6:27 PM  
Blogger Bill Carson said...

Steve lost "fair and square"? So Sara, you're now taking the place of the Appeals Court? Should we send every appeal your way now, and just bypass the legal system?

4/17/2009 10:39 PM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Bill :)

4/18/2009 6:26 AM  
Blogger Don McDermott said...

President Reagan might have also quipped that Pappas was an "unhappy camper" if he was a ill and homeless vet.

No doubt AN50's claim of voter fraud are being ignored by an activist judge. And why pick on UCSB socialists? At the other end of the 3rd district there are plenty of socialized services to keep the racists, bigots and xenophobes in their seclusive lifestyles. And I think they just may enjoy their socialized services. (to all in SY valley, sorry, I 'm just trying to make a point.)

Bill Carson is correct with the right to appeal all the way to the Supreme Court (if they'll hear it.) More public opinion could be had by Pappas if a little proof of fraud was produced. If the liberal media isn't reporting accurately then could someone direct me to a Pappas website with some actual documents, pictures or something that would substantiate this claim of fraud.

4/18/2009 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Eckermann said...

We "socialists" who believe in one vote for every adult citizen are more true to the American Dream than those "facisits" who want to limit the right to vote to some elite few. I respect you AN50, but on this one you are wrong, wrong, wrong. I would rather live in a socialist state where everyone got to vote than some other less democratic place where only the few determined the fate of the many.

4/18/2009 8:05 PM  
Anonymous sa1 said...

Ok, Y'all gotta put down the meth pipe cuz it's making you and hallucinegenicly paranoid (including you Papass).

Was the 3rd soup job the only thing on the ballot? Awfully pretentious of all to think the IV reg was stuffed just for one particular donkey-elephant contest. There was a couple of other things on the ballot wasn't there?

"facisit" /sic/ (huh? Do you mean fascist?)

"A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion." [Robert O. Paxton, "The Anatomy of Fascism," 2004]

4/19/2009 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Eckermann said...

SA1, sorry for the spelling error (6 hours of driving and a couple of whiskeys (after the drive) are not a great combination for posting - make note to self). But yes, I meant fascist (from the Roman Fasces), a form of government which centers power on a dictator, uses the police state to crush dissent (i.e., voting), and espouses extreme nationalism. In both Spain and Germany the Church, industrialists, and major land owners embraced fascism to protect private ownership of property from the socilaist tendancies of the people. When rich people want to suppress the vote because they are afraid of the collectivist tendancies of the masses, that is a fascist tendancy. I don't imbibe "meth," which is a drug more suit to Neo-Nazis. It is interesting that you did not chose to define "socialism" for all your interest readers.

4/20/2009 9:10 PM  
Anonymous sa1 said...

I dunno E-Mann, I'm really tired of ill fitting labels. We are a long way from socialism despite the whine of the right wing fringe. Pure capaitalism is in fact the most efficient form of resource utilization which is becomming so critical in the global view.

Unfortunately, The US has strayed from the noble goals of Republicanism to most resemble an Oligarchy to wit:
1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.

In our case, power and wealth has become so concentrated that the welfare of the entire country is now at serious risk. We've become of very selfish society based on consumer greed and ostetatious displays of wealth. We eschew quality for quantity hence our 40+ beltlines and houses full of useless junk. We live vicariously now through our "celebrities" in many cases because there is so little opportunity for real achievement. We've forgotten how to work hard. Sucess is now how well you "game" the system. Skirt the law, hide the truth in ultrafine print, buy what you want, not what you need. One of the least understood commandments but most important is the concept of not "coveting".

What has God wrought!


An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are controlled substantially by the government rather than by private enterprise, and in which cooperation rather than competition guides economic activity. There are many varieties of socialism. Some socialists tolerate capitalism, as long as the government maintains the dominant influence over the economy; others insist on an abolition of private enterprise. All communists are socialists, but not all socialists are communists.

4/21/2009 12:10 AM  

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