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Friday, December 29, 2006

FEC Admonishes Kirk Shelmerdine For Bush Sticker in '04

I am fixing to go into a full-scale rant over this piece of retardedness. I know retardedness is not a word, but I hereby christen it for use as follows:

The State of Being accomplished by years of Insensibility to Free Speech, and the Act of Attempting to Deny Free Speech as It Applies to Politics.

Here is what set me off:

NASCAR driver is rebuked for Bush sticker

It’s no secret that NASCAR drivers skew Republican, which is fine with the Federal Election Commission, just so long as they don’t display their preferences where anyone can see them.

In a decision announced Tuesday, the FEC sent an “admonishment letter” to Kirk Shelmerdine Racing. Kirk Shelmerdine, a former pit boss for the late Dale Earnhardt, has been an unsuccessful, underfunded and undersponsored driver. He has never finished higher than 26th.

So back in 2004, in a move perhaps designed to draw some attention to his car, he placed a “Bush-Cheney ’04” decal on his rear quarter panel, which was otherwise unencumbered by advertising. Democratic activist Sydnor Thompson complained to the FEC, and the agency found that Shelmerdine “may have made an unreported independent expenditure or a prohibited corporate expenditure.”

Former commissioner Bradley Smith dissented in one of the case’s early votes and blogged about the result this week. He has written that in reference to the FEC’s $250 expenditure limit, “evidence is strong that the market value of Shelmerdine’s rear quarter panel was approximately $0, give or take $249.”

Do you want to go down this road? Then that means calling and complaining every time a Hollyrot celebrity speaks for a candidate in a public venue without declaring the value of such statement with the feds. Trust me, we can choke the system with this kind of nonsense. McCain-Feingold is unconstitutional, and I will not follow it. I will go to prison first. Such a thing is as bad as Castro imprisoning dozens of people and librarians because they stocked the wrong books on their shelves that supported Freedom of Speech, despite what these enemies of mankind say.

Former FEC Commissioner Bradley Smith will be on MSNBC at 9am and 10.30am to speak about the issue, which he covered here.

One thing these retards do not realize that as a direct result of McCain-Feingold, there is now more soft money than ever in political campaigns. And remember, when someone calls themself, or someone else bipartisan, they are a liar 99% of the time.

It has been a fantasy of mine for quite a while to have a judge threaten to hold me in contempt of court, to which I would reply, "Too late, your honor, I already hold you and your court in contempt." After which, I would expect to incarcerated, with the joy of saying those words in an open court room to sustain me the rest of my life. People have to start standing up to these Thugs in Black Robes.

Update: 9.00am...

Who Is Sydnor Thompson?

I have done further research into just who Sydnor Thompson, Jr. is, It is far worse than just being a Democratic Activist. This guy is a lawyer (50 yrs plus!), and Judge appointed by Governor Hunt to the North Carolina Court of Appeals who was defeated by Ralph A Walker in 1994. He also has written a memoir, donated to Democracy NC.
He hosted a unique fundraiser in his back yard:

Well, it's official: Politicians are entertainers. As a fund-raiser for Skip Ward, a District 5 county commission candidate, a group of five politicos were slated to participate in a backyard "Survivor" contest Thursday night at the home of Judge Sydnor Thompson. Sure, the tony Myers Park spot isn't exactly roughing it, but island-goers were still to be voted off one-by-one after a series of District 5-flavored questions. Ward says he was looking for a new twist to fund-raising.

Source: Charlotte Business Journal Sydnor's name is highlighted so you can find it easier, as it is in most of the above links.

I wonder if Sydnor is suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome? Perhaps that is why he had a conniption fit over the bumper sticker.

Update#2: 10.14am

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