All posts by Vinnie

Born in Passaic, raised in Miami and operated an Far-East import-export business in San Francisco. Well traveled. Dabbled in politics since 1989.

Mo’ Money Blues for Meckler, Farris, Levin and Convention of States

By Vinnie

It was Mark Levin who kicked off this Convention of States idea last year in his bestseller The Liberty Amendments. He then joined with Meckler and Farris to launch the Convention of States national crusade. To pad his cachet, Levin then did a curious thing, he made the argument that James Madison was against Nullification, which he most decidedly was not. (Nullification is where a state can declare a federal law unconstitutional, and refuse to abide by it.)

For taking that stance, Levin took a series of tongue-lashings from several constitutional scholars and forums, including Publius Huldah, whose public sliming by Mark Meckler was a major reason why this site was established. (see our Why We’re Here mission statement at the top of the page.) They all cited direct quotes from Madison himself. Levin’s only defense was from some letters Madison wrote in the 1830s against South Carolina’s attempted nullification of a federal tariff, which was directed at an  unconstitutional (illegal) nullification. Continue reading Mo’ Money Blues for Meckler, Farris, Levin and Convention of States

Meckler-Farris-Lessig & Leftwing Association Confirmed

By Vinnie

Sometimes I don’t need to say very much.

Mark Meckler’s toadies have been carping about our “lies” about the Mecker-Farris relationship (they co-founded Convention of States) and their individual and collective relationship with Lawrence Lessig, the renowned leftwing law prof, and who seems to have camped on the front stoop of just about every Article V group in America (Goldwater Institute anyone?, including Nick “I want to be an A-team player” Dranias, over in Arizona. I spent a month in jail there one weekend…all because of my last name. Fugetabouit).

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Meckler’s Convention of States Mocks Other Conservatives

By Vinnie

I’ve visited several Article V sites, both pro and con, and have noted a strong mocking tone by proponents of the Article V process against people who show up with hard questions. or disagree. Several have told me how viscous the anti-V crowd has been with their comments and questions but I can’t find any, and so I have asked them to show me.

They don’t seem to be able to.

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Meckler’s Hirelings Accuse Us of Their Own Conspiracy

Rush Limbaugh says this all the time and it’s been considered to be a signature of Leftists tactics for many years. I first noticed it coming out of the mouths of Harold Ickes and Sid Blumenthal defending the Clinton’s when they were still in the White House.

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Article V, a Pissant of an Issue in Times of Crisis?

By Vinnie

Pissant: a type of ant, from the word “pismire” a 14th Century Middle English word for “ant” Who knew?

I was just reading an article about the 2016 election, with the proposition that if a genuine conservative wins, his election will likely throw the country into a mini-civil war, with months of civil disobedience in urban areas. The federal bureaucracy would be in full-scale slowdown or out-and-out revolt, and the establishment wing of the GOP siding with liberal Democrats.

For many of us, this is the fight we’ve been itching for.

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Snot-Eyed Inbreds, Be Careful of the Company You May Be Keeping

By Vinnie

My friend in Virginia called last night to tell me he liked our mission statement. He thought it set the right tone for the site.

I won’t tell you what business he’s in, but he has to associate with some pretty rough people, and still be able to walk away with his head attached.

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Kissing-Up and Kicking-Down Among Meckler Cultists

By Vinnie

Before 9-11, in many parts of the country Dr. Laura (Schlesinger) occupied the talk radio slot now occupied by Glenn Beck. She had a habit that I always admired, namely speaking to her callers in a manner that befit their station other than her own.

You see, Dr. Laura is a PhD, a very smart lady, but with a short fuse for certain kinds of behavior by her callers, especially pretentiousness and whining. When a person calls seeking absolution for a selfish act, she tears into them like a tiger. She kicks up. But when a simple woman calls, possessing a lesser command of the King’s English, maybe even a touch of hillbilly or redneck, Dr. Laura is as gentle as a kitten and as patient as a saint. She kisses down.

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If it Walks like a Leftist, and Talks like a Leftist…

By Vinnie

My friend Augustino in Oregon has made it a hobby to study the manners and customs of the Left. He says there are enough insecurities and self-contradictions among them as to make Dr Freud curious about them as a  type and he plans to write a book about it. He even has a crew who’re trained to pick fights with them on the internet by pushing on those insecurity buttons.

With that in mind I asked Augie to look at some Article V web-articles, at the behest of another friend (in Virginia) who’s been involved in that Article V debate. He said he saw some similarities to what has always been associated with leftwing slime-tactics, and wanted to know if Augie agreed.

He does. Continue reading If it Walks like a Leftist, and Talks like a Leftist…

“Why Do They Mock Good Men Thus?”

By Vinnie

I’ve visited several Article V sites, both pro and con, and have noted a strong mocking tone by proponents of the Article V process against people who show up with questions. Several have told me how viscious the anti-V crowd is with their comments and questions but I can’t find any, and so I have asked them to show me.

And they won’t. Or can’t.

Continue reading “Why Do They Mock Good Men Thus?”