Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Richard Blumenthal: Semper Fake

Yesterday, at three seperate campaign stops, Richard Blumenthal was greeted by chants of "Semper Fake."  A friend and regular reader reports that,
Yesterday, at three separate campaign stops, Richard Blumenthal found himself embarrassed when attendees started chanting "Semper Fake." His supporters couldn't stop it and the crowd made the chant grow louder.

I expect this to get much more common.  As a former Marine myself, there is nothing slimier than a fake "war hero/warrior."  Richard Blumenthal is guilty on both counts. Here is one report:

From the NYT, Politicians and Their Fake War Stories: 
This week, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut found himself in the hot seat. A Times article reported that Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat running for the United States Senate, had not fought in Vietnam, and yet in a speech in 2008 he said, “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam.” In fact, he received five military deferments between 1965 and 1970, when he landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which allowed him to avoid combat overseas.
 Here's video of Mr. Blumenthal lying:

Mr. Blumenthal is just what America, and Connecticut doesn't need...yet another lying politician who lies when it suits his needs.


Warren Mosler said...

Connecticut does have another choice for US Senate

I'm the Independent Party candidate

Visit my website at:

And read about my qualifications, experience, and proposals to create the 20 million new private sector jobs we desperately need.

Rich Vail said...

Mr. Mosler, If you wish to do so, I will gladly publish a column under your byline putting forth your positions on various issues. If you have video, I'll post that (preferably in format, as I'm still a novice and that's the easiest form to publish).

I have contacted your campaign with the same message.

Rich Vail
Pikesville, MD