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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Constitutionality of Requiring ID, Citizenship to Vote

by Daniella Nicole

On October 26, a federal appeals court struck down AZ law requiring voters to present some form of identification in order to vote and to present proof of citizenship in order to register. The court cited inconsistencies with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). In 2004, Arizona voters passed the law the courts then struck down in 2010. 

With all due respect to the court, that ruling is preposterous. Though only legal citizens can vote, the ruling presupposes that registered voters, who must be legal citizens, are somehow prohibited from obtaining acceptable proof of citizenship, which, for the record, is usually one form of identification required to obtain ID-something the ruling allows Arizona to require of voters. 

The U.S. Justice Department states about the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, “The Act allows for removal of voters . . .

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

Image Credit: U.S. Government. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fun Times at the Airport: Intimate Pat Downs and Full Body Scans

by Daniella Nicole

It was announced that as of Friday, October 29, 2010, enhanced pat downs would be given to passengers who refuse to pass through full body scanners (AIT machines) at airports. Currently, more than 65 U.S. airports use the AIT machines. Enhanced pat downs will also be used at airports without the AIT machines, for those fliers who trigger the other security devices. 

These enhanced pat downs do not use the previous ‘palms up’ method, but use the full hand and go where pat down hands at airports have never gone before. Reports are circulating . . .

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

Image Credit: Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Government. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Breaking News: Nationwide Rash of Suspicious Packages; Bomb Threat

by Daniella Nicole

On October 28, a flight originating in Montana that arrived inSalt Lake City was reported to have been the target of a bomb threat. Investigators found no bomb. Though this was the same day former President Jimmy Carter was in Salt Lake City for a “White House Diary” book-signing tour, it is unlikely the two are related. 

More reports broke on October 29 of suspicious packages appearing across the USA and in other parts of the world. 

UPS packages originating from Yemen were being checked on cargo planes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Newark,New Jersey. This comes after reports that investigators found . . .

Read more of this ongoing breaking story at Spin Blast . . .

Image Credit: Bluegum. Stock.xchng.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Meet Rising Star and Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Christopher "The Fritch" of The Fritch Show

by Daniella Nicole

Rising star and host of The Fritch Show, Chris Fritcher offers an independent conservative commentary on the hot topics of the day.

Raised in a devout Democrat family, what caused this hard-hitting conservative talk show host to leave the Democrat fold and to take his common-sense views to the internet and airwaves?

Discover how this “every day Joe Citizen” became a strong voice of reason in America.

Getting to Know The Fritch 

Christopher “The Fritch” Fritcher is, at times, a kind of Superman. One part mild-mannered, humble man and one part fearless fighter for truth. The ads for his show reflect his own self-deprecating humor, and yet, he is outspoken, assertive and bold in his commentary, attacking all the lies and spin put out by the left and right, alike.

Off the air, he is much the same-outspoken in his opinions, thoughts and viewpoints while also being relatable to his audience. This gives him a down-to-earth charm and realism that draws listeners to his show and keeps them coming back for more.

The Fritch’s journey to his growing conservative radio talk show success is a story of embracing the curves life can throw at you. He was . . . 

Read the full article here . . .

Image credit: Used with Permission. The Fritch Show.

Tax-Dodging or Legal Use of Tax Code?

by Daniella Nicole

I recently heard a campaign ad in which an attack was launched against a candidate for ‘using a loophole’ to avoid paying sales taxes on a high-end purchase. The rest of the ad talked about the seniors and others who are struggling to buy groceries.

The two are completely unrelated and the whole thing brings up an interesting point. When you use the legal loopholes and advantages set up in the tax code, are you a tax-dodger? If the code is set up to allow for certain allowances, avoidances and deductions, are you a tax-dodger when you use them?

I certainly use the itemized deductions I am legally allowed to claim in order to reduce my tax burden. I claim my legal dependants and use any other allowances or deductions I am legally allowed to use. Am I a tax-dodger?

I try to keep up on the latest changes in the tax code and keep them in mind as I conduct personal and private business throughout the year, in the hopes my tax burden will be affected in my favor by doing so. Am I a tax-dodger?

I don’t think its fair to call someone who is using the legally allowed means of reducing taxes a ‘tax-dodger’. By that same token, if someone is breaking the law or just not paying the taxes they legally owe, I would say that is tax-dodging.

I think we need to be careful about making accusations about others and when believing the claims others make. I would say that without proof the gentleman attacked in the ad broke the law, the campaign ad was completely off-base and morally reprehensible.

How do YOU define “tax-dodging”?

Image Credit: U.S. Department of the Treasury. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons.

Calls from "Top Democrats" to Impeach Obama Not What You Think

by Daniella Nicole

25th Amendment, Impeach Obama, Lyndon LaRouche and Obama as Hitler Signs

Hang onto your seats, folks, because this will be one bumpy ride.

The 25th Amendment and Impeachment

Links are being posted on Twitter and Facebook to various articles and posts claiming something such as “Top Democrats call for Obama Impeachment Using Section 4 of 25th Amendment”.

At the heart of this story is the name Lyndon LaRouche. Lydon LaRouche is not a member of congress, but is (or has been) a Democrat. More about him later.

He made his statements regarding the need to remove President Obama from office via the 25th Amendment on the October 6, 2010 Weekly Report on . . .

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

Image Credit: U.S. Government. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rampant Voter Fraud: Dems Tactic to Win

by Daniella Nicole

Since the 2008 elections, numerous reports came out, after the fact, of voter fraud across the country, with the main focus being on the leftist group ACORN. Since that time, there have been a few indictments
The Spectator reports that ACORN is still in operation and attempts to further investigate them and prior claims of their corruption and voter fraud are being stonewalled by the Obama administration.

Reports are now rolling in about more organized voter fraud happening again, once again being perpetrated by leftist groups who are turning in massive amounts of fraudulent voter registrations at the last moment. Those registrants are primarily listed as Democrat, even in areas in which this would be a statistical improbability.

Read More at Spin Blast . . .

Monday, October 25, 2010

Helen Thomas Defends Anti-Semitic Remarks; Proclaims Own Journalistic Integrity

by Daniella Nicole

In a Huffington Post report, former White House correspondent Helen Thomas spoke about her disappointment in the lack of support from President Obama for her following her anti-Semitic remarks, life since her forced retirement and reiterates her false statements about Israel.

The beginning of the end for Thomas began in May 2010. According to the Huffington Post, when asked by Rabbi David Nesenoff for a comment from her on Israel, "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine," she replied.

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

U.S. Invaded: Mexican Drug Cartels Cooperate to Hire Assassins

by Daniella Nicole

A Washington Times report dated October 15, 2010 revealed that sicarios (assassins) have been hired and sent into the USA (Arizona, specifically) by a coalition of Mexican drug-smuggling gangs.

What was the Department of Homeland Security’s response? To ‘warn’ Arizona law enforcement officials. Perhaps the federal government feels that is all it needs to do since it has previously posted signs in Arizona ‘warning’ travelers about invaders from south of the border essentially taking over the area.

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

Big Brother is Watching YOU: Government Spy Machine at Work

by Daniella Nicole

For some time now, reports have been circulating that the government is spying on the online activities of ordinary citizens, with some reports stating that people with certain beliefs (i.e. conservatives) are being targeted.

This report from Fox News reveals that a Freedom of Information request filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) resulted in the release of multiple documents, including a memo from May 2008 with details regarding how the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security was exploiting social-networking sites.

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

Falsehoods Behind Separation of Church and State: Its Not a Constitutional Guarantee

by Daniella Nicole

There are many times when the phrase ‘separation of church and state’ is used in discussions relating to laws and politics. Where the conversation runs amuck is when the phrase and concept is, in error, attributed to the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

A recent case of this occurred in at least two articles posted on the Huffington Post in which the authors criticized Republican candidates by stating they didn’t believe the Constitution requires separation of church and state.

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

No Civil Rights or Voting Rights for Whitey: Skin Color Counts with DOJ and ACLU

by Daniella Nicole

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declared, in his “I Have a Dream” speech, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” A leader of the civil rights movement, Dr. King must be rolling in his grave to see how his great work and sacrifice have been hijacked, sabotaged and usurped by progressives and racists.

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

Facebook Data Mined - Organizing for America behind it with Committed to Vote Challenge

by Daniella Nicole

It is spreading like wildfire across Facebook: posts supposedly from friends on the walls of others containing a link to a site with a question such as “Are you Committed to Vote?” The link goes to, which is the website of the progressive group, Organizing for America.

That, in and of itself, is not a big deal. What comes next, however, is.

Read more on Spin Blast . . .

Dani's Junk Drawer is BACK!

by Daniella Nicole

It's really interesting how things work out sometimes.

I last posted about Spin Blast (featured blog of The Fritch Show) and being the blogger for it. Once that got going, I had an opportunity to have Spin Blast become part of the CBC News network (which it now is!).

In the course of setting up things with CBC, I discovered what the problem was with posting blogs here (same problem there) and was able to fix it.

So, I can now resume my normal blogging here at Dani's Junk Drawer. Yay!

I will be posting teasers for Spin Blast here, but I will also be posting all the things you have come to love about this blog: jobs, rants, free stuff/deals, news, current events, fun stuff and more.

I have several other blogs and some of those will be getting more regular attention now, too.

Thank you for your continuing support and for your patience. I know it can be really frustrating when you like a blog and the updates stop or are really sporadic. Hopefully, things will be more stable and normal now.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Official Announcement, Plus One

by Daniella Nicole

*drum roll please*

Well, it’s official! Yours truly is the official featured blogger for The Fritch Show! The blog is called Spin Blast and the purpose is to blast through the spin; shedding light on the facts. Spin Blast can be found here.

Spin Blast also has a Facebook page here, an Amazon store loaded with all kinds of fun stuff for adults and kids alike and a chat room. The chatroom can be used to leave comments, interact with friends, make new friends and simultaneously post comments to the blog and your own Facebook page.

While at the blog, why not check out The Fritch Show? He is now broadcasting five days a week (Mon-Fri) at 2 to 3 pm ET. If you miss any of the live shows, they are all archived on the website, so they can be enjoyed at any time. Plus, if you are in Florida, you can catch him live on air via 1340 AM Tampa, 1350 AM Clearwater and Dade City, and 1400 Am Zepheryhills.

Second Announcement:

Yes, things just keep getting better and better! *smile*
I also have been given the opportunity to write for a magazine! I’ll update with that information once my first article is ready to publish.

In the meantime, the posts you are generally used to finding here will be over at Spin Blast, so be sure to head on over there and subscribe. I can’t wait to interact with you over at Spin Blast!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BIG News for Daniella Nicole and the Dani's Junk Drawer Blog

by Daniella Nicole

For some reason I have yet to discern, it has become sheer time-consuming torture to get anything posted on this (or any other blogger/blogspot) blog. There was a time when it was a simple process, but now it takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r just to get the template page to load, with an ongoing onslaught of messages popping up informing me that the page is 'unresponsive' and asking if I wish to kill it or wait. As much as I would love to 'kill it', since I have already invested a chunk of time in just getting it to load, I choose to 'wait'. and wait. and wait. and wait. You get the idea.

So, I have not been blogging nearly as much as I would like to and have tried several alternatives-none of which have worked out the way I wanted them to.

This brings me to the good stuff.

Today, it was my honor and privilege to be approached by someone with an offer to blog on his site. Its an incredible opportunity and he is a truly talented man in his industry. It is going to be a blast working with him and I am truly honored that he asked me to do this.

So, once it gets set up, I will post the official scoop with links and all here so you can check it out over there. This means that once that blog is up and running the posts you would normally find here will be going there.

That doesn't mean I will never come back and post anything here, but until this becomes less of a mind-numbing, torturous time-drain for making even simple posts, its not a wise use of my time.

So, stay tuned. I'll post the official good news as soon as we are ready to launch.

Thank you for all of the support and feedback you have given me over the years. You ROCK! I hope you enjoy the new blog and its home as much as I know I will.

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