Saturday, April 17, 2010

Random Round-Up 04-17

For the record, I heard a great line at the Prince William County TEA Party Protest on 4/15/10 about needing private companies to audit public spending - "No such think as a self-butchering pig." Brilliant.

President Obama Job Approval

Poll: Reid loses full ballot test

Thanks For What?

Obama May Not Be So 'Amused' in November

Jobs, jobs, jobs … uh, climate change?

Constitutional Crisis Looms in Britain

The Audacity Gap Continues.

Tax Day Patriots

About 25 protesters arrested after demonstration at Ohio State (SEIU)

Cash-strapped states turn to liquor

Repeal CRA, stop blackmailing banks

The New Currency Is Obedience

Republican Officials Attacked and Injured in New Orleans

Left in a State of Rage

‘Left’ Behind: Tolerance and the Tea Party. Democrats were thrilled with the idea of going to tea parties to expose racism. I wonder how they feel about that after the left's disgraceful Tax Day display.

NBC Reporter To Black Man At Tea Party: "Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?"

Gee I wonder why? Probably because she is a whorish hack of a politician who was rude to my husband and because she can not rub two brain cells together. Calif. Sen. Boxer finds rocky re-election terrain

Smart Sound Bites for the Contract From America

Syria snubs Bam

Bill Clinton: Tim McVeigh Hated the Guv'mint Too

Krauthammer: "Snooty" Obama Sees Tea Party "Proletariat" as "Stupid" & "Paranoid"

The Tea Party That Obama Missed

TEA Party TV from PJTV - Score!

New Jersey's 'Failed Experiment' The new governor is on a mission to make his state competitive again in attracting people and capital

New Jersey's Not Looking That Blue Anymore, Huh?

Unexpected unemployment chart of the day

GE: 7,000 tax returns, $0 U.S. tax bill

“The Federal Takeover of Higher Education Financing: Why Obama’s Boost Could Bust Taxpayers”

Obama's Economic Narrative Gap. The president has mostly shelved what one political scientist calls "the authority to repudiate."

Spending, Not Tax Cuts, Is the Real Driver of the Fiscal Mess

Kagan Rumors Expose Left-Wing Hypocrisy and Homophobia

Hedge fund manager in Goldman Sachs case is major Democratic donor

Rep. Ron Paul Introduces Bill to Repeal Obamacare's Individual Mandate

The Joy of Tax Serfdom

Health Care Reform's Bounce Lands With a Thud

Next time, read the bill

College is totally worth killing babies over

US Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26

MSNBC space reporter: No NASA workers allowed at Obama’s speech yesterday

Words as Weapons. Have racial slurs lost some of their power?

Dimwitted fake Tea Partier Justin Lewis of law firm Gordon & Rees doesn't fool anyone

SEC accuses Goldman Sachs of defrauding investors

California jobless rate swells to 12.6 percent

More American Energy Will Produce Lower Prices, More American Jobs

‘The Philosophy of the School Room’

Pediatric Environmentalism. Kids should be learning science--not feel-good advocacy--in school.

The Coming Deficit War

National Day of Silencing Science

EPA headquarters contaminated with lead

American psychos

He's Dropped From 36 to 50

Thanks to everyone who has Voted George. Unfortunately he's dropped from #36 to #50. Could you please vote George again today so if he wins, he has a chance to be on the cover of Parent's Magazine. Voting closes on April 18th so if you can vote daily please, please, please do so. Thanks!

Please go here and vote for George Murray! Thank you so much (below is the submitted picture)!

Friday, April 16, 2010

50th Wedding Anniversary

I wanted a chance to blog today but it was my in-law's 50th Wedding Anniversary today and we had a big day. Just came back from dinner where I brought a dessert I gussied up with edible gold (we also had gold in our champaigne).

Best. Daughter-in-law. Ever.

Not-so-great blogger.

I'll try again tomorrow and thanks for all your votes for my son George! You rock!

Please Vote George

Thanks to everyone who has Voted George. He's now at #36. Could you please vote George again today so if he wins, he has a chance to be on the cover of Parent's Magazine. Voting closes on April 18th so if you can vote daily please, please, please do so. Thanks!

Please go here and vote for George Murray! Thank you so much (below is the submitted picture)!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Random Round-Up 04-15

Happy Tax Day.

It's been a busy day for this mother so just a quick round-up for form's sake.

President Obama Job Approval

Contract From America Unveiled. A Must Read!

List of Tea Party Express Midterm Endorsements

Live-blogging Tax Day Tea Party rallies from the National Mall in Washington

The ‘Crash’ That Burned. The failure of the "Crash the Tea Party" initiative was obvious at today's Tax Day tea party rallies.

Tea Party Rally Upbraids 'Gangster Government'

Tea Partiers Get Valuable Lesson from … David Axelrod. He recently let slip the precise nature of his boss.

A new poll has forced The New York Times and liberal elites to admit Tea Partiers aren’t nuts—but rather passionate, educated, serious, and relatively prosperous

Tea Parties Rally Around Nation on Tax Day, Vowing Independence From Major Parties. This was certainly true at my rally!

Establishment Terrified by Tea Party Movement

A Democrat Warns, Don't Dismiss Tea Party Movement

Freedom square tax day tea party express protest

The Many Tea Parties

Tea Parties' Tax Day Message

What a class act - Obama Makes Light of Anti-Tax Protests

WTF - Draft congressional ethics rules would recognize gay marriages

Liberal vs. Conservative: A Difference in Species

This is an article by my husband on Daily Caller about the Climategate scandel - Whitewashing is quick work!

Climate change: always room for doubt. Telegraph View: the basic science needs to be transparent and the methodology clear

Who Cares About Global Warming?

Comcast Decision May Thwart EPA CO2 Finding. It could hurt current efforts of the EPA to vastly expand its statutory authority over air quality standards.

Poll: Opposition to Obama's Health Law Surges

WSJ: Europe's Tax Lesson: VAT Rates Start Low, Rise; Income Tax Rates Remain High

Reform the Tax System, but Don’t Forget to Cut Spending

GOP senator says things are ‘feeling a little weird’ on financial reform

Obama’s terrible powers

House GOPers Urge Pelosi to Submit a Budget

Suppressing Good News for Justice

Senate panel backs review of gov't FOIA delays

Mr. President, Your Animus Is Showing

That Pesky First Amendment

ICE Busts Massive Human Smuggling Ring That Stretches Length of U.S.

PWC TEA Party George Allen Speech Clip

This is a clip of the speech former Senator George Allen gave at today's TEA Party Protest in Prince William County. It deals with energy policies and it is very sound.

Pictures from the Prince William County TEA Party

A nice mix of people and some excellent speeches which will come later once they finish uploading to YouTube.

Here's your "angry mob"!

Party On

PJTV Video (Trifecta) - Ain't No Party Like a Tax Day Tea Party

Vote George Today And Tomorrow

This contest allows daily entries. Thanks to y'all George has gone from #2873 to #112 overnight! You guys ROCK!

Please vote George again today and tomorrow so if he wins, he could be on the cover of Parent's Magazine. So please go here and vote for George Murray! Thank you so much (below is the submitted picture)!

God Bless Our Troops

On Tax Day, there are a few good things our tax money goes to and the main one is the defense of our country. To that end, I am publishing this poem that I received from a British relative. While it was part of an email honoring British Troops in Afganistan (by the way, thank you gentlemen), I think the poem honors all good soldiers.

So....God Bless Our American Soldiers and Our British Allies. God keep them and return them home safe. Amen. Now I will see you at a TEA Party protest.

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I isn't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears...

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand..

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well..
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'
Author Unknown ~

It's the Forces, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the Press.

It's the Forces, not the poet who has given us the freedom of speech.

It's the Forces, not the politicians that ensures our right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

It's the Forces, that salutes the flag, that serves beneath it, who's coffins are draped by it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Vote George!

I entered my son in a picture contest and if he wins, he could be on the cover of Parent's Magazine. So please go here and vote for George Murray! Thank you so much (below is the submitted picture)!

Daily Round-Up 04-14

Who Speaks in Defense of Liberty? REASONABLE MEN. A Brilliant post from Bill Whittle. Love the closing quote from Samuel Adams (and all the other Founding Fathers):
“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
Those are the wild-eyed radicals I stand with, and those are the ideals that I hold that are under assault. What about you?
And of course the flag is fantastic!

White-Only Racist Rednecks Gather In Boston

He's got my vote!

No peeking! Empathy and the Supreme Court

Ford leaves drama in its dust

Study: Net Neutrality to Curb Innovation, Investment and Curtail Consumer Welfare


A disgraceful move, but who’s really behind it?

How to recognize Crashers

PJTV Video - Jason Mattera: Waking Up Obama Supporters One Zombie at a Time

I like the Anchoress - Obama: Makin’ Friends! UPDATED

Fmr NYC Mayor (D) Blasts Obama's Abandonment Of Israel & Jew Support For Obama

The Wrong Baby?


Stern Exit May Make Big Labor More Powerful. I'm not sure how when union rolls have been losing members for years and years now.

The Violent Left Strike Again - Big Easy Beatdown… GOP Official and Boyfriend Savagely Beaten Leaving SRLC Dinner

Sunlight on SEIU Part III: Understand Media Matters’ Funding, Understand Media Matters Targets


SOS – RED ALERT – New York Times About to Put American Troops in Deadly Peril

National Enquirer snubbed by snobs. As usual, we get old media logrolling instead of awards for real news. The Nastional Enquirer broke major political news with John Edwards, news the MSM deliberately sat on. This snub is yet another reason why old media is dying.

I Have A Dream, That Someday Media and Progressive Political Elites Will Lay Down Their Racist Tinted Glasses….

Feds raise questions about big media's piracy claims

Elitism Killed the Critical Star: Print Critics Whine Their Way to Irrelevance

Media Coverage of the Health Care Overhaul

Obamacare 04-14

Would A National Sales Tax Be Used To Fund Obamacare?

Oops, we did that? More health care surprises

Dems Cancel Hearing On Business Health Care Gripes

PJTV Video - EMERGENCY: ObamaCare Make What Us Ill

Arizona doctor says Obamacare will force him to close shop

IRS Will Enforce ObamaCare — Eventually. Just what I want, an IRS agent working with my doctor to make sure I am an obedient little prole under Obamacare. No Thank You.

Obama’s Back Alley Healthcare

Health insurance mandate as a privacy right violation

And these guys want to run our health care system

Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki Announces Plan to Repeal Health Care Law

Georgia Joins Lawsuit Against Healthcare Overhaul

Judge to speed federal health care challenge

Republicans eye 2011 shutdown over Obamacare Come to think of it, anything that shuts down Congress is fine by me!

Fighting Corruption 04-14

Who Speaks in Defense of Liberty? REASONABLE MEN. A Brilliant post from Bill Whittle. Love the closing quote from Samuel Adams (and all the other Founding Fathers):
“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
Those are the wild-eyed radicals I stand with, and those are the ideals that I hold that are under assault. What about you?
And of course the flag is fantastic!

Important Map for April 15th! And here.

Tea Parties vs. Hard-Left Protests

TEA Partiers Release Document of Principles

I’m Proud to Be a Tea Bagger

Tea Party Express returns to its roots in Boston

Sarah Palin draws crowd of thousands at Tea Party rally in Boston

Tea Party Profile: Many Ways To Describe A Movement

Tea Party Movement 2.0 Move beyond protesting to fighting in primaries, ballot boxes, and becoming more effective activists I disagree with Mr. Erickson here in that I believe that like George Washington and Cincinnatus, the TEA Party should serve its purpose and then its citizens should return to their plows (until called again). I am worried that O'Sullivan's Law could apply here (Any organization that is not explicitly founded with a conservative aim will become captured by the left). The above "Document of Principles" is a useful preventative to O'Sullivan's Law but the world is an imperfect place and the TEA Party movement is exploding a lot of heads on the Left.

Tea Party Kosher, Says… Dem Strategist Robert Creamer

PJTV Video - On Board the Tea Party Express: Next Stop Boston & Sarah Palin

Arizona Clears Strict Immigration Bill

Palin’s bull’s-eye in the Big Easy

Bird's Eye View: Tea Party Rally On Common

PJTV Videos
Palin in Beantown: The Tea Party Express Visits the Home of the First Tea Party

The Party’s Over For Tea Party Caricatures – And Crashers

Party Time: You Need to Find Your Local Tea Party

Citizens Against Government Waste: 20 Years of Exposing Pork

In Economic Woes 04-14

Fight The Power! Small Businesses Sue Government Goliath

The Faces of Lawsuit Abuse

U.S. Chamber: Florida's New 'Sunshine' Law will Shine Light on Contingency Fee & 'Pay-to-Play' Lawsuits

The Problem of Public Pensions

The Onerous Compliance Cost of the Federal Tax Code

Tax Polls

How 'soaking the rich' clobbers you

JCT: Healthcare law to sock middle class with a $3.9 billion tax increase in 2019 That is if there is a middle class in 2019.

You Gotta Laugh to Keep from Crying

VAT chance

Democrats Have Increased Taxes by $670 Billion and Counting…

Sensibly limiting spending

PJTV Video - A Day In the Life of a Taxpaper, Part 2: Big Problems With Small Businesses' Taxes

Taxes: The Price We Pay For Civilization

Brown opposes current financial bill

Oh joy - 'Significant amount of time' needed for job recovery: Bernanke

Would the Dodd Bill Prevent Bailouts?

Taxing banks, no thanks

GOP Leader: "No More Bailouts"

Derivatives Reform Would Be Huge

Bad Politicians Bad 04-14

President Obama Job Approval

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 36%

AP-GfK Poll: Obama slips, other Dems slide, too

Very bad - How Bad Could 2010 Really Get For Democrats?

Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

I really respect Ken Blackwell (He shoulda been RNC Chairman) and this article makes me respect him even more - None to make them afraid

The 2010 Congressional Pig Book: 20 Years at the Trough

Cochran Leads Congress in Earmarks, $16.5B Total Set Aside for Pet Projects in 2010

How Much Are You Paying for Earmarks?

Tea Parties vs. Hard-Left Protests

Rep Weiner drops F-bomb on Tea Party. I guess he doesn't want to get re-elected.

Like that's not gonna turn around and bite you on the ass - State Dems scrambling to deploy tea party ‘crashers’

It must be my imagination that this headline comes from the Big Book of Duh - Hoyer Admits: Tea Party Spurs Members To Consider Retiring

Oh, and about Obama’s nuclear summit…

Obama to the World: Damn America, Full Speed Ahead

PJTV Video - Arrogant At Home, Servile Abroad: Why Can’t Obama Stop Bowing To Foreign Leaders?

Lies, Damn Lies, and Campaign Tax Promises

Junk Science 04-14

What Does It Take to Go Down into the Earth for Coal? This article is by my husband and originally published in the excellent In Character magazine.

‘Science Czar’ Admits the Big Green Lie

Climategate: The Official Whitewash Continues. The international panel charged with looking into the East Anglia email controversy has issued a report that fails the smell test at every level.

Climate Scientists Cleared, U.N. Blamed for Misinterpreting Data. British climate scientists at the center of the scandal over stolen e-mails acted with integrity and made no attempt to manipulate their research on global temperatures, an external inquiry has found. But the U.N.? That's another story.

The Carbon Cap Push Back: Restraining Executive Abuse

Global warming graph attacked by study Of course, my husband and his think tank (allegedly in the pocket of "Big Oil" but if that were so, why am I poor?) have been explaining why the hockey stick graph was pure hockem for YEARS!

Ron Bailey Fisks this nonsense - On Being a 21st Century Peasant. Environmentalist Bill McKibben's new book on the coming global collapse

Welcome to the Nanny State - Kids at Arizona school can’t bring processed food

Please Vote For My Son

I entered my son in a picture contest and if he wins, he could be on the cover of Parent's Magazine. So please go here and vote for George Murray! Thank you so much (below is the submitted picture)!

The Joys of Self-Titling

As a former Advertising Copywriter, I take a great deal of pleasure in using my creativity for self-expression - aka I like to embroder the truth a lot.

So when requested to fill out forms that ask for "company information" I fill out the following:

Company: The Murray Family
Job Title: Trophy Wife (and/or She Who Must Be Obeyed)
Company Type: "Other" and then if asked what the "other" is I respond with "Small Human Domestication/and Domestic Engineering"

I also use the Trophy Wife job title on all forms including medical, its fun and makes others laugh considering that I'm overweight and over-forty.

Just thought I'd share.

AARP Faces The Danger of Rejecting American Values

I received this in an email and after confirming it with snopes, here, I decided to post the letter below. Other than calling "Soylant Green" "nonfiction" (I really, really, really hope she meant "fiction"!), this letter is a real affirmation of our American freedom to reject that which we can not support rather than sheepishly continuing to support something which erodes our freedoms. Well done Cindy and Walt!

This was sent to Mr. Rand who is the Executive Director of AARP.
Dear Mr. Rand,

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. I know it is not what you were looking for, but this is the most honest response I can give you. Our gap in coverage is merely a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith.

While we have proudly maintained our membership for several years and have long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse it's abdication of our values. Your letter specifically stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.

Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama administration and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there!

We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the guiding forces that we expected to map out our senior years and leave your ranks with a great sense of regret. We mitigate that disappointment with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing our membership. There are numerous other organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life or offending our sensibilities.

This Presidential Administration scares the living daylights out of us. Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage. But even more importantly for our children and grandchildren. Washington has rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a nonfiction scare tactic. I have never in my life endorsed any militant or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don't have to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence. Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the voice of the Socialist mindset in power. Perhaps I became American by a great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as the responsibilities it requires.

Your website generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? Someone has broken into our 'house', invaded our home without our invitation or consent. The President has insisted we keep the perpetrator in comfort and learn the perp language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them.

I DON'T choose to welcome them.

I DON'T choose to support them.

I DON'T choose to educate them.

I DON'T choose to medicate them, pay for their food or clothing.

American home invaders get arrested.

Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get?

Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break & enter to be welcomed?

We travel for a living. Walt hauls horses all over this great country, averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the current administration. One of us is out of touch with mainstream America . Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have more faith in it than one which is power driven.

We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make a credible statement to you.

I am disappointed as hell.
I am scared as hell.
I am MAD as hell, and I'm NOT gonna take it anymore!

Walt & Cyndy
Miller Farms Equine Transport

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Daily Round-Up 04-13

This is why you should always have a camera on you. Smoke out these astroturf losers, post their pictures on the internet, and name-and-shame them for such disgusting tactics. Foes of Tea Party Movement to Infiltrate Rallies. From the people who claim to consider dissent the highest form of patriotism AND Who’s Behind the ‘Crash the Tea Party’ Website? Meet Jason Levin: he digs Olbermann, ObamaCare, and 9/11 truther websites. Oddly enough, he really, really doesn't like the idea of tea parties. Update: Charlie Martin explains how to "Expose the Party Crashers" on April 15th. In my humble opinion, anyone who "digs" Olbermann is pretty much a sad hipster douchbag.


Reaganism, New Jersey Style Mr. Christie knows he needs to put the hard choices before the state's citizens, and to speak to them as adults.

From Senate Majority Leader, a Promise to Take Up Immigration Overhaul

Republicans Lead by 48% to 44% on Congressional Ballot From Gallup(!)

Boehner Renews Calls for Massa Probe

Health Care Law. Support for Repeal of Health Care Plan Up To 58%

I'm pointing and laughing right now - ObamaCare may have accidentally stripped Congress of health coverage

Will Obama create the Post Office of health care?

Barney Frank gets a high-altitude haranguing on health care

Mississippi Lt. Governor ‘Puts Up,’ Joins Legal Fight Against ObamaCare

Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers

Hope for change - Per Capita Income Has Fallen 3.2% Since Obama's Inauguration; 47 of 50 States See Decline in Income

How to prevent America's next financial crisis

This is not good - PJTV - A Day In the Life of a Taxpayer, Part 1: Home Is Where the Tax Is.

Does Paul Krugman Know What Progressivity Is?

New Video Exposes Nightmare of IRS Complexity

SEIU Official : Andrew Stern to Resign

Sunlight on SEIU Part II: SEIU’s White House Go-To Man Still on Union Payroll in 2009

NJ's Christie Stays On Offense: Wants Union Head Fired Over Memo

Death Prayer for NJ Gov. Christie is Yet Another Tasteless Attack on Reform-Minded State Leaders

Labor Unions: Employment at Wal-Mart Like Slavery

Census Nonsense: Ignorant Multiculturalism, Intrusive Micromanagement

Unions’ Big Shift to Government

Calling all Radicals: The Center for American Progress is Hiring


Were Reporters Used to Spread ‘N-Word’ Narrative?

California Dreamin’ — Rachel Maddow and Gov. Moonbeam Cover Up the Real ACORN Scandal

Taking the Fight to the MSM: Andrew Breitbart At the Southern Republican Leadership Conference

A Letter to the American People from Jon Voight

PJTV Video - The Blood of Patriots & Tyrants: The Tea Party's Founders

Measure to repeal Prop. 8 fails to qualify for November ballot