A HOT CAMPAIGN!
Photos, video and text about the September 13, 2008 performance at 8th Street Studio in Berkeley, CA.:
Month: November 2008 Page 1 of 6
A HOT CAMPAIGN!
very sweet video
On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 6:44 AM, Linda Mac
Linda here with Frank Moore.
We’d like to send you some of the Frank Moore for President swag!
Where should we mail it to?
Frank Edward Nora wrote:
Awesome!! Here’s my address:
Linda Mac wrote:
The package of swag went out to you last week!
You should receive it any time now.
Frank Edward Nora wrote:
I got the package! I am going to open it live on my show.
Frank Moore wrote:
can’t wait to hear that, frank!
At Gerald’s, we caught up with Gerald on the end of Frank’s campaign. He really enjoyed hearing about everything, especially the victories with the various election departments, the story of Minnesota and Santa Cruz. He said that these were small, but important … that they would have an effect on things in the future. He got Frank saying that these were only one level of the effect of the campaign … He really liked the Utah lawyer story … He told us about what they had done for Nader/Gonzales … he said that Nader did not do very well this time. Back in 2000, Nader got 9% of the vote. This time it was only 1%. Back then, he ran as a Green, and had a lot of support. This year, half of the Greens voted for Obama, didn’t support their own candidate, Cynthia McKinney.
Now look at this little tidbit below:
• (money spent/total votes=average spent per vote)
• Barack Obama (D) $638,759,000 / 64,629,649 = $9.88 per vote
• John McCain (R) $360,167,823 / 56,888,006 = $6.33
• Ralph Nader (i) $3,952,772 / 665,663 = $5.93
• Bob Barr (L) est. $1,000,000 / 493,175 = $2.02?
• Cynthia McKinney (G) $118,000 / 144,331 = $0.82
Source: Open Secrets
Susan Block wrote:
These charts only showed a few of the canidates. I heard Ron Paul got 19.5 K & didn’t run. Do u know how much frank moore spent on ur campaign? ir would be interesting to calculate.
Frank Moore wrote:
About how much did you spend on our campaign? My friend Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org ) is calculating costs per vote on the candidates.
We could add about $400 of mine to your expenditure, since I figure I spent about that much in various little things.
Frank Moore wrote:
well, we figure we spent between $1,000 and $2,000 on the campaign over the 2 years. we don’t include last year’s l.a. trip because that was more a CHEROTIC ALL-STARS trip. we don’t yet have a vote count. but it is obvious we spent pennies on their dollars! that is what i always do…make things happen for very little money!
Unified School District
11601 Main Street
Sunol, CA 94586
Dear Mr. Moore,
We are a class of twenty-nine 7th grade students attending public school at Sunol Glen School in Alameda County. Sunol Glen School is an important part of the small, rural, unincorporated community of Sunol. Our one school-site school district educates approximately 234 students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Students served come from Sunol, Pleasanton, Fremont, Livermore and beyond to enjoy the quality education offered at our school.
One of the many things that make our school so special is the annual 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. Students who participate learn about U.S. History and government while exploring the Capitol, local monuments, and museums, which brings a deeper understanding of our history. This is an outstanding experience that can not be duplicated in the classroom setting, and will be a cherished lifelong memory.
Students prepare for the trip by working together to raise the money necessary to for all 8th graders to attend. The cost per student is approximately $2,000. Fundraising efforts for our class trip through WorldStrides (www.worldstrides.com) have just begun. Would you consider supporting our fundraising efforts of the class of 2009-2010 with a fully tax-deductible donation? Our school tax id is: 94-2378188. If you have funds available from any remains of your political campaign or have other means to help us, we would greatly appreciate your support in making this trip a reality for each of us.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Sunol Glen School, Graduating Class of 2010
Your letter moved me. Unfortunately I ran my campaign on virtually no money. So there is no money left in the campaign. But I’m enclosing $10 of my personal money. Have fun in D. C.!
“Brian G // Oct 24, 2008 at 8:10 am
I have to give this Frank Moore guy lots of credit. He’s listed as a write-in candidate in 25 states. As far as I know he has no party organization backing him up.
Maybe that’s the secret nobody to tell him it can’t be done.”
— from an article in the Orange County Register – Monday, November 3, 2008
‘Finally, there’s Frank Moore, who wants free public transportation and – in place of welfare and Social Security – and guaranteed minimum income of $1,000 per person.”
“Other sites advocating write-in votes
a.. The People Have Spoken
b.. Vote Write-In
c.. Break The Matrix
d.. Write In Hillary
e.. Frank Moore 08 (linked to:
g.. Write-in 2008 – more technically for candidates
h.. You Can Write-in”
more Frank Moore for President links on Wikipedia!
“Thomas R 9/21/2008 9:37:49 PM
I wrote in Ben Knighthorse-Campbell last election because I didn’t like Kerry and felt like writing in an American Indian. Later I learned unappealing things about him, but hey it’s not like he had a shot anyway.
Here are some write-ins who have a campaign.
Joe Schriner – Kind of like a Pro-Life/Anti-Choice version of a Green Party member.
Frank Moore – Disabled performance artist whose erotic work was denounced by Jesse Helms”
The list of Frank’s CA electors is here!
“Tuesday November 4th, is election day in the United States. Most of the focus on the mainstream media has been on Obama and McCain, but several third party candidates are also running and there are many local and statewide races and propositions.
Nationally, the Green Party ticket of Cythnia McKinney and Rosa Clemente as well as the independent ticket of Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez are running for President and Vice-President. Frank Moore is also running as a write-in candidate (1 | 2 | 3 ).”
Below is just one of many layers of the influential effects that our campaign is having. But it’s the easiest layer to talk about.
One of the significant achievements of the Frank Moore for President campaign was to research and catalog the requirements for qualifying as a write-in candidate for President in each of the 50 states. See writein2008/index.html This proved to be a long and sometimes challenging task, and in the process the campaign not only forced several states’ elections divisions to clarify and refine their procedures, but in some cases, challenged the legality of elections procedures, and in other cases both challenged and changed those procedures both before and after the election. In states such as Vermont, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Nebraska and others, the campaign had the effect of familiarizing elections officers with their own procedures, which they did not know before the campaign contacted them.
In Arkansas, the campaign challenged the Elections Department’s stand that “Write-in candidates are not allowed in presidential, municipal, or primary elections.” With the invaluable help of Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, the campaign talked with Tim Humphries, the legal counsel for the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office, pointing out that there is no basis in Arkansas election code for a prohibition of write-in candidates for President, and that in fact the state of Arkansas had allowed write-in candidates for President in 1972 and 1976. In the end, this served only as a challenge … Humphries would not admit that there were significant inconsistencies, and did not even realize that Arkansas was in a very small minority of states that do not allow write-in candidates for President. An article about this challenge is located here: writein2008/index.htmlsearch/label/Arkansas
In Pennsylvania, the campaign got an elections official to admit that Pennsylvania’s system is “archaic and not good”. He said that there should be some kind of pre-certification of write-in candidates like those that operate in other states, so that the county and state elections boards are all on the same page as to who the write-in candidates are, who to count votes for, etc. He said that if PA were to actually follow their own elections code which states that in order for a write-in vote for president to count, the candidate’s 21 presidential electors must be written in (and not the candidate’s name), it could be legally challenged, and the challenger would easily win the case.
In Wyoming, the campaign began correspondence with Kelly Dagostino from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Elections office to find out what a write-in candidate needed to do in Wyoming. As we talked back and forth, she began to realize that what she thought we were asking about was not really it, and that she actually did not know what the procedure was for a write-in candidate for President in Wyoming, a candidate outside of the major parties, without the money it would take to get enough signatures in the state to get on the ballot … to simply be a write-in candidate and have his/her votes counted. She said, “What does this say about our country, and this democracy” that she didn’t know how this can work in Wyoming, that they were not set up for a candidate outside of the political machines … she should be the person to know, if anyone knew. She said, “But I am going to find out! And I’m going to call you!” In the end, the elections office in Wyoming refined and clarified their procedure through this correspondence, and it is noted here: writein2008/index.htmlsearch/label/Wyoming
With regard to Utah, it was Richard Winger who alerted us that the information we were receiving from the Utah Elections Dept. might be incorrect. We had ruled out trying to qualify in Utah because we were told by the Elections Dept., several times over the course of months, that a write-in candidate for President had to come to Utah in person and pay $500 in order to qualify. With persistence, we were able to get to Mark Thomas in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, who was surprised to learn of the information we had been getting from their Elections Office. He would have to make sure that they knew the correct process. Filing for write-in candidacy for President was a much simpler process, only requiring a form and a follow-up questionnaire by phone.
As the election approached, on October 24th Frank received a rejection letter from the Elections Division of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. His filing for write-in candidacy had been received in early July, but they were only now writing to let him know that they had rejected it. The letter said: “Your document has been rejected because, for the office of President and Vice President, the candidates must be residents of different states.” Again, with the help of Richard Winger, the campaign challenged this rejection, and won! The Minnesota Elections Division consulted their legal counsel, and had to admit that the rejection was in error, and that Frank would be officially qualified as a write-in candidate for President in Minnesota. See: http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/10/25/minnesota-secretary-of-state-rejects-presidential-write-in-filing-for-frank-moore/
Several days after the election, Frank received a call from a woman in Santa Cruz informing the campaign of a vote-counting practice by the Santa Cruz County Clerk which would exclude write-in votes cast for President where the vice-president’s name was not also written in. This was not only a change in the way Santa Cruz county counted write-in votes for President, but went against the “voter’s intent” legal precedent already set in California and in most other states. The campaign consulted Richard Winger, and again challenged this procedure both with the Santa Cruz County Clerk and with the California Secretary of State. Due to this challenge, and the pressure put on the Santa Cruz County Clerk’s office by other interested parties, including supporters of Ron Paul (who was also one of the four certified write-in candidates for President in CA) the Secretary of State’s office confirmed that they would continue to count write-in votes for President where only the name of the presidential candidate was written in! See: http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/11/10/california-will-as-usual-count-write-ins-for-declared-presidential-candidates-even-if-voter-didnt-vote-for-vice-president/
Harley Spiller wrote:
Amazing what a fella can do! Go Frank Gogh! Harley
Frank Moore wrote:
shucks! but, yes….actually it’s amazing what a small tribal community can do…what art can do!
The new milk guy, Tom, asked about our election night party, did we have fun? Did we know how many votes Frank got? Corey told him about it, and how we wouldn’t know for at least another week what Frank’s vote count was, in the states that actually tally them! Corey also told him about the card from Greg Hawkins, the Utah lawyer, and Tom was really moved, and fascinated …. he really focused in on what Greg had said about how our government is less about ideology than it is about process, and that Frank had “invigorated” the process. He was really impressed, and it made him think … and it really struck him how powerful it was that Frank’s running had reached so many people, from so many walks of life, for so many different reasons. Kevin, Alex’s husband (Cultured) had the same reaction … genuinely blown away.
mmmm…i have used the term THE COMBINE PLOT since the early 70s. for the
first decade people either thought i was crazy or they simply didn’t get
what i was talking about. but for the last 10 years, every guest on my
show…no matter what they were into…has ended up talking about different
aspects of THE COMBINE!
The Political Choice Facing America
> Giving It Up to the Combine
> By STEPHEN MARTIN
> October 22, 2008
> “Yes. This is what I know. The ward is a factory for the Combine. It’s
> for fixing up mistakes made in the neighborhoods and in the schools and in
> the churches, the hospital is. When a completed product goes back out into
> society, all fixed up good as new, better than new sometimes, it brings
> joy to the Big Nurse’s heart.” -Ken Kesey
> There is a wondrous truth in the extract above.
> A deliberation from far outside.
> Truth within apt setting – the ward of psychiatric institution.
> But this small article is to be no exercise in literary criticism; rather
> a rage against such factory as representing body Politic degenerate, and
> a financial crisis caused by wilful deliberation as part of attempt at
> Global Financial Dominance – as act of madness.
> Against the Combine as Political Form, and Military Metaphysic as world
> view. As attempt to delineate psycho politics in a knowing of the enemy
> as Fascism – and the power of fear. The fear that we most of us now know
> so well as disruptive of psyche; in the questioning of assumptions made
> and as in threat to daily routine of lives – such the effects of
> shakedown of the Economy as Meltdown caused.
> Such , as consequent of Combine seeking to grasp more power in the
> It is of Political origin – and demands Political remedy.
> Such the extent of damage as chaos inflicted that it does indeed call into
> question: ‘Has the world gone mad?’
> The Combine isn’t that big really.
> It is people who elect to give it such power as it has, through belief.
> Through form of ideological tithe of the mind, of giving up proportion of
> Giving it up to the Combine is a choice.
> Certain things in the mind as so given up, or as reconstructed through
> propoganda, as pattern in the head of others to scheme, are as taboo in
> the mentioning.
> They are as Social Contract abused.
> Excess proportion of tithe of the mind, as it were. Given from
> completed product thereby.
> Don’t know about you; but I don’t want to be a pattern in anyone else’s
> Or to be ideologically occupied and conceptually restrained by Combine, or
> produced as completed product by Factory, or to cause joy in such as
> Big Nurse’s heart.
> As completed product Political.
> Especially not to serve the needs of so few, at the expense of so many.
> I do not wish to become fait accompli to Fascism, however unwitting or
> gentle as unconscious slumber may the path be, before finding myself
> adopting such World View, looking around in fear, feeling under attack-
> and persecuting in my hatred as expression of such hateful state of
> being. As product complete.
> It is so easy to forget the power of ideas as beliefs in Politics, and for
> ideological tithe to operate unconscious such sense. But it is there as
> potential in each and every individual, as selective filter, in the
> interpretation of political events that is as apperception: as reflection
> of the precedence of existence over essence. It is there in the
> calculations made.
> The essence of spin is to operate at such a level, getting in to the
> ideological tithe. To limit thought as in the prohibition. By pejorative
> label, stereotype, generalisation, the maxim of slogan as seed, for
> example, as constituent of tithe fashioned.
> But what can be given up can also be taken down.
> It is a double edged sword.
> Politics seen here as pattern within world view determined, subjugation of
> consciousness political form accordant, factory restrained the Fascist
> form; Craft enhanced the Democratic – and the Combine as having fucked up
> in a big way, the factories not working as before, Psycho Political
> demand increasing as much as Economic sense gone beyond.
> Is there such connection?
> The wheels are turning, the puppets are dancing, the spinmeisters hard at
> Despite such, a lot of products out there are questioning their
> completeness, myself included.
> The straightjackets have been pulled too tight for illusion to prevail
> further that they are not there.
> This; there in the horror felt in listening to ‘Drill, baby Drill!’ at
> Political rally, as suitable ‘build up’ as could be to such mindless chant
> as: ‘War is Peace! Freedom is slavery! Ignorance is strength!”
> In the distance felt, in such horror; awareness of the tithe. As
> unconscious operant no more, such the glimmering of insight.
> The insight as would see straightjacket on such others chanting so, –
> while ignoring one’s own little item of such apparel, albeit drawstrings
> not so tightly drawn. Yet.
> The world has gone mad, and the lunatics are in charge.
> The demand for tithe requisite to support such world view form, the
> reality of Economic Imbalance, inequity of distribution, become too
> great to support the quid pro quo of outstretched hand as born of
> calculation, as in the enjoinment of scheme.
> That there be pretence as to Emperors new clothes whilst wearing rags
> As a ragged trousered philanthropist to ideological tithe?
> But; always to the Combine which wants more given up.
> Economics and Morality demand control of belief and can become the triumph
> of illusion over reality, or reality over illusion. To Riefenstahl, to
> Hitler; the former expressed as ‘Triumph of the Will’.
> Of Social Contract as Psychology based upon Economy of daily crust given
> expressive of the ‘Morality’?
> Of the Gini Coefficient and Military Metaphysic in intimacy of
> relationship. For you can’t have one without the other, they are bound
> irrevocable in the body Politic.
> But God knows we must have Billionaires, and ‘sharing the wealth’ be as
> obscenity in the tithe; taboo – the very idea being as the sight of turd
> in a swimming pool.
> Even although most people, truth be told, now need such greater sharing of
> the wealth more than ever. As it has become even more polarised in the
> possession. As their sufferance grows.
> Of pragmatism such relationship born; Machiavellian manipulation of energy
> constrained as by Spinmeister roving to hierarchy, divided, machine like
> in the consequence of abrogation as Fascism; or the free collective
> summation of individuality as right to transcend, to be variant;
> egalitarian and unifying, organic in the assumption, as Democracy?
> This; the choice staring America in the face.
> ‘Cui Bono?’ resounding starkly in the sufferance and misery as is.
> Highlighting the possibility of much worse to come should wrong ‘choice’
> be made.
> Of Politics and Form as World View thereby determined.
> Of Fascism and Democracy as extent and type of ideological tithe.
> This, two fingers to such factory serving Combine, Churchill like
> reversed; as in ‘V’ for ‘Victory’ – for the Combine have overstepped the
> mark this time in destroying the basis of world view propagated as
> illusion, in the removal from even the crumbs of consolation from the
> table, that in the taking from the sustenance for so many, reality
> prevails over illusion, no matter effort contrary.
> No matter the ideological tithe.
> The Combine has gone a bridge too far.
> Theirs is a tithe now too demanding to support. The power of money to form
> of greed has crossed the Rubicon of Political Form. You cannot have
> Democracy when a small group has all the power money can buy, the demand
> such form is for Fascism.
> This Fascism must not be allowed to be furthered. As in statement of
> The Combine must be dismantled, bit by bit, piece by piece.
> There must be a cleanout of the Financial System which brought this
> catastrophe about.
> Most notably the Federal Reserve.
> In the sufferance caused by Combine machination gone wild by greed, eye on
> new field of exploitation, world view apparent; stark and staring from
> abyss; servitude for people as complete product in the extent of tithe
> Because greed has destroyed the real factories, the real Companies as
> source of livelihood, destroyed the real Economy.
> Because this is the reality staring us in the face, as madness of
> destruction brought about, as so many lives destroyed by so few, and for
> so little.
> Like so many little men so tithed ideological, I am weary of the
> machinations, unable to continue to stand still in hope that the scythe
> passes by, hoping for freedom to grow again while sensing contrary.
> Tired all ‘sense’ around.
> Of print, radio and t.v, of mainstream media, of ‘news’; of talking
> heads and hateful mouths; of boot being stamped down upon face as evermore
> apparent in such bind as would be.
> Such tithing, such tithing.
> Tired of the dance of puppets, to music of the sellout, the rhythm
> getting more frantic.
> Tired of the Factory such mindset as product manufactured.
> Tired of giving it up to the Combine.
> Life is not death.
> Liberty is not incarceration.
> Happiness is not misery.
> No matter such as may be paid in the contribution towards.
> In giving it up to the Combine.
> Whether as Wall Street Alumni, Government by shadow, bad faith stooge or
> military metaphysic cheerleader.
> To say as in moment captured, embrace private, share of love familial or
> in ecstasy orgasmic:
> ‘I am alive. I am free. I can be happy!’
> Should not be as revolution attained against the odds; against the body
> Not as something to be repressed, rendered servile, destroyed.
> But seen as gift of much greater mystery, surely much the more
> transcendent as shared.
> Should be as everyday embrace of life anew – as routine and joyful as Sun
> To dawn of another day.
> In a Democracy.
> But yet, when it boils down to it; we are most no less than two pay checks
> from the street.
> So many are already there.
> When the Combine turns screw too far, this much apparent as fear way
> beyond; pragmatic such as black box vote hacked; water board in stateless
> Gulag, electro shock applied to one who would question , protest zone or
> free speech cage; the trend seen clear.
> Choosing to tolerate such goings on – that may be seen as complete
> What next to acceptor of the tithe; what next ..?
> In giving it up for the Combine
> In the fear cultivated; strangulation of the willingness to speak up, each
> individual so bound by tithe; another quiet slipping away.
> Of Democracy.
> That Politics can be such exercise of control; of mind, of love, of soul?
> No more!
> No longer such world as constrained; to accept what is told acceptable –
> thankful for crumb fed , mind bent – and in such kneeling; ‘joy’ to
> heart of big nurse.
> Not while staring into the abyss of meltdown; looking at life anew in the
> huddle, to such clear reflection of Combine – and their tithe of mind.
> In such staring, dreams and belief seen as through broken screw on
> thumbnail instrument of torture and control; as Socratic insight upon
> release from shackles; of pleasure as the relief from pain.
> The military metaphysic now apparent in all it’s monstrosity – for all but
> the most tithed of to see.
> No more the belief that Factory serving such Combine can be good, when
> the fowl and evil consequences produced stare us in the face.
> All around.
> That such given up, as of world view, as in tithe, was worth it for the
> common good; as served peace; ‘individual’ survival?
> Despite the wars in far off lands, despite the desperate pretence of gain
> as happiness found in materialism extreme, despite Economic crash,
> sufferance of neighbor if not of self?
> In such protective insularity, as between margins, a tragedy of failure,
> as on my behalf, seen – as the victory of illusion over reality.
> In giving it up to the Combine.
> But the dominance and demands increasing.
> Democracy in America is slipping away, the ideological tithe growing in
> the accretion of lie upon lie.
> The biggest of such lies?
> That this Financial Meltdown was accidental; the results of a few greedy
> individuals, held up as scapegoats.
> When the Combine gambled upon field anew, it knew the risk. It knew the
> downside. It knew the price of ‘all or nothing’, the trend as must be
> followed, the fear as must be exerted as instrument of control, the
> mechanisms to be changed, the levers to be pulled.
> The patterns of the Military Metaphysic must indeed be changed – the
> question is by whom – and which form accordant; descent or ascent?
> The tithe must change.
> Yet in the crisis for the people there is also a crisis for the Combine.
> Is someone to arise, who shall step forward on behalf of the people, and
> change the tithe – in turning the tide?
> In such seeing, making announcement clear, so cutting to tithe, so
> destructive of the Combine and their control?
> With words recognising what lies underneath.
> Words such as:
> “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we
> have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
> which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
> Franklin D Roosevelt
> That fear, that terror as is as in giving it up to the Combine, form of
> ideological tithe. As causes retreat, prevents advance.
> Such as leads one to plead:
> Speak up now Citizen, or lose the ability, let alone the right to do so.
> In giving it up to the Combine.