Sunday, August 17, 2008

Jamieson Makes It Official; No Ballot Initiative for 2008

These folks are the Marv Throneberrys of citizen activism:

Petitioners for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative have now gathered in excess of 27,000 signatures of NY City registered voters who are in favor of the creation of a new, independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks.

However, since a minimum of 30,000 valid signatures is required plus an extra margin of several thousand is recommended, it appears that time has run out to meet the Sept. 4th deadline for getting this public referendum onto the Nov. 2008 ballot.

Although this is a great disappointment to the dozens of dedicated people working on the Initiative, they have also accepted that it may be a blessing in disguise. The presidential race would have drawn so much media attention as to overshadow this effort to establish a new, independent, and impartial “truth commission”.

The Truthers certainly have had their share of blessings in disguise; I think most of them are hoping that some day a blessing shows up without the mask of failure.

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