Apple Denies GOP Candidate's Bid for iPhone App
Ari David is a candidate for a House seat in the 30th Congressional District of California. His opponent is Henry Waxman, the powerful chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Waxman is known for his show trials and kangaroo courts, which he has produced on many occasions, passing them off as committee hearings.
Wanting to create an iPhone application for his campaign, David's tech team sent the app into Apple for approval. What happened next is told below in David's own words:
A few weeks ago I hired a company to create an iPhone Application for my congressional campaign. My designers told me when we started that Apple would take about two weeks to approve the app after they finished the design and coding.
They submitted the app and then we waited and waited and waited.
Recently the designers contacted Apple to find out what was taking so long.
A couple days ago Apple responded and told us that they were rejecting the submission, and told us that they were doing so on the grounds that content in the app is defamatory of my opponent, incumbent Henry Waxman.
Here are the statements Apple found defamatory.
SUPPORTED Cap & Trade legislation that would have brought us $7 a gallon gas and as President Obama has stated would make electricity rates “necessarily sky rocket.”
This one is well known considering that Waxman sponsored the bill in the House and President Obama is famous for making the statement about the need under his plan for “skyrocketing” electricity rates.
VOTED TO CUT Medicare spending by a half a trillion dollars which would severely hurt seniors. Time to go Henry!
This one is also well known since the health care reform bill just passed a few weeks ago.
VOTED AGAINST missile defense funding, which jeopardized the US and Israel.
Waxman is famous for voting against missile defense program funding going all the way back to 1983 when Reagan first proposed the SDI system.
TRIED to make over-the-counter vitamins and supplements prescription only.
On this one, Waxman’s original bill was defeated a few years ago but last week, lo and behold, Waxman inserted this language into the House version of the financial reform bill AFTER IT HAD ALREADY PASSED!
TRIED TO STRANGLE family farms with insane Soviet-Style regulation.
Many people have not yet heard about this one so here is the documentation on it. My only problem with calling it “Soviet style” is that even the Soviets would have been challenged to come up with something so stupid to do to our farming industry.
As proposed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, H. R. 2749 will grant the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate all farms and farm produce in an attempt to purge America’s farmland of E. coli O157:H7, a lethal, food-borne bacteria.
Here is a small portion of how the bill would attempt to purge our country of E. Coli
Under the terms of the bill, crops must be grown in sterile areas, surrounded by 450 foot buffers, so that they are not exposed to other vegetation, runoff water, birds, beasts, or wildlife of any kind.
To create such sterile farms, ponds will be poisoned; wetlands drained; and streams re-routed to safeguard the crops from untreated water.
Trees will be bulldozed from agricultural corridors to protect the fields from bird droppings.
Fields will be lined with poison-filled tubes to kill rodents.
All children under five will be prohibited from stepping foot on farmland or tilled soil for fear of leaking diapers.
A crow landing in a cornfield will mandate the destruction of the entire corn crop.
Sounds crazy, but it's true. Such protocols are already in place throughout California. They were implemented by leading corporate agribusiness to offset the possibility of lawsuits erupting from a new breakout of E coli in supermarkets and food chains.