The BRAD BLOG : KY Election Officials Arrested, Charged With 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines'
3:09 pm EDT, Mar 23, 2009
Essentially, they tricked voters into leaving the 'booth' after pressing the "Vote" button on the ES&S iVotronic. That button, does not actually cast the vote, as one might think (and as these voters were told), but instead, it brings up a review screen of the voter's "ballot."
Instructing the voters that they were done, the conspirators then, after the voter had left, would change the voters' votes as they saw fit, before finally pressing the "Cast Ballot" button.
It's not "voter fraud" it's "election fraud" we need to watch for.
Obama shakes up Georgia's Senate race - David Rogers - Politico.com
6:13 pm EDT, Oct 31, 2008
The Republican is outwardly confident, but there’s urgency in his voice as he tours North Georgia, trying to boost turnout in his predominately white base: “The other folks are voting,” he bluntly tells supporters.
Those other folks would be who? Oh, that's right, the black ones.
Thank you Saxby Chambliss for showing us exactly what kind of politician you are. The Wallace/Forrest kind.
Political Radar: Palin Fears Media Threaten Her First Amendment Rights
5:48 pm EDT, Oct 31, 2008
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
The First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
If the Governor's statement doesn't scare the hell out of every single person in this country, they don't have a brain. The First Amendment is there so we can call out people in office, or in this case people running for office, not as a means for them to silence their critics. Sarah Palin has demonstrated not only has she no understanding of what the Constitutional protections mean, she uses them to push exactly their opposites. Black is white, up is down, wrong is right.
Local GOP Chairman distributes racist e-mail | 10connects.com | Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater
4:45 pm EDT, Oct 31, 2008
The head of the Hillsborough GOP, David Storck, distributed an email from a Republican Party volunteer saying the voters are a threat.
That's because, as the volunteer says in the email, he sees "car loads of black Obama supporters coming from the inner city to cast their votes for Obama."
It goes on to say, "This is their chance to get a black president and they seem to care little the he is at minimum a socialist and probably Marxist in his core beliefs." The Republican volunteer says that is because, "After all he is black- no experience or accomplishments but he is black."
And the bigots start to get exposed... as GOP officials?
Not to say all GOP officials are bigots, I mean just because Mitt Romney's church is the biggest funder for Prop 8 in California, and this deal above, and John McCain's silence after getting asked about voting for a government insurance plan that covered viagra but not the birth control pill, and guys like Rush Limbaugh screaming about how the NFL wants McNabb to succeed because they need to be able to point at black quarterbacks, and Hannity has anti-semites on his show, and Nancy Pfotenhauer talking about "real Virginia," and Bob Allen, McCain's Florida co-chair who went to jail after telling a black undercover cop he'd give the cop $20 if he (Allen) could suck off the cop then said he made the offer because he was afraid of black people... Okay, so maybe a lot of them are.
The Associated Press: Palin calls for break from Bush energy policy
1:22 pm EDT, Oct 31, 2008
Palin spoke after touring Xunlight Corp., one of a handful of solar technology startup companies in Toledo, a struggling industrial city in this swing state. The city's leaders are hoping that the solar companies will create jobs to replace some of those lost by downsizing in the auto industry.
But Palin made only a passing reference to solar power in her speech and instead renewed her call for more drilling in U.S. coastal waters. She repeated her signature anthem, "drill, baby, drill," which seemed to fall a bit flat on the audience at the plant even as it's become a popular chant at her rallies.
(emphasis mine) Yep, "drill, baby, drill" at a solar energy company. I'd say Caribou Barbie indeed. There really isn't anything except a couple slogans bouncing around in that empty plastic head.
McCain: 'She needed clothes' - Andy Barr - Politico.com
6:22 pm EDT, Oct 23, 2008
John McCain defended the Republican National Committee’s decision Thursday to spend more than $150,000 dollars on clothing and accessories for running mate Sarah Palin.
“She needed clothes at the time,” McCain told a group of Florida reporters.
You know John, there are a TON of people who need clothes and you could have clothed a bunch of them with $150K. There might have been a halfway decent answer to the question, but this sure as hell wasn't it.
On Friday, Bachmann was asked by host Chris Matthews whether she believes that Obama may have anti-American views. She replied, "Absolutely. I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views."
The exchange took on national scope Sunday as former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced the Republican's comments.
Meanwhile, Elwyn Tinklenberg, Bachmann's DFL opponent, said Sunday that her remarks about Obama triggered a surge of contributions to his campaign that will allow him to wage a more vigorous media campaign.
Thank you Michele Bachmann. You truly are crazier than a soup sandwich.