Thursday, August 17, 2006

20 Reasons not to trust the election system.

It's a sad day when you can list so many reasons NOT to vote when there are so many reasons we should. One thing is for sure, though...we should ALL be receiving a receipt for our vote that shows everyone we voted for so that we can report errors IMMEDIATELY.

And for those of you who still insist Bush won the 2000 election...kindly explain why EVERY SINGLE vote that ended up in error went FOR Bush. Why did not one single errored vote go towards Kerry? See #18-20.

Interesting Bull Mucaca indead... read on...

1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.

2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry.

3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.

4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."

5. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel used to be chairman of ES&S. He became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

6. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, long-connected with the Bush family, was recently caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.

7. Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's vice-presidential candidates.

8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the U.S. and counts almost 60% of all U.S. votes.

9. Diebold's new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.

10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.

11. Diebold is based in Ohio.

12. Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as consultants and developers to help write the central compiler computer code that counted 50% of the votes in 30 states.,2645,61640,00.html

13. Jeff Dean was Senior Vice-President of Global Election Systems when it was bought by Diebold. Even though he had been convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree, Jeff Dean was retained as a consultant by Diebold and was largely responsible for programming the optical scanning software now used in most of the United States.

14. Diebold consultant Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in his software and using a "high degree of sophistication" to evade detection over a period of 2 years.

15. None of the international election observers were allowed in the polls in Ohio.

16. California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was so bad. Despite Diebold's claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, a chimpanzee was able to do it! (See the movie here:,2645,63298,00.html

17. 30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch screen voting machines with no paper trail.

18. All -- not some -- but all the voting machine errors detected and reported in Florida went in favor of Bush or Republican candidates.,2645,65757,00.html

19. The governor of the state of Florida, Jeb Bush, is the President's brother.

20. Serious voting anomalies in Florida -- again always favoring Bush -- have been mathematically demonstrated and experts are recommending further investigation.,10801,97614,00.html

Friday, August 11, 2006

Lieberman politics a sore spot for Democrats.

With friends like this...who needs enemies?

So as of today it appears that Lieberman's loss in the primary has fueled many of the right wing ideopundits to quickly jump on the Independant bandwagon. You heard me right! As soon as the opporunity to lay another smack down on democrats happened, they were on top of it!

You won't BELIEVE who's now supporting Joe Lieberman.

Bully O'Reilly and Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, Bill Kristol

That's right! Even before his primary loss they were spouting out how the Democrats were going to be heading to the "far left" if they elected Lamont. Does anyone else think this is total bullsh*t?

Lieberman a sore loser...

Does anyone out there think Lieberman is simply a sore loser by running again? Surely he doesn't believe the filth he spouts about how him losing is bad for ALL democrats ALL over the country? I mean aren't politicians put in office to represent their constituency? So wouldn't this mean that the Connecticut voters are the ones he's speaking out against? His OWN constituency? WOW.

When Lamont receives 39% of the Jewish know things needed to be shaken up.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Something EVERYONE should read.

We're at War All Right - Right Here at Home

"There never has been a state that has benefited from an extended war." From Master Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War."

President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom meet one-on-one during the G8 Summit in Strelna, Russia, Sunday, July 16, 2006. "We just had a wide-ranging discussion: we talked about the Middle East, we talked about Iraq, we talked about Iran," said President Bush to the press. "I was pleased to inform and thank Tony for the good work in the United Nations on a unanimous resolution regarding North Korea."

John Walsh's recent article, "Flunking the Art of War," contained the above quote and I couldn't help but see it in a completely different context from what Walsh had intended. Walsh was obviously and appropriately applying the ancient wisdom of Sun-Tzu in comparison to our modern day U.S. President of War- and his complete failure in Iraq- and the results of our leaving Israel and Lebanon to "duke it out" amongst themselves since nobody ever really read his "Roadmap to Peace." As I read passages from the sixth century B.C., while at the same time wishing that Bush could have mastered literacy beyond the likes of "My Pet Goat," a stark and disturbing thought came forth- America may not survive the war within its own borders let alone the international blunders Bush has duct-taped to his legacy.

Here we are in a situation where we should admire and support a leader in a time of true crisis: said leader was caught with a mouthful of muffin blurting his potty mouth simply because he thought the microphone was off. As snarky as that may sound to some, I think it's important to look beyond the words that came from Lord W's mouth, and recognize what those words really signify.

I don't believe that America has ever been held in such a low regard as it is now. America's image is no longer that "shining city on the hill" that Reagan described. In its place, we have the Bush regime that is circumventing the judicial system (and the Supreme Court, the folks responsible for this whole mess in the first place) in order to decriminalize torture, endless imprisonment without charge, kangaroo courts and other policies which laugh in the face of not only international laws, but the very Constitution itself. The very foundations of this country, for which so many have fought and died, are being systematically dismantled.

We have lost almost as many innocent American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan as we did innocent civilians on 9/11, and yet we are no safer here at home while there is still no plan to end the occupation in either country. Literally uncounted thousands of innocent Iraqi and Afghani citizens have perished for nothing more than an empty promise of "democracy"- over one hundred Iraqi deaths a day at last count. And to top it off, the rest of the region has erupted into such a state of chaos that the religious right is in a frenzy over the coming "Rapture" - however, one disciple is hoping that it doesn't come too soon as she plans on having her hair and nails done next Friday. No, I'm not kidding.

Meanwhile, American cities are still suffering and waiting to rebuild after a series of natural disasters that found Lord W strumming guitars and eating birthday cake with an Arizona senator while thousands of people cried out in despair. In fact, just a few weeks ago here in upstate New York, we watched Lord W enjoy bad Elvis imitations at Graceland while our own flood waters washed away homes and businesses.

I could go on, y'know. . . Gas prices, jobs overseas, Abramhoff and Co., the stem cell veto etc but I think we all get the picture. America is not only worse off than it was six very long years ago, but it's worse off every single day that these inept bozos are allowed to call the shots on our behalf.

Which brings us back to Bush's comments and behavior at the recent G8 Dog and Pony Show. Not only is he devoid of any sense of mutual respect for other world leaders (how come Pooty Poot didn't get one of those back rubs?), but his comments to Blair show his ignorance of the world community and its workings. The fact that the Leader of the Free World believes that the solution to the latest Middle East crisis is to get Syria on the phone and tell them to get Hezbollah to "stop all this sh*t" shows the world that America is being led by arrogance and ignorance.

But there is still a small minority of. . . Okay, Americans. . . That still believe that everything is simply fine. Well, okay, things would be a lot better if everybody would just back off and shut up and let Bush do what Bush wants to do. Hey, New York Times! Are you listening?

These are the same people who think that the terrorists are dumb enough not to have known that their money trails and phone calls were being monitored until the NY Times opened their big yap and yet; those terrorists were smart enough to pull off 9/11 without any "help."

These folks also believe that the deaths of innocents in Iraq and Afghanistan are an unpleasant but necessary sacrifice for the greater good, but the "deaths" of a conglomeration of embryonic cells for medical research is murder. Apparently, the "moral" thing to do is to throw these cells in the garbage rather than use them for the greater good.

This is just a small sample of the delusional level that allows the Bush Gang to maintain what little support they have left. These Bush-Bots are simply too subservient to realize that their fearless leader has declared war on them by manipulating their fears. This is what's left of Lord W's base, along with the Halliburtons of the world and a smattering of PNAC disciples.

Speaking of the PNAC. . .

One glaring example of the disintegration taking place within the Bush regime was a recent publication by Francis Fukuyama, one of the founders of the Project for a New American Century.

The PNAC is, of course, the neo-conservative "think tank" whose wild ideology was the basis for most of the policies adopted by the Bush administration. Their goal is to implement a series of strategies and policies which would guarantee geo-political supremacy for America in a post Cold War world. They had originally lamented that the only thing that stood in their way was the absence of a "new Pearl Harbor", however, as Fukuyama points out in his book, the mix of both poor planning and blind ideology on the part of the Bush administration has all but destroyed the possibility of the PNAC from realizing their goals. In other words, behind every dark cloud. . .

But the efforts to protect and preserve this blind ideology which guides Lord W and his counsel have left this country divided to a point where we as a people are at war not only with those with opposing ideals, but within our own ranks - and for very good reason.

Just as those on the Left have tossed folks like Joe Lieberman into the same pile as Wacky Zell Miller, true conservatives are distancing themselves from the neo-conservatives. While the Left has concluded that folks like Lieberman, and even Hillary, are little more than "Republican Lites" undeserving of any support, those on the Right are waking up to the fact that the wrong element in their party is in charge and has made a complete mess of everything. Both sides may be returning to their roots in an effort to return America to what it once was not so long ago. But there's only one problem: that rabid minority and those who continue to feed it.

There is a cancer in this country and it has many symptoms: Coulter, Savage, Beck, Limbaugh, et al, and their supporters make up one symptom. A pathetic and compliant corporate media is another. The fact that many Democrats know who won "American Idol" last time, but can't name the Attorney General and why he should be behind bars is yet another.

Probably worst of all, is the spineless lack of a real opposition party in this country. With all that is known - or should be known by those folks - they are still afraid to use the words "perjury" and "criminal" and "impeach." And as long as they refuse to stand up and say what the majority of Americans already know, then Lord W will continue to wage war on the world, against those who oppose him and against his very supporters.

Tzu and Lord W are right. This country cannot benefit from an extended war whether it's in some foreign country or right here at home. And somebody needs to get on the phone and tell them to "stop this sh*t.”

By W. David Jenkins III

Go Lamont Go!

Ned Lamont's primary win will NOT spell doom for the Democratic Party.

First and foremost... Woohoo!!!

Lieberman may have had some big names root for him but he won't even accept a simple, and what I think is a smart, challenge from Stephen Colbert on his show. Lamont, however, has some big names rooting for him as well.

The biggest reason that Ned Lamont's primary victory will not phase us democrats is because Joe Lieberman is NOT a Democrat! Want proof? Here is a letter from a Princeton republican to all Connecticut republicans asking them to campaign for LIEberman!!! It's pretty sad when Lieberman's campaign fund will pay for accomodations to REPUBLICANS who plan on campaigning for him!

If you didn't click on the link above...then you really need to. Joe has GOT TO GO. He may have served us well in the past...but so did Zell Miller and we all know what happened to him.

He had me at "This isn't Fox News, sir..."

Ned Lamont had a great debate with Joe Lieberman. Lieberman is a supreme debator and is extremely experienced in everything politics. It was very surprising that Lamont did so well against him.