Nov 7, 2006

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The power of the blogosphere...food for thought or breakfast of champions?

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Anonymous e said...

"A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN"

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with
water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is
clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal
fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his
first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication.
His medications are safe to take because some stupid
commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that
they work as advertised.

All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his
employer's medical plan because some liberal union
workers fought their employers for paid medical
insurance - now Joe gets it too.

He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs.
Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man
liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing
industry.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo.
His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient
and its amount in the total contents because some
crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he
was putting on his body and how much it contained.

Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath.
The air he breathes is clean because some
environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to
stop industries from polluting our air.

He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway
station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It
saves him considerable money in parking and
transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal
fought for affordable public transportation, which
gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with
excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid
holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union
members fought and died for these working standards.
Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's
employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.

If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll
get a worker compensation or unemployment check
because some stupid liberal didn't think he should
lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so
he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally
insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal
wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous
bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great
Depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage
and his below-market federal student loan because some
elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government
would be better off if he was educated and earned more
money over his lifetime. Joe also forgets that his in
addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he
attended a state funded university.

Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father
this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets
in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest
in the world because some America-hating liberal
fought for car safety standards to go along with the
tax-payer funded roads.

He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third
generation to live in the house financed by Farmers'
Home Administration because bankers didn't want to
make rural loans.

The house didn't have electricity until some
big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't
belong and demanded rural electrification.

He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His
father lives on Social Security and a union pension
because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made
sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't
have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns
on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that
liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He
doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have
fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys
throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those
big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all,
I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take
care of themselves, just like I have."

5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Moving Very True

BLOGASPHERE FOR DEMOCRACY..

5:58 AM  
Anonymous vote for truth, healing, & PEACE said...

Americans want the filth, corrupt and lobbyists out of Congress. All of them. Americans should be the boss of their country not some damn lobbyist.

Lobbyists work only on their selfish agendas not what is best for our country, our children or parents' futures, our troops, or our honor.

Stop the rape and death of our country.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

LOL...great video! thanks

Quail Hunter Veterans for Truth LOL

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Nexus said...

FPF-fwd. Greg Palast


US: HOW THEY STOLE THE MID-TERM ELECTION

by Greg Palast for The Guardian (UK)

HERE'S HOW THE 2006 MID-TERM ELECTION WAS STOLEN.

NOTE THE PAST TENSE. AND I'M NOT KIDDING.

And shoot me for saying this, but it won't be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they'll do their nasty part). While progressives panic over the viral spread of suspect computer black boxes, the Karl Rove-bots have been tunneling into the vote vaults through entirely different means.

For six years now, our investigations team, at first on assignment for BBC TV and the Guardian, has been digging into the nitty-gritty of the gaming of US elections. We've found that November 7, 2006 is a day that will live in infamy. Four and a half million votes have been shoplifted. Here's how they'll do it, in three easy steps:

THEFT #1: REGISTRATIONS GONE WITH THE WIND.

On January 1, 2006, while America slept off New Year's Eve hangovers, a new federal law crept out of the swamps that has devoured 1.9 million votes, overwhelmingly those of African-Americans and Hispanics. The vote-snatching statute is a cankerous codicil slipped into the 2002 Help America Vote Act -- strategically timed to go into effect in this mid-term year. It requires every state to reject new would-be voters whose identity can't be verified against a state verification database.

Sounds arcane and not too threatening. But look at the numbers and you won't feel so fine. About 24.3 million Americans attempt to register or re-register each year. The New York University Law School's Brennan Center told me that, under the new law, Republican Secretaries of State began the year by blocking about one in three new voters.

How? To begin with, Mr. Bush's Social Security Administration has failed to verify 47% of registrants. After appeals and new attempts to register, US Elections Assistance Agency statistics indicate 1.9 million would-be voters will still find themselves barred from the ballot on Tuesday.

But don't worry: those holding passports from their ski vacations to Switzerland are doing just fine. And that's the point. It's not the number of voters rejected, it’s their color. For example, California's Republican Secretary of State Bruce McPherson figured out how to block 40% of registrants, mostly Hispanics. In a rare counter-move, Los Angeles, with a Hispanic mayor, contacted these citizens, "verified" them and got almost every single one back on the rolls. But throughout the rest of the West, new Hispanics remain victims of the "José Crow" treatment.

In hotly contested Ohio, Kenneth Blackwell, Secretary of State and the Republican's candidate for Governor, remains voter-rejection champ -- partly by keeping the rejection criteria a complete secret.

THEFT #2: TURNED AWAY - THE ID GAME

A legion of pimple-faced Republicans with Blackberries loaded with lists of new voters is assigned to challenge citizens in heavily Black and Hispanic(i.e. Democratic) precincts to demand photo ID that perfectly matches registration data.

Sounds benign, but it's not. The federal HAVA law and complex new ID requirements in states like New Mexico will easily allow the GOP squads to triple the number of voters turned away. Rather than deny using these voter suppression tactics, Republican spokesmen are claiming they are "protecting the integrity of the vote."

I've heard that before. In 2004, we got our hands on fifty confidential internal memos from the files of the Republican National Committee. Attached to these were some pretty strange spreadsheets. They called them "caging lists" -- and it wasn't about zoo feeding times. They were lists (70,000 for Florida alone) of new Black and Jewish voters -- a very Democratic demographic -- to challenge on Election Day. The GOP did so with a vengeance: In 2004, for the first time in half a century, more than 3.5 million voters were challenged on Election Day. Worse, nearly half lost their vote: 300,000 were turned away for wrong ID; 1.1 million were allowed a "provisional" ballot -- which was then simply tossed out.

Tomorrow, new federal ID requirements and a dozen new state show-me-your-ID laws will permit the GOP challenge campaign to triple their 300,000 record to nearly one million voters blocked.

THEFT #3: VOTES SPOILED ROTTEN

The nasty little secret of US elections is that three million ballots are cast in national elections but not counted -- 3,600,380 not counted in 2004 according to US Election Commission stats. These are votes lost because a punch card didn't punch (its chad got "hung"), a stray mark voided a paper ballot and other machinery glitches.

Officials call it "spoilage." I call it, "inaugurating Republicans." Why? According to statisticians working with the US Civil Rights Commission, the chance your vote will "spoil" this way is 900% higher for Black folk and 500% higher for Hispanics than for white voters. When we do the arithmetic, we find that well over half of all votes spoiled or "blank" are cast by voters of color. On balance, this spoilage game produces a million-vote edge for the GOP.

That's where the Black Boxes come into play. Forget about Karl Rove messing with the software to change your vote. Rather, the big losses occur when computers crash, fail to start or simply don't respond to your touch. They are the new spoilage machines of choice with, statistically, the same racial bias as the old vote-snatching lever machines. (Funny, but paper ballots with in-precinct scanners don't go rotten on Black voters. Maybe that's why Republican Secretaries of State have installed so few of them.)

SO LET'S ADD IT UP

Two million legitimate voters will be turned away because of wrongly rejected or purged registrations.

Add another one million voters challenged and turned away for "improper ID."

Then add yet another million for Democratic votes "spoiled" by busted black boxes and by bad ballots.

And let's not forget to include the one million "provisional" ballots which will never get counted. Based on the experience of 2004, we know that, overwhelmingly, minority voters are the ones shunted to these baloney ballots.

And there's one more group of votes that won't be counted: absentee ballots challenged and discarded. Elections Assistance Agency data tell us a half million of these absentee votes will go down the drain.

Driving this massive suppression of the vote are sophisticated challenge operations. And here I must note that the Democrats have no national challenge campaign. That's morally laudable; electorally suicidal.

Add it all up -- all those Democratic-leaning votes rejected, barred and spoiled -- and the Republican Party begins Election Day with a 4.5 million-vote thumb on the vote-tally scale.

SO, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? MAY I SUGGEST YOU STEAL BACK YOUR VOTE.

It's true you can't win with 51% of the vote anymore. So just get over it. The regime's sneak attack via vote suppression will only net them 4.5 million votes, about 5% of the total. You should be able to beat that blindfolded.

If you can't get 55%, then you're just a bunch of crybaby pussycats who don't deserve to win back America.

Greg Palast

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GREG PALAST IS THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, "ARMED MADHOUSE."

For specific advice on How to Steal Back Your Vote, go to http://www.gregpalast.com/steal-back-your-vote

You can catch Greg Palast on Election Night on the new Mike Malloy Show on many Air America affiliates.

10:04 AM  

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