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Subject: Felony Fraud in Ohio
Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell has, by "locking
down" the voting records of the state, committed felony
fraud, by Ohio's own statutory definition, and must be prosecuted
under that same statute. Furthermore, the lockdown is defined,
by that statute, as a priori proof of fraud in the electoral
process. There is no escape from this legal straightjacket,
no way that any court in the land could find defendant Blackwell
"not guilty" by reason of lack of incontrovertible
evidence. He's running for his life.
Ohio Revised Code Title XXXV Elections, Sec. 3503.26 that
requires all election records to be made available for public
inspection and copying. ORC Sec. 3599.161 makes it a crime
for any employee of the Board of Elections to knowingly
prevent or prohibit any person from inspecting the public
records filed in the office of the Board of Elections. Finally,
ORC Sec. 3599.42 clearly states: "A violation of any
provision of Title XXXV (35) of the Revised Code constitutes
a prima facie case of election fraud within the purview
of such Title."
Please, all honest citizens of this once-great country, PAY
ATTENTION and CARE. Kerry/Edwards did not lose. WE did not lose.
Stand up and demand justice for our country and our world.
Margaret T. Clark
Subject: Do we even need a recount?
I was just wondering...
Since we were not capable of holding a free and fair election
here in Florida, nor in Ohio, hasn't the Constitution allowed
for this? Surely since there is now documented evidence of fraud
in both states their Electors should not be allowed to vote. This
would mean that Bush has 223 electoral votes and Kerry 252, making
him the clear victor. Even if Pennsylvania is shown to have similar
problems, the electoral votes would still be 231/223 in Kerry's
favor. I think that rather than trying to get a recount in Ohio,
which will never be fair with Blackwell at the helm, we just need
to show the courts that there was indeed widespread fraud in both
states and that since these states were not capable of policing
themselves, that they be excluded from the process. Wouldn't that
be the fairest solution for all concerned? It is certainly in
keeping with the wishes of our founding fathers.
Instead of scrabbling over every vote in Ohio, which may or may
not prove possible, given the nature of the frauds committed,
we need to say to Florida and Ohio that if they can't keep their
own house in order that they cannot have a seat at the national
table. I think that this would prove more effective in preventing
this type of behavior among election official and politicians
in future than any amount of laws ever would. The Republicans
are always advocating state's rights and so, they should support
the decision. The Democrats' advocating implementing Federal guidelines,
would have less bipartisan support, and be too difficult and time-consuming
to affect this years' election. Simply implementing a provision
already in our constitution which is there to ensure that the
individual states take responsibility for their own actions, seems
like the only reasonable way forward at this point.
What are your thoughts?
BTW: My husband and I, as well as three other ladies are off to
Tallahassee tomorrow morning (Sunday 12/12/04) to protest in the
51 Capital event, I hope we have a good turnout :-).
[BuzzFlash Note: Sounds like a plan...Have you shared this with
1st, I LOVE YOUR SERVICE .... plz never stop.
i was wondering though if you would consider expanding your GOP
HYPOCRIT section to include DEM HYPOCRITS as well ......... as
a PROUD LIBERAL, i am beginning to feel a shift in the DEM leadership
towards a more diet-REPUBLICAN ideology .... we need to see both
sides, when a DEM is slouching towards the Conservative side,
we need to know about it and let them know this is NOT acceptable.
the way i see it, the DEMS need to either shake up their party
and really become PROUD TO BE PROGRESSIVE [liberal] or i am switching
to the GREEN PARTY ... they may never win the presidential election,
but at least i will have my integrity intact when i vote and i
KNOW they care about the same issues i do and will fight for them.
and i know MANY who are beginning to feel this way.
the DEMS have to be proud to be liberal just the same as the REPUGS
are proud to be conservative. fuck the moderates, that's
just what they are MODERATE ... we need passion and that's [at
least] what DEAN was able to do ... he inspired the most passionate
people in the base, the LIBERALS ... moderates sit at home, flipping
channels, going tsk tsk, that's such a shame but there's nothing
we can do ...... the LIBERALS care, they will fight, but we feel
abandoned by the DEMS right now .... and the dissention is growing
...... if the Dems are not careful, they will continue to become
REPUBLICAN-LITE and thus minimized to a benign entity that is
propped up as an illusion of an opposition party to the NEO-CONS
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Lack of coverage of the Conyers hearings (sent to
How startling and disappointing it is to read nothing about this
critical issue in the pages of the nation's 'newspaper of record.'
The fact that all the electoral 'glitches' now being revealed
(seemingly in spite of major papers like the Times) exclusively
favor the Bushites is clearly beyond the realm of coincidence.
You folks have largely betrayed the public trust throughout the
Bush administration, and particularly with regard to Bush's war
in Iraq. It's never too late to start doing your job, though.
Thorough coverage of the 2004 election fiasco would be a good
Chuck Van Wey
Subject: Reid . . . Just Another Buss Boy for Bush . . .
Regarding your Hypocrite of the Week, I think you hit it right
when you said, Reid was just being himself. Reid is carrying on
the Daschle tradition and he evidently loves to be loved by the
Bush Boys. No real passion-ridden Democrat could say that about
Scalia or any of the other members of the fake five of the Supreme
Court, when in actuality, they all deserve to be impeached and
should have been . . . or should be.
I have always held the idea that not only have the Republicans
infiltrated every decent organization in the US, but have also
infiltrated the Democratic Party or compromised many of the Democratic
members in Congress.
Reid is no Democrat and he is another example of why this Party
is gasping for breath right in front of our eyes and why I don't
want anything to do with the DLC and when the DNC got in bed with
the DLC, they quit representing the base of the Democratic Party
The DLC has done nothing except run interference for the Bush
administration. Out here, away from DC . . . I can't believe when
I hear this stuff and I wonder how do these people get into government,
and how do they get into a leadership position and call themselves
Democrats? It would seem that members of Congress such as Reid,
care more about what the Republicans think of them than their
own Party members. When we have Democratic members in Congress
cross Party lines that enable the Bush massacre of our government,
they also boost Republican morale and kill Democratic morale in
the process. Whose side are these people on? They aren't idiots
. . . so it's pretty evident, they aren't Democrats.
I yearn for the Democratic passion of Harry S.Truman and John
F. Kennedy. I have never seen so many neophytes and so much nepotism
on such a grand scale as in this Bush administration and Scalia
is part of that, as is everyone involved with Bush. This government
has Top and Bottom feeders everywhere one looks.
And, what do we get for leadership out of our Democratic Congress?
Bush Buss Boys!
I have said it over and over again, these people have no passion
about their Party affiliation. They have no direction and they
couldn't lead a blind donkey to an oasis in the desert if the
donkey was already wading in it. They would somehow find a way
to drain the pool.
These Representatives such as Reid, who are enablers for the Republicans
and their agenda that defies the Democratic Party base . . . are
causing the Democratic Party to become very anemic. They drain
the lifeblood and energy out of the Party members . . . the real
workers . . . the money. I feel that I am not alone when I say
that people such as Reid give me the feeling of how really powerless
I am to make changes in this government, when we, not only have
to fight to preserve our freedoms from these Bush Republicans,
but we have to also fight our own members in Congress . . . this
makes our Party use up energy in useless ways by feeding on itself.
If we want to survive as a Party that represents Democratic values,
then we have to drain the Democratic Party of these lifeless,
light weights who insist on carrying the banner for Bush that
enables Bush to keep waging his Class War against the American
citizens in this Country and a war that will also kill our two
party system of government, and it's pretty close to that now.
How many stab wounds in the back does it take to kill the Democratic
Just askin . . .
Subject: Your outrageous failure to cover urgent issues of voting
integrity (as sent to NY Times)
Dear 'newspaper of record,'
The USA is becoming a giant 'banana republic,' with voting integrity
inferior to that of many 'third world' countries. Your failure seriously
to cover this deplorable situation is outrageous! Why do you cover
vote fraud in the Ukraine, but not in the USA???
Please cover the current Ohio vote inquiry initiated by John Conyers
and other Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee. Why
haven't you yet covered these important proceedings???
Further, I ask that you cover ongoing recount efforts in Ohio, and
elsewhere. Our citizenry must learn why election reform is an urgent
priority for maintenance of our democracy.
Ron Rattner, retired attorney
San Francisco, CA
Subject: a response to Barb in Athens GA + another suggestion
Barb in Athens, GA says:
Here's my idea: Why not turn ALL of the inaugural events into
costume parties? Attendees would buy -- in lieu of cash donations
-- and wear full body armor to the dinners, lunches, and balls.
(Of course, no one would be caught dead wearing the same armor twice,
so multiple outfits would be purchased.) When the festivities ended,
the armor would be shipped -- presumably even THIS administration
would foot the shipping bill -- to Iraq and distributed to our troops.
The faithful elite would have a blast pretending to be authentic
military personnel (isn't that what key members of this administration
do all the time anyway?), and maybe our military personnel wouldn't
have to dumpster dive for scrap metal to protect themselves. Just
Dear Blue soul in Red state: how about building up on your idea.
While you say: "When the festivities ended, the armor would
Why stop there? Why just armor? What about contents?
If you donít mind, I will develop your concept a bit.
When the festivities end, gather all the armor-wearing folks, and
ship the lot to Iraq, armor and all, to fight the war they enjoy
and profit from so much. At the same time, bring our children home
from Iraq, sans the homemade armor they had to procure for themselves
and the weapons they had there. The armored elite will be much better
off if they have something to keep their hands occupied, like some
guns, perhaps a few vehicles, a bazooka or two. It should not take
them 3 days to lay the weapons down and beg for mercy.
Of course they should not be allowed to come back home BEFORE they
rebuild Iraq with their bare hands.
And while they are busy toiling to improve Iraq, Bush should visit
them with a plastic turkey, on a community service assignment. He
also should pay for the turkey and the trip out of his own pocket.
While nobody will take the above seriously, this is an entertaining
idea, and a good one. From one Blue Soul in Red state to another.
Dear New York Times:
Please start paying attention to the election fraud story in the
U.S. as well as the Ukraine.
It IS a story. Check out computer security expert Chuck Herrin's
for instructions on how to download Diebold's election software
and hack the mickey mouse Microsoft Access database which underlies
it. Florida 2000 proves that the Republicans have no qualms
about stealing an election. This proves they had the easy
No other plausible explanation not involving convoluted stretches
of logic has been proposed for the extremely improbable election
poll discrepancies in 10 of 11 swing states observed by Dr. Steven
F. Freeman of U. Penn.
Both Diebold president's Walden O'Dell and his brother who heads
"competitor" ES&S are major Bush backers, and at least five
people involved with the management and development of Diebold's
systems are convicted felons, including Senior Vice President Jeff
Dean, convicted of 23 counts of felony Theft in the First Degree,
felonies involving a high degree of sophistication in the alteration
of records in a computerized accounting system.
Why has Diebold hired this man to oversee software development?
Cover this story. Do your job!
(And I haven't even mentioned Ohio.)
"So now we have someone who's admitted that he's been blackmailed
over killing someone, who pleaded guilty to 23 counts of embezzlement,
who is given the position of senior programmer of the (Diebold)
GEMS central tabulator system that counts approximately 50 percent
of the votes in the (Bush-Kerry) election, in 30 states, both
paper ballot and touch screen."
Subject: Alabama values
Is it just me or does this Guardian Unlimited | Arts features |
'We have to protect people'
bear a striking resemblance to this
Plot Summary for Porky's
II: The Next Day (1983)
Subject: forwarded from http://www.theangryliberal.blogspot.com/
Sunday, December 12, 2004
The papers report today that the U.S. has been listening in on phone
conversations between Mohammed ElBaradei, director general of the
International Atomic Energy Agency, and Iranian officials. The NSA
(responsible for collecting and decoding electronic communications
for the U.S. government) is cited in the stories.
It brings to mind a "60 Minutes" story I saw a few years
ago, profiling this very secretive arm of intelligence. I recall
the NSA having the resources to tap nearly all forms of communication
(voice, email, etc.) and target word phrases (i.e. they could encode
certain words or phrases to set off alerts). My question: during
the lead up to 9-11, are we to believe that the NSA saw NOTHING
suspicious in this regard? Nothing set off alarms with regards to
troubling phrases in all of the forms of communication they track?
In the post 9-11 investigation(s), I don't recall the NSA ever being
mentioned, anywhere -- why not?
Leader's Phone Tapped (Washington Post)
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Re: Hypocrite of the Week: Harry Reid
I/we/you knew this man from a reactionary red state, in order to
survive politically supposedly over these years, would take this
tack or direction. Daschle hung on until he got hung out to dry
and lost. This Reid critter will be targeted ad infinitum and disappear
in due course. Does he really think that at the appropriate election
cycle the Repugnants care that he supported Nino and such ilk, and
not try to swat him like a bug? Be used, fool, and be gone!
My intent was to ask for an email or fax address to swamp this leader-designate
and other DEMwitted (lovely phrase) with our feelings about issues,
in particular, that grotesque 'brethren," oh so faux church-rights
supremee's aim to be promoted.
Subject: Is there such a thing as Good? or is it all "Us vs
Like philosophers, I am asking is there such a thing as Good? If
someone lies, is that bad, or only if they get caught? If someone
lies, and gets caught, is it ok if they maintain that the other
party is just "partisan"? It's Us vs Them, and if any
of Them point out a lie, then we can ignore it? Or is there some
kind of over-arching Good?
If the Emperor has no clothes, but no one mentions it, is he still
As an admirer of Christ, I always believed in a Good, that is above
individual opinion. There IS a reality. Some of His basic tenets
still stick with me:
- feed the poor -- in Texas, Gov Bush did not recognize that there
were any hungry people. So, of course, he did not feed them.
- blessed are the peacemakers -- President Bush launched an optional
war, and has killed probably 100,000 Iraqis. But since he did it
in the name of "peace," it is a noble thing.
- the meek shall inherit the Earth -- President Bush and the Republican
party in general, are not known for being meek. They are widely
viewed by others as arrogant, but that is just "Them"
speaking. Limbaugh, Coulter, O'Reilly are meek? <snort>
- turn the other cheek -- Vice President Cheney is now famous for
saying "Go F*ck yourself." That is basically the attitude
the Republicans have.
- love your enemies -- for Bush, it is Us vs Them, and he plans
on killing Them. Harpies like Ann Coulter want to just kill them
- what you do to the least of them, you do to Me -- if Christ really
DOES exist, then Bush may be in for a little trouble.
What I am forced to conclude, is that President Bush is the opposite
of what Christ was teaching. In Bush's small minded approach, there
is no independent Good. It is ok to lie, if you don't get caught.
And if you DO get caught, just claim it is a partisan attack. He
has no sense of duty to any higher Power; no sense of common decency.
It is all "Me vs Them" to him.
(a child of West Texas from the 1950's, grew up in Odessa, 20 miles
Subject: Nobody Could Have Predicted...THE SALT PETER PRINCIPLE
The Peter Principle was first introduced by L. Peter in a humoristic
book describing the pitfalls of bureaucratic organization. The original
principle states that in a hierarchically structured administration,
people tend to be promoted up to their "level of incompetence."
This priniciple suggests that once that level of incompetence is reached,
the people will not be promoted further, but will instead remain at
the level of incompetence.
So along comes the Bush Administration. Incompetence is not only promoted
to the level of incompetence, it is further rewarded with more promotions.
I would like to dub this process as the "Salt Peter Principle."
Incompetence to the point of impotence, if you get my drift. People
will continue to rise (may be inappropriate verb) up the hierarchy
as long as they are loyal and can lie straight faced when confronted
with an uncomfortable reality. If ever there was an example of this,
it has to be Condoleezza Rice, the worst NSA ever, but a damn good
liar and workout partner.
Posted by Turk to Nobody
Could Have Predicted...
Subject: Howard Dean for DNC chair!
HOWARD DEAN GETS IT
I urge everyone who has a voice to support the candidacy of Howard
Dean for DNC Chair. Howard Dean gets it. I know I don't have to preach
to the choir of Deaniacs; I want to reach out to everyone else in
all corners of the Democratic Party and ask you to support, in any
way you can, Howard Dean for DNC Chair. In a city where people take
themselves too seriously, Dean is a refreshingly clear thinker who
can have self-deprecating fun.
Dean's presidential candidacy made history. It was a monumental grass-roots
mobilization that was strategically brilliant, energetic and effective,
and so became the model for campaigns by other candidates. His internet
volunteerism and fundraising were off the charts. By using the Dean
model, Democrats matched Republican corporate donors during this very
surprising presidential election cycle. Yet Dean also understands
that you need more than money to win elections.
He understands that the party must empower the base, and believes
that all must be included in that base. He sees the party's pro-life
contingent as an asset, understanding that its members revere life
at all its stages-not only before birth, which is partly why they
have not left the party. He embraces the need for a reframing of the
choice issue so that we don't fall prey to its demagoguing, which
is an idolatrous perversion of the Gospel. He can engage in a new
dialogue that will enable real compassionate solutions to such problems.
He is not one to wedgify the issues, which only deepens national antipathies
instead of building bridges that will make America stronger.
As the Governor of Vermont, he was committed to-and delivered-universal
health care coverage for every child. In Vermont today, as a result
of his efforts, every person under 18 has access to health insurance.
Dean also understands that we cannot run a country on runaway reality-bending
deficits. He understands the economics of health care. He understands
the needs of working professional women, as his wife is a working
physician. He understands the seriousness of the health impact of
the environmental default inattention threatening the country and
Howard Dean is a straight talking, straight shooting, tell it like
it is guy. He is smart. He is principled. He is effective. I like