Monday, December 06, 2004

All I Know Is What I Read In The Papers

This election fraud stuff is wearing me out, but I refuse to let the bastards win. Sometimes I feel like a player in a Twilight Zone episode, where you can see something that is so obvious, but most of your friends, neighbors, and colleagues don’t have a clue. If it is not in your newspaper or on your television or on your radio, it doesn’t exist, right? The wise Will Rogers said, “All I know is what I read in the papers.” Ain’t it true, Will.

So the typical election irregularity news day goes something like this:

Mr. Olbermann files his faithful post regarding the certifiable election of Ohio. He tells us:

“But the protests are not just from the fringes any more. Citing the long lines, shortages of ballots, voting machine meltdowns, and spoiled ballots, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe announced his party would spend 'whatever it takes' to conduct what it calls 'a comprehensive investigative study' of the vote in Ohio, one to be completed some time next year.”

Some time next year? Sigh… What level of merde will we be buried in by this administration in another year, let alone four? “The meek shall inherit the earth, but by then it won’t be worth much.” So true Exene.

Keith is also a fan of parsing syntax. Noting that Kerry’s lead electoral attorney in Ohio, Daniel Hoffheimer, said, “… while the election of the Bush-Cheney ticket by the Electoral College is all but certain..." There is always a clue to be found.

Meanwhile, Greg Palast, as usual, is busy making perfect sense. Damn him and his evil conspiracy theories! Get over it, ha ha ha… Not sure why the article is dated December 29, 2004, though?

I really like this articulate and concise letter to the editor of the Oregon Daily Emerald, entitled Media covering wrong country's election fraud.

So in parting, if all this disenfranchisement gets you riled, and you would like to do something about it, consider volunteering in the Ohio recount effort. We need to count fast as inaugural day looms ever closer. There are also a myriad of other opportunities to make an impact and give your progeny something to be proud of.

To quote Gandhi:

“First they ignore you."
“Then they laugh at you."
“Then they fight you.
“Then you win.”

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