The BRAD BLOG http://bradblog.com Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:31:40 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Updates in Judge Mark Fuller 'Wife Beating' Case There were several small, but somewhat noteworthy updates over the past week in the continuing saga of federal Judge Mark Fuller (U.S. District Court, Alabama's Middle District) which we've been covering in great detail here since his arrest last August on charges of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11140 Sunday Toons of the Moment * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie. http://bradblog.com/?p=11139 Ohio and ACLU Reach 'Far From Perfect' Settlement on New Early Voting Rules A deal announced today by Ohio's Secretary of State may help avoid some of the legal nightmares that plagued the Buckeye State's 2014 elections. While the legal settlement [PDF] restores some of the early voting access Republicans have been attempted, for years, to impose, it also leaves other rollbacks to ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11137 Hackable With a Smartphone: Virginia Finally Dumps 100% Unverifiable 'AVS WINVote' System Virginia has decided to learn what much of the country already knows. The 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems they have long been using in their public elections are also 100% hackable. After ignoring the warnings and using them anyway for more than a decade -- and three Presidential elections -- a ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11136 'Green News Report' - April 16, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade system to fight global warming; Students push Harvard to divest billions from fossil fuels; New poll finds majority of Americans support a tax on carbon emissions; PLUS: Last male white rhino on Earth is now under 24-hour armed guard... All ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11135 'War Is Now The Default': KPFK 'BradCast' "War is peace. And more war is 'mellowing out'," according to the U.S. corporate mainstream media. War is now the default. Peace is "extremist" and we can't have it breaking out in Iran. I explain in this week's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio. Plus, we take tons of listener calls, details some more ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11134 Hospital Entrance to the Right Brad has been graciously allowing me to add a version of the Sunday Funnies I post at my shop for awhile now, but sometimes a cartoon's topicality can't wait for the weekend. Astute readers here will recall that I did make big fun of Ted Cruz's gang-style teardrop icon ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11133 Lottery Computer Hacked for $14M Jackpot - Yet Partisans and Profiteers Want Internet Voting?! [This article now cross-published by Salon...] BRAD BLOG reader "Plumb Bob" left this comment recently, following our short piece on concerns about the results of last week's Mayoral race in Chicago: This alleged rigging of a lottery drawing reported today: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/prosecutors-suspect-man-hacked-lottery-computers-to-score-winning-ticket/ So if one guy can do it with all the security measures (and ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11132 'Green News Report' - April 14, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another GOP climate science denier enters the 2016 race; And a non-denier jumps in on the Democratic side; Bad news for Big Coal in China; PLUS: Florida's denier disease is spreading -- now officials in Wisconsin barred from work on climate change... All that and more ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11130 Koch Brothers Don't Know, Don't Care, Don't Give a Damn About the Suckers They're Hoping to Con How little do the Koch Brothers' "local" apparatchiks actually care, or even know, about the denizens of the various localities they are hoping to scam, with millions of dollars of misleading propaganda (lies), into voting against their own interests? This little: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) bashed the Koch brothers-funded conservative outside ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11128