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By Winter Patriot on 7/10/2005 9:16pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

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Plan to File Charges Against Lisa Swartz (BOE-R)!
County Prosecutor Calls BOE Meeting for Monday!
By Winter Patriot on 7/10/2005 10:30am PT  

A BRAD BLOG exclusive. Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

According to a recent statement from Dr. Robert J. Fitrakis:

For those of you following the Sherole Eaton story in Hocking County, Ohio, I spoke with her last night and found out the Hocking County Prosecutor has called for a meeting of the Board of Elections on Monday (tomorrow, July 11). Voting rights activists have already contaced the Sheriff's dept. regarding Lisa Swartz's conducting of an admitted Republican fundraiser while she worked for the BOE. Activists in Hocking County plan to file theft in office and other related charges against Swartz. As most of you may know, the Hocking County BOE is under a temporary restraining order from replacing Sherole Eaton since last Tuesday thanks to Cliff Arnebeck. Cliff and I are working on a permanent injunction to have Eaton reinstated to her job with BOE since she is a whistleblower.

This is the kind of story we watch very closely...

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Go There And Buy Something!!
or else !!
By Winter Patriot on 7/10/2005 1:38am PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

I'm serious:

The BRAD STORE Is Now Open!!

Go There and Buy Something!!

or else !!

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By Winter Patriot on 7/10/2005 1:30am PT  

and who doesn't?

This page was supposed to be used for something that never happened --- oh well!

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The Leaked E-Mail That Has Everybody Wondering ...
By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 11:28pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

The following excerpt from a supposedly "private" e-mail has been "leaked" to agents of the international press:

To: "Brad Friedman" Brad.Friedman@cville.com
From: "Winter Patriot" wp112263@hotmail.com
Subject: "I wouldn't wanna make a liar out of you..."

... and I DID hear you correctly when you said you can't post on your own blog

so I have turned off all your permissions

temporarily of course --

you hope!

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More Gorgeous BradBlogger Artwork!!
By Steve Viele on 7/9/2005 11:13pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Steve Viele

Many thanks to Joan, who came through for the Silent Auctions with some wonderful contributions of her artwork. (Many thanks to Peg C. as well, for her beautiful Fractal Art contributions which we are selling, rather than auctioning).

What we and Joan are offering for auction are giclee reproductions of some of her work: “The Three Witches” and several other pieces, some of which ex-AG Ashcroft would have draped. I understand that giclee is a method of reproduction that is quite popular now and gives a quality that simulates the original and can be printed on different kinds of canvases (at least I know that her “The Three Witches” is printed on water color paper).

Because this is a fundraiser and because we will have certain costs to get the pieces to anyone who wins the auctions, we will have to ask for a minimum bid of $100 for any of these pieces. I believe there can only be one winner for each piece but we can certainly ask Joan whether more than one giclee of a given piece can be produced if an item is particularly popular.

The auction for each of these pieces is officially open. To make it a silent auction, bidders will need to place their bid by e-mail (please include at least your first name or an appropriate pseudonym) to BradBlogathonFundraiser@yahoo.com (or click here). The auctions on all items will close at noon Pacific Daylight Time (that's 3pm Eastern Daylight Time) on Wednesday July 13th. The winners (if there is at least a minimum bid on any or all of the items) will be posted on BradBlog by about 3pm PDT (6pm EDT) and will also receive an e-mail notification.

Check Joan's pieces out. They are all worthy of your bids but please also remember this is a fundraiser and it is also Brad's Birthday next week. Maybe someone wants to buy one of the pieces for Brad!!!

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By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 10:29pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

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A Special Thread for a Special Edition of The BRAD SHOW
IT'S re-BRAD-cast-ing at ITS best!!
By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 9:15pm PT  

Guest blogged with particular attention to apostrophes by Winter Patriot

This week's BRAD SHOW is almost ready to hit the airwaves --- again.
Once again we have a fine lineup and the prospect of an excellent show.
Only this time we think we have all the bugs ironed out.

Listen LIVE via the Web!!
Sunday 12noon-4p ET (9a-1p PT)
Quick and easy access to LIVE listening links, archives, upcoming guests,
donation links and ad info (it's not to late to advertise next week!)
and more via www.BradShow.com!

Direct streaming links via RAW STORY!
Donate here to help defray costs!

Guests include: MICHAEL SMITH of the London Times, LARISA ALEXANDROVNA of The RAW STORY, Karl Rove's friend BILL ISRAEL, and election auditors JOHN BRAKEY & DAVID GRISCOMB.

Features include: A Tribute to Andy, Blogathon updates from Kira and Steve, and much more!

PLEASE JOIN US Sunday at noon-4p ET (9a-1p PT)! Listen up via www.BradShow.com, and blog along right here at The BRAD BLOG in our LIVE Open Thread during the re-BRAD-cast!

URGENT REMINDER: The BRAD SHOW is supported (for now) by listener donations! So get on the phone, or send some e-mail, and tell a few friends about The BRAD SHOW. You (and they) will be glad you did.

LIVE OPEN THREAD BLOGGING below: click on the "comments" link at the bottom-right corner of this item to join in!

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By Bernie Ellis on 7/9/2005 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Bernie Ellis

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: Regular readers of this space will remember Bernie Ellis from this item, among other places. Bernie Ellis was the organizer of the ground-breaking National Conference on the 2004 Election and as I am sure you have already guessed, he is always more than welcome around here!

Every time I read something Bernie Ellis has written, I feel like I'm listening to an old friend. Here, read him for yourself and you'll see what I mean:

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By Steve Viele on 7/9/2005 4:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Steve Viele

We have been contacted by an individual who we know to be legitimate but who wishes/needs to remain anonymous. This individual has generously offered to contribute a matching contribution of up to $1,000 for the dollar value of all purchases or contributions at the Brad Store during four hours of Brad's Radio Show today (4PM-8PM PDT, 7PM-11PM EDT). Images of the unique Brad Bobblehead Doll will be available at the Store by that time. This item is a limited edition product and is ONLY available for contributions of at least $100 (details of qualifying contributions are at the site).

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Blog Along With Us if you please
We're Being The Media --- because somebody's got to!
By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 3:44pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

This week's Brad Show is almost ready to hit the airwaves.
Once again we have a fine lineup and the prospect of an excellent show.

Listen LIVE via the Web! Saturday from 7p-11p ET (4p-8p PT)!
Repeating Sunday 12noon-4p ET (9a-1p PT)
Quick and easy access to LIVE listening links, archives, upcoming guests,
donation links and ad info (it's not to late to advertise!)
and more via www.BradShow.com!

Direct streaming links via RAW STORY!
Donate here to help defray costs!

Guests include: Rep. SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-TX), London Times' MICHAEL SMITH, RAW STORY's LARISA ALEXANDROVNA, Karl Rove's friend BILL ISRAEL, JOHN BRAKEY & DAVID GRISCOMB.

Features include: a tribute to Andy, Blogathon updates and more!

Join us Saturday Night 7p-11p ET (4p-8p PT)! Listen up via www.BradShow.com, call in with your questions and comments for our guests at 323-650-1286, and play along right here at BRAD BLOG in our LIVE Open Thread during the show!

URGENT REMINDER: The BRAD SHOW is supported (for now) by listener donations! So get on the phone, or send some e-mail, and tell a few friends about The BRAD SHOW. You (and they) will be glad you did.

LIVE OPEN THREAD BLOGGING below: click on the "comments" link at the bottom-right corner of this item to join in!

This item is part of the First Annual BRAD BLOGATHON, conceived and implemented by readers of The BRAD BLOG! Please help keep Brad blogging. You can click HERE to donate using PayPal or your credit card, or click HERE to donate using snail mail. Many thanks on behalf of Brad and the Bloggers behind the Blogathon!
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By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 12:28pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

SPECIAL RULES will be in effect for the duration of the Blogathon. We will start a new open thread for each day of the event. PLEASE stay on-topic on the other blogathon threads; but POST FREELY on whatever subjects you like on the open threads. OFF-TOPIC comments on other threads may be subject to relocation or removal.

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By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 10:35am PT  

Guest Blogged by Clint Curtis

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: We are indeed most fortunate to welcome Clint Curtis, whose "incredible" story turns out to be just a little bit too credible after all. For those not familiar with the story, here's a quick summary:

Vote-Rigging Sofware Fit For A Congressman

by Brad Friedman

In an affidavit and sworn testimony, Florida software programmer Clint Curtis told members of the U.S. House Judiciary committee that U.S. Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) asked him to design a "vote-rigging software prototype". This request, according to Curtis, took place in October 2000 during a meeting at Yang Enterprises, Inc. (YEI), a computer consulting firm in Oviedo, Florida.

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Fixing The Intelligence; Breaking The Agencies
By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 10:24am PT  


What an excellent group of guest bloggers we have lined up for Sunday! Wow! I get a chance to mention Bob Koehler, Bob Fitrakis and Clint Curtis --- all in one sentence. And we'll all have a chance to blog with them, too.

The standard is getting uncomfortably high. We can't keep raising the bar forever.

We need to lower it once in a while. And there's no time like the present, is there?

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

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By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 9:41am PT  

Guest blogged by Bob Fitrakis

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: On behalf of the BradBlog and the Blogathon I am pleased and proud to introduce Dr. Robert J. Fitrakis. According to his biography at freepress.org, Dr. Fitrakis is a professor of political science and a lawyer. He served as an international election observer in the 1994 presidential elections in El Salvador and as a dual-Ward legal advisor for the Election Protection Coalition during the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election. Dr. Fitrakis is also co-editor, with Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, of DID GEORGE W. BUSH STEAL AMERICA'S 2004 ELECTION? This essential volume is currently available from freepress.org, as well as through The BRAD STORE.

It's great to have Dr. Fitrakis here with us. And I think we can even call him "Bob".

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