READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For April 15, 2006"
(6 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 4/16/2006 @ 3:49 am PT...
Kevin Evanto speaks The Silence of the Goats, a language US election officialdom chooses to use.
Kevin, the bridge is out up ahead. The train wreck cannot be avoided by denial (link here).
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/16/2006 @ 12:44 pm PT...
You know---this shit is making me so damn mad---these dirtbags masquerading as representatives in OUR government sticking it to us over & over again & talking & acting like an adolescent kid when you call them on their ridiculous lies & ridiculous behavior & their ridiculous excuses.
The only thing keeping us in line is a thin veneer of politeness & civility, baby.
How much more shit do they figure we'll eat before even THAT wears off?
They are lying & robbing us BLIND!!!! All the while, acting & talking like they are some great shakes.
On the same level as the terrorists.
Only THEY are tearing up & raping their OWN country with their lies & corruption rather than blowing it up like the terrorists.
They got no respect at ALL for citizens.
We outnumber them.
We know where they live.
We need to take off the gloves.
Or we get Senator Dirtbag alone in a room full of angry citizens that he's screwed for years, like at a town hall meeting--
"Say Senator Dirtbag, do you think you could possibly see your way clear to voting for what the PEOPLE want, instead of whoring for big business, NOW?"
Fear is good for a politician.
All they are is walking bags of shit--it kills me to have to send them letters with the word Sir or "Please" in it--like they deserve any of our respect at all.
It is goddamned pitiful & sad that ONE man asks Bush if he is ashamed of himself at a 'town hall' meeting----& WE, the citizens who employ that sack of shit man are so THRILLED that someone even GOT TO ASK IT--- that we have a 300 page or something long list of people saying way to go!!
If THAT isn't the saddest comment on the state of affairs in this country--I don't know what is.
That's how low & far down we, The People, have come from our rightful place of telling the government what to do.
We are absolutely THRILLED (& I was one too) that we, The People, mind you, that EMPLOY that dumfuck jackass, get to say na, na, na, na,na..to his face. We need to do more in that face than na, na, na, na ,na, baby.
Because we are absolutely powerless now.
We are reduced to kiddy crap like that to point out our "progress" against Bush.
Lame. Lame. Lame......
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/16/2006 @ 1:38 pm PT...
John Washburn's paper, "Configuration Management and Voting Systems," is an outstanding piece of work. The link is second from the top in the list above. You'll also be able to download a pdf version from the VoteTrustUSA website.
This is crucial information for any election official or activist. At the end of the paper John Washburn points out that the local election official may be left with the legal responsibility if s/he uses voting machine equipment that is different from what has been approved.
Think of Emery County Utah, for example. Bruce Funk asked BBV for help and they put him in touch with Ion Sancho, Harri Hursti and Security Innovation and faciitated and paid for all the tests that were done. During this investigation, Hursti and Security Innovation discovered numerous problems. When attempting to respond to some of the initial issues that were raised, Diebold revealed that several different motherboard builds were used in the voting machines shipped to Emery County.
Were all these builds approved? One will only know by checking the Physical Configuration Audits. But so far Diebold says the PCA is a trade secret! (This is like a car dealer refusing to tell you what kind of engine or carburetor or fuel injection system is in the car you want to buy.)
In the meantime, since BBV questioned whether or not all these versions have been approved, Diebold has been sending its technicians unannounced to various counties to swap the motherboards.
Doesn't smell right, does it?!
The Configuration Management issues John Washburn discusses are crucial to understand what is required to stay on top of these things. He provides excellent guidance for election officials. (They should be able to get the PCA, even if the general public cannot. John tells them how to get it.)
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 4/17/2006 @ 11:14 am PT...
Don't hold back girl
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/17/2006 @ 12:21 pm PT...
Ed Shultz will be tockin bout votin machines da last haf owr of da show LIVE frum - 5:30-6:00 (est) 2:30-3:00 (pst)
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/18/2006 @ 12:34 pm PT...
Either you've been listening to too much Rap music, or you split you drink on your keyboard!