READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For July 06, 2006"
(14 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 7/6/2006 @ 6:23 pm PT...
Sometimes it seems like we are the only people in the entire world who don't know how to defend against electoral fraud:
from CBC News
Conservative candidate Felipe Calderon is the official winner of Mexico's presidential vote by less than 0.6 per cent, but his leftist opponent is vowing to contest the results in court.
Lopez Obrador, who has blamed his loss on fraud, said his team would go to the country's federal election tribunal to challenge the results. He called on his supporters to demonstrate in Mexico City's main square Saturday.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 7/6/2006 @ 9:34 pm PT...
What's going on in San Diego?
Were papers filed yesterday? I haven't seen any updates!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 7/6/2006 @ 9:56 pm PT...
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
It's a god damned national security crisis.
Hell the North Koreans could be tampering with our elections and we wouldn't know one way or the other!
The folks in charge are NOT following the constitution.
The rest of our nation will probably figure out what's up, only after an entire city is vaporised due to the un-elected retards in charge.
I don't think we all have much longer. How many more countries are we going to piss off before we wake the fsck up?!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 2:31 am PT...
Thad Hall in the Utah article above says:
"The state should be providing uniform standards --- that is their job, and that is what HAVA is about."
Well, now that Mr. Hall has landed a national position in the EAC, he starts to criticize how the voting officials in Utah conduct business. I guess Thad is the perfect choice for this new job considering how bipartisan ( OK I'm being sarcastic) he is! Here is some info on him:
Thad Hall has been interviewed around Utah by the media for quite a while now in lieu of getting opinions from actual computer experts. He was at a public hearing here trying to scare attendees about paper jams and then disappeared because he was about the only speaker who didn't get any applause. Now that we have the Diebold machines he says he has nothing against paper ballots.
I was at a presentation Mr. Hall gave at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute where he was discussing a survey he had done explaining that people were not overly skeptical of using machines to count their votes. A survey that was easily debunked by fifteen real computer experts.
I asked him if he thought the results would have been different if he had included a question educating participants about the fact that their votes would be counted by secret software. He said there wasn't room in his lengthy survey to ask such a question.
After the presentation, he was making comments about how devious the democrats were for taking money from George Soros.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 2:56 am PT...
Winter Patriot #1
Looks like the "Mexicrats" are organized ane give-a-shit!
Also, is anyone else having this problem?
Ever since the software upgrade on Brad Blog, sometimes on the longer threads, a post will be entered without any name whatsoever, and no matter what the post number is on the main page, there are no posts showing after the nameless message in the thread itself.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 4:29 am PT...
Heres a longer piece on the (s)election in Mexico
Brought to you by our friends at the IRI (who also take care of ours at home too)
Larry #5, I noticed that too, I think its Brads way of saying that post is too full, I think he can close them
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 6:08 am PT...
Larry Bergan #5, Floridiot #6
We are still having various kinds of trouble with the new blog software and all your questions are appreciated. If you could post a link to a thread (or more than one thread) which has the problem you have described, I would be happy to investigate.
Thanks for your patience with the new software and your cooperation in helping us to "wring it out".
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 7:35 am PT...
Here are two places where I have a problem.
I use Netscape 7.2 - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
When the comments get to #183 that comment is the last one I can access. It's always #183. Below that comment is the "divider line" and below that are the characters .
That is the last thing in the comments area. The comment box and code thingy etc. are still there.
If I write a comment and enter it, it seems to disappear.
If I use Internet explorer 6.0.2900 (shudder, gasp, cringe, live in fear) I can see all the comments and I also find that the comment which seemed to disappear in Netscape was actually posted to the thread.
Thanks for all your help.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 7:53 am PT...
Thanks, BB2, for #8. I have been able to replicate the problem on a Linux system, where comments show up properly for one browser (Konqueror 3.1.4) but not another (Mozilla [again!] 1.4/5.0 X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4 and Gecko/20030915). I will send a detailed report to our software support department (Ronny!) and I'm sure he will fix it as soon as he can. In the meantime, we'll try not to let any threads get too long, and that way everyone will be able to see everything. Hopefully.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 8:08 am PT...
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2006 @ 11:48 am PT...
Here's an update on the bug that we've been talking about: IT'S FIXED!
Thanks again to Larry Bergan and Floridiot and Bluebear2 for helping us to locate the problem.
And special thanks to RONNY for fixing it!
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 7/8/2006 @ 3:52 am PT...
Thanks Winter Patriot and Ronny, I can see why you're so revered around this place!
Looks like my squeaky wheel got the grease this time. I use Windows XP and Mozilla Firefox browser. Works fine now.
P.S. I guess everybody should also appreciate that there are no double/triple posts anymore!!!
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 7/8/2006 @ 7:14 pm PT...
Winter - Thanks, I just checked to see if it was fixed before I came and saw your post - works great now!
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 7/8/2006 @ 7:22 pm PT...