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"Mimi Kennedy Blogs on Busby/Bilbray Sleepovers (and more) at Huffington Post..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 11:59 am PT...
July 25, 2006 --- More proof emerges of GOP dirty tricks against Cynthia McKinney. The GOP and their media trollops in Georgia are attempting to limit voter turnout in the August 8 primary by telling voters that if they did not vote in the July 18th primary, they cannot vote in the August 8th runoff election. This Jim Crow-era attempt to interfere with the election has all the hallmarks of Karl Rove. In addition, the Republicans are filling Hank Johnson's (McKinney's opponent) coffers with cash. Johnson is seen as a "Republicrat" and a person who will not question the Bush administration on anything substantial. Of course, true to form, DailyKos supports Johnson and his thinly-veiled GOP agenda as the information gatekeepers and perception managers they are. Visit the McKinney campaign website.
In Georgia 4th District, its a return to yesteryear and Jim Crow --- and some so-called Democrats are in on it (also a return to yesteryear).
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 12:55 pm PT...
Hi Brad: That's a wonderful post from Mimi. Thanks for linking to it here. Now get out of here and relax! and that's an order!!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 1:27 pm PT...
Big Dan: Sad to say, WMR is not always the most credible source in the world, but I would not be surprised if this time you and WM are onto something.
It's sort-of-OT and sort-of-not, on this thread, but what the heck? For the past few days I've been wondering what to do with this editorial from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hank Johnson aims to energize McKinney's foes
Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials and a longtime McKinney supporter, said he was "absolutely shocked" when he saw that McKinney would be in a runoff.
Brooks said the reason McKinney didn't win outright was simple: "A lot of Cynthia's folks didn't turn out." He said he believes many of her supporters thought she had only token opposition in the primary.
"That was a mistake," Brooks said.
The veteran lawmaker also suspected that some Republicans in the northern end of the district came out to vote against McKinney, as they did four years ago when she was defeated after being elected to five consecutive terms.
Was it a mistake? Did McKinney fail to mobilize her supporters? Or is that just the legend --- the cover story that covers the vote-flipping the McKinney campaign reported three times during the day, beginning almost as soon as the polls had opened. I've seen anti-McKinney coincidence theorists who are saying that there was no vote-flipping and that McKinney only complained when it was apparent that she had failed to avoid the runoff. The simple and provable fact that this theory is totally unfounded doesn't seem to faze these coincidence theorists more than any other simple and provable fact --- and that is to say: not in the slightest.
But why would the AJC quote a Democrat saying McKinney had failed to get out the vote? Why would any Democrat say something like that, knowing what McKinney reported on primary day?
To a cynical observer, Brooks might seem like an elephant in a donkey-suit, and the AJC it might just appear to be trying to stir up the anti-McKinney forces. Launching the next round of dirty tricks, as it were ... and doing a pretty good job of it, too.
Thank goodness for APN: Atlanta Progressive News. Matthew Cardinale was virtually the only print reporter to check out McKinney's claims and write about them.
... battle lines being drawn ...
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 1:30 pm PT...
... you go girl ...
trees and mountain and sky ... focus
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 2:51 pm PT...
Brad... Directions for Vacation: pig out, chow down, over-eat, put away the groceries, sleep, rack up the z's, wear out your sleeping bag, bathe in a mountain lake, repeat these steps daily with short breaks to FOCUS on trees, mountains and sky. Shun any roads that are not scenic routes. Leave the phone in the trunk as much as possible.
To HuffPo I go, for Mimi's piece.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 3:35 pm PT...
Brad, don't forget to breathe, and hug a few trees while you're at it. It's amazingly energizing! (From an old Minnesota bred treehugging hippie!)
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 4:09 pm PT...
Brad,.... Brad who ?
Is BF still associated with this blog ?
(recharging them batteries)
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 4:52 pm PT...
Parts list -
1. Cell phone
2. Piece of twine or small gauge rope
3. Zip Lock Freezer Baggie
4. 4 pound rock
5. Mountain Lake.
Step 1: Attach part 1 to part 4 using part 2.
Step 2: Insert assembly into part 3 - seal securely.
Step 3: Inject resulting assembly into part 5.
Step 4: Recover only when vacation is complete.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 5:02 pm PT...
WP, I think anything Cynthia should get a front page spot, seen as Brad and her had a thing going a while back if I do remember correctly
And because she is such a great freedom fighter
She is A-one in my book
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2006 @ 6:30 pm PT...
Commune away! BREATHE!! And don't answer the phone EVERY time it rings...