READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For October 14, 2006"
(27 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 10/14/2006 @ 5:22 pm PT...
"because it has never gotten any federal testing and certification?…"
Not to argue with you John, but who would be the fed cert and test outfit ?
Cyber et al ?
As far as I'm concerned, we don't have any way to independantly (w/o Diebold interference) test and cert EVMs at the fed level
Do we ?
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 10/14/2006 @ 5:25 pm PT...
And the hypocrisy of Ohio voters continues...
Pam Baragona of Dublin, Ohio is in an ad representing Senator Mike DeWine's re-election and giving her full support for him against challenger Sherrod Brown. She speaks the following drivel:
"My brother Rocky died while serving in Iraq. And it makes me sick that Sherrod Brown is not telling you the truth about Sen. DeWine. Sen. De-Wine was there for me and my family when we needed him most. And I’ve never met a man with more integrity or compassion than Mike DeWine.
Congressman Brown, we have a senator who cares about us and tells the truth. His name is Mike DeWine."
Now then, we wish to bring up something else dear Pam said and we quote for the record, right from MSNBC:
"I live in Columbus Ohio and my brother was killed in Iraq in 2003. He was a commander. In the last election I voted for Bush, but after what the personal effect the war has had on my family, it was my goal to see the president removed.
It was very large controversy to our family. Some were Republican, some were independent, some were Democrats. It divided our family and our lives. E-mails went back and forth all year. The night of the election I stayed up on the telephone with my father counting the counties whose results weren’t in yet. And those unbelievable lines that night of people waiting to vote and giving up and going home.
I stopped believing in the election process and our democracy after that entire year of mudslinging and hypocrisy on both sides. However I do still value the need to vote and the election changed my life. I feel like I let down my brother that night and I feel a need to be a part of the change to create a better system for electing our president. I don’t know how yet, but I know doing nothing will continue the cycle we currently are on." —Pam Baragona, Dublin, OH
Pam, while we deeply regret the loss of your brother, we think you might be harboring ill feelings to the wrong people. Senator DeWine has sided with our idiot-in-chief Dubya Bush 93% of the time. NINETY-THREE PERCENT. He was also in favor of, and is still supporting, the unjust and stupid war that cost your brother's life.
You seem to really dislike Bush, yet you're going to support a man who supports Bush's actions??
Can we say "hypocrisy"?
Are you really with us, or against us?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 10/14/2006 @ 6:59 pm PT...
I understand that the system sucks but it is supposed to be used. In fact, Maryland is one of the states that requires federal certification of voting systems prior to state certification.
Diebold modified the software on the E-Poll Books so they would work for Maryland, as compared to Georgia. When they did they fu**ed the modification up which required software patches and the mouses. None of that ever went through the state mandated certification process.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 1:33 am PT...
IMO, the states should pack them up and send them back to whoever they bought them from, get all their (our) money back and buy a few thousand Votepads instead.
At least I wish they were smart enough to do that
Thanks for the reply, John
I totally respect you and your efforts (at voters unite) to try and figure this mess out by informing us all
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 2:32 am PT...
Hopefull news for FANS OF MIKE MALLOY.
His website contains some good updates. His petition count is up to nearly 19,000 (should be more), and we'll be able to hear him soon for two days anyway!
I couldn't link to the article from Creative Loafing so you'll have to go to Mike's website to see it.
From Mike's website:
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Listen to Mike Malloy as he substitutes for Jerry Springer next Thursday and Friday October 19 & 20! Check your local Springer on the Radio affiliates for broadcast times.
As for media news: about Mike in the latest issue of Creative Loafing. Mike was also recently interviewed by salon.com for an article they're writing about Air America Radio past, present, and future, but that's been awhile now so maybe the article was shelved. Atlanta Magazine is also considering an article, or at least a blog, by Doug Monroe.
We hope to have some good news to share with you in the next few days (as well as our Air America saga), thanks for hanging in there! What a long, strange trip its been.
As always, your email, calls, and petitions are tremendously helpful. It certainly is a big boost to our morale and is noticed by potential radio outlets as well. Thank you thank you thank you so much, we'll be in touch.
Watch your back,
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We miss you Mike, but at least Keith Olberman has been throwing us some BIG bones lately! Is MSNBC going to give you and Donahue a show?
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 3:04 am PT...
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 4:03 am PT...
scribes unlimited #2... Good catch. Thanks for sharing it with us.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 6:43 am PT...
"Sen. De-Wine was there for me and my family when we needed him most."
Is she referring to the funeral??? I think where you needed Sen DeWine the most, was to fight against a war of lies in which your brother got killed!!
This is a scarey example of people voting against their own interest...being tricked and too stupid to realize it. She'll keep voting "more of the same"...the last result being the death of her brother. It's astounding...unbelievable...what these Republican voters say...she is obviously going to vote "more of the same"...she didn't learn, I guess...which is unbelievable...
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 6:45 am PT...
There are 2 results of someone close being killed in the Iraq War: the enlightened response of those who realized they've been tricked and lied to (Cindy Sheehan), and the above...
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 6:46 am PT...
...and let me go on record, as saying I am deeply sorry for Rocky's death...
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
Send $$$ to BRADBLOG Stop the FRAUD - oldturk
said on 10/15/2006 @ 7:07 am PT...
Switch the vote on a Diebold machine,.. as seen on Fox News 9/17/06,..
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 10:53 am PT...
Thanks for that update! I sure hope White Rose Society gets the audio archives for those shows because I bet the stream will be so loaded while they're live that it will be hard to get to listen online. That man really IS about truth... music to the ears. I should have known that just as I'm willing to let the commercial breaks break my brain in order to hear him that they'd take him off the air. Viva Mike Malloy!
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 11:07 am PT...
I wish they were BRAVE enough to do that. I don't even think it's lack of smarts preventing these people from making sense prevail. We do not seem to be living in the home of the brave anymore. At least, they seem to have been pretty scarce for the last nearly six years. That's part of why I like Mike Malloy so much.
The brave get fired because they scare the, shall we say, "timid"... heck... can't really even call them "timid" anymore because they've gotten so loud and obnoxious about it... covering up their pusillanimity with a lot of sound and noise, puff and blow, avid invective, bellicose excuses, beligerent betrayal of their fellow Americans.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 1:34 pm PT...
If you really want the heebie jeebies, check out the story in today's Washington Post about how confident Karl Rove and George Bush are of maintaining their majority. It's downright creepy.
As I proposed in my blog today, maybe they already know the fix is in and that Democrats won't challenge the results, even if the results come from hackable voting machines with no paper trail.
In today's post I link to the WaPo article and point to several good sources of monitoring voter fraud, including the Brad blog.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 1:57 pm PT...
We watched this ad with some concern, because yes it seems like this person was either paid an awful lot of money for appearing --- or she did a quick turnaround to supporting Bush after the 2004 elections and beyond.
And we're left asking...
Pam, what in the world has Bush done in the past two years to make you like him again?
We're of course also deeply saddened by the loss of her brother. We posted this "story" not to ridicule this person specifically, but to show just how brain-washed some of these Ohioans are. Perhaps Mike DeWine will think twice about using full names in his ads now.
We are deeply grateful to Brad for continuing to report on our plight here in Ohio, and we hope Diebold doesn't win this election too.
Oh yes, we already filed for absentee ballots some time back. We do not trust those machines one iota.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 4:01 pm PT...
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
what now toons
said on 10/15/2006 @ 4:08 pm PT...
These monsters are among us, shredding our democracy in tiny pieces. They have Privatized our vote to the Corporate elite, who, with intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this democracy with envious eyes,and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twenty-first century came the great deception.
Yes, the Robber Barron's are back, and this time they have locked down the voice of the people with these technological terrors. Now on the eve of what seems to be a democratic victory in the House and Senate, the shadow of these vote eating monsters looms over our greatest hopes for a return to a Jeffersonian democracy. My latest cartoon "The Monster That Ate My Vote" can be seen at my website.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 6:04 pm PT...
Here's a quote from bush about influencing (Afghanistan) elections . I guess he would know all about that, terrorist that he is.
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: As we've seen in other countries, one of the main terrorist goals is to undermine, disrupt and influence election outcomes. We can expect terrorist attacks to escalate as Afghanistan and Iraq approach national elections
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 6:19 pm PT...
#15 Scribes Unlimited
Brad gives this advice on absentee voting.
"If you MUST vote absentee and you MUST send it by mail, xerox your ballot first, and then send it certified return-receipt requested" )Those Absentee ballots are also counted by electronic op-scan systems)
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 10/15/2006 @ 11:52 pm PT...
>>>Mike Malloy will be back on the air 10/30 YES!
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 10/16/2006 @ 1:52 am PT...
Lisa B #16
Are you sure Malloy is going to be on that station?
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 10/16/2006 @ 5:08 am PT...
Thanks, Brad, regarding #19. We planned on doing just that.
A full official record that'll stand up in any court.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 10/16/2006 @ 7:08 am PT...
Yes Mike will be on this station and he is one of the Managers. I'm not on my home computer where I have the link telling about this. When I get home I'll post the other link that tells you all about it. So yes Mike IS coming back. October 30th
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 10/16/2006 @ 7:15 am PT...
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 10/16/2006 @ 2:06 pm PT...
Lisa B #24
That's a great management team! I read Joe Trippi's book "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". One of the most hopeful books I have read since Bush took office. John Zogby is the only pollster I trust. The Drobny's are the good guys from Air America. I don't know much about Michael Newcomb but he certainly keeps good company.
This is going to be THE radio station for America. The Revolution may not be televised, but it sure looks like it's going to be on the radio! So wipe that grin off your face Hannity!
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 10/18/2006 @ 11:55 am PT...
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 10/18/2006 @ 1:07 pm PT...
America tortures on foreign soil!
America tortures nonetheless!
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