READER COMMENTS ON
"blogroll amnesty day: let your mouse do the walking..."
(15 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 3:50 pm PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 6:44 pm PT...
Come on. It's nice to have fun but why not tell everyone about this:
Open source voting software with paper ballots that are barcoded and leave a paper trail.
You know, some of us are out there looking for solutions.
Besides Kangaroos are only funny when they are boxing.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 7:10 pm PT...
*jumps up and down*
But wait, there's more!
It can be hardcoded to a Tamper Resistant CD? Shell machines operated off the CD-Rom using free software? Barcode scanning with instant election results uploaded to central database without local interference? And a paper trail?
The possibilities are endless! Why, It's a wonderful life after all.
Oh, yeah, back to the kangaroo. Sorry. You'll catch up in 4 more years.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
Jon in Iowa
said on 2/3/2008 @ 7:34 pm PT...
Hmm . . . Brad, I think if that guy could write coherently it'd be really interesting to read what he thinks your job is and what he has decided you are vehemently opposed to.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 7:47 pm PT...
/me points toward the bottom for Jon.
"The tagline of Bradblog.com"
The BRAD BLOG is fighting for your democracy in 2008. Please help us fight!
CONTRIBUTE ONLINE NOW (pretty please?)
/me (read up on the IRC) raises his eyebrows
That link? http://www.openvotingcon...rated_in_san_luis_obispo Fixes everything Brad said was bad about every type of election process thus far used.
And gives us the best parts of all.
/me shakes his head
San Luis Obispo (um, California) had an actual straw poll that was tamper proof, verifiable, and able to be subject to a recount if needed.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
Jon in Iowa
said on 2/3/2008 @ 8:28 pm PT...
Let's try this another way. . . . Jeff, get the ADHD under control and stop grandstanding, and maybe people will start paying attention to you.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 8:29 pm PT...
Jon. You are paying attention to me now.
Good thing you tried another way.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 9:20 pm PT...
I'm paying attention to you now, and you are beginning to get obnoxious with your fellow commenters here. Be warned that I will put you in the moderation queue if you keep it up.
If you have THE ANSWER for election integrity, go out and save us all NOW instead of wasting precious time being obnoxious here.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
Jon in Iowa
said on 2/3/2008 @ 9:27 pm PT...
Congratulations on a five-year-old's victory, Jeff. Have anything to say that isn't confrontational and doesn't overstate your importance?
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 9:33 pm PT...
My fellow commenters here?
Agent 99. Follow the link.
The answer is there.
I thought you would be happy.
Do what you want. Never think threats are the answer. Just makes you part of the problem.
That link. Remember the link?
The software was developed in 3 days.
It can be rolled out across the entire country in 1 month.
Isn't that what this blog focuses on?
Moderate that. If your pride can't handle that, it's your pride that is the problem.
Not my comments.
The link is by someone that Brad has shown respect to before. Rob Richie - Executive Director - Fair Vote.
Yeah. I'm looking you straight in the eyes waiting for you to let your pride show your true colors.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 2/3/2008 @ 10:08 pm PT...
Rob Richie of Fair Vote has refused to call for the banning of DREs at this time.
We don't need a "paper trail", we need a paper ballot. One that is actually counted.
Open source is fine, and a no brainer, if you're going to use computers in voting systems. Obviously, the source should be fully disclosed. (Note the OVC folks you link to do not call for open source, but rather, publicly disclosed source, which is different, and allows them to hang on to the rights to sell the product.)
Either way, unfortunately, open or publicly disclosed source does not offer assurance of a safe election, no matter what those who are hoping to sell their "open voting" system try to tell you.
Please mind Agent 99's advice, Jeff Barea, as you are quickly trying everyone's patience here and hijacking threads. The courtesy of allowing you to post here can be revoked at any time. Thank you.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 2/4/2008 @ 3:58 am PT...
... mayhem and mayhur on super screwsday ... go giants, go dwarfs, go leprechauns ... election go roos ... gophers ... go nads ...
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 2/4/2008 @ 1:59 pm PT...
Dredd # 12
Many thanks for my afternoon smile...
Keep 'em coming..!
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 2/4/2008 @ 9:57 pm PT...
Mmmm, skippy and Brad in the same place.
I'm a happy camper
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 2/4/2008 @ 10:29 pm PT...
And fuck you Agent 99.
How political of you to focus on paper ballot, despite my showing the multiple and redundant paper ballots involved in the comment you refuse to let your readers see.
I know you want to raise money more than fix the election system. It's ok. You keep your money making venture.
Oh, did I mention, fuck you Agent 99?
This is for you Brad. You know you won't publish this in its entirety.
BTW, fuck you Agent 99. Douchebag.
Brad, you are just as bad as the rest.
Two phrases come to mind.
You happy being a money grubbing whore?
Swarm Theory is the shit.
Agent 99 is a douchebag, btw.
Election integrity comes not at the end of a credit card donation form but at the dedicated efforts of the people who really want it.