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"Toon Remix of the Political Moment: A Mickey Mouse Response to Beck's Goofy Claim that Donald Duck Spoof a Government Conspiracy Against Him!"
(5 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2010 @ 11:52 am PT...
Off Topic ...if Beck is a topic.
Convicted felon /embezzler Jeffrey Dean massaging the huge vote-by-mail databases for CA and CO counties
"If you have a choice, vote the old fashioned way: At the polls, allowing plenty of time, and ready to assert your right to vote, by provisional ballot if necessary, if you are told your name is not on the list. Although it is "easy and fun", vote by mail is second only to Internet voting in the risk it presents to American democracy. To get a glimpse of just how slipshod our control system for vote-by-mail is, read the story of Jeffrey Dean and his prison companion, John Elder:
While in prison, embezzler Jeffrey Dean became friends with a narcotics trafficker named John Elder. While still in prison, on a work-release program, Jeffrey Dean was tasked with creating a computerized vote by mail program for King County, Washington. He began this assignment while working for his brother, Neil Dean, whose business had a contract with King County to provide temporary workers for its huge absentee voting operation. At the time, King County had about 1 million voters, 600,000 of whom voted by absentee.
Jeff and Neil Dean became involved in creating a vote-by-mail automation program to handle mail processing and signature comparison. Jeff Dean then left his brother Neil Dean's employment to launch his own ballot printing and mailing company, then called Spectrum Print & Mail. He brought in prison buddy John Elder to help him manage the company."
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2010 @ 1:37 pm PT...
good post mick...having been a felon almost seems to be a requirement for running a business that counts votes
i dont recall the guys name but isnt the head of the programming company for most of the east coast a former coke trafficer..i wanna say lhs was the business name
and then there is the guy who had to settle a fraud charge for 1.5 million and he runs the dreaded middleman software tht counts the votes in my own beloved county
marc fratello of soe software previously was part of powercerv..which settled an security exchange fraud case for 1,500,000
Conclusion: According to the firm's 10-K filing dated April 15, 2003, the parties have agreed to a settlement that was approved by the Court. A judgment dismissing the action with prejudice was entered by the Court on December 16, 2002.
By the Notice of Pendency of Class Action, a Settlement Fund consisting of $1,500,000 in cash has been established. A hearing will be held to determine whether a proposed settlement of the action as set forth in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated July 10, 2002, is fair, reasonable and adequate and to consider the proposed Plan of Allocation for the Settlement proceeds the application of Plaintiffs' Counsel for attorneys' fees and reimbursement of expenses.
As summarized in the same Notice, the Action was initially filed in this Court on or about July 24, 1997. Defendants filed motions to dismiss the initial Complaint in March 1998. The Court granted the motions on January 12, 2001, with leave to replead. Plaintiffs filed an Amended Complaint on February 16, 2001 (the "Complaint") alleging, among other things, that Defendants issued a false and misleading registration statement (the "Registration Statement") and prospectus (the "Prospectus") in connection with the initial public offering of 3.3 million shares of PowerCerv common stock on or about March 1, 1996 (the "IPO" or the "Offering"), thereby violating Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 and disseminated materially false and misleading statements regarding PowerCerv, in violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder. In particular, the Complaint alleged that Defendants made materially false and misleading statements in the Prospectus and during the Class Period concerning the growth of the Company and the market acceptance of its products.
The original complaint alleges that PowerCerv, certain of its officers and directors, the co-lead underwriters of the company's March 1, 1996 initial public offering, and certain venture capital investors violated the federal securities laws by disseminating false and misleading statements about PowerCerv's products and business prospects. The complaint alleges that defendants knew at the time of the offering but did not disclose that PowerCerv's newest products needed further enhancements and additional features and that the company was struggling to achieve sales of its newest products. The complaint also alleges that shortly after the offering, Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. and Robertson, Stephens & Co., the underwriters of the offering, issued "booster shots" designed to further inflate PowerCerv's price by making additional false and misleading statements about the company's business and prospects. The complaint alleges that when the truth about the company's prospects and revenues was disclosed in a July 24, 1996 press release, the underwriters lowered their recommendations from "buy" to "neutral" and PowerCerv's stock price, which had been as high as $19 on May 21, 1996, declined to as low as $3 1/8 on July 25, 1996 on large volume..
you can find details on both these criminals at blackboxvoting.org
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2010 @ 10:31 pm PT...
This is hilarious, Beck creates a parody of himself, living off paranoid delusions and feeding those delusions to his Beckerheads, his ever gullible audience.
So a political commentator from the Fox not-News networks takes on all the characteristics of a crazy cartoon character. Perhaps these parodies hit a little too close to the truth, has Beck been imitating those original paranoid radio voices on purpose, is that where he stole his act from, does Beck really see his Beckerheads as delusional cartoon caricatures of real Americans and what new delusions will he dream up.
Foreigners are sure to be the next target, those liberal Europeans who told Fox to shove their Beck show add spots where the light never shines, between the ears of US Beckerheads http://www.urbandictiona...fine.php?term=peckerhead.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
Ernest A. Canning
said on 10/14/2010 @ 6:28 pm PT...
I don't know. I thought it was insulting to imply that Donald Duck was as dumb as a 'tea bagger.'
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 10/18/2010 @ 12:47 am PT...
The Black Helicopter Paultards have invaded the comments!