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By Steve Viele on 7/9/2005 4:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Steve Viele

We have been contacted by an individual who we know to be legitimate but who wishes/needs to remain anonymous. This individual has generously offered to contribute a matching contribution of up to $1,000 for the dollar value of all purchases or contributions at the Brad Store during four hours of Brad's Radio Show today (4PM-8PM PDT, 7PM-11PM EDT). Images of the unique Brad Bobblehead Doll will be available at the Store by that time. This item is a limited edition product and is ONLY available for contributions of at least $100 (details of qualifying contributions are at the site).

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Blog Along With Us if you please
We're Being The Media --- because somebody's got to!
By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 3:44pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

This week's Brad Show is almost ready to hit the airwaves.
Once again we have a fine lineup and the prospect of an excellent show.

Listen LIVE via the Web! Saturday from 7p-11p ET (4p-8p PT)!
Repeating Sunday 12noon-4p ET (9a-1p PT)
Quick and easy access to LIVE listening links, archives, upcoming guests,
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and more via www.BradShow.com!

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Donate here to help defray costs!

Guests include: Rep. SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-TX), London Times' MICHAEL SMITH, RAW STORY's LARISA ALEXANDROVNA, Karl Rove's friend BILL ISRAEL, JOHN BRAKEY & DAVID GRISCOMB.

Features include: a tribute to Andy, Blogathon updates and more!

Join us Saturday Night 7p-11p ET (4p-8p PT)! Listen up via www.BradShow.com, call in with your questions and comments for our guests at 323-650-1286, and play along right here at BRAD BLOG in our LIVE Open Thread during the show!

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By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 12:28pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

SPECIAL RULES will be in effect for the duration of the Blogathon. We will start a new open thread for each day of the event. PLEASE stay on-topic on the other blogathon threads; but POST FREELY on whatever subjects you like on the open threads. OFF-TOPIC comments on other threads may be subject to relocation or removal.

This item is part of the First Annual BRAD BLOGATHON, conceived and implemented by readers of The BRAD BLOG! Please help keep Brad blogging. You can click HERE to donate using PayPal or your credit card, or click HERE to donate using snail mail. Many thanks on behalf of Brad and the Bloggers behind the Blogathon!
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By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 10:35am PT  

Guest Blogged by Clint Curtis

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: We are indeed most fortunate to welcome Clint Curtis, whose "incredible" story turns out to be just a little bit too credible after all. For those not familiar with the story, here's a quick summary:

Vote-Rigging Sofware Fit For A Congressman

by Brad Friedman

In an affidavit and sworn testimony, Florida software programmer Clint Curtis told members of the U.S. House Judiciary committee that U.S. Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) asked him to design a "vote-rigging software prototype". This request, according to Curtis, took place in October 2000 during a meeting at Yang Enterprises, Inc. (YEI), a computer consulting firm in Oviedo, Florida.

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Fixing The Intelligence; Breaking The Agencies
By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 10:24am PT  


What an excellent group of guest bloggers we have lined up for Sunday! Wow! I get a chance to mention Bob Koehler, Bob Fitrakis and Clint Curtis --- all in one sentence. And we'll all have a chance to blog with them, too.

The standard is getting uncomfortably high. We can't keep raising the bar forever.

We need to lower it once in a while. And there's no time like the present, is there?

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

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By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 9:41am PT  

Guest blogged by Bob Fitrakis

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: On behalf of the BradBlog and the Blogathon I am pleased and proud to introduce Dr. Robert J. Fitrakis. According to his biography at freepress.org, Dr. Fitrakis is a professor of political science and a lawyer. He served as an international election observer in the 1994 presidential elections in El Salvador and as a dual-Ward legal advisor for the Election Protection Coalition during the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election. Dr. Fitrakis is also co-editor, with Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, of DID GEORGE W. BUSH STEAL AMERICA'S 2004 ELECTION? This essential volume is currently available from freepress.org, as well as through The BRAD STORE.

It's great to have Dr. Fitrakis here with us. And I think we can even call him "Bob".

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We're losing each other, we're shoving each other away
By Bob Koehler on 7/9/2005 8:50am PT  

Guest blogged by Robert C. Koehler

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: If you thought there were no brave and honest journalists left in America, you'll be happy to know that you're wrong. Bob Koehler is living proof of that.

We are honored to have Bob with us for a bit of live blogging, but we are also richly blessed in that he has given us some fascinating reading.

In true blogger style, he sent these with the most recent piece first, the oldest last. But he'll probably forgive us if we walk you through them in chronological order. Our story starts here:

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Now On Sale At The BRAD STORE
By Winter Patriot on 7/9/2005 1:00am PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Click on the image to go to the Fractals Page at The BRAD STORE!

This item is part of the First Annual BRAD BLOGATHON, conceived and implemented by readers of The BRAD BLOG! Please help keep Brad blogging. You can click HERE to donate using PayPal or your credit card, or click HERE to donate using snail mail. Many thanks on behalf of Brad and the Bloggers behind the Blogathon!
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By Steve Viele on 7/8/2005 10:45pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Steve Viele

Thanks to Bradblogger Tracy, Clint Curtis will have a new German Shepherd in December to replace the one he lost under mysterious circumstances after becoming a whistleblower in the Yang Enterprises, Inc., Tom Feeney vote-rigging scandal. It is possible that Ray Lemme was not the only one “suicided” in that sordid affair.

Now, YOU will have a chance to name Clint's new dog.

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By John Amato on 7/8/2005 7:55pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Amato

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: Every great party needs a great comedian, and we've got one of the best! I invite you to savor this political satire from John Amato now --- and be prepared to blog with him on Saturday afternoon.

Crooks and Liars has acquired a transcript from a hidden source that was buried deep inside the function. This is the part they didn't televise.

Seated at the dais is James Dobson. Al Mohler, Tony Perkins, Bill Donohue, Pat Robertson, Jennifer Giroux, Rick Santorum, and Bill Frist's big smiling face televised on a huge majestic screen behind the podium.

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By Winter Patriot on 7/8/2005 7:38pm PT  


Never let it be said that the BLOGATHON isn't fair and balanced. We have some very distinguished contributors this weekend but we haven't gone overboard in the direction of fine journalism. Not by any means. As evidence, please consider the latest "effort" from the lowly and nearly frozen Winter Patriot:

Did anyone else happen to notice that the timing of the explosions in London on Thursday morning was Just A Shade Too Convenient? Or was I the only one who thought "Gladio Smites Britannia" as soon as I heard the news?

No, it turns out that I wasn't the only one at all. Far from it, in fact. Psst! Keep this quiet, will you? We've been whispering about it all day.

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LIVE BLOGGING behind the headlines of RAW STORY...
By Larisa Alexandrovna on 7/8/2005 6:19pm PT  

Guest blogged by Larisa Alexandrovna.

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: The lovely and talented Larisa Alexandrovna has been very busy lately at The Raw Story, writing and editing like a mad-woman [which she isn't, really!] ... And we are extremely fortunate indeed to have her with us for the Blogathon.

Here are a few of the pieces Larisa has worked on recently:

U.S. changed Iraq policy to begin airstrikes months before war

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it's set ... and it's good!
By Winter Patriot on 7/8/2005 5:26pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

I'm re-posting the following information which would otherwise be buried under the blogathon. And that wouldn't be right. This radio show is going to be central to the blogathon. And here's what Brad has lined up:

Guests include:
Rep. SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-TX),
London Times' MICHAEL SMITH,
RAW STORY's LARISA ALEXANDROVNA,
Karl Rove's friend BILL ISRAEL,
JOHN BRAKEY & DAVID GRISCOMB.

Features include:
a tribute to Andy, Blogathon updates and more!

See the BRAD SHOW page for more details.

This item is part of the First Annual BRAD BLOGATHON, conceived and implemented by readers of The BRAD BLOG! Please help keep Brad blogging. You can click HERE to donate using PayPal or your credit card, or click HERE to donate using snail mail. Many thanks on behalf of Brad and the Bloggers behind the Blogathon!
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By Winter Patriot on 7/8/2005 5:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by David Cobb.

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: We are thrilled to announce that David Cobb will be with us for some live blogging on Saturday morning [late Saturday morning in the East, early Saturday morning in the West]. As most of you probably know, Mr. Cobb represented the Green Party in the 2004 Presidential 'Election'. He has indicated that he wishes to blog about two subjects, and he has sent us some very interesting links and text. So there's plenty to absorb before Mr. Cobb takes the hot seat as the first live blogger of the weekend.

Mr. Cobb's first subject:

The growing "New Voting Rights Movement" demands that we fully "democratize" US elections by implementing the Voter Bill of Rights. (This will necessarily include a discussion of the need for multi-party democracy and why the progressive movement actually *needs* the Green Party).

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By Josh Mitteldorf on 7/8/2005 4:03pm PT  

Guest blogged by Josh Mitteldorf.

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: Josh Mitteldorf came to our attention when his piece about the 2004 'election' was published in Philadelphia, as reported here. Since then, we have learned that Josh Mitteldorf is a renaissance man. What a remarkable set of links on his home page! We are indeed fortunate to have Josh with us for the Blogathon and I'm very happy to present a column he has written for the occasion:

Making The Most Of What You've Got
by Guest Blogger Josh Mitteldorf

This is a story of my own brand of do-it-yourself political activism.

I'm a numbers geek, not a politician. Usually, I'm comfortable with that. I've got my role, they've got theirs. But when I first understood the statistical evidence that the 2004 presidential vote was stolen, I couldn't help but think: What this calls for is not a rigorous academic paper about standard deviations and p values. What we need is some coverage.

So what I did was that I wrote a rigorous academic paper about standard deviations and p values.

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