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ABC SWEARS safeguards prevent VOTE FRAUD: dwts Mired in 'BRISTOLGATE'
NEWSer ^ | 11.18.10 | PAPENFUSS

Posted on 11/18/2010 2:21:56 PM PST by rface

Bristol Palin's head-scratching elevation to the finals of Dancing With the Stars is still triggering outraged cries of indignation and vote-rigging (and a shotgun blasted TV set), with several critics charging that Tea Partiers used fake email addresses to flood the ballot box in favor of the chief grizzly's cub. "Who knows if the process is ideal?" said the program's executive producer.

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"But the voting is exactly the same" as it's always been, he added. "I wish they could take a deep breath and get some perspective." Network officials are standing by the vote results. Safeguards exist to prevent vote fraud, but they refused to reveal what those safeguards are, reports the Los Angeles Times. One thing's for certain, the final dance-off will be a doozie. Even Rush Limbaugh is now in on the act, warning Tea Party supporters to be ready for an angry backlash again Bristol. "The left is miserable; they're fit to be tied over this!" crowed Limbaugh. "I love it!"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; dwts; nutroots; palinoia; pds; television
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My wife got mad at me for voting 3 times for Bristol.....and only once for the better dancer - Jen. Grey.........


1 posted on 11/18/2010 2:21:58 PM PST by rface
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To: rface

She has had some rhinoplasty, hasn’t she?


2 posted on 11/18/2010 2:24:35 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: rface

shame on you for even voting once for jen grey. You know the left will be out in force next time to vote against bristol


3 posted on 11/18/2010 2:25:06 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: rface

4 posted on 11/18/2010 2:25:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: rface

Watching this show is an idiots folly anyway. Why waste the time?

But I love how it demonstrates how unhinged liberals are. They shoot their TVs because the daughter of a conservative won. ROFLMAO. Gotta love it when libs prove they suffer from a mental illness.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 2:26:01 PM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: rface

This is hilarious

I hope the so-called “Tea Partiers” who are supposedly responsible for this, in this case anyway emulate SEIU, ACORN, and AFSCME and vote many times. Why not even get dead relatives to cast some votes???

Anything to drive the dimwits crazy....


6 posted on 11/18/2010 2:26:42 PM PST by PGR88
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To: rface

Funny how this is headline news with the lame stream media. just goes to show how much the Palins get these Liberals’ panties in a bunch.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 2:27:59 PM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: RickB444
Watching this show is an idiots folly anyway. Why waste the time?

Because beautiful dancing is beautiful. And I apreciate beauty better than I apreciate good spelling.

8 posted on 11/18/2010 2:28:26 PM PST by rface (Remember to roll your Traditional IRA into ROTH before the end of the year.....)
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To: PGR88; onyx; maggief; Dr. Scarpetta

You betcha!


9 posted on 11/18/2010 2:29:52 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: PGR88

I don’t watch this show. I only go to the website and vote for Bristol. I don’t care about Bristol, but I enjoy seeing libtards getting all tied up in knots.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 2:31:11 PM PST by ThinkingBuddha
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To: RickB444

we waste the time so watch liberals head explode when she win, its only for shits and giggles nothing more


11 posted on 11/18/2010 2:32:30 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: rface
Bristol and the other contestants get so much money for each week of staying in the competition.

People are voting for her so she can move out her momma and daddy's house

12 posted on 11/18/2010 2:34:17 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: RickB444
Gotta love it when libs prove they suffer from a mental illness.

With all the things going on in the world and America that could make you want to shoot your TV, Bristol is the trigger. You are right, liberals are truly unhinged psychologically. They seem to florish on anger.

13 posted on 11/18/2010 2:35:03 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: PGR88

I’m willing to make the Librards this deal: We’ll quit screwing with your elections on DWTS when you quit screwing with our elections for congress and president.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 2:35:09 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: hoosiermama

Golly, those flippin’ tea partiers!

:)


15 posted on 11/18/2010 2:35:11 PM PST by maggief
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To: kosciusko51

Jennifer grey had a disastrous nose job that changed her look and possibly ruined her career.

she’s incredible shape for her age and an incredible dancer. Certainly better than Bristol but so what? I and everyone else will just have to decide whether to vote for Bristol in the next round.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 2:35:34 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: rface
Attention fools of the Left: Continue to fixate and panic regarding this entertainment event. We are in the process of taking our country back from you PDS TVtards, so keep looking over there.

That is all.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 11/18/2010 2:36:01 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: rface

Hillbuzz has this whole Operation Bristol thing going on. According to them for every legit email address you have, you can register a user name on abc and vote 10 times per email address. While I will never give abc my real email address, suffice it to say that Brisol will get 26 votes from me Mon night via phone and two throwaway addresses.

I had so much fun Weds morning going to liberal sites and watching venom volcanoes explode that I was in a great mood the whole day. Those dimwitted libs failed to consider that conservatives never voted on their silly show before and now we are out in droves just to mess with their poor little heads.


18 posted on 11/18/2010 2:36:40 PM PST by lovesdogs
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To: 4rcane
...its only for giggles nothing more......

Everyone at home has to shut their mouths while this show is on ....or go upstairs or outside. There is no room for giggles with this contest. The mirror ball trophy is akin to the Lombardi Trophy or the Stanley Cup

19 posted on 11/18/2010 2:37:06 PM PST by rface (Remember to roll your Traditional IRA into ROTH before the end of the year.....)
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To: rface
By definition, election fraud occurs anytime a Lefty is dissatisfied with the result.
20 posted on 11/18/2010 2:37:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: PGR88

I hope the so-called “Tea Partiers” who are supposedly responsible for this, in this case anyway emulate SEIU, ACORN, and AFSCME and vote many times. Why not even get dead relatives to cast some votes???”

After the voting fraud done in Nevada & Alaska, PAYBACK can be a beeotch, can it not???


21 posted on 11/18/2010 2:37:09 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: PGR88
This is too rich! Who'd of ever thought that we'd see a bunch of phakin' libs concerned about voter fraud.

What's next?

22 posted on 11/18/2010 2:37:24 PM PST by skimbell
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To: rface

Wow. I don’t watch this show but the comments on that site are amazing. The left/Democrat/hate Palin crowd is out in force. It’s supposed to be (according to the “progressive” crowd) us conservative/Republican/”teabaggers” that “spew hate”, but nothing rivals the hate spew of the collectivist conformist superior intellects of the left ...


23 posted on 11/18/2010 2:37:49 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: rface
Looks like Bristol has lost about 20 lbs or more during the contest.

Too bad the contest has turned political, I would have voted for Baby.

24 posted on 11/18/2010 2:38:01 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: lovesdogs
Can someone post how to vote. I NEVER watch any of that and am clueless...

I want to vote early, and often.

25 posted on 11/18/2010 2:40:24 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: kosciusko51
She has had some rhinoplasty, hasn’t she?

I think it was a disaster. Before, she had a distinctive albeit cute look; now, she doesn't look like anything.

26 posted on 11/18/2010 2:40:28 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Williams

I thought she looked a lot different than when she was in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. She had more of a schnozz back then.


27 posted on 11/18/2010 2:40:28 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Williams

She has said in interviews that she regrets that nosejob and it was one of the worst decisions of her life.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 2:40:58 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: lovesdogs

They post the phone numbers and allow you to start voting for all of them BEFORE any of them dance. So much for any supposed dance purity in the voting.

I remember voting George Hamilton and he stayed on a few weeks because he was entertaining although a poor dancer. People just liked him.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 2:41:19 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: rface

Take it for what it’s worth, but The Enquirer is ready to print a story that Willow is pregnant! IF she is, Palin is cooked! In my opinion Sarah should have kept those girls away from the limelight and computer. I hope it’s not true though. :(


30 posted on 11/18/2010 2:42:04 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: maggief
I've recruited two more people to vote Monday night. Might even have a party to vote for Team Ballin.
31 posted on 11/18/2010 2:42:13 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: rface

The only accurate words in the show title are “with” and “the,” but I love it too.


32 posted on 11/18/2010 2:42:19 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The nose job was botched. She said she “went in a celebrity and came out a stranger”. However, with that figure and at a slight distance when she dances she looks like the 20 year old Jennifer Grey.


33 posted on 11/18/2010 2:43:48 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: rface

Libs have nothing better to do than scream cheating and stealing elections....American Idol has the same problems, heck they even have a website called “Vote for the Worst” to screw up the show.


34 posted on 11/18/2010 2:43:48 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Free Iowahawk! (http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/11/crisisgate.html))
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To: RickB444
But I love how it demonstrates how unhinged liberals are. They shoot their TVs because the daughter of a conservative won. ROFLMAO.

I have to admit - it IS funny watching them go over the edge... ( ok - I feel a little guilt about enjoying their misery... I'll learn to deal with it)

35 posted on 11/18/2010 2:44:58 PM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: rface
Geeze, they're sure trying to fabricate controversy out of thin air. Most of the so-called talent competitions on television that allow viewers to vote work pretty much the same way. A few years back, the guy who won American Idol was pushed over the finish line when votes were received from his home state amounting to 4 times the population of the entire state. It's the way these shows work. They aren't even registered with the FCC as actual game shows (which require strict adherence to federal regulations to prevent fraud). They're registered as entertainment shows.

Liberal whiners are going to whine. It's what they do, it's who they are. And it's funny as hell.

36 posted on 11/18/2010 2:45:07 PM PST by lonevoice (I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.)
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To: RickB444
Watching this show is an idiots folly anyway. Why waste the time?

I have never watched the show, but I am going to watch it now and vote. And guess for whom?


Better to be wanted by the police than not wanted at all.

Dance to this, Liberals

37 posted on 11/18/2010 2:45:15 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: RoseofTexas

Damn that Levi


38 posted on 11/18/2010 2:45:56 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: rface

Every contestant can have fan voters registering numerous email addresses to cast extra votes.

I guess the other dancers just aren’t popular enough


39 posted on 11/18/2010 2:46:03 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Huebolt; Dr. Scarpetta; onyx

Get on Dr Scarpetta’ ping list and we’ll teach you how Monday night. Think we should post Monday nights thread on Activism?


40 posted on 11/18/2010 2:46:38 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: rface
It's sad how the liberals and media are more worried about some dance show and who won, and Prince Harry than the economic trouble we are in, and the TSA’s invasion of our privacy.
41 posted on 11/18/2010 2:47:23 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Wee-Weed Up
Funny how this is headline news with the lame stream media. just goes to show how much the Palins get these Liberals’ panties in a bunch.

Especially given the voter fraud perpetrated in Minnesota two years ago that actually mattered! As I recall, the news reacted to that news like this:

(insert white noise here)

(chirping crickets here)

42 posted on 11/18/2010 2:48:01 PM PST by ssaftler ("Politically Correct" is neither!)
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To: Bitsy

“Gotta love it when libs prove they suffer from a mental illness.
With all the things going on in the world and America that could make you want to shoot your TV, Bristol is the trigger. You are right, liberals are truly unhinged psychologically. They seem to florish on anger.”

I’m not a big fan of all this silly dancing stuff. But it may be worth voting for Bristol just to cause that kind of reaction.


43 posted on 11/18/2010 2:50:00 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: al baby

Not Bristol, but Willow, she is 16 yrs old!


44 posted on 11/18/2010 2:51:01 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: American Constitutionalist

OR the terrorist that just skidded in NY!


45 posted on 11/18/2010 2:52:26 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: RickB444

Some people enjoy watching baseball. Others enjoy watching football. Still others enjoy watching tennis, NASCAR and other racing events, marathons, ice skating, weight lifting, the olympics, you name it. Others enjoy watching people dance. There’s nothing wrong with any of this. I would encourage people to participate in these activities and not just watch them, but watching is okay.

Watching a dancing program on television is not an idiot’s folly anymore than watching any of the things mentioned above is. It’s all a matter of preference. One is not better or worse than the other.

In life, I believe most people prefer to see someone be rewarded deservedly so. If Palin is the best dancer, she deserves to win. If she is not, she doesn’t. And I don’t think it’s out of line to be a little miffed if the person with the most talent related to the show, doesn’t win.

Is the Left acting like a bunch of idiots on this? Obviously some of them are. I don’t think you have to be a person on the left to be miffed if talent doesn’t win out in the end though.


46 posted on 11/18/2010 2:53:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Your next chance like this? About 2044. Vote popularity and don't waste time with the details.)
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To: Williams

The difference is Jennifer is a professional dancer.


47 posted on 11/18/2010 2:54:30 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

“American Idol has the same problems, heck they even have a website called “Vote for the Worst” to screw up the show.”

I thought that was the whole point of the show! It’s like the modern day version of the Gong show.


48 posted on 11/18/2010 2:54:34 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: RoseofTexas

I know that I’m very well read thank you


49 posted on 11/18/2010 2:54:37 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Huebolt

Go Here:

http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/index

to register. It is at the very top of the page to the right in tiny little font. I used a throwaway email address and put 1/1/19** as my year of birth. No way will I give them my real one.

On the night of the competition (Monday) there will be a “VOTE” icon somewhere on the page. Just sign in and follow the links. According to Hillbuzz you can vote 10 times per registration. I have not tested it yet.

To vote by phone call 1-800-868-3407. You will hear a message saying “thank you for voting for Bristol and Mark” You can vote six times per phone used. Call right at 8:00pm if you can. The calls go right through then...any later and there are a lot of busy signals.


50 posted on 11/18/2010 2:55:00 PM PST by lovesdogs
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