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  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-21-06 (Another Daily Kos Blogola Scandal)

    07/21/2006 6:17:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies · 1,661+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 21, 2006 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    Take a look at the photo of Congressperson Cynthia McKinney above. Obviously the source of that picture must be some vicious hate-filled right-wing website that dislikes the "progressive" policies of Ms Mckinney, right? Wrong. The source for that picture is none other than the Daily Kos. You read that correctly. This picture is part of an ad by McKinney's primary opponent, Hank Johnson, that is figured PROMINENTLY at the top of the list of Daily Kos advertisers. I should have had a hint of this latest Kos Blogola scandal yesterday when I did a search on the Daily Kos...
  • Detroit clerk to purge 55,000 names from voter rolls

    07/18/2006 1:51:40 PM PDT · by oxcart · 82 replies · 2,452+ views
    AP via Mlive.com ^ | 07/18/2006 | Unknown
    DETROIT (AP) — The city clerk plans to purge the names of nearly 55,000 dead people and those who no longer live in the city from voting rolls as part of an effort to ensure integrity in elections. Clerk Janice Winfrey bought lists of deaths from the state and city health department. Then she moved to eliminate the names of people who hadn't cast a ballot since before the 2002 election and who had been mailed voter card registration renewal forms that were returned as undeliverable. Already the names of about 33,000 deceased voters have been removed, The Detroit News...
  • ( Democrat ) Party shuns Vermont Democrats in race ( rigging the election )

    07/17/2006 2:58:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,185+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 13, 2006 | Rick Klein
    Seeks to clear way for independent in US Senate bid... Vermont's Democratic Party is maneuvering to keep the Democratic candidates for the state's open US Senate seat off the November ballot, as party leaders seek to clear the way for independent Representative Bernard Sanders in his bid for the Senate. State Democratic leaders are spearheading efforts to gather signatures to put Sanders on the ballot as a Democrat, even though Sanders has repeatedly said he would turn down the party's nomination if he wins the primary. At least three other candidates have announced their intention to run for the Democratic...
  • The Party of Bunglers (LIB rants: Pulling ad means Dems lose in '06)

    07/18/2006 7:31:31 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 5 replies · 840+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | July 18, 2006 | Charles P. Pierce
    Would you like the early line on the exact moment when the Democratic Party bungled the midterm elections this fall -- and, as an added bonus, People's Exhibits Q through Z why Rahm Emanuel and the folks at the DCCC would screw up a one-car funeral, even if you spotted them the hearse? Well, this is it. This good, tough Internet ad gets pulled because some of the people who enabled the murderous lunacy depicted therein throw public hissy-fits. Almost immediately thereafter, Senator Mike DeWine (R-I'm-Not-Bob-Ney-Dammit!) drops a television spot using the people killed on September 11 as a cudgel...
  • Judge says DeLay 'withdrew': Statement may spell trouble for GOP

    06/28/2006 3:49:28 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 45 replies · 1,638+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2006 | Janet Elliott
    AUSTIN - A federal judge hearing a ballot dispute Monday involving former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay said he thinks that DeLay withdrew from the November election, indicating potential trouble for Republicans who want to name a replacement candidate. "He is not going to participate in the election and he withdrew," said U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, who did not issue an official ruling after a daylong trial regarding DeLay's status as the GOP nominee for the 22nd Congressional District. Jim Bopp, a lawyer for the Republican Party of Texas, disagreed, telling Sparks "there's been no withdrawal." Bopp said that instead,...
  • (Vote for the Combat Clothes, NOT the Hook Nose!) Today's Virginia Democratic Primary Gets Nasty

    06/13/2006 10:37:41 AM PDT · by meandog · 17 replies · 1,016+ views
    Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star ^ | 6.8.06 | Edie Gross
    The flier put out by Jim Webb's campaign for U.S. Senate described his opponent as a corporate lobbyist who made money by sending American jobs overseas. But what caught Dan Smolen's attention was the cartoon that accompanied the text: That of a man with a hook nose and money spilling from his pockets. It was a caricature of Harris Miller, Webb's opponent in Tuesday's Democratic primary who happens to be Jewish. The image made Smolen, who is Jewish and Stafford County's Democratic chairman, uncomfortable. "I don't think whoever did the cartoon caricature meant this as an ethnic slur," he said,...
  • Voting Fraud Alleged In Duval County, Texas

    04/24/2006 5:02:06 AM PDT · by texianyankee · 33 replies · 3,164+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | April 24, 2006 | Jaime Powell
    High turnout prompts a probe by secretary of state SAN DIEGO - A dead man sending off for a mail-in ballot for the March primary was just one of the clues that brought investigators from the Texas attorney general's office to Duval County. Assistant District Attorney Jon West had only been on the job for about three months when the voter fraud allegations started surfacing. The post office returned several rejected mail-in ballot applications to residents who said that they had not sent them. And in one case, a woman complained that her father could not have sent a mail-in...
  • Shelly Moore Capito Push Poll, WV

    04/17/2006 10:42:25 AM PDT · by pageonetoo · 10 replies · 564+ views
    Landline "unknown caller" ID | Monday, April 17, 2006 | Unkown "committee for a clean WV"
    I was sitting at the computer reading about the cruise my daughter and I are taking this weekend, when the phone rings, and a womans voice announces that there is a message for concerned West virginians. She then goes on to say that Shelly Moore Capito is a friend of indicted Tom Delay etc, etc, etc... I hung up about then, but thought, damn, the Dems are getting worried for some reason. I wish Shelly had chosen to take on "Sheets"!
  • Delay live on Fox - Now

    04/04/2006 6:24:32 AM PDT · by gondramB · 90 replies · 3,253+ views
    Live on Fox news no link
  • St. Louis vote fraud sentence includes Transcendental Meditation

    04/02/2006 9:54:42 AM PDT · by rface · 12 replies · 951+ views
    Kansas City (Missouri) Star ^ | Sat, Apr. 01, 2006 | staff
    A circuit judge in St. Louis has sentenced a woman who turned in voter registration cards in the name of dead local politicians to probation, community service and relaxation training using transcendental meditation. Michelle Robinson, 36, pleaded guilty Friday on charges of 13 violations of election law and of possession of crack cocaine and a crack pipe. Robinson worked for a campaign called Operation Big Vote that aimed to boost the participation of black voters in the 2001 St. Louis mayoral election. But some of the cards she turned in on Feb. 7, 2001, were made out in the names...
  • Free speech means free speech

    03/11/2006 5:33:36 PM PST · by texassizednightcrawler · 34 replies · 662+ views
    The First Amendment to the Constitution is arguably the most important. This amendment, packaged with the nine following it as the Bill of Rights, grants citizens the freedoms of press, speech, religion, peaceful assembly and a right to "petition the government for a redress of grievances." Freedom of speech cases are often some of the most hotly contested in the country. Recently, a case involving a high school social studies teacher has been given national media attention. The case involves Denver teacher Jay Bennish, who was put on paid leave from Overland High School after comparing President George W. Bush's...
  • AP - Limbaugh makes error about Brown's race

    02/17/2006 4:54:57 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 87 replies · 6,047+ views
    AP ^ | 2/17/06
    Posted on Fri, Feb. 17, 2006 Limbaugh makes error about Brown's race Associated Press WASHINGTON - Brown is black in the eyes of Rush Limbaugh. When Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett was forced out of the Democratic primary in the U.S. Senate race in Ohio, the conservative commentator criticized The New York Times for not saying that the Democrats' preferred candidate is black. Limbaugh later found out from e-mails to his nationally syndicated radio show that the candidate, Rep. Sherrod Brown, is, in fact, white. "Uh, Sherrod Brown's a white guy? Then I'm confusing him with somebody. OK, I'm sorry,"...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Is Harry Whittington Already Dead?

    02/16/2006 5:27:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 4,288+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2/16/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Brian in Wilmington, North Carolina, I know you're still out there, because I know you're here every day, Brian, and I know a lot of you libs are out there. Let me tell you: I think this is probably everything that you're looking for. The reason that it took so long to release details of the hunting accident -- Dick Cheney and Harry Whittington -- is that Whittington is actually dead, and it took them about eight hours to go find a double for Mr. Whittington, because he's actually brain dead. He's so injured that he's being held...
  • N.Y. Democrats Pull Stories From Web Site

    02/16/2006 11:09:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 334+ views
    AP ^ | 2/16/6 | RIK STEVENS
    Albany, N.Y. -- The state Democratic Committee on Thursday removed re-edited AP articles from its Web site, a week after the party accused a GOP candidate of doctoring news stories for his Web site. Democratic officials called the edited Associated Press articles "excerpts." It said the dustup was the result of a misunderstanding in January after the committee issued a press release that included an AP story about Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Weld. "Earlier this year, the AP called the state party and said they were unhappy with the fact that the state party was placing their stories on their...
  • Boston Legal

    02/15/2006 11:08:38 AM PST · by Chances Are · 38 replies · 902+ views
    ABC television | 02/15/2006 | Chances Are
    Anyone watch "Boston Legal" last night? This (2/14/06) episode delved into liberal politics on several fronts (Catholic church/contraception, fear of abortion's sure demise due to a right-leaning court environment, "right-to-die" [it was a cat!], discrimination practiced by evil private organizations, who surely not only had a nefarious right-wing agenda, but manipulate the law to insure that they stay free of "mainstream" [read:liberal] thoughts on things like discrimination). The central theme centered on a young girl who was violently and brutally raped, and who was denied anti-contraception medication at the Catholic hospital she was brought to (unconscious) after the event. They...
  • Guard: Jailbreak an inside job

    02/14/2006 11:34:43 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 895+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 14, 2006 | FRANK MAIN, STEFANO ESPOSITO ...
    A Cook County Jail guard has admitted to investigators that he helped six inmates escape over the weekend to give a political advantage to a former jail supervisor running for sheriff... The 36-year-old guard confessed that he allowed a convicted killer, two accused robbers and two others charged with aggravated kidnapping and battery to bust out of the jail to cast a shadow on Sheriff Michael Sheahan's management of the complex at 26th and California. The guard knew the negative publicity would hurt Sheahan's chief of staff, Tom Dart, who is running for sheriff... And the guard admitted he helped...
  • CA: Former Feinstein staffer edited Wikipedia entries (cut references to Feinstein's net worth)

    02/09/2006 11:57:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,171+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/9/06 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Washington -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office acknowledged today that a former staff member had removed references to the California Democrat's net worth on the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, as well as altered entries about her husband Richard Blum's Chinese investments in 1997. A former staff member "independently went on to Wikipedia to correct some material he felt was not appropriate," said Feinstein spokesman Howard Gantman. "The senator was not even aware of it." The changes to the biographies of members of Congress, allegedly by their staffs, have again raised questions about the credibility of the online encyclopedia that has become an...
  • ACLU seeks data on 'spying'

    02/01/2006 4:14:32 PM PST · by CAWats · 29 replies · 739+ views
    San Diego, Union-Tribune ^ | 010206 | By Kim Curtis
    SAN FRANCISCO – The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California on Wednesday filed a request for information about alleged government spying during student-led protests at two universities. The Freedom of Information Act request was filed with the government on behalf of UC Santa Cruz Students Against the War and Berkeley Stop the War Coalition at the University of California, Berkeley, according to Dorothy Ehrlich, executive director of the ACLU-Northern California.
  • Has the New York Times Violated the Espionage Act?

    02/02/2006 3:22:56 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 64 replies · 2,109+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2006 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    “Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts.” Thus ran the headline of a front-page news story whose repercussions have roiled American politics ever since its publication last December 16 in the New York Times. The article, signed by James Risen and Eric Lichtblau, was adapted from Risen’s then-forthcoming book, State of War.1 In it, the Times reported that shortly after September 11, 2001, President Bush had “authorized the National Security Agency [NSA] to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States . . . without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying.” Not since Richard Nixon’s misuse...
  • CIA Chief Says Wiretap Disclosure Damaging (Democrats nervous)

    02/02/2006 10:50:14 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 201 replies · 5,844+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2 Feb 06 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss said Thursday that the disclosure of President Bush's eavesdropping-without-warrants program and other once-secret projects had undermined U.S. intelligence-gathering abilities. "The damage has been very severe to our capabilities to carry out our mission," Goss told the Senate Intelligence Committee. He said a federal grand jury should be empaneled to determine "who is leaking this information." His testimony came after National Intelligence Director John Negroponte, who directs all intelligence activities, strongly defended the program, calling it crucial for protecting the nation against its most menacing threat. "This was not about domestic surveillance," Negroponte said. Leaders...