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Organized crime: Thugs dupe voters into registering Republican

Really, this is organized crime. If there was ever a use for RICO, this is it. Raw Story | Analyst: GOP voter fraud scandal 'really serious'
The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that dozens of voters have complained they were duped by a firm working for the GOP into switching their party registration to Republican while being told they were signing a petition for tougher penalties on child molesters.
A single group turned out to be behind the "slamming" -- Young Political Majors, which was previously found to be using similar tactics in Florida in 2004. In that election, YPM was employed by another firm called JSM Inc., which was working for conservative powerhouse Arno Political Associates. Similar stories involving all three have surfaced in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Ohio. MSNBC's Contessa Brewer asked legal analyst Susan Filan on Monday about the case. "This is really serious," Filan responded. "This is a very specific, deliberate intent to mislead." She contrasted it with the far more trivial accusations of voter fraud against the anti-poverty group ACORN, which has handed in occasional fake registrations under names such as "Mickey Mouse." Late on Saturday, the owner of Young Political Majors, Mark Jacoby, was arrested on charges of having fraudulently registered himself to vote at a California address where he lived as a child so that he would meet California's legal requirement that signature gatherers be eligible to vote in that state.

The media lynching of Colin Powell

Thanks, **Dorothy**, yeah, this did piss me off. Think Progress...

October 17, 2008

Unbelieveable: Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times endorse Obama

Neither paper has ever endorsed a democrat for president. LAT | Barack Obama for president | He is the competent, confident leader who represents the aspirations of the United States.
We need a leader who demonstrates thoughtful calm and grace under pressure, one not prone to volatile gesture or capricious pronouncement. We need a leader well-grounded in the intellectual and legal foundations of American freedom. Yet we ask that the same person also possess the spark and passion to inspire the best within us: creativity, generosity and a fierce defense of justice and liberty. The Times without hesitation endorses Barack Obama for president.
Chi Trib | Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president
On Nov. 4 we're going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose. The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States.

Obama's Chicago Political Upbringing: The Warrior

NPR | How Chicago Politics Shaped Obama He politically destroyed his mentor.

October 16, 2008

Joe Wurzelbacher not a plumber; is a dirty, lying, tax-evading creep

joey.jpegEdited, see comments. Joe Wurzelbacher is the face of the failed Republican ideology dating back to the Gingrich Revolution:
  • Refuses to follow society's rules and regulations -- licensure, paying taxes
  • Expects to milk the infrastructure of society for personal gain without giving anything back
  • Thinks "America" only exists within the property lines of his suburban tract house -- sprawl, built on arable land
  • Thinks "government" only exists to kill dark-skinned people inconveinently placed on top of the fuel for his F-150
  • Isn't going to take any shit from an uppity, affirmative-action, baby-killing, terrorist-befriendin', effete, ivory-tower Ivy-League socialist n-n-n-n-n-negro
  • And, most significantly, disingenuous about who he is and who is putting him up to it
McCain is finished: McCain's final hope resting on 'Joe the Plumber' Toledo Blade | 'Joe the plumber' isn’t licensed
"Joe the Plumber" isn’t a plumber — at least not a licensed one, or a registered one. A check of state and local licensing agencies in Ohio and Michigan shows no plumbing licenses under Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher’s name, or even misspellings of his name.
Even if it remains to be seen who exactly this guy is, he walks like a plant, tallks like a plant, and smells like a plant.
Mr. Wurzelbacher’s notoriety has raised the ire of Tom Joseph, business manager for Local 50 of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Service Mechanics, who claimed that Mr. Wurzelbacher didn’t undergo any apprenticeship training. "When you have guys going out there with no training whatsoever, it’s a little disreputable to start with," Mr. Joseph said. "We’re the real Joe the Plumber." Mr. Joseph said Mr. Wurzelbacher could only legally work in the townships, but not in any municipality in Lucas County or elsewhere in the country. "This individual has got no schooling, no licenses, he’s never been to a training program, union or non-union, in the United States of America," Mr. Joseph said.... In January, 2007, the Ohio Department of Taxation placed a lien against him because $1,183 in personal property taxes had not been paid, but there has been no action in the case since it was filed.

Chavez: Bush is to the left of me now

Chavez says "Comrade Bush" turns left in crisis
CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mocked George W. Bush as a "comrade" on Wednesday, saying the U.S. president was a hard-line leftist for his government's intervention of major private banks in the U.S. financial crisis.... "Bush is to the left of me now," Chavez told an audience of international intellectuals debating the benefits of socialism. "Comrade Bush announced he will buy shares in private banks." Chavez, who has insulted Bush in the past as a drunkard or the devil, called him clueless on Wednesday.

More amazing than a black president: Britney #1

Beeb | Second US number one for Spears
Singer Britney Spears has returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time since her debut single Baby One More Time, in 1999.

Obama hasn't closed the sale, by Karl Rove

tl;dr: Undecided voters are undecided and think Obama isn't qualifed; he's trying to buy you; he's got Satanic powers to cloud men's minds; he's lying about his and McCain's tax plans; McCain's getting his shit together; but it don't look good, so PANIC PANIC PANIC HE'S AN ANGRY BLACK TERRORIST MUSLIM OMG!!!!111! WSJ | Obama hasn't closed the sale | by Karl Rove

This photo sums up the third debate

grandpajohn.jpg Not a 'shoop. This was the moment Grandpa couldn't figure out from which side of the desks to walk behind to shake hands with Schaefer, the moderator.

October 15, 2008

President Palin

http://palinaspresident.com/ presidentpalin.JPG ** Jack ** is terribly excited about this interactive Web page.

** Jack ** on the sudden appearance of the piss-yellow states

obamamappissyella.JPG** Jack ** wrote:
Subject: As a corporation, blue scares us. So how about yellow? CNN: "Following the logic of the map would make these states switch from Red to Blue. However, showing a map with that much blue would really drive home the point that Obama is ahead. So how about we just come up with a new color? And, since we've gone that far, instead of purple, how about piss yellow?
Click below for the corrected map: obamamapcorrected.JPG The circle -- roughly 600 miles in diameter, roughly centered on Buffalo, N.Y. -- contains more than 50 percent of the population of North America.

Depression-era law permits Mich. governor to halt forclosures, but

Granholm.jpgshe's an idiot. Detroit Metro Times | Foreclosure fight | The push for a Michigan moratorium | By Curt Guyette
While the group Moratorium Now! staged a protest outside City Hall on Friday, some of its members were inside delivering a letter to Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr., asking him to petition Gov. Jennifer Granholm to declare a state of emergency in Detroit and use her executive power to impose a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures. Depression-era legislation gives the governor authority to take such action, say advocates.... Attorney Jerry Goldberg, part of the Moratorium Now! coalition, says that Granholm has so far rejected calls to use her executive authority to institute a moratorium. Granholm's office says legislative action is needed before she can act. Goldberg disputes that claim.
Earlier this year, state Sen. Hansen Clarke (D-Detroit) introduced SB 1306, which would impose a two-year moratorium on evictions across the state. That doesn't mean homeowners would be allowed to stay in their homes and pay nothing, Clarke has said. Judges would determine payment amounts, allowing time to recover for those who have been laid off or who are suffering financial setbacks because of illness.... After reviewing SB 1306, Canova told Metro Times that, in his opinion, the proposed law is certainly constitutional. "The United States Supreme Court upheld a similar foreclosure moratorium act that was passed in 1933 by Minnesota during the Depression in the case of Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell," he says. Moreover, government action that helps protect those "at the bottom of the economic pyramid" is vital. As he noted in an opinion piece posted on the website hosted by the left-leaning Institute for Public Accuracy: "I am unconvinced that this $700 billion bailout for Wall Street will have any lasting positive effect. ... The Bush administration is once again using fear to scare people into supporting a dangerous course. There are almost 10,000 foreclosures a week now, and between 1 million and 2 million adjustable rate mortgages are due to adjust upward in the next year. Without help for the bottom of the pyramid, Wall Street will be back next year asking for another trillion dollars."

The racist fantasies of panicked conservatives

Conservatives must clean house and destroy racist douchebags like Rush Limbaugh. Filth like him makes you all look bad. Crooks and Liars | Rush Limbaugh Says Angry Blacks Are In 30 Year Plot To Train Black Children as Militants
As we are witnessing, the conservative movement is in shambles now and the only thing they can do is spew racist hatred out into the world and hope it sticks to their audience in droves. And how is the conservative right going to make sure race is all you can think of when you think of the name Obama? How about by making the case that blacks in general are lazy, angry, and engaged in a 3 decades old plot to train black children as militants against the US? It's those scary black terrorists again. Don't think anyone would actually SAY that? Think again. Listen to it in Rush Limbaugh's own words.