Thursday, November 18, 2004

Fuck Clinton. 

I'm sick of that big dog. He's all bark and saliva right now. If there was never more of a time for a viable third party, it is now, what with Kerry pushing for the lame governor of Iowa to be DNC chair, what with Dean being marginalized again (this may be better for him in the long run), what with Kerry sitting on 15 million huchachos from his campaign fund, money that could have helped win some races, what with our "leaders" in Congress, coninuing, for the most part, to ignore electronic voting fraud, what with the arrogance and conceit of Washington insiders, even the aid for Senator Kennedy who was condescending when I called about the H1B visa bill that is going to rob Americans of even more jobs, a bill that Kennedy supports, what with the lack of spine and fight in this democratic party, and their capitulation to Bush on every issue that matters.

We are a one-party nation.

It is time for change. Now more than ever.

I am going to bug the shit out of the Kennedy office in Boston on the electronic voting fraud that stole this election. And, I am going to change my registration to "independent".

Reminder: www.blackboxvoting.org has up to the minute coverage of Beverly Harris's efforts in Volusia County in Florida. The new heroes are the nobodies, and that includes the nobody blogs and diaries on www.dailykos.com that have the courage to cover this black box voting scandal. From www.blackboxvoting.org:

There was a trash bag on the porch outside the door. Harris looked into it and what do you know, but there were poll tapes in there. They came out and glared at Harris and Wynne, who drove away a small bit, and then videotaped the license plates of the two vehicles marked 'City Council' member. Others came out to glare and soon all doors were slammed.
So, Harris and Wynne went and parked behind a bus to see what they would do next. They pulled out some large pylons, which blocked the door. Harris decided to go look at the garbage some more while Wynne videotaped. A man who identified himself as "Pete" came out and Harris immediately wrote a public records request for the contents of the garbage bag, which also contained ballots -- real ones, but not filled out.
A brief tug of war occurred, tearing the garbage bag open. Harris and Wynne then looked through it, as Pete looked on. He was quite friendly.
Black Box Voting collected various poll tapes and other information and asked if they could copy it, for the public records request. "You won't be going anywhere," said Pete. "The deputy is on his way."
Yes, not one but two police cars came up and then two county elections officials, and everyone stood around discussing the merits of the "black bag" public records request.
The police finally let Harris and Wynne go, about the time the Votergate.tv film crew arrived, and everyone trooped off to the elections office. There, the plot thickened.
Black Box Voting began to compare the special printouts given in the FOIA request with the signed polling tapes from election night. Lo and behold, some were missing. By this time, Black Box Voting investigator Andy Stephenson had joined the group at Volusia County. Some polling place tapes didn't match. In fact, in one location, precinct 215, an African-American precinct, the votes were off by hundreds, in favor of George W. Bush and other Republicans.
Hmm. Which was right? The polling tape Volusia gave to Black Box Voting, specially printed on Nov. 15, without signatures, or the ones with signatures, printed on Nov. 2, with up to 8 signatures per tape?
Well, then it became even more interesting. A Volusia employee boxed up some items from an office containing Lana Hires' desk, which appeared to contain -- you guessed it -- polling place tapes. The employee took them to the back of the building and disappeared.
Then, Ellen B., a voting integrity advocate from Broward County, Florida, and Susan, from Volusia, decided now would be a good time to go through the trash at the elections office. Lo and behold, they found all kinds of memos and some polling place tapes, fresh from Volusia elections office.
So, Black Box Voting compared these with the Nov. 2 signed ones and the "special' ones from Nov. 15 given, unsigned, finding several of the MISSING poll tapes. There they were: In the garbage.