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JMDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:50 AM
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Party Hacks (California Goes Diebold)
Party Hacks

The fix is in for 2008.

By Chris Floyd

03/02//06 "Moscow Times" -- -- Two weeks ago, an obscure, unelected, Republican-appointed official in California decided the future of the world. That future -- at least for the next several years -- will be an accelerating nightmare of war, corruption, repression, atrocity and terror. That's because the loyal apparatchik has, with the stroke of a pen, guaranteed the perpetuation of the Bush faction in power in 2008 and beyond.

One of the few certainties in modern U.S. politics is that no Democrat can win the presidency without carrying California. Thanks to the Electoral College system set up by the Founding Oligarchs to keep the low-born rabble from voting directly for president, the big haul of California's electoral votes is crucial for Democrats to offset the multitude of small, sparsely populated states that reliably vote Republican. Bagging California doesn't guarantee Democratic victory, but without it, the cliffhanger electoral counts in the goosed elections of 2000 and 2004 wouldn't even have been close.

Thus, the sudden, hugger-mugger decision by California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson to override the objections of his own experts and certify the eminently hackable voting machines of the politically partisan firm, Diebold, for use throughout the state means, quite simply, that the fix is in for 2008. It doesn't matter who the Democrats run -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, George Clooney or Jesus H. Christ in an Uncle Sam suit. It won't make a bit of difference. California is lost, the presidency is lost and the Bushists are in -- already. It's over.

More at...

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12155.htm
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:54 AM
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1. It's not over
until Californians say it is over.
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JMDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:56 AM
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2. Then we'd better scream bloody murder at the top of our lungs
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:57 AM
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3. Any planned lawsuits?
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:57 AM
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4. We're doooooooooooooooomed!!!!!!!
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 01:58 AM by Ignacio Upton
Let's just stop running candidates and crown Bush Emperor for Life now! :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:

Diebold is a problem, but I'll be damned if anyone is going to tell me that electing a Democrat is hopeless, especially since if that Dem is winning by around 8%-10% at least in Presidential cycles like Kerry did, then I can't see them trying to steal the election.
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JMDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:05 AM
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5. I don't know which part of your post is sarcasm
This is a damned serious issue.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:09 AM
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6. Why can't the good guys hack the machines?
Is that a dumb question?
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JMDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:10 AM
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7. Because then they wouldn't be the good guys anymore.
Duh.

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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:15 AM
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8. All's fair in love and war, aand we're at war.
I was just reading about the Dem party 'playing nice", and losing. You gotta be willing to get dirty.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:15 AM
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9. Kick for answers
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