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PurgedVoter Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:12 PM
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Evidence that Al Franken now believes!
Here at his statement, http://blog.alfranken.com/2008/11/05/a-statement-from-a... / is an interesting line,

Let me be clear: This race is too close to call, and we do not yet know who won. We are lucky enough to live in a state with built-in protections to ensure that in close elections like these, the will of the people is accurately reflected in the outcome.

"lucky enough to live in a state with built-in protections"

sounds like he is now a believer. :fistbump:

Bob
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:14 PM
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1. Too bad it took so much energy and so much money to cause him to open his eyes.
He needs to apologize to/for the people he dissed about Election Dysfunction!
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:28 PM
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8. Yes.. but there is a bit of useful irony in all of this...
If he does make it to the Senate, he can be an informed advocate on voting rights and reform. We need to hold his feet to the fire on the issue.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:18 PM
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16. That's a good point... IF he will...... He seems to waffle a lot.
We must hold ALL their feet to the fire about everything!

:hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:15 PM
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2. Sometimes, personal experience really does make a difference.
Better late than never, Al!
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:15 PM
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3. Wasn't he one of the people who used his radio platform to poo-poo those
who were screaming election fraud in 00, 02 and 04?
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:16 PM
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4. At least now he's inside the tent pissing out, to borrow an LBJ phrase.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:17 PM
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6. Absolutely he did. And a big person with integrity would apologize.
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PurgedVoter Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:22 PM
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7. I think he now believes, but isn't out of the believer closet.
It is a funny thing, when a comedian denies that something is possible. :silly:

Bob
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:37 PM
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9. I'm sure he didn't want to appear "kooky" for his impending Senate bid ...and to work w/Mike Malloy
I donated to Franken, but I thought his "conservative" stance (not political conservative, but smoking gun, innocent until proven guilty conservative stance) about the Ohio 2004 election / Diebold voting machines wasn't a good idea at the time.

Even Bill Maher was taken back at the numbers that were run after 2004 in Ohio, and he's Maher's not necessarily a Democrat.

But to follow up my subject, I STILL point the finger at Al Franken (again, I donated to his campaign) for having Mike Malloy fired from AAR.

Here's my reasoning:

Al was the AAR 'star' making 1 MILLION a year to Malloy's 100,000. But the DAY AFTER Malloy had a 9/11 conspiracy show, with no notice, he was given the boot for "budgetary reasons". Yeah, right. But who would have CARED enough to have him fired?

I remain convinced that Franken got wind of that show and realized that his future Senate bid which he was 'exploring' at the time, and which he left AAR to pursue, would be crippled for the guilt-by-association that may have resulted from his working 'side by side' with a '9/11 kook'.

I've since quit AAR and am now a NovaM subscriber.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:46 PM
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10. I don't know if AAR exists anymore. I dropped off years ago.
Al's a politician now. Politicians do that kind of shit. As always though, the progressive liberal ranting into the darkness at midnight is vindicated.
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:53 PM
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11. It's still on with Sam Seder. I was listening to "IE America" when it was two cans and string...
It was March 2003. There were no WMD's in spite of them "knowing" where they were. I had to find someone out there to listen to and Thom Hartmann and Mike Malloy brought me in... To them I owe them my thanks.

I wish Sam Seder would move to NovaM...
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:43 AM
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18. Maron vs. Seder is the best show they've ever had.
The content and style is just incredibly addictive. I dropped off when Randi left, but Maron vs. Seder brought me back.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:37 PM
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21. What has Malloy had to say about Franken's Senate bid...
and the whole recount? I've heard Randi's venom-laced comments, but I don't know that I have heard Malloy on the issue.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:02 PM
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13. I've been told by other DU'ers that in the fall of '05 he
Started being kinder to the "election was stolen" crowd.

But when we initially needed him, he was down on us.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:17 PM
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5. Fuck Coleman.
Period.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:57 PM
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12. Umm....I think it is pretty fucking obvious that Minnesota has their shit together
Florida (in 2000) and Ohio (in 2004) obviously didn't know how to conduct a legal recount.

In Florida, some counties didn't even recount their ballots!

In Ohio, the 1% recount in some "punch-card" counties was tampered with.


Minnesota has same-day registration and consistently the highest voter turnout in the nation.



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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:02 AM
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17. And a paper trail (nt)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:46 AM
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19. FL and OH knew how to conduct a recount. Their Secretary of State
just sabotaged both of them.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:11 PM
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14. that was from november 5. seems his eyes were already open? eom
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:45 PM
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15. I'm jealous.
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judasdisney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:32 AM
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20. Fuck Lieberman #2 and the radio show he rode in on
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:51 PM
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22. Now that he gets it, I hope
he will be a strong advocate for election integrity.

:fistbump:
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