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I respectfully disagree, gb,

with a lot of your assessments on the thread. But regarding little George P., it's just my opinion, so I can't really get mad. And you're polite while sticking to your guns.

One thing that struck me was the comparison of a l'il bush to a Brit royal prince in the line of succession. That is dead on. That family is related to the Brit Hanovrian royals, and think they are American royalty, they were 'put here to rule Americans'.

There are a ton of good posts in archives here from a post-er named Octafish, mostly along the BFEE (bush Family Evil Empire) lines. His/Her stuff is well-documented. That whole family constantly pulls treasonous and scurrilous moves against the nation, to benefit themselves, because they think they're American Royalty, effectively they think they're America.

But they're really just a canker sore -- composed of Oil/Energy, Banking, Intel, and Fascism -- on our nation's body politic.

There is no reason why l'il George P. wouldn't be true to form and follow in the footsteps of his great-granddad Prescott, who laundered money for the Nazis during WWII at his Union Bank (that name will sound familiar if you look at Union Bank of Switzerland and UBS Warburg). Prescott was very closely connected to the OSS's Allen Dulles while Dulles ran our war time European intel efforts from Switzerland, while Switzerland legally did business and banking for the Nazis. Dulles moonlighted at the same time as a law partner in Sullivan & Cromwell, whose firm did the legal work for the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation. They were caught hiding the nazi corporation I.G. Farben's ownership of an American chemical company (General Aniline) during WWII. Farben was the big corporate backer, of Hitler's nazis, who managed to turn a profit on extermination camps through its sale of the zyklon-b gas that was used to kill millions in the death camps. Both Union Bank and General Aniline were siezed by our war time government.

Before WWII, the rightist repugs were openly in favor of Hitler and cut deals with him. They held enough power in our country to openly advocate for him, and stall us from entering the war against him. Their inclusion in our country's executive / legislative / enforcement / intel / power structure was the reason why an author like Dalton Trumbo could be black-listed for being 'prematurely antifascist', when Trumbo blew the whistle to the feds that the American Bund was trying to get a new edition of 'Johnny Got His Gun' published, to use anti war sentiment to help keep America from fighting Hitler.

During WWII, rightist repugs were part of our power structure, and kept getting caught backing Hitler and making money with him.

After WWII, OSS repugs like Prescott and Dulles were instrumental in setting up the CIA. So now up pops a new generation of bush, replete with intel connections and 'we can't tell you how much he helps America, for security reasons' statements. We get 'limited hang-out' style publicity statements about how wonderful he is, we just can't see the record, 'for security purposes'.

And the icing on the cake is another bush is using poor Pat Tillman to advance their disgusting political agenda. The bush family is frankly treasonous and every move they make could gag a maggot.

Thanks for the numbers, John.

For 2004 Beaver County, the Post-Gazette (Wed., 11/3/04, p. A-24) reported bush -- 37,041 (47.7%), Kerry -- 40,121 (51.7%).

For both 2012 Lawrence and 2008 Lawrence, CNN results had Lawrence going for Obama. I can't give you a screen capture for CNN's site map on Wed. morning (9 - 10 a.m., 11/7/12), but it showed Allegheny and Lawrence blue, then later that day the NY Times site map showed Lawrence red. The P-G reported (Wed., 11/5/08, p. A-15, from CNN's unofficial results as of 12:30 a.m.), with estimated 97% of PA precincts reporting in, that Lawrence went blue for Obama. (I have hard copies of all the Post-Gazette reporting, for '04, '08, '12.) Their '08 reporting claimed that 21,969 represented 68% of total voters in Lawrence, which would make 100% of voters 32,307. Their vote total report of '32,307' is a reporting 'error' on their part which rubs out better than 10,000 votes from your more accurate (in my assessment) 2008 "Total Votes: 42,349" figure. (42,349 - 32,307 is 10,042. That would mean 23.7% (not 32%) of the vote was still outstanding and not reported, and 76.3% of the vote was 'in' and reported.)

So the P-G and CNN are wrong in one of two ways, either in their statement of total reported voter numbers, or in their statment of total reported vote percentages. If '68%' is right, then 42,349 X 68% is 28,797, so they 'lost' 6,828 voters in their coverage by wrongly claiming that there were '21,969 reported voters' officially turned in. 6,828/42,349 equals 16.1% of Lawrence voters missing. Or the '21,969' figure is right, and 21,969/42,349 means they're saying that elections officials are 'reporting' 51.88% of the voters, not '68%'. And 68% - 51.88% is 16.1%. Either way, their 'reporting' on 'election results reports' is missing an actual 16.1% of Lawrence voters. That's a big number and percentage of 'error', and shows where the lie about a 'red shift' for Lawrence is hidden., by corporate media reporting and vote counting/reporting officials, cutting a deal with repug power figures. A spark from labor, civil rights, and women's rights groups would prevent that easy theft.

The P-G reported for '04 (Sun. 11/7/04, p. A-1, A-15) that 'Red counties get redder, blue ones get bluer', and with a CNN, evote.com, PA Dept. of State compiled map, the newspaper showed the difference between 2000 and 2004. In 2000, Lawrence, Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Fayette, and Greene all went blue. In '04, Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, and Fayette went blue, and we allegedly 'lost' Lawrence and Greene to the red. So their map contradicted their reporting, with regards to Lawrence & Greene (and Mercer and Cambria too); they smoothed over or obscured an 'officially reported' red shift.

The December '07 'Pennsylvania Manual' reports (pp. 7-90, 7-91) these voter registration numbers for the '04 Presidential election year:
Lawrence -- 32,881 Dem, 21,995 R.
Armstrong -- 20,442 Dem, 20,739 R.
Beaver -- 73,401 Dem, 37,538 R.
Allegheny -- 557,900 D, 262,692 R.
Westmoreland -- 142,979 D, 88,727 R.
Washington -- 88,941 D, 47,351 R.
Fayette -- 61,475 D, 21,421 R.
Greene --17,151 D, 6,514 R.

Mercer -- 36,745 D, 31,626 R.
Indiana -- 23,770 D, 23,699 R.
Cambria -- 56,390 D, 28,849 R.

Call it 8 counties in our western under arm of the 'T' where we should be way ahead or strongly competitive, and add 3 to the north and east where it's the same. It's getting stolen, here in Western PA. It's not labor's fault that this is happening, but labor is a big reason why we're Dems, and ahead or strongly competitive. Being 'rusty' should just make us more driven, determined and adament, not resigned and beaten down.

Somebody's blog that I read on Wed. (Maddow, Brad, TalkingPointsMemo) pointed out that Dems cast 2.74 million votes for Dem Congressional candidates in PA this year, with 2.67 million votes cast for the repugs, and that you would think we had 9 or 10 of the 18 Congressional districts owned by the Dems as a result of that vote. Unfortunately, repug gerrymandering means that we won only 5 Federal Congressional rep slots.

On edit, added that the P-G (11/7/12, p. B-4) reported 32,178 as 91% of the Lawrence voter total, meaning 35,360 'is' 100%. Your total number of 38,969 for Lawrence 2012 shows there are 3609 'missing' voters in the P-G's reporting on the election officials' report, so 9.26% of the vote is missing.

Western PA Union Dems

I'm not a dissident labor member, but this has to be said.

We're a pro-union stronghold, with a long and storied labor tradition, which continues up to present times. There have been a ton of demonstrations, well attended by the rank and file, supported by a large number of labor unions around here in the last year and a half. We're also still a rust-belt area.

But we lost every county on our end of the PA 'T' to the repugs, and we effectively lost 2 Dem congressional seats. (Altmire Critz district consolidation followed by Rothfus victory.) The ship is starting to sale, to an ugly repug port.

I could name good activist people from Transit workers, Ironworkers, Steelworkers, Sprinkler fitters, Steamfitters, SEIU, CLUW, IBEW, IUOE. AFSCME, AFT. There are good people from the Postal Workers, CWA, UNITE, HERE, Carpenters, Laborers, who I've seen out at events, whose names I don't know, but I recognize their faces.

Why is it so hard to harness the energy that Trumka and Hill called for in Philly, to keep our end of PA blue? I've seen that energy at work here in Pittsburgh. I don't want Shea and Vinski's job, or my IBEW local's organizers' job. I don't want one cent off the unions. But if the state or national/Int'l wants any after action reports or free advice, I'd be more than happy to offer it. It's a shame that we continue to be eroded by anti-union Mellon repug interests, and continue to stay the course, but when free advice is offered, it's valued by the labor organizer heirarchy based on its sticker price.

Here's a simple bit of advice, or axiom: Trying to organize the rank and file by saying 'pay us, come work for us for free, shut up and do what we say' is not a winning formula for striking a spark among labor.

By staying the course here, we're engaging in a sitzkrieg.

You're right. Voter ID laws aren't trying to protect us

from voter fraud, they're trying to defraud the voters.

There are no incidents our repug state government can point to, of prosecuted in-polling place fraud, where someone came in and voted illegally in person, pretending to be another voter. They are a hurdle and poll tax designed by ALEC, to get rid of low-income constituencies, elderly, students, minorities. Turzai openly bragged about the real purpose for enacting the law, on camera. Our doltish 2 term state attorney general prosecuted zero cases of polling place voter impersonation. The repugs liked his job performance so much they made him governor.

A ton of good groups came together to fight the law, to provide legal first aid for the voters, and to safeguard our citizens' right to the franchise. We need a court ruling to overturn this blatant poll tax.



It was a good day for my part of the PA polls, but the Dems lost every Western PA county except Allegheny, in the formerly Democratic stronghold 9 county western under-arm of the 'T'. That freak Rothfus shouldn't even be representing Amway, let alone our state. This erosion is very real, and shows why the repugs keep on visiting our area for presidential campaigning. They're trying to steal the state, here in the western part of the state. They're also driving a red wedge between Ohio and the Blue Northeast - Mid Atlantic, to further consolidate their ongoing attempted theft of Ohio.

GOP trying to steal PA, in Western PA, again.

His last visit will 'turn the tide' for him in Pittsburgh, no doubt. It worked out so well for McCain, last time around.

Psst! Here's an inside tip for Romney repugs:

If you yell 'potato famine' at the Irish, like Belushi did in his 'Luck of the Irish' piece on Week-End Update, it scares us away.

Don't tell the bhoys who 'informed' you of this.

Sproul, Rove, Kochs -- RICO prosecution, A.G. Holder? Thanks, Brad Blog.

The Feds should be following these guys around, like they did to DeNiro's Jimmy 'the Gent' Burke character in GoodFellows. Or like they were peaceful anti-war or OWS activists.

I still have the Tech's business card.

He didn't swap memory cards out. He used the master PEB (yellow coded) cart, for our precinct (Ward 19, Precinct 4), which is used for set up and break down the Ivotronic, instead of using the Supervisory PEB cart (the red coded voting cart). He nserted it to access the diagnostic tool. I watched the big mouthed repug poll worker from 19, 3 let him use her Master PEB cart and do it on her machines before he came over to our section of the polling place. I questioned him, got his card, and watched him access the diagnostic, and saw the pretty graphics of voltage dips and swells. (This was the '07 mayor's race, which led me to raise concern in the '08 training for the presidential election.) But I thought at the time that they could show me a 'Space Invaders' graphic if they wanted to, and still 'Check Voltage' = Vote flip.

I'm an electrician (IBEW Local Union 5), so I know how to check voltages, but we're not talking receptacle source voltage, instead it's internal machine voltage, and the Ivotronics lack a diagnostic port. At least our machines did, in the 5 elections where I set up and broke down the machines. At any rate, the orange light at the back of the machine, by the power strip, will light up to show that the machine is getting ac voltage instead of working off of battery voltage, as I was informed in my spring of '07 training, and none of the machines were experiencing trouble, so it seemed senseless to mess with them.

The young technician worked in IT for the Planning Division of the Allegheny County Economic Development Dept., and was pressed into service for tech trouble shooting for the elections division, during election day of '07. He was just obeying orders, and if anything sinister was occurring, may not have been in the know. Both precinct 3 and 4 went repug for mayor in '07, and Dems have a 24 to 7 edge in registered voters around here. The race went to the Dems, but our precincts didn't. Doesn't matter.

But I still have the tech's card, and a written record of O'Brien's day and time of call to me, and the number he called from, and a record of my calls to Common Cause's 866 MY VOTE 1 hotline, and PFAW's 866 OUR VOTE hotline, and correspondences with the LWV's Vote411 website, and Fitrakis and Wasserman's FreePress, and the rest.

I 'pre-complained' in '08 to everyone. Our county didn't wind up experiencing a vote flip to repug, so I didn't need to follow up with an actual complaint, after the election. For my pre-complaining efforts, despite running several prior flawless elections at 19, 4's poll, I was suddenly deluged by a ton of problems. I documented them all and still have the documentation, right down to the problem machine serial number. At the end of the '08 final election, there was no issue for which elections officials could fault my handling of the machines or polls, (and I also worked elections after that, without any difficulties). But I got the drift. Since I pointed out the possible problem, all of the sudden a bunch of problems popped up that I had to field, like I was getting tossed an increasing number of raw eggs to juggle, so they could say for the record, election problems come from Mike, instead of Mike says election problems come from them. They still didn't leave me with egg on my face.

West PA Dems & ES & S Ivotronics

I don't have the latest info on voting machine vendor contracts for all the other counties, but in the Dem heavy 9 county area of Western PA (the Democratic left under-arm of the 'T'), 6 counties used ES&S Ivotronics, (Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence, and Westmoreland), 2 used Diebold Premier TSx (Armstrong and Washington), Fayette used Hart Intercivic E-Slate, in '08.

Only Allegheny and Lawrence went Dem in '08, which was a real erosion for the PA Dems' side. A big increase in suburban Philly Dem votes kept the state Dem. In Allegheny County (Pittsburgh area), we learned just before the '08 elections that the Elections Assistance Commission of the F.E.C. 'de-certified' the private Colorado company (SysTest), who had just certified our paperless ES&S machines days earlier. We still use the Ivotronics.

I had an e-mail correspondence with Prof. F. and Jason P. of FreePress about the issues at the time. The appointed Elections Division Manager was and is Mark Wolosik in Allegheny County. The Manager of the Voting Machines Section of the Allegheny County Elections Department is still John O'Brien, according to his current 'LinkedIn' profile.

Back then, O'Brien sure got mad at me for wondering whether having a County Tech come to our poll near the end of the voting day, to 'check the voltage' on all 5 machines from both precincts (when they weren't having any problems), by inserting the Master PEB carts -- whether that was a sound move in machine, or election integrity, protocol terms. In all my dealings and communications attempts with the elections department as a poll worker, I had never had such a rapid or negative response. But i just didn't want to see a vote total flip to Repug occur in this Dem strong-hold, leaving me (as majority inspector) liable for helping to steal the election for the bad guys. I could never live down being filmed in a perp walk for something like that. I wouldn't even try to steal it for OUR side.

I took Prof. Bob's advice in '08 and informed the Downtown Obama elections office personnel about it. This year, I've broached the subject with the South Side Obama elections office personnel, and Common Cause's 'volunteer voter's rights protection poll watch' organizer. I didn't inform Labor, because they mistakenly put me on the list for the NWPA area Labor Federation volunteers, instead of Pittsburgh and South West PA area, when I signed up to help them watch out for voters' rights at the polls. It doesn't matter, I can still watch the polls for us and identify myself as a labor member, anyway.

What Brad F. said on RT recently is right. The more we talk about this, the higher the turnout is for our side, and the less likely they will be able to steal it. Our side gets more energized from it, and the vote thieves also know we're watching, which scares them into remembrances of the perp walks of crooked repug elections personnel in OH, KY, MA, etc.

Anything fishy that I personally witness or can verify from first-hand testimony, I'll report to ALL the key election protection groups and indivduals. Thanks for your work, Free Press.
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