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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:49 AM
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Goddamn it, where are the MEN in this Goddamn Country? (X)
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 12:51 AM by kster
The Politicians have let, President * and Fox news, support and cover-up, a child predator, and people who are Child Predator ENABLERs, The Politicians D&R are also enabling, the * Republicans TO continue to manipulate our vote counts. Where are the MEN in this Country? Where are the Goddamn MEN?

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The Un-Breaking Story of Bruce Funk (R) (DIEBOLD) RATE THIS UP

The Un-Breaking Story of Bruce Funk

Last week, Mr. Bruce Funk, clerk and auditor in Emery county Utah until his, for lack of a better word, "separation" from those duties on April 1st 2006, testified, under oath, that the largest circulation newspaper in Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune, had misstated his claim that he had notified county commissioner Ira Hatch that he intended to keep his job of 23 years. Although he admitted he had verbally quit that job the night before, he was left with the strong impression that, because of the highly charged emotions present, he would have until the next day to decide whether to submit a formal resignation. Indeed, just minutes after he left that contentious meeting, Glen Warchol of the Tribune called Mr. Funk to say that he understood he had resigned. Funk told Mr. Warchol that he had been given the night to think things over, and Warchol printed that statement in a story about the incident the next day.

In a consequent story by Mr. Warchol, instead of printing Funk's
assertion that he had simply notified Mr. Hatch of his desire to stay on
the job, stated in an article for the Tribune that "Funk changed his
mind. Instead of confirming his resignation in writing, Funk hired a
lawyer and says he will fight for his position." Funk had admittedly
"visited" Doug Short, a prominent attorney who, having been through a similar situation, told Funk he should stay in his position.

Emery County District Attorney, David Blackwell, who was representing Emery commissioner Ira Hatch before the state records committee last Thursday was extremely intent, and almost seemed to be bluffing to get Funk to say that he had verbally issued an intent to take legal action against the state or certain personalities either in recorded session or "in passing in the hall". Funk admitted that things had been going "ninety miles an hour", and that he couldn't recall all of the things that might have been said.

Mr. Funk is calling for the public release of the recorded sessions to
clear things up.

Patricia Smith-Mansfield, who presided over the archives committee, made it clear throughout, that she didn't think it was under the committee's jurisdiction to release the archives. Funks attorney, Phillip W. Dyer made it clear that he believed the records should be released because the names of those voting to take the discussion of Mr. Funk into closed session had not been, under law, properly documented in the minutes of those meetings.

Mr. Blackwell claims that this was merely a technicality and since it
was known there was a unanimous decision made to go into closed session, should be allowed to, and would be willing to correct the mistake. Funks attorney, claims that the commission has had six months to correct the records and that they should be released. Two members of the archives commission agreed with Mr. Dyer, and one said she had noticed a pattern of this sort of thing happening in the past. The full vote resulted in a further withholding of the documents.

Now I would like to talk about the title of this post on the
"blogosphere", The Un-Breaking Story of Bruce Funk. I am by, profession, an optician but have also published one computer program. The reason I got up at 7 a.m. and took my camcorder down to the State Archives Building last Thursday was because I was worried the press would not cover this very important story. It seems I was correct in that assumption.

Those who have been following the willful ignorance of both the
television and print media on the most fundamentally important right of a nation that calls itself a democracy, the right to vote, and to have
that vote counted, are watching in disbelief , and an increasing sense
of anger at what is nothing less then a complete blackout on even a
discussion of the voting fraud being wrought.

The Utah press's very spotty coverage, although somewhat dignified some three years ago has devolved to the point that one reporter, Jay
Evensen, of the Deseret Morning News referred to Mr. Funk as being "not too bright", for having called in a third party to inspect the machines without state oversight, knowing full well, it might result in wide government scrutiny of his actions. What Funk couldn't have known at the time, is that his brave action would shortly result in full vindication of, not only himself, but also the Black Box Voting organization which for many years, had been ignored, vilified, made fun of, and even had their website illegally shut down by Diebold.

For the first time, the terrible threat of the voting machines had
received full national coverage! Something hundreds of computer
scientists and voting rights activists had been fighting for. Even wider
acknowledgment, and proof of the dangers of computerized voting, came shortly after, when the Brennan report was released.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:55 AM
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1. You don't think we've had enough "Men?"
All of our presidents and most of our leaders have Johnsons. I'm looking for humans, not men.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:06 AM
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2. The ladies have done everything they can, when
it comes to the Secret Vote Counting Machines, I would like to hear from more Politicians, that have a Johnson, TO DATE they talk a big game, but they have NOTHING, they should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:40 AM
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3. The 'MEN' are out doing things more interesting than screwing around
with political office.

I cannot think of one active male politico that I would want to invite over for dinner.

And, hell, I have gotten drunk with Bill Clinton (true story).
Now I would have Mr Clinton out to the house, but he isn't in office so I suppose that he does not apply in this instance.
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JimDandy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:42 AM
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4. Here is the Utah State Records Committee's formal decision:

All is not lost. An appeal to Utah's Third District Court may be in the works. has generously paid for all of Funk's attorney fees ($8,000 so far) and has agreed to cover them up to $25,000.

Please email Bruce Funk at to show your support for his fight for accurate, secure and transparent elections.
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