Archive for May, 2010

Touchscreen voting…guess who’s for it?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 by johnmwilliams

I’m sure you remember the hue and cry from the left over “unsecure” voting machines.  Well, it seems that was a bit of slight of hand to distract you from the fact that they’re the ones jiggering the machines.  I just ran across an article that showed who is in favor of touchscreen voting, and you’ll be surprised–but first, let’s look at the Dems’ record of voter fraud (a real record, instead of the phony one they try to tar Republicans with).

While libs like to start at Franken, do you happen to remember the Washington State governor’s race where the Dem lost the count, the recount, and then finally won when box after box of uncounted votes were “found” and led to the her election? And then Dean Logan, the King County Election Official (a Dem) delayed and obfuscated and refused to turn over records to the plaintiffs until he was found in contempt of court and the county was hit with over $225,000 in fines. Unfortunately, by the time the court took action the election had been over for almost 3 years:

King County fined $225,000 in voter fraud case

And unlike the 2000 election where libs still imagine a Gore victory, this was found to have actually been stolen:

In Washington’s 2004 gubernatorial election, at least 1,392 felons illegally voted, 252 provisional ballots were wrongly counted, and 19 votes were cast from beyond the grave, according to Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges’s opinion in a case brought by Dino Rossi, Ms. Gregoire’s Republican opponent.

Election workers in King County (where Seattle is located) “enhanced” 55,177 ballots to make it easier for tabulating machines to read them — even though the county had failed to establish written procedures as required by state law. In some cases, individual election workers modified voted ballots using black felt markers and white-out tape while observers were kept at a distance that prevented meaningful observation. Nine separate times, King County “discovered” and counted unsecured ballots.

During the recount process, five counties found new, uncounted, unsecured ballots and added them into their totals. King County officials admitted publicly that ballot reconciliation reports were falsified in an attempt to conceal variations between the number of votes counted and the number of voters who voted (two elections workers were disciplined as a result).

By the end, 3,539 votes more than the number of voters who voted were tabulated. Four other swing counties provided an additional 4,880 mystery ballots. Ms. Gregoire was the victor by a margin of 133 votes.

Wall Street Journal

And the kingpin of King County politics is now running HUD and the “election official” who oversaw this travesty, Logan, has moved on to more fertile mail-in fraud grounds in LA.

OK–now, guess who favors touchscreen voting?  It isn’t any conservative or Republican-leaning group.  It’s–are you ready for this–the NAACP, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Brennan Center, and The Lawyer’s Committee, a part of the National Campaign for Fair Elections (read “rigged for our side”). In fact, there’s not a single conservative/Republican-based group that supports “paperless” balloting. Wonder why?

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“You can keep your plan and your doctor if you like what you have.”

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 by johnmwilliams

What he didn’t say: “If your employer doesn’t mind paying extra for you to have it.” Another lie–and for you libs out there in la la land, that means a deliberate falsehood–not “anything that pisses me off!”–coming to fruition, albeit sooner than I bet Obama would have liked:

Hot Air

Fortune-Documents reveal AT&T, Verizon, others, thought about dropping employer-sponsored benefits

I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I tell you!  That the administration couldn’t foresee that making the penalties cheaper than the coverage would push employers to drop coverage!?!  The only quibble I have with the Fortune piece is their intro:

Internal documents recently reviewed by Fortune, originally requested by Congress, show what the bill’s critics predicted, and what its champions dreaded: many large companies are examining a course that was heretofore unthinkable, dumping the health care coverage they provide to their workers in exchange for paying penalty fees to the government.

Of course it wasn’t “unthinkable”…they planned it all along…they always knew it. Like the leftists said in meetings they subsequently disavowed: “This isn’t a Trojan horse–it’s right out there for everyone to see. This is the first step toward single payer.”  Now, they may not have wanted it to come to light this soon, but they knew it–you can bet your bottom dollar they knew it.

There’s going to be a bloodbath over this healthcare bill before it’s done–politically speaking, for you hyperventilating lefties out there–and I wouldn’t want to have a (D) after my name when the reckonin’ comes….

Say–how’s that appeasement hopey changey thing workin’ out for ya?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 by johnmwilliams

Time to Plan for War…a long read, but worth it.  And an accurate, reality-based assessment of where we find ourselves in the non-proliferation regime offered by the UN.

Caroline Glick–carolineglick.com-Time to Prepare for War

But due to the Obama administration’s diplomatic fecklessness and ideological blinders, administration officials were incapable of making these points. And so, instead through its actions, the administration has advanced the cause of nuclear proliferation. The US has now joined the ranks of fools who claim that nuclear weapons in the hands of states like the US and Israel are as problematic as nuclear weapons in the hands of states like Iran and North Korea.

These are dangerous times. Iran, which seeks to position itself as a regional superpower, has been emboldened by the Obama administration’s abdication of US global leadership. Only Israel can prevent Iran from endangering the world. But time is of the essence.

The Press goes all in…and loses

Posted in General, Press Bias, Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 by johnmwilliams

Despite weeks of relentless, negative coverage of the AZ immigration law. As Fox News reports, even 43% of Democrats agree with AZ’s law while 41% disagree. 77% of Republicans agree, along with 68% of Independents.

Can you say FAIL?

FOX News Poll

The reputation of the MSM is in tatters, yet they continue to act in ways that assure their own destruction. Few people take the press at its word anymore. While newspaper types say that the readership has just moved away from print to the internet, it’s true–and the reason is convenience. But not because it’s easier to read articles online–no one believes that–but because a news story can be fact-checked by the reader within minutes. The MSM is basically a topic generating outlet that points people in a certain direction (see drudgereport.com). That’s why paid internet subscription are doing no better than their paid print editions.

Bush lied about evidence of WMD…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 by johnmwilliams

This canard keeps popping up from the left (and Paulians, who jumped on the bandwagon to motivate their base), so let’s get this straight–the assertion that “the evidence” pointed away from Iraq having WMD is a lie that was generated by the pathological hatred for Bush generated by the left and the press. The Paulians picked up on it because they happen to be right about the overreach of government–but they were dead wrong on Iraq. The Bush Administration took a boatload of evidence against Iraq and dismissed a thimble-full. And yes, if you’re mining NPR, the WAPO, and Foreign Affairs for your info, then you’re buying the far left’s propaganda. They cited such bastions of objectivity as Hans Blix??? Please. David Kay??? The WAPO used the left’s tried and true technique of redefining terms-WMD-to mean what they want it to mean at the time-conflating the evidence for nuclear weapons with ALL WMD.

This is not hard to see if you were able to remove yourself from the overheated hyperbole dripping with hatred, deliberate mischaracterization, and lies, in order to try to eviscerate a political foe the far left hated for his domestic policy. I’ve often written about my puzzlement over the left’s pathological hatred for Bush and their jumping at any opportunity (which was anytime he spoke) to put words in his mouth to conjure “lies” or “misleading information” from words that had to be tortured far worse than any water-boarded terrorist to bring to bear what they wanted him to have said. I think I figured it out with the “stimulus” package–Bush (and the Republicans) had apparently cut off the billions of dollars of annual, discretionary funding for far left pet projects where millions of them depended on the largess of the government (read-“taxpayer”) to provide their living. Not entitlement programs, but grants and guaranteed loans that all those 501(c)(3) corporations I’ve been complaining about that use taxpayer money to pursue their nutty, far-left agendas. Having to really work for a living sucks when you used to be able to submit a grant proposal for promoting “social justice” or “economic justice” or “environmental justice” and only have to put together a couple of perfunctory workshops to justify a good living. And they couldn’t complain about the discretionary funding without drawing attention to themselves and possibly having to justify their funding to a less receptive audience than a Democratic administration. So they had to find something–anything–that they could try to destroy his presidency over to ensure the funding would be restored at the earliest. I think that’s why most of the stimulus package ended up in either other government entities or leftist special interests like ACORN.

The effort to undermine the Bush presidency was perhaps not “coordinated,” but it definitely emerged from the far left echo chamber. The press, the far left (and yes, the government is full of them) worked overtime to bring down a President they saw as an enemy to their way of life, not because he took us to war. These people hated GWB because he didn’t see the “value” of what they do, so they labeled him a country bumpkin-a buffoon-and ridiculed him on every level imaginable.

The Paulians chose to ride the coattails of the hatred and vitriol ginned up by the left and the press to try to motivate their own followers. Trying to differentiate his candidacy from the establishment’s on the basis of domestic policy wasn’t creating a lot of excitement, nor was objecting to the war on Constitutional grounds. Not because the Paulians don’t believe it, but it’s just not “sexy” enough to get up from the computer to get out and rally and recruit. But jump on the “We were lied into an illegitimate war”–that’s the stuff that will get the blood boiling and get ’em riled up. It was a crass, cynical ploy that was 100% politically motivated. And the reams of propaganda provided by the far left made it easy.