Monday, May 12, 2008

Bad Ballot Design, Bush Being Bush, Mad Cow, Mad India, Mad Iraq, GOP Depressed, Religious Right, Redneck Evolution and Wingnut Humor.

It's Monday!

You'd think that almost eight years after the fiasco in Florida that the problem of having your vote correctly counted would be a done deal.

Naw, it's still all screwed up.

Here in Oklahoma we just have to connect the arrow right next to who we want to vote for.

And then we feed it to the scanner. It seems to work. It's fast and simple. And it makes for an easy, accurate recount.

It also prevents mistakes.

Like this.

Fortunately, for the country, the Republicans tend to prove the old adage, "Give 'em enough rope and they'll hang themselves.", true.
The head hangman is still tightening the noose. How out of it do you have to be, to be a proponent of mad cow disease?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration on Friday urged a federal appeals
court to stop meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease,
but a skeptical judge questioned whether the government has that authority.
Probably, out of it enough to combine Econ 101 with a complete lack of knowledge of anything else and ticking off a nuclear power with a feeble attempt to pretend that he has some idea of what's actually going on.
NEW DELHI, May 7 -- A brief comment by President Bush about the role of India in the world food crisis has set off a firestorm of
criticism in this country.
Or, maybe fighting a war five years after he'd declared that the war was won.
Little has changed in the 11-square-mile corner of northeast Baghdad, but the
stakes are higher now. An Iraqi military offensive launched against Shiite
militias in late March has drawn in U.S. troops and has led to near-constant
fighting in Sadr City. Sadr has threatened "open war" if the offensive does not
end. U.S. troop deaths have climbed to their highest level in seven months,
mainly because of the clashes in and around Sadr City, and the additional
American troops will be gone by July. On Saturday, the Iraqi government said it
had struck a deal with Sadr's aides to halt the fighting, but the two sides
disagreed on its terms and it was unclear what it would yield.
It looks like we've finally given them enough rope.
Also in April, as the President’s Approval Rating slipped, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Democrats
remained near the highest levels ever recorded
by Rasmussen Reports.
I doubt if even the Religious Right's all out effort to subvert the Constutition will be of much help this year.
Alliance Defense Fund, a Scottsdale, Ariz., nonprofit, is hoping at least
one sermon will prompt the Internal Revenue Service to investigate, sparking a
court battle that could get the tax provision declared unconstitutional.
Alliance lawyers represent churches in disputes with the IRS over alleged
partisan activity.

The action marks the latest attempt by a conservative organization to
help clergy harness their congregations to sway elections. The protest is
scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28, a little more than a month before the general
election, in a year when religious concerns and preachers have been a regular
part of the political debate.
The Republicans have done such a horrible job of running things that, even in the South, the race card is taking a backseat to issues. It's way past time for the southern white working class to realize that they have a lot more in common with the black working class, than they do with the Republicans, who don't give a crap about them in the first place.
In response to Mr. Obama’s energizing of black Southern voters, enlightened
self-interest may well convince many of the region’s undecided superdelegates to
endorse him. Over the last two years, there have been little-noticed Democratic
gains in Congressional and state legislative elections across the South, as the
solid black Democratic base has been joined by whites disenchanted with the Bush
administration. New concern about the economy may be adding momentum.
It's Monday, so I'll leave you with a little right wing "humor".
Free Tickets
I have 4 extra tickets for the Robbie Knievel event at the State Fair Grounds next weekend if anybody wants them. He's going to attempt to jump 500 Democrats with a bull dozer.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to make your acquaintance. I tackled this topic too, and that is how I found you. Glad I did!


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