Ohio: Save 2004 Ballots

Cross posted from Article Of Faith: Emotions are running high over this topic, but this is an interesting development that needs to be noted: Ohio To Delay Destruction of Presidential Ballots: “With paper ballots from the 2004 presidential election in Ohio scheduled to be destroyed next week, the secretary of state in Columbus, under pressure from critics, said yesterday that he would move to delay the destruction at least for several months. “The critics, including an independent candidate for governor and a team of statisticians and lawyers, say preliminary results from their ballot inspections show signs of more widespread irregularities than previously known. “This is not about Mr. Kerry or Mr. Bush or who should be president,” said Bill Goodman, … Continue reading

Rumsfeld: Determined to be Right.

The New York Times reports Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told several thousand veterans at the American Legion’s national convention in Salt Lake City that critics of the administration are afflicted with “moral or intellectual confusion” about the real threats to our national security. Falling back on the usual distortions of the criticisms and inaccurate historical comparisons, Rumsfeld also presented the absurd idea that the press spent disproportionately more time on Abu Ghraib than a Medal of Honor given to Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith. Continue reading

President Joe Biden (not)

Cross Posted From Article of Faith: Biden Not Worried About Southern Dems: “Sen. Joseph Biden says he can hold his own in a 2008 presidential primary against Democratic contenders from the South, noting that his home state of Delaware was a “slave state.” Er… “You don’t know my state,” he said. “My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state has the eighth-largest black population in the country. My state is anything but a Northeast liberal state.” What I’ve liked about Howard Dean’s reign as Chairman of the DNC so far is his goal to make the Dems players in “all 50 states”. Just because some of us are stuck in seas of red down … Continue reading

Blogger Hightlight: Peacechick Mary

This blogger highlight, brings the spotlight over to Peacechick Mary. She has come up with some ways to get rid of those blahs you might have. The funny part is I can see myself doing some of them. While you are at it, make sure to check out her awesome gravatar. Don’t you just love her name? Sanity Hearing Tomorrow I see things are a bit tense around here. Bust out of the drearies with some easy homemade activities (I tried the highlighted ones): At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don’t Disguise Your Voice. Every Time Someone Asks … Continue reading

Fact Check: “Them Illegals”

Cross Posted From: Article Of Faith: Kudos to the NYT for finally putting a story and some faces with the phenomenon of illegal immigrants being targeted by our own homegrown criminals: “Robberies of illegal immigrants have become a serious problem here in recent years, and the victims, mostly from Guatemala, often avoid reporting the crimes, fearing deportation. Predators know that Guatemalans often carry cash in their shoes or underwear because they do not trust banks, police officials said, and that if they are in the United States illegally, they often lack the documentation needed to open accounts. They are frequently attacked on Friday nights, the police said, after they have cashed their paychecks.” And while it’s “Guats” in Florida, it’s … Continue reading

Brownie, Heckuva

Cross Posted From Article of Faith: I gotta admit to having a slight change of heart after reading this story “A Punch Line Who Refuses To Fade Away”. Maybe it’s just the preposterous idea here, or something, but the notion that the disgraced former FEMA Director “Michael D. Brown…in the midst of a Category 5 visibility blitz” to rehabilitate his reputation is, well, freakin’ hilarious. “Mr. Brown says his reputation was unfairly battered over Hurricane Katrina, so he is speaking up in his own defense. He is also trying to build a consulting firm advising clients on issues relating to disaster preparedness — a notion some critics find curious, if not absurd. “It’s really extraordinary,” said Senator Susan Collins, Republican … Continue reading