Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 1:00pm
For some reason, DOJ is suing New York to force them to install any one of the extremely hackable e-voting systems before the 2006 midterms under the "Help American Vote Act." Let's not ask why. Just focus on this paragraph buried deep in the article:
The lawsuit notes that the state has yet to publish the rules governing how the database should be compiled. Nor has it begun seeking contractors to create the list, or established the technical requirements for the list.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 12:31pm
Funny how when it's a question of gerrymandering or beating up people with firehoses or taking care of the poor the Republicans are all "Let the states do it!" But let the states do something the corporations don't want, and somehow, the Republican's principled upholding of states rights disappears. They want the Feds to take over.
And they want the Feds to force the states to the lowest common denominator, not the highest. For example, food. WaPo: Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 10:06am
So we were joking about future history and Clinton, and my attempt at humor was to remark that when Iâ€™m old, assuming we keep going in this direction, the Bushies will have altered all of the official records to reflect that the Clenis caused all the 21st centuryâ€™s problems. Theyâ€™ve already reclassified countless pages of data for no good reason except to cover their tracks, and we have a plethora of examples of how they lie and â€˜create their own reality.â€™ With this in mind, I want to share some ideas that I hope some will find valuable as they peruse todayâ€™s historical documents. Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 1:57am
Derivative, I know. Big shout out to the MJS' dog Luna, an Australian Blue Heeler/And Something mutt beauty.
Last time I visited the Fafblog was a while ago, but it has always rocked the house and The Medium Lobster is in need: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 10:39pm
As the Furry Freak Brothers didn't actually say: "Blogging will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no blogging."
Meaning... Well, Rzzz! Meaning it may be time for me to leave the loving embrace of the corporate moloch. No commute. No assholes with cellphones. No heartburn. No stomach cramps. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 10:34pm
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Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 10:08pm
VARGAS: Your desk is so clean, Mr. President.
Even looking up from under it!
NOTE Alternatively, a clean desk is the sign of a cluttered desk drawer. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 9:52pm
When Bush and his aides tell you, "but we've got oversight mechanisms for that, so don't worry!"
By Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer Read below the fold...
February 20, 2006
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 7:47pm
In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned Read below the fold...
President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage.
Submitted by tom on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 5:49pm
You really should read this interesting piece on Nancy Grace.
Because of what happened in Georgia, Ms. Grace has said over and over, she knows firsthand how the system favors hardened criminals over victims. It is the foundation of her judicial philosophy, her motivation in life, her casus belli.
And much of it isnâ€™t true. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 5:28pm
According to a copy of the transcript from Friday's hearing, Libby's attorney, Ted Wells, said he was "told that there are an additional approximately 250 pages of documents that are emails from the office of the vice president," the transcript states.
Catch that "additional" there? These are the legendary "Lost Emails" that to the great astonishment of absolutely nobody just happened to "disappear" awhile back. But wait! Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 4:21pm
The sort of thing I've been working on the last few days, since a certain database got goofed up and we have to rescue the escaping contents and stash them safely on new pages before they drift off to sea and are lost: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 12:52pm
I'm still thinking that the General has the right idea--Whenever a woman crosses a state line, we need to be inspecting her vagina for blastocysts--just in case she might be travelling to a state where abortion, contraception, or plan B is available. Doesn't the logic of the Christianist position dictate that? Think of how many "little babies" might be saved! Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "internal passport", wouldn't you say? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 12:46pm