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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
11:59 pm
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xposted all over the place
Saturday, November 13th, 2004
2:27 pm
Thursday, November 11th, 2004
4:49 pm
20/20 on Matthew Shepard - apparently not a hate crime. Despite both murderers saying they targeted him because he was gay up until like right now. I think I'm offended.

Here's some lesbian-themed voter shenanigans, too.

Some stuff about Bill Maher who is totally the patron saint of journalism or something.

I've got some video footage of tanks driving by and getting stopped at a protest in LA but the person who posted it has it friendslocked and I don't have webspace. Anybody else see it? It's not in any news reports, I looked.
2:09 am
Remember Diebold? The company that made the voter machines for the state their CEO is now governor of? Yeah, uh, apparently their software is a little... vulnerable.

The line that staggered the Hopkins team was that the method used to encrypt the Diebold machines was a method called Digital Encryption Standard (DES), a code that was broken in 1997 and is NO LONGER USED by anyone to secure programs. F2654hd4 was the key to the encryption.

Now you can rig an election! All you need is that security key and a couple of Diebold machines.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
11:38 pm
The Bush administration's asking the Supreme Court to block the nation's only law allowing doctor-assisted suicide. Aren't these the same people who got all pissed off about judges "forcing" gay marriage on the US instead of letting voters decide?

No Policy is Too Right-Wing: a breakdown of who's in charge where and what they want.

Right and Turn the "Red" States Green": I have no idea what that title's supposed to be, but it's about how to win the South. In very specific detail. He even talks about wind energy and how to make the plains the richest energy-production area in the world.

The Curse of Bush II: a look forward. Mostly about how the Republican majorities probably won't be checking or balancing.

Voter fraud! South Carolina's voting machines are apparently so fucked up that they need to run the statewide elections again.
9:43 pm
America's Health: State Health Rankings - 2004 Edition
2004 Results:

New Hampshire
North Dakota

South Carolina      
West Virginia
North Carolina

Interesting, no?

The full report is indexed here. Yes, it's the poorer states that end up on the less healthy side -- but perhaps they should focus on helping their residents before foisting their "morality" on the rest of us.

Current Mood: curious
9:34 pm
We've Been Had - essay about voter fraud.

Gonzales and the Supreme Court. And more stuff.

Gonzales' Texas execution memos. Apparently Gonzales isn't a very nice person.
3:59 pm
3:06 pm
Textbooks not hateful enough. Apparently an ironic title. Must remember to read whole articles.

And Florida Baptists unanimously approved a resolution to call for an anti-gay marriage amendment or something.
2:59 am
And in medical news...

Pharmacists etc. refuse to give out abortion pills on "moral grounds" - it's your job, guys. If you morally object to animal products you don't work at KFC.

And speaking of KFC, apparently obesity could be a virus. Riiiight.
2:00 am
Falwell's at it again. An evangelical revolution? Hasn't fundamentalism done enough damage?

This one's sorta complicated. Basically, there's no link between abortion and breast cancer, but a lot of states have laws that require doctors to tell patients there is. Best part of the article: Joel Brind [...] noted that a woman's chances of getting breast cancer go down if she gives birth at a relatively young age. He reasons that those who opt for abortion are giving up a chance of reducing their breast cancer risk. Therefore, he says, abortion increases the risk of cancer.

Also, Ashcroft's resignation letter. Apparently we won the war on terrorism at some point in the last six days.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2004
3:42 pm
Transcript of Bob Kerrey, the 9/11 Commission guy, with Paula Zahn. You know how we've been saying the president was warned in advance about 9/11? Well, this guy was in charge of investigating that and proved it.
11:08 am
12:48 am
Karl Rove is a jackass. Also, talks about new plans for things like gay marriage amendment.

Veteran sues after being called to duty. Thirteen years? We must be getting desperate.

Apparently they have freaky religious guntoters in Mexico, too.

Santa can't get a flu shot. Not as crazy as it sounds - mall Santas get a lot of kids in close quarters.

ETA: Oh, here's some more stuff on vote fraud.

And apparently there's a good chance Arafat had AIDS. Here's some commentary.

ETA 2: Howard Dean might be the new chairmen of the Democratic Party.
Monday, November 8th, 2004
8:28 pm
Married Gays Win Support - unequal insurance etc. Northampton city council ruling etc. Sidenote, Northampton is like ten minutes away.

Remember those eleven gay marriage bans? Turns out they weren't just banning marriage, but also things like the rights to contractually establish child custody and transfer of pensions. Also some good stuff in there about lazy reporting.
2:46 pm
Another roundup. In no particular order.

Another essay by bookshop, this time about how to win the South.

Second Amendment full text and court decisions. Turns out it doesn't actually support automatic weapons. Or even the right of individuals to keep firearms. Supreme Court decided a couple of times it's about militias.

Why Massachussetts Liberals Have Morals a point by point editorial essay! Might be a good idea to actually use these figures in the debates next time.

The Founding Fathers and Christianity. I'm pretty damn sick of hearing the neocons invoke the Fathers, because really. Died two hundred years ago. Also, lying.

GWB and the cowboy mythos, complete with specific examples of presidents who actually followed it.

This one's good. Federal spending by tax dollar. It's a couple of lists. How many dollars spent in the region per tax dollar collected. Interesting stuff. (In the words of fuckthesouth.com, "Try this for self reliance: buy your own fucking stop signs, assholes.")

Relatedly, here are some divorce rate figures for the Bible Belt. The author postulates that the low average income affects divorce rates. Maybe the income affects those taxes from the last link, too. Guess the South's a bit of a mess.

Southern homicide rate is apparently what's dragging the national average so high.

And some only tangentially related musings</i> on the Ten Commandments.
Sunday, November 7th, 2004
3:04 pm
Comparative divorce rates and IQ by state, with which candidate the state went to.

I am an ex-Southern Conservative - bookshop's essay on Southern conservative psychology.

Vote Fraud:
Democratic Underground forums: CNN exit poll data change. Also in article forum at buzzflash.com but that one won't load for me today.
Exit Polls v. Actual Votes - comparison of the margin of error on exit polls in states with electronic voting systems vs. non-electronic.
Exit Polls v. Actual Votes - a graphical comparison.
Voter verification - what company's in charge of the voting machines in your home county?
Diebold internal memos (Diebold is the company in charge of supplying voting machines for Georgia and, oddly enough, Alameda County in California, where Berkeley's located.)
America Is Now A Full-Fledged Fascist State - plausibility analysis of Democrat loss.
Black Box Voting - organization for consumer protection in elections.
Touch-Screen Voting - a lengthy essay on the issues created by and potential solutions to electronic voting.
Kerry Won by Greg Palast
The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy
votefraud04.com Livejournal feed
Blue in Red America - analysis and descriptions of unethical behavior by Republicans like deliberately misleading people in black neighborhoods about the election date.

Bush's Crusade
Without A Doubt - a very long and excellent article on the messiastic approach to the presidency.

US Strikes Raze Falluja Hospital
Iraq declares state of emergency
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