Monthly Archives: December 2011

The 2004 election revisited, part 4: Ohio






Rep. Conyers Revisiting the 2004 election. Part 4–Ohio. Heading toward the new year, following up previous 2004 election entries. This history may become newly relevant. GWBush and his ‘brain’ On Election Day 2004, the close states were hit hardest: Voters in some areas in Ohio, Florida, Iowa and New Mexico suffered significant problems casting their Read More

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Not much help from John Kerry?






Apropos of the 2004 election– No ‘do-overs’? Well, no, but how about court cases? The Department of Justice? Kerry Just got a somewhat awkwardly timed appeal for money, sent out over the signature of Sen. John Kerry: “Here’s a lesson seared into all of us: in elections, there are no do-overs. We only get one Read More

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The 2004 election revisited, part 3






Election Integrity Revisiting the 2004 election. Part 3. Still working in the holiday season—a useful change of work from hearing about Gingrich/Santorum/et al. is to remember the problems in 2004. Whoever wins the GOP nomination this year will have to do some fancy stepping to win the White House. Re past tactics, forewarned is forearmed. Read More

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“When I was in school . . .” Aren’t any GOP candidates parents?






“When I was in school . . .” Aren’t any GOP candidates parents of students? The interminable cable conversation on Iowa continues in Iowa. Today there’s another “C’mon, Man!” moment. This time it’s Newt Gingrich, out on the stump talking about education. Gingrich, in happier days First Gingrich says, predictably, that we have to shrink Read More

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The 2004 election revisited, part 2






Revisiting the 2004 election. Part 2. Still in the spirit of the holidays, following up on the 2004 presidential election Electoral College, 2004 Not merely was the Electoral College manipulated. What happened in November 2004 to the popular vote? The question is raised by, among others, Jonathan D. Simon, J.D., of the non-profit Verified Vote Read More

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The 2004 election revisited, part 1






Revisiting election 2004. Part 1 Ohio results as published 2004 As the U.S.A. heads into a new election year, a string of GOP presidential candidates has demonstrated conclusively that each will need all the help s/he can get, to get into the White House. Thus it is timely, in this holiday season, to review the Read More

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Rick Perry doing in private what he does in public






That Rick Perry retirement pension Rick Perry resignation On top of more important questions, it really will be interesting to see whether Rick Perry can live this one down. The Texas Tribune reported Friday that Perry is drawing his state retirement pension as well as his governor’s salary. Filings with the Federal Election Commission show Read More

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Penn State retirement: When the golden parachute becomes a golden athletic supporter






When the golden parachute becomes a golden athletic supporter   Gerald A. (Jerry) Sandusky’s retirement from Penn State looks more opportune all the time.   Information obtained under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law confirms that Sandusky filed his retirement application May 28, 1999, shortly after learning that he would not be head coach at Penn State. According Read More

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[minutes ago:] Police moving in on Occupy DC






This just in, From OCCUPY DC:   Dear supporters, As you are currently reading this email occupiers in McPherson Sq (K St./15th St) are being threatened by the Park Police, Riot Police, and regular DC police. At noon police ordered to take down our structure that got donated by a father-son architect team, and was Read More

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