Blackwell goes with optical scan statewide; Diebol…

Blackwell goes with optical scan statewide; Diebold takes hit; O’Dell pleased with November performance

Pick your headline. Optical scan voting machines were most likely to register votes for Bush. (Alleged) cheaters don’t always prosper; seems election-related costs held down Diebold’s earnings in the fourth quarter. But O’Dell did promise to deliver Ohio’s electoral votes for Bush!

DEATH SQUADS IN IRAQ? Bad idea. Iraqi hit teams …

DEATH SQUADS IN IRAQ?

Bad idea. Iraqi hit teams will get out of control just like they did in El Salvador. Bushies may like them, but they’ll just give America another black eye. Besides, did they shorten the conflicts in Central America? Are we really prepared to spend 20 years in the Mideast?!!!

SHAME, BILLY GRAHAM They steal an election and ca…

SHAME, BILLY GRAHAM

They steal an election and call it divine providence? Be careful not to blaspheme the Holy Spirit, the unforgivable sin!

Election 04: Conyers keeps digging, doesn’t buy po…

Election 04: Conyers keeps digging, doesn’t buy pollsters’ rationalizations of discrepancies

Election 04: "What are they hiding in New Mexico?"…

The truth about Social Security…and the lies Bus…

The truth about Social Security…and the lies Bushies tell, from Molly Ivins

The good news is, it’s not as bad as you’ve heard. The bad news is, we’re about to be duped.

RIVERS, OCEANS ON TITAN? Remembering the "Martian…

RIVERS, OCEANS ON TITAN?

Remembering the “Martian canals” fiasco, some of us will — eagerly! — await further proof.

Blackwell chooses optical-scan voting machines fro…

Blackwell chooses optical-scan voting machines from Diebold, ES&S, for entire State of Ohio

No surprise there, considering op-scans have “delivered” GOP White House, Senate, and House of Reps from 2000 on.

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION Like the campaigns, the…

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

Like the campaigns, the inauguration should be paid for by the government, not corporations and other rich people. Paying for access to an officeholder equals bribery. And trying to raise such funds is soliciting a bribe.

Iraq no WMDs: Bush reduced to ‘looking for the rea…

HOWARD STERN I’ll be disappointed to see Stern le…

HOWARD STERN

I’ll be disappointed to see Stern leave broadcasting for satellite radio. I find him entertaining, in small doses. And as he himself told USA Today, he is (believe it or not) somewhat restrained on-air. I think part of his entertainment is in how he deals with ‘the rules’ of broadcasting in the USA, how he flirts with the envelope without usually crossing the line. I think he’ll be less entertaining on satellite: grosser, more vulgar, gratuitous profanity (he compared himself with comedian Chris Rock), just like Opie and Anthony in other words.

BTW, why isn’t satellite content regulated like “terrestrial”? It’s just a different portion of the spectrum that “we the people” own….

BROADCAST DIVERSITY

I just want to go on the record opposing the concentration of ownership of mass media. It means the end of local radio as we have known it, and fewer journalistic voices too. It also accentuates the explosion in conservative talk radio of the last 20 years, at the expense of mainstream and liberal voices.

Wait a minute: That’s just what they want, isn’t it! Damn.

Florida stolen again?: "Electronic voting machines…

PAPER BALLOTS, MANUALLY COUNTED That’s my positiv…

PAPER BALLOTS, MANUALLY COUNTED

That’s my positive comment on the (continuing) election “irregularities.”

And oh yeah…KERRY WON!

Four more years of unelected rule from the White House (and probably both Houses of Congress too)…unless we can get Dubya impeached.

IMPEACH BUSH!

Memo: Bush doesn’t want to save Social Security, b…

Tsunami/Global Marshall Plan II: "Needed: An Ameri…

SAY WHAT?: Who owns the Arctic Ocean?: America, Ca…

More electoral problems surface in Ohio, New Mexic…

Greens and Libertarians seek federal court order f…

For Eastern Orthodox members of the SCOBA Jurisdic…

It’s official: House Members to object to OH elect…

OH GOP judge stymies election challenge Funny, th…

OH GOP judge stymies election challenge

Funny, they moved pretty fast 4 years ago!