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Voter Fraud v. Election Fraud

Written by DJ Allyn

Courtesy redeyesfrontpage.blogspot.com

Courtesy redeyesfrontpage.blogspot.com

Those Democrats really suck at all that massive “Voter’s Fraud” they were accused of. Even in those states where the legislature created those new laws based on all that rampant ‘fraud” going on only to have the Courts shut them down.

Look at that Wisconsin, where there were all sorts of claims about massive fraud — so much so that even when the Supreme Court told them that their shiny new law could not be implemented, Scott Walker was able to squeak out a win 52.29 percent of the vote to the Democratic challenge of 46.57 percent.

It’s funny, but with this “huge” Republican mandate/victory/repudiation thing that happened this past Tuesday, True The Vote has managed to declare that they haven’t found any evidence of voter fraud.

A week before Election Day, the “voter integrity” group True the Vote released a new smart phone app to empower its army of citizen detectives to report suspected incidents of voter fraud and intimidation across the country, in the hopes of creating a real time record of all this massive voter fraud. They were finally going to be able to “pull back the curtains” on the case of voter fraud once and for all.

BUT… Read more

Do NOT Adjust Your Sets…

… and it isn’t your bifocals.

There appears to be a bit of a problem with the new WordPress update in the sense that it isn’t playing well with some other things under the hood here.

So what you see here is temporary.

I don’t have the time at the moment to figure it out — I have a flight to catch and some actors to herd.  I will take some time in the next day or two to try and figure all of this out.

But in the meantime, this is what you have…

UPPITY DATE

Things should be back to “normal” now.  The next WordPress update was supposed to be out today, but it hasn’t happened yet.

RS Janes 2012

Many people here will remember RS Janes and will even come across a lot of his work from when he was an intricate part of the several previous websites that this one eventually morphed into.

From the original Political Pulpit, to the Political Puzzle, to Liberaltopia, and LT Saloon, Rick was a regular fixture on these sites and continued to be so on several others.  The author of the Tattlesnake entries here as well as many cartoons, he always found a way to entertain while giving us a message.

Rick passed away the other day from cancer.  His wife Val, says that the end was quick and fairly pain-free.  She posts a memorial on Rick’s personal blog, Fishink.us.

He will be missed by all who have known him.

Rush Limbaugh “Apologizes”…

… and still on track for being the most belligerent ass possible.

For three days last week, Rush Limbaugh continued to personally attack Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, who had the courage to appear in front of Congress to express her opinions on the contraceptives in health care issue.

Rush characterized Ms. Fluke as a prostitute, a potential porn star, and demanded that she send him video tapes of her having sex if he was going to be forced to pay for her contraception.

After five major advertisers of his show decided to leave, Rush felt the need to cover his ass apologize for his comments — kinda.  Here is the statement on his website:

A Statement from Rush

March 03, 2012

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week.  In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

Yes, for over twenty years Rush has been absurd, three hours a day five days a week.  We’ve known that.

However, he claims he “chose the wrong words”?  What words did he mean to say, and how could he have NOT meant this to be a personal attack on Ms. Fluke?  The man has a twenty year history of making personal attacks on people.  That is all he knows how to do.   Nobody can point out one incidence in all of those twenty years that he hasn’t made his attacks personal.  Not one.

Rush, I find it absolutely absurd that your position on discussing the need for contraception to be available on health insurance has to center around whether a woman is having sex or how often or with whom.  It is YOU who are choosing to frame it that way.

Rush, as a person who has spent the past twenty years making a living with carefully chosen words, I find it VERY hard to believe that these words were exactly what you chose to say, and meant exactly the way you intended them to do.  Now you are trying to pass them off as an “attempt to be humorous”?  As all of the other controversial crap you’ve been belching is “humorous” when people call you on it?  You must have some sick sense of humor if you believe that.

Comedy works when there is a basis of truth in it.  That is why people laugh.  It is why people like Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart are funny and successful — there is a base of truth in their comedy.

There is NOTHING funny about you Rush.  Nothing.  Your recent attack on Sandra Fluke hasn’t left too many laughing.  Sure, there will always be a few who would follow you down into the deep recesses of your depravity,  but most people find you utterly disgusting.

The Tale of Two Stories

Regarding the payroll tax cut extension being negotiated on in Congress, the Republicans are now proposing to extend the tax cuts through the end of the year on a straight bill.

It is interesting to see how two news organizations report the news — THAT is the interesting part of the story…

FOX News has the following version of the events:

GOP leaders to propose payroll tax cut extension without funding offsets, as two sides trade blame

Saying they have met resistance at every turn on how to pay for an extension of a payroll tax cut, House Republicans on Monday said they plan to roll out a “backup plan” that would keep the cut for the remainder of the year but would not include any funding offsets.

Likewise, congressional Republicans on the bipartisan House-Senate payroll tax cut conference committee have offered to cut the tax rate until the end of the year without finding $200 billion in offsets to pay for the extension, Fox News has learned.

“Because the president and Senate Democratic leaders have not allowed their conferees to support a responsible bipartisan agreement, today House Republicans will introduce a backup plan that would simply extend the payroll tax holiday for the remainder of the year,” House Republican leaders said in a written statement.

“If Democrats continue to refuse to negotiate in good faith, Republicans may schedule this measure for House consideration later this week pending a conversation with our members,” reads the statement from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California.

That conversation could get ugly. GOP leaders, clearly hoping to avoid the thrashing they received in December when they ran out the clock on the tax cut, likely will face a very angry rank-and-file.

Note how they are blaming the Democrats for not accepting the scores of offsets the Republicans were demanding in order to give this tax cut?

CNN has a different take:

GOP leaders drop key demand in payroll tax cut standoff

In a sharp turnaround, House Republican leaders Monday dropped a key demand that the cost of extending the payroll tax cut be offset by spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.

The decision removes a major obstacle to passage of the tax cut extension for the rest of the year, a move that has been in question.

Democrats called the GOP decision welcome news — a “major breakthrough,” according to a Democratic aide familiar with the negotiations — because the tax cut, which would otherwise expire February 29, is a key part of President Obama’s economic recovery strategy.

CNN shows that it isn’t the Democrats who have been stalling this thing, it has been the Republicans all along.

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