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Electronic Voting, The Basics

November 8, 2004
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Among the election fallout stories, a few of us in the newsroom have been speculating about the pratfalls of electronic voting, or “direct recording electronic” (DRE) voting machines. Irregularities about the national election have been trickling though through news reports and the blogosphere. These irregularities and problems, which have been detailed elsewhere in the...
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Dred Scott??

October 10, 2004
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So it turns out that the 1857 decision Dred Scott v. Sandford, which President Bush clumsily referenced during Friday’s debate after a question about who he might name to the Supreme Court, was not an absurd non sequitur. For more than a decade, abortion opponents have likened Roe v Wade, which legalized abortion, to...
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Bush’s uhh delusional fantasy

October 10, 2004
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…is America’s best option for a quick withdrawal from Iraq. It’s a well-known fact that Iraq posessed no WMDs and presented no significant threat to America before the current war. John Kerry continues to insist—correctly, I might add—that the President is delusional in his insistence that Saddam Hussein (or SoDamn Insane, as I like...
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Iraq, Afghanistan, El Salvador

October 8, 2004
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What has struck me most throughout the Presidential campaign is how narrowly stupid both teams are on international diplomacy and military issues. There was a perfect illustrative moment in the vice presidential debate when Edwards commented on the insurgency and opium cultivation in Afghanistan and the dwindling hope of fair elections there, and Cheney...
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THE BUSH MOON PLAN PART 2

January 9, 2004
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Jerry a. myers, “Mathematical communications founder,” writes (his typing intact): “THE BUSH MOON PLAN PART 2 THE FATE of bush moon plan Has a FINAL desTination, ONE That could form a more clear AND PERFECT UNION with the PEOPLE of the united states, if The mathemaTical blue PRINT For success Is designed WITH Technological...
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Developing Skills in Productive Fields of Interest

December 19, 2003
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“Jaent” from Salt Lake City writes: “Please investigate drumming up business for wrong human development profits. Scientific Laws in Human Development Democracy Occurs Business Development and Investor Relations Communications objected to by wrong human development profits communism bring freedom and kind living. Scientific Laws in Human Development Scientific Results. Developing Skills in Productive Fields...
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who’s helping who?

December 5, 2003
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Ray from Baltimore writes, on this first snowy day of the season: “i just cam from the famous ‘daily bread’. tho i still eat there sometime i thank the Lord it isn’t necessary. question. why on a rainy cold day do the ‘client need to wait in the wet, windy wheather… escpecially on a...
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The Garofalo Manifesto

December 2, 2003
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ok, this didn’t come into the paper, but it was deemed worthy of posting on the Blagh. From alt.fan.j-garofalo. The Garofalo Manifesto. We the fans of Janeane Garofalo, being a loose confederation of admirers, skeptics, scoffers, blasphemers, lurkers and unindicted, non-dues paying members of “The Accidental Tribe,”(1) do hearby swear, affirm or agree over...
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November 21, 2003
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October 31, 2003
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Submitted by Thayer Young of Baltimore: “I am freaked out that the city is asking for my opinion about how the Howard St bridge should be painted but they aren’t allowing me to vote for the classic Orange and White! The Howard St bridge is like comfort food! I drive downtown on the JFX...
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