I have a héadache today. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't have my double short lattë, or because I had to drive deep into Glendale. Could be both. And I haven't had any exciting news in the past couple days, or burning topics I want to address. When I refer to burning topics, I usually mean those topics that really only affect me. So today, because I can't think of anything me related--although notice the new, shorter line splitting the page--I've decided to address a couple political topics that are more thoroughly addressed on other sites.
I might be learning this a bit late, but it looks as if our past election might have been stolen as well. What does it mean to be a democracy when two elections in a row go to the politician with fewer votes? Makes you wonder how democratic the system is.
I know, this definitely sounds like the grumblings of a sore loser Democrat, but there's A LOT of circumstantial evidence. A lot. I started to read Representative Conyers report on voting abuse in Ohio and it looks as if 95% of the "errors" were in Bush's favor. It was just coincidence that precincts in Bush-friendly territory had plenty of voting machines and short lines, and that precincts in poor, urban areas saw huge lines and intimidation tactics.
It's hugely frustrating to learn the facts and find out that crooks are getting away with stealing our democracy.
Since I'm not a pundit I'll spare you further commentary. Anyone in Ohio reading this? Please hold your corrupt politicians accountable (rare coins, anyone?). I'd suggest how, but, like I said, I'm usually focused on myself and haven't done the requisite research to know about grassroots organizing, legal loopholes, etc.
Below you'll find links to articles that shed light on some whoppers that, for some strange reason, haven't energized the electorate to demand justice.
The first article is the most important one, and the rest are in no particular order. Anyone mad?
'American Idol' Scandal Stinks All Over
The Big Lie
Case for War Fixed
Was Bush just re-elected legitimately, or was voter suppression and machine malfunction or malfeasance used to manipulate election results?
What Are the Odds Ohio Election Errors Weren't Intentional?
Conyers Report on Ohio Election Fraud