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Mark's new book, Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008, a collection 14 essays on Bush/Cheney's election fraud since (and including) 2000, is just out, from Ig Publishing.
He is also the author of Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform,
which is now out in paperback from Basic Books, with over 100 pages of new material.
He may be reached through his blog at markcrispinmiller.com. A movie based on his
off-Broadway show, A Patriot Act, is available on DCD at www.patriotnation.com.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, April 23, 2010 This bill will kill small farms, and wreck our food supply
The US Senate is expected to vote on a sweeping overhaul of the food safety laws very soon! As it is currently written, the bill, S. 510, will actually make our food less safe.Unless it is amended, the Food Safety Modernization Act will regulate our local food sources out of business. As written now, the legislation is a big gift to the industrial food producers, and a drastic blow against small farms.
(23 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 16, 2008 Was Prop 8 Actually Defeated??
As we think about the possibility that Prop 8 was not really passed by California's voters, let's note something that the press, and others, won't discuss: i.e., that the entire apparatus of computerized voting in this country--the e-voting machines and op-scans and central tabulators, etc.--is largely owned by members of the Christianist far right.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 14, 2009 Peter B. Collins going off the air
We may have to get progressive talk shows put on the Endangered Species List,now that Obama has reinstated it.Otherwise there won't be any voices on the air except the voices of the right,whether "centrist"(corporate)or explicitly far-right (corporate).The economic crash is threatening to finish off those last few figures who have managed somehow to resist the oligopolistic tide that has by now all but submerged the US media.
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 20, 2009 Obama won by MILLIONS MORE than we've been told
The "liberal media," in short, does not much care about, or for, democracy; and neither do the Democrats (or Pres. Obama). And so it's up to all the rest of us to face the facts about what really happened in the last election (and the ones before), or we will never, ever, get the change we voted for, and must keep fighting for.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 30, 2010 Dr. Margaret Flowers arrested (again) for supporting universal Medicare
Yesterday, Dr. Margaret Flowers went to the White House to deliver her letter in response to President Obama's challenge in his State of the Union address that others come up with a better approach to health care reform than his own. She wanted to let him know about the grassroots movement for improved Medicare for All which would solve the health care crisis, save lives, and save money.
(21 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 21, 2008 Bloody Karl
Whereas Clinton's enemies made much of his imaginary homicides and fascist plans,they've mostly been stone-silent on the subject of Bush/Cheney's overt strikes against US democracy(e.g.,the Patriot Act)--and on the many unexplained and/or suspicious deaths that have occurred throughout the dark years of this presidency.Instead of trying to name them all, let's concentrate for now on those with clear links to Karl Rove.
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 12, 2009 Sen. Feinstein Sneaks Attacks on Net Neutrality into Stimulus Bill
Net neutrality is now at risk, the senator having snuck this poison pill into the
Better raise your voices, if you don't want the Internet to be controlled by Comcast,
AT&T, Verizon and their giant ilk.
Apparently, Henry Waxman will support Feinstein's amendment, out of deference
to the MPAA and the Recording Association of America.
Tell him not to do it:
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 29, 2010 "Pilot errors and weather conditions" killed Mike Connell, says NTSB
Note the passing reference, in the piece below,to the questions raised about the crash by "left-leaning bloggers and Web sites."From that aside you'd never know that those who've raised such questions now include Connell's widow,Heather,as wellas cyber-expert Stephen Spoonamore--neither of whom "leans left" at all: on the contrary.Those interested should grab the Feb. Maxim which includes Worrall's article on Connell's death.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 15, 2008 Don Siegelman Case Is Exploding!
Let's remember,BTW,that Bush/Rove's long crusade against Don Siegelman began with the theft of his re-election in 2002,as Don himself has said (and yet the media has all along refused to talk about it).Those who are interested in that may find 2 essays on Don's stolen re-election in Loser Take All--one, on the political context of the theft,by L. Alexandrovna,the other,on the method used to steal the votes in Baldwin Cty,by
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 25, 2009 Interview with Larisa Alexandrovna of Raw Story
The tangled web of intrigue behind the Michael Connell story - his possible involvement in the 2004 Ohio election, his sudden death in a plane crash, and now the strange handling of the story by James Renner of the Cleveland Scene.
The Renner article link is included so you can read it for yourself.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, July 22, 2011 New Details about How Bush Stole Ohio in '04
Court discovery has revealed a contract between OH Sec of State Ken Blackwell and the late (assassinated) Mike Connell, revealing that Connell was hired to give the White House access to the computer that adds up the county vote totals for the state of Ohio. (The official Ohio SOS computer went down after midnight on election night, and was replaced by Connell's computer, with a White House link-in.)
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 11, 2009 The Supreme Court hopes to kill the Voting Rights Act
So if we really care about those rights of ours, we have to face the fact that this democracy is in the gravest danger still--supremely threatened not just by Bush/Cheney's party and their Court, but, no less, by the silence of the press, and of the Democrats, and of our President-elect. And so we have to break that silence now, or it will finish us at last, whichever party manages the show.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 2, 2008 Troops may run out of time to vote
Adding Insult to Injury:The Bush regime(in league with the Pentagon?)has been doing all it can to block the military vote,since "our troops" mostly don't support McBush, whose record on the troops' & veterans' benefits,etc.,has been dismal.So we've seen the VA try to keep their hospitalized troops and vets from registering to vote; and here we see that, this time,there's no effort to enable those at war to cast their ballots.
(18 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Exposé: Holt bill was revised by Microsoft, Diebold and ES&S
Is there any link between Rush Holt and a high-tech Princeton company that stands to profit from an election reform bill that Holt has pending in the House? That legislation, critics charge, will only further weaken our democracy. Holt is smart-a rocket scientist, in fact-so why has he ignored the many solid arguments against his bill? Is he in denial, or in somebody's pocket-or is it a little bit of both?
SHARE Thursday, October 9, 2008 Tell John McCain to FIRE MIKE CONNELL!
Mike Connell,whom Spoonamore has named as Karl Rove's top election fixer,has been trying desperately to forestall a deposition in OH,using an expensive troika of GOP lawyers to quash the subpoena ordering him to sit down,under oath,and answer questions about how he helped Bush/Cheney "win" since FL 2000.And Connell is now working for McCain, once more putting his peculiar talents at the service of the GOP in six swing states!
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 18, 2008 Why they chose Sarah Palin and what to do about it
While all of those activities are crucial, they'll amount to nothing if the race is finally rigged, and most Americans don't know a thing about it. And so, whatever else we're doing, we must also speak out loud and clear about that possibility. Otherwise, if that disaster should befall us, we will be as much to blame for it as those Republicans who pulled it off, and all those Democrats who let them get away with it.
SHARE Saturday, September 20, 2008 BushCo wants to PRIVATIZE the Inauguration Route!
There will be heavily armed battalions of police--& probably contingents of the National Guard, and maybe other troops as well-on hand to hit the protesters with gas and riot sticks and rubber bullets. And,if BushCo has its way with these "new regulations,"all such violence will take place somewhere far away from the Inauguration Route,which the regime now wants to privatize.Say NO as loud as possible,and spread the word!
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Pentagon denies the awful truth, gets BUSTED!
And so it is with Al Jazeera's video of the military's top chaplain in Afghanistan instructing US troops to "hunt people for Jesus" in that Muslim land.The Pentagon's spokesman quickly charged that that explosive moment "grossly misrepresent[ed] the truth,"as it was mostly "taken out of context."To which denial Al Jazeera, & American filmmaker Brian Hughes, who shot that film,have come out with a devastating answer,as Scahill
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4-5 MILLION Voters Disenfranchised in 2008
What this means is that (a) this president won by a landslide, not merely a "decisive" margin, and that (b) the GOP is, more than ever, a fringe party--and (c) a party that relies on every dirty trick and tactic in the book to "win" in our elections, so as to push their program on the rest of us despite the will of the electorate.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 4, 2008 We're not out of the woods yet!
So, whatever happens--or if nothing happens--there is still cause for profound concern (assuming that we really care about democracy). And even if the Court were not a rogue outfit, hijacked by theocratic partisans, we'd still have plenty of good reason to demand some radical reform of our election system, even if you're thoroughly delighted with the (temporary?) outcome on Nov. 4.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, March 6, 2009 Demand the release of the JFK files!
As you may know,the CIA,FBI and other agencies continue to withhold a ton of documents relating to JFK's assassination. hey do this in clear defiance of a law requiring the release of all such papers by a date that is now years ago.Here, then, is yet one more case of overt lawlessness by employees of our own government.So PLEASE give this interview a listen,pass it on---and CONTACT CONGRESS to let those papers go!
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 7, 2010 Critics of ES&S don't know the half of it
So let's get on the stick,and start demanding that the press,at least, address this issue at long last. (Obama and the Dems don't want to hear about it.)Otherwise,you can be sure that,in this next election, there will be many more far-rightist candidates installed through "upset victories" that bear no relation to the wishes of the actual electorate. (And maybe-who knows?Sarah Palin will find herself "elected" prez in 2012!)
(14 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Say NO to FOX News, and Glenn Beck!
So read that piece--and sign, and forward, this petition from Media Matters, because this sort of fascistic rabble-rousing cannot be permitted to enjoy the comfortable support of parent companies like News Corp. and their advertisers.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Voters Hell in Arizona: A Pollworker's Personal Story
A detailed&poignant firsthand account of someone trying to do her civic duty in a polling place completely insecure & riddled with corruption."I believe after being witness to more then 14 hours of manipulation&controlled mass confusion at my Polling Place on 2/5/08,I'm convinced there's corruption within our electoral system.There's not a shadow of doubt in my mind,it doesn't matter who votes,what matters is who counts votes
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Busheviks warn of vast race riots if Obama "loses"
This alarmist jive is not an earnest warning. It's pre-propaganda, laying down a terroristic story-line that will be very useful if and when McPalin steals the race, and people (of all colors) dare to protest over it. Then the cops--and military personnel--will crack down hard, for "our" protection.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 18, 2008 ROVE NAMED IN ELECTION FRAUD CONSPIRACY
It is a case of vast historical importance, not just because of what it will reveal about US elections since 2000, but, no less, because it represents the only way that we might actually prevent another stolen race this fall. By shining a bright light, at last, on all the topmost perpetrators of the fraud thus far, this suit will drive them all into defensive mode and, therefore, out of business.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 18, 2008 Mark Crispin Miller on Bill Moyers Show
If you missed Bill Moyers' Journal Friday night, here's the video and transcript of his interview with Prof. Mark Crispin Miller, who talks about the upcoming election, ACORN, vote suppression and what we can do about it.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 23, 2018 Some Truth about the White Helmets
"Assad apologists" are those who have refused to face up to Assad's outrageous record of atrocities, even in the face of all the solid evidence that the US and its allies, and the entire Western press, have not presented. That's right. If you examine that outrageous record of atrocities, looking into each and every one, you'll see the West's whole nasty case against him waft away like so much smoke, that being exactly what is.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Environmental Disaster in Tennessee Reported 40x Exxon Valdez Spill
This horrific disaster in TN can be the turning point in our nation's struggle to build a new network of clean modern renewable sources of energy,like wind and solar power-but we have to raise awareness of this disaster immediately.Stephen Smith, with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in Knoxville,said those concerned about water and air quality have tried for years to press for tighter regulation of the ash.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, November 9, 2012 Score One (at last!) for the Election Integrity Movement
This was the first Federal election in 10 years that did not bear fingerprints of massive electronic vote shift toward the Republicans. For those of us who have been trying to raise public alarm about election theft, there was the gratification of a glimmer of recognition - finally - in the mainstream press. It was not the public vindication for which we had hoped. But perhaps it was enough to make the fraudsters blink.
SHARE Monday, December 28, 2009 Let's get the Evans family out of hell
I don't have to tell you that this situation is horrific, and completely unacceptable. So please make every effort to protest what's happened, what is happening now--and what will happen if we don't all act: Westar plans to spray that property again. And no-one will do anything to stop it, unless we put the fear of God into these monsters.
(16 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 30, 2008 A 12-Step Program to Save US Democracy
History can be changed,and for the better,but only through our own unbreakable commitment to,and action for,enlightened policies for the renewal of our democracy.Based squarely on America's first principles,such policies would not be wholly new,however revolutionary they must sound in these bad, backward times.As it was certain policies that got us into this horrific situation, certain other policies can get us out.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 16, 2008 What to expect from a NH Recount and Why
The NH recount is going forward after all, as many of you have pointed out
However, Kucinich is settling for a partial recount---which, as Nancy Tobi
argues here, is likelier to cover up the fraud (if any) than expose it. Read on.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 21, 2010 O'Donnell LOST in Delaware
It's all quite weird,of course.But what's far weirder is the total silence on such matters by both parties and the media.Somehow the doubtfulness of Brown's "win," and now O'Donnell's, hasn't raised the faintest question as to whether the Tea-Baggers really represent electoral majorities. And so the Standard Narrative we all keep hearing now --the Tea-Party's booming, the GOP is badly split, the Democrats are in big trouble
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 19, 2010 "Likely Voter" samples over-represent the GOP (MUST-READ)
Everybody's breathlessly asserting that the Democrats are cooked, and that the Tea-Bag Party will take over Congress on Election Day. Thus the MSM and GOP apparently agree; and so we seem to hear it everywhere, and endlessly.Here Stephen Herrington points out that this scenario is based on a skewed reading of the polling numbers. Kudos, then, to Stephen Herrington for making this important point.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 14, 2008 Another of US Attorney Alice Martin's Victims
Martin is US Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama--appointed by
Bush/Cheney on 9/29/01 (and one of those not fired for non-cooperation); and then deployed by Karl Rove to nail Don Siegelman. Look at what she did to this guy.
SHARE Saturday, November 15, 2008 The lawlessness of US "law enforcement"
With Ellen Brodsky now released from jail in Broward County, it seems appropriate that we also read Michael Hughes' account of his arrest in Baltimore on Election Night. Both are dedicated to the cause of election integrity, and neither of them should have been arrested.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Good news! House overturns BushCo's most Nixonian order
Brushing aside a veto threat, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a 2001 order by President George W. Bush that lets former presidents keep their papers secret indefinitely.Today, Congress took an important step toward restoring openness and transparency in government," House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman said.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 29, 2008 MORE NEWS ON HOW THE REPUBLICANS WILL STEAL THE ELECTION
Here, in this shattering new interview, Stephen Spoonamore goes into harrowing detail about the Bush regime's election fraud, past, present and--if we don't spread the word right now--to come. Since he's the only whistle-blower out there who knows the perps themselves, and how they operate, we have to send this new piece far and wide.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Computer scientists hack e-voting machines (AGAIN)
How much evidence do we need that these machines are no damn good?
Well, here's some more. (Please send it out, as it will not be mentioned by the press.) And, although I repeat myself (yet one more time), please let me add that e-vote-counting machines--such as the op-scans used from coast to coast, and that will soon be used in New York State--are just as easy to manipulate as e-voting gadgets.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 9, 2008 Nevada ACORN office raided; confusing role of Dem SoS?
Ross Miller, Nevada SoS, is not a Republican, but a Democrat--which complictes the story.That is,the raid on ACORN would appear to represent a blow against Obama by the centrist or Old Guard Democratic apparatus in the state.That machine supported Hillary Clinton in the primary some months ago. To get some sense of how her angriest supporters feel about the raid on ACORN, check out what they're posting at her website.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 18, 2009 "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove"
Although McTiernan is a master of suspense &horror(he directed Predator & Die Hard),this film is certainly the scariest he's ever made,since its story is no fiction,& concerns a massive strike vs the rule of law,& democratic government,right here in the USA.This documentary lays it out as clear as day:Rove's careful orchestration of at least 600 partisan prosecutions by the DoJ,to give the GOP a big leg up on Election Day.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, May 23, 2011 Despite election fraud and vote suppression by the GOP, Big Labor plans to win elections (in their dreams)
What's really crazy here isn't the attempt to talk about election fraud:on the contrary.What's crazy here is a celebratory article about the unions' "smart" plans for the next election---without any mention of the GOP's ferocious and successful legislative push to block as many Dem votes as possible; and also with no mention of the well-established fact that the e-voting systems used throughout the state & every other state...
SHARE Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Kentucky's Elections "rigged for decades"
Federal prosecutors charge that Kentucky insiders have been manipulating Clay County elections for decades. Story by BradBlog, with comment by Mark Crispin Miller.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 31, 2009 Sarah Palin hires Mike Conell's partner
Now, Sarah Palin may be laughable--and unelectable.As we have seen,however,those who could not ever get elected can and do end up "elected" anyway,because of busy bees like Donatelli,Connell and a lot of other partisans,working under "wizards" like Karl Rove.So now's the moment for the Democrats to look at Donatelli, and at Connell's story, and Ohio 2004, and Florida 2000, and Alabama 2002, and George 2002, and so on
SHARE Monday, October 27, 2008 50,000 voters purged in Georgia
This is an amazing display of media obfuscation of a large story coming
out of Georgia. Headlined as,"Some voters 'purged' from voter rolls"a few paragraphs down, the reader learns what CNN means by "some":"50,000"!Eight days until electoral meltdown, when the media will gloss over the
national debacle and paint it all as a smooth day for the world's greatest
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 7, 2008 Al Franken - Hoist on his own petard
What matters most about his long refusal to discuss the problem is that it appears to have been urged upon him by the Democratic Party, or those in it who were counseling him as he prepared to run for office. When asked by regular people, as he often was (on his book tour), exactly why he always pooh-poohed the whole subject, he would say, "The people I listen to have told me there's nothing to it," or words to that effect.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 14, 2008 Obama: "Al Gore won" (and that's the truth)
There is, however,no excuse for Clinton's claim that those two candidates lost their elections:no excuse, even though the myth that Gore and Kerry "lost" has been repeated all but universally for years,by nearly everybody in the media,the Democratic Party & the GOP.It was therefore a cause for raucous cheering when Obama said,"I have to say,I think Al Gore won."It was a statement to be wildly cheered,because no other candidate
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 The bogus National Exit Poll for 2008--and the NYTimes won't discuss it!
Here is Charnin's powerful analysis of "official" National Exit Poll results for the 2008 election.As he makes very clear, those numbers are preposterous. Charnin finds--and,it would seem, proves--that Obama did not win the last election by some 9 million votes, but by over 20 million votes. So the people's vote for "change" was not a mere "decisive victory," as the press repeatedly asserted but a landslide pure and simple.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 28, 2010 Whoopee! President appoints a pesticide lobbyist!
If that's the move Obama makes when he "end-runs GOP obstruction,"what's to cheer about (unless, as in this case,you're into pesticides)?So he's taking a page out of BushCo's book (as Bush, of course, made quite a few recess
appointments).If he does so in furtherance of policies that BushCo also would have pushed,forgive me if I don't burst into tears of joy.I welcome any further observations on these 15 new appointments.
SHARE Tuesday, January 27, 2009 A Call for Truth re: NH Phone Jamming Scheme in 2002
Now that Karl Rove's finally heading for the hot-seat, let's urge Rep. Conyers, and his colleagues, to question Mr. Wizard carefully about his many unexpected "wins" since Florida 2000. (By now they certainly have solid grounds for asking Rove about his long collaboration with the late Mike Connell.)
SHARE Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Where's Rachel (Maddow)?
I was disappointed tonight that you neglected to let viewers on your new show know that voter purges in 20 states,including FL,are taking place.Why this silence?It's as if someone over you has told you not to mention anything about such purges, or the many problems with the electronic voting machines(reported in a recent GAO report),or any of the countless other GOP tactics being used to disenfranchise new & current voters.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, April 27, 2009 Fatwa issued by "Christian" chaplain
I just got word from Mikey Weinstein from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that a "fatwah" has been issued against him - by a Christian minister.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 27, 2009 BushCo's complicit SEC
It turns out, first, that the SEC was alerted re: the thievery of Allen Standford over five years ago. And we've learned that BushCo had a "hotline" that enabled shady financiers to shut off SEC investigations.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 21, 2006 How to Make Sure You're Registered to Vote
Democrats.com has built a revolutionary new system to help voters check their voter registration quickly and easily. To prevent any more stolen elections, we want to encourage *every* voter to "google" their voter registration in September, while there is still time to submit a new
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 28, 2021 Where I've been this week (and where we all are now)
The Democratic crackdown on free speech has intensified this week, with Biden reportedly warning that "conspiracy theories" concerning the election (and, presumably, much else) will not be "tolerated."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 27, 2009 House members cleaned up as market crashed
Why do I (re)tell this story here? Because both parties are corrupt--as the article below makes clear.For it wasn't only the extremist Brown-Waite who made a bundle off of bank stocks while the market crashed.As the blog below informs us,that surreptitious rip-off was a perfectly bipartisan affair.how can we expect the Dems(or most of them)to give a s**t about the dire state of our voting system,when it served to put them
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 23, 2009 No Surprises Yet from Wall Street's President
We have to speak out forcefully against the mammoth crap-shoot that Obama and his men are playing with our money, and our future. Otherwise we'll all go down, because this country's rotten politics is killing us, even with Barack Obama, not his heinous predecessor, at the helm. So let's all face the fact that things are likely not to "change" at all, unless we force him to it.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 19, 2008 Ohio's Gov. Strickland will veto nasty GOP election "reform" bill
Notice,BTW,how the Plain Dealer "reports" the veto:they barely mention it,while headlining
Strickland's vetos of tax breaks for filmmakers and bonuses for veterans. Thus the paper,like OH's papers generally,serves the interests of the GOP and (therefore) not the interests of OH's voters.The good news here is that the governor responded to grass-roots demand that he nix the bill--that certainly did not come from the OH press.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 16, 2009 Two cheers (or less) for a WashPost editorial
This week, under the leadership of Rep.Conyers,the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on "the lessons of the 2008 election."Maybe that will help the Post,&other bastions of "the liberal media," to learn a little more about what really happened then,&what we need to do to stop it's ever happening again.if the Post et al. don't get it,we must pay attention, spread the word,&, finally,fight to make the necessary change.
SHARE Monday, June 25, 2018 Daily Inspiration — The REAL Left
We on the authentic left have to stop thinking in terms of left and right, stop regarding ourselves as members of the Left Tribe, and make common cause with people all over the political spectrum who are willing to question state power and who entertain the possibility of working together to pull this country and the world back from the brink.
-- Mark Crispin Miller
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 17, 2008 Three Strikes Against Obama
If you care about what happens on Election Day,you had better take these revelations seriously;for,whether you can handle them or not, rest assured that the Republicans will handle them with all their usual ruthlessness and skill.And once that happens, all the rapturous devotion that you're feeling at this moment will not count for anything.So read this through,and try to keep your cool;because the last thing any of us need is
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 30, 2010 ABC taps Andrew Breitbart for Election Night "analysis"
But it's not just Breitbart's lying per se that makes him totally unfit to speak on the results of this election (or any other). Rather, it the fundamental purpose of those lies: i.e., to disenfranchise as many citizens as possible, so as to help the GOP take power despite the will of the majority.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 30, 2009 Roberts Court Prepares to Gut Voting Rights Act
And as the party's claim of "outreach" was a ruse, so, of course, was that ostensible Republican decision to approve the Voting Rights Act--for, while they did formally approve it in the House, they did so in full confidence that Roberts and his men would fix the act eventually, and in a way that would protect the congressmen from any fall-out.
SHARE Thursday, December 4, 2008 Don Siegelman's Appeal on December 9th
Support Don Siegelman's Legal Defense Fund today, before his December 9th appeal--and help keep up the fight to hold Karl Rove accountable, and let the truth be known!
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, September 11, 2009 DoJ drops perjury case against Bradley Schlozman
So--having done likewise for Ted Stevens, and vote-rigger James Rubin, and certain other tainted Bush Republicans--Obama's DoJ has dropped the perjury charges against Bradley Schlozman, who lied to Congress re: his efforts to politicize.... the DoJ! He did such work, specifically, in furtherance of BushCo's vast campaign to fix US elections, and thereby keep itself in power despite the will of the electorate.
SHARE Saturday, January 12, 2008 Pre-election "house calls" in NH
What a mess.Apparently the Diebold opscans in NH have been so prone
to failure that the vendor,LHS Associates,was making countless quiet
"house calls" just before the primary up there.This is not unusual:LHS
is called in routinely,and not just in NH(the company operates throughout New England),"to step in to make voting problems disappear before elections."Why is there no
coverage of this issue?
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 10, 2008 Who stole those votes in Alabama in 2002? Don Siegelman names names--but the media doesn't want to know
If you're an election reform activist, please start your(search)engines.If you're a journalist,please do your job.And if you're just another patriotic citizen,please do whatever you can do to get the press, and/or the Dem Party,to pay heed.For starters,how about asking "60 Minutes" why they "cut it out,"and asking Dan Abrams why he "didn't want to go there either"?And since Don also told the WaPa & LA Times about the theft of
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, November 30, 2009 On the climate change debate, who's gagging whom?
This is a propaganda masterpiece, which now has millions of Americans convinced that all those scientists have long been plotting actively to shut out rational dissent and "fudge the numbers."In fact,it's been the other way around--the (very powerful) deniers of global climate change deploying every means available, for years, to silence all discussion, and bury all the evidence,of global warming as a by-product of industriali
SHARE Saturday, December 13, 2008 Two heroes are now homeless
Elizabeth Warren, Harvard professor and chair of the Congressional Oversight Committee on the Bailout, was on Fresh Air this week. She estimates that in the near future, 1 out of every 7 homes will be in foreclosure! This is not someone else's problem; it's ours and it's of mammoth proportions.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 23, 2008 My Interview on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman
From a listener:I heard your interview this morning with Amy Goodman, and was thoroughly depressed and enraged.I had, of course, known about vote tampering,but had not known the breadth of the facts. All of this has left me feeling suffocated, overpowered.I have been working steadily as a volunteer for the Obama campaign--and feel at a loss. What on earth can the average voter do? Read on for Miller's response.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Supreme Court's plan to gut the Voting Rights Act
The hideous irony is that the champions of both maneuvers--stripping Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,& passing voter ID laws--are using the election of Barack Obama to justify their actions. After all,since America has elected a black president,why do we need a Voting Rights Act,anyway?And the advocates of voter ID legislations are contending, incredibly,that such laws actually increased the turnout on Election Day.
SHARE Monday, November 1, 2010 Scotland dumps e-voting for hand-counted paper ballots
Having gone through the "fiasco" of e-voting in 2007--the sort of mess that the Republicans and Democrats don't seem to mind at all--Scotland will go back to voting the old-fashioned way: hand-counted paper ballots. Although that method too (of course) enables fraud, the possibilities for election theft are infinitely greater with computerized systems, as we've seen in this faltering democracy time after time.
SHARE Friday, December 19, 2008 Regarding the Iraqi Shoe Hurler, Bush, and the New York Times
For his outburst, meanwhile, Mr. al-Zaidi was severely punished by Iraqi security agents, who kicked and beat him until "he was crying like a woman," according to another journalist. He is still being held in military custody.
That certainly is not "what people do in a free society." And to say so is a fundamental civic obligation, not a way of showing off.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 14, 2010 An "independent" healthcare expert, bought and paid for by ObamaCo
If it was wrong when Armstrong Williams did it for Bush/Cheney, it isn't right when this guy does it for Obama/Biden--to the tune of over $780, 000.And that it's been indignantly, and hypocritically, deplored by propagandists on the right doesn't make it okay, either.If we observe our moral standards only when the Other Side offends them, then we offend them, too--or they're not really moral standards.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 19, 2008 Cheney throws down the gauntlet
We can't buy that argument,as it would mean that we care less about the Constitution,&the actual survival of ourselves as a republic, than we do about those leftish goodies that Obama will hand out to all,if everybody will just shut their mouths and let the man get down to business.And if that's the case,this erstwhile nation "of the people, by the people,for the people"will be something else:a place much nicer,certainly,but
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 1, 2012 Mark Crispin Miller Takes Issue with MoveOn "If Romney Wins..." Pitch and Why
When people know the truth about election fraud, if Romney "wins,"they won't collapse into despair and guilt,as if the Christianists,abetted by the Kochs and Adelsons,have once again out-voted us (which they have never done).If people know enough (at last) to question that dramatic
"win," they'll push hard for a real investigation when it matters most-after the election.That would be a triumph for American democracy itself.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 28, 2009 GOP prefers Palin in 2012 (and that's no joke)
The only way that this extremist party can "come back" is through vote suppression and election fraud--which were the means they used to seize power in the first place.And they are planning it right now,with voter ID laws rammed through in state after state, and SCOTUS getting set to gut the Voting Rights Act.If they don't get on top of this ASAP,Obama and his party will be very sorry in 2010,and even sorrier after that.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 17, 2009 To "save" Coleman's seat, GOP eyes Bush v. Gore
Bush v Gore,despite its ludicrous assertion that it has no precedental value,did set a precedent,a fatal one at that-i.e.the precedent of SCOTUS arrogating to itself the grand prerogative of overriding the the electorate at will.Thus has that indefensible decision lain dormant, yet as dangerous as ever,like an unexploded mine,because no one has yet dared to make an issue of it.
SHARE Friday, February 26, 2010 NYTimes comes out against ES&S
The problem is that elections have been privatized,whether it's 1 company or 4,or 6,that runs the show--and "a show"is all it is,because that company & all its peers,deploy a wholly non-transparent,easily manipulated electronic system,which makes it quite impossible for anyone to tell if the results of our elections are legitimate or not.(Those companies are not honest brokers but intensely partisan right-wing Rep concerns.)
SHARE Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Ted Stevens is out (which does NOT mean Alaska's race was clean)
Here's yet another Democratic victory that does not mean "the system works." Stevens' lead was fishy from the get-go; and so we should be looking into it, just as we should be looking into Coleman's lead in Minnesota, and Chambliss's in Georgia (and, as well, at others nationwide).
And yet, so far--and as usual--the only party out there warning of election fraud is the one that's been committing it.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 2, 2008 This election's getting hard to steal!
It looks like Rove has his work cut out for him,the DoJ turned down the president's request that they look into forcing a review of those 200,000 newly registered (Dem) voters in Ohio.And,nationwide,a number of the GOP's attempts at vote suppression have been slapped down by various courts,as Zachary Roth reports for TPM.No reason for complacency,because with Karl in charge,& with the US press the way it is,you never know.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 24, 2008 It's the media, stupid!
The vast corruption of our media system is an issue of profound importance--
an issue as important as, and fundamentally related to, the corruption of our
voting system. So what really matters isn't whether John McCain was schtupping Vicki Iseman. It's that Ms. Iseman was but one of many pricey lobbyists who have helped McCain schtup all the rest of us.
SHARE Monday, April 13, 2009 Coverage on New York police attack protesting New School students
An NYPD spokesman, Paul J. Browne, denied pepper-spray or mace was used in the arrests, although, when later confronted with video evidence, he admitted that this had happened. Speaking of the unprovoked assault by one cop in attacking a protester, also caught on video, Brown told the media, "He pushed him and he fell down."
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Bush's Swan Song
Watch the whole performance, and you'll see that Bush's mind is totally fixated on the failure or success of his team's propaganda. Did it win the day, and dazzle the reporters, and jack up his ratings? Or did it fail because of this "mistake" or that unlucky "disappointment," making all "the critics" bark, and driving down his ratings even more? That's really all he's ever thought about
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Press Corps Defends Dick Cheney from Robert Gibbs
They are beneath contempt. And that's exactly where they've been for quite a while.
So let's be shocked, but not surprised, since this is how "the liberal media" has been performing since before the Gipper was in office.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 8, 2009 Two cheers for the Dem efforts for election reform legislation
All such steps are necessary(I am one of many who have often called for them),& so we should support them--while making clear that they are not enough to make our system truly democratic.The system,as it's working now,is all wrong--by design. Since the passage of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002,our voting system has been snatched away from us, &placed behind a massive& ingenious double barrier that keeps us out of our
SHARE Monday, November 1, 2010 Cliff Arnebeck: Ohio Chamber reneges on commitment to produce names of contributors
After the hearing I was assured by Linda Woggon in the presence of Brad Smith that the she would send the information to me.I served subpoenas for the information when I did not receive anything.At 3:30 a delivery person arrived at my office with a motion to quash our subpoenas.The Chamber has returned to a policy of secrecy after 4 election cycles in which it published the names of its contributors to influence elections.
SHARE Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Two voter protection hotlines
One is from the Obama campaign, the other from National Public Radio. You can contact them via text,leave voicemail,Twitter,iPhone and Google Phone, and YouTube. Of course, you should also alert local election officials if you'd like to file a complaint. Also, please be mindful of any local restrictions on using your mobile phone at the polling place; you may have to file your report after you leave the premises.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 23, 2008 On Clinton's "big win" yesterday
Neither her supporters nor the watchdogs of the media seem to care at all about exactly how she pulled it off--or rather,to be more precise,how it may well have been pulled off for her.As the piece below reminds us,the voting system in PA is eminently hackable,and completely unverifiable; and there were mammoth problems yesterday,all day,throughout Obama-friendly districts.Election monitors tried to call the hotline,no answer
SHARE Thursday, October 9, 2008 Palin's ties to terrrorism
Yes, Sarah Palin (who is busy attacking Obama/Ayers)is linked closely with the AIP--even though she claims to "love America"(and notwithstanding the McCain Team's loud denials that she was a member of that outfit).Anyone who wants to see the video of Dexter Clark,AIP vice chair,telling a whole roomful of secessionists about the governor's prior membership,and her successful "infiltration" of the GOP,should go right here:
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Millions Wasted on Voter Registration in '08
The panacea offered here,however-"an automated system,"with (presumably)all-electronic voter rolls--would certainly enable more such disenfranchisement,unless it were rigorously policed at every level(state &federal).In any case, all discussion of "waste" alone,with no attention paid to the deliberate tactics used to block the vote from coast to coast--in this last election just as in '00,'02,'04 & '06--is a waste of breath.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 19, 2007 Granting Telecom Giants Retroactive Immunity will give AT&T total power over our elections
While the issues surrounding electronic voting are highly technical
and controversial, it is beyond question that a telecom such as AT&T
that strains the electronic flow of information, according to
undisclosed search criteria, could also in principle act as a
so-called "man in the middle" by intercepting, analyzing, and
changing votes before they reach their final destination.
SHARE Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Supreme Court takes its (first) shot at the Voting Rights Act
Bush & Co. may be gone, and few Americans may ever want them back; and the Republicans may be dispersed and howling in the wilderness; but if you think they're done, you'd better think again, because, as ever, they are hard at work subverting the electoral process in order to ensure themselves more "victories" on Election Days to come.
SHARE Thursday, January 14, 2010 Hawaii can't afford its next election
And so 600,000 US citizens will not be represented in the US Congress.Why isn't this a major story? This election that Hawaii can't afford is all the costlier because the state, like every other state (New York included), now uses computerized voting systems run by private companies. Those systems are huge budget-busters, far more expensive--and a whole lot less reliable-- than the traditional alternatives.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 27, 2008 AP and McCain foresee a victory
Now,let us not forget that other sages from Inside The Beltway said the same four years ago.I recall distinctly Sidney Blumenthal's pre-E-Day think-piece laying out the reasons why W was going to lose to Kerry.But Obama's way more popular than Kerry, and McPalin's way less popular than Bush.Thus a startling turnabout this time will raise a lot more eyebrows,& raise them a lot higher,than in 2004.Still no time for complacency.
SHARE Monday, March 10, 2008 Please help Clint Curtis
Clint Curtis is a great American, who deserves as much of your support--material
support--as you can give him. He's probably done more to shed light on the Busheviks' election fraud than any other US citizen, and has been balked not only by the GOP but by the Democratic Party.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 19, 2009 The Outrageous Case of Paul Minor
This righteous article neglects to mention that it wasn't just the Bureau of Prisons that showed heinous "callousness" toward Minor,when he asked to be permitted to attend his wife's funeral.It was also--indeed, primarily--Eric Holder who said no, claiming,falsely,that his hands were tied,the BoP having ruled.Holder has the power to overrule that office,but pusillanimously chose not to do it (as he would certainly have done if
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 9, 2008 Obama's Treatment by the Press
It's ironic (not to say bizarre) that Barack Obama strikes so many people as
"progressive."First of all,he's simply not progressive;and, secondly,because the press has so far treated him much as it treated Ronald Reagan back in 1980(and, by and large, forever after):i.e.,apolitically, uncritically,with lots of emphasis on his success as a "communicator" & almost nothing on his actual positions,or the interests back of him.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 9, 2008 GOP prolongs the agony--and GE likes it!
Here, from Thom Hartmann, are some interesting bits of audio that make it pretty clear that the Obama/Clinton rift is highly pleasing to some very powerful entities.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, May 16, 2008 Election Fraud, not Voter Fraud, is a National Security Threat
I am not a Democrat or a Republican, but an Independent dedicated to the promise of American democracy as envisioned by Tom Paine. I believe, with him, that the right to vote is the basis on which all our other rights depend. And so the issue here is ultimately not the victory or defeat of either party, but the people's right to choose their government, and thereby live, and rule, in freedom.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 3, 2007 Action Alert: Ask Congress to slow down on HR 811
From MCM's blog: IN LIEU OF HR 811, WE PROPOSE:
1. Paper ballots, not paper trails
2. Federal BUYOUT of all touchscreen voting equipment
3. No secret vote counting, no secret records, no secret contracts,
and no trade secrecy in our public elections
4. No control of voting technologies by four White House appointees
5. No unfunded mandates. Please consider a workable, alternative proposal for essential election reform
SHARE Friday, February 22, 2008 CBS News promoting "60 Minutes" on Don Siegelman this Sunday, 2/24/08
CBS News has just posted the first teaser for its feature,to air on Sunday, concerning the prosecution of former Ala. Gov. Don E. Siegelman.It concerns Jill Simpson's account of her dealings with Karl Rove and his involvement in plans to take down the once popular two-term Alabama Governor:Rove's attempt to smear Don Siegelman was part of a Republican campaign to ruin him that finally succeeded in imprisoning him,says Simpson
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 28, 2008 Help Clint Curtis
Friends,please help him raise the funds he needs to file for this fall's House race in FL's 24th Congressional district.He only needs $2000!Not too much to ask for such a patriot,who's done so much to spread the word about BushCo's election fraud--despite the interference,and/or non-cooperation, of both parties.Help Clint run against Tom Feeney,& maintain his struggle for an honest voting system in the Sunshine State,& beyond.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 19, 2008 The ONLY way to beat McCain
The email below comes from a list-serve catering to far-right Christianists,and therefore offers us a clear view of how Bomb-Bomb plans to run: i.e.,as Rambo,with short hair and in a business suit,and back again not just to idealize the war in Vietnam but to start up several more just like it.They're doing it to keep the Dems embroiled in civil war-which is an excellent way for the Repubs either to get McCain elected in Nov...
SHARE Wednesday, September 13, 2006 Stealing America: Vote by Vote
Showings of Dorothy Fadiman's new movie: Stealing America, Vote by Vote. Fadiman is an Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. Here is the schedule for the screenings: in New York, DC, California and Ohio.
SHARE Monday, February 25, 2008 Bush buddies blacked out "60 Minutes"
The Bass brothers' PACs donated more than $200,000 to Bush's gubernatorial campaigns,while their personal donations topped $270,000,according to UTWatch.org.Lee Bass was also among the Bush Pioneers in '00&04,raising at least $100,000 for the presidential campaign in each election cycle,according to TX for Public Justice.The station's general manager initially gave an incorrect explanation for the broadcast failure, blaming it
SHARE Monday, February 25, 2008 Gray Lady [NY Times] hushes up SS breakdown in Dallas
We should all should be trying to clear up something infinitely more important:why the Times itself "hushed up" the story of Obama's Secret Service detail,which,according to the Dallas cops,got remarkably laid-back about Obama's safety in the very town where JFK got whacked.
SHARE Monday, December 17, 2007 Ohio 2004: The Longest Line
The drive to block the vote was particularly flagrant in Gambier, OH,home of Kenyon College.While student voters at nearby religious schools had quite an easy time of it, Kenyon's students had to wait for hours and hours and hours.Those long lines soon turned out to have been purposely created,through the deliberate under-supply of working e-voting machinery to the polling sites at Kenyon.Students wrote an account.Here's link.
SHARE Monday, December 17, 2007 Interview with Don Siegelman, former Alabama Governor
As he himself makes clear,Siegelman's ordeal began back in 2000,when he came out early on, and publicly,against the presidential bid of his fellow governor,Bush,and backed Al Gore instead.It was a move that Rove never did forget,and never would forgive,says Siegelman.Rove's long drive to destroy the Alabama governor resulted in the theft of the 2002 election for Republican Bob Riley. Here Siegelman describes that theft.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 22, 2008 County Clerks are going berserk in Colorado
They want to keep the DRE machines, which the SoS,Mike Coffman,has decertified, insisting that the state use op-scans instead.The clerks say that it's not the DRE's that are defective,but the tests used to appraise the DRE's;and some of them are even threatening to use the DRE's, decertified or not.They say they don't have time to buy the op-scans, don't know how to use them, blah blah blah.The simplest course would be to dump
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 28, 2008 SCOTUS upholds Indiana photo ID law
This decision was supposed to come in June, but Roberts et al.didn't want to wait that long.Why?Perhaps because they want the law in place when IN Dems turn out to (try to) vote in their primary on May 6 (next Tuesday). And certainly because they want to give the GOP in other states a chance to ram through laws like IN's.(There are already similar laws in several other states.They aren't as strict as IN's so maybe now they can
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 3, 2006 Psst! The Fix Is In (and what you can do about it)
As for this next election, we should concentrate on getting out the word. Once
our fellow-citizens find out what's going on, and also finally understand the enemy,
they will take up this struggle, which we, the people, will then win. There are
three tasks that we must carry out these next two months.
SHARE Thursday, January 10, 2008 Karl Rove explains why Hillary won
Let's talk a bit about the possibility that the Republicans fixed the NH primary.How far-fetched is that idea? Well, those of you who know a little history willrecall that,way back in 1972,Richard Nixon had these guys, like Donald Segretti--"ratfuckers," they called themselves--out there on the campaign trail harassing old Ed Muskie.(Muskie finally melted down, remember,in NH.)Their goal was to ravage his campaign so as to...
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 31, 2007 Action Alert! HR 811 up for vote in House next week
Although we have done much, over the last few months, to weaken the bill's
congressional support, there is of course a good chance that the members of the House, just back from vacation, will have lost their focus, and so may
vote this toxic legislation into law.
SHARE Monday, January 21, 2008 Clinton/Bush plays Vegas (2)
If you want a bitter laugh,read the following,and then read the coverage of Nevada in Sunday's New York Times.Typically,the Times account comes straight from Wonderland, where the Nevada caucus was high-spirited and lots of good old-fashioned fun-and absolutely clean,albeit marked by certain "political high-jinks" that the two reporters don't identify,other than to intimate, as usual,that there were "high-jinks"on both sides.