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  •  Dolly Madison Self Appointed Expert (4+ / 0-)

    Please share with the class how you arrived at your comprehensive expertise about Kathy Nickolaus. And clarify why, as usual, when questions are raised about actions and motives of conservatives, you arrive to throw cold water on any and all speculation. It's an interesting pattern. Your sole mission in life seems to be to come to the aid of conservatives whose actions call their motives into question.

    •  Unless DollyMadison works in Nickolaus's office (4+ / 0-)

      there is no way she can possibly know what Nickolaus does in her work space.

        DollyMadison... "If you think you can educate me on any aspect of the Kathy Nickolaus story, you're sorely mistaken".

      Is that you Kathy?

      "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

      by Mr SeeMore on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 07:15:42 PM PDT

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    •  I informed myself by informing myself (0+ / 0-)

      It's really not magical - anyone can do it.

      I read every article I could find on this subject. I looked at the recommendations from the US Elections Commission that Nickolaus cited. I did my homework.

      It wasn't difficult. It's simply that I did the work that lazier people weren't willing to do! It's also that I'm smarter than many people, and so I could figure out that when someone wrote "personal computer", they meant "PC", not her personal PC, for example. Again, education, information, and brains were my tools, and with some extra effort, someone who wasn't as smart as I am could have come to the same conclusions.

      I understand that I've cratered your arguments in the past, and so you're still holding a grudge. That's your failing, not mine.

      There's absolutely no evidence of any linkage whatsoever between Nickolaus' errors and the mislabeling of a bag of ballots by an election worker from one polling location. None. I'm throwing water on unfair, ill-advised, unsupported and unsupportable CT - as should any fair-minded person of any political persuasion! The political persuasion of someone doesn't affect the facts and the known evidence, you know.

      Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. The fact is that there's no linkage between the ballot bag mislabeling and Nickolaus.

      Do you understand fact?

      It's not my fault that I am fair to a fault. Most people are partisan to a fault - and will believe bad things about their enemies and good things about their friends when the facts tell us just the opposite. I don't behave that way, and so when a conservative is unfairly attacked, I correct the record.

      The problematic behavior on display isn't mine!

    •  fact-checking is good (1+ / 0-)
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      In this case, the disagreement seems to be substantially semantic. As far as I can tell, Nickolaus configured the computer on which she ran the inaccurate tabulation, so it isn't unreasonable that the Journal Sentinel has at least twice (1, 2) referred to it as "her computer." That in itself doesn't mean much one way or another. I would guess that most of the United States' 3000+ counties don't have big enough IT departments for this sort of controversy to arise.

      Daily Kos has both a Democratic orientation and a commitment to being reality-based. To combine those aspects depends on people who are willing to fact-check assertions we would like to be true, but aren't necessarily so. That isn't "com[ing] to the aid of conservatives" -- that's helping us.

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