1994 - Susan Smith of Union, SC, claimed that a black carjacker had driven off with her two sons. Smith was later convicted of drowning her children in a nearby lake.
2008 - McCain campaign worker Ashley Todd admits she lied about a black man sexually attacking her because of her politics.
2008 - a 17 yr old Palos Heights IL fast food employee admits she lied about a black man sexually attacking her.
2008 - Republican Senator Coleman's campaign suggests that some unknown attack probably involved a black man and possibly someone who may be a supporter of Coleman.
COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT.
"Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice . . . . Truth breaks free, science is popularized, and religion totters; soon it will fall, in the course of centuries--that is, tomorrow. . . . In good time we shall only have to deal with reason."
-- Georges Bizet
FROM THE CHURCH OF INEFFABLE STUPIDITY:
a) One last October Surprise.
President Bush blasted our formerly fair (almost) election system with both barrels, apparently borrowing one of his VP's shotguns.
President George W. Bush late Friday asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate whether hundreds of thousands of newly registered voters in the battleground state of Ohio would have to verify the information on their voter registration forms or be given provisional ballots, an issue the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on last week.
The unprecedented intervention by the White House less than two weeks before the presidential election may result in at least 200,000 voters in Ohio not being able to vote on Election Day. Information on the 200,000 voter registration forms does not match up exactly with information on government databases. Republicans are claiming that's evidence of voter registration fraud.
But the mismatched information can be attributed to misspellings and other minor mistakes, not a malicious intent on the part of voters to cast fraudulent ballots.
Mukasey can go down in history as an honest Attorney General, or just as corrupt as the administration he serves.
Just don't hold your breath waiting for honest justice. - - -
b) Campaigns "R" Us? or Playskool Does Washington?
For the casual observer, the McCain campaign looks like a shaky Jethro car heading towards the Hills, Beverly Hills.
Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin "going rogue."
A Palin associate, however, said the candidate is simply trying to "bust free" of what she believes was a damaging and mismanaged roll-out.
McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls -- recorded messages often used to attack a candidate's opponent -- "irritating" even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign's decision to pull out of Michigan.
c) John McCain finally loses mind, threatens entire globe.
"I have been tested," McCain saids in New Mexico today. "I'm gonna test them. They're not gonna test me."
dear gawd, no. Not after 8 years of shrubist policies.- - -
d) Indict, convict, and no parole. There is no other possible avenue.
On every front, in every and any devious way possible, with no care about illegality or corruption of our system, those criminals in charge of today's GOP will stop at nothing to compormise this election. This is nothing more than war, for them a war of self-preservation, for us, a war to return our country to democracy.
DENVER -- Thousands of ballots that went missing were never prepared because of a technical problem, the Denver Clerk and Recorder said Saturday.
More than 11,000 ballots went missing when the vendor in charge of printing the ballots, Sequoia Voting Systems, reported delivering 21,450 ballots to a Denver mail processing facility on Oct. 16, but the U.S. Postal Service said they only received 10,364 ballots that day.
Stephanie O'Malley, Denver's clerk and recorder, led an investigation by the Denver Elections Division that discovered Sequoia Voting Systems didn't prepare the mail-in ballots because of a technical problem with a data file.
"There was never a good war or a bad peace."