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Quotes of the Day: On TV

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On some TV screens there was a constant reminder for the American people — “March to War.” War is not a very pleasant subject in people’s minds (and) it’s not conducive for the investment of capital.–George W Bush

Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to be. – Rita Rudner

War is not nice.–Barbara Bush

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.–Salvatore Dali

The hell with that. Show me the money.–Rod Tidwell

Written by Mick

March 30, 2004 at 5:35 pm

Posted in Quote of the Day

What About That Paper-Trail?

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Hoo-hah. Remember all that guff from Diebolt and Publican election officials that it was too complicated to provide a paper-trail from EVM’s (electronic voting machines)? That it couldn’t be done? After which they noted that printers could be installed by them for $3000? (When was the last time a basic printer cost that much? 1960?)Well, Black Box Notes has discovered–not that this is a surprise, exactly–that everything they said was–wait for it!–A LIE! That’s right, friends. None of it’s true. Here’s the proof:

AccuPoll designed their DRE voting system from the outset to feature a VVPAT, which allows voters to verify — via an immediately printed receipt — that their vote was accurately recorded at the time it is cast. As a result, AccuPoll’s VVPAT system fully empowers voters to independently ensure that their vote is correct at the time it is cast, allowing for an accurate recount and audit capability should the need arise. (emphasis added)

While I can’t find price info on site (not unusual, I’ve discovered), they claim to be competitive. And the printer’s built right in. Can’t be done, huh? AccuPoll has just met Federal qualification requirements and is open for business.

Take that, Wally!

Written by Mick

March 30, 2004 at 2:04 pm

Posted in Elections, Voting

The Penguin-cam

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Written by Mick

March 30, 2004 at 12:16 pm

Posted in Environment

Spanish "Appeasement"

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After all that brouhaha over the Spanish elections and the right-wing fulminating about how the Spanish rejection of the Bush-friendly ruling party was caving in to the terrorists–I think it was old Instapundit himself who used the word “cowards”; or was it Sully?–the new Spanish govt says that even as it is withdrawing its troops from Iraq, it will be doubling them in Afghanistan. So one govt, at least, has its WOT priorities straight. Are you listening, Junior?Nah. What’s the odds?

Written by Mick

March 30, 2004 at 11:58 am

A Question of Truth

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Written by Mick

March 30, 2004 at 10:39 am

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