Wednesday, October 25, 2006


SPEAKING OF HEISTS, A MUST-READ FOR BELIEVERS IN DEMOCRACY...


"But the 109th Congress is no mild departure from the norm, no slight deviation in an already-underwhelming history. No, this is nothing less than a historic shift in how our democracy is run. The Republicans who control this Congress are revolutionaries, and they have brought their revolutionary vision for the House and Senate quite unpleasantly to fruition. In the past six years they have castrated the political minority, abdicated their oversight responsibilities mandated by the Constitution, enacted a conscious policy of massive borrowing and unrestrained spending, and installed a host of semipermanent mechanisms for transferring legislative power to commercial interests. They aimed far lower than any other Congress has ever aimed, and they nailed their target."

How they did it, in five easy steps.

Here's hoping for Democracy in November... but can Democracy survive Diebold? (or Hart InterCivic?)
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6 comments:

annie said...

I will vote by absentee ballot to get rid of the blighters. Making my mark on paper. Who knows what will happen to it, but at least it won't get hacked or "back doored" or manupulated electronically.

Robert Brady said...

Votes should be tracked all the way to the tally board.

Chancy said...

I also will vote by absentee ballot. I am in the process of requesting an absentee ballot as we "speak"

Trace said...

So true, so true...I can't believe the things this particular administration has already gotten by with, while there are ignorant folks out there still stewing over the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky deal. Oh to have him back in, I say...Beautiful front picture for the magazine!

Anonymous said...

Jeez, they'll never do it with Kerry leading with his mouth will they?

Robert Brady said...

Yeah, that mouth is so much bigger than Iraq and everything...