Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Raving Dingbat du Jour

Well, it had been a while since I delved into the Letters to the Editor section of the Boston Globe. I'm glad I set foot in there this morning, otherwise I might have missed this beauty from one Randy Hackett of Ipswich, which I'm beginning to think (read: hope and pray) was actually written as a piece of satire that found its way past the editors at the Globe.

I ADMIRE those standing out in the cold to publicize the fact that our electoral system is broken, but I think the reporter's angle was misguided ("Group holds fast to Kerry cause with Beacon Hill vigil," City & Region, Dec. 29).

I agree. Donovan Slack, the reporter who wrote that piece never once used the phrase "asshat", "moonbat", or "stark raving nutjob". See this earlier post for more info.

The focus was on Kerry supporters and their fight to allow him to be president. What the Coalition for Election Fraud seems most concerned with, as are tens of thousands of Americans, is making sure everyone's votes count. There are now several legal challenges to certifying the Ohio vote, including one joined by the Kerry camp based on allegations of a voting machine company rigging the recount.

First off, numbnuts, these brave souls whom you professes to admire so deeply call themselves the Coalition AGAINST Election Fraud.

Strike one! Though, your version might be a more accurate representation of their organization's mission statement.

And yes, their main concern IS making sure that "everyone's votes count", regardless of the voter eligibility status of the individual casting said vote. And I sincerely hope your pluralizing of the word "vote" there was inadvertent, but I'm not going to bet the farm on it.

Strike two!

On the 0-2 count, here's the wind up...

Schilling throws to the plate...

With privatized electronic voting controlled by secretive Republican-leaning corporations, voting software that is pathetically hackable, widespread voter suppression, minority voter disenfranchisement, avowedly partisan secretaries of states, and this year's suspicious exit polls, perhaps there should be a lot more people out in the streets.