I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Linkee-poo, it's just a shot away

"(Yvonne Reed of) the Maricopa County Elections Department admits they once again gave voters the wrong date of next month's election… (she) confirms… that bookmarks distributed by the elections department incorrectly listed the date of the general election in Spanish as November 8." But at least they got the English side correct. Sigh. Say, who else lives in Maricopa County? You know all those protests from conservatives that they're not trying to suppress the vote? Yeah, looking more and more like complete bullshit and if not a grand conspiracy, then a conspiracy of like minded individuals. (Grokked from Teresa Nielsen Hayden)

Conservative media ignore GOP voter registration fraud. Quelle surprise. "Republicans claim that the voter registration fraud was committed by a few bad apples and pales in comparison to the fraud committed by ACORN in 2008. But ACORN was never funded by the DNC. And the abuses committed by Sproul and Small were far worse than those attached to ACORN. Unlike Strategic Allied Consulting, ACORN never changed the party affiliations on fraudulent voter registration forms and self-reported suspicious materials to election officials. Nor did ACORN ever destroy valid voter registration forms, as Small is accused of doing."

An, no, it's not cool even when the suppression attempts look like they're targeted at Republicans.

So, do you need a roundup of some of the Romney position flips in the third debate? Yeah, probably don't need them listed. Practically all of his positions were reversals of earlier statements. Then there is more fact checking on Romney's political ads. Yep, gotta get one of my 401k funds invested in fact checkers if he's elected. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"Dogs" seems to be a recurring meme in the GOP, comparing everyone they can to them. Of course, they only mean it in the most positive sense. Just like Steve King saying we should sort immigrants to get the "good bird dog(s)." Well, Steve, you're a dog. I mean that as a compliment. But not to dogs. They're pretty upset at that. And you know, you'd think the GOP would say, "Oh, no, they really didn't mean that." No. They come back saying it was exactly what they meant. I mean, it's so mind boggling. It's like watching alcoholics having an intervention, being shown all that's been going wrong with their lives, being asked to change for the good of all those who care about them, only to choose the bottle over humanity. (most grokked from Jay Lake)

Not that it means much, but there's a wave of large newspapers giving their endorsement to President Obama. Not so much for his own agenda (although they often give nods for that), but because they feel they can't trust Romney. On anything.

Tweet of my heart: @chuckwendig: Remember: that story ain't gonna unfuck itself. COMMENCE DEEP UNFUCKING.

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