A point of view from The Washington Independent. It’s unfortunate that disenfranchisement is turning out to be the most effective tactic by the GOP to try to win this election.
The strong Democratic turnout has Republicans mulling possible legal challenges. “We question whether these are valid registrations,” said Smith, the Washoe County GOP chairwoman.
While talking to Smith, she was interrupted by a cell phone call, which she inadvertently put on the speakerphone. It was the state GOP executive director Zachery Moyle, and the two discussed what could be done about the tsunami of Democratic Party registrations.
“I’m looking for people to sign on to a lawsuit,” Moyle said to Smith, who fumbled with the phone while turning off the speaker. “You didn’t hear that,” she said glancing in my direction.
When asked later that day about the potential for a lawsuit, Moyle said there was no “definitive plan” to go to court. “There’s been obviously concern with voter fraud across the country,” he said.
Emphasis above is my own.
I file this one under “funny” because, well, read on and you will see. Hopefully you will find the humor in it also. If not, you are a robot.
Sometime in the 1970s, the ADA coined the slogan, “Drill, baby, drill!” When the phrase was tested in Oregon in 2002, it was supposed to promote dental visits. Needless to say, it went over like a lead balloon. Thoughts of the dental drill don’t sit well with most people. So the ADA has never promoted the term in advertising. However, they retain the right to do so because the words are the intellectual property of the ADA.
The McCain/Palin campaign uses, “Drill, baby, drill!” in relation to energy. Vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said in a recent speaking engagement that “Sink and exploratory well, baby, sink and exploratory well,” just doesn’t have the same ring. And she’s right. The crowd responded with “Kill the ADA!”
Resh and I were talking about all those pictures of sad finance people in the news the past few weeks. Turns out we weren’t alone.
Thanks to Marginal Revolution (via BoingBoing) and Sumeet for this one.
100,000 people at an Obama rally in Missouri. This picture is just amazing. Not as many as some of the protest marches in Washington D.C. (upwards of 1M for a women’s pro-choice rally), but impressive nonetheless.