Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Pre-Election Madness Syndrome (PEMS) Media Edition

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Hi!

Sorry I haven't been posting. Poor neglected Blogthingy.

Let's see. Response from Renderosity regarding (alliteration unintentional, I swear) the "Gothic Muse" series was great. It may have also snagged me a contact for contract graphic design work - from home, which means that we wouldn't have to worry about child care, and I could do it at night, to boot.

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I will be leaving on Thursday to pick Rhi up. Barring any unforeseen shenanigans, I'll have her home on Monday. We are all, of course, thrilled. :)

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Sol's job at the Hyatt is going fabulously. He's positively thriving there, despite the funkeh schedule and night hours.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Through Hussein's Looking Glass.

WASHINGTON — Saddam Hussein was convinced he won the Persian Gulf War in 1991.


And when he destroyed all his weapons of mass destruction after that war, Hussein was sure the CIA knew it.


As a result, he saw 12 years of United Nations resolutions, trade sanctions and threats of war as a charade to humiliate him.


In Hussein's view, Washington and Baghdad should have been close allies. He could have helped curb Iran's nuclear ambitions, and solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He offered to become America's "best friend in the region, bar none." He was certain U.S. forces would never invade.


Hussein's looking-glass view of the world is vividly described in the report last week by Charles A. Duelfer, the CIA's chief weapons investigator. The document is based on a variety of sources, including interrogations of Hussein himself. A close reading of the report, along with interviews with intelligence officials and outside experts, sheds new light on Hussein's mind-set leading up to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

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Absolutely fascinating psychological view into Saddam Hussein's brain.

Oh, by the way...

I'm now officially hunting for webhost space and shopping for good domain prices.

Wish me luck...

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Oh, fuck...

Voter Registrations Possibly Trashed

Employees of a private voter registration company allege that hundreds, perhaps thousands of voters who may think they are registered will be rudely surprised on election day. The company claims hundreds of registration forms were thrown in the trash.

Anyone who has recently registered or re-registered to vote outside a mall or grocery store or even government building may be affected.

The I-Team has obtained information about an alleged widespread pattern of potential registration fraud aimed at democrats. Thee focus of the story is a private registration company called Voters Outreach of America, AKA America Votes.

The out-of-state firm has been in Las Vegas for the past few months, registering voters. It employed up to 300 part-time workers and collected hundreds of registrations per day, but former employees of the company say that Voters Outreach of America only wanted Republican registrations.

Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats.

"We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them up right in front of us. I grabbed some of them out of the garbage and she tells her assisatnt to get those from me," said Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee.

Eric Russell managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law.

[... And, surprising no one... ]

The company has been largely, if not entirely funded, by the Republican National Committee. Similar complaints have been received in Reno where the registrar has asked the FBI to investigate.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Humor moment.

rowan_ste_julian: You forgot Poland.
AILTF : What's all this I hear about Poland?
rowan_ste_julian: LOL
rowan_ste_julian: Kerry neglected to include Poland in his list of "coalition" members.
rowan_ste_julian: Bush was VERY irate.
rowan_ste_julian: "You, you forgot Poland!"
AILTF : Ah. Can Bush spell Poland?
rowan_ste_julian: "D-e-t-r-o-i-t"