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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Now There's A Stretch

A congressional candidate out in California writes a letter to area residents advising them that they may go to prison if they vote. Because of that circumstance, voter ID legislation is bad.


A scandalous lesson on voting rights
Roanoke Times editorial

A congressional campaign scandal now unraveling in California should serve as a cautionary reminder that fears about voter suppression are not wild fantasies.

Voting rights can and do come under periodic attack. Thousands of Hispanic residents of Orange County received letters recently warning that if they vote in November's congressional election, they might be jailed or deported.

The letter, written in Spanish, says, "You are advised that if your residence in the country is illegal or you are an immigrant, voting in a federal election is a crime that could result in jail time." (link)

Definition of Wild Fantasies: Finding linkage between a letter intended to intimidate voters and the movement to end voter fraud by requiring the presentation of a simple photo ID.

See below for examples of other wild fantasies from the left ...

For Those Who Want To Run And Hide

They're still finding body parts of slaughtered Americans:
More Human Remains Found At Ground Zero
The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Workers recovered more human remains Saturday from several manholes as the city began a new search for Sept. 11 victims.

City officials said that about 15 more pieces of remains had been recovered, bringing the total to nearly 100 this week.

The 80 bones and fragments found earlier this week ranged from a little less than an inch to 12 inches long ... The bones possibly include ribs, arms, legs and vertebra, she said.

More than 40 percent of the 2,749 Sept. 11 victims in New York have never been identified. (
There are those who advocate that we cut and run from the terrorists who challenge us in Iraq. History teaches that if we abandon the fight there, it comes crashing down on us here.

You can run but you can't hide.

Skinheads Foreign And Domestic

What do neofascists in Russia and pampered leftwing students at Columbia University have in common?

Two stories making recent headlines:
Attackers Pillage Moscow Art Gallery and Beat Activist Owner
By Sophia Kishkovsky, The New York Times

Moscow, Oct. 21 — A group of men burst into a contemporary art gallery here Saturday, destroying work by an ethnic Georgian artist and beating up the owner, Marat Guelman. Mr. Guelman is well known both for his display of politically inspired and irreverent art and, most recently, his public attacks on neofascists for their dislike of non-Russians and of Western influence on Russian society. (
At Columbia, Students Attack Minuteman Founder
By Eliana Johnson, Staff Reporter of the New York Sun

Students stormed the stage at Columbia University's Roone auditorium yesterday [October 4], knocking over chairs and tables and attacking Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the border between America and Mexico. (
Most people don't think of liberal Americans as being reactionary but that's exactly what they've become. They're intolerant, averse to change, unwilling to countenance an opposing point of view, prone to make verbal assaults if feeling threatened, and they often resort to physical violence if their worldview is challenged. Liberals are America's version of Russia's loathsome skinheads.

How did it come to this?

Photo courtesy of Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Getting Their Hopes Up Only To Be Crushed

This seems to be a trend. Liberals get in a (news)room together, start talking politics, make the startling discovery that they are all going to vote Democratic, and voila:
Guardedly, Democrats Are Daring to Believe
By Adam Nagourney and Robin Toner, The New York Times

Washington, Oct. 21 — There is something unusual bubbling in Democratic political waters these days: optimism.

With each new delivery of bad news for Republicans ... a party that has become so used to losing is considering, disbelievingly and with the requisite worry, the possibility that it could actually win in November. (
Here's how this scenario plays out: Liberals go into election day knowing, just knowing they are going to triumph (a la John Kerry). The votes are counted and they lose. They go into denial, then mourning, then soul-searching, then name-calling, and then ...

... conspiracy:
Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 (Alan Dershowitz, Oxford University Press)

Sen. John Kerry Blames Ohio GOP Governor Candidate for '04 Loss (FoxNews.com)
And then they start the process all over again:

Weather 'tis nobler in the mind: Al Gore lost in 2000 by going soft on the environment. He can win in 2004 by getting tough (Washington Monthly)

The Case for Gore (
Andrew Sullivan.com)

Open Seats Lift Democratic Hopes in the House (link)

So now they're giddy, again, about the November elections. "Democrats are daring to believe." That's daring all right. Let me write the headline for the November 8 edition of the Times:
Democrats Blame Loss On Cheney, Halliburton, NRA, Economy, Foley, Absentee Ballots, Global Warming, Bird Flu, Disturbances in Sri Lanka, bin Ladin, Voting Machines, Karl Rove, Guns In Schools, ...
I almost feel sorry for these guys.

Beginning To Look Like An Edsel

For those of you south of the border (the Virginia/Tennessee border that is), if you haven't seen the most recent of your Democratic senate candidate's bullying antics, check out this news clip.