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The "I" Word

by : Robin Baneth
Friday December 17, 2004 - 12:23
12 comments

You Intellectual You:

The new word in town is "intellectual." Those people who were embarrassed to be called "liberal" now have a new word to be scared of, the "I" word, "intellectual." Listen to this response I received regarding my 12/15 article "Our Beautiful Horns"
(http://www.buzzflash.com/contributo...) :

"Robin, Dubya won the election, get over it. Your Kafka-esque analogy illustrates your own self-loathing and intellectual dishonesty. Dismissal of the majority rule as being ignorant, selfish, and hypocritical only amplifies your sore-loser attitude. Regards, America"

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Clearly, the country is divided on I.Q. (that means Intelligence Quotient). Mr. Bush’s fans are the ones who sat in the back of the class, despised nerds and academics, ended up becoming auto mechanics or bankers or stock brokers or real estate agents (the money professions). Remember "Revenge of the Nerds?" This is "Revenge of the Greedy White People with Low I.Q." Don’t ask me or Richard Prior about Blackwell’s or Clarence’s or Condi’s color. This administration is more dumb and greedy than evil. See what happens if you don’t study, kids? You can get elected president but you will end up being the worst president in history. Rigged voting machines will help your scorned place in history as well. Don’t eat any pretzels.

The right wing fanatics are just trying to distract or intimidate us from looking at their real agenda which is Star Wars and Social Security disembowlement. They are trying to destroy "the New Deal." Multinational Corporations are not American. There is no social security crisis. They do not love America. There is now NO DOUBT that this election was stolen and we need to take this to the next level. The "majority" has no interest in fairness. I am sure they scoff at "the meek shall inherit the earth."

If you voted for Bush you are an imbecile, you are evil, and you need help. You can kiss my multi-colored, liberal, intellectual ass. We see how wealth is being re-distributed. You rich folk need some cheap labor so make sure you have folks desperate to work so they will dance for you, clean your SUVs, and clean your restrooms. After all, you need places to go to show off your wealth and pee in gold toilets. You deserve it. What good is it going out if things aren’t elegant? Who is going to make it elegant or fight your wars if everyone has $20/hour union jobs? I get it. There are two Americas: The one with I.Q.s over 95 and the other that has no idea how they are being duped into giving away their rights and privileges, presumably all to overturn Roe v. Wade. Remember Kerry was against Gay Marriage too.

Notice this "Mr. America," as he calls himself, this Bush-voter only spent time belittling him or herself (kind of like voter intimidation) and did not intellectually address any of my following CLAIMS: "We assume that three Partisan-owned voting machine companies are ok. We are the problem but look at our beautiful horns! We don’t care that people waited 10 hours to vote in Ohio? We are jaded. We don’t care that Warren County, Ohio locked out the media during the vote count? Let’s not waste time voting next time. We don’t care that Gore had 16,022 removed from his vote total after it was posted on CNN? The world ridicules us. We don’t care about the exit polling discrepancy? Next time it rains, we will probably drown while looking up."

To quote Pro-Bushers "We are right." They have little solid ground here except a typical "cornered rats in cage" response. We have caught them red-handed, licking their own balls.

It is fun quoting myself. I realize the Ionesco may be be a little artsy fartsy for these fanatics, so here is a guide to "Practical Activism:"
 http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_c...

Despite his anger at the New York Times and Washington Post for covering the topic, Scarborough is the only one that I have observed that TRIES to make an intellectual counter argument to the stolen election. He is not dumb, he is just an assh**e. Here is MY response to MSNC’s Scarborough
(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6667506...). He brings up mermaids first!

"The New York Times and the DC Post covered the Voting story because:

1) The Peterson case is over.
2) 57, 000 reports of voter irregularities submitted to the GAO. Remember the GAO?
3) The Warren County, Ohio media expulsion for unexplained reasons.
4) Method of voting predicted who you voted for in Florida. Boy touch-screens love Bush.
5) Discarded poll tapes in Volusia County, Florida. The same county that registered -16,022 votes for Gore an hour after they officially reported.
6) No irregularity favored Kerry. Shouldn’t it be 50/50?
7) Poorly designed vote tabulation software inferior to paper voting.

Perhaps when they discover Atlantis they will find the missing ballots that were thrown away in Warren County. The mermaids probably took them. Why was voter turnout down -4% in Warren County despite huge increases in voter registration? Average Ohio turnout increased 9-14% but not in the State Capitol or Warren County (the reddest county of all). Did any Republicans in Ohio have to wait more than 2 hours to vote? Hold it, let me turn down my lava lamp. I personally believe Vote Suppression was the issue in Ohio while hacking and tampering was the issue in Florida. Shhh, the cops are coming. At least you tried to deal with some of the facts instead of the sour grapes argument. Let me ask this, are you against printers in the precincts? How do you feel about vote-verifiability and Rush Holt’s bill? Thank you [Scarborough] for opening the door to some intelligent discussion on a real issue that has Republicans concerned too:
1) Cornell McCleary, former minority director of the Republican Party of Ohio,

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argues that it would easy for computer hackers to hack directly into the machines: "The two points of vulnerability are setting up a computer and hacking directly into the machine, or the line that goes directly down to the Board of Elections." He dismissed the Gahanna incident as a "prank." Prank or not, Kerry’s decision to concede early on November 3 was based in part on these imaginary votes that were either a prank, a computer glitch, or a deliberate effort to boost Bush’s total in Ohio.
2) Although most complaints have come from Democrats and the third-party candidates, Republicans and bipartisan groups acknowledge problems. The Government Accountability Office is investigating election problems. Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio and chairman of the House Administration Committee, will oversee an inquiry next year. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, created in 2002, is also scrutinizing the outcome. It plans to publish in January the government’s first report on the voting, which will serve as the basis for congressional recommendations and reforms.
3) "We definitely did not have a glitch-free election," said EAC chairman DeForest Soaries Jr., a Bush appointee."

Ok, we know what we are up against. Here are my Call to Arms:

1) Conyers is now the leader of the Blue Region of the country. Let’s call him "President Conyers." Bush is not our president. Ok now we have a leader we can get behind.
2) bi-partisan officials should guard the central tabulators in Ohio and Florida right now.
3) Information technology folks could examine tabulators and voting machines for evidence.
4) Get list of Diebold’s and Triad IT staff; their party affiliation, and criminal records.
5) Ohio must send a second set of electors on Jan. 5. I am now leaning towards paper only balloting; printers are a compromise but at least it is something.
6) We need to identify as many Republican allies, like Chuck Herrin ( www.chuckherrin.com/hackthev... ) as possible. This will negate the partisan argument.
7) If folks are tired of emailing they should call into TV and Radio programs. Start your own Community Access channel devoted to 100% election. It can be interesting. No end of plots, twists, and turns.
8) We could put signs on our doors at home and if your boss dod not vote for Bush, post at work.
9) Kerry should unconcede to succeed Conyers. Time for him to carrty the ball again, he has had a 6 week vacation.

I have recently made contact with re-count lawyers in Ohio (keep an eye on the Hocking County computer maintenance story). The truth is out there! The Democratic General Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee responded regarding my computer advice on an open case: "Thank you for your suggestions. They were very useful and timely. I have informed the county prosecutor of these questions."

A lot of you are "believers." You have been writing email till you are blue in the fingers. People need to do what they want to do and what they are good at (like me emailing Conyers). That’s a start. "Knowledge is good" (Animal House 1976). Take breaks, but don’t let up. We need you happy and strong. : )

Robin Baneth, M.S., M.A.
rbaneth@mindspring.com
919-828-3534

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> The "I" Word
Friday December 17 - 15:46 - Posted by a6843f4b596003fd...

Robin,

Did it ever occur to you that maybe it wasn’t the three partisan-owned voter tabulators responsible for the counting errors, but Ohio’s BOE organization efforts which is also held to scrutiny due to partisanship? Your intellectual dishonesty is showing again.

By the way, thanks for putting my comment at the top of your column.

Kiss my Red, White and Blue ass. Noam Chomsky is mad too.

Regards,
America




> The "I" Word
Friday December 17 - 16:07 - Posted by 2959eb8dfd5c6566...




> The "I" Word
Friday December 17 - 17:58 - Posted by 6195cee2d96ba7f8...

BUSH WON OHIO, YOU LIBERALS HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO BUT SAY WE NEED A RECOUNT IN OHIO, WELL IF THATS THE CASE LETS RECOUNT IN THE STATES THAT KERRY JUST BARELY WON AND LETS SEE WHO COMES OUT ON TOP. THE LEFT IS IN SHOCK, I GUESS M. MOORE JUST COULD NOT HELP...GET OVER IT GO FOX NEWS




> The "I" Word
Sunday December 19 - 04:01 - Posted by a76047084e7b3b61...

You mean faux news (fake)



The "I" Word
Friday December 17 - 18:46 - Posted by 47aaea0998142577...

The "I" word is Integrity. It really is pretty simple. To restore the integrity of the vote there needs to be a Forsenic IT investigation of the electronic voting machines and the Conyers request that the Ohio vote be investigated by the FBI followed up on. We can know the answer if vote fraud occurred but it needs to be investigated by someone other than the Bush Administration. Code for voting machines can not be held as proprietary as there is no greater public good than the integrity of our vote. The government has no problem taking your land to build a road, airport or shopping mall. Investigate don’t guess or assume.




"I’ll" support that!
Friday December 17 - 22:04 - Posted by a6843f4b596003fd...

Dear Intelligent One,

I commend you on this reply, and would support a 3rd-party investigation into the Ohio problem. Integrity is at the crux of the debate, as is the Ohio BOE’s role in managing the election.

However, I think the Imminent Domain issue and the vote are independent of each other. They do share a common thread, though - the people don’t vote for pork barrel projects but somehow they manage to pass legislation.

Regards, The Ugly American



> "I’ll" support that!
Saturday December 18 - 17:29 - Posted by d154ca14c1ba9ae1...

The article formatting problems have been repaired. Please re-read as it is MUCH better now. The print version of this article has had the word "evil" removed and the typos fixed. It is about to be dsitributed to 100,000 people.

"I" is for integrity. Not sure what the argument is against the re-counts and re-votes. I guess it is because we democrats hate ourselves. Mr. America is red and white but with 50.1 % of the country blue I think we own blue.

Bluely,

Robin



You’re joking, right?
Sunday December 19 - 00:12 - Posted by b36da60daf84dca1...

Dear Robin,

The Electoral College map doesn’t show a near 50/50 split, so your blue analogy falls flat like everything else you’ve written.

Remember, the Electoral College determines the winner instead of the popular vote, so we won’t have situations like the cities of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles deciding the election.

Just thought I’d pass on this friendly reminder as a PSA for the benefit of you and all of the other brain-dead, knuckle-dragging Fascist Leftards, who are undoubtedly still frothing from the asswhippings administered to them by my friend, The Ugly American.

Regards, America



> You’re joking, right?
Sunday December 19 - 05:00 - Posted by bf6276bf64dd3c6d...

Talking about knuckle-dragging. The Red and Blue state map is distorted. We don’t vote according to acreage though that has been tried. Best case for Bush is that he may have won the election by the electoral votes acquired in Ohio. I think the verdict is still out and the integrity of the vote needs to be investigated.



Does integrity become important just because your man lost?
Sunday December 19 - 18:27 - Posted by f1c88b1e90a71356...

Who thinks that if Kerry won there wouldn’t be any need to examine election results in closely-contested battleground states? Would Bush’s defeat have made election fraud disappear?

The DNC is priming Hillary to run in ’08, so Kerry threw the fight. It’s as simple as that.



> Does integrity become important just because your man lost?
Sunday December 19 - 18:57 - Posted by 47aaea0998142577...

Integrity has to do with documented electronic voting machine problems. These problems include but are not limited to machines placing more votes for Bush than there are registered voters in a given county, false homeland security warning during vote count, voting machines that have no paper trail, and voting machine staff reportedly reprogramming and removing equipment after the vote. These errors consistently played to Republican benefit with the voting machine companies being major Republican supporters. Exit polls by Zogby and Harris that showed Kerry winning both the popular vote and electoral vote. Simply investigate. Is the resistance to an investigation due to fear of being exposed. Prove I’m paranoid, please!

Troy McLean



> Does integrity become important just because your man lost?
Sunday December 19 - 19:04 - Posted by 47aaea0998142577...

Is integrity not important because your guy won?






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