Monday, December 12, 2005

We Respond to our Readers: Regarding Ohio

Mr. 12 Step, responding to Bush on the Constitution, wrote:

Bush and his people never cease to amaze me with the crap that spews from their word holes.

One of his monkey boys, Ken Blackwell, is the secretary of state for Ohio. He was also the campaign manager for the Bush/Cheney re-election efforts in 2004. There were many questionable circumstances with the close vote count here in Ohio that gave Bush/Cheney the win. Blackwell is now running for governor of Ohio, trying to replace Bob Taft who has spent his last term in office neck deep in several scandals.

After living through all that has happened lately in my neck of the woods, I find it quite hard to trust anyone who is a member of or affiliated in anyway with the Republican party.
Let's discuss Ohio, shall we?

Troutfishing and Dan Harkman both have excellent diaries on Daily Kos detailing how HB3 will, according to Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman from the Detroit Free Press, open:
voter registration activists to partisan prosecution, exempts electronic voting machines from public scrutiny, quintuples the cost of citizen-requested statewide recounts and makes it illegal to challenge a presidential vote count or, indeed, any federal election result in Ohio.
Emphasis mine. I would say "move if you live in Ohio", but I'm sure similar legislation will be brought to your state soon.

1 comment:

Mr. 12 Step said...

Hey, thanks for taking the time to respond to my thoughts.

The proposed law you discuss sounds to me like another attempt to do away with vital checks and balances. Scary stuff.

I'm seriously thinking about moving out into the painted desert and living the rest of my days as a hermit.