Daily Topics - Thursday October 30th, 2014

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Be sure to check out our new videos: CARBON, LAST HOURS & GREEN WORLD RISING - narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Hour One: The Bush fear machine is baaaack... Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio / Plus, our newest video debuts - Episode 3: Green World Rising / AND, why we need the new Right to Vote Act - Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Hour Two: EXPOSED-GOP purge threatens millions of voters - Investigative Journalist Greg Palast

Hour Three: Would you Pay Any Price? NY Times journalist James Risen, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War

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mathboy 7 years 5 weeks ago
#1

I was very surprised to see JEBush doing an ad for Cory Gardner here in Colorado. Apparently, the Republican Party thinks he has some clout, but I've never heard anyone admit to admiring him, and I do know some Republican voters.

(I write JEBush instead of Jeb Bush because his name is actually John Ellis Bush.)

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mathboy 7 years 5 weeks ago
#2

Even police don't bother to match middle names.

My brother once got a notice for failing to pay child support when he did not have a child. The actual father had a different middle name.

A parole officer came to my workplace looking for a friend that had been a coworker for a while. I knew my friend had never been in prison and didn't have a parole officer. The officer had a picture to show me of the parolee and his car, but they hadn't bothered to check his middle name. They just looked for the first person they could find with the same first and last name.

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fbacher 7 years 4 weeks ago
#3

In Texas, you have to show a photo ID (no one looks at the photo) to vote. But as an Election Judge, I don't present any ID to pick up the voting "computer" or other election materials. They just wanted the precinct number. In fairness, I did show them my writ, but I don't think they needed it.

Of course the truth is that no one in their right mind could get away with stealing the voting computer, someone would notice. But the same is true for 100,000 people voting illegally. Somebody would notice something amis.

Of course if you made being an Election Worker too much of a hassle, we would very, very quickly find out about it. The same is not true about voters, whom we think are too lazy, stupid and shiftless to begin with.

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