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11-09-2005, 10:48 PM
I always enjoy reading corporate media coverage of elections in countries out of favor with Washington. They are usually referred to as shams, ora low turnout is prominently noted.
However, turnout in the good ol' USA is far lower than in any other "democracy," andour methods of vote counting are just as dubious. I haven't caught any figures yet for yesterday's election, but a good guess is that about 20 or 25 percent of eligible voters bothered to go to the polls, while most likely at least half of those running had no balloted opposition from the other monopoly party.
If the media used the same standards in covering elections here as they do for other countries, why they'd be clamoring for "regime change" and the neo-cons would be planning to launch a pre-emptive war on themselves! smileys/smiley2.gif
11-10-2005, 03:17 AM
Very keen observation, Don. If Iím not mistaken, we have the lowest turnout of all the major industrialized nations.
As we discussed regarding proportional representation, the U.S. is probably the only nation among the so-called democracies where a party could, theoretically, obtain 49 percent of the overall national vote versus 51 percent and, under the winner-take-all system, fail to capture a single parliamentary seat, thus effectively shutting out any dissent..
With only two major parties, all you have to do is corrupt two sets of candidates instead of multiples (quite a savings there, both in money and effort!) and, presto! you have created the desired Tweedledum-Tweedledee alternatives.
Back in the days when monarchies and dictatorships were the norm elsewhere, the U.S. was, indeed, the model for political representation. But the world has moved on, and now the graceful debutante is a fat dowager of 60, gray under the peroxide, wrinkled, strident, meddlesome and graceless, who still visualizes herself as the Belle of the Ball as of yore.
11-10-2005, 05:29 AM
Kinda brings to mind that old adage; "If voting changed anything, they'e make it illegal." The fact that we have such low turnout (and I usually don't vote myself) is in most people's cases a silent, passive protest against what a lot of folks (rightly) see as a sham.
11-10-2005, 03:56 PM
Did anybody else throw up as soon as the then-new buzzphrase "regime change" was blithely trotted out by the Bushoviks? If this jive talk was not an open declaration that the Permanent Regime considers itself world dictator, what would be? And still the sheeple refuse to see it!
11-12-2005, 08:09 AM
I believe the equivalent phrase during the Clinton regime was "nation building," ala our lovely adventures in Somalia, and the killing from 18,000 feet of untold numbers of Serbian Christian civilians on behalf of Muslim thugs and terrorists, all to the applause of both monopoly parties and their media clapping seals.
11-17-2005, 12:55 AM
I was watching the national news tonight, and the big story was the discovery of Iraqis torturing Iraqis in a prison over there. The embedded reporter made sure to emphasize how, now that it is a democracy instead of the old Saddam dictatorship,Iraq will havegovernment accountability and "purging" as a result of the torture.
In our great "democracy," we have Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, CIA secret prisons and who knows how many other torture gulags operating all over the world -- anda brazenly sadisticadministration openly pressuring Congress not to pass any legislation banning torture -- and our version of "accountability" and "purging" is to throw little Lynddie England to the lions while the torture status quo continues to operate. As always, there is no accountability when it comes to the crimes of the Permanent Regime.
11-08-2006, 10:54 PM
Reports of a third party candidate, Constitutional party candidate Ron Avery, "wins" than declared the loser?
http://www.forbes.com/business/energy/feeds/ap/2006/11/08/ap 3155276.html (http://www.forbes.com/business/energy/feeds/ap/2006/11/08/ap3155276.html)
Election fraud claimed http://www.overthrow.com/lsn/news.asp?articleID=9963
"Constitution Party officials and other activists immediately declared the Democratic victory Ďvote fraudí."
Either one the machines are totally unreliable and no one can know who won unless a paper trail and hand recount can be done or Mr. Avery won and the election stolen. A long shot always has a chance and unexpectedly an unexpected victory will happen now and then unless the system is rigged. It is possible the guy won and it was such a surprise to the powers-that-be that they had to react after the fact. Whatever happen it brings the whole election into question not just in Texas but all over the USA. Edited by: Michael
As with all American elections, "I feel like I'm winning when I'm losing again"
Nauseating is the spectacle of legions of far-Lefty Pinkos, swarming the political landscape, reveling in orgiastic victory. Every manner of White-hating, feminist, Communist, Ebonicist, Socialist, freaky Sixties types marching to a Democratic lanslide ...
... and I have to WELCOME it, because it's the only way to putthe lie to the phony opposition party. Gents, pull up an internet chair and ready about Comrade Fenty, the new Afro-Communist mayor of Sin City DC. Makes H. Rapp Brown and Stokely Carmichael look like reactionary fascists. Thank Goodness DC is a phony entity where city politicians have less authority than the Potomac Electric Power Company
11-11-2006, 11:00 PM
"Voting In The Absence Of Choice" By Charles Sullivan
"America Plays Into The 'Two Party' Sham Yet Again" By Kathy Fisher
Socialist party "a" replaces socialist party "b" in control of congress but nothing changes. Both mainstream parties are nothing but yes men and women for the Oligarchy. How did we end up like this? What caused honesty and integrity to flee? There are many pieces to the puzzle, but one major component maybe political correctness. Most elements of political correctness are lies proclaimed as "truth". One can not tell lie after lie to their fellow man without becoming liar. Political correctness is the suppression of truth and the mandating of lies. Though, the common people maybe forced to tell a lie to avoid the wrath of the politically correct. The working and middle classes lie from fear not from greed like the politicians do. Politicians lie to gain positions of power and money. The biggest lie of politically correctness is race (including Zionism). Any who take politically correct stand on race is either a liar, crazy, or lacks the wisdom to understand reality none of which should be a political leader. Only when the political leaders speak the truth will honesty and integrity return to government.
11-25-2006, 11:47 PM
Never fear ... AIPAC is here.
There is an ancientGerman adage that says something like: Too soon old, and too late smart.
When--finally--we all get smart, and recognize that the self-righteous,greedy, avaricious, Jewish supremacistsare the root of all evil, the tide might turn in our favor.
I'm not holding my breath in anticipation thereof.
Every problem we face today can be traced to the Jews. You don't believe me? Name a problem, and I'll connect the dots for you.Edited by: warrenwilson
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