A few things that caught my eye this morning:

Pace Dick Cheney, I’m glad Mark Steyn is on our side.

Sith Lord Reynolds has taken the Boeing–er, Concorde, no, Airbus. He’s also resurrected that old Darth Blogger picture. (Great piece, incidentally; fairly shocking to read this much good sense in The Guardian.)

Bob Novak says Kerry is boldly going where Al Gore has gone before.

I’ve also been watching the multitude of stories on potential vote fraud with some interest. I grew up in Alabama, where vote fraud is almost as much of a tradition as college football.

One of the perennial favorites is fraudulent absentee ballots, sometimes “discovered” in the last moments of vote-counting for a tight race (Greene County in particular is infamous for this), as well as the disgusting practice of campaign “volunteers” filling out ballots for catatonic Alzheimer’s and stroke victims in nursing homes.

I would go on to note which political party held monopoly power in the state while all of this was becoming standard practice (hint: it’s the same one that still dominates the crooked legislature), but nah, that’d be piling on.


6 Responses to “Scattershot”

  1. andy Says:

    Wasn’t Greene County also known for the amazing ability of its dead folks to cast votes?

  2. Jim Says:

    Nope. A dog track and a restaurant — The Cotton Patch.

  3. TobiasTook Says:

    Ah, Alabama. I’m old enough to remember when strange gnarled men would stand around the corner from the high school polling place passing out half-pints of Ancient Ancient Age with the words “Remember George”.

    PS George Wallace also had the best BBQ.

  4. TobiasTook Says:

    In a DRY county no less!

  5. Robert Says:

    “The Church of England said yesterday that police counter-terrorism operations were directed disproportionately against Muslims and risked alienating them.”

    And during WWII we disproportionately killed Germans, Italians and Japanes. Guess we better apologize to them.

  6. Unlearning College Says:


    Robert Novak writes today, John Kerry in a press conference last week repeated his accusation that Gen. Eric Shinseki was “forced out” as U.S. Army chief of staff because he wanted more troops for Iraq….

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