Thursday, October 30, 2008

Unbelievable Democratic Registration Gain in Nevada

Between 2000 and 2006, the Republicans maintained a slight registration advantage over the Democrats.

A 0.15% margin advantage in 2000, a 0.92% margin advantage in 2002, a 0.41% advantage in 2004, and a 0.71% advantage in 2006.

Note: For those "concerned" about "voter fraud" (by which I mean concerned about poor/non-white/young transitory people voting), you have nothing to fear.

It's true that Nevada's Secretary of State, Ross Miller, is a Democrat.

However, he's also been the guy who ordered raiding of ACORN's Las Vegas office, so he's hardly tolerant of fraud.

So, anyway, the Democratic party finally gained a plurality of registered voters in Nevada by October 2007 (0.83%), with many of the new voters registering as Democrats to caucus in January.

As of the closing of the registration books for the 2008 general election, Democrats have an 8.35% margin in registration.

Not bad.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin Calls Abortion-Performing Doctors "Terrorists"

In the recent NBC news interview where she refused to call abortion-clinic bombers like Eric Rudolph terrorists, at the very end, she pretty blatantly calls abortion-performing doctors terrorists.

"[Bill Ayers yadda yadda] ... and anyone who would seek to destroy innocent Americans"

which I believe means that women who choose to abort are terrorists too, or at least terrorist-enablers.

3rd Time on Huffington Post Front Page

For my fine work exposing McCain's past support for meeting with terrorists without pre-conditions (RENAMO in Mozambique).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Republican National Committee taking money from Terrorists, White Supremacists

Thanks to the Republican National Committee's new donation database search, we know the terrible truth; the Republicans are being funded in a big way by some very scary people.

  • Don Black(donations of $100, $50)-Black is the founder and editor of, the most heavily visited U.S. white supremacist site

  • David Duke($80, $75, $50, $25)-Duke is a former Ku Klux Klan grand dragon and one of the most well-known white supremacists in America today

  • Thomas Metzger($10)-founder of White Aryan Resistance

  • Andy Martin($100, $150)-man behind the Obama Muslim smears; previously ran for Congress on a platform of "exterminating Jew power"

  • Mark Weber($100, $70, $60, $10, $6)-director of Holocaust denying Institute for Historical Review

  • Gerald O'Brien($100)-leader of a faction of Aryan Nations

  • James Burford($3)-member of American Nazi Party

  • John Bishop(various)-American Nazi Party member

Other disturbing donors:

  • John Hagee($25)-crazy anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic pastor

  • Pat Robertson($10)-generally crazy assassination-loving pastor

  • Michael Bray($45)-member of anti-abortion terrorist group Army of God

  • Paul Hill(various)-anti-abortion terrorist

Of course, it is not a possibility that there are different, ordinary people with those same names.

If there were, the Republicans would've provided the city, state, zip code, and the occupation of the donor to clarify the identity of donors.

After all, that is the reason they're angry and put the database up in the first place, right?

Because they're "concerned" that Obama is taking "questionable" donations?

So it's clear. The Republicans are, clearly, taking money from white supremacists

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jake Tapper, ABC News: Palin's a Liar;

I guess eventually even the overkill-to-no-bias-or-point-of-view traditional media would be confronted with a Palin lie so utterly false that they couldn't just say "Palin misleads" or "Palin exaggerates" or "Palin stretches the truth" as they have with the Bridge to Nowhere, Sudan divestment, "pallin' around with terrorists", etc. etc.

Palin Makes Troopergate Assertions that are Flatly False is the headline of the Tapper post.

"Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing," Palin said, "any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that."

That's just not the case.

One can make the argument, as Palin and her allies have tried to do, that this investigation -- launched by a bipartisan Republican-controlled legislative body -- was somehow a partisan Democratic witch hunt, but one cannot honestly make the argument that the report concluded that Palin was "cleared of any legal wrongdoing" or "any hint of unethical activity."

Then again, for Palin, lies are always better than the truth, because answering questions honestly can only get her in trouble.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Large Gains in African-American Registration in the South

Thanks in large part to enthusiasm about Senator Obama's candidacy and efforts by the Obama campaign (particularly in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Virginia), African-Americans make up a significantly larger percentage of the registered voters in southern states than they did last year, in 2004 or 2000.

Of the 11 former Confederate states, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina make available voter registration statistics by race (Florida's most recent numbers are not yet available):

However, in the other 5 states, percentages and numbers have soared.
2000 2004 2006 2007 2008
Alabama: 23.48% 23.97% 24.30% 24.36% 25.17%
Georgia: 25.42% 27.35% 27.12% 27.12% 29.23%
Louisiana: 28.94% 29.70% 29.82% 29.85% 30.42%
North Carolina: 19.12% 20.16% 20.07% 20.13% 21.14%
South Carolina: 27.46% 28.48% 28.63% 29.41%

Of course, traditionally, black turnout has lagged behind black percentages of registered voters, and this year, it may equal or even exceed that of white voters