Another item for the election fraud folder at the top of the right column:
October 22. "The Bronx DA is investigating claims of voter fraud in a hotly contested Democratic primary for the Assembly that was decided by two votes. . . . Ironically, [Assemblyman Victor] Picardo, by winning a special election, succeeded Assemblyman Nelson Castro, who was nailed for election fraud after nine voters were discovered registered at his one-bedroom apartment. He later cut a deal with the feds and wore a wire to ensnare other officials in corruption." (nypost.com)
THE LEFT denies that election fraud is a serious issue. It's true that few cases are investigated and prosecuted. Election fraud is difficult to investigate and prosecute to conviction. Law officers and prosecutors see no upside to doing so. Democrat officials don't want to go after their own party. Republican officials risk being charged with using the law inappropriately to bully political adversaries.
Regardless of whether it is investigated or prosecuted, however, election fraud is out there. Why wouldn't it be, given the passions of politics and the low probability of being held to account?
How, besides common sense, do we know election fraud is a serious issue? Because of anecdotal evidence. That sounds iffy, but it's not. Much of what we know about the world is based on anecdotal evidence. The front page of every newspaper is a collection of stories that, taken alone, may mean little. In context, however, these small collections of facts are evidence of larger truths.
It is the job of an honest press -- or a partisan press, for that matter -- to chase stories of election fraud. Many do, though not nearly enough. One story about election fraud is one story. A plethora of stories is evidence of a pattern.
Every election cycle, careful readers see reports from around the nation about illegal voter registration, ballot stuffing, voting by felons, voting multiple times, and other wrongdoing. Some of these may be accidental. Others may be misreported. But there's always too much smoke around this issue not to have a fire.
Voter fraud is a read problem and, I believe, a big problems.
I'll keep the list in a page on the right side of this blog under the headline, ELECTION FRAUD. Check back occasionally for new material. I'm confident it will grow fat with reports of fraud and potential fraud.
. . . from preaching the sermon about how Barack Hussein Obama is not -- repeat, not -- nosediving in the polls. Wish it were so -- he richly deserves the honor -- but it ain't so. Here's another try to 'splainin' something I don't really want to believe, but facts are facts.
Two problems. First, I don't think he can stand the scutiny when the press (properly) begins to dig into the question of how he wound up so rich while serving in public office.
Second, he takes undue credit for the Texas miracle. Texas is succeeding because Texans are different from other folks -- we still go to church on Sunday and go to work on Monday -- and because Texas is different from other states -- we keep government on a leash and allow property, contracts, the rule of law, and free market to do what they always do when given half a chance: create jobs (and prosperity) and reduce unemployment (and poverty).
I'm no fan of Rick Perry. But if he keeps talking like he did recently in London, who knows? Listen:
. . . by Norman Petty to record Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day" and other big hits. It offers one-track recording with what appear to be five lines in. Shows what can be done by talented people with crude equipment. You can see the sound board in Clovis, New Mexico, at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum, a must-stop if you're ever in the area. See more images from the museum here.
. . . Beyonce is in . . . at 92.1 fm. Our only all-news radio station -- and a good, honest one -- has given up the ghost and started playing Beyonce 24-7.
The Chronicle may or may not be happy about the disappearance of a competitor, but it's bound to be ecstatic about the the elevation of Miss Beyonce. Who can forget the excruciating fanzine rave last January that masqueraded . . .
ALL THAT TALK about the failing Obama presidency is a real hoot. The implication is that the failing is something new. That Mr. Obama was doing just fine, thank you very much, for five years, then started slip, slip, sliding away. The truth is . . .
Fifty states are either safe, likely, or leaning Republican. And forty-nine states are lined up for Democrats, plus one "Independent" (in Kansas) who will vote with Democrats. A tie would leave Democrats in control, thanks to Unca Joe Biden, bane of Shylocks, friend of Orientals.
Below the surface, however, are local contests worth attention. One is . . .