Recent Activity
Search BL Rag
About This Site

The BL RAG is dedicated to the idea of free expression, thus we welcome and encourage reader  commentary on current events and issues, music, sports, or other topics of interest, no matter what one's political leanings or worldview.

  

Site Management:

Front Page Section Editors: Machiavelli, Skinnydipinacid, and Redbeard

Miscellanea Editor: Zoy Clem

Poetry Editor: Lenny

Music Editors: see schedule below

***

Site Editors: Skinnydipinacid and Zoy Clem

Maintenance Man: Master Admin Dude

 

Alumni:
Eric Olsen, Fornax, GrayRider, Winston, Jimmmco, and WesMorgan1

 

KRAG Music Section Schedule:

Sunday - Jgeagle5

Monday - Rhythm & Truth

Tuesday - Machiavelli

Wednesday - GrayRider

Thursday - Skinny

Friday - Fornax

Saturday - Zoy Clem

On-call - Schwabman

Powered by Squarespace
« Weekend Hurricane Party | Main | Hillary v Trump - Part 1 »
Friday
Sep302016

Wake the Dead... They'll Need to Vote This November

Harrisonburg, VA caught 20 dead people registering to vote... wonder which nominee inspired them so much as to take time from their eternal nap to get to the polls?

Others weren’t convinced that the case represents a close brush with election fraud.

Del. Marcus B. Simon, D-Fairfax, said it’s “very disingenuous” to suggest the applications were part of a large-scale fraud, because votes would have to be cast either in person by elderly impostors or through absentee ballots sent to real home addresses.

“There’s no way any reasonable person could conclude that this was part of an effort to actually cast votes for people that aren’t able to cast votes,” Simon said.

iframe width="590" height="332" src="http://launch.newsinc.com/?type=VideoPlayer/Single&widgetId=1&trackingGroup=69016&playlistId=19132&siteSection=timesdispatch_nws_loc_sty_pp&videoId=31455337" frameborder="no" scrolling="no" noresize marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">

...basically he's saying there's no fraud because they didn't actually vote, despite it being voter registration fraud.   

Sheesh... Democrats these days.

 

Have a great weekend.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (146)

It's racist if their African-American and dead to ask for an I.D.

September 30, 2016 at 13:47 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

It seems Fat Hilda can't get the youngins' to show up to her campaign events if she was giving out free beer and Molly's. Not to worry the next $600 million will do the trick.

September 30, 2016 at 13:49 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Harrisonburg, PA caught 20 dead people voting

Uh, wrong. Congratulations, though. You managed to make three mistakes in seven words.

The crime at issue (submitting phony applications, not voting), the number of phony applications (19, not 20), and the state where it happened (Virginia, not Pennsylvania).

September 30, 2016 at 14:04 | Registered CommenterWinston

Skinny, resident dumbass was sure quick to point out your honest mistake thinking Harrisonburg PA and not the less known VA. Yet funny how the whole 'dead people are voting' thing doesn't bother Teabagger. Oh' he tries to say the dead people didn't actually vote; no shit Teabagger. Re-animation and head transplants which give Teabagger hope are still years away. Everyone except Teabagger gets the point, there is extensive voter fraud in the U.S and the left can whine all day that no there isn't but every two years we get the same shitty tricks by the left in voting twice or three times, dead people voting or the mysterious not one R vote out of this district run by our demwits officials.

Great post which highlights a real problem...

September 30, 2016 at 14:16 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"Yet funny how the whole 'dead people are voting' thing doesn't bother Teabagger."

They didn't. In this case, no dead people voted. No votes were cast by dead people. No one impersonated a dead person in casting a vote. There is no evidence of a single improper vote by a corpse. What is it about English you can't understand?

In journalism, we say "Your lede is wrong." It's the wrong place, the wrong number, and the wrong act.

September 30, 2016 at 14:30 | Registered CommenterWinston

"there is extensive voter fraud in the U.S." Bullshit. There's extensive voter suppression, though.

"The record makes clear that the historical origin of the challenged provisions in this statute is not [legitimate concerns over vote integrity] . . . Rather, the General Assembly enacted them in the immediate aftermath of unprecedented African American voter participation in a state with a troubled racial history and racially polarized voting. The district court clearly erred in ignoring or dismissing this historical background evidence, all of which supports a finding of discriminatory intent. . . . We cannot ignore the record evidence that, because of race, the legislature enacted one of the largest restrictions of the franchise in modern North Carolina history"

The North Carolina GOP didn't limit the vote suppression to photo-ID requirements, either. Early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, preregistration--they attacked and restricted any way potential Democrats cast their votes in any way they could find. In fact, part of what sunk them in Court was right at the outset they asked for racial breakdowns of how voters cast their votes and used it as a handbook.

These are nasty f***ed-up people who understand all too well how unpopular their policies and candidates are, and this is the only way they can win elections. Sad! Pathetic!

September 30, 2016 at 14:58 | Registered CommenterWinston

Winnie, translated:

"It's RAAAAAAACIST to verify a voter's eligibility."

"It's perfectly fine for Hillary to require photo IDs before allowing people in to her special events."

"If the fraudulent registrants haven't actually voted yet, there's no problem."

"So what if the mall murderer is an alien who voted illegally three times?"


The list of Winnie's idiocies could go on forever.

September 30, 2016 at 15:50 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Leftie definition of Voter Suppression: An act of government that fails to allow tons of illegitimate Democrat voters to cast ballots.

September 30, 2016 at 16:25 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Confederate Drama Queen, translated: "I can't dispute the Court's findings of intentional racial discrimination, but I certainly can add a bunch of "A"s to "racist."

"The fundamental right to exercise the democratic franchise needs no more protection than being able to get into a private gathering or buy airplane glue."

"[straw man]"

"[straw man]"

"The only way to impose unpopular candidates and policies on people is to keep the wrong citizens from voting."

These are nasty f***ed-up people who understand all too well how unpopular their policies and candidates are. This is the only way they can win elections. Pathetic!

September 30, 2016 at 16:54 | Registered CommenterWinston

Maybe you're not really Maxine Waters. Maybe you're actually a conservative activist, acting the part of a maniacal leftist fool, in order to damage the leftist agenda. If so, GREAT WORK!

September 30, 2016 at 17:30 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I noticed you didn't point to the sentence where I stated the delegate (D) said there was no fraud "because they didn't actually vote". Convenient. Instead you blathered the same nonsense. Way to double down on something I already hinted as nonsense.

...and the article said 18-20 potentially fraudulent registrations, but we all know it'll be more than that, don't we?

(Sheesh... AGAIN... Democrats these days... )

You can feel free to post the next weekend open thread then since I'm always pushed for time and usually incapable of doing so... How's that sound?


September 30, 2016 at 17:33 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

1). Flew into Kennedy airport awhile back. There was no John Kennedy. What a rip off!

2). Flew on Virgin Air. I didn't see one virgin! LIAR'S!!

3). The Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday.. RACISTS!!!!

All things we could conceivably see Teabagger write over his basic ignorant cluelessness.

September 30, 2016 at 17:56 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

You have to prove intent to commit fraud to get a conviction here in Ohio We've had multiple cases presented. . Of course no one will admit to intentional voter fraud. So there is NO voter fraud. even though some have been plead 'No Contest' to voter fraud and ballot box tampering. Thin ice ahead.

September 30, 2016 at 18:48 | Unregistered Commentergriswold3

The customary way to correct a blog posting if someone has pointed out an error is to note in the body or at the end of the post that someone has pointed out an error or some lack of clarity and that it has been updated since the initial posting. Otherwise subsequent readers can't tell what the correcting party was referring to. It's just a courtesy.

I didn't note that you ran the quote from the delegate because what the delegate said appears to be correct but that contradicted your own lead sentence, which was NOT accurate. It's not "blathering" or "nonsense" to point out no unqualified votes were actually cast, if no unqualified votes were actually cast. It's just .... accurate.

I can't post an open thread because I'm no longer an editor.

September 30, 2016 at 18:54 | Registered CommenterWinston

Why did they register to vote?

To NOT vote? lol

Good luck with that logic.

September 30, 2016 at 22:09 | Unregistered CommenterSkinny

Maybe next they'll acquire fake IDs so we can talk about how there's no proof they planned to illegally buy beer.

September 30, 2016 at 22:14 | Unregistered CommenterSkinny

Why did they register to vote?

To NOT vote? lol

Sometimes people employed to register voters are paid by the name. This creates an incentive to "register" more names to increase one's pay. It's not a smart way to arrange things but it does happen.

We've talked this to death. In-person voter fraud, the only kind voter ID would prevent, is the highest-risk (serious jail time), lowest-payoff (a single vote for the candidate) "crime" imaginable. It's crime so stupid only a wing nut could conceive it.

In order to prevent this "crime", the incidence of which is virtually negligible, Republicans are totally willing to disenfranchise tens or hundreds of thousands of legitimate voters. They know exactly what they're doing. It's the only way their unpopular candidates and policies can win. Pretty cynical.

The most common, and easiest, way to commit voter fraud is through absentee ballots. How interested are Republicans is clamping down on that? Not at all. How come?

September 30, 2016 at 22:30 | Registered CommenterWinston

HaHaHa! Comedy gold, just across the bay from me. In Pinellas County, the notoriously left-leaning Tampa Bay Times newspaper is breathlessly reporting the angst of left-leaning politicians over the innocent location of 9 out of 350 registration drives. You see, the Supervisor of Elections is arranging 350 voter registration drives, but had the SHEER AUDACITY to hold 9 of them at Chick-fil-A locations. And we all know that Chick-fil-A is a cover for the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, so the act of having chicken sandwich buyers registering to vote is OBVIOUSLY a devious plot by right wing operatives bent upon denying free abortion pills to the public.

Holy crap. The Dems are sure determined to beclown themselves. And succeeding very nicely, I might add.

I think I'll go eat lunch at Chick-fil-A every day next week. The food is good, and if it riles ass-wipe leftists, then that's a bonus.

October 1, 2016 at 07:42 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Speaking of ass-wipes, I see that our beloved "leader" has screwed up again, and accidentally stated that Jerusalem is in Israel. This caused a scramble to correct press releases about the Peres funeral, striking out the word "Israel."

They just can't help themselves.

October 1, 2016 at 07:46 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

What sort of megalomaniac imagines anyone cares whether he treats himself like a king with lip-smacking delicious chicken goodness or damages his health with heart-hostile artery-clogging junk food?

You are some kind of *drama queen*, let me tell you. The world does not wait with bated breath on your every menu choice. Speaking of preposterous asswipes.

October 1, 2016 at 08:58 | Registered CommenterWinston

Apparently it riles you, Winnifred. Thanks for the confirmation, you devoid-of-self-awareness fool.

October 1, 2016 at 09:09 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Spray painting on a wall only about 4 miles from my office:

"BLM"

"BLACK LIVES MATTER"

And my favorite, "KILL WHITE PEOPLE"

But, according to leftie "logic," this simply cannot be virulent hate-mongering racism, because the perpetrators are not white.

October 1, 2016 at 09:16 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Ha ha, no you're wrong. I could not be more indifferent to your menu choices.

October 1, 2016 at 09:16 | Registered CommenterWinston

Keep talking about it, Winnie, to show how little you care. Jeez, you're dense.

Meanwhile, newly revealed audio caught Hillary saying that Millennials are politically unaware, and live in their parents' basements. Yes indeedy, Hillary, that's gonna help you SO much in gaining their support. Why not toss in a "deplorables" comment as well? That should help.

October 1, 2016 at 09:31 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Massachusetts being reliably blue, Mrs. Winston and I are in purple Nh today doorknocking for a labor group. Senate race will be a squeaker but it's looking better and better for a smashing Orange Fatso Hitler defeat. Even reliable Republicans view him with distaste and alarm.

October 1, 2016 at 11:29 | Registered CommenterWinston

Meanwhile, nothing says "I sure hain't no racist" like bitter complaints about all the racist black people.

October 1, 2016 at 11:41 | Registered CommenterWinston

Poor Winnie, whining when the racist isn't a white man. How typical of an unbalanced and irrational leftist.

October 1, 2016 at 11:48 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

In Fresno, Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin deliberately drove into oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed. His reasons? Donald Trump is a doodoo head, and therefore Allah told him to ram those other cars. But not to worry; the guy is probably just a disaffected Lutheran. Pay no attention to that Allah stuff.

Oh, and let's follow Obama's plan, and Hillary's even worse plan, and flood the country with unvetted Muslims. What could possibly go wrong?

October 1, 2016 at 13:43 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

If your not following Skinny on Tweeter everyone should be. He had a link where in Franklin County Ohio they found thousands of ballots already filled out for this Novembers election with of course all demwit votes all the way up to Fat Hilda. Shock!! Shock!! from demwits. I'm sure Teabagger has an explanation that makes sense to no one other than him. #VoterID

October 1, 2016 at 14:20 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Check Snopes, idiot.

Not that it even matters to you.

October 1, 2016 at 14:51 | Registered CommenterWinston

Snopes is run by a gaggle of left-wingers, but it does a fair job of fact checking when there are no gray areas. Here's a good one:

The false story was blasted out over Twitter by Shaun King, the white mixed who-the-hell-cares guy who "identifies" as black for the sake of his phony-baloney "career," and who is a "leader" of the Black Lives Matter screwballs. Sorry, Shaun. Go find some other phony grievance to blather on about, to fill your otherwise empty life.

October 1, 2016 at 16:01 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Former Sanders supporters for Hillary are like battered wives who still stick up for their man even though he hates them.

Note to Sanders supporters. Fat Hilda can't stand the sight of you. Vote for Stein.

October 1, 2016 at 16:06 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Shaun King, you say? Interesting diversion.

So who blasted the false story about the thousands of completed ballots in Ohio?

Go find some other phony grievance to blather on about, to fill your otherwise empty life.

That's a tone-perfect version of how I feel about the concocted phony ballots story you are now both struggling to ignore.

What makes wingnuts so credulous? Or is it that credulous people of a certain, resentful, grievance-mongering sort, are more inclined to wingnuttery?

October 1, 2016 at 16:42 | Registered CommenterWinston

"Former Sanders supporters for Hillary are like battered wives"

The last best hope of the moral rot that is Nooshanism is to try to scare millennials away from Hillary, get them to vote third-party and possibly, just maybe, leave Orange Fatso Hitler with a plurality.

Personally, I don't see it happening--the thought of OFH in the Oval Office is far too terrifying. But hey, go for it, World's Wrongest Man! I'm sure your crude fat-shaming / slut-shaming ways, contempt for women, hostility to people of color, and boundless credulousness when it comes to wing nut fairy tales, all make you the perfect icon for dispensing political advice to millennials!

October 1, 2016 at 17:12 | Registered CommenterWinston

He so Sadzzzz

October 1, 2016 at 20:55 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Winnie, translated: "Fat-shaming? Oh, NO!!!!! Crime of the century!!!!! We can't let THAT man win! We'd much rather have a vile, woman-slandering, two-faced, debilitated, creaky old proven criminal with American blood on her hands."

The left has no capacity for rational thought.

October 2, 2016 at 07:17 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"Alicia Machado . . . moved to porn"

"Harrisonburg, PA caught 20 dead people voting"

"A hundred thousand illegal voters in Florida"

"in Franklin County Ohio they found thousands of ballots already filled out for this Novembers election with of course all demwit votes all the way up to Fat Hilda"

"the end justifies the means"

Trump and Trumpism and Trump supporters are a disgusting, vomit-inducing, moral black hole. They'll believe anything, lies and hoaxes and hoaxes piled on racist lies, and never apologize or even acknowledge they've been refuted, just move on to new ones. What's it called?--the Gish Gallop? I can't wait for this filthy election to be over.

October 2, 2016 at 08:35 | Registered CommenterWinston

Did either of you see the Franklin County Ohio story is a blatant hoax? And that's your response, seriously: Shaun King made something up?

October 2, 2016 at 08:49 | Registered CommenterWinston

Teabagger was right; the article on the vote fraud was a hoax. Funny thing is who isn't surprised when demwits DON'T try to cheat?

October 2, 2016 at 09:28 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Who ISN'T surprised? Wing nuts, that's who.

They believe one hoax story after another. That's how they "know" things.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/2012fraud.asp

Moral rot.

October 2, 2016 at 09:49 | Registered CommenterWinston

Winnie just can't bring himself to admit that photo IDs are not "voter suppression" but rather a common sense means of ensuring a clean election. We know why he can't, of course. To admit that obvious truth would contradict the left's agenda of getting as many Dem votes as possible, via illegitimate means if needed. To hell with a fraud-free election, the lefties say.

Sickening.

By the way, Mexico seems to have no problem with requiring a photo ID to vote. Our home-grown leftists should head on down to protest Mexico's "voter suppression." You also need a photo ID to drive a car, to check into a Disney hotel, to apply for Social Security, and to buy a fishing license. But to vote? Hell NO, say the leftists.

October 2, 2016 at 10:15 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Increasingly, being a Wingnut means being a crazy person who will believe anything.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/finally-someone-who-thinks-like-me/2016/10/01/c9b6f334-7f68-11e6-9070-5c4905bf40dc_story.html?postshare=4211475384578495&tid=ss_fb

Moral rot.

October 2, 2016 at 10:27 | Registered CommenterWinston

"Winnie just can't bring himself to admit that photo IDs are not "voter suppression""

Check out the North Carolina decision. The GOP restricted every voting expansion technique that black and young people preferred. The racial intent was clear and, the court ruled, intentional.

The fact that constant hoaxes rule your world, says it all, doesn't it?

October 2, 2016 at 10:37 | Registered CommenterWinston

I don't know anyone who was arrested, jailed, beaten, or murdered fighting for the right to check into a Disney hotel.

October 2, 2016 at 11:25 | Registered CommenterWinston

Man, the struggle Winnie puts up when trying to defend the indefensible is really quite magnificent. Without merit, and without a shred of rationality, but still a magnificent effort. Reminds me of the series "Narcos" when Pablo Escobar's mommy screeches that her darling boy couldn't possibly have murdered all those people. About as coherent and believable.

It's really amusing that American leftists promote an election system without proper safeguards, while most of the rest of the world finds that quite bizarre. I thought lefties always wanted to follow international norms. But I guess when such norms get in the way of fraudulent vote-getting, they're out the window.

October 2, 2016 at 11:55 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Unable to use reason, logic or facts, Wingnuts default to hoax "news" and asinine jeering.

October 2, 2016 at 12:03 | Registered CommenterWinston

“I don't know anyone who was arrested, jailed, beaten, or murdered fighting for the right to check into a Disney hotel.”

I thought Teabagger was finally going to admit the thugs on the left who get away with beating up Trump supporters for outrageous crime of wearing a ‘Make America Great Again” hat..

October 2, 2016 at 13:25 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Wouldn't anyone have to say today's story that OFH may have paid no taxes for close to the past twenty years, qualifies as a bombshell?

Or do we have to keep arguing about whether Alicia Machado's TV show was rated R or PG?

October 2, 2016 at 13:26 | Registered CommenterWinston

I see. In the twisted mind of a leftist, it's heinous for the Republican candidate to use the tax code to his advantage, but perfectly fine for the Democrat candidate to willfully violate federal law and put the nation's national security at risk.

Do leftists all smoke from the same crack pipe? Or are they all required to snort bath salts in unison? Something has to explain their lunacy.

Full disclosure: I employ a CPA to use the tax code to my advantage, because I have no intention of paying more tax than I am required to pay. I have done so for 40+ years, and have no plans to abandon the practice. This, despite the fact that it may very well lead certain leftist assholes to accuse me of not paying my "fair share," which is some magical and nebulous percentage that leftists can never calculate, nor explain within the bounds of rationality.

October 2, 2016 at 14:06 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Federal law prohibits the dissemination of personal tax returns without the persons consent. Plain and simple. If Trump took a $916 million dollar loss to apply to his tax bill, so what? It's legal and all sorts of people on the left use the same tax ploy and more. What will be fun is to see how much Trump wins in court from the NYT. The issue isn't whether the NYT broke the law; that's a given. It's like the cops walked in on a shooting with a smoking gun in Hilda's hand and the body is still convulsing on the floor with one hand pointed at Hilda. Will it be like a Hulk Hogan pushing Gawlker into bankruptcy verdict? Seven zeros or eight after the first comma? The second issue and again the IRS in the U.S. is fucking political tool that needs to be blown up. Too many leftist rats who break the law, hide in the shadows and are never jailed for their crime. Everyone hates the I.R.S. and Fat Hilda and the demwits just managed to make Trump look like the victim here..Demwits can F' up a two-piece puzzle..

October 2, 2016 at 14:28 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>