December 18th, 2007

Trajedy... for YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

Fuck you Pelosi, you fucking neo-con running dog! YOU LIE!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., admitted Thursday that she had underestimated the willingness of Republicans to stand behind President Bush’s Iraq policy despite the drubbing the GOP took in the polls in 2006.

"The assumption I made was that the Republicans would soon see the light," she said. Instead, the minority stuck to the president’s war policy in the face of unrelenting pressure from congressional Democrats and powerful lobbying campaigns by anti-war groups.

Translation: "I didn't fight because I didn't think I'd have to."

The latest in Pelosi's litany of excuses for not fighting.

The latest shit profiterole from Madame Speaker.

But it was this that pegged the needle on my nauseometer:

"That was a revelation to me, because I felt the American peoples' voices were so strong and still are in this regard that I hoped that with some compromise and reaching out there might be some change in direction," Pelosi said. "But they are sticking with the president on this."

Does she really want us to believe this?

Does she really want us to believe that she was this profoundly naive, this thuddingly incompetent, this incomprehensibly bumbling?

She thought the NeoCons would listen to the people?

Gee, Nancy, with trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives at stake, here's a suggestion: why not architect your entire strategy on the hope that the Baby Jesus would ride across the rainbow bridge on a candy unicorn and spirit our troops home on the wings of Tiffany angels?

I can't believe this shit. For a long time I've been unable to make up my mind about Dubya - is he actually evil, or just staggeringly stupid? And now I have to extend the same status to Pelosi??

Jesus tap-dancing Christ riding on a jumped-up sidecar... MY ENTIRE FUCKING GOVERNMENT IS TOO GODDAMN STUPID TO LIVE!


3 of 4 brands of electronic voting machines banned in Colorado.

"This has been an extensive process," he said, after detailing several remarkable findings from each of the systems testing. For example, test results showed that paper-based optical-scan systems made by Hart InterCivic "could not accurately count ballots." While Direct Recording Electronic (DRE, usually touch-screen) systems made by ES&S, the world's largest supplier of voting systems, could be disabled by "denial of service" attacks at the polling place with a device as simple as a magnet.

"If you were to put a magnet in close proximity or inside the port," Coffman said at the press conference today, "that would, in fact, disable that particular voting machines and it would have to be literally bring in back into circulation for that election."

While virtually all of the systems tested were found to have major vulnerabilities, a number of them were "conditionally certified" for use as long as new security mitigation requirements are met. Notably, both op-scan systems and DREs made by Diebold (now known as Premier) were given conditional certification for use, despite Diebold systems having been banned in several states previously, including California, Ohio and Florida, due to a long list of critical vulnerabilities.

This is a big step in the right direction.

DoS'able with a magnet... competence levels are just redlining all over the place.