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~!'allo, top 'o the mornin', and whHWOOOOOooOO!~
Some bold progress and so I do report a tad bit chirpy. Go ahead, get your coffey first...
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Now: VIDEO THE VOTE has finished cutting their first promo from all of the video submitted by their numerous citizen volunteers all over the country. It is stunningly well-framed and respectfully edited; perhaps the only piece I've seen yet that has given thousands of disenfranchised voters a voice; long overdue. What a great project to be a part of...



I am particularly honored and proud that they have focused so much of this promo on the 18, 412 missing votes here in Sarasota County, Florida. The last half of the short film is mostly the footage Leonard and I submitted. John Ennis/ VTV were so graceful and respectful with it.

Plus, I'm THRILLED that John managed to slip in the BEST of my partner Leonard's Kathy Dent footage. I hadn't seen it from his angle (I was in the back of the room standing on a chair holding my camera up high and dragging my extention cord and power-strips; swinging them mid-air, mid-thigh. (And plugs as pendulums can give a girl some bruises!)

That great Kathy Dent Press conference scene from Leonard's perfect angle, with his perfect audio and his perfect tripod-ded, hummin', HiDEF camera he's still got out on loan from BEST BUY...? OH, I could watch that one again and again! What a knee-slapping horror story this whole thing is!...

My favorite interview that I got was with Phil the Cab Driver on the first day, trying to help me find the S.O.E. warehouse location as he detailed the problems he had voting on ES&S's iVotronic touchscreen machines. John Ennis lovingly included him.

The whole piece is exactly what was needed. I didn't know about even half the things it highlights, and I filmed half the things it highlights!

Way to go, Video the Vote, John Ennis, and Ian Inaba.
Kudos, Melissa Giraud, Friend, Super Woman, Inspiration. It's a beautiful job.

(URL SOURCE YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od28M5RnOMI)
 
 
Dear LJ friends~ My SARASOTA REVOTE RALLY WEB PROMOTIONAL is up and running/ released and circulating wide to coincide with our COURT DATE TOMORROW! I've sent it to everyone. I mean EVERYONE:



C'mon, give me some hits, people! Help me crank it up to the top of the search engines... My accompanying letter to every grass-roots forum/ independent media site/ and even, yes, silly "iREPORTFORCNN.COM because-they-can't-be-bothered-to-report-it-themselves"--reads as follows:
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"HELLO!~URGENT! (Moveon.org/ Michael Moore/ LouDobbs/ BRADBLOG/ Huffington Post/ DailyKOS/ DemocracyNOW!/ and the entire board of AIR AMERICA)!!! Sarasota needs you... My name is Jeannie Dean, and I have been tracking this Sarasota Congressional madness between Vern Buchanan and Christine Jennings here in Sarasota's 13th District for VIDEO THE VOTE, a prominent independent media outlet dedicated to electoral reform/ national awareness of such.

I know you're following this revote/recount/ 18,412 votes MISSING in yet another Florida FARCE, but we are feeling incredibly underexposed here as we head to court THIS WEEK to try to urge the court to release ES&S's PROPRIETARY HASH CODES so we can conduct truly independent testing of the software. Once again, ES&S is refusing, and once again, the fate of so many missing votes rests in the hands of the Courts/ one Judge (William L. Gary). Dear (Moveon.org/ Michael Moore/ LouDobbs/ BRADBLOG/ Huffington Post/ DailyKOS/ DemocracyNOW!/ and the entire board of AIR AMERICA)--please, help us get the word out! No one is reporting this! Even our local news has relegated this story to the fine-print, back-page-lasts that make for the bottom of the bird cage and it's killing me! We have here an e-votronic PERFECT STORM, in which we could put to rest the questions that have plagued us since 2000, and expose the crafty, scheming, big money makers behind these vendors who have wormed their way into government offices and alleviated all oversight for this demented, hacked, one-sided, e-voting process. AND NO ONE EVEN KNOWS ABOUT IT...

I have put together a special edition promo just for YOU, (Moveon.org/ Michael Moore/ LouDobbs/ BRADBLOG/ Huffington Post/ DailyKOS/ DemocracyNOW!/ and the entire board of AIR AMERICA) and some other groups that may help us keep this issue in the (independent media/ mainstream media spotlight). Currently, it's posted through YOUTUBE, but I have a higher resolution version that I can burn to disc and get to you immediately for posting on your website. How else can I get this footage to you?...Do you have any suggestions on how to get this information out to the people who care?... Please, please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Or better yet, send a crew down to the LEON COUNTY COURTHOUSE for the big day: TUESDAY, Dec. 19th. We need all hands on deck, ready for the poop!

Much respect/ gratitude, to you, Dear Feisty (Moveon.org/ Michael Moore/ LouDobbs/ BRADBLOG/ Huffington Post/ DailyKOS/ DemocracyNOW!/ and the entire board of AIR AMERICA)--

JEANNIE DEAN IN DISTRICT 13
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So, take this and run, would you? Feel free to copy the above post and send it along to whomever you feel might do some good. Barnstorm CNN and MOVE ON.ORG. Send it along with my regards to George Soros. Michael Moore would be great, but he gets lots and lots of mail--so go nuts! We only have until TUESDAY...
 
 
 
 
29 November 2006 @ 12:55 pm
In his November 29, 2006 letter, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said, "We all condemn terrorism, because its victims are the innocent."

Also, President George Bush has condemned terrorism many times. (1, 2, 3, 4.)

OH MY GOD, AHMADINEJAD AND BUSH ARE SAYING THE SAME THING. You know what this means?

Today, the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, appeared to be utilizing Republican talking points in his open letter to the American people. I think that if Mr. Bush wants to get back on track, he needs to change his party talking points, SINCE THEY SO CLOSELY RESEMBLE THOSE OF IRANIAN FUNDAMENTALISTS.

BECAUSE CLEARLY. IF THE PRESIDENT OF IRAN SAYS IT, IT CAN'T BE GOOD, NO MATTER WHATR HE IS SAYING, JUST THE FACT THAT HE SAID IT MEANS THAT IT IS BAD, SO WE HAVE TO DISAGREE ON THE MERE PRINCIPLE OF THE MATTER, RIGHT? THAT'S APPRARENTLY WHAT ALL THE FUCKING CONVERSATIVE BLOGGERS SAY EVERY TIME THAT BANANA BOAT CAPTAIN IN VENEZUELA TALKS ABOUT HUAMN RIGHTS AND THEY HOP ALL OVER DEMOCRATS FOR TALKING ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND SAYING THAT TERRORISTS BASICALLY USE DEMOCRATIC TALKING POINTS, THEREBY INSINUATING THAT DEMOCRATS ARE TERRORISTS. FUCK, I'M SO MAD.
 
 
 
28 November 2006 @ 12:59 pm
Someone wrote a letter talking about the "War on Christmas" in the local newspaper. I'm not going to respond to it specifically, but I do have something to say about this matter. So I wrote the following letter to the editor, whom I know.

My War (on Christmas).Collapse )
 
 
28 November 2006 @ 12:21 pm
Look, fuckers, start posting more. Please?

Pope converts to Islam.

Thankfully, some people still have sense and taste: Nativity booted from a holiday film festival! (No, I'm not kidding, I think it's great. I hate Christian mythology bullshit.)
 
 
24 November 2006 @ 02:30 pm
 
 
22 November 2006 @ 09:53 am
BREAKING NEWS: BUSH DAUGHTER'S PURSE STOLEN! Contents of purse: Four sticks of lipstick, a compact, a package of gum (three sticks, Juicy Fruit) used tissue, assorted bangles and coinage. OH AND SOME STATE SECRETS.

This is the MAIN HEADLINE on Matt "Idiot" Drudge's blog, by the way, just to give you a bit of perspective on what he considers "news."
 
 
21 November 2006 @ 11:38 am
Kramer from Seinfield goes on racial tirade that would make Nathan Bedford Forrest proud:

http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/20/kramers-racist-tirade-caught-on-tape/