Sunday, October 19, 2008

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Dr. Sardonicus is keeping a breast of events:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Delurking for the cause

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is important to me as Peggy struggled with breast cancer in her last years, and I also have a few other family members and friends who have had to deal with this disease as well. So in order to spread awareness, and in hopes of one day finding a cure, I will donate to The National Breast Cancer Foundation one Yankee dollar for each individual who leaves a comment on the thread below.
It's a great cause and doesn't cost you anything except a comment.

The incomparable Digby notes
Inflationary Numbers

Man, that ACORN sure is despicable with it's underhanded registration practices. Something should be done about it:
Dozens of newly minted Republican voters say they were duped into joining the party by a GOP contractor with a trail of fraud complaints stretching across the country.

Voters contacted by The Times said they were tricked into switching parties while signing what they believed were petitions for tougher penalties against child molesters. Some said they were told that they had to become Republicans to sign the petition, contrary to California initiative law. Others had no idea their registration was being changed.
VIA skippy we discover 'I am Sparticus Joe The Plummer!'
cbsnews blog tells us that several everyday joes are taking up the rallying cry "i am joe the plumber!" only, not so much...
the republican national committee is sending around this associated press photo of overall-clad mccain supporters standing outside an obama rally, clutching plungers and a sign proclaiming "i am joe the plumber":

the only problem? at least two of the members aren't quite as similar to the newly famous joe wurzelbacher as they might like you to think. as cbs news' maria gavrilovic, who is traveling with the obama campaign, reports, the man on the right does say he's an actual plumber – though he is from melbourne, australia, and will thus not be casting a vote this november.

and the man on the left, plunger thrust high in the air, is charlie smith – the national chairman of the college republicans.
Pandagon has more on Republican voter suppression:
The Nut Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Republicans tend to point to things like ACORN to justify the far sketchier actions that are the bread and butter (and delicious melted cheese) of their voter suppression activities. Republicans rely on “no match” lists, where voters whose information from, say, their driver’s license doesn’t exactly match their voter registration.
And BradBlog, as always, is the go to site for all the voter suppression news.

Cross posted at VidiotSpeak