Voter fraud?

Midterm election results in California are looking more and more suspicious. Orange County, a conservative area just south of Los Angeles, California turned all blue after Democrats produced hundreds of thousands of votes weeks after election day using a practice known as “ballot harvesting.”. . .Precinct 38083 in Orange County, California had a 120% turnout – 465 registered voters and 561 ballots cast in this precinct.Other numbers don’t add up in Orange County either and The Gateway Pundit has been reporting on this for weeks.October 22nd totals for voter registration there show 541,665 (R) and 523,624 (D) yet totals from Election

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Not sufficiently remedial

Shamelessly stolen borrowed from Kim du Toit (clickit to biggit): I’m trying to think how many of us in the North Texas Writers, Shooters and Pilots Association could have filled that out, in our younger days. So far, everyone qualifies! Peter

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First you’re the target market, then you’re the problem

I’m cynically amused by an apparent pull-back in the granting of easy credit to consumers. Capital One Financial Corp. and Discover Financial Services said last week they have become more cautious in how they’re handling credit limits. The two lenders said they don’t currently see signs of deterioration in consumers’ ability to pay their debts but do question how much longer the economic recovery will last.“In so many ways, one can’t help but be struck by…just how good the economy [at] this point is,” Capital One Chief Executive Richard Fairbank said on the company’s earnings call. “And in some ways, it almost

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First you’re the target market, then you’re the problem

I’m cynically amused by an apparent pull-back in the granting of easy credit to consumers. Capital One Financial Corp. and Discover Financial Services said last week they have become more cautious in how they’re handling credit limits. The two lenders said they don’t currently see signs of deterioration in consumers’ ability to pay their debts but do question how much longer the economic recovery will last. “In so many ways, one can’t help but be struck by…just how good the economy [at] this point is,” Capital One Chief Executive Richard Fairbank said on the company’s earnings call. “And in some ways, it

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I may resemble that remark

From Pearls Before Swine a couple of days ago (click the image to be taken to a larger version at the comic’s Web site): I would say that’s a painful reminder of my years . . . except that it isn’t so painful if you can’t remember them all – but I want to!  Dammit, I’ve earned my curmudgeonhood! Peter

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Quote of the day

From an article at the Kakistocracy blog: So a functioning brain is one that forms accurate models about what it will actually see next. Such as a bushman on the Serengetiwhose brain predicts he will soon see the inside of a lion’s intestinal tract upon realizing one is in full sprint for his neck. This model is one likely to incentivize enthusiastic flight, and thus result in a bushman who lives to model another day. In contrast, inaccurate models about lion behavior tend to have a suppressive effect on bushman longevity. Having been in the company of Bushmen for extended periods, and having

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I approve this message

Shamelessly borrowed from Daily Timewaster: If every US voter did that, we’d have major political reform overnight. Sadly, they won’t . . . our politicians have made sure of that.  Some call it “welfare”.  Others call it “bribing the electorate”.  Go figure. Peter

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