Archive for July, 2004

BlogWood comments make the paper, mostly

July 31, 2004

Chris, a loyal BlogWood reader, sent an email to the Tampa City Council yesterday, just as I suggested in this post on hysterical Christians. Chris also posted the exact same message as a comment on that post. (Scroll all the way down to see the comments) Today, the SP TImes did an article on reaction [...]

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E-voting? May as well flip a coin.

July 31, 2004

Remember a few days ago, when we discovered that Miami had lost computer data from the 2002 election – data it should have been backing up and archiving? Officials blamed the loss on a computer crash and said that no backups existed. Well, now the data has been mysteriously recovered, found backed up on a [...]

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Registration deadline looms

July 30, 2004

Monday is the deadline to Register to Vote in the Aug. 31 primary.

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Ernest digs the Pigs

July 30, 2004

Pig mobile makes the paper. More Pig Mobile action.

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Stone the infidel!

July 30, 2004

A group of young children were planning a holiday show downtown. They scheduled a series of meetings, and before every meeting began, they invited a different neighborhood kid to invoke the spirit of Santa Clause so that their endeavor would be blessed with good luck. Then one day a kid rose to give the invocation [...]

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Today on Sonic Detour

July 29, 2004

Get Up with MorningWoodGet some Wood in the afternoon! I’ll be hosting WMNF’s Sonic Detour from 4 to 6 PM this afternoon. on 70,000 Watt Community Radio WMNF 88.5 fm, Tampa, and streaming at wmnf.org. 4 to 6 am (eastern) every Tuesday! Studio line: 813-239- WMNF WOOD MorningWood Needs Your Vote! The WMNF listener survey [...]

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GOP does not trust paperless e-voting

July 29, 2004

“It’s an astonishing level of hypocrisy,” said Sharon Lettman-Pacheco of the liberal People for the American Way Foundation, which sued the state seeking to force manual recounts for touch screen machines. “Which one is it: Do the machines work, or do they know something that we don’t?” Obviously, they know something. Now, Ive been encouraging [...]

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Want your vote to count? Vote absentee.

July 28, 2004
Want your vote to count?  Vote absentee.

I got mine. Heres how to get yours: Note – In Hillsborough and many other counties, absentee ballots are handled with an optical scan system, a very reliable method that leaves a countable paper trail. Hillsborough County residents (More information: General Hillsborough County info) Heres a link to all of the Florida county elections supervisors. [...]

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Major E-voting problem emerges

July 28, 2004

I’ve said it before: no conspiracy is needed. These are mostly Microsoft Windows based machines and they are prone to crash and are very buggy – just like the machines that most of you use at home and work. The errors that make the news are known errors. What else is lurking out there that [...]

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Bear with me

July 28, 2004

I’m fighting an attack of comment spam today – automated comments posted to the site advertising whatever. I’m trying various methods to block and clean up, but in the meantime, I have no time for posting. Back soon…

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