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Old 07-02-2004, 18:33   #1
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FL Elections

Wasn't sure if I should post this in humour ...

I heard a report on the local radio about FL Dems requesting the
UN assist with the 2004 elections.

Ran a search and found the petition.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takea...088814728&sign[partner_userID]=618519122&sign[memberID]=618519122&sign[partnerID]=1


I can't believe it. I am stunned....

Edited: to add a news link.
H of Rep Members pushing this as well

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Old 07-02-2004, 22:11   #2
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I was pretty stunned myself, they really have some nerve. The UN is useless or haven't they noticed? WTH is it with these people thinking this ineffectual body could come into OUR Country and regulate the election. Idiots all of them. NDD it is time to call for another jihad.
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Old 07-02-2004, 22:19   #3
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Sorry, would this be the same UN that ran the "Oil for Food" program?

Well, we see what paragons of virtue they were there, eh?

I think not! Someone send that link to O'Reilly!

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Old 07-02-2004, 22:25   #4
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Obviously they don't have two brain cells to rub together and they haven't heard the news....lovely program, that Food for Oil. Corruption at its finest.

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Old 07-03-2004, 02:28   #5
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Several Members of House of Reps? Who are they? Can we have some names Please? I have seen nothing in the Miami Herald about this and I mean nothing. If there is somthing in the morning paper I will say so, but this website said Fri July 2 at 2 AM and I have recieved a morning paper since then. Frankly, I think it's a crock of shit.

The Herald is full of news about the new Cuba regulations, felon purges, and the like. The UN being involved in the voting? this is the first I have heard of any of it. Shocking is the best I can say.


WASHINGTON (AFP) - Several members of the House of Representatives have requested the United Nations (news - web sites) to send observers to monitor the November 2 US presidential election to avoid a contentious vote like in 2000, when the outcome was decided by Florida.
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Old 07-03-2004, 07:31   #6
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Several Members of House of Reps? Who are they? Can we have some names Please? I have seen nothing in the Miami Herald about this and I mean nothing. If there is somthing in the morning paper I will say so, but this website said Fri July 2 at 2 AM and I have recieved a morning paper since then. Frankly, I think it's a crock of shit.
Looks like at least one of them is named in the referenced article:

Eddie Bernice Johnson, who spearheaded the effort.

She appears to be a Texas 30th District Congresswoman, but it is not on her web site yet.

C, you no longer live in the United States, what do you expect from your local paper?

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Old 07-03-2004, 08:25   #7
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Someone send that link to O'Reilly!

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Done - see if he does anything.
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:17   #8
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Looks like at least one of them is named in the referenced article:

Eddie Bernice Johnson, who spearheaded the effort.

She appears to be a Texas 30th District Congresswoman, but it is not on her web site yet.

C, you no longer live in the United States, what do you expect from your local paper?

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Old 07-03-2004, 09:19   #9
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Looks like at least one of them is named in the referenced article:

Eddie Bernice Johnson, who spearheaded the effort.

She appears to be a Texas 30th District Congresswoman, but it is not on her web site yet.

C, you no longer live in the United States, what do you expect from your local paper?

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Ugh. Not my district, but just having her [EBJ] in my state... Still nothing on her site today. UN involvement is the last thing we need - wrong vehicle, wrong signals to the world.

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Old 07-03-2004, 11:05   #10
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It is being reported on Fox now.

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In addition to Congresswoman Johnson, here is the list of the others.

Joseph Crowley (NY-07)
Raul Grijalva (AZ-07)
Danny Davis (IL-07)
Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Michael Honda (CA-15)
Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Julia Carson (IN-07)
Edolphus Towns (NY10)

edited to add: I just e-mailed Senator McCain, Senator Kyl and Congressman Flake. I would urge everyone to contact their own Senators and Congressperson. Here is what I wrote:

Dear Senator McCain,

It is with great distress that I have learned that several Congressional Representatives led by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and including the following:
Joseph Crowley (NY-07), Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), Danny Davis (IL-07), Corrine Brown (FL-03), Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Michael Honda (CA-15), Elijah Cummings (MD-07), Julia Carson (IN-07) Edolphus Towns (NY-10)

have forwarded a request to Mr. Kofi Annan of the United Nations that the U.N. provide observers for the Presidential Election this November. This is an unprecedented attack on the political process of the United States of America and without any doubt, the framers of our Constitution are turning in their graves. The mere thought that elected officials would defer even a small measure of their constituencies' voting rights to the United Nations is not only disturbing, but in my humble opinion borderline treason.

We as a nation are the envy of the world because we are able to conduct the election of our leaders in a manner that is fair and truly representative of the feelings of the people. It goes without saying that to turn over any aspect of our political process to a body that has it's share of corruption issues is not just ludicrous, but downright irresponsible. I urge you and your colleagues to strongly oppose this petition by all those involved and chastise them publicly for shirking their obligation not only to the people of their districts, the states they represent, and the United States of America.

Sincerely,

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Old 07-03-2004, 21:22   #12
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Why is it that someone from Texas feels they can call on the un to watch over the Florida elections? We can screw things up nicely by ourselves, thank you very much.
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Why is it that someone from Texas feels they can call on the un to watch over the Florida elections? We can screw things up nicely by ourselves, thank you very much.
Why you gotta mention the Texas thing?

What I don't like about this is Fox said, "Well, it won't happen, the UN says they only go in if the executive branch asks them to and there would be about 20,000 UN observers required."

Where's the outrage? I don't give a fook what the UN has to say or if its feasible! I want outrage at the sponsors of this treason!
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I would wager a small sum that more military votes were invalidated in the 2000 election than minority votes.

Can the UN monitor that as well?

They could just go to Iraq and collect the 140,000 votes there in person.

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Why you gotta mention the Texas thing?
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