I arrive back in the USA on New Years Eve 12.31.04 and turn on the TV to watch the BALL drop and all I see is disingenuous hand ringing about the health of Dick Clark - Madonna, Elton, Travolta were all on the TV wishing DC a speedy recovery. I think I even saw Snoop Dogg wishing him well and some fool had the audacity to say "Rock n Roll needs you". yeh, like a hole in the head. There is something just to damn weird about Dick Clark and the American cult of eternal youth. The Clown Bell has rung loudly and often for Mr. Clark since the day I heard him introduce the Bay City Rollers as the new Beatles back in the mid "70s (last century).
Who voted for this guy? It's been ten days since the results of the Maricopa County, Arizona ballot audit were released to the public and presented at a hearing held by the state senate. This exercise in democratic accountability had been going on for months and, if reports are to be believed, was completed well over a month before the September 24th hearing where overwhelming proof of an illegitimate election was presented to lawmakers . The audit showed multiple irregularities, fake ballots, duplicate counts, errors, omissions and egregious acts of sabotage and obstinance by the Maricopa County board of supervisors who did everything they could to withhold and destroy evidence of wrongdoing from the citizen sleuths. The misfeasance of Arizona's political leaders was clearly defined, shocking and (for some) beyond belief but somehow these facts were discovered, organized, packaged and suppressed for MONTHS by the Cyber Ninjas who were attempting to "get to the bottom&q