Diary of a Billionairess

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Block the Vote in Western PA

Now this is the way to do it. An "ostensibly nonpartisan" registration drive hired by the RNC to conduct a registration drive in the great swing state of Pennsylvania, has allegedly instructed its canvassers "to avoid registering Democrats or anyone who indicated support for Democratic nominee John F. Kerry."

Tharp said volunteers were sent door-to-door to seek registrants but were instructed to first ask prospective new voters which candidate they planned to support.

"If they said Kerry, we were just supposed to say thank you and walk away," Tharp said.


Legal, I think.

Thanks, Sproul & Associates!

One Dollar One Vote,

Dee Regulation

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Block the Vote in Philadelphia!

Via Three Guys, another reason to downsize our Block the Vote staff.

Once again, our employees have been less than discreet, as this article in the Philadelphia Daily News shows.

"It's predominantly, 100 percent black. I'm just not going in there to get a knife in my back."

-- Matt Robb, Republican ward leader in South Philadelphia, on his last-minute request to move five Philly polling places in African-American neighborhoods.

Chris Brennan (with a big assist from Dave Davies) has the scoop in today's Philadelphia Daily News. They learned that high-ranking state GOP and Bush operatives asked local Republicans to try to move 63 polling places at the last minute. Some 53 of the 63 polling places are in districts less than 10 percent white.


Please, Billionaires - Block the Vote, but keep it quiet!

hush-hush,

Dee

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Debate!


Raise a cheer with W for American super-wealth! (image from hullabaloo)Posted by Hello

Thank Heavens the man hit so many key points. "Tort reform" is the best health care policy to benefit insurance companies, we needn't lower the minimum wage, we have to keep Canadian drugs out of the greasy paws of the poor, we needn't cover children.

Big Pharma in '04!

Blocking the Vote in America

Josh Marshall points out this article about an unfortunate snag in the Block the Vote effort. Apparently, a private registration company called Voter's Outreach of America has been caught throwing registration forms straight in the trash!

Former employees have turned over on their bosses, alleging that they saw supervisors bin Democrats' forms.

A quote follows -

"We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them up right in front of us. I grabbed some of them out of the garbage and she tells her assisatnt to get those from me," said Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee.

This allowed upstart employees of our media to abandon their prescribed Bush hagiography to perform investigative acts of journalism:

Eric Russell managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law.

Now, clearly this won't do. We can't Block the Vote with such simple tactics.

First of all, this article shows once again that we must reduce our dependence on domestic labor. Our workers cannot be allowed to get uppity enough to spill the beans on their natural superiors. Until our administration has ended regulation entirely, this will remain critical.

Secondly, this article reminds us never to leave a paper trail. Our friends at Diebold have done a great deal of work to make sure that we can steal this election and leave no evidence whatsoever. This is extraordinarily important - when we do our work in public, citizen outrage can harm our effots. For example, Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell was forced to abandon his Block the Vote initiative after he publicly stated that he would only accept voter registration forms on "white, uncoated paper of not less than 80-pound text weight."

Of course, both Kenneth Blackwell and Voter's Outreach of America have the right idea - it's essential that we block the vote to get our full eight years. But children, please let's be more sophisticated about it!

As State Rep. John Pappageorge (R-Troy) said, "If we do not suppress the Detroit vote, we're going to have a tough time in this election cycle."

Please, darlings, try to suppress the vote - but not on record.

showing worry through the Botox,

Dee

Corporate tax break

Huzzah!

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Craven ACTivism

America Coming Together has shown the foolishness of its get out the vote strategy.
They've lowered the cover for their Singles Auction to a measly $50.

How can anyone hope to buy an election for that sort of sum?

We Billionaires will appear in force to protest. Our shouts will be heard over the strains of Moby and Rene Risque.

Have no fear, darlings - we will surely block the vote.



Thursday, October 07, 2004

Letter Writing Campaign to Save Diebold and Block the Vote!

The New York Times reports today that Diebold is in trouble again, and is being sued by Swarthmore students, no less.

The Times seems to have an all-out vendetta against Diebold. The author of this article has the gall to complain about the time-honored relationship between money and politics.

I quote: "As doubts have grown about the reliability of electronic voting, some of its loudest defenders have been state and local election officials. Many of those same officials have financial ties to voting machine companies."

For Heavens' sake. Anyone with half a brain will defend her investments!

And again: "Even while in office, many election officials are happy to accept voting machine companies' largess. The Election Center takes money from Diebold and other machine companies, though it will not say how much. At the center's national conference last month, the companies underwrote meals and a dinner cruise."

We Billionaires need to make these investments! Clearly, it's not enough to invest in politicians. Even though we've bought our leaders fair and square, the unwashed middle classes make attempts to vote. We must do everything we can to make sure their votes don't count.

We're doing the best we can, and now 43 percent of the budget of the National Association of Secretaries of State comes from voting machine companies and other Billionaire investments.

Diebold is doing its part, and working hard. In fact, their CEO, Wally O'Dell, even said "I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President." That's dedication, darlings. That's honesty.

The Billionaires for Bush have an instructional music video on Diebold. It's entertaining and informative. Watch it here.

Please write to the New York Times and ask them to stop this campaign against corporate dominance of American politics.


One Dollar One Vote,

Dee Regulation

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Singles Auction - Block the...

Darlings -

On Tuesday, October 12, America Coming Together will be sponsoring a singles auction to further its dastardly plan to mobilize voters. At their affair, at the Slipper Room at 7:30, ACT will be auctioning off celebrities like Moby and Quentin Heggs.

The Billionaires, of course, are wildly opposed to such a thing as voting. As you know, we feel that we deserve to get our money's worth, and keep our man in for eight full years - after all, that's what we paid for. We're a bit afraid that he may lose the popular vote again if ACT keeps this up, and so we're having our servants work just as hard as they can on our Block the Vote campaign.

So, an invitation is hereby issued to all my Billionaire friends and neighbors -- don't let rabble rousers like Moby and Jay McInerney have their way!

Come to the Singles Auction. Bring your staff. We'll Block the Vote...and I suppose, if we're successful, we'll block something else as well.

your favorite footsoldier in the class war,

Dee

Saturday, October 02, 2004

The Yes Men

Darlings,

Last night I stopped in at a lovely party for The Yes Men, a fabulous organization of Bush and globalization supporters who are celebrating the opening of their movie.

The Yes Men use refreshing, original tactics to promote global capitalism and the politicians who make it possible. For example, while working for the WTO, they designed a suit that allows executives to keep track of all their workers at all times, and presented it to a group of businessmen and women in Finland. They explained to the conference what a step up globalization is from slavery. I happen to agree. This compassionate conservative thinks foreign workers deserve every cent of their dollar a week!

The Yes Men have been travelling the country lately to promote our President's agenda. Yes Bush Can have been travelling the country, promoting such worthy causes as clear-cutting our national parks to get our hands on all that good lumber! They recommend a new mascot, Smokey the Log, for our parks. You can hear his song here.

Thank heavens we're not alone. After that unfortunate little debate on Thursday, I'm glad to have so many good people on our side.

In Solvent Solidarity,

Dee


Mike Bonnano and Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men (photo courtesy of Buddy O'Bush) Posted by Hello