Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] LMOC Pauline Hanson convicted of electoral fraud

Kate Parker Adams kate@dnki.net
Tue, 26 Aug 2003 07:52:22 -0400

Q: What do you call a pol who commits election fraud in Australia?
A: A convict
Q: and what do you call a pol who commits election fraud in The United 
States of America!
A: Mr. President

(or Jeb or any number of things - see below ...)


With that I take you to the lovely state of Texas where the never-ending 
saga of legislative redistricting threatens our democratic institutions. 
The republicans in the national legislature attempt to use bizarre 
parliamentary moves to gerrymander legislative districts in a non-census 
year and stack the next Congress with republican victories.  They are 
trying to change the make-up of the districts in order to elect more 
republicans, not because there has been a new census taken and population 
has shifted - the constitutionally acceptable reason.  Now the minority 
party pols are camping out of state to prevent a quorum in a special 
session called specifically for the redistricting at the behest of 
Republican party leaders.  They are doing it in Ohio too.  Part of the 
California mess has to do with a governor the republicans hate refusing to 
play along with this charade.  Check out https://www.moveon.org/texasads/

Gettin real ooogly up here!


At 10:36 PM 8/25/03 -0700, you wrote:
>Just thought I'd post this, as I haven't seen it mentioned here yet. I had 
>a chuckle when I heard about it on the news, as I'd recently been talking 
>to someone about shirt designs and had described to them the Mambo 
>"Redneck Pauline" shirts the Oils wore around the time of the RW album.
>Article here: http://www.iht.com/articles/107054.html
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