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Something Smells Rotten In My Old Kentucky Home.

You know how you can tell when Matt Bevins is lying? His mouth is open.

You know how you can tell when Matt Bevin is lying? His mouth is open.

 

Meet Matt Bevin, the new governor of Kentucky. Mr. Bevin, a Tea Party conservative “won” the office by a land slide, even though the polls up to election day showed that he was behind Jack Conway by five points, a huge lead by election standards. This seems really odd, considering that all other Democrats running for lesser offices won by substantial margins. Given the fact that five officials, including a circuit judge and a county clerk in Clay County were just indicted on RICO charges for rigging electronic voting machines for over a decade, I am convinced that Bevin used the riches he has amassed from “alleged” tax fraud to buy himself an election.

Bevin is not even popular in his own party, let alone the state of Kentucky.  Many members of his party have stated that he is a liar, and not to be trusted. That’s pretty condemning in itself: A party full of heartless thieves and liars lambasting one of their own for stealing and lying. In addition, he has been accused of tax fraud and shady business dealings. By many standards, Bevin was thought of as unelectable. However, considering how easy it is to rig electronic voting machines, it’s not a stretch to think that something hinky went down on election day in the Bluegrass State. I know I sure as hell didn’t vote for him.

There are enough questions raised to merit investigation. However, I doubt that there will be any such inquiry. This, like the 2000 and 2004 presidential election jiggery pokery, will be swept under the GOP weighted proverbial rug. Bevin will serve, and will most likely dismantle the good work done by his predecessor, Steve Beshear. The ACA will be dismantled: Over 400,00 people will lose their medical benefits. Experts predict that his economic plan will bankrupt the state in a very short period of time. Religious zealots such as Kim Davis will be encouraged to run amok. Life is about to get a hell of a lot harder in the commonwealth. We’ll have Matt Bevin and his store bought election to thank for that.

 

 

 

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  1. Sedate Me
    November 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    For a nation that claims to have “invented” democracy, a nation that is in an almost perpetual state of election, a nation that spends obscene amounts of money holding elections…America has no friggin clue how to hold an election properly!

    Canuckistan just had it’s longest election since 1900. It was a whopping 78 days from beginning to end! It probably cost less than what the US candidates for Presidency will spend in 2015 alone.

    With a population of 30+ million, Canadian voters cast their vote by marking an “X” in a circle next to their candidate of choice. The ballots were then hand counted and, despite being the closest election in decades, results were known in hours and there was no controversy whatsoever in the results.

    I suggest America try this method that has proven itself over the centuries.

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    • November 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Lol, the country claims to invented Democracy, and it’s not even a true Democracy. It’s a Republic. It’s the Roman Empire, before Julius Caesar was a thing. I must be insane because I vote over and over. I haven’t missed an election, in spite of the fact that my vote means squat, in spite of the patriotic rhetoric spewed at me. As for long election seasons: Yes you are right. It’s way too long. It’s getting to the point that I can’t tell one election season from another, kind of like the NHL or NBA.

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      • Sedate Me
        December 1, 2015 at 4:09 pm

        No matter how hopeless, (Ask me about the Canuckistan election!) I vote in every single election.

        Why vote? To be fair, it occasionally does counts for something. However, you vote primarily because it’s the ONLY input you’re allowed to give in this society dominated by corporations and Fascists….at least until they figure out a way to take it away from us. This kind of story shows how keen they are to dispense with the charade altogether. The very least we deserve is a decent charade!

        And how come this is the very first time I’ve heard of this shocking Kentucky development? When I say “shocking”, I expected this would be pretty normal after the move toward these fucking machines. The shock is that:

        a) somebody was looking. After accepting these defective things since 2000, I didn’t think anybody gave a shit anymore.

        b) they got caught. I know some of these boxes leave no trail whatsoever. I know the answer, but how could such things ever get treated seriously in a society bloated with bureaucratic paper trails?

        Shit, a 2004 episode of The Dead Zone, (a show about a guy who could see into the future) focused around a candidate using these machines to rig an election.

        If you care at all about the sanctity of election results, going digital is the worst possible thing you could do…next to Internet voting…which is actually starting to happen in some places. Look for Stephen Colbert to win every election from now on.

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