Here is a pie chart showing how the 3,182 provisional ballots cast in Shelby County, Tennessee were processed.
About half the people weren't even registered to vote in Tennessee.
11%, or one person out of nine voting by the provisional procedure, was able to have his or her vote counted successfully, which is good, especially after the somewhat confusing and delayed reapportionment process required every ten years.
But 11%, also one person out of nine, tried to vote twice. I hope the names of those people have been submitted to the District Attorney General for review of whether the people were just somewhat mentally incompetent or were actually attempting to commit voter fraud.
Click the graphic to enlarge.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Once in a while I hear a song that achieves what every song should but so few really do. When I hear such a song, I play it many times, sometimes several times in a row; and sometimes it makes me weep. This is one of those songs. The qualities that make for such mesmerizing songs vary. In this case, it's a catchy riff that only a woman could pull off, sung by one of the very best and most tasteful voices of her generation, backed by fine players, with a message that hasn't exactly been said this way before. Listen....
noun \sə-ˈtȯr-ē, sä-\
Definition: sudden enlightenment and a state of consciousness attained by intuitive illumination representing the spiritual goal of Zen Buddhism