vBlog: Ballots and Swindlers

For the first time in many months, a vBlog for the week of November 17th, 2006.

Wired News: Did Florida Foul Another Ballot?

The machines, critics say, may have lost more than 18,000 votes cast in Sarasota County last week for a congressional seat that Republican candidate Vern Buchanan seized by a margin of fewer than 400 votes.

That’s because 18,382 ballots recorded no vote for either Buchanan or his Democratic opponent, Christine Jennings, in the 13th Congressional District — a House seat that previously belonged to Katherine Harris, the former Florida secretary of state who played a pivotal role in the 2000 presidential recount.

I’m Still Here (Harpers.org)

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006. From combatant-status review tribunals held over the past two years for prisoners at Guant?namo Bay. More than 5,000 pages of transcripts were released in March by the Defense Department in response to a lawsuit brought by the Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act. Originally from Harper’s Magazine, May 2006. Sources

Let’s look at the allegations and then you will have the opportunity to respond to each.

Okay. . . .

The Atomic Swindlers, Kickin’ it in the Studio

A few of the songs fans may know from the live performances have made their way onto the album, including Lotus Ghost and Into the Strange. I’m really pleased to see that It’s Over is making the cut, apparently. I don’t think I’ve heard this but once, at their last Milestones performance. It’s a great anthemic peice with a lot of that great Ziggy Stardust sound you expect to hear from the Swindlers.

The DragonFlyEye.Net Blog ? vBlog: The Atomic Swindlers at the East End Fest

Rather than do my usual vBlog thing, I decided in this case to let the video speak for itself, though not literally: the sound out of the little condenser mic on the camera was reprehensible. So, I took the liberty of using one of the tunes the Atomic Swindlers have previously offered their fans as a free download as the soundtrack for this video. And so, without further ado:

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By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

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