In 1990, Dean was convicted of first-degree theft in King County for 23 counts of embezzlement of more than $385,000 from a law firm, where he was “a computer systems and accountant consultant,” according to Superior Court records. Dean’s thefts at the law firm, the records state, “occurred over a 21/2 -year period of time . . . The crimes and their cover-up involved a high degree of sophistication and planning in the use and alteration of records in the computerized accounting system that defendant maintained for the victim. . . . ” Dean served just under four years for his crime and was released in 1995. His sentence spelled out the following condition: “Defendant shall be required to notify anyone for whom he works either as an employee or an independent contractor of his convictions. . . . ”
Yep, that's just the kind of guy i would hire if i were writing software that would count votes in the election for United States President. Oh yes, he sounds so reliable. And even more on the same geniuses.
You know, there was a time in my life when i didn't think our nation was run by total fucking sleazebag crooks, convicted or otherwise, but these days it's just hard to believe the opposite. I dunno, maybe i'll do like Wonkette and start drinking heavily. That sounds good right about now.
Oh yeah, as an aside, i just can't resist taking a couple swipes at this social security thing again. Is it just me, or is the fact that you have to give "private savings accounts" a two trillion dollar head start on social security to make it even competetive a sign that maybe we should... you know, scrap it for something that actually works?
But no, that's the point. Not to make social security work, but rather: to break it.
Onto Media Matters for America!
The Liberal who stole Christmas.
Frankly, fine. Take it. Take the whole damn season. Am i a Grinch, or perhaps a Scrooge, because i hate the commercialization of Christmas? Maybe, but i don't care. Oh, and you can take your Christmas music out and never, ever play it again. Please.
Let me celebrate Christmas in my way. My celebration is in no way hampered by not having a gazillion dollars spent promoting the holidaze. Just because some store says "season's greetings" instead of "merry Christmas" in no way prevents me from celebrating as i see fit. Take your "merry Christmas" and your "season's greetings" and shove them both.
"Lalala, look at me! I'm the mainstream media! A single soldier who stands to lose a whole fucking lot puts me to shame, so then I try to cover my own ass by lying for the guilty party!"
Oh, but it's the liberals who are supposedly treasonous bastards who kill our troops with their doubt. Yes, questioning St. George's War directly results in dead soldiers, but a physical lack of actual armor plating that can actually protect soldiers in an actual war with actual bullets (not to mention 380 tons of actual high explosives)? Heavens no!
Oh look! Coulter switched back into pro-minority mode again! Seriously! This is the person who once defended murdering a black man by tying him to a truck and then dragging him to death with "...there is a constitutional right to hate."
I mean, if she wants to become a defender of minority rights then she's free to do it. This isn't where i would start, though. I would start by apologizing for the remark referenced above--among others.
Of course, there's also the Thug Basketball Association. Yeah, don't ask me.
Anyway, i might do a bit more on the D&D front later. I'm not sure yet, though.