Acting United States Attorney Annette L. Hayes announced today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Arlen Storm will lead efforts in the Western District of Washington in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program with respect to the upcoming November 4, 2014, general elections. AUSA Storm has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the Western District of Washington, and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington DC. In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, Acting United States Attorney Hayes stated that AUSA/DEO Storm will be on duty in this District until voting is complete. He can be reached by members of the public at the following telephone numbers: 206-553-7970 or 253-428-3800.First: Voting by mail makes "abuses" physically impossible. Closing polls early? Nope. Preventing people from voting? Nope. Making people feel unwelcome? Nope. Can't happen because THERE IS NO FUCKING POLLING PLACE. There is no way for JacksonSharpton to stand at every single house's mailbox with their standard-equipment baseball bats. This is THE BEST PART of voting by mail. It removes all power from JacksonSharpton. Second, corrupt counting is still possible and still happens with mail voting, but there's no way that AUSA Arlen Storm can detect or do anything about corrupt counting on the final day. All he can see is a bunch of workers feeding a bunch of papers into a machine. Corruption would happen either BEFORE the final day, with intentional misprogramming of the machine, or AFTER the day with intentional miscalculation of totals. Third, voting is absolutely totally irrelevant. All candidates are identical. In theory a referendum can make a real difference, but JacksonSharpton's "Federal Court" division will instantly SMASH any referendum that tries to change things. So AUSA Arlen Storm's presence is purely nonsensical and wasteful. There's no abuse for him to prevent, there's no way he can see bad counting, and the whole exercise of "voting" is a bizarre piece of antique decoration. "Voting" exists solely to provide talking points for the "two" "parties".
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.