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Posted: 12/21/2001 7:10:30 PM EDT
Do you remember about a year ago when several of the AR15.com memebers were drooling over her? Well she's running for Congress now and has her own web site. [url]www.electharris.org[/url]
Link Posted: 12/21/2001 7:13:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2001 7:13:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2001 7:11:37 PM EDT by KBaker]
Good for her. Won't she be running against "I Take Full Responsibility (but no punishment)" Reno? BTW, if anyone wants it, I have a really excellent essay (by the same guy who wrote the one on Socialism) entitled "If Katherine Harris Hadn't: Fairy Tales and Infinite Loops" dealing with Ms. Harris and the 2000 election. Let me know if you'd like a copy of it. Here's an excerpt:
Here, then, are the basic elements of the Storyline of Election 2000 as I have gleaned them from numerous mainstream news accounts. This Storyline is (usually) not presented overtly or even in its complete form; rather, it must be deduced and pieced together as the composite of the underlying assumptions which appear to be swimming just beneath the surface of your average "If Katherine Harris Hadn't" news story. Also, I include only those elements which leftists, and their allies in the media, appear to find important. Consequently, you will see that key characters like "The Constitution" - what it says, what it requires, how various Justices interpreted (or ignored) it - do not play any kind of role in the basic Storyline as the media and other leftists see it, for such considerations are obviously simply irrelevant to the Storyline. Which, without further ado, goes a little something like this:  1. Once upon a time there was an Election between a Mr. Gore and a Mr. Bush. On the night of the election, everyone was confused, because it was very close.  2. Since it was so close, officials realized that they had to do a Recount. A call went out across the realm of Florida: "Count them again!"  3. All of the officials and civil servants in Florida tried very, very hard to count all of the votes again. Mr. Gore flew into town and said, "All I want is for all the votes to be counted." Everyone was honest and sincere in their desire to count all the votes. Everything was just fine. There was counting goin' on!  4. After some time went by and lots of different people had counted lots of different ballots a varying number of times, but for some reason everyone was still confused, a day suddenly came when Katherine Harris, without warning, arbitrarily decided they had to stop! "This is not fair", the officials cried out. All they wanted was to do one more count! And she wouldn't let them!  5. The Florida Supreme Court heard their cries, and saved the day. "Let there be more counting", they said. The people, who just wanted all the votes counted, thought they were saved.  6. Katherine Harris had a plan, a clever plan. She would interpret the Florida Supreme Court's words too literally and stick to the deadline they made. So the Florida Supreme Court had to foil her plan, by renouncing their old deadline and making a new deadline. The count would go on! One more Recount, the one the people had been waiting for!  7. But the United States Supreme Court wanted Bush to win no matter what, because five of them are Republicans. That is the way things are. So they stopped this Recount (all the officials wanted was one more!) and that's the story of how George W. Bush came to be our 43rd President. The End.
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Link Posted: 12/21/2001 7:37:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker: Good for her. Won't she be running against "I Take Full Responsibility (but no punishment)" Reno? BTW, if anyone wants it, I have a really excellent essay (by the same guy who wrote the one on Socialism) entitled "If Katherine Harris Hadn't: Fairy Tales and Infinite Loops" dealing with Ms. Harris and the 2000 election. Let me know if you'd like a copy of it. Here's an excerpt:
Here, then, are the basic elements of the Storyline of Election 2000 as I have gleaned them from numerous mainstream news accounts. This Storyline is (usually) not presented overtly or even in its complete form; rather, it must be deduced and pieced together as the composite of the underlying assumptions which appear to be swimming just beneath the surface of your average "If Katherine Harris Hadn't" news story. Also, I include only those elements which leftists, and their allies in the media, appear to find important. Consequently, you will see that key characters like "The Constitution" - what it says, what it requires, how various Justices interpreted (or ignored) it - do not play any kind of role in the basic Storyline as the media and other leftists see it, for such considerations are obviously simply irrelevant to the Storyline. Which, without further ado, goes a little something like this: „h 1. Once upon a time there was an Election between a Mr. Gore and a Mr. Bush. On the night of the election, everyone was confused, because it was very close. „h 2. Since it was so close, officials realized that they had to do a Recount. A call went out across the realm of Florida: "Count them again!" „h 3. All of the officials and civil servants in Florida tried very, very hard to count all of the votes again. Mr. Gore flew into town and said, "All I want is for all the votes to be counted." Everyone was honest and sincere in their desire to count all the votes. Everything was just fine. There was counting goin' on! „h 4. After some time went by and lots of different people had counted lots of different ballots a varying number of times, but for some reason everyone was still confused, a day suddenly came when Katherine Harris, without warning, arbitrarily decided they had to stop! "This is not fair", the officials cried out. All they wanted was to do one more count! And she wouldn't let them! „h 5. The Florida Supreme Court heard their cries, and saved the day. "Let there be more counting", they said. The people, who just wanted all the votes counted, thought they were saved. „h 6. Katherine Harris had a plan, a clever plan. She would interpret the Florida Supreme Court's words too literally and stick to the deadline they made. So the Florida Supreme Court had to foil her plan, by renouncing their old deadline and making a new deadline. The count would go on! One more Recount, the one the people had been waiting for! „h 7. But the United States Supreme Court wanted Bush to win no matter what, because five of them are Republicans. That is the way things are. So they stopped this Recount (all the officials wanted was one more!) and that's the story of how George W. Bush came to be our 43rd President. The End.
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Gore wanted [I]ALL [/I] the votes counted huh? Is that why he asked only for certain (I think four?) counties be recounted?
Link Posted: 12/21/2001 7:48:18 PM EDT
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If you read the newspapers and listened to the TV, that's what you were supposed to think, wasn't it? That was the media storyline. Which, of course, had little to do with reality. Here's another excerpt:
The most glaring deficiency of the Storyline is in its [i]omissions[/i]. Omissions of relevant facts, omissions of crucial facts. This is of course a necessary step, when transforming a story into a myth: all facts which are inconsistent with the intended Moral Lesson are therefore to be jettisoned. Skeptics recognize the same tendency, the same sparsity of fact, in the religious texts which they doubt. It is the vagueness of texts which the doubters doubt, and yet which in a sense gives them their power, to the believers. This is nothing different; a complicated and detailed and rich human story has been stripped down to a bare scaffolding of half-truths and archetypical characterizations, in service of the Moral Lesson. This is fine and even can be inspiring when we're talking about King Arthur and his Knights; it is not so good when we're talking about a Presidential Election which occurred less than four months ago. There is no way to deal with these omissions but to calmly and soberly point some of them out. Hence: You will notice that in the Storyline, there is no mention of the military ballots which Al "count every vote" Gore and his partisans got thrown out, an arguably illegal act. There is no mention of the cold, hard, mathematical fact that the Florida Supreme Court was [i]more partisan than the United States Supreme Court[/i]. There is no mention of either the Florida or the United States Constitution. The vote-reporting deadline mentioned in the former (seven days after an election) may as well not exist in the Storyline. Article 2, Section 1 of the latter (only state legislatures - not state Supreme Courts - may determine how to select electors) also may as well not exist. There is no reference to the apparent bias in some of the vote-counters ("let's start counting dimples for Gore, 'kay?"). There is no mention of Gore's lawyer, David Boies, [b]lying in front of the Florida Supreme Court[/b] so Gore could get his way.
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Link Posted: 12/21/2001 8:38:06 PM EDT
I would wait to hear what her stance is on the original intent of the 2nd Amendment.
Link Posted: 12/21/2001 8:55:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sf46: Do you remember about a year ago when several of the AR15.com memebers were drooling over her? Well she's running for Congress now and has her own web site. [url]www.electharris.org[/url]
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Blech! She's an artifact! [puke]
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 12:12:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LongIslandShooter:
Originally Posted By sf46: Do you remember about a year ago when several of the AR15.com memebers were drooling over her? Well she's running for Congress now and has her own web site. [url]www.electharris.org[/url]
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Blech! She's an artifact! [puke]
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Nah, she's a babe. When is she gonna pose in Playboy?
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 12:27:32 PM EDT
... I'd stab her. [img]http://www.electharris.org/images/kh_bw.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 1:25:14 PM EDT
It is amazing what some bondo and photoshop work will do.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 1:52:51 PM EDT
When was that picture taken, twenty years ago?
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 6:56:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By D348: When was that picture taken, twenty years ago?
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Did I hear someone say that you and Senator Daschle were pretty tight? Perhaps her opponent, Janet Reno, is more to your liking??
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 7:02:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By D348: Perhaps her opponent, Janet Reno, is more to your liking??
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Please don't pick on Reno... Don't you know the female sasquatch is an endagered species?!?!? [}:D]
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