To be interested enough in your course content to write about it in a private journal is pretty enviable to me, and I in turn envy Paul, Chris, and Matty. I suppose Matthew and I are outsiders in this sense,
but its 8:50 and I have my last presentation of the year due early tomorrow morning. I haven’t started it. Its worth 15% of my grade. We are going to do it together.
So I am to find a news story suppressed by mainstream news outlets and present it. Finally something interesting! Had I read the assignment outline beforehand I most likely would have done it earlier, but I have no choice to press on. First I am going to make a bagel.
Ok I got one. I suppose ill write something then just paraphrase it to the class. They are a very thick group but I feel the need to appease them as their failures have resulted in very high grades on my rushed, mediocre work. Expect layman’s terms.
Does anyone know who Mike Connell is? Im sure at least a few of you are familiar with Karl Rove. Well, this ones kinda interesting. Basically the state of Ohio has legislation that allows for very flexible court cases. This lawyer named Cliff Arnebeck in Ohio who is attorney for two groups there, the Alliance of Democracy and the Ohio Honest Elections Campaign, was sick of the fraudulent bias of the current Blackwell government toward republicans and the Bush presidential campaign (honorary co chair of the Campaign to re elect George W. Bush). He launched a case against Blackwell entitled “King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell.” The case focused on accusing Blackwell of purging voters selectively from Ohio election roles, unequal allocation of voting machines to various districts, and eventually an amended complaint regarding electronic ballot tampering.
The case didn’t really get anywhere until a few months before the 2008 election, when it caught the attention of Stephen Spoonamore.
Spoonamore is a conservative republican who works for secret service and international governments as an expert in the detection of computer fraud. He found evidence that these two republicans, Karl Rove and Micheal Connell, electronically stole the 2004 election for George W. Bush. In this case I guess Connell would be pinky to Karl Rove’s brain, Karl Rove being the ex chief of staff and political advisor to president Bush, and Connell being his IT consultant lackey who followed him around the US allegedly rigging elections. How?
I don’t understand how anyone even let this happen in the first place. Anyway,
Rove would infiltrate whatever republican lead but electorally undecided state they were targeting and get them to use Connell’s voting tabulation company and associated new system. The old system works perfectly fine – computer A receives the vote from whoever punches it in, and computer B tallies it. For reasons unexplained Connell’s system would introduce a 3rd “middle man” computer between the two, Spoonamore testified that the only possible reason for this would be to commit crime. Adversely it could be for no reason.
Anyway, the court fully understood this and sent Connell a subpoena for November 3rd 2008, roughly 18 hours before the election. At first he was willing to testify but eventually Karl Rove got hold of the case developments and did what any self respecting politician would do, threaten Connell and his family (that was for you comrade Pavel).
Connell presented the threats to Arnebeck who in turn brought them to the attention of high ranking members of the department of justice in an attempt to get protection for Connell and his family from “intimidation”. Naturally these requests for witness protection were ignored entirely.
At this point his testimony had been delayed several times over.
Anyhow, on December 22 of 2008 Mike Connell’s single engine plane mysteriously crashed just before landing near his home in Ohio and 3 miles from the runway. Connell was an extremely experienced pilot and weather conditions were clear. He said nothing to air traffic control aside from announcing his approach and a sudden “Oh, fuck.”
Only the associated press covered the top ranking official’s death, in a 2 minute clip. Generally people of even lower statuses receive some kind of statement from a party official, but to this day not a single member of the republican party has publicly acknowledged his death. The investigation on the crash has been stalled indefinitely.
As a result of Connell’s death the case filed by Cliff Arnebeck is stalled indefinitely.
Karl Rove currently serves as a political analyst and affiliate of several mainstream news sources including Fox, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal.