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Surprise, Surprise!

60,000 ballots disappear in Florida

Sixty thousand votes, or to be more precise, fifty-eight thousand votes is a lot of votes in a swing state such as Florida, where four years ago the world looked on aghast as the Bush regime stole the election away from the Democratic candidate, Al Gore.

Four years on, days before the election, the world looks on again, this time hardly surprised because the below-the-belt blow we have been expecting has arrived. 58.000 absentee ballots have been sent, but never arrived.

Surprise, surprise.

The legacy of the Bush regime is that after years of lies and forgery and skullduggery and arrogance and incompetence and torture and murder of a massive scale and wholesale mis-reaction to strings of complex events in which Bush himself and his clique of corporate elitists are not unconnected, nobody is very surprised.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has confirmed the case. Is this the next President that the people of the United States of America wish to represent them?