Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

The disgusting dirty tricks are out in full force

By Andrew Pollack on 11/04/2008 at 01:49 PM EST

Personally, I think any new or changed advertisement of a political nature less than 72 hours prior to an election is highly suspect. Today is the first time I've seen the negative "Rev. Write" ads in months -- but they sure are prominent and as misleading and slanderous as ever. Its the same crap as every year. Save the stuff that's most ugly until the last minute when there's no time for it to be refuted or for the candidate to respond.

There are robot phone dialers in key places making calls to mislead voters into not voting (one offers them an option to vote now by phone, making them think they've already voted so they stay away). I personally believe this special kind of fraud should be considered a federal crime with mandatory prison time for the people who set it up and the people who pay for it.

Don't let anyone stop you from voting. Vote with your own free will.


There are  - loading -  comments....

re: The disgusting dirty tricks are out in full forceBy Craig Wiseman on 11/04/2008 at 05:52 PM EST
Don't you, ah, vote on Wednesday?


8-)
re: The disgusting dirty tricks are out in full forceBy Jim Casale on 11/05/2008 at 07:01 AM EST
Andrew, I totally agree with you that misleading robocalls like the ones you
mentioned should be made a federal crime. The problem is that it is too easy to
spoof a telephone number - it would be almost impossible to trace the call back
to the person responsible. If any effort is made to make such calls illegal
then the spoofing of telephone numbers should be illegal too.
Yes, that isn't the only evidence required, but....By Andrew Pollack on 11/05/2008 at 07:20 AM EST
A crime is a crime. It can be hard to prove, and caller-id isn't going to be
the standard of proof to send someone to jail; but there are ways to prove a
crime through investigation after the fact.


Other Recent Stories...

  1. 03/21/2018Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.BOOM. This will be as important for the platform as Traveler. If your company has ditched Notes and Domino, I feel sorry for you. For companies that do use Notes/Domino this is a game changer and Apple should be paying attention. Here's why: There are hundreds of little Notes client applications you'd never spend the time and money to build and deploy for your internal user base on IOS that we use Notes for all the time (those of us still using it). Now, those are suddenly ALL available on the iPad. ...... 
  2. 02/15/2018Andrew’s Proposed Gun LawsThese are my current thoughts on gun laws that would radically change the culture and safety of gun ownership in the United States without removing the rights of gun owners or compromising their privacy rights. * Please feel free to link to, or just copy, these ideas. It would be wonderful to see them spread widely and eventually become the basis for something to rally around and become legislation. Update: 3/3/2018 I added #7, increasing the age to purchase. Update: 4/27/2018 Please be aware that I am not ...... 
  3. 05/05/2016Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism?Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism? I read a really insightful post a couple of days ago that suggested the use of social network funding sites like “Go Fund Me” and “Kickstarter” have come about and gained popularity in part because the existing economy in no longer serving its purpose for anyone who isn’t already wealthy. Have the traditional ways to get new ventures funded become closed to all but a few who aren’t already connected to them and so onerous as to make ...... 
  4. 04/20/2016Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising 
  5. 12/30/2015Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction 
  6. 10/20/2015My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com  
  7. 08/07/2015Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays 
  8. 08/06/2015The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents) 
  9. 06/02/2015Homeopathic Marketing: Traveler on my Android is now calling itself VERSE. Allow me to translate that for the IBM Notes community... 
  10. 03/17/2015A review of British Airways Premium Economy Service – How to destroy customer goodwill all at once 
Click here for more articles.....


pen icon Comment Entry
Subject
Your Name
Homepage
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
 
Your thoughts....
 
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.