a href=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/1600/fundcov.jpg”img style=”float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/320/fundcov.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”" //abr /Have you ever wondered how much fraud goes on in the election process in America? (hint: our system is sloppier than Mexico’s). If so, you should listen to our guest, John Fund, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594030618?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1594030618″Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1594030618″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / Mr. Fund is a writer for the emWall Street Journal /emand has been studying election fraud for some time. He talks about both electronic and paper fraud, dead people voting, the lack of prosecution for shameful acts of voter fraud, and finally, why we need to use voter ID’s–hey a href=”http://www.professorbainbridge.com/2006/09/voter_id.html”we use them to buy alcohol and tobacco and to apply for public benefits/a, so why not use them for something as important as voting? br /br /You can listen to the podcast by a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2006/10/03/the_glenn_and_helen_show_john.php”clicking here/a or downloading a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20061003-JohnFund.mp3″directly here./a For dial-up users, click a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20061003-JohnFund-lofi.mp3″here./a You can visit our archives at a href=”http://www.glennandhelenshow.com/”GlennandHelenShow.com./a
The latest Glenn and Helen Show features John Fund, WSJ writer and author of %%AMAZON=1594030618 Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy%%: “Fund talks about high-tech problems with electronic voting machines, more mundane problems with ineligible voters and phony ballots, and the general slackness and incompetence that have made our voting system one that can only aspire to the high standards of Mexico.”
Download (24.1 MB) The Glenn and Helen Show: John Fund on Election Fraud and its Cures (lofi version 5 MB). Free subscription available at iTunes. Transcription coming.
The IMAO podcast, that is: “In this week’s podcast… Harvey has Fun Facts about Michigan! SarahK reviews Smallville (find out who she hates)! American Monkey returns! Frank J. has oil solutions! Lair tells a very Crappy Bedtime Story! and more!” (IMAO)
Last night I had the pleasure of discussing school killers and the characteristics of mass murderers on the a href=”http://www.townhall.com/blog/g/d951313d-0281-42f8-b105-5c4c29d9225a”Hugh Hewitt Show/a (welcome to his readers and thanks for stopping by). Mr. Hewitt, like everyone else is America, is struggling to understand what would lead a man to a href=”http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5401194.stm”kill innocent young Amish girls/a execution-style yesterday. One of a href=”http://www.townhall.com/blog/g/d951313d-0281-42f8-b105-5c4c29d9225a?comments=true#comments”Mr. Hewitt’s commenters /a is wary of psychologists who discuss psychological reasons for extreme acts of violence:br /br /blockquoteWe have become inured to the idea that such a thing as “pure evil” exists, despite the constant evidence of its existence.br /br /I heard a bit of Dr. Smith’s commentary. In my opinion, to try to find a pschological root cause for this man’s behavior is to attempt to excuse it.br /br /What could be more evil than terrorizing the children of one of the most innocuous and inoffensive religious sects in existence?/blockquotebr /br /I understand this suspicion of mental health professionals, after all, many of us are a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060391979?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0060391979″Whores of the Court./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0060391979″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / That said, psychologists can add to the discussion of why people commit mass murder. After all, who has more access to the minds of killers and criminals than we do? If information is used in the proper way, without a political agenda, mental health professionals can help laypeople to understand and make sense of the worldview of a murderer. Does this excuse it? No. Does it mean that evil does not exist in the world? Not in my opinion. However, psychological data can be useful in preventing the next round of senseless killings, and I, for one, am not willing to say that doing nothing is the best tactic to take in protecting innocent victims from the next atrocity.br /br /In my opinion, school killers — and other mass killers — are a combination of many variables–all of them complex, yet rational in the mind of the killer. Why choose an Amish school house? Because there is no or little security and the victims you are looking for are readily available. Why did Charles Carl Roberts kill innocent Amish girls in the first place? We may never know, but there are a few clues. He said he was avenging a wrong done to him 20 years ago and he had an infant daughter die 9 years before, meaning that his female victims were close in age to the daughter he never held. What does this mean in his mind? Who knows? But it is possible that someone could have understood and helped him make sense out of his anger, depression and suicidal feelings before it was too late. I believe that this could have happened, for I have seen patients who have teetered on the edge be brought back again to functioning without killing. Male suicide is prevalent in this country. 24,000 men take their lives every year–yet no one gives a damn. Now that they are taking others with them, will the country listen? br /br /For those of you who wish to learn more about the characteristics of mass murderers and school shooters, take a look at a href=”http://www.fbi.gov/publications/school/school2.pdf#search=%22fbi%20report%20on%20school%20shooters%22″the FBI report on school shooters/a or read the more in-depth work of J. Reid Meloy, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0970318901?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0970318901″emViolence Risk and Threat Assessment: A Practical Guide for Mental Health and Criminal Justice Professionals./em/a img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0970318901″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /Update: You can read a transcript of my radio show with Hugh Hewitt a href=”http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/Transcript_Page.aspx?ContentGuid=107b956d-e4c5-48e5-a2cd-a079edad77a4″on school killers here./a
a href=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/1600/totten1sm.jpg”img style=”float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/320/totten1sm.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”" //abr /Well, eventually, everyone comes through Knoxville at some point–Glenn and I had the pleasure of meeting up for dinner and discussion last night over barbeque with Michael Totten, of a href=”http://www.michaeltotten.com/”MichaelTotten.com./a For those of you not familiar with Michael’s work, he is a blogger and writer who travels to the Mideast to bring his readers first-hand interviews and political goings-on in Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Israel and soon, Algeria. The conversation was so interesting, we thought our listeners would want to hear more so we persuaded him to come to our studio for a podcast on his past and recent travels around the Mideast. Listen as Michael talks about his travels to Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Iraq and Israel. br /br /Most fascinating to me was Michael’s discussion of the different political mindsets between those in the more secular areas of Israel, such as Tel Aviv, who identify more with leftist Europeans and those in Jerusalem who are seen as more right-leaning in their views. The psychology of why this political split is there is fascinating to me (as a Jew, why would you want to identify with leftist Europeans?)–if you have some thoughts about this, let me know in the comment section. br /br /You can listen to the podcast by a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20061001-MichaelTotten.mp3″clicking here/a or directly (no downloading necessary) by a href=”http://www.politicscentral.com/2006/09/30/the_glenn_and_helen_show_micha.php”clicking here/a. For dial-up users, you can listen a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20061001-MichaelTotten-lofi.mp3″here./a If you would like to view our archive of podcasts, go to a href=”http://www.theglennandhelenshow.com/”TheGlennandHelenShow.com/a.br /br /This podcast is sponsored by a href=”http://volvocars.us”VolvoCars.us./abr /br /Update: You can see more about Michael Totten’s trip to Knoxville including pictures a href=”http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/001267.html”here./a