Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Mike Connell : Deceased : Suddenly

21 December 2008

Mike Connell : Deceased : Suddenly

We've been called conspiracy freaks, cranks, crazies, so on & so forth, several times before today. As well as worse things.

Well, we should worry. Not.

One of our most long standing virtual friends & correspondents is Pokey Anderson. She co-hosts a regular weekly radio programme in the Lone Star state of Texas. It's called the 'Sunday Monitor', and transmits on Sundays.

Pokey Anderson's about as awesomely astute and acutely aware, as they come. You'd better believe it.

Though you won't find Pokey's name plastered across the big name papers of the United States, she could certainly show the way to many other so-called, mainstream investigative journalists - who's names are far too many to mention. Even if we had the inclination. But we don't, so we won't. Since we don't believe so many of said stenographers are worth the waste of our time or effort.

So, here's an incredibly important uber-topical piece Pokey's pleased to share with us. Not altogether exclusively, but nonetheless, we're more than pleased and proud to be among some especially select 'associates' - with whom our old online pal, Pokey chooses to share. And so we present the following:

Who was Mike Connell?

Pokey Anderson
-- December 20, 2008

Investigative journalists online have been digging into the story of Mike Connell for two years. Connell's largely unknown role in elections and government technology infrastructure should be a top story of the year, yet major media have ignored it.

Last night, a small plane crashed and burned near Akron, Ohio, reportedly carrying only one person, Mike Connell.

Connell was close to Karl Rove, but Rove reportedly had threatened him of late. Connell's testimony re the Ohio 2004 election was being compelled in an Ohio court.

Ohio election attorney Cliff Arnebeck sent a letter to US Attorney General Mukasey, July 24, 2008:

Dear Attorney General Mukasey:
We have been confidentially informed by a source we believe to be credible that Karl Rove has threatened Michael Connell, a principal witness we have identified in our King Lincoln case in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that if he does not agree to "take the fall" for election fraud in Ohio, his wife Heather will be prosecuted for supposed lobby law violations ...

Who was Mike Connell? Who was he connected to? What did he have to do with the Ohio 2004 presidential election results? What about the US attorney firings? Find out in the independent media.


Are Rove's missing e-mails the smoking guns of the stolen 2004 election?
by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
April 25, 2007

The GOP's cyber election hit squad
by Steven Rosenfeld and Bob Fitrakis
April 22, 2007
Free and also
ePluribus Media, a collaborative citizen journalist site, first uncovered the complex Mike Connell story.

Ken Blackwell Outsources Ohio Election Results to GOP Internet Operatives, Again
by luaptifer
Tue Nov 07, 2006
ePluribus Media

Ohio's election website still sent real-time results to GOP mirror server
by intranets
Thu Nov 09, 2006
ePluribus Media

The GOP, and the Line that Jumped the Congressional Firewall
Mar 27, 2007

Who is Michael L. Connell? Part I: The Atwater School of Politics
Mar 28, 2007

Who is Michael L. Connell? Part II: Behind the firewall
Apr 02, 2007

Rove -ing emails: what else could go missing?
by Todd Johnston and Luaptifer
ePluribus Media
Sun Apr 22, 2007
BradBlog stories on Mike Connell

7/17/08: Ohio Attorney Files to Lift Stay on '04 Election Case, Cites Allegations, Evidence of Massive Fraud by a Number of GOP Operatives,

7/22/08: GOP Tech Guru Mike Connell 'High IQ Forrest Gump...At Scene of Every Single Crime' Say Ohio Attorneys,

7/24/08: Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not 'Take the Fall' for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney,

7/25/08: Cliff Arnebeck, OH Attorney, Interviewed Live on Peter B. Collins Show,

7/26/08: So Who Is Mike Connell? A Clip from 'Free For All' Gives You an Idea... ,


10/31/08: BREAKING: Federal Judge Compels GOP IT Guru Mike Connell To Give Deposition in Ohio '04 Election Case,


Velvet Revolution website, Rove Cybergate:

Raw Story has done a number of stories on Connell, including

Republican IT consultant subpoenaed in case alleging tampering with 2004 election
Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane
Monday September 29, 2008
Raw Story
'Karl Rove's IT guru' Mike Connell dies in plane crash
Saturday December 20, 2008
Pokey, old pal, you're an absolute star.

For far from the first time, we salute you.

Oh, that we ourselves owned far fewer years and possessed instead, lots more strength and stamina.

*(Cross posted across at 'appletree')

Labels: , , , , , , , ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Lotta stuff to plough through there - too bad the links aren't live. Thanks anyway - this needs taking seriously.

As for being branded a conspiracy nut - I think not, Rick. The real nuts are those who fall for so many conincidence theories - as we've both said before.

8:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

connell was wellstone'd

5:37 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

*** UPDATE. The latest on this extremely serious subject:

Prof Mark Crispin Miller is another old online friend who we have - along with others - helped with research for some of his books. Here he is talking to Amy Goodman on this subject and much MORE. It's a must read.

Republican IT Specialist Dies in Plane.

11:04 pm  
Blogger Richard said...


For what it's worth, we entirely agree with you regarding the late, great Senator Paul Wellstone.

11:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Connell WAS Wellstoned.

Recently subpoenaed Bush/Rove IT expert is Wellstoned.

11:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you could they'd have to kill you.

12:57 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

democracy now has reported on this issue.....
If you can not open the above link, please go to

5:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nevin, can't you see other commenter's posts and links?

6:04 pm  
Blogger Nevin said...

opps Sorry anonymous... honest mistake! :)

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Brit, they're only 4/5 days behind you and your buddies but finally msm wake up.

CBSNews and AP

4:23 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home