Thursday, September 30, 2004

OK. First impression of the debate: ENUF about Iraq! Yes it is important, im just sick of it now. Lets move on to like education, healthcare, etc. Hopefully we will see these soon. Something that really struck me was the last question (props to jim lehrer, everyone should watch his NEWSHOUR, on at 7pm on pbs...) about Russia and Putin's recent attempts to curtail his democracy. bushie was like, 'i dont agree with what he is done, blah blah blah'- only get this! The very same things Putin is doing, openly, and in fornt of everyone, is the next step of our very own peice-de-resistance, the PATRIOT ACT! Indeed, he flips that so very well. Our democratic freedoms are swirling in the toilet and he has the gall to dissaprove of Putin, its laughable.

bushie kept repeating the same ole song and dance, nothing new there, but i do think that kerry solidified his non-flips, and came out well.

Also props to Tom Brokaw for not backing down to rudy G, whose unfortunately blinded by the dumbness!

Good quote a la Molly Ivins by way of my friend Anne:

"Politics is not a picture on a wall or a television sitcom you can decide you don't much care for. Is the person who prescribes your eyeglasses qualified to do so? How deep will you be buried when you die? What textbooks are your children learning from at school? What will happen if you become seriously ill? Is the meat you're eating tainted? Will you be able to afford to go to college or to send your kids? Would you like a vacation? Expect to retire before you die? Can you find a job? Drive a car? Afford insurance? Is your credit card company or your banker or your broker ripping you off? It's all politics, Bubba. You don't get to opt out for lack of interest."

Wednesday, September 29, 2004


Saw this film last night and it wa Fabulous! Witty, gross, humorous, and thoroughly 'American' (whom else could have conceived of such an idea?). I reccomend!

Also, everyone tune into the Presidential debate tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - Networks balk at Bush-Kerry debate agreement - Sep 28, 2004

Now is'nt this interesting? When the media cannot abide by the 'rules' hammered out in the backrooms and the go-betweens. Even fox is saying nah! Now, lets leave our 'reality' for a time and imagine if you will a media outcry on any number of other issues and contemplate what that would cause! IMAGINE! The media says, no, we ARE going to cover poverty and the environment, and POLICY, so HA! Wow, I like this (even if the whole issue is only about the media being shut out of the process, of which they are usually complicit!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Yahoo! News - Evangelist Swaggart Apologizes for Remark

...and then you read something like this and hope we are not backsliding into oblivion in Big 'A' little merica. Heres a little quote:

On Wednesday, Swaggart said he has jokingly used the expression "killing someone and telling God he died" thousands of times, about all sorts of people. He said the expression is figurative and not meant to harm.

And this is the inanity, the bigotry, and hatred behind our government! SLiding indeed...

I borrowed this from my friend Decklin.

And Jesus said unto them, "And whom do you say that I am?"

They replied, "You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the ontological foundation of the context of our very selfhood revealed."

And Jesus replied, "What?"

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Introduction and Summary: Kerry Support Rebounds, Race Again Even

One of the traditional 'facts' that I have'nt heard reported since the RNC has been the 'convo-bounce' factor. It was a BIG issue after the DNC because there was'nt a gaugeable bounce for Kerry, but the only thing I heard about bushies bounce was in comparison to Kerry's lack there of. What does this mean to me, or an 'average' American news listener/watcher/care-er? It means that the negativity surrounding Kerry because of the bounce has had even greater impact, and why? Because of the MEDIA, thats' right. Their coverage has centered on the Kerry' campaigns disorders, or new staff, or yadda yadda, and NOT on the bounce factor. Even my beloved NPR fell into this trap. The Media reported the poll numbers, the differences, the slide of Kerry and resurgence of bushie, and all for not. In the end, or I should say the NOW, they are statistically dead even, again. Bounce factor indeed. But has anyone heard about this? No. All week it was the polls among groups, the states tha may now be in play, etc.

Lets reign in the horse race folks, its already going to be a nail biter.

Friday, September 10, 2004

NOW with Bill Moyers | PBS

On the Eve

Tonight on NOW Bill Moyers turned his keen sight on the 9/11 Commission' report, digging into the main question that has for months been out of the spotlight: the role of those in charge before the attacks and theur failures. It is a damning argument that begins with the statement 'we were unprepared', or 'had know idea'. In quick succession: original bombig of the WTC in 1993, repeated statements made by al queda and bin ladin, the African embassy bombings in 1998, the USS Cole bombing in 2000. Foiled millenium plots. Breifings, reports, all of it. I got two main things out of the NOW presentation: that Pres. Clintons ability to deal with potential threats was hindered by the sex scandals championed by the Republicans, and the fact that the transition from Clinton to Bush created a wall to real intel on terrorism. It leads back to the 'what if' Gore question: if Gore had been rightfully installed as president, the transition would have been way more continuous - outcome - possible prevention increases, n'cest pas?

Sunday, September 05, 2004 - Why Democrats shouldn't be scared

Don't be scared, Be involved!

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Current Electoral Vote Predictor 2004

Check it: Its the same old song and dance. Bushie said the same thing the first time around, said it again in the state of the union, and again tonight. Words words words. Words are so cheap. Action speaks volumes, and hes done nothing positive or what hes said he would do. Comp Conserve my ass!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Alternative Radio - Programs

Perhaps the greatest speaker and activist of all time, Martin Luther King Jr's words are more relevant than ever. Today, on Alternative Radio, his thoughts on vietnam were re-released. It could'nt be more appropriate for our times, which is also one of its most infuriating aspects. We who do not heed herstory, are condemned to repeat it or die trying. You could replace every mention of vietnam with iraq and it would macth perfectly. And there lies the rub: when will we ever break this cycle of perpetuating violence, war, destruction, and greed?

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