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Posted: 07 November 2006 04:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Vote smart

1) www.crooksandliars.com/2006/11/06/olbermann-this-country-was-founded-to-prevent-anybody-from-making-it-up-as-they-went-along/

2) "Whether the American people will understand what they’re doing or not, the Nov. 7 elections will either ratify or reject Bush’s plan for terminating the American Republic." - Robert Parry

www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_110706P.shtml

3) "This election is indeed about George W. Bush - and the Congressional majority’s insistence on protecting him from the consequences of his mistakes and misdeeds. Bush lost the popular vote in 2000 and proceeded to govern as if he had an enormous mandate. After he actually beat his opponent in 2004, he announced he now had real political capital and intended to spend it.  We have seen the results. It is frightening to contemplate the new excesses he could concoct if he woke up next Wednesday and found that his party had maintained its hold on the House and Senate."  - Editors of NY Times.

www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_110706O.shtml


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Posted: 08 November 2006 06:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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RUMSFELD RETIRED!!!!!!!!!

Looks like Dems are winning the senate in Montanaa by 3K and Virginia by 7K!

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Posted: 08 November 2006 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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if the dems win the house, and the senate back, bush will become a lame duck president, and his nazi legislation will cease.
maybe even some of the damage hes done will be undone.

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Posted: 08 November 2006 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Let the subpoenas begin ...

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Posted: 08 November 2006 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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My letter to the NJ Daily Record newspaper

To the Editor:

    Just a few days ago George W. Bush, swaggering, declared that Rumsfeld would remain right where he was until his term ends.  Today Bush says it was “good timing” for the man the generals want out, to have quit.  Amazing what a little political balance can do! 

    Here are a few more things the timing is right for ... Its time to stop asking Americans if they ‘want to win’ in Iraq.  According to Bush/Cheney’s own reasons for the invasion and occupation, we’ve already won since Saddam has been sentenced and there were no WMD’s found In Iraq.  We have decidedly lost, however, the so-called “war on terror” in Iraq, a country now crawling with terrorists that were not there before 2003.  We have also lost respect with our pro-torture policies, war-profiteering, the killing of over 600,000 Iraqis and 3,000 Americans, and our attempt to avoid Islamic civil war in Iraq.

    It’s also time we got back those pesky civil liberties - the ones which allow us all those freedoms the Republicans tell us they are fighting in Iraq for.  It’s time to repeal the USA Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the Federal Wiretapping Act. 

    In short, it’s time to end the Neo-conservative and Christo-Fascist controls over this country, whether that means impeaching Bush and Cheney, or at least keeping such elements from ever controlling America again. 


Barry F. Seidman
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www.impeachbush.org/site/R?i=PJzx5U4TYzBi43e6Td-XRQ..

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Posted: 13 November 2006 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank God the Democrats are in control again.

I am looking forward now with great anticipation to global warming being solved, our trade deficit being erased, a cure for spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and probably AIDS too.  I know peace in the middle east is emminent, and I am confident that universal health care looks just around the corner.  Once again, America will be loved the world over.

On to victory in 2008 and for the rest of the century!

P.S. Is it too much to expect gasoline at 32 cents a gallon?

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Posted: 13 November 2006 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Sarcastic Conservative

I am looking forward now with great anticipation to global warming being solved, our trade deficit being erased, a cure for spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and probably AIDS too. I know peace in the middle east is emminent, and I am confident that universal health care looks just around the corner. Once again, America will be loved the world over.

On to victory in 2008 and for the rest of the century!

P.S. Is it too much to expect gasoline at 32 cents a gallon?


Oy Vey.  What a crumb!

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Posted: 13 November 2006 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Re: Thank God the Democrats are in control again.

[quote author=“jhcarr”]I am looking forward now with great anticipation to global warming being solved, our trade deficit being erased, a cure for spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and probably AIDS too.  I know peace in the middle east is emminent, and I am confident that universal health care looks just around the corner.  Once again, America will be loved the world over.

On to victory in 2008 and for the rest of the century!

P.S. Is it too much to expect gasoline at 32 cents a gallon?

Well, you’re a bit premature, jhcarr ... it’ll have to wait until Bush is out of the White House!

LOL  LOL

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Posted: 13 November 2006 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Dems win, what does that mean?

jhcarr wrote:
I am looking forward now with great anticipation to global warming being solved, our trade deficit being erased, a cure for spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and probably AIDS too. I know peace in the middle east is emminent, and I am confident that universal health care looks just around the corner. Once again, America will be loved the world over.

On to victory in 2008 and for the rest of the century!

P.S. Is it too much to expect gasoline at 32 cents a gallon?


Doug Replied: Well, you’re a bit premature, jhcarr ... it’ll have to wait until Bush is out of the White House!


Doug is partly right, of course.  But these Dems are fairly conservative and many of them care more about their careers than about serving the people.  Sure, most of them won’t be the fascists the Republicans have become since 1994 (especially since 2000), but to really get the things JHCARR wants, we may need a much greater change than what we got on November 7th.

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Posted: 14 November 2006 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Democrat victory

I still look forward with great joy to our upcoming socialist utopia.  smile

My sarcastic point is that nothing will change.  You people hate Bush so much you think that anything would be better.

Remember the old saying: the only thing worse than not getting what you want is getting what you want.

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Posted: 14 November 2006 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Re: Democrat victory

[quote author=“jhcarr”]My sarcastic point is that nothing will change.  You people hate Bush so much you think that anything would be better.

Well, as you know, Bush is still here.

I have no illusions about receiving everything I would want out of this (or any) government. But putting the brakes on this runaway train is at least a step in the right direction, IMO.

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Posted: 14 November 2006 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Bush haters?

You people hate Bush so much you think that anything would be better.

Damn straight!

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Posted: 14 November 2006 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Damn straight?

Like Dick Cheney?

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Posted: 14 November 2006 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Bush vrs Dick

Like Dick Cheney?

Even worse!

Read this:  

And this:  

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Posted: 15 November 2006 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Just wondering, James ... I’m assuming that you like Bush and Cheney from the acid tone of your comments. If so, why? Let’s open the subject up here.

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Posted: 15 November 2006 06:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Like Bush and Cheney?

Actually, no.  I don’t really like either one of them.  I just do not hate Bush.  I do like some of his policies, but not most of them.  However, I like the alternatives offered by the Democratic party even less.  I was making a point that the left-leaning democrats who hate Bush so much and want to get rid of him will hate Cheney even more.  Perhaps they are forgetting that when a president resigns or is removed from office, the vice-president will become the president.

The thing I really hate is how the political process in this country was altered back in the 1970’s.  The new requirement that all delegates for a particular candidate were required to vote for their candidate on the first ballot left millions of voters out of the electoral process.  Political deal making was eliminated, and the party leaders of each party, who ostensibly had the best interests of the country at heart, could no longer influence the delegates to choose a candidate who represents the majority of the party, who has a decent chance to win, and who would not ruin the country through his incompetence.

The results of these rule changes brought us Jimmy Carter, in my opinion the worst president we ever had, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.  (Don’t forget the opposing candidates in these elections, also equally poor (or worse) choices.)  Each of these presidents had their good and bad qualities, but I believe our country would have been much better off if more competent candidates were presented.  Today, all it takes to become the presidential candidate of a party is to win the first several primary elections.  By the time the states with late primaries vote, the candidate’s election is assured.

Today, the most politically active elements of each party control who the candidate is.  Generally, the most politically active members are also the most radical.  This is wrong.  In each election, we are presented with two bad choices.  We always vote for the least bad candidate.  Most republicans did not want George Bush to be the candidate, and most democrats did not want Al Gore, but that is what we had to choose from.

Actually, I am disappointed in where the Democratic party has gone in the last few decades.  The people who would have been John Kennedy Democrats are now Republicans, while the people who in those days were Marxists and Communists have essentially taken control of the Democratic party.  Democrats complain about the “Religious Right” controlling the agenda of the Republican party.  The reason the “Religious Right” are mostly in the Republican party is that they have been pushed out of the Democratic party.  They are not welcome.  Democrats are intolerant of conservative views on nearly any subject.  The Democratic party is no longer the people’s party.  I really wish it could become that again.

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