Saturday, October 30, 2004

Cheney's Fear-Based Community

Headline on CBS News about Osama tape: Feds: Tape May Be Attack Signal

This article and this unprofessional lack of coordination on our nation's security just pisses me off. The poorly written article doesn't help, but it illustrates the problem. The article gives us multiple conflicting sources and a headline that picks the source that offers the scariest scenario. Who are we to believe, UNNAMED OFFICIAL ONE, UNNAMED OFFICIAL TWO, TOM RIDGE, THE FBI or the HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE?

First, one UNNAMED official says it "could be a signal for an attack". Then another UNNAMED official countermands the other UNNAMED official. "There is no immediate indication that the tape of the al Qaeda leader offered any sign of an impending strike," said a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Why did they need to be anonymous? What are UNNAMED ONE and UNNAMED TWO afraid of? Is it because UNNAMED ONE is a Republican plant and he is scaring of getting busted for lying? Or is UNNAMED TWO a dedicated good person in the department of HLS who is sick and tired of seeing our nation's security being sold out for political purposes?

Then we go to the NAMED sources and NAMED agencies:

Ridge "urged Americans to go ahead with plans to vote in Tuesday's elections without undue concern." then two paragraphs later we see this from the FBI and the Homeland Security Department. "We remain concerned about al Qaeda's interest in attacking the American homeland, and we cannot discount the possibility that the video may be intended to promote violence or serve as a signal for an attack," according to the memo sent late Friday from the FBI and the Homeland Security Department.

Gee Tom, are you on top of this or not? Are your people rebelling or are you softening your message in the media because otherwise we could see this scare for the political event that it is. And here is another thing. Why do we even NEED TO KNOW? Aren't the people who are really on the front lines the only ones who really can help?

Just how helpful have those color codes been Tom? I'll bet they sell a few more rolls of Tums and duct tape, but does scaring the public actually get you any great tips any more?

I'm tired of this whole administration's Fear Based Program Activities. To quote a great book, "Fear is the mind killer" If people are scared they aren't thinking, they are reacting. This administration knows it and keeps on doing it no matter how many times they have been proved wrong.

Maybe politicians have always used fear to get people to do what they want. And the people who support them know this. In computer sales a previous generation's prevailing wisdom was, "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM." A prevailing wisdom in this administration is "Nobody ever got fired for ratching up the fear level".

This is marketing of the basest level. And the press can always find someone who will play the fear card. Would they ever come down on someone who is scaring the American public? No. Because Cheney is the fear monger in chief. Why isn't he ever busted by the media for constantly beating the fear drum? Because he still claims "special knowledge". You can't fight special knowledge and vague threats.

How to beat it? Point out all the times he was wrong? Then he could play the "We stopped it in time." card. He has always cultivated the perception of, "I REALLY know what is going on but I can't tell you because it would jeopardize national security, and you wouldn't want to do THAT, now would you Mr. Journalist?" And the sad thing is that SOMETIMES that might be true. But also sometimes that might be wrong and a lie. As long as he keeps cultivating the vague threat perception (that frankly can ALWAYS be there) he gets away with out hard questioning.

I'd like to see him questioned to the point where he actually has to SAY, "I can't tell you because it would be a threat to national security." because then if we find out later that he played that card and was lying, we could see just how craven he was with such a powerful tool.

It doesn't have to be this way. What if they asked us to be brave? Think how different a tone that would set in the face of a true threat.

"Osama Bin Laden had threatened us. He wants us to be afraid. Do not be afraid. We're American's damn it. We are smart, tough and we won't be cowed; by Osama Bin Laden OR Dick Cheney.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Bin Laden Endorses Bush

No he doesn't. What he said was, "Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands," But since I instantly saw the opposite headline on Free Republic, I decided that I should write the above head line, just for balance don't cha know. But it isn't really balance because of course that wacko followed it up with some blather that made no sense whatso ever. But I thought we will need a counter claim to Freepers in CrazyVille in the search engines. Then they can rant that "The Liberals are spinning the video!" until their fingers melt.

The video, broadcast on Al-Jazeera television, showed bin Laden with a long gray beard, wearing traditional white robes, a turban and a golden cloak, standing behind a table with papers and in front of a plain, brown curtain.

Let me be the first to say, then discount, the theory that it is not really bin Laden.

Remember the scene in Patterns of Force episode 52 where they fake the head Nazi's broadcast? What proves this is real?

Here in the reality based community (always amusing to say since I'm a fictional character) we try and look at what we know. No physical body of Bin Laden is held by the Americans or other groups that we know of (if he was I think that Bush would announce it.) An electronic image on video tape has emerged with a person who claims to be Bin Laden.

Questions to ask:

Who is verifying the electronic image on video tape? Do we trust them?
Did anyone see Wag the Dog? Did anyone see The Running Man?

We know we can easily create fake images of people saying whatever we want.

It is not hard. We should have some independent Hollywood special effects people determine if this is real. NOT THE CIA and the NOT THE GOVERNMENT. Hell, I don't even trust the NEWS MEDIA. This election is a multi-billion dollar war for the future of America, let's check this one out. The timing is too suspicious.

We must verify if it is real by INDEPENDENT experts. Once that is done then we can talk. But you know that won't happen. Whoever released this tape on this date knew it would have an effect, but the question is "Will it have the effect they intended?"
Part of that decision will be based on how it is spun and if the people who released it guessed right on what the response will be.

The reason this happened today is that people on both sides know that the weekend brings out the B teams. The experts are at home, and the second team spinners are on duty. This is just in time to make the Sunday News shows. As the Bush campaign said, "You don't launch a new product in the summer." If they aren't coordinating this release then the people who are doing it understand the media pretty damn well.

Ignore the content for a moment and look at the meta information. Whomever is behind this release on this day has a clear grasp on the timeing of American news cycles and pundit politics.

The other meta message that IS spin on our side is, "Bin Laden is still out and about and is able to make these kinds of messages. If Bush was doing his job Bin Laden wouldn't even have the chance to make ANY message."

Ball dropped George. America's number one enemy has made a new threat.
Do you respond by whipping the Americans up with fear? That is what you have been doing for years. Will you tell us we are safer? Pop quiz hotshot. What do you do? What do you do?

Friday Cat blogging. Woman variety

Milestone reached. Spocko's Brain makes the New York Times! (NYTimes registration required) Too bad it wasn't for my great media commentary or brilliant political criticism. But hey, my post was funny enough for the New York Times! Cool! Next milestone? Getting a line on Atrios. That would be sweet!

I'd like to thank everyone who linked to me which made me get high enough on Google's search list so the reporter found me. I'd also like to thank my 3 loyal readers and welcome my two new readers, Rusty and lefty mom in NC. I'm going to have to change my tagline now, "Spocko's Brain, the blog that is sweeping the nation. Now with 5 readers!" If I can ever figure out how to do a RSS feed correctly I'll get a 6th reader in gooderservice. How excellent is that?!

Now here is a photo of my favorite Catwoman from the old Batman show.

Also a tip o' the hat to Mr. A who is always about 6 months ahead of every curve who told me that I was "wasting my blog capital" by not having a blog. I probably don't thank you enough, but I always appreciate your insights, knowledge and all the great SF books you loan me.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

I still think it is the Tingler, but...

So, a NASA scientist who does photo analysis for a living looks at what is under Bush's jacket.

Fire your tailor Mr. President, he's putting wires in your shirt!

Here's the thing, would it be too much to ask to see this poorly tailor's shirt on your back with the jacket on and off and have someone look and touch it? Can you recreate this bulge? If not why not?

Maybe we can subpoena it? Probably not since I guess it isn't a crime to lie to the American public. That is why the Republican's were smart to maneuver Clinton into a court room setting. When they catch you lying there it has consequences.

Well of COURSE Zombies are voting for Bush!

Latest tracking poll from MSNBC (Below is the actual text from the story. As of 5:15 EST it is still up.)

Bush holds a three-point lead over Kerry one week before the Nov. 2 presidential election, according to a Reuters/Zombie poll released on Tuesday.

Bush led Kerry 49-46 percent in the latest three-day national
tracking poll. Bush led Kerry 48-45 percent the day before.

With the campaign winding down, the poll added voters leaning toward either Bush or Kerry into their totals for the first time. That left only about 3 percent of likely voters undecided. If Kerry, as suggested, is looking to undecideds, look again, there may not be enough left, pollster John Zombie said.

Having just seen Shaun of the Dead and with Halloween coming I suppose it makes sense to track the zombie vote. I'm thinking zombie are going to lean Republican. Think about it.

  • They don't think for themselves
  • All the want to do is consume (in this case, BRAAAINS!)
  • They preemptively attack others
  • They aren't aware of the issues of the day
  • Since they are dead they don't need medical insurance, so why should they pay taxes for non-zombies?

On the other hand maybe the zombies that voted for Mel Carnahan (who defeated John Ashcroft) will try and get out the vote this time for John Kerry. Maybe the zombie vote is too close to call.

WE NEED ASH (not Ashcoft!) Love the poster subhead,
"Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas."
So true, so true.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Abraham Lincoln on Voting

When faced with waiting in line to vote or getting your vote challenged, Republicans are hoping that people will just get frustrated and leave. I don't think they are right. People care this time. They know it counts. They will vote, even if unlike rich Republicans these people have jobs with boss-like substances who want to dock you for coming in late.

But the will of the people won't be denied. The people will see through these voting suppression techniques as the desperate tactic that they are.

Listen folks, you need to look upon any suppression of voting by "challenges" as what they really are, Fear of your power. Your vote is one of the few things they can't buy, trick or legislate away. They want to remove your power because they know that you will remove them from office if you know the truth and vote.

How strong is the will of the people to vote? We held elections during the civil war.

Here is what Lincoln had to say on the topic.

Lincoln on the 1864 Presidential Election
Response to a Serenade
November 10, 1864

It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its own existence in great emergencies.
On this point the present rebellion brought our republic to a severe test; and a presidential election occurring in regular course during the rebellion added not a little to the strain. If the loyal people, united, were put to the utmost of their strength by the rebellion, must they not fail when divided, and partially paralized (sic), by a political war among themselves?

But the election was a necessity.

We can not have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us. The strife of the election is but human-nature practically applied to the facts of the case. What has occurred in this case, must ever recur in similar cases. Human-nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak, and as strong; as silly and as wise; as bad and good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents of this, as philosophy to learn wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged.

But the election, along with its incidental, and undesirable strife, has done good too. It has demonstrated that a people's government can sustain a national election, in the midst of a great civil war. Until now it has not been known to the world that this was a possibility. It shows that, even among candidates of the same party, he who is most devoted to the Union, and most opposed to treason, can receive most of the people's votes. It shows also, to the extent yet known, that we have more men now, than we had when the war began. Gold is good in its place; but living, brave, patriotic men, are better than gold.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Teresa Heinz's insider trading scandal

Ever wonder how buzz starts? Where are the leaks seeded in this internet age?

I'm thinking the comment board on Atrios is one place to drop stuff off if you don't want to use Drudge.

I saw this post today:

Wall Street Journal will run headline above the fold on Monday about Teresa Heinz's insider trading scandal that was brushed under the rug by her dead Rethug husband. Ala, Martha Stewart. FYI.

SeriousQuery Email Homepage 10.26.04 - 4:44 pm #

Now I'm going to see who else is talking about this where it is spread and by whom.
Is this a friend of the Kerry's giving them the tip off? Is this Rove's work so the story will break sooner in a less vetted way? Just spreading the rumor is part of the Rove technique. That is the point, raise doubt, start a scramble don't give them time to hit the news cycle with facts to counter the rumors.
They have used this tactic again and again. It falls under the category, "Don't think about the Elephant."

Now should we seed something similar on Free Republic?


Monday, October 25, 2004

Funny voting tricks

Most voting news out of Florida is distressing. This is funny. Voting_Machine.wmv
Windows Video Media about 30 seconds, 1 meg.

Thanks Dan and Beth for sending it!

Saturday, October 23, 2004

This is how they are planning to steal the election

A thousand voter challenges will bloom. How did that Jim Crow thing work again?
Reno Oradini, the Cuyahoga County election board attorney, said a challenge would in effect create impromptu courts at polling places as workers huddled to resolve a dispute and cause delays in voting. He said he was working with local election officials to find ways of preventing disruptions that could drive away impatient voters and reduce turnout.

"This creates chaos and confusion in the polling site," said R. Doug Lewis, executive director of the Election Center, an international association of election officials.

This year's Butterfly ballot?

Woman votes straight democrat ticket in Texas. What's this? It turns out in Texas if you vote the straight demo ticket the machine assumes you really want to vote for BUSH! Silly voter. What were you thinking?

When pressing ENTER after marking Straight Democrat, some voters inadvertently turned the SELECT wheel one click through the ballot while meaning to go to the final "PROOF" page. If you hit ENTER at that point, your cursor is over the first candidate on the ballot: Bush/Cheney.

The interface for this voting machine sucks, so of course BLAME THE VOTER! How convienent that if an error could happen it helps Bush/Cheney. In Texas. Wow! How many other errors are we NEVER GOING TO HEAR ABOUT? I'm really glad we are doing the massive field test on this new technology on a group of people who are so out of it that they continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMDs.

Here is my favorite part.

We thank everyone who has written or called in with their concerns. We understand these concerns considering what happened in Florida in 2000. But here in Travis County, Texas in 2004 there is nothing to worry about.


Friday, October 22, 2004

The Time Traveler's Wife

Wow. What a book. I'm a big fan of most time travel books, but this one is special.
Rarely does a science fiction book have such heart. I'll probably give too much away if I talk about it, and besides that would be like revealing the future to you.

If you like a good story, a good love story or if you loved Passage by Connie Willis or the episode of Deep Space 9 in which Sisco travels through time and his son Jake tries to bring his father back to the present, you will love this book.

It is by Audrey Niffenegger.

If you want to check it out on Amazon here is the link.

Other books it reminds me of: Crossing to Safety by Stegner and The Corrections. Maybe I'm reminded of those books because I don't read great lit that often, but the well drawn characters and funny/tragic scenes are what make it stand out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Rove in Bush's ear at debates

Did you ever wonder what and when Karl Rove whispered into the president's ear during the debates?
Some technical people from the Fox Underground Resistance picked up these signals during the debates on their wireless oscilloscope. After capturing it, the 128bit encryption key was broken by some patriotic folks at the NSA.

Here is the first of many clips early in the debates before Karl gets more and more upset and the President needs more help.

First Clip: Windows Video Player

RealVideo Media

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Bush deceiving America about his illness?

Talked to a friend about this today. What if the October Surprise (classic Reagan October Surprise, in which something is held back from the American public and revealed after the election) is that Bush has some serious disease?

We know that cocaine use has clear medical implications such as viral hepatitis. What if because of his drinking he has liver cancer or cirrhosis of the liver? Skin cancer from all the brush cutting without sunscreen? Will the American Public give him a pass or say, "Damn it! You withheld this from us, we are sad you have this disease/cancer/illness, but you should not have decieved us!"
Symptoms of liver Cancer: Yellow skin and eyes

(side note on this photo of Bush. I saw it on the CNN website next to a photo of Kerry looking normal, if a bit orange in the face. The shot disappeared MINUTES later. I'm guessing someone made a call, "That is a bad shot of the President, pull it!" We know that CNN has a history of kowtowing to the White House then denying it. Remember the David Letterman show and the video they claimed was edited?)

Politicos call it flip-flopping. I call it screwing seniors for fun and profit.

The Gripeline has long been a favorite of mine, Ed Foster speaks the truth about the shady legal practices of the software monolopies (It doesn't work? Too bad you can't return it, you opened it!). Of course he was canned by Infoword for speaking out (BASTARDS!). It looks like the Feds are bringing the same sneaky practices to Medicare drug discount cards. I'd like to think the AARP would be all over this, but since they sold out to the government because they are an insurance provider, don't hold your breath.

"It looks like sneakwrap is becoming the new wave," the reader wrote, pointing to some of the objections that have been raised regarding the Medicare-approved drug discount cards. "Want to know what drugs 'Brand X' card let you get at a discount? Well, it depends. You need to choose your card carefully, because not every card has a complete formulary. And, by law, you are stuck with that card for a year --no switching, even if you are willing to pay again for a new card. So you have to check the up-to-date list on the Internet and carefully pick the card that covers all the drugs you need."

But while customers can switch Medicare discount cards only once a year, the card providers can change drugs and prices every week. "The discount card company can add or remove any drug from their formulary, at any time," the reader wrote. "They are trying to figure out how many card holders they will have, and how much of what drugs they will move. And if it turns out they are not making money, or maybe they just want to fold and keep the cash they have collected so far, the card company can simply discontinue services, leaving the cardholders to wait the rest of their 12 months to try again. So even though you picked the card carefully to cover your needs, the card company could just drop all of your needed drugs within the month. No penalties, it's perfectly legal."

Monday, October 18, 2004

Proud Member of the Reality-Based Community

Of course Spocko's Brain would be a member of the Reality-Based Community, him being a fictional character in a fictional TV series based in a fictional universe.

President Bush would fit right into the Star Trek Universe. I envision him as one of those meglomanics like Trelane. Childish and filled with power without understanding the true responsiblity to all Americans. Too bad his parents didn't tell him to stop playing soldier and go to bed.
I'm a general.wav

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Hey Tucker, supress this!

Just saw Tucker Carlson on KQED. I had never seen him before watching him be smacked down by Jon Stewart on Crossfire. I watched him talk to some sort of man/ape from the Washington Post (Richard Cohn) and right-wing nutball David Horowitz. I could only watch for about 2 minutes while they blathered. I turned in to see the end of the show in which Tucker said,

As the saying goes, voting is a right, not a privilege. But rights go both ways. The rest of us have the right not to have our government chosen by people who no longer understand what government is - or even by the totally uninformed. So come November second, do America a favor. If you don't know what you're voting for, please, don't vote.
-Tucker Carlson on Unfiltered 8-15-2004

WHAT THE F???! I was SOOOO blown away, I thought, is he being sarcastic or is he trying to say, "I know if there is a big turn out Bush will lose, so liberals watching PBS at home, it's okay if you don't bother to vote." Stunning, just stunning. Take about unpatriotic stances!

Now, after having read this aren't you outraged? Well guess what I did? Like the Bush Campaign does, I took the above comments out of context. The bigger context was that if you are a friend of someone senile don't let them vote. Sounds like decent advice, but of course he has to get a dig in at the Democrats (since the Republican's NEVER work to suppress the vote) who is it that he says takes these senile people to the polls? "Democratic Party activists, who specialize in bringing the senile to the polls."

Good one, and your proof is? He sites a Washington Post article
in which Democratic activists wanted to educate people in a nursing home, most who were of sound mind. The one example of fraudulent voting they provided was a woman who voted for Bush for her demented husband. (The jokes just write themselves folks.)

As the Post article points out, this is a somewhat complex issue. But my first thought is, "If the demented votes will help Kerry, the Republicans will sue. If the demented voters will help Bush the Democrats should sue, but won't."

The biggest issue is, just how informed are voters who AREN'T demented? We let people vote who don't like Kerry's face or think George W. Bush looks like someone they would like to have a beer with!

Each campaign has to pay attention to these external image questions because of idiots who make decisions like this. Smart people use their gut too, I understand the wisdom in some gut decision processes. But your gut/intution is based on what you have been exposed to and how that compares with your past history of finding out the truth. If you aren't exposed to the truth, your decision making process is fatally flawed.

Does the better deceiver win? Maybe in the short run, but if the media does their job and reports on reality, truth will win out. We have to also pay attention and do our job and keep informed. We must DEMAND that the Media does their job.

If the media did its job the Bush admin would have been frog marched out of the White House years ago (or they never would have made it in!) The White House now hides behind the phrase "We're at war, National Security requires us to classify this!" all the time.

What is especially difficult when the politicians know how to suppress the media with fear and threats and, most often, by appealing to the press' desire to keep their access. I understand why the NYTimes would be pissed off when Cheney banned their reporter from his plane, but why aren't all the other papers pissed? They should boycott him and refuse to go on the plane unless the NYTimes is on board as well. The Republicans use the press' egos against them.

What is that about hanging together or hanging separately?

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Draft Beer not Youths!

What happens when a youth voter participation group called Rock The Vote wants to talk about the question, "Will there be a draft?"

This week RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie sent the group a 'cease and desist' letter threatening legal action against the group and raising the possibility of seeking the revocation of the group's status as a tax-exempt 501c3 organization if the group did not cease discussing the draft issue.

Claims that a draft is possible, Gillespie argued, are so ridiculous on their face that the the group could only be acting from 'malicious intent and a reckless disregard for the truth.' (Those, of course, are catchphrases laying the groundwork for legal action.)

Gillespie's rationale for arguing that there is no basis for discussing the possibility of a draft is the say-so of the president. Gillespie quotes him saying, "We don't need the draft. Look, the all-volunteer force is working ..."

That, to Gillespie, is -- quite literally -- the end of the debate.

This move, if you think about it, is extraordinary. In a political campaign there are very few forms of political speech -- judged by content -- that should ever be subject to legal proceedings. But to threaten legal action to squelch discussion of a subject that is obviously a very newsworthy and relevant issue -- and one the country could face in the next four years -- is simply astonishing.

And yet, no editorial condemnations. Hardly a mention of it. These are now, apparently, the rules of the road -- expected and calling for no particular commenton.

That's even more astonishing.
When I read this my mind was just boggled.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

I will not walk in step with those who espouse tolerance while they enshrine hatred

Such a well written argument about why we must vote Bush and his ideas out of office.

If you stand with these people, who dare defend their daughter when it will make them points but hide her when it will cause their slavering worshippers disquiet, know that we see who you are. You can't hide behind mealy-mouthed whining of "You forced me to discriminate against you by being who you are" anymore. You can't say the gays forced you to hate them or the judges forced you to oppose them.

Because in this election, you had a chance to say no, I will not walk in step with those who espouse tolerance while they enshrine hatred in our national Scripture, our Constitution. You had a chance to say no, I will not march with those who march against love.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

What's on Bush's Back?


Scream! Scream for your lives!"
Only screaming makes it go away! It lives on FEAR!
It gets stronger if you don't scream!
Why is no one is screaming at the President?

Suppressing the Vote. GOP tactic # 3

The destruction of democratic registration ballots, if true, is just horrible. It's a good thing that they were smart enough not to be connected with the Republican Party. Oops. I guess they aren't! So what happens next? If it follows the usual scandal route this will be the process:

1) Claim that is not true. Ask for more time for Investigation.
2) Say it is the result of "a few bad apples" all the rest of the efforts were on the up and up.
3) Find and smear the people who brought it to our attention it was from a "Democrat temp worker with a history of blank who told the I-team about it. He got fired yada, yada, yada. Disgruntled worker, close to the election, blah, blah, blah."
4) Call for an investigation that is run by the states themselves (not an independent body) but it won't have time to change anything until months later.
5) Put out a report that talks about the "few bad apples" but never really talks about the systemic plan to destroy or minimize democratic registrations.

UPDATE: Just saw on FOX Channel 2 the company response to this story: It is about a "disgruntled employee". Number 3 in process: CHECK.

Also the Republican National Party says they have a "Zero tolerance policy" for these kind of acts. Well gee, that's swell but what kind of safe guards did you put in place so this didn't happen. Any? Were there any kind of "encouraging words" that they want more Republicans than Democrats?

And of course one of the ways to minimize the story is to find an "equalivant" example. They point to another group called ACORN that also did some voter fraud with a Democratic slant. I think any voter registration fraud is terrible. I'm just as pissed off at Democratic shenanigans as Republican shenanigans. I just read about the ACORN story. The ACORN story features another disgruntled worker (who is involved in a discrimination lawsuit). What a surprise.
Gee, do we need the UN to come an police us?

Monday, October 11, 2004

Bush gets ideas from Hollywood!

The clip is from the 1997 movie Wag the Dog. I was struck by how much this conversation made me think of Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Rove, Cheney, Rice and Bush talking about the reasons for a war.

Fiction can predict fact.

Wag the Dog clip is in WMV format. Right click and save target. About 2 minutes. Highspeed connection required. NOTE: One F word is mentioned in the clip.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Post debate Spin: 1. Edwards won. 2. Cheney scares me.

My first thought after the Edwards Cheney debate?
Insurance companies, drug companies and medical big business will pull out all the stops to prevent Edwards and Kerry from winning. A president that doesn't kowtow to corporate might and Wall Street scares the hell out of them. Even if they know that Bush is a disaster for the country with his massive deficit and unrestrained spending in Iraq. They will see short term pain and send buckets of money to 527s and other methods to smear Kerry and Edwards and prop up Bush/Cheney.

I expect to see attack ads and (something most won't see) PR firms that are fake fronts for the drug and insurance industry putting together last minute campaigns as well as lobbyists trying to pressure politicos in a multitude of ways.

Protect this Baby; Vote Against Bush

The Bush/Cheney White House is not fiscally conservative. This kid will be paying off their deficit long after they have been screwed into the ground.

Note the tinfoil hat! Air America is now on the air in the Bay Area 960 AM!

Monday, October 04, 2004

Found: Bush's notes from Debate!

More pages found here at
This page found by Dr. Rosenrosen