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Although I voted for him, perhaps it's just as well that Kerry lost.
my 2 cents
Where's the righteous indignation to be found in a nation chockful of cynical people who lack any reverence for that now hollow word, "democracy"? America is a country of competitive individualists. Winner take all. Devil take the hindmost.
It's also a fearful country. Maybe we actually have to start doing less talking and a lot more listening to the fearful.
The bastards are rolling over like weak dogs, again!
I would caution against being so quick to concede that Bush won this election "fair and square." This is not about supporting the Democrats, who fully deserved to lose this election. Kerry conceded even quicker than Al Gore, like the loser that he is. This is about supporting poor people's and people of color's RIGHT TO VOTE. The ACLU's website documents election-suppression tactics in Minnesota, Rhode Island, Virginia and Florida (where they've already filed suit) but I've attached the story from Ohio, which is the most egregious. Hmmm....this just happens to be the state that put Bush over the top. Everybody remember this issue when you protest tonight!
I know things are very dramatic right now, but some of us would actually like to read other things on Indymedia Portland and are finding the re-routing back to your preferred topic of discussion annoying.
Let us be glad that the charade of the national election show is over. The majority of people affected by its outcome, in all the colonies of global imperialism around the world, were not allowed to vote. They will cast their votes in the struggle to come. And so will we. And we look for a different outcome in the real election.
just a short summary of what i saw
Yesterday during the day, link tv from both direct and dish networks ran this documentry about "faith in the white house" before the polls closed here on the West Coast!
Despite the millions spent trying to encourage young voters to vote, the turnout was again disappointing.
How will the Democratic party respond in future elections?
nov 3 actions
The Youth movement and the draft.
Let's give it to them since they think fuck face in the oval office is speaking to some god almighty!
Make no mistake, those county officials whom used diebold's paperless machines are guilty of treason.
4 More Years for ME...
Some of you may wonder: How did this happen? Not I. If you just looked at all the pretty red and blue colored electoral maps of the banana republic, you could see that the states that voted for the idiot king are all inhabited by DumFuks.
Now we will see what we are made of.
In Washington state new benchmarks will soon be released for preschoolers. The Washington State Early Learning and Development Benchmarks have many early childhood professionals concerned.
Washington voters failed to pass a 15% increase in the state sales tax to fund education programs.
Notice that my first sentence in the overview was "It's in the interest of the illuminati to keep current governments in place, i.e. that Bush wins. So Kerry plays the role of the idiot crook ..."
same text, as comment to "Our worst fears: Vote Tampering"
The lefties keep telling me they're going to move to Canada or some other foreign country if Bush wins. My message: do it! The movement anticipating real change will be better off without you.
Let's assume the predictions of a turnout of 125 million voters holds true. The population of the Earth is roughly 6 billion. 125 million divided by 6 billion is (drumroll) about 2 percent of the world's population.
Before 36, it was predicted that limiting marriage to same-sex couples would not hold up in the state supreme court. Measure 36 simply does nothing more than define marriage to me limited to a man and a woman. That doesn't sound like it addresses the original problem it meant to solve. Now that it passed, doesn't it mean that the only legal option is to not allow marriages of ANY kind in Oregon?
knowing the possibility of..
Burnin' And Lootin'
I view with amazement that Michael P. Spasaro has won the election for State Representative of District 11.
tonight's election results are NOT OUR FAULT.
as a people, millions of brave, good-hearted and patriotic American citizens went to the polls today - in higher turnout (60%+) than decades past - to attempt to eject the Bush Regime from power.
we were rebuffed by rigged elections and fascist oppression.
It appears that a majority of Amerikans want a liar and a bully representing them. Heaven help us.
Return California to Mexico and bump the rest of us up with Canada. They've certainly got their problems (and maybe they wouldn't want us because of ours) but it's a thought.
Is it true that the leader/organizing of a protesting group has to have a protesting license to protest?
there has been opposition to this measure's requirement that each county must set up a dispensary. however, the measure would not prevent a pharmacy to expand and include medical marijuana in their mix of drugs. without a dispensary in each county, people who were too sick to grow would have to find a friend to travel long and far to pick up their prescription. the county dispensary would pay for itself. this wouldn't really put the county out.
Discussion of the 'anti-war' position is just so abstract, don't you think. I think it would help if instead of engaging in philisophical discussions about war, the tax payer would actually be a party to war, just as they expect their kids to do. So let's take a good look.
this feels a bit like a koan. any thoughts?
I previously posted here my own response to Greg Bates' "Nader Voter Survey." Here are Bates' compiled survey results, drawn from 132 responses from 21 states. All you Kerrycrats, listen up. You disagree with us, fine. But if you want to get us back into the Democratic fold, you will at some point have to LISTEN to us. Fear hasn't worked. Insulting and swearing at us (amazingly enough) hasn't worked. Race- and class-baiting us hasn't worked. (Notice all the voices of color reflected in this survey.) Appeals to groupthink haven't worked. Even blatant intimidation and electoral dirty tricks haven't worked. Here we are, and we are NOT voting Democrat. What are you going to do about it?
Intense Attacks on the stolen infastructure of Iraq.
Rambling discourse + insight + force of habit
Another rant about organized male violence.
About the global consequenses of the US presidential election - We can not forget that Bush is a international war criminal!
[writing from Brazil]
Monday 01 November 2004, 16:01 Makka Time, 13:01 GMT Following is the full English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape sent to Aljazeera. In the interests of authenticity, the content of the transcript, which appeared as subtitles at the foot of the screen, has been left unedited.
Eminem misses the boat, but u can count on Paris to keep it real (if bleak)
2000, the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney syndicate seized the presidency of the United States, and world power, in an act of open and brazen criminality. Experienced followers of this cabal sounded the alarm, warning of the carnage that was certain to come. We warned that the failure to resist every act and manifestation of this coup would hasten the death of a crippled American republic. Few listened.
God's messenger offers a smiling white-wash of the darker hours ahead, as if no deficiency ever existed in the plans of George W. Bush.
But when every program or venture faces economic failure as a ramification of multiplying debt, the only solution to an uneconomic system which can only multiply debt in proportion to commerce is mathematically perfected economy.
Three 9/11 skeptics who formerly bought the "no plane at the Pentagon" story, but upon closer examination no longer buy these claims. The real issues regarding the Pentagon attack are how the plane hit the nearly empty, recently reconstructed part of the building (evidence for remote control?) and why NORAD / Air Force did not defend the Pentagon from attack. Those scandals actually have real evidence to them, but most of the "no plane" promoters ignore or downplay them.
Has there ever been election riots? Many places have election riots in the past, but what about in the US. Its going to be a wild rid for Mr Toad, no matter who wins the election. Maybe this is a sign of a healthy demacracy.
a long time coming
How do we see and confront subtle and overt racism within our communities, how do we all enable these dynamics, and how can we change them?
Members of the mainstream press flew into Martha Stewart with more than their usual viciousness following her setting out as a political victim. Having nothing substantial to use against her, they have given negative connotations to her success, mocked the domestic skills upon which she has built her life's work, twisted what she said and misquoted her, and made hateful remarks that could not have gotten past the editor in the days of ethical media practices. . . .
Here is a message from Starhawk meant to lift us up and keep us standing. The work is just getting going. We need all of you in the streets on November 3 and then to continue to work toward changing the world. The hardest part will be that we put aside our differences and cooperate with one another to create a force so powerful ... that we create a massive tide of change toward a world of non-oppression!
Indymedia readers have been unnaturally silent on the November 3 actions. Are people planning to turn out?
Just a note really. I found this link: http://votenader.org/issues/index.php?cid=133 on www.votenader.org. I wasn't expecting that. I wish I could vote for Badnarik....His Bio and background just didn't push me over the edge. It looks like nader again this year.
When I was very young, I remember my family taking my uncle to Logan International Airport in Boston. One side of the Sumner Tunnel had been blocked to traffic due to security situations, because Fidel Castro was due to be passing through at any moment. This was the very day that he made his famous speech at Harvard University.
Happy Halloween everyone
"Mosh," superficially anti-Bush, is above all an indictment of the U.S. war in Iraq
Are we asking the right questions for the most perplexing problems?
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