Saturday, November 06, 2004

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Triumph the Insult Dog in the Spin Room After the 3rd Debate - NBC - Video - 2004-10-13

IMTV - If both the Democratic and Republican party make you sick sometimes, you might find this pretty funny.

Bush's one-fingered victory salute - Other - Video - 2004-10-27
Video from Bush when he was Texas Governor giving the finger to the camera like a little boy.

Who Runs Fox News Channel? - MoveOn.Org - Video - 2004-10-01
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Bush on the Campaign Trail - Independent Media TV

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The Blogging of the President: 2004

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ZNet |U.S. | The Greater of Two Evils

ZNet |U.S. | The Greater of Two Evils: "Arundhati Roy wrote, "For many of us who feel estranged from mainstream politics, there are rare, ephemeral moments of celebration."

For those of us on the fringes of mainstream electoral politics, there are rare moments of despair and disbelief. Leaving aside the cynicism of the electoral system, there could not have been a worse result in the US elections.

The issue is not necessarily who won or who lost. In contrast to the serious issues of communalism and poverty during the elections in India, the looming issue presented by both sides was faith, family and the flag. And voters followed suit.

Exit polls indicated that 'moral values' was the highest priority for voters, trumping even the economy and terrorism, as if the war on terrorism is not "immoral". Of voters who said moral values was their top issue, 79 percent voted for Bush. The New York Times reported that voters who cited honesty as the most important quality in a candidate broke 2 to 1 in Mr. Bush's favour.
What do we make of this? Afterall, America has voted. America has voted but can we seriously tell ourselves that it does not matter whom they voted for or what they voted for. "

Voting Map by county, township, sector


i'm amazed that all my life
i've lived in a blue zone
never in a red one

interesting that las vegas
is a blue zone
most major cities are blue zones
and i would suspect that sectors
that have colleges and universities
are blue zones

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Friday, November 05, 2004

What We Call Peace is Little Better Than Capitulation To a Corporate Coup by Arundhati Roy

What We Call Peace is Little Better Than Capitulation To a Corporate Coup This is an edited extract from the 2004 Sydney Peace Prize lecture delivered by Arundhati Roy at the Seymour Center November 3rd.

Sometimes there's truth in old cliches. There can be no real peace without justice. And without resistance there will be no justice. Today, it is not merely justice itself, but the idea of justice that is under attack.

The assault on vulnerable, fragile sections of society is so complete, so cruel and so clever that its sheer audacity has eroded our definition of justice. It has forced us to lower our sights, and curtail our expectations. Even among the well-intentioned, the magnificent concept of justice is gradually being substituted with the reduced, far more fragile discourse of "human rights".

This is an alarming shift. The difference is that notions of equality, of parity, have been pried loose and eased out of the equation. It's a process of attrition. Almost unconsciously, we begin to think of justice for the rich and human rights for the poor. Justice for the corporate world, human rights for its victims. Justice for Americans, human rights for Afghans and Iraqis. Justice for the Indian upper castes, human rights for Dalits and Adivasis (if that.) Justice for white Australians, human rights for Aborigines and immigrants (most times, not even that.)

It is becoming more than clear that violating human rights is an inherent and necessary part of the process of implementing a coercive and unjust political and economic structure on the world. Increasingly, human rights violations are being portrayed as the unfortunate, almost accidental, fallout of an otherwise acceptable political and economic system. As though they are a small problem that can be mopped up with a little extra attention from some non-government organisation.

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Lecture to be broadcast on Radio National
The 2004 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture delivered by Arundhati Roy at the Seymour Theatre Centre, University of Sydney

Peace & The New Corporate Liberation Theology

will be broadcast on Big Ideas, ABC Radio National, just after the 5.00pm news Sunday 7 November and again on Tuesday 9 November just after the 1.00 pm news.

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AM - Arundhati Roy to deliver Sydney Peace Prize lecture: "TONY EASTLEY: Like her predecessor, this year's Sydney Peace Prize winner, author Arundhati Roy is no stranger to controversy. And like last year's winner Palestinian, Hanan Ashrawi, Ms Roy's selection has once again come under attack from some quarters.

Recently she encouraged Australians to vote against John Howard because of his decision to go to war in Iraq. She also urged people to join the Iraqi resistance.

Arundhati Roy will deliver her Peace Prize lecture in Sydney tonight. Before that she spoke to AM's Alison Caldwell who began by asking Arundhati Roy to defend her suggestion that people join the Iraqi resistance.

ARUNDHATI ROY: One wasn't urging them to join the Mehdi Army, you know, but to become the resistance, to become part of what ought to be a non-violent resistance against a very violent occupation.

So that is to redefine what resistance means, you know, we can't just assume that resistance means terrorism, because that would be playing right into the hands of the occupation.

ALISON CALDWELL: The war in Iraq here hardly rated a mention during our election campaign. Rather, interest rates and the economy dominated the discussions, and the Government of John Howard was returned to office with an increased majority. What's your view of Australia now?

ARUNDHATI ROY: I think that to people outside, obviously, you know, voting for a government that actually was part of the invasion of Iraq which must rate as one of the most cowardly wars ever fought, means something different to what it obviously means here."

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michaelmoore: the voters got the president they deserve

michaelmoore: the voters got the president they deserve

War Must End or Humanity Will's Journal: Let's fantasize

War Must End or Humanity Will's Journal: "My proposed reforms for the United States of Canada:

1. Everyone over 18 will be required to vote.

2. National debates, when they occur, will be the only damn thing on TV.

3. The Fairness in the Media Act (scrapped during Reagan) will be reinstated. This means equal time for differing points of views on radio, TV or newspapers. No more claims of liberal bias or right wing Fox News slants. No more hate talk radio!!!

4. There will be no less than 3 major political parties for President.

5. Tax cuts will be given to those who deserve it. This means people who, for example, do the following:

A. Recycle their trash
B. Purchase a hybrid car
C. Start a business that creates jobs for other people
D. Coach a high school soccer team
E. Buy an old house and fix it up
F. Teach someone how to read" - IT'S BUSHNESS AS USUAL - IT'S BUSHNESS AS USUAL: "GEORGE Bush yesterday vowed to press forward with his controversial war on terror 'until the enemy is defeated'.

And he warned the rest of the civilised world it was their duty to join him in smashing rebels who threaten world peace.

With words that will sink the hearts of those who hoped the war- mongering US president might have mellowed, he brushed aside his global unpopularity and insisted protecting Americans was his number one duty.

He was unrepentant on the invasion of Iraq, despite no weapons of mass destruction being found and the loss of hundreds of American troops since hostilities ended.

The president said at the White House: 'I made some very hard decisions to protect ourselves and spread peace and freedom.
'I understand that in certain capitals and certain countries those decisions were not popular." 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists...Dear Friends

Welcome to MichaelMoore.comOk, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, “always look on the bright side of life!” There IS some good news from Tuesday's election.

Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists:

1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again.

2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving once again that your parents are always wrong and you should never listen to them.

4. In spite of Bush's win, the majority of Americans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction (56%), think the war wasn't worth fighting (51%), and don’t approve of the job George W. Bush is doing (52%). (Note to foreigners: Don't try to figure this one out. It's an American thing, like Pop Tarts.)

5. The Republicans will not have a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority in the Senate. If the Democrats do their job, Bush won't be able to pack the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues. Did I say "if the Democrats do their job?" Um, maybe better to scratch this one.

6. Michigan voted for Kerry! So did the entire Northeast, the birthplace of our democracy. So did 6 of the 8 Great Lakes States. And the whole West Coast! Plus Hawaii. Ok, that's a start. We've got most of the fresh water, all of Broadway, and Mt. St. Helens. We can dehydrate them or bury them in lava. And no more show tunes!

7. Once again we are reminded that the buckeye is a nut, and not just any old nut -- a poisonous nut. A great nation was felled by a poisonous nut. May Ohio State pay dearly this Saturday when it faces Michigan.

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

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May they rest in peace.

And may they forgive us someday.

-- Michael Moore

The War President

shannonkringen: a n g e r ...

shannonkringen: a n g e r ...: "i am trying to not let the heartless bastards get me down! feeling very angry about the election. yelled 'heil bushler' on my way to the bank today and flipped off newspapers with his sickening smile on the covers. i am with ana in being loving despite the fuckers who steal elections, worship war,think they can do no wrong and never apologize for their crimes against the environment and humanity and keep telling us 'we are making progress'. how could anyone fall for their bullshit? bushit. i don't find bush comforting at all. he creeps me out. i don't trust him or any of his 'LITERAL partners in crime'.

on this morning they said many minorities were not allowed to vote and many ballots got tossed out. with no paper trail it's IMPOSSIBLE to tell how many real votes there are.

they are saying bush won not so much cuz of votes he got but because of votes that were not counted. they have lawsuits pending about this election. this time people are going to FIGHT for more truth.

because of this scary situation all the more reason to spread around love and kindness and things that support and not destroy human beings, plants and animals. keep diversity and creativity alive.

i think the whole bush administration lives in a delusional cartoon version of reality. 'cowboys and indians'. either they are evil or totally in denial of their own fucking shadows and how much HARM they are causing domestically, economically, environmentally and internationally.

the bush administrations policies are fueling violence in the world. their actions generate a lot of anger and provoke people into wanting to fight back. our national security is weakened not strengthened by those fuckers. threatening 'terrorists' and bombing only invites more of the same."

ana clara voog - Nov. 3

ana clara voog -: "i'm not in shock.
i'm not going to cry.
i am very sad, tho.
and very disappointed.
i can't even write the words about who won.
i can't say his name again.
and i can't say the words 'wins' after his name.
i just can't go there yet.

they may have won the option to control the physical world.
and the physical world is a crappier place for it.
but i will not let them ruin my life.
they may have won control of the physical world, but they cannot control my spiritual world, my emotional world, and my inner world of creativity or my soul.
i still have my boyfriend, my dogs, and my yarn, my music, and my spirituality and my soul.
they will never win or control these things ever.

it gives me that much more resolve to better myself as a human being,
to become more spiritual and altruistic, and to give back as much positive energy into this world that i can, in every small way i can.

serendipity and random acts of kindness can not be taken over.
they have not won over love or joy or the vastness of the universe.

like the who's from whoville....we all join hands in a circle and sing our hearts out even tho all the physical aspects of our celebration of joy and giving has been taken from us. we still have left the most important things to give and share with each other. we still have our hearts, and we can still sing and love each other.

and i doubt the grinch in the white house will have a heart that grows, because i don't think he has a heart.
but that is neither here nor there nor can i control that.

i let go of this.
and i return to my life to create more joy despite him/them."

Daily Kos Blog :: Values

Daily Kos :: Values: "by kos
Wed Nov 3rd, 2004 at 12:35:44 PST

It wasn't the war or the economy that killed us. It was the notion of 'values'.
Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the nation, yet Kerry was bad because he had 'Massachusetts values' or other such nonesense.
We need to retake the language. We need to reframe the notion of 'value'.
That's why Obama's speech below is so brilliant. He speaks of God in a way that not just fails to offend this atheist, but inspires me. It's faith used for the purpose of living a good life, rather than faith wielded as a weapon against a whole class of people.
The wedges: gays, abortion, and guns.
Democrats have abandoned guns as an issue, and over the next three or four cycles it will prove an increasingly ineffective wedge. The NRA won. Good for them.
That leaves the two 'faith based' wedges -- gays and abortion. And with great skill, the Republicans have equated those two issues with the word 'value'.
That's going to have to change. "

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DNC: Kicked InThe Ass Blog - Statement from John Kerry

DNC: Kicking Ass - Statement from John Kerry: "I was a kerry Blogger but that site has shut down…I'll be hanging my hat here now…:)

I disliked one aspect of the Kerry Blog…to wit they were koolaid drinkers…i.e. disparaging any constructive criticism online and suggesting any such comments be sent to

This poorly run campaign made my blood boil…I sent emails, faxes and phone calls and my advice was not headed….if it was John Kerry would be our President Elect. This campaign was winnable if properly managed.

Posted by Eliezer BenEfraim @ 11/3/04, 09:49 PM

About 2 months prior to the Democratic National Convention. Yours truly didn't stay on the sidelines either…besides contributing I canvassed with our committed and dedicated volunteers in Allentown.

Jack, I have a 7 page word document I could email to you…but in broad strokes we lost this campaign when we changed campaign managers to bring on Lockhart and the Clinton group after the primaries. They did not understand the Senators history and continued to make multiple mistakes when appearing as talking heads on network talk shows.

We did not take the battle to the President on major issues and had a love feast at our Convention rather than attack this failed President unmercifully. Who was the artitech of that decision?

We still had time to recover but Kerry's rapid response team did not get the Candidates attention and their often was a disconnect between their defense of the candidate and what John Kerry was saying. Here are some examples:

1. Terrorism: Bush gets a complete pass from KERRY who expected Michael Moore to do his dirty work. Sorry, America didn't see Farhenheit 911. You John Kerry had to tell them about it. 2. Supporting the Troops. 3. 87B Supplemental 4. Global Test 5. Nuisance Remark

We were constantly being told that Kerry was a closer but he never closed on big issues and shifted the advantage to Bush.

Posted by Eliezer BenEfraim @ 11/3/04, 10:10 PM

Independent Media TV - News Ignored and Under Reported by the Corporate Media

Independent Media TV - News Ignored and Under Reported by the Corporate Media: "Congratulations from a Reader - Other - Link - 2004-11-04
IMTV - Read this if you need a smile and need to vent a little. "

How? - Independent Media TV

How? - Independent Media TV: "How?
November 03, 2004
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Watching the outcomes of the elections, I can only describe a surreal experience. One question kept reverberating in my head: HOW? How could a president who has failed the American people on domestic issues, threatened world relations with his hegemonic posture, and refused to accept basic facts win a second term? All of the major media outlets had a canned response to my question: �The issue most voters thought was most important was moral values.� That claim had me seeing more red than I saw when projected Bush victories were posted on television maps. I can�t help but wonder how my own morals and values have grown so polarized from theirs. "

Margaret Cho BLOG: Don't Despair, Act

Margaret Cho BLOGI know that we would like to question the whole of democracy. I can't believe Bush won either, but there isn't time to despair. What is needed now is action, not hopelessness. What is important is that there has been tremendous progress in mobilizing people to create change. Remember, more voters turned out this year than in the last three decades. Although it might be said that we can't expect change overnight, there really was a very rapid shift in the way we view politics. We have become unafraid of voicing our opinions, using our power, pooling our resources, and allowing our differences to aid us instead of keeping us apart.

These new ways of looking at ourselves politically redefine what it means to be an American. It takes what used to be a very passive identity and turned us all into revolutionaries. In a short time, we activated activism, something that lay dormant in many of us and had not been awakened until now.

The Bush administration will be sorry they won this battle, for they now look forward to losing the war. Ultimately, a government cannot defeat its people, no matter how much power they assume or how corrupt they are. Even though today feels like a defeat, there is no loss. There is only opportunity. Now we have the chance to challenge everything, fight everything. The possibilities are tremendous. All the polls, all the posturing, all the opinions that we endured during months leading up to the election provide us with a valuable education on how we think and act as a country.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Welcome to!

Michael Moore Dot Com has the Bush photo (below) created with faces of soldiers killed in the escalating BushCo war.

There is also an interactive email box for joining the MM mailing list. (Note: To gain access to the site, click on the email list link.)

That is it.
No links.
No comment.
Nothing else.

DNC Blog Posts

Hello friends. I can't tell you how sorry we are. We (Karen & I) are sick. I know how you all feel.
We live in Ohio & feel like the epicenter of let-down here.

I don't understand why Kerry is conceding this soon. There are too many irregularities; too many votes not counted yet; too many QUESTIONS concerning the turnout, the exit polls- the people standing in line for hours after polls closed, the precincts running out of ballots and making paper ones & passing them out in line.

We are so sorry!

Posted by Chuck @ 11/3/04, 12:11 PM

Thats It.
I see no reason to live under this tyrany for 4 more years.
I am leving this country. It is obiously not my country. Not Free. Jack Boots all around.
& Kerry can go to hell to.

Posted by QuarryGirl @ 11/3/04, 12:12 PM

So much for my short-lived life as a Dem. I am switching back to independent. All that time and money I spent for nothing.
My precious sons will be scooped up and sent to an unjust war :-(
I hate this country. I am furious at John Kerry for conceding. I tried to remain positive throughout last night. It was fruitless.
Well, at least Jon Stewart is guaranteed four more years of great material. Maybe he is happy. I doubt it.

Posted by Rose @ 11/3/04, 12:14 PM

I supported John Kerry even when he didn't support my Gay constitutional rights, I will not support him or this party again. They PROMISED to fight until EVERY vote was counted they lied. They and the whole party can go Fuck themselves. 20 years of supporting them and this is how I get repaid. The repugs were right. John Kerry is a flip-flopper, and he flipped us and he flopped.


Posted by Burnsey JK #44 TODAY @ 11/3/04, 12:15 PM

Hello {{{all}}},
Do not give up! After participating in this blog the past week or so, I have read many astute, passionate, thoughtful posts about standing up for what's right!
Don't stop now! I do not want to be ashamed to be a Democrat, and the party does need re-tooling, so let's get to work.
Hell, I don't shop at Wal-Mart, so that's out of the way, now let's get that list of businesses to quit supporting, let's continue the emails, and get folks together to find solutions for the problems that will continue to plague working people.
Let's take back the Democratic party and make it whole again. The repubs did it to theirs (or at least many of the members are brainwashed to believe so!)
Besides, you are all truly inspiring, and don't you just love a GOOD FIGHT?
Hope this blog stays open, I'll be back later, but now have to get back to school & work.
Peace & love to all! :)

Here's a great piece today:…

Posted by T. Lacey @ 11/3/04, 12:19 PM - Choose or Lose - Four More Years: Kerry To Concede Election To Bush - Choose or Lose - Headlines: "A closely contested presidential race appears to be near an end. Senator John Kerry has reportedly called President George W. Bush to discuss his plans to concede the election on Wednesday.

A Kerry advisor said that the senator decided to concede the race because he did not feel he could obtain the number of votes needed to win the state of Ohio, and he did not want to further contribute to what he feels is a division within the country.

During his phone conversation with Bush, Kerry congratulated the incumbent and pressed him to work toward mitigating the divisiveness of the U.S. Bush reportedly agreed to work toward that goal, calling Kerry 'an honorable and worthy opponent.'"

Democratic Underground Blog

Democratic Underground: "In a nutshell, Stefan is a poll manager for the Kerry campaign in Cincinnati. His precinct is heavily made up of minorities and students (i.e., leans Kerry). One of the duties of the poll managers, Stefan told me in a phone call minutes ago, is to follow the poll workers to election headquarters as they drop off the ballots and ballot boxes. Stefan followed the poll workers who didn't go directly to the election headquarters. Instead, they went to a local public school where workers put the ballot machines into a semi trailer, and then the poll workers handed off the sealed bags containing the ballots to someone Stefan assumed was with the county board of elections."

Link TV - Your connection to the world

Link TV - Your connection to the world: "Link TV's live election day coverage features up-to-the-minute election results, unconventional commentary, and live battleground state reports from Link and Salon will aggressively report any instances of vote tampering and voter intimidation so citizens can respond in real time. Link will also highlight international reaction to the election."

Democracy Now! | The Morning After: Two-Hour Democracy Now! Special (Nov. 3rd)

Democracy Now! The Morning After: Two-Hour Democracy Now! Special (Nov. 3rd): Tune in to Democracy Now! tomorrow November, 3rd for a special two-hour special the morning after the 2004 election.

Across The US
  • Link TV, channel 375 Direct TV and channel 9410 DISH networkM-F: 11AM - 12PM, 6 - 7PM EST
  • Free Speech TV, channel 9415 Dish NetworkM-F: 8-9AM, 12-1PM, 7-8PM and 12-1AM EST

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November 3: Democracy Not Disenfranchisement!

Michigan IMC: newswire/7573Concerned Citizens in Columbus Join Thousands Across Ohio & US to Demand Justice in Elections and Beyond
Outraged Ohio residents and pro-democracy, peace, and social justice organizations will take to the streets to demand "Real Democracy, Not Disenfranchisement" in demonstrations at the state capital building, as well as 4 cities across Ohio, and in over 35 cities across the US. The Columbus demonstrations will commence at 12 noon at the Columbus Statehouse and will be followed by gatherings at the Columbus Federal Building. A broad coalition of groups have come together to organize these events including the Columbus and Toledo League of Pissed Off Voters, Bowling Green Reach Out, Central Ohio Peace Network and North-West Ohio Peace Coalition. These events have been coordinated to coincide with other Ohio actions planned in Toledo, Cleveland, Oxford, Athens and Cincinnati.

"This is a true grassroots mobilization to take back the democratic process from the pundits and the stronghold of the Republican and Democratic National Parties," declared Alessandra Hernandez. "We have seen thousands of people newly activated by an election process that routinely marginalizes the voices of the people most in need, and we are here to say we have had enough. Democracy begins with each one of us, and it begins today!"

War Must End or Humanity Will: Live Journal

War Must End or Humanity Will's Journal: "Sick to my stomach. Now I see how America wanted to vote, and I am officially ashamed to be american. Righteous. Of course, I still have hope that there is something we don't know, theifery and the such like the last election. I am praying Michael Moore will come to my aid and be my superhero. 'BUSH LIED AGAIN! HAIL TO THE THEIF!' "

03 Nov 2004|11:40am


NE OHIO IS READY FOR ITS CLOSEUP: "Cameras in search of controversy.
Scores of amateur and professional videographers, documentarians, filmmakers and self-appointed election watchdogs raced from polling place to polling place Tuesday in Cuyahoga County on the lookout for voting irregularities.

A sizable contingent of international reporters also stalked Greater Cleveland, betting that if something bad was going to happen to the ballots, it would happen here.

Mixed in with the media were volunteers many of them partisan who worked to bring out the vote and get voters to the polls through a steady rain.

Filmmaker Michael Moore, whose movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" scorched the Bush White House, paid for a busload of New York City videographers to travel to Cleveland to film any problems.

Moore, who had just flown in from Florida on a chartered jet, met Tuesday afternoon with some of those videographers in an East Side storefront rented by ACORN, a nonprofit group that has been registering low-income and minority voters.

Moore, who was joined by actress/comedienne Roseanne Barr, said there had been few reports of trouble in either state, but promised the cameras would roll if problems developed.

"This is my contribution as a citizen to make sure that Ohio does not become this year's Florida," he said. "If anyone tries to steal the election, it won't be done in the dark this time."

Moore then took his entourage to Woodbury Elementary School in Shaker Heights, which that morning had reported a three-hour wait to cast ballots. "

Barack Obama 2004 Campaign Weblog

Barack Obama 2004 Campaign Weblog: "When we first began this improbable journey, nobody thought we had a chance. People said: 'He can't win, he's got no money, no organization, and no one can pronounce his name.' But you told them loud enough so that the whole state could hear: Yes, We Can!

And now, tonight, nearly two years later, you've made me the next United States Senator from Illinois, and all I can say is thank you!
Thank you for believing that Government can help people find jobs that pay a living wage. Thank you for believing that Government can make a difference in making sure that people don't go bankrupt when they get sick. Thank you for believing that there are better days ahead, and that together we can, and will, make a difference.
It is your abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation that make America a beacon of hope and freedom around the world - the same faith that gave my father the courage to leave Kenya to come study in America. And it is this same faith that I saw in a woman I met the other day named Marguerite Lewis.
Marguerite and I spoke at a rally on the South Side. She said that she wanted to thank me for running a positive race, and wanted me to know that she had voted for me. Ordinarily this wouldn't be unusual, except that Marguerite is 104 years old."

The Daily Northwestern - Obama elected Senator

The Daily Northwestern - Obama elected Senator: "CHICAGO -- Democratic State Sen. Barack Obama trounced Republican candidate Alan Keyes in the contest to become the United States' only black senator.

Obama defeated the conservative Maryland talk-show host with about three-fourths of the vote in a race that had long been expected to swing in his favor.
'I don't know about you, but I'm still fired up,' Obama said as he stepped on the stage at his victory party. His speech focused on renewal of hope and trust in government, which he hopes to create.
During his speech, Obama was careful to note that he does not assume his landslide victory means support across the state.
'I'm not going to be under the illusion that all of the people of Illinois agree with me on every one of my policies,' Obama said at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where his campaign party was held. 'We will not be measured by the margin of our victory, but whether we can provide concrete improvements to the lives of the people in this state.'
Obama's wife, Michelle, said that his victory was unexpected when he began the race."

DNC: Kicking Ass - Election Overnight, Part VI

DNC: Kicking Ass - Election Overnight, Part VII just do not udnerstand this, they talked about record voter turnout, yet races in key states were so close, and Bush winning in all of them? Something is going on, I just cannot trust the American system anymore.

Posted by OStar @ 11/3/04, 07:40 AM
I have decided to not watch network news for a while. I am not going to torture muself with Right leaning news.

Posted by sukeyinTN @ 11/3/04, 07:41 AM
Hey a.m.-ers!

If you look over our All-Night blog here, things just went extremely weird. First fl was ours, then not … same with OH and IA and lots of others… We can't roll over again, or this democracy is dead.

Posted by Diane G. @ 11/3/04, 07:42 AM
I believe we are victims of massive vote fraud.

Posted by sukeyinTN @ 11/3/04, 07:42 AM

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Michael : Two Hours to Go

Michael "We’ve only got two hours left on the East Coast! I am in Cleveland and the turnout is huge. It was the same this morning as we went to polling sites in Florida. People waited for three hours to vote, but no one was deterred. One man told me “I’d wait in this line three days if I had to.” It’s raining here in Ohio, we’ve got a big bus and we’re pulling people out of their homes (gently!) handing out free umbrellas, ponchos, and bottles of water (the last item being slightly unnecessary, considering how soaked all of us already are!). I’ve been getting early tracking results from across the country and things are looking good – very good. But anything can happen in the last few hours. People are just getting out of work. The lines are going to be enormous. Tell everyone you know – as long as you are IN LINE before the closing time, they HAVE TO let you vote.

Early word has it that it is very tight in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and Iowa! Michigan – don’t let me down! If you haven’t voted, stop reading this and get down to the polls. Keep calling and e-mailing your address book.

This is it. The homestretch. Let’s do it!

Michael Moore

DNC: Kicking Ass - Election Night, Part V

DNC: Kicking Ass - Election Night, Part V: "Jen, I tried not to wilt on the first sign of uncertainty or the second. Still trying not to wilt, just hoping there is some ray of light which will turn this thing around.
It is absolutely mind boggling to me that shrub might win. Our four year national nightmare would continue.
Posted by AndyinNC..8643 @ 11/2/04, 11:46 PM
Kerry winning popular vote by 3 milliom and the electorate does it again.
Posted by Roy @ 11/2/04, 11:46 PM
I'm turning off the darned TV.
Posted by Emily @ 11/2/04, 11:46 PM "

DNC: Kicking Ass - Election Day, Part IV

DNC: Kicking Ass - Election Day, Part IV: "CNN Election Page "

MSNBC - Blogger Cafe

MSNBC -: "What is going on with the Web? To be frank, nothing. Huh? Well, data of dubious originality has been flooding the web and folks are hitting the blogs so much that most are crashing.
outhern Appeal has noticed this.

Even major blogs like Instapundit are crashing today.
Everyone is so busy checking things and most people aren't actually posting.
Today is a high traffic day. The question remaining is, when the dust settles, how many of the current blogs will still be around this time next week?
- Erick Erickson, Red State.Org,"

MoveOn: Phony Republican Election Charges

Press Release: Statement by Eli Pariser of MoveOn PAC On Phony Republican Election Charges
This election day is going smoothly. There is record turnout, people are lined up patiently. Over 70,000 MoveOn volunteers are out there getting people to the polls, along with those from many other organizations.

A record turnout is bad news for the Republican Party, so they are trying to suppress it by spreading false charges of illegal activity at the polls. Their hope is that the broadcast of these charges today will keep voters away by depicting the polls as full of chaotic and illegal activity.

The other purpose of the false charges that Republican officials have made against MoveOn volunteers is to create a false and distorted record to assist them in any legal challenge they may mount in states with narrow margins of victory for John Kerry.

Make no mistake – this is clearly a pre-meditated, planned, orchestrated attempt by the Republican Party. They have now made these charges today from state parties in at least 5 states, including New Hampshire, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and Michigan.

Of course MoveOn volunteers went to civics class and know that you can’t electioneer near the polls. And of course MoveOn knows such a move would totally backfire against us. We categorically deny these charges. Our instructions to our volunteers were vetted by our lawyers. And we don’t believe in such tactics. This is a smear campaign against us. It’s the Swift Boat veterans smear story of November 2nd. Its purpose is clear and false. The public won’t be fooled.

ana clara voog - one last plea to the nonvoters

ana clara voog - one last plea to the nonvoters: "'What you do is of little significance, but it is very important that you do it.' - ghandi

i understand why some people are not voting today.
i could easily be one of them!
but it makes me sad.
i know the choices aren't great.
i know the electoral system sucks.
i know maybe the entire thing is even rigged.
and i'm NOT sure if kerry will be better about the war in iraq.

but i VOTED because:
1) i could be wrong! so why not vote? it can't HURT!
2) i know bush is crazy a fuck! you know ANYONE would be better!
3) kerry will at LEAST let women have the right to control their own bodies and he will not try to pass an amendment that forbids certain people the basic human right of marriage. this is VERY important!
if for any other reason, don't vote for YOU, for for the other people whose freedoms and lives are being trampled!
4) maybe your vote won't count, buy MAYBE it WILL! just on the chance that it will count, DO IT! it can't HURT! but letting out freedom's and the freedom's of others slip through our fingers just because we are apathetic is not at all cool! it is selfish! people are DYING, human rights are being trampled! people and the earth are SUFFERING, can you really sit back and do nothing when you have a CHANCE to help, perhaps?
PLEASE, how much time out of your day will it take to know that MAYBE you helped end SOME suffering? COME ON!"

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog: Election 2004 Blog

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew BlogSomething to Watch:

As many readers are already aware, Republican-appointed judges in the Ohio State Supreme Court came to a troubling 2-1 decision late yesterday to allow partisan poll-watchers into polling sites across the state, giving rise to concerns that many minority voters in predominately Democratic precincts will have their votes challenged at the polls. Republicans, who have been behind the effort to allow partisan challenges on a voter-by-voter basis, claim to be concerned about voter fraud, but in truth they’re concerned that a heavy African-American and Hispanic turnout could swing Ohio into the Kerry category. Based on reports from members of Mike’s Video Army who are operating on the ground in cities like Cleveland and Columbus, the challenges have begun. These challenges could potentially cause unmanageable delays which could result in a very late night for the people of Cuyahoga County and indeed the whole of our country. The good people at Election Protection, as well as others, will be working to ensure that everyone gets to cast their vote today – we just have be patient.

More updates to come… U.S. Voters Wait for Hours to Cast Ballots for Kerry, Bush U.S.: "Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Voters around the country waited in line for hours for a chance to help select the next U.S. president, as independent election experts predicted a record turnout.
Thousands of observers, some independent, others working for the competing campaigns of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry, are monitoring the voting in such swing states as Florida and Ohio.
``We're in line for record numbers of voters, record numbers of people supervising the process, record numbers of people watching the process and record numbers of people concerned the result might not be what they hoped for,'' said Doug Chapin, director of the nonpartisan, which monitors voting reform.
Ohio Republican party spokesman Jason Mauk, sending an e- mail while in line in Columbus, said he had waited more than 2 1/2 hours to vote. In Cincinnati, Kerry voter Elizabeth Day waited an hour and a half with her two children. She said there was no line at her polling place at about the same time of day four years ago. "

DNC: Kicking Ass Blog - Election Day Open Thread 11/2

DNC: Kicking Ass - Election Day Open Thread 11/2: "Greetings from Tallahassee. Michael Moore finished up his Slacker Uprising Tour here last night and the news crews have already descended on this quiet southern city. I'm getting ready to spend the day as a poll watcher (I'm bringing my video camera with me, just in case!) and canvassing board member, so I don't have much time for blogging, but I didn't want to leave without giving my 'game day' predictions:

John Kerry will win this election with 300+ Electoral Votes.
John Kerry will carry the Great State of Florida by a margin of at least 5%
Kerry will win and he'll win comfortably, but he can't do it without your help.

Get out there and fight, my friends! Take the day off work or school and volunteer to help get out the vote and ensure a free and fair election.

Have a fine Democratic day!


Posted by Kevin W @ 11/2/04, 05:44 AM "

Today is a bright day for America and the world. Just voted in NY. Line was long but not terrible. As usual the poll workers were ill-prepared and had a lot of confusion, several people were turned away because they couldn't find their names + we changed our voting location for the first time in 10 years. Bring your registration card & double check your voting place!
NY is safe, I'm flying to Detroit this afternoon to work there.
To Victory!
Posted by Kuo-Yu Liang @ 11/2/04, 07:36 AM

NYC Update: My daughter went to her polling place on 78th at 6 am and there were over 200 people already in line! She was scheduled stand outside of NBC (Katie Couric and Matt Lauer) for the DNC with signs, but they wouldn't let her in; wanted to confiscate her buttons and signs. She said this has never happened before, so boycott that show.
Posted by Cyn NY @ 11/2/04, 07:37 AM

I had a happy walk this morning. ALL of the Bush signs in my neighborhood have disappeared! (Kerry and other signs still around). I live in a snooty neighborhood and there were quite a few Bush signs.
I have been hyper aware of the signs for the past month since I started listening to "Songs that inspired Farenheit 9/11" in my walkman—It stirs me up and makes me want to pull a few signs myself. Although I didn't.
It was a wonderful feeling walking through a Bush-free world! It will be even better tomorrow!
To all those poll workers, watchers, etc,—you rock!
Posted by Librarian from Georgia @ 11/2/04, 07:46 AM

Lots of people in line today. Lots of young people, too. Looks good!
Posted by Melissa @ 11/2/04, 08:14 AM

I went to the rally in Cleveland last night to see President Kerry and Bruce Springsteen. I stood for almost 4 hours, but it was worth it. Over 50,000 people showed up. I got little sleep but I'm running on adrenaline.
I voted on my way into work this morning. Usually there are 3 people. Today there were about 60 people. I saw lots of Kerry stickers on the cars in the parking lot.
Kerry/Edwards in a landslide!!
Posted by Blue Jay @ 11/2/04, 08:37 AM

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Michael : Take Action : VOTE!!: "10 POINT ELECTION DAY CHECKLIST
(see also: WHAT YOU NEED ON ELECTION DAY: A State by State Guide From

You absolutely must bring a photo ID to the voting booth. It should be an ID issued by your state or the federal government, such as a drivers license or a passport. This is a must. DO NOT FORGET YOUR PHOTO ID - bring two if you have to!

You know that bill you haven't paid that's sitting on your desk? Grab it and bring it with you. A credit card bill, a utility bill, a cell phone bill?whatever it is, nothing proves you live somewhere quite like a statement of how much money you owe someone else for something. Bringing a bill with you will demonstrate that you do indeed live where your voter registration information says that you live.
If you have recently moved then you should bring proof of your new address as well as proof of your old address. Also, some states will not let you vote on all races if you have recently moved into their state. You will still be able to vote in federal elections, for President and Congress, but you may be given a "limited ballot." If you have any questions about this call 866.OUR.VOTE (866.687.8683).

If you are in college and do not have a formal piece of mail confirming your address you should be able to go to your school's administration offices and get a brief letter confirming that you do indeed attend that school and live at your address - make sure it is on official school letterhead. " : Submit your Election Day 2004 Irregularity : Submit your Election Day 2004 Irregularity: "I go to Duke, so I'm in Durham, NC for this part of the year. I applied in early October for an absentee ballot. I started to receive campaign junk-mail, but no ballot. I e-mailed them TWICE, and no response. My mom got through to them(early part of week before election) and they said that they would Fed-Ex it to her(much closer to polling place and we didn't trust them to get it very far at that point) so that she could then get it to me and then I would overnight it back. It would be expensive, but I really wanted to vote. It is now Nov. 2 and I haven't gotten my absentee ballot here, nor has my mom received the supposedly Fed-Ex'd ballot. I did what I was supposed to do in order to vote, and I am disenfranchised. The Broward Election Office failed in its duty to protect my right to vote. If Kerry loses by a small margin, it's because people like me fell through the cracks.

Sam L.
2004-11-02 - 02:17:44"

Citizens from all over the country are submitting their "Irregularity voting" stories to Michael Moore Dot Com. Their tales of woe are being published immediately. Cool. What an excellent use of the net. Check out what is happening to individuals failing to excersise their right to vote in your state.

Tallahassee Democrat | All's quiet (aside from Michael Moore and that cow)

Tallahassee Democrat | All's quiet (aside from Michael Moore and that cow): "Michael Moore drew thousands of mostly young voters to an evening rally ending his 62-city 'Slacker Uprising' tour. The director of 'Farenheit 9/11' traversed the country for months to urge a large turnout for Kerry. Moore said he chose Tallahassee 'because this is where it all began.... This is the scene of the crime.'
Moore assembled a phalanx of 16 young people with video cameras, who he said would be on call to record any problems at the polls today.
'We're not going away,' he said. 'When John Kerry is elected president, we'll turn our cameras on him and be sure he does his job.'
As they have through two weeks of early voting, young people seemed to dominate the turnout. That included Brett Kushner, who came to the courthouse dressed as a cow - his Halloween costume.
'I was up all night and didn't have time to change,' Kushner said. 'So I just came on down.'
With 27 electoral votes, polls rating the state a tossup and a heated U.S. Senate race, Florida was bound to get a lot of attention. But given that the state was the focal point of 36 days of court fights and street demonstrations after the 2000 presidential race, Tallahassee braced for an even greater onslaught this time."

BBC NEWS | Moore film airs on election eve

BBC NEWS | Moore film airs on election eve: "Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 had its television debut on Monday, the evening before the US election.
The anti-Bush movie aired on pay-per-view channel Dish Network, which has access to 30 million homes in the US.
Moore urged US citizens to vote for Democrat John Kerry, saying: 'Give the new guy a chance.'
Musician Stevie Wonder also backed Mr Kerry, playing at a rally in Detroit. Meanwhile, Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is supporting Bush.
Wonder's set included a rendition of America Is Beautiful on the harmonica. "

Monday, November 01, 2004

Eminem's angst-filled video, 'Mosh,' spread rapidly on the Internet, might actually get youth to the polls

Eminem's angst-filled video, 'Mosh,' spread rapidly on the Internet, might actually get youth to the polls: "Leave it to Eminem to write the instruction manual on how to start a revolution in the 21st Century.

As celebrities ranging from P. Diddy to Drew Barrymore made the rounds supporting voter registration drives and youth involvement this election season, their efforts have been easy to ridicule -- often seeming staged, patronizing or worse yet, old.

Contrast that with Eminem's genuinely angst-filled, finger-on-the-pulse 'Mosh' video, which was leaked to the Internet last week and has since become another one of those spreads-like-a-virus online phenomena. Without the benefit of a publicity campaign, it could have a real effect motivating young people to get to the polls tomorrow.

'Mosh,' part of Eminem's new album set for release later this month, first appeared on the Internet as an audio file two weeks ago. The 5 1/2 minute track features a slow driving beat, as the 32-year-old rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, carves President Bush apart with years of pent- up anger. "

John Kerry Says He Likes Eminem's "Mosh"

John Kerry Says He Likes Eminem's "Mosh": "In what looks like a clean cut case of pandering, John Kerry said, in a recent MTV interview, that he liked Eminem's new Bush-Bashing song called 'Mosh'.

With the election just one day away, Senator Kerry may be trying to appeal to the MTV crowd, but his latest ploy, if recognized by media outlets, may backfire.

During the MTV interview, Kerry was asked this question:

MTV-'Last time we talked, in March, you said that it's important to listen to hip-hop because it gives you a sense of what's going on in the street. Have you heard the new Eminem song that's been out?'

Kerry responded saying: 'You know, I heard Eminem on 'Saturday Night Live' last night. I heard the song that he did. I don't know if that's part of his new [album] or not. I liked it. But that's the only thing that I've heard in the last weeks. I'm on the trail. I'm campaigning every day.'

Ok, so the potential future leader of the free world listens to rap music?"

Comments (30) 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Gets Election-Eve Pay-TV Airing

Internet News Article | "LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Michael Moore and distributors behind 'Fahrenheit 9/11' have clinched last-minute deals to bring his anti-Bush documentary to pay-per-view television and the Internet on the eve of the U.S. presidential election.

Moore's scathing critique of President Bush and his conduct of the war in Iraq will be offered on Monday night to the 10 million-plus subscribers of the satellite-based Dish Network, owned by EchoStar Communications Corp.

The film also will be available for online streaming Monday night to more than 30 million households with broadband Internet access through video-on-demand service CinemaNow. "

Bin Laden Lauds Costs Of War to U.S. (

Bin Laden Lauds Costs Of War to U.S. ( "Osama bin Laden boasted that the invasion of Iraq has bogged down the United States in a hopeless war that advances al Qaeda's recruitment goals and bin Laden's aim of bankrupting the U.S. economy, according to a translation of the full text of the terrorist leader's remarks on a videotape that surfaced last week.
'The thinkers and perceptive ones from among the Americans warned Bush before the war' about the dangers of invading Iraq, bin Laden said on the tape, according to a U.S. government transcript released yesterday. 'But the darkness of the black gold [oil] blurred his vision. . . . The war went ahead, the death toll rose, the American economy bled, and Bush became embroiled in the swamps of Iraq that threatened his future.'

The tape, bin Laden's first videotaped appearance since September 2003, was given to the Qatar-based al-Jazeera television network, which released a seven-minute version Friday. It showed bin Laden saying, among other things, that Americans would be held responsible for electing any president who persecutes Muslims.
Yesterday the network released the entire 18-minute tape, and U.S. officials issued a translation of bin Laden's entire message."

t r u t h o u t - Greg Palast | 1 Million Kerry Votes Already Stolen

t r u t h o u t - Greg Palast | 1 Million Kerry Votes Already StolenIt's not even Election Day yet, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign is already down by a almost a million votes. That's because, in important states like Ohio, Florida and New Mexico, voter names have been systematically removed from the rolls and absentee ballots have been overlooked—overwhelmingly in minority areas, like Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, where Hispanic voters have a 500 percent greater chance of their vote being "spoiled." Investigative journalist Greg Palast reports on the trashing of the election.

John Kerry is down by several thousand votes in New Mexico, though not one ballot has yet been counted. He's also losing big time in Colorado and Ohio; and he's way down in Florida, though the votes won't be totaled until Tuesday night.

Through a combination of sophisticated vote rustling—ethnic cleansing of voter rolls, absentee ballots gone AWOL, machines that "spoil" votes—John Kerry begins with a nationwide deficit that could easily exceed one million votes.

The Urge To Purge

Colorado Secretary of State Donetta Davidson just weeks ago removed several thousand voters from the state's voter rolls. She tagged felons as barred from voting. What makes this particularly noteworthy is that, unlike like Florida and a handful of other Deep South states, Colorado does not bar ex-cons from voting. Only those actually serving their sentence lose their rights.

There's no known, verified case of a Colorado convict voting illegally from the big house. Because previous purges have wiped away the rights of innocents, federal law now bars purges within 90 days of a presidential election to allow a voter to challenge their loss of civil rights.

To exempt her action from the federal rule, Secretary Davidson declared an "emergency." However, the only "emergency" in Colorado seems to be President Bush's running dead, even with John Kerry in the polls.

Why I Voted For W (Audio)

Audio Interview

Several days after the interview, I asked Bill about how opposite this two points were from each other.
He had also thought about how supporting war and being a pro-lifer were contradictory. At first he said that he had rushed to pick his voting points, but I reminded him that he had fill up a yellow sticky post-a-note with many points and selected those two from his list.

He pondered this for a moment while I discussed details the war he did not know.
Like the war was going to be short and swift. We were going to be in and out.
Then we strapped a billion dollar debt on the Iraq people for $500-$900 billion dollars. (BushCo wants the oil to flow.)
Then we hired a bunch of outside contractors to do work in Iraq - taking away local employment.
The war will never be finished because the governments objectives continue to shift from day-to-day, week-to-week.

Then he said that Washington State always votes democrat
and his vote really didn't matter
and he felt that if Bush remain in power
he would screw things up so bad
that people would revolt.

His reasoning is that "a revolution" is right around the corner
and Bush would simply get it going sooner than later.

Bill does not read the news or keep up on current events. As a free thinker, he came to these conclusions on his own.

Michael : "One Day Left" by Michael Moore

Michael "Dear Friends,

This is it. ONE DAY LEFT. There are many things I’d like to say. I’ve been on the road getting out the vote for 51 straight days so I haven’t had much time to write. So I’ve put together a bunch of notes to various groups all in this one letter. Please feel free to copy and send whatever portions are appropriate to your friends and family as you spend these last 24 hours trying to convince whomever you can to show up and vote for John Kerry.

Here are my final words…

To Decent Conservatives and Recovering Republicans:

In your heart of hearts you know Bush is a miserable failure. From having no plan on what to do in Iraq once he conquered Baghdad to the 380 missing tons of explosives that could be used to kill our brave young men and women, this guy doesn’t have a clue how to fight and win a war. You should see the mail I’ve been getting lately from our troops over there. They know how much the Iraqi people hate them. They are sitting ducks anytime they go out on the road. Many believe we are not that far away from a Tet-style offensive inside the Green Zone with hundreds of Americans and Brits killed." Video clip from the tour

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At last, the Michael Moore online crew is providing people around the world with up-to-the-moment multimedia coverage. Field Video. Daily blog reports. Daily Photo Reports.

Sunday, October 31st, 2004
Boca Raton, Florida...
Florida Atlantic University
U.C. Outdoor Stage

Why did it take them so long to figure it out?

Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Michael Moore's video cameras poised to focus on dirty tricks

Guardian Unlimited | Michael Moore's video cameras poised to focus on dirty tricks: "The filmmaker Michael Moore has announced a large-scale effort to combat dirty tricks during tomorrow's US election by stationing hundreds of people with video cameras outside polling stations.
'I'm putting those who intend to suppress the vote on notice: voter intimidation and suppression will not be tolerated,' Mr Moore said in a statement, wading into a controversy in which Democrats accuse Republicans of planning to reduce turnout, especially among ethnic minorities, by employing thousands of people to stop voters at the polls and challenge the validity of their registrations.
Mr Moore, the director of the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, said 1,200 professional and amateur videographers would descend on polling stations in Florida and Ohio, the two battleground states that have been the focus of the most serious allegations. The last few months have seen an unprecedented drive to register new voters, especially in black neighbourhoods of Florida and throughout Ohio.
But the new registrations could be deemed invalid as a result of errors made on the forms, from corner-cutting by workers paid to sign people up, or from deliberate fraud. "

BBC NEWS | Moore admires the Republican machine

BBC NEWS | Moore admires the Republican machine: "US activist Michael Moore has admitted that he secretly admires the Republican Party - because of its well oiled election machine.
The controversial documentary maker and author spoke to the BBC's Panorama programme in Florida as the battle for the US election entered its final stages.
But despite vowing to do everything he can to oust George W Bush from power, he also had a few critical words to say about some of the Democrat tactics in the election.
Asked if he secretly admired the Republicans, the controversial author and documentary maker told the programme: 'Oh absolutely.
'They are disciplined, they are committed and they are relentless in their dedication. " - Redskins lose, so Kerry should win - Redskins lose, so Kerry should win: "MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) John Kerry supporters got a welcome omen for their candidate on Sunday: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins.
If history holds, the 28-14 score portends a victory for Kerry on Tuesday because the result of the Redskins' final home game before the presidential election has always accurately predicted the White House winner.
If the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins. If they lose, the incumbent party is ousted.
'Oh, yeah, he's going to win. It's guaranteed,' said Packers safety Darren Sharper, a Kerry supporter. 'I don't have to vote now. Don't even have to go to the polls. Saved me a trip on Tuesday.'
The Democratic candidate, who describes himself as superstitious and carries a lucky buckeye, cheered the omen.
'I couldn't be more thrilled with the Packers win today,' Kerry said. 'The Packers have done their part. This Tuesday, we'll do ours.' "

Sunday, October 31, 2004

In an anti-Bush world, key backers |

In an anti-Bush world, key backers | csmonitor.comBy most accounts President Bush is almost universally disliked, even reviled, around the world. Seven out of 10 French citizens would vote against him if they could. So would 68 percent of South Koreans and two-thirds of Australians.
On this election eve, Mr. Bush may be the least-liked American leader in history. Yet closer inspection reveals intriguing pockets of support for the US president.

Consider that Germany's biggest newspaper endorsed Bush last week, saying he's less "wobbly" than his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry. Or that in Iran - part of Bush's "axis of evil" - a top cleric supports Bush, partly because Republicans are slower to slap sanctions on Iran for its nuclear ambitions or rights abuses.

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog: "Today we spent the final Saturday before the election in one of the most fiercely-contested battleground states...Ohio.

We began the day with our friends from ACT at the University of Akron to get new volunteers signed up and fired up for their canvassing mission.

Then it was off to Athens where a stage was set up at an intersection on campus at the University of Ohio. When our plane landed in Athens and the door opened, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopped up the stairs to say hello. Rev. Jackson and Mike both spoke to the thousands gathered at the university where they take Halloween deadly serious. Rev. Jackson told the crowd that the mainstream media only lets you see what's happening through a keyhole, whereas 'Michael Moore opens the whole door.'"

MSNBC - Transcript for October 31

MSNBC - Transcript for October 31: "MR. GIULIANI: Yeah, I think that's correct and I think it has to be treated that way. I think Americans have to unite and this should not be a partisan political issue. I think President Bush reacted to it exactly the right way. He said, 'I'm sure Senator Kerry joins me in saying that this man should have no influence in our election,' and then John Kerry turned right around and tried to politicize it, and tried to make the point, well, he hasn't been captured, he hasn't been this, he hasn't been that.

Well, the fact is, and if you want to be clear about the rest of the statement, bin Laden--he certainly didn't say he was in favor of John Kerry and I'm sure he's not but he certainly wants George Bush out of the White House. He went on and repeated Michael Moore's diatribe against President Bush, almost word for word, as if he had watched that movie and been influenced by it in some way, and he makes the point, he talks about George Bush lying and things like that, almost things coming out of a political campaign. So, I mean, I think that bin Laden should be discounted in this election. But there's no question that he very much opposes George Bush, and I think there's a reason for that, because the man's on the run."

Library Journal - Libraries Shelve Fahrenheit 9/11 Screenings

Library Journal - Libraries Shelve Fahrenheit 9/11 Screenings: "Libraries in Ohio and New York have cancelled screenings of Michael Moore’s award-winning anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 after receiving numerous complaints, including a lawsuit. The Elyria Public Library, OH, shelved its screening of Fahrenheit 9/11 and a second documentary criticizing Moore’s film because it had not yet received showing rights, the AP reported. James Pengoy, a local citizen, however, had filed a suit trying to block the screening, saying he wanted "to stop the library from lending a platform specifically against President Bush." Pengoy’s motives are suspect: in August he tried to sell his vote on eBay, so the library contends his suit had no influence on its decision. The library will serve as a polling center November 2, and therefore is prohibited from engaging in any activity that could be construed as supporting a specific candidate. The library’s motive for screening the film was to save numerous patrons on a lengthy reserve list for the DVD release the long wait to see it."! Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to!: "Palace Theatre, A MoveOn PAC event"

Mike and actor Viggo Mortensen ("Witness," "Lord of the Rings"), who took a break from shooting his latest film in Toronto to come to the event.! Athens, Ohio

Welcome to!: "Get-Out-the-Vote Rally, Intersection of Court and Union, Downtown

Jesse introduces Mike to the stage with a chant of "open the door with Michael Moore" in a challenge to the mainstream media who he says merely "looks through the keyhole."

It makes you wonder if Kerry/Edwards or their family members have had the time to watch Fahrenheit 911 on a portable DVD player.

Russell Beattie Notebook - Watch Fahrenheit 9/11 Now Online

Russell Beattie Notebook - Watch Fahrenheit 9/11 Now: "Please feel free to check out Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 online in streaming video now (available until I get a takedown order). I think this is a very important movie to see, especially in light of today's news.

I snagged the movie file from somewhere online and all I could find was Windows .wmv format, sorry. It's a very small screen version, with not very clear sound around 40MB. Please feel free to 'Save As' to watch it on your mobile device later if you like.

Update: I should have done this right off the bat, Please buy the DVD, to thank Michael Moore and encourage others to create dissenting media in the future.
Update 2: If you want a nicer version to watch in Quicktime or a link to a torrent, check out the Never Forget website. Rock! This post may be updated again, I'm messing with their 220MB Quicktime movie and seeing if I can make it smaller, more streamable.

Thought that you might be interested in a mobile (Series 60) edition of the movie as well as Jon Steward's crossfire clip ...

cheers Michael


I'm not entierly sure, but it seems like Marc Perkel started this. He's hosting avi, mpg, wmv and pure audio versions on his site.

Posted by John MAgnus