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November 30, 2004

John F. Kennedy on being a "Liberal"

Link: American Experience | The Presidents | John F. Kennedy | PBS.

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."

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Quote of the Day

Bush's No Child Left Behind is a maneuver "that will let the private sector take over public education, something the Republicans have wanted for years."
U.S. Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont in the Rutland [Vermont] Herald,
Feb. 5, 2003

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November 29, 2004

Ken Mehlman: I'm Here, Not Queer, Get Used To It.

Link: New York's Premier Alternative Newspaper. Arts, Music, Food, Movies and Opinion.

IF YOU DRIVE a Volvo and you do yoga, you are pretty much a Democrat," the Bush-Cheney campaign manager Ken Mehlman—soon to be the head of the Republican National Committee—reportedly told a meeting of Republican governors last week. "If you drive a Lincoln or a BMW and you own a gun, you're voting for George W. Bush."

Since he's so confident labeling people based on outward characteristics, Mehlman must understand why his being a 37-year-old "bachelor" who refuses to answer questions about his sexual orientation is a tip-off to many that he's a pathetic closet case, and a pretty vile one at that, having used antigay hatred (aka "moral values") to help elect Bush. Mehlman was actually boasting to the governors about his slick new strategies, telling them that the Bush-Cheney campaign studied voters' consumer habits—basically snooping into voters' personal lives—in targeting them.

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RNC: Gay Unprotected Sex okay (if it's kept hush-hush).

Okay, I'm going to try to get this right... because I'm still in "shock and awe".

Dan Gurley, the RNC National Field Director & Deputy Political Director, is/was seeking unprotected gay anal sex via an online gay website. It gets better; he's willing to host his sex needs at his own home on Capitol Hill.

Yeah... go ahead, click the link below.

Link: BlogActive: Real Truth, Fun Action.

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Rumsfeld and Saddam, sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Today I got one of the most hate-filled emails yet.

I think the guy that wrote it was drunk. But, my favorite part was this eloquent passage;

That is the problem with you liberal, America hating, bastards. You will not even acknowledge that the people in Iraq will be free one day thanks to George W. Bush! You knock people like Don Rumsfeld, he is really an American hero for taking on this scumbag terrorist Saddam Hussein who gassed his OWN PEOPLE.

Yeah, Hussein is a bad man.... oh, wait what is this?! A picture? F-you right wing dope!Oldteam

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ABC News: Evangelicals to Bush: Payback Time

Don't you just love how much Christians "know" about God and His divine patience?

Link: ABC News: Evangelicals to Bush: Payback Time.

By one measure, conservative Christians comprised 12 percent of the electorate this year — the same as four years ago. But they see themselves as a crucial piece of the president's political base.

They believe that if their agenda is not implemented quickly — if their concerns are not addressed in a timely fashion — God will be angry.

One leading evangelist recently warned, "God's patience runs out."

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Quote of the Day

"We believe that good government is based on a system of limited taxes and spending."
2004 Republican Party Platform: A Safer World and a More Hopeful America

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November 28, 2004

Lynne Cheney's "Sisters"

READ THIS FAST... OR PAY 23K to read it. This site is going down quick. I can promise you that!!!

Link: Lynne Cheney's "Sisters".

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Quote of the Day

"Future generations and even people in 10 years are going to face massive public deficits and huge government debt. Then we have a choice. We can be like a very poor country with problems of threatening bankruptcy. Or we are going to have to cut back seriously on Medicare and Social Security."
Nobel Prize winner and professor of economics George A. Akerlof in Der Spiegel,
July 29, 2003

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November 27, 2004

And, in the "What a Fuckin' Shame" department

WalMart's not doing well this Christmas season... karma begins at home.

Link: Wal-Mart Sees Lackluster November Sales

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