Archive for August, 2004

250,000 in the streets

August 30, 2004

Tons of protest photos and comments at NYC Indymedia. Oliver Willis has pics of my favorite moment: 1,000 flag draped coffins. He also has the best pro-Bush quote, one which I was gonna include in a post of my own, but since hes already done all the work for me… “I left God’s country,” said [...]

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Republicans party, poor suffer

August 30, 2004

Ws economy has poverty rising, both in Florida and the rest of the nation. Meanwhile, our pResident continues to pursue policies which tend to pull people out of poverty by killing them. Either dead or poor, it doesnt matter, because hungry, homeless, impoverished people dont vote. More Floridians are living in poverty, and Escambia surpassed [...]

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Judge strikes anti-recount rule

August 28, 2004
Judge strikes anti-recount rule

A judge has overturned the state rule banning recounts of votes from touch screen machines. Now, the rule was universally derided by progressive types, but it had a sort of dark logic in that, in reality, there is nothing to recount in a touch screen machine. Thats the reason we need a paper trail. State [...]

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A much more believable Vietnam era memory surfaces

August 27, 2004

Via Talking Points Memo, heres former Texas Lt. Governor Ben Barnes on W’s National Guard appointment. Update – stupid mistakes fixed…

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Back soon…

August 27, 2004

In my alter-ego as a computer geek, I’m dealing with storm damage at several client offices. With any luck, I’ll catch up and start posting away later today.

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Troxler taps heels too

August 26, 2004

Uh, Howard, I appreciate where youre coming from with this sentiment, but even if W mouthed the words, why on earth would you trust him to keep his empty pledges? I hereby promise to switch my voter registration from no-party to Republican, and to vote for President Bush’s re-election, if he will give a speech [...]

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Some useful information

August 26, 2004

Amid a lot of blather that weve already heard dozens of times this election cycle, stuff about how infallible touch screen machines are and how, in the event of a close race requiring a recount, workers will go back to the same machines that produced vote totals and get the same totals out again, there [...]

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W closes eyes and taps heels; Imaginary jobs increase

August 26, 2004

The Tampa Trib headline screams Industries Report Lots Of New Jobs! Hmmm, maybe Im being too harsh on our pResident. Maybe the job picture is starting to turn around. Maybe the economy isnt as bad as it seems… Since last fall, Pasco’s County’s industrial sector has added nearly 500 jobs with 200 more in the [...]

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Spreading fear and hatred

August 25, 2004

This is what happens when a right-wing loon with is left with too much time on his hands: Travelers to Cuba could lose a litany of state benefits including food stamps, Medicaid and affordable housing under a bill that seeks to crack down on those who visit the island. Under the bill, anyone who has [...]

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Know your candidates

August 24, 2004

From the Sp Times, a good overview of who you’ll have a chance to vote for in this month’s primary. Remember: vote early and/or absentee and leave a paper trail!

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