2004 December 26 - "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." - Abraham Lincoln, 1864 November 21
2004 November 04 - Gay Marriage saved the day ... for Bush. J'accuse!
2004 October 18 - A brief Catholic voter's guide
2004 October 15 - He's the Right Man in the Right Place at the Right Time, not just "not Bush".
2004 October 01 - One word: Iraq
2004 September 30 - In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts
2004 September 07 - Heartfelt condolences to Theresa LePore on her election loss. No, that's not right. I meant to say "Ha ha!".
2004 September 01 - A few good Swift liars for Bush
2004 August 28 - "I don't want to wake up on Nov. 3 with George Bush still president and ask myself if there was anything more I could have done." - Moby
2004 August 26 - Kent Brockman: I've said it before and I'll say it again. Democracy doesn't work.
2004 August 19 - NHTSA verifies that they're deadlier than cars in every way.
2004 August 5 - It may be crucial to the survival of our world, but 2004 is NOT the most important election in history.
p.s. Vote for Change!
2004 August 4 - My version of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
2004 July 28 - Tom Daschle sucks. That's about all there is to say.
Addendum from an email dialogue, 2004 Jun 30
>>> All presidents are evil at some point or another. Democrats have done just as many despicable things as Republicans
Clinton failed to oppose abortion, and couldn't keep his pants zipped. Carter failed to cheer up America after Nixon's disgrace, and lost Iran. I really can't think of a polite way to compare them to Reagan:
School of the Americas, Iran-Contra, Saddam Hussein, Efrain Rios Montt, Manuel Noriega, Augusto Pinochet, Gustavo Alvarez, Roberto D'Aubuisson, Samuel Doe, Apartheid South Africa, Osama Bin Laden. And many others.
>>> and half of the things that presidents get praised or razed for aren't even their own doing.
Intentionally training & arming terrorists & torturers was entirely the work of the Reagan/Bush White House. It wasn't the courts or Congress (in fact, they made it illegal, but Reagan did it anyways). It wasn't private citizens, or economic cycles, or random misfortune. His administration is personally responsible for the rise of most of the evil leaders in the past 20 years.
Reagan was a nice man, he made America happy again, and he hastened the inevitable fall of the Soviet bloc. Was it worth it?
2004 Apr 2 - Karen Hughes and The Deception of The Diane Rehm
2004 March 18 - A campaign slogan suggestion
From now on (and semi-retroactively), all Politics rants will be posted as Slashdot Journal entries rather than static text. Share and enjoy!
At least four members of the Massachusetts Supreme Court are (in formal medical terms) apeshit bumfuck crazy.
As of 2004, a narrow majority of Americans might be willing to accept legal benefits for "domestic partnerships" or "civil unions" or whatever you call pseudo-marriages. However, a strong majority is deeply opposed to gay people using the real "M" word. If you force everyone to choose between full gay marriage and nothing, then the nothing side is going to win.
2004 February 3 - A campaign speech suggestion
In an election year, while burning a billion dollars a week in the Middle East, after turning a budget surplus into a record deficit, George Jr decides he wants to spend a trillion dollars sending us on a Mission to Mars.
Is he on drugs? Again?
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