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Frankie's Politics Page 2004

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I See in the Near Future...

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


Thanks, Daily Dirt

2004 November 09 - A popular porn-blogger likes my site, along with Fuck the South.


Autopsy Report

2004 November 04 - Gay Marriage saved the day ... for Bush. J'accuse!


Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Off to O-hi-o

2004 October 30 - If you live in a swing state, VOTE FOR KERRY. Anyone else, vote for Badnarik, Cobb, or Peroutka.


Presidential Online Quiz Results

2004 October 28 - I'm a Centrist (70 Personal / 50 Economic) and a Bush hater (10 / 30). How about you?


What Does "Sovereignty" Mean?

2004 October 19 - "The Americans ... made it impossible to make this work," said the Iraqi official.


Life Does Not End At Birth

2004 October 18 - A brief Catholic voter's guide


Reasons to Support John Kerry

2004 October 15 - He's the Right Man in the Right Place at the Right Time, not just "not Bush".


Foreign Policy Reasons to Oppose Bush

2004 October 01 - One word: Iraq


Republican Reasons to Oppose Bush

2004 September 30 - In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts


Kenworth Pilgrimage is real

2004 September 13 - Yet another sign of the Apocalypse: How long does it take to go from hyperbolic absurdity to marketable product?


We'll miss you, Terry

2004 September 07 - Heartfelt condolences to Theresa LePore on her election loss. No, that's not right. I meant to say "Ha ha!".


Lie down with dogs

2004 September 01 - A few good Swift liars for Bush


Quote of the Day

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


Sarbanes is a co-sponsor of INDUCE

2004 August 26 - Kent Brockman: I've said it before and I'll say it again. Democracy doesn't work.


SUVs still suck

2004 August 19 - NHTSA verifies that they're deadlier than cars in every way.


It depends on what the definition of...

2004 August 10 - ... "damned liar" is. That's our great misleader.


In Keeping With Tradition...

2004 August 9 - Dear Colin, why haven't you resigned already? What a waste of loyalty.


What is best in life?

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!


Truth or Dare?

2004 August 4 - My version of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them


"Leader"... You keep using that word...

2004 July 28 - Tom Daschle sucks. That's about all there is to say.


All that is required...

2004 June 30 - ...for Bush to triumph is for the rest of us to do the same things we did last time.


I Come Not To Bury Him, But ...

2004 June 7 - Rest in Peace Ronald Reagan, even though you're soaked in the blood of innocents.

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?


We're Fucked Now

2004 May 6 - Our dear Neocons won the war and lost the peace. See also: TortureGate Timeline.


Blowing Away The Smoke Screen

2004 May 5 - Heart attacks in Helena Montana take some air out of "smoker's rights".


Ex Parte Mohammed

2004 April 28 - The writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless a compassionate conservative finds it convenient.


It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

2004 April 22 - Who you vote for isn't as important as where you vote.


Ten Miles from Honest

2004 Apr 2 - Karen Hughes and The Deception of The Diane Rehm


The Difference Is: I'm Not Lying When I Say It

2004 March 18 - A campaign slogan suggestion


Journal of frankie (91710) Friend

2004 March 1

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Until Constitutional Amendment Do Us Part...

2004 February 14

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.

Cany you say "wedge issue"? Fundamentalist "Defense of Marriage" groups will out in force this November. It's as if the Justices actively wanted to be slapped down by the religious right.


What Wes Clark Should Have Said

2004 February 3 - A campaign speech suggestion


Pow! Straight to the Moon!

2004 January 9

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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