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October 07, 2003

Well, the good news is that the high numbers of people voting in favor of the California recall shows that the residents of the state are really fed up with governmental business as usual, and that they're fed up with being screwed over.

The bad news is that they were so easily suckered into believing that a movie star millionaire is actually going to accomplish this.

And the other good news is that Proposition 54 looks to have been defeated. See, small silver linings here and there.

Arnold Schwarzenegger. What were you people thinking?!

Posted by Jake at 11:07 PM | TrackBack (1)

you have GOT to be fucking kidding me.

I voted, walked back to my home, put my faith in the people and my little heart in the hands of the Lord--and THIS is what I get?!!?

Fuck you people. I'm an atheist from here on out. Schwarzenegger?!!??!

There is no god. We are lost. This state is due to fall into the Pacific tomorrow.

Posted by: michele at October 8, 2003 01:37 AM

Hey, don't look at me, I voted No on the recall and Bustamante in case the power grab went through. Being an intelligent, thinking, liberal, non-greedhead means my choice lost, as usual.

I'm embarrassed to be a Californian.

Posted by: Chuck at October 8, 2003 08:53 AM

i just dont get it. im trying to see WHY people really voted for arnie. check this out:

yesterday i was sitting in the parking lot of a little church where there was a polling booth. i was waiting for my girlfriend to vote.

there was a mom with some kids in the car next ti mine. mom got out. the oldest daughter yelled to mom, "Mom who are you voting for?"

Mom exclaimed with excitement, "The TERMINATOR!"

And the daughter, who looked to be about 12, replied, "No mom, McClintock is the only smart one!"

No shit. I cant say that i agree completely with the little girl's choice, but at least she seemed to be thinking. McClintock DID come across about a million times better than Arnie. And yet, mom went in and voted for the movie star.

Its a true story. I just about fell over.

So Im trying to figure this out. Why did Arnold's gig work on so many people????????

Posted by: ryan at October 8, 2003 10:43 AM

Get ready - Texas, Florida, Ohio (my home state), and now California, key swing states in the presidential elections are now under control of the Republicans.

Hey, even Hitler was elected "democratically."

Posted by: Eric at October 8, 2003 01:48 PM

Get ready - Texas, Florida, Ohio (my home state), and now California, key swing states in the presidential election are now under control of the Republicans.

Hey, even Hitler was elected "democratically."

Posted by: Eric at October 8, 2003 01:48 PM

i've been watching the recall election in ca closely from clean up central in va -by the way, FEMA is soooooo in need of a major overhaul-no suprise. i send californians my condolences. arnie's obvious next target is the land of coiffed hair and sound bites from the capital steps, and i am so ready for him. tolerance of differing views is indeed healthy (and i'm still learning) but apathy in regards to politics and societal issues(and i think this was part of the problem in ca) ....will get you a jacked up public official and this is why i can be so fucking obnoxious and direct- we need to ban together on a much larger scale and soon! don't be embarrassed ca it could have occurred in any state in the union.

Posted by: paula at October 9, 2003 08:34 AM

*People start to through things at Chuck at his concerts, set fire to his cds or boycott them and make shirts that say fuck the dixie bitches.....and.....most horribly of all...think they are clever for doing so.....*

"That'll teach you to excercise THAT constituional right!"

Posted by: Alyssa at October 17, 2003 01:04 PM

-throw things at-

sorry =-D

Posted by: Alyssa at October 17, 2003 01:06 PM

THOSE SERVING AND FAMILIES OF THOSE SERVING YOUR VOTES DO COUNT! Our loved ones are fighting to keep our country safe and to stop 9/11 from happening again in our great country. If Kerry and Edwards are elected they will make our loved ones service in vain. They have as much as said this already. Our loved ones will come home to the same welcome as the Vietnam Veterans. Kerry and Edwards has already discounted the countries that are helping fight this war. (They love their families too and are also fighting for freedom and safety) Honor our loved ones, our fathers, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers who are serving to keep us safe. Honor those who have died to keep us safe. They deserve more then a President that will make their service to our country and the countries fighting with us “meaningless”.
By the actions of John Kerry, along with Jane Fonda, the "real" hero's came home from Vietnam and were spit on by the American people.
I am so sick of Kerry "acting" like he was a hero in Vietnam? He should have been hung for betraying his country and his comrades. If Kerry is elected our brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers will be treated the same when they come home from Iraq. Please check out this site, just one of many that tells the real truth about how Vietnam Veterans and the families feel about Kerry.
Kerry is urging the American people to vote early. I suspect it is because he does not want voters to find out important issues before November 2nd. Number one issue for him is the new documentary that is coming out: “Stolen Honor: Wounds that never heal”. The Democrat party has filed a complaint trying to stop the American people from seeing it, but Sinclair has contended that the program is news and has invited Kerry to appear on a post-broadcast program. (Kerry has declined) The film explores Kerry’s 1971 testimony before the Senate. Vietnam prisoners of war claim in the film that his testimony demeaned them and led to prisoners being held longer.
AFRICAN AMERICANS VOTES will count! The African Americans have been lied to by the Democrats about President Bush's people trying to suppress the votes of the African American people and the media keeps using there power to mislead the country. I know personally that President Bush has made a “big” difference for the African American and Latino children in Houston Texas through education, the arts and health programs. At the National Urban League Conference in Detroit Michigan July 23, 2004, President Bush said, “The thing I like about the National Urban League is you believe in the future of the African American community. You’ve got great faith that the future is going to be better and I share that.”
NRA VOTES will count! If Kerry is elected the only ones with guns will be the terrorist and the common criminal. (Not to mention more Ruby Ridge and Waco situations)
INDEPENDENT AND YOUNG PEOPLE, YOUR VOTES will count! You can make all the difference this year by voting for President Bush so that we remain safe and free. Don’t fall for Kerrie’s 20 years of experienced speaking methods.
WOMEN’S VOTES will make all the difference in this years election. I have searched my heart and am sure that it is better to keep our children that are with us now and those to come safe, rather then going with my friend’s opinion that all women should have the choice to abort!
I am a mother and a grandmother and I am very concerned about what is happening to our country and that is why I have sent this letter to every media source, newspaper and magazine in the US in the last few weeks including the President and his Vice President. (If I were making incorrect statements then I would want them to tell me)
Many speak about abortion as a choice but most women or girls that I have talked to don't think it is a choice but a convenient law for those who want to get rid of the baby. Most women are forced by emotional or physical bullies such as boyfriends, husbands or family members to get rid of a baby. I was one of those people when I was young. I am afraid for my children and grandbaby if Kerry gets elected because he is backed by Hollywood. The same people that have taught our children that immorality is okay. "The Michael Moore of this world."
If I may borrow from the words of James J. Davis "No Man Stands So Straight And Tall, As When He Stoops To Lift Up A Child"
Keep our children safe, born and unborn alike.
Question to the media: Isn’t it true that Kerry is running a commercial and stating in debates that George Bush pledges to help Seniors on Medicare and the very next day imposes a 17% premium increase, “The biggest increase in history”?
Isn’t it really true that the 17% increase was not imposed by President Bush but was mandated by the “balanced budget agreement” signed by President Clinton, voted by Senator John Kerry into law and was scheduled to come into effect during the Bush administration? Isn’t it really true that President Bush had no authority to reverse what Kerry voted into law during the Clinton administration?
LATINO VOTES will count.
If Kerry is elected he stated at the last debate that he will shut the boarders down and I am sure he will show no compassion for the Spanish Families searching for a better life. President Bush has always shown compassion and has plans that will benefit all races. I think President Bush summed up what kind of man he really is at the last debate when he made this comment: My friend, the artist Tom Lea captured the way I feel about our great land, a land I love. “Live on the east side of the mountain, It’s the sunrise side, not the sunset side. It is the side to see the day that is coming, not to see the day that has gone.”
CHURCHES VOTES will count! Kerry stated at the last debate, only when asked if he was Catholic and if so did he believe in Abortion? His answer was, yes I am Catholic but I don’t agree with them. He doesn’t seem to agree on much when it comes to his faith or God. (Kerry canceled a visit to a West Virginia church this weekend because he was told he could not talk politics) Kerry also put President Bush down many times for his comments about prayer and turning to God for answers concerning our nation. Kerry stated “You will never hear me mention God when I am president”. After receiving many letters of disapproval he then (flip-flopped) using scriptures from the Bible at his last debate, trying to win back the people who were upset with his comments.
Keep this in mind as you vote: At the Republican Party, Zell Miller (A long time Democrat) stated in his speech to the American people, “And like you, I ask which leader is it today that has the vision, the will power, and yes, the backbone to best protect my family? The clear answer to that question has placed me in this hall tonight, for my family is more important than my party. There is but one man whom I am willing to entrust their future and that mans name is George Bush.”
I have sent facts for you all to look at.
Subject: Just to put our Iraq war losses into perspective. I have mailed this to all major TV stations, Magazines, Newspapers and the President of the US and will continue until the media stops being BIASED. (New York Times is one of the most BIASED and should be accountable for trying to deceive the American people)
It's sad enough that our countries TV programs give praise to criminals like Martha Stewart by rewarding her with a reality show but as an Author it is stressed to us when we sign a contract to be very careful of slander and false statements. What ever happen to journalist that was honorable and professional? What happened to respect? The media and many Americans call him Bush. His name is President Bush! I am so sick of our BIASED MEDIA hoping that we are all too ignorant to realize the facts about our country. Kerry and Edwards continually bring up the fact that the Vice Presidents daughter is gay. This is “sick” campaigning and not there place to do that. If we don’t keep our country safe, we won’t have to worry about any of the issues. (Let’s stay around to debate it)
*Note 10-14-04 is the first time I have heard the media bring this matter up. The subject should have been brought up by the media the night Edwards tried to make it look like he was being nice by mentioning Vice President Cheney’s daughter, when in reality he was trying to get a rise from Vice President Cheney. I was proud of the way Vice President Cheney handled it.
FACT: The only way that Kerry can pay for all of his “plans” is to tax the American people more.
FACT: First on the matter of outsourcing: Heinz Corporation, which is owned by Mrs. Heinz-Kerry, has 79 product manufactures and 59 of the 79 are located in countries outside of the US. Edwards stated that they would stop outsourcing. (All accept for the Heinz companies) He just forgot to mention that. First debate Kerry states that he will stop all outsourcing and last nights debate, he states that it is not possible to stop all outsourcing but he can make a difference.
FACT: There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during the month of Jan. In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of Jan. One American city, about as deadly as the entire war torn country of Iraq.
FACT: On Sept. 11th 2,823 people were believed to have been killed in a matter of minutes and this does not include undocumented workers. To date, a little over 16 months 1000 of our people have been killed in Iraq fighting for our freedom. (Quite a comparison for the time line)
When some claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war, consider that our Country was attacked and we are fighting terrorist all over the world.
FDR led us into World War II. Germany never attacked us. Japan did! From 1941-1945 450,000 lives were lost. An average of 112,500 per year.
Harry Truman finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953 55,000 lives were lost. An average of 18,334 per year.
John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.
Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.
Clinton went to war in Bosnia WITHOUT UN or French CONSENT. Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter THREE times by Sudan and DID NOTHING! Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking, but it took less time to take Iraq then it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound. (That was an unnecessary injustice that killed innocent women and children and took 51 days.)
We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time then it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm Billing records.
Kerry stated in his first debate that he would have given the inspectors more time and asks the Iraqi’s. Ask the Iraqi’s? He has also stated time and again that he would deplore more troops. Where does he plan to get them if he isn’t going to enforce a draft? He states in “his plan” that he would make it mandatory for all kids graduating from high school to do military training for two years in exchange for college. He seems to be the one with a “back door” draft plan. He also stated in his debate that he would take the Iraqis out of Iraq to train. Where is he going to train them? Here?
It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard then it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.
It took less time to take Iraq then it took to count the votes in Florida. (Florida must make sure its voter can vote without faulty systems)
It takes an actor longer to make a movie then it took Kerry to serve in Vietnam. (4 months without any injuries and being asked to leave)
In the two years since terrorist attacked the US President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. He has had to lead a country that has been shattered by the terrorist, hit by hurricanes, floods and fires and still try to make sure we are safe and maintain our freedom. President Bush stated from the very beginning that the war on terrorism would be a long and hard one. He stands for what he believes and never wavers and that is what has kept our country safe. The media never shows the positive things going on in Iraq.
“We have learned that terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness. And the surest way to avoid attacks on our own people is to engage the enemy where he lives and plans. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities.” –George W. Bush- 9/07/03
Over the last 4 quarters, the average GCP growth has been 4.85% as compared to an average rate of 3.1% in the 90’s and 2.9% in the 80’s. During the same time period 1.7 million jobs were created.
President Bush has been lied about over and over by Kerry's people. The media has aired false documents without consequence and treat us as a country that is ignorant to the real facts and the dangers of a man that could cause great harm to our country as a leader. A man who has to borrow words from Hollywood to make his case. "Your Fired” Come on John Kerry, get your head out of Hollywood and live in the real world with the rest of us! This is not Hollywood, this is real life and the media is helping destroy our country and our safety. America is full of sheep and the MEDIA HAS BECOME THE WOLVES MESSENGER! How many more things are Kerry and Edwards going to lie about and get away with?
FACTS: Kerry and Edwards continues to mislead the media who in returns misleads the Country by saying that the President put a "ban" on Stem Cell Research. The media uses the democrat’s language (ban) as a way to mislead the Country.
FACT: President Bush delivered the first funding "ever" for embryo stem cell research. Before this the research was 0 funding. The announcement did not "ban" the research. (It did not exist to ban) He announced the federal funding with limited ethical requirements on which stem cell lines are funded, so as not to use dead embroids.
Check out Los Angeles Times 8-10-01
Check out USA Today 8-10-01
Check out Boston Globe 8-11-01
Check out The Associated Press 8-10-01
Check out ABC 8-9-04
Check out NBC 8-12-04
Check out CNN 8-9-04
(The list of inaccuracies is too long to write down. Please just check it out)
The media spreads any lie the democrats ask them too. (Now they are being threatened into re-enlisting?) Give me a break! Our country is not going to be safe with a man like Kerry. I hope all of you will pass these facts on and I hope the MEDIA will step up to the plate and do what is right. That includes all the comedians that are targeting those that rely on them for the truth because they think you all know what you’re talking about! That by itself is ignorance.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and please check my information out. Don’t take my word for it, and then please pass it on.
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November 16, 2004

Tales of Media Woe

Senate May Ram Copyright Bill- one of the most depressing stories of the day that didn't involve death or bombs. It's the music and movie industries' wet dream. It criminalizes peer-to-peer software makers, allows the government to file civil lawsuits on behalf of these media industries, and eliminates fair use. Fair use is the idea that I can use a snippet of a copyrighted work for educational, political, or satirical purposes, without getting permission from the copyright-holder first.

And most tellingly, the bill legalizes technology that would automatically skip over "obejctionable content" (i.e. sex and violence) in a DVD, but bans devices that would automatically skip over commericals. This is a blatant, blatant, blatant gift to the movie industry. Fuck the movie industry, fuck the music industry, fuck the Senate.

Music industry aims to send in radio cops- the recording industry says that you're not allowed to record songs off the radio, be it real radio or internet radio. And now they're working on preventing you from recording songs off internet radio through a mixture of law and technological repression (although I imagine their techno-fixes will get hacked pretty quickly).

The shocking truth about the FCC: Censorship by the tyranny of the few- blogger Jeff Jarvis discovers that the recent $1.2 million FCC fine against a sex scene in Fox's "Married By America" TV show was not levied because hundreds of people wrote the FCC and complained. It was not because 159 people wrote in and complained (which is the FCC's current rationale). No, thanks to Jarvis' FOIA request, we find that only 23 people (of the show's several million viewers) wrote in and complained. On top of that, he finds that 21 of those letters were just copy-and-paste email jobs that some people attached their names to. Jarvis then spins this a bit by saying that "only 3" people actually wrote letters to the FCC, which is misleading but technically true. So somewhere between 3 and 23 angry people can determine what you can't see on television. Good to know.

Reuters Union Considers Striking Over Layoffs- will a strike by such a major newswire service impact the rest of the world's media?

Pentagon Starts Work On War Internet- the US military is talking about the creation of a global, wireless, satellite-aided computer network for use in battle. I think I saw a movie about this once...

Conservative host returns to the air after week suspension for using racial slur- Houston radio talk show host (and somtime Rush Limbaugh substitute) Mark Belling referred to Mexican-Americans as "wetbacks" on his show. He was suspended for a couple of weeks, and then submitted a written apology for the racial slur to a local newspaper. But he seems to be using the slur and its surrounding controversy to boost his conservative cred with his listeners.

Stay Tuned for Nudes- Cleveland TV news anchor Sharon Reed aired a story about artist Spencer Tunick, who uses large numbers of naked volunteers in his installations and photographs. The news report will be unique in that it will not blur or black-out the usual naughty bits. The story will air late at night, when it's allegedly okay with the FCC if you broadcast "indecent" material. The author of this article doesn't seem to notice that Reed first claims that this report is a publicity stunt, but then claims it's a protest against FCC repression. I'd like to think it's the latter, but I'm not that much of a sucker.

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