Friday, October 29, 2004

Four Days To Go. . .

70% of Americans Don't Believe Evolution is Reality,
46% of the American Electorate believe Creationism is Science,
Almost All of Which Vote Wedge Issues Concerning Their Beliefs,
Almost All of Which Vote The Candidates Professed Beliefs,
Not The Much More Important Domestic or Foreign Policy Issues,
From a Radical Corporatist's Point of View, That is Opportunity Defined.
And That Defines This Surreal Presidential Election.

by The Old Hippie, Because Knowledge Is Its Own Freedom


Just a few items to stimulate the sound-bite abused cells of our political minds.  Interviews, videos, Opinions, Articles, and animations that I have been able to discover during my travels inside what
Bush referred to as the "internets."  I've endeavored to avoid the overly intellectualized, and unfairly biased items as best as I could.  That is not to say that some of the items are not obviously biased, but I hope biased toward reality, and not political propaganda.

I've also attempted to include items that are interesting, important, and have an unexpected "eye-opening" perspective.  Especially during this historic period of bombarding electoral bombast.

These are strange times people. As Garcia said, "What a long strange trip it's been."  I sincerely hope these items help in your own research of our political reality. . .
 Your Right
        (From Doonesbury)

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Concerning the 377-Tons of Missing Explosives

by (KSTP) 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS (an Embedded ABC affiliate in Minnesota)


Maybe you should read and view this news broadcast concerning this story.  They were there - April 18, 2003 - After the invasion.  Click on the "Video" link at the top to watch their broadcast.

Link To This Story & Video Here

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The Road to Abu Ghraib

by Phillip Carter, Washington Monthly, November 2004 Issue


A generation from now, historians may look back to April 28, 2004, as the day the United States lost the war in Iraq.  On that date, "CBS News" broadcast the first ugly photographs of abuses by American soldiers at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.

Link To This Bit Of Reality

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Promises to Keep

by William Rivers Pitt, truthout | Perspective, Oct. 27, 2004.


The Presidential election of 2004 is finally upon us.  After a thousand days of fear, doubt, anger and set-jawed patriotism in the face of everything we as a nation have been forced to deal with, we are down to a single week in which to consider our place and position, a single week to decide where we go from here, a single week to remember where we have been.

Link To This Excellent Perspective Editorial

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Eminem's "Mosh" Music Video

by Eminem


Not my style of music, but for those that it is, the message is not trivial - And they do hear it.

"In the video, Eminem leads a mob fired up and politicized by four years of outrage and anger at the Bush administration.  Clad in black hoodies, fists raised, the angry young men and women descend on a state building... to vote."
-- From an article by Alternet.org concerning this video.

Link To RealPlayer or Windows Media Versions of The Video

Link To Quicktime Version of The Video

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I Want to Shout

by David Corn, Alternet.org, Oct. 27, 2004


All in one setting: the victims of George Bush and Bush's lieutenants – there to discuss calmly and reasonably the war in Iraq and the upcoming U.S. election.  I wanted to scream.

Link To This Real Eye-Opening Article

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Ugly, Tasteless, Terrifying and Wild... Count Me In!

by Hunter S. Thompson, Independent/UK, Oct. 28, 2004


He's been America's most unorthodox political commentator for more than 30 years.  But for Dr. Hunter S. Thompson the Bush presidency is evil beyond belief - and judgment is nigh. . .

Link To Classical Gonzo Piece

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

by Glenn Scherer, Grist Magazine, Oct. 27, 2004


James Watt let the cat out of the bag when he said that when the last tree falls, Christ will return.
Tom DeLay sees the war between America and Iraq as the gateway to the Apocalypse.  James Inhofe suppresses climate science, takes hundreds of thousands of dollars from big oil, and says he trusts God with his legislative goals.  These folks are cutting a path for Armageddon—and they may just get what they want.

Link To This Scary Reality

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The Politics Of Piety

by Amy Sullivan, Sojourners Magazine, Nov. 2004 Issue


While their agenda may be Armageddon, the right covers itself in a cloak of piety to look respectable.  In a battle for the church-going suburbs, Dems have turned to Christian social teaching as a counterweight.  The two parties have thus entered a great theological debate, weakening the separation of church and state our founders so prized.

Link To This Surreal Reality

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