Monday, November 01, 2004

One Day To Go. . .

Because You Have The Right To Not Be Clueless. . .
by The Old Hippie, Because Knowledge Is Its Own Freedom


Just some final thoughts to contemplate before the election tomorrow.  Reality-based opinions, observations, facts, and realizations.  From disparate sources, all clearly linked, left, right, radical,
Patriot moderate, most of which are independent, but all are thought-provoking and honest - rather than the "propaganda" pushed or a "faith-based" perceived - reality.  You do have the right to not be clueless, to be informed, no matter how difficult those that profit from manufactured ignorance attempt to hide reality from you - Use that right to know.  Then do something really radical, and courageous - Share the reality with others you care about.  And - No small thing here - If you have not done so yet - Vote - Based on that reality, right or wrongly perceived.  Hell, you may even come away from the voting booth with a knowing smile on.

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The Moderate Voice

by Joe Gandelman, A blog down the middle of the divide


A political independent, moderate, irreverent, and veteran journalist, political enthusiast, also a professional ventriloquist.  I find his blog refreshing in this time of rants from all sides.

Link To This Honest Moderate Voice Within the Blog-o-sphere

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Reality Always Wins

by Mark Crispin Miller, AlterNet, Nov. 1, 2004.


Bush/Cheney have to lose, as all such crackpot movements must.  In fact, it wouldn't be inaccu-
rate to call them losers – as that is clearly how, deep down, they see themselves, for all their would-be macho swagger.

Link To This Bit Of Reality

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Osama bin Laden as Global Shock Jock

by Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com, Oct. 31, 2004.


With TV-perfect timing, Bin Laden has once again managed, like the Wizard of Oz, to magnify himself.  - - -  In this video, to judge from the transcript, he's abandoned the role of Islamic true believer (and of course mass murderer) to take up the bloodless role of rational critic.  As a friend of mine said, he's joined the Capital Gang – or is it the Peshawar Gang?  Osama as pundit.

Link To This Unique Observation

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WSJ obscured GOP vote suppression efforts

by Media Matters for America, Oct. 31, 2004


A front-page article in the October 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal, titled "Block the Vote: As a Final Gambit, Parties Are Trying to Damp Turnout," staff reporter John Harwood wrote about the issue of "voter suppression," creating a false equivalency between Democratic and Republican efforts to reduce votes for their opponent.

Link To A Perfect Example Of The Perversion Of Reality

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One Nation Under Bush

by Chris Suellentrop, Slate, Oct. 28, 2004


At a campaign rally, Republicans recite the "Bush Pledge."

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — "I want you to stand, raise your right hands," and recite "the Bush Pledge," said Florida state Sen. Ken Pruitt.  The assembled mass of about 2,000 in this Treasure Coast town about an hour north of West Palm Beach dutifully rose, arms aloft, and repeated after Pruitt:  "I care about freedom and liberty.  I care about my family.  I care about my country.  Because I care, I promise to work hard to re-elect, re-elect George W. Bush as president of the United States."

Link To This Eye-Opening Article About Manufactred Reality

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