Archive for October, 2004

Tonight’s play-by-play

October 13th, 2004 – 10:49 pm
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Here’s Julie’s excellent play-by-play rundown of tonight’s Presidential debate. Everything you wanted to know, without having to actually suffer through Bush talking.

Better late than never

October 13th, 2004 – 10:43 pm
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The Presidential debate may be over, but this Tuesday pre-debate column by Paul Krugman is probably still dead-on. It’s not hard to predict what President Bush, who sounds increasingly desperate, will say tomorrow. Here are eight lies or distortions you’ll hear, and the truth about each. Since Krugman has pretty much summed up Furious George’s […]

Furious George

October 11th, 2004 – 8:58 pm
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Spread the word! After his recent temper tantrums, both during the debates and elsewhere, there’s a new nickname for President Bush….Furious George. It’s already being used by Kos and Atrios, and if we can spread it far enough, soon it’ll show up either in some late night comedian’s monologue or on The Daily Show.

Fear of the draft

October 11th, 2004 – 8:45 pm
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This editorial from the Roanoke Times nails the reason the draft issue won’t go away, no matter how hard Bush and the Republicans try to push it aside. And now Bush assures skeptical young adults that, even after our November election, Uncle Sam won’t need them badly enough to draft them. That’s what Americans hear […]

A few post-debate notes

October 10th, 2004 – 8:35 pm
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I didn’t watch Friday’s debate, mainly because having to see Bush lie, spin or dodge his way through every question (which the moderator lets him get away with it) just gets too annoying. There’s lots of commentary around the blogosphere about how things turned out, and most of it seems to lean toward Kerry winning […]

Remember the economy?

October 5th, 2004 – 7:55 pm
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The economy that Bush insists has been turned around by big tax cuts for the rich is actually still lacking in actual new jobs. U.S. planned job cuts soared to an eight-month high in September while new hiring rose only slightly, a report said on Tuesday. Where are all those jobs you’ve been promising us, […]

This means war

October 5th, 2004 – 7:33 pm
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Here’s a great post by my friend Sarah about a conversation she had that made her realize that we were at war with those on the “right.” Well, respect the other guy, I guess, and fight like a dog to make sure he doesn’t get his way. Because compromise isn’t possible. This is the basic […]

Bruce Schneier’s new weblog

October 5th, 2004 – 7:07 pm
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Security expert Bruce Schneier has started a new weblog called Schneier on Security. It’s the same material he puts in his monthly Crypto-Gram, but it’s published continually, rather than just once a month. Here’s a sample from his latest post: But the Bush administration is advocating radio frequency identification (RFID) chips for both U.S. and […]

Debate momentum for Kerry

October 3rd, 2004 – 7:51 pm
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Apparently, John Kerry’s sound thrashing of Bush in the first debate has convinced a lot of people that he’s the real deal, as a Newsweek poll has Kerry with a 47-45 lead in a three-way race. This is especially impressive because Newsweek had Bush leading 52-41 after the Republican convention. With the other polls apparently […]

Register to vote!

October 2nd, 2004 – 10:09 am
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Still not registered to vote? In some states, today may be your last chance to get out and take care of it if you plan on voting in the election this November. Here’s a list of the various state deadlines for registering, and, if you’re in a state where you still have time to register […]