Archive for November, 2004

Pushing on

November 21st, 2004 – 8:41 pm
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I realized today that I haven’t posted here in a couple of weeks, though I’ve been piling up all sorts of things I want to post about. I think that maybe I was anticipating a lull after a Kerry win, and instead it was Bush again and a continuation of the constant daily barrage of […]

Ashcroft resigns

November 9th, 2004 – 9:33 pm
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This should be good news, but it means that Ashcroft gets to quit while pretending that he did a good job, and that Bush gets to appoint someone who will be even more hardline and almost certainly better at getting things done. After all, John Ashcroft is claiming that he’s made Americans safe from terror, […]

Something to remember in this dark hour

November 7th, 2004 – 10:11 pm
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A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over,their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public […]


November 7th, 2004 – 8:40 pm
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The American attack on the city of Fallujah has begun, over the objections of the U.N. and many others. The attack is most likely a pointless show of brutality that will do little to actually deal with the insurgency. Analysts say that rebels have already fanned out well beyond Fallujah to towns like Ramadi and […]

Bait and switch

November 3rd, 2004 – 9:49 pm
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Some excellent thoughts on the future (look down in the comments) from a very talented game designer named D. Vincent Baker. I think he’s got the wealthy elite plutocrats pretty much figured out. People in my workplace are concerned about social issues, especially abortion and same-sex marriage. They’re concerned about social conservatives in the Supreme […]

Two nations

November 3rd, 2004 – 9:26 pm
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Here’s another very good post-election piece, this time from Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation. And we should be thinking about the indispensable work of resistance. We need to identify legislative and administrative choke points where Bush’s initiatives can be blocked, and make clear to both legislators and their constituents that the days of go-along […]

One of the many post-mortems for the election

November 3rd, 2004 – 8:50 pm
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Kos (aka Markos Moulitsas), of Daily Kos fame, has written a post-election piece for The Guardian that’s well worth a read. But that aside, this election shouldn’t even have been close. We have a president that has saddled the nation with record deficits and who has little clue on how to rein in spending. A […]

Moral values?

November 3rd, 2004 – 8:26 pm
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Atrios takes a hard look at the people who voted G.W. into his second term as President. The people who voted George Bush and the Republicans into office this year didn’t do so because they were conned by a right wing asshole posing as a compassionate centrist. They did so precisely because he is a […]

Kerry loses

November 3rd, 2004 – 8:22 pm
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Before the results started coming in last evening, I was confident of a Kerry win, and even entertained the possibility of a big win. Instead, for whatever reason, Kerry lost. In case you haven’t been paying attention, I’ve never really been one of those people who thought that Kerry was the best candidate the Democrats […]

Election Eve

November 1st, 2004 – 9:36 pm
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It’s the night before the election. There are more Keep In The Vote stories over on Daily Kos, but in a lot of places it’s apparently just making people more determined than ever to cast their votes. There’s news of a victory for democracy in Ohio in this post on Pandagon. The polls of the […]