For anybody who wanted to see an open presidential debate
Judical Watch is running your pony. They’ve invited all the major third party candidates and the other two guys to hash it out over ethics in government. Bush has already declined.
The Republicans make character assassination an art form.
Several people have linked to this already on their sites and I haven't had a chance to update my own yet, but Phil Agre's latest piece about Republican dirty tricks is a must-read. "The past ten days will go down as a turning point in American history. This is what it's like when the far right is taking over your country: the people support Al Gore's policies, but the polls are shifting toward George W. Bush because the media is filled with false attacks on Al Gore's character."
The Internet caused the Columbine massacre,
according to George W. Bush in Wednesday night's presidential debate. Maybe Al Gore shouldn't have been so quick to claim that he took the initiative in creating the Internet
wasn't getting my vote, Duke would.
He's drugged out, he's freaked out, he's heavily armed, he's ready!
was created to help you decipher what the tax plans by both presidential candidates mean to you personally." Enter some information from your paycheck and find out how much you'd save using either Bush's or Gore's tax plans. via dandot.
Nader debates Gore advisor this week
They might not let him debate Gore face to face, but hey, at least this is something. Way to put the issues on the table, Ralph.
In the NY debate
between Clinton and Lazio a reporter asked them about House bill 602p. An evil bill this one, purporedtly letting the US Postal Service tax email!
Not with a whimper, but a bang...
The Belgrade parliament is in flames. The State television building is broadcasting for Free Serbia. If you can get a stream, FreeB92 is the place to be listening. The revolution may not be televised, but this it has its own weblog
More Hot Nader Action Coming At You.
Because you cannot post enough links about Ralph Nader on Metafilter. The curious thing about this article comes at the end, with the analysis of Nader's message. Yeah, Ralph's against a lot of stuff, but what is he for
? What are his plans and agendas?
Monkeyfist has some alternate questions
for the two candidates.
Democrat election site spamming search engines?
What does Al Gore have to do with MP3's? Did he take the initiative in inventing them too?
"The vice president says he would rather protect this refuge than gain the energy, but this is a false choice ..."
~G.W. Bush (on Gore's plan to keep the protected status of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, while Bush plans to open up parts of the protected land to oil prospecters.)
Dem's let Nader on Ill. ballot, finally.
Maybe I'll see some metafilter readers at the Oct 10 Rally at UIC. Ummm, wear a pink rose and use the secret MiFi handshake.
As conspiracy rumors go, this is a doozy: World Oil Magazine
is hearing from its Mid East sources that the Arab states are so angry with Gore's choice of a Jewish running mate that they're going to cut back production in the hopes of swinging the election to Bush. I'm sure the Gore team gave plenty of thought as to how Lieberman would play in Peoria, but I wonder if they considered how much he would antagonize Damascus?
West steps up threats against Yugoslavia
-- "The Democratic Opposition of Serbia has signed up to the platform of the G17, a think-tank of market economists again funded by National Endowment for Democracy [an adjunct to the CIA]. This economic blueprint calls for the adoption of the German mark as the main currency for all of FRY, following in the footsteps of the Montenegrin republic last year. Other proposals include reduction of public spending, ending subsidies on food and other forms of social protection. The continuation of US and European economic sanctions on the FRY is being cynically exploited to bludgeon the population into accepting these terms as the condition for ending their economic isolation...." [more...]
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: GORE MOLE SUSPECTED TO HAVE INFILTRATED BUSH CAMPAIGN; FBI MOVES IN; DEBATE PREP TAPE EXPOSED BREACH
This could be big. I remember when I read about the whole Moncia dress incident on the Drudge Report and look what happened... I hope to god it is not true, I couldn't stand Bush winning because of something like this.
PS, don't yell at me for the caps, it's Drudge. What do you expect?
Bush: 342 / Gore: 224
Bush leads Gore in the number of jokes made about him on late night talk shows.
. The Wall Street Journal is holding a contest asking readers to predict what Clinton will do to influence the November election.
I don't recall
this particular promotion showing up in a presidential campaign before, but then what would I know?
Yesterday's New York Times
says Gore is still in the lead (story gone to New York Times archive hell). A story today says they two are neck-in-neck and Bush has lost his comfortable lead.
Polls are worth about a nickel apiece when you burn them for firewood and can then turn down the thermostat.
The lead that Al Gore once enjoyed in most presidential polls in wake of the Democratic convention has all but disappeared, according to the latest Voter.com Battleground 2000 poll released Thursday.
The survey reports that the vice president’s numbers are slipping and George W. Bush is back on top for the first time in weeks.
As long as we're discussing vice-presidential candidates,
I thought I'd point out this gem about the Reform Party's offering.
You have the right to protest. You have to right to speak out in public against political candidates. Unless that political candidate is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Then the Secret Service bags you and throws you out the door.
Yo dawg, peep Bush, he be up and on that whitecrib thang.
Believe it Yo. My pager goin off when I saw this word scribble...
Bush (shaking his head mournfully): "Dude, dude. You must be loaded, Holmes. You're cut off on the bong, ace. Your lameness is of a sameness. If every time you're sippin' on a 40 you start quoting Grouchy Marx, my man, you can't be hanging at Epsilon House. Major league bummer!"
Turn ballot stubs into lottery tickets
and watch voter apathy disappear. What a great idea. Maybe financed by campaign contributions? via Camworld via rc3.org.
GoreWillSayAnything.com. Coming Soon, like, maybe this afternoon.
This is the address posted at the end of the RNC's latest attack on Gore. I was hoping to see some quality negative web design.
Bush Evades Prime-Time Debates.
"Gore spokesman Chris Lehane said Bush's 'idea of the perfect debate is on Austin cable access during the Olympic finals women's gymnastics.'"
I haven't seen a real
election-related post in a couple of days, although we were talking about religion
The ADL asks Joe Lieberman to shut up already
. Funny how nobody's mentioned that to Dick
. I guess the rules are different for war profiteers
Last week, Bush was up by 16 points
. Today, Gore is up
. Who are all of these “swing” voters that can't make
up their minds in the face of clear differences
between the candidates?
Enough of these pansy-assed candidates. Gore? Bush? Nader? Feh on them all, clueless newbies, no real experience. It's time for a candidate who's been there. A candidate who's a true stateman. A candidate who is tan, rested and ready! It's time for us to rise up and say Nixon 2000!
Ms. Thompson, can Hunter come out and play?
What? You mean he doesn't wanna?
But it's an election year! Aw shucks! And Jann Wenner was going to let him play whatever position he wanted! (pouts, kicks ground listlessly) -- (this link courtesy of Romenesko
at the Poynter Institute
Nader does good ad.
Pair of talking heads on Nader's upcoming TV ad. Interesting analysis, and links to either a transcript or a Windows Media file of the ad.
Constitutional Violations Persist in Philadelphia Prisons.
Allegedly bad stuff going down at the convention. Did Tom Brokaw mention anything
like this before last night's rerun of "Ally McBeal"?
"You just enjoy your television shows, son, and let us run the country!"
Why is George W. Bush the best candidate? Because he can deliver speeches from three hours into the future! When the Associated Press Goes Bad.
Time looks at Dubya's Veep choice.
Here's what's interesting:
"In fact, by (the time of Sen. John Danforth's interview) Bush not only knew he wanted Cheney to be his Vice President; he also knew Cheney would say yes. But that was information that neither man shared with Danforth. He and 10 other would-be running mates had laid themselves bare before Cheney and his vetting team."
Why would Bush continue to put people through an exhaustive
screening process after he already made up his mind... Unless he was digging for dirt on rivals?
J. Edgar Hoover lives.
Evolution resumes in Kansas.
Two of the three state school board members who de-emphasized evolution in the science curriculum have lost in primary elections. Survival of the fittest is a bitch, ain't it?
The Rock and Dick Cheney
team up to layeth the smacketh down on Al Gore's candy ass!
Former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney
will be George W. Bush's running mate.
Speaking of artists' rights,
one of the less obvious front lines in that war is the current Actors' strike against ad agencies
, it's still on), where the union is insisting on extending the concept of Residuals to cable TV and the web, while advertisers want to do away with residual payments altogether. The unlikely union leader in this battle is America's answer to David Tomlinson
, and now drawn into the fight is a certain Presidential candidate who's putting non-union "real folks" in his ads
. And if you don't think this is a pivotal battle, Hollywood's writers do
This isn’t exactly hot news, but there hasn’t been much MeFi discussion of the long-awaited defeat of the PRI
in the Mexican elections.
Oh, happy day!
Just when thought the 2000 US Presidential Race was going to be a woebegone contest between Dull
, the impish whackjob returns for yet another round of merry hi-jinks and paranoiac delusions presented as fact!
george bush, beating around the bush.
good news: he's finally said something about GLBT equality issues. bad news: it ain't much. if he wins, i'm ditching my citizenship.
to be a part of the 2000 GLBT voter turnout. Straight, gay, bi...all
signatures are welcome. Remember that for evil to triumph all that is necessary is for good men to do nothing.
And take to heart the words of Martin Niemoeller: "In Germany they came first for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
american prospect's demo[graph]ics
: Whenever there's a dollop of election news that might tip the scales between liberalism and conservatism they plot the progress on an (admittedly unscientific) graph. Since TAP Online is unabashedly liberal, the line will edge up when candidates with liberal ideas score points (or conservatives stumble). When the conservatives strike a chord (or liberals get flummoxed), the line will point down. This feature is intended as a quirky measure of political strategy.
MacOS Rumors is running an internal Microsoft memo apparently written by Bill Gates himself
. In it, he urges employees to give to the Microsoft Corp. Political Action Committee (MCPAC).
I came across this 6Mb movie montage
of Dan Quayle. Pure genius. I wonder if his 2000 Presidental bid is still going strong.