Monday, January 19, 2004
President Bush wants 'pro-homosexual' drama banned: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1369643,00.html
Politics doesn't stop when the elections are over. Now we have a lame duck president -- what will that mean for the US in the next few years? Thoughts from Andrew Greeley - Bush ignores intelligence reform: http://www.suntimes.com/output/greeley/cst-edt-greel03.html
History of Campaign Ads: http://edcomm1.educ.msu.edu/Easetrial/castream.html
Over 160 Presidential campaign ads 1952-2004
The latest word from Michael Moore - Put Away Your Hankies!: http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/092204W.shtml
Interesting analysis of the news and how we get it - Spinsanity: http://www.spinsanity.com/
Concerned about the new electronic voting systems? See http://www.blackboxvoting.org/ for more information.
Amusing, but enlightening: http://www.politicalcompass.org/
Take the test and see where you *really* are on the political compass!
Bush has even got the moderates hot under the collar! See Outraged Moderates.org: http://www.outragedmoderates.org/default.asp
I think they are right that most Americans agree on 4 basics: Open and Honest Government, Protecting America's Health, Responsible Military Power, and Defending the U.S. Constitution. Nice collection of documents. According to this Wired News story, Downloading for Democracy, this is an example of P2P networks being used in the public interest: http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,64237,00.html
Not to speak ill of the dead, but let's remember 66 (Unflattering) Things About Ronald Reagan: http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=18874
Interesting perspectives about US & Europe, post 11 September (Brian Eno, US & European perspectives): http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/2003/0120/cover/view_eno.html Click 'An American View' and then 'A European View'
Things that make you go 'hmmmmm.....': http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4636.shtml
THIS is fascinating! Fundrace 2004 shows who is giving money to whom, and where. You can even check on your neighbors! And don't forget the maps. Also see OpenSecrets.org: http://www.opensecrets.org/
Fact Check.org: http://www.factcheck.org/
Project Vote Smart - biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings of elected officials and candidates: http://www.vote-smart.org/
We Are Not Sheep: http://wearenotsheep.com/
The Memory Hole - rescuing knowledge, freeing information: http://www.thememoryhole.org/
Coincidence? - Average IQ by state and how they voted in 2000: notice a pattern here?: http://www.americanassembler.com/features/iq_state_averages.htm
Outsource the Presidency!: http://www.outsourcethepresidency.com/
Crude Language Alert! JohnKerryIsADoucheBagButImVotingForHimAnyway.com: http://www.JohnKerryIsADoucheBagButImVotingForHimAnyway.com
Is the censorship of this Time Magazine article due to pressure from the White House? Perhaps Bush Sr. was correct in his assessment in Why We Didn't Remove Saddam: Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the U.N.'s mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the U.S. could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land. It would have been a dramatically different--and perhaps barren--outcome.
Global Environment - Restoring Scientific Integrity: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/rsi/index.cfm
Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it. - Richard Feynman