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Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
1:26 am - crossposted

lake_awake
Of the 186 million citizens in 2000, only 111 million of them voted in the election.


FRIENDS DON'T CARE HOW FRIENDS VOTE, AS LONG AS THEY VOTE


current mood: determined

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Sunday, August 8th, 2004
12:34 pm - If the election was today.....

kansasman
Ok here is my newest poll...if the election was Today who would you vote for?

So with out further ado here it is:

http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=332815

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Saturday, July 17th, 2004
7:03 pm - Presidential Candidates--am I missing any

kansasman
First let me say that I am a Bush supporter, still I have a special school project I am working on, as described below, any assistance you can give me, would be appreciated:

I have been collecting the names of every Presidential Candidate running, no matter how obscure, even if they are only on one the ballot in one state. I then want to get a campaign button from each of the campaigns, for a special project. I need contact info, or 1-2 campaign buttons from each campaign sent to me.
Here are the candidates that I have thus far:
Republican - George W. Bush
Democratic - John Kerry
Socialist - Walt Brown
Independent (endorsed by Reform Party) - Ralph Nader
Libertarian - Michael Badnarik
Green Party - David Cobb
Constitution Party - Michael Peroutka

Ok are there any others out there? Please let me know, if you know of another one. Can anyone help get campaign buttons for me? However you can help, would be appreciated.


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Saturday, March 20th, 2004
1:04 pm - Civil Rights Movements

lake_awake
history revisited?

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Friday, March 12th, 2004
11:02 am - Campaign Rally for Dennis in IL Saturday

xteenie
My band (Flutter) is opening up this event! Hope to see some IL Kucitizens there!!! THANKS!!!
peace. :) ;)


March 13th, Saturday
Campaign Rally for Congressman Dennis Kucinich
See & hear Flutter live for FREE and hear some fabulous speakers for peace!

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
University of Chicago
1156 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL

Event begins at 7:00 p.m. (Flutter opens the event!)

Musicial Performances by: Flutter, Jaik Willis, and Barrelhouse Bonni & Little Scotty
Speakers include: Reverend Geri Solomon, Dr. Tad Daley, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich

current mood: busy

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Thursday, March 11th, 2004
3:46 pm - successful statement made at Kerry rally in Chicago

xteenie
Hi friends! :)
I just had to share something with y'all. Local Kucitizens of mine set up this great political statement and it was a success! I thought you'd appreciate the story. This happened Tues. at the Kerry rally in Chicago, downtown.

copied & pasted from an email:

Hi to all, The Kerry rally maneuver by the (Chicago-Kucinich- Desperados) was
totally successful, we got on all the cameras and one of us even got her name taken
by a Philippine paper, we had signs saying: WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE,
NADER/BUSH/GORE(kerry) ONCE MORE, BUT WHO DO YOU VOTE FOR, IF YOU ARE ANTI-WAR???
KERRY/KUCINICH 04!!! then they came and took our signs away but we had 1 left, the
one that said KERRY/KUCINICH 04!! So we had the smallest of us wiggle up to the
front of Kerry and display it and he looked right at it!!! It was great to push the
envelope!!!

current mood: accomplished

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Friday, February 27th, 2004
11:56 am - Larry King on CNN last night and biased news coverage

xteenie
CNN has delivered slanted coverage for this democratic primary election. If you watched the debate with Larry King on CNN last night you will notice the biased angle of this news article on the their website.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/02/27/elec04.prez.debate/index.html

Please contact CNN to tell them that this will not be tolerated.
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/
THANKS!!! :) :) :)


Here is an example letter:
Today (Fri. Feb 27th), I read an article under the "Inside Politics" section of the CNN website called "Dems spar-- gently -- over electability, gay marriage, Iraq" and I must say that I have become extremely upset with CNN's constant Sensationalistic reporting on the coverage (or lack thereof) of the Presidential Election of 2004.

It is my belief that CNN's opinion of the best candidate for Presidency should never be expressed in a news report to the public, and I urge you to please consider being fair and just in your reporting in the future. In this article, and articles previous, not all of the Democratic candidates have been considered by CNN as serious candidates for President of the United States. Specifically, Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Categorizing the two as "long-shot candidates" is just not acceptable journalistic reporting, especially five days before super Tuesday (the biggest voting day on the Democratic calendar). Furthermore, this article contains not one quote from Rep. Dennis Kucinich from last night's Debate with Larry King, which shows that CNN itself is playing "moderator" in what they want and don't want the American public to know.

Fortunately enough, I watched the debate, so I know everything that was discussed. But to the people who didn't get the opportunity to see it, you are doing an injustice.

During these crucial times in American Politics, it is of the utmost importance that CNN remains fair and unbiased, and provides people with the most accurate reporting possible.

Thank you very much for your time.

current mood: annoyed

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2004
5:28 pm - x-posted

obvious

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2004
11:31 am - draft planned

xteenie
My friend just posted this on Friendster. I've heard of this but it just freaks me out to hear it from someone that I didn't expect to hear it from. This is a reason why I think Kucinich has been so silenced by the media AND why no one will let him be heard. :(

See post below--------------------------------------

US Preparing for Military Draft in Spring 2005
by Adam Stutz • Wednesday January 28, 2004
at 09:50 AM

The current agenda of the US federal government is to reinstate the draft in order to staff up for a protracted war on "terrorism." Pending legislation in the House and Senate (twin bills S 89 and HR 163) would time the program so
the draft could begin at early as Spring 2005 -- conveniently just after the 2004 presidential election!

Reinstatement of the draft

Dear Friends and Family,

I urge you to read the article below on the current agenda of the federal government to reinstate the draft in order to staff up for a protracted war on "terrorism."

Pending legislation in the House and Senate (twin bills S 89 and HR 163) would time the program so the draft could begin at early as Spring 2005 -- conveniently just after the 2004 presidential election! But the administration is quietly trying to get these bills passed NOW, so our action is needed immediately. Details and
links follow.

If voters who currently support U.S. aggression abroad were confronted with the possibility that their own children or grandchildren might not have a say about whether to fight, many of these same voters might have a change of mind. (Not
that it should make a difference, but this plan would among other things eliminate higher education as a shelter and would not exclude women -- and Canada is no longer an option.)

Please send this on to all the parents and teachers you know, and all the aunts and
uncles, grandparents, godparents.... And let your children know -- it's their future, and they can be a powerful voice for change! Please also write to your representatives to ask them why they aren't telling their constituents about these
bills -- and write to newspapers and other media outlets to ask them why they're not covering this important story.

The Draft*

$28 million has been added to the 2004 Selective Service System (SSS) budget to prepare for a military draft that could start as early as June 15, 2005. SSS must report to Bush on March 31, 2005 that the system, which has lain dormant
for decades, is ready for activation. Please see website:
http://www.sss.gov/perfplan_fy2004.html
to view the SSS Annual Performance Plan - Fiscal Year 2004.

The Pentagon has quietly begun a public campaign to fill all 10,350 draft board positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide. Though this is an unpopular election year topic, military experts and influential members of Congress are suggesting that if Rumsfeld's prediction of a "long, hard slog" in Iraq and Afghanistan [and a permanent state of war on "terrorism"] proves accurate, the U.S. may have no choice but to draft.

Congress brought twin bills, S. 89 and H.R. 163 forward this year, entitled the Universal National Service Act of 2003, "To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons [age 18--26] in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes." These active
bills currently sit in the Committee on Armed Services.

Dodging the draft will be more difficult than those from the Vietnam era remember.
College and Canada will not be options. In December 2001, Canada and the US signed a "Smart Border Declaration," which could be used to keep would-be draft dodgers in. Signed by Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Manley, and US Homeland Security Director, Gov. Tom Ridge, the declaration involves a 30-point plan which
implements, among other things, a "pre-clearance agreement" of people entering and departing each country. Reforms aimed at making the draft more equitable along gender and class lines also eliminates higher education as a shelter.
Underclassmen would only be able to postpone service until the end of their cur-rent
semester. Seniors would have until the end of the academic year.

*This article by Adam Stutz is from the "What's Hot Off the Press" column of the newsletter of Project Censored, a media research group at Sonoma State University that tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters. From these, Project Censored compiles an annual list (more than 20 years running) of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-
reported, or self-censored by the country's major national news media. The mission of Project Censored is "to educate people about the role of independent journalism in a democratic society and to tell The News That Didn't Make the News and why."

"What's Hot Off the Press" includes student synopses of articles currently being
investigated for inclusion in the next Project Censored report. For more info and/or to receive Project Censored's newsletter, go to
http://www.projectcensored.org, or email [censored]@sonoma.edu

Don't beleive it yet? Go to http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm and search for "S 89", then later search for "HR 163" where it says "By Number" and you'll find the articles. I would link you to the articles directly but that doesn't work for some reason.

current mood: nauseated

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2004
5:15 am - 2 Dennis Kucinich snippets

sniser
Dennis Kucinich on the Mike Malloy show:

http://mikemalloy.pmachinehosting.com/audio/kucinichmalloy2-10-04.mp3 <-- very interesting! He seems to be the ONLY candidate who really has the balls to talk about the bigger picture..

http://mikemalloy.pmachinehosting.com/audio/kucinich&thepeoplesquestions.mp3
http://mikemalloy.pmachinehosting.com/audio/kucinich&thepeoplesquestions.ram

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Friday, February 6th, 2004
10:39 pm - Attention Miami& All of South Florida!

hotandcold

www.kucinich.us


The Alley
1748 N.W. 36th St.
Miami, FL 33142

On I-95:
1. From the north go south, and/or vice versa, West on Highway 112
("Airport Highway"; exit coming soon)
2. Exit off at 17th Ave.
3. Make a left (South) on 17th Ave.
4. Pass 36th St.
5. Right on 35th St.
6. On your right, parking lot


girlbooking@hotmail.com

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4:54 pm - X-posted

obvious
I've seen a lot of data comparing Dean and Kucinich, but what I'd like to see (and pass around to others) is something that clearly compares Kucinich to Kerry. Anyone have something to share?

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12:34 pm - SUVs for Dean?

scorpio398
why do I see so many damn SUVs with Dean stickers/signs?? what's up with that? is there an SUVs for Dean group or something? Anti-environmentalists for Dean or something?

Vote Kucinich, the TRUE environmentalist choice and Peace candidate.

The Times They are a Changin'

Saturday, tomorrow, is the Washington Caucuses! Get out there and VOTE please!! find yours!

peace to all. we CAN win this. we can get Bush out and Kucinich, the ONLY REAL alternative to Bush, IN! we can do this if we get out and vote.

peace! I've been holding a Kucinich sign everyday for 10-45 minutes on the street corner by my apartments this week. sometimes it's a good thing to live by two main streets and the freeway!

current mood: hopeful

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Thursday, February 5th, 2004
3:17 am - Nondualtiy in politics (a.k.a. democracy)

lake_awake
A lot of the people voting in the democratic primaries have said the reason they vote for their candidate is because he or she has the best chance of defeating George Bush. This attitude of "If you're not for us, you're against us" is what creates our two-party pendulum of political power, which I would like to assert, is parallel to the concept of good and evil.

Some religious thinkers believe that things, actions, ideas, even people, are either good or evil. If one disagrees with a so-called "good" idea, their opinion must be evil. When perhaps an unknown third option may be good also, simply ignored or overlooked.

Some political thinkers believe that the goal of democracy is for your side to win--that perhaps the beauty of democracy is that collectively we can accomplish more that we ever can alone. Collectivity has its value, it does, but as Michael Moore is always touting the scripture that a society is judged by how it treats the least among them, the minority opinion is often correct when the majority does not have the courage to embrace it. True democracy is about courageously voting your heart, not following your fears like sheep.

Thich Nhat Hanh experienced the dangers of duality in politics when he was a peace activist in his home Vietnam during the war there. As a monk, his role was to support neither the North Vietnamese Communists nor the American forces there supposedly attempting to protect democracy. He has said that in order to reach peace, one must transcend the conflict. It is not to take a side that will help. A third party, apart from the tension, is also often not affected by the consequences of the tension. From that unique position, on neither side of the wall seperating these parties, one may also go back and forth between the two, in a much less partial way, uncorrupted by feelings of anger or revenge.

Dennis Kucinich has worked within the system to change it--as Cleveland mayor he prevented an monopoly by refusing to sell the city-owned electric company. More recently he's rallied support for the Iraq Peace Movement, and stood up for bilateral trade by opposing the WTO and NAFTA. As a Kucinich supporter, I've found someone experienced and wise in the real concerns our country is passionate about, uncorrupted by private influence, and a true peace worker, who although he can turn into quite a little fireball when expounding on his vision for the future, lets the toxic whispers of "fear" and "revenge" brush off his shoulders.

Did anyone see Dennis on Craig Kilborne Tuesday night? Wasn't that a bit queer to see him shoot a basketball while holding a doll in his suit?


current mood: determined

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Sunday, February 1st, 2004
5:19 am - I'm tired of settling for a King--I want a President!

lake_awake
I'm tired of having larger-than-life movie star presidents whom you can't relate to--who derive their influence from a Hitler-like charisma: "I know what's right and you're going to agree with me, aren't you my pretty?" I'm tired of being controlled by a charming smile fronting inept hands. Hands which are either tied, or were never trained by the mind that owns them to work, to create, to nurture. Hands that are good for only striking out in paranoia or playing games with the people's futures by wasting their wealth, if not silencing those who would speak in protest or even support.

That spell of hostile hypocracy has an antecdote. It is the leader who has been homeless, crazy, addicted and a debtor, who has learnt and built a new life on the eductation, nay, enlightenment of suffering. A leader whose job is politics, but it is not who they are. They are not consumed by the savage machine of fear. A leader who is merely human, therefore divinely human. The humble everyman: Dennis Kucinich, my president.

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Sunday, January 25th, 2004
5:38 pm - The pebble that started an avalanche

lake_awake

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3:04 am - we're not locked in!

lake_awake
hop right onto the dennis groove

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2004
1:42 am

lake_awake
What has Kucinich done in past campaigns to overcome overwhelming odds?

current mood: hopeful

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Friday, January 16th, 2004
11:33 pm - givin' michael moore a piece o' my mind...

ephemerality
based on the recent smear tactics employed by michael moore against dennis, i wrote the following letter to mr. moore:

read letter hereCollapse )

current mood: sleepy

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
11:04 pm - cast your vote for dennis!

ephemerality
please cast your vote for kucinich in this msnbc.com poll.

since msnbc is a major media outlet, i think it would be good for the kucinich campaign if all of his supporters cast their votes and got his numbers up (right now he isn't doing so well in this poll) - then maybe msnbc would give dennis more coverage. certainly couldn't hurt...

current mood: hopeful

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