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A Troubling Quote 

for the day of Thursday, September 30, 2004

33 days until the election - consider the following

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"No one took into account the possibility that if you set the bar real low for Bush, all he had to do was pronounce America properly and it would be a terrific thing. And that is in fact what happened." - 

Marvin Kalb on the Bush-Gore debates - from Jim Lehrer News Hour, Campaign Coverage, November 7, 2000.

 

 


A Cautionary Quote 

for the day of Wednesday, September 29, 2004

34 days until the election - consider the following

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"Step back for a moment from the cacophony of the election campaign and reflect: who got us into this mess? In spite of his Texas swagger, George W. Bush does not qualify to serve as our Commander-in-Chief."

George Soros

from President Bush is Endangering our Safety, Hurting our Vital Interests, and Undermining American Values
Prepared text of speech delivered September 28, 2004
National Press Club, Washington, DC,


A Challenging Quote 

for the day of Tuesday, September 28, 2004

35 days until the election - consider the following

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"In recent years the Executive and Legislative branches of our federal government have been waging a war on women and their reproductive rights."

from The War on Women: A Pernicious Web, 
A Planned Parenthood Report on the Administration and Congress


An Obviously True Quote 

for the day of Monday, September 27, 2004

36 days until the election - consider the following

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"Scott McClellan [President Bush's press secretary] is beginning to sound like Baghdad Bob, the infamous spokesman for Saddam who announced hallucinatory Iraqi victories as the American troops closed in on Baghdad. "

Bush's Iraq: A Powerful Fantasy
Bush's argument is tight, concise and, so far, impregnable. It is also a clever distortion of reality


An Ominous Quote 

for the day of Sunday, September 26, 2004

37 days until the election - consider the following

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"Never in the almost three decades that I have been campaigning against the use of nuclear weapons and nuclear power have I felt that the world is in so much danger. "

Dr. Helen Caldicott writing about her most recent book, The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military Industrial Complex


A Frightening Quote 

for the day of Saturday, September 25, 2004

38 days until the election - consider the following

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"As we continue to grapple with the United States' vulnerability to terrorist attack, we fail to recognize the most serious danger, one that is overlooked by politicians and emergency management agencies alike. Thousands of Russian nuclear warheads are targeted on the U.S."

        from Still on Catastrophe's Edge by Robert McNamara and Helen Caldicott 
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Los Angeles Times - 04/26/2004 


A Maddening Quote 

for the day of Friday, September 24, 2004

39 days until the election - consider the following

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"George W. Bush will go down in history as America's worst environmental president. In a ferocious three-year attack, the Bush administration has initiated more than 200 major rollbacks of America's environmental laws, weakening the protection of our country's air, water, public lands and wildlife. "

                from Crimes Against Nature by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
in the December 11, 2003 issue of Rolling Stone

 


Another Sobering Quote 

for the day of Thursday, September 23, 2004

40 days until the election - consider the following

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"I fault this president for not knowing what death is. . . . He is the President who does not feel."

                         from The Unfeeling President - by E.L. Doctorow

Published on Thursday, September 9, 2004 by the Easthampton Star / Long Island, New York 

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A Sobering Quote 

for the day of Wednesday, September 22, 2004

41 days until the election - consider the following

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"The American mainstream television news media, in whole and in part, has catastrophically failed the American people and is singularly responsible for the untimely deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people."

from Your Media is Killing You
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Perspective

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A Prescient Quote 

for the day of Tuesday, September 21, 2004

42 days until the election - consider the following

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"It's an obscene comparison, but there was a time in South Africa when people would put flaming tires around people's necks if they dissented. In some ways, the fear is that you will be necklaced here. You will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck. It's that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions,"

Dan Rather on the BBC - June, 2002

from THE LYNCHING OF DAN RATHER By Greg Palast

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A Floridian Quote 

for the day of Monday, September 20, 2004

43 days until the election - consider the following

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"I was prepared to accept the word of the president of the United States, but my reason for voting against the war was really a more strategic one: that al-Qaida was a greater threat to Americans than was Saddam Hussein, and that we should stay on the task of al-Qaida until we had finished it. I didn't think we should get into a situation where our prestige and reputation would suffer in the entire Middle East and into what now appears to be a quagmire which has no end in sight." ...

Senator Bob Graham: author of Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America's War on Terror 

from Bush Covered Up Saudi Involvement in 9/11


A Penetrating Quote 

for the day of Sunday, September 19, 2004

44 days until the election - consider the following

"The truth is that Bush is actually soft on terror. When it comes to going after the men who were behind 9/11 and who continue to wage a jihad against the US, Bush has repeatedly turned a blind eye to the forces behind terrorism, shielded the people who funded al-Qaida, obstructed investigations and diverted resources from the battle against it." ...

by Craig Unger / The Guardian, Sept. 16, 2004

See the article: 'War president' Bush has always been soft on terror; His campaign says vote Republican or die - but he lets al-Qaida off the hook


A Compelling Quote 

for the day of Saturday, September 18, 2004

45 days until the election - consider the following

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"This is far graver than Vietnam. . . Right now, the course we're on, we're achieving Bin Laden's ends." ...

Retired general William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency:

See "Far Graver than Vietnam" with the header Most senior US military officers now believe the war on Iraq has turned into a disaster on an unprecedented scale from the 9-16-04 The Guardian.


A Telling Quote 

from 911 Widows

for the day of Friday, September 17, 2004

46 days until the election - consider the following

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"President Bush Thwarted Our Attempts at Every Turn"
The Jersey Girls

from 911 Widows Endorse Kerry 
By Mary Jacoby, Salon.com


A Right-on Quote 

by Stephen E. Flynn, author of America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism


for the day of Thursday, September 16, 2004

47 days until the election - consider the following

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"We always used to say, pre-9/11, perhaps it'll take an attack to get America to take this threat seriously. I think most of us who are involved in this are horrified by the fact that we're now saying it'll have to take another attack." 

--- from America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing To Protect Us From Terrorism, a talk and discussion from the Council on Foreign Relations website

A Right-on Quote 

for the day of Wednesday, September 15, 2004

48 days until the election - consider the following

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"The United States is fighting the war it prepared for in the twentieth century, rather than the one that is being waged upon it by al Qaeda. ... Meanwhile, protecting the rear -- the American nation itself -- remains largely outside the scope of national security even though the September 11 attacks were launched from the United States on targets within the United States." 

The Neglected Home Front
By Stephen E. Flynn
From Foreign Affairs, September/October 2004


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Tuesday, September 14, 2004

49 days until the election - consider the following

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"Had we to do it over again, we would
look at the consequences of
catastrophic success . . ." 

- Time Magazine, Aug. 29, 2004
from Washington Post via the state.com


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Monday, September 13, 2004

50 days until the election - consider the following

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"And when America gives its word,
America keeps its word."

- (Source: The Whitehouse)

BROKEN AMERICAN treaties under Bush, 
not to mention promises


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Sunday, September 12, 2004

51 days until the election - consider the following

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"I'm the commander see, I don't need to explain I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president." George W. Bush, as said to Bob Woodward and quoted in his book, "Bush at War"


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Saturday, September 11, 2004

52 days until the election - consider the following

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"I'm working a lot of issues -- national security matters. . . Saddam Hussein is a menace. He's still a menace, and we need to keep him in check, and will. He's been a menace forever, and . . . he needs to open his country up for inspection so we can see whether or not he's developing weapons of mass destruction."

Crawford, Texas, Sept. 7, 2001. Bush talking to reporters while playing golf, one day after receiving the briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US," a report which mentioned the use of hijacked airplanes. From the Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2001


How about an  Inspirational Quote
  from VP Dick Cheney considered by many to be
  the actual acting President of the US

for the day of Friday, September 10, 2004

53 days until the election - consider the following

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"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States." 9/07/04 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Thursday, September 9, 2004

54 days until the election - consider the following

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"Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country.".

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo., Sept 6
Reuter's AlertNet

 


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Wednesday, September 8, 2004

55 days until the election - consider the following

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Bush gazed around the diamond-studded $800-a-plate crowd and commented on the wealth on display.

"Good to be here with the the Haves and the Have Mores. [chuckles] Some people might call you an elite. I call you my base.

Al Smith dinner, NYC - October 19, 2000
CBS News 10/18/2000


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Tuesday, September 7, 2004

56 days until the election - consider the following

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""You know what else I think when they say, tax the rich? Most rich people are able to avoid taxes, and if you can't raise enough money from taxing the rich, guess who pays the taxes? Yes, you do." 

President's Remarks at Ask President Bush Event
 Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 11, 2004


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Monday, September 6, 2004

57 days until the election - consider the following

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"I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state." 

speaking to reporters, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2001


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Sunday, September 5, 2004

58 days until the election - consider the following

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"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier so long as I'm the dictator." 

Dec. 18, 2000, on the PBS Jim Lehrer News Hour


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Saturday, September 4, 2004

59 days until the election - consider the following

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"God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East."

from the Israeli Newspaper Haaretz (online)
See
Washington Post article


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Friday, September 3, 2004

60 days until the election - consider the following

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"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill."

- George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 19, 2003


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Thursday, September 2, 2004

61 days until the election - consider the following

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"See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." 

George W. Bush, Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003


An Inspirational Quote from George W. Bush

for the day of Wednesday, September 1, 2004

62 days until the election - consider the following

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"I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves."  

George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2003


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George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2003