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A Defeated Quote

for the day of Wednesday,  November 3, 2004

The election was yesterday.

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"Ouch!"

Norbert Nonely.


"Now get out and VOTE!!!

 for John Kerry 
& John Edwards!!!"

Norbert Nonely

go to JohnKerry.com for suggestions on what to do today to help get the vote out


A Sad US Soldier  Quote

for the day of Monday,  November 1, 2004

1 day until the election

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in Iraq - 

Soldiers -- particularly from National Guard and reserve units -- are sent into harmís way in trucks jerry-rigged with plywood and sandbags instead of proper armor, and often lack field radios and even bullets. Soldiers call the vehicles "cardboard coffins."

from GIs Lack Armor, Radios, Bullets
on CBS Sixty Minutes 10/31/04

but really it's from

That's a link to Salon.com and so is this. Check it out. 
It's the best source of recent news that matters.
Especially look at their War Room.


A Stark Military  Quote

for the day of Sunday, October 31, 2004

2 days until the election

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I was in the [Bush] government then and I know what went down. We let him [Osama Bin Laden] get away. And now we're paying the price."

Richard Clarke
former counter-terrorism chief for the Clinton and Bush administrations

from Salon.com - on Ted Koppel's Nightline 
of October 29 with the headline: Osama is for Bush


A Character- Revealing  Quote

for the day of Saturday, October 30, 2004

3 days until the election

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"Tipping is important. Character is important.
George W. Bush does not tip." 

Mathew Warren
from Bush Doesn't Tip, #147 of MoveOn.org's  Bush in 30 Seconds video contest,
Read the full text of what he said
see the video


A Hip Hop Quote

for the day of Thursday, October 28, 2004

5 days until the election

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Let the President answer 
on high anarchy

Strap him with an AK-47, 
let him go

Fight his own war, 
let him impress daddy that way

No more blood for oil, 
we got our own battles 
to fight on our soil

Eminem

from the new song Mosh

Eminem Aims at Bush
The Nation, October 27, 2004

See the Video on WWW.MTV.COM

See MTV's Choose or Loose election page
and dig Kerry's 61% pre-election landslide tally of 97,685 voters


A Disgusted Republican  Quote

for the day of Wednesday, October 27, 2004

6 days until the election

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"This president has utterly failed to fulfill our expectations. We turn now to his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, with the belief that he is more likely to meet the hopes we once held for Mr. Bush."

Orlando Sentinel

Kerry for president
Our position: The Bush presidency has disappointed us on almost all counts.

(The first time in 40 years that the Sentinel has endorsed a Democrat.)


A Supportive  Quote

for the day of Tuesday, October 26, 2004

7 days until the election

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"The most important reason to vote for John Kerry in November is to safeguard democracy in America."

from John Kerry for President

The Nation, October 20, 2004

 


A Cautionary  Quote

for the day of Monday, October 25, 2004

8 days until the election

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"If the past informs the future, four more years of the Bush Administration will be a tragic period in the history of the United States and the world."

100 Facts and 1 Opinion
The Non-Arguable Case Against the Bush Administration
by Judd Legum
The Nation, October 20, 2004


A Cultish Bush Administration  Quote

for the day of Sunday, October 24, 2004

9 days until the election

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"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

White House official to Ron Suskind

from Without a Doubt
the stunning article from the NY Times, Oct. 17, 2004

 


Another Distraught Republican  Quote

for the day of Saturday, October 23, 2004

10 days until the election

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"I am not enamored with John Kerry, but I am frightened to death of George Bush. I fear a secret government. "

Former Republican Senator, Marlow W. Cook

I shall cast my vote for John Kerry come Nov 2.
October 21, 2004 - the Courier-Journal / Louisville, Kentucky

 

 


A Prestigious  Quote

for the day of Friday, October 22, 2004

11days until the election

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"There is no denying that this race is mainly about Mr. Bush's  disastrous tenure. . . 

The Bush White House has always given us the worst aspects of the  American right without any of the advantages. . .

Mr. Kerry has the capacity to do far, far better."

from 
John Kerry for President

October 17, 2004 
official endorsement


A Coverup-exposing  Quote

for the day of Thursday, October 21, 2004

12days until the election

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"In Bush's much ballyhooed war on terror, ignorance has been bliss."

Robert Scheer

THE 9/11 SECRET IN THE CIA'S BACK POCKET - The Agency is withholding a damning report that points at senior officials

LA Times, October 20, 2004


A Former-Conservative Quote

for the day of Wednesday, October 20, 2004

13 days until the election

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"We have lost faith in our leaders. The world has lost faith in us. Our foray into Iraq, to disarm a nation of biological and nuclear weapons they did not have, has shrunk American credibility like a cheap sweater."

Ed Schultz from his book, Straight Talk from the Heartland : Tough Talk, Common Sense, and Hope from a Former Conservative


A Dedicated-Conservative Quote

for the day of Tuesday, October 19, 2004

14 days until the election

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"The concerns for many conservative voters - concerns that may cause them not to vote for Mr. Bush on Nov. 2 - fall generally into three categories: fiscal, physical (as in the physical security of our nation) and freedom (as in protecting our civil liberties)."

An Agonizing Choice: Conservatives Have Plenty of Cause to Abandon Bush  

By Bob Barr
Creative Loafing
Thursday 07 October 2004

Former Georgia Republican Congressman Bob Barr was one of the attack dogs in the campaign to impeach Clinton. Now he has articulated the Conservative case against Bush.


A Patriotic Quote

for the day of Monday, October 18, 2004

15 days until the election

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"My loyalty to the [Republican] party must give way to my love of this country. I consider it a patriotic duty to speak up when the future of our democracy is at stake.."

Judge Robert L. Black of Ohio
from A Republican Declares His Independence 
The Cincinnati Enquirer, Wednesday 13 October 2004


A Venerable Quote

for the day of Sunday, October 17, 2004

16 days until the election

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"I am more fearful for the state of this nation than I have ever been -- because this country is in the hands of an evil man: Dick Cheney. It is eminently clear that it is he who is running the country, not George W. Bush."

Elmer L. Andersen

see Why this Republican ex-governor will be voting for Kerry from the October 13, 2004 Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul


A Tragic Poetic Quote

for the day of Saturday, October 16, 2004

17 days until the election

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Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

from The Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

see U.S. soldiers refuse `suicide mission'


A Global Test Quote

for the day of Friday, October 15, 2004

18 days until the election

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"George Bush has squandered a wealth of sympathy around the world towards America since September 11."

 from Poll Reveals World Anger at Bush by Alan Travis

from the Guardian/UK October 15, 2004 as featured in

 

Check out more on this great site - Common Dreams


A Fed Up Republican Quote

for the day of Thursday, October 14, 2004

19 days until the election

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"Sen. Kerry, in whom I am willing to place my trust, has demonstrated that he is courageous, sober, competent, and concerned with fighting the dangers associated with the widening socio-economic gap in this country. I will vote for him enthusiastically."

life-long Republican JOHN EISENHOWER 

see Why I will vote for John Kerry for President    from


A Maternal Quote

for the day of Wednesday, October 13, 2004

20 days until the election

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We are Mothers (and others) opposing Bush because this administrationís policies endanger our families and our country. Our mission is to get the facts out, get the voters out and get this administration out of office.

MOB - check it out!

As for Tonight's Debate - Take action


An Illustrated Quote

for the day of Tuesday, October 12, 2004

21 days until the election

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from Tom Tomorrow's This Modern World as featured in Working For Change


A Linguistic Quote

for the day of Monday, October 11, 2004

22 days until the election

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"Framing can be an honest expression of what you really believe. It has been for a number of speakers at this convention. But last night's speeches by Miller and Cheney are filled with classic examples of framing by willful distortion."

George Lakoff from Nailing the frames of the Republican National Convention, Wednesday, September 1: Red-meat night frames Kerry
UC Berkeley News, September 2, 2004

 

 


A Revealing Quote

for the day of Sunday, October 10, 2004

23 days until the election

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"In his last year in office, Clinton sent two delegations to the Gulf to suggest that the Royal family crack down on "charitable donations" from their kingdom to the guys who blew up our embassies. But when a failed Texas oil man took over the White House in January 2001, demands on the Saudis to cut off terror funding simply stopped."

Greg Palast from the Observer (Britain's premier Sunday newspaper) 
SEPTEMBER 11: WHAT YOU "OUGHT NOT TO KNOW" 
DOCUMENT 199-I AND THE FBI'S WORDS TO CHILL THE SOUL 
Friday, September 10, 2004 from the Observer (Britain's premier Sunday newspaper)


A Tell-it-like-it-is Quote

for the day of Saturday, October 9, 2004

24 days until the election

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"Today we are more unpopular worldwide than at any point in our history. Our political policies make us more despised than any other State. ...
You divide your enemies and unite your friends. We are doing the opposite."

Zbigniew Brzezinski

from Charlie Rose's 7/19/2004 interview

Also see a review of Brzezinski's new book, 
THE CHOICE: Global Domination or Global Leadership

 


A Deeply Questioning Quote

for the day of Friday, October 8, 2004

25 days until the election

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"What is precipitating the shift towards the intensifying religious passions that are turning almost 25 per cent of the world's population against America?"

Zbigniew Brzezinski

from Bush's misadventure in the Middle East

Financial Times -August 6

 


A Rebellious Quote

for the day of Thursday, October 7, 2004

26 days until the election

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"My friends, they will not catch me. Though I may be on the run, and I may never be able to return home to my beloved Michigan."

Michael Moore, October 6,  2000, after Republicans in Michigan tried to get him arrested for giving young slackers free underwear and ramen noodles for voting in this election. Read Republicans, Out of Ideas, Ask Prosecutors to Arrest Michael Moore 
(
from MichaelMoore.com)


A Public Quote 

for the day of Wednesday, October 6, 2004

27 days until the election

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"Cheney and Bush want privacy for their conversations, but not for anyone else's."

- Tony Mauro in USA Today, Feb. 27, 2002

See Move On's page on Who is Dick Cheney


An Embarrassing Quote 

for the day of Tuesday, October 5, 2004

28 days until the election

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"We will be greeted as liberators."

Dick Cheney on NBC's "Meet the Press" on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq

from 10 Questions for Dick Cheney By John Nichols Published on Monday, October 4, 2004 by The Nation

John Nichols' book on Cheney, Dick: The Man Who Is President, has just been released by The New Press.


A Disturbing Quote 

for the day of Monday, October 4, 2004

29 days until the election

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"The White House has declared that safeguarding the nation's critical infrastructure is not a federal responsibility."

According to President Bush's 2002 National Homeland Security Strategy, "The government should only address those activities that the market does not adequately provide -- for example, national defense or border security. ... For other aspects of homeland security, sufficient incentives exist in the private market to supply protection."

Our leaders harbor the delusion that the real fight against terrorism is overseas

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


A Succinct Quote 

for the day of Sunday, October 3, 2004

30 days until the election

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"The Presidentís handling of the war has been a toxic mix of ignorance, arrogance and stubborn ideology."

Senator Ted Kennedy - in a recent speech to students at George Washington University.

Watch the speech
Read the transcript  from Move On


An Urgent Quote 

for the day of Saturday, October 2, 2004

31 days until the election

!!!Last Chance to Register to Vote!!!


from the folks at

Norbert suggests you read this letter from Move On  about this vital subject.

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A Rousing Quote 

for the day of Friday, October 1, 2004

32 days until the election - consider the following

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"He's going down!"

Al Franken on Air America Radio. It was the Al Franken show's first day of the road tour, broadcast live from San Diego on Sept. 30,2004.


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