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  • What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

    09/29/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by oblomov · 54 replies
    New Republic ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | Cass R. Sunstein
    Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J. Evans (Brandeis University Press) As everyone knows, the supreme court 
ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. For a long period, the Gore years continued the peace and prosperity established under President Clinton, punctuated by the successful prevention of an apparent terrorist plot in 2001, by the enactment of health care reform in 2003 (mocked...
  • Al Gore Is Not Giving Up

    04/25/2014 7:41:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 4/24/2014 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Al Gore is richer and skinnier than ever, 14 years out of the White House, a tech titan with elder statesman clout, whose disdain for politics in the capital where he lived most of his life has only grown with each year hes lived away from it. Sure, this new Gore has a great life, what with a net worth well over the $200 million mark following the sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera last year, that seat on the Apple board and his starring roles with two investment companies that tout their environmentally friendly business styles:...
  • Joe Biden: Supreme Court was wrong; Al Gore was elected president of the United States

    06/12/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT · by illiac · 69 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 6/12/13 | Charlie Spiering
    Vice President Joe Biden praised former Vice President Al Gore, who was present during a fundraiser for Massachusetts Senate Candidate Ed Markey, asserting that Gore had actually won the the 2000 presidential election. With characteristic hyperbole, Biden introduced the former Vice President while praising his political career. This man was elected president of the United States of America, Biden said according to the pool report. No, no, no. He was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision in my view was made, he did the right thing for...
  • Milken Conference: Al Gore Rocks Crowd With Global Warming Speech

    05/01/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 30, 2013 | Paul Bond
    But he was most animated, his voice pitching higher and lower and the volume steadily increasing, when he spoke of global warming. "This is for real. It is not made up. The scientists are not in a conspiracy to lie to us," Gore nearly shouted. "The generation of people alive today will be held accountable," he said. "Our children and grandchildren ... if they exist in a world that has been devastated by these consequences that have been predicted and are beginning to unfold -- they would be well justified in asking of us: 'What in the hell were you...
  • Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant'

    04/05/2013 1:32:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant' By DYLAN BYERS | 4/5/13 12:32 PM EDT The Washington Post's Bob Woodward has described a dinner he had with former Vice President Al Gore was both "taxing" and "unpleasant." Speaking to a crowd at Ohio's Youngstown State University on Thursday, Woodward said he was sitting next to Gore at a dinner when the former vice president asked him why he hadn't been harder on President George W. Bush over the Iraq War, according to a report in the Youngstown Vindicator. Woodward said that Gore, who had been a journalist in his younger days,...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. When I started here in the Senate,...
  • Caption the Sex Poodle

    07/05/2010 5:10:25 AM PDT · by perfect stranger · 42 replies
  • New ABC Primetime Cartoon asks "What Would Al Gore Do?"

    05/05/2009 11:19:07 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 13 replies · 838+ views
    The Goode Family Premieres Wednesday, May 27 9/8c Meet Gerald and Helen Goode, a couple who live by the motto WWAGD ("What Would Al Gore Do?"). Gerald, a college administrator, and Helen, a community activist, are determined to obliterate their carbon footprint on the planet.
  • President Albert Gore endorses Obama

    06/18/2008 1:28:42 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 78+ views
    06/18/08 | Winged Hussar
    Many left-wingers insist that Al Gore really won the 2000 election, and Gore's endorsement of Barack Obama shows that he also believes this. After eight years of incompetence, neglect and failure, we need change. Our country fortunately does not need change, because we avoided making this mistake in 2000, even if Al Gore and his supporters really do believe he is the President of the United States. In Obama's case, by the way, POTUS would mean Pothead Of The United States.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-27-08 (DUmmie Spins "Recount" Fiction)

    05/27/2008 8:34:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 820+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 27, 2008 | DUmmie Lorien, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    I had intended to do no more than one DUFU edition based on the HBO fiction movie Recount which you can see in yesterday's DUmmie FUnnies EDITION. However, DUmmie Lorien has spun a Florida Recount fiction so egregious in its mendacity that I am not only DUFUing his/her THREAD titled, "RECOUNT: My own Florida election day 2000 nightmare" but I am also calling out DUmmie Lorien as a flat out LIAR. This DUmmie's entire thread post has the odor of fraud hanging all over it but the most blatant indication that it is a LIE is the accusation that...
  • The side of "Recount" that Big Media won't show

    05/25/2008 8:02:23 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 28 replies · 319+ views ^ | 5/25/08 | Wm Tate
    For weeks now, we've heard a steady drumbeat--from Big Media, from Barack Obama and other Democrats, and now from HBO's "Recount"--that the Supreme Court handed George Bush Florida and the 2000 election, even though subsequent reviews show the recounts Al Gore requested would have increased Bush's margin of victory. Tom Shales, in today's WaPo, has finally put into words the reason behind that: "If the mess in Florida had been resolved with as much skill and savvy as went into the making of the movie, the world might be a different place today -- presumably a better one...." In the...
  • Recount: New Docudrama Could Influence Election

    05/08/2008 4:22:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 86+ views
    TIME ^ | May 8, 2008 | By JAMES PONIEWOZIK
    After George W. Bush won Florida in 2000--O.K., I apologize to my Democrat readers for legitimizing Bush by using the word won. Also, I apologize to the Republicans for delegitimizing Bush by apologizing to the Democrats ... This is what Florida has done to us. Nearly eight years after Bush--um, "became President"? Can we agree on that?--the Florida recount still grips our politics, down to its semantics. To choose a verb is to take sides. Florida is not just a state but a state of mind: the widely held attitude that the game is rigged (by the courts, the media,...
  • Reliving the Florida recount (TV movie produced by Democrats)

    12/26/2007 10:00:48 AM PST · by avacado · 106 replies · 1,305+ views
    Politico ^ | December 26, 2007 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Reliving the Florida recount One of the most highly anticipated political telefilms being released next year is Recount, a fast-paced depiction of the behind-the-scenes drama that took place in Florida during the disputed 2000 Gore-Bush election. [snip] Earlier this year, the possibility was raised that this Recount might be swayed and history rewritten because writer Strong and executive producers Paula Weinstein and Sydney Pollack, as well as HBO Films President Colin Callender, are all Democratic supporters. [snip] There have been many incarnations of the script, the HBO representative said in response to questions about literary license taken in the film....
  • 'Rock star' Al Gore takes center stage at Live Earth concert [Barf 'Al'ert!]

    07/05/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT · by melt · 55 replies · 1,270+ views
    AFP via YahooNews!.com ^ | 7/04/07 | Rob Woollard
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Al Gore's image as a rock-star eco-warrior gets another high-voltage jolt of celebrity endorsement Saturday when the music world gathers to raise awareness for global warming at Live Earth. But despite a growing clamour for the beaten 2000 presidential election candidate to enter next year's race for the White House, the chances of Gore running for office again remain remote, analysts say. Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", Gore has consistently stated he has no interest in launching a 2008 election bid, while stopping short of unequivocally ruling himself out. "I haven't...
  • Al Gore to Jon Stewart: ‘Facts Play Less of a Role in the Way we Make Decisions’

    05/26/2007 4:22:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 811+ views ^ | May 26, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Al Gore to Jon Stewart: ‘Facts Play Less of a Role in the Way we Make Decisions’ Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 26, 2007 - 17:42. The Global Warmingist-in-Chief was Jon Stewart’s guest on “The Daily Show” Thursday evening. And, right out of the starting blocks, soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore made a statement that marvelously epitomized his career: Yeah, logic, reason, facts play less of a role now in the way we make decisions in America. Granted, in his typically smug manner, Gore was pointing fingers at others. However, as veracity has never been his strong suit, this was clearly an inconvenient truth...
  • Steve Jobs proposes Al Gore for president

    05/23/2007 3:08:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 1,914+ views
    Mac World UK ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jonny Evans, Macworld
    Apple board member and former US vice president Al Gore would win the presidency if he ran for election, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected," Jobs told Time Magazine. "But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see." The report explains the background Gore's strenuous campaigning to persuade people to address the growing threat of climate-change caused environmental collapse. "We have dug ourselves into a 20-foot hole, and...
  • Fox News Tears Apart Al Gores New Book Assault on Reason

    05/23/2007 9:42:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 2,307+ views
    Fox News Tears Apart Al Gores New Book Assault on Reason Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 23, 2007 - 12:06. It goes without saying that one of the great things about being a beloved liberal is that when you write a new book, no one in the media will challenge any of the obvious falsehoods you present as facts. Such has certainly been the case as newspapers, magazines, and television programs have gushed over former Vice President Al Gore and his new book Assault on Reason. Fortunately, feeling that it doesnt owe anyone such unwarranted sycophancy, Fox News Special...
  • Al Gore's Hilarious New Plan!!!

    09/18/2006 2:35:05 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 47 replies · 2,707+ views
    Dink Progress
    I think Al Gore may have outdone himself and proposed his most hilarious plan yet... wait for it.. ...Gore also called for the complete elimination of the payroll tax. It would be replaced by a tax on CO2: "For the last fourteen years, I have advocated the elimination of all payroll taxes including those for social security and unemployment compensation and the replacement of that revenue in the form of pollution taxes principally on CO2. The overall level of taxation would remain exactly the same. It would be, in other words, a revenue neutral tax swap. But,...
  • Gore's climate change movie dismissed (Aussie politicians give visiting Albert the high hat)

    09/11/2006 8:15:20 AM PDT · by dead · 19 replies · 751+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 11, 2006 - 7:20PM
    Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has dismissed Al Gore's climate change documentary, saying he would not be taking advice from an unsuccessful presidential candidate. The former US vice-president, who narrowly lost the 2000 election to George W Bush in controversial circumstances, is in Australia to promote his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. The film documents the dangers of global warming and Australia is singled out twice as lagging behind the rest of the world on climate change. Mr Gore has urged Prime Minister John Howard to join the fight against the growing environmental problem. But Mr Howard has said he will not...
  • Dear Droppings (liberal yammers about FR to local paper, mentions presidio9 -am I famous now?)

    12/30/2005 7:23:05 AM PST · by presidio9 · 88 replies · 2,072+ views
    (Montpelier) Times Argus ^ | December 29, 2005 | Rama Schneider
    Just wanted to send a note and say hey and tell you about one of the darnedest things. And I gotta say it is one of the clearest examples of how CONservatives (not to be confused with honest conservatives) have managed to convince so many people so many lies are in fact the truth. This is indeed a rather mind numbing stor ... eh ... no ... actually it's what I'd expect. So here's what happened, Droppings: Somebody with the screen name of "presidio9" picked up my piece Green diets vs. global warming and posted it on the Internet message...
  • Drafting Gore: There's Something In The Air

    07/23/2006 11:56:22 AM PDT · by Mark · 86 replies · 2,192+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/23/06 | Mariel Garza, Columnist
    A very suspicious (and perhaps a tad demented) person might see more than just evidence of global warming in this heat wave that's crisping up the country of late. Clearly, there's a mysterious scheme afoot to get Al Gore elected or, re-elected if you like as president of the United States in 2008. Laugh if you like, but chew on this: Can it be mere coincidence that a An Inconvenient Truth, a movie about a PowerPoint presentation that consists of mostly scientific exposition, by a guy once so stiff he made John Kerry seem like a drag queen,...
  • caption Al Gore

    07/17/2006 9:30:57 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 334 replies · 5,736+ views
  • Klein slams Al Gore interview on oil sands [he's about as far left as you can go....]

    07/05/2006 11:54:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 2,310+ views
    Klein slams Al Gore interview on oil sands JIM MACDONALD Canadian Press EDMONTON Alberta Premier Ralph Klein has criticized former U.S. vice-president Al Gore for comments he made in a magazine interview in which he attacked the massive oil-sands industry in northern Alberta. Mr. Gore told an interviewer in the latest issue of Rolling Stone that oil-sands processing is a huge waste of energy and creates an eyesore on the landscape of Western Canada. For every barrel of oil they extract there, they have to use enough natural gas to heat a family's home for four days, Mr. Gore...
  • Bush Snubs Gore's Global Warming Film

    05/24/2006 7:48:33 AM PDT · by KJC1 · 32 replies · 668+ views
    cbsnews/ap ^ | 5-24-06
    (AP) Is President Bush likely to see Al Gore's documentary about global warming? "Doubt it," Mr. Bush said coolly Monday. But Mr. Bush should watch it, Gore shot back. In fact, the former Democratic vice president offered to come to the White House any time, any day to show Mr. Bush either his documentary or a slide show on global warming that he's shown more than 1,000 times around the world. ---snip--- The White House said Mr. Bush already has acknowledged the impact of human behavior on global warming. "The president noted in 2001 the increase in temperatures over the...
  • Dick Morris: Look out, here comes Al (& Nixons 68 Comeback Offers Clues for Gore)

    02/22/2006 5:46:58 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 105 replies · 2,732+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/06 | Dick Morris / Roger Stone
    Look Out, Here Comes Al Dick Morris February 22, 2006 Gore may be a man whose time has come in his party. It was he who warned of climate change and predicted its consequences. Hurricane Katrina was just a fulfillment of the prophesies Gore wrote about in his late-1980s book Earth in the Balance. snip History indicates that candidates who won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College have all come back to win revenge in subsequent elections. Andrew Jackson, cheated in 1824, won in 1828. Grover Cleveland, cheated in 1888, triumphed in 1892. snip Could Al beat...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • White House refuses to talk about Al Gores plan to Wiretap every electronic device in the world

    01/20/2006 2:18:11 PM PST · by Thanatos · 45 replies · 1,940+ views
    Left Wing Hate Website ^ | 1-19-2005 | Thanatos
    From today's WhiteHouse press Briefing: quote: Q Scott, I have a two-part question. Apparently, no one in the White House will challenge Al Gore with now public information that he led the Clinton administration's Clipper Chip Project back in the 1990s to effectively tap every phone, fax machine and computer in the country. And my question: Isn't that worth pointing out to the American people, after he accused President Bush of breaking the law and violating the Constitution by -- MR. McCLELLAN: I think you just did. This is an administration that is forward-looking, Les. We're focused on the priorities...
  • Bush Wins, Again (LA Slimes editorial)

    12/13/2004 2:01:47 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 1,777+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 13, 2004
    And you thought you were done with the 2004 election. Today the electoral college formally meets to reelect George W. Bush as president. Barring any last-minute surprises, the vote should be 286 for Bush, 252 for John Kerry. This ratification will elicit yawns instead of the outrage it did in 2000, when the electoral college went for the loser of the popular vote. But don't think 2000 was such an anomaly. The country barely dodged a bullet this time around. Had 59,388 Ohioans switched from Bush to Kerry, 2004 would have repeated the acidic result of the electoral college winner...
  • Protests Already Planned for November 3 (regardless of EVs, fraud, turn-out)

    10/18/2004 4:49:54 PM PDT · by mabelkitty · 82 replies · 2,500+ views
    We all remember the votes that were never counted in Florida 2000. So, while we are all working hard for a positive outcome on November 2nd, we also have to be prepared for a repeat of a 2000 stolen election. Below is a pledge for people to sign, supporting efforts to mobilize and protect the vote on November 2nd and making a commitment to protest starting on November 3rd in the case of a fraudulent vote count. By signing this pledge, you will be joining with thousands of others in the November 3rd Urgent Response Network. Please sign the pledge...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • This Gore Is No Bore (An (almost) First Daughter writes a hilarious first novel)

    08/31/2004 9:14:03 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 1,717+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 6 issue | Sean Smith
    The word "funny" is not the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the name "Gore." Last year, when Miramax announced it had commissioned Kristin Gore, daughter of Al, to write a comic novel about a single woman working in Washington, Jay Leno turned the book into a punch line of his own. "It's about a Capitol Hill staffer who works with a congressman on a health-care subcommittee," he said. "Apparently that boring gene doesn't fall far from the tree." Turns out, yes it does. "Sammy's Hill" is a laugh-out-loud literary debut, certain to draw comparisons to "Bridget...
  • Abolish the Electoral College

    08/28/2004 11:34:36 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 296 replies · 4,869+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2004
    When Republican delegates nominate their presidential candidate this week, they will be doing it in a city where residents who support George Bush have, for all practical purposes, already been disenfranchised. Barring a tsunami of a sweep, heavily Democratic New York will send its electoral votes to John Kerry and both parties have already written New York off as a surefire blue state. The Electoral College makes Republicans in New York, and Democrats in Utah, superfluous. It also makes members of the majority party in those states feel less than crucial. It's hard to tell New York City children that...
  • The Few Decide For The Many (Huge BusinessWeek report calling for abolition of Electoral College)

    06/03/2004 8:00:39 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 97 replies · 560+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | June 14, 2004
    Demography, as the saying goes, may be destiny. But an archaic system of representation that includes a winner-take-all selection of electors and eschews proportionate representation at the local level is denying a voice to political minorities. Are you perchance one of the 2.4 million hardy Democrats living in Texas? You might as well hang up your political spurs. Since the Reagan era, Texas has become solidly Republican. Or perhaps you're a GOPer in New York or California, home to a combined 8.5 million members of the Grand Old Party. Tough luck, pal. Many of the distortions can be traced to...
  • "The Day After Tomorrow"

    06/02/2004 12:44:36 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 357+ views ^ | 6/02/04 | Don Feder
    In 1997s Batman And Robin, a maniacal Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) runs around with an ice-emitting blaster gun turning Gotham into the North Pole, while he grunts: Stop Global Warming! Start Global Freezing! There may actually be more science in the last installment of the Caped Crusader saga than in The Day After Tomorrow, which premiered on May 28th. The $200-million Summer blockbuster features super-tornadoes smashing LA, hail stones the size of Toyotas falling in Tokyo, waves that wash an oil tanker up Fifth Avenue in New York, and a blizzard that turns Manhattan into Mt. Everest. ...
  • Gore to Dubya: Condemn Limbaugh (transcript of Rush Limbaugh's response)

    05/27/2004 2:44:49 AM PDT · by weegee · 90 replies · 791+ views ^ | May 26, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Gore to Dubya: Condemn LimbaughMay 26, 2004Listen to Rush(...roll the ad, Algore demanding Bush renounce Rush and all his works) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just sitting here minding my own business. I'm not bothering anybody. Just doing my job here on the EIB Network, and the vice president, ex-vice president, of the Democratic Party, has demanded today that George W. Bush condemn and denounce me. (speech) We have the sound bite coming up. Greetings, my friends. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. You are listening to America's most listened to and most powerful...
  • I need help with my turn page paper on the collapse of communism

    04/30/2004 10:13:23 AM PDT · by johnmartineu · 381 replies · 5,673+ views
    myself | 4/30 | johnmartineu, author of the NY Times bestseller, "kittens ripped my turn page paper"
    Hi! My name is John Martineu. Im 18 and a student of Dover high School in Dover Delaware. I have been assigned a final term project. We are to do a 20 page turn paper on different subjects. I am doing one on the collapse of communism. Since you coservatives know alot about this, I was wondering if you could help me out. First Id like to know what communism is and how it is different from socialism? Second I would also like to know about why Russia collapsed. Third could you tell me why you refer to certain people...
  • Florida Forever - The political urban legend that facts won't kill

    03/09/2004 8:33:33 AM PST · by So Cal Rocket · 29 replies · 822+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 09, 2004, 8:58 a.m. | Peter Kirsanow
    Several pundits have predicted that there will be a huge turnout for the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday, particularly among black voters. This, despite the fact that John Kerry has effectively secured the nomination. The reasons are twofold: (1) Democrats will make every effort to get out the vote to demonstrate that Florida will be in play during the general election; and (2) black voters, incensed that they were systematically harassed, intimidated and prevented from voting in the 2000 presidential election the "stolen" election will stream to the polls in droves. The second reason is a political myth repeated...
  • Get Out, Mr. Nader (Whiner alert!)

    02/28/2004 6:34:46 AM PST · by petercooper · 46 replies · 567+ views
    <p>You're only fueling defeatism--and you defeated my father.</p> <p>Watching Ralph Nader declare his candidacy was like having a terrible flashback. Oh no--not this again! I'm not saying we should muzzle independent voices or rule out third parties. Mr. Nader has a right to run for president. And I have a right to say, What an awful idea.</p>
  • Chads still hanging around in 22 states

    02/15/2004 11:23:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 359+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | February 15, 2004 | MARTIN MERZER
    It is Election Night 2004. The presidential tally stalls in a near-tie. All eyes turn to a pivotal state, a rich source of electoral votes, where election supervisors scrutinize ballots. Punch-card ballots. Yes, punch-card ballots, the much maligned voting system -- dimpled chad, hanging chad, pregnant chad -- that symbolized Florida's botched election four years ago, politically paralyzed the nation for 37 days and altered the course of electoral history. Punch cards may be gone in Florida, but chads still thrive elsewhere and are actually gaining favor in some quarters. As many as 32 million voters in 307 counties in...
  • "Bush Cost Me Everything."

    02/04/2004 12:56:57 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 12 replies · 238+ views
    email (edited slightly by Luke Skyfreeper) | 2/2/2004 | email
    Bush cost me my job, my kids and my home Dear Editor, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak my mind. I lost my job this past year. When Clinton was president I was prosperous and secure, but in the past year, we had to close up shop completely. We simply could not compete with foreign labor. The foreign competition was willing to work long shifts for low pay under very bad conditions. Many of these workers even died on the job but still others carried on. Such competition could hardly be called "fair." I had worked in...
  • Gore's Son Sentenced to Drug Program

    02/02/2004 10:15:44 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 46 replies · 2,434+ views
    Guardian ^ | 2/2/04 | Stephen Manning
    Md. (AP) - The 21-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore must complete substance abuse counseling as part of a pretrial diversion program to settle a marijuana possession charge. The agreement approved by a judge Monday calls for the misdemeanor charge to be dropped after a year if Albert Gore III submits to urine testing, community service and counseling, and steers clear of criminal convictions. The younger Gore, who attends Harvard University, had no comment after the brief hearing. He was accompanied by his mother, Tipper Gore, who did not comment other than saying the issue was a ``private...
  • Al Gore's son sentenced to substance abuse program

    02/02/2004 12:12:47 PM PST · by finnman69 · 10 replies · 642+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/2/04
    <p>ROCKVILLE, Maryland (AP) --The 21-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore must complete substance abuse counseling as part of a pretrial diversion program to settle a marijuana possession charge.</p> <p>The agreement approved by a judge Monday calls for the misdemeanor charge to be dropped after a year if Albert Gore III submits to urine testing, community service and counseling, and steers clear of criminal convictions.</p>
  • Gore's Son Given Probation on Marijuana Charge

    02/02/2004 2:14:36 PM PST · by Wolfie · 25 replies · 1,279+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2004 | Stephen Manning
    Gore's Son Given Probation on Marijuana Charge Rockville, Md. -- Albert Gore III will have to complete a substance abuse program under an agreement approved Monday by a judge presiding over a marijuana possession case against the son of former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore. Montgomery County District Court Judge Mary McCormick put Albert Gore III's case on an inactive docket for a year, at which point the case will be dropped if Gore meets certain requirements. Those include submitting to 12 weeks of urine testing, community service and substance abuse counseling sessions. Gore also can't have...
  • Sharpton's admirers faced with a quandary (Vote for Crazy Al? Or someone to beat Bush?)

    02/02/2004 4:57:50 AM PST · by mhking · 9 replies · 280+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2.2.04 | PETER WALLSTEN
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Rev. Al Sharpton all but admits he has no shot of winning the Democratic nomination for president, but that doesn't deter the thousands who have leapt to their feet and danced on chairs in recent days to cheer his fiery words as he preaches to campaign rallies across South Carolina. Just last week, after a vintage Sharpton speech full of sharp humor and wisecracks designed to paint his fellow Democrats as weak on issues of race and poverty, dozens of students at a historically black college near the capital heeded his call for campaign volunteers by...
  • Welcome Thread For Whyareyoudumbandhateful

    01/02/2004 7:48:25 PM PST · by Lead Moderator · 908 replies · 16,410+ views
    I wanted to invite everyone to greet our newest signup, whyareyoudumbandhateful. Do you think his or her first post will be to make a donation on the Freepathon thread?
  • Gore Bashes Bush, Patriot Act

    11/10/2003 2:34:53 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 261+ views
    WPVI ^ | 11/10/03 | AP
    Former Vice President Al Gore says the Bush White House is using the Sept. 11 terror attacks to justify a major offensive against the freedoms and liberties Americans have enjoyed for centuries. "They have taken us much farther down the road toward an intrusive, 'big brother'-style government toward the dangers prophesied by George Orwell in his book '1984' than anyone ever thought would be possible in the United States of America," Gore charged in a speech. Gore, who lost the disputed 2000 presidential election to President Bush, brought many in the crowd of 3,000 to their feet Sunday...
  • Nader Blasts Democrats As 'Whiners'

    11/10/2003 10:20:54 AM PST · by FlyLow · 18 replies · 373+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-10-03 | AP Staff
    MADISON, Wis. - Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader called Democrats "chronic whiners" for continuing to accuse him of spoiling the 2000 presidential election for Al Gore. "They should realize that the retrospect on Florida concluded Gore won Florida," the consumer activist told the Wisconsin State Journal on Saturday. "It was stolen from the Democrats. And they should concentrate on the thieves and the blunderers in Florida, not on the Green Party." A media-sponsored review of more than 175,000 disputed ballots found that Gore would have won by a small margin if there had been a complete statewide recount....
  • Gore Blasts Bush for Disbanding Senate Intelligence Cte., Charges Nixon-like Coverup over 911

    11/09/2003 11:47:40 AM PST · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,117+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Al Gore has charged that the Bush administration is attempting to cover-up the 9/11 investigation by dismissing the Senate Intelligence Committee. In a speech sponsored by the Communist Group, Gore dismissed the partisan Democrat memo advising the committee to use intelligence information for political purposes as "trivial", and accused Bush of over-reaching in his authority, in much the same way as Richard Nixon did when he fired his Chief Investigator during the Watergate scandal. It was reported here that Senator Frist disbanded the Senate Intellignce Committee after the partisan memo revealed it would be unable to carry out its...
  • we better off now than we were in 2000?

    10/27/2003 3:38:58 PM PST · by Maria S · 15 replies · 179+ views
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | 10/27/03 | Stacy L. Weills
    Are we better off now than we were in 2000? When my husband, Thomas, and I voted in the last presidential election, two interesting things occurred. First, Thomas was told his vote had already been cast, which was definitely untrue. "How could someone have gotten away with voting as Thomas Weills?" we asked, since we had to have an ID and voting card and be on the ballot list to vote. In all the time I've been married to Thomas, I have never seen his last name duplicated. The second thing occurred as I waited for Thomas to fill out...