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    04/23/2007 5:54:32 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 553+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE
    <p>Friends of Vice President Al Gore are trying to line up top campaign hands to hold in reserve in case he decides to make a dramatic late entry into the presidential race.</p> <p>Two members of Gore's failed 2000 campaign say they have been approached to see whether they would sign up for another run, Britain's Sunday Telegraph reported.</p>
  • Why Al Gore Couldn't Lose in 2008 (where do they find these guys?)

    03/08/2006 8:03:57 AM PST · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 523+ views
    Oped News ^ | March 7, 2006 | Allen Snyder
    With meek and spineless Democrats incapable of putting up anything more than a holographic opposition to the fascist BushCo regime, aging progressives like me are wondering if we’re gonna be forced to spend the rest of our more-than-half-lived lives watching moronic and myopic BushCo regressives and their ideologically twisted descendants kill, maim, and tax-cut their way to universal one-party American political rule. When the best Dems have to offer is the ‘angry’ Hillary Clinton or a recycled John Kerry, surely all hope is lost. There’s little chance I’d vote for Clinton after her hawkish stance on the war and the...
  • Food Fight!

    05/19/2005 5:12:42 PM PDT · by Chris_Shugart · 10 replies · 461+ views
    American Association of Independent Voters ^ | May, 19, 2005 | Chris Shugart
    Food Fight!By Chris Shugart, May 19, 2005 Nowadays, up-to-date and happening progressives no longer rely on discussion and debate to further their cause. In today's world of liberal politics, thoughtful discourse has become inconvenient. Formulating reasonable arguments can be complex and require annoying things like research, facts, and the coherent articulation of ideas. Why waste time trying to create intelligent rebuttals when you can counter your opponent by just throwing food at them?Malcontented liberals like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have become so yesterday. Their anti-Bush griping is moldier than John Kerry's campaign victory cake. These days, even Michael Moore...
  • There's a New Flu in Town ("Cuckoo Bird Flu")

    04/30/2005 9:48:18 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 7 replies · 532+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 5/1/2005 | Marc Plumb
    Health authorities in Taiwan yesterday released a statement confirming a dangerous outbreak of a new bird-flu disease dubbed "Cuckoo Bird Flu" (CBF). Unlike the H5N1 virus strain found in China, Vietnam and Thailand which affects the lungs and respiratory system, the CBF strain has only been confirmed in Taiwan and is more closely related to CJD, or "brain-wasting disease." Symptoms include delusional feelings of power and grandeur, audacity, arrogance, childlike behavior and a weakening backbone. While asleep, victims are often heard mumbling, "It's not fair, it's not fair." Several victims have developed a unique facial expression which health authorities liken...
  • Kerry strategy: Don't repeat Gore mistakes

    10/20/2004 12:15:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 10/20/04 | RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry has a simple strategy if the presidential race is in doubt on Nov. 3, the day after the election: Do not repeat Al Gore's mistakes. Unlike the former vice president, who lost a recount fight and the 2000 election, Kerry will be quick to declare victory on election night and begin defending it. He also will be prepared to name a national security team before knowing whether he's secured the presidency. [snip] The prospects for another contested election grow with every poll showing the race neck and neck. Gore prematurely conceded the 2000 race...
  • 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...
  • Michael Moore Accused of Headline Heist

    08/03/2004 11:57:38 AM PDT · by crusty codger · 20 replies · 1,456+ views
    NewsMax | 08/03/04 | unknown
    Michael Moore's fakery fest "Fahrenheit 9/11" features in one of its scenes a newspaper headline that reads: "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election." The words were apparently designed to perpetuate the myth that Bush "stole" the 2000 presidential election. A lawyer for the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington, Ill., sent a letter to Moore accusing him of misappropriating the headline from the Pantagraph's pages. The headline did appear in the Pantagraph, but only on the letters-to-the-editor page, and was intended only to reflect the letter writer's sentiments. According to the Pantagraph's Web site, the lawyer's letter also charges Moore with...
  • Not exactly an air-tight case (Vin Suprynowicz on Farenheit 911)

    07/05/2004 10:34:29 AM PDT · by Undertow · 14 replies · 922+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | July 4, 2004 | Vin Suprynowicz
    VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Not exactly an air-tight case It's unfortunate -- but typical -- that Michael Moore begins his new semi-documentary film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," with a lie. The film instructs viewers that every legitimate media outlet that sent reporters to Florida after the 2000 election concluded Al Gore really won the popular vote there -- and thus the presidency. The truth is just the opposite. Every mainstream media outlet that went and looked -- including far-left East Coast papers that had endorsed Gore -- reluctantly concluded George W. Bush won the popular vote in Florida, no matter how you counted it....
  • 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 1997’s “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.  ...
  • Question: Why is America Targeted? (Al Jazeera has Dem talking points or vice versa)

    05/30/2004 4:21:51 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 45 replies · 247+ views
    Al Jazeerah ^ | May 30, 2004 | John W. Willmott
    This is addressed equally to many addressees and the U.S. Government as extremely vital information and an advisory to those at the highest levels of education, defense and Government. I am here because of the declining condition of American security, reputation, credibility, respect and prosperity brought on by flawed U.S. foreign policy, failed and or no diplomacy and the use of threats, strangling illegal embargoes, Presidential imperialist sanctions and the illegal, preemptive and unilateral use of the U.S. Military against other sovereign peoples and nations. Some of you will adamantly disagree with my previous statement. That is your right just...
  • Roland Emmerich: Ein Spätentwickler wettert los ("Day After Tomorrow" Director Hates Bush-MUST READ)

    05/27/2004 10:04:24 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 33 replies · 284+ views
    RP Online via Tim Blair ^ | May 28, 2004 | "werner"
    Roland Emmerich, the German director of "The Day after Tomorrow" made these illuminating remarks in interviews in the German press. It says a lot about him but also about the Hollywood mindset. Here is the German original, the translation of the excerpt is mine. Do you think he would say this to American audiences? Q: Will the anti-Bush mood outside of America be conducive to the success of the film? A: I had no idea that Bush would get up to all the things he did eventually. During the last election campaign I was already writing the script. I hope...
  • 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...
  • A Little Help?---Why Bush Won in 2000

    03/09/2004 8:53:31 AM PST · by waterman478 · 60 replies · 818+ views
    I am looking for an article or source that outlines the facts why Bush won in 2000. I'm looking for the arguments to have handy when your typical liberal throws out the "Well Bush stole the election in 2000" comment. Can anyone point me to something? Thanks!
  • Al, We Hardly Know Ye (Barf/Eric Alterman Alert!) (Algore Hypnotizes Chickens)

    02/17/2004 3:24:15 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 40 replies · 354+ views
    The Nation ^ | 2.12.2004 | Eric Alterman
    stop the presses by Eric AltermanAl, We Hardly Know Ye [from the March 1, 2004 issue]The evolution of the character invented by the media to play the role "Al Gore" will one day make a remarkable doctoral dissertation. The most doctrinaire postmodernist would have a hard time keeping up with the myriad literary inventions, textual subversions and convenient fictions necessary to sustain the ever-changing narrative. One day Gore is an uptight, hypercautious "serial exaggerator." Later, when it turns out that it was the media--most egregiously, the Washington Post's Ceci Connolly--who spread false stories about Gore that were picked up and...
  • 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...
  • Angry White Man (For black voters, Dean is the un-Clinton)

    01/13/2004 5:09:02 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 171+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, January 13, 2004 | JASON L. RILEY
    <p>Unfortunate as it is true, Democrats don't battle Republicans for the black vote. They battle apathy. Blacks vote Democrat or stay home. Which prompts two questions: Will Howard Dean, the third-generation Yalie from Vermont by way of Park Avenue, have a problem ginning up enough black support if he wins the Democratic nomination for president?</p>
  • Pox Americana (Games and deception: The war-year in review)

    12/29/2003 11:43:25 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 153+ views
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | December 26, 2003 | BARRY CRIMMINS
    IT WAS THE worst of times, and it was the worst of times. The 12 months labeled, stored, and referenced as "2003" will be forever remembered as a "war year." And wars are the worst of things upon which to waste years. In January, the nation passed the halfway mark of the court-appointed Bush administration. A hardy lot, Americans had survived two years and a day of excruciating corruption, skullduggery, and embarrassment. It was about to get worse. All the best halftime shows took place at peace rallies. The media’s electronic war drumbeat was providing George W. Bush with the...
  • Nader the Spoiler? Unlikely

    12/22/2003 12:08:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 200+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, December 19, 2003 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    <p>For all the gloominess Democrats may harbor about Howard Dean's chances in the general election, here's a bit of good news: Ralph Nader, whose third-party candidacy cost Al Gore the presidency in 2000, seems unlikely to mount a run against the former Vermont governor.</p>