Tue Feb 21, 2006
Political Animals: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley and the ’68 Conventions
 Comments (4872 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
Sun Apr 17, 2005
Born again vs. the renaissance, Ross Pourzal
 Comments (5342 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
Mon Feb 21, 2005
Jerry Brown, former governor, current mayor, current blogger
Jerry's got a blog. I'm looking forward to commenting! http://www.jerrybrown.typepad.com/
 Comments (5407 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
Wed Jan 05, 2005
someone was listening
I guess Jon's Stewart's complaints didn't fall on deaf ears...
Mr. Klein specifically cited the criticism that the comedian Jon Stewart leveled at "Crossfire" when he was a guest on the program during the presidential campaign. Mr. Stewart said that ranting partisan political shows on cable were "hurting America."
Mr. Klein said last night, "I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise." He said he believed that especially after the terror attacks on 9/11, viewers are interested in information, not opinion. Read more...
 Comments (4653 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
Wed Dec 29, 2004
Year of Surrendering Quietly
by Alexander Cockburn
I came across this article recently. It discusses the facts of Kerry's political career and reminds the reader of what Clinton really stood for. It reminded me of what a sucker I am. I would have voted for Kerry anyway, but it's important to remember how we voters are easily manipulated.
It's a bit long. Print it and read it over coffee or something. Read more...
 Comments (13764 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
Fri Nov 19, 2004
In the immortal words of that most compromised of self-appointed "leaders" of Black America: "Keep Hope Alive!"
"The difference was hundreds of votes in each of the different places we examined," said Bev, "and most of those were in minority areas." Read more...
 Comments (5127 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
Tue Nov 09, 2004
In 2004 It Was “Right and Wrong” that Went Wrong
Robert Creamer Read more...
 Comments (9419 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
Thu Nov 04, 2004
It's the 'Moral Values', stupid.
Polls say 'Moral Values' were the big winner on Tuesday. Even if those who vote for Bush are hurt by his policies, they'll prefer to vote for him, finding a 'politics of meaning' in his simplistic messages. In the end, my reaction is that the push for gay marriage proved to be the defining factor in this election- the big turnout was rallied for those to go to the polls and vote against it. People as a whole may be for civil unions, but not gay marriage.
And this caused a As Bush speechwriter Frum said on NPR last night, 'A fratricial party is not a winning party' - and Patrick Buchannan may be willing to call for a civil war in the Republican party, but in the 'issues oriented' and 'identity politics' orientation of the Democratic party is left to carve up their messagess among these issues. It's far past due time for Democrats and Progressives to articulate their 'Values' versus saying they're for or against 'Issues'.
Anyway, I feel a bit better today after having got some dead sleep last night.
But this will be an irritating 4 years. Even as Bush is 'reaching out' and talking about healing, Cheneyis saying the 51% is a mandate, even the NY Times is repeating this; There's no one there to push back and say 'no it's not'.
Even while even BBC is validating the idea of a 'mandate' repeating to a world audience that more people voted for this president than any other president, It was a narrow victory with a deeply divided electorate. More people voted against this president than in any time in history. It was the narrowest margin of victory for a sitting president since 1916- Woodrow Wilson, and that's a quote from the Wall Stree Journal. Rebuild and get off your asses Democrats. With the biggest losers of the party like Tom Dachile gone, turn this party into something we can be proud of. Fight back.
And the most moderate folks in the Administration: bye bye. Soon to be replaced with who knows what. With Republicans in power in all branches of the government, whatever balance there has been is out the window. I'm worried about those who are moderate to left of center; alienation in the face of bald faced radical right rhetoric is going to create some desperate acting people. The whole point of democracy is to be inclusive; we will not see much inclusion.
I plan on trying to clear my mind and trying to enjoy things a bit more. Many people who care about social justice and economic fairness or any one of these smaller 'identity issues' right or wrong that are more or less the domain of the Democrats have been walking shellshocked for the last couple years. Yesterday, the faces of many people were flu-like, cold greiving.
Also, the problems with those who are in this so called 'liberal eliete' - we don't know how to talk to conservatives, and can't even understand why people would vote for Bush, prefering to de-humanize those who would vote for Bush, just as the radically minded right de-humanize us with their caractures.
Create a spiritual/religious Left that can talk values that religious people share. A quote from Michael Lerner: "Democrats are going to have to get over the false and demeaning perception that the Americans who voted for Bush could never be moved to care about the well being of anyone but themselves."
 Comments (11904 views) |  Trackbacks |  Pingbacks | Link | Email Article
BE A CITIZEN OF UPRIGHT MORAL CHARACTER!Submitted entries will be reviewed for inclusion
DISCLAIMERMortimer Sneed maintains this web site to enhance public access to information, with help from noble citizens. This is a service that is continually under development. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the owner of this website. The documents on this web site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained. We are not responsible for any physical harm that you may inflict upon yourself. We are not in anyway suggesting that you act on the things presented in this site or any works related to this site. We want you to be happy, really we do. We love you. But let's just say it's a certain kind of 'tough love'.
FAIR USE NOTICEThis site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
(c) COSMODEMONIC TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY