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HOW THE RIGHT IS WINNING THE WAR OF WORDS

With survey results, it's all in the way you phrase the question.
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STRAIGHT FROM THE NEO-CONS' MOUTHS
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 • Terrorism
BUSH'S NEW CIA DIRECTOR CAUSING TURMOIL, TURNOVER OF TOP AGENTS
Helping keep America safe, Porter Goss has told Agency employees that their job is to "support the administration and its policies" (in other words, don't confuse us with the facts), and his aides have been so tyrannical and disrespectful toward the Langley staff that the deputy director resigned Nov. 12, the two agents in charge of spying quit Nov. 15, and several more resignations may be on the way. "There's confusion throughout the ranks and an extraordinary loss of morale and incentive. Goss doesn't seem engaged at all."
1) Goss tells CIA to back Bush views (NY Times)
2) Resignations and sinking morale (Washington Post)
3) In-depth investigative story (Salon)


 • 2004 Election
2004 BUSH STATES & 1860 SLAVE STATES: ONE AND THE SAME
These two maps pretty much say it all.
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThePatriotFacts)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
INVESTIGATION SHOWS HOW REPUBLICANS 'WON' OHIO BY DECLARING MINORITY BALLOTS 'SPOILED'
The vast majority of ballots that went uncounted were from predominantly black districts. Add them up and you have a different outcome to the presidential race.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Greg Palast)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
JOHN KERRY'S BROTHER SAYS THE DNC IS NOT IGNORING ELECTION FRAUD
Cam Kerry: "Election protection lawyers are still on the job in Ohio and Florida and in DC making sure all the votes are counted accurately..."
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThePatriotFacts)


 • Justice Dept.  • Most Troubling
ASHCROFT SAYS JUDGES SHOULD STOP INTERFERING WITH BUSH'S VIOLATIONS OF CONSTITUTION, HUMAN RIGHTS
"The danger I see here is that intrusive judicial oversight and second-guessing of presidential determinations in these critical areas can put at risk the very security of our nation in a time of war." In other words, don't question the president, no matter what he does, during war.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Terrorism
AMERICA IS SAFER? BIN LADEN NOW HAS A RELIGIOUS GREEN LIGHT TO USE NUKES
Frustrated CIA agent once in charge tracking terrorists tells "60 Minutes" that Bush has made terrorism worse, and now Al Qaeda wants to "end the war as soon as they can, and to ratchet up the pain for the Americans until we get out of their region."
Inform yourself with the full story here (60 Minutes)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ELECTION FRAUD
Urge your representative in the House to join Representatives Conyers, Scott, Nadler, Watt, Wexler and Holt in calling on the Government Accountability Office to immediately undertake an investigation of the efficacy of electronic voting machines.
Follow this link to a ready-made form letter (Act for Change)
Download PDF of Representative's letter (House of Representatives)
Download PDF of followup letter (House of Representatives)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
ELECTION INCIDENT REPORTING CENTER ALLOWS YOU TO TRACK VOTER COMPLAINTS YOURSELF
21,556 reported incidents so far. Obviously not all of them are fraud-related. But this is the place to see how bad the problem really is.
Inform yourself with the full story here (VoteProtect.org)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
A CALL TO ARMS ON VOTE FRAUD INVESTIGATION
This article on the site of a statistical sampling company (so they know how exit polls work and can smell fraud) lays the groundwork for what need to happen if we ever want to see an investigation into the differences between the exit polls and the election results.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Zogby International)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
HOW EASY WAS IT TO HACK DIEBOLD'S VOTING SOFTWARE?
Clicking on a link on the Diebold site, a voting activist discovered that she could enter the company's vote database using Microsoft Access and change votes in a Texas election without leaving a trace.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Wired)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST DEIBOLD FOR SELLING INSECURE VOTING MACHINES
California's attorney general and critics of electronic voting are suing over the company's shoddy balloting equipment that exposed California elections to hackers and software bugs.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Wired)


 • Misc.
RED STATE HYPOCRISY
So the Red states are all about Republican values like self-reliance and the sanctity of marriage are they? Well, guess which states receive the most federal funding and which ones pay the most into that fund? And guess which state has the lowest divorce rate? Massachusetts, the state furthest along on legalizing gay marriage. Bet you can guess which states have the highest divorce rates, can't you? Here's a chart of divorces by state. And I can't help but wonder why they support Fox News, owned by the same company that publishes porn-star sex books, was just fined $1.2 million for decency violations, and whose news stars have been caught in drug and sexual harrassment scandals.


 • Election
ANATOMY OF A CRUSHING POLITICAL DEFEAT
Arianna Huffington's dead-on analysis of how Kerry and the Dems shot themselves in the foot.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AlterNet)


 • Election  • Corruption
IN-DEPTH EXPOSÉ ON DIEBOLD AND ES&S
The two Republican-loyal companies that make most of the voting machines and vote-counting machines in the country have a history of political cronyism and covering up problems with their programs.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Mother Jones)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
EVIDENCE OF MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD BEGINS TO EMERGE
Discovered errors that resulted in incorrect votes all favor Bush. Many of them were on Diebold or ES&S machines, two companies that have contributed heavily to the Bush campaign.

1) FLORIDA: Dozens of counties where Democrats significantly outnumber Republicans saw 200% to 712% increase in Republican votes, 40% to 80% decrease in Democrat votes. See this chart and this graph (created from official state vote results and registration record), taking note counties like Calhoun, Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Liberty.

OR Read an analysis of these numbers and how easy it is to hack the counting computers OR Watch a video showing how it's done

2) FLORIDA: In at least 12 counties, votes for president outnumbered total voters. Visit this site which is tracking stories from around the country, complete with data charts (skip the confusing graphs, just read the stories and links)

3) FLORIDA: Political science grad students observers report widespread election fraud, disenfranchisement (ThePatriotFacts)

4) Palm Beach Co., FL: 88,000 more presidential votes than voters (Washington Dispatch)

5) Gahanna, OH: 4,258 e-votes for Bush from only 638 voters (CNN)

6) Warren, OH: Ballots counted without observers, behind closed doors. Officials cite fear of "terrorism" (Cincinnati Enquirer)

7) Parma, OH: 94% turnout, but 40% don't vote for president (County records chart - big file)

8) NORTH CAROLINA: 4,530 e-votes permanently lost (Charlotte Observer)

9) Sharon, PA: 51,818 ballots cast but only 47,768 recorded for president (The Vindicator)

10) Graph shows exit-polling inaccurate only in e-voting areas

11) Details of Freedom of Information requests for computer vote-count records (BlackBoxVoting.org)

12) House members demand GAO investigation (Wired)

13) Analysis of how "spoiled" ballots helped sway the election (Greg Palast)

14) Terrific wrap-up, simple but in-depth analysis of all the evidence thus far (The Free Press)


 • Misc.
I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO
Please save this I TOLD YOU SO for use in early 2008...
...when the draft has been reinstated
...when the deficit has passed $100 billion
...when the average American has become afraid to speak against the government in any way for fear of being reported by a nosy eavesdropper under the Patriot Act II
...when gas prices are upwards of $3
...when nationwide unemployment has hit 10%...
Read my whole rant here (The Patriot Facts)


 • Misc.
A NOT ENTIRELY BAD SOLUTION TO THIS WHOLE MESS
"I feel bad for the Red States. Yes, they won the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and most of the state houses. But they still can't have the country they really want because the last few Blue States won't roll over. So I am making a simple proposal: Secession. Divorce. Splitsville. Personally, I think we made a huge mistake not letting them go when we had the chance back in 1862..."
Get your laugh on here (BoingBoing)


 • 2004 Vote Fraud
IS THE FIX IN?
Who gets to vote with Florida's missing 58,000 absentee ballots (which officials can't void or keep track of) and the 76,000 that have been resent? What are Republican plans for the secret list of 1,886 black voters leaked from Bush campaign HQ in FL?
1) 58,000 absentee ballots "missing" in Florida (AP)
2) 76,000 absentee ballots being resent (Knight-Ridder)
3) The list: "The only possible reason why they would keep such a thing is to challenge voters on election day." (BBC/Greg Palast)
4) "My fear is that this outdated provision in Florida may not be properly applied and [will] prevent legal voters from voting." (Institute for Public Accuracy)


 • 2004 Vote FraudCorruption  • EXPOSÉ
COINCIDENCE? REPUBLICAN REP WHO WON UNLIKELY LANDSLIDES USED TO HEAD MAJOR E-VOTING COMPANY
Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel headed ES&S (supplier of half the voting machines in the US) before going into politics and winning by unheard-of margins on ES&S machines with no paper trail (the only kind used in Nebraska).
Inform yourself with the full story here (CommonDreams)
   •More Hagel investigation here (The Hill)


 • Environment
BUSH IGNORES ANOTHER 300 SCIENTISTS ON GLOBAL WARMING
President steadfastly refused to join the rest of the world in reducing greenhouse gasses, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that pollution is leading toward climate change on a massive level.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)
   • Good Global Warming Resource: Pew Center on Global Climate Change


 • Corruption
REPORT DOCUMENTS BUSH'S UNDERMINING OF OPEN GOVERNMENT
Comprehensive examination of secrecy in the Bush Administration confirms consistent pattern: laws designed to promote public access to information have been undermined, while laws that authorize the government to withhold information or to operate in secret have repeatedly been expanded. The cumulative result is an unprecedented assault on the principle of open government.
Detailed but quick-read of the report (TruthOut)
   • Download the report (House Government Reform Committee)


 • Iraq  • Corruption
BUSH STARTED PLANNING IRAQ ATTACK IN 1999, SAYS AUTOBIOGRAPHY GHOSTWRITER
"If I have a chance to invade...I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed," quotes Mickey Herskowitz, who was fired as ghostwriter of Bush's autobiography because the president's handlers didn't think his version wouldn't be positive enough.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Gorilla News Network)


 • Iraq  • Terrorism  • Religious Agenda  • Propaganda
BUSH CLAIMS 'GOD TOLD ME' TO ATTACK IRAQ
"God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam," Bush told Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Abu Mazen in June 2003. Two calls to the White House for clarification went unreturned.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Anti-Bush Conservatives
REPUBLICAN CHANGES HIS VOTE AFTER SEEING WOMEN TOSSED FROM BUSH RALLY FOR WEARING 'CIVIL LIBERTIES' T-SHIRTS
Self-described "right-wing Christian conservative" abandons Bush after seeing Gestapo tactics his team used to remove a woman doing nothing more than wearing a T-shirt that read "Protect Our Civil Liberties." Bryan Platt, Chairman of the local Republican Central Committee, said he stood 100 percent behind the decision to exclude the women.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Sierra Times)


 • Iraq
EYEWITNESS TO A FAILURE IN IRAQ
Former ambassador sent to Iraq by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz describes how bad things are there and how his fact-finding reports have fallen on deaf ears.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Boston Globe)


 • Iraq
TROOPS GUARDING STOLEN EXPLOSIVES ASKED FOR HELP, GOT NOTHING
Soldiers guarding the Al Qaqaa ammunition site, where 380 tons of explosives were stolen were outnumbered by looters, asked commanders in Baghdad for help to secure the site but received no reply.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Iraq
100,000 CIVILIAN DEATHS IN IRAQ
One of the first attempts to independently estimate the loss of civilian life from the Iraqi war has concluded that at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians may have died because of the U.S. invasion.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Iraq
380 TONS OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES STOLEN UNDER U.S. NOSES IN IRAQ
In yet another apalling blunder of the Iraq war, 380 tons of HMX and RDX -- chemicals frequently used in terrorist bombings like the one pound that brought down the Pan Am plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 -- have disappeared from locations the U.S. was supposed to be guarding. Bush was warned about the importance of securing this stockpile in May 2003.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)
Troops guarding explosives asked for backup, got nothing (LA Times)


 • 100 Reasons
THE PATRIOT FACTS PRESENTS: 100 REASONS TO VOTE AGAINST BUSH
"Bush's reelection depends entirely on willful ignorance."
-- Conservative columnist Charley Reese, July 31, 2004
Read them all here (The Patriot Facts)


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