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Silicone Wet Nurse [17 Jan 2005|07:45pm]

Anyone wanna be the maintainer of this community?
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[05 Dec 2004|04:54pm]

Come Visit and check out our newest addition:

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[05 Nov 2004|03:59pm]

Hey guys, I've created a new community for Democrats for a Democratic President in 2008. Come join to support!

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to the ocean, white with foam [03 Nov 2004|10:06pm]

[ mood | enraged ]

we have TWO DAYS to mourn this loss of our country. tomorrow, we wear black, because that is the colour of the future. but on friday, we wear white. white is the colour of hope. and hope is what we need to hold onto. hope is what we are.

we need to go out and educate young kids if we do not want this to happen again. only eighteen percent of eighteen to twenty-four year olds voted in yesterday's election. if we want to change that, we need to go out and educate fourteen, fifteen, sixteen-year-olds. we need to orginize. we can not, as i originally thought, flee. we must stay here, get involoved, and actively work to change the future.


you can scream and scream, but the only way the government is ever going to hear you is if you put your screams onto that ballot.

what morgan saysCollapse )

and he's right. not only do we need to educate future voters, but we need to educate ourselves. we need to remember that true patriots descent and that there are still some innate rights that heir bushinstein can not take away.

take your sadness, your anger, all of your emotions and throw them into something constructive. you need to educate yourself, put yourself in a position of power before anything can change.

never give up, never surrender.


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[02 Nov 2004|08:57pm]

[ mood | nervous ]

oh, how i hope kerry wins. bush people are stupid. an example:

where i live, in the newspaper, there is a weekly publication called x-pressions (or something like that) which focuses on kids' opinions on stuff. lately, the main topic has been politics. a few weeks ago, one of my good friends, who hates bush almost as much as i do, contributed to the column. she said absolutely nothing which, by normal people standards, could be considered controversial. she did not mention which candidate she supports, only that she looks more at the issues (such as abortion) rather than the actual party that the candidate belongs to (although she does consider herself a democrat, she keeps an open mind). today, almost a month later, as we're walking to my car after school, she pulls out an envelope that she received in her last hour class. in it, there was a page-long letter from "an anonymous christian voter" saying how she commended the fact that megan (my friend) had voiced her opinion, and how politics are important. however, this was just in the first paragraph. the letter goes on to say that bush is the correct choice for president, and this lady periodically quoted from the bible (i'm not very religous, but she even put in those number thingies that i guess identify where in the bible the remarks can be found). i swear, she had at least five biblical references. probably more. she said also that "a lot of people say that bush cheated his way into office, but that is not so. he was put there by god, and he is god's president". blah blah blah. i just thought that was the most ridiculous thing ever. these people are crazy. no offense to any of you who are religious, i believe everyone is entitled to have their own beliefs, but i think that this is pushing it a little. i was torn between anger, pity, and just plain out piss-your-pants laughter.

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This Election Season... [02 Nov 2004|09:26am]

I was very giddy and gleeful when I saw this...

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[29 Oct 2004|04:01am]

Hello once more, unfortunately I won't be able to help campaign these last few days because I'm turning 19 on Oct. 30th. To celebrate, I'm going to Halloween Horror Nights and as a final act of defiance, here are my last 2 icons. I had many more ideas, but little time. Enjoy. Kerry 04!

The Bush Terminator: Only Livejournal

Blood Oil: AIM and LJ

Go out and Campaign! =]
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A Question of Vision [28 Oct 2004|09:51am]

According to the little survey at SelectSmart.com, this is my candidate preference list:

Of the Candidates RunningCollapse )


I have abandoned my idealism of either the Green or Socialists Parties and other third parties despite my belief in their overall agendas and principles. I think they lack the long term strategic planning of building a base of likely voters and realistic political vision. I've come to realize the value of idealism, but that it will not carry a movement or effectively create change. What will create change is to take note of the successes of the Republican Party over the last three decades and employ those same strategies, but for progressive candidates.

Bill Clinton gave a speech not long ago, that you can see in the special features section of the film The Hunting of The President. I'm paraphrasing him, but one of his points was the organizational strategy of the Republican Party since just prior to the Nixon campaign and how the Republican excuse the Carter election as backlash from the Nixon scandals and the Clinton Election as a fluke brought about by dropping the ball, not because of voters. (It's an arguable point, but one he makes rather deftly on their behalf. I like his ability to see various points of view.)

I've written many times about how third parties are great with idealism, but are lacking in a larger vision of political skills. We do need a dissenting voice in the political landscape that challenges the methodology of a two party system that sets the rules to lock out the potential for success of third parties, and I think those parties have completely missed the fact that there's no possible way for them to have an impact. Even if by some miracle a third party candidate was elected, both houses and all state legislatures are run by a two party system, much like almost every county in city in the country, despite local races being labeled as non-partisan. Now I believe that partisan politics isn't necessarily evil in itself, as it helps us to discuss, shape and enact the rules by which we allow ourselves to be governed. I don't believe government is bad, and it's easy for us to sit back and blame politicians for what is truly our fault: lack of holding elected officials accountable. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely, but what's worse is allowing us to wilt into the complacency and ignorance that brings us to a two party system in the first place.

If third party candidates (or supporters for that matter) had a clue about the political processCollapse )

What are your thoughts? I'd truly enjoy reading other's perspectives on my views of the failure of Third Parties, or their own view of to improve them.

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[27 Oct 2004|05:29am]


Hey again, I have 2 new icons which were requested from LJ users. Feel free to use them. Kerry '04!

Proper Grammar (AIM and Livejournal)

Real Protector (AIM and Livejournal)
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[23 Oct 2004|11:25pm]

i am afraid. no, i am not just afraid, i am terrified.

i love this country, and i love living here. i know that a lot of things about the us sucks, but i truely believe that there is something inately right at the bottom of our hearts.

but i believe that george w. bush is going to destroy it.

he is looking to overturn roe vs wade, which is possibly the most terrifying thing that i have heard in a long time. i have always believed in the right to choose, anyone trying to take that away... especially an old man, a man that will never have to go through what a pregnant girl would have to go through, what a wife with six kids and no money would have to go through, what a pregnant rape victem would have to go through, or a person who knows that their child will be born to live a life severely retarded and in excrciating pain, would have to go through, would be making that decision for me and for my children... the thought of that makes me sick.

it makes me sob.

it makes me weak.

and i am powerless to stop him.

also, bush is looking to make our society an ownership society. basically, what this means is that not only will we have to live without social security, but we will have no retirement plans but those we start for ourselves and maintain by ourselves. our businesses will not help us. it means my aunt, a single mother and forth grade teacher, will have to buy her own health insurance (something she can not afford, and probably will never be able to afford on her own), and she will have to manage her own finances between two and four in the morning, because that is the only free time she has.

it means that if you make one mistake, one mistake like investing in enron, you will spent the rest of your life poor.

it means that if you are already poor, there is little to no chance of moving up in the world.

it basically means we are screwed.


pass it on.

-Alden Jane Coldwell
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Disgusting, but Typical of Republicans [21 Oct 2004|02:39pm]

Here is a posting of the letter I sent to Ohio Representative Joy Padgett in response to this. Seems the dishonorable Rep. Padgett is attacking former terrorists hostage Terry Anderson as weak on terrorism. Feel free to copy it and mail it for yourself, or e-mail it to her Senate Office.

It's time we stop this kind of negative and shameful attacks by Republicans who try to paint anyone who isn't a Replublican as being supporter of or soft on terrorism.

Senator Joy Padgett
Senate Building
Room #035, Ground Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Subject: Negative Campaigning

Dear Senator Padgett,

I wanted to write and tell you that your actions in this campaign against your opponent are shocking and lack the honor and dignity of an elected official. I think you should apologize for your use of out-of-context material implying that your opponent is soft on terrorism.

Shame on you!

I typically do not get involved in races outside of my districts, but your despicable actions have disgusted me so much that I am making a donation to Terry Anderson's campaign today!

Knowing nothing about your record or history, all I can assume is that you're a horrible representative of the people of Ohio if this is the way you choose to represent them. You should be ashamed of yourself and your actions.


Julie [last name not revealed on LJ]
Seattle, WA

Since I'm not a voter in her district, I'm sure she doesn't give a hoot for my concerns...which is why I put my money where my mouth is. Let's just say I gave enough that my money and voice mattered even from outside the district!
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[19 Oct 2004|02:12am]

Hello again, I have 2 new icons which were requested from LJ users. Feel free to use them. Kerry '04!

Proper Grammar (AIM and Livejournal)

Real Protector (AIM and Livejournal)

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[16 Oct 2004|05:27pm]

Hey everyone, I've made some icons for AIM and for Livejournal too. Feel free to use them:

Pro-Life (Aim and Livejournal)

Kiss My... (Aim and Livejournal)

WWJD? (Aim and Livejournal)

If anyone has any suggestions on new icons please contact or post. I'll try my best to make it.

*Note: Some of these icons are meant to be light-hearted. I have nothing against Christianity, seeing as how do consider myself to be Christian in a way.
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[13 Oct 2004|04:11am]


This is a site with posters that you can print and hang up to help influence the vote.
The posters include the address to the site so people can get the posters themselves
and learn more information on the issues they address.
Help us change some minds and change our leadership.

I get mad at people who tell me they're not gonna vote...
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Bad Leadership [12 Oct 2004|01:51pm]

In this political season we're looking for strong leadership. There is a huge industry in teaching people how to be good leaders. So why is there so much bad leadership? Why do bad leaders succeed in getting followers to go along with their vision? What is a bad leader? Someone who is immoral or unethical? Someone who is incompetent? In her new book Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters</i> Barbara Kellerman of the Kennedy School at Harvard writes that we can learn a lot from studying bad leaders, yet we don't. We'll talk with Kellerman about why ignoring bad leaders leads us astray, and how learning more about what makes them bad can lead to better leadership.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004
The Conversation on NPR's KUOW.
1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern KUOW 94.9 fm Listen to past shows in The Conversation archive
Call-in numbers
206 543 5869

All of The Conversation programs are broadcast live at NPR's KUOW and archived immediately following the end of the program so you can listen online anytime.

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Kerry Takes Over Electoral Count according to electoral-vote.com [08 Oct 2004|01:51pm]

There are 48 new polls today in a total of 25 states. The bottom line is that Kerry is continuing to surge. He now has more than the 280 votes in the electoral college needed to be elected president. However, his margin is razor thin in many states. Still, this is a remarkable comeback. From the electoral college graph you can see how steep his rise has been. All of this gain is undoubtedly due to the first debate. Needless to say, tonight's debate will be extremely important for both candidates.

Full Story at Electoral-vote.com...which is updated to reflect current data from the dozens of state, national and media polls as they are released. Be sure to visit it often as figures will change frequently over the next several hours and days surrounding the debates.

You can click each state and get the latest results and a wealth of information. As far as I can tell, this is the most unbiased and scientific of the polls out there. It doesn't favor either Democrats or Republicans.

What's really fascinating is if you click the movie link, which displays the map and the changes in the electoral college on a day-to-day since May. It's fascinating!!!!

This is the one poll you should pay attention to only if you're trying to keep track of likely voters impact on the electoral college vote.

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*Note: This is a snapshot from the time of posting. For more accurate results, go to the website.

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Bush Campaign Security Screening Crowds for Doubters [08 Oct 2004|10:12am]

NPR (National Public Radio) ran a very well researched program this morning about how the Bush and Kerry campaigns deal with detractors who show up at their campaign events.

It's pretty telling that some would-be attendees at President Bush's campaign events say they're being asked to leave for wearing clothes or stickers that support the president's opponent. At Sen. Kerry's rallies, the presidential hopeful ruefully acknowledges the presence of the opposition. NPR's Nina Totenberg examines the rights of campaign event planners and attendees.

Kerry seems to welcome people who support Bush to his campaign events, but the Bush campaign has been using the Secret Service to harass and detain people, threatening them with arrest, including registered Republicans and a woman who wasn't there to protest but was merely wearing a pro-choice button.

When NPR questioned the Bush campaign how many people they could name that were prevented from attending a Kerry rally, they named one person, and she didn't return any of the calls NPR made to interview her. However, when you listen to the article, there are a lot of people who are prevented from attending any Bush rallies. Apparently, the President only wants the TV or photojournalists to have him set against backdrops of nothing but 100 percent supporters.

Personally, I think that's a bit cowardly because he's only preaching to the converted, while Kerry welcomes the opportunity to attract and have all people hear him and exchange ideas.

It is one thing to be insulated for security reasons, but insulating from patriotic Americans whose only "Crime" is disagreeing with you is just inexcusable and outride cowardice.

Who would you rather vote for...someone who truly tries to include all types, or someone who claimed to be a "Unite-er", but acts in the antithesis and seems to be interested falsely in only looking like one?

Bush Campaign Security Screening Crowds for Doubters. (You'll need either Real Audio or Windows Media Player to hear the article.)

:::Democracy is participatory!:::

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[06 Oct 2004|01:10pm]

Members of the republican party want to prosecute Michael Moore for giving potato crips and noodles to habitual non-voters for pledging to vote in the upcoming election. They really do want people to starve, don't they.
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Cheney Lies II [05 Oct 2004|09:38pm]

How funny that Cheney referenced Factcheck.com that leads to GeorgeSoros.com with the banner headline that reads President Bush is Endangering Our Safety, Hurting Our Vital Interests, and Undermining American Values.

Perhaps he was refering to Factcheck.org when he was suggesting that Kerry voted 98 times to raise taxes, which
Perhaps he was refering to Factcheck.org had already disproved prior to the debate. No one argues that Cheney isn't simply brilliant (though I think he's mean, hateful and driven by greed or self-interest), but he should have been more prepared.

Apparently, John Edwards' wife had to remind Cheney of the two times that he and John have met. Apparently, one of those times was the two hours they sat next to each other at some kind of luncheon.

As of 9:30 PM (PST)
MSNBC.com has Edwards as winning the debate 68 percent to 32,
FoxNews.com has Edwards winning the debate 52 percent to 47 (FoxNews!!!),
CNN.com has Edwards winning the Debate 78 percent to 13,
CBSNews.com has Edwards winning the debate,
ABCNews.com has Chenney leading the poll 42 percent to 35.

I thought it was very telling that for all his knowledge and experience as Vice President, Mr. Cheney had no clue that there was such an AIDS epidemic among African American women.

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Faces of Frustration [01 Oct 2004|08:49am]

The DNC has already put out a video Faces of Frustration of the reactions of George Bush during the first Presidential Debate. I thought he was a deer caught in the headlights many times, but this little video is brilliantly funny.

I thought this was the funniest of all the political ads about George Bush I've seen yet. You can say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

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