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If you could do it all over again... [28 Jan 2005|03:56pm]

[ mood | curious ]

take my poll at:
Bush vs. Kerry:

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[07 Dec 2004|02:55pm]

Hello all!

Please help me with an article for The College Press (www.thecollegpress.com) discussing how young people and college students feel about the recent election and what is in store for the next four years. Go to:


to take a quick poll. Please leave your initials, age, school (if applicable), and the blog you read this on with your survey results. Thank you so much for your help!
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First I would like to say I'm sorry [29 Nov 2004|03:43pm]

To all whom this may concernCollapse )

Also if you are interested please post this invite else where and would be greatly appreciated
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[17 Nov 2004|09:53am]

Allen Ginsberg
(Written in 1956)

America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956.
I can't stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb
I don't feel good don't bother me.
I won't write my poem till I'm in my right mind.
America when will you be angelic?
When will you take off your clothes?
When will you look at yourself through the grave?
When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites?
America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?
I'm sick of your insane demands.
When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks?
America after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
JenLaVieBoheme: There must be some other way to settle this argument.
Burroughs is in Tangiers I don't think he'll come back it's sinister.
Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical joke?
I'm trying to come to the point.
I refuse to give up my obsession.
America stop pushing I know what I'm doing.
America the plum blossoms are falling.
I haven't read the newspapers for months, everyday somebody goes on trial for
America I feel sentimental about the Wobblies.
America I used to be a communist when I was a kid and I'm not sorry.
I smoke marijuana every chance I get.
I sit in my house for days on end and stare at the roses in the closet.
When I go to Chinatown I get drunk and never get laid.
My mind is made up there's going to be trouble.
You should have seen me reading Marx.
My psychoanalyst thinks I'm perfectly right.
I won't say the Lord's Prayer.
I have mystical visions and cosmic vibrations.
America I still haven't told you what you did to Uncle Max after he came over
from Russia.

I'm addressing you.
Are you going to let our emotional life be run by Time Magazine?
I'm obsessed by Time Magazine.
I read it every week.
Its cover stares at me every time I slink past the corner candystore.
I read it in the basement of the Berkeley Public Library.
It's always telling me about responsibility. Businessmen are serious. Movie
producers are serious. Everybody's serious but me.
It occurs to me that I am America.
I am talking to myself again.

Asia is rising against me.
I haven't got a chinaman's chance.
I'd better consider my national resources.
My national resources consist of two joints of marijuana millions of genitals
an unpublishable private literature that goes 1400 miles and hour and
twentyfivethousand mental institutions.
I say nothing about my prisons nor the millions of underpriviliged who live in
my flowerpots under the light of five hundred suns.
I have abolished the whorehouses of France, Tangiers is the next to go.
My ambition is to be President despite the fact that I'm a Catholic.

America how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
I will continue like Henry Ford my strophes are as individual as his
automobiles more so they're all different sexes
America I will sell you strophes $2500 apiece $500 down on your old strophe
America free Tom Mooney
America save the Spanish Loyalists
America Sacco & Vanzetti must not die
America I am the Scottsboro boys.
America when I was seven momma took me to Communist Cell meetings they
sold us garbanzos a handful per ticket a ticket costs a nickel and the
speeches were free everybody was angelic and sentimental about the
workers it was all so sincere you have no idea what a good thing the party
was in 1935 Scott Nearing was a grand old man a real mensch Mother
Bloor made me cry I once saw Israel Amter plain. Everybody must have
been a spy.

America you don're really want to go to war.
America it's them bad Russians.
Them Russians them Russians and them Chinamen. And them Russians.
The Russia wants to eat us alive. The Russia's power mad. She wants to take
our cars from out our garages.
Her wants to grab Chicago. Her needs a Red Reader's Digest. her wants our
auto plants in Siberia. Him big bureaucracy running our fillingstations.
That no good. Ugh. Him makes Indians learn read. Him need big black niggers.
Hah. Her make us all work sixteen hours a day. Help.
America this is quite serious.
America this is the impression I get from looking in the television set.
America is this correct?
I'd better get right down to the job.
It's true I don't want to join the Army or turn lathes in precision parts
factories, I'm nearsighted and psychopathic anyway.
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

-Allen Ginsberg, "America", 1956


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[10 Nov 2004|02:20pm]

[ mood | angry ]

CNN: Glitch Gave Bush Extra Votes In Ohio

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*sigh* the truth is revealed. [07 Nov 2004|06:04pm]

[ mood | calm ]

go here: http://chrisevans3d.com/files/iq.htm

The correlation is amazing.

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BlackBoxVoting.org Alleges Election Fraud [07 Nov 2004|05:40pm]

The organization BlackBoxVoting.org has taken the position that fraud took place in the 2004 election through electronic voting machines. "We base this on hard evidence, documents obtained in public records requests, inside information, and other data indicative of manipulation of electronic voting systems. What we do not know is the specific scope of the fraud. We are working now to compile the proof, based not on soft evidence -- red flags, exit polls -- but core documents obtained by Black Box Voting in the most massive Freedom of Information action in history," the group said.[+]
4 votes| do your civic duty

[06 Nov 2004|12:30pm]

I hope it's okay to promote my new community. If not, I'll gladly take it down, just let me know!

Join bipartisan_love if your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiance, husband, or whomever else is of a different political persuasion than you! If you're as passionate about politics as I am, you know it can be pretty hard sometimes. So come join our support group today!
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What you can do now [06 Nov 2004|02:31pm]

Sign up for blackboxvoting's Cleanup Crew http://www.blackboxvoting.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi

Also here's what they need for people to do:

* more attorneys to file and enforce Freedom of Information Act Requests

* 2-3 residents from each state to organize, moderate and update their state's counties here online regarding the filing of FOIA requests.

* at least 1 resident from each county who is willing to stand by and file a FOIA request, in the event their state denies BBV's FOIA request because it was filed out-of-state. Read more...Collapse )
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[06 Nov 2004|11:34am]

I'm posting this link for anyone interested in following the developing story of widespread election fraud.


This link is updated frequently with a lot of news articles. Three congressmen have already asked the GAO to investigate reports of e-voting fraud in Ohio, North Carolina and voter suppression in Florida.

They're all on the right hand side of the page just scroll down---there's also on article on protests by Ohioans. Would be interested if anyone will be protesting or organizing on in Boston.
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Who knows? [05 Nov 2004|10:39am]

[ mood | confused ]

More misscounted votes, especially in a place like Ohio? And another note, have ANY of these voting mix-ups EVER gone in the Democrats' favor? Hell no. Conspiracy or actual flub? You decide.


33 votes| do your civic duty

[03 Nov 2004|09:45pm]

[ mood | ehh ]

Let's exhume Lincoln's body and sit him in the White House and make him President.
Better him than Bush.

*I only said Lincoln because I'm researching him for a paper, but really any deceased President will do...=]

7 votes| do your civic duty

[03 Nov 2004|04:30pm]

Would anyone be interested in forming a Christian Democrats community? I don't feel like the two identities are mutually exclusive and I often feel like a minority within a minority. And especially after this election, I think it's important that this group has a voice. What do you think?

x-posted multiply
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How did you vote? How did your state vote? [03 Nov 2004|01:26pm]

I am polling to see how people voted versus how their state voted. This poll includes options for those who chose not to vote, who were ineligible to vote, and/or who do not live in the United States.


Please submit your answer, and encourage others to do so, also. Thank you.
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[03 Nov 2004|02:23pm]

[ mood | inquisitive ]

So, I'm hearing rumors of Giuliani and McCain for 2008 republican race. Any confirmation of this being a possibility?

If that turned out to be the case, that might be the first time I would ever consider voting republican. I think they would make a promising duo...if this happens to turn out.

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politics... ah politics.... [03 Nov 2004|10:45am]

[ mood | aggravated ]

name: margaret  age: 21  party: democrat  who got my vote?: kerry/edwards

*blah*  dammit. my first election, and the candidate of my choice conceeds. ain't that a BITCH?

congrats to all those who got their wishes granted. i hope you guys made the right decision, cuz frankly, i'm not sure.

and to kerry and edwards..... at least you know that millions of young people made you their first presidential vote. gotta make you smile just a bit, eh?

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nbc [03 Nov 2004|02:35am]

ok, i dont necessarily think they are wrong as much as they are behind on all the results. And they assume that ohio is going to the republicans, when in fact that has not been determined at all yet, because they still have to count all the provisional ballots. just so you all know.
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im new [03 Nov 2004|12:12am]

but i dont feel like filling the whole form, so basically my name is sarah, i am a registered democrat, and didnt decide to vote for kerry until i had changedmy ballot 3 times.

but i live in nevada, and i found this very disturbing:


that those counties had nobody who was registered vote, really pisses me off.
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Triumph for mediocrity [03 Nov 2004|02:10am]

What an utterly miserable election.

In this corner, the fundamentalist representative of the New Right, the master of patriotic rhetoric, the deficit-spender who deploys the military as a knee-jerk reaction to anything he can get away with.

Opposing him, the wishy washy party hack for the impotent left, the ultimate embodiment of a Middle-Of-The-Road candidate, who's best claim to fame is that he isn't George W. Bush.

It's a triumph for mediocrity.

I'm writing this at 2 am, and while they haven't officially declared Bush as the winner it sure looks that way. Moreover Democrats got destroyed--again--in the house and senate. Tom Daschle doesn't seem like he's coming back. And I wish I could say I was surprised.

I'm stunned at just how much the Bush camp was able to lower the bar for their candidate. They've successfully convinced Americans that this is the best things can be, despite 8 previous years of prosperity, and Bush is pitied rather than scorned for his lack of sophistication.

But at least he had a message (albeit one that makes me extremely nervous) and that's more than I can say for Kerry. He was just kind of...there. In honest retrospection I certainly didn't vote FOR him, but rather against Bush. He inspires neither love nor hate. He's just what we're supposed to accept, based on the flimsy hope that somehow things might, just MIGHT get better.

I hope Daschle loses. I hope the Democrats have to reorganize and come back with some balls for once. 'Cause love them or hate them, these Republicans are the ballsiest sunzabitches in the business. I don't think politics can begin to really matter to more Americans until more candidates actually step up and offer something new, sometehing better, and have the guts to stick with it. One side has already stepped up and done so--if the other side doesn't like where their opponents are taking them it's up to them to demand more from their own.

Anyway, this journal was fun while it lasted. Thanks to AsILayDying in particular for spirited debate. I still don't agree with you on a lot of things, but you definately got me thinking, which really is what this was all about.
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[03 Nov 2004|01:56am]

Whatever happened to america being progressive?

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE YOUTH VOTE? I hate everyone 18-24 who didn't go vote.

I can't stand this. I feel guity for not living in a swing state. I want to flog something.

I think I am going to go into politics, this nation needs serious work.
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