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Open letter to Senator John Kerry

by : Donna LoCicero
Tuesday November 9, 2004 - 03:12
56 comments

by Donna LoCicero

Dear Senator Kerry,

I’ve figured out that the reason this feels so awful, so surreal isn’t just because we lost. This isn’t loss. Every Democrat knows what loss feels like. This is something worse. This is theft - theft of our sacred right of voting and thereby, the hijacking of our country.

I want you to know that even though the mainstream media isn’t reporting much of this, a growing army of people believes this. We are determined to unravel this crime... and I can assure you, we’re not going to quit.

Which brings me to your concession speech. I don’t believe you quit. But it was very odd theatre. Watching it, I got the same feeling of disconnect as I did the first time I saw Bush sitting in that classroom for seven minutes.

Something didn’t jibe. In both there’s a sense that what’s going on behind the scenes is bigger than what’s happening in front of the camera. I know you had a recount fund and teams of lawyers ready and waiting to deal with any attempts to steal this election. And, I saw John Edwards come out the night before and promise to count every vote. And I know no Democrat would ever really buy that "stop dragging out the election for the good of the country" line again. Especially when all the votes hadn’t even been counted yet.

I’ve watched you closely this past year and I believe you’re a brave, intelligent politician with integrity. Your friends and family, especially your daughters, reflect well on you. Knowing these things, and following the news closely, many of us have come to the same conclusion: the country is not made up of social conservatives who would rather elect a man who has proven himself a liar and a failure over a man of conviction and political acumen. The exit polls were right.

It’s clear that the Bush Administration never had any intention of relinquishing power. And it’s only in the context of their willingness to stop at nothing and threaten anything or anyone who stands in their way that I can und erstand how you would give us a premature, disconnected-from-reality concession speech.

So I’m not buying it. Please know, Senator, that millions of Americans are not buying it. And we’re trying our damndest to turn a national tragedy, this hijacking of our democracy, around.

Help, as someone once said, is on the way.



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> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 04:40 - Posted by 5d87683d4b5f352e...

Dear Ms. LoCicero,

As a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, I am thankful the voters and electoral college overwhelmingly voted to keep John Kerry out of the White House. His record in political life is incredible. The fact that he has missed 80% of his votes in 20 years is amazing. How can this man be the voice and face of the Democratic party? I am sorry, John Kerry and John Edwards are two Senators that are not fit for their current positions, forget the White House. The voters recognized the transparent nature of their message.

Is George Bush perfect? No, but you must see through the lies and bias in the mainstream media. Do you? Your posting does not indicate this level of critical thinking. W does stand for what is best for the American people, defending ourselves and defending our way of life. Can we improve ourselves? Absolutely. George Bush is the man to do it.

My hope is not that a Republican President succeeds. It is that an American President succeeds. I am hopeful that those that slander the President and claim some sort of JFK/Oliver Stone type conspiracy will wise up remember we are all Americans and do something positive. If you do not like the way our country is run, please find a suitable country to meet your needs. I wish you luck in your journey to either become a better American or a citizen of a friendly nation.

Best Regards,
An American Living in Massachusetts




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 06:49 - Posted by 7e6803f7945cf9c8...

12) John Kerry missed 64% of his votes in the Senate last year and has missed more than 80% of them this year. If John Kerry isn’t bothering to do the job he has, wouldn’t it be a mistake to give him a promotion?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f...

Only the brain dead could take even a freeper number, ignore that fact the man had cancer last year, stretch this year’s figure into twenty years, and then accuse someone else of not being well informed.

Nuff sed.

Go DEAN!!



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 07:03 - Posted by c17013c25da86ae9...

An American Living in Massachusetts...it is you who have bought into the right-wing spin machine lies...the fat that you quoted their now debunked claim that kerry missed 80% of his senate votes shows this....i know how hard it can be once you have accepted a mental frame...facts just bounce off after that and like the pathological person...the truth will only reinforce the flawed beliefs...this cannot go unchallenged.

now to the substance of your response...george w bush is NOT a good man, his life has been one failure after another, only to be rescued by powerful friends and family...these are facts, and they can be a bitch sometime i know. from his time @ yale (yes legacy admission equals a quota that he is now against) to his reprehensible dodging of the vietnam draft by hiding in a champagne unit in the texas national guard and his many failed business attempts...to the governors mansion, where he presided over one of the WORST environmental records and croney politics...his presidency has been a failure from start to finish, i don’t even know where to begin...lets start @ the beginning...his selection by a partisan supreme court that stopped the vote counting in florida, his lies that he would be a uniter not a divider and rule from the center (HAHA), to his two biggest failures...protecting this counrty from a terrorist attack on 9/11, whwre his ENTIRE admin was ASLEEP at the wheel...to his misguided, misadventure in iraq. president bush lied in order to get in there...and he has been lying to the american people ever since...we cannot have an honest debate in this country about the war becuase they need to cover up their original lie with new lies to cover up...believe me i could go on and on, but i’m getting tired.

and lastly his outright theft of this last (S)election...biased media, flawed polls and e-voting were this admins weapons of mass distraction...and i fear the fallujah (even though he declared major combat over 18 months ago) is the latest distraction...from the mounting evidence of MASSIVE ELECTION FRAUD.

so go on with your head on the sand...everything is OK, until the sins of this admin come and knock on your door...i hope for all of our sake that the republic is strong enough to resist this enforced infection.

good night...and Ms LoCierco, please continue to express your beliefs, i admire your letter.

a progressive with real values



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 19:02 - Posted by f3fd6e75fc6842a5...

Why is it you liberals think that by applying a different shade of lipstick to the pig (the new shade being "progressive" rather than the old shade of "liberal") you can fool the good, honest, sensible folks of the heartland into thinking that stinking set of tired old ideas you continue to promote are not in fact still a pig? Well, the answer is, YOU OBVIOUSLY CAN"T.

For a group of folks that like to fool themselves into thinking they are so much smarter than everyone else, you sure don’t act like it. Maybe a climb down from the old ivory tower and a foray into the reality of a red state might shed some light......



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 16 - 18:50 - Posted by c17013c25da86ae9...

i make no apologies for having a brain...and then using it.

whats your excuse?



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 11:12 - Posted by 3b93446fc0a68eb5...

The challenge with democracy is that 51% get to decide for 49%. That’s the way it works, that’s the rule. I would hope that everyone on this forum accepts this. As a left wing democrat I love democracy. And so I live by it.

It’s time to accept defeat. Understand why and work on doing better next time.

Denial will get us nowhere. We’ve lost, let’s learn from our loss so that next time we have a chance to win. And in the next four years, if we are reasonable there is also a good change that GWB will move more to the center and be more reasonable. If we dablle in ridiculous conspiracy theories, why would he even want to take us into account? Would you?



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 02:29 - Posted by 1122a42601ceb4e3...

You’re a left wing democrat, and I am Jesus Christ....like anyone here is so stupid they believe you are a democrat, did you learn your lying from Bush or have your Christian values taught you how to do that?



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 21:36 - Posted by b259ed5322f408ea...

to the lifelong resident of ma. madam you have your head buried in ma’rd. when you take it out it will be so encumbered with misinformation and unmentionable matter that i suspect you will have to move to mississippi where you will be more comfortable with people who think just like you and can’t wait to yell hiel george with one hand admiringly in the air before you very stupid people goosetep this country into oblivion.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 04:07 - Posted by bb8659ef7433a2a1...

Dear American Living in Massachusetts,

Thanks for publicly stroking yourself over your own patriotism. We’ll be sure to put you in for a Nobel Prize at the first opportunity.

Your suggestion that those who "don’t like the way the country is run" should leave is also highly constructive and typical of the way this adminstration and its backers think. By the way, with your opinions of Senator Kerry, you seem to be of the minority opinion in Massachusetts. Maybe you should consider moving to another state. You might feel better afterward.

As to your own critical capabilities, we see them pretty clearly with your paranoia of the "mainstream media" (who are those guys, anyway? Fox News? PBS? NBC? Sinclair Broadcasting? The Washington Post?) and your assessment of a 51-48 popular vote split and an electoral college that hung on the outcome of one state as an "overwhelming vote". By all means tell us more about yourself and continue to regale us with your intellectual insights. President Bush’s comments on the ability of the electorate in Massachusetts to think clearly seem to have been right on the mark in a your case, at least. I sure am glad he gets something right once in a while.

Best regards,
A Veteran Living in Washington State



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 06:26 - Posted by 55a916982f38991c...

well, that explains so much of what is wrong with the USA

I live in Australia and we are your "allies" but you know what ? You are a fool !! YES A FOOL !

W Bush knows whats best for your country - are you insane ?

Explain to me the justification for going into Iraq again ? Why did all those people die again ? Why is your economy Fucked again ? how come 1000’s of US troops are DEAD ?

Whats the reason ? Oh Weapons of Mass Destruction !!! The ones that dont exist and were proven to have not existed when the war started !

OK even if (and its a long way from the truth) Bush was good for the USA - the rest of the world HATES Bush and this hatred is spilling over into a generalised and rascist view of ALL americans as small minded and arrogant.

You see - Bush is the worst thing for your country - hes alienating you and fucking up your future ! Islamic extremists arent the only ones resentful at america - Bush is generating a whole new wave of hostility from WHITE, ANGLO-SAXON, CHRISTIAN english-speaking people ALL OVER THE WORLD - MYSELF INCLUDED !



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Thursday November 11 - 15:52 - Posted by ac65f3b7f36348c8...

God bless you aussie friend!! I cannot believe what is happening here in the USA... One lie or mistake after another from the Bush administration, and no public outrage.... The Republicans have thier own media er i mean propaganda outlet.. Fox news!!! I would like to apologize to the rest of the world for what the ignorant coorporate militaristic election fixing regime has done and will do to our allies.. our enemies and to the enviroment.. god help us all...



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 03:34 - Posted by 8282596d4524a2b5...

We have the evidence. We have the receipts.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 03:31 - Posted by 8282596d4524a2b5...

G.W.B. should be impeached. Just look up Crimes and Misdemeaners against humanity. Check out Ramsey Clark.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 06:14 - Posted by 529eb15f4a8f6fd0...

I truly believe this election was a fraud. The Republicans have found a way to tamper with the voting machines and threaten the voters in any way they could.
What happened in this election is unAmerican and criminal. We have to do something about this. Senator Kerry, you should have won this election. There just can’t be that many stupid people in this country to put George Bush back in office. He hides behind the claim that he is a religious man, but a true religious man would not lie to the American people and start a war that is unjust.
I am just sick about the results of the election, especially when I hear about all the fraud in Ohio and New Mexico. You and Sen. Edwards are lawyers. You surely must know there is something that can be done, and the people responsible for this fraud punished. Can’t we have a re-vote in the states where there was so much fraud?
I am hoping that somehow you can demand a recount or a re-vote and that you will become our president in January. There are so many people counting on you and supporting you.
I hope you take the time to read this letter.
Joan Flannery
Goodman, WI




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 14:19 - Posted by 67adbcb371220c1d...

Voter fraud was evident in this election, unfortunately you have turned a blind eye to the Democratic involvement in it. Republicans have found a way to tamper with voting machines in Ohio? First of all, Ohio does not use voting machines, we still use paper ballots. Evidently you have choosen to ignore the FACT that democratic groups like ACT, MoveON.org, and the NCAA were PAYING for voter registrations, wether they were legitimate or not. Take for instance the individual in Defiance OH, who traded 124 FAKE registrations for crack cocaine. This is not a rumor or Repubilcan lie. This is fact. And pertaining to tampering voting machines. Weren’t there over 2000 votes for Kerry/Edwards already cast on voting machines in Philadelphia BEFORE the polls even opened? And claims of voter intimidation/discriminstion are absolutely absurd. How is it that only the black votes get thrown away? Last time I voted, I didn’t notice seaperate ballot boxes for "white votes" and "black votes".

I do agree that things in this last election were unAmerican. Like George Soros et. al. trying to buy the White House for Kerry (George Soros spent $25MM out of his own pocket) and running ads that were intentionally misleading and slandering to Americas allies. (check factcheck.org for the TRUTH about Bush and the Saudies)

What it comes down to is the fact that George W. Bush won both the popular vote and the electoral vote. There will be no revote. It is time to come together as Americans, and try to heal the rift that the far left has created in this country. George Bush isn’t perfect, but he IS our President for the next four years, and that is a fact that Kerry/Edwards supporters are going to have to come to grips with.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 15:58 - Posted by d8ce5a7223166a23...

Mister you are a "FUCKWITE"
Rod
Australia



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 22:50 - Posted by 5511c7e1fbe29ff1...

Dont you think if there was any hint of fraud going on in this election Kerry and Edwars would be all over it? They are both lawyers. No, if they had any reason to question the polls, they would have. America spoke loud and clear!!!!!!!!!!! We want a leader who has some backbone, does his job, takes a stand, and has morals. And this war is not unjust, and apparently there are enough "stupid" people in this country to put Bush back in office. I guess I am "stupid" also. All you liberals do is whine and complain. Get a life, a job so you can pay for your own things, and stop crying out FRAUD when you do not get your way. Oh and by the way, my husband and I are in our early 20s, we pay for our own college, we do not have health care because we cant afford it, and that is okay, and we have immediate family members in the military who have gone to Iraq, and we support Bush! Like I said before, liberals, get a life. Stop complaining.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 08:55 - Posted by 2a9a07686db545ff...

Dear Mrs. someone who doesn’t have health insurance because you can’t afford it:
I feel so sorry for you. It is a shame that the people who are affected by this administration the most (for example, YOU!) are LEAST INFORMED about what is happening in this country. And what backbone? Against what? He didn’t even protect us from 911 attack even when there were so many indications that the attack was coming. Then again, you wouldn’t know any of these.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 16:28 - Posted by d6c25e5e05af0571...

Unless they were in on it.Why is this war not unjust????Why do you assume everyone who is against bush is unemployed.That would put the US unemployment figures at close to 50%.And if you get sick,how are you going to pay?Rich parents no doubt.Bush was and probably still is,a womaniser,he was charged with torturing a fellow student in college,he has killed or caused the deaths of millions of civilians,US and coalition included,so where are his morals again?You are especially despicable if you have family in Iraq and are not fighting for there return,or are they some of the people responsible for abusing Iraqi prisoners?Imagine the outcry if the shoe was on the other foot eh.Yes you are stupid.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Thursday November 11 - 08:37 - Posted by ae86b935b76b755c...

for all you Southerners out there...or Bush supporters...

www.fuckthesouth.com

edumacate yourself on the country you live in.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 01:47 - Posted by 589376a606072ef7...

Thank You for your support but the reason I lost isn’t because of fraud or any other wrong doing on the Republicans party side. They deserve this win because I’m the fraud and have lied to everyone since I started running for the oval office. My whole campaign was a scam along with my Vietnam record. For this I’m truly sorry to everyone that voted for me. I have several issues to deal with because of this but as soon as they are finished I’ll give a radio address to the citizens explaining why I lied. I will be running for the oval office in 08’ so hopefully people can find it in their hearts to forgive me and once again vote for me in 08’. This will definately be a honest campaign.

John F. Kerry



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 02:34 - Posted by 1122a42601ceb4e3...

So typical of the Republipukes, posing as J. Kerry...they have learned how to pretend to be someone look at their pretend poser of a president....they have all taken an oath to follow fearless leader in his learning to act....they have no talent however and continue to look like a fraud everytime...



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 01:59 - Posted by 589376a606072ef7...

Dear Joan, Thank you for your support and compassion. Let me start by saying that the Republicans did not commit fraud or any other wrong doing. I lost this election solely based on the fact that I’m a liar, fraud and cheat. Everything that I said on the campaign trail was a lie and Mr. Bush deserves his victory. I will be giving a radio address on Saturday November 20th to explain my lies and deceit to the american people and hopefully you will understand why I lied. I will be running for president in 08’ and for this reason I have to start being honest with you and myself. Hopefully you can find in your hearts to believe in me again for I have truly found God and have put everything into his hands. Once again thank you for your support and hope to see you in 08’.

John F. Kerry



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 16:11 - Posted by 4082c336bcff6fc9...

Dear John,
This is such an appropriate way of starting a letter to you because I want you to GET THE FUCK out of all our lives. I feel like puking when I read that you will run in 2008. You ARE a republican, who has suceeded in infiltrating the democratic party only to throw the election to your bones buddy W. I noticed that you both disappeared for several days after the election, you know when you were supposed to be making sure all our votes are counted...fighting for us. That must have been some party in the tomb. I bet you have quite a collection of Iraqi artifacts from their museums in your tomb these days, since that is what you guys like to collect for fun. Is that why you didn’t protect the Iraqi museums when we invaded? I bet you have that picture ’the scream’ in your tomb too. You might think you are getting away with it, but you guys are SO STUPID everyone is figuring out what you are doing. You evil little cabal is coming to light and the American people will rise up and throw you out. We are not as stupid as you think.
In case you didn’t get my original point
SHUT THE FUCK UP about 2008. This election could not have been any easier to win, running against an arrogant Forest Gump. He cheats and you let him. You are a horrible excuse for a democrat, and a human being.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 02:36 - Posted by 1122a42601ceb4e3...

See above the above.......they think this is acting when its just assinine.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 07:21 - Posted by 1b5440ca8d517d28...

Thank you so much for your letter. I agree. The word is getting out. This election fraud is bigger than this election. We must protect our elections or all hope of a democracy will be gone.




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 07:45 - Posted by 6dfe3f9c20661b28...

I agree with the author. I believe that John Kerry/John Edwards are planning to give us a one-person/one-vote presidential and congressional re-vote. The are using asymmetrical tactics, part of that is doing exactly the opposite of what the republicans expect. By conceeding quickly, the GOP is relieved that it "got away" with this massive fraud and set themselves at ease.[The GOP was prepared to fight any fraud claims through more propaganda] This allows for them(and mainstream media) to continue to build their own gallows, by forgetting the election and moving on as fast as possible. Also they are using the "code words" method of communication, the 4th reich’s own weapon, against them. Re-read Kerry/Edwards "concession" comments. Look at the transcript of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Ralph Nader on "Anderson 360" the day after the election. They are giving the press the metaphorical middle finger, the double-middle fingers even.[Their salute to mainstream "media"] The Democrats have had 4+ years to prepare for this fraud, their party’s very survival is dependent on their planning. It is not a mistake that Kerry/Edwards are ace trial lawyers with killer instincts. They’ve been taking on corrupt corporate bloodsuckers(or neo-cons, same thing) their whole careers. Neo-cons(and corporations) by their nature are destined for failure(as is capitalism. but that’s for another discussion.) John Kerry’s "losing" the election was the best possible outcome given the circumstances. It further consolidates BushCo opposition and if Kerry was elected, the GOP would have taken him down by blaming him for the effects of their own greed and stupidity.

Now, the neo-con’s mistakes will come to bear on them right quick. (see: Invasion of Fallujah or "It’s a trap, stupid." NOTE: Tons of explosives and 4000 anti-aircraft missles have been stolen from under the military’s noses. Privitization in action.) Unfortunately, the 140,000+ troops in Iraq are lost :( [ No thanks to the neo-con fscking b*st*rds. ] You don’t think the Iraqi’s(and Iran) would just let them leave after all the "Death and Destruction(TM)" the U.S. has caused. (Innocent children, women, and men, bombed and shot. cluster bombs, D.U., installing Sadaam, torture...the list goes on and on. Not to mention, supporting Israel’s senseless slaughter of Palestinians.) The masses from their misinformation induced haze, though at least 65% already have. Plus Kerry/Edwards in-depth presentation of voting fraud to the public.

Watch for John Kerry’s next appearance on "The Daily Show" [this week or next] that is the last forum the Democrats have to present ideas. A powerful one, reaching the key 18-34 demographic. (Kerry, Edwards, Jackson, Sharpton, Nader, and Moore have all been guests and understand why it succeeds.) After Kerry(or maybe Edwards) is elected President, they’ll probably establish a National Press and do away with the ElectorialCollege; an antiquated mechanism of racism and now tool of facism.

Either way another American civil war [ Bush II :: Gulf War II :: Civil War II ] looms :( (Full swing by ’09) and destabilization. The U.S. is currently responsible for 90 to 98% of all suffering across the globe. [directly/indirectly] It would take a supreme effort of cooperative action to avoid this...I just don’t see it happening. I don’t advocate any war, as violence doesn’t really solve anything, but the opportunity to achieve things the easy way was lost in the ’60’s.

May peace, understanding, and equality prevail.

To the world, I apoligize.

Pray for us.




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 14:54 - Posted by 1ebd73fbe1f545ca...

Boo Hoo-youse lost HA HA We busted sadams ASS !! Republicons rule ! Napalm fags and AArabs.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 19:41 - Posted by 2baeaf41fe525bbf...

The most mindboggling effect of this joke of an election is that the so-called Evangelical Christians are being patted on their collective backs for "getting Bush elected". The second most unbelievable thing about those voters who want "moral values" back in our country.

Moral values? From a man with absolutely no experience in foreign affairs or diplomacy? A man who takes the prize for being the first president to come into office with a felony record on his resume, a drunk, a man who totally ignored the American middle-class for the last four year but is now ready to make nice-nice? A man who is drooling with excitement at the thought of desecrating our national parks and ANWR with oil rigs? A man who set back the process of stricter emission control laws put in place so fossil fuels and oil and whatever other krapola is spewing out into our air from smokestacks? [People are wringing their hands over the amount of mercury in fish from our fresh water lakes and streams, where do they think this contamination of water comes from? — Smokestacks and runoff from companies spewing their hazardous waste into our once clean waters!!!]

Moral values? The Bush loyalists are more worried about women having choice, gays getting married and of course, squashing that pesky stem cell research. Never mind the disaster of attacking a country that was of no threat to us AT ALL — without a care in the world about the obscene national debt, Bush’s fat cat buddies are getting tax cuts forever, (how is he going to pay for that, I wonder?) — and so on and so on.

First of all, why does it appear to the press and everyone on "their" side that only Republicans who voted for Bush’s "moral values" are decent, God-fearing creatures? What a joke that is! Of all the millions who voted for John Kerry, there must be a dozen or so who also go to church and believe in law and order, etc, etc,, right? I really, really despise those hypocritical freeper moralists. My biggest argument for pro-choice is this..........What right do the do-gooders have to decide a woman should not have an abortion? What business is it of theirs? If they don’t like abortion, then their female family members shouldn’t have one. But let other women have a choice.

Stem cell research. The rightwing bible thumpers think those differentiated cells sitting in a petri dish are "babies" so using them for research would be considered abortion. Hello? They are NOT babies, they will NEVER be babies. Why or why can’t a group of influential scientists, including ethicists, talk to God’s messenger George (that’s what Bush thinks he is, anyway) and try to explain the TRUTH to him about those "babies" used in stem cell research?

Gay marriage and messing with the U.S. Constitution to put in such a silly, useless, stupid Amendment to this illustrious document !!!! Again, with the divorce rate in the U.S. at 50% I hardly think man/woman marriage is doing such a great job of showing how nice it is to have just a man and woman combination. I will never understand what scares these nice moral people about gays, getting married or even just "being". They live their lives pretty much like the rest of us, only difference is they don’t have the same rights every other citizen of this country has.

The bottom line is — I and so many millions like me, are depressed, sad, and scared silly at what this ignorant man we call the "president" now will do to our country in the next four years. Doesn’t it scare you at what he can do now, with the House and the Senate majority behind him? Let’s just hope there are enough sensible and smart Republicans in the House and Senate to help the Democrats keep Dubya on a fairly short leash. (yeah, right)

Let’s finish with Iraq once and for all, and if peace can’t be resolved there (any one believe peace could happen?), tell their government after the elections in January we’re handing their country over to them and whatever happens then is all theirs. If more of what our taxpayers built for them is blown away, they can re-build without our nickel — then let’s get our troops out of there before worrying about dumb amendments to our Constitution.!

Mad-as-helk Democrat!



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 17:05 - Posted by 589376a606072ef7...

What is sad and depressing is how much of a stupid fuck you really are. The middle class have flourished more under W than any other time except under Reagan. You also need to look at the county breakdown instead of the state and look at how many counties are red. Wake up chuckle fuck, conservatism will prevail more in 08’ than it did this time. America or should I say true Americans are finally becoming savvy to the liberal lies. But hey, keep standing in your liberal food and welfare lines and see where it keeps getting you. Absolutely notta.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 17:15 - Posted by d6c25e5e05af0571...

Why do all you lovely moral,family first conservatives have to resort to insults and bad language.
And again,if all liberals are unemployed,does that mean 49% of the US is unemployed?If so GWB musnt be that good a president.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 02:45 - Posted by 1122a42601ceb4e3...

Yes Republicanism will take the country to new lows...the national debt is disgraceful, the dollar ratio to the other major currencies is disgraceful, the genocide in Iraq is disgraceful and having our country lead by professional liars is disgraceful While our country goes bankrupt economically and morally the rest of the world could not be more delighted they are prospering financially and being entertained beyond their wildest America hating dreams, they are laughing their asses off at how stupid and inbread we are here...hiding behind a "God". It is disgusting while we commit mass murder and build a coalition of murders for oil and resources is really ugly. In the mean time Americans pretend to not know what is happening to their country, they will only wake up when we have a nuclear war but it will be a brief awakening....



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 02:13 - Posted by 6cb7870efaf69a07...

You are so correct. Bush is a fake and a hyprocrit. He hides behind the facade of being religious.



Congressional Investigation
Wednesday November 10 - 04:14 - Posted by b34156dd4f2b986a...

A Petition to Congress requesting an investigation into the Presidential Election of 2004

http://www.petitiononline.com/uselect/petition.html



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 06:48 - Posted by 58c6ea538c9d91d2...

The Bushies are about to get what they deserve....imagine the looks on the faces of all the kool-aid drinking repubs when they get to see the cheating lying chickenhawk war crime emperor convicted of the federal crime of rigging an election. Take a deep breath my fellow followers of reality the battle is about to be won. Then after we send BushCO to prison we need to un-do all of the harm Bush has down to our,environment,our economy, our souls, and all of the worlds people. We have only begun to fight.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 17:10 - Posted by 589376a606072ef7...

Keep waiting dumbass it’s never going to happen. Remember this day and what stupid ass comment you had.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 07:48 - Posted by 6dfe3f9c20661b28...

I agree with the author. I believe that John Kerry/John Edwards are planning to give us a one-person/one-vote presidential and congressional re-vote. The are using asymmetrical tactics, part of that is doing exactly the opposite of what the republicans expect. By conceeding quickly, the GOP is relieved that it "got away" with this massive fraud and set themselves at ease.[The GOP was prepared to fight any fraud claims through more propaganda] This allows for them(and mainstream media) to continue to build their own gallows, by forgetting the election and moving on as fast as possible. Also they are using the "code words" method of communication, the 4th reich’s own weapon, against them. Re-read Kerry/Edwards "concession" comments. Look at the transcript of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Ralph Nader on "Anderson 360" the day after the election. They are giving the press the metaphorical middle finger, the double-middle fingers even.[Their salute to mainstream "media"] The Democrats have had 4+ years to prepare for this fraud, their party’s very survival is dependent on their planning. It is not a mistake that Kerry/Edwards are ace trial lawyers with killer instincts. They’ve been taking on corrupt corporate bloodsuckers(or neo-cons, same thing) their whole careers. Neo-cons(and corporations) by their nature are destined for failure(as is capitalism. but that’s for another discussion.) John Kerry’s "losing" the election was the best possible outcome given the circumstances. It further consolidates BushCo opposition and if Kerry was elected, the GOP would have taken him down by blaming him for the effects of their own greed and stupidity.

Now, the neo-con’s mistakes will come to bear on them right quick. (see: Invasion of Fallujah or "It’s a trap, stupid." NOTE: Tons of explosives and 4000 anti-aircraft missles have been stolen from under the military’s noses. Privitization in action.) Unfortunately, the 140,000+ troops in Iraq are lost :( [ No thanks to the neo-con fscking b*st*rds. ] You don’t think the Iraqi’s(and Iran) would just let them leave after all the "Death and Destruction(TM)" the U.S. has caused. (Innocent children, women, and men, bombed and shot. cluster bombs, D.U., installing Sadaam, torture...the list goes on and on. Not to mention, supporting Israel’s senseless slaughter of Palestinians.) Waking the masses from their misinformation induced haze, though at least 65% already have awoke. Plus Kerry/Edwards in-depth presentation of voting fraud to the public.

Watch for John Kerry’s next appearance on "The Daily Show" [this week or next] that is the last forum the Democrats have to present ideas. A powerful one, reaching the key 18-34 demographic. (Kerry, Edwards, Jackson, Sharpton, Nader, and Moore have all been guests and understand why it succeeds.) After Kerry(or maybe Edwards) is elected President, they’ll probably establish a National Press and do away with the ElectorialCollege; an antiquated mechanism of racism and now tool of facism.

Either way another American civil war [ Bush II :: Gulf War II :: Civil War II ] looms :( (Full swing by ’09) and destabilization. The U.S. is currently responsible for 90 to 98% of all suffering across the globe. [directly/indirectly] It would take a supreme effort of cooperative action to avoid this...I just don’t see it happening. I don’t advocate any war, as violence doesn’t really solve anything, but the opportunity to achieve things the easy way was lost in the ’60’s.

May peace, understanding, and equality prevail.

To the world, I apoligize.

Pray for us.




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 14:48 - Posted by 7628f9f1e70fdf45...

I don’t live in the U.S. although I used to during the Nixon days. To me this election definitely seems to be the ultimate death of democracy. As far as I am concerned the United States has a President Kerry for the next four years. Bush is an imposter who really should be tried for treason because surely the ultimate crime in a democracy is to tamper with ballots and fix election results. President Kerry, you will be the best President the United States never had. Good luck to all who are working on unravelling this crime. 70% of the rest of the world is praying for your success. God bless you!




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 22:26 - Posted by 011aae82bac675a1...

Fortunately, as I understand it, a concession speech is NOT binding. As an American, in this day and age, I find the evidence of vote-bending not only deplorable, but downright Orwellian. At this very moment there are a number of individuals and groups who are investigating the obvious tampering with votes in Florida and Ohio. One such organization is Black Box Voting. You may donate to them by going to:

http://www.blackboxvoting.org




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Tuesday November 9 - 22:28 - Posted by b0729db9111bae4e...

You idiot liberals just do not get it do you. It is inconceivable to you that Bush could actually win an election therefore, he must have stolen it! PREPOSTEROUS! I wonder what you would say if Kerry had one and someone on the right accused him of stealing it. Surely you would fire back and shout "Right Wing Conspiracy!"

You lost fair and square.
Get over it.
The people of america do not support your leftist agenda.
Get over it.
The democratic party of John Kerry (who takes no real position on anything), Michael Moore, and the Hollywood elite, have nothing in common with the average citizen.
Get over it.
How long are you guys going to whine and complain about this election?
It’s over! get over it!




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Thursday November 11 - 17:04 - Posted by 5d493332b539bed8...

TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT GWB HAS IN COMMON WITH THE AVERAGE AMERICAN?

I READ A FUNNY INTERVIEW WITH OUR OWN IDIOT PRIME MINISTER,JOHN HOWARD,THE OTHER DAY.HE WAS ASKED HOW HE VIEWED HIMSELF.HE SAID HE THOUGHT HE WAS TYPICAL OF THE AVERAGE AUSSIE BLOKE.I COULDNT STOP LAUGHING.THE ONLY TIME HES EVER SEEN WITH AVERAGE AUSTRALIANS IS ELECTION TIME OR WHEN HANDING OUT BULLSHIT,FAKE CONDOLENCES TO VICTIMS OF BALI.IT REALLY MAKES ME SICK WHEN HE GETS UP IN FRONT OF THE NATION AND CRIES HIS CROCODILES TEARS FOR THE LIVES OF LOST AUSTRALIANS.IF HE DINT HAVE HIS HEAD SO FAR UP BUSHES ARSE THERE WOULDNT BE ANY VICTIMS OF BALI.MY SONS FATHER HAS LIVED IN BOTH BALI AND INDONESIA FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS.THERE IS NO ANIMOSITY TO US THERE,THEY LOVE AUSSIES AND ARE VERY WELCOMING AND FRIENDLY.

NO POLITICIAN RELATES TO THE AVERAGE PERSON BECAUSE ONCE YOU GET POWER LIKE THAT YOU DONT HAVE TO.SAME GOES FOR MICHAEL MOORE AND THE HOLLYWOOD ELITE.NONE OF THEM REALLY GIVE A FUCK ABOUT US,MICHAEL NOW HOB NOBS AT THE MOST EXCLUSIVE CAFES,AND THE FACT THAT HE LET DISNEY DISTRIBUTE BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE,WELL.

THE SADDEST THING IS THAT WE ARE SO VOICELESS.WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT MONEY IS THE ONLY GOD THESE PEOPLE RECOGNISE,DEM REPUBLIC,LABOUR,LIBERAL.IN AUSTRALIA MOST PEOPLE ARE NOW MAKING A JOKE THAT ALP(AUST.LABOUR PARTY) STAND FOR ANOTHER LIBERAL PARTY.AS FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY,THEY DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT LIBERAL MEANS.

POINT IS,THEY ARE ALL BAD SO BEST NOT VOTE FOR ANY OF THEM.I HAVE KNOWN THIS SINCE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE,I HAVE NEVER BEEN ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL AND NEVER WILL BE AS FAR AS I CAN SEE AT THIS POINT.

NOT EVERYONE THAT THINKS BUSH IS EVIL HAS A LEFTIST AGENDA.NOR DO WE ALL NECESSARILY AGREE WITH GAY MARRIAGE OR STEM CELL RESEARCH.WHAT WE ALL AGREE ON IS THE KILLING AND RUTHLESS EMPIRE BUILDING OF WESTERN COUNTRIES MUST STOP AS IT WILL BE OUR EVENTUAL DOWNFALL.

WE ARE NOT FREE,PLEASE DONT THINK FOR ONE MINUTE WE ARE.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 02:51 - Posted by 1122a42601ceb4e3...

Yes it is inconceivable that Bush could have done anything honest...we have watched him lie about everything from being a uniter not a divider, to not knowing we would be attacked by Bin Laden, to why we had to go to war before the Iraqis used their nuclear weapons on us, and all of the other too numerous to name blatant lies, why would any one think he would be honest about his election???



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 04:39 - Posted by e7ea8128a99af72d...

Bush wasn’t honest about this election. Bush and Rove made sure that there were enough people out there like me who manipulated the machines in order to make sure that Bush won by a large margin. We didn’t leave behind any evidence of tampering so we got away with it and there’s nothing you can do about it.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 23:37 - Posted by 011aae82bac675a1...

The election is over

The results are known.

The will of the people

has clearly been shown.

So let’s forget our quarrels,

And show by good deed,

That we’ll give our new leaders
All the help that they need.

Let’s let bygones be bygones,

And let bitterness Pass.

I’ll hug your elephant,

And you kiss my ass.

BTW - If you can read, look up the word Liberal



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 01:11 - Posted by f82b49098f7a2926...

I wonder how many similar letters have been written or thought about in the wake of a close and passionate election? Would not the supporters of Andrew Jackson, who won more votes to
that year’s candidate from Massachusetts, John Quincy Adams, want to angrily take quill pen in hand after their man lost the presidency in the House of Representatives (even though he clearly won the popular vote?).

How about poor Grover Cleveland? He was already the president, and won the popular vote in his bid for re-election, only to see the other guy end up with a majority in the Electoral College. Imagine having to leave the White House knowing full well that most of the people voted for you to stay. (Cleveland, at least, won the sweet revenge of re-winning the White House four years later).

Even the notorious Richard Nixon had a right to be sour: there was considerable evidence of voter fraud in both Illinois and Texas for John F. Kennedy. Had Nixon challenged those results and the courts agreed, there would have never been a Kennedy presidency, and perhaps the U.S.—with a far less paranoid Nixon as president in 1961—would have been spared Watergate as well.

And does anyone remember Al Gore? If there has ever been a man who should be haunted by
what might have been had only a few hundred votes been changed, or a few thousand more actually counted, it is Gore.

The point is this: all of these elections were far closer, with—in most cases—the loser actually
getting more popular votes than the winner.

None of that is the case this time. Kerry lost the election. He did not have a majority of the popular vote; and failed also in the electoral college. He was defeated. Bush beat him. Bush is the winner. He had the most popular votes and electoral votes. Bush gets to stay in the White
House for another four years, while the Democrats have to figure out a strategy to re-take it
four years from now.

Constantly replaying the 2004 election, exploring endlessly the "what ifs" and "what might have
beens" reminds me very much of a gambler whose horse lost by a nose. You can go over it and over it again and again, but nothing will change what has happened: you lost, the other guy won.

As a Democrat, I would really like to see our party move on.

Rick Haramis, Sante Fe, New Mexico




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 02:37 - Posted by 73917f7b9974abe7...

Dear Donna: You and the democrats lost. Either get over it or move to another country. Do you need any help packing?




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 03:14 - Posted by 8e4865e955a2a182...

I agree with you Donna! Kerry’s concession speech didn’t feel right... As you said, this was not about loss, this was about theft! I’m also astonished by the media’s behavior. Indeed, instead of reporting the facts — the widespread voting irregularities that occurred during the election — and questioning the result, they came up with endless speculations and conjectures in order to justify Bush’s victory.

I must confess that I really don’t understand how Kerry and his team apparently never saw it coming... They must realize once and for all that not everybody play by the rules! If a recount or a closer analysis of the voting machines was required, they should have asked for it. Actually, this would have forced the media to investigate the voting irregularities carefully and put the administration on the defensive. At least, Bush wouldn’t be claiming he has a mandate.

Anyway, I hope there’s still time to revert the situation!




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 03:55 - Posted by 5a1b49a01c73a318...

You really believe what you are saying, I can tell you do. It’s so interesting reading what Liberals believe about this election, it’s as though I’m observing some kind of group denial of reality. But then the same probably appears to be true to you when you read the views of Conservatives. Am I right? Doesn’t one side look at the other and say "wow, those people are suffering from mass hysteria, they don’t even know they are brainwashed and yet they act exactly as if they are"? I think this is a really fascinating phenomenon because there is so much agreement, unity, commitment and identification on both sides of the partisan divide. I think we’re all brainwashed, my theory as a former Sociologist is that it’s a function of both the speed at which information travels, the speed with which ideas disseminate, and the opportunities for reinforcement of ideas by such a large number of people who think and/or feel the same way you do.

Rather than spending this wonderful energy you’ve gathered during the 2004 campaign trying to build an expectation that you’ll be able to change an already-determined outcome, how about accepting the outcome and putting that creative energy to work toward building a newer, stronger vehicle for your ideas? You guys on the Left have done a really marvelous job of galvanizing your base, but I’m not convinced that you actually do outnumber everyone else in the general population this time around, or at least that you outnumber everyone else who came out to vote. I mean it’s always possible that you may be right, but I’m not sure the actual events support your interpretation of them. I’d hate to see you build your hopes up for a big vindication and then be let down again. Personally, I’d feel very badly for you if that happened. I guess that makes me a compassionate Conservative.

Instead of spending 99% of the momentum you’ve got standing against someone (George Bush, the Republicans, etc.), why not decide exactly who and what you stand for and put all your cumulative energy into working toward that? My husband and I discussed many times how much more success John Kerry might have had if only he’d called a meeting with all the generals who endorsed him and plotted out an alternative War Plan for Iraq in addition to criticizing the Bush plan. Trust me folks, no Conservative disagreed with the assertion that the recovery strategy was piss-poor, but Kerry’s "plan" only seemed to echo more of the same and didn’t provide a real alternative in our view.

Embrace the failure of this election, learn from it, and go forward stronger and more cohesive in developing positive plans for the future rather than indulging in a negative diatribe against an enemy which really isn’t even your enemy, it’s just a group of people who doesn’t think the same way you do, who doesn’t share the same priorities even though they probably do care about a lot of the same issues. Don’t be a victim, be a Volunteer. There’s no power in being a victim.

When I was young, I was a Liberal and I loved being a Liberal. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Winston Churchill said that any man under 30 who is not a Liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a Conservative has no brains. That’s a little harsh, but for a lot of people it’s a workable model of how life plays out over time. Since I’ve been on both sides, maybe that’s why I still have a warm spot in my heart for you guys even though I have changed my attitudes and don’t agree with all of your views any more.

But there is an interesting twist to all this that I think we’ll see more and more of in the next decade. There are getting to be a lot of old fart babyboomers like me who vote Conservative because we want fiscal responsibility (I know, I know what you’re thinking, and YOU’RE RIGHT, spending like a drunken sailor does not constitute fiscal responsibility!), less government, more ownership, and we want to reverse the soft bias of low expectations. But we still care about animal welfare, environmetal issues, corporate crime and greed, education, equal opportunities for everyone, and tolerance for diversity in culture and thought. If you want to read something radically shocking, check out this article in the Washington Post about Matthew Scully, George Bush’s speechwriter, who’s an animal welfare advocate at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy....

Some Conservatives support what you may have come to think of as "your causes" openly, we’re starting to put our energies toward solving some of these problems as opposed to blowing up SUV dealerships and creating general havoc without replacing the problem with a viable solution. When activists create general havoc without a viable solution to offer in its place, that’s called "nihilism" and it means replacing something with nothing. It gets everyone very exercised without providing a workable solution.

Now the really shocking thing would be if some idealistic Liberals joined forces with some managerial Conservatives and began solving the world’s problems together. Omigod, could you imagine the power in THAT? Hmm...I wonder if that’s what our Founding Fathers had in mind all along? I wonder if that’s what John Kerry had in mind when he hoped John McCain would consider being his running mate? Who knows? Ok, maybe it’s too soon to suggest that to you guys, but bless your hearts, I do wish you all the best and I hope you put your considerable energies and talents where they can really do the most good.

A well wishing conservative from California




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 09:32 - Posted by 2a9a07686db545ff...

...less government, more ownership, and we want to reverse the soft bias of low expectations. But we still care about animal welfare, environmetal issues, corporate crime and greed, education, equal opportunities for everyone, and tolerance for diversity in culture and thought...

And you vote for Bush?
How did you come to the conclusion that Bush represents you the best?
How did you come to the conclusion that Kerry and McCain could have represented not-so-well-to do americans that you call "you" better?

Your seemingly soft words without substance don’t impress me.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Wednesday November 10 - 18:29 - Posted by 5a1b49a01c73a318...

Good question, how did I come to the conclusion that Bush supports me the best? Here’s why. In 1983 I worked for a company whose VP was a very outspoken Middle East immigrant married to an American woman. Saad liked to chat with the employees very candidly, and during one of our group lunches he told us that he was collecting weapons at his home because there was a jihad coming and he wanted to be ready for it. He explained to us that jihad was a holy war between Muslims and Infidels, and that it was inevitable.

I promptly wrote him off as some kind of right-wing NRA nut and never gave it a second thought. I mean come on, holy way against the United States? Come ON! Utterly ridiculous, the rantings of an egotistical manager trying to impress us underlings with his insider’s knowledge into an apocalyptic future. Fast forward to September 11, 2001. I gave it a second thought then. I got laid off that week from my job and had plenty of time to research our foreign policy and history with the Middle East, which I’d had no real interest in previously. I learned that in 1994 Steven Emerson had produced the PBS documentary "Terrorists Among Us: Jihad in America". That was ten years after my conversation with Saad, but it drove home the point that this movement has been gathering like a storm among us for years. I experienced a defining moment in which I grasped the significance of these events - that there are people diametrically opposed to our way of life who want to kill us, and that killing "us" includes innocent civilians going about their daily work, young children at school, students on their way to college, babies in their mothers’ arms. They killed Michelle Ho, pastry chef at Windows on the World restaurant in 2 WTC, granddaughter of Chin Ho who was my parents’ landlord when I grew up in Hawaii. So 9/11 and the war on terror became rather personal for me.

I grew up in Japan and Hawaii because my father was a pilot in the Air Force, in the 904th Air Refueling Squadron and the 93rd Bomb Wing of the Strategic Air Command. I love cultural diversity, I was a minority as a Caucasian throughout my childhood, and I love the military. John F. Kennedy told me I should ask not what my country can do for me but what I can do for my country, and so I joined the Navy during the Vietnam War in 1971 and served at the same Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado where John Kerry trained a few years earlier to become a swift boat commander. I grew up trusting Teddy Roosevelt’s strategy that we should talk softly and carry a big stick.

So what’s "for me" is not necessarily "for you" because your experiences will naturally be very different, as will your interpretation of them. As much as I want a better world overall, I believe that’s only possible if we defeat terror with great military strength. In my world view, terror is Priority 1. Bush has a plan to do that by bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East. When I was a Liberal I was a John F. Kennedy Liberal, and I believe JFK would have very much liked and supported that idea. That is, after all, why he initiated the policy to send our advisors to Viet Nam. So it’s rather fitting that "Yesterday a John F. Kennedy School of Government researcher has cast doubt on the widely held belief that terrorism stems from poverty, finding instead that terrorist violence is related to a nation’s level of political freedom, reports the Harvard University Gazette". http://in.rediff.com/news/2004/nov/...

Yes, Bush and Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, et al, misunderestimated the strategy of the insurgents and that was just tragic. Franklin Roosevelt and his administration misunderestimated the strategy of Operation Drumbeat, and refused to black out the East Coast and protect the merchant ships that fell prey to the U-Boat attacks of early World War II to the tune of 5,000 needless casualties. Roosevelt was also accused of having foreknowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack and using it to launch us into a war we wanted to avoid. I’d still have supported Roosevelt. Lincoln was despised and villifed as a wartime president, and I remember how much people hated Reagan in this country, so popularity and competency are not usually attributes given to presidents during their lifetimes even when they accomplish great things.

People who call Bush a criminal for starting the Iraq War need to read the entire Duelfer Report, not just the section that reports there were no WMD. You can find it here http://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/iraq.... In it you’ll learn that Saddam Hussein was using the Oil for Food program to secure weaponry, especially long range missiles, and that he’d maintained all of his intellectual property to relaunch his WMD programs the instant sanctions were lifted. The international pressure to remove those sanctions was overwhelming, and that nexus would have made him the most dangerous man alive - he’d developed technology to distribute Sarin gas in aerosol form, for godssakes. I stand with everyone who feels the GAO should investigate the election fraud, because I want to know the truth. God help us all if George Bush did not win this election fair and square. Converseley, does everyone stand with me that the U.N. should be similarly investigated to determine whether the Security Council votes against the Iraq War were paid for by Oil Vouchers? Is there some point at which we can all be Americans rather than idealogues?

And that’s why I voted for Bush this time. Maybe I’ll vote Democrat another time, certainly I will if what that candidate stands for is more in line with my priorities and values than a Republican. I’m writing this to share my thoughts with anyone who cares to read them, I’m not writing it to impress you. I can’t change you, I can only change myself. It’s about trying to communicate, to find some thread of common ground with which we can actually have a dialogue instead of or in addition to a debate. It’s not about you being right and me being totally wrong, it’s about trying to find fellowship. I think it’s healthy to disagree, I don’t want everyone to fall into lockstep with me. What if I’m wrong?

My best friend of 20 years is Liberal and we have spirited discussions frequently. I’ve learned more from her than anyone else about why I’m a Conservative because her facts, statistics, knowledge of current events and history have forced me to do my homework just so that I can keep up with her. It’s a healthy, constructive, intelligent relationship. My sister in law is also Liberal and has set a rule that we are not allowed to discuss politics, it’s taboo. She doesn’t have the time nor the interest to send me articles or read the ones I send her, so the door is closed to dialogue. I enjoy reading Counter Punch, the Nation and New Republic as much as the National Review, Wall Street Journal and Weekly Standard. I know who I am and why I am who I am, but I can also enjoy who you are. Vive la difference.

Still Conservative, still in California



Post a kerry article, get false opposition
Wednesday November 10 - 07:59 - Posted by 2959eb8dfd5c6566...

Every time I see the first comment on a vote fraud article, or bush’s crime of an illegal war, or bush’s propaganda campaign of al qaeda, or his coke binge, or his draft dodging, his alaska airways flights, his grandfather’s support of the nazi’s and being busted under the trading with the enemy act, his dad’s involvement with the CIA and still to this day(he’s 80 years old, c’mon), his dad’s involvement in iran-contra and his panamanian "business" contacts, his father’s long history and ties with the saudi government, W’s SEC investigation when he pulled the pump and dump with arbusto, or was that harken energy, or both, the ties between the bush family and just about any of the biggest banking, fraud, and government investigations in the 20-21st century...I just laugh, because the CIA must be working overtime to have all these plants trying to pitch the idea that there isn’t any conflict of interest in having a bush as president.

picture these guys sitting at terminals, burnt coffee, waiting to pounce on the first comment, just so they can "get the message out"....LMFAO

It’s like this, we know. Get it. We know. The only reason your here is to distract and disinform.

You could care less about kerry and what it would be like with him as president. Your a sellout. You want to believe america is so good, we could never do these things...but you deny any facts, that may lead you to believe differently. It’s called cognitive dissonance.

We know. It’s funny, because we know...and you don’t. Paranoid, conspiracy, tin foil hat?

We know.




> Post a kerry article, get false opposition
Wednesday November 10 - 20:47 - Posted by 46aea085ba3f12ac...

No matter what the outcome of the election is or would have been, at the end of the day we are all Americans. (for the ausie earlier, Fucku mate.)

We should all unite behind our president. we appear weak to the rest of the world because we ARE a nation divided, and it is NOT the presidents fault.

As far as 911, read the report, The democrat’s beloved Clinton was asleep at the wheel, and if he hadn’t weakened our defense, Iraq may not have turned out like it did. Or If Frank church hadn’t crippled the out intellegence, we might have had a little warning.

Do you think that Osama Bin anasshole planned the attack in the short time that Bush was in office? If so move to Austrailia, get some Fosters and find the ausie idiot from above and swap hate.



> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Thursday November 11 - 03:53 - Posted by 382995759060c8cd...

Dear Donna,
I agree wholeheartedly with everything you are saying.
As far as I’m concerned, Al Gore has been our President the last 3.5 years. Gov. Bush can not be considered as a valid or legitamate candidate in any way since the last election was hijacked. Bush is not legit, now or in 2000. He is a fraud. What we are lacking right now is a loyal opposition willing to take these guys on for all their criminality. I fear that the reason that the centrist Democrats wont take the GOP machine on is that they are also comprimised themselves, and besotted with power and venality like their counterparts across the aisle. I voted for the John Kerry who came home and called the WAR in Vietnam out publically. That is the John Kerry I want to see today --- the health of this country is in peril, and if he is not bold enough to even keep his blog site up, we need to look elsewhere. Where are you John Kerry ???? Unconcede ---- talk about the voting anomalies and the exit polls --- do some education about how flawed our election system really is.
OOOOps — cant go there.

Edison Carter
surviving ourselves@blogharbor.com




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Thursday November 11 - 10:42 - Posted by 1122a42601ceb4e3...

Fuck the South. Fuck ’em. We should have let them go when they wanted to leave. But no, we had to kill half a million people so they’d stay part of our special Union. Fighting for the right to keep slaves - yeah, those are states we want to keep.

And now what do we get? We’re the fucking Arrogant Northeast Liberal Elite? How about this for arrogant: the South is the Real America? The Authentic America. Really?

Cause we fucking founded this country, assholes. Those Founding Fathers you keep going on and on about? All that bullshit about what you think they meant by the Second Amendment giving you the right to keep your assault weapons in the glove compartment because you didn’t bother to read the first half of the fucking sentence? Who do you think those wig-wearing lacy-shirt sporting revolutionaries were? They were fucking blue-staters, dickhead. Boston? Philadelphia? New York? Hello? Think there might be a reason all the fucking monuments are up here in our backyard?

No, No. Get the fuck out. We’re not letting you visit the Liberty Bell and fucking Plymouth Rock anymore until you get over your real American selves and start respecting those other nine amendments. Who do you think those fucking stripes on the flag are for? Nine are for fucking blue states. And it would be 10 if those Vermonters had gotten their fucking Subarus together and broken off from New York a little earlier. Get it? We started this shit, so don’t get all uppity about how real you are you Johnny-come-lately "Oooooh I’ve been a state for almost a hundred years" dickheads. Fuck off.

Arrogant? You wanna talk about us Northeasterners being fucking arrogant? What’s more American than arrogance? Hmmm? Maybe horsies? I don’t think so. Arrogance is the fucking cornerstone of what it means to be American. And I wouldn’t be so fucking arrogant if I wasn’t paying for your fucking bridges, bitch.

All those Federal taxes you love to hate? It all comes from us and goes to you, so shut up and enjoy your fucking Tennessee Valley Authority electricity and your fancy highways that we paid for. And the next time Florida gets hit by a hurricane you can come crying to us if you want to, but you’re the ones who built on a fucking swamp. "Let the Spanish keep it, it’s a shithole," we said, but you had to have your fucking orange juice.

The next dickwad who says, "It’s your money, not the government’s money" is gonna get their ass kicked. Nine of the ten states that get the most federal fucking dollars and pay the least... can you guess? Go on, guess. That’s right, motherfucker, they’re red states. And eight of the ten states that receive the least and pay the most? It’s too easy, asshole, they’re blue states. It’s not your money, assholes, it’s fucking our money. What was that Real American Value you were spouting a minute ago? Self reliance? Try this for self reliance: buy your own fucking stop signs, assholes.

Let’s talk about those values for a fucking minute. You and your Southern values can bite my ass because the blue states got the values over you fucking Real Americans every day of the goddamn week. Which state do you think has the lowest divorce rate you marriage-hyping dickwads? Well? Can you guess? It’s fucking Massachusetts, the fucking center of the gay marriage universe. Yes, that’s right, the state you love to tie around the neck of anyone to the left of Strom Thurmond has the lowest divorce rate in the fucking nation. Think that’s just some aberration? How about this: 9 of the 10 lowest divorce rates are fucking blue states, asshole, and most are in the Northeast, where our values suck so bad. And where are the highest divorce rates? Care to fucking guess? 10 of the top 10 are fucking red-ass we’re-so-fucking-moral states. And while Nevada is the worst, the Bible Belt is doing its fucking part.

But two guys making out is going to fucking ruin marriage for you? Yeah? Seems like you’re ruining it pretty well on your own, you little bastards. Oh, but that’s ok because you go to church, right? I mean you do, right? Cause we fucking get to hear about it every goddamn year at election time. Yes, we’re fascinated by how you get up every Sunday morning and sing, and then you’re fucking towers of moral superiority. Yeah, that’s a workable formula. Maybe us fucking Northerners don’t talk about religion as much as you because we’re not so busy sinning, hmmm? Ever think of that, you self-righteous assholes? No, you’re too busy erecting giant stone tablets of the Ten Commandments in buildings paid for by the fucking Northeast Liberal Elite. And who has the highest murder rates in the nation? It ain’t us up here in the North, assholes.

Well this gravy train is fucking over. Take your liberal-bashing, federal-tax-leaching, confederate-flag-waving, holier-than-thou, hypocritical bullshit and shove it up your ass.

And no, you can’t have your fucking convention in New York next time. Fuck off.

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> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
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Dear Donna Kerry and Bush are relatives. They’er also fraternity Bros.They are into Skull&Bones. We all lose.




> Open letter to Senator John Kerry
Friday November 12 - 18:15 - Posted by d1149b44a040bab1...

Then the Americans should have picked the intelligent fraternity bro., not the dumb one... ;)






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