Bloomberg says ‘F*ck You’ to Voters

By on Oct 1, 2008 in Politics

NYT Times article on Bloomberg seeking a third term despite term limits that have been upheld, overwhelmingly twice – in 1993 and 1996. Apparently, he has the support of the ‘business community’ so it’s a-ok. We have spent the last 8 (or 20 depending on your perspective) years throwing democracy out the freakin’ window in the face of crisis after crisis. Did it occur to anyone that, perhaps, it is this very action that is causing/exacerbating the crisises? Now is the time to rally around what we stand for – citizens in power; not business in power (cuz that, my friends, is fascism).

The Largest Rally in Alaska History was for … Alaska Women Reject Palin

By on Sep 19, 2008 in Politics

Despite the angering total lack of respect for life and liberty and the lack of ethics or morality by a conservative, Alaska talk show host, this article about the rally for Alaska Women Reject Palin – the largest rally EVER in the state of Alaska – is quite uplifting. Biggest Rally in Alaska History… Alaska Women Reject Palin

Why I’m Voting for Nader

By on Sep 10, 2008 in Politics

I thought I’d start my election ’08 blogging off with why I’m voting for Nader. True, I’m a little late on the uptake – in more ways than one. Firstly, I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time but haven’t had a chance until now. Secondly, I didn’t vote for Nader in 2000 or 2004 so why, – you might ask – in 2008, would I vote for him? Up until this election, I have essentially been a single issue voter. That issue, of course, being abortion. (In fact, I refused to vote for my local assembly person because he is anti-abortion. Instead, I wrote in “Ficus” – wink, wink, Micheal Moore.) I got my election guide from Planned Parenthood and voted down the line. Adam and I have attended two Nader rallies so far this year and he talked about me – well, me as in the prototypical single issue voter. He...

Hillary didn’t win; she just didn’t lose …

By on Mar 6, 2008 in Politics

Last night, CNN was covered with talk of ‘Hilary Won!’ and peppered with ‘Why did Hilary win?’ and ‘Why did Obama lose?’ Here’s the thing: Hilary did not “win” any votes yesterday. In fact, she lost many. Prior to election day, Obama was polling at around 20% in Texas and Ohio. (Now we could go into a diatribe about how polling is bullshit but I’ll hold off). Which means that, since Obama got around 45% of the vote , he won 25% of Hilary’s voters or, put in another way, Hilary lost 25% of her voters. Now I’m no Obama lover, but my hatred for simplistic media coverage trumps all political affiliations. One guest on CNN finally got it right around midnight: The media (and perhaps the country) is treating this election like a general election, in other words, we are treating it like it is ‘winner take...

The primary system is failing us!!

By on Jan 30, 2008 in Politics

I just found out that Edwards is dropping out of the presidential race. This right after Kucinich – by far the best progressive candidate and the only politician i know with the balls to risk his career to do what’s right – dropped out due to a fierce re-election campaign. I’m heartbroken and I blame the primary system. Here’s why: Having primaries on different days in different states gives more weight to those states that come first. Super Tuesday hasn’t happen yet. Four states – count them four – have voted. (Well technically 6 states have voted but since the democratic party has used its corrupted weight to disenfranchise Michigan and Floridian democrats and not count their votes, I won’t either). Only 8% of the country has weighed in on primary candidates and already 4 candidates (Kucinich, Edwards, Dodd, andBiden) have dropped...