11.01.2004

VOTE or DIE. . .

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G W Bush with his, and i quote, "one-fingered victory salute."

see it here: what Bush thinks of you

"Hey!! Stop what you're doing! You're not going to find that Arcade Fire live bootleg today, nor will you be stumbling across the b-side to "Hand In Glove", and there's no way you'll be finding that unreleased Pixies album. What you need to do is get ready to vote in the most important election of our lives. Figure out where your nearest polling place is and make sure you are registered. Tell your friends to vote, tell your family, tell your enemies for that matter. . ." unless of coures they are going to vote for Bush. in that case tell them that the polls will still be open on nov. 3rd and they should wait till then to avoid the crowds.

seriously, this election is going to be one giant example of corruption and deception. it's going to make 2000 look like a mild case of miscommunication. it's already happening, and has been for over a month. i can't even begin to cite the dozens of attempts to stop Democratic voters from having their voices heard this year. the Republicans are scared. scared they are about to lose power, the power that they have been so blatantly abusing. they are scared because they know that they are the minority in this country, and are outdated as well. the younger generations are not falling for their reactionary ideas, and their policy of ruling by fear is not going to hold up much longer. but if they do succeed this year, the effects of their harmful policies will be felt for generations. the damage that has been done already will take at least most of my lifetime to undo. we cannot afford to be threatened and scared back into four more years of the most blatantly incompetent and greedy administration in history.

okay, and on that note, two questions for you today (leave responses in the comments):
-- how does Clinton barely escape impeachment for lying about a blowjob, and yet the term doesn't even surface when Bush lies about our reasons for going to war, sacrificing over 1000 US lives, and taking over another sovereign nation?
-- How can Americans, even with our tendency for stubbornness, not notice that practically 99% of the world now strongly dislikes us and believes we are dangerous? how can that not be a clue that, perhaps, one man can be wrong?

okay, back to Craig's post:

"Worried that you're not informed enough to vote? You're on the internet - the information is out there waiting for you. Not a U.S. citizen? Then please call or email all your American friends and make sure they plan on voting. Many artists/organizations are stepping up and helping with the Get Out the Vote campaign, and now so are many of us in the music blogging community. Below are some links definitely worth checking out."

Moveon.com
RockTheVote.com
JohnKerry.com
GeorgeWBush.com
MusicForAmerica.org
DeclareYourself
JustVote
MyPollingPlace
GetEducated

Get Out And Vote On Novemeber 2nd. Regular Blogging Will Commence On November 3rd.

Thanks,

Music Bloggers For Democracy and everyone that has agreed to post
the big ticket :
songs:illinois :
last sound of summer
moerex

main text from Craig, additions/alterations by me.

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Most of the links in this list are from groups that typically support a Republican candidate, yet, for various reasons, support the Democrat, Kerry for this election.

Please take which links you think are important and send them to friends and family.

[special thanks to http://www.fotolog.net/colorstalker for most of this list!!]

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

Republicans for Kerry
http://www.republicansforkerry04.org/
Conservatives for Kerry
http://conservativesforkerry.com/conspeakout.html
American Conservative Magazine
http://www.amconmag.com/2004_11_08/cover1.html


CHRISTIAN GROUPS

Christians Against Bush
http://www.christiansagainstbush.com/
http://christiansagainstbush.bravehost.com/
The Right Christians
http://www.therightchristians.org/
Why Evangelical Christians Must Vote Against George W. Bush
http://dfa.bmgbiz.net/evangelical.html
Why Christians Should Not Vote for George W. Bush
http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article3114.html
Catholics for Kerry
http://www.catholicsforkerry04.org/
Believers Against Bush
http://www.believersagainstbush.org/
Christians for Kerry
http://www.publicchristian.com/govtpolitics/chr4kerry.shtml


MILITARY and VETERANS GROUPS

Iraq Veterans Against The War
http://ivaw.net/
Veterans for Peace
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
Veterans Against The Iraq War
http://www.vaiw.org/vet/
Military Families Speak Out
http://www.mfso.org/
Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change
http://www.diplomatsforchange.com/signatories/dissenters.shtml


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES

New York Times endorsement for Kerry:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/opinion/17sun1.html?ex=1255665600&en=4273d1a9760f9069&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&pagewanted=all
The New Yorker magazine endorsement:
http://www.newyorker.com/printable/?talk/041101ta_talk_editors
36 Newspapers Abandon Bush for Kerry
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A447-2004Oct26.html


MISC. GROUPS

More than 100 tenured or emeritus business and economics professors speak out on Bush fiscal policy:
http://www.openlettertothepresident.org/
48 Nobel Prize winners against Bush:
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/rsi/page.cfm?pageID=1320
Kids for Kerry
http://www.kidsforkerry.org/
Teens for Kerry
http://www.teensforkerry.com/
Librarians Against Bush
http://www.librariansagainstbush.org/


MOM GROUPS

Mothers Opposing Bush
http://www.mob.org/
Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush
http://www.themmob.com/


FUNNY (yet serious) GROUPS

"please, don`t vote for our cousin!"
http://www.bushrelativesforkerry.com/
Billionaires for Bush
http://www.billionairesforbush.com/


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MP3:

in support of the Get Out the Vote (and get Bush out of office) efforts, i am reposting the track that was the inspiration for this blog in the first place. it is by far the most accomplished of the Bush mashups. this one is literally so good it will send chills down your spine and leave you with a i-wanna-laugh-but-its-too-scary-and-true grimace. it's the last track off the latest Cloud Cult release. enjoy.

• Cloud Cult - State Of The Union


vote in the presidential election, especially for Kerry.

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