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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

An alternative to DINO Feinstein on June 6th

Hi all...

Originally I was going to put a protest write-in vote for Cindy Sheehan on my ballot. However, I now see there's an alternative candidate worthy of my vote.

Ladies and Gentlemen may I introduce you to Colleen Fernald, activist from Sebastopol, CA. Here's her platform:

  • Restore Our Military for Defense, not optional conflict. Return the National Guard now; our troops next.

  • No type of nuclear weapons or use of torture.

  • A Trustworthy Voting System.

  • A Sustainable United States - Promote the local economy & living wage using smart development with a focus on natural resource preservation, climate protection, green building, affordable housing and clean, renewable energy. Provide a government supported healthcare system for all US citizens, and affordable higher education.

Doesn't that sound better than DiFi?

Anyway, I have no illusions about Ms. Fernald having any chance to actually win. DiFi has such a safe seat that she hasn't bothered to run a single campaign commercial. And yes, I will hold my nose, vote for DiFi in November, and continue to write her nastygrams whenever she votes Corporate instead of Blue like she should. Because the realistic alternative to DiFi in the general election is Repugnican Dick Mountjoy, who is a certified and certifiable Right Wing Nut Job. We can't allow California to become a Red State.

However, in the Primary, we have the luxury of being able to register a protest vote. You could do worse as a protest than Ms. Fernald. And what if she wins? I like her platform. She's more progressive than even Barbara Boxer. Much more. Win-win. I like that.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Markos Moulitsas is pissing me off.

Markos Moulitsas, aka "Kos" as in DailyKos, posted a screed on DK where he talked about how he wants to "throw out my Absentee Ballot" because of the current ad warfare between Phil Angelides and Steve "Ah-nuld Lite" Westly.

I know it doesn't make it right, but WESTLY STARTED IT. Right after he made a solemn, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die pledge to run a positive campaign. I have been trying to find the picture where Arnold and Westly are shaking hands during the Recall Election, but haven't found it. It seems the piccy has gone down the "memory hole." Oh well, here's a reminder of who the real enemy is:

We need to get this steroid-damaged, Bush-fellating fuckhead out of the State House. Ah-nuld der Gropenfuhrer in the Governor's chair for four more years, with no need to campaign anymore due to his being "termed-out" after the second term, able to do whatever the hell he and Karl Rove and George W. Bush want, is a nightmare. Who can defeat him? Not "Ah-nuld Lite." Angelides is the "Anti-Schwarzenegger." He's bright, he's legitimately Progressive, and he will provide a compelling alternative to Schwarzenegger.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

An especially truthy factoid to ponder:

(Also posted on MsGeek.Org)

Apparently more people voted in the final "American Idol" voting than in any Presidential election in American history. This sucks.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Can I get a HELL YEAH?

I love me some Dixie Chicks. Screw Clear Channel if they won't play this song. It rocks.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Reason #1 not to re-elect Ah-nuld:

Insufficiently pro-Choice. Says he's for "a woman's right to choose" yet he was for last year's Proposition 73, which would have reinstated the "squeal rule" that informs on underage girls seeking abortions. Of course, if men could get pregnant, we wouldn't have things like "squeal rules" and the South Dakota abortion ban.

Back On The Air!

Wow, I delete this blog in a fit of pique during a period when I was very pessimistic about Democratic chances to retake Congress, and would you believe Blogger gave me a second chance to revive it? It's true!

Between the point I deleted the blog and now, a lot has happened. George W. Bush's polls are continuing to slip. Democratic candidates are winning in a lot of preliminary races. And there seems to even be a desire for change from ex-True Believers who voted for Bush in 2004 and now have "buyers remorse."

Could it happen? Could there be a blue tide setting up to wash over the country in November, 2006?

Let's hope so. I love this country. I want it back.