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Archive for September, 2004

I Take It Back, This is More Interesting…

Posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2004 @ 12:13 pm in General | Comments Off

It’s difficult to get people to vote, especially young people. The folks at Votergasm have figured out a way to provide significant motivation. Go Vote, then attend a Votergasm party where you will surely meet someone who’s signed the Votergasm Patriot Pledge to have sex with a voter on Election Night. Who said election research [...]

Voting: The Really Interesting Stuff for 2004

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 2:09 pm in General | Comments Off

While most of the press is focused on the paper trail vs. no paper trail conflict, here are the really interesting issues to think about for 2004: Absentee Voting: the New York Times is picking up on this. In a misguided attempt to boycott controversial electronic voting machines, there’s a campaign of sorts to convince [...]

When is a Lie Really a Lie?

Posted: Sunday, September 12th, 2004 @ 8:02 pm in General | 10 Comments »

Bush and his team claimed that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction and thus that Saddam threatened the US. That was a lie, as we know now. But that’s okay, says the Right, because Saddam was a really bad guy, and we needed to get rid of him. So the lie about the WMDs, not [...]