Dub Not Dubya
Saturday, January 10, 2004
Reading about Robert Novak's racist accusations against Native Americans in South Dakota really burned me up. So I decided to make a donation in his name to a charity that helps Native Americans in South Dakota, to turn something negative into something positive. I searched around the net a bit and have found what I think is a good one: Pathways to Spirit. They are a relatively small charity (here's their Guidestar report for 2002) that seems to be doing a lot of good. Here's a direct link to their donations page. I hope some of you reading this will also donate. And send Novak a note to let him know.
Now you know: Shrub's Top 10 Reasons for Building a Permanent Moon Base.
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
I don't have time to check all of the usual liberal blogs to see if any of them posted about this, but two separate people wrote into Tuesday's Buzzflash Mailbag with the same curious bit of info. I'll paste one of them here:
Subj: CNN changes polling method, Bush is losing!
Apparently CNN has suddenly CHANGED the way they report their polling numbers.
In the latest poll, they have Howard Dean trailing Bush by a slim 5 points. But what has gone mostly un-noticed is CNN suddenly changed their report to only include 'likely' voters, instead of including all 'registered voters'.
Normally, a poll that only includes likely voters will change the numbers to favor the Republican candidate by about 4% to 6%. Plus the general election is no where near starting, and when people start paying attention they are much more 'likely' to vote in a presidential election than an off-year election.
So that means its not possible but very likely the full CNN poll had Dean AHEAD of Bush.
Notice the latest poll, here-- http://pollingreport.com/wh04gen.htm Look at the list for all the previous CNN polls, they inserted a footnote "Among all registered voters". In the new one they LEFT OUT the full results of their own poll!
Also, even though they suddenly altered their polling method to make Bush look better (or not as bad) I searched both the CNN and Time websites and could not find their own poll listed anywhere on their own websites.
This could be very significant, remember the latest RNC/corporate media spin has been to repeatedly state that Dean is 'un-electable'. If Dean were to suddenly go ahead of Bush it would not only show the media has no credibility, but would also be a huge bump for Howard Dean and the Democrats in general.
And it just goes to show, you have to keep a close eye on the corporate media or they will lie and spin the truth until your head comes off,
I would not be paranoid if they were not out to get me. Once again, Occam's Razor says the simplest explanation is the most likely. I cannot think of a simpler explanation for the switch in reporting on a poll.
Monday, January 05, 2004
Today's Buzzflash Mailbag contains a letter with a real poem to answer Shrub's fake one:
I read the beautiful piece of poetry written (NOT) by our Liar-in chief. I'm so inspired by great poets so I put together one of my own.
Roses are red, violets are blue
Oh lump in the Oval Office, we'll get rid of you
The states that are redder may someday be blue
When they catch on that nothing you say can be true
YOU dropped your dog Barney flat out on his head
And you dropped our great country, it could also be said
Your carrier landing was a laugh and a half
And that "Mission Accomplished" - oh what a gaffe
You and your cronies tell lie after lie
Think I'll move to the country of that charming French guy
For a New Years Resolution I can't ask for more
Than to send you to Texas in 2004!
Hope you all had good holidays. Now the real fight begins.
Barbara in NYC
Sunday, January 04, 2004
Neil Bush Has Herpes (read down.) Not only would that be a good name for a punk rock band, but it is also proof number 4,132,413,491,348,032,948 that the media is not liberal by any stretch of the imagination. I mean, c'mon, what if it were Roger Clinton five years ago instead? We would never hear the end of it. Instead, we only find this tidbit in a single gossip column. Good thing we have Buzzflash to propagate these things. Although I get kind of nauseated thinking about it. It gave me a nightmare, actually.