Dean for America
Howard Dean is the only candidate running for the Democratic nomination that's getting me excited. On the strength of his NARAL speech (go to C-Span.org
and watch: NARAL Roe v. Wade 30th Anniversary Dinner - Part One
--fast forward to 1:08:46), his support for civil unions, his fiscal conservativeness and his common sense approach to gun rights, I am supporting his candidacy. What does that mean exactly, especially so early in the game? Well, for starters, I sent him a contribution and joined his e-mail list. I am putting a banner on my page for deanforamerica.com
. I am trying to figure out how to help. MyDD
seems to be a supporter--check out that site for links to news about the campaign.
Oh, and if you agree, please help by spreading the word. Dean has a much lower name recognition than Kerry, Lieberman, Sharpton, etc. If you agree that he is a good candidate, contribute to the campaign--even a small amount can help. Bush has a huge war chest, and he doesn't have a challenger for the nomination. That's a big advantage in the election, but you can make a difference. If you think that Dean is a worth your vote, then he's worth a few bucks--please contribute to his campaign
One good reason to give early is that the candidates must declare the amount of contributions they receive every once in a while. These numbers are early indicators of strength and help to bring in the bigger contributions. What you might think is a small amount, when added to everyone else's contributions, will help Dean attract larger donors.
Where can you get basic tax facts? The DailyHowler says nowhere. Read this series:
DailyHowler.com: DESPERATELY SEEKING DATA Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
Pat Buchanan, unamerican
Rush Limbaugh says:
It's beyond me how anybody can look at these protesters and call them anything other than what they are: anti-American, anti-capitalist Marxists and communists.
But, Pat Buchanan says:
Despite Sen. Trent Lott's demand that we all fall in behind the commander in chief, the Senate has a constitutional duty to debate the wider war the president has begun to pursue.
Far from being unpatriotic, such a debate is the quintessence of patriotism.
We are a republic, not an empire -- and republics do not go to war until all the elected leaders of the people, not just one, have decided on war. [full article]
No wonder all of those old people in Florida voted for him.
Take Back the Media
is organizing a Rush Limbaugh boycott. I strongly urge all those who are inclined to join in. They make it very easy, and it's already working--Radio Shack has pulled their ads.
The one good thing about our corporate culture is that corporations are completely afraid to offend anyone, which means they can be manipulated like this (it's not as if they care about Rush--they just want to use his reach). Once enough companies pull out, the stations might have to move him to another time slot and try to grow another show at the prime spot. Again, all they care about is ad revenue--it doesn't matter that he has great ratings if they can't sell the spots.