. Click on each state of the interactive map, here
(Oregon? Wisconsin? West Virginia? Your own Ohio? New Hampshire
, for Pete's sake?)
I've been monitoring this map for a while now. The gaps are widening
, not shrinking. Bush is going to win this election. I even predict he's going to win by a landslide.
No matter how I wish I could...I cannot disagree with you. I just don't get it, either.
*cries* I know. I'm losing faith in the voting public at large, sadly.
The problem is that amongst young people...Kerry is winning by a landslide...unfortunately they are the group that is least likely to vote.
I think that everyone should take advantage of the absentee ballots. That way, if it isn't "convenient" to vote on Nov 2, they still get to be counted.
I can only pray you're wrong.
And continue fighting the good fight.
that was hilarious....thanks for the enjoyment before a stressful family filled evening....
Thank you for sharing that. Sharing it with all of us should count for community service hours. I shall pass it on to many!
umm, i'm not such a fan of all the misogynist/homophobic language in that.
things like implying that a man "taking it up the ass" = bad and using words like "pussy" to imply someone that's weak?
these people should fucking know their audience. i'm talking about being pc for the sake of it here. if you want to build coalition and a movement you have to be inclusive. but i guess stupid straight boys sitting at home with their flash don't have to think about such things.
i much preferred the jib-jab cartoon.
eep, big typo! i meant to say "i'm NOT talking being pc for the sake of it."
Did you notice you used language, although not as strong, to divide?
I used strong language because their cartoon fucking alienates me as a queer woman. It alienates a lot of people who are not straight and feminist and in general not into misogyny or homophobia.
I'm *really* so over so-called progessives who make things from their young-staight-white-male perspective who can't see why people are upset when they make things that are ridiculously insensitive to all those other people who are also part of the progressive movements of this country.
It's not the job of those disenfranchised and alienated to be kind and build bridges to the majority folk. Majority folks should be the ones building the bridges to us and make movements more accessible to people who don't fit their hegemony. Dig?
This is probably going to get me burned, but even as a bisexual woman, I really didn't have a problem with this. You have to have a sense of humor about these things. Prejudice is out there, sure, but this isn't about hate, it's about comedy. Is this websight going to make anyone, anyone at all, hate gay people? No. Is it going to amuse a few folks and make them think about political issues? Yes. Laugh it off, hon!
The problem with making sure that nothing ever offends anybody has been that we end up with the kind of lukewarm, milquetoast message that is getting our collective asses kicked from here to election day. I'd rather see outrage and substance than the kind of continual checking that every image is an acceptable one.
I'm hardly a young-straight-white-male, but I didn't regard it as offensive.
And bullshit that it isn't the job of the disenfranchised to build bridges. That kind of entitlement attitude pisses me off in anybody, be it the snooty haves at the very top or the social outcast at the very bottom. Anyone who is not reaching out is asking too much of society. Dialogue is a two-way street. It's easy to be comfortable and forget to engage in it when you are in the mainstream; that doesn't mean people don't care. A lot of times they simply don't see that there is a barrier. Reaching out and reminding people is a sign of maturity. Refusing to do so just increases the distance.
Now why can't I explain my point of view as eloquently as that? You go, Mom!
2004-09-23 11:34 pm (UTC)
I much prefer Votergasm (http://www.votergasm.org/). Now THAT'S a political movement I can get behind.
Er, so to speak.
Not safe for work!
2004-09-24 02:50 am (UTC)
Re: Even better...
Hey, I can make that pledge!!!!
Though perhaps not for everyone, I thought it was hilarious. Thanks for putting that out there, Ma!
Thank you for sharing. Stealing and distributing.
I could so see your husband writing that, and in fact I'm pretty sure he recently wrote something extremely similar.
I think he left out the words "ass rape"
That was excellent. Btw, if you haven't seen the movie, "The Last Supper" you really should. Razor-sharp political satire that is even more relevant now than it was when it was made a decade or so ago. The premise is that some liberal grad students who all share a house first try to save the world through open-minded dialogue and begin to invite conservatives to their house for dinner each week for political discussion. This, of course, doesn't go quite as planned. Plan B is to take a page from their liberal opponents and become less wussy, more aggressive and more intolerant and judgmental about intolerance and judgementalness. I won't give away any of the plot, but I find it more funny and closer to home every time I watch it.
sorry, that next to last sentence should say, "take a page from their conservative opponents..."
Never even heard of it. Sounds interesting.