Thursday, October 28, 2004
Vote early and vote counted and credit where credit is dew
I would first like to say that if you haven't registered to vote do it now. In my state you can register on election day, and that's how I registered but in a presidential race of this magnitude you will have to wait until 2008 until you cast your ballot you'll wait so long. Also vote absentee and do it asap because of the potential of the lines and voter turnout.
I did want to talk about the man known as dubya and I wanted to give him some credit where credit is do. After really looking at the war in IRAQ I have came to realization that he does derserve some credit. As we all know now their was no wmd in iraq but their was some in IRAN. The truth is dubya was only one letter off when he decided to go into iraq I mean people make mistakes with spelling all the time right. So he got it pretty close. I mean the fact s he least went after a bordering country and was only one letter off. So I would like to send my most sincere regrets from all of us whom over reacted when he went into iran. I mean Iraq. See how he made the mistake now don't you.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Stuff and more stuff
Well, Hello all you hardcore political juggernaut! I have a lot to say! A week away until REGIME CHANGE 2004. Last week Michael Moore was schedule to come to my home town but he couldn't make it family emergencies. We still had a couple of thousand people their and the speakers were unbelievable. Their was the gentleman from www.MOVEON.org and a family whom lost a brother and son in IRAQ. The mother's speech brought me to tears. The disrespect the right showed at this event was very immature while this woman stated that she was not here to persuade anyone to vote actually she didn't even talk about John Kerry. The right was protesting in the back while she was talking about her son and what he thought and did for this country all she wanted was silence for a moment and those assholes wouldn't shut their mouth. Their bus keep going by and beeping it showed us all how desperate they are like that show desperate housewives, big corporate orgy. Any how the event went well and got a lot of people fired up.
In other news I am going to be in a movie! It is about pharmaceutical companies and the role they play with the writing of prescriptions as of today I am going to be interviewed for it. The film is a documentary on that subject. As bob Dylan would say the truth is blowin in the wind!
A week until the truth test. The question is will America see through the lies and deception that This administration has placed on us. I believe if we do not have regime change in a few years it will be regular occurrence for bus airports and trains to be subject to the resistance to blow themselves up like in Israel and Iraq. So this is the most important election of our lifetime.
GET OUT AND VOTE! DON'T LET SOMEONE ELSE MAKE THAT DESCION FOR YOU!
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
The truth bombs are here!
GOOD MORNING IRAQ! I would like to say I am grateful to all those whom have showed me support over the last couple of weeks have alot going on! I would first like to say John Kerry won three debates and Edwards won 1 so it's 4-0 sreies over! There is alot going on flu shortage, lies and decite and I am going back to school crazieness! I also have decide to make a run for office in 2 to 3yrs! Something small! so I am going to open up a blog for that. This is going to be quick check in and want to tell everyone on nov.2 I am doing my own exit polls and going to have an AUDIOBLOG on the website so look for that! I will be writing some artivles soon as well so be prepared for some TRUTH and watchout thier will be an explosion of it soon so if you filled with self delusion don't read it! Later the one and only!
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Tricky Dick and Baby face John
I know the title sounds like some sort of Mafia bosses trying to get a hit out on an rival gang. Well, tonight is in a way like that we have the enemies aboard whom we have to make sure our people know that everything is alright and that we will attack when necessary. I think that is going to be theme at most debates is the ability to make America safer at home and across the globe. One view is we attack all those whom oppose any threat and that will make us safer and the other is well I don't really know what the other is. So I think it is going to be interesting to say the least. Who has the most to lose if it wasn't so close I would say Kerry/Edwards but I think tonight if Dick Cheney is mad to be a richman getting high off the weak then it is going to be devasting to Bush. Remember who dick is going up against A well educated trial lawyer whom beat out Jesse Helms in the south. He has the capability to really get into Dick Cheney's head and get him ralled up. If Dick can overwhelm Edwards with his tactics like presence, humor, and witty comments then Edwards is going to look like he isn't prepared. What should we except to happen in the coming days I don't know we'll have to wait and see it unfold.
Monday, October 04, 2004
Palesky, Question 1, Question her?
Carol Palesky is a woman on mission some say and is a woman with a very questionable past, little anyone says, or at least lately. The initiative that this woman is responsible for getting on the ballot is the constant dread of most public officials and is prediction of chaos from all cities towns and counties all across Maine. The lipmus test is just a little less than a month a way and it seems that most voters are uninformed and undecided with this issue and others. I am going to provide you with the a view of this woman taken from a an AP writing a little more than 2 weeks ago. This will hopefully allow you to see the issue from a differeent light and give you the information you need to make an informed desicion about the question 1.
TOPSHAM, Maine (AP)
Don't let Carol Palesky's grandmotherly appearance fool you. Sure, she has wispy hair pulled up in a knot, granny glasses and a cane close at hand. She wears old slippers as she hobbles on a bum foot in her home office, where she runs her accounting business. The soft-spoken Palesky hardly looks like the wide-eyed fanatic you might expect given the chaos some are predicting should Mainers approve her statewide tax cap referendum in the Nov. 2 election. But there are many sides to the 64-year-old woman whose name is synonymous with the initiative that asks Maine voters if they want to cap property taxes at 1 percent of assessed value. Besides being a mother of two, a grandmother of four and a champion of tax reform, Palesky is a convicted embezzler and forger who rankles public officials and was once charged with bank robbery. While she rails against soaring property taxes, the taxes on her house have gone down for two consecutive years, according to Topsham records. They have fallen $141, or 5.3 percent, to $2,479. She has declared bankruptcy at least four times. She has sued her hometown a half dozen times. On the witness stand, she once accused a detective who had searched her house of "probably...Going through my underwear drawer. "Still, Palesky considers herself a crusader for a noble cause against what she sees as the big-spending and out-of-touch ways of government. If the tax cap passes, it will be her crowning triumph. With all the gloom-and-doom predictions from tax cap opponents, she says its no wonder she's portrayed as a fearsome ogre.
"I don't think I'm scary at all," Palesky said in a soft voice during an interview at her home. "Twenty-three states have passed (tax caps). And guess what? None of them have fallen into the ocean. "If nothing else, Carol Palesky is determined. She began crusading for tax reform more than a decade ago following a property revaluation in Topsham, where she lives with her husband after moving from New Jersey in 1975.
She was inspired by a man big and burly with calluses on his hands while waiting in line to pay property taxes at Town Hall. She said the man, with a tear in his eye, told her that he wouldnt be able to buy medication for his disabled wife, or heating oil for the winter, because his taxes were so high.
"I said, Why doesn't somebody do something about thi?" she asked herself that night while brushing her teeth. "And I looked in the mirror and nobody was looking back but me."Shes been at it ever since.
She formed the Topsham Taxpayers Association and then the Maine Taxpayers Action Network. She recruited volunteers to collect signatures in attempts to force a statewide vote on a property tax cap. She got involved in another petition drive to impose congressional term limits. She filed lawsuit after lawsuit against the town of Topsham and its school district to the point that exasperated town officials obtained an injunction preventing her from filing any more, said Richard Hornbeck, an attorney who represented the town.
Her efforts to get the tax cap proposal before state voters led to at least three petition drives, one of which got her thrown into prison.
When Palesky turned in more than 55,000 signatures in 1996, the secretary of state said some dates on the petitions appeared to be falsified. She was later convicted of forgery and sentenced to nine months in prison. At her sentencing, she collapsed and had to be wheeled from court on a stretcher.
But seven months ago, Palesky finally enjoyed success when Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky certified 51,255 signatures, or 736 more than the minimum required to get the question on the ballot. Critics believe that Palesky is sincere and tenacious just misguided. They derisively call the tax-cap referendum the "Palesky meat-ax initiative," saying municipal and school budgets will be gutted and services and jobs will be slashed if it is enacted.
Her checkered past, detractors say, is worthy of close examination.
In 1987, a federal jury convicted her of embezzling from a Brunswick law firm where she worked as a bookkeeper. That same year, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity of robbing a Mechanic Falls bank; psychiatrists testified she suffered from mental problems caused by head injuries from a car crash.
Peter Fessenden, a Brunswick attorney, said Palesky stole about $42,000 from his firm by writing herself checks and manipulating the books. Palesky served a year in federal prison after being convicted in 1987 of embezzlement.
Even so, Fessenden doesn't go to lengths to disparage Palesky. "I see no reason to be rude, so I'm going to keep my opinions to myself," he said.
Dennis Bailey, spokesman for the anti-tax cap group Citizens United to Protect Our Public Safety, Schools and Communities, said it suits Palesky's purpose to "present that image as a regular grandmother type being hurt by property taxes." Palesky supporters, he said, act as if its unfair to bring up her past.
"Certainly if she were running for office, her background would be front and center, just like John Kerry's is and George Bush's is, because it speaks about character," Bailey said. "It's certainly worthwhile for the public to take that into consideration." Bailey thinks Palesky's baggage is causing other tax cap supporters, namely businessmen and Tax Cap Yes! leaders Phil Harriman and Eric Cianchette, to keep a healthy distance from Palesky.
Cianchette, who has met Palesky in person just once, said he and Tax Cap Yes! supporters are simply "doing our own thing." For her part, Palesky said she welcomes their involvement to take some of the pressure off her.
Palesky wont talk about her past other than to say she was a "political prisoner" but supporters are steadfast in backing her.
Arthur McDermott of Windham, who is on the board of the Maine Taxpayers Action Network, has been working with Palesky since 1994. He described her forgery trial as a "kangaroo court" and said he thinks of her as hardworking, trustworthy and in tune with people's frustrations about rising taxes.
"If she,d been elected governor five years ago, we wouldn't be in the financial mess we're in now," McDermott said.
Whether a hero or villain, Paleskys not easy to figure out.
For instance, she managed for years to avoid paying Fessenden back any of the money she stole despite a court judgment that she do so. But for the past two years, she has been paying him $500 a month as part of an agreement to pay $48,000 over eight years, Fessenden said.
On the walls of her home office, she has paintings and photos of seemingly disparate figures: former President John F. Kennedy, President George W. Bush and Elvis Presley. She says Kennedy was one of the best presidents, and she admires Bushs leadership abilities. For now, the tax reform issue has grown larger than Palesky, said William Diamond, who was secretary of state when Palesky turned in forged petitions eight years ago. If Diamond was outraged by Palesky's actions back then, he's just as amazed by the tax rebellion she has created now. "I think it's gone beyond her," he said. "I don't think she's the issue as she was before." Palesky said all she wants to do is live in Maine and take care of her family. She said the tax cap will bring about fiscal responsibility in government to allow her to do just that.
And after more than a decade of fighting for tax reform, the criticism now bounces off.
"At first I cried. I'm a sensitive person," she said. "But now I have thick skin."
Courtsey of the assicioated press written by Clarke Canfield
Friday, October 01, 2004
POST DEBATE WITH UNDECIDED VOTERS
After last night's debate the overall message was definitely the views of two different visions. Though they frequently agreed on different slices of the pie, but in when you got the pie out of the oven it was a vast differences in foreign policy diplomacy and world alliances that separated the two from each others tastes and preferences.
The feeling from the undecided or uncommitted voters I had the opportunity to see after the debate and talk to this morning was a big victory for Kerry and made some even get more leaning towards him for a vote. The reason that some of them felt that way was that the actually got to hear Kerry in this formal way rather than hearing sound bites on the News. Some also felt that George Bush seemed off and was in a defensive position most of the night. I felt the reason for the pace that was set last night was the fact that Kerry got the first question and was the first to close. That made George Bush have to play catch up and be the respondent instead of the pacesetter. So it seems when fate is on the table Kerry got the nod. I believe it is going to take Kerry even more work to sustain the momentum to NOV. 2 and the president still has the opportunity to make Kerry put the nail in his own coffin. I also found that some of the undecided feel that they are even more frightened by Kerry's position and took the things he said as a form of selling America out. The remarkable thing about this is from my research and talking to undecided is that a small amount of them have started to make their final decision of these debates and just maybe as it looks those small amount of swing voters will make the differences across the USA.