Election Post

5 more days until the election (as evidenced by the amount of e-mails I've gotten from moveon.org, asking me to call Kerry supporters in swing states), so today I've gone blogging crazy. I'm putting aside my mistrust of the two party system for the moment and supporting Kerry (and by Kerry, I mean "Not Bush"). But first, let's start with the nonpartisan stuff. Even though no one has any excuse what-so-ever to forget to vote, let me just say again, go out and vote. Newly registered voters should be aware that there has been speculation that many people may not be able to vote because of "honest mistakes," like what happened to many minorities who happened to have similar names as convicted felons in Florida in 2000. The fact that many people don't know about this means that it could easily happen again. So bring your cell phones if you've got 'em. If you're given any problems, report all the details to 1-866-MYVOTE1. If it's an emergency and you need legal assistance, call 1-866-OURVOTE. Keep these numbers with you, you never know. Even if you don't have any problems, someone else might when you're there. Do what you can for them.

Now, because of a bit of confusion, I somehow made it to a list of "conservative bloggers" (apparently, I've been too ambiguous on this blog) and was sent an e-mail of documents about Bush and Cheney, including DUI's for both of them, the Bush twins' possession of alcohol, personal memos between George W. and Ken Lay from Enron, etc. They were asking me and other bloggers to try to prove them as false, despite the fact that some of these documents have been undisputed since the 2000 election (also despite the fact that I've never done anything like this, and am therefore probably not that qualified). Unfortunately, the site (which was hosted as yesbushcan.com has now been redirected to the official web site for re-election of Bush and Cheney, so I can't share them with you. But I'm assuming this means that they didn't have a great deal of luck with the other conservative bloggers either. Oh, by the way, in case you missed the few hours when their site was hacked into, you can see the spoof site here.

Ok, remember those couple of weeks where I was blogging much? Well this is my way of making it up to you, by providing a soundtrack for your trip to the polls on election day. I've dug up all the relivant political stuff from posts past, as well as some new stuff. There's tons out there, so keep an eye open. I may be adding to this post this weekend if I find enough to add to it, otherwise, I'll probably leave it as the top post for a couple of days (probably after the election results come in, or November 3rd, whichever comes first). There's a ton of mp3's here, both music and spoken word tracks, so unfortunately I haven't included a source link for all of them. But a lot of them come from Thurston Moore's Protest Records and the satirical group, Billioniares for Bush. On my way out of work today, a man was listening to a cassette teaching him to speak English and learn American customs. The recording said, "The President of the United States is George W. Bush." To this, the doorman laughs and said, "Your tape is outdated." So enjoy, vote, and let's all hope for the best.

Beastie Boys - In a World Gone Mad

Cat Power - Rockets

Cat Power - Maybe Not

Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism

Mike Watt & Thurston Moore - Fourth Day of July

Soylent Gringo - Let's Start a War

Saul Williams - Freestyle (No Man's Land)

Matt Rogalsky & George W. Bush - Two MinutesFifty Seconds Silence for America (repost)

DJ Vadim - Headline News (Revisited) (repost)

Alias - Eyes Closed (repost)

cLOUDDEAD - Rifle Eyes

DJ Shadow and Zach de la Rocha - March of Death (repost)

DJ Spooky & Saul Williams - The Pledge to Resist

Spoken Word,
Noam Chomsky - Big Business And The General Population - A Nation Divided (repost)

Noam Chomsky - Latin America, The U.S. And Globalization (repost)

Noam Chomsky - The Problems With Iraq (repost)

Noam Chomsky - U.S. Doctrinal Constraints On Middle East Peace (repost)

Noam Chomsky - Why Do They Hate Us? (repost)

Jello Biafra - Beat Around the Burning Bush (repost)

Jello Biafra - Miscue 911 (repost)

Jello Biafra - Propane and Propane Accessories (repost)

Jello Biafra - The Big Ka Boom (repost)

Satire - Billionares 4 Bush PSA's,
B4B - In Bed

B4B - Middle Class Nightmare

B4B - Return to Riches

B4B - Democracy on the Block

B4B - Sound Advice

B4B - Max and Jasper

Satire - Billionares 4 Bush Radio Commentaries,
B4B - Clean Air

B4B - Clear Cutting

B4B - Iraqi Handover

B4B - Media Consolidation

B4B - Tax Cuts

B4B - US in Iraq

B4B - Child Sweatshops

B4B - Wealth Consolidation

B4B - Halliburton

B4B - Voting Machines

B4B - Canadian Drugs

B4B - Death Tax

B4B - French Contracts

B4B - John Kerry

B4B - Bribery

B4B - Kenneth Lay

B4B - Swift Boat

More Satire,
Chris Morris - Bushwacked 2

Eric Idle - FCC Song (repost)


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