Friday, August 29, 2008


this is the saddest display of political muscle I've seen in a reminds me of former sen. dole in '96.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Can I Get a Rep .... Please

Convention Speech 2004

KUCINICH: We Democrats in convention united; we who built this country with the sweat of our brow; we, the steelworkers, the auto workers, the miners, the communication workers, the laborers, the people who teach the children, who drive the trucks, who clean the streets, who hunger for justice, who nurse the sick, who represent the oppressed, who serve the meals, who stand at check-out counters, who build the bridges, who sleep under the bridges, who hunger for food; we, who put out the fires, who police the streets, who protect this nation and the freedoms we celebrate tonight, the soldiers, the sailors, Marines and air force; we Democrats assembled, united for John Kerry, united to recreate our nation with the power of the ballots...


KUCINICH: ... to transform it with the power of the human heart and the power of the human spirit.


Out of many, we Democrats are one. We are left, right, center. We are one. We are black, white, red, brown, yellow. We are one...


... one for jobs and health care, one for peace, one for our children's future. And we are one for John Kerry.


We will carry America for Kerry, and Kerry will carry America for us.


KUCINICH: We remember who we are. We are the party of the people. We are the party of FDR and the New Deal, the party of JFK and the New Frontier, of Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society, of Martin Luther King's dream, of Robert Kennedy's striving spirit, of Cesar Chavez' Si Se Puede...


... of Eleanor Roosevelt and human rights, infused with the passion of Paul Wellstone from Minnesota...


... the humanity of Jimmy Carter from Plains, the engaging brilliance of Bill Clinton from hope, and we are the party of John Kerry, the next great Democratic president of the United States.


The history of social and economic progress in America was written by the Democratic Party.

KUCINICH: Democrats are the party of the minimum wage, the 40- hour week, time and a half for overtime. We are the party of the right to organize, the right to collective bargaining...


... the right to strike, the right to a decent workplace, the right to a secure retirement. We are the party of worker's rights, civil rights, and women's rights.


We are the party of national health care for senior citizens, of Social Security, public education and rural electrification.

When we show up holding the banner of social and economic justice, we win.


And now we must create a new America. We must create a new America. In our national anthem, when Francis Scott Key asks "Does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" he connected freedom and bravery, democracy and courage.

Courage, America: courage to replace this administration and once again honor our Constitution and respect our Bill of Rights...


... courage to reject doctrines which separate us from the world; courage to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, biological and chemical weapons, land mines and small arms; courage to work with the International Criminal Court to reduce global warming and take seriously the challenge of global's climate change...


KUCINICH: ... courage, America; courage to take the principles of nonviolence and make them part of the every day life of our nation, to work with the nations of the world to put an end to war...


... courage, America, to create a government, to create a nation where our government achieves legitimacy, not from the money it spends on arms, but from the resources it channels into education, health care, job creation, housing, environmental protection and sustainable energy policies; courage, courage to give John Kerry the chance to restart the 21st century...


KUCINICH: ... courage to shake off this administration's deceptions, their attacks and their fear-mongering...


... courage, America, this administration rushed us into a war based on distortions and misrepresentations. We must hold them accountable.


Iraq, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 or with Al Qaida's role in 9/11.


We have found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

I was mayor of Cleveland and I...


... could tell you that I've seen weapons of mass destruction in our cities. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.


Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction, homelessness, a weapon of mass destruction...


... racism, a weapon of mass destruction, fear, a weapon of mass destruction.

KUCINICH: We must disarm these weapons.


We must disarm these weapons and renew our commitment to quality public schools and dedicated teachers and good housing and quality health care and decent jobs and stronger neighborhoods.

It's been said: Once we walk, there will be a path. So let us blaze a new path with John Kerry and John Edwards.

This convention will lead us toward the victory not just of a party, but the victory of the American people over fear, a victory of hope over despair, a victory of faith over cynicism, a victory for health care, for civil liberties, for workers' rights, for human rights, for the environment, for peace, courage, America, courage, America, John Kerry, America.

Thank you.

convention speech 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Diversity Trumps Your Diversity

In 2000 my friends and I started a convention drinking game ... okay it was more like a republican convention game. The game wasn't a diss to the republican party but more to the media. Everytime diversity was mentioned by a speaker the cameras would pan to one of the handful of blacks in the delegation...and we would take a swig.

For 2008 I've decided to update the game. Everytime the dems mention diversity and the camera pans to a non-minority (minorities - women, af-ams, latinos, gays and lesbians, etc.) I drink.


Monday, August 04, 2008

If I Promise Not to Say Anything .... Will You Let Me Go?

I love the printed onion and the media stuff has proven to be equally he-larious.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Yeah I Said It

I am always shocked when hip hop crosses the pathway of the (ny) times, hell any 'mainstream' media in general. I think the shocking factor of the times is the hardline against the hip hop creep. Other media outlets for the last decade or so have increasingly exhibited the signs that hip hop is pervasive ... in the same way that America would like to believe westward expansion was for the world. I read articles in the (la) times, dallas morning star, miami hearld and see the hip hop lingo creeping in otherwise not pop culture/music articles. the (ny) times however does not such liberties.

luda is arguably the 'type' of hip hop that pied-à-terre buying nytimes reading folks find less an affront to their existence. i imagine luda would be allowed to date their daughter as long as they believed their daughter would marry a 'nice' college boy. so when i saw the tidbit on the luda freestyle under the caucus section of the times i HAD to read it....

after a forty plus read of the comments i realized this probably was the worst rant ever surely. after the two minutes it took to listen to it i realized it wasn't that bad. Yes, luda calls sen. clinton the b-word and he declares sen. mccain is only fit for a chair upon paralysis. but overall the beat is weak and luda has spit better bars on the DJ khaled i'm so hood remix.

of course considering luda's liberal usage of the n-word and the b-word in his body of work, and the fact that i am sure he would consider sen. obama his ni**a, i can't say the sen. clinton label is that damning. on the other hand the sen. mccain riff just doesn't make sense...paralysis happens to folks who aren't old or maybe its a shot at sen. mccains POW status...who knows but either way it just really isn't a freestyle punch.

of course the saddest thing in the story is that luda called the president of the US retarded and it seems the commenting body is not nearly as upset by that shot....which is most damning to the mentally handicap (aka retarded) folks just don't need that baggage having pres. bush stuck in their camp.

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