omg we r winning!
Date: Oct 9th, 2004 4:51:48 pm - Subscribe
Mood: ambitious


holy shit - the VOls are winning against GA... watch me just jix them or something... o well, we are winning and i wanted to tell u all about it! grin.gif
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UT vs. GA
Date: Oct 9th, 2004 12:32:06 pm - Subscribe
Mood: livid


sad.gif ok, what is going to be the outcome of the the UT/GA game? i say TN gets beat by 2 TD's. i am not being pessimistic, but i am being realistic... TN isnt as good as GA i do not think... but i will be pulling for them for sure! wink.gif its on 330 today on ESPN i think.... or maybe 730... eithe way, find out and tune in! grin.gif

GO VOLUNTEERS!!! angry.gif angry.gif
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Kerry on the Issues!!!
Date: Oct 8th, 2004 9:04:04 am - Subscribe
Mood: deep


I am going to post all of John Kerry's beliefs and what he stands for here so you guys can see and make your decision as to whom to vote for come Nov. 2nd.!!! Thanks! Vote Kerry in 2004!


John Kerry on Abortion

l not appoint Justice against Roe while Court is 5-4. (May 2004)
Kerry staunchly resists restrictions on abortions. (Apr 2004)
Partial-birth abortion ban undermine women's right to choose. (Nov 2003)
No criminalization of a woman's right to choose. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
Voted NO on disallowing overseas military abortions. (May 1999)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)


John Kerry on Budget/Economy

Incentives to create jobs at home and end corporate welfare. (Jul 2004)
We can do better on economy--lift people out of poverty. (Jul 2004)
Kerry pledges 10 million new jobs & to slow outsourcing. (Mar 2004)
Economy is recovering for corporations to some degree. (Jan 2004)
Will follow Clinton's plan to halve deficit in four years. (Oct 2003)
Base policy on broad growth and progressive taxation. (Oct 2003)
Bush policy kept economy afloat in recession-keep some of it. (Sep 2003)
No excuse for special tax cuts for the rich. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)


John Kerry on Civil Rights

Raising the minimum wage is a working women's issue. (Aug 2004)
Personally believes marriage is between a man & a woman. (May 2004)
Defense of Marriage Act is fundamentally ugly. (Apr 2004)
Questions the ultimate practicality of affirmative action. (Apr 2004)
Supports affirmative action now and into the future. (Mar 2004)
Supports federal DOMA, but not Massachusetts DOMA. (Feb 2004)
Support "mend it, don't end it" for affirmative action. (Jan 2004)
Flag burning is displeasing, but it's free expression. (Jan 2004)
For partnership rights and civil union. (Nov 2003)
Include a sunset provision in the Patriot Act. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 199cool.gif
Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business. (Mar 2004)


John Kerry on Crime

Opposes death penalty except for post 9-11 terrorists. (Jul 2004)
States should not engage in killing-too many mistakes. (Feb 2004)
Moratorium on federal executions-only exception is terrorism. (Jan 2004)
Death penalty for Osama bin Laden. (Dec 2003)
Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)


John Kerry on Drugs

Target traffickers as well as reducing demand. (Mar 2004)
Admits having smoked marijuana. (Nov 2003)
Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)


John Kerry on Education

Invest in the children, not the prison system. (Jul 2004)
Chides Bush for not fully funding No Child Left Behind. (May 2004)
Roll back tax cuts for rich to fund education. (May 2004)
National Education Trust Fund: fully fund mandated standards. (Mar 2004)
Measure learning, but with flexible standards. (Feb 2004)
Vouchers drain resources from public schools. (Jan 2004)
Stop viewing charter schools as threatening innovation. (Oct 2003)
Nothing good about vouchers can't be done in public schools. (Oct 2003)
Supported "No Child Left Behind," but Bush reneged. (Oct 2003)
Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
Voted NO on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
Voted NO on education savings accounts. (Jun 199cool.gif
Voted NO on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Three R’s: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
More foreign languages courses and exchange students. (Feb 2001)
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)


John Kerry on Energy/Oil

No American should be held hostage to our oil dependence. (Jul 2004)
Encourage fuel efficient cars & use reserves in short-term. (May 2004)
No nuclear waste dump in Nevada's Yucca Mountain. (Feb 2004)
Raise CAFE standard to 36 mpg by 2015. (Jan 2004)
Ban MBTE and sue companies who make it. (Jan 2004)
20% renewable energy by 2020. (Nov 2003)
ANWR won't provide any oil for 20 years. (Sep 2003)
Invent our way out of oil dependency-don't drill our way out. (Sep 2003)
Invest in advancing secure forms of energy instead of oil. (Jun 2003)
Led effort to try to raise fuel efficiency standards. (May 2003)
Voted NO on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
Include pickup trucks in CAFE; include hybrids in HOV lanes. (Feb 2002)
Keep climate change in EPA "State of the Environment" report. (Jun 2003)
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)


John Kerry on Gun Control

Gun owner & hunter, but rights come with responsibility. (Mar 2004)
Democratic Party shouldn't be for the NRA. (Nov 2003)
Supports assault weapons ban & Brady Bill. (Oct 2003)
Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 199cool.gif
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)


John Kerry on Healthcare

Bush has no plan to address the health care crisis. (Aug 2004)
It is morally wrong to leave so many Americans uninsured. (Aug 2004)
Start providing health insurance for every child in America. (Aug 2004)
Provide a bonus for states to get children insured. (Aug 2004)
More help to those who fall through the cracks of the system. (Aug 2004)
Save families up to $1,000 a year on their premiums. (Jul 2004)
Health care is not a privilege but a right for all. (Jul 2004)
Catastrophic health coverage for all costs over $50,000. (Feb 2004)
Research, prevention, and wellness can reduce Medicare costs. (Jan 2004)
Day 1: Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Jan 2004)
Don't push seniors into HMOs; change Bush Rx plan. (Jan 2004)
Cut $350B of bureaucracy and cover 90% of Americans. (Oct 2003)
Cover more citizens with health plan like Congress gets. (May 2003)
Lack of accessible health care is a disgrace. (May 2002)


John Kerry on Homeland Security

Expand active duty and Army's forces to security peace. (Aug 2004)
Offer a military modernization plan for the troops. (Aug 2004)
Ensure Americans in uniform receive benefits they deserve. (Aug 2004)
Make better use of the National Guard. (Aug 2004)
Keep our promises to American veterans. (Aug 2004)
Make certain the veterans have benefits. (Nov 2003)
Automatic citizenship to immigrants who serves in army. (Sep 2003)

Anti-terrorism
Cast a global net for terrorists. (Aug 2004)
Improve intelligence capabilities to counter terrorism. (Aug 2004)
Cut off terrorists funds. (Aug 2004)
Prevent Afghanistan & others from becoming terrorist havens. (Aug 2004)
Add 40,000 troops and double anti-terrorism special forces. (Jul 2004)
Will lead a global effort against nuclear proliferation. (Jul 2004)
Quickly implement the recommendations of the 9-11 commission. (Jul 2004)
Four new imperatives: alliances, modernize, end Mideast oil. (May 2004)
Increase military by 40,000 troops-but no draft. (Jan 2004)
Focus more on human intelligence gathering. (Nov 2003)

Bush Policy
Individual Ready Reserve call-up is used as a backdoor draft. (Aug 2004)
End the backdoor draft of reservists, help is on the way. (Jul 2004)
Bush's foreign policy has not made American safer. (Jul 2004)
Exaggeration by the Bush administration should be questioned. (Jan 2004)
Bush administration is misleading America in a profound way. (Jan 2004)
Bush misused the authority Congress gave him. (Jan 2004)
Color-coded warning system needs to be changed. (Jan 2004)
Focus on first responders instead of duct tape. (Oct 2003)
No new generation of nuclear weapons. (Sep 2003)

Voting Record
Zell: Kerry voted against weapons needed for War on Terror. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
Voted NO on deploying missile defense as soon as possible. (Sep 199cool.gif
Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 199cool.gif
Voted NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels. (Nov 2002)
Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
Rated 20% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)


John Kerry on Immigration

Restore immigrant benefits lost in 1996 welfare reform. (Mar 2004)
Expedited citizenship for members of the Armed Forces. (Mar 2004)
Earned legalization for immigrants to keep families together. (Feb 2004)
Earned legalization for undocumented immigrants. (Jan 2004)
Amnesty to anyone here over 5 or 6 years. (Sep 2003)
Voted NO on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work. (Jul 199cool.gif
Voted NO on visas for skilled workers. (May 199cool.gif
Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)


John Kerry on Principles/Values

Bush & Cheney unit to serve because they misled us into war. (Sep 2004)
Bigotry and hatred should never steal our hope and future. (Jul 2004)
The flag represents who we are and what we believe in. (Jul 2004)
Reject politics that divide people. (Jul 2004)
Pray humbly that we are on God's side. (Jul 2004)
Will lead an America where all are in the same boat. (Jul 2004)
Urban Legend: Kerry did not disparage Reagan at funeral. (Jul 2004)
Clear separation of church and state. (Apr 2004)
Revoke every Bush order that favors special interests. (Mar 2004)
Honors the separation of church and state. (Dec 2003)
Despite Zell Miller, Dem Party does speak to southerners. (Nov 2003)
Bush broke his three biggest campaign promises. (Oct 2003)
Need a president who won't write laws only for contributors. (Sep 2003)
Contest between common sense values and extreme ideologues. (Jun 2003)
I'm talking about things that matter to people. (May 2003)
Campaign Themes
Service is what brought America peace and prosperity. (Jul 2004)
Restore trust and credibility to the White House. (Jul 2004)
Seeing complexities of complex issues is not flip-flopping. (Jul 2004)
Shutting one's eyes and ears to the truth is not patriotism. (Jul 2004)
America can do better and help is on the way. (Jul 2004)
Ready to lead America: I was there and I led the fight. (Dec 2003)
Campaign built around a call to service. (Oct 2003)
Redeem promise for a better America for our children. (Oct 2003)
It is time for this country to ask again, why not? (May 2003)
Personal
My mother was the rock of our family. (Jul 2004)
Saw the fear in the eyes of people who were not free. (Jul 2004)
Grandfather committed suicide; John never told he was Jewish. (Jul 2004)
Spent summers on Cape Cod and hometown in Millis MA. (Jul 2004)
Attended boarding school in Europe; fluent in French. (Jul 2004)
Despite aristocratic roots, a Catholic outsider at schools. (Jul 2004)
Political heroes: Max Cleland, FDR, JFK, Lincoln. (Nov 2003)
Favorite song: Bruce Springsteen, "No Surrender.". (Sep 2003)
Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)
Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)


John Kerry on Jobs

2.7M manufacturing jobs lost under Bush. (Aug 2004)
Raise minimum wage to $6.65 by next year, then higher. (Jan 2004)
Provide employment opportunities to minorities. (Jan 2004)
Trade grows jobs. (Sep 2003)
Jump start jobs at home via energy independence. (Sep 2003)
We need job opportunities, not photo opportunities. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-labor voting record. (Dec 2003)


John Kerry on Welfare/Poverty

Raise the minimum wage and training fund to help the poor. (Aug 2004)
Desperate need to build more affordable housing. (Nov 2003)
Ok for government to partner with non-profits & for-profits. (Oct 2003)
Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Add 10% for HUBZone businesses in federal awards. (Oct 2002)
Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
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bed & farenheit 911
Date: Oct 7th, 2004 11:31:38 pm - Subscribe
Mood: crafty


i am just watching one of my fave movies, farenheit 9-11 and going to bed for Friday! i am going to have a good day tomorrow... i got things to do with kim and then i have to take a test... shit, those things should be in the reverse order but u get my gist... o well, goodnight. -rabbit grin.gif
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A Post for Kim and Xanga
Date: Oct 7th, 2004 11:24:49 pm - Subscribe
Mood: kooky


This post is for Kim. I love you. and if you are not kim, click on the link or put the link in the address box on ur computer and go over to my new xanga site!!! it rocks!!! how can i put it? hmmm, this lil' emoblog site thing is like my notebook/notepad, and xanga is like my backpack...if that analogy is half-way decent... sad.gif anyways - this site doesnt even allow you to use pics or anything... so that part is kinda shitty but other than that, i love EmoBlog!!! this is my fave blogging service i have ever had or used. i like it better than xanga but i use xanga b/c i can upload pics and i have a chatterbox and a more lengthy profile, etc... anyways, kim i love ya and if you're not kim, u can still click on over to the new xanga site... cool.gif here is a revised link....


www.xanga.com/rebldomakr7
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