Elderly voters are considered to be the most reliable group of voters in the US, needing no encouragement to get down to the polling station.
So, it’s no surprise that senior citizens have become one of the most courted votes during this campaign. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.
Related: Older Voters Lag Electorate At Large In Support Of Obama: The Hartford Courant
Equality, which is the primary value of the left, is a European value, not an American value. Let me tell you that right now. I know this sounds offensive to half of my fellow Americans, because they have been Europeanized in their values. The French Revolution is not the American Revolution. The French Revolution said Liberty, Fraternity, Equality. The American Revolution said Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. We have lost touch with what our distinctive American values are. We have distinctive American values. … We have a better value system, and this is being protected by one of the two parties: the Republican party.
It’s a good thing Prager was there to explain the ideals behind the American Revolution. Otherwise, Americans might have relied on “Europeanized” documents like the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…
Or if they had looked to the United States Constitution, they may have erroneously thought “equality” was an important American value:
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Thank you, Dennis, for helping this ignorant little Canuckistanian socialist (ideologically and ethnically socialist–EEK!) realize that the Founding Fathers actually hated “distinctive American values.”
In October 2007 people all over the United States gathered physically and in spirit to speak out against violence against women of color. Some of us wore red all day and explained that we were reclaiming and reframing our bodies as a challenge to the widespread acceptance of violence against women of color. Some of us wrote powerful essays about why we were wearing red and posted them on the internet. Some of us gathered with bold and like-minded folks and took pictures, shared poetry and expressed solidarity.
This year, on the first anniversary of the Be Bold Be Red Campaign, we invite you to make your bold stance against the violence enacted on women and girls of color in our society visible. In D.C., Chicago, Durham, Atlanta and Detroit women of color will be gathering to renew our commitment to creating a world free from racialized and gendered violence, and this time, we’ll be using a new technology called CyberQuilting to connect all of these gatherings in real time. To learn more about CyberQuilting, which is a women of color led project to stitch movements together using new web technologies and old traditions of love and nurturing, visit www.cyberquilt.wordpress.com.
This letter is an invitation for you and yours to participate in a gathering in your city on Thursday, October 30th that will be webcast to similar gatherings in other cities. We are calling on you because we recognize and appreciate the work that you and the organizations you work with are doing everyday to make this a more loving and less violent world for women and girls in oppressed communities. Please join us on October 30th so that other warriors in this struggle can be strengthened and affirmed by the energy of our collective ferocity! Also we will upload the video of the video conference on this website on October 31, 2008 so that everyone can see what happened during video conference.
The key to successful pro-American public speaking: try not to blink when your one of your fellow pro-Americans drops the n-bomb like it’s hot.
Update 10/28: Or was that ‘redistributer’ that was shouted out?
I’m not at all convinced that this has in fact been ‘confirmed’, but it does raise questions about what actually was said. See The Great Orange Satan for more.
Ed Pilkington of The Guardian ventures deep into the heart of pro-American country looking for information on biofuels, but instead uncovers the ugly eschatological truth about Barack HOOOSAAYN Obama:
I had hopped on to the GuardianFilms bus as it made its way across the US. We were joining forces to make a film about the ethanol issue, which has earned Obama the criticism of environmentalists because of his support for the controversial corn-based variety of the fuel that has helped to drive up world food prices.
We stopped at an ethanol plant in Craig, Missouri, where we were greeted by the general manager, Roger Hill, and shown around the plant. He said something odd early on in our tour, responding to the news that I was British by commenting on how Muslims had become dominant in my country. I only half heard his remark, and let it go; we were here to talk about ethanol.
Later though, he brought up the subject again, when I suggested to him that as an ethanol manufacturer he must logically back Obama over McCain, who has openly criticised federal subsidies of the fuel. That’s when he invoked Revelations, chapter 13. If you lack instant recall of the contents of Revelations 13, as I have to admit I did, it’s the bit in the Bible where the beast rears his ugly head, or rather many heads, and reveals the mark on his right hand or forehead: 666.
Ok, am I the only one who is disturbed by the fact that someone who feels that an official presentation to a foreign media outlet is the perfect time to drop a 1.5 oz. shot of premillenial dispensationalism into the mix is allowed to run a motherfucking ethanol plant? Watch the video–and try not to think about how insidiously popular those goddamned Left Behind books are. Also see James Ridgeway for more on the looming Obamageddon.
Related: Hitler and Chamberlain, rolled into one? Well, I suppose Billy Kristol’s seemingly oxymoronic (and just-plain-moronic) analogy isn’t that much of a stretch if one already believes that an individual can simultaneously be a Marxist, Muslim and Black Liberation Christian. 8 more days, brethren (followed by, in all likelihood, four more years…gah.)