Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Monday, October 04, 2004
Last post on the debate
The day before the debate I told my wife that if Kerry just acts like himself and clearly lays out his positions he will be fine. I think that is what happened. The biggest thing that happened in that debate was, whether you think that it's unfortunate or not, was the way the two came off on TV. Don't worry, Kerry beat him on substance as well. But in this day and age how you come off on TV matters just as much if not more. Don't forget Al Gore in 2000 and how the press killed him on how he came off in the debates. It wasn't just one thing Bush did, it was everything he did. Before this debate we had never seen these two guys on the same stage together and when put side by side Kerry looks more like a President than our current one. I'm not talking about height or looks but the overall package of the candidates. How they speak, react, think on their feet, etc... That is the one difference no matter how much everyone whines and moans that is going to stick. Myself, I remember many times seeing Bush in a press conference with a foreign leader, Blair in particular coming to mind, and saying I wish our President could talk like that. That is my shallow take on the non-substantive part of the debate.



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