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It's clear that animal rights voters flexed their muscles and helped decide the election.
The following is being issued
Al Gore lost the presidential
election because of a few votes in the State of
Many Animal Rights supporters
could not bring themselves to vote for Al Gore
The Gorey History:
-- Supports a federal grant of $130 million dollars for a direct and indirect bailout of the hog industry, which pollutes our land, water and air but doesn't pay for cleanup and lost property values.
-- Helped to overturn dolphin protection laws, which allow tuna fleets to trap and drown thousands of dolphins off the Pacific coast. The Dolphin Death Bill -- passed by Congress in 1997 -- also permits Latin American countries to ship dolphin deadly tuna into the U.S. with the "dolphin safe" label.
-- Delayed the European Union's ban on the use of steel-jaw leghold traps for another six years in the U.S. thereby allowing the U.S. to continue selling furs to Europe from animals caught in the leghold trap.
-- Joined with the Environmental Protection Agency in calling for the complete testing including the cruel LD-50 test-of all HPV chemicals by the year 2005 involving at least 200,000 animals.
-- Refuses to support sanctions against Norway for the slaughtering of hundreds of whales in violation of the global ban on commercial whaling.
-- Failed to prevent Congress from weakening environmental laws through riders on appropriation legislation, i.e., 1995 salvage logging rider and moratorium on the listing of endangered species.
In the future before a candidate runs for public office and wish to gain the support of Animal Rights voters they should make sure that their record, past and present, has helped animals instead of perpetuated their suffering. With a record like this how could Al Gore claim to be a friend of animals? We assume in future elections that candidates from any party will take this message to heart since we now know that every vote counts.
You wrote, "LBJ had much more faith in the political and moral resilience of his fellow citizens when he used to boast triumphantly of his first senate race in 1948 that he "stole it fair and square."
Your quotation is correct,
but as I recall (can't find that boring Caro biography!), this
was Landslide Lyndon's
LBJ won his first senate race
in 1941 honestly, but it was stolen from him. The farm "votes"
came in late, and the final victory, after several days of wrangling,
went to W. Lee O'Daniel, the right-wing governor. Johnson lost
by 1,311 votes out of about 600,000 cast. The next time he played
the game he made sure he would "steal it fair and
Thanks for the great articles.
dumb and dumber
One morning Al Gore and George W. Bush were having brunch at a restaurant.
The attractive waitress asked Gore what he would like and he replied, "I'll have a bowl of oatmeal and some fruit."
"And what can I get for you, sir?" she asked George W. He replied, "How about a quickie?"
"Why Governor!"the waitress says,"how rude,and you're not even president, yet!"
As the waitress stormed away, Gore leaned over to Bush and whispered..... "It's pronounced quiche."
Just a short note to say that
your site has the most ridiculous and unmerited subject matter
I have ever read. Your listing of the 100 most influential books
is beyond belief ("Encyclopedia of Gardening, and My
Nauseated in Arkansas,
out of your minds?
The Republican party is now
more energized and ready to fight than I have ever seen them
in the last 50 years, you guys go a head and start trashing Harris
and Bush and Bush's kids and you are going to awaken a sleeping
monster. People are really starting to pay attention and this
will only hurt us. Please stop this madness!
You have these execution photos of Lee Davis on your site, but where are the pictures of his victim(s) and description of why he was executed? He isn't the victim. Get your head out of your sphincter.
Hi there! I just discovered
your website for the first time. I'm glad I did because it's
good for a laugh. There's nothing funnier than liberals when
they're OUT of power. The things they do just get more and more
ridicules. Thanks again. I look forward to four years of side
Digging into the Bush's past? Katherine Harris? Don't you have anything better to do? The only loser here is Counterpunch. You suck.
I have heard that you are "reporting" allegations of sexual affairs between Jeb Bush and Katheryn Harris. Haven't we learned anything from the "supposed" president's affairs (not his supposed affairs, but that he is supposedly a President) and those of so many people... the fact that anyone had any adulterous affair is not news. Rape and Abuse of Office are, not to mention selling out the country. Get a grip. Do you think you are really doing any justice? Who cares about sex, unless you are some kind of trash bag your self, or in the words of the Almighty;willing to "Cast the First Stone". Get off it! If we ever get back to true ethical, not political behavior, then maybe that will matter, since we won't have anything else to focus on. Let's talk about making up rules for one's own benefit in politics or selling secrets to China...whatever! Something besides feeding frenzies, folks.
Will your side stop at nothing!!
You are nothing more than the red headed
If your side doesn't win, then
links; blacklisted at polls
Can you please put it back on the web site, someplace where it can be found? Thanks!
On another topic: Your article
"Blacklisted at the Polls" ALONE was worth the annual
price of the subscription. The media has had saturation coverage
of the contest,
[John the article as at http://www.counterpunch.org/torture.html ]
Your assertion that there is
no difference between Gore and Bush is contradicted by the fact
that Bush would not have abided by the Supreme Court decision
on the election.
Elephant in Our Living Room
Let's see now. First we have
White Supremacy always saying "Blacks don't
2. White Supremacy Democrat
versus White Supremacy republicans- Both seeing to our destruction:
Democratic supremacy- the so called lesser of the two evils,
kills us at a slower camouflaged tactics with Negro leaders who
3. Now we have a Warlock for
president. A witch who will use his father's
4. Clarence TOM-ass, who kept
quiet during the questioning of both parties.
5. Janet Reno, Old Butch Cherub
with the Shimmy Shakes, did not once act on
6. Tom Browkaw, who now feels that his job is to make closing quotes of Lincoln: "together we stand- divided we fall." That quote pertains to White only. White can not afford to divide being a global minority. Abe Lincoln knew this during the civil war. He knew that if White separated permanently, then they would be at the mercy of highly populated Melanated People. United we fall-divided we stand as melanated people seem to keep doing in some form of mis-eduated/ mis cultured mentacidal effort to continue the sustainment of Whiteness.
7. Colon Powell- the great
Head Overseer of fighting other Melanated People for the admiration
of White Supremacy and getting Brownie points on the front
8. Melanated People will still
be-a-runn'n to White Supremacy to help them deal with the harmful
effects of institutional racism, In the meantime, we can shop,
party, eat foul foods, ignore the warning signs, .. (hey, we
can even put up a Christmas tree and celebrate a White Bishop
from Mira and call him Jesus.), cause when this is all said and
done with great slave shackled mentality of holocaustic glee,
we can pull our pants down and get ready for 4 years of an ass
kicking where some of us are
i am melaninboy
Got to your site from Russ Smith's New York Press. Pretty impressive. Cockburn's always been up there on my list (Rave or Hit, you decide). But can't you get those articles shorter for online. Sheesh. Who has time?
Anyway, check us out:
Dogs Bite Out of Fear!
Why do you want to rage out against government officials who are complying with the law they agreed to uphold when they took the job. Do you not understand that this nation has to be governed by laws and not by feelings? Are you that below the earth that you would make up lies and spread them just because your man, Al Gore, did not become President? Are you in favor of that kind of behavior from all people who lose and election? Do you have any idea how many people running for office in this nation lost their bid? How many are acting like you and seek to destroy the reputation of innocent people? Not any that I am aware of. You may seek to destroy but in the end you will fail and 50 years from now you will be forgotten.
Then what? How long do you plan to live? I salute the U. S. Supreme Court. They did not and will not read your website for assistance in solving problems. They will resort to the document that has stood the test of over 200 years. If your boy had become President, that document, The U. S. Constitution, would be in jeopardy. Neither he nor you apparently respect it. You are a little voice compared to the truth. Wounded dogs bite out of fear. Why do you bite? JF
Hey, The New York Times put it like this:
This is the sort of wincing, mincing liberal faggotry that has repeatedly over the years kissed the mailed fist of fascism as it is being forced up the ass of the American people.
If Bush stold this election, he stold it like you steal flies from a blind spider--or the way you steal a blowjob from a $2 crack whore.
From the moment that Gore renounced
Clinton and took the Judas Leiberman as
It is the inherent cowardice
of Liberalism, with its bows and scrapes toward the anti-communist
crimes of Capital, its effete reforms to put a human face on
its congenital authoritarianism; it is Gore's craven addiction
to expediency that has allowed unrepentent feudalists like the
You know, the Bushes didn't steal this election: They just walked right up to the Democrats, got right up in their slack-jawed face, and, like it was a sixth grader with his lunch money, said, 'Give it up, punk!'
Gore and Leiberman didn't have the nuts to stand up to the Bush gang and their whore, Katherine Harris--and Clinton didn't have their backs--so when some 300,000 mostly colored folks in Florida got disenfranchised, where Ike would have sent in the Natl Guard, all the Gores could think of to do was mobilize a squadron of overpaid, chickenshit shysters. Boies might have been the boss with Microsoft, but remember, the Bushes bankrolled Hitler.
They say a people gets the
government it deserves. But nobody, neither the
Dear CP -
Thanks for the overview in
the article "No Closure, No Peace" - Dec.13. Just what
I expected was happening in terms of no action from Clinton justice
dept on voting
A little perspective:
In all this calling out of
the Supreme Court's "partisanship," no one seems
So, that means that a Republican president's choice went for Gore and Gore's own choice, Antonin Scalia (Gore voted yea) went against the Alphaman.
I find great humor in your
attempt to show the execution of Lee Davis as
After visiting your site, it seems to me that your political bent appears to be libertarian. the articles you edit, though they lean more towards the emotional/inflammatory than the factual, have a 'get the government out of it' type of message. however, i see no specific claim to your political affiliation. if my observation is even close, then have you visited http://www.lp.org?
we are both anarcho-libertarians. One of us slightly more anarcho,
the other slightly more libertarian. But we are NOT liberals!--jsc]
hummmm.....alleged media ha smearing fellow americans. question........what's your agenda? i had to do some reseach on you guys. no military service. don't attend church. slander and attempt to destroy fellow countrymen and women. i bet karl marx posters adorn your walls. you two are going to be a lot of fun for me in the coming months.
ciao....that means see ya
Hate - is
OK - as long it is towards Conservatives and Repulicans
I guess I can say you are the scum of the earth. I guess it was O.K. that Clinton turned the White House into WhoreHouse where he can get his jollies off of sick sex shanigans. You are top of the list of a SORE LOSER..... along with Gore and Leiberman. It amazes me that you will do anything to discredit people - but you have already discredited yourself and your hateful, mean-spirited and "hate Crime" attempts you are displaying by trying to find dirt. I am sure you are no angel either and this proves it. It shows how vendictive you are because you are mad that the US Supreme Court probubly will not allow GORE to count ILLEGAL Votes and to continue to with the Florida Supreme Court bias court their agenda and unlawful manner of changing the election laws and subverting the Constitution.
It is just too disgusting... if you don't like America and our Constitutional Republic.. please leave this country and go live where you should be more confrontable - like: Communist China, Communist North Korea.. etc. I think this is the kind of coutry you want America to be...
Why don't you do something that is very useful -- dig and convict all of the crimes that Clinton and Gore has created agains this country, including TREASON!!! That you and other liberal news protects... it is beyond me.
Take Care and I will be praying
for people like you...
Saturday Night Live had a funny
bit portraying everything as a soap opera.