The Day(s) America Died

Thursday afternoon (10/10/02) ...

An agreement announced by leading lawmakers to form an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks falls apart.  George W. Bush, the Bush administration, and the majority of Republicans aren't comfortable with it.  What are they trying to hide?

"I worry that the White House is trying to pull the carpet over the independent commission and do the slow roll and kill it."
-Rep. Tim Roemer, D-Indiana

Thursday night (10/10/02) ...

The House approves a resolution authorizing George W. Bush to commit U.S. troops to Iraq without approval of the U.N., 296 to 133.

Friday morning (10/11/02) ...

The Senate approves an identical resolution, 77 to 23.

Friday morning (10/11/02) ...

Alex decides that he won't shed a tear for anyone who ends up getting drafted and sent off to fight in some idiotic war BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T VOTE IN THE 2000 ELECTIONS.  You fools were warned time and time again about what kind of man George W. Bush really was, and you chose to ignore it.  He is now our President because of you (and a Supreme Court who forgot that appointing a President wasn't in their job descriptions).  When your hand gets blown off in that war you'll be fighting, tell me again that using that hand in a voting booth a few years earlier to prevent a dictator from taking over the United States wasn't worth your time, genius.  When your boyfriend gets drafted and winds up getting his head blown off in George W.'s fight for oil, tell me again that both of you using your heads to vote, instead of to suck face in front of the television set, wasn't worth your time, girlfriend.  When every last one of our civil liberties are taken away in this "war on terrorism," you tell me ... oh, that's right, it won't be legal for you to tell me anything other than what the corporate whores auctioned into office and running this country give you permission to tell me, anymore. 

Friday morning (10/11/02)...

Alex reminds every American Citizen 18 years of age or older to get out and vote in the mid-term elections this November.  Don't forget that you vote for Democrats on November 12th, and for Republicans on December 18th.  Remember there are third parties out there, and you vote for them on November 5th.  You do have a choice.  The Republicans had their chance and they blew it long before I was even born.  The Democrats had their chance and the majority of them have used it trying their hardest to be just like the Republicans.  You probably don't want to vote for the Democrat running in your state.  You definitely don't want to vote for the Republican running in your state.  What you do want is to send the Democrats and Republicans running, and you can do that by voting for a third party. 

And that's all. 

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