Tuesday, November 04, 2008

DEMOCRACY: USE IT OR LOSE IT * VOTE TODAY!

A HISTORIC DAY!! WATCH THE ELECTION RETURNS WITH US! We'll be at OBAMA campaign headquarters big party tonight!!

"Electing Sarah Palin would be like electing William Hung. Check out my cover story. It has lots of pictures!
Election Special Lydia Cornell Retroality.TV Read this and don't believe the lies about Barack Obama. and you'll know the truth

WATCH THIS: SARAH PALIN GETS PRANKED: SHE THINKS SHE'S REALLY TALKING TO THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE!
" Are we in the McCarthy era? The prank below must be payback for Sarah Palin's "Red-baiting of Obama." Nothing could be more sinister and unpatriotic than spreading hateful lies about a fellow American, U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate and Harvard Law scholar — as "palling around with terrorists" or implying he's a "communist.



I voted this morning on the way to work…I’m so excited…I’ve got that same feeling that you get early Christmas morning when you were a kid and you’d wake up at 5am…when you are certain something glorious is about ready to happen, but you still have to wait just a little bit longer before you actually have that new toy car race-track or football. Yet...you can already smell the smoke from the electric car and feel the football in your hand! - Peter via email


In this issue:

1. GOD BLESS BARACK OBAMA. His dignified, touching 30-minute spot confirmed that he is the best choice to save our fragile democracy. "We are our brother's keeper," Obama says, spoken as a true Christian. We must lift the bottom of society, take care of each other and especially "the least among us." We are all one race: human. We have to stop fearing each other. This is a spiritual process of letting go of fear of "the other." The more we love our enemies, engage in dialogue and help each other — the less crime, poverty, war and desperation. Most of our problems stem from a lack of communication and willful ignorance.

How to Make Your Vote as Easy as Possible: An Online Guide

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet. Posted October 31, 2008.

How to vote early, find your polling place, check your registration, know what ID to bring, and more With new updated info.

Voting season is upon us, and thanks to the incredible efforts of progressive organizations and inspired activists, election 2008 has some dazzling online innovations to make voting as simple as possible -- from comprehensive one-stop shop resources like the League of Women Voters' Vote411.org site, to the Moveon.org- and Catalist.us-sponsored VotePoke.org tool that helps you check your registration status, to the Twitter Vote Report, an easy way for voters to use their cell phones to report on problems that they face, be they long lines, voter ID issues or problems with student voting.

Here is a list of resources and tips for how to use the best online tools to make voting as simple as possible and how you can protect your vote:

1. GoVote.org helps find your polling place location for both early voting and Election Day voting, based on your ZIP code and address.

You should call your county's election office to find out the hours for early voting and whether your location will be open this weekend. Some states are expanding hours. This link on the OverseasVoteFoundation site is a national directory of county election offices, phone numbers and other contact information. Its site is absolutely the best for overseas voting questions.

2. Find out where your polling place is.

Early voting is generally at a county office building. For Election Day, you have to go to polling places identified by precinct number. There are a lot of online tools to find polling place locations, but some have other useful features. The League of Women Voters' Vote411.org site has a well-designed poll locator tool. When you get to the page where you enter the street address, you can also download a sample ballot as a PDF file and check your voter registration status.

Google Maps also has a tool in conjunction with the League of Women Voters that retrieves a map of your polling place, prints directions, and has contact information for local election officials. GoVote has polling place information that is especially useful for student voters and can be accessed by text messaging. If you use this tool and no match comes up, you will be referred to the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline manned by lawyers.

3. Check your registration status.

Every state except North Dakota requires that voters register before voting. A handful of states (Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Wyoming) will let people register on Election Day or during early voting. Connecticut allows people to register on Election Day but only to vote for president.

For the rest of us, registration for the 2008 presidential campaign is mostly closed. One issue this year that will affect some voters is whether their voter registration records are current. Some may be missing for a variety of reasons. Most people won't experience this, but it's smart to check if your registration is in the system. At the same time, you can see what ID you'll need.

Not all states have online voter registration verification tools. But VotePoke.org has a tool (sponsored by MoveOn.org and Catalist.us) to check registration status. If it's inconclusive, try state-specific tools on LongDistanceVoter.org, or as a last resort, call your county election official to verify your registration.
READ MORE AT ALTERNET.COM



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Pain and McCain like corporate welfare: corporatize the profits and socialize the losses — except when it comes to Alaska! Under Sarah Palin Alaska runs by the true Marxist model -- if you believe it's "socialist" to let the wealthy oil companies help average Americans. Why doesn't anyone get this? Pain and McCain are engaging in the worst sort of propaganda, smears and lies.



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