Thoughts of the Day
October 22, 2008, 1:00am

Thought of the Day #1
Sarah Palin became Mayor of Wasilla by a margin 203 votes! She won 616 out of a total 1,029 votes cast [click here to view the source]. That’s like running for student body president of a high school. Senator McCain says Sarah Palin is the most popular Governor of the largest state in the countryaWell , her popularity has certainly slipped and Alaska may be 2 1/2 times the size of Texas in area, but its population is only as large as the city of Long Beach, CA. Sorry Senator McCain, but that doesn’t qualify Governor Palin to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency or even Vice President for that matter.

Thought of the Day #2
There have been countless claims perpetuated by the GOP that Senator Barack Obama’s proposal “for rescinding the Bush tax cuts” would result in tax increases for middle-class Americans. That is categorically false. Senator Obama has proposed cutting taxes for 95% of American families and those making $250,000 a year or more will only incur a 3% tax increase, taking them from 36% to 39%.

Thought of the Day #3
The recent assault on Acorn has been a first class propaganda drive fueled by the Right Wing. As Mark Crispin Miller said to Bill Moyers, “This is a pretext being used by a party that is itself committing election fraud and voter suppression on an enormous scale.” First, Acorn itself blew the whistle on the situation once the organization discovered some of the invalid voter registration formsathey even turned over their volunteers who were registering these imaginary people in order to earn a few extra bucks. Second, there is no voter fraud until Mickey Mouse shows up to vote. The Republican Party on the other hand has been actively disenfranchising voters since the 2000 election and we are now hearing reports of voting machine fraud occurring in states like West Virginia and Florida that have begun the early voting process. Please visit my section titled “Protect Your Vote” to educate yourself on this issue so you can insure that this election year your vote is counted properly!