Don’t forget to register to vote

According to an article in the major U.S. newspaper USA Today, overseas votes could make a big impact on the upcoming election. Only 51% of the potential U.S. voters showed up at the polls in 2000. This year all American voices need to be heard, but there are millions of Americans who live outside the U.S. who are not yet registered to vote. If you’re a U.S. citizen, you can use this URL to easily register to vote. This year, every vote counts!

America Right or wrong

Open Democracy: “In presenting its imperial plans to the American people, the Bush administration has been careful to package them as something else: on one hand, as part of a benevolent strategy of spreading American values of democracy and freedom; on the other, as an essential part of the defence not of an American empire, but of the American nation itself.” (Excellent read; thanks SOFA, David for sending me the link)

Moore And The Oscars

Filmmaker Michael Moore says he is willing to give up a chance to compete in the Oscar race for best documentary with his anti-Bush movie “Fahrenheit 9/11” in order to have it shown on television before the U.S. presidential election in November. Says Moore: “I have already won a Best Documentary statue. Having a second one would be nice, but not as nice as getting this country back in the hands of the majority.” Kudos!

Dept. of Vague Paranoia

Aah the Brits: “Public safety is the Government’s number one ten priority (the top three are reelection, kissing George Bush’s arse, and stopping Gordon Brown becoming PM). We must be prepared to deal with any emergency, whatever it is or wherever it comes from. And that includes zombie attacks! And zombie pirate attacks! And killer robots! And both at the same time! Are YOU ready?