SUPER TUESDAY -- November 2,  2004



A day that will decide the fate of the world
Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom, 11-2-04

From the fate of the Middle East, to the global scourge of terror and the threat of nuclear proliferation, to the economic and financial future of the world's greatest debtor nation ­ on all these issues, the next occupant of the Oval Office must make decisions that will shape history…


U.S. Faces Record Borrowing Requirement

AP, 11-2-04

The federal government, running record budget deficits over the past two years, is projecting that it will have to borrow a record $147 billion in the first three months of 2005, the Treasury Department announced Monday.

Vote, No Matter What

New York Times, 11-2-04
Especially in the post-2000 political world, every vote counts. Including the ones that already feel counted...


I am voting in a church.  I will pray that my vote gets counted this time.

"The polls show the presidential candidates in a dead heat. And in case of a tie, the presidency goes to the guy whose brother is governor of Florida." -- David Letterman

"Here's what's going to happen at the White House: Every time a state is called for Bush, the twins will do a shot."
-- David Letterman

The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News

"If you think her parents are smart, you should talk to her."
       -- Caroline Kennedy, describing Chelsea Clinton

Disturbing News

“And it's amazing if you look at the electoral map right now, you can see that the Republicans control the entire South. Every state that had slavery is for George W. Bush." –- Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian

Republican Shenanigans

 "In the last few days, it's really gotten vicious. Like today, the Bush campaign accused the Kerry campaign of distorting their deceptions." -- Jay Leno

Good News

On this day in 1976, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter defeated Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, becoming the first U.S. president from the Deep South since the Civil War. 

Biz/Tech News

"All I hear from Washington is that trade is a win-win proposition. Then I look at our growing trade deficit and think about the 3,400 good people in our good factories that we had to let go, and I want someone to show me where we have won."
-- JOHN A. EMRICH, chief executive of Guilford Mills in Greensboro, N.C.

Bush-Prison-Torture News

"You don't have a chance to be president. You'll become president when the Red Sox win the World Series."
-- a heckler to John Kerry, a year ago

Voter News


Go-Flu-Yourself News

 "Bush is so confident about the election. He's so confident he's going to win that he was campaigning in front of a 'Mission Accomplished' banner." -- David Letterman


Kerry/Edwards News

"The Packers have done their part. This Tuesday, I'll do mine." -- Sen. John Kerry, after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins in a game that carried historic significance. In every election since 1936, when the Redskins lose their final home game before the election, the incumbent president's party loses the White House. 

Odd News

On this day in 1948, President Harry Truman surprised the experts by being re-elected in a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey.

A salvage fish called "Weevers" (Trachinus) hides partially hidden in the sand as it waits for its next victim in the Mediterranean in Mugla, Turkey. (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)

Vote for Peace.