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  1. With regards to Nader.....I thought Nader's folks were questioned about the authenticity of signatures as in a couple of other states.

    Could be in other states, but the the threat story is what I had heard here in Ca. The story did come from the media, so I would consider that a dubious source, at best...

  2. Face it lads, you are never going to find a 'clean' citizen of rational character and life experience, as such a person is not likely to want to run for office in any Government.

    Amen, brother!!

    The president (rightly so) is not running on being a war hero. SOMEONE in his campaign is too smart to even try that! I think Mr Kerry, who is using his war record heavily in his campaign, is opening himself up to some potentially damning information.

    This is going to be a interesting election year...Oh, by the way, Ralph Nader did not receive enough signatures to make the ballots in California. His people that were working in public on getting the signatures got tired of being threatened by democrats that said "Nader would be taking away votes from Kerry."

  3. I have not seen the movie, but it looks right up my alley!

    On a side note, Elvis Costello used the pseudonym Napoleon Dynamite in the song credits for his 1986 album "Blood and Chocolate." I have read that the people that made the movie had no idea about this and would have changed the name of the film if they had known.

  4. From Los Angeles and surrounding areas:

    The Doors

    The Eagles


    Black Flag

    Wasted Youth

    Van Halen




    Charles Mingus

    Buddy Collette

    Gerald Wilson

    The Momma's & The Poppa's

    No Doubt-Anahiem, Orange County

    The Circle Jerks

    The Dickies

    The Germs


    The GO GO'S

    The Minute Men

    Wall of Voodoo

    Missing Persons

    The Dead Kennedys

    Motle Crue

    There are many more, but these are all I could come up with right now. I am not 100% sure of all being from LA, but here is where they got started.

  5. What I think gets peoples panties in a bunch about Kerry and the military is that yes, he did serve in Vietnam and got medals (which themselves are a source of controversy), but upon his return, he was vocally anti war. He spoke of "atrocitys" he had taken part in and had seen, and said he was ashamed. It was his right as an American to say whatever he felt. His anti war talk, though, added fuel to the fire for the anti war protesters who made things very unpleasant for soldiers returning home from their service (which was for many, unvoluntary)over seas. The soldiers were told that they should not wear their uniforms in public back home, since they would be spat on and called "baby killers."

    What bothers many Vietnam vets about Kerry is that now, after all of his anti war speach and denouncing of soldiers who served in Vietnam, he is trying to portray himself as war hero. He is playing up to the feelings of patriotism that are present now in the US, that were absent in the Vietnam era. I could see how this could leave a bad taste in a vetrans mouth who was aware of Kerry's past actions. Evidently this upset some of the officers he served with in the Navy enough to speak out against Kerry. They do not want him to have it both ways.

    Please check out these links:




    Hope this is of intrest to all.

  6. Documentary-Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film.

    Propaganda-1)The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.

    2)Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.

    I will refrain from further comment, as I have not seen the movie. I do not plan on seeing the movie because I do not care for the director. I have seen "Bowling For Columbine" and have seen how he edits to achieve his desired message, even if it changes the meaning of what the person being interviewed was saying. A proper documentary should be devoid of the directors opinion, and strive to show all facts without adding or omitting. Sort of like how the news should be, but is far from.

    Moore has succeeded in what I am sure he had intended to do with his movie. He has made a lot of money. Sadly, it is at the cost of others pain and suffering. Is this not what he claims the current administration has done? I do not think the term "documentary" applies here.

  7. $215.00 dollars for Neil Young and Elvis Costello at The Verizon Center last fall. That price was for seats 1/2 way up, stage left, and reserved parking. I will not go to concerts anymore since they cost so much. To top things off, there always seems to be a pair of drunkards that are talking louder than the band!

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