Tuesday, June 20, 2006

We have a new more active site!

GOP Exposed has moved to www.gopexposed.com

We have changed locations to a new site! We are now at www.gopexposed.com. This blogspot is still up and monitored, but we won't be adding much to it in the future. I will mirror at this frappr site. yuou can all new comments here or head on over to our new site and blog with us there.


Friday, June 09, 2006

Show Notes for June 9th 2006

We cover a lot of topics this episode. You can click the title to listen ot just link here.

Links of interest in this podcast.

20 Amazing Facts About Voting In The United States By Bob Rowe

1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.

2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the US voting machine industry.

3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.

4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."

5. 35% of ES&S is owned by Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

6. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, a long-time friend of the Bush family, was caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.

7. Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's vice- presidential candidates.

8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the US and counts almost 60% of all US votes.

9. Diebold's new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.

10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.

Test yourself! Are you a liberal or a conservative?

Links I wanted to talk about, but didn't get to:



Wednesday, May 10, 2006

How The Media Uses Gay Issues To Hurt Democrats

Is this the face of homosexuality in America? As far as the mainstream press is concerned, yes. At gay rallies, CNN is not going to show Rachel Maddow speaking. They will thow this man on the left. I found this image as the face for a gay pride parade. Every election year, we see more and more gay people being married and the issue gets hotter and hotter as elections approach. There is a problem with this.

First, before I'm hammered with accusations of intolerance, I am for gay marriage, gay rights as well as hate crime legislation. The problem is this: We Democrats and liberals are already for gay marriage, and pushing the issue only motivates the other side.

Now that I'm getting older, I recognize this pattern. Maybe gay couples are always getting licences in jurisdictions where it's illegal, but it seems as if the news waits until near the election to show it, and it freaks out the religious right as well as the silent non-religious bigoted majority. What happens then is that we come out in our regular numbers but they come out in record numbers because they think they are saving the world when they vote.

So what am I saying? Go back in the closet? No. I'm saying that we should try our best not to motivate republicans who might not otherwise vote. Remember, if the Gay Pride parade is ten miles long, CNN will only show the half naked weirdos trailing at the end of the parade, and those people motivate republicans. And even though weddings are normally innocuous events, illegal weddings still freak out the conservative, and worse, motivate them. I fully understand that the people we see on the news are the minority of gays in America, and the news does seek out the weird and inflammatory, but I feel that on election years, we should try our best to minimize undesired news.

Just trying to win one for a change. What do you think?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Police Torture The Death Penalty and a little more Religion

My apologies for being away for so long.
We cover police torture, religion and our failing news media. Eugene Siler was beaten and threatened and tortured because cops believed he had drugs there. Apparently the local judge didn't believe it as much as they did because they didn't or couldn't or didn't bother to get a warrant. And this is the odd thing: The cops weren't willing to commit fraud and forge Eugene's signature. They weren't willing to Search the house without having him sign the form, but they were willing to beat and sexually torture him to force him to sign the form. Yes, I said sexually torture. When you attack testicles, that's sexual. It would be called such if a woman's genitals, even breasts, which are not genitals, were used to torture a suspect.

This link at The Hammer Of Truth has the audio and the transcript of the torture, plus comments.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

We Need The Christian Vote in 2006 and 2008

Click on title to listen.
Sorry if this popped into your iPod again. The tail end of the file was missing and I re-uploaded it..

This is a special episode, aimed at Democrats only. It's a 40-minute rant about religion and how we Democrats have to learn how to reach out to the religious. We need to be tolerant and respectful of other people's beliefs, including those of people familiar to us. By that, I mean American Christians. This is no FOX "attack on Christmas" hallucination. It's become en vogue to make fun of Christian beliefs, and even write off whole states like Kansas because it's perceived as too Christian, with people like Bill Maher and George Carlin railing against us as if we're all kool-aide drinking right-wing Bush voters. Well, the day will come when we need Kansas to win an important election. Why anger an entire state and religion against us?

It is just a uncouth, just as rude and bigoted, to make fun of, or look down our noses at, people who believe in the rapture, or even snake handling. Sorry for all those commas. I personally think that snake handling is foolish and even sinful because it directly tests God, almost daring Him to heal you. But I just wouldn't make fun of them handling those snakes on national TV or on radio. It's as wrong as making fun of a person with eastern beliefs in reincarnation and joking that the roach they just stepped on was their mean grandfather. Yeah. Funny. Right? Not!
If we're going to lose this year, it just might be be partially because we threw away, or scared away, millions of votes from people who believe in charity, in health care for the poor, in clothing the naked, people who are largely and openly against George Bush's war. So why do we hand them a might "F-you" every election year? Sure, they are also largely against abortion, but don't throw out the baby with the bathwater. The fact is, the more they vote with us, the safer abortion rights remain, because less Republicans will be in power. So again, what does it benefit us to throw out the mainstream Christians with the pro-lifers? Nothing. It gives us sustained republican power, and depression, higher abortion rates, war, strife, hatred, nationalism and death over the horizon.

You say we're not throwing out the mainstream Christians with the pro-lifers? Well I had something happen to me in 2004 on www.airamericaplace.com that actually made me feel oppressed as a Christian, and it made me wish I had someone to vote for besides Democrats. If the choice weren't so clear between the death dealers in the GOP and Kerry, I wouldn't have voted for Kerry in 2004. I honestly wished I had someone else to vote for! If that can happen with someone at liberal as me, imagine moderate Christians.

Republicans accept Christians even though Christian beliefs are largely against their agenda. Plus the Republicans don't even do anything about abortion after getting their vote. Why can't we take their votes by promising to do more with the homeless and downtrodden? That platform can be packaged to be very appealing to Christians. Christians pay money out of their pockets for programs like these and run them. They won't mind their taxes going for effective programs that save lives.? Are their votes not good enough for us?

It's time to embrace the religious.

Dropping Nuclear Bombs on Metropolitan Areas is Fine!

Click title to listen.

Is the title shocking? Of course it's a bad thing to drop a nuclear bomb on a populated city. Only a terrorist would think otherwise. Right? Unless we're talking about Hiroshima or Nagasaki. This is a discussion about war and ethics. What's the right thing to do? Republicans like to play the realists in discussions like these, claiming that democrats are idealists when it comes to war. I don't think so. I believe that Republicans believe themselves all reincarnations of a gruff and stern war-wise General Patton. You might have heard the man last week lecturing me about war being hell. He then volunteered that he had never been in a war -- "but he knew all about it." It's like a rite of passage with them. As long as you think nothing of collateral damage, you're wise! If you consider the US soldier expendable, you're fine! If any way is a better way than the bloodiest way, you're naive to them.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Republicans Have a Conversation With A Chinese Citizen

Click Title To Listen. More election rants and a conversation with an actual Chinese citizen on the Internet from China! He's educated, well-spoken and polite. We have an interesting discussion and learn things! How do the Republicans greet this man? They order Chinese take-out from him. Not once, but twice. Bigots!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

How Do You Spell Depraved? G-O-P!

Click on the Title To Play. Can you say depraved? Can you say it and not say “republican?” I can’t anymore. The end justifies the means attitude of these people, and the blind faith in fools is the same mixture of malice and forethought that blended into the ubiquitous yet invisible evil that spurred the deaths of over ten million people in the Nazi death camps and forty more million people around the world. “It’s alright! It’s just alright! Why? Because we’re doing it to them and not us.”

I warn every American reading this that you don’t have to be an Arab to be one of “them.” You don’t have to be a Muslim to be one of “them.” You don’t even have to be a ferner to be “one of them.” All you need do is disagree with their politics. Leave the Republicans in power and the day is coming where not only does your vote not count, but your very life is forfeit if you dare disagree. It’s coming!

People are already being fired from their jobs for having Air American bumper stickers. Give it fifty years and we will be regularly shooting each other over politics. These people are ruining our culture and our standing in the world. Listen to them! Are they the voice of America? Sadly, yes! At least in times of long ago, the serfs and the downtrodden recognized the malice and avarice of the overseers and barons for what it was. Now we have average Americans making excuses for jack-booted thugs and billionaires who steal money from the very mouths of poor children, the sick, and under employed. These people have no concept that an entire industry has risen to zap the money of the poor even further with usurious fees and penalties, designed to keep people’s heads below the financial waters. I will do a show on that later.

I apologize for the quality of this recording. No matter what I did, it sounded like I was yelling. My computer corner of the house is in transition, and I actually did yell somewhere in there. I recently purchased a new USB headset mic and it’s a great noiseless high fidelity headphone. Amazing quality, but a crappy mic. I can’t use it for recording.

This podcast showcases classic GOP bigotry and depravity. I need not say more.