October 6th, 2004

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Those postqueer stickers featuring our beloved half-eaten cookie rendered in exquisitely crude halftone screen art have at last arrived. About 2 weeks too late to distribute them at Folsom, but who am I to complain about such trivial matters? They're white with black type and art, 4.25" x 5.5", and quite fetching in their slyly obscure way.

Anyway, if you would like a stack to stick around your environs, drop me a line with your address (epilady at livejournal dot com should do the trick). Optionally, you can shoot me a modest PayPal donation to help cover mailing - michaelagrey at yahoo dot com - and include your address there. I only ordered 500, and when they're gone, they're gone....
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VP Debate "Highlights" (x-posted)

El Salvador is a Model

Cheney Cites El Salvador Civil War That Killed 75,000 As Model for Afghanistan
When asked about the situation in Afghanistan and the upcoming election, Vice President Dick Cheney called it a success in democracy and compared it to El Salvador in the 1980s. We speak with veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry about what he calls the "bloody mess" of El Salvador and Rahul Mahajan about voter manipulation in Afghanistan.
Listen to audio interviews on Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now

Response to questions about impact of HIV on black women in US:

Could You Repeat the Question, Please?
By Silja J.A. Talvi, AlterNet. Posted October 6, 2004.

The vice presidential debate highlighted the administration's willful ignorance over the demographics of the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic

Question on AIDS Goes Unanswered
A new issue crept into the campaign Tuesday night — what to do about AIDS in America — and neither of the well-prepped candidates in the vice presidential debate had much to say.

Gay Marriage

Cheney Accused Of Flip Flopping On Gay Marriage In VP Debate


Here is the Jerusalem Post’s take on the debate

Israel Wins the Debates; More of the Same
John Kerry and John Edwards used their debates with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to tell America that if the incumbents are re-elected, as far as Iraq goes we can expect 'More of the same.' Those four words exemplify the essence of the Democrats' argument for regime change in the U.S., a Kerry-Edwards mantra, if you will, that defines the Bush administration's plan for dealing with the debacle they got us into in Iraq. But there's another mantra that bodes equally ill for our efforts to win the peace in Iraq, one that is used by Democrats and Republicans alike to encapsulate their approach to dealing with the mother of all issues in the region: 'Israel has a right to defend itself.'