From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hope you viewed the Noe video at ProgressOhio, because it’s gone now.

We have been informed by Ohio Government Television that using video of Tom Noe at Justice Lanziger’s swearing in ceremony is in their opinion a violation of copyright. While we disagree with the premise that state government can generate video to promote themselves and their work, but not allow discourse over that footage — we, as a non-profit, do not have the deep pockets to fight this and intend to comply with the law.

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More on atheism and politics

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I don’t want to push this too hard – especially since I’m only really a guest here – but the “freedom of religion” issue is a big one for me. I don’t like theocracy, which is one of the earliest reasons I reacted poorly to the Bush administration.

Now, in Texas, the state GOP is attacking a Democratic candidate for judge by calling him an atheist.

The Austin-based Republican Party of Texas played the religion card in a Sept. 21 online newsletter. As alleged in the newsletter, Texarkana solo E. Ben Franks, Democratic nominee for a seat on […]

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Best ad I’ve seen this cycle

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This is my favorite ad this cycle, hands down. Attacks DeWine, and does so simply and with merit, on his record. Go Brown!

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I won’t lie – I was a Deaniac in 2004. And you know what? Dean would have been the right choice to lead our country in the 2004 election. Want some proof? Check out his 2003 speech about Iraq/North Korea, which has increased relevance after the news of North Korea’s nuclear weapons test.

Instead, we had a promising candidate sunk by the media’s bizzare response to a “rally the troops” speech, and the public’s willingness – hopefully waning – to swallow GOP propaganda, no questions asked. Read a portion of the speech after the jump.

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Today is the deadline for voter registration, or changes of registration. If you need to change your registration, you need to head down to your county Board of Elections today to avoid provisional voting in the upcoming midterm elections.

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