The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

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George Bush, the Deserter

January 25th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

Peter Jennings, ABC News anchor, questioned Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark, about whether he should have disputed writer and Clark supporter Michael Moore’s assertion that President Bush was a “deserter” from the Texas Air National Guard in 1972. Mr. Jennings said, “At one point, Mr. Moore said, in front of you, that President Bush – he’s saying he’d like to see you, the general, and President Bush, who he called a “deserter”. Now, that’s a reckless charge not supported by the facts. And I was curious to know why you didn’t contradict him, and whether or not you think it would’ve been a better example of ethical behavior to have done so?”

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George Bush, No Friend to Republicans

January 25th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

It is not surprising to me that Republicans would be interested in having a presidential candidate that is a real American hero capable of running the government and appealing to Americans so that they would vote for and defend him against all liberal attacks on his character. That’s why I don’t understand why they chose George Bush to be their candidate. I would’ve been very happy with John McCain as our president, a Republican and a “real” American hero. He might have been elected had it not been for George Bush’s 2000 campaign of dirty tricks. Not only did they steal the national election, but the incidents in South Carolina during the 2000 primaries were the dirtiest tricks of them all.

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Republican teenagers, opinions just to fit in?

January 22nd, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

George Bush stopped in the Toledo area yesterday and was enthusiastically endorsed according to the local paper, by high schools students. My first thought was what my middle school principle said to us one day when he was substituting for our teacher. He said, “Someone told me that eighth graders don’t have any opinion. What do you think about that?” Out of the thirty kids in that class, not a hand went up. I thought, he’s wrong, I have an opinion. If I had just said that, that would’ve have been enough. But I didn’t.

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Software DRM, I refuse to participate

January 17th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

Last year, when the tax season got close, for the first time in a long time, I had to choose the software program I was using. I had already purchased a copy of the federal and state versions of Intuit’s TurboTax. Intuit had implemented DRM, Digital Rights Management, in their last year’s version to help prevent piracy. Then when I heard of software glitches in TurboTax from a friend in Detroit, I became concerned. He had system crashes when he installed Intuit’s TurboTax. Evidently the DRM software was behind the crashes. Even more problems were being found by end users, which were being traced to the DRM as well. Some of the problems were planned limitations, like only being able to print the return on one printer, on one computer. Others were accusations of spyware and data loss.

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Your Job Has Been Eliminated, What was your name?

January 15th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

Looking back on the last six and a half years, I cannot come to any quick conclusions. I am sure that it was not a waste of time working for Sprint, because I never dreamed that I would end up there. I had wanted to work for a phone company growing up. I had tried Ohio Bell (SBC) and wanted to work for United Telephone (Sprint), but couldn’t get an interview. I began in cable television in 1978 instead and worked as a hardline cable tech most of the time.

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Peaceful Transition of Power or Coup d’etat?

January 14th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

Let’s say just for fun, that George Bush is defeated in the election in November 2004. Does George Bush and his politburo just leave town quietly or do they make a fuss and try to stay on? A Coup d’etat right here in America?

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My President?

January 11th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

I know it’s pretty obvious that I am not too enamored with George Bush. I get e-mail’s from a cousin of mine in Huntington, West Virginia. When I was growing up, I didn’t know him very well and I seldom met up with him at all. I did like him and I know that deep down we’re probably quite a lot alike. I have always wandered what it would have been like if I had grown up in Kentucky where he did. These e-mail’s usually have “redneck jokes” attached to them or other similar things, but sometimes they have these pro-Republican/George Bush anti-Democrats propaganda presentations most likely that had originated from some Republican Party source or some other deranged individual.

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Do I support Wesley Clark for President?

January 10th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

In the coming 2004 election, much is being made by the media about about the unelectable Howard Dean being the front runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. I am not sure who I support for the nomination. I will vote for whoever runs against George Bush. For me it does not matter who the Democrats choose. That does not mean that I don’t care who I vote for. My personal favorite at the moment is Wesley Clark. I am surprised that I feel this way because of the ties Mr. Clark has to the industrial military complex. The worst part of America is exemplified by this group of killers and profiteers.

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American Anthrax Terrorists

January 9th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

On September 11th, 2001, I was on my way to Cincinnati, Ohio to work on a project for my company. What happened that day will stay with me the rest of my life. I am sure that many people feel this way too.

Shortly thereafter someone began sending anthrax spores through the mail to the National Enquirer and some politicians. The media and the Bush administration would have had us believe that the anthrax was made and sent by Islamic terrorists. Several people died because they inhaled the spores. This incident, being so close to September 11th, made most Americans more willing to believe about any story they were told by the administration.

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Mad Cow Disease: Cattle Cannbalism

January 8th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

Recently there have been many reports about mad cow disease in the news. Those stories concerned cattle owned and slaughtered in the Pacific Northwest. These cows were obviously brought here from Canada, where they had found other infected cattle last year. But because of the close ties the Canadians have with Great Britain, there is no doubt that the incidence of mad cow disease is related to either the actual importation of cattle to Canada from Britain or the feed that was ingested by the cattle. Britain, our Iraq conflict ally, is the world’s largest producer of mad cow disease and has many more cases of the disease every year than the whole world combined.

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