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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:36 PM
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Effort to ask Edwards about irregularities on Larry King Live 9pm et
Senator Edwards and his wife will be on Larry King Live this evening and I think it might be a great opportunity for us to try and directly bring into question the integrity of the Vote specifically in Ohio on national TV.

First off i think we all need to fill out the web form located here:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?12

Additionally everyone should attempt to call in to the show. Now I apologize ahead of time if this is offensive, but i think that the only way we can actually get through to Larry will be if we lie a little bit. The topic of course is Mrs. Edwards breast cancer and i think our best hope would be for some of the women from this forum to call in supposedly about the topic (probably saying that they are survivors) and once on the air actually talking about the election.

I have family that recently passed away from cancer and I do not by any means want to pretend like it is not a sensitive and important subject, but hands down the ends outweigh the means in my opinion

An outline of relevant possible questions/statements to ask:
- Conyers hearings?
- Rampant disenfranchisement in NC forcing a redo of vote similar to Ohio problems
- Statical analysis by various Universities citing impossibility of bush win
- Ken Blackwell partisanship politics while dealing with recount
- MSM ignoring this story out right

please post any additional important points which should be brought up tonight. Thank you.
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Timebound Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:50 PM
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1. Dude...
...I hate to admit it, but you may be right. It might be about the only way to get some real information.
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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:54 PM
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3. i know i feel morally corrupt for saying it
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:53 PM
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2. It'll draw attention alright!
All negative! The LK live show is not the place to present that inquiry. We shouldn't lie about it to get on.

That would be WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! We would be undoing everything accomplished in the hearings yesterday. Unless, that's what you had planned ...
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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:55 PM
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4. what are you smoking
im just saying we tell the phone screeners that so they let us get through and then once we are on the air we discuss the election.
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regularjoe Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:55 PM
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5. I agree that it would bring negative attention. n/t
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:57 PM
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6. I remember a similar effort when Cruella deVille was on that show
All the calls that got in were: "What dress will you be wearing at the coronation?"
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:18 PM
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9. Well what if we asked Elizabeth what dress
she plans to wear to the inaguration, after the recount shows that her husband is the next VP? :)
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Razorback_Democrat Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:57 PM
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7. Don't lie about it!
Call them and say why you are calling

hell if enough people call in and say they want to ask about election fraud, they might have a show on that!

Calling in and lying on a show on breast cancer?

please, grow up
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 03:59 PM
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8. Why couldn't they be asked about both?
I wouldn't have any hesitation about expressing my sympathy to Elizabeth about her illness and wishing them the best. You could also ask about the stress of the election and ask what their reaction is to the recount and Jesse Jackson et al.
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:47 PM
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16. I'll call in and say that
I had advanced breast CA that became widely deseminated. After having worked for one of the most presigious academic medical centers in the country as dir. of an NIH funded center for medical research, I decided to choose a treatment not predicated on profit taking (ie, the Multi-billion $$ Cancer industry among others). To make a long story short, I went to a little hospital in Mexico and was completely cured in less than 5 weeks. That was 7 years ago.
I'm going to remind her to consider all of her options, and let her know that I'm a DUer and we are all thinking of her and praying for her complete recovery....and, say that we are all watching the recount efforts going on in WA, OH, AK and wishing that she and John will be in the WH someday real soon!;)
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intelle Donating Member (416 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:50 PM
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17. libertybelle...excellent!
Thank you!
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:36 PM
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19. This would be acceptable...
and hits the right positive note...that we're wishing her well and watching the recounts.

But to lie about the subject to get on, and then launch into our main issues would be piggy. Reminds me of the criticism on another thread, that at the open mike at the Conyers hearing people pushed into the line to spew forth, and didn't allow for key questions to be directed to the panel. Same thing--even though Larry King is info-tainment, I think those tactics would seen as disrespectful.



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jsascj Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:45 PM
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25. That's perfect.
And my congratulations and admiration go to you as well!
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Action Jackson Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:25 PM
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10. Go for it.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with lying to the screeners in an attempt to get on the air to talk about election fraud. Edwards will never win another election ever unless we fix the election system. His and our future depends on it. ASK THE QUESTION. I think there are two other guests as well. One is Andy Rooney and the other one is someone who may agreee with us as well. I forget who that is though.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:26 PM
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11. NO -- definitely not the place for it....
x( x(

Call in during breast cancer show --NO
Send email --OK


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Action Jackson Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:31 PM
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its Larry King, not Oprah
It's Larry King on CNN. I know the subject of her talk will be breast cancer. However, its still a news show. And John Edwards himself will be on. You can ask him the question instead of his wife.

This isn't Oprah, its not Dr. Phil, its not Live with Regis. Its a real news talkshow progam on CNN. Politicians are on Larry King all the time - but then again so was Motley Crue. It's OK to ask Edwards himself, who is cancer free.
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Proud to be blue Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:30 PM
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12. Show taped
I just heard on CNN that tonights interview was taped today.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:31 PM
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13. Elizabeth when you read this thread ....
and I know you will ... and you'll get a good laugh lol ... but
you know how important this is for all of your supporters. So how about you whisper in Larry's ear and tell him to accept at least one call on this subject.
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DARE to HOPE Donating Member (552 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:38 PM
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15. Oh, dear Elizabeth, I hope you DO read this...
just to remind you again, how much LOVE and PRAYER is out here for YOU!!! :-)

Also--just try it: alternative methods for healing from your ordeal.

Just seeing you both, as well as Kerry's statement on Conyers' site today, makes SO MUCH DIFFERENCE! Thanks!!

God guide you.
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seshers Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:31 PM
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14. LKL is not live, it was taped earlier today
Why?
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Razorback_Democrat Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:40 PM
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22. Yes it is live
Larry King LIVE

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malatesta1137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:18 PM
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18. we can't mention anything about fraud
on LK, please, it would ruin everything, plus it could offend Bush, plus it could offend our beloved red states voters, we must be moderate, moderation, please. (SARCASM)
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lwin Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 05:39 PM
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20. The show has already been taped...
So you can't call in and ask questions.
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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:38 PM
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21. how do we know it was taped
and why more importantly was it taped?
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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:41 PM
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23. Like a previous poster said LK isnt Dr. Phil
it is not discrespectful to attempt to discuss this matter on live TV. In fact i find it offensive that people think that this issue does not ultimately have a large impact on cancer. Our scientific community is being desimated by evangelical laws that are being passed limiting the research we can do to help cancer victims.

Regardless, we need to get through if in fact it hasnt been previously taped and get as much MSM as we can for those hearings.

NOTE: if it has been taped we should all call in anyways about the fraud issue just so that like a previous poster said they might do a show on that. We need all the help we can get, we need to moblize and use our numbers in a concentrated way to protect our freedoms.
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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:44 PM
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24. Show is taped
CNN show clips of the interview and said it was taped. I saw the advertisement about 6PM ET.

I thought they said that it was taped this afternoon but I'm not sure about that.

The clip I saw was of Elizabeth saying that she would support John if or when he ran for Pres. in the future.
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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:47 PM
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27. still we should call in
let them know that there a lot of us that want MSM to pay attention to the hearings.
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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:47 PM
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26. I seriously doubt that Elizabeth wishes to discuss cancer...
So don't beat yourself about discussing voting fraud. My guess? After the initial few minutes, she'll want to discuss anything *but* cancer.

Don't forget -- a day or so after her diagnosis she made that upbeat post here.
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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:51 PM
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29. if she is here
I sincerely hope she fully recovers and want her to know that my prayers go out to her. I personally apologize if you would find it offensive to lie to get on the air but I think that if all of DU is correct about the fraud that took place she would be more then willing to change the direction of the conversation tonight with LK.

Best wishes if you do read this...
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MarkusQ Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:49 PM
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28. Lying is generally a bad idea(n/t)
Especially when what you are trying to do is gain credibility for your position. I'd say sure, call in. But tell them what you want to ask, and don't lie.

If nothing else, a large number of callers wanting to talk about election irregularities will be noticed by the MSM (who do track such things, even when they don't put the callers on).

--MarkusQ
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Stop Shrub Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 08:00 PM
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30. phone number anyone
im still going to call i just dont actually know the number and havent been able to find it either...anyone?
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