Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Anonymous Lawyer

So, the NYT had an article about a blog by The Anonymous Lawyer. I guess it's written by a 3rd yr Harvard law student - but let me tell you (and I think my sister can back me up here), it smacks of reality...albeit, on the high end, but still.... And it made me laugh.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Had I seen the Angry Left site prior to the holidays, friends & select family would have gotten very different presents.

Personally, I am torn between my favorite items. Either the Red State Voters gear (you might have to click to enlarge to read the smaller text) or the Bush/Satan ticket.

Thursday, December 16, 2004


Thanks to Jon for sharing this heartwarming holiday tiding for all to enjoy and share.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Funny Funny Eavesdrop

Today in the CCF cafeteria. Though it would have been *much* funnier if someone I had known to be around, I still laughed (to myself, of course). Three women. One introducing the 2nd to the 3rd....and then talking about the 2nd like she wasn't even there:

"Doesn't she look just like Kelley Osborne..............................but in a good way?"


Tuesday, December 14, 2004

U.S. National - AP Jury: Scott Peterson Deserves to Die

I read this and started laughing b/c I kept coming back to a line from 'Airplane' :

"Shana, they bought their tickets. They knew what they were getting into. I say 'Let 'em crash!!"

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Robert Reich had a great commentary on Marketplace yesterday (Dec 1st). The red states would almost have to be a huge bunch of hypocrites...or the airwaves would have '7th Heaven' instead of 'Desperate Housewives'. Kristy Lane would be topping Billboard instead of Eminem.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004


WOW! It's been over a week since I've blogged anything. That hasn't happened in a long time. Guess it is post-election let down. And just swamped w/other everyday living things.

But a good note is that I now have been extended an offer at CCF's Center for Neurological Restoration. Definately a move up - or at least a move. A very very promising department that eventually should only be 2nd to the CCF Heart Center (voted #1 for the last 10 yrs by U.S. News & World Report) in specialty and innovation.

It was a long, complicated process. Not so much for me - but politically. Always w/the politics. I swear - Becky and Denton were more excited and relieved there was a conclusion than I was - or maybe it hasn't hit yet.

So 'they' say: New Car, New Job, New Haircut, New House, New Date.
Done. Done. Will buzz my head tonite. Perhaps in the spring. I'm good w/whom I am with.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Kill The President for only $9.99

As much as you (and the Secret Service) would like to think I'm making a threat to our current 'chief' - I am not. JFK Reloaded is a computer game download you can obtain, where you, the player, are Lee Harvey Oswald.

Sick? Twisted? Sure. Any less sick and/or twisted than some of the more violent games that are out there? Probably not. It does make those games seem more impersonal though.

However, it doesn't have the humour of Dr. Hibbert wanting to eat at the Texas Cheesecake Depository.

Monday, November 22, 2004


Lifted this from Gawker. It would be priceless if this were true.

Freemans, tuesday night the 16th of nov. the bush twins , along with 2 massive secret service men, tried to have dinner. they were told by the maitre'd that they were full and would be for the next 4 years. upon hearing, the entire restaurant cheered and did a round of shots... it was amazing!!! [Ed: We're hearing that this is actually true.]

Saturday, November 20, 2004


Thank G-d, I didn't have to go to camp here. It *never* would have fit on a t-shirt!

Friday, November 19, 2004


...or so says the NYT on their review of Spongebob's new movie.

In the wake of the recent election, there's been some talk of healing, but until today no single figure has emerged with the capacity to repair the deep fissures in the body politic. We are so hung up on blue states and red states that our only hope may lie in the primary color that has been left off the map. We need something - or someone - yellow, and also absorbent and porous enough to soak up the ill will and scrub away the lingering bad feelings.

Now more than ever, the country needs SpongeBob SquarePants, and starting today, in theaters everywhere, he answers the call..

You can read the entire review here. I'm guessing I'll be seeing this sometime in the upcoming week.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Kerry Says He's Not Ruling Out Another Run

or so AP reports., g-d...NO!!!!!

It didn't take the GOP long to cater to their own. Approximately 2wks after the election, the House makes changes that take care of their most treasured asshole - Tom DeLay.

Who cares if he's facing indictment in TX for illegal campaign contributions to help redistrict his home state to keep it Republican controlled? He can now keep his position in the House w/out having to step down. I'm sure if it were a Democrat in the same situation, they'd be just as generous - don't you?

It's funny (not ha-ha funny) that DeLay was the first national politician to push for impeachment of President Clinton b/c he gets a little head while in office. Yes - legal oral sex (even if viewed as immoral) is seemingly impeachable. Actual criminal conduct however now lets you remain House Majority Leader.

Thank g-d that DeLay is 'christian'. Because we all know that sex is dirty and immoral. However, lies, cheating, deception and basic bad behaivour is just all part of g-d's plan.

.....more election wrap-up

Rosanne Cash (who has one of the more consistent recording artist sites I have seen) has some words for her fans about her post-election blues.

Then there is Tom Green, who provided me with this site where one can apologize proactively for the country regarding the election and upcoming 4 years.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Love & Marriage - and the 'Right'

Usually when one protests to much - they should really be taking a hard look at themselves. It would seems the Red states won't do this because they probably won't like what they see.

The NYT reports that most red states have a higher divorce rate than Blue states. In particular KY, MS and AR, which overwhelmingly passed state constitutional amendments for gay marriage have three highest divorce rates in the country (2003). I would expect these guys to have better moral values than treating marriage so lightly.

The lowest divorce rate is in - and I know you all can guess this - Massachusetts. Hey! Isn't that where it is the only place legal to wed someone of the same sex??

Co-ink-ee-dink? Je think not. ....or, maybe folks in KY, MS and AR just got divorced when they all realized they didn't wanna be married to their cousin or sister! or both.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Cheney to Follow Ashcroft's Lead?

It's happening sooner than I anticipated. I always assumed and speculated that if Bush/Cheney were elected (not re) in 2004 that Cheney would somehow bow out and be replaced by someone who could take over in 2008.

Now, less than 2 wks after the election Cheney, who has had four MIs, was taken to the hospital w/shortness of breath and a possible 5th heart attack.

Anyone care to guess how long before he steps down for 'health reasons' and is replaced by someone more like, oh say, Rudy Guliani? I'm guessing February 2005.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Site of the Week

Denton found this Wordcount site. Fun to play with. Not sure how practical it is overall....but still.........

Wednesday, November 10, 2004


November 10, 2004 -- SEN. Zell Miller (D- Ga.) laced into New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd yesterday on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show, saying, "The more Maureen Loud [sic] gets on 'Meet the Press' and writes those col umns, the redder these states get. I mean, they don't want some high brow hussy from New York City explaining to them that they're idiots and telling them that they're stupid." Miller also suggested "that red-headed woman at the New York Times" should not mock anyone's religion: "You can see horns just sprouting up through that Technicolor hair." Dowd responds: "I'm not a highbrow hussy from New York. I'm a highbrow hussy from Washington. Senator, pistols or swords?"

Actually if you had seen Dowd and William Safire on MtP - and didn't know either of them, you would have sworn that Dowd was for the Right and Safire for the Left. It was an odd show - but one of the more interesting discussions I have seen on there.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Viggo is gonna get a new Ohio commerative license plate

Monday, November 08, 2004

The Morning After

I think this craigslist rant pretty much sums up what many of us are feeling after the election.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Why I Should Stop Reading the Newspaper

Item #1
Marines soon headed to Iraq aren't concerned about politics
...maybe they should be. But my favorite (?) quote shows the uneducated level of our troops - or the propoganda of the Pentagon to the troops

"When I first came into the Marines, I was worried about Iraq. Now, it's like a revenge thing - I've had some really good friends die over there," said Pfc. Robert Dean, 20, of Elkton, Va., as he stripped and cleaned his light machine gun.
"It's either us going over there and doing what we have to do, or them coming over here to do another 9/11."

Item #2
A 13 mo. old died with - and get this - Massive bruises covered her chest, abdomen and face. She had a broken ankle, a broken neck, 12 broken ribs, a severed liver. And, most mysterious of all, someone apparently had stuck her with something sharp maybe a needle 40 times in the head and the bottoms of her feet.

The highly trained physician concluded: The injuries "led me to conclude a terrible, traumatic event had happened, and it was not an accident."

Clearly he graduated top of his class.

I think I'll stick to the comics and classifieds from now on.

Thursday, November 04, 2004


Maureen Dowd covers fairly well what I was trying to say in my comments on Andrew's blog and in various emails/phone calls during the last few days. I thought I had done an o.k. job expressing myself - but Mo covers it a bit better. I guess that's why she has a Pulitzer and I do not.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Denial is a wonderful thing - for awhile. I woke prior to my alarm going off - so I just made sure the radio didn't come on at all. I couldn't hear it. I went to bed before the results were there - but I knew. Even my dreams were of newsprint reading "Bush Gap Widens".

I picked up the paper from the driveway - but knew it wouldn't have any 'news' in it, since the paper had to be printed before results were completed. I was half-way to work before turning on NPR.

Kerry's recounts of Ohio is a pipedream. Denton would love it if Kerry won the electoral college, but not the popular vote....and let Bush see how it feels. Nice idea - but not gonna happen.

And Bush / Card / Cheney / Rove can take their "mandate" and shove it up their ass. "Mandate" for what? Forced school prayer? A woman's right to choose? Marriage? Running up the debt a few more trillion dollars - w/no one to answer to?

How the fuck are we going to survive another 4yrs of this shit??? HOW?

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

WOW !!!!!

I am always 1st or 2nd in line to vote. Sure, I'm an early riser - but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit competetive.

I got to the polls this morning - 10 minutes before they opened - and was 47th (!!!!) in line...and yes, I counted. At least another 50 in line by the time I left. AND folks waiting to find parking spaces. Passing 3 other polling places on the way to work - there were lines of cars waiting to get into the lots! These are schools and churches.....w/what seems to be ample parking. Well, not today.

Never have I seen such a turn-out. Usually, and unfortunately, there is no lines at all this time of the day....which probably is standard for the country's voting rate.

We had punch cards - again. Bush and Kerry were not even anywhere near each other on the ballot. No mistakes in doing that. But I held that sucker up to the light and turned it over making sure they were all clean punches and no hanging chads.

I have to believe that folks were turning out for change. Folks who want the status quo are not turning out in these number - at 6:30am in the pouring rain.....are they?

At least at the moment, I am horribly optimistic.....though I see that USAToday is covering all their bases - "Early Returns May Point to Winner - or Long Night".

Monday, November 01, 2004

OK....I lied....

NOT my last post pre-election. Becky shared an inspirational site for tomorrow and the few 100 days to follow Nov 2nd. Enjoy.
Last Pre-Election Post

This will most likely be my last pre-election post. The site I blogged a few weeks ago on the Electoral College has been updated and gives Kerry the advantage w/a few states still up for grabs. Earlier snapshots of this had MN, NH and AR as tied. Now AR and MN are out of that mix but NV has been added. Bush would need to take NH and NV plus 2 barely Kerry states to win....assuming he keeps all his barely Bush states.

Looking at Ohio (why-oh-why-oh-why-oh), the site says it's barely Bush. USAToday says we are favoring Kerry by 5% points. Who the f*ck knows anymore. All are w/in the margian of error.

There is no way this election will be called tomorrow. Unless pollsters are so off (only polling "likely" voters and not the newly registered folks), it will be painfully close.

Neither candidate will concede ala the ping-ponging of Gore/Bush in 2000. All talk will be done through the spinners and lawyers. Oy.


Sunday, October 31, 2004

Becky sent me a site on good Halloween costumes - and it's hilarious! I'm torn between which is my favorite!!!! ...anyone? ....anyone?

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Two Rights

Not the complete end of the world - but a possible sign! Perennial Gay Republican Pundit, Andrew Sullivan endorses Kerry for President in the National Review. Not a glowing endorsement, but oddly enough, I agree with him (or on about 85% of it).

On the other hand - The Onion hits the mark on getting out the vote....GOP style!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


I think it's important for every blog to have one site of the week. I post a few of interest here and there - but I will now make a concerted effort to identify one specifically as the top o'the week.

Not all will be funny....if nothing else, because it will be hard to top G-d's Official FAQ

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


Bad: Rehnquist has thyroid cancer (Oct surprise??)
Worse: Idea of Supreme Court opening could help sway election to the right.
Good: Idea of Supreme Court opening could help sway election to the left.

Bad: 380 tons of weapons we are supposed to be guarding in Iraq are missing.
Worse: Somone snuck out 380 TONS OF WEAPONS under our frickin' noses!!!!!!
Good: Shrub & Co. downplay it - saying they respresent no nuclear threat. Who really cares
they could kill another 1100 soldiers? Could be a HUGE win for the DNC- if they're

Bad: Condi is out stumping for her
Worse: A multi-state tour while no one minds National Security.
Good: Not one political show (save probably Fox) thinks what she is doing is a good move.

Bad: Bush confides to Pat Robertson he doesn't think there would be any U.S. casulties in Iraq.
Worse: Pat Robertson thinks Bush is off his rocker w/that kind of thought.
Good: Someone is more deluded than Pat Robertson.
Bad(2): That someone is our commander in chief.

Good: R.E.M.'s new song "Leaving New York" isn't 1/2 bad.
Bad: R.E.M. pretty much blows since Bill Berry left
Worse: R.E.M.'s new album 'Around the Sun' is pretty much all bad.
So, as interesting as the Columbus Dogpatch is for endorsing Bush.....the Cleveland Plain Dealer goes and tops that by......ta da.....choosing not to endorse ANYONE.

"We saw no opportunity to serve the purpose of informing readers beyond what the news pages and their own civic diligence have done.

In the end, we did not feel comfortable giving either candidate what would essentially come down to bragging rights.

We believe our readers are perfectly capable of making an informed, rational decision by their own lights, and we strongy urge them to do so."

Really? Though it would be nice, I never expect the public to make an 'informed' decision w/out the heavy hand of mass media. That means they'd have to think for themselves....and gosh darn it, that is just toooooooo hard.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Great New Hyperlinks

These are too fucking good.....and thanks to Gio for providing me the links!!!!!

Slap the Shit out of Shrub (you get rated on how hard you do it!!)


Asshole! (you must watch entire thing)

Friday, October 22, 2004

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Liberal Web Browsing

Thanks to Alan Mease (via his son) for pointing me to The site bills itself as 'Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community'. ...or reading for like-minded folks who usually visit this blog.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

30 Second Spot & Florida Voting Machines

I know Rebecca blogged this too - but it is so incredibly funny, it MUST be shared.

Denton (who has no hyperlink!) sent this funny piece to me.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Jon Stewart Calls Tucker Carlson a DICK!!!

Truer word were almost never spoken. I love that CNN's Crossfire thought they were going to get a funny guy on their show - and Stewart tells em what he thinks of them.

(think you might have to have Real Player and play @ 200k. @500k you have to pay)

Easier links might be here or here.

Friday, October 15, 2004

So the National Review is saying that Kerry/Edwards are using the lowest form of politics to win the election: by using the personal life of Mary Cheney!!

Since Bush/Cheney is counting on the socially conservative and religious vote - by mentioning her in the debate, supposedly these groups will now be discouraged from going to vote at all (since they won't vote for Kerry either).

But no one is taking into account the way the debate question was presented: 'Do you think that homosexuality is a choice?' Bush's great great answer: "I don't know. I just don't know." At least Kerry humanized his response by mentioning Cheney. Dick(head) Cheney even thanked Edwards during the VP debate about kind words he said regarding his daughter.

Going further Bush mentioned that he thought marriage should not be decided by the courts - but I guess the gov't providing a constitutional amendment is ok.

Oddly enough - as long as it goes Bush's way the courts should be allowed to decide a woman's right to choose - oh, and who won a presidential election.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

L-rd, she's gonna kill me....

....Kris Leatherberry Royer Henninger (I do believe I'm missing a name here somewhere too) has finally (!) given me something of use for this blog. :)

It's funny. Had the right idea anyway.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Could This Be Correct????

Becky (geesh!) sent me this yesterday. It'd be great if it were true. I don't know the accuracy of the data or from where it's being pulled. I don't even know if it's being updated - let alone the frequency IF they are indeed doing so. But believe you me - I will be watching.

If accurate, Shrub could come might close to evening things up if he takes the 3 tied states (NH, MN, AR). He'd have to win one other state to take the 270.

G-d, it's gonna be a looooooooong three weeks.

And does it matter? .....w/Electronic Voting and questionable realignment of Electoral Votes (Colorado), is there anyway this won't be another election determined by the courts????

G-d, it's gonna be a looooooooong two mos. after the election.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Funny Funny Funny

Thanks to Andrew for supplying this link (though it still kills me he found it while staying @ my house, but never even passed *my* laptop to show me!)

Fox News: Unfair and Un/In blanced

For all of CBS' and Dan Rather's fuck-ups over Bush and the TX Nat'l Guard, at least they didn't make up the story.

Did they verify it correctly? No. But unlike Fox, they didn't make it up start to finish.


The Metrosexual and the Cowboy (Oct 1, 2004)
Rallying supporters in Tampa Friday, Kerry played up his performance in Thursday night's debate, in which many observers agreed the Massachusetts senator outperformed the president.

"Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!" Kerry said Friday.
With the foreign-policy debate in the history books, Kerry hopes to keep the pressure on and the sense of traction going.

Aides say he will step up attacks on the president in the next few days, and pivot somewhat to the domestic agenda, with a focus on women and abortion rights.
"It's about the Supreme Court. Women should like me! I do manicures," Kerry said.
Kerry still trails in actual horse-race polls, but aides say his performance was strong enough to rally his base and further appeal to voters ready for a change.

Editor's Note (Oct 2)
Earlier Friday, posted an item purporting to contain quotations from Kerry. The item was based on a reporter’s partial script that had been written in jest and should not have been posted or broadcast. We regret the error, which occurred because of fatigue and bad judgment, not malice.

Fatigue? Give me a fuckin' break. Let me tell you - had any other news organization done this about Bush - Fox News would have been alllllllllll over it. For weeks.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Canonize Him

Buy here. Buy Often. (personally, I like some of the bumper stickers)

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Good Sign?

The NYT is reporting that in Ohio there is a 250% increase on new Democratic registrations!! They performed a county-by-county analysis on registrations since January '04. Republicans have increased 25%. (Florida is showing similar patterns, though no data on other swing states was in the article.)

Is it possible that the polls putting Bush ahead in Ohio are off? I'm not sure what polls are considering 'likely voters' - but you have to figure a 250% increase in Democratic registration could give Kerry a huge bump. I mean, these folks have to be unhappy w/the job Georgie-Porgie is doing.....and Shrub barely eeked out a win in Ohio in 2000 (and we all know he didn't win @ all in FL).

...and I swear to g-d, Kerry better get down to bwass tacks (as Lily Von Schtup would say). Get over Vietnam. Get over Bush's service record. HAMMER on the issues. Today's issues. Bush has got this inordinate amount of luck where fuck-ups from others take the heat off him.


Friday, September 24, 2004

Andrew Sullivan on why Kerry is Losing

I don't care that much for Andrew Sullivan - but every once in awhile he hits the mark, as he does with this Sunday Times article.

I subscribe to the idea of Anybody But Bush - but I as I've said before, I have never warmed up to Kerry (even though at this point he has 100s of my dollars).

Someone might have to watch the debates for me and spoon feed me how it went.

Monday, September 13, 2004

The U.N. says up to 10,000 people are dying per month in the Sudan. The U.S. has said the violence amounts to genocide and accuses their gov't of not doing enough to stop Arab militia attacks.

For g-d's sake - these people have oil!!!! Why aren't our bombers in the air? Why is Shrub not 'liberating' the Sudanese? What is the big deal of losing 1,000+ more U.S. lives?

Saturday, September 04, 2004

I've Been Gallop'd

For those who've wondered if there actually ARE Gallop polls - there are!

Saturday morning my phone rings and caller id reads 'Gallop Poll'. Of course, I answer. And answer all their election-type questions.

All about Kerry v Bush. Though a few 'what ifs' - like throwing in Nader's name into the mix. A lot of questions about my voting habits and what I thought would be biggest issue of November. I only got to chose between Terrorism, Economy and Iraq. "I think Bush is a flaming asshole" apparently was not one of the choices.

Crystal (that was my pollster's name) was very nice and appreciative that I stayed w/the survey. I'm assuming many hang-up. I thanked her for letting me participate. Then we did lots of demographic info - age, political leanings, household income.....blah blah blah.

I feel like I got to vote for President twice this year!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2004


A soft groan ran through a breakfast crowd of Ohio delegates when Gov. Bob Taft said, "Ohio will be the Florida of 2004." His aides explained that the governor was referring to Florida putting the president over the top in Electoral College votes - not to the long battle over ballots that left the election's results in doubt for weeks. "We're talking until just before the recount," said chief of staff Jon Allison, "not for the six months afterward." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Sunday, August 29, 2004

John Dean no...not Howard's brother. At least I don't think so.

Nixon's one-time lackey was in Cleveland, promoting his new book about the Bush and his administration ("Worse Than Watergate" - ouch!) and speaking at City Club. But he had one of the funniest quotes I have seen in a while:

"I think Cheney has been very clever in letting George Bush wake up every morning and believe he is president."

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Monday, August 16, 2004

So - what do you do when your 5 yo niece says (in a group of people) "can I see your penis?"

Of course, I said, 'no'. But somehow I feel like the dirty one in the conversation. I mean, it's not like I'm a priest.

I think the best part of the conversation was when her mother said, "you've seen one - and they all look alike." And without missing a beat, my niece says, "so, then what's the big deal......can I see it?"

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Senators

So - here's an interesting tidbit I didn't know. Only TWO U.S. Senators have ever been elected president! TWO!! ....and those would be Garfield and Kennedy. Statistically, this does not look good for Kerry. But at some point the odds have got to change - right? RIGHT? Ok people, just agree w/me already.

And in last week's New York, Norman Mailer (whom I can take - or not) had an interesting take on John McCain. He thinks regardless of what McCain says, that he wants to be president and it comes down to this: If he aligned himself as Kerry and became his VP, he'd have been a lame-duck VP b/c the Dems would never elect him - nor would the GOP. But if he aligned himself w/Shrub, he'd have a chance to be the GOP nominee in 2008 - regardless if Shrub won or lost in 2004. Certainly makes sense to me.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Dennis Hasert is a putz.  Mr. Speaker clearly assess blame on the previous administration for lack of action on terrorist threats.

"The (9/11 commission) report covers eight years of the Clinton administration and eight months of the Bush administration," Mr. Hastert said, insisting at the same time that he did not want to see the report turned into a "political football" during an election year.

Now, doesn't he just act like he lost the coin toss and kicked off for the 'football' game?   Putz.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Two points of internet interest (at least I think):

Fundrace is a completely voyueristic tool (he he...I said 'tool')to see who has contributed to political campaigns - and how much they have given. I am not sure of it's accuracy - as I had given more than $150 to Howard Dean. And they are at least a month behind in posting results. You can also search by zip code to see where your neighborhood lies. And there are detailed maps of some cities and their contribution trends. On another note: of all the people listed w/my last name - 83.3% gave to democratic candidates! YAY!

Outfoxed is available on DVD and VHS (VHS?? Isn't tape dead?)for less than $10. It will not have theatrical distribution ala Michael Moore's films - but still proves to be very interesting. ....that is, IF you can stomach it.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

VP Selection

So Edwards it is. I can live with that. Some say that Edwards was the safe choice, but I think Gephardt would have been the safe, if not fatal, selection.

Bill Frist was prattling on and on about how Edwards has no foreign relations and national security experience. I won't argue that point - but except for Saudis, what experience did our dickhead president have as Governor of Texas? What experience does a doctor turned senator from Tennessee have? Just SHUT THE FUCK UP already!

NPR had someone going on about how both Kerry and Edwards are millionaires and they aren't that far from where the GOP candidates are - monetarily or ideologically. Ok. Then how does the GOP make the argument on the Kerry/Edwards being liberal?

I'm still a tad bit scared. I cannot warm up to Kerry. Edwards might help a little. Of course I will vote democratic in Nov 2004. But will enough others do the same?

Saturday, June 26, 2004

On Posing Nude

There’s nothing quite like waking at 3:15 to go pose in a group nude installation project.

Me & 2,753 of my closest and nekkidest friends met down behind the Rock N Roll Hall o’Fame this morning @ 4:15. That is A.M. Though I told Tom Green that: “….naked in downtown at 4:00 a.m. – eh, it wouldn’t be the first time.” But this time it was for Spencer Tunick. Famous for his mass nude installation projects (and cousin of one of my brothers-in-law).

It was amazing the amount of folks who participated. 4,300 had signed-up, but usually only 50% show (do the math – we had a 64% show-rate). A fairly good cross-section of people. It really was the great equalizer. No one body type. No one colour. Tan folks. People with lesions all over their body. Fat. Skinny. Hairy. Smooth. …and those were the women! (kidding!) Couples in their 60s and 70s. A lot of pierced/tattooed 20-somethings. And the rest of us between the two groups.

Yet another event attended where I’ve decided I must be one of the last few tattooed folks on earth. I venture to guess the guy who had the four South Park boys inked into him (twice, I might add!!) will end up regretting that at some point.

The temperature was a tad bit chilly. 57 was the high (and that didn't account for the breeze off the lake). Welcome to summer in Cleveland! It was cold when clothed. Colder being naked, laying on brick pavers. And even colder on dewy grass. (A number of different poses @ each setting.) But what a fuckin’ great experience. Most everyone was well behaved. The younger the participants – the more immature, though I’m guessing most had not been to bed and still drunk from the night before. Some had alcohol seeping from their pores. Nice for the neighbours.

Most everyone was nice and chatty. Most of them where there for the sake of the art – since there didn’t seem anything overtly exhibitionistic or arousing about the situation. With the time of day and temp, it was more misery loves company than anything else. I met one guy who looked horribly familiar to me – and me to him - who came up to me and asked if we knew each other. He said that I looked familiar. My response back was “you mean the face…..right?” We could not place how (or if) we actually knew each other.

Afterward I introduced myself to Spencer and Kristy (his wife) as Jon’s brother-in-law. That got a really nice reaction from both of them. Spencer said he’d make sure I got an additional print of the installation. Cool!

As queer as it sounds (and Morty and Jon can shut right now!) – as I stood there, either posing or in between shots, I kept coming back to an episode of ‘My So-Called Life’ voice over:

Sometimes it seems like we're all living in, like, some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up, once in a while. And admit the truth. That when you really look closely, people are so strange and so complicated that they're actually...beautiful. Possibly even me.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Rebecca's piece appeared on Friday's All Things Considered. It was a great great piece.

Go listen to it. And email the link. Let's make her #1 in emailed NPR story links.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Sometimes I cannot listen to NPR on my drive to or from work (but really, what are my alternatives?). My blood just boils.

Tonite (6/16) Fresh Air had Robert Bryce, author of Cronies: Oil, The Bushes, and the Rise of Texas -- America's Superstate. Shrub's friends just get scarier and scarier.

James Baker, GHWB's Secretary of State, also happens to belong to/owns a law firm (Baker Bott) who happens to represent Haliburton. Same law firm who happened to represent Shrub in the Florida recount. Same law firm who has a partner who happened to be the Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (appointed by Shrub himself).

I'm sure it's allllllll a coincidence.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

GREAT link to a funny media display - provided by my sister Adrienne and Spencer Tunick.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Funny posting from

Ronald Reagan, Still Dead: Party Like It's 1988?

We've heard rumors that an East Village bar is planning a party to celebrate the death of former President Ronald Reagan. Now, that's just in bad taste, people! How could you? And why haven't we gotten an invite yet? Please inform.

Since celebrity death comes in threes, maybe they'll hold off on the party until the "ailing" Margaret Thatcher and the apparently still-living Pope John Paul II meet up with Ronnie in hell?

[UPDATE: Eh, lighten the fuck up, people. I'll see you in hell, too.]

Friday, June 04, 2004


Coming Friday June 18 on NPR All Things Considered :

"Take Five" by Rebecca Flowers
Going in and out of cool, in syncopated time. A daughter and dad's ever-changing relationship moves to the beat of a jazz standard. A Father's Day ditty.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Finally I gave to the Kerry campaign. I was mentioning to some folks the other day that I just wasn't feelin' the love w/him. He's no Howard Dean. Gov & M.D.!

But Becky took me (and Jon too)to task for not contributing to the ousting Bush. Jon wanted to wait until he knew who Kerry's running mate would be. Becky's response?


That's unconscienable! (Spelling?!) Why don't you just go ahead and VOTE for Bush, too???!!

Really, what are you waiting for? To see if HITLER is going run w/Kerry? I'd still vote for them, frankly.

Shame, shame on you.

Yes. Shame Shame on us. I did notice Morty never mentioned whether he's given or not. HE wasn't spanked!

Monday, May 24, 2004

But why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? And watch him suffer."— Barbara Bush on "Good Morning America,"
March 18, 2003

Thus begins Frank Rich's article on 5/23 in the NYT.

The 'him' is her son.

Is it *any* wonder GW is not only uncaring, but stupid? Ferchrissakes - this is a professional political family!!

I want her to go to each family of a service man that died and say their deaths were not relevant.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

81% Disapproval Rating

I don't know anyone @ George Mason University - but I love them. A recent informal, unscientific survey of historians conducted their History News Network found that eight in ten historians responding rate the current presidency an overall failure. Even Nixon was rated @ 65% failure rating. You can find full article here.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

I'd say I'm SHOCKED, but this administration is just a tad bit worse than Darth Vader and the Empire! I was gonna edit it - but decided not to. And as Becky pointed out - they probably didn't pay their mini-bar tab either!


With questions swirling about who authorized allowing relatives of Osama bin
Laden to fly out of the country immediately after 9/11, The Hill newspaper
is reporting that President Bush is "refusing to answer repeated requests by
the September 11 commission" about the matter [1].

Last year, Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged that, even as all
foreign and domestic flights were grounded after 9/11, the bin Ladens and
other wealthy Saudis were allowed to fly out of the United States. He said
that "the flights were well-known and it was coordinated within the
government" [2].

Yet now, even as White House officials claim that "the [P]resident has fully
cooperated with this commission in an unprecedented way" [3], the panel vice
chairman Lee Hamilton disclosed that the Administration is refusing to
answer any questions on the subject -- even in closed-door meetings with
Senators [4]. The President is also still refusing to release 28 pages of
the bipartisan 9/11 congressional report about the Saudi Government. That
report is known to "depict a Saudi government that not only provided
significant money and aid to the suicide hijackers but also allowed
potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to flow to Al Qaeda" [5]. Some
of that money may have even flowed through Riggs Bank [6], where the
President's uncle [7] (and major fundraiser [8]) is a top executive.
Nonetheless, the President continues to refer to the Saudi government as
"our friend" [9].

Thursday, May 06, 2004

I'm just curious. What DOES one have to do in the Bush administration to actually lose their job???? Not that any soldier involved in the Iraq abuses shouldn't be punished - but I do not see where any DOD folks are paying any price. Either they ordered this shit or they have no control of their troops. Either way I see huge violations. No where in this administration believes the buck stops w/them. And who the fuck believes that Shrub knows what the word "abhorrent" means? And how many hours do you think he spent practicing the pronunciation of the word? I'm guessing 2.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

So, we're in NYC and we decide to take in a play. Not TONS to see, so we opt for Steven Sondeim's 'The Assassins'. As critic Eileen Flowers would say, 'AWFUL!' Doogie Howser was the best thing in it. DOOGIE HOSWER!!! Honest, he was.

The absolute highlight was being behind Jeff Goldblum in the line to the restroom after the show. Big bug-eye glasses he had on. The guy behing me laughed and said - 'he's got 'The Fly' thing going on!'. I replied, 'I'm not sure he can help it.'

Let's hope 'Wonder Town' is better on Friday. It almost HAS to be.

Friday, April 23, 2004

A Completely F*cked Up Site!

Tell him/her to "hokey pokey", "get a book from the case", "prepare a tax return" or my favourite "strip"!!! CREEPY.

Thank to Jon for pointing out the site, via Becky's blog link to Nadig's blog. Oh, the wonderful world of the internet.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

I love this. The 10 Worst Album Covers of All Time. Each one better than the next!!! I think my favourite is #3 John Bult - Julie's Sixteenth Birthday!

Which is your favourite????
Here's some words of wisdom: Don't ever drop a banana on black suit pants.

It doesn't clean up very well - and it makes you look had a banana on your pants (if you know what I mean!).

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

A fairly informative site that Becky found as we were IM'ing looking for ways the new electronic voting machines are going to send every known election through the court systems.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

What Would Jesus Do? Maybe Shrub should read this. It couldn't hurt for him to refresh his memory and get his staff going on some pat answers for the campaign trail and debates. Hint John Kerry: you might want to grill him on some of this stuff to. Jesus would.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Now THIS is funny!

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul says Sunday should be a day for God, not for secular diversions like entertainment and sports.

The 83-year-old pope also encouraged Christians, especially young people, to remain faithful to Sunday Mass, saying the secular culture was undermining family life.

Apparently, sodomizing altar boys doesn't undermine family life.

This man is so feeble, you know this is cannot be coming from him. He can barely get his drool into a cup. Can cardinals draft these things? And last I checked the 'church' doesn't deem cardinals to be infallible.

Wow - I just noticed....I got a recurring catholic thing running in this blog.

Friday, March 12, 2004

(AP) BOSTON - Opening Day ticket holders at Boston's Fenway Park this year who are Catholic face a dilemma: the Boston Archdiocese said since the afternoon game against the Toronto Blue Jays (news) falls on Good Friday, they must refrain from eating meat, including hot dogs, sausages and pepperoni pizza.

Is this really the biggest thing plaguing the catholic church? Will offenders be turned away from the Pearly Gates (Heaven, not Fenway) if they eat a hot dog? Is there any *real* meat in those hot dogs to begin with?

And should *any* catholic be taking direction with what the church deems to be correct - especially in Boston? If Cardinal Law were still around - he'd just move those meat-eating offenders to another parrish, wouldn't he?

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

This is so incredibly depressing - yet well done. I'd be remiss if I didn't thank Tom Green for sending my way.

Sunday, March 07, 2004


So, today Israel celebrates Purim, the most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. Kind of like our Halloween. And damn if Denton didn't leave his Wonder Woman costume here in the States

As w/any holiday in Israel, it's also a time where they prepare for attacks. So again, you can see how the Golden Lasso and bullet-deflecting bracelets could have helped him.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Anna Quindlen has a great article in the current issue of Newsweek. She really nails how religion is probably more for the Left, not necessarily the Right. "Loving your neighbor as yourself, giving your cloak to the man who had none, blessed are the peacemakers.."

Hmmmmm......doesn't quite sound like the current administration or their friends. It's more like what she implies (?) of the Right: "I get uncomfortable feeling he's doing what Mel Gibson has done w/his movie: trading on G-d for personal gain."


Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Ok, Howard Dean is like the bad break-up of politicians. You just want it to be over. You NEED to move on. But he keeps emailing me daily. You know, I don't want to be reminded that the relationship failed. He's just to needy. And like all bad break-ups, now he wants money. My money. I gave and gave for that man, and what did I get?

But I'll give him this - he seems to be worried about any debt incurred from his campaign. That's more than you can say for many politicians (John Glenn *still* owes more than $20 MILLION for a run some 20 years ago!!!!!).

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

2,425 Same-Sex weddings performed in San Francisco in 4 days
4,450 Catholic priests accused of abusing youths since 1950
11,500 *Reported* (not actual) instances of abuse by Catholic priests

as Buddy Cole would say: "Makes you think..."

Monday, February 16, 2004

Two funny (unrelated) things I heard over the weekend:

1. Jason Alexander (on Bill Maher's HBO show) regarding the movie "50 First Dates": "If Adam Sandler beats out Mel Gibson's new movie, it will be the second time a jew killed Christ."

2. The Plain Dealer review of Norah Jones' new disk: "...people say she's understated. That is an understatement."

Friday, February 13, 2004

Joe McCarthy where are you? Who knew you'd be so much better a role model than anyone currently in the Dept. of Justice (which lately is an oxymoron)?

Subpoenaed records on abortion (which last time I checked, was legal....aborition that is, not the access to records)!

Subpoenas by federal prosecutors were issued for antiwar protesters to appear before a grand jury and ordering a university to turn over information about the protesters (which last time I checked, was legal...the protests, not the arrests or turning over of information)!

Gosh Mr. Ashcroft - whose actions are more un-American?

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Howard Dean sent me what I'm guessing is an equivalent of a 'Dear John' letter - even though my name isn't John (!). Howie says regarding his upcoming primary in Wisconsin: Anything less will put us out of this race.

It's a shame, really. He had the most backbone of any of the current candidates. I guess that worked against him. I guess voters want someone as milquetoast, well, as all other democrats.......which is how we ended up w/Geo W. in the first place.

At least Dean will have some legacy for changing how political fundraising is done and for energizing younger voters - and unlike Kerry, he didn't have to put a 2nd or 3rd mortgage on his house (which undoubtedly will be paid off by his heiress wife) to keep a campaign afloat. Makes you wonder how Kerry will handle a budget.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Janet's boobie or Michael's 'Jesus Juice': These are my options for "news"? If I *have* to hear stories about a Jackson - can't it be Andrew, Reggie or Mahalia?

Sunday, February 01, 2004

For all the media reporting of the implosion of Howard Dean's campaign - it's quite interesting that Kerry has 13 confirmed delegates to Dean's 9. All other candidates have zero. zip. nada. And only 3,498 undecided. Maybe Dean and all the others should just pack it in. They'll NEVER catch Kerry!

And I love how CBS will not run the ad during the Uber Bowl, but has not issue running an ad from Shrub. Could it be that Viacom (which owns CBS) hopes that the FCC will ease regulations on multi-media ownership (which opposed)? NAH - that'd be too easy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

I was a tad bit surprised by Howard Dean's low the percentage in the Iowa caucuses. Everything polling as late as Sunday had Kerry, Edwards and Dean somewhat even.

Am I disheartened that Dean placed 3rd? A little. Keep in mind that Clinton also came in 3rd in 1992 and only got 2.8% of the vote to Tom Harkin's 76% (and we all know how well THAT turned out for Tom). Dean also has more than twice the money than Kerry.

Gephardt won in 1988 with 31% to Dukauksis' 22% (again, a 3rd place showing) - and see how well THAT turned out for Dick. I will say I am WAY more surprised that Gephardt was the one to drop-out....and so early. I thought he'd be there through S. Carolina.

Very few people seem to be factoring in that neither Clark nor Lieberman participated in Iowa. The vote would have been somewhat different - though maybe not giving Dean the win.


Saturday, January 17, 2004

Well Carmen Electra has won her case to obtain her domain name (which I could not bring myself to visit or even provide the link) from somone who had beat her to the purchase. She got it through 'intellectual property'. See, irony is NOT dead.

In other news the Cleveland Plain Dealer (also not worth linking to) posed the question: 'Should U.S. mount an out-of-this-world mission?'

One of the best answers: "Who would be so foolish as to leave this Earth, where Jesus lived and died, to travel to the moon or Mars where nothing exists? If Jesus wanted life there, he would have provided it."

Where does one even start to comment on this?? I could run on and on like Margaret Cho's blog - but I'm better than that.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

View the ads. There are a few that are really good - and most are just so-so. Desktop is my favourite. ...and nary a one equating Shrub w/Hitler.

Monday, January 05, 2004

"Return of the King" was by far the best movie of 2003. So incredible. The entire LOTR trilogy may have outdone the wildly popular Kurt Russell/Disney trifecta of the '70s!!!! Hard to believe - but true!!