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.

No.....no....please, 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.