Archives: September 2004

That was the best thing I’ve seen on TV in years

Kerry just kicked the living crap out of George Bush on television. I’ll bet the next two debates get cancelled for reasons of national security. “”Of course I know Bin Laden attacked us”. Of course I know that!” — George Bush

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2004 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

Drink One Sip If: President Bush says the word “safer” Bush says “terrorism” Bush says “flip flop” Bush says “Saddam Hussein” Bush says “September 11” Kerry says “Enron” or “Halliburton” Kerry says “North Korea” every three times Kerry points with his left hand Anyone mentions their own military service One candidate interrupts another candidate Either

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Salon’s WMD Bombshell and how it’s being censored

President Bush based his famous and false claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger on a set of crudely forged documents. For the last two years, no one has uncovered who falsified these documents, which lie at the heart of Bush’s case for war. Now, CBS’ 60 Minutes program has uncovered new and important

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“A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN”

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought

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Going Upriver Showings in Indiana

The new movie “Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry” will be showing in Indianapolis at the Village Park theater, opening Friday, October 1st. The movie got an A rating and a rave review from Entertainment Weekly:

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Alan Keyes’ Daughter Is Outed

Remember Alan Keyes, the homophobic senate candidate from Illinois, who said during the RNC that Mary Cheney was a “Selfish Hedonist” and gave a long diatribe on how gay people are evil? Well.. his daughter Maya Keyes is an out lesbian with a website. Of course, she got scared and took it down when he

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Stoned Slackers My Ass

Recently, Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” appeared with Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly. “You know what’s really frightening?” O’Reilly teased Stewart. “You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary, but it’s true. You’ve got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night and they can vote.” A recent Annenberg survey

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Weekend Update 2004-09-27

Stephanie and I did a ton of work at my house this weekend to get the place ready for the party I’m throwing this coming Saturday. Mainly we did a lot of cleaning and organizing. The party will be a retro 80’s party… and in gathering up stuff to wear, we’ve seen tons of appropriate

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Typical Bush Supporter Calls News Show

Typical Bush supporter calls in to C-Spans Washington Journal. Check out what she had to say using Real Player (click on link to September 23 show and fast-forward to 1:56:43), or just read the transcript below: PETER SLEN, HOST: Kenner, Louisiana, good morning. CALLER: Good morning. I’m going to vote for President Bush because, after

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Monkeys In the News: Monkey Jail

The Chicago Tribune ran a fantastic article about a state pen in Punjab, India. The inmates are lifetime offenders, mostly nabbed for stealing, assault, and vandalism. Even the murderers are safe from capital punishment though. That’s because in India, it’s forbidden to kill monkeys. The thief threatened children with bricks and ripped the buttons off

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Jimmy Swaggart, you’re a wuss

Jimmy Swaggart thinks he’s some sort of bad ass, threatening to kill a gay man: “In the broadcast, Swaggart was discussing his opposition to gay marriage when he said, “I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m going to be blunt and plain: If one ever looks at me

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“Flip-flopper” label debunked as untrue

Examining Kerry’s actual statements about the Iraq war from the beginning, it becomes apparent that he has never changed position on the Iraq war, and that in fact, Bush has changed his several times.

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Hey Florida, Have You Got the Hint Yet?

Bob Morris noticed some coincidences between Florida voting patterns and hurricanes. So he overlaid a map of how the Florida counties voted with the path of hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, and discovered that God is punishing people for voting Republican. Let that put you on notice.

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F The CC Lyrics

from Steve Earle’s new album “The Revolution Starts Now” I just bought this song this morning, and it kicks ass. I can’t wait to blast this out the open windows of my truck, along with the Green Day song I posted about below. I used to listen to the radio And I don’t guess they’re

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Outing Gay Republicans

Blog Active is a site that outs gay Republicans who have voted against equal rights protections for gay people. I’m sorry, but nothing is more comedic that exposing right-wing hypocrisy. And Michelangelo Signorile has a great article on how the Gay Republicans avoided him like the plague at the Republican National Convention.

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Excerpt from Michael Moore

A great letter from Michael Moore is here, and here are some excerpts: My friends, it is time for a reality check. 1. The polls are wrong. They are all over the map like diarrhea. On Friday, one poll had Bush 13 points ahead — and another poll had them both tied. There are three

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Dan Rather vs George Bush on the facts

credit goes to Outlet Radio Dan Rather, CBS News Anchor 1) given documents he thought were true 2) failed to thoroughly investigate the facts 3) reported documents to the American people as true to make his case 4) when confronted with the facts, apologized and launched an investigation 5) number of Americans dead: 0 6)

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Minority Voter Intimidation

Salon has an interesting article on the common Republican election tactic of voter intimidation, where they send people into minority areas to discourage people from registering to vote or voting on election day. There have been recent reports of this type of action in Florida surrounding voter registration, where election officials sent police to the

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map of Springfield

One of my co-workers printed this Map of the Simpson’s Springfield to the plotter and has a large poster of it. Unfortunately, I don’t have print drivers to the plotter. Damn it.

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Kobe Bryant’s statements to detectives

Recording and transcript of the interview between Kobe Bryant and the detectives who questioned him about the alleged rape. Needless to say, this put me in a very bad mood. It’s pretty clear that the detectives were awestruck with Kobe and anxious not to charge him with any crime. They basically led him through the

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UN Leader says Iraq Was was Illegal

Interesting… and what I said at the time, questioning why the UN wasn’t making the statement itself. The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the BBC the US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter. He said the decision to take action in Iraq should have been made by

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Our Own Republican Dick Lugar criticizes Bush on Iraq

U.S. Lawmakers blasted the Bush administration Wednesday for its handling of the war in Iraq and said they were confounded only a fraction of $18.4 billion in U.S. rebuilding funds had been spent. In an unusually nonpartisan hearing, Republican and Democratic senators urged senior State Department officials to try harder to speed up the reconstruction

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Soldiers told to re-enlist or go to Iraq

COLORADO SPRINGS – Soldiers from a Fort Carson combat unit say they have been issued an ultimatum – re-enlist for three more years or be transferred to other units expected to deploy to Iraq.

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Vacation Update: New Patio Work

So far… I rented a 60 lb. jack hammer, and with a great deal of help from my friend Kathy, we broke up the 6 foot by 9 foot patio and the set of cement stairs at my back door. I discovered that a 60 lb. jack hammer is pretty damned heavy. Yesterday, I loaded

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I’m sorry, but no matter how you slice it, the French are just cool.

From the Guardian: “Police in Paris have discovered a fully equipped cinema-cum-restaurant in a large and previously uncharted cavern underneath the capital’s chic 16th arrondissement. Officers admit they are at a loss to know who built or used one of Paris’s most intriguing recent discoveries. “We have no idea whatsoever,” a police spokesman said.” “Members

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Cheney Tries To Scare America into Voting Against Kerry

Cheney tries to claim that voting for Kerry will cause another terrorist attack. The terrorist don’t want Kerry in office. They want Bush. He’s the best recruiting tool they’ve ever had, and he has no support from any important country in the world. They also do a lot of business with him through the Saudi

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Texans For Truth

Texans for Truth, established by the 20,000-member Texas online activist group, DriveDemocracy.org, has produced a 0:30 second television advertisement, “AWOL.” The ad features Robert Mintz, one of many who served in Alabama’s 187th Air National Guard — when Bush claims to have been there — who have no memory of Bush on the base. In

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Arrest account from an Indepedent Media member during the

“Amendment I – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Eddie Codel, a photographer/reporter for Indymedia.com, was

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Labor Day Weekend Update

So on Friday it rained, so a couple of us from work spent our last summer hours Friday at Union Jacks, drinking. Otherwise I would have mowed the lawn. Later Stephanie and I went to Target and ate out at Colorado Steakhouse because we had zoo book coupons. I had a really great prime rib

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Ah, Technology.

We have one of those high-tech bathrooms here at work where everything is automated. The toilet flushes by itself, you wave your hands under the soap dispenser for soap, and under the faucet for water, so you never have to touch anything unsanitary. Which is really cool, except when the technology breaks. For a while

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Excerpts of John Kerry’s Upcoming Remarks

The election comes down to this. If you believe this country is heading in the right direction, you should support George Bush. But if you believe America needs to move in a new direction, join with us. John and I offer a better plan that will make us stronger at home and more respected in

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Zell Miller delivers most embarrassing convention speech ever

Zell Miller, “Democrat”, delivered the most ridiculous, partisan noise-filled speech ever delivered at a national political convention… one that will go down in history as a “most embarrassing moment” because it’s such a hate-filled screed. Check it out for yourself. Then Miller went on Hardball with Chris Matthews, a man not exactly known for being

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Republican Alan Keyes calls Dick Cheney’s Daughter a “Selfish Hedonist”

In case you missed all the really great fun, During an interview with Michelangelo Signorile at the Republican National Convention on Monday, carpetbagger Republican candidate Alan Keyes, who is running for office in Illinois against media darling Barack Obama, was asked about Mary Cheney, Dick Cheney’s lesbian daughter. What he answered is causing a firestorm

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Bush’s Homeland Harrassment Security Department at work

In photo essay “Humiliated, Angry, Ashamed, Brown.” Photo student Ian Spiers get hassled repeatedly by the Seattle PD and federal agents about taking pictures in a public place. Never mind that all the other photographers all around him were left alone. They were all white. I’m so glad my tax dollars are being spent on

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RNC Protests

Apparently more than 800 protestors were arrested in New York yesterday while protesting the Repugnican National Convention. That’s more protestors than actually attended the Democratic Convention. The United For Peace march on Sunday estimates were somewhere in the neighborhood of 500,000 protestors. Check out these great photos on a yahoo slide show of the “Pink

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What did he say? Nixon? Ummm…

In Arnie’s speech at the Right-wing Nutjob Convention, he invoked Richard Nixon. I finally arrived here in 1968. I had empty pockets, but I was full of dreams. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for

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