Archives: October 2004

Songs of Peace and Freedom 3 (Vol. 4 of Hippie Series)

A mix I made to add to the protest songs CDs that I made a few years ago; pulling in a few standards that I had missed. Appropriate since there are a whole wave of new protest songs being made to protest the current administration. 1 Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You into Heaven Anymore

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Evil Psycho Idiot Republicans

All I have to say about this is “What the hell?!” From Salon Magazine, an article on the rabid hatred of Bush Supporters outside a Bush rally: Lisa Dupler, a 33-year-old from Columbus, held up a rainbow-striped John Kerry sign outside the Nationwide Arena on Friday, as Republicans streamed out after being rallied by George

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Bush Team thrilled that bin Laden is alive

According to the New York Daily News: “We want people to think ‘terrorism’ for the last four days,” said a Bush-Cheney campaign official. “And anything that raises the issue in people’s minds is good for us.” A senior GOP strategist added, “anything that makes people nervous about their personal safety helps Bush.” He called it

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Wear a black hoodie to vote

According to all the blog, wearing a black hoodie to the voting booth is the hot thing to do. For those who haven’t seen it, in the Eminem video, Eminem’s leads a huge army of people who’ve been disenfranchised by the Bush administration, all of whom are wearing black hoodies, into the polls. See the

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Bush Supporters Misread Many of His Foreign Policy Positions

The Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) is a not partisan group that carries out research on public opinion on foreign policy and international issues by conducting nationwide polls, focus groups and comprehensive reviews of polling conducted by other organizations. PIPA is a joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center

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Having Trouble Voting?

Source: Fast Company “Trouble voting? Call or text these 3 resources to report election problems now“ Call, text, or visit these resources: Election Protection – 866 Our Vote This is a coalition made up of voting-rights and civil-rights groups. Its hotline is 866-OUR-VOTE. USA Today reported earlier that it expects thousands of calls before the

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My Own Private Library

An article by Thomas Benton on his private library. I think it’s safe to say that he and I should never be in the same room together, because we’d be a bad influence on one another. He has the whole Library of America. I’m so jealous.

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Eminem – Mosh Lyrics

From the album Encore See the Video: Real Player, Windows Media [I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the Republic for which it stands One nation under God Indivisible It feels so good to be back..] Scrutinize every word, memorize every line I spit it once, refuel, reenergize,

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NBEast Weekend Update

I had a really amazing weekend with my girlfriend in Virginia this weekend. I would have blogged about it earlier, but I spend a big chunk of time today getting the trip photos ready and unpacking my stuff. We had so much fun with the other beetle owners and sight-seeing, and the drive to Virginia

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Bush Team Lost 380 Tons of Explosives, endangers troops and US citizens

Wonder where the insurgents are getting all the weapons they are using to kill our American troops? Yeah, they got them from us, and Bush & Co. didn’t know about it until last month. Some 380 tons of explosives, powerful enough to detonate nuclear warheads, are missing from a former Iraqi military facility that was

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Bush Dimbulbs

How many Bush administration officials does it take to change a light bulb? None. There’s nothing wrong with that light bulb. There is no need to change anything. We made the right decision and nothing has happened to change our minds. People who criticize this light bulb now, just because it doesn’t work anymore, supported

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Pat Buchanan ticks me off

I hate Pat Buchanan. My love life is not a disease. I’m not “like an alcoholic.” I’m a regular person, and my love life is a joy, not a problem. Here’s the bullshit that Pat is spewing now: “To some of us, homosexuality is an affliction, like alcoholism, and hellishly difficult to control. Why some

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IQ tests

Take your own IQ Test Keep in mind that this is an online test and not a professional administered test, which would probably be more accurate and maybe even give you a better score [grin]. Read more About IQ results and what they really mean. UPDATE: Since someone pointed it out to me, that their

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nBeast road trip to Virginia

So this weekend, my girlfriend Stephanie and I are driving to Luray, Virginia for NBeast, the New Beetle East car show. Luray is in central Shenandoah Valley in north west Virginia, In the Appalachian Range between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. Aside from being a beautiful landscape, the valley was also has Civil War

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Reality-Based Community

Ron Suskind, “Without a Doubt“, New York Times Magazine, on George Bush and his “certainty” problem of reacting from “instincts” and “faith” without any critical examination of complex issues:

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Ohio’s Marriage Discrimination Amendment

Salon Magazine has an article on Ohio’s anti-marriage equality amendment, which will be on Nov. 3rds. The measure goes beyond simply disallowing same-sex marriage arrangements, and potentially invalidates all legal agreements between a same-sex couple, including child custody agreements, wills, and power of attorney. Ten other states — Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North

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Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together, Brighter than a lucky penny, When you’re near the rain cloud disappears, dear, And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine. My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, That’s how this refrain goes, so come on, join

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Voter Fraud should be more important than Mary Cheney

Despite the fact that the allegations of voter fraud by the Republican party are exploding around the country, the media and the Republicans are still making the hot story Kerry’s mention of Mary Cheney. Dick Cheney and the Republican party are still having fits that Kerry discussed Dick’s “openly gay for 10 years” daughter who

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Mary Cheney

Because Kerry once again won the debate last night, the only thing the Republicans have to hammer him on is his reference to Mary Cheney as being a lesbian. Apparently, they’re all wigging out about this, for some strange reason, as though mentioning it were a bad thing, or some big secret. WHAT KERRY SAID:

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I’m Sorry My President Is an Idiot. I Didn’t Vote For Him

Deja Vu (All Over Again) – John Fogerty – Deja Vu All Over Again Reclaim – Copper Wimmin – American Tyranny Interlude / Give Blood (DJ Spooky Remix) – Saul Williams / DJ Spooky Mix – Adbusters – Live Without Dead Time American Idiot – Green Day – American Idiot Make Love Fuck War (Dirty

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Ignorant Republican Email

I get weird e-mail from nutty people, but this one takes the cake. His letter is in plain text, my responses are in italic. On Oct 14, 2004, at 12:43 AM, Jordan Behunin wrote: You know, given the circumstances, Pres. Bush did a pretty good job. John Kerry thinks he has all the answers, but

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Bill O’Reilly from Fox News charged with Sexual Harrassment

The Smoking Gun has all the legal documents (22 pages worth) here. It’s quite fun; apparently the woman recorded at least some of his harrassment. Also, there are some sections where he talks about Al Franken getting whacked, and a Thailand sex show. Those wacky “family values” Republicans! They’re so moral!

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Republicans pay company to register voters, trash Democrat registrations

In Nevada, a company that has been registering voters in swings states across the country is being accused of tearing up registrations when the voters declare as democrats. Turns out the “independent” company is funded directly by the Republicans. Imagine that. For a complete list of articles on this story, visit this post on DailyKos.

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Freeway Free Speech Day – First Pictures

The first pictures from the freeway bloggers’ “Freeway Free Speech Day” are up. Some very cool stuff, and I’m sad that I didn’t have time to put something together for this project. It would have been cool.

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HoYay

One of my favorite things about the really stellar website Television Without Pity is that most shows have a HoYay forum. It’s fun reading what the recappers thought of my favorite shows, but it’s even more fun reading what other gay people think of my favorite shows. Especially when people in the forums link to

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General News

I haven’t blogged about anything personal for a while, so I’d better catch up. This past weekend I started work on the walkway from the patio to the parking area. I got most of the channel dug out where they sand and pavers will go. Still a bit more to dig out, then sand and

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You’ve got a style and how dare anybody tell you that your style isn’t right.

An excellent interview with Jamie Whyte, author of Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders, on logic and fuzzy thinking. “You are no longer interested in reality because to do that you have to be pretty rigorous, you have to have evidence or do some experimentation. Rather,

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Bush is down in the polls! Quick, issue a terror warning!

Just a short time after the results of the new AP/Ipsos poll show Kerry over Bush 50% to 46% among likely voters, the department of Education is advising school leaders nationwide to watch for people spying on their buildings or buses to help detect any possibility of terrorism like the deadly school siege in Russia.

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Is Bush Wired?

After the debate, there was a lot speculation the George Bush was wired with an earpiece feeding him information about what to say. He had an odd bulge in the back of his coat, and some strange speech patters that suggested it. Here’s a site that investigates the idea that he’s been wired all along.

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Bill Maher on Florida’s Readiness for the election:

“New Rule: Florida has to sit this election out. You know, you’d think after the year 2000, they would have made sure to get it right this time. But, no, even Jimmy Carter–a man who has seen more Third World hellholes than a lesbian couple trying to adopt–even he says Florida is not ready for

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Freeway Blogger

October 13, 2004, National Freeway Free Speech Day: Driving America to Think. I’m trying to get my friends together to do this. Let me know if you want to.

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Bethump’d With Words

My girlfriend has a regular Wednesday night gathering with her friends, and last night they came over to my house and we played the board game Bethump’d With Words, which is a lot of fun. I had never played it before, but I really enjoyed it. Among other things, I learned what “Network Standard English”

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Republicans, Out of Ideas, Ask Prosecutors to Arrest Michael Moore

A Letter from Michael Moore (read the original on his website!): Friends, You may have heard by now that the Michigan Republican Party has called for my arrest. That’s right. They literally want me brought up on charges — and hope that I’m locked up. No, I’m not kidding. The Republican Party, yesterday, filed a

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How to run a Republican National Convention…

On a record of failure? Easy! Just watch this movie, and sing along with the Republican speakers: September 11, September 11, September 11, September 11, 9/11, September 11, September 11, September 11, 9/11, September 11, 2001, September 11, September 11. Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein. Saddam. Saddam. Saddam. Saddam. Saddam. Saddam. Saddam. Saddam Hussein.

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Fall TV View Reviewed

So far this year, “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives” have been standout hits on my list of new shows. Both have interesting/different concepts, excellent character development, and unpredictable story lines that are keeping me interested. “Veronica Mars” is a bit odd and not perfectly developed, but it’s interesting enough that I’ll probably keep watching. The story

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Thanks to everyone who came over

For my party. It was a blast, and I had a great time. Sunday I basically spent the whole day recovering and doing some cleaning. This coming weekend I have to spend some time trying to get the walk-way put in, now that the patio is done. Should be interesting.

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Split-Screen Hilarity and other hi-jinks from Democratic Underground

Democratic Underground has once again hit a home-run with their The Top 10 Conservative Idiots (No. 173). They examine the split-screen phenomenon and how the networks tried to make Bush look not so puny compared to Kerry, but failed. They also tear Bush’s “mexed missages” arguments to pieces, along with his claims about alliances. Funny

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Those are some great personality traits

“It is hardly surprising that Kerry has inspired so many people around the world, because his outstanding attributes are plain to see. Firstly, who can have failed to notice that wonderful ‘not-George-Bush’ quality about him? Plus there is a certain ‘un-Dubya-ness’ he seems to possess, not to mention what the French call the ‘il n’est

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80’s Party Playlist

Songs from an epic 80’s party I threw. (See the pictures from my party here) The original playlist has 1457 songs in it, and was 4.1 days long. I edited that list down to what you see below. I tried to pick a broad cross-section of music genres and I tried to cover as many

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Big Brother in your car

An article in Creative Loafing Magazine: Most people have probably never heard of the agency, called the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office. And they haven’t heard of its plans to add another dimension to our national road system, one that uses tracking and sensor technology to erase the lines between cars (see here for

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Sputtering Screw-Up: Businessweek Kicks Bush in the Nuts

Wow, what an analysis, and from Businessweek, no less. Because they’re such the pinko-commie rag. SPUTTERING SCREWUP.  The poignancy of a man ill-prepared for and overwhelmed by his job was never more apparent than when Bush said, “I never wanted to commit troops. When we were debating in 2000, I never dreamed I’d have to

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Debate Results: Huge Viewership, plus Kerry declared winner

The Gallup poll, despite still heavily over-sampling Republicans, shows that Kerry scored the biggest debate victory since Ross Perot in 1992): More Favorable Opinion of Candidate After the Debate 2004 Bush Kerry 9/30 21 46 2000 Bush Gore 10/17 31 29 10/11 40 24 10/3 34 27 1992 Clinton Bush Perot 10/19 27 29 63

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Faces of Frustration

The Democrats have a great video of all the goofy faces and scoffing and snorting that Bush did during the debate…

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My Favorite Debate Moments

Kerry Punches: “Unfortunately, he escaped in the mountains of Tora Bora. We had him surrounded. But we didn’t use American forces, the best trained in the world, to go kill him. The president relied on Afghan warlords and he outsourced that job too. That’s wrong.” “The president just talked about Iraq as a center of

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