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Lately.... Wow… I never thought a web publishing program would bring this much stress and anger. Both MT and Blogger have made it a most unpleasant experience as of late. I almost wanted to stop blogging at one point during this weekend.
Blogger has been timing out and giving me an error when I want to republish the entire blog. On top of that, as of last week when I created a new post and published it wouldn’t show up on my blog unless I republished the entire blog, which would inevitably time out and give me an error message. I was happy I made the choice to move to MT.
MT is the publishing platform of choice in the blogsphere. So I purchased MT last week Thursday hoping that I would be up running and ready to modify the template in less than an hour or so. Then I tried to install and configure MT. It took me all of Friday evening, and all of Saturday evening to install it. Then I spent the better part of Sunday evening in the fetal position because I couldn’t get the “trackback/comments/archive/read further” links to work properly. I had nearly pulled every hair from my body (starting from the top down) when I got the help of a friend who after looking at my MT weblog config for a mere 10 seconds, fixed it. What a mixed blessing that was. Yay!! It’s fixed, but what a retard I turned out to be.
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LIght posting due to... Due to blogger related issues such as not being able to publish the entire blog consistantly, I've decided to move to Moveabletype. I will post rather infrequently while I get this new site up and running. But there will be posting, just not as much .... So don't go away.
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Kerry: The great debater? Just a quick thought and some questions about Kerry's debating skills. I've heard over and over again today (on talk radio) about how great Kerry is at debating. I'm sorry but I don't buy it. This guy has had 1.5 years of indirect debate against the president through interviews, press conferences, and campaign rally’s. At each of these events he has had the luxury of first choosing his words and then spending as much time as he wants clarifying them, a luxury he will not have tonight. This "great debater" has squandered his lead by having more than one position on the war in Iraq and painting himself as something he despised in the 70's. Wouldn't a "great" debater be "great" outside of the actual debate? What is it about the debate podium that will suddenly change this flip-flopping, un-centered liberal into a super human debater filled with clarity of thought and solid answers? Simply put, the location won’t change who he is. His objection to the red warning light at the 11th hour just before the debates, is a perfect example of how panicked he is about not having enough time to clarify himself.
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The Jewish vote(R) Two days ago I expressed disbelief in how Jews vote in our elections. I couldn’t understand why Jews voted for Kerry, especially after making comments like he did to the Arab American Institute, where he called Israel's wall a “barrier to peace”. This wall has all but stopped suicide bombings. It helps keep woman, infants, children, sons, daughters and fathers safe from Palestinian terrorists who wish to murder them. In short the wall has been Israel’s best idea since unleavened bread.
Angered by Jewish complacency with the Democratic Party, I made this comment:
I am a friend of Israel, but not a friend of stupidity. If Jewish Americans suffer from the same intelligence deficiencies that Kerry suffers from, they deserve each other.”
”Increasingly, Party A (the Democratic Party – Brian Scott) is the political home of those who demonize Jews, such as the South Carolina senator who claimed that the war in Iraq was launched to ''take the Jewish vote.'' Conversely, Party B (the Republican Party – Brian Scott) has driven out the anti-Semites in its midst, and is now where the most ardent philo-Semites in American politics are concentrated.
Jews will almost certainly vote overwhelmingly for Party A - the Democratic Party - just as they have for more than half a century. They will do so notwithstanding the Democrats' willingness to indulge a race-baiting hustler like Al Sharpton. Notwithstanding John Kerry's uncertain trumpet in the war against radical Islamic terror. Notwithstanding the Bush administration's unprecedented support and friendship for Israel.”
He goes on to reason that in the 19th and 20th centuries, it was the conservatives that were the most anti-Semitic. I suppose I would have the same aversion to the conservative party to since that was the case. Ever since then it has been their tradition to vote for the Democratic party.
So tradition wins over intellectual honesty in the Jewish community. I wonder if they view it as something religious? Regardless, no matter how pro-Israel Bush may be (the most of any president) the American Jew will ignore the fact that Arafat visited the White House more than any other foreign leader during the Clinton administration, and That Kerry supports the U.N, (an anti-Semitic organization) and wishes to make them a “full partner” in US foreign policy.
I agree completely with Jeff when he says that it’s time for the Jewish people to look at the conservative party today. They need to ask themselves; “Who has the Jewish people’s best interest at heart?” I have no doubt the answer will come back a resounding, George W. Bush and the Republican party.
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sKerry John Kerry Yesterday was a fun day on the campaign trail. Bush took Westchester Ohio by storm and Kerry allowed his crowd in Wisconsin to take a much needed nap.
Bush had an especially fun day in Ohio which hosted one of his largest rallies to date. PBS News hour with Jim Leher suggested about 30,000 people at the rally while two callers actually there spoke to radio talk show host Sean Hannity and told him 50 to 60 thousand were in attendance. Actual numbers are probably between 40 and 50 thousand since 46 thousand tickets were handed out. And trust me on this, no one gets in without a ticket. Still, it’s an impressive number to be sure. I’ve been to one of his rallies and I can tell you honestly, the crowd gets worked up quite a bit as he approaches the podium. His fans treat him like he’s a political rock star.
Ohio, considered a battleground state, is leaning towards Bush over Kerry. Real Clear Politics averages a 5.8% Bush lead over Kerry. In fact most polls shows Bush leading now which has panicked Kerry into saying some very stupid things over the last week or two. Even today at his rally in Wisconsin, signs of him beginning to plead for a lifeline and say “uncle” are more evident then ever. The funny part about the beating Kerry is receiving is that it’s self inflicted. He keeps punching himself in the face. I say have at it John!
Kerry makes blogging fun too. All he has to do is open his mouth and try to differentiate himself from Bush, and there you have it, another topic to write about. At the heart of his problem is that he has no center, no core beliefs that dictate who he is as a person. A lot of conservatives are Christian and use God and his word as their anchor. Other conservatives hold a respect for the clarity of thought and well reasoned opinions based on strong moral values. If Kerry had this “center”, he would find that his opinion wouldn’t change as frequently as it does.
Liberals and non Christians view the conservative movement as being closed minded. They accuse us of seeing everything in black in white, and for the most part, that perception is dead on. Christians cannot be open minded so much that it would allow sin in their life. And for the non Christian and Christian conservative, to change their mind on an issue would offend their moral sensibilities. We will never feel abortion is okay, that homosexuals should be allow to marry, or that Hollywood holds the answer to life’s many problems.
Kerry on the other hand claims his many positions show a consideration towards all views, which to Christian’s means moral relativism. A belief that states that no one opinion is more right than the other. And since Kerry believes in moral relativism (I’m assuming due to his many stances on almost every issue) he is free to disagree with everything that Bush supports. Bush could support a completely altruistic cause like Operation Smile and Kerry would be against it for some reason. It’s sad really. Thankfully, people are really catching on to his bouncing opinions and blatant lies, and he knows it. Thus, the panic has set into Kerry and his campaign.
Today Kerry begged for mercy by expressing his desire to end the advertisement wars, an effective strategy used by Bush which has eroded Kerry’s lead so much so that most of the polls show Bush with a slight to substantial lead. No wonder John wants those ads stopped. Ironically, Kerry is spending millions of dollars making misleading and false accusations through those ads have had no affect on Bush, while a small group like the Swift Boat Vets for Truth are pummeling John month after month day after day with a much smaller pot to draw money from.
Kerry also said today that Bush ”has no record to run on”. Phla.. Pshh.. What? No record to run on? Lets see, just off the top of my head… tax cuts, the department of homeland security, 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, floods, hurricanes, Bill Clinton’s recession, helping to win the majority of the seats in the Senate during the 2002 senate race, endless speeches, California wild fires and blackouts, judicial appointments, he promotes a pro-life agenda, and has enacted faith based initiatives just to name a few. Again I ask you, how is it this man is considered an intellectual if I can best him?
For further understanding of Kerry’s many problems, here is an excerpt from Hugh Hewitt’s excellent blog. He explains Kerry’s propensity to stay away from on air journalists like Bill O’Reilly and what his unfavorable ratings mean.
This contrasts with Kerry who has not sat for an extended interview, or even a short interview, on camera with a journalist since August 1. Kerry cannot do so because he cannot answerer the questions without colliding with himself. So its Letterman, Dr. Phil and Jon Stewart. Some Commander-in-Chief, who won't even risk a meeting with Bill O'Reilly.
In a chart shown on Hewitt’s blog, it shows Kerry with an overall unfavorable rating across the board, from the age of 18 to the age of 61 and above. He then asked Michael Barone,
My theory about the turnaround among the young --which is close to a 30 point swing over a couple of months: That age group can smell a fraud 3,000 miles away. they are cynical as possible about marketing and ploys etc. They have taken the measure of John Kerry and judged him a poser. Bush by contrast, like him or not, is authentic.
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Kerry debates himself this Thursday not Bush. The debates begin this week Thursday, so I thought it might be interesting to get a better understanding of John Kerry's viewpoint on matters of foreign policy, the topic of the first debate.
Israel and Palestine:
Speaking to the Arab American Institute in Michigan (Oct 2003) Kerry sympathized with their "plight" saying he knew "how disheartened Palestinians are by the Israeli government's decision to build the barrier off of the Green Line – cutting deep into Palestinian areas. We don't need another barrier to peace. Provocative and counterproductive measures only harm Israelis' security over the long term, increase the hardships to the Palestinian people, and make the process of negotiating an eventual settlement that much harder."
Then later while speaking in New York just before their primaries, Kerry said that "Israel's security fence is a legitimate act of self defense. No nation can stand by while its children are blown up at pizza parlors and on buses. While President Bush is rightly discussing with Israel the exact route of the fence to minimize the hardship it causes innocent Palestinians, Israel has a right and a duty to defend its citizens. The fence only exists in response to the wave of terror attacks against Israel.
How is it possible that Kerry is set to take the majority of the Jewish vote? It’s beyond my comprehension. How can Jews trust that Kerry has Israel’s best interest at heart when he speaks out against the very thing that is keeping Women, children, and babies safe from the rage of Palestinian suicide bombers? Kerry has said nothing and done nothing that would endear himself to the Jews.
I am a friend of Israel, but not a friend of stupidity. If Jewish Americans suffer from the same intelligence deficiencies that Kerry suffers from, they deserve each other.
The Vote to go to war:
Kerry says he "voted to threaten the use of force to make Saddam Hussein comply with the resolutions of the United Nations…" Everyone else understood the intent of the vote was to give the president the power to go to war except Kerry. How is it then he is still referred to by people as an intellectual? Even far left newspapers like the LA times understood the meaning of the vote when they ran the headline "Congress Backs War on Iraq." The truth is, John Kerry knew full well what he was voting for and voted in a way that he thought would be politically helpful to him. The resolution clearly states, "The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to … defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq." Everyone (except for John I guess)knew what that meant.
Funding the war in Iraq:
In September of 2003 John Kerry was in strong support of funding the war to ensure a victory and the safety of our troops. A bill was in the works to provide 87 billion towards the war effort, part of which would go towards body armor, an item highly coveted by our troops. The bill as it stood had nearly unanimous support throughout the House and Senate, but Kerry with the aid of Joe Biden, attached an amendment to the bill. When asked if he would vote for the $87 billion if his amendment didn't pass, Kerry said, "I don't think any United States senator is going to abandon our troops and recklessly leave Iraq to whatever follows as a result of simply cutting and running. That's irresponsible."Later, when asked about a Republican ad that attacks him for not supporting body armor for our troops, he made the now infamous statement: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it," My mother would have slapped my mouth for this kind of double talk. He didn't get his way, so he threw a hissy fit and voted against funding for the war and protecting our troops. Any attempts on his part to label it a "protest vote", is ignoring the bigger picture. It shows his willingness to be selfish and prideful when it come to matters of national security. Anyway you slice it, this guy is bad news for the war effort. Amazingly, He was one of 12 Senators that opposed the bill.
Going to war with Iraq:
Now John is trying to distinguish himself apart from Bush. Recently when Kerry was on The Late Show, David Letterman asked him if we would be in Iraq today had he been president. Kerry said 'no'. Before that, on the 21st of September, in a speech that would lay out his plan for Iraq's future, Kerry said that "Iraq was a profound diversion from that war and the battle against our greatest enemy, Osama Bin Laden and the terrorists," and that "Invading Iraq has created a crisis of historic proportions and, if we do not change course, there is the prospect of a war with no end in sight. Further more "Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who deserves his own special place in hell. That was not a reason to go to war. We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure." And yet months before he made these statements he made this one: "those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein and those who believe we are not safer with his capture don't have the judgment to be president or the credibility to be elected president." It's ironic that he still claims to have only one position on the matter of Iraq which is in itself a contradiction. I expect more double speak from Kerry on this issue come Thursday's debate.
It is shocking to me that so many people could follow this man, and consider him honest and forthright. He has been everything but truthful during his entire campaign, from the primaries till today. By in large liberals believe in grey areas in almost every aspect of life. This grey area is considered to be a sign of intelligence in Kerry's circle of yes-men, which further demonstrates there inability to reason out a single issue to the point of being certain. To me it's obvious; he has a large group of people telling him what is politically expedient and helpful to him. He is not listening to sound moral judgment nor is he acting in the country's best interest.
Kerry to gain European support?
One of the points that Kerry has been trying to get across to the American people is that he will be able to create a stronger coalition to help carry the burden in Iraq. Regardless of the high number of countries in the coalition, John Kerry remains adamant that we are going it alone over there. The implication is that once he is president he can get France and Germany to help. And of course, the ones that are involved with us are insignificant. So much for Kerry’s diplomacy.
This just in from the Financial Times: No French or German turn on Iraq. In the article Gert Weisskirchen, member of parliament and foreign policy expert for Germany's ruling Social Democratic Party, stated that he "cannot imagine that there will be any change in our decision not to send troops, whoever becomes president," And Michel Barnier, the French foreign minister, stated that France, which has a poor relationship with Iyad Allawi, has no plans to send troops "either now or later".
* ahem * Kerry is toast. This is almost better than the swift boat ads. Something that he has been touting as his strength has effectively been ripped from him.
Bush should have this debate in the bag. All Bush has to do is memorize every position Kerry has had since before the primary's and Bush will make the proclaimed "master debater" cry for mercy. Kerry is toast.
This post could have been so much longer... but I really have to go to bed. I'ts 2:15 in the morning. But before I go, here is something on the lighter side of Kerry's many mistakes...
Man of the people and football lover:
Other gaffes they hope to bring wider attention to include Kerry's talk of the Buckeyes — the nickname of Ohio State University's team — while campaigning in University of Michigan Wolverine territory.
The founders of Football Fans for Truth claim they came up with their idea about a week ago — neither could remember the exact day — during a fantasy football league draft when friends were laughing about Kerry's lack of sports knowledge.
"As the chuckles drew roars, somebody said, 'You should start a 527,'" said Larroca, referring to the section of Internal Revenue Service code that allows political advocacy groups to receive tax-exempt donations.
Updated 09/27/04: Added commentary on the Jewish vote and French and German participation in Iraq.
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Tahreeezah unleashed. Tahreeezah was recently at a fund-raiser where she touted her belief that Osama Bin Laden would be caught before the November election. Implying a belief in a conspiracy theory that Bush is just holding him or at the very least knows where he is, so that as soon as November rolls around Bush can roll him out and win the election.
Capturing OBL would shore up his base into a “lockbox” and increase the number of undecided into his camp. Regardless of how loud and frequent the “See I told ya so” and other loser statements that will be made, Bush will be elected to another four years.
Tahreeezah is a caged animal at this point. As the election draws closer her rhetoric will get worse and more frequent. She must be inundated with constant empty rhetoric by people in her party. So much so that it takes every ounce of strength in her to keep her mouth under control. She’s an absolute nutjob.
Here are just a few of her most recent idiotic statements.
"Only an idiot wouldn't like this," Heinz Kerry told the Intelligencer Journal of Lancaster for a story in its Thursday editions. "Of course, there are idiots."
2. In her latest outburst against her political enemies, Teresa Heinz Kerry called her detractors "scumbags" during an interview with a Pittsburgh TV anchorwoman.
3. "Like calling herself African-American to black audiences."
4. Teresa Heinz Kerry urged her home-state delegates to the Democratic National Convention to restore a more civil tone to American politics, then minutes later told a newspaperman to "shove it."
5. Teresa is habitually late for appearances, is in love with the sound of her own voice (she'd like a weekly show on C-Span to ``talk and listen and make people's lives better'') and believes she's ``too old to be bossed around.''
6. ``I thought, `I love kids, kids love me, I'll be fine.' Baloney,'' Teresa said. ``You have to treat stepchildren like pets. You're nice to them but you don't get too close or they chew you up. Well, I did it the other way.''
7. "Clothing is wonderful, but let them go naked for a while, at least the kids," said Heinz Kerry, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. "Water is necessary, and then generators, and then food, and then clothes."
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Random thoughts Update:The pictures actually mean something. Read to the end of the post to get to my point.
Update: Blogging late
At 2 in the morning this post read pretty well. After a good nights rest, I feel it needed some revising. I really need to write during the day.
A bit of gloating.
I love how Rathergate is about the forged memos and not about the accusations against Bush. As well it should be. The allegations are old and the possibility of a conspiracy between CBS/Burkette and the DNC is just too juicy to ignore.
Can you imagine the fear Mary Mapes is going through right now? They’ve made her the scapegoat, and I don’t think she’s going to take it lying down. Expect her to take a few swings as well. I guarantee you this is going to get a lot uglier. And I for one can’t wait to see how this unfolds.
As for the allegations towards Bush’s guard status; that particular issue was put to rest during the democratic primaries. The fact that dems want to beat this dead horse even further just shows you their lack of real issues. They should know better than to bring a rubber band (Bush being AWOL) to a gun fight (The Swift Boat Vet ads.) Good luck J/J. Kerry is unrepentant for the way he conducted himself when he got back from Nam and everything in these ads is valid and hard to refute. Just look at how each day it’s a new giant angry accusation from him, and you’ll start to get a sense of how desperate he really is. Bush has a back door plan to reinsate the draft! Bush went AWOL! Bush missed an opportunity at the UN! I would not be in Iraq today! I would be in Iraq today! Etc etc etc. And yet, what always tops the news? What issues do we blog and read about? We are totally preoccupied with Rathergate and the Swift Boat Vet ads. Good.
I've got gas
It's starting to get a bit out of hand at the pump. It costs me about 30 bucks to fill the tank now. It hurts, but I’m sure this too will pass.
Mommy’s little rapist – Isn’t he sweet?
Anyone else feel like it's been a slow news day or two? I know Rather/Memogate is big, but it's also everywhere, know what I mean? What else is there? Well, lets see... An 11 year old rapes a 76 year old! This story... I can't even wrap my mind around this one. Sheesh man... 11! Mommy thinks he’s a good widdo boy though. She says she raised him right. Pflah... don't pee on my leg and tell me its raining lady. And while you’re at it, move away from old people. *shudder*
What does the Kerry campaign and South Korea have in common?
How about a man (Chung Byung-Man) who used to be in South Korea's National Intelligence Service? It seems as though the South Koreans have no love for the Bush administration and are trying to help in their own special way.
South Korean officials and U.S. officials told The Associated Press that Chung Byung-Man, a consular officer in Los Angeles, actually worked for South Korea's National Intelligence Service.
A spokesman for the South Korean consulate office said Chung was sent home in May amid "speculation'' he became involved with the Kerry campaign and Democratic Party through contacts with fund-raiser Rick Yi and that his identity couldn't be discussed further.
A campaign spokesman for Kerry, the Democratic nominee for president, said the campaign did not know Chung was an intelligence agent or that Yi, one of the campaign's key fund-raisers in the Asian-American community, was meeting with him until it was brought to light by the AP.
AP was alerted to the meetings and Chung's identity as an intelligence agent by Democratic donors and fund-raisers who said they were uncomfortable with the activities.
California crack is now legal in public
Can you believe this? Evidently naked yoga is now legal in SanFransico.
"Simply being naked on the street is not a crime in San Francisco," said Debbie Mesloh, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
"To bring a case, a person would have to exhibit lewd behavior, block traffic or impede pedestrians on a sidewalk, something along those lines."
Next up for legalization in California is public-obese-naked-jumping-jacks, and nude Velcro wall jumping.
posted by: Brian Scott
Moore discourages the left I’ve just started writing this at 11:30 at night with a near blinding headache due to the Lo-Carb diet I started on today. Since I have such a bad headache I feel as though I am in no danger of creating matters worse for myself by reading Michael Moore’s latest tripe.
And because I have no desire to subjugate y’all to the same blinding pain I’m in I’ve sanitized his message while keeping it’s original content in tact for your reading pleasure. I think after you read his latest you will find that Michael is spot on with this one...
Enough of the handwringing! Enough of the doomsaying! Do I have to come there and personally calm you down? Stop with all the defeatism, OK? Bush IS a goner -- IF we all just quit our whining and bellyaching and stop shaking like a bunch of nervous ninnies. Geez, this is embarrassing! The Republicans are laughing at us. Do you ever see them cry, "Oh, it's all over! We are finished! Bush can't win! Waaaaaa!"
Hell no. It's never over for them until the last ballot is shredded. They are never finished -- they just keeping moving forward like sharks that never sleep, always pushing, pulling, kicking, blocking, lying.
They are relentless and that is why we secretly admire them -- they just simply never, ever give up. Only 30% of the country calls itself "Republican," yet the Republicans own it all -- the White House, both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court and the majority of the governorships. How do you think they've been able to pull that off considering they are a minority? It's because they eat you and me and every other liberal for breakfast and then spend the rest of the day wreaking havoc on the planet.
Look at us -- what a bunch of crybabies. Bush gets a bounce after his convention and you would have thought the Germans had run through Poland again. The Bushies are coming, the Bushies are coming! Yes, they caught Kerry asleep on the Swift Boat thing. Yes, they found the frequency in Dan Rather and ran with it. Suddenly it's like, "THE END IS NEAR! THE SKY IS FALLING!"
No, it is not. If I hear one more person tell me how lousy a candidate Kerry is and how he can't win... Dammit, of COURSE he's a lousy candidate -- he's a Democrat, for heavens sake! That party is so pathetic, they even lose the elections they win! What were you expecting, Bruce Springsteen heading up the ticket? Bruce would make a helluva president, but guys like him don't run -- and neither do you or I. People like Kerry run.
Yes, OF COURSE any of us would have run a better, smarter, kick-ass campaign. Of course we would have smacked each and every one of those phony swifty boaty bastards down. But WE are not running for president -- Kerry is. So quit complaining and work with what we have. Oprah just gave 300 women a... Pontiac! Did you see any of them frowning and moaning and screaming, "Oh God, NOT a friggin' Pontiac!" Of course not, they were happy. The Pontiacs all had four wheels, an engine and a gas pedal. You want more than that, well, I can't help you. I had a Pontiac once and it lasted a good year. And it was a VERY good year.
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 reasons why the polls are b.s.: One, they are polling "likely voters." "Likely" means those who have consistently voted in the past few elections. So that cuts out young people who are voting for the first time and a ton of non-voters who are definitely going to vote in THIS election. Second, they are not polling people who use their cell phone as their primary phone. Again, that means they are not talking to young people. Finally, most of the polls are weighted with too many Republicans, as pollster John Zogby revealed last week. You are being snookered if you believe any of these polls.
2. Kerry has brought in the Clinton A-team. Instead of shunning Clinton (as Gore did), Kerry has decided to not make that mistake.
3. Traveling around the country, as I've been doing, I gotta tell ya, there is a hell of a lot of unrest out there. Much of it is not being captured by the mainstream press. But it is simmering and it is real. Do not let those well-produced Bush rallies of angry white people scare you. Turn off the TV! (Except Jon Stewart and Bill Moyers -- everything else is just a sugar-coated lie).
4. Conventional wisdom says if the election is decided on "9/11" (the fear of terrorism), Bush wins. But if it is decided on the job we are doing in Iraq, then Bush loses. And folks, that "job," you might have noticed, has descended into the third level of a hell we used to call Vietnam. There is no way out. It is a full-blown mess of a quagmire and the body bags will sadly only mount higher. Regardless of what Kerry meant by his original war vote, he ain't the one who sent those kids to their deaths -- and Mr. and Mrs. Middle America knows it. Had Bush bothered to show up when he was in the "service" he might have somewhat of a clue as to how to recognize an immoral war that cannot be "won." All he has delivered to Iraq was that plasticized turkey last Thanksgiving. It is this failure of monumental proportions that is going to cook his goose come this November.
So, do not despair. All is not over. Far from it. The Bush people need you to believe that it is over. They need you to slump back into your easy chair and feel that sick pain in your gut as you contemplate another four years of George W. Bush. They need you to wish we had a candidate who didn't windsurf and who was just as smart as we were when WE knew Bush was lying about WMD and Saddam planning 9/11. It's like Karl Rove is hypnotizing you -- "Kerry voted for the war...Kerry voted for the war...Kerrrrrryyy vooootted fooooor theeee warrrrrrrrrr..."
Yes...Yes...Yesssss....He did! HE DID! No sense in fighting now...what I need is sleep...sleeep...sleeeeeeppppp...
WAKE UP! The majority are with us! More than half of all Americans are pro-choice, want stronger environmental laws, are appalled that assault weapons are back on the street -- and 54% now believe the war is wrong. YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO CONVINCE THEM OF ANY OF THIS -- YOU JUST HAVE TO GIVE THEM A RAY OF HOPE AND A RIDE TO THE POLLS. CAN YOU DO THAT? WILL YOU DO THAT?
Just for me, please? Buck up. The country is almost back in our hands. Not another negative word until Nov. 3rd! Then you can bitch all you want about how you wish Kerry was still that long-haired kid who once had the courage to stand up for something. Personally, I think that kid is still inside him. Instead of the wailing and gnashing of your teeth, why not hold out a hand to him and help the inner soldier/protester come out and defeat the forces of evil we now so desperately face. Do we have any other choice?
Update: If you like funny stuff heres another one to read. I called it Un-American Pie. Maybe not as good, but I thought it was funny. Thanks to Spoons and everyone else thats linked to this piece as well.
Update:Nude Yoga anyone? California crack is now legal.
posted by: Brian Scott