Friday, November 28, 2003

It's got to be infuriating

I remember during the dark days of the 90s every time Clinton would get into trouble, every goddamn time, he would run home to one of his bases - a college campus, a black church, a Hollywood fundraiser and he would be treated like the Second Freaking Coming.

There was no crime too horrible to commit that twenty minutes of call and response in a Southern Baptist Church couldn't cure. He would abuse power, delight in indiscretions and treat the Executive branch like his fan club, and yet Speilberg and Co. would welcome him back and give him *more* money.

Drove me up the wall. Left me shouting at the television. Bad craziness. Finally gave up on politics.

Bush, in his brief words to the troops, had little of the braggadocio from his May 1 speech and much of the grim determination from his bullhorn speech.

There were no pithy slogans on banners behind him. "You're engaged in a difficult mission," he said, with a poor amplification quality that fit the improvised nature of the trip. "Those who attack our coalition forces and kill innocent Iraqis are testing our will."

But, he added to applause, "We did not charge hundreds of miles into the heart of Iraq, pay a bitter cost in casualties, defeat a brutal dictator and liberate 25 million people only to retreat before a band of thugs and assassins."
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I understand how the Left feels, I honsetly do. The man goes out and does something like this and he leaves the other side flabbergasted. For a few moments, he is untouchable. He has risen above the fray and reminded us what presidents are supposed to do.

And he has underscored the point of his presidency -- "We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail."
Beats the shit out of Hollywood fundraisers

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Don't know why...

There's that huge space between the start and table on my post below. Annoying.
Oh well

Asymetrical Responses

You want direct responses? Fine, here you go (in reverse order):

KKK IdiotsHey, Survival of the Smartest works!! And the tragic mistakes of kids with stupid parents also ensures that we won't have more than three generations of imbeciles.
Let's Download Some GatsI blame MS Word. Have you seen their synonyms for "Bush"?
ExtinctionMy question is what do our new alien overlords want us to transform this planet into? And how does their plan tie into drilling in ANWR?
Latifundia, Sweet LatifundiaActually, the world has been going to hell in a handbasket ever since 1947: the year that Britian decided to exit the empire business. We're in just as dark an age as the Gauls under the first Holy Roman Empire.
Telegraph citationAlready responded to. With follow-up. And follow-up follow-up.
Colorado SeniorsHow would grown men hook up with legal Catholic school girls if there wasn't a 12th grade? Oh, it would only apply to public school. Whew. Actually, I'm all for shifting the focus to early education, primarily because I want my wife to return to work.
Mom? What are you reading??Although I would heartily welcome your father to the blog, I can understand your hesitation. Did you see what the official Blogger stance is on this thorny issue?
I meant a cheese danish!You know that "Army of One" ad campaign? If I were in Iraq right now, I'd want it to be an "Army of One Million". You'd bet I'd be yelling at my union to help, too.
Our weapons go up to 11!More effective weapons do not make gentler wars. True, more Americans died at Gettysburg than during the entire Korean War, but that death toll was also higher than the entire American Revolution. We must evolve our diplomacy and leadership hand-in-hand with our weapons.
Hungary sucks up to ClevelandWell, then, the Beatles must finally be absolved of all their communistic leanings, since they were clearly double agents!
And now: the Resident of the United StatesWow. It's a good thing Clinton had gotten so much headway with those countries and regions identified, otherwise Bush wouldn't have had such an historic opportunity to squander and then point fingers at the world community about!
Cool MedalsCheck out "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka". You can get medals for typing, surfing, etc.
Kill the LawyersI'm sure that, given time, the assailant would have been shooting in the air and wounded himself, KKK style
Productivity Is UpJobs are still down. Recovery my ass. People who are out of work have nothing better to do than go and vote against that dumbass.

There's everything I didn't get my $0.02 in on while I was at "work". By the way, I've created a work blog to track status, report events, and store files! I rock!

I'm working at home this week so I wouldn't have a messed up week (Dante's B-Day was the 23rd, T-Day is the 27th), and then Dante gets the chicken pox!!

Blogger Makes Huge Mistake: Redux

Uh, don't know if you followed the link or if you were just waiting for me to respond to some of your posts, but my "babbling" was in reference to my previous posting about Smith Barney. It turned out that I was wrong in thinking that your catch phrase had anything to do with the new Smith Barney ads — but I wanted to claim that I was close enough.

Am I not making sense or are you not paying attention? Fine, then, I'll just stop getting drunk by 2 in the afternoon and we'll see.

Monday, November 24, 2003

Giggle. Snort. Tee. Hee. Cackle.

Participant at KKK initiation wounded after shots fired into sky

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee -- A bullet fired in the air during a Ku Klux Klan initiation ceremony came down and struck a participant in the head, critically injuring him, authorities said. [More . . . ]

Maybe those gunsafety lectures shouldn't be mandatory. We could have more stories like this.
Shaw, why are you babbling? Total non-sequitur, dude. Even for a blog, your last post was illegible.

Blogger makes huge mistake: film at 11

You know, I was relly close enough. Sure. I know, I know -- close enough only counts in horseshoes, hand-grenades, thermo-nuclear war, and other analog pursuits. There is no room for error in a digital age. What I meant was "This is who we are. This is how we earn it." Still, can't hide the fact that we're overpaid. Which is why I almost want to stop telling people how much I pay in rent.

In the future, could journalists start saying "blog at 11"?

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Once upon a time, people could write legibly . . .

Then came computers. An actual quote from an AP photo caption:
Romanian soliders clean the rifles that are downloaded from a container inside the Italian Carabinieri military police base in the Southern Iraqi town of Nasiriyah, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) [More . . ]

It almost makes one wonder what the baud rate for a ConEx box is. Did the writer or the editor even for a moment consider that perhaps "unloaded" or "removed" might have been a better word. Or did he know, like Wally, that using those words impresses the PHB?
Just wait until AP reports that the Iraqi CPA has distributed hardcopy blowback of the new constitution.