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Saturday, June 19, 2004| |
Not only will Teddy K be feted at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention next month, he also has an important anniversary, too, and we should send our “remembrances.” YTedK is a site devoted to everything Ted Kennedy, with special emphasis on his Chappaquiddick adventure. It even contains powerful Teddy K quotes, like this one:
"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law?
Or is there one system for the average citizen
and another for the high and mighty?"
- Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973 -
If you have to ask what I mean by “platter,” then you’re too young.
Scots making US sit up and listen
THEY are not exactly short of songs to play on KROQ, one of the leading rock radio stations for Los Angeles, but there is one in particular that listeners have demanded repeatedly over the past few weeks.
Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand was played 47 times last week alone, making it currently the station’s second most popular track - beating the likes of Morrissey and the Cure.
MEET AARON, AGAIN
Aaron’s blog, SomethingToCryAbout, is brand spanking new and has already undergone several changes. The guy has really got a great blog going. And even though he still doesn’t offer the option of posting comments, I’m certain he’ll get that up’n’running as soon as possible, too. Just scroll down through his posts. It's difficult to pick just one to link here as there are many. He’s been busy!
Pat over at KerryHaters has posted more good news for Bush.
Reagan Bounce Hits!
The Harris Poll shows President Bush leading Le Fraude by 6 percentage points among registered voters and 10 percentage points among likely voters.
ACTING THEIR AGE
Give ‘em a break. Old people are prone to nod off.
Sleepers of the Year
And to think their latest round of publicity began last Friday when, for the first time since their introductory late nighter at the Yale Law School library, they were spotted sleeping together.
JUST ANOTHER EMBITTERED EMPLOYEE?
This article comes from the UK's very liberal The Guardian, so expect the slant to be steep. As to the author, Anonymous, is he an embittered employee, someone who maybe didn't advance as well as he thought he should have? Is he another Monday morning quarterback, or someone to genuinely heed? I find it amazing that there are those who still think Bush is a dunce, that he and his administration have never considered all possibilities. I also find it amazing that Bush accomplished as much as he has. I've put my trust in Bush.
Bush told he is playing into Bin Laden's hands
Al-Qaida may 'reward' American president with strike aimed at keeping him in office, senior intelligence man says
A senior US intelligence official is about to publish a bitter condemnation of America's counter-terrorism policy, arguing that the west is losing the war against al-Qaida and that an "avaricious, premeditated, unprovoked" war in Iraq has played into Osama bin Laden's hands.
Anonymous, who published an analysis of al-Qaida last year called Through Our Enemies' Eyes, thinks it quite possible that another devastating strike against the US could come during the election campaign, not with the intention of changing the administration, as was the case in the Madrid bombing, but of keeping the same one in place.
"I'm very sure they can't have a better administration for them than the one they have now," he said.
Anonymous believes Mr Bush is taking the US in exactly the direction Bin Laden wants, towards all-out confrontation with Islam under the banner of spreading democracy.
Friday, June 18, 2004
“DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?”
Bookmark this blog: KerryQuotes.
Dedicated to exposing the
truth about the most liberal
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An absolutely essential reference blog of Kerry’s own words, all alphabetized by category for your convenience.
On this day in 1812, the United States declares war on Britain.
So unpopular was the War of 1812 that some states nearly seceded from the American Union over it. Hence the demonising of electoral candidates who advocated the right of individual states to withhold their militia from the national war effort.
MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY
"I had a choice to make: to trust the judgment of a madman or to defend America. Given that choice, I will defend America every time," Bush said.
Ouch! This must be a painful day for L’Fraude. He's been pumping up McCain’s importance in hopes McCain would choose to run as his veep, and then McCain decides to ride shotgun for Bush.
Bush, McCain Speak to Soldiers in Wash.
FORT LEWIS, Wash.
"People from all over the country join me in saying, 'Thank you for what you are doing,'" the president told hundreds of camouflage-garbed soldiers gathered in a hanger. "There is no cave or hole deep enough to hide from American justice."
McCain, a popular Republican senator who rejected calls to join Kerry's campaign on a unity ticket, praised Bush's efforts in the wars in Iraq (news - web sites) and Afghanistan (news - web sites).
"You will not yield," McCain told the troops, "and neither will he."
Bush, in turn, praised McCain's work in the Senate and as a Navy pilot. "It is a privilege to be introduced to the men in uniform by a man who brought credit to the uniform," Bush said.
McCain offered his support to Bush's decision to take America to war, saying it is a "just and necessary fight."
"It is a fight between right and wrong, good and evil," McCain said. "It is no more ambiguous than that."
To make matters worse: Poll Suggests Bush Support Has Grown
MAINSTREAM MEDIA MONKEYSHINES
The press ignores the commission's most interesting findings.
So once again the 9/11 Commission is being used to tarnish the Iraqi effort and damage President Bush's credibility in fighting terror. John Kerry surely thinks so because he jumped on the coverage to once again assail Mr. Bush on Iraq.
We thought everyone had learned the hard way on 9/11 that the greatest security danger comes not from taking threats too seriously but from dismissing them too easily. Apparently some people have forgotten that lesson already.
Aaron at SomethingToCryAbout has linked the story: Russian Intelligence Warned of Iraq Attack Against US. That info came AFTER 9/11.
And while you’re over there, check out: Mentionables from Miniter.
NO boxer shorts for Larry King. The durable CNN star called yesterday to deny that two French photographers found a box of Depends adult diapers in his trash. "They must have been in someone else's garbage," King said. "I've never heard of Depends. I wouldn't know what a Depends looks like." The artists, Pascal Rostain and Bruno Mouron, who claimed they didn't know Depends are for adults, removed King's garbage from their show in SoHo when they learned that the product is an incontinence aid for grown-ups. King revealed, "I wear Jockey shorts, briefs, size 32."
Hmmm, should I believe this?
I have another appointment with "my plastic surgeon," Dr. Mark "drop-dead gorgeous" Anthony this morning, so the rest of my posting will be slightly delayed.
“THE FOUR WALLS OF HIS OWN EGO”
Slick didn’t title his book “My Life” in order to sell John-John Kerry.
Reagan vs. Clinton
By Shawn Macomber
The nightmare scenario for John Kerry & Co. is that Reagan's passing reminds people of the withering left-wing criticism of the man that liberals spent last week slavishly praising. The things they said about Reagan -- he's stupid, a liar, wrong on diplomacy, wrong on national defense -- are exactly the darts they throw at George W. Bush. Clearly the Dems were too short-sighted to understand Reagan’s policies. Could they be making the same mistake again?…
ENTER BILL CLINTON with his new book to sell, My Life.
The idea that he will use the book tour as a soapbox to agitate for the election of John Kerry, or take the focus off himself for one second longer than necessary, is just laughable. "He is just self-absorbed," CNN quoted an anonymous associate of Clinton's as saying. "Totally. Not really interested in anything [anyone] does or what they think. Except what do they think about what he is doing and what he is saying."
The "Clinton Summer" will not buoy Democrats. Bill's fawning fans will turn out in droves, listening intently as he talks endlessly about the pain of writing his memoirs and about the book itself.
For a better understanding of Slick, try Floyd Brown’s primer.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
When LoanCat read today's posting "ABOUT MY CAT ..." (below), she sent the following:
Origin of Dogs and Cats
It is reported that the following edition of the Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Seal Scrolls. If authentic, it would shed light on the question, "Where do pets come from?"
And Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me."
And God said, "I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself."
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.
And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "But, Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal."
And God said, "Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."
And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.
After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility."
And the Lord said, "I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not worthy of adoration."
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam.
And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the Supreme Being. And Adam learned humility.
And God was pleased.
And Adam was greatly improved.
And Cat did not care one way or the other.
So true! Thanks, LoanCat!
Another great blog, Red Line Rants: Read Tyler’s Lefties on First Street to see what I mean :)
ABOUT MY CAT
“Did you kill the cat?” That’s the first question I get asked, or a variation of it, when I tell people that my cat, DiDi, mauled my hand. At first it was kinda funny … kinda … but now it’s aggravating me. I explain that I was not her intended target, another cat was, and that my hand foolishly got in her way.
To recap: DiDi, the bitch, has been attacking my other cat Princess whenever she can, because DiDi hates Princess. If I’m present, I swat her backsides then shoo her to the basement. This last time, however, as she was attacking Princess and as I reached to swat her, she turned on me.
My dog-loving brother wondered if I had killed the cat, so I asked if he had killed his dog Daisy when she tripped our arthritic mother, sending her crashing to the pavement. “Why, no! We’ve had Daisy for years, and she didn’t mean to hurt Mom.” I then replied that I’ve had DiDi for 16 years and, like his Daisy, DiDi didn’t mean to hurt me, either.
And for anyone who wonders if DiDi feels badly for what she did (that’s the 2nd most asked question I get): Hellooooo, SHE’S A CAT! Remorse is NOT part of feline DNA.
HEADED FOR REMAINDER BINS EVERYWHERE
PAT JOINS BUSH WHACKERS
By Sara Nelson
The Thomas Dunne imprint of St. Martin's Press has agreed to pay around $500,000 to Pat Buchanan for an anti-Dubya book to be called "Where the Right Went Wrong."
The proto-conservative will blast the Bush Administration for behaviors both domestic and foreign.
"They could put Michael Moore on the jacket of this book, and people would believe he wrote it," one said.
And another …
Al Gore may seem relatively absent from the public eye these days, but his daughter Kristin is soon to be everywhere.
Glamour magazine has paid $10,000 for the rights to publish an excerpt from her first novel, "Sammy's Hill," in its September issue.
"Sammy's Hill" — coming from Miramax in September — is more "Bridget Jones" than "Primary Colors."
According to the jacket copy, it's a "hilarious and touching fiction debut . . . about Capitol Hill as seen through the eyes of an endearing young Senate staffer."
This is not Glamour's first connection with the Gore family. Kristin Gore's big sister, Karenna Gore Schiff, has written several nonfiction pieces for the magazine and, in 2000, was named a Glamour Woman of the Year.
Sara Nelson, who was reported this news, has written a great book herself called "So Many Books, So Little Time." I loved it.
ABOUT THOSE POLLS …
(In your dreams, Hillary!)
Y'know, the ones which have L’Fraude ahead of Bush? How about this one:
Kerry/McCain can’t beat Bush/Clinton :)
FUNNY? THAT DEPENDS
Normally I wouldn’t post such a snarky piece about an embarrassing product. HOWEVER, Larry King deserves a bit of press for all that tuckus smooching he does with libs. Pucker up, Larry!
CELEB PICTURES TO DEPEND ON
THE OL’ LUSH GOING SOFT?
This is rich, coming from that gutless drunk, Teddy. Y’know, the one who killed Mary Jo? Has alcohol completely destroyed his brain? Has he gone soft? Hardly. Teddy-Boy is laying the groundwork for Bush’s impeachment just in case Bush wins.
Kennedy Sidesteps Impeachment Endorsement
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., appearing Wednesday with law professors who want Congress to consider impeaching President Bush over the Iraqi prisoner abuse, declined to endorse the idea himself.
The professors presented a letter signed by more than 400 legal scholars urging members of the House and Senate to consider impeaching the president and any high level administration officials who approved the Iraqi prisoner abuses.
Among those signing the letter were former O.J. Simpson defender Alan Dershowitz and the Rev. Robert F. Drinan, a former Massachusetts congressman who teaches at Georgetown University.
France has experienced a spate of racist incidents.
The libs here in America think that Europe is sooo superior. Europe, where they try to control their bigotry with censorship. All of Europe is awash in bigotry and hatred. So, Ch’Iraq had better tend to his own back yard instead of preaching to us. Oy, vey! but those cheese eating surrender monkeys are particularly egregious.
International conference on anti-Semitism, racism on Internet opens in Paris
International experts met Wednesday in Paris to tackle the tricky task of fighting anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic propaganda on the Internet -- seen as a chief factor in a rise in hate crime.
Purveyors of hate have found a potent tool in the Internet, spreading fear with such grisly images as the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.
The new technology has proven to be a boon for hatreds of old, many experts say.
A sticking point was whether the United States, which has championed nearly unfettered free speech, would line up with European countries that have banned racist or anti-Semitic speech in public.
U.S. Assistant Attorney General Dan Bryant acknowledged the American approach differs from that of other countries.
"We believe that government efforts to regulate bias-motivated speech on the Internet are fundamentally mistaken," Bryant said. "At the same time, however, the United States has not stood and will not stand idly by, when individuals cross the line from protected speech to criminal conduct."
He said the United States believes the best way to reduce hate speech is to confront it, by promoting tolerance, understanding and other ideas that enlighten.
Why Schroeder Lost, and What It Means for America
The analysts in the conference unanimously pointed to one major factor when explaining the sagging German economy: labor unions and government have regulated and taxed capitalists within an inch of their lives.
The Germans now face what is to them an unthinkable possibility. Their eastern neighbors are dramatically more successful than they are and may soon enough be richer. The costs of their lazy socialism are apparent even to their children, and the country is in a panic. "We all recognize," one participant told me, "that Germany needs its own Reagan."
Not to rub it in or anything, but nanner nanner naa-ner!
1 IN 130 AMERICANS A MILLIONAIRE
"In particular, wealthy investors in the U.S., China and India were able to capitalize on these trends, despite a great deal of geopolitical uncertainty."
Europe continued to show lower growth in millionaires, "primarily due to restrictive income-tax policies," the report said.
ONE BOSS BLOGGER!
Patrick Hynes at CrushKerry.com has been lauded as a RISING STAR! To be able to read the good news, buzz on over.
And while you’re there, check out their very excellent The Real Bush Record: As John Kerry embarks on an ill-advised assault on the economy, it’s imperative we conservatives and right-of-center bloggers are armed with the facts to counter all the misinformation that’s bound to pollute the Internet in the coming weeks and months.
Therefore, with National Review’s Real Reagan Record as our inspiration, we offer Kerry Crushers, The Real Bush Record. We hope you all find this data useful.
NIXON WALKED WHILE CLINTON TALKS
Oh, the irony of this day. Thirty-two years ago five men were arrested for what was later term “a third rate burglary,” and the rest is history. Watergate will live in infamy, especially if the Dems have any say. Her Royal C cut her canines working on the persecution of Nixon. Proving that he did have a sense of shame and some compassion for his party … which is more than can be said of HRC’s husband … Nixon finally resigned on August 9, 1974, before he could be impeached. The Dems have been mining this historical gold mine ever since, all the while overlooking the fact that their beloved Bubba WAS impeached. The Dems will forever revile Nixon while they continue to make Clinton a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE. The Dems claim is was all about sex. If only. We know it was much more vile and corrupt than that.
So, in honor of this day …
Watergate Night set for June 17
The Nashua Pride announced today that Thursday, June 17th will be Watergate Night at Historic Holman Stadium. The team will be recognizing the 32nd anniversary of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a complimentary bobble head doll featuring former president Richard M. Nixon. Nixon, who resigned the presidency in 1974 over his part in Watergate, won a record three New Hampshire primaries.
MICHAEL MOORE & ME
Remember Mike who is trying to interview Fatty-Fatty Too Much Moore for his own documentary called “Michael Moore Hates America”? Well, Mike the cutie has some BIG BIG news!
June 15, 2004 - Big News (and bigger news coming).
As you all know by now, the last month or so has been absolutely nuts. We found an investor, who financed the completion of the film. We've been shooting and editing like mad, building a new trailer and the film itself. An article ran in Variety that brought us to the attention of a slew of awesome distributors.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Bookmark this blog: A Fly On The Wall. Deliciously gossipy with items like Jennifer Aniston's BradBun in the Oven and her latest Moore & Fahrenheit Slapped With "Cease and Desist" Demand.
Another blog to bookmark: Something To Cry About. Brand spanking new and already a great read. Try his I Personally Caught Al Franken Lying!
ARE WE REALLY ALL DOOMED?
[I]t seems that if humans cannot have Apocalypse Now! we can have Apocalypse When? From Nostradamus’s suggestion of global calamity, occasioned by the arrival on Earth of Satan (confidently, but erroneously, predicted for 1999) we believe the end is nigh. The 16th-century French astrologer - and drug abuser - wrote of the end of the world in Quatrain 74, which related to events in July 1999. Somehow, however, we survived.
The psychologist Dr Jack Boyle believes that, as a species, we need to latch on to worst-case scenarios because "medium-case" bore us.
"We likes extremes," he said, and added: "Because it is removed from our experience.
"The majority of people exhibit safe and cautious behaviour. Titillating news sells. Doomsday stories are an extension, an enjoyment of extremes which fascinate.
"The truth is, though, that few historical forecasts come true."
So much for those “hundred thousand welcomes”; it’s just blarney, at least as far as American conservatives are concerned. Which brings me to the question: Why does so much of Europe hate us? Is it really just envy? We have helped to liberate much of Europe at one or another, and at the time they seem grateful. They always greedily accept our money. So why hate us now?
WHEN IRISH EYES AREN'T SMILING
By Mark Steyn
Well, they certainly remember [Reagan] well and affectionately in Estonia. But Erin? I very much doubt it, if the correspondence I’ve had this last week from Dublin, Limerick, Mullingar, Bray, etc is anything to go by. My glowing tribute to the great man appeared in various countries last week, but it generated by far the most hostile mail from readers in Ireland
Mr Bush is about to touch down on the Emerald Isle for the US-EU summit, a huge waste of everyone’s time except insofar, as one Dubliner wrote to me, as it enables Dubya to be arrested and tried for war crimes at the Hague.
Welcome to ReJoyce Dublin 2004
CATE BITE FEVER:
THE SAGA CONTINUES
I saw my plastic surgeon yesterday. Has a nice ring, doesn’t it: “my plastic surgeon.” Dr. Mark Anthony, who bears no resemblance to that cadaver married to J-Lo (thank you, JEEEEE-zus!), smiled, checked my wounds, replaced the old gauze bandage for a new one, smiled, told me that he didn’t think surgery was necessary (y'mean it might have been?!), smiled some more, then told me to return on Friday. “Don’t use that hand very much; let it recover.” He smiled one last time and disappeared. All that for $90. What a bargain! Oh well, he is very easy on the eyes, and he does have a charming smile. My hand is still a bit swollen, especially around the knuckles, and warm, and it’s still a watermelon red. It now itches, which DogMan assures me means that it’s healing. So, Friday I’ll return to “my plastic surgeon” … this time I’ll drive myself … for another $90-smile.
NOW HEAR THIS!
They found WMDs! What, you didn’t hear about it? Well maybe it’s just because the mass media has frozen out this tidbit of vital info. Doesn’t fit their agenda, y’know. The only exception was World Tribune and a few smaller newspapers.
Another Ignored Discovery
On June 9, Demetrius Perricos announced that before, during and after the war in Iraq, Saddam Hussein shipped weapons of mass destruction and medium-range ballistic missiles to countries in Europe and the Middle East. Entire factories were dismantled and shipped as scrap metal to Jordan, the Netherlands and Turkey, among others, at the rate of about 1,000 tons of metal a month. As an example of speed by which these facilities were dismantled, Perricos displayed two photographs of a ballistic missile site near Baghdad, one taken in May 2003 with an active facility, the other in February 2004 that showed it had simply disappeared.
Perricos isn't an American shill defending the Bush administration, but rather the acting executive chairman of the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and his report was made to the Security Council. Yet his report didn't seem to be of much interest to a media which has used the lack of significant discoveries to question the rationale for the war.
The truth about the justification for the war and Saddam Hussein's Iraq is gradually being revealed to the world, but it seems our journalists don't want to tell the story.
DEAR OL’ DAD
Ron Jr. honoring his father at his funeral while bashing Bush: “Dad was also a deeply unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. True, after he was shot and nearly killed, early in his presidency, he came to believe that God had spared him in order that he might do good. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate, and there is a profound difference.”
Estranged No More
The press used to revel in noting that the liberal Reagan children didn't understand, much less support, their father's conservative philosophical views. Now the press treats the children as an authority on his views and custodians of his ideological legacy.
The press also have a sudden interest in Nancy Reagan's understanding of Reaganism. They no longer gleefully point out her reliance on astrology now that they find her scientific views on stem cells from destroyed embryos authoritative.
The press's idea of honoring Reagan's "legacy" is to undo it -- a task it seeks to accomplish by touting the liberal views of his wife and children (sans Michael) as his own.
THE HALF-VAST LEFT-WING CONSPIRACY
Ark. Hosts Premiere of Bill Clinton Film
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -
The first public showing, at $50 a ticket - with the proceeds going to a couple of Arkansas-based charities - drew a large crowd to a ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, a short walk from where Clinton celebrated his two presidential election victories. It is also next door to the Peabody Hotel, formerly the Excelsior, where Clinton accuser Paula Jones said he harassed her when he was governor.
The film purports to uncover a right-wing manipulation of the media, which Thomason says began with President Nixon's call to counter liberal messages in the 1970s.
Oscar-nominated actor Morgan Freeman is the film's narrator.
SPEAKING OF BOOKS
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
BIG LEAGUE PROTEST:
ADULT DIAPERS OPTIONAL
Political theater training; Democracy in Action Camp; Malibu CA, August 2000
Summer classes train protesters for GOP convention
Before GOP convention begins Aug. 30, veteran activists will train protesters in street tactics, legal issues, public relations and first aid in an effort they say is the largest of its kind. The aim: to create a force of well-schooled demonstrators who will carry out safe and organized protests instead of riots that obscure their message.
"The Republicans would love to have images coming out of New York City that make them look like the reasonable ones, like they're about responsibility and law and order and creating a safe society, and that the left was unreasonable and violent," said John Sellers, director of the Ruckus Society, a California-based group that trains activists.
Activists have declared Aug. 31 as an official day of civil disobedience, calling for all protesters to sit down and refuse to move in the streets around convention headquarters at Madison Square Garden and other sites throughout the city.
Protesters-in-training also take medical classes, and learn how to treat activists who are injured or dehydrated.
Among the tips: carry cloth soaked in apple cider vinegar to help soothe eyes and skin stinging from pepper spray; don't wear contact lenses, which can trap chemical spray; wear goggles to protect against rubber bullets.
And, of course, adult diapers can provide relief during a long sit-in or jailing.
"When you're protesting in New York City," said Sellers of Ruckus, "you're definitely in the big leagues.
JUST A REMINDER
it’s Kerry Haters for all things You-know-who.
Pat has some great, funny posts today. Check 'em out!
CAT BITE FEVER:
THE SAGA CONTINUES
It’s amazing how quickly you learn to compensate. Without my left hand … thank GOD I’m right-handed! … I thought I was doomed, a Yankee version of Blanche DuBois who must rely upon "the kindness of strangers." My first challenge was coffee. I do not drink or smoke, but I am gloriously married to the java god, and I am very particular. Two cups in the morning and two in the late afternoon. Columbian roast without any additional flavoring, thank you very much. No twerpy la-di-da tea for me. Just black, hot and freshly brewed coffee. No sugar. As soon as it’s brewed, I IMMEDIATELY! pour the liquid gold into a clean thermos. Allow the coffee to sit on a hot plate for any length of time at all, and you might as well toss the resulting waste away.
Coffee, as with any ingested liquid, is merely rented, never truly owned. So, with all that caffeine coursing through my system, the next worry was getting out of my tight-fitting denims in time. I have learned that sweat clothes are a much better choice. Having the use of only one good hand to ratchet the denims downward requires too much time. And then there’s the problem of wriggling back into them again. So looser-fitting sweats are the answer.
After being pumped up with high-octane penicillin, the swelling has gone down by 50%. I’m supposed to keep the hand dry and preferably elevated and/or up. I can’t hold things or really use my left hand, but I can use it to steady things. I’ve learned how to wash my hair in the bathroom sink, dry it, and curl it with a curling iron. I was finally able to put on rubber gloves and wash the dishes, which had piled up for days. However, now that the swelling has gone down, my hand really hurts. I think the swelling had a numbing effect of the puncture wounds, but I feel them all now!
I see the plastic doc this afternoon, so stay tuned.
Oh get real already! I knew exactly what Bush was doing when he praised Clinton yesterday. Bush has a reverence for the office of the presidency; he was paying tribute to a man who was duly elected twice by the people to hold that office. However, it not only momentarily defuses the half-vast left-wing’s rants about how negative Bush is, it also got him lots of positive PR on the evening news. But the one thing to remember is that Bush really meant what he said. He put politics aside and paid tribute to the man. Does that mean he would be a Clinton supporter? Oh get real already … of course not!
BUSH NOW A BUBBA BOOSTER
By Vincent Morris
President Bush, who campaigned with a vow to restore "dignity" to the presidency after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, yesterday had nothing but gushing praise for former President Bill Clinton as Clinton returned to the White House for the first time.
HER ROYAL C IMMORTALIZED
Meryl Streep's Hillary Problem
Paramount Pictures has made a remake of “The Manchurian Candidat,” which “is not technically a remake of the classic but instead goes back to Dick Condon's original source novel. The nefarious senator's wife, played brilliantly by Angela Lansbury in the older film version, is now an evil lady senator who orchestrates her son's ascendancy to Vice President of the United States.”
"Meryl is brilliantly scary and evil," my Paramount buddy says, who's seen the film through several rough assemblages and later cuts. "But she clearly seems like she's playing Senator Hillary, not just any woman senator. It's also something test audiences have commented about."
This is just too grotesque, too sick. A beautiful young model was nearly killed and now “bullet holes” are the latest thing? I’ve seen the decals on cars for a while now … very real looking … and now T-shirts. Ick, walking targets. But shooting up pictures of beautiful women and selling them as “art”?
BULLET-HOLE BEAUTIES AS ART
MODEL Monica Meadows became a media darling after she was shot on a subway train … and now the art world appears to be smitten with bullet-riddled beauties. Artist Matt Enger just sold a shot-up aluminum cutout of Argentinian mannequin Valeria Mazza for $15,000 to Josh Harris, the eccentric Internet gadfly behind the now-defunct pseudo.com. Enger said he attached a silkscreen of Mazza vamping on a catwalk to the aluminum backing, then blasted away at it with .38-caliber slugs. "It looked pretty cool," said Enger, who is known for collaborating on prints with his twin brother, Mark. "I did about 10 of them, so now I have nine left. I don't know if they're gonna be worth more because of the shooting, I think they're gonna be worth more because Josh Harris just paid $15,000 for one." Gloats Harris: "I got the best one!"
Monday, June 14, 2004
WE DON’T NEED YOUR STICKIN’ MONEY
Patrick at Crush Kerry was just trying to throw some business Al Frankenstein’s way:
You all know about the financial woes over at Air America Radio. Well we recently tried to place an ad on their network so Al Franken might be able to draw a paycheck. They turned us down on ideological grounds. Hmph, so much for the rightwing “stifling dissent.”
PIC OF THE DAY
I just can't imagine a Clinton or a Kerry receiving this heart-wrenching farewell.
THE SAGA CONTINUES
I thought I was so lucky with a weekend injury thereby avoiding a costly doctor’s visit. Au contraire! as Vichy John Kerry would say. All I had to say to the doctor over the phone was “cat bite” and she immediately phoned in a prescription for penicillin. Her speed in answering should have been one of those dum-dee-dum-dum foreshadowing cinematic moments. All day long yesterday I fretted over my left hand as it ever so slightly swelled even more until last night it burst through a crusty puncture wound and oozed forth with disgusting green-ish goo. By midnight I was referred to as “the cat bite” in ER #8 with a nurse trying to insert an IV without my veins “blowing.” She failed twice, as my veins splattered blood everywhere, before she had success, this time with a smaller needle. The IV was outfitted with a bag of high octane antibiotics. Then the doctor came in and increased the size of the wound (more needles and a SCALPEL this time) and tried to massage out more crud. But all he got was more blood. I was given another prescription for more antibiotics to be taken in conjunction with the first script. Then I was given the number of a PLASTIC SURGEON and told to see him today or early tomorrow.
“Y’mean a regular ol’ MD won’t do?”
Of course not. In fact, I was informed that the plastic surgeon on hand last night (get it? ... on hand?) doesn’t do hands. “Won’t touch ‘em.”
“But why a PLASTIC SURGEON?” I asked as a distant cash register ka-chinged in the back of my mind.
Apparently, plastic surgeons do a lot of bite wounds, especially on the hands. What, Botox injections aren’t paying all the bills?
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s edition of CAT BITE FEVER. In the meantime, my posting will be “abbreviated.”
Theme of the Week
By Jed Babbin
And just when things were looking better for Mr. Kerry, two horrid things have occurred. First, Mr. Bush has managed to jump back up from his personal doldrums. Second, Mr. Kerry's supposedly most powerful supporter has appeared to throw a cinderblock on Kerry's sinking ship.
Those of us who were brought to the brink of despair by Dubya's performance on Meet the Press a couple of months ago can take heart: not only has our guy recovered himself, he is better than he was before.
With Kerry, the Dems have managed again to put a respectable face on their pure-as-Ivory-soap liberalism. Which means that Kerry needs to lose small, not lose big. To make sure he loses small, Bill Clinton has reappeared at a carefully chosen moment.
As of tomorrow, Kerry's campaign will sink into media darkness, running a poor third in the attention-getting stakes behind an incumbent president who's running a war and a former president who's flacking a book and his own version of history.
REMEMBER THE "BUTCHER OF BAGHDAD"?
The Evidence Mounts
While liberals halted the "rush to war" Saddam was getting rid of the evidence
Which means, while John Kerry and friends stalled, halted, hemmed, hawed, and demanded the Bush administration go to the United Nations just one more time to get permission from France to invade Saddam’s Iraq, the Butcher of Baghdad was secreting out weapons of mass destruction (or at least their component parts).
PRAY THIS HELPS BUSH
THE DEVOUT FAVOR BUSH
President Bush holds a huge advantage over Sen. John Kerry among religious voters, while John Kerry has a significant edge among voters who do not consider themselves religious, a new poll shows.
Overall, among Americans who consider themselves "very religious," 59 percent support President Bush, while just 35 percent back Kerry, according to the Time magazine poll.
Among voters who are not religious, Kerry has a commanding lead: 69 percent to 22 percent.
Notably, 46 percent of Americans describe Bush as a man of "strong" religious faith; while just 7 percent describe Kerry the same way.
The poll is based on interviews with 1,280 people from June 2 to 4.
NO SURPRISE HERE
STAFFERS at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations are fuming because they weren't given the day off on Friday in honor of Ronald Reagan's state funeral. A tipster says they were shocked to receive a memo informing them they had to come into work. "Morale has now sunk to its lowest level since 9/11," says one feather-bedding source. The spy blames the decision on "a liberal staffer whom many believe is trying to snub the former president." In a fit of patriotic fervor, many staffers planned to show their disgust by refusing to lend a hand in the mission's long-scheduled move over the weekend to an office building a few blocks away.
Sunday, June 13, 2004
PAWS FOR THANKS
I think I knew as soon as my cat DiDi sank her claws and teeth into my hand that I would need a doctor. Many of you e-mailed ordering me to do so. “When (not "if") you go to the doctor …” So yesterday afternoon I finally relented and called my doctor’s office. She didn’t have to see my mangled, swollen, slightly warm paw; she heard “cat bite” and immediately prescribed penicillin. I figured I saved at least $90 by not having to see the doctor. I did have the pharmacist look at it … by this time I wanted someone in the medical field to take a gander … and he reassured me that, yes, it just may get a bit worse before it gets better. So, of course, this morning it’s a bit more rose-colored than yesterday’s sweat pea pink and a few degrees warmer. I’ve decided to retire to the couch with my frozen veggie bag ice pack and try to finish my murder mystery. DiDi just looks at me as sweet as ever. I tell her that my Litter readers are actually sympathetic to my plight, but she couldn’t care less.
I do want to thank all of you for telling me in no uncertain terms to seek medical attention. I resist doctors more and more each year. Thank God I rarely need them. I was putting off the inevitable, and someone reminded me that such infections can become uncontrollable within hours. I needed to hear that. Thank you.
STILL IN NEED OF HER RABIES SHOTS
In case you don’t really know who Kitty Kelly is, years ago she wrote that Frank Sinatra and Nancy Reagan had a thing goin’ on in the White House. That alone should disqualify anything she writes.
Bush dynasty ex-wife set to spill the beans
A new book on the Bush dynastyis set for release just six weeks before November's knife-edge presidential election. The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty by Kitty Kelley will have an initial print run of 500,000, and the main source is believed to be Sharon Bush, the ex-wife of Neil, President George W Bush's wayward brother.
How juicy is this book?
So are the Bushes in store for more of the same from Kelley's poison pen? Perhaps. But a recent report on her efforts suggests the Michael Moore crowd is likely to be disappointed.