Did Giuliani just say “Dog willing”?
He’s finishing up now.
Okay, I gotta get back to work. TV off; back to Contracts, Torts and CrimLaw.
P.S. That McCain-Moore thing was awesome.
In another brilliant move, the Republicans have decided to use America’s Mayor, the unassailable Saint Giuliani, as their attack dog:
President Bush sees world terrorism for the evil that it is. John Kerry has no such clear, precise and consistent vision.
This is not a personal criticism of John Kerry. I respect him for his service to our nation.
But it is important to see the contrast in approach between the two men; President Bush, a leader who is willing to stick with difficult decisions even as public opinion shifts, and John Kerry, whose record in elected office suggests a man who changes his position often even on important issues.
When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, John Kerry voted against the Persian Gulf War. Later he said he actually supported the war.
Then in 2002, as he was calculating his run for president, he voted for the war in Iraq.
And then just 9 months later, he voted against an $87 billion supplemental budget to fund the war and support our troops.
He even, at one point, declared himself an anti-war candidate. Now, he says he’s pro-war.
At this rate, with 64 days left, he still has time to change his position at least three or four more times.
My point about John Kerry being inconsistent is best described in his own words when he said, “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.”
Maybe this explains John Edwards’s need for two Americas â€” one where John Kerry can vote for something and another where he can vote against the same thing.
Giuliani is up.
“President George W. Bush stood amid the fallen towers of the World Trade Center and said to the barbaric terrorists who attacked us, ‘They will hear from us.‘ Well, they heard from us.” [Yeah, like when we caught Bin Laden. Oh, wait… -ed.]
“So long as George Bush is our president, is there any doubt they will continue to hear from us? We owe that much, and more, to the loved ones and heroes that we lost on September 11.”
I’m sorry, did Rudy just say that I owe the 9/11 victims a vote for George Bush?!? I resent that.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if he randomly blurted out, “VOTE FOR KERRY!”? :)
UPDATE: Nope. Just endorsed Bush. Oh, well.
P.S. And Cheney!
Notable quote: “We cannot avoid this war. We tried that, and our reluctance cost us dearly.”
P.P.S. HE’S BASHING MICHAEL MOORE! SWEET!!!
Moore is there, and is smiling and waving like an ass. Wow! The Republicans must have let him in just so they could do this to him. These people are brilliant!
What McCain said, after explaining why going to war in Iraq was the right choice, was: “Don’t let anyone tell you different, certainly not a disingenuous filmmaker…who would have you believe that Saddam’s Iraq was an oasis of peace.”
The crowd went nuts, of course.
That was awesome. I mean, hell, I want to vote for Bush right now.
P.P.P.S. Check that. I want to vote for McCain.
P.P.P.P.S. As Lieberman’s VP. :)
Just now on Fox News, Trent Lott was asked whether we’re spending too much time talking about Vietnam in this campaign. He replied:
I agree with you. I think we ought to move on. In fact, I think we ought to move on from all these 527 groups.
Heh. Move on, indeed.
The AP reports:
The names of Bush and Cheney were placed in nomination for second terms on Monday and an alphabetical state-by-state roll call was begun that will be spread out over several nights.
So I guess it’s not too late to dump Cheney just yet. :)
Today, I’m going to spend the rest of the afternoon, and perhaps all evening, preparing for the first day of class on Wednesday. And I’m not going to feel like I wasted my day at all, like I would doing the same for any other job.
Last week was new teacher induction and today was Orientation for the whole district of Berlin. Tomorrow is an in-service to go over Spec. Ed. modifications in the classroom and that big buzz word, technology in education. I’m one of 16 new teachers in a faculty of 80. I’ve met a lot of great people, and this school really sits well with me. It doesn’t have nearly as many stupid rules or useless bureaucracy as other schools, it welcomes feedback from teachers and students, and it actually trusts teachers to teach. I’m also one of four staff that are going to be riding our bikes to work. (And I was worried it might not be allowed!) It does a libertarian heart good.
Oh, and get this. I just found out fellow NHS ‘99 grad Barb Kaminski is student-teaching here.
They call the high school The Love Boat, because so many married couples met there. Maybe even I have a chance here. (Of course, all my beautiful coworkers seem to have boyfriends or husbands. Story of my life.)
So, yeah, it looks to be fun but busy. I might not be posting so much, or even reading comments for that matter, but I’ll be sure to check this place at least once a day to see what Brendan’s up to. Wish me luck.
“…the claim for — I forget the technical term — psychosis? The claim for being nuts.” –Prof. Gunn
UPDATE: Torts quote of the day #2: “The thing about insurance companies is, they like to sell insurance.”
Just now in CivPro, I got called on in class for the first time. (I had volunteered before, but hadn’t yet experienced the adrenaline rush of hearing the professor read my name off the list and say, “Mr. Loy?”)
I was hella prepared, though. Boo-yeah. :)
[Still searching for that section on humility… -ed.]
@messaging.sprintpcs.comIt’s another beautiful morning on the Notre Dame campus. I’m told to enjoy these while they last…
This dose of reality is good to hear:
President Bush says staying the course in the war on terror will make the world safer for future generations, though he acknowledges an all-out victory against terrorism may not be possible. …
When asked “Can we win?” the war on terror, Bush said, “I don’t think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that the — those who use terror as a tool are — less acceptable in parts of the world.”
Hey, what do you konw, Bush is capable of “nuance” too! :)
But creating “conditions” so terrorism is “less acceptable” is essentially a diplomatic goal, not a military one, isn’t it? Interesting…
BoiFromTroy on USC’s win: “A Dubya is a Dubya.” :)
The Republican National Convention Monday schedule is out, and it includes the following in the afternoon session:
RNC Official Business
Submission of President Bush as Candidate for Presidential Nomination
Submission of Vice President Cheney as Candidate for Vice Presidential Nomination
Roll Call Votes
They’re going to formally nominate their candidates on the first day of the convention!! So if Bush is going to dump Cheney, it’s got to happen in the next 18 hours or so… :)
Economists can be odd people. This isn’t really a surprise to me, and I doubt it is to many very many people. Some of their weirdness, however, can be quite amusing to me. Consider the Olympics…
Pricewaterhouse Coopers released a study in early August predicting medal results for the 2004 games. Now that the results are in, obsessive Olympics nerd that I am, I can analyze how accurate these predictions were.
Thursday is the Internet’s 35th birthday.