@messaging.sprintpcs.comCelebrating the start of Fall Break at Corby’s. The yellow smiley-face tie is sort of a long story. :)
George H. W. Bush on Michael Moore: “Total ass, slimeball.”
Game 3 of the Red Sox-Yankees series may be delayed or postponed due to heavy rain at Fenway.
UPDATE: Yup, it’s off.
@messaging.sprintpcs.comPaper done & turned in. First half of first semester of first year over. Fall Break officially underway. Woohoo! :)
I sometimes think that Democrats overreact to this sort of thing, but this is really outrageous.
I’m inclined to agree with this:
Patrick Guerriero, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, said Democratic presidential nominee Kerry was “not wise” to refer to the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney during the answer to a question about homosexuality during a presidential debate Wednesday night.
But he said Republicans “who are expressing outrage at the debate comments really have been outrageous themselves.”
“The reality is the type of outrage that is being expressed by some Republicans should be expressed at themselves. They’ve decided to use gay families as wedge issues across America in swing states — that is truly outrageous.” …
“The big story in this election is that Karl Rove has decided to strategically use gay and lesbian Americans in a number of swing states,” Guerriero said. Rove is Bush’s chief political strategist.
“The same people who are feigning outrage about what happened in the debate should speak out against that type of political gamesmanship,” Guerriero added.
So they should. But in the mean time, Kerry should apologize for offending the Cheneys, to show that he can admit his mistakes (unlike certain other presidential candidates I could mention) and prove that he’s the bigger man — and, hopefully, put this issue to rest after one more news cycle. (No way does talking about gay rights for days on end, this close to the election, help him in Ohio, West Virginia, Missouri, etc.)
Hmm… I wonder if this will get integrated into a Kerry talking point.
Yup, he matters:
Polls show that [Nader] could influence the outcomes in nine [states] by drawing support from Mr. Kerry. They are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Wisconsin.
Moreover, six - Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Wisconsin - were among the top 20 where Mr. Nader drew his strongest support in 2000. If the vote for Mr. Bush and Mr. Kerry is as evenly divided as the polls suggest, the electoral votes in any one of those states could determine who becomes president.
Hmm. Methinks, instead of begging Nader to withdraw from the race, Democrats ought to be focusing on convincing Democrats and liberals in those states why they should vote for Kerry instead. Just a thought.
P.S. According to a new national poll, Kerry leads by 5% among registered voters… but Bush leads by 1% among those who say they definitely plan to vote. Great. So we’re going to lose because our supporters are a bunch of lazy hippies who plan on smoking weed on Nov. 2 instead of voting. DAMMIT, HIPPIES, VOTE!!! :)
After two straight blowouts on the road, the undefeated Newington football Indians bring their 4-0 record back to Alumni Field tonight for their first conference game of the season, against 3-1 Bristol Eastern at 7:00 PM. Go Indians!
Germans may love David Hasselhoff, but apparently Iraqis love Notre Dame football.
(Hat tip: Will Elliott, via my “tips” email.)
Duane at Forest For The Trees provides an update on Mount St. Helens.
JibJab, creator of the hilarious “This Land” animation, has created a new one called “It’s Good to be in D.C.” It’s not as good as the original, but it’s worth watching for the Ashcroft scene alone. :)