Thursday, November 11, 2004

Superman gets into the swinging sirit of the Seventies. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

From: "Devil May Care" by Tucker Carlson, Talk Magazine, September 1999, p. 106

"Bush's brand of forthright tough-guy populism can be appealing, and it has played well in Texas. Yet occasionally there are flashes of meanness visible beneath it.

While driving back from the speech later that day, Bush mentions Karla Faye Tucker, a double murderer who was executed in Texas last year. In the weeks before the execution, Bush says, Bianca Jagger and a number of other protesters came to Austin to demand clemency for Tucker. 'Did you meet with any of them?' I ask.

Bush whips around and stares at me. 'No, I didn't meet with any of them,' he snaps, as though I've just asked the dumbest, most offensive question ever posed. 'I didn't meet with Larry King either when he came down for it. I watched his interview with [Tucker], though. He asked her real difficult questions, like 'What would you say to Governor Bush?' 'What was her answer?' I wonder.

'Please,' Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, 'don't kill me.'

I must look shocked -- ridiculing the pleas of a condemned prisoner who has since been executed seems odd and cruel, even for someone as militantly anticrime as Bush -- because he immediately stops smirking.

'It's tough stuff,' Bush says, suddenly somber, 'but my job is to enforce the law.' As it turns out, the Larry King-Karla Faye Tucker exchange Bush recounted never took place, at least not on television. During her interview with King, however, Tucker did imply that Bush was succumbing to election-year pressure from pro-death penalty voters. Apparently Bush never forgot it. He has a long memory for slights."

Greetings from Canada! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

I, for one, welcome our new Republican overlords.
2:10 Eastern Time: National Review starts to panic. Heh.

Kerry: 53% and 308 electoral votes
Bush: 46% and 238 electoral votes

Junta long shot: Bush wins every state but DC and Minnesota.

I may have to go back and Orwell this prediction later, based on how stupid I look.

Monday, November 01, 2004


Not because we like him, but because we admire his courage and tenacity, qualities which are necessary if you're going through life with your severed head in a dish.