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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Down the Red Carpet
by Lee

Okay, I’m off to the Michael Moore Hates America premiere.  My date for the evening is the luscious Manda, who is standing here watching me type this.  I’ll be back later with a full report.  Boo yah!

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 07:18 PM in Etcetera  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

A Message from Terry
by Lee

A guy I know just forwarded this over.  It’s the latest pre-debate propaganda piece from the Democrats.  Note that they screwed up their own URL.  Dumbasses.

Dear Friends,

Tonight, don’t let George Bush’s henchmen steal another victory. We need your online help immediately after the debate, so save this email, print it out, and have it ready with you as you watch the first Presidential debate tonight.

We all know what happened in 2000. Al Gore won the first debate on the issues, but Republicans stole the post-debate spin. We are not going to let that happen again, and you will play a big role.

Immediately after the debate, we need you to do three things: vote in online polls, write a letter to the editor, and call in to talk radio programs. Your 10 minutes of activism following the debate can make the difference

National and local news organizations will be conducting online polls during and after the debate asking for readers’ opinions. Look for online polls at these national news websites, and make sure to vote in every one of them:

· ABC News: http://www.abcnews.com/
· CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/
· CNN: http://www.cnn.com/
· Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/
· MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.com/
· USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/

And be sure to check the websites of your local newspapers and TV stations for online polls. It is crucial that you do this in the minutes immediately following the debate.

Immediately after the debate, go online and write a letter to the editor of your local paper. If you feel John Kerry commanded the debate and had a clear plan for fixing the mess in Iraq, put it in your letter. If you feel George Bush dodged tough questions on Iraq and didn’t level with voters, put it in your letter.

With just a few clicks, you can write your letter at our online media center:

http://wwwdemocrats.org/media/

Do you listen to national or local call-in shows on the radio? How about on TV? Call them and let them know what you thought of John Kerry’s plan to keep America secure and George Bush’s continuing refusal to admit the truth about his record.

Here are some national shows to get you started. (All times are Eastern.)

· Air America (all day): 646-274-2346
· Alan Colmes (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): 212-301-5900
· Ed Shultz (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.): 701-232-1525
· Bev Smith (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.): 412-325-4197
· Doug Stephen (5 a.m. 10 a.m.): 1-800-510-8255

Find shows in your area on our media website:

http://wwwdemocrats.org/media/find.html

Your actions immediately after the debate tonight can help John Kerry win on November 2. Make your voice heard!

Don’t forget to visit our 2004 Debate Center before, during, and after the debate for important information, including questions Bush must answer, a Bush/Kerry contrast on keeping America safe, and Bush Debate Bingo, a game you can play with friends during the debate.

http://wwwdemocrats.org/debates/

And after the debate, check your email for a very special message.

Thank you,

Terry McAuliffe
Chairman

PS: Make sure to forward this email to at least 10 other people who will be watching the debate. Also, give printed out copies to your friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors and get them involved.

My friends, this is the current state of the Democratic Party.  John Kerry is such a pathetic candidate that they have to make sure the stormtroopers get on to make it appear that he won.  They’re anticipatng that Bush is going to kick his ass, just like he did with Gore.

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 04:52 PM in Election 2004  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Secret Plans
by Lee

Now you too can own a little piece of election history!  With free shiping!

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 03:21 PM in Election 2004  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Kerry’s Courage
by Lee

No matter what position you have on Iraq, John Kerry is the candidate for you.  (2 meg MP3 file)

Seriously, this guy has assumed more positions than a three dollar whore.

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 01:23 PM in Election 2004  • (4) TrackbacksPermalink

The Littlest Martyrs
by Lee

The Minutemen and Revolutionaries™ from the Religion of Peace™ have demonstrated Allah’s mercy once again.

Insurgents detonated three car bombs near a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad on Thursday, killing 41 people, 34 of them children who were rushing to collect sweets from American troops.

In two other attacks, a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle near a U.S. checkpoint outside the capital, killing two policemen and a U.S. soldier, and a car bomb killed four people in the restive northern Iraq town of Tal Afar.

The Baghdad bombs went off as crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of a new sewage plant. It was not clear if the event or the U.S. convoy passing by was the target.

The first explosion was followed by two more that struck those who rushed to help the initial victims, residents said.

Good thing the Iraqi people have these Freedom Fighters on their side, right liberals?

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 01:13 PM in The Religion of Peace™  • (2) TrackbacksPermalink

Asciimation
by Lee

Trust me, this is the coolest thing you’ll see all day.

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 10:39 AM in Fun and Humor  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Naked Freaks in SF
by Lee

Remember naked yoga guy from a couple of days ago?  Well, here’s another story about some naked dumbass in San Francisco.

A man who put up his fists for the right to sunbathe nude outside a bar in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood has died of injuries he suffered in the fight, police said Tuesday.

Jay Carbone, 52, hit his head during the scuffle at the Pendulum bar and died at Davies Medical Center. No one has been arrested, but police are investigating whether homicide charges should be brought.

Police Inspector Herman Jones said the incident had occurred Thursday afternoon when Carbone came to the Pendulum on 18th Street, ordered drinks, disrobed on the back terrace and proceeded to sunbathe.

After about an hour, another patron complained to Carbone and asked that he put his clothes on.

“If you don’t like it, get out,’’ Carbone told the offended man, Jones said.

The patron went inside and complained to the bartender, Jones said, then went back out onto the terrace.

At that point, Jones said, Carbone became aggressive, although the inspector stopped short of saying he had started the fight.

During the scuffle, Carbone fell back and hit his head. He died Saturday.

You’ll have to excuse me if I neglect to shed a tear.

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 08:32 AM in Cullyforneah  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

British Teeth
by Lee

You know the UK, which has “free” universal medical care for everyone?  Well this guy couldn’t get in to see a dentist, so he opted for the at-home variety.

A DESPERATE man pulled out three teeth with rusty PLIERS because he could not find an NHS dentist.

Divorced George Daulat, 47, numbed the pain by downing half a bottle of vodka.

He said: “People will think I am crazy to have pulled my own teeth out but I just could not stand the pain any longer.”

Dad-of-one George had failed to get an appointment at an emergency NHS dentist.

And a friend called almost 20 NHS and private dentists in vain.

George explained: “I had terrible toothache for weeks and the pain killers had stopped working.

“I was lying awake at night, driven mad by the pain. In the end I simply couldn’t take any more.

“I had a pair of pliers in a tool box. They were old and a bit rusty but I knew they would do the job.

But I’m confused.  In the UK, where the government is so compassionate that it provides all the free medical care anyone could ever need, how could there be a situation like this?  This sort of thing should only happen here in fascist corporate Amerikkka!  That’s what Michael Moore tells us, anyway.

His home town of Scarbrough, North Yorks, is so hard-hit with the lack of NHS dentists that queues stretched hundreds of yards earlier this year when one finally opened.

Around 3,000 people tried to join — but they were left stranded when Dutch dentist Aria Van Drie fled after it was revealed she had criminal convictions.

George says he is still searching for a dentist to finish off his DIY removal.

He added: “It is the most horrible thing I have ever done but I was driven by desperation.

“The Government needs to sort out the problems in the NHS so that no one else ever has to go through this.”

Odd, isn’t it, that I don’t ever remember seeing people standing in a line hundreds of yards long to get dentistry here in America.

Posted by Lee on 09/30/04 at 08:25 AM in Health Care  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Junior Speaks
by Lee

Remember the big deal that Michael Moore made when Dale Earnhardt Jr. took his pit crew to go and see Fahrenheit 9/11?  He’s still got a link to that factoid on his website.  The idea Mikey was promoting was that even the die-hard Southern redneck NASCAR types were interested in hearing “the truth” about Bush.  Well, tonight on 60 Minutes Earnhardt was asked about that incident, and it’s hardly what Mikey portrayed.

Politically, Junior does side with a voting block known as NASCAR dads. He’s a Republican and he supports George W. Bush. Yet, he took his crew to see Michael Moore’s movie, “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Why?

“I like hearing both sides of the argument. I thought the movie was well done. But my dad was a Republican, and I’m a Republican, and so [it’s] not that I came out of there going, ‘I ain’t voting for Bush again,’” says Earnhardt Jr. “That didn’t happen, and I didn’t expect that to happen. I just wanted to go and enjoy the movie. Because I knew Michael Moore would try to push a few buttons. And I just wanted to see how hard he mashed them.”

In other words, Earnhardt was much like a whole lot of people who went to see Mikey’s craptastic lie-fest, which is why he’s crapping himself at the prospect that it’s not going to unseat an American president like he had hoped.

Posted by Lee on 09/29/04 at 09:10 PM in Michael Mooron  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The Slammer
by Lee

It looks like Ratboy won’t be leaving federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison any time soon.

Attorney General John Ashcroft on Wednesday opposed an appeal to commute the 20-year prison sentence of John Walker Lindh, an American captured in Afghanistan fighting for the Taliban.

Lindh’s attorney, James Brosnahan who negotiated the sentence in a plea bargain in 2002, said it was the best deal he could get at the time. But he said the deal should be reconsidered after the government agreed to release another U.S.-born Taliban soldier, Yaser Esam Hamdi, from detention without charges.

Ashcroft rejected the idea, saying Lindh received all the safeguards of the judicial process and the outcome was fair.

“Lindh was fully adjudicated and had his opportunity in court to state his position, and the system operated to provide a punishment for his activities, which were clear and unmistakable,” Ashcroft told reporters in the Netherlands.

Let this be a lesson to every spoiled, rich, white, bored Marin County teenage asshole: if you decide to levy war against the United States you wil pay the price.  Saying “Gee, I’m sorry,” ain’t gonna cut it, at least until a Democrat gets back into the White House.

Posted by Lee on 09/29/04 at 05:25 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Red Carpet
by Lee

Tomorrow night I wil be at the official premiere of Michael Moore Hates America, out at the Writer’s Guild in Beverly Hills.  If you’re in the LA area and would like to attend, you can get info from the link above.

Posted by Lee on 09/29/04 at 03:00 PM in Michael Mooron  • (4) TrackbacksPermalink

Baksheesh
by Lee

Say it ain’t so, Silvio.

The release of two Italian aid workers in Iraq has raised hopes other hostages may soon be freed, but reports that a large ransom was paid may only feed the burgeoning hostage crisis.

The two Italians, Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, both 29, were freed on Tuesday after three weeks in captivity.

They had been seized along with two Iraqi colleagues from a central Baghdad office in a brazen attack witnesses described as very organised and probably carried out by a criminal gang.

Italy rejoiced in the women’s freedom on Wednesday, but there were reports a substantial ransom had been paid.

Gustavo Selva, an Italian lawmaker, told French radio a ransom of around $1 million (550,000 pounds)—a sum already mentioned in Arabic media reports in recent days—had been handed over.

“In principle, we shouldn’t give in to blackmail but this time we had to. Although it’s a dangerous path to take because, obviously, it could encourage others to take hostages, either for political reasons or for criminal reasons,” Selva told RTL.

“The sum is probably correct,” he added.

The Italians just made kidnapping incredibly lucrative, and made the reconstruction of Iraq immeasurably more difficult.  This is why we need leaders like Bush and Blair who won’t cave in to pressure from Islamofascist thugs and their willing appeasers in the western left.  Seriously, I’ve always kinda liked Berlusconi up until now, but paying this ransom was a stupid, shortsighted, and incredibly dangerous thing to do.

Baksheesh might be a way of life in the Middle East, and I have no problem in general with greasing the skids of progress with the lubricant of satiated human greed.  But giving in to terrorist demands, no matter what the circumstances, is bad news.

Posted by Lee on 09/29/04 at 02:37 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Hiding Out
by Lee

Sorry for the lack of posting.  I have been in meetings all day.  Ugh!  Back when I get a chance.

Posted by Lee on 09/29/04 at 01:53 PM in Etcetera  • (2) TrackbacksPermalink

Battling Bias
by Lee

This is such a stupid move on Barton’s part.

In the wake of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” controversy, an influential Republican on Tuesday said he wants to convene a Capitol Hill hearing on TV news operations after the Nov. 2 election.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), chair of the House Commerce Committee, told a meeting of the TV engineering trade group MSTV in Washington that broadcast network news divisions “need to have safeguards to prevent reporters from infusing their opinions into news reports.”

The lawmaker said he wanted to hear from execs of all the nets—not just CBS—and threatened to introduce legislation requiring TV news operations to impose safeguards against partisan bias seeping into reports. He backed off the threat of legislation when pressed for specifics.

Barton also implied that TV news is less reliable then the print media, adding that with reality TV such a force in the entertainment world in recent years, many TV news personalities did not begin their careers as “real journalists” working for newspapers and other print media.

This is a dumb move because the legislation is not needed, and even if introduced is a virtual certainty to be struck down on First Amendment grounds.  All this does is give opponents of the president the opportunity to turn this into a desperate election-year issue by proclaiming that the fascist GOP is trying to muzzle free speech.

FOXNews is kicking everyone’s ass in cable, and the news networks are seeing their ratings plummet.  Let Adam Smith works his magic, and leave the legislation and oversight to other, more legitimate avenues.

Posted by Lee on 09/29/04 at 09:04 AM in The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Being A Big
by Lee

Anyone out there have any experience with Big Brothers/Big Sisters?  I’m thinking of volunteering, but I’d like to get some firsthand experience from soneone who has participated before.  Got any info? The comments await.

Posted by Lee on 09/29/04 at 01:11 AM in Blegging  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink
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