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8/18/2004
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November please hurry up

Apples & Oranges
At the GOP website, they are pushing this anti-John Kerry documentary. Their press release states:
Over 3 million people have viewed the documentary with over 30,000 requests for copies and over 2,500 reviews submitted. In fact, more people viewed this documentary in its opening week than viewed Fahrenheit 911 in its opening weekend

Apparently the GOP is doing some fuzzy math here because I am pretty sure that a "week" is longer than a "weekend".



November please hurry up
I am just sick of this political jibber-jabber.


Sovereignty
Classic.
You know, I don't have a clue about tribal sovereignty - I really don't. I mean, I have an abrstract idea of how the Native American 'Nation' works with the US Government, but that's about it.
On the other hand, I am not president - nor am I speaking at the Unity Conference.

The little sound clip we all like is odd though. The part we heard was his jumbled initial reply:
Q: What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century, and how do we resolve conflicts between tribes and the federal and the state governments?

A: Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.

OK, so, I think Bush supporters and non-Bush folks would all agree that he flubbed that pretty bad. What I thought was interesting and a bit disturbing is how the next couple of sentences are well spoken, yet from what I can tell, completely off subject.
Now, the federal government has got a responsibility on matters like education and security to help, and health care. And it's a solemn duty. And from this perspective, we must continue to uphold that duty. I think that one of the most promising areas of all is to help with economic development


And if you read the transcript, he had spent probably a good 30-45 minutes before that speaking fairly smoothly - yet this one question totally threw him for a loop.

Read the whole transcript. Sometimes it sounds like he is paying attention, other times he is just reciting his little sound-bite friendly short sentences.
Other times he just drops the ball.
I don't understand this guy.



Dick Cheney
Cheney just spooks me. Holy moly - what does he eat for breakfast every morning? Glass? Rocks? Rocky glass?
So, in regards to Cheney, his past connection to Halliburton, and Halliburton's contracts in Iraq and now the Pentagon's issues with the way that they are billing the people of the United States - um, why isn't there a concerted effort to put some positive spin on this all.

Just lie to me. I don't care.

Make an effort to gloss this whole mess over, because it looks really bad when you have Halliburton ripping off our government and then have our current VP who used to run the company sitting around looking like a grumpy, mean little dog.
It looks bad.


The DNC & RNC Conventions
Those f*cking cages for protestors?! Um. Are they trying to make every signer of the constitution roll around in their graves?
Cages.
People, please.


Crowd screenings for GWB's speeches
People who are not registered as republicans can't get into see the president of the United States speak? Hello - he's our president - if I want to f*cking see him speak I have every f*cking right to do that since my tax dollars pay to house his smirky little ass.

Of course, they will let you in if you sign a "loyality oath" to vote for them.
This is a joke, right?



Oh, Kerry
So, if John Kerry wouldn't have done much different than Bush did with the war in Iraq - um, then why the hell did the Democratic Party nominate his ass?
Is he just a taller version of GWB?
Dude, Iraq didn't attack us on September 11th, nor did they have much of a connection to the terrorist who did.
Wasn't it Bin Laden who offered Yemen his services to protect them from a supposed attack by Iraq?
(Yemen replied by yelling loudly out their windows for hours)

I'll give Kerry this - he appears to be quite smart, and I am totally looking forward to their first debate (although not as much as the dream debate with GWB vs. Sharpton).


Vietnam
We are all so happy that Kerry served in Vietnam, unlike the majority of the current and last administrations.
At least he did something.

On the other hand, he is getting to be a bit of a braggart about the whole thing.
I'd be happy if he toned the whole war thing down a bit.


Mischief
I totally have to come up with some sort of mischief to get into during the RNC convention.




Housekeeping
The Robot Journal will be on a short hiatus unless I find a computer on our vacation and check in. There is a new, re-designed menu in the works as well - hopefully by September we'll have some new stuff happening.



happy vacay!
»lisa ||  8/18/2004 ||  3:09:13 PM
i am sick of jibba- jabba too!
»liz ||  8/18/2004 ||  3:30:10 PM
enjoy wearing your one-piece bathingsuit

»pony ||  8/18/2004 ||  3:38:07 PM
OMFG!!!1!11!!!!

you r a genius.
»mr. xls ||  8/18/2004 ||  3:40:29 PM
mischief, eh? have you seen this? (see url)

ok, that's probably only funny to the erectile dysfunction girl...
»-b. ||  url || 8/18/2004 ||  4:19:06 PM
there's the true match:
GWB vs JK vs in a speedo contest
»qdog ||  8/18/2004 ||  4:21:37 PM
Shorter John Kerry; "I voted to give George W. Bush the authority to wage war in Iraq if absolutely necessary. GWB fucked that up, badly."
»stu ||  8/18/2004 ||  5:35:53 PM
Other fun stuff about the documentary, if you follow their press release, the headline screams "Over 5 Million People have watched it!" while the first paragraph mumbles "Over four million people." And then the quote from Gillispe that you quoted says "over 3 million people have viewed..." Come on, copy editors!

Plus, it's free. I paid $10 to see Fahrenheit 9/11.
»stu ||  8/18/2004 ||  5:44:28 PM
here is the video
»pony ||  8/19/2004 ||  12:05:21 PM



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