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Friday, October 15

No regrets, Coyote

I was just thinking how much more fun the debates could have been if the candidates were allowed 5 questions each to ask their opponent. I imagine it would go like this: We begin with the President's questions for John Kerry First I'd like to thank everyone here on the internets. I think of the internets as a second home.
  • Can I use my first question to ask for more questions?
  • Really?
  • Are you sure?
  • Why do you hate Freedom?
  • Why are so you mean to me?
  • What's the deal with you being so tall?
and so, here might be the Senator's question
  • Do you even hear the things you say sometimes?
  • Do even remember not lying about anything?
  • How long does it take you to get through confession every week?
  • Regardless of the election results, you don't plan on leaving, do you?
  • Did I mention how totally gay Cheney's daughter is?

Friday Fives

1. Seeing: What's the most beautiful piece of artwork that you've ever seen in person? Where was it, and when? Why does it stand out in your mind? I went to an 'impressionists' show at Denver Art Museum a few years ago. They had a Monet that looked completely different depending on where you looked at it from. I can't describe it well, but it was powerful. 2. If you were one of the muppets, which one would you be and why? One of the chewy kind, perhaps Beeker. 3. Hearing: How would you describe the sound of your voice? When it's played back for you, do you like the sound of it? Do you feel that your voice is similar to anyone else's? Me no likey. It's high pitched and nasally. 4. Touching: Would you consider yourself a "touchy-feely" person, or do you prefer staying within your own personal "zone" most of the time? Do you often give/receive hugs, offer handshakes, or greet others with a kiss on the cheek? there will be no kissing on the cheek, but the rest of those all apply. 5. Smelling: Do you wear perfume/cologne? What kind? Do you have a particular favorite? What fragrances do you tend to prefer? occasionally. when I do it is Hugo, great scent. I am not much of a cologne guy. A shower and some deoderant is pretty much all you get from me.

Wednesday, October 13

America has spoken - strangely

Here is something interesting. according to MSNBC, using two of their own numbers fresh from tonight - Bush is ahead in the polls. Who would you vote for? 359072 responses George W. Bush 55% John Kerry 44% however, these same geniuses agree Kerry won this debate. Let's take a look at the poll above and below. They are both real time polls from MSNBC. What can we learn about the electorate from them? These people are, in effect, saying 'I know my guy doesn't necessarily tell the truth and probably isn't the smartest guy in the room either. My guy isn't very quick on his feet. He does not handle conflict situations well. When confronted with issues, my nominee avoids the issue and changes the subject. That is what I look for in a leader! He is my guy and he should stay president!' Who won the debate? 690547 responses George W. Bush 28% John Kerry 72% What is your problem, America? Seriously, you're idiots. I mean, I still love you and all... but you aren't qualified to hold a ballot. Just forget it, I am getting all angry again. My dog has that scared look in his eye he gets right before I go on a kickin' spree. I am going to walk away from the computer, have a glass of wine and play some guitar. I'm sorry I yelled. * Keep in mind, the people here answering are the tech savy internet dorks like us. So if this is generation X speaking... what can we expect from Florida voters this fall? Turns out Florida may not be another Florida this year. Nope, they can't even run practice votes because their server crashed today during the demo. So the good news is there won't be voter fraud in Florida this year. Reason being; there won't be elections this year in Florida. Hey, don't worry. Our fearless media will pick this story up and press leadership for answers, right? Nope, I had to pick this story up from London's daily. Oh, Australia covered it too. Wasn't it on your nightly news?

Well, duh!

In today's 'No shit, sherlock' news, the NRA is endorsing President Bush

Tuesday, October 12

My plans for Nov 3rd

Well, I should qualify that. If the President does indeed step aside due to the will of the people - I have wondered just what I will do. I spend hours a day thinking about, listening to, and watching things pertaining to this election. It takes up all of my resources. As a friend recently said, "I'd like to take a vacation from this election, but I am afraid to take my eye of this administration". I was thinking of going back to listening to music. I used to love music; those were good times. I haven't listened to the Dead for months. The reason being, there are no known Dead songs under 37 minutes a piece. I don't have that kind of time to invest in relaxation anymore. So, when I get home from work on that Wednesday... I am going to pop something like Barton Hall, Cornell University '77 onto the stereo. Get a big bubble bath ready, make myself a big ole' bloody mary... and start to remember again how much I appreciate Democracy and the political process. Wish me luck -

Sunday, October 10

My thoughts on Friday's Debate

I made some notes from the debate. I didn't plan to, but once the President started lying, I jotted something down. It wasn't long before I had four pages of notes (on a mini pad, mind you). Here they are, and notes on them where relevant. To be fair and honest, every single one below is a direct reference to something President Bush said. Frankly, I wasn't watching Senator Kerry for lies. Mostly, the stuff that annoyed me from him was his redundant rhetoric. I guess you call them talking points, I call them re-runs. I know I am a day late with this, but I wanted to settle my emotions to be objective. I think if anything defines my work here... it is the word objective. I own a lumber company? That's news to me! Does he? I don't know. I was just amused with how self-righteous he was about it. We have added 1.9 Million jobs in the last 13 months guess what, that is so full of shit, I am not even going to look it up to refute. But, I can tell you this; after the jobs report came out on Thursday showing the growth for the quarter was much slower than expected - both the DOW and the NASDAQ fell as a direct result. The job growth was 16,000 in the last month. You do the math. "it looks we are battling with green eye shades" the president said that. I rewound the tape to make sure. I have NO idea what it means either. internets in reference to rumor mills on the internet, he used the term 'internets' and did not correct himself. I know they are both crazy rich and out of touch with you... but that 'internets' slip will be fodder for years. For example - when Clinton had never seen a cordless drill, or when Bush Sr had never seen a grocery scanner before. We are going to double the mileage of off road diesel vehicles Now this is a random quote. Interestingly, I had just read these figures the day before. The Dodge Ram (2 wheel drive) gets 9 miles per gallon. Shit, I can push a truck and be more efficient than that. All this time I was feeling like an environmental burden with my beloved Tacoma, which gets 20 mpg. Point being, even if Bush doubles a car with 9 MPG, that is still a totally unacceptable figure. when asked about 'Offshoring', the President said "we need less regulation and a better energy plan" Bullshit. As someone who has been 'Offshored' thrice in the last 4 years. I can tell you that our energy plan doesn't have shit do to with anything in this area. The jobs being offshored are intelligence jobs, and manual labor. Allow me (Lono) to state my position on outsourcing now... If you go back through my archives, you will see it is something I have had in place for years, and even Senator Kerry is now adopting it. Every private business has the right to outsource and offshore their jobs. In fact, it is their duty to do so if it can make them more successful. BUT, what we can do as Americans is two-fold. 1) end all tax subsidies for businesses moving jobs out of America. 2) have all Government jobs done from the United States. The GOP ran their fund raising call center out of India. Your tax returns? They are being audited from India as well. The Federal Government needs to be in the business of employing Americans! Lastly, the judges "with personal opinions and agendas" rant is just going to upset me too much to type. So, let's fast forward to Senator Kerry's comments, which I really liked. To paraphrase, he said that an ideal court briefing to him is one that is written so you can't tell if it was a man or woman that wrote it. Said piece should be written so you have no idea if they were liberal or conservative... black or white. Don't even get me started on the President's favorite concern about "activist judges are subverting the will of the people" - because... fucko was appointed president by said activist judges.