Once again, real life has gotten in the way of the blog. Back tonight – honest.
I’ll be back this afternoon.
Ten reasons Jim Treacher won’t vote for George W. Bush.
Thanks to my job, I know most of the Air Force pilots who fly the F-22.
I can guaran-dang-tee you this story will be hitting all of their mailboxes on Monday morning (most of the senders will probably be their F-15 and F-16 buddies)…
Mike M files another report from Ohio.
One of the benefits of living in a swing state is that the candidates come to you! In this case, the candidate practically came to work with me. John Kerry appeared yesterday in Columbus, Ohio at the Columbus Athenaeum, a small convention center on the north side of downtown which happens to be literally across the street from where I work. I didn
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then click here for 23,000 very funny words.
Good news? My Cardinals are going to the World Series.
Bad news? I’m sick as a really sick dog with a bad sickness causing him to feel very sick. Actually, just a nasty cold – but light blogging tonight and maybe tomorrow. On the other hand, have you tried Absolut Nyquil yet? Meanwhile, here are a bunch of links to keep you busy until my meds kick in.
The EU has sprung into action – again! Read:
VIENNA, Austria (AP) – Iran is unlikely to accept European incentives aimed at getting it to suspend uranium enrichment, diplomats said Thursday, raising the prospect of a showdown next month between Tehran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency.
Envoys from Britain, France and Germany offered civilian nuclear technology and a trade deal to the Iranians in a private meeting at the French mission to international organizations in Vienna. But Western diplomats said they doubt Iran will back down easily.
Iran did not immediately respond to the incentives, which included the promise of lucrative trade, a light-water nuclear research reactor and the chance to buy nuclear fuel from the West.
Europe couldn’t buy off a land-hungry dictator with coveted bits of Czechoslovakia – so what makes them think they can buy off nuke-hungry with promises cash and trade?
The EU has sprung into action! Read:
A reader who would prefer to keep her name off the blog writes:
Read your article about ABC trying to find people who voted for Gore in 2000 and are going to vote for Bush in 2004. I am a single, working, middle class mother of a college freshman living in a northern suburb of Detroit. Most of my family voted for Gore in 2000. A few of them, including myself, are ashamed to admit that we even voted for Gore. We cannot imagine having another president that George W. Bush after 9/11.
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Finally, a solution to dangling chads.
In response to this post from yesterday, new-to-me blogger Francis writes, “My only conclusion is that Jimmy Carter is in fact an inhabitant of an alternate reality.”
Can anyone think of a better explanation?
Hello, what’s this:
In a major blow to the credibility of the national Log Cabin Republicans organization as a moderate voice in the Republican Party, newly discovered documents reveal that the person who manages the national Log Cabin political operation is, in fact, a long-time operative for the John Edwards Democratic Presidential campaign.
According to documents faxed to me yesterday (detailed in the section below), and corroborated by multiple sources, Log Cabin Political Director Christopher Barron headed up volunteer efforts for the John Edwards for President campaign for the Washington, DC area. Barron was hired by new Executive Director Patrick Guerriero as part of his management team. According to three different sources, Barron has separately confirmed his connection to the Edwards campaign in the past.
I seem to remember Andrew Sullivan slamming Bush for failing to get endorsed by the LCR. Maybe now we know why. Read the rest at GayPatriot.
John Kerry on the use of force:
Kerry’s belief in working with allies runs so deep that he has maintained that the loss of American life can be better justified if it occurs in the course of a mission with international support. In 1994, discussing the possibility of U.S. troops being killed in Bosnia, he said, “If you mean dying in the course of the United Nations effort, yes, it is worth that. If you mean dying American troops unilaterally going in with some false presumption that we can affect the outcome, the answer is unequivocally no.”
That is all.
(Hat tip, reader Sean Hallett.)
Karol Sheinen reports that here in Colorado, Republicans have registered nearly as many new voters as Democrats have. She then adds, “It’s all going to depend on turn-out.”
I remember getting into Kurt Vonnegut around the age of 11 or 12. One of his novels I read first was “Slapstick.” It’s been so long since I read it
VodkaPundit has its first-ever Ohio election correspondent. Reporting from the field – and on election day, as a poll official – is frequent commenter Mike M. Take it away, Mike.
Cheers and happy reading everyone! In the interest of having eyes and ears everywhere, Stephen was kind enough to allow me to submit a feature of sorts. Those who patrol the comments section will recognize me as Mike M, and I have registered to be a poll official in the upcoming election. I happen to be from the great state of Ohio, ground zero for political spamming of the airwaves
My latest Tech Central Station column is up.
Nelson Ascher says everything I’ve tried to say on this blog for almost three years now – in a single, thoughtful post.
Two excerpts to get you started:
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This from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Sproul & Associates, a consulting firm based in Chandler, Ariz., hired to conduct the drive by the Republican National Committee, employed several hundred canvassers throughout the state to register new voters. Some workers yesterday said they were told to avoid registering Democrats or anyone who indicated support for Democratic nominee John F. Kerry.
“We were told that if they wanted to register Democrat, there was no way we were to register them to vote,” said Michele Tharp, of Meadville, who said she was sent out to canvass door-to-door and outside businesses in Meadville, Crawford County. “We were only to register Republicans.”
Tharp said volunteers were sent door-to-door to seek registrants but were instructed to first ask prospective new voters which candidate they planned to support.
“If they said Kerry, we were just supposed to say thank you and walk away,” Tharp said.
Anyone in Pennsylvania know anything about this?
An excerpt from the Rolling Stone interview with John Kerry:
What do you think of the color-coded terror alerts the Department of Homeland Security issues?
I think Americans, sadly, laugh at it. They don’t know what to do.
Will you continue that program?
No. I’m going to find some more thoughtful way of alerting America. If we have to alert America, I think the most important thing to do is alert law enforcement more effectively across the country. Law enforcement doesn’t have even a single, unified watch list yet. They still have separate watch lists, with different names and different people. This is the single, simplest, most important thing the Department of Homeland Security was supposed to do, and they haven’t done it.
Dude, making fun of the color alert system is so 2002.
. . .in Europe?
No surprise, really, since that’s where the idea started. And came to power. And tried to conquer the world and all that.