Archive for July, 2004

Searching for Dukakis

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

He’s talking with a group of Greek American delegates. You know, if 20 percent of the American public were of Greek, Dukakis would’ve won!

Here’s where Dukakis is going.

Speaks before a few state delegations, moderates a public policy forum, will not be in eye-sight of a camera ever.

As for the spirit of Dukakis: go to Drudge and you’ll find those goofy photos of Kerry in a space-suit. I can’t imagine any lasting image or piece of symbolism coming from the photographs, but if you must…

Rush and company will hype it up.

LaRouche’s Presence at the DNC Convention

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

What good is this blog if I don’t keep the reader abreast of the latest movements of the Lyndon LaRouche campaign?

What is it that they are singing?

Entertainment was provided by a group of Lyndon LaRouche supporters. About 30 of them arrived with posters sporting messages like “Will Cheney postpone the election?” and “Future generations will want an open convention.” The LaRouchies then started to sing songs. From a distance, the songs sounded like Russian choral work, actually quite pretty. But as the protesters approached us, the tone of the singing started to remind me of Maoist martial parade songs. “La-Rouche, La-Rouche,” they sang, practically stealing the “Marchons, Marchons!” refrain from La Marseillaise.


Seemingly immortal presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche’s youth followers are upset that they’re having to stay in youth hostels. At a Democratic National Convention Committee briefing Sunday, a young man stood up during the Q&A session and asked Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe why the DNC had canceled contracts for the LaRouche Youth Movement’s hotel rooms.

McAuliffe said he had no idea what the guy was talking about, but the young man pressed further, accusing the DNC of colluding with the Homeland Security Department to squelch criticism of Vice President Cheney, who, according to the Youth Movement’s press release, is one of “LaRouche’s leading enemies.” (The release goes on to note that “McAuliffe is aware, of course, that, if Cheney were to be removed before or during the Democratic convention, all the credit would go to LaRouche.”)

After listening long enough to the tirade, McAuliffe finally said, “I think Dick Cheney was behind the cancellation of your rooms.”

Hm. Well, here’s the LaRouche side of the story. I’m still wrapping my mind around the idea of if Cheney were to be removed before or during the Democratic convention, all the credit would go to LaRouche.

It looks like LaRouche is pleased with Terry McAuliffe’s statement:

And, today, in what I think was a very significant occurrence—and I think that it’s actually good, that Terry McAuliffe had finally adopted a fighting stance, and I applaud him for doing one good thing: But, today, in a public statement, Terry McAuliffe said, that he was not responsible—not responsible—for locking the LaRouche Youth Movement out, that he was not responsible for the cancellation of the contracts. And when he was pushed on it, he said, “I think Dick Cheney did it.” And therefore, we will, in fact, issue a press release—the press release is being written right now—saying that the Democratic National Committee Chairman has accused Vice President Dick Cheney of cancelling the contract!

It’s tough being a member of the LaRouche Youth Squad. Constantly picked on by the man. Having to stay in Hostels. And even in the event that LaRouche gains a few delegates during the primary, the results are voided anyways.

Okay. Enough of LaRouche. Later I’ll blog out the convention schedule for Michael Dukakis.

DNC Platform

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

“people of good will disagree about whether America should have gone to war.”

Interesting platform plank. What would happen if every plank looked like that one?

people of good will disagree about whether Abortion should be legal or not.


people of good will disagree about the proper role of government.

That last one being the reason for political parties in the first place.

Cage Those Freaks!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

If you want to protest at the Democratic National Convention, you are instructed to do so here:

See… it’s a great place to get your message out. Just look at all the signs!

I don’t know. That doesn’t look to me like a particularly endearing place to exercise one’s first amendment rights.

I mean — seeing as standing in a cage is rather uncomfortable, seeing how the Convention itself has gone out of its way to make the speeches generic and uninteresting, how Margaret Cho was booted from her appearance off on a periphreal event…

Where is there left to make crude sexual double entendres with Bush’s name?

Things Move Fast In Politics Part TWO

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

Will Someone Please Put This Guy Out of His Misery?

Okay. So, that’s how things stood for Clinton in April. McGovern, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, and now this turd. Perhaps they better pull some shenanigans at the convention and get someone else in!

That’s the low-point, right? Nay. Things just kept getting worse.

Here’s the polling:
Bush: 36%
Perot: 34%
Clinton: 24%

Actually, take note of that: 56 percent support a 50 percent reduction in defense spending over five years; and 79% would support the position that the Europeans and Japanese pay the full cost of theirown defense, or we bring our troops home. Well, it’s the end of the Cold War, you know…


Needs to just worry about getting enough votes to qualify for matching funds. His campaign is completely dead. He will suffer the worse loss in recent
history. This is especially odd, because he is the best candidate they have
had since Johnson.

More fuel:

Robert Novak, on CNN last night, blocked out the electoral college divvy state by state, if the election were held today. He had Perot with about 340 votes, Bush at about 170, and Clinton with 9. Perot gets most of the big blocks: California, Texas, Florida, etc. Clinton gets only his home state of Arkansas and D.C. So Perot is doing better than even his poll results show.

Nine… electoral… votes. And Perot is the new president. Got that?

Remember Bryan and his cross of gold? Where is he now?

I’m guessing that’s a show of support for just chunking the primaries and … finding someone, anybody, new at the Democratic Convention. As opposed to a plea to base our currency on silver.

Occurences per Chapter that Sean Hannity uses the word “Evil”

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

From this rather caustic review I find this chart… each chapter followed by number of times that Hannity sees fit to use the word “evil”.

Chapter Occurrences
1 42
2 51
3 19
4 13
5 13
6 4
7 8
8 1
9 3

Actually, read the entire thing. It goes on to do a chapter by chapter look at Hannity’s Cast of Evil. Example:

In chapter seven, Bill Clinton is evil, Hillary Clinton is evil, Osama bin Laden is evil, Ramzi Yousef is evil, Yasser Arafat is evil, Terry McAuliffe is evil, Madeleine Albright is evil, Warren Christopher is evil, Al-Jazeera is evil, Joe Lockhart is evil, the PLO is evil, Janet Reno is evil, Suha Arafat is evil, and al Qaeda is evil.

On the other hand, the name of the book is “Deliver Us From Evil”, so I suppose it fits that we need a comprehensive look at the Evil-Doers that we need to depart from.

So, what happens when he brings on a guest to the Hannity and Colmes Show, after writing on his blog that the recently deceased Ronald Reagan was… well… evil? Well, from memory:

You are an sad, evil person. You have no soul.

I don’t know. Do souls exist? They seem to be a little too ethereal for my taste.

A Call For Incivility

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

The history of the Congressional Record is littered with incivil pronouncements against political enemies.

We’ve had now indisbutably wrong-headed pronouncements — both gracious and not gracious — for the “Peculiar Institution” of slavery, for the KKK, and for Segregation.

Strom Thurmond pissed into a bucket in the Congressional Record.

We’ve had members of one party accusing the President from the other party killing people

It’s a record that demonstrates different constituencies’ concerns, warts and all, and the idiosyncracies of particular candidaates, and vicious dislike toward the members of the opposing party or opposing philosophy.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, and particularly his vice president Henry Wallace, are tools of Communism. Pearl Harbor notwithstanding, we should not go to war. John F Kennedy’s daddy stole the election against Nixon*. Richard Nixon is a crook. All in the public record!

So, with all that in mind:

Why were Corrine Brown’s words strickened from the Congressional Record?

Audio, video, and transcription found here, disappeared as it is from the record.

I come from Florida, where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d’etat.

We need to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Over and over again after the election when you stole the election, you came back here and said: ‘Get over it.”

No, we’re not going to get over it. And we want verification from the world.

* Okay, I don’t know for sure if that one is in there. But, I must say, if it isn’t I would be supremely disappointed.