Thursday, September 30, 2004

The GOP's Poland Problem

Kevin Drum makes hay with Bush's peevish Poland statement. Now, I doubt that Bush's whining about Poland's massive contributions to the coalition will become a big story. But I can't believe that Kevin passed up an opportunity to make the obvious historical tie between Bush's Poland gaffe and Ford's much more memorable Poland gaffe:
In 1976, non-elected incumbent Gerald Ford went into a debate with Carter as Carter was sinking like a stone in the polls after coming out of the Democratic convention with a huge lead. One Ford mistake ultimately was credited with saving the election for Carter. Answering a question about the communist enslavement of Poland, Ford said that the people of Poland were free.
What is it with clumsy, inarticulate, Republican president's when it comes to talking about Poland in debates?

Another Test of Conservatives' "Principles"

If things continue on their present path, Colorado will have a chance to demonstrate to the nation the hypocricy that underlies conservative partisanship. According to most recent polls, Kerry leads in Colorado (albeit, within the margin of error). Furthermore, Amendment 36, which seeks to allocate Electoral Votes proportionally, would pass if the election were held today.

Should Kerry win in Colorado along with the passage of Amendment 36, conservatives may find themselves compelled to backtrack on their opposition to the amendment.

Most conservatives I've read (samples here and here and here) are opposed to Amendment 36. I don't buy all of their arguments against Amendment 36. But I do believe that some of their points have merit. While I'm still in favor of electoral reform, I am firmly opposed to Amendment 36.* I will remain opposed whether or not Kerry wins in Colorado.

Will conservative opponents of Amendment 36 stick to their principled opposition of Amendment 36? If Bush loses Colorado but 4 of Colorado's proportionally allocated Electoral Votes would narrowly give him the White House I firmly believe that the vast majority of conservatives will suddenly become the biggest supporters of Amendment 36 you've ever seen.

Granted, there's also some potential for hypocricy on the part of certain Kerry supporters in such a scenario. But as far as I know the Kerry campaign has not indicated support for Amendment 36. (If I'm not mistaken, John Kerry is on record as saying it's a state issue.) And just because conservatives oppose Amendment 36 does not mean that progressives reflexively support it. The liberal paper of Boulder, The Daily Camera, opposes the amendment. Furthermore, the coalition supporting the Amendment is not limited to liberal progressives. According to the Amendment has been endorsed by The Libertarian Party of Colorado and former Independent presidential candidate and 10-term Republican Congressman John Anderson.

Whatever happens, I'll be curious to see if partisan conservatives retain the courage of their pre-election convictions.

*As far as electoral reform is concerned, my thinking currently is that it is the voting procedures more than the electoral allocation that needs to be adjusted. I'm leaning toward support of the Condorcet Voting model or the Approval Voting method.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Crawford Wants Its Idiot Back

See? Not all Texans are incorrigible.

After endorsing George W. Bush in 2000 and supporting Bush's war, the hometown newspaper of Crawford, Texas has endorsed John Kerry. The Lone Star Iconoclast, demonstrating wisdom in being able to admit a horrible mistake, offers a glowing endorsement. The thrust of the endorsement is simple: George Bush let us down. Repeatedly. The endorsement culminates:
The re-election of George W. Bush would be a mandate to continue on our present course of chaos. We cannot afford to double the debt that we already have. We need to be moving in the opposite direction.

John Kerry has 30 years of experience looking out for the American people and can navigate our country back to prosperity and re-instill in America the dignity she so craves and deserves. He has served us well as a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and has had a successful career as a district attorney, lieutenant governor, and senator.

Kerry has a positive vision for America, plus the proven intelligence, good sense, and guts to make it happen.

That’s why The Iconoclast urges Texans not to rate the candidate by his hometown or even his political party, but instead by where he intends to take the country.

The Iconoclast wholeheartedly endorses John Kerry.
Here's hoping that Texans Americans of all stripes and in all locations are able to follow the sound advice of Bush's hometown paper.

Monday, September 27, 2004

True Story from the Campaign Trail

I was out today registering voters. My co-canvasser and I knocked on about 75 doors. As it was a predominantly Hispanic apartment complex, my teammate, Jesus, did most of the talking. I hung back and focused on tracking our progress and handing Jesus the right paperwork (Spanish language voter registration, English vote by mail request, bi-lingual candidate information...) at the right time.

Late in the day, after having listened to Jesus talk to mostly Spanish speakers, I was somewhat surprised to hear a woman greet us at her door in perfect English. After Jesus did his bit I was even more surprised to hear this woman say: "Oh, I already have my voter registration. I just haven't mailed it back yet." No one else we had spoken to had been similarly prepared. "We'd be happy to turn it in for you," we volunteered.

When she handed us the form we looked it over and pointed out that she needed to fill in a couple of things. Among them was her intended affiliation. "The affiliation field can't be blank," we told her. "Though you can specify 'Unaffiliated' if you prefer."

"Oh, I'm definitely a Republican," she interjected.

"I just didn't know how to spell it."

Saturday, September 25, 2004


Scratchy of fightandfight gives us this enlightening walk down memory lane from October 3, 2000:
LEHRER: New question.
How would you go about, as president, deciding when it was in the national interest to use U.S. force? Generally.

BUSH: Well, if it's in our vital national interests. And that means whether or not our territory -- our territory is threatened, our people could be harmed, whether or not our alliances -- our defense alliances are threatened, whether or not our friends in the Middle East are threatened. That would be a time to seriously consider the use of force.

Secondly, whether or not the mission was clear, whether or not it was a clear understanding as to what the mission would be.

Thirdly, whether or not we were prepared and trained to win, whether or not our forces were of high morale and high standing and well-equipped.

And finally, whether or not there was an exit strategy.

I would take the use of force very seriously. I would be guarded in my approach. I don't think we can be all things to all people in the world. I think we've got to be very careful when we commit our troops.

The vice president [Gore] and I have a disagreement about the use of troops. He believes in nation-building. I would be very careful about using our troops as nation builders.

BUSH: I believe the role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place.

And so I take my responsibility seriously. And it starts with making sure we rebuild our military power.

Morale in today's military is too low. We're having trouble meeting recruiting goals. We met the goals this year, but in the previous years, we have not met recruiting goals. Some of our troops are not well-equipped. I believe we're overextended in too many places.

And, therefore, I want to rebuild the military power. It starts with a billion dollar pay raise for the men and women who wear the uniform, a billion dollars more than the president recently signed into law, to make sure our troops are well-housed and well-equipped; bonus plans to keep some of our high-skilled folks in the services; and a commander in chief who clearly sets the mission, and the mission is to fight and win war, and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place.
Yes, like you, I must just stand in wonder, mouth agape. It boggles the mind, doesn't it?

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Kevin, Mark, and Matt each have commented on Bush's strange new tendency to use a polysyllabic word like "embolden." They, of course, take note of the odd coincidence that all up and down the right side of the aisle "emobolden" has become the word du jour.

Missing from the whole discussion is a reminder of Bush's own valiant efforts to "embolden" our enemies.

Personally, I find it a little far-fetched to think of our enemies sitting around listening to Kerry's long-winded, ponderous speeches and then suddenly getting bold, wild hairs up their asses to all of a sudden go blow stuff up. And even if they listened to one entire Kerry speech (at least to hear Bushies tell it) they wouldn't know what the hell he's talking about or asking them to do, what with all that flip-flopping.

It's somewhat easier for me to imagine our enemies responding to the simple, plainspoken George W. Bush who heroically and directly requested our enemies to "Bring it on."

George W. Bush really sells himself short when he humbly ignores his own prominent role in emboldening our enemies. I think I recall humility as one of the characteristics Republicans love about their Dear Leader.

Oh, and one other thing I don't understand. Are the insurgents emboldened? Is that the story we're sticking with? Cause I heard George and Ayed give speeches the other day talking about how rosy things were looking. How things were getting better; huge vast swaths of the country are safe for picnicking and whatnot. Something about only a "handful" of suiciders against hundreds of thousands of security forces.

Is this dissonance just another attempt by the Bush administration to speak clearly? Or am I missing something?

Fear More Years

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Poster also suitable for church bulletin boards, telephone poles, and car windows (Bush supporters, please remember image must face outward to be effective). When posted on the front door of a residential dwelling, poster is an effective Halloween scare tactic for small children. CAUTION: Care should be taken when using poster in areas frequented by senior citizens. Contemplating another four years of Bush may provoke cardiac arrest.

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Caption courtesy of Apeiron

Friday, September 24, 2004

Execute Her

"Faux" wedding? "Alleged" wedding ceremony? "Putative" wedding? Are Brittany and Kevin gay or something? With the damage Brittany has done to the sacred institution of marriage I think she must be gay. What other explanation can there be?

If we are to defend marriage from these Godless faggots we must have a Constitutional Amendment. And that namby-pamby proposal by strong American and Coloradoan Marilyn Musgrave doesn't go nearly far enough. We need an amendment with teeth and real punative measures.

I've previously made my recommendations known: Brittany Spears should be executed during the next Super Bowl half-time show.

I don't know about you, but since learning about Brittany and Kevin's real/fake wedding (not to mention the valid/invalid weddings of all those vile gays) my own marriage has started to crumble. We must defend marriage.

Execution I say. Who's with me?


I'm usually fairly respectful of the reporting of the Washington Post's Dana Milbank. However in a piece today he demonstrates that you can never let your guard down with today's shitty media (emphasis added):
Whatever the merits, the charges that terrorists prefer Democrats have been echoed by independent commentators and journalists. CNN analyst Bill Schneider, asked about Hastert's remarks, agreed that al Qaeda "would very much like to defeat President Bush."
Bill Schneider? Bill "AEI" Schneider?? Bill Fucking Conservative Hack Schneider???

Schneider is neither independent nor he is a journalist. And, for what it's worth, his analytical skills are too crappy for words.

Now, replace the "independent commentators and journalists" with "the media" and maybe I don't have so much of a problem with the graf. While I certainly disagree with the media's parroting of an idiotic (not to say ineffective) Republican talking point it is certainly true that the press are echoing the sentiment. But to ascribe a level of independence or journalism to the practice just makes Milbank look bad.

Thursday, September 23, 2004


I'm not a big fan of polling. Which is to say that I don't really follow the daily back and forth that polls purport to show. Certainly, national polls are precisely useless given the electoral college system by which we elect presidents.

I do pay some heed to some state polls. But really that is also somewhat pointless other than to remind us that this election is going to be very close. Many states (i.e. Texas, California, etc.) are outside the margin of error in all reputable polls and thus their outcome is really not in question (unless you're counting on Diebold). The remaining states are within the margin of error meaning the predictive value of the poll is marginal (not to say non-existant as Kevin Drum thoughtfully reminded us last month).

Although I don't closely follow or write about polls I think the release of the massive American Research Group (ARG) poll deserves some attention. In a poll of over 30,000 people in all 50 states ARG posts the following results:
  • George W. Bush is at 47% and John Kerry is at 46% in the weighted national popular vote.
  • Bush leads outside the margin of error in 17 states with 133 electoral votes.
  • Kerry leads outside the margin of error in 10 states with 132 electoral votes.
  • Bush has any lead in 29 states with 253 electoral votes.
  • Kerry has any lead in 20 states with 270 electoral votes.
  • Bush and Kerry are tied in Wisconsin and West Virginia.
  • Bush needs to defend small leads in 5 states - Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Ohio.
  • Kerry needs to defend small leads in 5 states - Maine, Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
  • Among men nationwide, 51% say they would vote for Bush and 42% say they would vote for Kerry.
  • Among women nationwide, 42% say they would vote for Bush and 50% say they would vote for Kerry.

The results mean a couple of things:
  • This election IS close

    Forty-seven to forty-six percent means that Bush is ahead (given the large sample size there's not really a margin of error in the national number). But he's only ahead by 1 percent. Got that?


    So, to you Republicans who have taped the most recent Gallup poll to your bathroom mirrors and giddily droll all over yourselves with glee while brushing your teeth...I hope you continue to delude yourselves. Please, please, read Gallup every day from now until November 2.

    To those of you who have mentioned to me your concern about Kerry's standing in the polls, I say "Smile." Things are good. Contrary to what the major media would have you believe, Kerry is doing quite well against the incumbent.

  • YOU can make a difference

    Despite Kerry's strength in the polls, the outcome of this election is wholly predicated on YOUR efforts to get his supporters to the polls. How many voters have you touched today? How many calls have you made? How many minds have you swayed? Barring an October surprise (not to be discounted) it is the strengh of the GOTV effort that will decide this race. From where things stand right now, I like our odds. But we can not be complacent.

  • Colorado Looks Good

    Colorado is looking pretty good for Kerry right about now. It's a statistical tie. But look at the detail. Kerry is pulling more Democrats than Bush is pulling Republicans (although Republicans outnumber Dems in the state). Also, there are a fair number of undecideds which have a decent chance of breaking for Kerry (especially if they are women and/or Independents). Finally, given the high Latino population (including citizens who do not speak English) and the huge volumes of new Latino voters being added to the rolls (probably not included in the polling), my hunch is that Kerry (with Salazar's help) will get the W in Colorado.

  • North Carolina Looks Ehh

    Surprisingly, North Carolina also is showing as a statistical dead heat. Bush is doing way better with Republicans than Kerry is doing with Democrats. In a nominally Democratic state (by voter registration at least) that's not a good sign. So, while I'd love to pick up the 15 EV's of the Old North State, my hunch is that it will stay red this year. Screw that. To Mars, my bitches! Mars!

  • Republicans Must Make A Choice

    If the ARG results hold up through November 2 then Republicans need to decide whether they're still in favor of the electoral college or if they've decided they prefer the popular vote.

    And I'd appreciate it if you would make the decision before November 2. Unlike last time.

    By the way, if, somehow, Kerry does win the electoral college but loses the popular vote, he'll be the first Democrat to win the White House without having won the popular vote...joining three Republicans with that dubious distinction.
Anyway, that's all plenty for now.

The bottom line is that this is a fight. And right now this fight is close. Next up is the debates which will be tough for Kerry. But I'm content to let Kerry worry about the debates while we worry about the streets.

Mars, my little bitches! Mars!

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

The Sins of Dan Rather George Bush

I find it more than a little ironic that Dan Rather is being attacked for sins that George Bush himself not only committed but refined to perfection. Basically, Rather is being called on the carpet (as he should be) for acting on suspect information.

In addition to Iraq, how many different instances of George Bush doing this would you like me to point out?

At least the conclusion that Rather lept to has the redeeming quality of probably being correct, in spite of the manufactured evidence he was fed. It'd be nice if the same thing could be said of George Bush and the erroneous conclusions at which he's prone to arrive.

Willie Bush

I've noted on multiple occasions -- most recently a few days ago -- that, on issues of character, Bushy Boy inhabits roughly the same moral universe as his vilified predecessor. E.J. Dionne notes another similarity: Verbal slipperiness.
But a guy who is supposed to be so frank and direct turns remarkably Clintonian where the National Guard issue is concerned. "I met my requirements and was honorably discharged" is Bush's stock answer, which does old Bill proud. And am I the only person exasperated by a double standard that treated everything Bill Clinton ever did in his life ("I didn't inhale") as fair game but now insists that we shouldn't sully ourselves with any inconvenient questions about Bush's past?
Despite his weariness at dealing with issues from the Nixon years, Dionne seeks to frame Bush's National Guard service as the character issue it rightly is. And given Rove's desire to make character the central issue of the campaign, it's reasonable to ask why George "You Know Where I Stand" Bush can't answer several simple questions about his Guard service.

The Economy: Gregor Mendel Edition

My aunt -- a one time Republican -- pointed me to this graphic. It's such stunning depiction of Dubya's effectiveness when it comes to jobs that I thought I'd pass it on.

But what I found truly funny is this: If you average the Bush family effectiveness on job creation, they still lag all other post WWII presidents -- most by significant margins. It just goes to show that even by trading on Poppy's good name as president, Dim Son still finds himself lying face down in a pool of his own vomit at the bottom of the charts.

I should note that I bear no personal animus to Bush, The Elder. I didn't think he was a good president but I always felt he was a decent man. Unfortunately, decency (unlike job creation ability) does not appear to be a genetically passed trait in the Bush family.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

"That Kind of Fun"

Tragically, for the second time this month, a student at a Colorado university has died at a fraternity event. By all accounts both youngsters were extracurricularly involved, top students with good heads on their shoulders. The kind of students that universities covet and the kind of kids that make parents proud. I shudder to think at the loss their families and friends are feeling.

Unfortunately, the circumstances of their deaths reminded of some of the great insight offered by one of the luminaries of the Right. Speaking of Abu Ghraib, Rush Limbaugh, a bastion of moral rectitude, endorsed the torture of prisoners in the custody of the United States and described it as:
sort of like hazing, a fraternity prank. Sort of like that kind of fun.
I'm sure that if given the opportunity to console, Rush would nobly point out that these Colorado students died having the kind of fun that American soldiers are having in Iraq. Really, Rush might say, these students (and their fraternity brethren) were just doing their patriotic duty.

Good 'ol Rush. I'm glad he's on our side. I just wish he could have more of that kind of fun.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Impossible to Make This Up

Cheney has revealed Bush's secret plan for the economy: eBay.

Well, this changes everything. Why didn't they say this before? I've been carping for months about Bush and how out of touch he is. If only I had known about the magic eBay bullet.

eBay does, what? About $30 billion in total sales annually? Whoa! Let's see, in a $10 trillion economy that works out to hmmm...Oh yeah, almost one third of one percent! Ca ching!

I'm sure the second prong in the "Bush-Cheney For Jobs" eBay arsenal is that ANYBODY can sell crap on eBay. This means that with just a few more eBay user ID's the Bush-Cheney economic tsunami will boast 0.0% unemployment. Ka pow!

Plus, those numbers don't even include John Edwards' excellent suggestion to add lemonade stand and cupcakes sales to the national ledger.

Man, the Bush-Cheney Cupcake Economy ROCKS!

Marvin's Dream Ticket

Atrios must be scraping the bottom of the barrel to be accepting blog ads from this crew...

Register to Vote -- Win $100 Grand

In what must be the most blatant vote registration come on I've ever heard of, the people at Vote Or Not are having a $100,000 drawing. The only catch is that you must be registered to vote when the drawing is held.

Hey, I could use a $100K. Maybe you can too. Here's the link.

Bush in Brief

Writing a short post about Conservative George's exploding deficit, Mark Kleiman has a line I wish I'd thought of:
That's the wonderful thing about our President, who can't remember from one day to the next whether or not he thinks America can win the war on terror: he sets himself low standards, and then fails to meet them.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

That's My Bushy

Well, you gotta hand it to good 'ol Dubya. He's not content to simply be no better than Slick Willie. No, Georgie Boy is always seeking to outdo his predecessor.

Here's the latest.

Clinton, of course, was a mere draft dodger. Bushy, however, was not content to be merely a draft dodger. He upped the ante by disobeying a direct order from a superior officer.

Hmm. Let's see now. In war movies I seem to recall something about disobeying orders being a crime... I wonder what it's like in real life?

The Uniform Code of Military Justice stipulates:
Any person subject to this chapter who--
(1) strikes his superior commissioned officer or draws or lifts up any weapon or offers any violence against him while he is in the execution of his officer; or
(2) willfully disobeys a lawful command of his superior commissioned officer;
shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct, and if the offense is committed at any other time, by such punishment, other than death, as a court-martial may direct.
Now I'm generally opposed to capital punishment. But I'm willing to make an exception. To paraphrase one of my Bushy's favorite phrases, people who repeatedly ignore the rules must be held to account. This sounds like the perfect time for Bushy to start following his own advice.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

What's George Drinking?

Is this yet another George Bush flip flop?

The story on George Bush (at least the story told when he is wooing the temperate Christians he calls his "base") is that George Bush hasn't touched alcohol since he found Jesus at Colorado's Broadmoor hotel in July, 1986. I'm curious, then, what exactly it is in Bush's glass as he animatedly regales his fellow G8 leaders. Digby has more.

When it comes to Bush's drinking I think we should listen to the people who know Bush best. In 2000, Bush's best friend (now Commerce Secretary), Don Evans noted that Bush lacked "discipline."

Doesn't America deserve better than an undisciplined alcoholic?


Sorry for lack of original and less than scintillating posts lately. Writing original posts is not at the top of my agenda. I've just started jobs for a few new clients. And I'm trying to increase my involvement in GOTV efforts.

I hope you too are out in the arena trying to elect a president who will treat national security with the seriousness it deserves.

Vote John Kerry.

Decency Speaks

Via Josh Marshall:
The text of a letter former President Carter sent to Zell Miller over the weekend ...
You seem to have forgotten that loyal Democrats elected you as mayor and as state senator. Loyal Democrats, including members of my family and me, elected you as lieutenant governor and as governor. It was a loyal Democrat, Lester Maddox, who assigned you to high positions in the state government when you were out of office. It was a loyal Democrat, Roy Barnes, who appointed you as U.S. Senator when you were out of office. By your historically unprecedented disloyalty, you have betrayed our trust.
Great Georgia Democrats who served in the past, including Walter George, Richard Russell, Herman Talmadge, and Sam Nunn disagreed strongly with the policies of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and me, but they remained loyal to the party in which they gained their public office. Other Democrats, because of philosophical differences or the race issue, like Bo Callaway and Strom Thurmond, at least had the decency to become Republicans.

Everyone knows that you were chosen to speak at the Republican Convention because of your being a “Democrat,” and it’s quite possible that your rabid and mean-spirited speech damaged our party and paid the Republicans some transient dividends.

Perhaps more troublesome of all is seeing you adopt an established and very effective Republican campaign technique of destroying the character of opponents by wild and false allegations. The Bush campaign’s personal attacks on the character of John McCain in South Carolina in 2000 was a vivid example. The claim that war hero Max Cleland was a disloyal American and an ally of Osama bin Laden should have given you pause, but you have joined in this ploy by your bizarre claims that another war hero, John Kerry, would not defend the security of our nation except with spitballs. (This is the same man whom you described previously as “one of this nation's authentic heroes, one of this party's best-known and greatest leaders -- and a good friend.")

I, myself, never claimed to have been a war hero, but I served in the navy from 1942 to 1953, and, as president, greatly strengthened our military forces and protected our nation and its interests in every way. I don’t believe this warrants your referring to me as a pacificist.

Zell, I have known you for forty-two years and have, in the past, respected you as a trustworthy political leader and a personal friend. But now, there are many of us loyal Democrats who feel uncomfortable in seeing that you have chosen the rich over the poor, unilateral preemptive war over a strong nation united with others for peace, lies and obfuscation over the truth, and the political technique of personal character assassination as a way to win elections or to garner a few moments of applause. These are not the characteristics of great Democrats whose legacy you and I have inherited.
I contacted President Carter's office for comment and his press spokesperson Deanna Congileo told me that the letter was a private communication and that President Carter would not be issuing further comment.

Monday, September 06, 2004

What's In A Name?

If all goes well, we'll be hearing much more about George W. Bush's young and irresponsible years in the next few weeks. In doing a little research on the Addict-in-Chief I came across this interesting little bit of etymology:

all-american drug, angels dust, angie, apple jacks, aspirin, aunt, aunt nora, balling, banano, barbs, basa, base, base crazies, base head, based out, basing, basuco, batman, bazooka, bazulco, beam, bebe, behind the scale, beiging, belushi, bernice, bernie, bernie's flakes, bernie's gold dust, big bloke, big c, big flake, big rush, billie hoke, bings, bipping, birdie powder, black rock, blanca , blanco , blanco blanca, blast, blizzard, blotter, blow, blow blue, blow coke, blow smoke, blunt, body-packer, bolivian, bolivian marching powder, bolivian marching powder, booster, bopper, bouncing powder, boy, break night, brick, bubble gum, bump, bumper, bumping up, bunk, burese, burnese, bush, c, c & m, c joint, cabello, cabello , cadillac, cain, caine, california, california cornflakes, came, candy, candy c, candy flipping on a string, candy sugar, caps, carnie, carrie, carrie nation, caviar, cc-dust, cds, c-dust, cecil, c-game, chalked up, chalking, champagne, charlie, chase, chicken scratch, china white, chippy, chips, choe, cholly, chunks, coca, cocaine, cocaine blues, cocktail, cocoa puff, coconut, coke, coke bar, cola, columbian marching powder, combol, comeback, cooking up, coolie, corine, cork the air, cornflakes, corrinne, cotton brothers, crack, crack cocaine, crackers, crisscrossing, crystal, dama blanca, devil's dandruff, do a line, double breasted dealing, double bubble, draf, dream, dream duct, duct, dust, dynamite, dynamite el diablo, el diablito, el diablo, electric kool-aid, esnortiar, everclear, fast white lady, five-way, flake, flake, flame cooking, flamethrowers, flash, flave, flex, florida snow, florida snow, foo foo, foo foo stuff, foo-foo dust, foo-foo dust stuff, foolish powder, freebase, freeze, french fry, frisco special, frisco speedball, friskie powder, frontloading, gaffel, geek-joints, geeze, geeze, ghost busting, gift-of-the-sun, gift-of-the-sun-god, gin, gin girl, girl, girlfriend, glad stuff, go on a sleigh ride, gold dust, goofball, gremmies, g-rock, h & c, half piece, happy dust, happy powder, happy trails, have a dust, haven dust, heaven, heaven dust, henry viii, her, hitch up the reindeers, hooter, horn, horning, hunter, ice, icing, inca message, jam, jejo, jelly, jim jones, joy, joy powder, junk, junk king, kibbles and bits, king, king's habit, lace, lace lady, lady caine, lady snow, lady white, late night, leaf, leaf line, line, lines, liquid lady, love affair, ma'a, macaroni and cheese, mama coca, marching dust, marching powder, mayo, merck, mercury, merk, mix, mojo, monkey, monos, monster, mosquitos, movie star drug, mujer, murder one, neurocain, nieve, nose, nose candy, nose powder, nose stuff, number 3, one and one, one bomb, one on one house, one plus one sales, onion, oyster stew, paradise, paradise white, pariba, p-dogs, pearl, percia, percio, perico, peruvian, peruvian flake, peruvian lady, peruvian marching powder, picking, piece, pieces, pimp, polvo blanco, pop, pop powder, powder, powder diamonds, powdered sugar, press, primo, primos, purple caps, purple haze, quill, racehorse charlie, rails, rane, rane, ready rock, real tops, recompress, rider, rock, rock star, rock(s), roxanne, royalty, rush, sandwich, schmeck, schmeck schoolboy, schoolboy, scorpion, scottie, scotty, scramble, seconds, serial speedballing, serpico 21, sevenup, shake, shaker/baker/water, she, shebanging, sherman stick, shneigh, shot, shrile, sleigh ride, smoke, smoke houses, smoking gun, sneeze, sniff, snort, snow, snow bird, snow seals, snow white, snowball, snowcones, soap, society high, soda, soft, soup, speedball, speedballing, speedballs-nose-style, splitting, sporting, sporting squirrel, squirrel, stacks, star, stardust, star-spangled powder, stone, studio fuel, sugar, sugar boogers, sweet stuff, t, talco, tardust, teenager, teenager thing, teeth, the king of drugs, the lady, the rock, thing, tio, toke, toot, trails, turkey, tutti-frutti, twinkie, uptown, wash, white, white ball, white boy, white dragon, white girl, white horse, white lady, white mosquito, white pony, white powder, white sugar, whiz bang, wild cat, window pane, wings, witch, woolas, wooties, working bags, yam, yao, yeyo, zip
I wonder how many of these Dubya has used?

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Bush's Convention Speech

9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, some domestic stuff, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, mock John Kerry, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, tears, 9-11, God Bless America.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Carl's Words of Wisdom

A friend of mine provided this bit of advice. I encourage citizens of all political persuasions to follow it:
As an American, you should show support for the American electoral process and your own presidential candidate. So, every day until Election Day, show this support while you drive: If you support John Kerry, please drive with your headlights on during the day. If you support George W. Bush, please drive with your headlights off at night.
For those of you who do support Bush, it should be easy to follow Carl's advice: Just think of yourself as emulating Bush's foreign policy.