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Liveblogging the RNC

August 31st, 2004 at 9:40 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

No, not me, silly. Allah is doing some liveblogging and has come up with some priceless works of blog-art tonight. And he’s still going strong.

According to Drudge, Chris Matthews was jumped by one of those scary hooded protesters. Other conventioneers and Bush/Cheney supporters have been roughed up, spat at and had blood flung upon them. I’m looking at Matthews on MSNBC right now – I can’t tell if he’s looking out of the corner of his eye for another attacker or is just having a hard time reading the teleprompter. For some reason his beady eyes are shiftier than usual, though.

As far as what’s going on inside the convention, who the hell knows. Apparently Elizabeth Dole was speaking, which means that everyone in the convention hall will have their handguns confiscated for their own good.

For the most part, I’m watching Maria Sharapova in her little grey & red outfit in the third set of her first-round U.S. Open match versus Laura Granville. I wish the USA Network would just leave the camera on Maria’s side of the court for the love of Pete.

UPDATE: Arnold just came on stage. His first comments were: “THE GOGGLES, THEY DO NOTHING!” I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Busy day for the Religion of Peace

August 31st, 2004 at 4:20 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

The two bombings in southern Israel this morning have now produced a death toll of at least 15 people – with more than 80 wounded.

Not to be outdone, a female homicide bomber in central Moscow killed at least 11 people and injured 33 today. There is no word on whether or not she will receive 77 virgins for her sacrifice for the Religion of Peace.

In Iraq today, some of the jihadists must have been feeling left out, so they beheaded 12 Nepalese hostages. Backcountry Conservative has some links to photos and videos for those of you who are compelled to see such things.

The day isn’t over, so there’s still time for other followers of this loving and peaceful death cult – er – religion to show their compassion towards their fellow man through maniacal ritualistic slaughter.

UPDATE: LGF has a sample of loving Palestinian children celebrating the slaughter of Israelis in Tuesday’s bombings. Seems like Israel really needs to get that fence finished and electified as soon as possible.

RNC Coverage

August 31st, 2004 at 8:16 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

While I didn’t tune into the RNC last night, for those of you looking for a good rundown and review, visit Right on Red. According to Johnny Walker Red, Giuliani whooped some damn ass. You’ll also find a warehouse of links to other bloggers who were covering the events. Additionally, you can visit RNC Bloggers for onsite coverage from bloggers you already know and love. I won’t be covering it myself, becuase the U.S. Open is on and I don’t have the stomach to listen to a lot of the blather.

UPDATE: After watching Giuliani’s speech, he did indeed hit it out of the park. It’s definitely worth watching. To watch it, go here; to read the text, go here. I’m glad they’re reminding the world about 9/11. I had assumed they would roll over to the Old Media’s 9/11 blackout, but it doesn’t look like they’re going to cave in. Good for the GOP – finally doing something right.

Chimp takes up smoking

August 30th, 2004 at 9:55 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Johnny Walker Red will be excited about this.

Frustrated chimp takes up smoking.

Sexual frustration has driven a mild-mannered chimpanzee to take up smoking and spitting, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.

Feili, 13, has turned from a “gentle girl” into a “shrew”, said Liu Bing, the director of her zoo in Zhengzhou, central Henan province.

Mr Liu said Feili’s partner at the zoo was 28 years her senior, and was unable “to meet her sexual demands”.

Feili was not addicted to nicotine, he said, but was just imitating tourists.

However, she does appear to be quite keen on smoking – and has been known to resort to desperate measures to get what she wants.

Xinhua reported that Feili became excited when she saw a visitor light up a cigarette, and grew impatient when they showed no sign of giving it to her.

It quoted one boy visiting the zoo as saying: “Just now a tourist threw a cigarette butt to just outside the cage – she tried to get the butt with a stick.”

First, Big Oil cuts down Feili’s trees in the rain forest, now Big Tobacco has gotten her hooked on smokes. Yeah, I’m feeling pretty stupid tonight.

Moonbats invade Nashville

August 30th, 2004 at 2:44 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

To my bretheren down in Nashville, the loving Marxists from Nashville Peace & Justice Coalition are urging a call to action tomorrow morning (Tuesday, Aug 31) during President Junior’s visit to Opryland. Per their website:

Tennessee Indymedia has learned that George Bush will be in Nashville on Tuesday August 31st at Opryland. He will be speaking to members of the American Legion at 9:40am. The Peace Coalition has organized an impromptu protest. Beginning at 8:30am – 9am protesters will begin gathering at the intersection of Music Valley Dr and McGavock Pike at the entrance to Opryland. Please bring signs and banners. For more info call 321-9066.

While I realize that most conservatives can’t attend rallies at a moments notice, due to the fact that they have jobs and actually drive the U.S. economy, it would be great if anyone could stop by and take some pictures or video of the demonstration. I’m sure the entertainment value will be worth the 30 minutes or so it would take to collect valuable data for the bureau of moonbat studies. You’d be doing modern science a favor.

Who the hell is making these toys?

August 30th, 2004 at 1:52 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

The second in a series of 9/11 themed kids’ toys has appeared in bags of candy in the Miami area.

This second toy seems to portray a King-Kong-sized Osama Bin Laden standing between the towers of the World Trade Center. The first toy showed a plane flying into one of the WTC’s towers in much the same fashion. (Say Anything has a good post on the first toy here.)

I don’t know what else to say about these toys, other than someone found the 9/11 attacks funny enough to mold into little plastic goodies for kids. I hope who ever crafted these keepsakes fatally chokes on their own caramel candy.

Speaking of the Bush girls…

August 30th, 2004 at 11:30 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

The Bush girls threw their own pre-convention party last night in NYC.

Six Meat Buffet hereby requests that the presidential debates be held in a jello pit featuring a series of tag-team matches between Jenna and Barbara Bush and Alexandra and Vanessa Kerry. At least then they would be worth watching.

Rock the vote! Unless that vote is for someone other than Kerry…

August 30th, 2004 at 8:19 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

Via Drudge:

THE BOOS THAT ROCKED THE VOTE: KERRY DAUGHTERS RECEIVE RUDE AWAKENING AT MTV AWARDS
Sun Aug 29 2004 23:36:31 ET

MTV, ROLLING STONE and the rock and roll establishment — past and present — have cast their vote, and their man is John Kerry.

So on Sunday night when John Kerry’s daughters were announced to speak at the annual MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, the MTV youth were expected to welcome his daughter’s as pop culture princesses.

Instead, in an era of the unexpected, the daughters of the Democratic candidate were met with cheers — AND JEERS — during the live broadcast in Miami.

From the moment Alexandra and Vanessa started speaking, the boos outweighed anything close to cheers, and the reaction turned worse when the daughters asked the VIACOM youth to vote for their father. So shocked by the reaction, the taller of the two daughters tried to ‘shhhhhh’ her peers to no avail.

One thing that should be emphasized is the brazen attempt by the Kerry girls to silence dissent at the ceremonies. They must have learned well from daddy – when someone says something you don’t like, you shhhhhh them. Sometimes it takes the ACLU, sometimes it takes lawsuits, sometimes it takes the Old Media, but dissenters must be shushed! Another example (albeit silly) of the left preaching tolerance, then displaying their own intolerance.

On a completely unrelated note, am I the only one who would enjoy seeing the Kerry girls and the Bush twins in a 4-way naked romp? Oooops, did I type that out loud?

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has some more details on this story (via Backcountry Conservative).

More protest shots

August 29th, 2004 at 10:30 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Lots of folks out in the Blogosphere and elsewhere were out in NYC with their cameras. Here are some additional places to view the appeasers’ march through the Big Apple today:

I’ll be posting these as I come across them. Hopefully the media will cover some of this stuff – this will go a long way in moving the swing vote over to Bush’s column.

The idiots are loose!

August 29th, 2004 at 3:40 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

I’m starting to wonder why they didn’t build cages for the moonbats in NYC like they did for the Dim-o-cracks in Boston. The loons are out in full force – and perhaps like never before in this country – parading their sorry asses through Manhattan.

I’m enjoying the festivities on CSPAN – I suggest you do the same. This massive group of retards is demonstrating exactly why we need Bush to triumph in November. Anyone who punches a chad for Kerry this fall is in league with these people – whether they’re moonbats or not – they are accessories to the idiocy of these raving simpletons and any violence that occurs in NYC is on their hands as well.

Little Green Footballs is following the festivities and, as usual, will be a great resource throughout the week for moonbat analysis.

In the 5 minutes I’ve been watching, I’ve seen the following signs: “Asses of Evil: Bush/Cheney”, “Fuck Bush!”, “Bush Lied, Who died?”, “No Dick No Bush”, “Dick + Bush = Fucked”, “End the Occupation!”, “Poverty is a Weapon of Mass Destruction!” – you know, the usual creative work of the left. Some chants heard: “Bull Shit!”, “Hey, hey, ho, ho Bush & Cheney have got to go!” Quite honestly, I don’t know how CSPAN is getting away with this crap.

I thought this would would be more entertaining than infuriating, but so far it isn’t. Hopefully it will become so at some point.

Let the madness begin

August 28th, 2004 at 10:35 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that the GOP Convention is going to rev up this Monday, Aug. 30. And quite honestly, I’m not looking forward to it anymore than I did the Dim-O-Crack bitch-fest weeks ago.

However…………… the protest maniacs are already out in force and it’s going to be non-stop entertainment for the next week. Here’s an early rundown of some protest highlights.

All in all, this is going to be fun.

Halftime Blogging/Final Olympics Post

August 28th, 2004 at 9:45 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

The vaunted U.S. Olympic “dream team” brought home the bronze today! I’m so excited. Actually, I was hoping they would come home empty handed. This makes me a bad person, according to Jason Whitlock of ESPN (via Say Anything).

Like many other panty-wastes at ESPN – (they may be a “sports” network, but they’re every bit as leftist as CNN and MSNBC) – they are horrified that the public hasn’t slavishly licked the boots of this year’s dream team as in years past. Whitlock whines:

Americans do not have to support a group of black American millionaires in any endeavor. Despite the hypocritical, rabid patriotism displayed immediately after 9/11, it’s perfectly suitable for Americans to despise Team USA Basketball, Allen Iverson and all the other tattooed NBA players representing our country. Yes, these athletes are no more spoiled, whiny and rich than the golfers who fearlessly represent us in the Ryder Cup, but at least Tiger Woods has the good sense not to wear cornrows.

Heavens to Betsy! It’s another journalist exposing his own hatred for America (see the highlighted “hypocritical, rabid patriotism displayed immediately after 9/11″) – and now we’re supposed to be upset becuase he’s pissed about the lack of support for this dream team? If anything, his cry-babying has given me one more reason to celebrate their collective failure.

For those of you who haven’t figured it out, Whitlock infers that anyone who roots against the dream team is a racist, because the team has tattoos and cornrows. And, while he exposes his own hatred for America, we’re supposed to tongue Allen Iverson’s dumper no matter what – because he says so.

It’s just another journalist providing another example of why journalists are considered as part of the same social strata as prostitutes, drug dealers and trial lawyers (see John Boy Edwards, for example). Jason, don’t imply that we deserved 9/11 then attack the public for justifyingly flushing the dream team.

I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but the reason I despise the dream team is their attitude. They showed up expecting everything handed to them – the olympics was just another stage on which to showboat their individual greatness and soak up the adulation of adoring throngs of fans. Their effort in competition reflected this self-righteous air of entitlement.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world fielded teams that actually wanted to complete and played team basketball. Rob from Say Anything said it well:

Team USA isn’t well-liked by Americans because they’re doing a crappy job of representing our country over there in Athens. They’re playing on the world’s largest sporting stage and they’re acting like the games they’re playing are mid-season contests against teams from the bottom of the standings. Basketball is an American sport and these men are supposed to be the very best players America has to offer, yet they’ve been taken to the cleaners a few times this year by foreign opponents.

Where’s the hustle? Where’s the team-play? Where’s the desire to win? These things have been non-existent.

Mr. Whitlock needs to stop making excuses for this team. They’re playing like a bunch of losers. They’re playing like they don’t really care. That’s not how you inspire Americans. Americans don’t like watching losers. We don’t like watching people play sports with indifference.

The cornrows and tattoos don’t bother us. What bothers us is their lack of respect for the game.

Now back to the football game – looks like USC may be knocked off their perch early in the season…

College football starts tonight!

August 28th, 2004 at 4:31 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Damn! It’s finally here. Tonight marks the official start of the college football season as Virginia Tech takes on No. 1 USC.

While it’s true that Six Meat Buffet is mostly focused on politics and current events, there will be quite a few football-related posts from time to time, so be forewarned and strap on your damn helmet.

Why are my gut instincts so often right?

August 27th, 2004 at 1:02 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

The lovely and intelligent Mrs. Holmes asked me why I thought there would be motivation on anyone’s part to cover up the fact that the recent Russian double-plane-crash was terrorism related. I didn’t have a good answer.

All I can say, is that when the Soviet – er – Russian news agency TASS says “No Evidence of Terror in Plane Crash,” my gut says: terrorism, defintely terrorism. I hadn’t thought of why TASS would be motivated to cover it up, it’s just what they’ve done for 100 years. Their tradition of government-controlled, cold-filtered news blather has conditioned me to have such a reaction before all others, I suppose.

Some possible motivations for the Russian government might be to prevent panic, to keep people flying, to downplay the terrorism possiblity to lessen the incident’s impact on the Russian economy. I don’t know.

What would the motivation be for following TASS’ lead domestically? Political correctness, of course. Say Anything points out that major U.S. media was quick to state unequivocally that there was “no terrorism involved”. If there is one thing we can count on from the Old Media (besides their support for Lurch & John Boy), it’s that their love of the Religion of Peace keeps them in denial that we’re fighting a global war against Islamofascists. They’ll keep denying it until you and I are praying five times a day towards mecca on our filthy prayer rugs.

On this story from the start, Backcountry Conservative has some good links for more details about today’s revelation that the crashes were indeed islamic-terror related. I guess I can drop the “islamic” part since that is inferred by the word “terror”.

This one really wasn’t even a stretch. Two planes downed simultaneously. Big-time elections in Chechnya in two weeks. It simply followed the 3/11 Spain plan to a T. We’ll see if they cave in like the spineless Spaniards did.

Free Political Speech Circling the Drain

August 27th, 2004 at 10:00 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

Now that the hideous McCain/Feingold bill is unfortunately law, both parties are going after the 527s, so that all organized free political speech can be completely squelched.

Boortz has a good, concise summary of the situation – pointing out that both parties have colluded to neuter the ability of groups like the Swift Vets to get their message out.

President Bush has enlisted the services of Arizona’s Saintly Senator John McCain to “go after” the so-called 527 groups, that is the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, Moveon.org, etc. The President wants to shut them down. That’s right, he wants to take away their (and by extension, your) right to free speech. Welcome to The United States of America in 2004.

Question: Would the White House please issue a statement telling us just which constitution he promised to preserve and protect when he took the oath of office? Evidently it wasn’t ours. Ours, after all, says something about free speech.

George Bush wants to make it illegal for you to pool your resources with some other folks who share your views and express those views through the media. Think about this. You join a group promoting tax reform. One of the presidential candidates supports your cause, the other does not. You want to run ads promoting your tax reform idea and encouraging voters to support your cause by supporting your candidate. This is the very essence of political free speech … and both George Bush and John Kerry want to make your actions illegal.

There is no scandal in the 2004 presidential election greater than this … the candidates from both of the major political parties teaming together to deny your freedom to effectively speak out politically. How serious is it? Kerry and Bush approve of placing you in jail if you dare to express your political feelings in a way not approved by them.

I’ve been bitching about so-called Campaign Finance Reform since its maniacal inception. My inital problem with it was this: When outside groups are forbidden from organizing, advertising, or any other form of getting their word out, the only message that remains is that of the Old Media.

This puts conservatives at a deep disadvantage the closer you get to a national election. When the only media coverage left during an election cycle is the mainstream press, you’re only going to get the leftist/socialist filter on the race. NBCCBSABCCNNMSNBCNPRPBS and company will filter the news like they always do – glorifying the leftist candidate and vilifying the conservative candidate (or at least the Republican candidate – there aren’t many truly conservative candidates left these days).

Now it appears President Junior is making yet another mistake by succumbing to the media’s drumbeat to shut down groups like the Swift Vets and MoveOn.Org. Whether anyone likes it or not – and whether or not the 527s are overwhelmingly leftist – these groups should have the right to organize, fund-raise and advertise. If what they do is libel or slander, sue them. Otherwise, leave these groups alone.

It Might be a Bad Union When…

August 27th, 2004 at 8:08 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

German prostitutes reject employment contract.

German prostitutes have rejected the first ever employment contract created by union officials.

The refused to sign the deal, which includes six weeks holiday and a pension, because they are to embarrassed to admit what they do…

Based on the regulations, a prostitute is entitled to “30 paid holiday days a year” and should “not work more than five days a week”.

The contract also includes Christmas and holiday bonuses for prostitutes.

Only 100 of Germany’s 400,000 prostitutes have joined ver.di so far, and the majority of these have rejected the contract completely because they don’t want to admit what they do for a living.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. That’s a hell of a lot more time off than I get – then again, I work for a pretty crappy company, but that’s another story for another day.

Now why wouldn’t these gentlemen and ladies of leisure sign on to such a generous union deal (other than the fact that unions are evil)?

The union contract attempts to regulate everything from the duties of a “sex worker” to working hours and holiday claims.

Devised by the ver.di service industry union, the legal work aims to regulate the relationship between German call girls and brothel owners.

“Sex workers should have the same rights as any other employee,” said a speaker for ver.di.

Looks like these sex workers are craftier than your average glory hole ragamuffin. They probably see the union as just another series of regulators quick to stifle their carnal creativity. You have to give them credit for opposing burdensome regulation.

Are these the same kind of spats we’d get into if we legalized prostitution here in the States? No wonder the government wants to keep sex-for-money on the down-low. They’ve got enough unions to squabble with.

A Lesson in Opposites

August 26th, 2004 at 4:30 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Apparently, Lurch wasn’t able to find and burn every copy of his 1971 book, The New Soldier.

The New Soldier blog has the book online for you in .pdf format.

Pictures from the book are available here.

Rob over at Say Anything was kind enough to mirror the .pdf files here.

If you’re seriously considering voting for this sack of crap, shouldn’t you be fully informed by reading his “legendary” book?

Electoral Leglock

August 26th, 2004 at 2:59 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Stumbled across this great post at Right Wing News regarding trends in professional wrestling and how they may give some insight into the political mood of the country.

Which leads me to what I wanted to talk about — what can politicians learn from wrestling? I know this sounds like an odd topic, but I agree that “professional wrestling is an excellent barometer of the mood of the middle and lower socio-economic strata” and if you screen out the apolitical characters, there are some interesting lessons about politics that can be learned by what the crowd likes and hates.

For example…

Wrestling fans hate rich, pampered, personas who brag about how much money they make & think that they’re better than anyone else. John Bradshaw Layfield is a good example. So Mr. McMahon, Ted DiBase, and some other characters that weren’t as popular like “The Mean Street Posse” & Tiger Ali Singh also fall into that category. One of the things they do to help establish “Heels” (bad guys) is have them establish limos. John Bradshaw Layfield for example has this huge, ostentatious limo with steer horns on the front of it. It’s sort of his way of saying, “I’m richer than you and I think I’m better than you because of it”.

Application: Think of George Bush Sr. being painted as a rich, out-of-touch, guy who didn’t even know how a super market scanner worked (not a true story, but it still hurt him). Also, I’m convinced that a big part of the reason that George W. Bush is considered more likable than Kerry (of course, both of them are filthy rich) is that Bush not only lives and vacations in little Crawford, Texas, he actually does things like cut brush. You don’t picture a pampered rich guy cutting brush. On the other hand, Kerry has all those estates, the expensive mountain bike, and he goes on these exotic vacations where he’s snowboarding and wind surfing. It makes people like him less.

There are too many examples to count of the use of class warfare in professional wrestling. It’s a surefire way to generate heat for the heels and this may be one of the reasons the left has always employed class warfare as a cornerstone of their national campaigns.

On the other hand, wrestling fans, particularly American fans tend to be very nationalistic. You will never go wrong talking up America or waving a flag around. Furthermore, the WWE made a big show of supporting the soldiers in Iraq.

On the other hand, there’s no easier way to gin up “Heat” than to trash the US as villains like the Iron Sheik, “The Russian Bear” Ivan Kolov, and the latest annoying foreigners, La Résistance (they’re French, but shocker there, I know) have proven.

Application: If you can point out to people how people like Ted Rall, Michael Moore, & Noam Chomsky trash America, you will permanently turn people off to their ideas.

The Cold War was the peak time for nationalistic gimmicks – the Russians, Iranians (early 80s, really), even the lowly Australian Sheepherders generated heat and I can’t remember why. It was probably their accents.

Growing up in Tennessee – raised on Mid-South/AWA Wrestling – there was also a lot of use of the race card in generating heat and attendance. I remember (or should I say, it was seared in my memory) being in attendance at the Memphis Mid South Coliseum when an angle between the Snowman (a huge babyface – big crowd favorite, who also happened to be black) and Jerry “The King” Lawler nearly created a race riot. If I recall correctly, they killed that angle shortly thereafter due to public safety concerns.

This is a topic that really deserves some research and development – and I would imagine there are probably already books written about professional wrestling and its related political/social implications. I’m going to go look for some right now. I don’t feel much like working anyway.

MTV: Freedom of Speech? Not on this Network!

August 26th, 2004 at 2:31 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Beenie Man Yanked from MTV Concert for Anti-Gay Songs

While Eminem’s virulent anti-woman bilge is considered cutting-edge “art,” Beenie-Man’s violent anti-gay lyrics simply cannot be tolerated. I’m no fan of either artist – and I’m no fan of violence toward anyone on the basis of gender or sexual perference. I simply find it interesting how the cultural toilet that is MTV celebrates the abusive anti-female hip-hop shit of Eminem and countless other misogynist “rappers” but is suddenly offended when the same type of crap is dished out in the direction of gays.

Who the hell is Beenie Man anyway? Is that yet another inventive musical genius that I’m missing out on? I’m sure someone out there will fill me in.

Thanks, Al Gore

August 26th, 2004 at 8:18 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

We can thank the Al “If I can’t win, I’ll sue!” Gore for this turn of events: Dim-O-Cracks ask Attorney General John Ashcroft to open a criminal investigation into links between the Bush camp and the Swifties.

All this hub-bub is in the wake of Ben Ginsberg’s resignation from the Bush campaign. Ginsberg’s comments upon his resignation seemed perfectly logical given how the Old Media operates.

“I have decided to resign as national counsel to your campaign to ensure that the giving of legal advice to decorated military veterans, which was entirely within the boundaries of the law, doesn’t distract from the real issues upon which you and the country should be focusing,” Ginsberg wrote.

While this relationship (Ginsberg advising both Bush & the Swifties) was not illegal, the Lurch campaign has seized this as an opportunity to give their lapdogs in the Old Media an angle to cover – since they’re not bothering to cover the actual content of the Swift Vets’ tome.

Not so ironically, these legal challenges are coming from a campaign that is backed by millions and millions of 527 dollars via MoveOn.Org and other such “non-partisan” groups. The Lurch campaign has advisers/lawyers colluding with outside groups – MoveOn, Americans “Coming” Together, et al – but as usual, what’s good for the dim-o-cracks is considered foul play when the other side launches an effective series of ads. I’m afraid I’m becoming numb to this type of hypocrisy – they engage in it so frequently, and the Old Media is so quick to comply with their absurd premises, that it’s merely accepted as part of the current political landscape and largely ignored.

I contend that these types of legal challenges — going to the FEC, running to the Attorney General, crying to billionaire wifey — wouldn’t have happened before the travesty of Gore’s attempt to steal the 2000 election through the courts. When Gore went off the rails and started filing lawsuits in the wake of his defeat (yes, pansy-ass liberals, I said defeat), that set a precedent that we’re now saddled with from here to eternity.

While Clinton lowered the bar on the quality of white-house whore (JFK got much better quality strange for his extra-marital romps), Gore has lowered the bar on election decorum – paving the way for low-character hoodwinks like Lurch and his cronies. Let me state for the record, however, that if I had made the horrible mistake of marrying Hillary the Marxist Hag, I would take shots at every chunky intern who came through the Rose Garden with an open mouth.

But I digress. By the way, has anyone yet heard Lurch refute the content of the Swifties’ claims? All I hear him doing now is backtracking on his first purple heart and floating trial ballons regarding an “apology to veterans”.

UPDATE: The Washington Times has a good run-down on the lopsided cash distribution between leftist and conservative 527 groups.

Anti-Bush 527s have been a political force this election cycle, with nine of the top ten fund-raising 527s being Democratic or anti-Bush groups, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Among the top 50 fund-raising 527s, which CRP determined based on Internal Revenue Service records as of Monday, just a handful are working against Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry.

CRP says three groups — the Media Fund, America Coming Together (ACT) and MoveOn.org — have raised a combined $64 million to spend on ads and voter registration and mobilization efforts.

“Democrats as a fact dominate the 527s right now. There’s no question about that,” said Steven Weiss, communications director for CRP. “And Republicans, who initially opposed 527s, are now getting into the game and trying to raise as much money as possible.”

Although 527s have been around for years, they were not exploited until the new campaign finance law in 2002 banned political parties from using soft money. In light of the change, 527s essentially became the outlet for wealthy donors, corporations and labor unions to use their money to influence elections.

Move Along, Nothing to see Here

August 25th, 2004 at 9:21 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

TASS, the Soviet – er – Russian news agency has reassured us that there are NO signs of terrorism in yesterday’s twin plane crash.

No evidence pointing to terrorism as the cause of the Tupolev-134 and Tupolev-154 plane crashes near Tula and Rostov on Tuesday evening has been found yet, the chief of the federal security service FSB public relations department, Sergei Ignatchenko has said.

“As follows from preliminary conclusions by the teams of investigators studying both crash sites, no traces of terrorist attacks or explosions were found. Examination of wreckage fragments identified no traces or terrorism explosives.”

According to the official the investigators are considering several versions of the disasters, however, the main one is “illegal interference in the operation of civil aviation or abuse of aircraft operation rules.”

The FSB official said all cockpit voice and flight data recorders have been found and brought to Moscow and specialists have begun retrieving information already.

Interestingly, the TASS news agency’s tagline proudly proclaims “100 Years of Real Time News”. What it should say is “100 years of Bolshevik-Government Controlled, Filtered and Distributed Slightly-Delayed Propaganda”. It certainly seems that the same staff that was in place to inform the world about Chernobyl is still hard at work polishing Russian events for public consumption.

UPDATE: Jeff Quinton over at Backcountry Conservative has an outstanding run-down of events related to this possible terrorist incident. Discovered via Say Anything.

Bob Dole Brings the Noise

August 24th, 2004 at 9:07 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Via Say Anything

Bob Dole Defends Swift Boat Vets during unpleasant phone call from Lurch.

“John Kerry called me this morning, which surprised me,” Dole told radio host Sean Hannity.

“He said he was very disappointed, we’d been friends. I said John, we’re still friends, but [the Swiftvets] have First Amendment rights, just as your people have First Amendment rights.

Dole told Kerry, “I’m not trying to stir anything up, but I don’t believe every one of these people who have talked about what happened are Republican liars.

Dole said he urged Kerry, “Why don’t you call George Bush today and say, ‘Mr. President, let’s stop all this stuff about the National Guard and Vietnam – and let’s talk about the issues.”

Dole said Kerry responded, “I haven’t spent one dime attacking President Bush.”

But the Republican war hero shot back, “You don’t have to. You’ve got all the so-called mainstream media, plus you’ve got MoveOn.org and all these other groups that have spent millions and millions of dollars trying to tarnish Bush’s image.”

“Don’t tell me you don’t know what some of these people are doing,” he told Kerry.

“Everybody likes quiet heroes,” Dole added, saying he told Kerry, “John, everybody knows you were in Vietnam and the less you say about it, the better.”

Every time I’ve seen Dole since his massive failure in 1996, he’s been funny, smart and very likeable. If he’d shown any of that in the campaign, he might have won.

Terrorism? We Report, You Decide.

August 24th, 2004 at 8:27 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

One Russian airliner down – one reported missing.

There are conflicting reports coming out of Russia. Both planes crashed. Only one plane crashed and one is lost. There was an explosion before one crashed, according to a drunken witness. The details keep coming fast and furious.

Granted, Russia doesn’t have the best record of aviation safety on the planet. In fact, they’ve got life insurance kiosks at all major Russian airports just inside the security checkpoints. However, this one smells like the religion of peace at work once again.

I know it’s crazy to jump to such a conclusion, so I guess I’ll wait and see what happens with this breaking news.

DMB: Shitty Rock Band

August 24th, 2004 at 8:21 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

I knew the Dave Matthews Band was shitty, but this is really going too far.

Rock star Dave Matthews and his tour bus driver are facing a filthy lawsuit.

The Illinois Attorney General’s office says they’re responsible for dumping up to 100-gallons of raw human waste from a tour bus onto the Kinzie Street Bridge earlier this month.

The nasty mess rained down on passengers aboard a sightseeing boat two weeks ago.

So their neo-hippie, music-school-intellectual art-rock wasn’t enough to dump on the public? They had to dump this too!?!?

UPDATE: I just realized that this brings up an important question: Does this mean that the Dave Matthews Cover Band (DMCB, to those in the know) will have to rent a tour bus, and dump 100 gallons of their fecal matter in a similar location in tribute to the DMB?

Weak

August 24th, 2004 at 8:19 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

Why does President Junior always do this kind of crap to me?

Bush criticizes Anti-Kerry ad.

Yeah, yeah, it’s just politics, and I shouldn’t complain. This is a load of crap. How can Bush show so much backbone in taking on Islamofascism in the rest of the world, but is still afraid of the Old Media in the U.S.?

“I think they’re bad for the system,” added Bush, who had ignored calls to condemn the ad while it was on the air.

Asked about the issue, Bush said, “I think Senator Kerry served admirably and he ought to be proud of his record. But the question is who is best to lead the country in the war on terror? Who can handle the responsibilities of the commander in chief? Who’s got a clear vision of the risks that the country faces?”

Bush criticized the groups’ first commercial and all other outside group attack ads – many of which have targeted his own re-election.

“That means that ad, every other ad,” he said. “I can’t be more plain about it. And I wish – I hope my opponent joins me in saying – condemning these activities of the 527s. It’s – I think they’re bad for the system. That’s why I signed the bill, McCain-Feingold.”

Bush’s comment about 527s was a reference to independent groups that raise money in unlimited amounts. The so-called McCain-Feingold bill, a campaign finance overhaul bill which Bush signed reluctantly earlier in his term, banned the political parties from raising such funds.

Signing McCain/Feingold was another one of the President’s massive domestic failures. I wish he would show the same testicular fortitude domestically that he’s shown in the war on terror.

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