Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Light Blogging for a While
I'll be doing little to no blogging for the next month or so... Every year at Christmastime, we put together an elaborate DVD of the past year's home movies and photographs to mail out to family and friends out of state. I'm an A/V junkie and love to spend a lot of time editing and assembling these movies (which means that if this were the 70's, I'd be one of those annoying relatives who bored you to tears with slides and 8mm home movies). The point is, putting this thing together takes up a lot of my PC time... so while I'll be working on a project that bores our friends and family to death, I won't have time to work on this project, which bores the internet in general to death.
If you've ended up here and you're looking for a good blog to read, there's a great blogroll to the right.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
I’m loving this.
The left are proving themselves to be spoil-sports, crybabies, and general wackos as they respond to the undeniably decisive reelection of the President.
n Michael Moore (I don’t seem to be able to post lately without mentioning this bag of phlegm) has, of course, been blaming everyone and their uncle for Kerry’s failure to get elected. Last week at his website he blamed Ohio and white people. Now he’s blaming Christians, as evidenced by this graphic from his website:
n Of course, the general nutcases have been out in the streets, raising hell, too. Here are a few pictures from a post election rally in San Francisco…
Well, then… maybe you should, oh, I don't know... LEAVE?
I’m not sure if this woman is protesting or advertising. (The censorship was mine.)
n College students are upset, too. Imagine that. The bunch of Ivy League brainiacs from Harvard pictured below believe that the President… brace yourself… stole the election!
Aren’t they cute?
n Oh, along with being a vote thief, did you know that Dubya is a Nazi? Well, of COURSE he is. I’m surprised you have to be told about that!
n Wendy and I are slightly addicted to the TV show Cops, by which I mean that if we’re simply too tired to find any kind of entertainment other than television and there’s absolutely nothing else on, we are willing to watch Cops, which we refer to as The Crystal Meth Comedy Hour. I guess it appeals to us on sort of a lowest common denominator basis. There’s just something funny about watching some scumbag who deserves it get zapped with a tazer.
I mention it because looking at the pictures I’ve posted and linked to here makes me wish for a tazer of my own. Click this link and be honest with yourself... wouldn't you just love to TAZE this guy? I've seen guys who've been tazed actually pee their pants. GOD I'd love to taze that guy.
Friday, November 05, 2004
Michael Moore Hates
America Ohio White People Himself Everything!
Three days in a row now of Anti-Moore blogging. I guess I'm on a bit of a roll. I refuse to mock Kerry too much... partly because doing so seems UnAmerican, and partly because I kinda found myself liking the guy a bit when he gave such a gracious and positive concession speech.
Nonetheless, mocking Michael Moore is the civic duty of anyone who loves this country, and far be it from me to neglect my civic duty.
First of all, I found this decent little article about Mike Wilson, the filmmaker who produced Michael Moore Hates America.
Moore has added a ramble to the front page of his website... it ends with a list of the names of those soldiers who've died in Iraq, and Mike's suggestion that he hopes they'll forgive us for reelecting Dubya. Look, Mike... you know as well as anyone that the majority of those in the military hate you. Yes, you should hope for their forgiveness, but you should hope they forgive you for things you've done to damage their morale... like Fahrenheit 9/11 and like your comment that I quoted in yesterday's post (see Michael Moore's Strange Concession immediately below).
In the course of Mike's ramble, he indicates who he thinks is responsible for the oh so great tragedy of Dubya's reelection: Ohio...
Once again we are reminded that the buckeye is a nut, and not just any old nut -- a poisonous nut. A great nation was felled by a poisonous nut.
Oh, and don't forget the evil that is the Caucasian race:
88% of Bush's support came from white voters. In 50 years, America will no longer have a white majority. Hey, 50 years isn't such a long time! If you're ten years old and reading this, your golden years will be truly golden and you will be well cared for in your old age.
That's right, Mike. The baaaaad old whites are keeping you down. And God knows we whites don't care for our old people in their golden years.
Oh, wait a minute... aren't you white, too, Mike? And American, to boot? Could it be that your hatred of white America is rooted in some deep psychosis; some irrational and seething self loathing? Far be it from me to wade into the troubled psyche of Michael Moore, but the guy really is pretty transparent.
He still has up that mosaic of Bush made up of portraits of soldiers who've died in Iraq... and at Moorewatch I found out that Blogolution has returned the favor by putting up a mosaic of Mikey, made up of pictures of fast food products and defeated Democrat politicians...
I think that's funny.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Michael Moore's Strange Concession
You gotta love this guy.
Michael Moore spent autumn on his "Slacker Uprising" tour, crossing America campus-by-campus, working hard to get out the youth vote. He charged young people with the responsibility of changing their world! He called on 18 to 20 year olds to stand together during this time of crisis! He communicated his vision to the young with authority, strength, and boundless enthusiasm. Then, come election day, the young people of America resolutely arose from their sofas, turned off their Playstations, and with clear heads and thankful hearts, took a nap.
Now, Moore seems to think that he, rather than John Kerry, lost the presidential race to George W. Bush.
The front page of his website, which normally is full of clips from and links to Mike's rants and nutcase ideas, has been taken down and replaced with a strange collage-type picture of the president and the cryptic message "We're not going away," along with a small form where you can submit your e-mail address to join his mailing list.
The collage is made up of small portraits of soldiers who've died in Iraq. I'm not sure what the picture really says to the viewer, nor am I sure what the "artist" intended by it. I doubt Mike really understands it, either. After all, keep in mind, this is the same Michael Moore who said the following about the war in Iraq:
"I oppose the U.N. or anyone else risking the lives of their citizens to extract us from our debacle. I'm sorry, but the majority of Americans supported this war once it began and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe -- just maybe -- God and the Iraqi people will forgive us in the end."
The small graphic below, when clicked, loads a larger image of the front page of www.michaelmoore.com, as it appears today, November 4, 2004.
I get the sense that Moore was totally taken off guard by the re-election of the president. I doubt he ever even considered the possibility that Bush would be re-elected. Moore must see himself as an infallible king-maker, and must have been sure that his deceptive movie would be all it took to usurp Bush's power. In fact, I doubt it ever crossed his mind that Americans might actually prefer Dubya to Kerry.
Look for Moore to break his silence in the next few days and abandon the sanitized campaign version of his rhetoric. For the past few months he's spoken of the American military in "brave fighting men" terms, and he's tried to actually seem patriotic rather than Anti-American. But make no mistake, Michael Moore does hate America. He hates us because we're largely conservative, we're religious (and primarily Christian), we believe in low taxes and responsible gun ownership and self preservation and personal accountability, and we support a president who acts in our national best interest rather than in his own political best interest. Soon, Mike will get back to trashing Americans, as he's done in the past.
Just you wait.
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
On Monday, the day before the election, Michael Moore posted a rambling series of messages on his website... last minute instructions to "decent conservatives," leftists, Nader voters, non-voters, first-time-voters, blacks, people in non-swing states, etc, etc, etc. This jackass seems to literally believe that everyone is hanging on his every word, waiting to see what he wants each of our demographics to do.
Mike's letter included the following taunts, aimed at the president:
I know it's gotta be rough for you right now. Hey, we've all been there. "You're fired" are two horrible words when put together in that order... Sure, I know what your pollsters told you, that the (Fahrenheit 9/11) had convinced some people to vote you out. I just want you to know that that was not my original intent. Funny things happen at the movies. Hope you get to see a few at the multiplex in Waco. It's a great way to relax.
It's so funny when an arrogant asshole gets his comeuppance. The sad thing is, I'm sure that Moore isn't feeling stupid right now. I'm sure that he's trying to figure out the conspiracy that kept Dubya in the White House and working on a post for his web page to inform us all how we should deal with this horrible abuse of democracy.
He sure was in a tailspin yesterday, by the way. Moore took his camera crews to Florida to document the problems he'd expected at the polls, and, lo and behold, things went very smoothly in the Sunshine State. So Mikey packed up his gear and high-tailed it to Ohio, hoping to rattle some cages there.
OK, let's see. Mikey went to Florida, Bush won Florida. Mikey went to Ohio, Bush won Ohio. Mikey made a movie to get Bush ousted from the White House, Bush was re-elected with a record turnout.
Damn. Thanks, Mike.
If you'll excuse me tooting my own horn a bit, back on June 7, I predicted that Bush would win and that Michael Moore would play a role in Dubya's victory:
I'm going to give the liberals credit and assume that they don't mean to be cozying up to Michael Moore the way they are. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they're all drunk on their Bush-hatred and suffering from Clinton-withdraw and just aren't thinking clearly. I can't help but imagine them all waking up on the first Wednesday in November, rolling over and seeing Michael Moore in bed with them... really seeing him for the first time... and finally understanding why they were asked to leave early. "Did we really spend the last six months dancing with THAT?" they'll ask themselves while crawling to the toilet.
All Over But The Crying
It looks like Dubya pulled it off.
Kerry hasn’t conceded yet. He said he didn’t want to see the nation drug through another November/December of 2000, and I’ll take him at his word. Some reports indicate that he’ll concede by the end of the day.
John Kerry appeared to be preparing to concede election victory to President George Bush this afternoon. Aides said he planned to make a statement at around midday (1700) GMT). Two members of the Democrat’s presidential campaign team said Kerry’s concession seemed simply a matter of time after one last look for uncounted ballots that might close the 136,000 vote advantage Bush held in Ohio – the state he needs to remain in the White House for a second term.
I’m curious about the rhetoric Kerry goes with during his concession. Hopefully he’ll be more gracious than Gore was in 2000. Hopefully, he’ll conduct himself in a way that won’t encourage four more years of that “Bush stole the election!” nonsense.
n Andrew Sullivan has conceded graciously, for what it’s worth:
I'm a big believer in the deep wisdom of the American people. They voted in huge numbers, and they made a judgment. Not a huge and decisive victory by any means. But at least a victory that is unlikely to be challenged. The president and his aides deserve congratulations.
n The New York Sun reports that Dubya’s groundswell was stronger than I thought it would be:
More Americans voted for Mr. Bush for president than have voted for any other presidential candidate in American history, more even than the 54.5 million who voted for Ronald Reagan in his 1984 landslide.
I won’t mock Kerry. I’ve mocked him enough, and there’s no need to rub salt in the wound. He fought hard to win and I suppose he deserves admiration for that. Conducting a presidential campaign has to be grueling.
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Election Day and DOOM 3
I turned off DOOM 3 long enough to go vote. Wendy and I went at 8:00 this morning and the line was pretty long. This was the first time I’d ever had to actually stand in line to vote for president. In the last two I was in and out in two minutes. Not this time, though. I feel confident that Bush has Virginia locked up, and I still predict and hope for a Bush win by a narrow margin. I may be eating crow tomorrow, but I hope not.
And, yes, I must admit that I’m addicted to DOOM 3. Let me say, for the record, that NO I don’t think kids should be allowed to play M rated video games… but I have to admit to being a fan of the first-person-shooter genre, and ever since I bought DOOM 3 a few days ago, I can’t get enough of it. It’s like an interactive horror movie. The premise is that you’re on Mars, doing battle with the minions of hell. OK, not a brilliant premise, but it’s fun nonetheless.
I do have to say, though, that this time the video game programmers may have gone too far. Some of the monsters that come after you in this game are too hideous for words, as in the clickable image below:
So, no, don’t let kids play DOOM 3. But it’s fun for adults. I like to pretend that the zombies I’m battling are liberals. They’re slow, they’re stupid, they all look and dress the same, and they don’t appear to bathe… so it’s not much of a stretch.
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