October 19th, 2004

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Do not give me that "what's the point" crap, because "the point," in case you've missed it, is that George W. Bush is an execrable president. He has embroiled us in a war under false pretenses. He has utterly disregarded -- in fact, is actively hostile to -- the environment. He has damaged our standing in the international community, possibly irreparably. He has announced his intention to codify discrimination against gays and lesbians with a constitutional amendment. He is an enemy of choice, diplomacy, civil rights, the Bill of Rights, the working poor, the scientific community, trees, women, your safety, and the English language. He hates reading, inexpensive medicines from Canada, and a bunch of my friends. He is an outrage, he is an embarrassment, and if I have anything to say about it, he is returning to brush-clearing on his ranch full-time come November 3.

What she said.

I don't want to get all Guardian about it, but ... please. Vote. And, you know, not for the execrable ranch-brusher.
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You know, this is why I agree with those who vote on "anyone but Bush" lines, and why those who say "they're all the same!" annoy me:

This is why George W. Bush is so clear-eyed about Al Qaeda and the Islamic fundamentalists. He believes you have to kill them all. They can't be persuaded, that they're extremists, driven by a dark vision. He understands them, because he's just like them ... This is why he dispenses with people who confront him with inconvenient facts ... He truly believes he's on a mission from God. Absolute faith like that overwhelms the need for analysis. The whole thing about faith is to believe things for which there is no empirical evidence ... But you can't run the world on faith."

From this piece in Salon about disillusioned right-wingers, who may be bad, but not actually mad.
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More More unsuprising responses to the Guardian's misguided campaign.

One of the funniest things about these responses is how many of the conservative Americans seem to think the Guardian is some sort of socialist rabble-rousing publication. I mean, I suppose by Fox news standards it's ultra-leftie, but really, the Independent is more left than the Guardian these days.

I was befuddled by the letter which said:

A letter-writing campaign to American voters proves that Britain has one more thing in common with the U.S.: intellectual elitism. That is why Bill Clinton was so popular: because you adored his intellect wrapped in charm. The fact he was a serial adulterer, a liar and a man of no morals did not matter -- because he was CLEVER. How inconvenient for the leftists that Bush loves and is faithful to his wife, loves God, and loves his country. How quaint, n'est-ce-pas?

Um, yeah, or maybe not everyone cares quite so much about adultery as we do about, say, medical care? Great priorities there, mister.
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Mmmm, it's a cultural smorgasbord. Not only am I interviewing two very famous people from TV shows I love next week, but today I got the new Blues Explosion album sent to me, which is fantastic. I love me some Blues Explosion. And now I just got sent the new Donnas album, which I am reviewing for a certain newspaper. I shouldn't like the Donnas, but I do. They remind me of Kim Kelly from Freaks and Geeks. And the Runaways, of course, which is almost the same thing.
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