September 12, 2005
George of the Bungle
An incredible Bill Maher’s rant suggesting that instead of impeaching Bush, we should do a "California-style" recall. The last 4 minutes of this speech (Starting at 4:25) are destined to be replayed in Universities of the future again & again: “…Seriously Mister President. This job can’t be fun for you anymore. There is no more money to spend, you used up all of that. You can’t start another war, because you’ve also used up the army… Now it’s time to do what you’ve always done best. Lose interest and walk away… Time to move on…”
(It's as if this monologe was written by Sir George Carlin himself...)
Clip in Real Media
Update: Here's the full text from the HBO site
Who can forget the California Recall Election?
November 13, 2004
Ready for 2008
Instead of contributing to your election-related ulcer, Zulkey thought to provide some nice, pretty, calming images to soothe the tired American: Puppies, kittens, Mr. Winkle, baby polar bear, and more
Banterist’s Political Capital MasterCard: Sausage Orgy at Waffle House - $10. Eternal redemption - priceless
Congratulatory letter from Dr. Bob Jones III: "You owe the liberals nothing. They despise you because they despise your Christ"
Beautiful piano smothering you in the background, as you watch
Arianna's analyses: As at almost every other turn, the Kerry campaign had chosen caution over boldness
The new teapot scandal over Cheney’s (“The Johnson Administration”) dick
gearing up for 2008 loss: Having licked their wounds from the 2004 presidential election, the national Democratic Party is already focusing on the future – with an eye toward losing in 2008
conspiracy fiction from “Mutant Eggplant” - Could one hacker alter an entire election?
Hopefully, there will be no more postings about the 2004 Election, but the archives are still here
November 03, 2004
Reality talk with Robert Novak:
"...For the Democratic Party, the devastation of Tuesday's returns cannot be minimized. The transformation of the "Solid South" from Democrat to Republican was completed. Not only were all 11 states of the old Confederacy carried by Bush, but the pickup of all five Senate seats left vacant by retiring Democrats means 18 of the region's 22 senators are Republican. Domination of Congress by the GOP now enters its second decade with Democrats largely restricted to enclaves on both coasts and some Midwestern industrial areas.
Democrats confront a grim future. Bush's 3.5-million-vote edge in the popular vote reflects a party out of touch with the country on social issues, the role of government and the war against terrorism. Democrats face the bitter reality of minority party status and what to do about it...
The electorate is simply too conservative for the Democrats, as shown by the defeat of Daschle in South Dakota. The formula of taking the straight liberal line in Washington and talking conservative at home does not work...
In the wake of Kerry's unimpressive candidacy, Democrats ponder the alternative of Howard Dean's radicalism that is even further removed from the political mainstream. The more attractive course would be a return to the artful Southerner model of Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton -- conservative in style, liberal in substance. But with the Republican sweep in Dixie, there are no such Democrats to choose from -- certainly not Sen. John Edwards, who as vice-presidential candidate exerted no impact in his own state of North Carolina. Sen. Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee in 2008 would only compound the party's dilemma.
It is Republicans who would be facing internal carnage had Bush been defeated. Karl Rove would have been blamed for catering to the religious right, and the battle to moderate the party would be joined. Instead, the anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, socially conservative agenda is ascendant, and the GOP will not abandon it any time soon."
Final Thoughts about the 2004 US Election Here
November 01, 2004
To Vote or Not to Vote
The following "Washington Post" story profiles Ted Prus, 37, a construction worker from Muskegon, Michigan, his girlfriend, Kim, and their 6-year-old son, Slate. "Slate got his name because it's unconventional and Ted wants his boy to be his own man, and because it's a construction material Ted respects for its hardness, and Ted wants his boy to grow up strong"... This is no Michael Moore’s story, rather it is touching and insightful. You met him many times before. He is you.
..."Many weeks, Ted pulls in less than $500, and Kim -- who used to manage a video store -- hasn't worked steadily since Slate was born. During times when construction work is light, they sometimes subsist on what Ted brings home from fishing and hunting and scavenging for wild mushrooms. The fungal forays are often done with Slate in tow because, being low to the ground, he's a better morel hunter.
It's a rule of thumb that mushrooms with insects crawling on them are the safe ones to eat. In Ted's world, that's just one of those homely facts of life you accept and live with, if you're a survivor. Another is that life isn't always fair"...
Final though: Michael Moore’s Last message
More about The Results of the Election Here
October 28, 2004
May I have some more Kool-Aid, please
The 2004 Candidates in drag. (I like Kerry & Cheney)
Here is a version of the Ohio ballot design. (From “This is broken”). Any questions?
Election Day Guide from “The Onion”: “If your election official hooks you up to a machine via a needle in your arm, you are actually donating blood”
Cats are Democrats, Dogs are Republican
'American heartland', AKA Bush country
“Four more beers!”
Heeeere I come to save the daaaaay - An excellent David Scott Animation. (I wanted to collect all the jingles that came down the pike in this cycle into one big pile, but fortunately others took the time already. Many of the Democratic movies and clips can be found on No Bush in 04. New ones are at The Bush Raps (Re)Mix Contest)
Election for sale - On E-bay, the current bid for the 2004 election is $19. “This offer includes everything on the lot, from local animal control officers to the Office of the President of the United States. Regardless of alleged party affiliation, it's all up for grabs; congressional seats, governorships, mayors, even majordomos of the irrigation ditches. Includes all future appointments including 2 Supreme Court Justices”
McSweeneys Alternative Names for MoveOn.org.
New bumper stickers: Nixon: now more than ever
Iraqi blogger Riverbend on the American election
Darth Vader's Address to the United Nations: First of all, I’d like to thank you for allowing me to speak to you all. I always like coming to New York, especially when I don’t have to pay for my own parking. (Laughter)…
A country in which 42% of the population is totally misinformed is not a country where democracy is safe. From “The Brownshirting of America”
The Bush vs Cheney Debate. (Editing is everything)
John Kerry Better Win Big or Republicans Will Steal The Election, Again
100 Facts and 1 Opinion: The Non-Arguable Case Against the Bush Administration
Why I believe in our president, by Thomas F. Schaller
The Detroit News endorses Nobody for president! I'll concur
Enough! Are you sick of the election? If not - read more
October 21, 2004
Ready for the "most important election in 4 years" -
Support Kafka-Orwell 2004 - while you still can! Because when absurdity rules the day, Franz Kafka's your man! And in an age of Orwellian, fact-denying "newspeak," why not go right to the source?
Millionaires for Bush, Billionaires for Kerry - Why the super-rich favor the candidate who will raise their taxes
Bush & Kerry Compare the size of their (Insert joke here)
The Silence of the Domes, John Eduards as The Breck girl
Comparing Bush speaking performances in 1994 and 2004: Is Bush going senile?
More from “Slate” - Bill O'Reilly's obsession with porn
“…Both candidates have done a fantastic job of making fools of themselves over the course of the campaign…”
The John Kerry soundboard from Ebaumsworld
Are you Ready to Vote? Get Your Info Here!
October 12, 2004
Presidential debate 3
Getting used to the notion of a Bush second term: He's So Bad, He Might Be Perfect. Under an odd logic, Bush deserves another term. By Jonathan Chait
White out bumper sticker from Defective Yeti
Bill Maher’s New Rules: Presidential candidates must have news conferences and cut out the appearances on daytime television. Hey, there's a reason they don't call it "Hardball with Kelly Ripa"! I need to know our exit strategy from Iraq, not Dick Cheney's recipe for couscous…
Historic presidential debates on C-SPAN
Bushwhacked: Engaging in an insightful, thoughtful debate is the best way to express your political views. 1 minute, 8 seconds
The Rude Pundit on What Edwards Should have Said during the VP debate. (Warning: Rudeness!)
If I am elected President… There will not only be yards of beer, there will be yards of coffee…
What a kidder Exactly what is Karl Rove flashing behind Condoleeza Rice at Andrews Air Force Base?
Ignorance isn't strength. Quoting Paul Krugman again
Only 21 days to test the Diebald voting machines! (Thank you, Gayle)
Operation Bubbe is an effort to recruit 100 Jews from safe states to travel to South Florida for election day and the preceding weekend to help Jewish retirees to the polls
Roll Call - Who are novelists voting for this election?
Pick your president: Compare how each candidate stands on the issues
Happy Birthday, Ralph Nader . . and Steve Monaco! Good luck to both of you.
October 06, 2004
How do you run a campaign on a record of failure?
Invoke the following: 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. Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein. Terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist! Not one time too many!
September 25, 2004
"Too many good docs are getting out of business”
The Database of Bush Accomplishments contains every positive thing that George Bush has accomplished during his four years as President. To search the database, enter a word or phrase in the box below
“If you believe that government should be accountable to the people…”
Campaign voodoo: Delay and distract
Where Kerry Went Wrong: Can all of Kerry's qualifiers, gaffes and flip-flops on Iraq be finessed with a KISS strategy? Yep. That's the magic of general elections, where 50 million likely voters are just tuning in. With a few choice one-liners, the onus of responsibility can be placed back where it belongs
Two dogs share a Rare private moment
I am on vacation and will be away for a few weeks. This post has been pre-blogged for your enjoyment. Any complains will have to wait until my return. More Fair and Balanced Election News Here
September 12, 2004
Fear more years
No wonder the polls are where they are: Three Years After 9/11 More than 40% of Americans Still Think Saddam Did It
Recent Anti-war protester in New York
6 shocking revelations from Kitty Kelley's new book "The Family”
Don’t be a terrorist - Vote accordingly
"Our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over" Revisited: The Onion joke that became the sad reality
Q&A with the president: Never get involved in a land war in Asia
FactCheck monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases
Finish the analogy: Bush is to Churchill as cheese is to ____
Dick Cheney, backseat driver, The other president
Bushspeak, The President’s vernacular style. By Philip Gourevitch
No Boy Scout - The character issue in terms of the Boy Scout Oath and Motto
Military service - A critical analysis. Gerald Lechliter, a retired Army colonel made a meticulous examination of Mr. Bush's records
If Kerry can’t beat Bush, should he be elected at all? More Fair and Balanced Election News Here
September 04, 2004
Kerry is done. The world is doomed
The Democratic Party is Toast. ”The modern Democratic Party cannot survive Bush reelection and another four years of Republican control of both Congress and the White House”. (From What If Bush Wins - Predictions on the likely consequences of a Bush second term)
What I've Learned About Rage. A conversation between Norman Mailer & his son John Buffalo Mailer
The Power of Words used to overcome insurmountable facts
News from the 2nd convention: GOP Elephant hats. Sir, there's no basement at the Alamo. The number of Words used in both conventions. Also, Convention Protestors Barf Bag. 360 degree Panoramas of the Protest Marches in NYC . Other (non-political) elephant hats
Bush by numbers: Four years of double standards: Number of times Bush mentioned Saudi Arabia in his three State of the Union addresses - 0
"Anarchists!" $240.28 Bounty to the first person to ask Bush a question in a public forum from "The World's Shortest Blog"
One of these guys will lose. (The other one will win)
John Kerry plays guitar, George Bush was a cheerleader. You decide
Comparing Bush and Kerry to well-known product and corporate brands
More Fair and Balanced Election News Here
August 29, 2004
Political Appearance - Can you tell at a glance if someone’s a Republican or a Democrat? A quiz
“I have a lot of trouble in the bumper sticker department. Bumper stickers are all about pithy one-liners, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with political debate these days. You can’t fit nuance into the space. So here are some nuanced Bumper Stickers”
Total Box office of Fahrenheit 9/11 up to now - $168 million. Michael Moore's new letter: "Kerry has tried to pass himself off as a war hero, but thanks to you and your friends, we now know the truth"
ConventionGate: "Let's turn a corner, any corner" - An exclusive look at Bush's nomination speech
Btw, what does this display of body language tell you?
TEX! George Bush and the Fine Art of Character Assassination
More Fair and Balanced Election News Here
August 22, 2004
Attacks on the candidates' war record
Settling once & for all the controversy surrounding the medals of George W. Bush: Due to a large number of requests for information about his wartime heroism, I began studying his medals. What I found surprised me, and I felt it was my duty as an American to spread these remarkable findings. (This item will be picked up tomorrow by 51% of bloggers in America, me predict)...
The new & comprehensive 2004 Onion Election Guide contains all your favorite articles from the last year: Bush 2004 Campaign Pledges To Restore Honor And Dignity To White House, Kerry Unveils One-Point Plan For Better America, Many Americans Still Unsure Whom To Vote Against, "If Elected, I Will Be Extremely Surprised", and What do you think about Conservative Teens
With 2004 being a presidential election year, Dancing Deer is doing its part with the Dancing Deer Gingerbread Cookie Voter map: One cookie, one electoral vote
In the last few months, blogger Tom Mcmahon featured a nice series showing many of the red & blue results of previous elections. Here is the complete history of the Presidential Election Map Comparison
Another map, from "shape of days", this time of The worst-case scenario: 269-269
The latest news about The George W Bush presidential Library from a trusted American news source
The People's Guide to the Republican National Convention is the definitive guide to the public events surrounding the Republican National Convention in New York City
Update: The Bush Medals Item was picked up by Metafilter, Waxy, Sixfruit and a bunch of other sites! That didn't take long!
August 15, 2004
Fool me Once
This AOL Straw poll predicts a complete landslide for Bush
Commercials of Fear: Fear is a powerful emotion, and instilling fear of the opponent can be a way of gaining support for a candidate
Be leery - How They Could Steal the Election This Time
“Illegal but gratifying right hook” - The appeal of "bad boys" in American politics
FOXBlocker is an innovative new product that Filters Out Fox News network
August 08, 2004
“Go Cheney yourself”
Use the word "Cheney" where discretion is required in the expression of frustration, anger, or extreme derision. This spreads quickly to Election Fashion: Bring back complete sentences T-shirts. "Go Cheney Yourself" jersey. Also, for the dogs,
O’reilly Dog Shirt. Here's Cheney's blog
The new Freudian Slip in MP3 - We will never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people. If you don’t trust in audio – here’s the video clip!
More sounds: The George Bush Soundboard
Diebold Election Systems is ready for the election. It doesn’t matter what the polls say - in November, the Diebold machines will count your vote.
Step back, Mr. Hemingway - there's a new goat in town: The customer reviews of My Pet Goat Amazon doesn’t want you to read
Open Secrets tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. Dig inside the site and cry.
The Top Ten Reasons Why
John Kerry Sucks Less
Mean - You spelled “George” wrong
Bob, the angry flower, asks: Who supports the president?
More election Music at Music for America
Photoshop Michelle Malkin’s new book, In Defense of Internment
Our Collection of Fair and Balanced Election Links Here