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January 30, 2004

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I dunno maybe its just my childlike faith in authority but I trust Dick Cheney as my Vice President. When the alien gestating in his head tells me he is processin my family into rocket fuel for a good cause I believe him.

You too, faf? I knew those damn pills were worthless. Should of stopped taking them sooner.

found cheney/PJP2 picture with crystal dove gift quite amusing. a crystal dove? really? what exactly are we trying to convey with that? GWB administration use of symbol and rhetoric is really quite brilliant/contemptible in its euphemistic/sensational design. I think it is this clever and persistent use of language and symbol that causes me to distrust the administration so much.

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Agreed, I like Richard Cheney as VP as well, because unlike his predecessor, I do not have to worry that he is really some sort of evil alien robot. ;)

Seriously, there is nothing lamer in the realm of political analysis than trying to draw parallels between current and previous political leaders. You can try and comparisons between any two political figures you chose and find something they have in common.

George W Bush is not Ronald Reagan, he does not appear to want to be Reagan, nor should he since every man should aspire to be his own man.

Edwards may be a sleazy, smarmy, and opportunistic piece of work but that does not make him Clinton. Maybe after a few more cheeseburgers and a little less plastic surgery . . .;)

I do not have to worry that he is really some sort of evil alien robot.

is that because you know it to be true? ;)

Unfortunately, it is gonna be Kerry. The voters will have spoken, and the Dems will end up with the worst of all possible candidates. Walter Mondale without the charisma.

And Walter Mondale wasn't an out of touch northeastern liberal. At least he could point to Minnesota. Good luck with that fight.


Dean's committed the only sin I couldn't forgive him for. . wasting my money. It astounds me that he blew through 20 million dollars in two states and still claims to have a 50-state strategy. Mind-boggling.

So! I'll give Edwards some love. Easily the pick of the rest. Edwards/Dean wouldn't be shabby.

Edwards is the one. Makes Bush look like the unfeeling, spoiled, inarticulate boob that he is.

Cheney's been at the middle of more than one admin. screw-up, he's a walking poster boy for the admin's bent toward arrogance and unnecessary secrecy, his devotion to the WMD myth is now a kind of D.C. joke, and I still think there's a 40-60 chance he'll step aside - 'health reasons' -- and let Giuliani, or someone like him, take over.

Which would be the first decent thing he ever did for his country.

It astounds me that he blew through 20 million dollars

Sidereal: 20 million? They say he blew through 40 million. Dunno.

Edwards is so good on his feet, anything less than total victory in a debate with Bush will be considered as "below expectations.

von, it seems to me that Edwards has been at his least impressive during the debates. Maybe he would do better if there were only two people, but he seems best in the loose format of a stump speech. When there are questions and answers, he seems to be less effective.

Praktike, have you completely given up on Clark? Just curious. I think I can see a way for him to get the nomination if he is willing to get aggressive; something he didn't show in the last debate. Admittedly, it's a long shot.

Which would be the first decent thing he ever did for his country.

Isn't it irrelevant at this point, Harley? The repugs are going to be sent packing in November.

"The repugs are going to be sent packing in November."

Republicans. This is not Democratic Underground or Free Republic; the name of the party that George W Bush belongs to is called the Republican Party and the name of the party that Howard Dean belongs to is called the Democratic Party. I am not mad at the lapse - but I would also much rather not have to update the Posting Rules to make this official.

Moe

At this point, given W's domestic spending, I am prepared to listen to ANY reasonable Democrat. At least a Dem will get his n**s squeezed by a Republican Congress so that spending growth will be slowed ala the 1990's.

The reasonable part requires that the Dem in question treat the war on terror as a WAR, not a crime problem.

As much as I like W on foreign affairs? Somebody needs to hit him in the head with a hammer and explain that conservatism is more essential than compassion as far as government is concerned.

Oh wow. I had no idea. I didn't see your posting rules, and I don't think I've even used the term repug before. In fact, at first I said repubs, but somehow thought that sounded too weak for the sentiment I was trying to express. So, if I have to police my thoughts in order to to conform to your not so free speech rules, I think I'll just stay away from here. I've never even been to Democratic Underground or Free Republic.

"So, if I have to police my thoughts in order to to conform to your not so free speech rules, I think I'll just stay away from here."

I am sorry that you feel this way, but it's a very simple and straightforward rule. If you want to call George Bush a big weenie, fine: he doesn't read this weblog. I, however, do - and there are minimum standards for the kind of language used that might apply to other posters.

Dangerous territory Moe, and a little on the sensitive side. Folks can intimate that the other side harbors traitors. They can snark and insult and do the ad hominem hora. But heaven forbid they should refuse to offer appropriate respect to...the Republican and Democratic parties??????

And he's not a big weenie. He's a super big weenie with saggy buns.

Moe,

Pupo's wrong about most things ;) but he's one of the good commentators over at Kevin Drum's and he'd be a good regular here.

"Repugs" pisses me off too, but it's only a venial sin. May I ask that you let it slide?

Of course it's your blog, so if my view on this matter isn't welcome, my apologies.

" but he's one of the good commentators over at Kevin Drum's and he'd be a good regular here."

I like his comments myself and I didn't consider it more than a minor issue; you'll note that I specifically said that I wasn't mad about this, and I'm still not, Harley's attempts to get my goat nonwithstanding*.

Moe

*Joke. And I have absolutely no interest in discussing further Bush's... stuff, sorry.

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Oh? Well, if you like Soylent Green, you'll love...

Soylent Clear! Clearly less people!

Vaguely relevant:

So, if I have to police my thoughts in order to to conform to your not so free speech rules, I think I'll just stay away from here.

Dude, he's just asking that you curb some of the more excessive ranges of your speech; it's not like he's sending out jackbooted thugs to whack you over the head at the slightest infraction of his rigidly unbending diktat.

...you're not, right, Moe? I mean... ummm... Oceania's always been at war with that other place...

"you're not, right, Moe?"

I dunno, Anarch: a guy's rigidly unbending diktat is kind of important to him, you know what I mean? :)

Moe

"So, if I have to police my thoughts in order to to conform to your not so free speech rules, I think I'll just stay away from here."

This is an idiotic comment. Everyone should be able to tell the difference between "thought" and "speech."

And being asked to police one's speech to a stated minimum of respect and courtesy is the privilege of the owner of a site. There is no obligation to indulge people in their desire to spew anything from rudeness to hate. There's always another blog or website or, after all, Usenet.

And, on the point, nothing is gained by engaging in insults and word games, other than making one's inner child feel all Superior And Good. Which can be done in any number of places; it isn't necessary to go out online, or to a given blog, to accomplish that.

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