Saturday, October 16, 2004

Go see this movie

Because last night's Red Sox game was rained out, I saw Team America: World Police. I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Honesty is such a lonely word

I really thought I had heard, seen, or read it all when it comes to our president. And so I really thought that it wasn't possible to be surprised by the things he says or does. But I was wrong.

At a campaign rally in Oregon on Thursday, he actually said the following:
Once again, last night, with a straight face, the senator said—well, shall we say, refined his answer on his proposed global test. That's the test he would administer before defending America. After trying to say it really wasn't a test at all, last night he once again defended his approach, saying, I think it makes sense. (Laughter.) The senator now says we'd have to pass some international truth standard. The truth is we should never turn America's national security decisions over to international bodies or leaders of other countries. (Applause.)

So let me get this straight. The President of the United States actually believes the truth is unimportant. That regardless of the veracity of the evidence, we should go to war if we want to. He is actually deriding Kerry for demanding that we be held accountable for our actions. I know I shouldn't be shocked, but I am. I'm pretty sure this is the most frightening thing he has ever said.

I've decided to hold a two-part contest. If there are winners, they will get a prize.

Part one: Give me an honest, intellectually-strong defense of this mentality.

Part two: Try to find a more frightening line from our president.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I think this speaks for itself

Deja vu all over again

From an e-mail exchange with my friend, Jay, a die-hard Yankees fan:

ME: I don't know if I can deal with Red Sox-Yankees again.

JAY: I know I can't deal with Yanks-Sox again.