Friday, August 20, 2004

In all fairness, let's have some fairness
CNN.com - Kerry files FEC complaint against critical veterans group: "It was during a campaign stop Thursday that Kerry, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, said the fact that Bush won't denounce the ads 'tells you everything you need to know -- he wants them to do his dirty work.'"

OK, when John Kerry denounces MoveOn.org, he'll have a right to talk.

UPDATE [8/20/2004 - 17:58]: (Via InstaPundit) Mickey Kaus asks "How would the press have reacted if the Bush campaign had called on the distributor of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 to 'withdraw' the film."

God Bless America
Read this, and tell me if your heart doesn't swell at least a little.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Now this I find interesting
Just for fun, go to Amazon.com and search all products for the word "Bullshit." Take a look at what the third product to come up is...

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Best Bear Ever
CNN.com - Bear guzzles 36 beers, passes out at campground: "It turns out the bear was a bit of a beer sophisticate. He tried a mass-market Busch beer, but switched to Rainier Beer, a local ale, and stuck with it for his drinking binge.
Wildlife agents chased the bear away, but it returned the next day, said Broxson."


Read the whole thing, I implore you.

Will the real man please stand up?
Telegraph | News | German men told they can no longer stand and deliver: "German men are being shamed into urinating while sitting down by a gadget which is saving millions of women from cleaning up in the bathroom after them.
The WC ghost, a [six British pound] voice-alarm, reprimands men for standing at the lavatory pan. It is triggered when the seat is lifted. The battery-operated devices are attached to the seats and deliver stern warnings to those who attempt to stand and urinate (known as "Stehpinkeln")."


We have once again established the difference between German men and American men. German men are apparently shamed into sitting down to pee. American men would simply stop lifting the seat and, most likely, pee all over it. I'm really not sure if that's a reason to be proud of our culture or not - it's a mixed bag.

Monday, August 16, 2004

It's Fun to make things seem more straightforward than they are
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire: "A plan to scrap the winner-take-all system of allocating electoral votes in Colorado will be on the ballot in November, the AP reports. If passed, the amendment "would make Colorado the first state to allocate electoral votes proportionately according to the popular vote, rather than giving a winner all of the state's electoral votes"
Supporters gathered enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot. Had the proposal had been in place four years ago, Al Gore would be president today."


Unfortunately, this completely ignores a problem with the system. It's true that if Colorado had apportioned electoral votes according to popular vote tallies, we would not have had to endure the unending recounts and court cases resulting from the 2000 election. Well, not just those. Instead, we would have had similar recounts and court battles in every district in Colorado. And if we extend this idea to the rest of the country, we will have to recount every single vote in any election that is at all close. You think Florida was bad, wait until we hit a national crisis.

Colorodans, I urge you to vote against this measure.