So... today... there was... St. Louis fans are more respectful than other fans. Someone put red socks on a statue of a venerable player in St. Louis and a good-natured Cardinals fan affably removed the socks, chuckling, "that's just good clean fun."
You know those explosives that we were keeping an eye on before we went to war in Iraq, but then couldn't guard when the war started? Kerry is using those as an example of how Bush is doing a bad job. Bush hasn't said why they weren't guarded. It sounds really scary at that... explosives cave where the explosives -- some of which can be used for detonating nuclear bombs! -- are. There are decapitated bodies that you just come upon if you stroll around there. The explosives cave looks like a pyramid with a crew cut. If you go there, someone fires warning shots, and there's a lot of rubble. Some guys were stealing metal. A soldier commented "it's like Mars on Earth."
It's almost as important who controls congress as it is who is elected president.
Some say Ralph Nader is egotistical or insane, but he claims that the Democrats are as bad as the Republicans, that they're both equally beholden to corporate interests.
Israel might pull out of Gaza, which is angering ... conservative Israelis? One conservative Israeli watching television shouted, "'Destroy'?! How could Sharon say that? I have done nothing but build." If someone wants to concisely explain to me what happened in Israel in 1967 I'd be obliged. I am unapologetically uninformed about world events. I figure if I read the paper every weekday for a year, it will all gradually become clear.
Jessica Simpson had a sore throat and her dad made her lipsynch on SNL. If you don't believe her you can watch the tape of the rehearsal where her voice sounds really bad.
Political campaigning is going crazy in places like Nevada, Ohio, Florida. People there are sick of election ads interrupting their usual TV programs. The Bush campaign hates the New York Times.
Bill Clinton is feeling better after his heart surgery and made all the ladies scream in Philly in an appearance with Kerry. Gore is often introduced as "the most recent legitimate presidential candidate" or something like that. He makes lots of jokes about hanging chads, except at one point gets serious and loses his southern accent. Kerry has a plane as big as Air Force One. There are still undecided voters.
Has the NAACP considered changing its name?
I will not be ashamed of my ignorance!
It's likely that ***** ***** won the election in Afghanistan, despite the complaints from his opponents. Even though there may have been sketchy business at the polls, enough polls didn't have sketchy stuff going on to still give him a majority.
A General got 96% of the votes in an election in ******* -- and this was less than he got last time, which was a justification that the election was fair. Which it wasn't.
Justice Renquist has cancer -- the kind that can be lethal. The article cut right to the (obvious) implications that a Supreme Court justice's death has on natn'l politics. Which makes sense, of course that's on everyone's mind when you hear about a supreme court justice getting sick, but it still felt crass. Like making inheritance jokes when a rich uncle is sick...?
China gets super pissed when the U.S. and C. Powell chastize it for violating HUMAN RIGHTS. Why does China get pissed?
I hate this