The Bat is Back
Dean is going one-on-one with Bush-Cheney in fundraising this weekend. In the Red Corner, special interests, Haliburton, and oil -- in the Blue Corner, People Powered Howard
! (Almost halfway to the weekend goal of 250k at this poiint)
: $250,000 one day ahead of schedule. Spite is a powerful motivator.
Pollkatz is Back
Thank God -- Professor Pollkatz is back
. According to his site
I have just moved and taken a new job. I have no web access at home, so for a while I'll be downloading the poll data at work, taking it home, crunching the numbers and updating the graphics, carrying it back to work, and uploading. Just to keep things interesting, at home I run Windows 98/Office 97, but at work they've just upgraded to XP/XP. So, there are glitches. I'll get everything smoothed out by and by.This graph
from his site is updated to reflect the poll data taken after the yellowcake admissions and resulting flap.
Look out! Pirates!
What the hell is going on with Pirates? They are all over the place now. In the last couple of weeks I have seen the following evidence:
- Pirate Keyboard (from GeekPress)
- What's my Pirate Name? (from NotGeniuses)
- A joke is going around the net that Pirates of the Caribbean is rated Aaaaaar
- The New York Times Sunday Crossword this week was pirate themed
- My bank, BankNorth, is running some kind of promotion with a pirate theme (something to do with Treasure)
Also, the Bucaneers won the Super Bowl this year and there are 2 Pirate movies out right now (plus Treasure Planet). By the way, my Pirate name is Captain Roger Vane -- Aaaaaaargh!
More Dennis Miller
From a skeptics site
, more Dennis Miller:
Now I don't want to get off on a rant here, but it's amazing how, in an election year, God's name gets thrown around like the drunken dwarf at a biker rally. Personally, when I try to picture what God looks like, I always see some guy wearing a white robe and frantically working a huge panel of switches and knobs while answering prayers like a hopped-up Larry King taking phone calls. Columbia, South Carolina, go ahead--how many times do I have to tell you, take that Goddamn flag down. Now!
What does Dennis Miller think of Bob Jones University?
Don't get me wrong. People are certainly entitled to worship as they see fit, but don't go using God as a convenient template for your petty, bigoted views. If you want to ban interracial dating at your college because your father once caught you masturbating to a picture of Pam Grier and punished you by making you paint the house, and now every time you smell wet DuPont Latex Exterior it makes you think of Foxy Brown and you get all confused and horny and humiliated at the same time, and you want to make someone pay, just fucking say so. Don't put it on God, OK Jonesy?
I am right now watching Senator Dole on C-Span taking calls at his new Institute for Politics
. Two of his calls were from cut-throat partisans, one Democrat calling for the indictment of Bush and Cheney and one Republican who tried to goad the Senator into insulting Sen. Clinton. He handled each question with such class -- more than either question deserved, quite frankly. I wonder if we'll ever get opposition like Bob Dole again--respectable.