Saturday, August 28, 2004

New blogging location
I am now blogging out of Washington, D.C., and blogging will soon return to my normal (i.e. more than one or two post a day) rate.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Toy Recalled
Ever walk by Ground Zero in NYC, especially right after 9/11 happened? If so, you were probably inundated with lots of ashtrays, t-shirts, and calendars commemorating the attacks. This one, however, takes the cake.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Alice Cooper Speaks
We here at KtL have been pacing back and forth with one thing on our collective minds: Where does Alice Cooper stand on the 2004 election, specifically in relation to Bruce Springsteen's and Pearl Jam's opinions on it? Well luckily, Alice has answered our question:

"To me, that's treason. I call it treason against rock 'n' roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics," says the 56-year-old Cooper, who began a 15-city Canadian tour on August 20 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

"When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I'd run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick.

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

Rock should never be involved in politics? Gee, Alice, I seem to remember a little something called the 1960's. If rock n roll is all about rebellion then isn't politics a necessity? Perhaps Mr. Cooper would benefit from the class I begin tomorrow entitled Politics Through Popular Music.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Cheney Speaks On Gay Rights

Yesterday, in a speech, Cheney expressed his opinion on gay rights.

Vice President Dick Cheney, whose oldest daughter is a lesbian, said Tuesday he believed that decisions about same-sex marriages should be left to the states, contending that "freedom means freedom for everyone."

Despite his personal view, he added, President Bush is his boss, and Bush favors an amendment to the Constitution banning such marriages. "The president makes policy for the administration," Cheney said.

His comments came in response to a question during an invitation-only town hall meeting in Davenport.

Cheney's remarks were his first this year on the gay marriage issue while campaigning.

Wow, Dick, you're such a flip-flopper. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Ginsberg resigns over Swift Boat Vets incident
A Bush lawyer who worked with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (morons, for short), resigned over the fact that he was working with one of the 527s Bush just condemned. On his way out he noted that there is a double standard in the media's treatments of GOP and Dem-backing 527s. Perhaps it's because the Democratic ones have yet to commit libel, but either way, isn't Ginsberg distracting attention from the fact that, you know, he's provided help to an "evil" 527? He's a slick one.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Bush denounces 527s
Holy shit:

Asked directly whether his Democratic rival for the presidency had lied, Bush said, "I think Senator Kerry served admirably and he ought to be proud of his record."

The death of the conservative
Nothing illustrates the new neo-conservative dominance over the traditional conservatives better than Pat Buchanan's new book.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Double Voters
Reuters is reporting a new influx of people registered in two states, New York and Florida.

About 46,000 people are registered to vote in two states, New York and Florida, a violation of both states' laws that could affect the outcome of the November presidential election, according to an investigation by the Daily News.
Many New Yorkers spend the winter months in sunny Florida, which played a pivotal role in the 2000 election after George W. Bush narrowly won the state in a contested ballot recount. Florida could be a crucial state in the November presidential election.
The New York tabloid examined computer records to ferret out duplicate registrations in New York City and Florida.

I find it hard to believe that 46,000 people would be intentionally trying to vote twice. It seems more likely that a bunch of New Yorkers are retiring to Florida and forgot to cancel their registration back home. But then read this:
Of the 46,000 registered in both states, 68 percent are Democrats, 12 percent are Republicans and 16 percent didn't align themselves with a party, the newspaper reported on Sunday.

Something smells like a new voter purge list in Florida to replace the black voters one they couldn't get away with...