Thursday, September 30, 2004

Kerry's Home Run

I'm always the first person to admit when I'm wrong, and I was very wrong about my debate predictions.

Kerry couldn't have been better. This is the moment we've all been waiting for. We WILL have a new president in November. I can feel it in my bones.


It's 8:28PM and Kerry is kicking ass!

'nuff said Posted by Hello

Debate Predictions

Here are my predictions for tonight's Presidential Debate:

What will happen: It will be scripted down to the very last minute. There will be no surprises. Bush will use monosyllabic words in short easy-to-understand sentences. Kerry will blow this golden opportunity to finally say what really needs to be said.

What should happen: The memorized scripts should be thrown out the window. It should be an open debate. The questions should not be known ahead of time. We should be allowed to see reaction shots of the candidates (we won't.) Bush's handlers should let him use his own ideas to put together sentences (which would be a lot of fun.) Kerry should remember back to the person he was when he came back from Vietnam. He should let that angry young man out to list the sins of Bush & Co.

More to come....

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Patriot Act Paranoia

It's not paranoia when they are really out to get you.

Photo courtesy of Northern Sun merchandising. Posted by Hello

Monday, September 27, 2004

A New American Revolution?

The word "revolution" has been coming to mind lately.

Here's the scenario:
Bush pulls another win out of Karl Rove's ass (again.) Weeks later, enough evidence comes to light that (again) proves he should be impeached. The Republicans, being the weasels that they are, cover up, spin, whatever, do what they do best and are able to let another Bush family crime slide off the Teflon President's back.

Would it be possible for us to say enough is enough? Could we forcibly remove the worst administration in our country's history? Could there be a new American Revolution? I wonder what that would look like...

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Karl Rove's brain

I was paging through the City Pages newspaper today when I came across an ad for the upcoming documentary, Bush's Brain. It's about Bush's right-hand man...the man who really runs our country, Karl Rove. It got me thinking, what is behind all of this mess? What IS Rove thinking?

At the end of the day, could it truly be only about money? Because that doesn't sound logical to me. What good is a fistful of dollars when the world is crumbling at your feet?

This fitting proverb is on the cover of the new Northern Sun merchandising catalog:

Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Simulated people are eating my time!

I bought the PC game, The Sims 2, the other day. Due to its addictive nature, I fell a bit behind in my regular posting. I will put the game aside and return to some good (personal) blogging this weekend. For now, I have to get back to the little families living in my PC...

Out of the mouths of babes...

Submitted by my favorite Uncle:

President Bush was visiting a primary school. One of the classes was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked the president if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "tragedy".

So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a "tragedy."

One little boy stood up and offered, "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs him over and kills him, that would be a tragedy."

"No," said Bush, "that would be an accident."

A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explained the president. "That's what we would call a great loss."

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Bush searched the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of tragedy?"

Finally at the back of the room a small boy raised his hand. In a quiet voice he said: "If Air Force One carrying Mr. Bush was struck by a "friendly fire" missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaimed Bush. "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an accident either."

Thursday, September 23, 2004

W, a huge colossal FLOP

I try not to do too much copying & pasting, but these Michael Moore letters must be read by as many people as possible. As long as he keeps writing them, I'll keep passing them along:


Dear Mr. Bush,

I am so confused. Where exactly do you stand on the issue of Iraq? You, your Dad, Rummy, Condi, Colin, and Wolfie -- you have all changed your minds so many times, I am out of breath just trying to keep up with you!

Which of these 10 positions that you, your family and your cabinet have taken over the years represents your CURRENT thinking:

1983-88: WE LOVE SADDAM. On December 19, 1983, Donald Rumsfeld was sent by your dad and Mr. Reagan to go and have a friendly meeting with Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq. Rummy looked so happy in the picture. Just twelve days after this visit, Saddam gassed thousands of Iranian troops. Your dad and Rummy seemed pretty happy with the results because ‘The Donald R.’ went back to have another chummy hang-out with Saddam’s right-hand man, Tariq Aziz, just four months later. All of this resulted in the U.S. providing credits and loans to Iraq that enabled Saddam to buy billions of dollars worth of weapons and chemical agents. The Washington Post reported that your dad and Reagan let it be known to their Arab allies that the Reagan/Bush administration wanted Iraq to win its war with Iran and anyone who helped Saddam accomplish this was a friend of ours.

1990: WE HATE SADDAM. In 1990, when Saddam invaded Kuwait, your dad and his defense secretary, Dick Cheney, decided they didn't like Saddam anymore so they attacked Iraq and returned Kuwait to its rightful dictators.

1991: WE WANT SADDAM TO LIVE. After the war, your dad and Cheney and Colin Powell told the Shiites to rise up against Saddam and we would support them. So they rose up. But then we changed our minds. When the Shiites rose up against Saddam, the Bush inner circle changed its mind and decided NOT to help the Shiites. Thus, they were massacred by Saddam.

1998: WE WANT SADDAM TO DIE. In 1998, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and others, as part of the Project for the New American Century, wrote an open letter to President Clinton insisting he invade and topple Saddam Hussein.

2000: WE DON'T BELIEVE IN WAR AND NATION BUILDING. Just three years later, during your debate with Al Gore in the 2000 election, when asked by the moderator Jim Lehrer where you stood when it came to using force for regime change, you turned out to be a downright pacifist:

“I--I would take the use of force very seriously. I would be guarded in my approach. I don't think we can be all things to all people in the world. I think we've got to be very careful when we commit our troops. The vice president [Al Gore] and I have a disagreement about the use of troops. He believes in nation building. I--I would be very careful about using our troops as nation builders. I believe the role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place. And so I take my--I take my--my responsibility seriously.” --October 3, 2000

2001 (early): WE DON'T BELIEVE SADDAM IS A THREAT. When you took office in 2001, you sent your Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and your National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, in front of the cameras to assure the American people they need not worry about Saddam Hussein. Here is what they said:

Powell: “We should constantly be reviewing our policies, constantly be looking at those sanctions to make sure that they have directed that purpose. That purpose is every bit as important now as it was 10 years ago when we began it. And frankly, they have worked. He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors.” --February 24, 2001

Rice: “But in terms of Saddam Hussein being there, let's remember that his country is divided, in effect. He does not control the northern part of his country. We are able to keep arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt.” --July 29, 2001

2001 (late): WE BELIEVE SADDAM IS GOING TO KILL US! Just a few months later, in the hours and days after the 9/11 tragedy, you had no interest in going after Osama bin Laden. You wanted only to bomb Iraq and kill Saddam and you then told all of America we were under imminent threat because weapons of mass destruction were coming our way. You led the American people to believe that Saddam had something to do with Osama and 9/11. Without the UN's sanction, you broke international law and invaded Iraq.

2003: WE DON’T BELIEVE SADDAM IS GOING TO KILL US. After no WMDs were found, you changed your mind about why you said we needed to invade, coming up with a brand new after-the-fact reason -- we started this war so we could have regime change, liberate Iraq and give the Iraqis democracy!

2003: “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!” Yes, everyone saw you say it -- in costume, no less!

2004: OOPS. MISSION NOT ACCOMPLISHED! Now you call the Iraq invasion a "
catastrophic success." That's what you called it this month. Over a thousand U.S. soldiers have died, Iraq is in a state of total chaos where no one is safe, and you have no clue how to get us out of there.

Mr. Bush, please tell us -- when will you change your mind again?

I know you hate the words "flip" and "flop," so I won't use them both on you. In fact, I'll use just one: Flop. That is what you are. A huge, colossal flop. The war is a flop, your advisors and the "intelligence" they gave you is a flop, and now we are all a flop to the rest of the world. Flop. Flop. Flop.

And you have the audacity to criticize John Kerry with what you call the "many positions" he has taken on Iraq. By my count, he has taken only one: He believed you. That was his position. You told him and the rest of congress that Saddam had WMDs. So he -- and the vast majority of Americans, even those who didn't vote for you -- believed you. You see, Americans, like John Kerry, want to live in a country where they can believe their president.

That was the one, single position John Kerry took. He didn't support the war, he supported YOU. And YOU let him and this great country down. And that is why tens of millions can't wait to get to the polls on Election Day -- to remove a major, catastrophic flop from our dear, beloved White House -- to stop all the flipping you and your men have done, flipping us and the rest of the world off.

We can't take another minute of it.

Michael Moore

Monday, September 20, 2004

Bush IS a goner

Latest Michael Moore letter:


Dear Friends,

Enough of the handwringing! Enough of the doomsaying! Do I have to come there and personally calm you down? Stop with all the defeatism, OK? Bush IS a goner -- IF we all just quit our whining and bellyaching and stop shaking like a bunch of nervous ninnies. Geez, this is embarrassing! The Republicans are laughing at us. Do you ever see them cry, "Oh, it's all over! We are finished! Bush can't win! Waaaaaa!"

Hell no. It's never over for them until the last ballot is shredded. They are never finished -- they just keeping moving forward like sharks that never sleep, always pushing, pulling, kicking, blocking, lying.

They are relentless and that is why we secretly admire them -- they just simply never, ever give up. Only 30% of the country calls itself "Republican," yet the Republicans own it all -- the White House, both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court and the majority of the governorships. How do you think they've been able to pull that off considering they are a minority? It's because they eat you and me and every other liberal for breakfast and then spend the rest of the day wreaking havoc on the planet.

Look at us -- what a bunch of crybabies. Bush gets a bounce after his convention and you would have thought the Germans had run through Poland again. The Bushies are coming, the Bushies are coming! Yes, they caught Kerry asleep on the Swift Boat thing. Yes, they found the frequency in Dan Rather and ran with it. Suddenly it's like, "THE END IS NEAR! THE SKY IS FALLING!"

No, it is not. If I hear one more person tell me how lousy a candidate Kerry is and how he can't win... Dammit, of COURSE he's a lousy candidate -- he's a Democrat, for heavens sake! That party is so pathetic, they even lose the elections they win! What were you expecting, Bruce Springsteen heading up the ticket? Bruce would make a helluva president, but guys like him don't run -- and neither do you or I. People like Kerry run.

Yes, OF COURSE any of us would have run a better, smarter, kick-ass campaign. Of course we would have smacked each and every one of those phony swifty boaty bastards down. But WE are not running for president -- Kerry is. So quit complaining and work with what we have. Oprah just gave 300 women a... Pontiac! Did you see any of them frowning and moaning and screaming, "Oh God, NOT a friggin' Pontiac!" Of course not, they were happy. The Pontiacs all had four wheels, an engine and a gas pedal. You want more than that, well, I can't help you. I had a Pontiac once and it lasted a good year. And it was a VERY good year.

My friends, it is time for a reality check.

1. The polls are wrong. They are all over the map like diarrhea. On Friday, one poll had Bush 13 points ahead -- and another poll had them both tied. There are three reasons why the polls are b.s.: One, they are polling "likely voters." "Likely" means those who have consistently voted in the past few elections. So that cuts out young people who are voting for the first time and a ton of non-voters who are definitely going to vote in THIS election. Second, they are not polling people who use their cell phone as their primary phone. Again, that means they are not talking to young people. Finally, most of the polls are weighted with too many Republicans, as pollster John Zogby revealed last week. You are being snookered if you believe any of these polls.

2. Kerry has brought in the Clinton A-team. Instead of shunning Clinton (as Gore did), Kerry has decided to not make that mistake.

3. Traveling around the country, as I've been doing, I gotta tell ya, there is a hell of a lot of unrest out there. Much of it is not being captured by the mainstream press. But it is simmering and it is real. Do not let those well-produced Bush rallies of angry white people scare you. Turn off the TV! (Except Jon Stewart and Bill Moyers -- everything else is just a sugar-coated lie).

4. Conventional wisdom says if the election is decided on "9/11" (the fear of terrorism), Bush wins. But if it is decided on the job we are doing in Iraq, then Bush loses. And folks, that "job," you might have noticed, has descended into the third level of a hell we used to call Vietnam. There is no way out. It is a full-blown mess of a quagmire and the body bags will sadly only mount higher. Regardless of what Kerry meant by his original war vote, he ain't the one who sent those kids to their deaths -- and Mr. and Mrs. Middle America knows it. Had Bush bothered to show up when he was in the "service" he might have somewhat of a clue as to how to recognize an immoral war that cannot be "won." All he has delivered to Iraq was that plasticized turkey last Thanksgiving. It is this failure of monumental proportions that is going to cook his goose come this November.

So, do not despair. All is not over. Far from it. The Bush people need you to believe that it is over. They need you to slump back into your easy chair and feel that sick pain in your gut as you contemplate another four years of George W. Bush. They need you to wish we had a candidate who didn't windsurf and who was just as smart as we were when WE knew Bush was lying about WMD and Saddam planning 9/11. It's like Karl Rove is hypnotizing you -- "Kerry voted for the war...Kerry voted for the war...Kerrrrrryyy vooootted fooooor theeee warrrrrrrrrr..."

Yes...Yes...Yesssss...He did! HE DID! No sense in fighting now...what I need is sleep...sleeep...sleeeeeeppppp...

WAKE UP! The majority are with us! More than half of all Americans are pro-choice, want stronger environmental laws, are appalled that assault weapons are back on the street -- and 54% now believe the war is wrong. YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO CONVINCE THEM OF ANY OF THIS -- YOU JUST HAVE TO GIVE THEM A RAY OF HOPE AND A RIDE TO THE POLLS. CAN YOU DO THAT? WILL YOU DO THAT?

Just for me, please? Buck up. The country is almost back in our hands. Not another negative word until Nov. 3rd! Then you can bitch all you want about how you wish Kerry was still that long-haired kid who once had the courage to stand up for something. Personally, I think that kid is still inside him. Instead of the wailing and gnashing of your teeth, why not hold out a hand to him and help the inner soldier/protester come out and defeat the forces of evil we now so desperately face. Do we have any other choice?


Michael Moore

Sunday, September 19, 2004

W, truly unfit for command

The CBS document scandal is being run into the ground. I guess it's easier for the media to focus on this story than it is to investigate the subject matter behind the documents. Yes, of course Dubya got special treatment. Yes, he disobeyed a direct order to get a physical, and yes, instead of fulfilling his duty in the National Guard, he was off doing other things. Now, with all of that being said, shouldn't the real question be, is this man truly fit to be the Commander in Chief of the most powerful country in the world? And, don't get me started on our "vice" (real) president. He only got 5 deferments, that's all.

Doesn't it make sense to have someone that has actually been IN a war, be the one that gets us out of this quagmire? I guess that makes too much sense.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Remember the equal time rule? They don't.

Our local TV news is not giving the Kerry campaign equal time. On KSTP's 5PM newscast, they gave Dubya about 3 times more coverage than Kerry. The same thing happened on WCCO's 10PM newscast. I immediately called them both on it after it happened. I hope others did, as well.

A liberal bias in the media? My ass.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

At least he got something on the air

I finally saw 2 new John Kerry ads on TV tonight. They are still not nearly strong enough, but at least he's trying (sort-of.)

I heard that General Norman Schwarzkopf is a Democrat. Maybe he'll step up for Kerry and put things in perspective for the masses. Wishful thinking, perhaps.

I finally let a family member in on my blog. Uncle R, if you are reading this, remember, be nice!

This photo is a composite of American soldiers who have died in Iraq over the last year.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Or in this case, hundreds of lives...and growing daily.

Remember this photo November 2.

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OCD Overdrive

As each day passes, my anxiety grows. I keep waiting for John Kerry to step up to the plate and start slamming Bush for real, but it never happens. What is he thinking? What are his people thinking? As each hour passes, the lack of a backbone in the Kerry camp helps Bush.

Kerry has practically all of the creative community on his side. Hey, Spielberg, make an attack ad. Hey, Springsteen, write a protest song (think "Ohio" by CSN&Y.) Since the righties don't like hearing the truth about their beloved Thief in Chief, maybe they will listen to their favorite stars. At this point, it couldn't hurt.

This anxiety has not been good for my OCD. I've noticed that I've been checking & rechecking the door locks and stove dials a lot. I have also been doing more hair pulling. There is only one thing that will ease my symptoms - a new president.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Condie want a cracker?

Every Sunday morning I watch Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. Today he's interviewing Condoleezza Rice. While I watch her talk, I wonder, does she actually believe the words that are coming out of her mouth? She seems intelligent, but everything she says is utter BS. I also love how she has a selective memory when it comes to the things that make the Bush administration look really really bad. It's almost as if they took this (once) smart woman and swapped her brain with that of a parrot.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Panic setting in

Does anyone know what is going on with Kerry's campaign? I'm starting to panic. Like I said before, I don't remember the last time I heard an official Kerry commercial. You know, the ones where he says, "I approve of this message." Could they be planning something big? Are they saving their money for the end of the campaign? What is going on?!!

If nothing is in the works, I'm going to be really pissed. I've put a lot of time, energy & money into defeating Bush. Did we pick the wrong candidate? I'm beginning to wonder.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Lighting a fire under Kerry campaign

John Kerry, are you out there? Hello? Anybody there?

What the hell is going on with Kerry's campaign? First, we get no response from Kerry on the ridiculous Swift Boat Veterans nonsense. Then, after a week of getting his balls handed to him on a silver platter at the RNC, there is still no response? Come on, Kerry, do you like losing 7 points in one week?

I watch a lot of TV and I can't remember the last time I heard the phrase, "I'm John Kerry and I approve of this message."

We need to hear from you STRONG, and we need to hear from you NOW. Let the real mud slinging begin. If it's too hard to think of a strong subject for a TV spot, here's a free one from me: How about bringing up the fact that after 9/11 the whole world was behind us, but now, just 3 short years later, America is probably the most hated country in the world.


Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Getting Fahrenheit 9/11 televised

By Michael Moore:

Why I Will Not Seek a Best Documentary Oscar
(I'm giving it up in the hopes more voters can see "Fahrenheit 9/11")

Dear Friends,

I had dinner recently with a well-known pollster who had often worked for Republicans. He told me that when he went to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" he got so distraught he twice had to go out in the lobby and pace during the movie.

"The Bush White House left open a huge void when it came to explaining the war to the American people," he told me. " And your film has filled that void -- and now there is no way to defeat it. It is the atomic bomb of this campaign."

He told me how he had conducted an informal poll with "Fahrenheit 9/11" audiences in three different cities and the results were all the same. "Essentially, 80% of the people going IN to see your movie are already likely Kerry voters and the movie has galvanized them in a way you rarely see Democrats galvanized.

"But, here's the bad news for Bush: Though 80% going IN to your movie are Kerry voters, 100% of those COMING OUT of your movie are Kerry voters. You can't come out of this movie and say, 'I am absolutely and enthusiastically voting for George W. Bush.'"

His findings are similar to those in other polls conducted around the country. In Pennsylvania, a Keystone poll showed that 4% of Kerry's support has come from people who decided to vote for him AFTER seeing "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- and in an election that will be very close, 4% is a landslide. A Harris poll found that 44% of Republicans who see the film give it a "positive" rating. Another poll, to be released this week, shows a 21-point shift in Bush's approval rating, after just one viewing of the movie, among audiences of undecideds who were shown "Fahrenheit 9/11" in Ohio.

My pollster friend told me that he believes if Kerry wins, "Fahrenheit 9/11" will be one of the top three reasons for his election. Kerry's only problem, he said, is how many people will actually be able to see it before election day. The less that see it, the better for Bush.

But 20 million people have already seen it -- and the Gallup poll said that 56% of the American public has seen or plans to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" either in the theater or on home video. The DVD and home video of our film, thanks to our distributors listening to our pleas to release it before November, will be in the stores on October 5. This is very good news.

But can it also be shown on TV? I brought this possibility up in this week's
Rolling Stone interview. Our contract with our DVD distributor says no, it cannot. I have asked them to show it just once, perhaps the night before the election. So far, no deal. But I haven't given up trying.

The only problem with my desire to get this movie in front of as many Americans as possible is that, should it air on TV, I will NOT be eligible to submit "Fahrenheit 9/11" for Academy Award consideration for Best Documentary. Academy rules forbid the airing of a documentary on television within nine months of its theatrical release (fiction films do not have the same restriction).

Although I have no assurance from our home video distributor that they would allow a one-time television broadcast -- and the chances are they probably won't -- I have decided it is more important to take that risk and hope against hope that I can persuade someone to put it on TV, even if it's the night before the election.

Therefore, I have decided not to submit "Fahrenheit 9/11" for consideration for the Best Documentary Oscar. If there is even the remotest of chances that I can get this film seen by a few million more Americans before election day, then that is more important to me than winning another documentary Oscar. I have already won a Best Documentary statue. Having a second one would be nice, but not as nice as getting this country back in the hands of the majority.

The deadline to submit the film for the documentary Oscar was last Wednesday. I told my crew who worked on the film, let's let someone else have that Oscar. We have already helped to ignite the biggest year ever for nonfiction films. Last week, 1 out of every 5 films playing in movie theaters across America was a documentary! That is simply unheard of. There have been so many great nonfiction films this year, why not step aside and share what we have with someone else? Remove the 800-pound gorilla from that Oscar category and let the five films who get nominated have all the attention they deserve (instead of the focus being on a film that has already had more than its share of attention).

I've read a lot about "Fahrenheit" being a "sure bet" for the documentary Oscar this year. I don't believe anything is truly a "sure bet." And, in the end, I think sometimes it's good for your soul to give up something everyone says is so easily yours (ask Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps why he gave up his spot in the last race to someone else equally deserving, and you'll know what I am talking about).

I have informed our distributors of my decision. They support me (in fact, they then offered to submit our film for all the other categories it is eligible for, including Best Picture -- so, hey, who knows, maybe I'll get to complete that Oscar speech from 2003! Sorry, just kidding).

Don't get your hopes up for seeing "Fahrenheit 9/11" on TV before the election. In fact, I would count on NOT seeing it there (you know me, I'm always going after something I probably shouldn't). Get to the theaters soon, if you haven't already, or get it from the video store in October and hold house parties. Share it with everyone you know, especially your nonvoting friends. I have included 100 minutes of extras on the DVD -- powerful footage obtained after we made the movie, and some things that are going to drive Karl Rove into a permanent tailspin -- more on this later!

Thanks for all of your support. And go see "Super Size Me," "Control Room," "The Corporation," "Orwell Rolls Over in His Grave," "Bush's Brain," Robert Greenwald's films and the upcoming "Yes Men." You won't be sorry!

Michael Moore

P.S. If you want to read my dispatches for USA Today from inside the Republican Convention, go to

Monday, September 06, 2004

W is for Wrong

Last Monday, in my blog, I wrote about undecided voters liking the attention they get by saying they are undecided, and the same thing was mentioned by the guests on Real Time with Bill Maher. I must be on to something.

Well, it's official. Kerry had to dumb it down for the slack-jawed locals...oops, I mean, general public. He's had to exchange well thought-out intelligent speeches in for punchy easy to understand quips like "W is for Wrong." What has happened to this country?!! I'm not saying he's doing the wrong thing, because he isn't. I just think it's so sad that he has to.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Wired is better

My PCs used to be in the basement, wired to our Linksys router, powered by a cable modem. When I needed more room to start my business, I moved all of my equipment upstairs where my fiance, T, completely transformed an unused room into a beautiful office for me.

Since T is an avid online gamer (Medal of Honor,) we decided to let his PC stay wired to the router, and I would go wireless upstairs. I upgraded our 802.11b router to a 802.11g "Extreme" router and I also bought a Linksys Range Expander to help boost the signal. Unfortunately, I'm not happy. Wired is better...much better.

The next step is to call an electrician to run cat 5 cables from the basement to my office. I need this done ASAP. When you get used to a certain speed, you never want to go back to being slow. Anyone that has gone from dial-up to broadband knows what I mean.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Kerry better get ruthless

The Republicans are engaging in the most slimy unethical campaign that I have ever had the displeasure of witnessing. In strike contrast, John Kerry has taken the high road and is trying to do the right thing by running a positive campaign. However, as much as I hate to say it, Kerry is going to have to sink to their level to get the people to listen.

Kerry has to become ruthless, and he's got to do it now. He should start using monosyllabic words in short easy to understand sentences. It's just another perfect example of the dumbing down of America. G-d forbid the general public strives for more.