Sunday, October 31, 2004


Well, here we are the night before - the night before. I feel I've done my best to persuade those around me to make a change in the White House. I've hung signs, bumper stickered and put information flyers on cars. Maybe I could've done more, but I'm only human.

These last couple days are going to be very hard. I can already feel the tension building. Every time I see Dubya on TV, I want to punch his face in...same goes for the men in the ridiculous new Swift Boat ads. Which, by the way, I think will bring a backlash.

I'm trying not to think about Tuesday, but it's tough. To deal with the stress, I've been taking my dogs on long walks everyday. Also, I'm trying not to watch too much news or surf too long on the internet. Speaking of the internet, when this whole thing is over, my comments on everyone's posts will be better - I promise!

How is everyone else dealing with these last 2 days?

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Retarded cowboy & his heart diseased sidekick

I love HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, however last night's show could have been much better.

Bill needs to make sure that his 3 guests get their say. Last night I wanted to jump through the TV screen to gag Kevin Costner. While some of the things he said made sense, for the most part he had a hard time making a succinct point. This caused him to ramble on & on. You could see that Gen. Wesley Clark & Richard Belzer were getting annoyed.

Then came the deranged Ann Coulter, which he had on via satellite. I don't know how he can call this nut his friend - and the audience let him know it. It's fine if you want to talk to someone on the right, but don't pick someone that is clearly insane.

My favorite part of the show is when he does his "New Rules." His last new rule was for Bush to quit linking wolves with terrorists. It's not fair to the wolves. He said the "only thing wolves have in common with Osama Bin Laden is that they're both running free." The best line of the night was something like: "If you think the only thing keeping up safe is a retarded cowboy and his heart diseased sidekick, then..." (I don't remember the rest.)

Other than that, the show could have been better...especially 4 days before the election.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Dumping the Dish

Me and DirecTV was not meant to be. About a year and a half ago, I decided to dump digital cable because of a contract problem with Fox Sports Net. I could care less about sports, but my father was worried that he wasn't going to see the Twins games. ONE day after having the dish installed, the contract dispute was settled with Fox Sports & Time Warner Cable. (My father has since passed away.)

Now I'm switching back. After numerous service calls to fix the satellite reception, including getting a whole new dish, I still lose the signal when it rains. I've had it. Time Warner Cable is coming back tomorrow to reinstall digital cable, and they are giving me a hell of a deal to do it.

I definitely will miss my DirecTV TiVo, but all is not lost in that department. I'm going to try the DVR that the cable company offers. If I don't like it, I can always buy a regular TiVo and hook it up to the cable line.

Everyone else I know that has DirecTV does not have these problems. I guess it was just not meant to be.

If you don't hear from me for a couple days, it will be because of this. Hopefully, the reinstall will be trouble-free.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The beginning of the end

Can you feel it? Can you hear it? It's the sweet sweet sound of Dubya going down.

W can't talk his way out of this one. One of our local TV news stations that had reporters embedded with the troops in Iraq has proof that the explosives were taken AFTER the fall of Baghdad. Read about it here:

Not only that, but now Halliburton is being investigated by the FBI! It's been a bad week for dear old George W...but somehow I just can't shed a tear for him.

B'Bye George

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

I'm back

Long time, no hear! I was out of commission for a few days, thanks to Direct TV. I had them out here to look at my satellite because it goes out every time it rains, or is about to rain. They replaced the dish and installed it in a new place, however in the midst of all the work, they messed up my cable modem line.

I have had nothing but problems since going to satellite last year. When it works, it's great, but if you need a technician, look out! I've had at least 10 of them and each one complains about the last one's work. Finally, today, a senior tech leveled with me. He said I need it completely rewired because of all the hack work they've done. It's a good thing I bought the protection plan.

More to come....

Friday, October 22, 2004

Yep, that's him! Posted by Hello

Banner Posted by Hello

Me at the Kerry rally

Hey, it's Lizzy, the OCD GenX Liberal!
I'm going gray, very gray. That will be remedied soon. Posted by Hello

30,000+ at MN Kerry rally

I had a great time at the Kerry Rally. Being with "my people" felt really good. There was a huge turnout - more than 30,000 in attendance. The tickets (printed off the Internet) said doors open at 4:30, so we left at around 3:15 to get a good spot. Security was very tight. We had to empty all of our pockets and go through a metal detector. The ticket said bags not allowed, so I left my purse at home.

The rally site was divided into red, white, and blue areas. Internet ticket holders were put in the white area, which sadly, turned out to be the worst of the three. None-the-less, my niece, her friend, & I got decent spots. A band started playing at around 5, then there were speeches by Mayor RT Rybak, Walter Mondale, and others. By then, we had been standing in one spot for 2 hours in falling MN temps. Finally around 6, Max Cleland introduced John Kerry. Kerry did a short stump-speech to the faithful. It was wonderful seeing him in person, even if it was from far away. I came away liking him even more.

I took a few pics. I'll post a few.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Off to see the next President

I'm off to see John Kerry! I'll blog about it tomorrow. If I'm close enough to take his picture, I'll post it here, too.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

How can you deny these dogs a new president? I know I can't.  Posted by Hello

Monday, October 18, 2004

Kerry, or Canada

Before the last election in 2000, I started floating the idea around with my family that if W wins, I or we should consider moving to Canada. When Dubya "won" they laughed when I told them that everything was going to change. Unfortunately, I got the last laugh.

Here we are almost 4 years later and thoughts of Canada loom large for me. Up until 2000, I was a very proud American, not anymore. Bush ruined that. John Kerry must become our next President. It is essential for America in every way, especially our safety and for rebuilding all of those burned bridges.

If Dubya gets (s)elected again, I am going to push for the big move up North. However, my cousin, Bruce, told me that they don't like us up there.

Yesterday, while stopping for gas, I ran into a Canadian, (he had Ontario plates) so I asked him about this. He said that Canadians know the difference between Americans and their government. Good news.

I know it's cold up there, but then again, it can't be that much colder than Minnesota.

Thankfully, I have a very good feeling that I won't be going anywhere. : )

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Bush Bulges

My friend, Motomama, turned me on to this: George Bush Bulges

How come we never noticed this before? And more importantly, why isn't Dubya being questioned about it? It's strange, very strange indeed.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

As the day grows near...

As election day grows closer, I'm finding it harder & harder to concentrate. I'm sure having OCD has a lot to do with it, but I'm sure others are feeling the same thing. It's even hard to just sit and watch TV at times. My mind ruminates over the news reports of voter registration tampering, voting machine fraud, & the Sinclair crap, and it's starting to take it's toll on me.
All I can say is Kerry better win, because I don't think I can take another 4 years of this.

Anyone else having these problems?

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Silly dogs with flat faces agree, Dubya's days are numbered.  Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Kerry wins final debate

John Kerry's performance in the final debate just trounced Bush. Dubya looked crazed - like a bit of a madman...did you notice the spittle in the corner of his mouth?!

Last chance for truth

J. Marquis from the blog, Are We There Yet?, wrote this yesterday and he's absolutely right. He wrote:
For three and a half years we've all been writing, talking and reading about the issues and looking for any way we can get this idiot from Texas out of the White House.

After tonight's debate, there will be no more chances for Dubya to hear the truth, and for the true believers to hear the truth about Dubya. After the debate, Dubya goes back to the protective shelter of Rove & Co, and the faithful will stick their heads back in the sand.

So, this is it, my fellow bloggers. After 3 1/2 years, it's coming down to tonight. There has never been a more important night for us. John Kerry is a great communicator and tonight he has his work cut out for him. While answering the questions that are posed to him, he must get through to the masses that Bush is a complete failure and it is a must that he (Kerry) be our next president. He has to do it in a way that is easy to understand, yet not condescending. If there is one person that can pull this off, it's John Kerry.

I'm a bit of an agnostic, but tonight I will say a little prayer. I hope you all do, too.

From Posted by Hello

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Going Upriver

I am troubled about the possible airing of a bullshit anti-Kerry "documentary" two weeks before the election. These Sinclair owned stations are making FOX News appear almost fair & balanced. The righties will do anything and everything they can to win, legal & otherwise. It makes me want to throw up.

If they are able to get this crap aired, it would be only FAIR to broadcast Fahrenheit 9/11 or Going Upriver at the same time on the same number of stations in the same markets.

What is it going to take to wake the rest of the country up to the fact that this administration is the worst in our country's history? Who knows, maybe they are slowly coming around. The polls are looking good.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Florida Ballot

Courtesy of Uncle R:

Check this out: Democracy Version 2.0

A Day In The Life Of Joe Q. Republican('t)

My friend, Motomama, turned me on to this.
Courtesy of Punk Ass Bitch:

A Day in the Life of Joe Q. Republican

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.

With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His meds are safe because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.

All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.

He prepares his morning breakfast, sausage and eggs. Joe's sausage is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry decades before.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.

Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air.

He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays, vacation and an 8 hour day because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards.

If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

It's noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.

Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards.

He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.

He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoyed throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

Wednesday, October 06, 2004


AAAAHHHH!!! I just noticed that the Google ads on my blog are linking to Republican sites!! AAAHHHHHH!!

The reason it did that was because of my previous blog entry. When Google scans your blog, it picks up on certain words and then targets their ads. To make sure this NEVER happens again, I will now refer to republicans as republican'ts. This better work.

...and to reinforce my objective:

John Kerry for President
John Kerry for President
John Kerry for President
John Kerry for President
John Kerry for President
W Sucks
W Sucks
W Sucks
W Sucks

Michigan Republican Party calls for Moore's arrest

From Michael Moore:



You may have heard by now that the Michigan Republican Party has called for my arrest. That's right. They literally want me brought up on charges -- and hope that I'm locked up.

No, I'm not kidding. The Republican Party, yesterday, filed a criminal complaint with the prosecutors in each of the counties where I spoke last week in Michigan.

My crime? Clean underwear for anyone who will vote in the upcoming election.

Each night on our 60-city "Slacker Uprising Tour" through the 20 battleground states, I've been registering hundreds (and on some nights, thousands) of voters at my arena and stadium events. I then ask for everyone over 23 who has never voted (or didn't vote in the last election) to stand up. I tell these slackers that I understand and respect why they think politicians are not worth the bother. I tell them that I may have been the original slacker, and that I do not want them to change their slacker ways. Keep sleeping 'til noon! Keep drinking beer! Stay on the sofa and watch as much TV as possible! But, please, just for me, on 11/2, I want you to leave the house and give voting a try -- just this once. The stakes this time are just too high.

If they promise me that they'll do this, I give the guys a 3-pack of new Fruit of the Loom underwear, and the women get a day's supply of Ramen noodles, the sustenance of slackers everywhere.

I then close by having them repeat the 2004 Slacker Oath: "Pick nose! Pick butt! Pick Kerry."

It seems to have worked, as each night the volunteer tables are swamped afterwards with hundreds of new and young voters signing up to campaign for regime change for the next four weeks.

The satire of all this seems to have been lost on the Republicans. Or maybe it hasn't. The state of Michigan (where we spent most of last week) reported that over 100,000 young people recently registered to vote, a record that no one saw coming. The Slacker Tour has turned into a huge steamroller with a momentum all its own.

So, the Republican Party, to show their gratitude that so many young people will now be involved in our system, has demanded that I be sent to jail for trying to "bribe" students to vote.

Of course, this would be quite laughable if they weren't so serious about their charges. But they are. I may soon be a wanted man in Michigan -- simply because I convinced a few slackers to change their underwear and eat a healthy meal of artificially flavored noodles.

I thought I'd seen it all this year -- Disney refusing to distribute the film they paid for, right-wingers harassing theater owners who showed "Fahrenheit 9/11," conservative action groups trying to get the FEC to kick our film ads off the air, the unnecessary restrictive R-rating that forced teenagers to sneak in to see it, and all the stupid, crazy attacks on me and my movie that I've had to listen to as I watched the public ignore them and pack the movie houses anyway, where my film was being shown. And when all that failed, five different Republican groups made five different attack dog tapes (oops, "documentaries"!) against me in a period of about six weeks. But they were all so bad, so boring, so right-wing, no one wanted to watch them and they too went away, a sad waste of good videotape.

Now, after enduring all this, with no tricks left in their bag, they've just decided, "Let's toss his sorry ass behind bars -- him and his noodles and his gift of clean underwear!"

My friends, they will not catch me. Though I may be on the run, and I may never be able to return home to my beloved Michigan, I make this solemn vow to you and yours: The slackers of America shall not be denied their noodles, they will proudly wear their clean underwear as free Americans, and they will vote Bush out of office come November 2nd (though they will not show up to the polls until well after noon)!

Stay strong, stay slacker, and please remember to turn the underwear inside out every three days. As for the noodles, add boiling water, stir.


Michael Moore

P.S. My favorite moment of the VP debate: Cheney saying to the moderator that this was the first he heard that that many black women in America had AIDS. Clueless. Cheney, for an entire 90-minutes, only mentioned Bush's name -- that's his running mate, the "president" -- once. They should have called this the "President (Cheney) -- Vice President (Edwards) Debate."

P.P.S. Tomorrow's letter, as promised for today, will be about my new book, "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?: Letters from the War Zone." And thanks, everyone, for sending "Fahrenheit 9/11" on its first day to #1 on Amazon. If you find that your store didn't order enough copies, or to report other problems, please e-mail Sony Home video at

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Edwards Wins Debate!

The Vice Presidential Debate was great. John Edwards was amazing. He didn't let the Prince of Darkness, Cheney, get away with anything. I was especially pleased that Edwards brought up Halliburton -- several times.

I am filled with optimism. Dubya's days are numbered.

Extreme Fear-mongering

The latest Dubya ads feature the worst fear-mongering I have ever had the displeasure of viewing. Have you seen the one where they show all the scaaary men while the voiceover says, "these men want to kill us." The icing on the cake is the end of the ad. It shows Dubya in one of his military costumes while the voiceover says, "we didn't start this war, but we will end it."

Ummm, what? What are they trying to pull here? Are they STILL trying to rewrite history? Are they STILL trying to link 9/11 with the invasion of Iraq? Do they actually believe people don't know the truth by now? This kind of fear-mongering is unprecedented.

On a side note, I'm trying Google's AdSense. If you scroll down on my page, you'll see some ads in the sidebar. Since I'm not working, I thought this may be a way of making a little cash. If the ads ever point to a Republican site, and I'm not able to correct it, I'll take it down.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Kerry pulls ahead

Yes. It's true, it's really really true. I just heard it on my local news, and when I googled it, I found this: Kerry Gains Lead in Newsweek Poll Following Debate

Now, the question is, what are the Bushites going to do now? These are my top four October surprise predictions that Rove has up his sleeve:

1) Osama or another high ranking al Qaeda member will be caught/killed

2) A stockpile of WMDs will be "found"

3) Osama will be found sitting on top of the WMDs

or, the most likely:

4) The terror alert will go up

To learn about past October surprises, or to predict this one, check these out:
October Surprise

CNN: 'October Surprise' guessing game

One Month to D-Day (Dump Bush) Day

Latest Michael Moore letter:

Dear Friends,

This is it: One month to D-Day! That's "Dump Bush Day," November 2nd.

It's now time to roll up our sleeves -- each and every one of us -- and get to work. There will be nearly 10 million of you who will read this letter either on my list or on my site. An army of ten million cannot be defeated! The time for hitting the snooze button has passed, voter registration deadlines start Monday and we only get one shot at this!!!

My plan is simple. Will you join me in the following?

1. REGISTER FIVE PEOPLE TO VOTE THIS WEEKEND. There are only a few days left in most states before voter registration is cut off. Keep asking like-minded people you know if they are registered. If they are not, take them to this website where you can show them where they need to go to get registered. Offer to take them there yourself. Take them to lunch afterward! If you can, pick up registration forms from your local city or county clerk (or get them from you local Democratic Party or Kerry HQ). Carry them with you everywhere you go. Hook up with local groups standing outside shopping centers and events this weekend or Monday or Tuesday and register people there. Nothing is more critical in the next 48 to 72 hours than to get our people registered. The wealthy and the conservatives are already registered -- the poor, the single moms, the recent transplants to your town are not. And neither are students and young adults (check local and state laws, some of which make it very hard for college students to register and vote). VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS ON MONDAY IN Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Make no mistake, if you live in any of these states – realize now that WHAT YOU DO OR DON’T DO THIS WEEKEND will have an effect on this election!!!

2. CALL AND VOLUNTEER NOW. There is nothing more important in the next 31 days than spending whatever free time you have working to remove George W. Bush from the White House. Again, call the local Democratic Party HQ or the local Kerry HQ or the ACT office and say you want to help. They will put you to work making calls, going door to door, putting up yard signs, lining up rides on Election Day for senior citizens, etc. Removing Bush and electing Kerry will require physical labor on all our parts. We just can't sit home and wish it to happen. (A Warning: Some local Dem HQs are not always as organized as you would hope them to be. If you call and they don't have it together, don't get discouraged. Just move on to my next point, #3...)

3. START YOUR OWN KERRY CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS! If the Dems don't have it together in your area, don't complain, just take matters into your own hands and run your own campaign for Kerry. Or, even if there is a strong Kerry presence in your county seat, there still may not be in the outlying areas where you live. There's nothing wrong with you and your friends saying, "OK, today we inaugurate the Kerry HQ here in Hooterville...or Kurt Cobain High...or Dorm Building 5!" If you can't get signs or leaflets, make your own! Don't wait for someone to do it, otherwise it won't get done. Send me pictures of your own renegade Elect Kerry/Dump Bush HQ and I will put them up on my site!

4. IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN A SWING STATE, GO THERE AND START SWINGING. Virtually everyone in this country lives within driving distance of one of the 20 battleground states where the election will be close. Pick one weekend this month and go on a fall color tour to dump Bush. Pack up the kids or the neighbors, pick a town -- any town -- in your nearest swing state, reserve a room at the local Motel 6 and hit the road! Volunteer online or call ahead to the local party HQ to say you are coming and you want them to put you to work (again, if there is no one there to put you to work, make your own handbills, print out a thousand of them, and just show up in Anywhere, Ohio and start going door to door). There are other groups doing work in the swing states that you can hook-up with, like ACT and Driving Votes who could really use your help getting out the vote. You don't have to feel left out of this election just because you live in New York or California or Illinois or any of the other 29 states the candidates won't be visiting. Take matters into your own hands. Think of what a great educational experience it will be for your kids -- or yourself. JUST ONE WEEKEND THIS MONTH -- PLAN IT NOW!

5. TAKE OFF WORK OR SCHOOL NOVEMBER 2. We need everyone working the polls, the phones, the neighborhoods from dawn to dusk. Poll watchers are needed to make sure there is no cheating. Help is needed in all 50 states and you can do it from home or you can park yourself in a swing state for the day.

There you have it. Five Simple Steps. I’ll be doing my part as I travel the country to the 20 swing states. Please join with me in this effort. Kerry is doing his part, he won the first debate (stop the kvetching...of course YOU would have done a better job! But YOU'RE not running for president! He beat Bush...Bush must go!!). Remember, what's at stake in this election is bigger than John Kerry, bigger than political parties and all the other noise that accompanies politicians and their elections. This is about that mother from Flint, Michigan -- and all the other mothers from all the other towns in America -- who have lost and WILL LOSE their sons and daughters in Bush’s never-ending war in Iraq.

Please, put aside whatever keeps you from jumping in to do the necessary work to remove George W. Bush from office. This can only be accomplished when you, right now, stop reading this letter and make that call (or click that mouse) to get involved.

Thanks so much...

Michael Moore

P.S. If you are having trouble registering or voting, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

P.P.S. If you have a chance to see Going Upriver, the great new documentary about John Kerry in theaters this week, do so!